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Postby Elkie » Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:17 pm

yeah so im looking for a way to stop all my samples opening up in itunes when i double click them, cause then they stay in there and play back randomly when my itunes is on shuffle and stuff.

i know i can select each file, choose open with and then specify a program to always open the file with, but is there not an easier way to do it than this?

i dont really want to go through every sample i have and set it up in this way, it would take ages!

i use a mac, does anyone know if for instance i can somehow make it so every file in a certain folder opens with a certain application?

cheers guys!
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Postby futures_untold » Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:56 pm

Not sure exactly on a Mac, but on the PC you can right click to bring up an options menu and then select "open with".... There is a little tick box that allows you to set the program you decide to open the file with as the default program for that filke extension type.

Try going into iTunes and in the preferences, see if you can select which file types it automatically opens. If it gives you the option, unselect Wav's and Aiff's....

Let us know if you find the solution! :)
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Postby Elkie » Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:03 pm

i tried itunes preferences, had no luck though :(

i had a bit of a poke around in the other meus in itunes, couldnt see anything that looked like what i needed... thanks for the help anyway though!

anyone else got any ideas?
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Postby jblake » Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:06 pm

Find the samples in your library and uncheck them on the far left, so they won't play in shuffle mode.
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Postby Amazing A » Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:13 pm

select a mp3 file, open the info window, select the tab saying "open with" (or something like that I run a swedish OSX) and you should be allright from there.
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Postby spencertron » Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:31 pm

to reiterate above...Right click/ctrl click on an mp3..click 'get info'...go to 'open with' then select a program you want mp3's to open with...then click 'change all'...to make this the default for all.

from now on all mp3's will open with what ever program you choose (i.e quicktime)
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Postby kwality » Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:45 pm

You could do what these guys said, or you could buy a 51% share of apple and hire some decent programmers to make an iTunes that doesn't try and take over your life, your cpu and your missus...
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Postby futures_untold » Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:09 pm

kwality wrote:You could make an iTunes that doesn't try and take over your your missus...????


WTF??? lol :)
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Postby tempest » Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:56 pm

kwality wrote:You could do what these guys said, or you could buy a 51% share of apple and hire some decent programmers to make an iTunes that doesn't try and take over your life, your cpu and your missus...


haha truth
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Postby deadly » Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:22 am

I use AudioFinder for all my samples, it's great for previewing and also keeping out of the way of my iTunes music.

http://www.icedaudio.com/

Costs $70 but is definitely worth it, couldn't do without it!
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Postby djake » Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:53 am

uninstall itunes its a piece of shit!
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Postby Elkie » Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:36 am

ok sound, thanks a lot guys!

why do some of you guys hate itunes?
i personally think its sound as fuck!
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Postby tempest » Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:58 am

TightLife wrote:ok sound, thanks a lot guys!

why do some of you guys hate itunes?
i personally think its sound as fuck!


too much bullshit for me, a media player should just play media... thats just me tho
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Postby lilt » Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:23 am

stop using itunes?
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Postby Disco Nutter » Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:32 am

I like iTunes a lot, but poor thing is a CPU hog to be honest.

And I can't shut it down with the provided EXIT functions, I always end up using the task manager to shut it down, some buggy thing.
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Postby seckle » Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:19 am

on a mac in tiger or leopard, quicktime has been embedded into itunes. so while the itunes programming may be running as the shell, quicktime plug ins are doing all the conversions in the program.

open quicktime...
with it open, go to the quicktime player menu and choose "Quicktime preferences" (not preferences, make sure you choose "quicktime prefs")
then click advanced, then at the bottom of advanced is a box called "mime settings"
in the mime list, go to mp3, wav, or whatever filetype you samples are in, and uncheck the box.
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Postby Elkie » Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:19 pm

ok, i tried this method a couple of times, but it still didnt work :o
i looked for the MIME settings inside itunes too, but couldnt see anything :(
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Postby dubsteptim » Mon Jul 21, 2008 3:00 pm

tempest wrote:
kwality wrote:You could do what these guys said, or you could buy a 51% share of apple and hire some decent programmers to make an iTunes that doesn't try and take over your life, your cpu and your missus...


haha truth


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Postby fiziks » Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:11 pm

djake wrote:uninstall itunes its a piece of shit!


I agree. I hate fucking itunes. I try to drag tunes straight from a folder to my ipod and it doesn't take it. So I HAVE TO send it to itunes just to sync it with my ipod.
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Postby whineo » Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:41 pm

TightLife wrote:yeah so im looking for a way to stop all my samples opening up in itunes when i double click them,

i use a mac, does anyone know if for instance i can somehow make it so every file in a certain folder opens with a certain application?


If you just want to preview samples (audio files in general) you can just do it in finder - just change the finder window view and you get a quicktime player...

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