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SHN/FLAC playback on Mac OS X
« on: April 03, 2007, 11:00:22 AM »
So im looking to play some shn files on my mac, so i downloaded Macamp lite x, then downloaded the shorten plugin, but can't figure out how to make it happen.  any help would be greatly appreciated
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Re: Macamp lite
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2007, 04:11:00 PM »
I had used that method in the past (meaning 5 years ago), but since, haven't listened to flac/shn, I always convert.  Sorry I can't help, but it did work for me at one point.

Try this...  I might try it too.

http://cogosx.sourceforge.net/

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Re: Macamp lite
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2007, 10:03:18 PM »
thanks alot jephrey, that got it going.  :banana: :beers:

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Re: Macamp lite
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2007, 10:36:56 PM »
I had used that method in the past (meaning 5 years ago), but since, haven't listened to flac/shn, I always convert.  Sorry I can't help, but it did work for me at one point.

Try this...  I might try it too.

http://cogosx.sourceforge.net/

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Hey Jephrey what do you use to convert???

Ive been using this old ass program called Magic Jelly Bean Software but i was looking for something better.
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Re: Macamp lite
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2007, 10:52:54 PM »
xACT  best out there.  Most macheads use it.

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Re: Macamp lite
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2007, 03:38:43 PM »
ditto on xACT, it is the mac equivalent of mkwACT for windows, if not better. when it comes to playing shorten files on mac it is a toss up between play and cog. you can get the programs mentioned from the following locations;

xACT - http://mac.majorgeeks.com/download5504.html
Cog - http://cogosx.sourceforge.net/
Play - http://sbooth.org/Play/
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Re: Macamp lite
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2007, 05:05:18 PM »
Sweet, never saw play before, but I've been out of the loop because my first task after archiving is to get stuff out of shn/flac and into apple lossless.  I've altered my system so I don't listen to flac/shn at all.  However, it looks like the resources to play that stuff is coming along nice.

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Re: Macamp lite
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2007, 10:20:21 PM »
i wish i had enough hard-drive space or enough hard-drives laying around to keep a lossless archive of all my shows, but this is not the case... yet. for a whiiiile now i have just stuck with converting all my lossless music to ogg at a 5.55 quality setting for sbds and a 7.18 quality setting for audience recordings, with a lowpass filter set at approximately 19500Hz. i do keep shows that have sentimental value, (IE: ones i have attended where something special or unexpected happened, or if the date of the show was around mine or a loved one's birthday etc..) in their original lossless formats though. but one day when i have enough money to splurge, hopefully soon, i am totally buying a quad-core mac with two 500gb hard-drives. for now though, i will be fine with my 80gb one.
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Re: Macamp lite
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2007, 01:26:57 PM »
Cog just put up their own web page, and their developer squashed a bug that kept SHN playback from working properly, so now it's really the best option for gapless, lossless audio playback on a Mac:

the new main site is:  http://cogx.org


and go to http://cogx.org/development.php  for the latest 'nightly' build.  they are marked as Unstable, but it's been quite stable for me, and better than the Release/Stable versions that have very few features (SHN support is shitty on those). 
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Re: SHN/FLAC playback on Mac OS X
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2007, 09:44:06 AM »
I can't believe I did'nt see this thread until last night.

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Re: SHN/FLAC playback on Mac OS X
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2007, 11:26:08 AM »

What do you guys use to edit the tags on the FLAC files?

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Re: SHN/FLAC playback on Mac OS X
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2007, 12:08:03 PM »
yeah, sweet apps...I always convert most everything...this rocks, thank you

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Re: SHN/FLAC playback on Mac OS X
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2007, 07:43:08 PM »
I just use nero media player and it plays flacs/shns/apes ...etc
I also use nero to burn and I don't have to convert flacs...
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Re: SHN/FLAC playback on Mac OS X
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2007, 08:12:52 PM »
I just use nero media player and it plays flacs/shns/apes ...etc
I also use nero to burn and I don't have to convert flacs...
Just drag and drop. I like to keep it simple.-t
no Nero on Mac ;)

i figure there's enough info out there on good Windoze apps for these purposes, so i'd make a bit of a repository for anything Mac related here. 

on Mac, you can accomplish the same using Toast 8, at least for FLACs.  not SHN, but i'm always hoping they'll add that someday. 
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Re: SHN/FLAC playback on Mac OS X
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2007, 09:00:13 AM »

I'm having problems with Cog being unstable.  I've had to un-install and re-install it a couple times because it will crash immediately after I open it.  Now it's doing it again.

Any tips here, I've repaired permissions, have lots of free space on the system drive...