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  1. There is nothing like advice from a Toothless Terrorist. Is it the lack of teeth (or is it perhaps some mental disability?) which limits your vocabulary to four letter words? In any case, it looks like you have found your element here; the "soft" part is evident gooroo
  2. Great--Mite (phonetic spelling)! Unfortunately, you don't know how to read, or think straight, or reason. To see a fool, just look in the mirror gooroo
  3. Gotcha!! You are wrong (once again!) when you say to gooroo: "You have been warned. I'm surprised that you are back". Apparently you do not understand how these NCH forums work, so let me explain it to you. By definition, a "user" of one of these forums is identified (what else?) by a user ID. Hence it is clear that gooroo never left this forum. So how can he possibly be "back"? What has happened here, of course, is that gooroo replaced musikone in this forum (the law of Unintended Consequences) after you booted him out of here last September. This a circumstance of your own making, so its happening should hardly be surprising. You have no one but yourself to blame for the fact that you are using these two forums (Switch and WavePad) in a manner that they were never intended to be used. It is irrelevant to forum operation that musikone and gooroo use the same computer. This is hardly a secret (except to the vast majority of forum users, who do not understand the nature of IP addressing), even though you believe that you have pulled off some sort of a clever coup by using IP addressing as proof that musikone and gooroo are one and the same. They are not and never will be. Period. [note: unless you can find a way to prevent it, if gooroo is booted out of here, his replacement in these forums will soon be on the way]. Gooroo can "stay"--if? When you were unable to defend your company against musikone's increasing criticism of both its business practices and lack of corrective action for defective software, you decided that it was necessary to CENSOR this criticism by preventing him from any further posting in NCH forums. And this despite the fact that he had, in several posts, helped a lot of users to use, if not understand, their NCH conversion and sound editing software, whether or not they had purchased a software license. What is of paramount importance to you is that, since you are unwilling and/or unable to defend against it, such criticism not appear here. Despite your dedication to this effort at suppression, you insist that it is NCH's forum objective to help befuddled users (licensed or not) who have (often long-standing) problems with their NCH software. It does not matter to you that the help which musikone and/or gooroo and/or gooroo's replacement provided (or provide) might succeed in convincing some of those who have not paid for a license to add to their understanding and skills, to the point that they might purchase software that they otherwise would not purchase. You are too busy weighing the financial consequences of allowing indefensible criticism to be exposed in public, versus selling additional software licenses. I sympathize with you, nchaj; this is indeed a tough road to follow. It has been proved, over and over and over again in business, that it is infinitely better to address criticism, rather than try to hide your problems by using the age-old censor's snippers! Incidentally, you state that Ben never left, despite the fact that he posted a forum notice that he was leaving for a one-year visit. However, I have not seen a notice posted that he has not left. Why do you suppose that users were left with the impression that he was gone? Be that as it may, in view of the fact that Ben is still around, I would urge you to step down gracefully and let Ben have this job. At least, we might then be able to get some STRAIGHT answers in these forums to nagging questions! I do not remember Ben ever resorting to the censor's snipper to avoid answering criticism. And finally, I can certainly understand why you now wish to toss this issue into poor Michael's lap, while you maintain control over what he is doing and how he does it! You say: "I will let Michael deal with this guy". In danger of repeating myself, there is no "guy" involved here. There are two different forum users, with the promise of more to come along in the future, presenting the same criticisms. So how will Michael address these criticisms, when you have taught him how to address them by using the censor's snippers and are watching his every move? A (repeat) lesson in English grammar By the way, don't judges (you are the presumptive "judge" in these NCH support forums) in the capital city of Australia understand the English language? In this language, the object of a preposition ("about" is a preposition) is correctly in the accusative case. The fact that the object of a preposition may be compound (contain two or more items; e.g., "musikone and I") does not alter the requirement that each item be in the accusative case. For your information, in the phrase "about musikone and I", the compound object of the preposition "about" is in the nominative case, which is Wrong, Wrong, Wrong! Note that I do not need to resort to IP addressing to conclude that your English grammar is abominable. Indeed, it took you only a few words to screw up our language. gooroo
