SSTV on the Mac

Discussion in 'OS: Mac OS' started by K3JRZ, Aug 15, 2016.

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  1. K3JRZ

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    Does anyone do SSTV on the Mac with OS X 10.11.x and if so, what program do you use?


    I might be a glutton for punishment, but I'm starting to get the SSTV bug again.
     
  2. K3DCW

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    There are two programs that do SSTV on OS X: MultiScan 3B and MultiMode.

    Multiscan 3B is the most Mac-like, but has lots of issues as it is no longer in active development. MultiMode is more generic, but at least it is maintained and kept up-to-date. Links to both can be found at http://www.machamradio.com/links/#Digital

    See this thread for more about issues with SSTV on the Mac. SSTV is a neglected area in OS X software.
     
  3. K3JRZ

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    Yup. I know about the issues with Multiscan 3B. I have them. I've tried MultiMode but can't figure it out.

    I was hoping there would be another option...

    Thanks.
     
  4. K3DCW

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    MMSSTV running under CrossOver (paid version of Wine) or in a Virtual Machine would be my suggestion. Even QSSTV (Linux SSTV software) running under a Linux VM is a good way to go and it supports digital SSTV if I'm not mistaken. In theory, you could probably build QSSTV on OS X since it is a QT app, but I don't know anyone who has tried.
     
  5. KE5KTU

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    Did you have any luck ?
     
  6. WV8A

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    I've used Black Cat Systems' SSTV app to copy the last few Russian SSTV events from the ISS. Does a good job, good noise filtering and skew correction. Frequently updated, $19.99 to buy, but offers full-featured "trial."
    Check at http://www.blackcatsystems.com/software/sstv.html

    Chuck
    WV8A
     
  7. KE5KTU

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    Thanks ! I downloaded it and it seems to work find, now to find some people to try it out with on 2 meters
     

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