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I am experienciong this freezing problem as well and can only work by contantly saving, force quitting when frozen and then restarting the application.

 

I am running the standard CD Spin Doctor 3.1t application on a MacBook Pro with the latest OS installed.

 

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Iam trying to transfer a number of LPs and this is making it close to impossible.

 

TIA

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Same MBP spec, same problem. Tends not to freeze as much with low zoom as suggested above, but then track definition becomes very difficult. Any chance of a fix for this on the horizon?

Agree with another post elsewhere that CDSD is far more user friendly than Audacity, but splitting the tracks can take twice as long as the actual recording.

 

 

What gives with Spin Doctor? I downloaded it to my MBP, 2.33 ghz, 10.4.8, and it shuts down every time I try to play a wave file. According to these posts, there are numerous other problems as well. I thought Roxio was a very credible company. How can they be selling a product this buggy? Has anyone found a way to use this program on a laptop without it crashing all the time?

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Ughhh! What a frustrating program! After every rip, even just single songs, SD freezes when I try to play back. I must force quit and then reopen it. Even then, it is hit and miss. Awful! Oh, and just try to get through to technical support. Ha ha. Wonderful company.

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I've been using Spin Doctor 3.1t without any problems on my dual G5 2.5 runing OS 10.4.8. However running it on my Powerbook Pro 2.33 Ghz Intel Core Duo 2 GB memory OS 10.4.8 it freezes after about 5 minutes while I'm manually seperating the tracks very frustrating.

Same MBP spec, same problem. Tends not to freeze as much with low zoom as suggested above, but then track definition becomes very difficult. Any chance of a fix for this on the horizon?

Agree with another post elsewhere that CDSD is far more user friendly than Audacity, but splitting the tracks can take twice as long as the actual recording.

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I created a new thread for you. The last thread had not been touched since august 30th so rather then resurecting an old thread (necroposting) I thought we should just start a new one.

 

 

Thanks - still looking for help on this problem. I am in the middle of a project digitizing LPs, so have now started using Creator 9 on my PC, but would prefer to use my Mac - also think it would be much easier when it comes to digitizing casette tapes as I can move my Mac laptop around and easily plug it in directly to my stereo system.

 

TIA.

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What other audio applications have you added? Do you have any external audio or video devices connected? Is Spin Doctor's set to use the same audio input as is selected in Audio Midi Setup? Also, try changing the preference for locating the Spin Doctor scratch file.

 

I don't have any other audio applications not includeding itunes and garage band. I am importing via usb and the Roxio Widget version 1.0.1, I was trying to use CD Spin Doctor 3.1t. The usb device is a Art USB Phono Plus. The problem wasn't recording, the widget works fine. When I opened Spin Doctor to work with the file it crashed immediately. So I installed an update, now it says I have to have Toast 7 to run this program. So I can't open the program to look at scratch file location. Should I delete everything and reinstall or just CD Spin doctor.

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I also have had problems on my laptop while using SD. I believe the problem is that the new SD is very graphic intensive and the video card on the laptop cant keep up. I've got an older model imap (800mh) that doesnt have as much problem with it.

 

Try this, it sort of works for me:

 

- save alot using apple + s (especially when you are about to play a track after making a change)

- be patient

- try to edit the tracks at the lowest level of zoom (it's that graphic zooming that slows the system down)

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I don't have any other audio applications not includeding itunes and garage band. I am importing via usb and the Roxio Widget version 1.0.1, I was trying to use CD Spin Doctor 3.1t. The usb device is a Art USB Phono Plus. The problem wasn't recording, the widget works fine. When I opened Spin Doctor to work with the file it crashed immediately. So I installed an update, now it says I have to have Toast 7 to run this program. So I can't open the program to look at scratch file location. Should I delete everything and reinstall or just CD Spin doctor.

I think the reason for the crashing is that Spin Doctor is not set to the same audio input source as is the audio control panel in System Preferences. Spin Doctor can act like it is recording, but no file actually gets written so when it tries to read the non-existent file it crashes. Make sure both the Mac and Spin Doctor are set for the USB audio input.

 

I'm not sure what's happening with the update problem. At this point I'd reinstall the entire Toast package from the 7.1.2 update download. You might want to also trash any Spin Doctor or Toast plist files from your User>Library>Preferences folder. The Spin Doctor one is called "com.roxio.deepseasoftware.CDSpinDoctor.plist".

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I think the reason for the crashing is that Spin Doctor is not set to the same audio input source as is the audio control panel in System Preferences. Spin Doctor can act like it is recording, but no file actually gets written so when it tries to read the non-existent file it crashes. Make sure both the Mac and Spin Doctor are set for the USB audio input.

 

I'm not sure what's happening with the update problem. At this point I'd reinstall the entire Toast package from the 7.1.2 update download. You might want to also trash any Spin Doctor or Toast plist files from your User>Library>Preferences folder. The Spin Doctor one is called "com.roxio.deepseasoftware.CDSpinDoctor.plist".

 

I had the same problem with Spin Doctor 2: Crashed permanently while handling (splitting, playing) audio files even of normal length (1 side LP record). The program was simply unusable. I then upgraded to (bought) Spin Doctor 3.0.2. Unbelievable that this error had not been corrected! Exactly the same. Now I learned from the forum that the problem is still there with Version 3.1. I save, force quit, and relaunch this program every 15 seconds!

 

Is anybody at Roxio caring about this? This is the worst software that I ever bought (even twice, because I could not believe it).

