View Full Version : and so it begins

2006-08-19, 07:37 PM
it's heeeerre

my new MacBook came today and I could use some helpful hints and tips and all that good junk.

what program can I use to play shn and flac?

2006-08-19, 07:47 PM
Easy, Cog (http://cogosx.sourceforge.net/), though SHN playback can be a tad problematical. Make an shntool MD5 with xACT, convert to a 21st Century format like FLAC and dump them ol' SHN's in the trash.

2006-08-19, 07:56 PM
Check out this thread, Shawn: http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/showthread.php?t=22626

Lotta good info in there.

2006-08-19, 08:09 PM

2006-08-19, 08:42 PM
anyone know what would make cog keep crashing every time I try to play something.. it closes after about 5 seconds every time

2006-08-19, 10:45 PM
Are you trying to play SHN files or something else ?

If you're not trying to play SHN, you may want to go to Applications/Utilities/Console and open it up. If Cog appears in the thread which opens, see at what point it gave up the ghost. If it doesn't appear there you could click the triangle next to ~/Library/Logs and then CrashReporter. If Cog is listed here, what is reported will almost certainly mean nothing to you but it will help if you post it along with a bug report here (http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=140003&atid=746498)

Also, make sure you delete the default playlist which is located: Users/<your user name>/Library/Application Support/Cog/default.playlist

2006-08-19, 10:59 PM
If you're determined not to convert SHN to FLAC etc. (you can drop SHN's straight into xACT's encode window without decompressing them to AIFF/WAV first), you can play them with Macamp Lite (http://www.arcticlounge.com/maltx/).

Download MacAmp Lite X r10c2 and be sure to bookmark the main page as you'll need the link to the remedy for periodic failure to launch.

2006-08-21, 06:57 AM
yeah Cog has been acting strange on our mini shawn...as for other progs:

lossless ish... xACT http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/21952
watching video files... VLC http://www.videolan.org/
free audio editor...Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
screen captures... FreeSnap http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/9220
DVD video/audio specs... MPEGStreamclip http://www.squared5.com/

i like Azureus for BT...lots of tweaking ability

2006-08-21, 11:05 AM
screen captures... FreeSnap http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/9220
Why don't you just go apple+shift+4 and then drag across the area you want?

2006-08-21, 01:41 PM
I still would like to find out why all that HD space is taken up

2006-08-23, 07:51 AM
Why don't you just go apple+shift+4 and then drag across the area you want?
i like to be able to choose which output format

2006-09-20, 01:08 PM
ok.. I got my printer hooked up. When I use the scanner, is there a default folder where the scans are saved to?

and aaron... that freesnap, can that take caps of video?