How to install Max

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thimes
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How to install Max

Post by thimes » Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:25 pm

simple question. Does anyone know where to get installation and/or setup instructions for Max on Mac OS-X 10.6.8

mattn
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Re: How to install Max

Post by mattn » Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:22 am

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

Frank1
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Re: How to install Max

Post by Frank1 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:34 pm

I've installed it, but that's as far as I get. When I go to my finder and double click the app, the MAX icon appears in my tray but there is no window. I must be missing a step?

RonaldPR
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Re: How to install Max

Post by RonaldPR » Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:28 pm

That is correct, Max does not have an initial window at startup. But you will see Max's menus appear in the menu bar.

Frank1
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Re: How to install Max

Post by Frank1 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:31 pm

OK, so what is the process if I want to rip a cd or convert an existing file? Sorry to be so obtuse. It's just not that intuitive to me.

RonaldPR
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Re: How to install Max

Post by RonaldPR » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:55 pm

1. In Preferences you set what you want to be the application behavior, the output, the encoding, the ripper, the tagging, the file format and naming, etc.

2. For ripping a CD you insert a CD.
With regards to obtaining metadata you may also want to have a look at the Get iTunes Metadata script: http://forums.sbooth.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1930

3. For converting files you choose "Convert Files..." from the File menu.

mattn
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Re: How to install Max

Post by mattn » Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:11 am

Or drop the file(s) to be converted onto Max's icon. That works with individual sound files (.flac etc.) and also with the .cue file of a pair (.cue/.flac etc.).

seanicus03
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Re: How to install Max

Post by seanicus03 » Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:23 pm

I also have 10.6.8 and the Max install files I have tried open up in Terminal, and then crash before the program can install or start up...

RonaldPR
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Re: How to install Max

Post by RonaldPR » Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:04 pm

What do you mean with "install files"? As noted before in this thread, there are no Max install files. The download is a .tar.bz2 archive. If the archive is not expanded automatically (depends on the settings in your browser), double-clicking the archive will expand it. The result will be the "Max-0.9.1" folder with Max and additional files. Drag the folder to where you want it (e.g., the /Application folder) and start using Max. Double-clicking Max will launch the application. There will be no initial window, you can see Max menus appearing in the menu bar when you launch Max.

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