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Posted: 03 Oct 06, 03:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

right i keep being requested to post in flac....let me know the best programs to use for converting to:-
flac
lossless
converting from cine film to dvd
reel to reel tape to..?????
editing dvds
joining dvd files
dvd to avi/mpeg
editing videos


if i get this help then i will post in these formats.can't be no fairer than that.????????????

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Posted: 03 Oct 06, 04:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Andy,

"Lossless" is just an adjective describing the fact that FLAC format doesn't diminish the quality. It's not an actual format, so no need to worry about that.

FLAC files can be created from WAV files with a program called "Flac Frontend". You simply select the WAV files, select "level 8", and click on "decode". Simple as that.

TMPGEnc is the program I use for converting video from one format to another, and I use Ulead MediaStudio Pro 8.0 for editing video.

Since I haven't had experience with cine film and reel to reel, I can't help you there. Perhaps someone else can.

Good luck.



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Posted: 03 Oct 06, 04:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For analog audio (reel to reel, cassette etc) you need to be able to connect the source player to your soundcard through the 3.5 mini jack on the back.. or even better through 2 x RCA phonos (if you've got them)... then get hold of Adobe Audtion.

You can use Audition to record 'live' from the source... and then 'clean' the resulting wave form.

You can also connect an old fashioned record player the same way (although you need to run it through an amplifier first).

Oh yeah... and for Video editing ... get hold of Adobe Premiere - I'm just beginning to find out how good it is...


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Posted: 03 Oct 06, 04:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

thanks for this..i have just downloaded flac frontend but unfortunatlly i do not have $1400.00 spare to purchase other programs.but i will still keep looking
thanks again

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Posted: 03 Oct 06, 04:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Exact Audio Copy - to copy audio CDs as .wav files to PC

FlacFrontend - to encode wav to FLAC

SmartRipper - to rip DVDs (for example to rip the audio off a DVD) I think SmartRipper is hard to get now because ripping is considered illegal.

DVD Shrink - if your DVD is too big to fit on a 4,7 GB disc. You can also use it to copy a faulty DVD to Hard Drive and rescue it in some cases.

DVD2Avi - if you want to work on video, for example run filters or cut away edges etc

VirtualDub Mod - to work on the avi

Ulead Media Studio - to capture video and edit DVD

TMPEG DVD author - to author DVD, create menus and bookmarks.

If you have audio tapes, I would very strongly advise you to lend them to someone with experience in audio mastering or at least get help. I have heard the same tape mastered by two different people and there was such an incredible difference. If you want, I send you an email and recommend someone. If you need help with video, you can email me anytime.


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Posted: 03 Oct 06, 05:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here's a tip for recording to computer from your sound card input:

Right-click on your volume icon and select "Open Volume Control"

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j97/gooseberry_flesh/vol/step1.gif

From the advanced volume control that comes up, go to options and select properties

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j97/gooseberry_flesh/vol/step2.gif

Select "Recording" on the properties window

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j97/gooseberry_flesh/vol/step3.gif

This will give you the advanced recording volume controls. This is where everyone makes the mistake of looking at these as if "all the way down" means silent. It does not! All the way down on these sliders means ORIGINAL level. Turning them up ANY amplifies the volume. So this is where it's crucial to get the volume just right without disorting. Start all the way down and increase only if necessary, and baby steps.. for line in (which is what you want) a tiny adjustment can make the level much different.

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j97/gooseberry_flesh/vol/step4.gif

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Posted: 04 Oct 06, 06:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As I was one of those who requested you post in FLAC, just wanted to say thanks for making the effort - it really is appreciated. If you need any help with mastering/removing clicks/gaps etc, please PM me and I'll be more than happy to assist.

All the best, and good luck!

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Posted: 04 Oct 06, 06:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sir GH<br><h6>ah yeah</h6> wrote:

Andy,

"Lossless" is just an adjective describing the fact that FLAC format doesn't diminish the quality. It's not an actual format, so no need to worry about that.

FLAC files can be created from WAV files with a program called "Flac Frontend". You simply select the WAV files, select "level 8", and click on "decode". Simple as that.

