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recommendation for cd burning software

JOHN RIEHL
 

Hi. a couple of computers ago I had Nero CD Burning rom version 8;
unfortunately it got lost and isn't on my latest computer.

Does anybody have any good recommendations for a program I can use to burn
Cd's and also make my own cd compilation form my own music?

Or is Nero still the best program?

Thanks. John Riehl


Using a Virtual CD Driver to Rip a Virtual CD

Steve Matzura
 

A musician friend of mine has decided that the best way to send me some files to work on is by making an audio CD from his hard-disk recorder, packing it up into a BIN+CUE package with IMGBurn, and sending it to me via Dropbox. Now I have these two files, I can unpack them and burn them to a real compact disc, then use a program like Exact Audio Copy to extract the audio into the WAV files which he should have sent me in the first place so I can work with them. The problem is, he's done this so many times before, and frankly, my media supply is gettin' low! So I thought maybe I could use one of these free CD clone drivers like Elaborate Bytes' Virtual Clone Drive <https://www.elby.ch/en/products/vcd.html> to unpack the BIN+CUE package with IMGBurn, then use EAC to extract the WAV audio. My questions are:


1. Is this scenario even possible? Is that what VCD is supposed to do--be a virtual CD drive where the user can mount a virtual disc and treat it as if it were a real one?


2. I tried mounting the .BIN of the BIN+CUE pair, and VCD didn't do it. Is this format different from the kind of BIN VCD is looking for?


3. Is there a program that can take my BIN+CUE pair made with IMGBurn and turn it into something VCD *CAN* mount?


Thanks in advance for any help on this one.


Converting M4B to other formats

Steve Matzura
 

I find a program calling itself "Free Studio" (http://secure-sc-dvdvideosoft.netdna-ssl.com/FreeStudio_6.7.2.909_d.exe). Malware Bytes meowed about the Website, so I took it from its direct download link. MWB didn't seem to care about the download--i.e., it wasn't quaranteened or flagged in any way--so I ask, does anyone know if this program is OK, and if not, what's good to use to convert it to some other file format? Remember, M4B files have other metadata in them, such as track or chapter markups, so if I were to convert this file into something else, I'd like that "something else" to preserve those constructs--i.e., separate the markups into individual files, which it sounds like Free Studio can do.


Favor needed

Matthew Chao
 

HiSorry for bothering, do you have an account with amazon?Thank you,


Re: File Conversion Problem

Steve Matzura
 

Hey, I never thought about GW. Thanks for that one.

On 8/7/2021 9:47 AM, Rea Lists wrote:
On Fri, Aug 6, 2021 at 12:45 PM, Steve Matzura wrote:

I need to convert an M4A to something else--anything--WAV, MP3, OGG,
something I can play and manipulate in, say, Reaper. I thought Sound
Forge could do it, but not without installing the QuickTime plugin. If I
have to, I'll do that, but is it cool to do so? Does anything break by
doing that?


TIA

Steve, I hope I am replying to you propperly but I am using the web interface for Groups IO.

I use the recommended Quictime plugin with SF 11 with no problems, except loading of files can be slow at times, paurticularly if higher bit rates are used in their creation.(Seems Quicktime is no longer supported but is downloadable.)

I hear Goldwave in its demo mode can handle m4a files so that's another option.

Finally, I use Switch File converter which works very well but has to be paid for to do much seriously with it, but I use it a heck of a lot in processing a talking newspaper here in the UK.

Native conversion of m4a files is one reason I asked if its worth upgrading to SF 15 so any comments welcome on that one as well as its general accessability.

Ray.





Re: File Conversion Problem

JOHN RIEHL
 

Goldwave handles these conversions very simply. Just open the file with Goldwave and save it using Save as and the Mp3 format

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Rea Lists
Sent: Saturday, August 7, 2021 9:48 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] File Conversion Problem

On Fri, Aug 6, 2021 at 12:45 PM, Steve Matzura wrote:


I need to convert an M4A to something else--anything--WAV, MP3, OGG,
something I can play and manipulate in, say, Reaper. I thought Sound
Forge could do it, but not without installing the QuickTime plugin. If I
have to, I'll do that, but is it cool to do so? Does anything break by
doing that?


TIA

Steve, I hope I am replying to you propperly but I am using the web interface for Groups IO.

I use the recommended Quictime plugin with SF 11 with no problems, except loading of files can be slow at times, paurticularly if higher bit rates are used in their creation.(Seems Quicktime is no longer supported but is downloadable.)

I hear Goldwave in its demo mode can handle m4a files so that's another option.

Finally, I use Switch File converter which works very well but has to be paid for to do much seriously with it, but I use it a heck of a lot in processing a talking newspaper here in the UK.

