if it is at all useful
I have been using a simple programme for some years now called POLDERBITS for digitising my old vinyl and tapes, but it also works fine for streams. It has a recording element (you have to adjust the input levels manually), an editing element which includes some simple tools to edit the recording, to filter it (for tape hiss or vinyl crackles), and a simple equaliser. Once you are happy with the result you can then save it with any name you like as an MP3 (at almost any quality you like) or as .wav You can then open the files in ITUNES or whatever and edit the information as you wish.
Its so simple that it took me ten minutes to work it out and I have digitised a lot of old tapes and vinyl. An eval copy is free, but it is 40 USD otherwise..a bit much maybe but it has saved me a fortune and I cannot get on with audacity.
Btw IMO the Quciktime streams from this site sound significantly better than the WMP streams. it is worth getting quicktime
Just interested in listening away from my comp.
Its kinda wierd that I can get advice/discussion here on how to best download and rip lossless GD SBD's available through other sites like etree.org but seem unable to get similar advice/discussion on using this site's streaming content on an iPod or MP3 player.
Given the current furor over MP3 DL versus streaming content delivery in the Taper's section, I would have thought this was the place for recommendations for capturing streaming content for use on iPods or other MP3 players. A week or two ago I asked for advice on how I could best use these streams on my MP3 player and came up dry here. I dug in some and here's the best result I have been able to figure out so far. Anyone have a slicker solution?
Here's a good URL to find out about snagging the RTSP content, assuming the selected player choice is streaming Windows media. There are probably other choices for those who opt for the streaming Apple media.
Using any of the packages described there, one can capture the stream but I think the file names have to be manually redone when the stream is finished. The resulting files are 96kbps @ 44KHz sampling. The snagged files can be easily converted to MP3 using foobar2000 which preserves header tagging. Yes I know I am converting from one lossless format to another but a) the captured .ASF files dont work on my portable player; b) I am not using the streams for archival purposes; and c) at 96 kbps I have to be listening very hard to hear the difference while I am jogging or driving to work in my car :P
Does anyone have a better solution that does not require the file renaming step?
GASP!!!!! was looking through a Hammacher Schelemmer catalog at the Dr.s office today and lo and behold found that they have a pricy little gadget that will convert tapes to Mp3 files into you're computer. It works for both pc and mac. Comming in at $ 199.95 unless you have a sick amount of tapes it might be something to look into.
It is a great little application that performs all sorts of helpful functions. Among them is decoding shn or flac files to wav files. You can then burn the wav files onto CD using a variety of CD burning software. It is free. Just google traderslittlehelper and download it. You wont be sorry.
ok i sorta missed a step there. after you go to output in preferences in winamp and change it to nullsoft then you hit configure and tell it where to put the files. what the nullsoft output setting does is convert to wave files.
come to think of it that only plays the files. i think the way i burned the gdlive collection was to go into prefs (winamp) plugins output and change it to nullsoft; then winamp will burn an audio disc of the shn files. to listen you have to go back in and change it back to direct sound.
hi thomas, it's at etree.org.
I was wondering if anyone out there has worked out a slick method for capturing streaming music for replay on iPods.
I use btorrent to download shows as either .flac or shn files while I have no trouble burning the flac files My winamp wont burn the shn files Someone earlier on this tree mentioned a shn plugin for winamp. Does anybody know where I can get one? I went to the winamp page and their were plugins for everything but shn files. Can anyone Help? My hard disc free space is shrinking terribly Thanks!