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opening old jam files with toast 7.1 titanium pro?

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Hi,

 

I'm a relatively novice use of Toast & Jam (but an experienced programmer). I do audio as a hobby, and have the Sonic Studio product, which creates image files compatible with versions of Jam way back to Jam 2.5.

 

I recently took advantage of the upgrade offer to upgrade to toast titanium pro (now 7.1), and I first called up Roxio sales support to make sure that I could use the the new version of toast to burn the image files that my audio app creates (under OS 9), after copying the files to OSX. Sales support assured me that I could (of course).

 

I tried draging the older .JAM file into the toast audio area and it only saw it as one huge track

instead of the several actual tracks I created.

 

I tried merely changing the file extension from .JAM to .Sd2f, which did not help.

 

I asked for suggestions on the Sonic Studio User's mailing list, with no result.

 

I tried using the Roxanne feature to obtain help, to no avail.

 

I asked for email follow and have not received any within a week.

 

I am willing to try and write a C or Perl program to convert one file format to the other if I could find the specifications, but there don't seem to be any developer areas on the Roxio web site.

 

Does anybody have any suggestions?

 

I will look for an answer here as there may be other people interested in the response, but for the record

my work email is sklower@cs.berkeley.edu

 

Regards,

 

Keith L. Sklower

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I tried draging the older .JAM file into the toast audio area and it only saw it as one huge track

instead of the several actual tracks I created.

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Does anybody have any suggestions?

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For the record, if you'll forgive the intended pun, and on the odd-ball chance anybody reading this forum has any interest or future need, I managed to figure this one out for myself.

 

Instead of draging the older image file into the audio area (which works with images files saved by toast 7.1), I used a pull down utillity called "Mount Disc Image", and selected the old Jam file and ... poof ... an image of a CD magically appeared on my desktop.

 

I then dragged the virtual CD into the audio area instead of the orginal Jam file and ALL the tracks showed up. I was able to sucessfully burn that to real CD, and even use the "Save as Image File" option to translate the older JAM image file into a current Toast 7.1 .Sd2f audio image file.

 

Hope somebody else finds this useful ...

 

Regards,

 

Keith L. Sklower

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For the record, if you'll forgive the intended pun, and on the odd-ball chance anybody reading this forum has any interest or future need, I managed to figure this one out for myself.

 

Instead of draging the older image file into the audio area (which works with images files saved by toast 7.1), I used a pull down utillity called "Mount Disc Image", and selected the old Jam file and ... poof ... an image of a CD magically appeared on my desktop.

 

I then dragged the virtual CD into the audio area instead of the orginal Jam file and ALL the tracks showed up. I was able to sucessfully burn that to real CD, and even use the "Save as Image File" option to translate the older JAM image file into a current Toast 7.1 .Sd2f audio image file.

 

Hope somebody else finds this useful ...

 

Regards,

 

Keith L. Sklower

Thanks for posting this. It wasn't a lack of interest; you just had me stumped and I don't have any older Jam files to experiment with. You obviously have a talent for troubleshooting so maybe you can figure out some of the other problems posted here :) .

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FYI, a shortcut to mounting disc images is to use the Mount It contextual menu when in the Finder. Disc images also can be mounted by selecting them in the Toast Copy window and clicking Mount. And they can be selected and mounted via the Toast Utilities menu or the keyboard shortcut Shift-Command-M while in Toast.

 

Another tidbit. If you drag a Jam disc image (sd2f file) into iTunes it imports it as a single track. Normally you don't want that, but it can be a shortcut to joining crossfaded audio files which play on iPods without gaps.

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