Native conversion of m4a files is one reason I asked if its worth upgrading to SF 15 so any comments welcome on that one as well as its general accessability.

Ray.


Re: File Conversion Problem

Rea Lists
 

On Fri, Aug 6, 2021 at 12:45 PM, Steve Matzura wrote:


I need to convert an M4A to something else--anything--WAV, MP3, OGG,
something I can play and manipulate in, say, Reaper. I thought Sound
Forge could do it, but not without installing the QuickTime plugin. If I
have to, I'll do that, but is it cool to do so? Does anything break by
doing that?


TIA

Steve, I hope I am replying to you propperly but I am using the web interface for Groups IO.

I use the recommended Quictime plugin with SF 11 with no problems, except loading of files can be slow at times, paurticularly if higher bit rates are used in their creation.(Seems Quicktime is no longer supported but is downloadable.)

I hear Goldwave in its demo mode can handle m4a files so that's another option.

Finally, I use Switch File converter which works very well but has to be paid for to do much seriously with it, but I use it a heck of a lot in processing a talking newspaper here in the UK.

Native conversion of m4a files is one reason I asked if its worth upgrading to SF 15 so any comments welcome on that one as well as its general accessability.

Ray.


Re: File Conversion Problem

Steve Matzura
 

Thanks, Steve. I might as well just do it then. I don't have the occasion to convert M4A's often, but it's the kind of thing that, when you need it, you gotta have it, and today was one of those times. Before I saw your reply to my post, I did the conversion the stupid way, by playing it in from another machine and capturing it with SF. For what the file contained, and for what purpose that contents will be used--someone reading a magazine article which will be played in a Zoom conference, it was perfectly adequate. I'm on my way to go get this plug and install it.


Thanks again.

On 8/6/2021 3:54 PM, Steve Jacobson wrote:
Steve,

I installed the QuickTime player to do the same thing with Sound Forge 14 and have not had any problems. When I did that, the website made it sound as though there was a charge, but there was no charge. Although I didn't have any problems, I read somewhere, probably here, that there was another alternative, but this approach worked fine for me.

Best regards,

Steve


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Friday, August 6, 2021 2:45 PM
To: All Audio <all-audio@groups.io>
Subject: [all-audio] File Conversion Problem

I need to convert an M4A to something else--anything--WAV, MP3, OGG,
something I can play and manipulate in, say, Reaper. I thought Sound
Forge could do it, but not without installing the QuickTime plugin. If I
have to, I'll do that, but is it cool to do so? Does anything break by
doing that?


TIA


Re: File Conversion Problem

Steve Jacobson
 

Steve,

I installed the QuickTime player to do the same thing with Sound Forge 14 and have not had any problems. When I did that, the website made it sound as though there was a charge, but there was no charge. Although I didn't have any problems, I read somewhere, probably here, that there was another alternative, but this approach worked fine for me.

Best regards,

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Friday, August 6, 2021 2:45 PM
To: All Audio <all-audio@groups.io>
Subject: [all-audio] File Conversion Problem

I need to convert an M4A to something else--anything--WAV, MP3, OGG,
something I can play and manipulate in, say, Reaper. I thought Sound
Forge could do it, but not without installing the QuickTime plugin. If I
have to, I'll do that, but is it cool to do so? Does anything break by
doing that?


TIA


File Conversion Problem

Steve Matzura
 

I need to convert an M4A to something else--anything--WAV, MP3, OGG, something I can play and manipulate in, say, Reaper. I thought Sound Forge could do it, but not without installing the QuickTime plugin. If I have to, I'll do that, but is it cool to do so? Does anything break by doing that?


TIA


Re: Sound Forge 15 - how accessible for a screen reader user?

Hamit Campos
 

The last I tried was 14. Now as I unfortionately lost the Jonathan Mosen tapes I forgot most of the nifty cool SF tricks so won't comment much. But the basic setup of your device recordingg and so on and so forth are pretty similar. You can now arm the recording so that's a little different cause before it was just control r alt r and away we go. Now the reverce channals thing is gone. I actually quit SF cause it doesn't like the Zoom H6 though supposedly SF Pro especially can record full Dolby Atmos surround sound. So how is it it doesn't like a basic 5.1 Zoom H6? Any who just wanted to share that little bit. Sorry couldn't help more as again I lost those Jonathan Mosen tapes. Thanks to Jon and those tapes I really use to know SF and my plan was to record in full 96 KHZ 24 bits 5.1 surround sound with it via the Zoom H6.

On 8/5/2021 1:01 PM, Rea Lists wrote:
I've been bombarded with continual offers to upgrade to Sound forge 15.  This program is what I've been used to using for many many years now, but how accessible is this latest version?


