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JIMV
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iMAC Computer audio..."Pure Magic"

OK, after a lot of carping I tip my toe into the music server game. I own an iMAC with Leopard 10.5.8...I get the highly regarded Channel D Pure Magic software and a lot of digital cable..I set it up per the Pure Magic users guide, get as far as page 4 'Audio MIDI setup' and get to the screen in the operating system that is supposed to match the screen view in the users manual and...AS USUAL, the screen I get does not match nor does it list any Audio input or output options...

How does one get an audio digital signal out of a MAC..folk always advise it is easy...so why is my machine not looking like the rest of the worlds? Is there a magic sign one needs to use to get the Leopard screens I should see?

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Audio MIDI
The appearance of this utility's screen changed dramatically between OX10.5.8 (Leopard) and OS10.6 (Snow Leopard). Probably Pure Music (not Magic) is showing the Snow Leopard version. If your iMac is an Intel-based machine, I recommend upgrading the OS. If it is a G4 machine, you are stuck with Leopard.

In Leopard, on the left you see a "Properties For:" banner. Clicking on it will give the output device's properties on the bottom right of the screen.

In Snow Leopard, all the devices are listed on the left and you select which one you are interested in to see its properties.

Did you go to the System Settings button in the dock and select the default sound device in the "Sound" menu?

John Atkinson
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Thank you very much for the

Thank you very much for the advice. I combined your comments with a timely E-mail from the software folk and got past my confusion...again, thanks...

Now my problem is an iMAC that is running hot. AS it is 3 years old but only has maybe 500 hours of operation on it, running ht is alarming.

Now add in that I have not the slightest idea how to open the beastie and clean it if needed and I find myself with another reason to love computers.

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