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Max encountered a problem...

Post by yooper » Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:47 pm

I have decided to convert all my ALAC albums to FLAC. When I attempt a mass conversion (500 albums or so), Max (7.1) will convert 6-10 albums, then crash.

I have tried half of my library, a third, and smaller and still encounter a crash.

When I do a few albums at a time, it works great.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Mark

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Post by sbooth » Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:03 pm

Are you able to narrow it down to a specific file that causes the crash? Is there anything that seems repeatable about where/why/when it is crashing?

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Post by yooper » Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:11 pm

Good question. The last time it crashed during a mass conversion I found it crashed on a Billy Joel album, the album is still half ALAC and half max converted to FLAC, I have not done anything with it since the last crash.

I'll run downstairs now, and attempt to convert the rest of the album and let you know.

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Post by yooper » Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:29 pm

Ok...Actually Mr. Joel wasn't the problem. The next album, Billy Ward (my favorite drummer) had an ALAC file that was only 10mb.

I attempted to convert the track and Max crashed. This is as far as Max was able to get when converting previously, which now makes sense.

I just now tried to play the file with iTunes, and it's a no go.

Based on the file size, I believe it was a bad burn.

It sure would be nice if iTunes would not include songs within the album that didn't burn properly.

Thanks a lot!

Mark

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Post by sbooth » Wed Jan 24, 2007 3:22 am

Max still shouldn't crash, even on bad files! Can you send me the file so I can see if there is anything I can change to prevent this behavior?

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Post by yooper » Thu Jan 25, 2007 3:14 am

I deleted the file but ran into two more which resulted in the same problem mentioned above.

I saved these for you, and will send them.

I am not sure of an e-mail address, can you link one, or PM me?

I'll send one or both, whichever you prefer.

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Post by yooper » Sat Feb 03, 2007 10:57 pm

You will find in your e-mail, two messages from drop box contailing one song each. These are the two problamatic files noted above.

Sorry it took so long to get them out.

Would you mind posting your results?

Thank you,

Mark

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