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Moving files from one partition to another

491 Views 14 Replies Latest reply: Jun 26, 2013 11:25 AM by andyBall_uk RSS
Niku Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)
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Jun 23, 2013 10:26 AM

I originally posted this in the Mountain Lion section, but maybe this is where I should have tried first.

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I have  a song in the iTunes library of the Snow Leopard side of my Hard Drive. It plays well. However, I want to move it to the Mountain Lion side of my Hard Drive. The problem is, it doesn't play very well there; in fact, it's more like static and screech than a song. I recorded it with an older version of iTunes and in the Snow Leopard environment, but I want to move it to the latest version of iTunes in the Mountain Lion side of my Hard Drive.

 

I thought I had solved the problem. I played the song and recorded it again using WireTap Studio (a sound recording and editing program). I then mailed it to myself, and I opened it in the Mountain Lion partition. Unfortunately, although I had expected that to do the trick, the song file I opened in Mountain Lion was just as bad as before. What else can I try? I had thought of burning the song into a CD  in the Snow Leopard side and then moving it to my Mountain Lion side using WireTap Studio again. Would that work? If not, what can I do?

iDVD 7.1.1 (1150)

 

iDVD 7.1.1 (1150)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,705 points)
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    Jun 23, 2013 11:27 AM (in response to Niku)

    Are these 2 systems on the same local network? So you might use File Sharing & Import it from 10.8?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,705 points)
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    Jun 23, 2013 11:29 AM (in response to Niku)

    Oh wait, are they on the same Mac?

     

    Boot from 10.8, find that file on the 10.6 Partition, double click on it... any different?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,705 points)
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    Jun 23, 2013 1:02 PM (in response to Niku)

    Well, it depends how you setup your Sidebar, & 10.8 isn't quite as easy as earlier OSes, but here you can see in my Finder Window I can choose 8 other Drives/Partitions to navigate to...

    FinderDriveChoices.gif

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,705 points)
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    Jun 23, 2013 1:52 PM (in response to Niku)

    Do other songs play fine in 10.5.8?

     

    Do you have any other Sound Apps installed, like Soundflower?

     

    Long shot, but...

     

    Open Audio Midi Setup in Applications>Utilities, see the input & output options & KHz setting there, some things will change it for their own use, then not set it back

  • andyBall_uk Level 6 Level 6 (17,470 points)
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    Jun 25, 2013 3:50 PM (in response to Niku)

    does iTunes - File - Get Info show a difference (in rate, format, encoding etc) between this problem file and others that transfer to the Mountain partition as expected ?.

    Will VLC play it correctly in ML ?

  • andyBall_uk Level 6 Level 6 (17,470 points)
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    Jun 26, 2013 11:25 AM (in response to Niku)

    it seems odd that vlc says that - same with other mp3's ?

     

    regardless, if you have audacity, you could export from that & hopefully the version will play ok

    or in iTunes - on snow, select the track, choose Advanced - Create mp3 version (or ctrl click & choose that - hopefully available on the iTunes version you use)

    then use iTunes - File - Show in Finder & pick the 'new' version to test in 10.8

     

    Create will use same mp3 quality settings selected in Preferences - Import settings - mp3 encoder

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