  4. ---------- Gotcha!! I can stay? Even though I am not "back"? That's a good one. Apparently you did not read what I said, and just jumped to conclusions. So let me repeat; listen carefully. I have been reading the posts in both WavePad and Switch for a long, long time without registering. Perhaps you are not aware that this is possible. During that time, I have acquired a lot of knowledge about Musikone and NCH. One has only to able to read in order to put together what happened, both with your company and with the general atmosphere of these forums. So you think that I am someone named "Al", and Musikone by extension, simply because he often added "Al is in Wonderland!" at the end of a post? Your powers of logical deduction are quite faulty. You claimed in a WavePad post not too long ago that I had been warned, and you are surprised that I am back. I asked you to cite any references that you have which show such a warning. You failed to do so; of course you cannot, since they do not exist, other than being figments of your vivid imagination. But I will give you another chance, which you will of course fail, just you like your failure to provide proof that I have been "warned"; proof which is supported by your faulty powers of logic. Every bit of knowledge that I have about Musikone and NCH has been posted in these forums that I have been reading silently for such a long time. Name just ONE bit of knowledge that you claim that I have, leading you to deduce that I am somebody named Al (Musikone's alter ego) who used this name in connection with Musikone, which was not posted in these forums over the past several months. You cannot do so and have fallen flat on your face. I am still waiting for answers from you that make sense. You are indeed holding KANGAROO court, while not understanding the nature of legal arguments. I would suggest that you attend law school and come back here (after you fail the law exams) if you still want to play judge. gooroo By the way, don't judges in the capital city of this country know that the object of a preposition ("about") is supposed to be in the accusative case? For your information, the compound object of this preposition, "musikone and I", is in the nominative case? Hence I must say, nchaj, that your English grammar is abominable. So this is something else that I now know about you--again posted for the whole world to see, without and logical deduction being required. I should add that it only took you just a few words to screw up our language
  5. Be careful there, mite (phonetic spelling!). I'm hopping mad You are calling me silly? You, who thinks that he can converse with the dead and long departed? But let me remind you, musik-too. This forum is not a place for the discussion of music, as much as you would like to demonstrate your musical superiority. No, it is full of mites who are itching (pardon the expression) to get help finding out how to make this (and also in other forums) NCH software perform in the manner that is advertised. So why don't you redirect your efforts where they are needed, instead of making fun of a "silly kangaroo" who is seeking to help befuddled users in this forum? gooroo
  6. Musik-too, I think that there is something that you ought to know. You are trying to strike up a conversation with a corpse! musikone was banned from participating in at least two NCH forums (WavePad and Switch) sometime late in the fall of 2008, for sharply criticizing NCH's lack of technical support and the way that it administers its user forums, like this one. It was well known at the time that musikone had an excellent knowledge of audio principles, engineering, and associated software operation. He was able to answer complex technical questions with ease, and helped many users, consistently, to understand the principles involved--in a manner very similar to what I am doing in these user forums at the present time. In fact, Ben, the NCH employee administering the Switch forum at that time, specifically commended musikone for his fine work in answering and untangling many questions, even though musikone tried very hard not simply to toss out the answer without giving the one posing a question the opportunity to work through the issue that was puzzling him. Then Ben left this company for America, I understand; he said that he was going on a one year leave of absence. I doubt that he will be back, however, since things have taken a sharp turn for the worse, now that NCH (I believe, based upon all of the evidence) has sold out to a new operation which kept the name and the product line but seems hard put to keep up with all of the pressures. Certainly Ben has not been replaced by anyone currently on the scene at NCH. I watched all of this happen from the sidelines, way back in the late summer of 2008, before I chose to register for these forums in order to be able to participate. This was certainly a long, long time to "lurk" (as it is commonly known) around here. Most users only spend a few days or weeks at most getting the lay of the land before jumping into the fray--which is exactly what it has turned out to be here. This is indeed a sad state of affairs, in which the emphasis of the forum administration (with the exception of Michael Jee, who is "caught in the middle") is now, first and foremost, to muzzle criticism of the company, even to the point of banning the criticizer from participation in these discussions, instead of welcoming the exceptional knowledge and expertise that those like musikone brought. Once again, let me repeat, Michael would like to address the problems with the software (bugs, failure to deliver on past promises, etc., etc.), while his administration superiors seem bent upon muzzling criticism of the company. Obviously, as those who read my posts are well aware, I come down on the side of technical accuracy, clarity, and honesty--just as our dear, beloved musikone did before he got the boot! And look what it got him! At least he was warned by the administration at that time (the same that we have here now) that he was on dangerous ground before he was unceremoniously yanked off the NCH forums. Just a few days ago, this forum administrator, nchaj, posted in the WavePad forum (go over there and read it) the following comment directed to me, implying displeasure with something that went on during the discussion thread or threads in which I was involved. Her comment seemed to indicate that I had been warned, that