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evilshiznat
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PostPosted: Tue 27 Jul, 2004  Reply with quote

Or, (I feel really stupid with all this) is stereo separated channels? When I go to look at the properties of the file, it says "Channels: 2."

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hereticmagpie
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Brainwave Generator problem
PostPosted: Mon 21 Mar, 2005  Reply with quote

Hey,

Been reading a lot lately about BrainWave Generator and saw that a lot of people seemed to have success with it to varying levels, so decided to download it myself from bwgen.com.

My problem is, i cant seem to get it to install. When i double click the exe file it comes up with a box which reads 'please wait while setup is initiating', with three buttons - setup, cancel and about of which setup is greyed out and unclickable - but nothing happens. I've waited for a long time just incase it takes a while to work, but im fairly experienced with computers and exe files so i know that it's unlikely.

The second thing i tried was to extract all the files myself, but the only one that my computer would recognise was one that, when clicked, it said would change my internet settings. The Zip files included also said, when clicked, that componants were missing.

Also tried downloading an earlier version but, alas, couldnt find one.

Anyone have any idea why it wont work? I know its more likely to be something to do with my comp than the file being dodgy, but i cant think of what to do.


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Bernard
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PostPosted: Tue 22 Mar, 2005  Reply with quote

A couple of quick thoughts here;

1) Did you try re-downloading the file? It sounds like it could be corrupted.

2) Could there be some spy-ware or mal-ware rolled into this thing? eek2
I can't imagine what legitimate reason an audio program could have to access your internet settings. Spy-ware and mal-ware however, are notorious for it. Plus, they also tend to damage your computer's performance and stability.

I would suggest you find another source for this program, or failing that see if you can identify and delete the suspect sub-programs. Perhaps the program will still work, without them.

Another suggestion is to down-load and install

LavaSoft's Ad-Aware http://www.lavasoft.de/,
and
Spybot Search & Destroy http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html

These are free-ware, and are good mal-ware removal tools, that together between them get a majority of these nasty little programs off of your computer. Note that some "free" programs will no longer work after removing the "pay-load", but if it's a program that you have reason (after checking it out) to trust (eg. Eudora's free-version full email program) you can except it from the scanning/removal process.


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hereticmagpie
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PostPosted: Fri 25 Mar, 2005  Reply with quote

Thanks for your responce, unfortunately i'd already tried what you suggested and neither option threw anything up so i have no idea what the hell is wrong.

I've re-downloaded the file from various sites, and i've run spy-ware programmes (including Ad-Aware) and still had no luck. As you said, i can think of no reason it would need to alter internet settings so i dont know whats going on. I might try and E-Mail the webmaster or something?

Thanks again, it's appreciated


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Bernard
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PostPosted: Sat 26 Mar, 2005  Reply with quote

You should understand that spyware/malware scanning and removal tools are only about 60 -70% effective at best, and most are significantly poorer. In the free versions, LavaSoft's Ad-Aware and SpyBot Search&Destroy are among the best, so you should use at least both of these. Together they will be more effective than one alone.

Based on your description, I personally wouldn't use this BrainWave Generator program -- unless one of these scanners found and removed the nasties that are almost certainly there.

(also worth noting; it's not unknown for such "failed" installations to nonetheless succede in installing their true payload).


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Syphex
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PostPosted: Tue 29 Mar, 2005  Reply with quote

hereticmagpie,

I had the exact same problem. Eventually I gave up and deleted the installation file. A few weeks later I decided to give it another try, so I downloaded it again, and this time it worked. I don't know what had changed with my computer, so sorry I can't be more helpful, but hopefully it should work eventually for you too.


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philthemn
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PostPosted: Sun 17 Apr, 2005  Reply with quote

same with me, I had the exact same problem, couldn't do anythin, waited a few days and it worked!

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Brainwave Generator to Mp3?
PostPosted: Wed 22 Jun, 2005  Reply with quote

Does anyone know how to turn a preset file
into an mp3 file?


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Akir
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PostPosted: Sun 26 Jun, 2005  Reply with quote

Export to WAV and use an outside encoder such as LAME.

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PostPosted: Sun 26 Jun, 2005  Reply with quote

Thanks.

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madhatter
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PostPosted: Wed 06 Jul, 2005  Reply with quote

I'm not sure though, if converting the wav to an mp3 would mean that some of the vital frequencies for it to work would be lost. Mp3's work by removing the frequencies that the human ear can't hear, hence lowering the file size. If you remove certain frequencies from a brainwave mp3, surely it won't work ?

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Xine
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Brainwave Generator Presets. Which are best for LDing?
PostPosted: Fri 15 Jul, 2005  Reply with quote

I've tried out two presets - one that focused on delta waves, another that focused on theta waves. I'm not sure which is strictly better though - I've read conflicting information on various sites. Some claim that theta waves are good for lucid dreaming, others claim that they reduce the amount of dreaming you do! As for delta waves, some sites claim that delta waves are synonymous with deep, dreamless sleep. If this is the case, delta waves can't be a good idea for the sake of LDing...

Has anyone here got any experience with BWGen presets and/or good knowledge of the appropriate brain waves and their effects?


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Pancra85
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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jul, 2005  Reply with quote

dreamless sleep?, why anyone would like that?.
Anyway, I have tryed a lot of Brainwave Generator presets, they don't work to me, maybe I didn't gave it so much effort. If Brainwave works for someone please post your experiences.


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Fadem
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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jul, 2005  Reply with quote

Pancra85 wrote:
dreamless sleep?, why anyone would like that?.


drteamless sleep, but also LESS sleep tounge2


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