When I preview or play a slideshow in Lightroom 5 I see a black screen. I've tried it using various settings, images, lengths, and with the show saved or unsaved, all with the same result. In a preview I can see the show advancing through the slides; all remain black.
Sometimes (unpredictably) the screen isn't black, but rather two colors or color washes separated diagonally.
There are no videos in the shows. (A black screen for a slideshow with a video as the first slide is a known issue mentioned in the Lightroom Journal.)
Exporting to pdf works properly. An exported video shows as a black screen.
(Mac Pro, OS X 10.7.5, Radeon X1900 XT video card)
Ok I just figured what my problem is. When I had my output "high", blank screen happened.
So .. the problem is actually that Windows 10 and Intel HD3000 graphics on a sandy bridge processor, do not mix?
So anyone who has a combination of Windows 10 + Intel HD3000 integrated graphics + Lightroom will have some problems with some of Lightroom's features?
If we can work that out, why can't Adobe?
Author reported about this issue in the year 2013, with Lightroom v.5.x.x
Today is year 2020, Lightroom v9.2.1
THIS ISSUE IS STILL THERE!
Nice job Adobe "👍"
April 2020, Lightroom Classic 10.2. Still a problem. I can get Preview to work, but not Play.
Actually, I just found a solution. I'll post to the main thread.
April 2021 with Lightroom Classic 10.2, I still have this problem. None of the suggestions in this thread have helped to get the slideshow to Play, though Preview did start working. However in this thread on photoshop.com I found an idea that has now worked for me: purge the Video Cache and restart Lightroom. It is the first thing that has worked at all for me.
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Any solution this issue is driving nuts...