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Mp3's on OS 8
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Aug 2, 2003, 01:23 PM
I have an older G3 with OS 8 and 2.9GB of free memory. I wired the CPU to my stereo and I wanted to use it for music storage. I was wondering what the best CD ripper and mp3 manager would be for this old of an OS. If there is a way to upgrade my OS for free, I'd like to know that also. Thanks.
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Aug 4, 2003, 04:24 PM
Hi! Welcome to the MacNN Boards!!!

Your best bet is searching on www.versiontracker.com under the "Mac OS" section. I'm not 100% positive that any programs will do what you want on such an old OS, however they might have something...good luck!
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Aug 5, 2003, 02:33 PM
Everything above 7.5.X is still not vintage, so Apple isnt willing to give it away for free. If ebay is not an option youre stuck with OS 8.

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Aug 6, 2003, 10:30 AM
Thanks! I'll try what you've suggested.
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Aug 6, 2003, 01:36 PM
Is the old machine running OS 8 your only machine. If it is then you are stuck with older rippers and you won't get the rippers with the new codec (mp3 crusher or something, new is better I guess) But if you had a new machine then I would rip and then transfer.

But back before iTunes I use to use Audio Catalyst which was nice, did your standard rip and a sort in folders. There should be a host of free players Vamp always a fun one. WinAmp, maybe

But do check the versiontracker.com alway the best source of info
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