First time start up

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First time start up

Post by bluesdoc » Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:31 am

Boy do I feel stupid. I just downloaded Max and for some reason can;t seem to get the program started. I assume I am doing something foolishly wrong, but don;t know what it is! thanks in advance for any help. BluesDoc

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Re: First time start up

Post by sbooth » Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:21 am

What version of Max and Mac OS X are you using?

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Re: First time start up

Post by bluesdoc » Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:32 pm

sbooth wrote:What version of Max and Mac OS X are you using?
thanks for your rapid reply. I am using Mac 10.4.10 and the latest download of Max, it appears to be 0.7.1

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Re: First time start up

Post by sbooth » Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:26 pm

Are there any error messages logged in Console when you try and run Max?

Also, I recommend using the unstable build as it incorporates many bugfixes not yet released.

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Re: First time start up

Post by bluesdoc » Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:41 pm

sbooth wrote:Are there any error messages logged in Console when you try and run Max?

Also, I recommend using the unstable build as it incorporates many bugfixes not yet released.
I'll try downloading the unstable build. But I may not have been clear enough bout my problem.....I can't get it to run at all....can;t get the Console to open....absolutely nothing.I've got the icons sitting on my desktop and not a thing happening. thanks again. BluesDoc

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Re: First time start up

Post by sbooth » Fri Oct 26, 2007 11:38 pm

bluesdoc wrote:I'll try downloading the unstable build. But I may not have been clear enough bout my problem.....I can't get it to run at all....can;t get the Console to open....absolutely nothing.I've got the icons sitting on my desktop and not a thing happening. thanks again. BluesDoc
I am talking about Console.app - it's in /Applications/Utilities/Console

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Re: First time start up

Post by bluesdoc » Sat Oct 27, 2007 12:24 am

sbooth wrote:
bluesdoc wrote:I'll try downloading the unstable build. But I may not have been clear enough bout my problem.....I can't get it to run at all....can;t get the Console to open....absolutely nothing.I've got the icons sitting on my desktop and not a thing happening. thanks again. BluesDoc
I am talking about Console.app - it's in /Applications/Utilities/Console
Good news...and bad news...I download the unstable build, and presto! it ran the program. So I dragged a folder of apple losseless file to the converter window, had it converted to AAC format. And that worked fine. Boy was I happy! BUT, I cant seem to add the converted music to my iTunes Library. And when I click directly on the converted music file, it opens Quicktime player to play the file. (Clicking on the original Lossless file opens ITunes). thanks again, BluesDoc

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Re: First time start up

Post by sbooth » Sat Oct 27, 2007 2:55 am

Make sure that you've selected MPEG-4 Audio with the m4a extension, and AAC as the data format for iTunes compatibility.

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Re: First time start up

Post by bluesdoc » Sat Oct 27, 2007 4:09 am

sbooth wrote:Make sure that you've selected MPEG-4 Audio with the m4a extension, and AAC as the data format for iTunes compatibility.
Thanks Steve. After some trial and error I gathered its the top of the two identical seeming choices labeled MPEG 4 Audio. Steve, this seems like a great piece of software, and I am sure I will enjoy using it more and more as I figure it out. But it is a bit confusing at first, and while I am a novice on a Mac, I am pretty familiar with Windows, and with digital audio. Of course your presence and immediate responses were more than redeeming.....made it worth every penny <G>

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Re: First time start up

Post by RonaldPR » Sat Oct 27, 2007 12:25 pm

@ Stephen

I may sound like an old scratched record, but again this in example of how confusing the labels for some output formats are in Max. This is not a problem of someone new to the Mac, no ordinary user will associate MPEG4 Audio with AAC and Apple Lossless. Please change them in a next version of Max to names that are normally used and understood by the average user.

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