Grateful Dead

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This came to mind because I'm cleaning out closets and coming across boxes and boxes of tapes and slides...

Back when the boys started playing, cassettes were a big breakthrough. For years, mailing them around the country was a huge part of the scene. Now you can often download a show right after it's been played, or watch it in real time from thousands of miles away. Things we could only dream of a couple of decades ago are now routine--not just real-time setlists, real-time video for all to see. In the olden days you had to send your film to the lab and wait with bated breath to see if that great shot turned out the way you hoped; now you can not only tell then and there, but you can send it to the world. With special effects.

What are you recording/listening/entrusting images to these days? Do you miss the old-school stuff? Are there devices you can't do without?

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CD's

Hey all. Question: Is there a reason to keep bootleg CD's anymore? I've got a ton of them from when vines were the thing. Now, with streaming, it's probably been 3 years since I've listened to a CD. It seems wrong to just throw them away, but not sure what else to do with them. They are in boxes in the attic at the moment. My store bought disks I'd keep, but all those AUD shows... I'm struggling to find a reason to store them.

So, with the ease of streaming, does anyone listen to CD's anymore? Is there a reason to keep them?

Thanks for any and all input!

Peace,

-Dave

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gd cassettes

do you still need tapes? I can ship to you

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gd cassettes

Going thru my collection and ready to dump all my cassettes. Any interest? Just let me know and they are yours.
SP

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tapes!

Hey There - I have a couple of hundred tapes that of all kinds (sb, aud, JGB, other music) that I'm happy to pass along! Am moving soon and need to downsize. If you can pay for shipping, I'll gladly find a box to send them to you. Let me know when you get a chance. Cheers!

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Taping equipment

anybody have any good resources on taping equipment, etiquette?

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iPod transfer

I'll try the free method first to transfer my iPod as suggested by rgergelis. Thanks a bunch for the suggestions both of you. As soon as I get a chunk of time I'll attempt it. I'll keep ya posted. MUST SAVE THE MUSIC!!! Peace all. Amy

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ipod transfer

try a company called leawo. i used their software to back up my potentially problematic ipod. this software worked well and was easy to use. it broke the apple 'lock' on transfer/s...about $30, if i remember correctly. called LEAWO ITRANSFER

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@Amy from New York
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transferring from ipod classic to computer

Hi. I really hope I can get some help on this site. I have an iPod classic with about
20 Dick's Picks stored on there, as well as a few GD and Garcia albums. I would really like to get them into my computer. The iPod is now well over 10 years old and I'm not sure how long it's going to stay reliable. Is there anyone out there who can give me some instruction on how to transfer this music? Thanks. Please post or PM me. Forever grateful!

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Re: Film scanners

Look on the B&H Audio Video site online. Great deals, depending on time of year & seasonal sales, or on newness of which unit you're looking for.
The slide and film units are also cheaper than the multi-format ones that will scan print & photos too.
Most of these external special purpose devices are Mac/Windoze neutral, w the bonus that they'll usually work better on the Macs and don't require special driver files (dll) to operate.
Probably in the $100-200 range for one that will do 35 mm slides & negatives w good resolution & reasonable scan times. There are many decent free-ware or one time pay photo & image editors for Mac as well. ;)

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Old media, new media, and what to do with them