Comments on using JFW or NVDA with SF very welcome.


Ray.






Sound Forge 15 - how accessible for a screen reader user?

Rea Lists
 

I've been bombarded with continual offers to upgrade to Sound forge 15.  This program is what I've been used to using for many many years now, but how accessible is this latest version?


Comments on using JFW or NVDA with SF very welcome.


Ray.


Re: Virtual Audio Cable

Darran Ross
 

Thank you Curtis, this has indeed given me a jumping off point. I'd be happier with a stage by stage guide, but you can't always get what you want, as Mr Jagger once said!

Thanks again for the help.

Darran

----- Original Message -----
From: "Curtis Delzer" <curtis@calweb.com>
To: <all-audio@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, August 02, 2021 9:56 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Virtual Audio Cable


I use it every day, and your screen reader shouldn't use it unless you assign something like "line one" to your screen reader.
There are 2 main parts, repeater.exe, and
the number of cables you enable in the control panel of virtual audio cable, and that would show up in your sound settings inside windows itself.
When you run virtual audio cable control panel, just shift tab to "restart audio engine," and then one tab to the right should say "number of cables," and that is where you change it to the number of potential sources you might want. I have set it to 4 which is much more than I usually ever need, but there if I want it or might use it.
That makes a line one, line two, line three and line four cable available in your out / input areas of your windows system. So, if, I have a sports event I wish to capture on my computer, I can tell windows to use "line one" to broadcast the event, and use any recorder to listen from line one to record it. And, I can use the repeater app to listen to line one while it is being recorded.
There are many options available to tweak but do remember that your screen reader through the repeater app should be working first so you don't get into a situation where your screen reader is on line one, and you're not listening to line one with the repeater app.
I've done it and had to plug in a set of wired USB headphones to get the attention of my sound devices within windows to fix things.
That will be your best friend until you become use to V A C.
The first part of repeater settings is input, then output, so let's say if input is line one where you're broadcasting with the windows device, and your sound cards' input for the output, you'll be fine and all should go well. You can determine if you wish to listen to stereo or mono, and the number of milliseconds delay from input to output, "50Ms to 500Ms, (which is half a second" and then the "start" command. If you're using NVDA, turn off the beeping for progress bar updates in that screen .
Hope this gives you a glimmering.



On 8/2/2021 11:53 AM, Darran Ross via groups.io wrote:
Hi List.

I'm interested in having a play with V A C, but was wondering if anyone knows of any guides that may be available on how to use it with a screen reader.

The first thing that worries me is that if I install it, am I going to lose speech because windows will automatically reroute audio to the new device?

Any links to podcasts or the like would be gratefully received. I did find one introduction type podcast from years back on the Blind Geek Zone website, but it honestly wasn't very good! Hoping someone out there knows of a good V A C resource.

Many thanks.

Darran




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Re: Virtual Audio Cable

Curtis Delzer
 

I use it every day, and your screen reader shouldn't use it unless you assign something like "line one" to your screen reader.
There are 2 main parts, repeater.exe, and
the number of cables you enable in the control panel of virtual audio cable, and that would show up in your sound settings inside windows itself.
When you run virtual audio cable control panel, just shift tab to "restart audio engine," and then one tab to the right should say "number of cables," and that is where you change it to the number of potential sources you might want. I have set it to 4 which is much more than I usually ever need, but there if I want it or might use it.
That makes a line one, line two, line three and line four cable available in your out / input areas of your windows system. So, if, I have a sports event I wish to capture on my computer, I can tell windows to use "line one" to broadcast the event, and use any recorder to listen from line one to record it. And, I can use the repeater app to listen to line one while it is being recorded.
There are many options available to tweak but do remember that your screen reader through the repeater app should be working first so you don't get into a situation where your screen reader is on line one, and you're not listening to line one with the repeater app.
I've done it and had to plug in a set of wired USB headphones to get the attention of my sound devices within windows to fix things.
That will be your best friend until you become use to V A C.
The first part of repeater settings is input, then output, so let's say if input is line one where you're broadcasting with the windows device, and your sound cards' input for the output, you'll be fine and all should go well. You can determine if you wish to listen to stereo or mono, and the number of milliseconds delay from input to output, "50Ms to 500Ms, (which is half a second" and then the "start" command. If you're using NVDA, turn off the beeping for progress bar updates in that screen .
Hope this gives you a glimmering.

