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by neil.baldwin
Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:38 am
Forum: Max Help
Topic: masterpiece Max, need help and advises, thanks!
Replies: 3
Views: 3468

Re: masterpiece Max, need help and advises, thanks!

Just working through your list; M4A vs MP4 I'm not sure why you'd choose either. You say these would be for "mobile and portable" but why not use lower rate MP3's instead? Apple Lossless vs FLAC FLAC but that's a personal preference as I don't like proprietary closed formats, like Apple Lossless. Ma...
by neil.baldwin
Wed Jul 09, 2008 7:48 am
Forum: Max Help
Topic: masterpiece Max, need help and advises, thanks!
Replies: 3
Views: 3468

Re: masterpiece Max, need help and advises, thanks!

Wow, that's a big question and I don't have time to fully read it now (off to work in a minute) but I will later to see if I can help. I've just recently done a similar process (though with about 2500 cds!). I did notice the problem you're having with the iTunes Metadata Script. It's a common one an...
by neil.baldwin
Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:26 am
Forum: Max Help
Topic: Help with AppleScript
Replies: 9
Views: 6075

Re: Help with AppleScript

Right, yet another version but this time to try to satisfy the request for a drag-and-drop converter. Couple of things; + You can drag a file or a folder onto the script. I f you drag a folder, it's contents and the contents of any subfolder will be processed. - you need to set up your output format...
by neil.baldwin
Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: Max Help
Topic: Help with AppleScript
Replies: 9
Views: 6075

Re: Help with AppleScript

That's pretty slick. It's a nice workaround for the somewhat lacking AppleScript support in the current version of Max. Thanks :) I realise that to process a folder of files you can just use Max to do the job (drag and drop the folder into the File Conversion window etc.) but I needed a specific fu...
by neil.baldwin
Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: Max Help
Topic: Help with AppleScript
Replies: 9
Views: 6075

Re: Help with AppleScript

New version. I figured out that you can do a simple check in AS to see if the Encoder window is still open. If you have Max preferences set to hide the Encoder window on completion of the job(s), this will enable the script to wait until Max has finished processing before continuing. Can easily be e...
by neil.baldwin
Mon Jul 07, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: Max Help
Topic: Help with AppleScript
Replies: 9
Views: 6075

Re: Help with AppleScript

I made some progress through GUI scripting Max. tell application "Finder" set theFile to choose file tell application "Max" activate convert theFile end tell delay 1 tell application "System Events" tell process "Max" click button "Convert" of tool bar of window "File Conversion" end tell end tell e...
by neil.baldwin
Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: Max Help
Topic: Help with AppleScript
Replies: 9
Views: 6075

Re: Help with AppleScript

Stephen, Have you made any progress on Applescript functionality? I'm trying to write an Applescript that pulls a ton of WAV files from a folder structure and converts them (to AIFF) using Max. I can use the "convert" command i.e. tell application "Max" (set "theFile" to valid WAV file) convert theF...
by neil.baldwin
Tue May 06, 2008 5:52 am
Forum: Max
Topic: Max & iTunes = sometimes disc does not mount?
Replies: 0
Views: 4568

Max & iTunes = sometimes disc does not mount?

I've been (re)ripping all my discs to FLAC with Max, also using the iTunes Metadata script to, well, grab the metadata. Sometimes (I'd say maybe 40% of the time) when I insert a disc into the computer (MacBook using an external USB DVD-ROM drive but it also does it with the internal drive on the Mac...
by neil.baldwin
Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Max
Topic: iTunes Metadata Script
Replies: 1
Views: 1556

Re: iTunes Metadata Script

I made this change to the script for the same reason, though you still need to be vigilant as I've found quite a few CDs that have been incorrectly tagged as compilations (in iTunes) and so this will get passed down to Max. If you look from the bottom up you'll see the bit of code - look for the lin...
by neil.baldwin
Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: Max
Topic: Applescript - GoogleAlbumArt V0.1
Replies: 0
Views: 4366

Applescript - GoogleAlbumArt V0.1

I created a little Applescript for when Max can't find album art via it's Amazon searches. It's hard coded to use Safari and assumes you already have the album information/tags present. It performs a basic search and displays the results in a new Safari window - from there you need to drag-and-drop ...
by neil.baldwin
Tue Apr 08, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: Max Development
Topic: Current SVN broken? Can't build Speex framework
Replies: 5
Views: 3975

Re: Current SVN broken? Can't build Speex framework

Steve,

I grabbed everything again and rebuilt and it's now building fine.

Weird one :)
by neil.baldwin
Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:48 am
Forum: Max Development
Topic: Current SVN broken? Can't build Speex framework
Replies: 5
Views: 3975

Re: Current SVN broken? Can't build Speex framework

Thanks Steve.

I tried building it using Xcode GUI and while it seemed to build OK (there were certainly no errors and the output seemed to be there in the build folder) I still got the same error when trying to build Max i.e. seems to not be able to find Speex framework.
by neil.baldwin
Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: Max Development
Topic: Current SVN broken? Can't build Speex framework
Replies: 5
Views: 3975

Re: Current SVN broken? Can't build Speex framework

Weird. I installed Xcode tools on another machine (Mac Pro running same OS X version) and managed to compile Max OK. Only thing I can think of is that on my MacBook (where I first tried to build it) I only have 2gb of RAM whereas the Mac Pro has 8gb. I'm wondering if this explains the "size exceeds ...
by neil.baldwin
Sun Apr 06, 2008 2:26 pm
Forum: Max Development
Topic: Applescript problem...
Replies: 0
Views: 5260

Applescript problem...

Related to my other two posts, I thought a possible solution would be to modify the iTunes Meta Data script so that it - selects each track as it grabs the info from iTunes, leaving you with all the tracks selected and able to just Apple+Enter to encode the disc - opens the "Download Album Art" menu...
by neil.baldwin
Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: Max Development
Topic: Current SVN broken? Can't build Speex framework
Replies: 5
Views: 3975

Current SVN broken? Can't build Speex framework

I grabbed the latest SVN trunk and pre-built the frameworks as per instructions. They all compiled except the Speex framework, which throws up this error; Ld /Users/neilbaldwin/Max/Frameworks/speex/build/intermediate/speex.build/Release/speex.framework.build/Objects-normal/i386/speex normal i386 cd ...