1. When running iMovie for the first time, I noticed it had no music resources, even though iTunes was running okay. Why couldn't iMovie access iTunes and get the list of songs? After a web search I found this item from Apple support:
Under some circumstances, you may not see the iTunes Library in other iLife applications (iMovie, iPhoto, and iDVD).
iMovie, iPhoto, iDVD, iTunes
- When selecting audio for a slideshow in iPhoto, the option to choose music from iTunes is not available. The pop-up menu says "iTunes not found".
- When selecting audio in iMovie, the option to choose music from iTunes is not available. The pop-up menu says "iTunes not found".
- When you click the Audio button in iDVD the message "Launch iTunes or later to populate this list" appears.
- Run Software Update to make sure QuickTime, Mac OS X and your iLife applications to up to date.
- Make sure that iTunes has been opened at least once.
- The iTunes Music Library.xml file may be unusable. Try recreating the XML file used to populate the music listing. Follow these steps:
- Quit iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD and iTunes.
- Click the Finder icon in the Dock.
- Choose Go > Go to Folder
- Depending where your iTunes Music Library is, enter ~/Documents/iTunes or ~/Music/iTunes and click Go.
- Locate the "iTunes Music Library.xml" file and drag it to the Desktop.
- Open iTunes.
- Create a new playlist by choosing File > New Playlist.
- Quit iTunes.
If you still have your old Mac, the file is here:
Where ~ is your Home Directory.
Move the file to the same location on your new Mac.