Thoth 1.5.1 is driving me nuts...

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
Honestly a very unintuitive application. Made by geeks for other geeks. Novices be damned I guess...



I have "View Images" checked and when I open an article with an attached binary or yEnc file nothing shows up for either of them.



Once, only once when I went to "Save As" when I had an article with a yEnc attachment did a Thoth image viewer window open with the image there...but I have tried this again and again on other articles and now nothing.



Somebody please help. Any help. If not then I'm dropping Newsgroups all together. The yEnc geeks (and Windows fanatics) have taken over and Newsgroups (and the Internet all together with it) is going to shit...

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 4
    I don't know anything about Thoth (or newsgroups in general, for that matter) but I do know that MT-NewsWatcher and the decoder Rosetta both support yEnc.
  • Reply 2 of 4
    [quote]Originally posted by starfleetX:

    <strong>I don't know anything about Thoth (or newsgroups in general, for that matter) but I do know that MT-NewsWatcher and the decoder Rosetta both support yEnc.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    I tried MT-NewsWatcher and realized it needed the Rosetta decoder to convert yEncs.



    But Thoth (supposedly) can convert them and view them on the fly. I know it can post binaries in yEnc...but all I want is what all the Windows news readers (not OE) like Agent and X-News have...built-in in, on the fly decoding and viewing. Remember, I can't even get regular .jpgs to view, much less yEncs...



    Which Thoth supposedly has this yEnc decoding functionallity...but how the fvck do you do it?



    In layman's terms, please...



    Starfleet X...you have helped before and I appreciate it...thanks.



    Anybody else out there that can help will be appreciated. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
  • Reply 3 of 4
    shinyshiny Posts: 26member
    you need to extract the binaries. that means selecting the binary that you want and hitting command-e. you will also probably have to go to the preferences and choose the default folder where you want the binaries to download to.



    Yenc is a great innovation. What it does it cut down the file size by over thirty percent. Macs, more specifically, Briane Clark, the author of Thoth, was instrumental in developing yenc. For once, we are not left out in the cold.
  • Reply 4 of 4
    [quote]Originally posted by shiny:

    <strong>you need to extract the binaries. that means selecting the binary that you want and hitting command-e. you will also probably have to go to the preferences and choose the default folder where you want the binaries to download to.



    Yenc is a great innovation. What it does it cut down the file size by over thirty percent. Macs, more specifically, Briane Clark, the author of Thoth, was instrumental in developing yenc. For once, we are not left out in the cold.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Thanks shiny. I got into the program last night and was starting to get the feel of it. Actually, it's command - B for me... <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> I just multi-select article threads, command - B, the binaries are decoded, viewer comes up and they are stored in the folder of choice. Not bad.



    What was irratating me were the novices like me that asked for help and most advice was geared toward Windoze programs. When I mentioned I was on a Mac...well, you get the idea...



    But another Mac user finally gave me some links to the yEnc.org site where I found out more information. I haven't tried Thoth yet in OS X. It is carbonized, so it'll be the newsreader for OS X until something better comes around.



    Thanks all.
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