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    Is There A Converter For Macintosh??????
    There Should, It Aint Only Windows Out There U Know!!!!! :'(

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    Re: What About Macintosh Users!

    I am also a Macintosh user. Is there a similar utility for the Mac? I need to convert WMA Lossless files to Apple Lossless files. Thanks.

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    Re: What About Macintosh Users!

    will one of these work? http://www.pure-mac.com/audio.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razgo View Post
    will one of these work? http://www.pure-mac.com/audio.html
    Yes, Max, http://sbooth.org/Max/ looks pretty promising ...

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    (Eh ... I guess I replied something earlier on in this thread ..., well never mind ...)
    Last edited by flips; 02-08-2008 at 05:51 PM. Reason: Being a fool ... :)

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    Re: What About Macintosh Users!

    ok few comments for the mac users.

    1. boot camp

    2. itunes.

    3. you choose to run a mac on OSX you shouldnt complain that you have less software choices then windows users, ITS YOUR CHOICE TO RUN THAT PLATFORM, Its like watching people with an iPhone/iPad complain about lack of flash support, YOU KNEW WHAT YOU WHERE GETTING INTO WHEN YOU BOUGHT THE DARN THING.

    st.steve wants you to have only quality apps, so he puts out itunes and only gives you a couple supported audio formats, because "they are the best" be happy, hes saving you from having to many choices.

    sorry but watching osx users cry that they want native software for OSX because windows users have it drives me a little batty, I mean YOU/They CHOOSE to run a platform that THEY KNOW HAS LESS CHOICES, they should be willing to just accept that they arent going to have the software selection that windows users and even linux users have.

    fact is that a mac to day is just a pc running osx, no the quality of the parts isnt any better, the board is made by foxconn, the other parts are made by the same people who make the "pc" versions of those parts, the only diff is that you can run osx without alot of tinkering (i have run osx on a first gen phenom rig, its really not that hard....).

    blah, getting side tracked.

    My point is, You can boot camp and run WINDOWS along side OSX for this stuff or you can live with your choice to run a mac under OSX and be content in your false sense of security(osx isnt any more secure then windows vista/7, its just a smaller target)

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    Re: What About Macintosh Users!

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    Is There A Converter For Macintosh??????
    There Should, It Aint Only Windows Out There U Know!!!!! :'(
    Uh, I hate to break it to you, but yeah, it basically is only Windows out there. It's not worth the effort to port anything to Mac because Mac users constitute, as of a few years ago anyway, about 5% of the total computing world. That's why there's hardly any software for Macs and generally the only people who code for Macs are huge companies with money to burn and lots of employees, and also why most of the software available for Mac is made by Apple. iTunes, Final Cut Pro, iDVD, iPhoto, Logic, iSomething else... you get my point. I really don't want to go into a "Mac vs. PC" rant, but there's a reason that people buy Macs. Either they're wanna-be non-conformists (who themselves conform to a "one size fits all" white Mac w/matching iPod), or they like the simplicity of having one company spoon feed them everything, and limit their ability to get confused by 3rd party software.
    Rather than make poor Spoon port his wonderful program, just drop like $300 (US), and get yourself a PC like the rest of us. That's probably 10% of what you spent on your Mac, and you won't have to drop $80 every year to keep your OS up to date (like on your Mac).
    Sorry for the Mac vs. PC rant... I am actually happy that Apple is out there, because then MS would truly be a monopoly, and then we'd all be really screwed (because they'd have to divide). Just understand that when you bought your Mac, you made a choice, and now you're stuck with it.

    Quote Originally Posted by onethatcan
    I am also a Macintosh user. Is there a similar utility for the Mac? I need to convert WMA Lossless files to Apple Lossless files. Thanks.
    I'm pretty sure that iTunes will do this now, just as iTunes will also convert standard WMA to m4p.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeCerm
    I really don't want to go into a "Mac vs. PC" rant, but there's a reason that people buy Macs. Either they're wanna-be non-conformists (who themselves conform to a "one size fits all" white Mac w/matching iPod), or they like the simplicity of having one company spoon feed them everything, and limit their ability to get confused by 3rd party software......Just understand that when you bought your Mac, you made a choice, and now you're stuck with it.
    You forgot one other important reason: macs work, period. And yes, I am stuck with my choice and without regret:1

    You should try compiling a list of reasons why PC's are so cheap and also why there's so many viruses out there that have created an industry in itself due to Microsoft having such a piss-poor OS. I do owe Microsoft a lot though because I've got job security with supporting their OSes and apps and keeping them from crashing. Like you, our company's a sucker for punishment. :D

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    Re: What About Macintosh Users!

