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Inconsistent files

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:36 pm
by avta
I've been trying the recent version ( Sept. 23, 2009 ) of Rip on my Mac Mini OS 10.6.1 I've noticed an inconsistency in how the files are stored. I'm ripping to flac. In some instances I can double click the folder and it will display all the tracks/flac files. At other times there is only one folder which I cannot open. When I double click the folder Max opens and tries to convert the files. Any one have experience with this type of problem?

Re: Inconsistent files

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:50 am
by avta
Any ideas?

Re: Inconsistent files

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:37 am
by sbooth
What are the names of the files? Can you post the output of ls -lR for the folder in question?

Re: Inconsistent files

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:58 pm
by avta
You will have to tell me what Is-IR is and how to obtain it.

Re: Inconsistent files

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:27 pm
by bollewolle
You need to open a Terminal window (Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal) from where you can use commands like, "ls" to show a list of the files and folders that are in the folder you are in, or "cd Music" for example to go into your Music Folder. If you are in a certain folder, you can then use "ls -lR" to show list like this:

total 0
drwxr-xr-x 13 bramg staff 442 Apr 26 16:15 Fever Ray

./Fever Ray:
total 632680
-rw-r--r-- 1 bramg staff 23809313 Apr 26 16:16 01 If I Had a Heart.flac
-rw-r--r-- 1 bramg staff 28685933 Apr 26 16:16 02 When I Grow Up.flac
-rw-r--r-- 1 bramg staff 24983594 Apr 26 16:16 03 Dry and Dusty.flac
-rw-r--r-- 1 bramg staff 39968771 Apr 26 16:16 04 Seven.flac
-rw-r--r-- 1 bramg staff 32160282 Apr 26 16:16 05 Triangle Walks.flac
-rw-r--r-- 1 bramg staff 39790404 Apr 26 16:16 06 Concrete Walls.flac
-rw-r--r-- 1 bramg staff 26087965 Apr 26 16:16 07 Now's the Only Time I Know.flac
-rw-r--r-- 1 bramg staff 31227605 Apr 26 16:16 08 I'm Not Done.flac
-rw-r--r-- 1 bramg staff 32513328 Apr 26 16:16 09 Keep the Streets Empty for Me.flac
-rw-r--r-- 1 bramg staff 44682864 Apr 26 16:16 10 Coconut.flac
-rw-r--r--@ 1 bramg staff 3946 Apr 26 16:15 Fever Ray.log

Hope that might help.

Re: Inconsistent files

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:47 pm
by avta
Sorry I can't get that to work. When I enter " Is " I get " command not found "

Re: Inconsistent files

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 6:17 pm
by retuow
The command is ls (LS), Perhaps you used a capital i instead of an L.

so "ls -lR" is "LS -LR" when written in capitals.

Hope this helps...

Re: Inconsistent files

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:52 pm
by avta
Sorry for the delay. I've been away. I am able to get a list of items: Desktop Downloads Movies Pictures Sites Documents Library Music Public. My music files are stored on an external HD. I can't seem to get to that. I tried " CD Music " and " CD ( name of HD with files ) " but couldn't access it. Any suggestions? Thanks for your patience.

Re: Inconsistent files

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:59 pm
by retuow
Your external harddisk can be found under /Volumes, so, if your external HD is called "External HD", you have to use the command:

cd "/Volumes/External HD"

(it's important to include the quotes in the command).

Now you're in the "root" of your external harddisk. You can now cd into the folder that holds your music on your harddisk, and run the ls command from there.

Hope that helps...

Re: Inconsistent files

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:59 pm
by avta
Thanks. I'm now able to get a list of all the music folders on the hard drive ie each ripped cd is listed separately but I can't get past there to open the specific folder that is the problem. Any suggestions?