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Max wont Start

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:54 am
by asana
Wow, was I excited to find such a program that can convert so many formats. My son sent me some .flac files, and I found Max to convert them, so I can listen to them.
I d/l-ed 0.6.1 today put Max in the Application folder of my PB G3 500 / 10.3.7 / 768 RAM, double-clicked on it... and nothing happened.
I hurried to fix the permission, restarted, but Max won't boot. I see a little action on my processor menu meter, but then it flattens. Frankly, I am at a loss.
Anyone has had the experience and found a way to solve it?
Many thanks,
asana

Re: Max wont Start

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 2:09 am
by sbooth
asana wrote:I d/l-ed 0.6.1 today put Max in the Application folder of my PB G3 500 / 10.3.7 / 768 RAM, double-clicked on it... and nothing happened.
I hurried to fix the permission, restarted, but Max won't boot. I see a little action on my processor menu meter, but then it flattens. Frankly, I am at a loss.
The current version of Max requires OS X 10.4 or later. I use several of the features that are new in 10.4 so a 10.3 port is unlikely. Sorry!

Re: Max wont Start

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:34 pm
by asana
sbooth wrote:
asana wrote:I d/l-ed 0.6.1 today put Max in the Application folder of my PB G3 500 / 10.3.7 / 768 RAM, double-clicked on it... and nothing happened.
I hurried to fix the permission, restarted, but Max won't boot. I see a little action on my processor menu meter, but then it flattens. Frankly, I am at a loss.
The current version of Max requires OS X 10.4 or later. I use several of the features that are new in 10.4 so a 10.3 port is unlikely. Sorry!
That's progress! How could I overlook that fact. I did not see the system requirements.
Anyhow, would you kindly tell me which version plays on 10.3.9 and if it is on your site?
Thank you kindly,

asana

Re: Max wont Start

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 1:47 am
by sbooth
asana wrote:That's progress! How could I overlook that fact. I did not see the system requirements.
Anyhow, would you kindly tell me which version plays on 10.3.9 and if it is on your site?
To be honest, I'm not sure if any version of Max will run on 10.3.9! It was never designed to do so, but I imagine that some of the earliest versions might work. All of the released versions can be downloaded from http://sourceforge.net/project/showfile ... _id=158413. I would probably start with 0.5.6 and work backwards if that one doesn't work.

Re: Max wont Start

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:41 pm
by asana
sbooth wrote:
asana wrote:That's progress! How could I overlook that fact. I did not see the system requirements.
Anyhow, would you kindly tell me which version plays on 10.3.9 and if it is on your site?
To be honest, I'm not sure if any version of Max will run on 10.3.9! It was never designed to do so, but I imagine that some of the earliest versions might work. All of the released versions can be downloaded from http://sourceforge.net/project/showfile ... _id=158413. I would probably start with 0.5.6 and work backwards if that one doesn't work.
Thanks, Stephen!
I just wanted to report that I went back and checked each version until 0.5 and none would start.
Would you have any recommendation on how to convert .flac to mp3 or ogg using OS10.3.9. (I should not install Tiger on my G3 500.)
I am impressed about your service motive. This board is a reflection of who you are. Keep up the good work.
asana

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 2:10 pm
by krmathis
You might give xACT a try (It seems to require Mac OS X 10.3 or higher).
http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/21952

I have never used it though. :lol:

Re: Max wont Start

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 7:03 am
by sbooth
asana wrote:Would you have any recommendation on how to convert .flac to mp3 or ogg using OS10.3.9. (I should not install Tiger on my G3 500.)
I am impressed about your service motive. This board is a reflection of who you are. Keep up the good work.
asana
Are you comfortable using command-line applications? If so, you could download and compile/install flac and either lame or vorbis tools (or use fink or darwinports) and then use flac to manually decode to .wav and then encode to mp3 with lame or to ogg with vorbis.

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 10:48 pm
by sealed
I'm also having this problem, but my system meets the system requirements. After clicking the icon, it shows in the application bar, then immediately shuts itself down.

I'm not very computer literate, especially with Mac, so any help would be really really appreciated.

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:12 am
by RonaldPR
Maybe the fact that Max does not show any window when it is launched does confuse you? As long as the Max icon is shown in the Dock with the little black triangle, it is running. Clicking on the icon in the Dock will again reveal the menu bar belonging to Max at the top of the screen.

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 11:23 pm
by sealed
nah, i double checked, it's not anywhere in my tool bar. it flashes there, then immediately shuts down the program. I'm pretty sure there's a simple answer compounded by my lack of mac knowledge. any other ideas? thanks much!

Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:18 am
by krmathis
Check your console.log, and see if you find any error code related to Max.
Or try to launch Max from Terminal, and post the output here:

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/Applications/Max.app/Contents/MacOS/Max 

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Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 7:11 am
by laurentsj
krmathis wrote:Check your console.log, and see if you find any error code related to Max.
Or try to launch Max from Terminal, and post the output here:

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/Applications/Max.app/Contents/MacOS/Max 
Hello

I'm having the same problem: Max won't start either.
when launching from the terminal, this is what i see:

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-bash: /Applications/Max.app/Contents/MacOS/Max: Permission denied
I did file info and ensured i had file permissions set to read and write... where else should i look ?

Thanks a lot for an help.

Re: Max wont Start

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:42 pm
by sbooth
It almost sounds like you don't have the executable bit set on the package or its contents. I would try downloading a fresh version, and if you still have problems with that one, you can likely use chmod to fix things:

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chmod 755 Max.app

Re: Max wont Start

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:48 pm
by adder89422
The same 'permission denied' message pops up when I try to open Max with Terminal (naturally it doesn't open by itself). I've tried downloading it again several times and the chmod command but it still doesn't work. Any help would be very much appreciated!