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeCerm
    Uh, I hate to break it to you, but yeah, it basically is only Windows out there. It's not worth the effort to port anything to Mac because Mac users constitute, as of a few years ago anyway, about 5% of the total computing world.
    Apple claims there are over 15,000,000 people worldwide using Mac OSX. If 1/10th of 1 percent of these people bought dBpowerAMP, that would be 150,000 customers (if I do my math right). That sounds like a pretty big number to me.

    As it is, all the pro audio mixers and editors I work with in LA all use exclusively Macs. Virtually every 2007 film was edited, recorded, and mixed on Macintoshes.

    However: I routinely run Windows in the background on my Macs, just so I can use a handful of indispensible utilities. dBPowerAMP is one of them. It's good enough that I put up with the problems with Windows, and there's no equivalent for it under Mac OSX (yet).

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    Re: What About Macintosh Users!

    Porting to OSX would mean pretty much a total re-write of dMC from scratch, and since there is one programmer/developer for dBpoweramp, Spoon, it is very unlikely to happen anytime soon.

    And this begs the question: does dMC work in Parallels or VMWare when its running Windows within OSX?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeCerm
    Uh, I hate to break it to you, but yeah, it basically is only Windows out there ... I really don't want to go into a "Mac vs. PC" rant, but there's a reason that people buy Macs. ...
    ...Sorry for the Mac vs. PC rant... I am actually happy that Apple is out there, because then MS would truly be a monopoly, and then we'd all be really screwed (because they'd have to divide). Just understand that when you bought your Mac, you made a choice, and now you're stuck with it.
    You don't want to rant, yet you do. Lack of self-discipline, I guess. I won't bother quoting the rest, or respond to such drivel. Even that famous cynic, John C. Dvorak, now uses Macintosh and prefers it over Windows. And, yes, the audio field IS one of Apple's niche markets, just as with most other creative fields like graphics or video editing. Adobe is not exactly a small 3rd party player either. In fact, like MS, they owe their existence to Apple. And, oh, wouldn't it have been terrible if that convicted monopolist MS was broken up. Guess their Bush contributions came in handy. But you're right, they do have a vested interest in Apple surviving. Just. I am a Vista user on a Dell and have never owned a mac, but am seriously considering it once Leopard comes out and I get the money.
    It's unfortunate there is no Mac version, but oh well. An example of where Opensource could be helpful, though harder to make a business model on.

    Enough of my rant.

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    Re: What About Macintosh Users!

    Whoa whoa whoa guys, no fighting, debates are fine, but this could get out of hand.

    The one thing I'd like to say is:

    If a Mac version of dBpowerAMP Music Converter is decided, it won't be for a while, (as other users have mentioned). Don't give up hope though.

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    Out of curiosity, what makes the Apple so great for audio? Just wondering. (Please don't say "iTunes!" because I could think of a looooooonnnng list of alternatives)

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    How can I say No to a penguin... :smile2:

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    Re: What About Macintosh Users!

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    Is There A Converter For Macintosh??????
    There Should, It Aint Only Windows Out There U Know!!!!! :'(
    True. Linux people (now including me) are asking for a dMC port to Linux, as there isn't anything quite like it in Linux. However, there is just one Illustrate employee: Spoon. He does it all himself. The "staff" on the forum is just here for tech support. Mabye eventually we'll get a port, but for now, you'll have to look elsewhere.

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    Re: What About Macintosh Users!

    I remember a long time ago, about 10 years ago, there was a program called SOFTwindows for the mac which would emulate the windows OS. I think there was like sotwindows98. I also know that there were some power macs that would allow both windows and the mac system to be installed one the same hard drive:one partition was for MAC and the other was a partition for DOS/Windows. If they still have softwindows, you might want to buy it as it is a rare item. It goes slower because it is emulating..plus I know you would have to give more megs to the program and the more megs you gave to the program would be equivilent to the fake windows hard drive ..but I am not sure if the emulation version of windows would be able to encode. I know it could play audio but it was just a pain in the butt configuring the CD drives. If you have softwindows then you can use dbpoweramp. Good luck!
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