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OS X 10.6.6 Crashing

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:44 pm
by agregal
When I go into the Preferences to change the format from lets say Flac to aac, I get the spinning beach ball and then Max crashes every single time I try it. This happened when I was running 10.6.5 and it's still happening now that I upgraded to 10.6.6 Any idea what is causing this and how to fix it?

Re: OS X 10.6.6 Crashing

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:24 pm
by sbooth
I posted a build yesterday that seems to fix the problem for some people, but not all. It is a highly experimental version (some features may not work, I upgraded all the audio frameworks and code to be 64-bit compliant) but it is available for testing at http://files.sbooth.org/Max-r1435.tar.bz2

Re: OS X 10.6.6 Crashing

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:17 pm
by agregal
At least Max isn't crashing now but when I try to go into Formats, nothing happens. All the other tabs work fine but not Formats for whatever reason. Thought I would pass along this info to you guys.

Re: OS X 10.6.6 Crashing

Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:58 am
by j.e.f.f
I've been having this issue with the current stable build (0.9.1) for some time now. Sometimes I can get at the formats pane in the preferences (all other panes seem to work fine), but usually nothing happens or Max beach balls for a minute or so until it crashes. I'm currently running os x 10.6.6 but I had this problem in 10.6.5 as well and i think even earlier than that. I hope this info helps you in creating a fix.

Re: OS X 10.6.6 Crashing

Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:01 am
by RonaldPR
No such problem here with latest "unstable" version r1427 on Core 2 Duo with 10.6.6.
(Note that "unstable" does not mean that it is unstable, just that it is not a final release.)

Have you tried deleting preferences (~/Library/Preferences/org.sbooth.Max.plist)?

Re: OS X 10.6.6 Crashing

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:27 am
by j.e.f.f
RonaldPR wrote:No such problem here with latest "unstable" version r1427 on Core 2 Duo with 10.6.6?
Is the latest unstable build now feature complete? Back in January, Sbooth noted that it wasn't:
sbooth wrote:I posted a build yesterday that seems to fix the problem for some people, but not all. It is a highly experimental version (some features may not work, I upgraded all the audio frameworks and code to be 64-bit compliant) but it is available for testing at http://files.sbooth.org/Max-r1435.tar.bz2

Re: OS X 10.6.6 Crashing

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:16 am
by RonaldPR
j.e.f.f wrote:Is the latest unstable build now feature complete? Back in January, Sbooth noted that it wasn't:
I don't know, I do not use all available features. Just try it to see if it is OK for what you use Max for.

And do not forget to delete the plist file !

Re: OS X 10.6.6 Crashing

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:12 pm
by j.e.f.f
I think I can just wait until a stable release comes out. Now that I have it set the way I want, I almost never have to make any changes to this preferences pane, and otherwise Max is working fine.

I had only shared the issue in hopes that it would help sbooth with a fix.

Re: OS X 10.6.6 Crashing

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:50 am
by mattn
It is odd, though, that not everyone sees this problem. That must make it harder to isolate the cause. The Formats pref pane in Version 0.9.1 works fine for me on 10.6.6.

Re: OS X 10.6.7 Crashing

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:42 pm
by Tony
Well, to further complicate this issue, I can activate the Formats Tab on my Mac mini, but not on my MacBook Air (both running OS X 10.6.7).

Re: OS X 10.6.6 Crashing

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:43 pm
by Tony
Now this is interesting....
I unchecked "Dynamically show and hide windows" in the General Tab, and now I can open the Formats Tab without crashing on my MacBook Air.

Tony
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Re: OS X 10.6.6 Crashing

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:37 pm
by Chegg
Im having trouble since 10.6.6 too, but in a totally different way.

There's always been a likelihood of crashing (to be fair, it's pretty rare) when I try and go into Formats, even before 10.6.6, so I personally have noticed no change there.

My problem is that when I insert a CD, instead of it taking around 5-10 minutes to burn, it now takes an hour or more. The slowdown is in all parts of the process, but as mentioned above, the Encoding screen seems to be the biggest culprit, with songs staying at 99% encoded for sometimes five or ten minutes, with the beachball spinning for a long time. Also, when the beachball is spinning, there is a roughly 80% chance that Max has frozen (not responding) and has to be force-quit. I have the latest 'safe' version, and had no problems with Max before I installed 10.6.6.

When it was working properly, I guess I took it for granted how good it was, but now it is to all intents and purposes unusable, I'm really stressed, as I'm about 90% there on burning my whole collection to my NAS drive!!

I'm sure it will get sorted soon, but I find it strange that no-one else has mentioned having this problem.

Anyway, a belated thanks for such an amazing free application, but I hope it gets fixed soon.

Chegg