TMPGEnc is the program I use for converting video from one format to another, and I use Ulead MediaStudio Pro 8.0 for editing video.

Since I haven't had experience with cine film and reel to reel, I can't help you there. Perhaps someone else can.

Good luck.

FLAC files can be created from WAV files with a program called "Flac Frontend". You simply select the WAV files, select "level 8", and click on "decode". Simple as that.

tried that and did not work so trying encode and at the moment that seems to be working,finally got wav file.lol

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Posted: 04 Oct 06, 06:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

stark wrote:

As I was one of those who requested you post in FLAC, just wanted to say thanks for making the effort - it really is appreciated. If you need any help with mastering/removing clicks/gaps etc, please PM me and I'll be more than happy to assist.

All the best, and good luck!
thanks for any HELP,think i have it now :-recorded from cassette to pc using abode audition 1.5 (wav) then using flacfront end encoded and now have flac files,but they are smaller than the wav files is that correct:-
it's in 2 parts(each side of c9o cassette)
part 1:-type:wave sound
bit rate:1411 kbps
size:420 mb

after using flacfrontend

type:flac file
size 174 mb

part 2:-type:wave sound
bit rate:1411 kbps
size:429 mb

after using flacfrontend

type:flac file
size:190 mb

please tell me this is now correct taken me ages of trial and error,that's the way i learn

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Posted: 04 Oct 06, 07:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That sounds right! See you're still saving quite a bit of file size, but flac retains all of the quality of the original wav :)

Also, I don't know if it's been pointed out to you before, but flac files will play in Winamp as easy as mp3s. So it's a great way to personally store audio files too, not only for sharing. You can also burn them to CD without having to change anything (with Nero anyway) so it's a great format to save some space but keep the best possible quality :)

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Posted: 04 Oct 06, 07:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That sounds just about right to me.

maybe someone can help spliting the files into individual tracks.

I know there are some free software tools to do this, but I'm totaly ignorant on how to do it.

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Posted: 04 Oct 06, 07:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bubbles! wrote:

That sounds right! See you're still saving quite a bit of file size, but flac retains all of the quality of the original wav :)

Also, I don't know if it's been pointed out to you before, but flac files will play in Winamp as easy as mp3s. So it's a great way to personally store audio files too, not only for sharing. You can also burn them to CD without having to change anything (with Nero anyway) so it's a great format to save some space but keep the best possible quality :)
cheers for that,the cassette i have just done is :-
the midsummer night tube from 22nd june 1983 which was not broadcast due to robert plants voice it features roger taylor and others.it's to big to burn onto a 80 min disc,would you know how i can join the 2 parts together??

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Posted: 04 Oct 06, 08:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just want to add a very useful tip i got when i started with editing files:
If you have Nero, just use the function there to split the tracks. You also avoid clicks between tracks using Nero.

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Posted: 04 Oct 06, 08:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

TheGame wrote:

I just want to add a very useful tip i got when i started with editing files:
If you have Nero, just use the function there to split the tracks. You also avoid clicks between tracks using Nero.
Yeah, I just learned how to use that, it works great.


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Posted: 04 Oct 06, 08:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

andy1962 wrote:

Bubbles! wrote:

That sounds right! See you're still saving quite a bit of file size, but flac retains all of the quality of the original wav :)

Also, I don't know if it's been pointed out to you before, but flac files will play in Winamp as easy as mp3s. So it's a great way to personally store audio files too, not only for sharing. You can also burn them to CD without having to change anything (with Nero anyway) so it's a great format to save some space but keep the best possible quality :)
cheers for that,the cassette i have just done is :-
the midsummer night tube from 22nd june 1983 which was not broadcast due to robert plants voice it features roger taylor and others.it's to big to burn onto a 80 min disc,would you know how i can join the 2 parts together??

If you have Nero, You can load your File onto WAV editor (i believe that's the correct function) and as The Game mentioned, you can split the file into tracks. Once you've completed the splitting, you can create 2 seperate file folders to copy onto your CDs. It was a bit tedious the first time using it, but once you get use to it, it's a charm.
BTW thank you for your efforts regardless of the turnout. I think your doing the best thing for yourself and your collection. You have great people here helping you. I learned a lot here.


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