Anyone know how to convert old system sounds to Intel OSX?

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by Marky_Mark, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. Marky_Mark macrumors 6502a

    Marky_Mark

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    I've found a bunch of old system sounds on floppy disks from my PPC System 7 days, but I can't play them. I googled and searched these forums, and found some references to SoundApp, but the links are broken, and the home page for the app hasn't been updated since 2000, so predates Intel Macs anyway (links are non-Fat Binary and only ref PPC and 68K).

    In the meantime, I've tried QT, iTunes, VLC, Audacity and Flip4Mac, all without success. Does anyone here have any other ideas?

    Cheers
     
  2. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    They should still work just fine. Drag them on top of QuickTime player.

    If they don't work then you're very likely to have corrupted them when you got them onto your Mac. How did you transfer them from old floppy to the floppy-less Mac?

    EDIT: Hmm never mind what I just said. I must have been thinking of classic mode. If you have access to a System 7 or Mac OS 9 computer, you can use Apple Movie Player to convert them:

    http://main.system7today.com/software/movieplayer.html

    EDIT #2: Surprise! http://echoone.com/filejuicer/formats/formats?f=sfil
     
  3. Marky_Mark thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Marky_Mark

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    I plugged in a USB floppy drive I had hanging around from an older Fujitsu laptop. Wasn't sure what to expect, but it read the disks fine.

    Thanks for the links - I'll give it a go. Thanks very much for your help! :)
     
  4. iowadon macrumors newbie

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    SND to MP3 Method

    Here is what I have done (just today as a matter of fact) but it is not really cheap. Download "SndSampler" and "Audiomation" from here http://www.sndsampler.com/ "Audiomation" is an easy interface to "SndSampler". "SndSampler" can convert old Mac SND files to AIFF format (the "Convert" tab). Next get "Switch" from here http://www.nch.com.au/switch/plus.html "Switch" can convert AIFF to MP3 which then can do directly into iTunes. Good luck!
     
  5. Marky_Mark thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks again for your help, everyone. Much appreciated :)
     

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