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Find that pesky file crashing AudioFinder

April 8th, 2017
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1. Reveal Application Support Folder
2. Look for the last file it tried to use – double click on one of those
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3. The filename of the corrupted file would be there.  Remove it from the folder.

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Slow browsing?

December 24th, 2015

Did you browsing become mysteriously slow?  Check Preferences and see if “Exclude Aliases” is unchecked, if so, check it on.  What does this do?  AudioFinder opens files to render the waveform, if the alias points to a WiFi drive or NAS it will take a while for the OS to access that.

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REX ReCycle tips

April 22nd, 2015

Having trouble with Recycle?

https://www.propellerheads.se/support/user/recycle/general-recycle/rex-shared-library/

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File format for importing “Hollywood” TAB files

March 14th, 2012

The Hollywood Import Format looks like this:

TABS BETWEEN EACH ELEMENT AND A RETURN AFTER EACH LINE.  NOT ALL FIELDS ARE IMPORTED.

1 (LIBRARY NAME) 2 (UNUSED) 3 (UNUSED) 4 (TAGS) 5 (FILENAME) 6 (GENRE) 7 (CATEGORY) 8 (UNUSED)

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Tagged browsing tutorial

December 11th, 2011

Setting up the Metadata Database on a shared server

December 5th, 2011
Normally the Metadata Database is store in your home folder, in ~/Library/Application Support/AudioFinder
In some cases people may wish to share this on a server, in that case you can override the default location by doing the following.
1. Figure out where you want to keep the file that is the shared database.
2. Make sure you have it so it will always be mounted when AF launches
3. run Terminal.app
4. Then edit the following line to include the path to where you want to keep the database by replacing the “/Volumes/Some Drive/Some Folder” part.
defaults write com.icedaudio.audiofinder “MetadataDatabasePath” -string “/Volumes/Some Drive/Some Folder”

5. Paste the edited line into Terminal.app
6. Launch AF. If successful you’ll find a file named “Metadata Database” at that path.

What does this do? It sets the AF Preferences to override the location in your Home Folder Application support where AF defaults to.

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Installing the 64 bit ReCycle Shared Library

September 29th, 2011

To preview ReCycle files in AudioFinder 5.4.0 you need to update your ReCycle Shared Library to version 1.7 or newer:

1.  AudioFinder Folder/Extras look unzip “ReCycle1.7.zip”

2. Copy “REX Shared Library.bundle” to “/Users/your home folder/Library/Application Support/Propellerhead Software/Rex/REX Shared Library.bundle”

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How to install L.A.M.E

June 18th, 2011

To install the L.A.M.E Library:

1.  Download http://www.icedaudio.com/Lame3.98.dmg

2.  Mount the .dmg

3.  Copy “lame” to the AudioFinder Application Folder

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Finding duplicate sounds with AudioFinder tutorial:

January 28th, 2011

Setting up Pro Tools Aggregate Devices

January 25th, 2011

Pro Tools is very protective of the hardware interface.  Usually this means that when ProTools is running it will not share the hardware with another application.   There is however an easy workaround by using Pro Tools Aggregate Devices.

1. Pro Tools > Setup > Hardware Setup

Use Launch Setup App to configure based on your hardware.

2. AudioFinder > Options > Audio Output Device > Pro Tools Aggregate I/O

The result should be AudioFinder and Pro Tools both using the same hardware.

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