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by mattn
Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:22 am
Forum: Max
Topic: How to install Max
Replies: 8
Views: 4824

Re: How to install Max

There is nothing to install. Max is a self-contained application. Just download it and use it. The current version of Max works fine on Mac OS X 10.6.8: see http://forums.sbooth.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2556
by mattn
Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:18 am
Forum: Max
Topic: Transcodes fine, but no progress window shows up?
Replies: 3
Views: 2273

Re: Transcodes fine, but no progress window shows up?

Thanks for reporting back!
by mattn
Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:24 am
Forum: Max
Topic: Transcodes fine, but no progress window shows up?
Replies: 3
Views: 2273

Re: Transcodes fine, but no progress window shows up?

To see the Encoder window, choose Window > Encoder. Also I think the pref "Dynamically show and hide window" causes the encoder window to appear all by itself; however, I personally prefer this unchecked and just keep Encoder window showing all the time.
by mattn
Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: Max
Topic: CD Error
Replies: 2
Views: 2064

Re: CD Error

Might try XLD. Max is a great program and I use it just about every day, but ripping is not its main strength - transcoding is.
by mattn
Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: Max
Topic: Converting FLAC with separate CUE Sheet
Replies: 3
Views: 5277

Re: Converting FLAC with separate CUE Sheet

The Convert button was greyed out in the cue sheet window in Max because you did not check any tracks. Check some (there is a check all button to help with this).
by mattn
Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Decibel
Topic: Clicking noise with Exclusive mode
Replies: 1
Views: 1558

Re: Clicking noise with Exclusive mode

What quality degredation is happening in the playback stream by not being able to use Exlusive mode
None. You're just risking that if, e.g. you open a Web page that plays sound, the sound will join Decibel in simultaneously coming out the DAC. So just Don't Do That.
by mattn
Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:18 am
Forum: Max
Topic: More about "The call to AudioConverterSetProperty failed"
Replies: 2
Views: 2710

More about "The call to AudioConverterSetProperty failed"

A few threads have noted the failure of a conversion to AAC with an alert saying "The call to AudioConverterSetProperty failed". I've just encountered this and I think the problem here is not Max's fault. This hypothesis is based on the fact that *nobody* seems to like these files. XLD too misbehave...
by mattn
Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Tag
Topic: Why not support Snow Leopard?
Replies: 3
Views: 2578

Re: Why not support Snow Leopard?

No one, without trying it, can have any idea how difficult Apple makes it to write backwards-compatible code. They don't want you to do it and they throw immense stumbling blocks in your way.

Also note that the old Tag still works just fine in Snow Leopard.
by mattn
Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Max
Topic: output mp3 file name keep using the original flac file name
Replies: 1
Views: 4136

Re: output mp3 file name keep using the original flac file n

Make sure your output folder is specified in the preferences and that it is different from the input folder.
by mattn
Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Decibel
Topic: Decibel can't play WavPack files
Replies: 10
Views: 4332

Re: Decibel can't play WavPack files

Does Decibel even know what a WavPack file is? I handed it one and it couldn't identify it. No big deal, I simply transcoded to FLAC using XLD.

I believe this is some kind of wv file with embedded cue. That's all I know about it. Plays fine after transcoding to flac + cue with XLD.
by mattn
Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Max
Topic: Converting FLAC with separate CUE Sheet
Replies: 3
Views: 5277

Re: Converting FLAC with separate CUE Sheet

This is the *most* frequently asked question of all.

Do not "add the FLAC to the convert files window". Use File > Open to open the cue sheet (or drag the cue sheet onto Max's icon). That's all there is to it.
by mattn
Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Max
Topic: How to run "Get iTunes Metadata"?
Replies: 3
Views: 4006

Re: How to run "Get iTunes Metadata"?

Just want to add a couple of things to RonaldPR's excellent answer. The AppleScript language and editing/compilation tools have been part of Mac since System 7 (starting in about 1993). It's a very strange language and a very strange editing milieu, but it was intended to allow ordinary users to wri...
by mattn
Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Decibel
Topic: Pre-purchase questions about Decibel...
Replies: 5
Views: 2805

Re: Pre-purchase questions about Decibel...

Any pointers as to how I can achieve my goals? What *are* your goals? I've ripped hundreds of CDs to FLAC/CUE, and I play those files (using Decibel) from a big hard disk using a portable computer connected to an external DAC sitting on a shelf above my stereo system. No problem. So if those are yo...
by mattn
Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Decibel
Topic: CUE + ape: CUE file not usable?
Replies: 4
Views: 2565

Re: CUE + ape: CUE file not usable?

Well, today it's working. Same files, same everything. Weird.
by mattn
Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:42 am
Forum: Decibel
Topic: CUE + ape: CUE file not usable?
Replies: 4
Views: 2565

Re: CUE + ape: CUE file not usable?

I'm starting to think this problem is general with CUE + ape. I have several examples where CUE + ape means that Decibel won't display the tracks from the CUE, and I can't find any where it does display them.

But it displays the CUE just fine if the other file is a Flac.