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Thread #51500 Message #785977
Posted By: Joe Offer
17-Sep-02 - 10:23 AM
Thread Name: TECH: New Windows DT Midi problem
Subject: RE: TECH: New DT Midi problem
I don't know if this is a Digital Tradition problem, or a problem with Quicktime. I'm not that technical. All I know is that this 2002 version works on my machine, and the previous Beta caused me problems.
I'm not aware of a Windows 3.1 version of the DigiTrad - is this one supposed to work on 3.1?? As far as I know, Bill Day was the last living person on earth to use 3.1, other than the $%^* laptop my stepson uses. I guess what the message above refers to is DigiTrad version 3.1, for Windows. I guess we'll have to wait for version 4.0 to get rid of that nomenclature conflict.
Quicktime, like RealPlayer and Windows Media Player, is an aggravation. The early versions were more-or-less transparent, but they sometimes don't do what you want them to. The current versions attempt to sell you something, and sometimes they don't do what you want them to.
Quicktime has a particular problem that really bugs me. If you have an older version installed on your computer, it sometimes conflicts with newer versions - and newer versions don't always uninstall the older versions. If you install a piece of software that uses Quicktime, it will sometimes install Quicktime whether you want it or not. Sometimes, it seems to install an older version of QuickTime over a new one, giving you the old version/new version conflict all over again.
So, that's a mess we'll have to deal with. It's one of the benefits of new technology.
I think I'll continue to primarily use the DOS version of the database, but I'll go to the Windows version when I want to hear or see tunes. If you know how to use it, the DOS version does a better job of searching and extracting lyrics. Besides, it's kind of cool to be able to use something as arcane as DOS has become.