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« Reply #1290 on: May 15, 2012, 03:42:08 PM »

I worked with Macs for three years in college, remember. They were very good, especially the one hooked up to the 24-48 track digital surround sound mixing desk with full Pro Tools HD capabilities and Genelec surround sound monitors (I really should've stolen those when I had the chance).

But when they decided to go wrong or even not work properly ever so slightly, then you were borked. And then you had to wait for an hour until the technician man with the special licence from Apple to turn up and sacrifice a small goat to please it and make it work again. Of course, that's just how it looked from my point of view.

It is simply a case of how you like your computer to work. I like to turn mine on and use it. I feel that a Mac is like a bureaucrat - you have to fill out constant forms before you're allowed to use anything that you've actually paid for. But then, maybe that was just Pro Tools... But, I've made my mind up, and that's how I see things.

And I don't like brushed aluminium cases, anyway...

They couldn't have been Macs, as they always work.
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« Reply #1291 on: May 15, 2012, 08:05:09 PM »

Hahahahahahahahahaha... ha.  Tongue
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« Reply #1292 on: May 15, 2012, 10:41:32 PM »

Big Macs.
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« Reply #1293 on: May 16, 2012, 11:41:36 AM »

They only work when you're drunk.
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« Reply #1294 on: May 17, 2012, 09:54:09 PM »

So, Windows Media Player refuses to open. I click on it and it does nothing. I need to import a WAV. I can't use iTunes because it hates the disc and takes forever to import the final track, but when it finally manages it, it's all distorted and borked. I would use Media Monkey, but the last time I opened it, it crashed my laptop, so I uninstalled it. Any (relevant) ideas?
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« Reply #1295 on: May 18, 2012, 01:46:09 AM »

Have you tried turning it off and on again ?
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« Reply #1296 on: May 18, 2012, 06:07:13 AM »

VLC Media Player - http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html - very small memory footprint, plays pretty much any audio or video format you could name, and it's free.
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« Reply #1297 on: May 18, 2012, 06:32:39 AM »

If it's free, it should be in another thread.
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« Reply #1298 on: May 18, 2012, 09:06:53 AM »

If it's free, it should be in another thread.

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« Reply #1299 on: May 18, 2012, 09:12:26 AM »

Wot David and Bert said.
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« Reply #1300 on: May 18, 2012, 09:30:45 AM »

The only thing wrong with VLC is that it has the stupidest and most inappropriate icon ever.
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« Reply #1301 on: May 18, 2012, 09:31:42 AM »

Unless you are playing the first Kraftwerk album.
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« Reply #1302 on: May 18, 2012, 09:39:12 AM »

Does VLC rip / import audio or does it just play it? I thought it was just a player.

That's maybe because that's all I use it for!
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« Reply #1303 on: May 18, 2012, 10:32:23 AM »

The only thing wrong with VLC is that it has the stupidest and most inappropriate icon ever.

Yeah, I've often wondered about that. Well, I say often. What I actually mean is once.

And the again when you mentioned it.

Oh and again just then when I wrote about it.

And again...

I seem to now be stuck in a loop. This could go on some time. Bear with while I reboot...
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« Reply #1304 on: May 18, 2012, 10:48:11 AM »

If you were using a Mac you wouldn't need to reboot...
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