Arvid Tomayko-Peters
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Experimental/Electronic musician - Max/MSP/Jitter junkie, geology enthusiast. Custom digital instruments.

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Arvidtp commented on 26 Sep 2012
I keep trying these beta releases hoping they will finally solve the problem i'm having in OS 10.6 where whenever my Time Machine backup is running, Dropbox always takes an entire core's worth of CPU - even when syncing is paused. So far, it keeps happening. I didn't buy a quad core laptop so one of them could be completely taken up by a tiny file syncing program half of the time :)
[Version 1.5.34]

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Arvidtp replied on 07 Nov 2012
still takes an entire core's worth of processor for me for no reason when I'm backing up to time machine…

Arvidtp reviewed on 29 Jul 2012
wow - this is great for free! i didn't expect it to have such a wide array of batch processing tools. It's got pretty much all the stuff i used to use graphic converter for. The interface is not that bad - it's pretty clear how it works. I think people just have really high standards these days :) - i just want something that doesn't take too long to learn and works efficiently once i learn it. This UI i think fits that bill.
[Version 1.22]


Arvidtp reviewed on 13 Mar 2012
This is great. My only gripe is that i'd like to be able to drop media files on the application icon and have it open them like many of these type of apps do, not just on the window of the already open application - that way i could put it in my Finder toolbar and have it available in one step all the time.
[Version 0.7.54]

Arvidtp commented on 26 Feb 2012
Um - i think this is not free - there is just a free "Trail Version" (sic) listed on their website. Maybe I'll take it biking with me today and test it out on the trails :)
[Version 1.0]


Arvidtp reviewed on 01 Jan 2012
So far - awesome! i've wanted an app for this for quite a while. I love "renumber files" (renumber tracks) - that is so useful for what I do with batch bounces from logic using XLD. iTunes can di the same with a applescript, but this is much less clunky. Bravo! I wish it would set the total tracks too when you choose renumber, but its easy to do that separately and I can imagine scenarios where you would NOT want both to happen at once.
[Version 1.5.1]

Arvidtp rated on 03 Dec 2011
[Version 1.3.1]

Arvidtp commented on 20 Nov 2011
Cool! Been looking for a small lightweight audio file converter. This looks great and no-nonsense.

One thing that would be super useful though would be a channel format that splits multichannel files into a bunch of mono files.
[Version 1.0]

Arvidtp commented on 19 Nov 2011
:( wanted to download this, but the link is broken…
[Version 0.8.1]

Arvidtp rated on 05 Aug 2011
[Version 0.6b]


Arvidtp reviewed on 15 May 2011
Logic gets the job done. Still a few annoying bugs/omissions, but overall - love it.
[Version 2]

Arvidtp had trouble on 15 Mar 2012
Awesome program, but - warning - watch out for a bug i found the hard way: if you have more than 256 frames in a document, it will crash when you try to save and you will lose any work since the last time you saved.

Also, frames over #253 it seems will not be saved.

Happened to my students on several different machines running OS X 10.6 and 10.7. So just make sure split your project to a new file before you get to 250 frames! If you find that you're over, do an Export (Not Quick Export - that crashes too) before trying to save, because Export seems to work fine on projects over 256 frames.

I've emailed the developer about it and hopefully it can be fixed.
[Version 1.10]

Arvidtp had trouble on 28 Jun 2010
Can't seem to get this to work - I get

dyld: unknown required load command 0x80000022

in the console when I try to run it on 10.5.8 Intel.

Installed included packages and I have X11 (XQuartz 2.5.0 (xorg-server 1.7.6) - maybe that is the problem? Does not seem like it should be because it never launches X11 - just silently exits when run.) Same thing when launched from Xterm in X11.
[Version 2.6]

Arvidtp had trouble on 20 Mar 2010
hmmm… when I untar version 58 I get an app with the "no" symbol over the icon and a message saying its not supported on this architecture when I try to run it. "This Architecture" is OS X 10.5.8 Intel.

I LOVE quicksilver and use it all the time - it has changed the way I use my computer (for the better, no question) but this version just will not work for me.
[Version 58]

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Arvidtp replied on 20 Mar 2010
aww crap forget it - that was "The Unarchiver" being stupid and un-taring wrong. works now with the OS X archive helper.
Arvidtp had trouble on 06 Mar 2009
crashes Final Cut Express 4.0.1 when used for export on OS X 10.5.6
[Version 1.1]

Arvidtp had trouble on 05 Mar 2009
RightZoom seems to cause a problem with the Quicktime Plugin in Safari (probably only Safari because Safari the only browser was on my list of supported apps for RightZoom). Any action you take (button press, etc) on a quicktime plugin window causes the computer to become completely unresponsive for 3-5 seconds and the quicktime movie choppy. Additionally, any left click within the quicktime movie brings up the menu you normally get when right-clicking, instead of its normal function of stopping playback.

This is on 10.5.6 Intel, Safari 3

This behavior also seemed to have started affecting the finder, but that was solved by a reinstall of quicktime. The safari problem was not.

So I'm stopping using RightZoom for now.
[Version 1.2]

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Arvidtp replied on 06 Mar 2009
thanks for looking into it.
Arvidtp had trouble on 23 Feb 2009
Works great on my macbook pro, but bounces in dock and crashes on launch on my powerbook G4 - the one that actually has the insomnia problem. But that's OK - the description on macupdate was enough to let me write an applescript to do it myself on startup for that old powerbook.
[Version 1.0]

Arvidtp had trouble on 30 Oct 2008
I did a "replace contacts in Google with Address Book". It faithfully erased my contact from google, then I got a great big red FAILED message when it tried to upload them. However, my contacts are now all there. But it emptied the groups i had set up in gmail, so that is annoying - but I guess i should have expected that. Oh well - I guess it is back to "A to G"
[Version 1.01]

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Arvidtp commented on 14 Nov 2008
it also, by erasing all my contacts, removed all my friends from the g-chat list...
Arvidtp had trouble on 19 Jul 2008
Cool idea, but when i try to load into it a sequence of pics from a digital camera, each frame in the exported movie is either offset so the center of the pic is in the top left corner of the movie with the rest of the picture black, or is really pixelated (as if it were reading the image preview instead of the actual image). Images are 460x480, shot with a Canon G2. OS X 10.5.4.
[Version 1.4]

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Arvidtp replied on 09 Aug 2009
Yes! this is fixed! thank you!
Arvidtp had trouble on 10 Jul 2008
Audio never starts on my macbook pro (10.5.4). I have a feeling I am just missing a setting that could be accessed through MaxMSP's standard DSP Status window. You should make that available from the standalone.

Also, using a buffer~ to hold the recorded/loaded sound is both dangerous (crash = your audio recording gone) and it is not suitable for long recordings (takes a loooong time to load/save large audio files as the whole thing must be loaded into or transferred from RAM/VRAM).

I for one do wish MaxMSP had a direct-to-disk audio file editor like the one for buffers. Then you could do all sorts of great things like this with it.
[Version 2.1.3]

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Arvidtp replied on 14 Nov 2008
by VRAM i meant virtual memory on disk - not VRAM on the graphics card. Got my terminology mixed up.
Arvidtp had trouble on 18 May 2008
the previous version worked fine, but in this version when i try to launch a game I get an error:

"Dapplegrey have to quit because of an NilObjectExceptionErr (Object not found). Please tell the following line to the author: Subprogram: 'app.WriteConfChr'"
[Version 2.0]

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