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by LDMartin1959
Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:50 am
Forum: Max
Topic: Suddenly Multiple Instances
Replies: 0
Views: 6164

Suddenly Multiple Instances

Suddenly whenever MAX is open and I right-click "Send To Max" from Finder, a second, third, et cetera instance of Max starts with the files rather than reloading in the open instance. Max never used to do this. Is there a setting I may have inadvertently changed or what?
by LDMartin1959
Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Max
Topic: OGG files not supported??
Replies: 13
Views: 6120

Re: OGG files not supported??

I do not mean the Open dialog pane, I mean the window that will stay after you click "Open", that will show the files you "opened", and that has the "Convert" button in the upper left corner. You can add more files to the list in that window, either by dragging files or folders from a Finder window...
by LDMartin1959
Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Max
Topic: OGG files not supported??
Replies: 13
Views: 6120

Re: OGG files not supported??

RonaldPR wrote:Well, yes, that is because the File Conversion window is still open with no files left to convert.
Left open? I'm not sure about that...once I select files, and hit "Okay/Open" doesn't the dialogue box close? It appears to me that it does. Perhaps I just misunderstand your point.
by LDMartin1959
Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Max
Topic: OGG files not supported??
Replies: 13
Views: 6120

Re: OGG files not supported??

The Convert option is greyed out so I can't even do that. Is the "Convert Files" item in the File menu greyed out after a fresh launch of Max or is the "Convert" button in the "File Conversion" window still greyed out after you populated that window with the files to be converted? It seems I can do...
by LDMartin1959
Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:13 am
Forum: Max
Topic: OGG files not supported??
Replies: 13
Views: 6120

Re: OGG files not supported??

Fuga wrote:Something on your end. Max is fine here.
Yea, I figured as much. Just not sure what to do next to try to resolve it. :(
by LDMartin1959
Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Max
Topic: OGG files not supported??
Replies: 13
Views: 6120

Re: OGG files not supported??

Fuga wrote:Not at all. You can load as many as you want then hit the convert button.
I prefer to drag a batch from a Finder window into the Convert window.
Hmmm. Tried to do that. The Convert option is greyed out so I can't even do that. Not sure what the issue is but there is definitely something not right.
by LDMartin1959
Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:57 am
Forum: Max
Topic: OGG files not supported??
Replies: 13
Views: 6120

Re: OGG files not supported??

But that only allows them to be done singly, doesn't it? I can do singles through Audacity. I'm looking to do batches.
by LDMartin1959
Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: Max
Topic: OGG files not supported??
Replies: 13
Views: 6120

OGG files not supported??

I read in numerous places that Max supports OGG files. But Max does not seem to be an option for "Open With" on OGG files, nor do the files show as compatible when I attempt to use the File | Open dialogue box from inside Max.

What am I missing here?

Thank you.
by LDMartin1959
Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:04 am
Forum: Max
Topic: Conversion question
Replies: 12
Views: 6420

Re: Conversion question

I doubt you'd tell the difference between AAC and MP3 in most cases. File size is different at the same bitrate but not all that much. As for the WMA, yeah the choice is lossless or nothing. I know you're thinking of size but depending on how much WMA data you're talking about converting those to A...
by LDMartin1959
Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Max
Topic: Conversion question
Replies: 12
Views: 6420

Re: Conversion question

Out of curiosity: What is the file format you're wanting to convert from? And why AAC? AAC, because that is the native format for iTunes. And the conversions are coming from various forms of MP3 and WMA, mostly. I don't have a high-end stereo (wish that I did, but I'm just po' folk) and mostly I li...
by LDMartin1959
Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Max
Topic: Conversion question
Replies: 12
Views: 6420

Re: Conversion question

As far as I know, when converting a lossy format to a different format, only converting to a lossless format will preserve the data (will preserve the data that are the result of decoding). And when you convert that 'lossless' result again to a (any) lossy format, data will again be changed and los...
by LDMartin1959
Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:15 am
Forum: Max
Topic: Conversion question
Replies: 12
Views: 6420

Re: Conversion question

You will lose stuff. Each format has it's own specific way of taking the data of the whole and deciding what to keep/manipulate as a result. AAC has it's way. Since AAC will be taking from a set of data that is already missing something from the original, and doing so in its own way, there is more ...
by LDMartin1959
Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:56 am
Forum: Max
Topic: Conversion question
Replies: 12
Views: 6420

Re: Conversion question

And why do you want to convert? With lossy there will be audible degradation. As I indicated previously, I have files which are in another format and which are not lossless quality. I simply want to convert them to M4V [correction: M4A] at the same bit rate as the original. It is my understanding t...
by LDMartin1959
Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:09 am
Forum: Max
Topic: Conversion question
Replies: 12
Views: 6420

Re: Conversion question

sbooth wrote:What type of M4A files are you going to convert to?
I'm not sure exactly what you are asking. MPEG-4 Audio AAC is the description. It looks like the only choices are preset bitrates and no option to match the input rate.
by LDMartin1959
Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Max
Topic: Conversion question
Replies: 12
Views: 6420

Conversion question

I'm probably missing the obvious, but I have a number of files I want to convert but are in lower quality bit rates. Since increasing the bit rate would only increase the file size unnecessarily with no gain in audio quality, how do I configure Max to convert the file to M4a at the same bit rate as ...