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Problems with recording audio tracks from multiple albums on one CD

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Where I work, there is a PowerMac with a CD-recorder running TOAST 3. This works fine, but when I want to "drag-and-drop" audio tracks it complains a lot. I understand this has something to do with the MacOS and that I should extract the audiotrack into an "AIFF"-file. The problem is, we have no such program. I found one on the internet called CD-to-AIFF and downloaded it but can't extract the compressed file. You see, I own a PC (don't stop reading now) and I'm used to Pkunzip so I have absolutely no idea how to extract a HQX file. Which program should I use??? (There seem to be none of that kind installed on the Mac). I've tried to use quicktime to extract the audio files but it refused to save them on the HD.

Another question: I downloaded the file on my PC and brought it to the Mac on a floppy disk. Then, when I put the disk in the Mac (which is supposed to be able to read PC-formatted disks) I ended up with some weird folders and files on the disk. Must I write-protect the disk before I put it in?

Since I've never used a Mac before, I turn to you for help.

Sincerely,
Fredrik
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by:zeedjej
ID: 1540424
You can get a HQX encoder/decoder called BINHEX at the following URL:

http://www.cweb.net/~christer/dos-compression.html 

Unfortunly I can´t tell you something about the other part of your question but when you get the encoder and extract the HQX file then maybe you can solve the rest of your problem by yourself.
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by:zeedjej
ID: 1540425
You can get a HQX encoder/decoder called BINHEX at the following URL:

http://www.cweb.net/~christer/dos-compression.html 

Unfortunly I can´t tell you something about the other part of your question but when you get the encoder and extract the HQX file then maybe you can solve the rest of your problem by yourself.
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weed earned 800 total points
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Either binhex will work or simply use stuffits stuffit expander to extract the hqx file. as fat as the pc disk goes with the weird files. the answer is simply "thats what pc files look like on a mac." The files inside the disk should be white pages with a lil blue "pc" written across them. Just drag those files to your mac partition and itll convert them. then just use stuffit expnander to extract the hqx file. ill take ya through it step by step (the short but slightly less easy to udnerstand way).

1.)insert the pc disk
2.)drag the .hqx file FROM the pc disk and DROP it onto stuffit expander (which can be found just about anywhere, just do a search for it).
3.)the extracted file will be placed in a location of your choosing.

from there its all downhill. you can convert the files to aiff with the proggy you downloaded and youre set to record.
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by:ollon
ID: 1540427
Why is it that when I put the PC-formatted disk in the Mac, the files all have PC written all over them, no matter what extension they have. I have stuffit as a SEA (probably stands for self-extracting archive) file but the Mac just treats it as a "PC" file. I have AIFF sound files too, but they are named "PC" too, so no sound is heard when I double-click on them.

Solve this, and the points along with an "A" is awarded!!!
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by:ollon
ID: 1540428
Oh, and I tried to copy the files to the Mac HD and they still have "PC" written all over them!
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by:weed
ID: 1540429
They have PC written on them because theyre PC files. (BTW Macs dont use file extensions) You need to get Stuffit Expander in  for mac so you can unstuff it to your mac drive. (try double clicking the stuffit.sea file you have to see if it will expand, you may have gotten the pc version which wont run) Secondly the mac will not just play aiff files without an aiff file player. WWW.amug.org has MANY aiff players listed in its archives.
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by:ollon
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I gave up on the Mac. My friend has a PC with a CD-recorder, so I'll use his instead. I'm not disrespecting the Mac but I'm used to the PC so it's too different for me. Thank you anyway
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