Max ripping software! Argh!!
Annoyed? You bet!
Thought I'd use Sbooth's 'Max' app to bulk-covert a load of ALACs on my Mac to MP3. In total it was about 1,500 tracks.
"Leave it running overnight", says I to myself, "It'll be done in the morning"
So I left it running overnight. This morning I shook the mouse to wake the screen, expecting to see it all done and dusted.
Was it? No, it bloomin' well wasn't.
50 tracks in, or thereabouts, it had come across a track it couldn't convert for some bizarre reason, whereupon it had stopped dead, displayed some error-message in a pop-up box I didn't understand, then waited inanely for some monkey to click 'OK' before moving onto the next track. And no doubt it had sat like that for the best part of seven hours.
The programmer[s] who write these apps are immeasurably cleverer than me when it comes to computer programming, yet how come they think having it just grind to a halt with some lame 'there has been an error, click ok to continue' pop-up box is a good idea? If I was clever enough to write something like Max in the first place, right from the very first version I'd program it to log the errors in some list that the user can look at afterwards, and carry on. Not program it to sit there with some stupid f#####g pop-up message for seven solid hours!
I feel better now.