 

12" Powerbook, 1.33 GHz G4, 1.25 GB, no extrenal devices

 

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Hi

 

I also have many problems with Spin Doctor altho need it for some of its useful features. I use a dual 800Ghz G4 with 1Gb Ram and tried to upgrade to Toast version 8 but realised as I am running OS 10.3.9 that it would not work on my machine. I am stuck with Toast 7.1.2 for now and have actually therefore gone back to Spin Doctor version 2 as it is more stable for me.

 

HOWEVER tonight in the middle of a project Spin Doctor crashed and now when I try to open it it tells me: "Toast 6 Titanium or later required - This application requires Toast 6 Titanium or later to run on your system. The application will now quit." BUT I HAVE TOAST 7 (and even Toast 6) ON MY MACHINE!!! I have tried preference trashes, reinstalling the program and even tried using version 3 again but the same message appears. HELP! Does anyone understand this nonsense? I cannot even launch the little beastie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

All suggestions would be greatly received.

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Hi

 

I also have many problems with Spin Doctor altho need it for some of its useful features. I use a dual 800Ghz G4 with 1Gb Ram and tried to upgrade to Toast version 8 but realised as I am running OS 10.3.9 that it would not work on my machine. I am stuck with Toast 7.1.2 for now and have actually therefore gone back to Spin Doctor version 2 as it is more stable for me.

 

HOWEVER tonight in the middle of a project Spin Doctor crashed and now when I try to open it it tells me: "Toast 6 Titanium or later required - This application requires Toast 6 Titanium or later to run on your system. The application will now quit." BUT I HAVE TOAST 7 (and even Toast 6) ON MY MACHINE!!! I have tried preference trashes, reinstalling the program and even tried using version 3 again but the same message appears. HELP! Does anyone understand this nonsense? I cannot even launch the little beastie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

All suggestions would be greatly received.

That message used to appear if you had a a copy of Toast 6 Lite on your computer, even if you also had Toast Titanium. Maybe you need to put Toast 6 Titantium back - just a guess, I don't know if that is the case. You don't have to remove Toast 7.

 

I'm surprised you found Spin Doctor 2 more stable than 3. My experience was the opposite. What are you doing when Spin Doctor 3 crashes? Do you have anything in either of your Library>Audio>Plugins>VST folders?

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I was having a problem with CD Spin Doctor 3.1t unexpectedly quiting when I would play an aiff file. Turns out I needed to place my Toast Titanium 6.0.9 (including CD Spin Doctor 2.0.2) in the Trash. Then everything worked perfectly. Prior to that I had tried a number of other solutions listed in the Tech notes for what to do if Toast 7 crashes. Check my post for "CD Spin Doctor 3.1t quits unexpectedly" or pose the question to Roxann , the automated tech support system at Roxio if you need additional help. I hope something I've written may be of some assistance. Cheers. --Crispian

I've been using Spin Doctor 3.1t without any problems on my dual G5 2.5 runing OS 10.4.8. However running it on my Powerbook Pro 2.33 Ghz Intel Core Duo 2 GB memory OS 10.4.8 it freezes after about 5 minutes while I'm manually seperating the tracks very frustrating.

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I think the reason for the crashing is that Spin Doctor is not set to the same audio input source as is the audio control panel in System Preferences. Spin Doctor can act like it is recording, but no file actually gets written so when it tries to read the non-existent file it crashes. Make sure both the Mac and Spin Doctor are set for the USB audio input.

 

I'm not sure what's happening with the update problem. At this point I'd reinstall the entire Toast package from the 7.1.2 update download. You might want to also trash any Spin Doctor or Toast plist files from your User>Library>Preferences folder. The Spin Doctor one is called "com.roxio.deepseasoftware.CDSpinDoctor.plist".

I'll try to reinstall fresh with the updater and see how it goes from there

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What gives with Spin Doctor? I downloaded it to my MBP, 2.33 ghz, 10.4.8, and it shuts down every time I try to play a wave file. According to these posts, there are numerous other problems as well. I thought Roxio was a very credible company. How can they be selling a product this buggy? Has anyone found a way to use this program on a laptop without it crashing all the time?

 

NO.

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I was having a problem with CD Spin Doctor 3.1t unexpectedly quiting when I would play an aiff file. Turns out I needed to place my Toast Titanium 6.0.9 (including CD Spin Doctor 2.0.2) in the Trash. Then everything worked perfectly. Prior to that I had tried a number of other solutions listed in the Tech notes for what to do if Toast 7 crashes. Check my post for "CD Spin Doctor 3.1t quits unexpectedly" or pose the question to Roxann , the automated tech support system at Roxio if you need additional help. I hope something I've written may be of some assistance. Cheers. --Crispian

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I am running a MacPro 2.66ghz 10.4.8 quad core with 3 gb ram and a tb of storage and spindoctor 3 lasts 15 seconds before it crashes whether I ask it to do anything or not. Is this a mactel probem outright and if so is roxio ever going to address it? Spin doctor was a big motivator for me to buy toast. Is there another solution I can try?

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I am running a MacPro 2.66ghz 10.4.8 quad core with 3 gb ram and a tb of storage and spindoctor 3 lasts 15 seconds before it crashes whether I ask it to do anything or not. Is this a mactel probem outright and if so is roxio ever going to address it? Spin doctor was a big motivator for me to buy toast. Is there another solution I can try?

What other audio applications have you added? Do you have any external audio or video devices connected? Is Spin Doctor's set to use the same audio input as is selected in Audio Midi Setup? Also, try changing the preference for locating the Spin Doctor scratch file.

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