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Digital Music 101

In short, the .shn files downloaded from http://www.longliverock.org/downloads/ is step one. Actually, step one is reading their instructions located @: http://www.longliverock.org/downloads/extras-gettingstarted.php

You will need to download a program called "Bit Torrent" in order to open that "shn"/"torrent" file at which time you open the file so that the actual download can begin. It should state or give you options of the format such as high quality "flac" or "wav" vs. lower quality "mp3" files etc. A typical high quality will be rather large (50 Megabytes) where the low quality "mp3" will be rather small (5 Megabytes). Assuming you are running the Windows, I recommend a program called "Winamp" and another called "DBPowerAmp" both of which are available at www.download.com. I'd recommend reading up on "lossy" vs. "lossless" formatting of media as this is a must for the treasure trove that is available all over the web; the most comprehensive of them all being:

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=collection%3Aetree%20AND%20creator%3A%22Grateful%20Dead%22

And now, thankfully, we have downloads available here.

Hope this helps...

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8 Track Player???

Anyone know where I can find an 8 track player?

Got some stuff I need to transfer and I know it is a necessity in the process.
Baby steps....

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Help is out there somewhere

I just realized I am an archivist at heart and am going to start a personal hobby recording project.

Got one mic (so far) and a nice new ibook, Anyone know how I get started recording in .wav format?

Got some cassettes to transfer also.....

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well...

the way I plan to do it is plug the d6 into the line in port on the Belkin TuneTalk on my iPod (just as I record interviews off the phone), record to the iPod, then move the result into iTunes, onto CD, etc.

But depending on your equipment you might want to do something else.

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transferring cassettes to CDs

I'm not that technically savvy and was wondering if someone could explain or give a link that explains the process and equipment required to transfer cassettes to CDs or MP3s. I have a bunch of bootlegs that pretty much just sit there out of fear that I will ruin them if I play them and would like to make them electronic.

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thankx. apparently they are

thankx.

apparently they are not flac, since I downloaded some flac program but it didn't work. what is the name of the .shn program? winamp is a decompress program?

by the way, this is freaking Swahili for me, I never heard any of these words before.

I haven't tried this again, I'm waiting for the next rainy day, but I appreciate your advice.

thanks,

peace.

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please help-reply

please help

http://www.longliverock.org/downloads/

OK, there are free Who downloads available here...

which I downloaded into a utorrent file, but I can't get it to play...

I am a total computer dummy, anybody know what program I can use to play them??

thankx!

CC Joe,
Depends on what format (.shn, .flac, ) the show was download in, the file extension will tell you. You will need to decompress the files to .wav in order to listen to them ( or get the.shn plugin for winamp)

peace,
Ron

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I never even heard of

I never even heard of torrent before I started trying to do these who downloads for my old lady... so you get the idea about my illiteracy and ignorance of 'puter shit.

peace.

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some folks on DNC have been trying to help,

some folks on DNC have been trying to help, but I am a total dummy, next rainy day project is to try this shit again.

peace.

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Torrent Users!

Come on folks. I know at least one of you out there can answer CC Joe's question. (and you know who you are so get typin'!) Don't make me call you out by name....

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