Maccast Members 032 - 2010.08.13
V Odds and Ends Feedbackpolooza
* Had several people ask questions and follow up with some items, so here we go.
V tip from Richard
* Play comment.
V Running in Classic
* Leopard and Snow Leopard don't have a Classic mode
* The fact that I had both Stephen and another Maccast member ask me about this I figured I should discuss it
V Sheep Shaver, OS X Classic emulator
* It's not in active development
V Can get it to work in Snow Leopard if you try
* Need a copy of OS 9.0.0-9.0.4
* A Mac PPC Boot ROM
V Helpful sites
V Emaculation
* All the docs, great forum, links to files and resources
V Redundant Robot
* ROMs, Boot Images, OS 9
V Some tips
* Get the System Preferences app (separate install)
* Get the PRAM and Sheep Shaver preferences remove scripts
* Create a read/write Mac OS Extended disk image for storage of installers. Remame .dmg to .img and map in Sheep Shaver Preferences
* Set Ethernet interface in miscellaneous section of Sheep Shaver preferences to 'slirp'.
V Easily create your own ringtones in iTunes
* Greg sent along this tip.
* Select the track you want to create the ringtone from and find the 20-30 sec segment you want to use as your ringtone.
* Make note of the start time and the desired length
* With the track selected choose File-->Get Info and go to the 'Options' tab.
* Check the boxes for Start and End time and set them to match the times you noted earlier. Hit "OK".
V With the track still selected go to Advanced-->Create AAC Version
* If you see something different you need to go to the iTunes Preferences. Click Import Settingsā€¦ and make sure to set it for AAC format.
* Go back into 'Get Info' and uncheck and clear out the start and end times to restore the original track.
* Find the new AAC ringtone clip. Control+Click on the track and choose 'Show in Finder'
* change the file name extension to .m4r and then drag it to itunes to add the ringtones.
* Now it should be in the Ringtones section of iTunes and you can choose to sync from the 'Ringtone' tab in your device settings in iTunes.
V A Case for Firewire over USB audio
* Play comment from Achim
* I would agree for situations where you are really pushing the audio. Multiple layered tracks where your going to be taxing the CPU just in the layering of track, loops, and applying effects.
* For a 3 or 4 track audio podcast where you may have a voice, music, and sound effect track then it may not be such an issue.
* I've just found Firewire to be much more "testy". When it's working it's rock solid, but when it goes south it's annoying.
V Closing
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