A Fix for No SoundStudio On Mac Mini?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by Somewhere Tom, Mar 2, 2005.

  1. Somewhere Tom macrumors newbie

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    A relative has an eMac, and I've been using her Sound Studio which comes installed. Now I have bought a Mac Mini and was saddened to discover Sound Studio does not come installed. With all the extra bells and whistles my "innexpensive" mini came to $850+... you'd think they could have included this one program

    Would there be a way to get this pgm into the mac mini off the emac installation discs? I opened the emac disc 1 on the mini and did the "go to folder" thing (/volumes/ disc name /System/Installation/Packages/)
    to see the installation packages, but sound studio was not there among the dozen or so choices.

    There was a package listed called "additional software" in the directory but I'm hesitant to launch that. For disc 2, I could not discern the right "go to folder" path to get it to display other than a pdf saying "go to disc 1."

    Any ideas? Or is all this a bit risky/dodgy?

    ST
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Well, you can download it: http://www.felttip.com/products/soundstudio/

    But you won't have a license for it, which is contained in the install on the other mac (you get a license to the app through the Apple s/w bundle). If you wanted to subvert that, it's pretty easy to figure out, so I'll let you do it yourself.
     
  3. Somewhere Tom thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well thank you for taking the time to reply. It is appreciated. I went to that site; I did not know it is a $50 piece of software. It bugs me still that it is free on one new Mac and not on another that essentially costs the same.

    Alas I dont know how to subvert the process, I am a bit of a newbie. The processes you kindly assume I know I do not. You are welcome to clue me in. I am still curious if the software can be had from my family member's eMac disc somehow.

    Regards, ST
     
  4. jim. macrumors 6502

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    I don't think that people here will clue you in as to how to pirate a piece of software. You'll have to search for that yourself. I can suggest a free program called Audacity. I'm not sure if you use Sound Studio specific features, but Audacity does quite a bit. Take a look and see if it helps you.

    Jim
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    ;)

    I have heard a lot of great things about Audacity, although I've never tried it....

    Tom, I understand your frustration, but I guess, I'm not sure why you would expect that every Mac come with exactly the same software complement.... it isn't true anywhere else in the computer industry. Sorry. :(
     

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