I had been banned from these forums, and that she was surprised that I was "back"! This is of course absurd. I don't know what nchaj is talking about. Certainly she remembers her run-in with musikone and subsequently giving him the boot from these forums. Now she is claiming that I have been warned, when in fact no such warning has ever been given to me! Can it be possible that she is confusing me with someone else? I have asked nchaj to cite the post or posts in which a warning was given. I have asked her what this "warning" was about. She has now had sufficient time to furnish those citations; I of course need them in order to be able to understand exactly what these "charges" against me are. Needless to say, of course, no such citations have been forthcoming. Nor will they be, because they do not exist! What we are getting now from nchaj is silence. In short, it appears that I am being tried here in KANGAROO COURT), without there being any evidence supplied to support a statement that was made a few days ago by the chief judge, jury, and executioner! I am still waiting for your bill of particulars, nchaj. Show me that warning (or those warnings) that you claimed were given to me about something undisclosed, by someone undisclosed, at undisclosed times and dates. This type of charge is appropriately referred to as "full undisclosure". Meanwhile, while we are all anxiously waiting, and waiting, and waiting for these citations to appear so that we may proceed, please refrain from trying to talk to a dead man, musik-too. Who are you to criticize the dead (forum "criminal") musikone? When you acquire the knowledge that he has (or had, if he happens to be alive somewhere), then you can at least think about referring to him in the past tense in these forums. You will have your time later to enter into these discussions. For the moment, hold your piece. But just remember, musikone was a true martyr; a champion of knowledge, common sense, fair play, business, etc., etc.! Do I make myself clear? I certainly hope so. Musik-too, indeed! You sound to me more like cacophony than beauty. gooroo (it's about time to clean house!)
  7. First, since you can edit a flac file with WavePad and I cannot, I assume that this is because I have the older version 3.04 (which does not handle flac files correctly) and that you are using the upgraded version, which has at least partially corrected the completely flac-faulty earlier version. I could be wrong, of course. One thing is virtually certain, however; an answer cannot be obtained directly by those (the software developers--the high priests within this caste system, as it were) who are the only ones that really know what is going on flac, but do not want to take any flac :-). These (busy) people cannot be "bothered" giving direct answers to queries from disgruntled WavePad users, most of whom are not technically sophisticated (and literate) enough to deal directly with those who are. Since these same developers also give little credence to a third-party attempt to get a disgruntled user off the company's back by giving him/her some type of answer, a third-party answer to a user's complaint is quite unlikely to be very effective. But should we can the middleman, who may be doing his very best? Now about answering your question. In view of this vey wobbly "forum interface" between the developers and software users who are trying to get answers to their questions via this forum (which is presented to them as the appropriate channel for doing so, without paying an extra "support" charge), any attempt by me to provide a meaningful answer to you about your filing or not filing a bug report lies well outside my pay grade :-) gooroo (telling it like it is--for better or worse)
  8. -------------------------------------------------- Rob, Here I am, back in a flash after trying to load one of my .flac files into WavePad. I did not succeed. There was a quick flash in the window and it returned to its blank stare, without making any attempt to load a file using the well-known progress bar. Therefore, what I conclude from this futile exercise (I tried several times with different .flac files) is that something is wrong with the WavePad program in its loading of such files. I have the latest version of DirectX installed in my computer, and I cannot see any reason why I can't get decode a .flac file. I admit, however, that I am using version 3.04 of WavePad, and I don't know whether or not any attempt to fix this problem was made in the latest version release. I suspect that it was, since you at least got something resembling a proper loading of the file, while I do not. If you are interested in a guaranteed solution to the problem of sound wave editing, beginning with a .flac file (I do this day in and day out in my continuing music editing), send me a private message. I assume that you know how to do this. But if you do not, start with "My Controls" at the top of your screen and go from there. The process is easy and intuitive. I cannot guarantee that you will like my "solution," however gooroo
  9. I assume that you mean a horizontal zoom, which decreases or increase the portion (i.e., the time length) of the waveform that is shown in the window. After the file is loaded in, at the bottom of the window you will see a couple of little magnifying glass icons, one containing a minus sign, the other containing a plus sign. Guess what? When you click on the plus sign, you will zoom in on the display; when you click on the minus sign, you will zoom out on the display. Amazing! :-) On second thought--this is not all that amazing, since this information is contained in the help file (I think). Read it (do as I say, not as I do at this very moment :-)) and you will certainly find this information there--somewhere. gooroo