On 8/2/2021 11:53 AM, Darran Ross via groups.io wrote:
Hi List.
I'm interested in having a play with V A C, but was wondering if anyone knows of any guides that may be available on how to use it with a screen reader.
The first thing that worries me is that if I install it, am I going to lose speech because windows will automatically reroute audio to the new device?
Any links to podcasts or the like would be gratefully received. I did find one introduction type podcast from years back on the Blind Geek Zone website, but it honestly wasn't very good! Hoping someone out there knows of a good V A C resource.
Many thanks.
Darran
--
Curtis Delzer
HS
K 6 V F O
Rialto, CA

curtis@calweb.com


Virtual Audio Cable

Darran Ross
 

Hi List.

I'm interested in having a play with V A C, but was wondering if anyone knows of any guides that may be available on how to use it with a screen reader.

The first thing that worries me is that if I install it, am I going to lose speech because windows will automatically reroute audio to the new device?

Any links to podcasts or the like would be gratefully received. I did find one introduction type podcast from years back on the Blind Geek Zone website, but it honestly wasn't very good! Hoping someone out there knows of a good V A C resource.

Many thanks.

Darran


Re: Playback Issue with Olympus DM-670

Hamit Campos
 

Hi Danny. When it does this, it beeps 3 times no? If not then something is up there friend. Because what you describe happens when the recorder is dead. It stops beeps 3 times and yes like you said press what ever button you may and it does nothing. You then must shut down.

On 8/2/2021 6:08 AM, Danny Miles wrote:
Hi. I'm able to record files using my Olympus DM-670, and I can even
play them back without any problems on my laptop, but when I play them
on the digital recorder itself it stops playback after one or two
seconds. This even includes files that have previously played without
issue on the device. Once a file stops playing, I can't get any of
the buttons to make sounds or encourage the recorder to start playing
again. Instead, I have to turn the device off (which often takes two
or three attempts) and then turn it back on, at which point it starts
confirming that folder A is active (in the same way as it does after a
charging of the battery). However, the device is claiming that the
battery is at a high level, and I've tried charging it a bit in case
this information is wrong without any success.

Any advice regarding possible causes and solutions will be
appreciated. Thanks in advance for any contributions.

Take care, Danny




Playback Issue with Olympus DM-670

Danny Miles
 

Hi. I'm able to record files using my Olympus DM-670, and I can even
play them back without any problems on my laptop, but when I play them
on the digital recorder itself it stops playback after one or two
seconds. This even includes files that have previously played without
issue on the device. Once a file stops playing, I can't get any of
the buttons to make sounds or encourage the recorder to start playing
again. Instead, I have to turn the device off (which often takes two
or three attempts) and then turn it back on, at which point it starts
confirming that folder A is active (in the same way as it does after a
charging of the battery). However, the device is claiming that the
battery is at a high level, and I've tried charging it a bit in case
this information is wrong without any success.

Any advice regarding possible causes and solutions will be
appreciated. Thanks in advance for any contributions.

Take care, Danny


Re: Binaural Bluetooth Wireless Headsets?

Matthew Chao
 

Binaural headsets have mics in them that are 360-degree omnidirectional. They allow recording of things behind you as well as in front/lef/right. Check out the Sennheiser Ambeo Smart headset on Amazon.com, and you'll get a better idea of what these things are all about.--Matt Chao

P.S. the headphones themselves are stereo, but because of the mics, it adds a new dimension to sereo, kind of like surround sound, but at the headphones level.

On 7/11/2021 9:17 AM, Anders Holmberg wrote:
Hi!
What is binaural headphones?
/A

10 juli 2021 kl. 22:57 skrev Matthew Chao via groups.io <mattchao=verizon.net@groups.io>:

Hi, Folks. I recently bought a set of Sennheiser Ambeo headphones. These are binaural, and enable recording on an iPhone. While I really like these 'phones, I'm looking for something similar to the Ambeos, but in a Bluetooth wireless version. Any suggestions? Thanks.--Matt Chao






Re: Binaural Bluetooth Wireless Headsets?

Anders Holmberg
 

Hi!
What is binaural headphones?
/A

10 juli 2021 kl. 22:57 skrev Matthew Chao via groups.io <mattchao=verizon.net@groups.io>:

Hi, Folks. I recently bought a set of Sennheiser Ambeo headphones. These are binaural, and enable recording on an iPhone. While I really like these 'phones, I'm looking for something similar to the Ambeos, but in a Bluetooth wireless version. Any suggestions? Thanks.--Matt Chao






Binaural Bluetooth Wireless Headsets?

Matthew Chao
 

Hi, Folks. I recently bought a set of Sennheiser Ambeo headphones. These are binaural, and enable recording on an iPhone. While I really like these 'phones, I'm looking for something similar to the Ambeos, but in a Bluetooth wireless version. Any suggestions? Thanks.--Matt Chao

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