Thanks Rick for the help with the naming. Unfortunately, that is not going to work out in my case as I don't have an up to date XML folder.
And on top of all that, it seems I've lost all my new music since October 2007 (the date of my last back up).
So it looks like I'll be signing up for a few vines again.
Oh man, that is just awful. I'm so sorry.
Been there, done that,
It helped me but I could find the xml file amongst the debris of my old back-ups. I hope you are as lucky. If not, ask again and a different white rabbit may jump out of the hat.
Unfortunately I have to revive this folder with a question which is the result of a disaster.
One of my hard drives died last week. Luckily it was only the one with all of my applications, including my OS. I say luckily, because I didn't lose any data (165 GB of Dead among other things).
I'm in the process of reloading my apps including iTunes. In fact I have iTunes set up and most of my music in it. The unfortunate thing is that a lot of my Dead tracks are in the wav format which seem not to carry any ID tags. This means that the title name is there but none of the pertinent info like date, artist etc. So I might have 15-20 Playin's with no date. UGH!
I'm hoping that one of you smarties knows how to get around this issue because right now I'm looking at 1500+ tracks that need to be refiled!!
Thanks for any help you can provide.
From what I can see, Healy started doing this around 1987, or so. My show collection get's pretty thin after about 1982. That may be why I was unaware.
Learn something new everyday - If I keep an open mind.
a couple here
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A few days ago I posted a comment "looking for Flac Player Software for IMac".
And last night I got aware that I mixed things up. The cog.app plays flac, but no shn. So I went googling again. PureMusic audioplayer looked like what I am looking for. But it wasn't downloadable at any of the sites, who offered it. Obviously the Mcintosh Police took action ....
any help appreciated,
and I added a couple comments. There are quite a few new viners since this adventure first started so I wanted to put this out again for the Vineyard.
The idea goes something like this:
> 1) A person starts the vine with a show of their choosing.He/she posts the show with the details and starts a list. People starting a vine should clearly print the artist/show date/disc#/and any other pertinent info on the discs themselves. I like to also add a card with the vine with all the show info.
> 2) Who ever wants to get on the vine can do so as long as they have a burner and the time to keep the vine running smoothly.
> 3)To get on the vine a person only needs to add their email to the list.
> 4) The vine will go to the first person on the list and after that person recieves the show they must contact the next email on the list to get mailing information.Once the show has been burned you pass the origional show CD's onto that next person...so on and so forth. *Important note* There is no reason to wait until you recieve the discs before contacting the next person on the list. Feel free to contact the next in line before you get the vine.This can help speed up the mailing process greatly.
> 5) ***Very important....once you receive the show in the mail you must post back to the vine to update it.Let others on the vine know that you have received the show on so and so date and what date you will be sending the show onto the next in line. This will keep all the others in the loop and will let us know if the vine has died and who has killed it. Very important knowledge for upcoming vines because if a person repeatedly kills vines then that person should be skipped over if seen posting to other vines.
Other than that , there is some info that is specific to our little operation. First you should go to the most recent post pertaining to the vine you're interested in. For our purposes here on this forum we will need to highlight the text from the original message that includes what show is being vined, and the list of people who have signed up, and copy it (right click on the highlighted text and hit copy). Then start a new post and paste (again, right click where you want the text to reappear, then click paste). The copied list will apear and you will then add your logon name to the list. Since we all have inboxes here on dead.net I think it would be simpler to communicate with each other through them rather than getting into personal emails. However this is not set in stone and people can feel free to contact each other however they wish. Just make sure your contact info is available to the whole group in case somone needs to contact you. So I guess that's it. Any questions feel free to send a private message or just post here on this forum. Also, anyone who has experience with running vines is welcome and encouraged to share their advice and expertise. This is a work in progress and I hope all goes well.
AND I would like to add that when viners rip and burn from the discs or data disc that arrives you should ALWAYS SEND the original CD's or discs to the next person on the list. And YOU keep the copies you made. Those originally vined CD's are the 'travelling tunes' and if everyone sent the copies that they made, then this would make for a degraded CD being sent down the line. And that isn't sharing the music that was sent to you. Same with copying and changing the format (if that is the right word) eg. from wav to mp3. Always stick the original vined CD/data disk back into the mail to be 'vined on'. If you are going to convert it to something else or to you Ipod or Zune, fine, but please send along what was sent to you.
The same with any artwork (see D00Dah's inserts on that Stanford '73, tremendous!) or additional information, setlists, cd inserts etc. MAKE A COPY AND THEN SEND THE ORIGINAL ON TO THE NEXT VINER. That way we all get the benefit of the generosity and creativity of the different individuals active on the vine.
Again I offer this to keep the vine going, we have all had unforseen circumstances and snafu's (such as with the techologically-impaired, yours truely). But you know, everytime I ask for help with the vine, there is a hand here to assist me. That is one of the beautiful parts of this.
And the biggest one is sharing this wonderful and dizzying array of transportive music.
Thanks to viners old and new. Vine ON!!!!!!!!
OK, I stand corrected....I think.
Anyone know a show date for which one of these "Healy matrix" tapes is in circulation?
I'd like to get one and give it a listen.