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by Maurits
Thu Nov 23, 2006 10:01 am
Forum: Max
Topic: Max file prefrences disappeared and cd I downloaded
Replies: 17
Views: 10651

A 'lossless' format like Apple Lossles, Flac or Wavpack is something completely different from a 'lossy' format like MP3, AAC or Ogg Vorbis. Lossy formats only store sound that the human ear can hear. You could say there is a lot of useless sound in music that humans will never be able to hear. Loss...
by Maurits
Thu Nov 23, 2006 1:09 am
Forum: Max
Topic: Max file prefrences disappeared and cd I downloaded
Replies: 17
Views: 10651

To be honest, you'd have to look very hard for tracks that sound less than perfect with 160kbps VBR. Even 128Kbps VBR will see 98% of all files being of indistinguishable quality compared to the original. We're not talking MP3 in the 1990's here, this is AAC. Files that do have problems at these bit...
by Maurits
Thu Nov 23, 2006 12:55 am
Forum: Max Development
Topic: iTunes gapless playback and Max' AAC's
Replies: 39
Views: 32223

OK, I did some quick tests with four subsequent wavs that are gapless and this test again using build 1055. Playback appears perfectly gapless in iTunes. :) What made you think it wasn't 'quite right' yet? Or have you fixed things since that comment? The outcome of Max is the same as XLD and iTunes,...
by Maurits
Mon Nov 20, 2006 11:42 pm
Forum: Max Development
Topic: iTunes gapless playback and Max' AAC's
Replies: 39
Views: 32223

Great! :)

I'm extremely busy for the next couple of days but will give compiling a shot as soon as I can and will thoroughly test it.
by Maurits
Thu Nov 16, 2006 12:50 am
Forum: Max Help
Topic: Apple Lossless
Replies: 1
Views: 3121

The first "MPEG4 Audio" selection lets you choose Apple Lossless...
by Maurits
Wed Nov 15, 2006 11:55 am
Forum: Max Help
Topic: Max & its' log
Replies: 4
Views: 5076

I'd suggest an option to store the log of a specific rip/encode in the destination location next to the output of that same operation.
by Maurits
Mon Nov 06, 2006 11:36 pm
Forum: Max Development
Topic: iTunes gapless playback and Max' AAC's
Replies: 39
Views: 32223

Regarding the use of encoders in OS X, I ran into an old topic and see what Stanley Kuo saysabout this.
by Maurits
Fri Nov 03, 2006 7:57 pm
Forum: Max Development
Topic: iTunes gapless playback and Max' AAC's
Replies: 39
Views: 32223

OK, I ran some tests... First of all, I tested XLD's gapless implementation by running this test and it sounds flawless. That's good to know. Second, XLD versus iTunes puzzles me. XLD gives all four files I tested the same encoder delay. The second Hex-number in the iTunSMPB field which is the numbe...
by Maurits
Fri Nov 03, 2006 5:02 pm
Forum: Max Development
Topic: iTunes gapless playback and Max' AAC's
Replies: 39
Views: 32223

I believe both CoreAudio and iTunes us the QuickTime encoder. If you look at iTunes encoded AAC files it will say in the encoder field the files was encoded with QuickTime encoder xxxx and on Windows you can't even install iTunes without installing Quicktime because iTunes needs it for encoding and ...
by Maurits
Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:46 pm
Forum: Max Development
Topic: iTunes gapless playback and Max' AAC's
Replies: 39
Views: 32223

Stephen, as you said in this topic on Hydrogen Audio , XLD seems to handle it. Do you think it is terribly difficult to implement this in Max? It may be something to put in Max before the next Stable comes out because I fear the lack of it might keep people away from Max and keep ripping insecure wi...
by Maurits
Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:39 am
Forum: Max Development
Topic: AAC encoding error
Replies: 12
Views: 9867

By the way, Sokoban, try it again with this new build. The problems you have are very likely to be caused by optimization not working. Since that seems to work fine now, your problems may very well be gone.
by Maurits
Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:35 am
Forum: Max Development
Topic: AAC encoding error
Replies: 12
Views: 9867

Sir, you may be pleased to hear it all seems to work now. I tried some very obscure 'temp' locations including 'default' and it all seems to work. Files are neatly optimized as well. Thanks! 8) Now rests the nice task of cleaning all the previous temp dirs I chose during testing in the previous buil...
by Maurits
Thu Nov 02, 2006 11:11 pm
Forum: Max Development
Topic: AAC encoding error
Replies: 12
Views: 9867

OK, this is odd. I set the 'temp' dir to the Volume I knew it would fail on and it did fail. However, there is a complete and neatly optimized file left in the 'temp' location, even though Max says it couldn't optimize. This file in the 'temp' location is optimized and plays fine while the official ...
by Maurits
Thu Nov 02, 2006 3:19 pm
Forum: Max Development
Topic: AAC encoding error
Replies: 12
Views: 9867

Yes, I think you're on to something. I had set the output dir to /Volumes/Data/%username%/Music and left the temp dir at 'default'. If I set 'temp' to the same dir as 'output' it works. If I set it to a dir on /Volumes/System/ it doesn't. I'm not quite sure what happens and still testing, could you ...
by Maurits
Thu Nov 02, 2006 12:48 pm
Forum: Max Development
Topic: AAC encoding error
Replies: 12
Views: 9867

AAC encoding error

Even in build 1042 I still get the following error after ripping to AAC: An error occurred while tagging the file "xxxx.m4a". Unable to optimize the file"xxxx.m4a". Files are fine, can play and have metadata. The atoms are still in the wrong order though so no optimization has indeed occurred so the...