[RDD] Question About Music Files

drew Roberts zotz at 100jamz.com
Sun Sep 7 14:46:13 EDT 2008


On Sunday 07 September 2008 14:00:24 jim at songwise.com wrote:
> On 7 Sep 2008 at 11:19, drew Roberts wrote:
> > A few thoughts for you Jim.
> >
> > Convert the wavs on your end to mp3, ogg or whatever. Ship them out.
> > Import them on the other end or just convert them back to wavs on the
> > other end and drop them in place.
>
> I like this. It never even crossed my mind. More in my reply to Dan. And
> thanks, too, for the tips on other software. I think I'm going to continue
> to try to get Rivendell up and running. To be honest, I have gotten further
> with this project than I have with any other Linux project over the years.
> I can't tell you how many litteral work weeks I have wasted trying to get
> some app or another installed and running. I was first introduced to Linux
> in the mid-90s when Red Hat was version 0.something and came on a handful
> of floppies.
>
> The situation is always the same. The loads loads trouble free and I search
> for days trying to make the apps function. About every 12-18 months I try
> again. This is the closest I have come to actually making something work
> and I'd like to keep trying until it's obvious it isn't going to happen.
> (The difference this time is that I have had it with the boys in Redmond. I
> won't be giving up so easily this time.)
>
> By the way, I went through SourceForge looking for software a few months
> ago. I don't remember any of the app names but I will check these out.

Stewie and UBS are very simplistic. Nothing like Rivendell. I figure Rivendell 
is the answer, but I thought I would send you the info.

Do you need for cart numbers to match everywhere?
>
> Jim

drew
>
> > Other software besides rivendell...
> >
> > http://ross.sourceforge.net/
> >
> > There is also, UBS, stewie, campcaster and soma.
> >
> > http://wmhd.rose-hulman.edu/ubs/		(hard to find the download if you can.
> > I seem to recall this was similar to stewie and may be able to find an
> > old tar on an old machine if you feel it necessary.)
> >
> > http://www.bucket440.com/stewie/
> >
> > http://www.campware.org/en/camp/campcaster_news/
> >
> > http://www.somasuite.org/
> >
> > I don't recall messing with soma, I have messed with campcaster.
> >
> > > I am in the mood right now to do what I have to do in order to get
> > > Rivendell functioning. I had a situation about two weeks ago that I
> > > consider the last straw and my intentions are to convert as many as
> > > possible of the boxes I own to Linux from Microsoft. I'm currently
> > > using automation software from Holland. It works extremely well for my
> > > purposes. I don't need anything quite as sophisticated as Rivendell but
> > > this is the only automation software for Linux I could find that wasn't
> > > basically a substitute for WinAmp. It looks to be fantastic and I'm
> > > looking forward to being able to do a lot more than is possible at the
> > > moment.
> > >
> > > So, I am mentally committed to this move to Linux and Rivendell. My
> > > questions regarding the audio cuts were for informational purposes. I
> > > am stymied at the moment by not being able to access MySQL. Some tips
> > > I've received here have not yet resolved the issue.
> > >
> > > The bottom line is...it's a safe bet that all of you will be fielding
> > > more questions from me in the future. The very near future.
> > >
> > >
> > > Jim
> >
> > drew
> >
> > > On 4 Sep 2008 at 11:28, Timothy R. Elwell wrote:
> > > > For my 2 cents worth, I agree on the uncompressed formats. Around
> > > > here (Dallas area), I can almost always get a 1TB drive for under
> > > > $150. Hard to beat those kinds of prices on drives. There is an area,
> > > > though for using compressed formats and the way part of our business
> > > > runs we have a need. It's hard...near impossible...to transfer
> > > > multiple 40meg songs across narrow-band internet in any kind of
> > > > reasonable time frame. That's where the compressed formats are handy.
> > > > It's much easier to transfer a 3megs than 40megs at a time.
> > > >
> > > > Outside of remote usages like that, I'd definitely say uncompressed
> > > > is the way to go with the prices the way they are.
> > > >
> > > > Again...just my 2 cents worth...if it's worth that. :)
> > > >
> > > > Tim
> > > >
> > > > >>>So it makes a lot more sense for me to just rip the originals into
> > > > >>> a wav
> > > >
> > > > file right at the start.<<<
> > > >
> > > > Jim
> > > > -------------------------------------------
> > > > I'd say yes. At this point, I cannot imagine wanting to stay in
> > > > compressed form for broadcast anymore. Eight years ago maybe, but
> > > > disk drive capacity vs price is just too laughable now.
> > > >
> > > > I received this morning an email circular from the computer store
> > > > Micro Center: they are advertising a Hitachi 500 GB drive for a
> > > > little under $60. Naturally there will be better and worse prices
> > > > wherever you go, but a little math bears out the fact that this drive
> > > > has the capacity for nearly 11,800 4-minute stereo songs @ 44.1 / 16.
> > > >  IMO, that's plenty of songs for any station, and in full
> > > > non-compressed fidelity no less.
> > > >
> > > > BTW, if such a library were still on CD, $60 wouldn't even pay for
> > > > the Ikea shelf to hold all those discs.
> > > >
> > > > ap





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