Archive for the ‘Join Together’ Category

August 15 '11 - 11:45 am
Join Together v6.1.2

Join Together v6.1.2 addresses an artwork-related issue that would cause a stall when adding the final file to to iTunes and fixes an issue with the shareware notice in Lion.

July 12 '11 - 9:21 am
Lion, Join Together and ChapterTool

I’ve been developing Join Together since 2004, when it began as just a simple AppleScript that automated the process of using QuickTime to combine the files of selected tracks into a single file. Later, I added the Cocoa interface and ability to chapterize with Apple’s “ChapterTool”. Well, “ChapterTool” requires Rosetta to run and Apple is discontinuing support for Rosetta in OS X Lion. That means that Join Together will be unable to to use “ChapterTool” when run in Lion and there really isn’t anything I can do about it. C’est la vie, to put it politely.

There are other apps that perform similarly (and better), but I know that Join Together is a favorite among a small number of Mac users (it was designated a Mac Gem by Macworld in 2008) which is why I have continued to maintain it. Therefore, I will be releasing an updated version of Join Together that side-steps the chapterizing options when run in Lion. However, these options will still be available when it’s run on Snow Leopard operating systems.

Look for the update within the next few days.

April 6 '10 - 10:36 am
Join Together v6.0.1 Available

Join Together v6.0.1 fixes some bugs that arrived in the v6.0 version:

  • fixed issue whereby file would not finish up export
  • addressed issue with QuickTime not creating new document
  • fixed issues that emerged with iTunes 9.1
  • fixed error if no user playlists [Plus version]
  • other minor fixes

Several Correspondents provided a lot of excellent trouble-shooting help on this. I really appreciate their time and effort. Future users salute them!

April 3 '10 - 7:35 am
Join Together v6.0 Bug Reports

Several users have reported (and are helping me trouble-shoot) a bug in the latest Join Together, which is v6.0. Essentially, the issue seems to be that the join never leaves “Finishing export”. I’m working to solve the issue and have an update early in the coming week. Thanks for your patience.

March 22 '10 - 3:00 pm
Join Together v6.0 Released

Join Together v6.0 is now available. This release is for machines running Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard or better only. If you are running Mac OS 10.4.11 or 10.5.8 then you do not need—nor will you be able to use—this update.

Join Together automates the process of joining the files of selected iTunes tracks together with QuickTime and exporting them as a single AAC Music or Audiobook file/track. Optionally, you can then create a “chapterized” audio file of the exported AAC file with pointers to the individually joined tracks.

Updated in Join Together v6.0:

  • Improved compatibility with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
  • Addressed checkbox toggle issue
  • Minor performance enhancements
  • minor GUI changes

More information and links to download are on the Join Together v6.0 page.

September 10 '09 - 12:02 pm
Join Together Needs QTP7 in Snow Leopard

Several users have emailed about this: If you have upgraded to Snow Leopard and are using Join Together you will need to install QuickTime Player 7. And be sure to get the latest version of Join Together.

QuickTime Player 7 is in “Optional Installs” on your Leopard Install disc. Open this folder, run “Optional Installs.mkpg”, and make sure “QuickTime Player 7″ is checked.

After installing QTP7 (or if it is already installed), you can find it in /Applications/Utilities/. Activate it and run it long enough for it to establish a full launch, and then quit it. This will be enough activity for its preferences file to be created, which Join Together needs to locate.

August 24 '09 - 10:27 pm
Join Together v5.4 Released

Join Together automates the process of joining the files of selected iTunes tracks together with QuickTime and exporting them as a single AAC Music or Audiobook file/track. Optionally, you can then create a “chapterized” audio file of the exported AAC file with pointers to the individually joined tracks.

Version 5.4 of Join Together provides compatibility with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, addresses issues with multiple libraries, and has minor GUI and performance enhancements.

More information and download is here.

June 3 '09 - 4:51 pm
Join Together Breaks with Latest iTunes/QT

Haven’t had a chance to investigate this yet, but it appears that the latest iTunes and/or QuickTime doesn’t play well with Join Together. I’ll have a look-see as soon as I can and an update shortly thereafter.

August 6 '08 - 10:03 am
Join Together Deemed Mac Gem-Worthy

Thanks to Chris Breen at Macworld for bestowing Mac Gem-ness on Join Together.

July 25 '08 - 9:11 am
Join Together v5.3 Released

I’ve just released Join Together v5.3. This AppleScript Studio application automates the process of joining the files of selected iTunes tracks together with QuickTime and exporting them as a single AAC Music or Audiobook file/track. Optionally, you can create a “chapterized” audio file of the exported AAC file with pointers to the individually joined tracks.

Join Together comes in two flavors:

The basic version of Join Together is free and always will be. It has the same or better features–and performs as well or better–as it ever has without restrictions. Most users will find the free basic version of Join Together satisfactory for their track-joining needs.

Join Together Plus is an optional shareware upgrade that provides additional pre-flight and post-op features that have been requested by power-users. You can upgrade to Join Together Plus from the free basic version for US$7. This is to cover development and support expenses, which, in turn, helps make Join Together work better for everybody. See Join Together’s Help pages for more information on its Plus features.

Updated in v5.3:

  • Added disc number and disc count tags for final track
  • Added “Track Names to Chapter Names” menu item [Plus version]
  • Fixed error in “Finished!” dialog [Plus version]
  • Updated GUI
  • Updated Help pages
  • Performance enhancements

Visit the Join Together information and download page.

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