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Joined: Jun 4 2007
Assistance with DVD

Just got the Led Zep vine and it is a single DVD. Now my computer has DVD play but not burning capabilites. A buddy has a computer with DVD burning capabilites. Can I convert this to a CD and if so how. Please speak slowing and in as little techical language as possible and I will give this a try. My computer skills are poor (I felt good about ripping and burning discs!) and I thought that someone up the vine had converted this so I do need help and if I can't get it done then I will send it along to the next viner. Help Much appreciated! Thanks, Tim

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Joined: Jun 16 2007
tape response...

I just gave all 2000+ tapes away to a few fellow viners in hopes of some future matrix remasters. The tapes are certainly still out there (not just mine) Vine On!!


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Joined: Mar 31 2008
The little envelopes in the left column.

I was wondering what the different colors mean. Obviously papers coming out of it means there is stuff inside, and a padlock means the vine is closed. But what's the difference between a grey envelope and a yellow one?

Joined: Jun 4 2007
Stalled vines happen, rarely,

but we 'viners' have had this happen before, on a couple of occasions. If it goes on long enough, please pm the vine's originator about 're-planting' the vine. Often times others aren't aware if the vine has gotten stuck/lost somewhere and we can get it started again.
If you can't get in touch with the original viner, I am sure that others that were able to rip and burn, can then provide a copy to get the vine going again. Just pm someone on the list prior to the vine stalling.
Sometimes it is viners illness, or it has been a $ or time issue on prior occasions, but if you let others know what the deal is that really helps. I encourge anyone struggling with such issues to just send that vine onto the next person (if you can't get it copied), and then sign up again at the end of the list. That keeps things moving. And realistically the vines have actually moved remarkablely well. Vine on!

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Joined: Jul 8 2007

Does anyone do this with cassette tapes anymore? I never got into the whole cd burning thing.

"You know the one thing we need is a left handed monkey wrench....."

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Joined: Feb 22 2008

at work we just switched from microsoft windows to open office because it is free. However I can no longer listen to my dvd's at work. Is there a program out there that I might be able to dl that will inable me to at least listen to the discs and even possibly convert to wav. to put on my hard drive? Traders little helper does not have open office as a system requirement. thanks in advance.

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Joined: Jun 7 2007
Back Up

I only collect shows in digital lossless format. I back everything up to disc. Data DVD's hold a little over 4 gig per disc. I am currently at 166 data DVD's but have about fifty more shows that need backed up.
I keep a spreadsheet listing every show and which disc it is on.

I highly and strongly recommend the digital lossless format. TradersLittleHelper makes it very simple to convert these files to wav files which can then be burned to audio discs or converted to MP3 files for use on mp3 players.
Thanks for reminding me of the importance of keeping up with my back-ups.


Joined: Jul 17 2007
Back to the drawing board

Since I am more or less back to the drawing board with the vining I was hoping we could start a discussion again about audio formats.
I have discovered the hard way that WAV files don't support the ID tags. In other words, all the metadata we enter i.e., Artist, Album, Year etc. is not embedded in the WAV file. To me that is a major limitation. I do have some WAV files backed up to another hard drive but now that I have re-imported them, all the data will have to be re-entered.
So that leads me to believe that there is a better way. I use iTunes as my music player. The formats available to me are MP3, AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless, and WAV. These are the possibilities for encoding on import.
So what is the best choice when preserving the metadata is a priority?

Joined: Jul 17 2007
Bat Signal

With great regret, I have to turn on the Bat Signal calling my fellow vineyard brother and sister.

Through pure stupidity, and clumsiness, I hadn't done a back up in 4 months and have lost a lot of the great vines started here. I'm hoping I can get some volunteers to chip away at the list of lost music and help me replace these gems. If anyone's willing, please PM me, so we don't waste any more time here.

And most importantly, I would advise everyone here to do a back up at least every month.
By the way, anyone know of a good program to automate back ups on a PC?


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Joined: Oct 18 2007
hey operator

let me know which shows u lost since ur last backup and if i have them, i will be happy to burn u new copies

stay safe and feel good > (~):-}


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