  10. ------------------------------------------- Simply convert your MP3 files to .wav files (Switch will do this easily) and then burn these .wav files to an audio CD. Make sure, of course, that the total size of the .wav files that you want to cram on this CD does not exceed its capacity. Any burning software will do this most routine of burning tasks. gooroo
  11. So gooroo hijacked your question? This is certainly an interesting perspective, spoken by the one who is trying to hijact this forum by requesting a special favor (the time of a busy forum administrator) to give the poster something which the NCH rules of forum participation specifically discourage. If such a special favor were given to you, then the forum administration would certainly have to give this same type of help to everyone else who might ask for it. As I have noted, it is for this very clear reason that user's are requested to get their help from other member's of the using community, rather than from a direct request for help to a forum administrator. You know this very well, but believe that you have some sort of special privilege for receiving such assistance! Talk about "hijacking". Indeed. gooroo
  12. ---------------------------------------------------------- I'm surprised too--but not to be "back"! With all due respect, I haven't the slightest idea what you are talking about! Warned? When, and by whom, and about what? In order that we can continue this conversation in a sensible and relevant manner, please cite the specific post or posts in which I have been "warned," along with their dates, so that I can look them up to discover what this is all about. Surely you must be mistaking me for someone else! But first for those cited warning references...... Thank you and looking forward to quick reply. Sincerely, gooroo
  13. ----------------------------------------------- My advice to you would be to read what NCH has to say about your asking for help in this forum: "This is the Discussion Forum for the WavePad Sound Editor software. If you do not wish to purchase technical support, please feel free to ask the WavePad community for help. If your problem is not covered by the Topics on this Forum, please start your own topic and post your question. If you can answer any other users posts please do so. Our technical support team will, on a best efforts basis, review posts and answer questions. However, this forum is designed to be self-help and relies on the WavePad community to answer users' posts." ----------------------------------------------- Please note that Michael (who will, of course, speak for himself if so inclined) is not a member of the WavePad community. Rather, he is an NCH employee who helps in the administration and monitoring of this forum, picking and choosing which questions he will address and which he will ignore. If he does not choose to answer your direct call to him for help (which seems to be discouraged by the above quote from NCH), then you will have to (shudder!) depend upon the "WavePad community" to answer your post. In such an event, you can expect the usual response from members of the WavePad community to questions of this type, which befuddle them. From my experience, about 99.9% of the questions asked here are "befuddling." This is due to the technical (often complex and sophisticated) nature of audio sound editing. A forum devoted to idle chit-chat and a casual exchange of pleasantries would not suffer the same fate. Need I say more? gooroo (telling it like it is; and yes, I have the time to spend here, as much as certain individuals don't like it)
  14. ---------- Dear Mad: You may well be right! Almost certainly you have a hardware problem. It is probably some sort of grounding problem, which gives even experienced audio engineers fits. There is no practical way that your problem can be diagnosed (and solved) by long distance communication. Unless there is something very obviously wrong with your hardware and/or system grounding, about the only way that you can get this problem solved is to find someone nearby who is knowledgeable in this area. If you do, and if this "someone" is not a friend, this may end up costing you Big Bucks. In short, your prospect for success, without a significant effort and/or expense seems quite unlikely. The most important thing to be taken away from this experience is that it makes no sense to attempt to use software (such as WavePad) to correct for "hum" problems (I note that you have not analyzed, using WavePad, the completed recording to determine its spectral content in a selected portion which contains only hum but is supposed to be quiet) which arise from hardware and/or defective grounding procedures. Such an analysis can be quite useful in zeroing in on the nature and gravity of the problem). However, a novice WavePad user will almost certainly be unable to perform such analysis intelligently. This is the province of audio engineering..... Would that I had a better answer--but I do not. However, I only have many years of experience in such matters, going back to those days before only a handful of individuals really understood these problems. However, some of our "knowledgeable" (more appropriately "smart---") participants here in this forum may presume to have the answer which rude and unhelpful people like myself cannot give you. That is, such an individual may be able to give you the "helpful" advice that he (or she, or both) thinks that you need. But then again, I am predicting that you will get silence (and more silence, and more silence, and......) from these "helpful" know-it-alls around here. Continuing silence is unlikely from the "Megomaniacs" or "Megomommas" or whatever these creatures call themselves, who are wandering about here in an anonymous fog, making occasional jabs which express their ignorance of what this forum is supposed to be about--which is of course what we can expect from fools :-). Cheers gooroo (telling it like it is!)
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