Tuesday, November 06, 2007


David Walker said...

Those Josh Groban audio links don't seem to work for me. Anyone else have that problem? I have the current Flash Player installed.

Anonymous said...


Thank you. I always enjoy reading your blog, but I needed to hear this audio link tonight. God's richest blessings!

David Walker said...

Well, by tracking down this problem through the Adobe site, it seems that the new Flash Player is not compatible with the Mac OS... either "Leopard" (10.5) or 10.4. I tried everything, and Adobe has posted the nature of the problem and an attempted (but not successful) resolution. Us Mac users will just have to wait for v.9.

So BB, unfortunately it would seem that the Josh Groban songs will be accessible only by PC users.

But the pics are gorgeous.

Kevin said...

David -- BB uses a Mac, so don't be discouraged, I'm sure there is a way to solve the problem.

David Walker said...

That's a puzzle then. I even installed the new beta of FP (v. from Adobe and still not able to open the audio clips in either Mac OS 10.5 (on my desktop) or 10.4 (on my laptop). Weird. I hate to muck up the thread of beautiful photography & what I'm sure is beautiful music with all this techy talk, so I guess (to quote BB's subject title) "I am still and wait here in the silence,,,"

BabyBlue said...

I run Mac OS X 10.4.1 and runs okay. The player is the native one to RadioBlog. You might want to try going here and downloading the player directly.


That's interesting about Leopard, though. I am getting ready to purchase it, but I usually wait a bit before buying the upgraded operating system so there's time to debug it. I've watched the videos and am looking forward to getting it. But that's interesting to see if it is compatible with the players I've been using.

Let me know how it goes - Mac users must stick together! ;-)


David Walker said...

Thanks, BB, for the link to RadioBlog. I will download it immediately after this post.

Upgrading to Leopard has proved to be little short of a nightmare for me, but it's too late to go back now. When I began the installation, it told me that my *only* choice was to re-format my HD. Heretofore, I had no problems with my HD. It had run 10.4 flawlessly. While the limited option ticked me off, to be sure, nevertheless I did a backup (using the .mac software, Backup), reformatted, installed Leopard, and then discovered that Backup was not part of the applications provided. (I had forgotten that it was part of my .mac package.) Nevertheless, I managed to do a restore, and then the fun began. None of my iLife applications would open. None of my Mail folders contained anything (although a search in the Library showed me thousands of "numbered" mail documents). I got on the phone with Apple Tech Support, and they were able to help me to rescue things, although they had no idea why the Install application forced me to re-format. One problem remains, and Apple Tech Support was unable to come up with a solution. All the MS WORD documents have just a generic "doc" icon... not the WORD icon. I can open all of them, so it's not a major problem, but it *is* weird. They suggested I contact MS. I did so, and MS told me they don't support Office X anymore. If I wanted their help, I would have to upgrade to Office 2004 (and, ostensibly, then to Office 2008). I may, or may not, do that. It seems like a lot of money just to get the correct icon image.

Everything else seems to work. I was particularly worried about my music and astronomy software, and by being forced to do the reformat & reinstall, I've probably used my two allowed Finale installations. I'll have to contact Finale and explain what happened and hope that they'll still give me one additional installation.

Needless to say, I have *not* installed Leopard on my iBook.

To it's credit, Leopard *is* attractive and does lots of nice new things. Someday (soon, I hope) I'll forget the nightmare and just bask in yet another wonderful Mac System upgrade.

I think you're smart to hold off just a bit. But ultimately, you'll want to do it.

David Walker said...


When I read through the instructions for installing RD, I decided against it. Besides, the application looks more like it's intended to "create" audio posts (and necessitating converting your MP3 files) for posting on one's own blog. Don't wanna go there.

On my blog, I use Hipcast, and it couldn't be easier. The downside, of course, is that there is a monthly subscription fee. Since I haven't made any blog entries (either musical or otherwise) since mid-August, I've been paying for nothing. But, one of these days, I'll get back to it.

Anyway, thanks for trying to help. I'll just miss Josh.

It's nice to talk about non-confrontational things, isn't it? I've been a regular at Jake's, Elizabeth's, and Susan's sites... among others, but never ventured over to The Other Side. I'm glad I did, and because of your recent prompting, discovered a wealth of info about GG. Thanks for that. I hope one day that we'll all be One again.

BabyBlue said...

Thanks for posting, David - as I wrote over at Mark Harris' site, sometimes I just want to bang my keyboard, but then a song might pop into my head and I'll try to put that up instead of flinging the keyboard out the window. ;-)

Have a butterbeer on the house.