Creating a Standalone Player

Once your slideshow is finished you may want to share it with other people who do not have FotoMagico installed on their computer. Creating a standalone player is the best option, because it displays the slideshow with the original FotoMagico playback engine, thus retaining the full quality of your slideshow.

Select Standalone Player… from the Share menu or click the Play Fullscreen/Share button. Click on the Continue button and the assistant will guide you through the necessary steps to create a standalone player.

Standalone players are compatible with Intel Mac models running OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer, which have a reasonably modern graphics card. Any Mac that is able to run FotoMagico can also run a standalone player.
If your slideshow has missing images or audio files, you will first see a page that lists the missing files. If you used DRM protected audio files (songs purchased from the iTunes Music Store), these will also be listed.
The use of DRM Protected audio is not recommended as it limits the distribution of the player to 5 different computers, which need to be authorized to play the audio. For this reason it makes more sense to use unprotected audio.

Step 1: Provide Info

On the first page of the assistant you can enter information about the author of the slideshow, copyright info, a web page URL, and a contact email. This information is displayed after the player stops playing the slideshow.

Step 2: Select Options

Select expiration options. A player can be set to expire after playing the slideshow a certain number of times, or after a certain date.

Step 3: Choose Destination

Specify where the standalone player should be saved. Select the destination folder where the player should be saved. The player will be name the same as your slideshow document, but with the .app extension instead of the .fms extension. Please make sure to select a folder on a volume that has enough free disk space. Also make sure to only select a folder for which you have write permissions.

If you choose a folder which does not have the correct permissions or if the volume does not have enough free disk space, then an alert will be displayed at the bottom of the assistant and the Start button will be disabled. In this case you need to choose a different folder or different volume.
If none of your volumes have enough free disk space, you need to attach another external hard disk or free up some space on your internal hard disk by deleting things you do not need anymore.

Step 4: Exporting

Click the Start button. The player will be created in the destination folder you specified in the previous step. The assistant will close automatically.

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