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Thanks for info

I started poking around last night looking into putting linux on a older system I blew the dust off of (yet another project started) in the process of starting this, I found out that the linux open CD iso requires a checksum to make sure the download is not corrupt. In reading about this, I came across the infamous Bit Torrent program which Ive seen many folks in GD land use to trade online. Maybe as Paisley says, "There is incentive"...I'm still researching it all but you might be correct in that doing the online downloading my be quicker and better sounding than transferring tapes. - to be continued...

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Maybe Simple

This is in response to XJ7XJ. I had an issue once upon a time where I could only pick up one channel when trying to recording from tape deck to pc using rca plug to 1/8, the solution was a simple mono plug adaptor into the pc from the 1/8 plug. It would be cheap to try anyway, good luck.

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Transferring your own tapes

...shall we go, you and I while we can..

Unless you've got the "goods" i.e, the asolutely premium quality master for your shows on tape, you might (as I was) be better off exploring the torrent download sites on the internet. I am the best example of how simply you can access what seems like a complex task.I had NEVER used a computer for any task except typing. I bought a computer, got an internet connection, and within a month of poking around casually, got all the basics down.

IF you can remember YOU CAN DO THIS, within a relatively short period of time you can have access to very high quality recordings of almost any show. NOW THERE'S AN INCENTIVE,huh?

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Another choice for Taper's section...

...shall we go, you and I while we can...

Save the file to desktop by rightclicking on the name of the song(s) you wish to download,and directing them to Desktop.Put them on the "burn list" in whatever media player you have by dropping them there, simple "drop and drag" stuff, Burn the list to CD and you're done. You can then delete the file from desktop, and you've got your music.

You can also save these files in iTunes, but only for playing on the computer,I don't believe they will burn for there, but I could be wrong.

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yeah, post here

because I have a feeling a lot of us face similar issues.

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I need help with ongoing project....

Hi all -
I have over 1000 tapes that I am in the process of uploading to my iMac.

I have 2 kids 3 and under...So you can understand why this is onoing....

Heres my set up -

Sony cassette deck with RCA outputs split out - one to tuner/amp and the other to the computer.The splitter is a RCA to 8th in stereo plug. Computer is iMac G3 500Mhz DV model. Stand alone burner (cant remember the brand) The program Im using is Audicity (which all the folks on the apple.com site suggested)

Issues - I am having issues with the Audicity program. It seems that I can only get it to record onto one channel. I can change the program to read in Mono but then its not a true stero recording.. Who on here knows this program??

I down loaded another recording platform which I cant remeber the name, but it recorded perfectly to AIFF and when I saved it to the HD the program saved it into WAV form and now the saved file clips. so out goes that program and Im going back to the origional.

Who out here in techie-land knows Audicity and can help me out OR who can suggest a different (easier) platform to get my analog tapes to a digital format based on my setup. Thanks...Drop me a note or post it here...

Eric

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Quick Time problem

Sounds like you recently installed a new version of QuickTime and it took over your preferences for listening to mp3 files. The files are still mp3. You should open Real Player and re-associate mp3s with it. Even if you don't do this you can still play and burn them by opening Real Player and then opening the files in Real Player.

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Confused on recording..

I'm having trouble downloading the Taper's Section to burn. When I tried it at first, they would open in RealPlayer and I had no problems. But the last two weeks they have opened in a Quick Time player, with no burn or rip options. I have several saved to my desktop, but they are all in Quick Time. How can I transfer these files to burn some tunes? And how the hell did I get a Quick Time player? As a plug-in or something? I'm fairly computer savvy, so anyone who responds doesn't have to break it down to the elementary level. PLEASE HELP!! I NEED THIS MUSIC!!

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thank you, Rob

thank you Rob, I appeciate your taking the time to explain it.

I was never very good at following instructions... but

next rainy day project is I'll try this downloading agin...

peace.

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thank you rob!

and if anyone can offer a similar tutorial for us mac folks, I'm all ears.

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