After eight hours hard graft on my old Mini, which produced a superb slideshow with sound, I got the message 'Unable to Export Slideshow — an invalid filename or volume name was encountered'.
Any ideas, chaps?
Hi Mick, it didn't give me any info, you just click on the 'Export' button. To be honest I think its unstable; there are some comments on the web to the effect that it has trouble with large files. I've spent today with google trying to find a professional program I can buy, as I refuse to rent a program from some shysters, no luck so far. I've downloaded a few and they are rubbish.
Are you saying you got the error message as soon as you clicked the Export button - i.e. it didn't give you the opportunity to say where you wanted to save it or what you wanted to call it? If so, it's odd that the error message points to a filename which you have not specified or a volume name which again you have not specified.
So the path ends with "desktop" plus "filename" (the name you chose). Does it start with Macintosh HD?
Sorry if it appears I'm being pedantic but even though the error message may be a red herring, we need to discount it. For example, I have a small graphic of a cat on my desktop and my hard disc is called Crucial SSD so the full path is Crucial SSD>Users>mickburrell>Desktop>cat.jpg. I'm expecting yours to be Macintosh HD>Users>ericjervis>Desktop>filename or something very similar.
I'm glad somebody knows about these technical thingies!
And what a fabulous program Aperture is; it took two hours to render the seven minute slideshow to the desktop but the quality of the images is astonishing.