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soulohio

Senior Member
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I try to use the ASD with music files that i download, like mp3's and the file won't play. i am using the trial app. Is there a secret?
 

JimmyD

Member
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I used ASD in the past, it's a pretty good product, but I greatly prefer Transcribe. It's worth the money.

jim
 

robelinda2

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Works fine for me, not sure what might be the problem. I havent had a file type that doesnt work in ASD!
 

KSKONDOR

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338
I think the trial only lets you play the first two songs on a cd, or chunks of an mp3. I don't remember...it's been a long time.
 

soulohio

Senior Member
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yea, that's the deal...but I tried to open some mp3 Schenker riffs and the damn clips won't open. I work at it some more but...

you all say that Transcribe is the shite? I will try that and if it works I shall purchase! i don't have any issues with paying a few bucks fopr an app that will turn me into Yinyang Immelstein...it will do that, right?

I think the trial only lets you play the first two songs on a cd, or chunks of an mp3. I don't remember...it's been a long time.
 

JonR

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Transcribe is shareware, which means you get the whole program (no limitations) free, for a month. It works best with WAVs, but is fine with MP3s and most other kinds of audio file I'm aware of.
After a month they pester you to register (pop-up messages). When I first got it (years ago), I held out for another month (you could click away the warnings and keep using it), but I finally realised the program was so damn good they deserved their $25 (as it was then). Of course that entitles you to all the upgrades - which you get emailed about, and always install easily.
I can honestly say it's one of the best designed pieces of software I've ever used, for any purpose. Transparent operation, no unnecessary frills (except now they offer a chord-guessing function, which is a waste of space).

The only thing I don't like is the new-ish video function, which lets you slow down videos (great for watching those fingers...) - but it only works with mov and mp4 files, so you need to convert any youtube downloads, which is a PITA.
 

chinstrap

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Yes, upon purchase you will immediately transform into an arrogant Swedish wife beater.
yea, that's the deal...but I tried to open some mp3 Schenker riffs and the damn clips won't open. I work at it some more but...

you all say that Transcribe is the shite? I will try that and if it works I shall purchase! i don't have any issues with paying a few bucks fopr an app that will turn me into Yinyang Immelstein...it will do that, right?
 

JonR

Member
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15,063
Yes, upon purchase you will immediately transform into an arrogant Swedish wife beater.
This is a lie!
It's true I have noticed I'm beating my wife more than I used to, but I haven't become ARROGANT AT ALL - she deserves it and has to understand that I AM ALWAYS RIGHT!
:D
- and neither can I speak Swedish... yet... although my hair is turning strangely long and blond....:huh
 

moozak

Gold Supporting Member
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i might be in the minority here... but i prefer ASD... i've used it for a long time... easy to use and never had any problem with it (and i've had both ASD and Transcribe although i haven't tried Transcribe for a long time so perhaps it has changed)
 

soulohio

Senior Member
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how do you play .wma files on a mac? That is the problem with my Schenker riffs file...it is wma. I can't open with Transcribe.
 

stevebandworks

Gold Supporting Member
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144
I love ASD to death. Much prefer to trascribe - for the op - I would email the developer. He's been prompt in responding to any issues I have had, which have been few.
 

soulohio

Senior Member
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i am on an apple....the.wmv files are jamming me up...i need to convert them somehow...maybe just change the file extension?
 

soulohio

Senior Member
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i tried to rip it with VTL, tried changing the file extension and iTunes won't play it and neither will ASD. The only thing that will play the SchenkerRiffs.wmv is VTL...strange...
 




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