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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2004 3:24 pm 
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This on is a bit of a daft question but as it says at the end of my posts, in the land of the blind etc...

I have created a few songs on my G and cut them to CD, and am happy enough to send them to Radio Dijonstock - whether they play them or not is up to them!

However to do this I need to create them as MP3's. does anyone know of a freeware site that I can get some MP3 creating software from?

Also fancy putting a avitar on my priofile - where do you guys get them from? Pictures taken with my digital camera seem to be huge file sizes and too big?

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HI Redster,

As far as making MP3 files from a CD goes, you could do worse than Cdex. I think a few people here use it, and it is generally quite highly regarded. What's more, IT'S FREE!!

For your avatar question, you need to make a file which is no more than 128x128 pixels and no greatere than 16KB in size. That's pretty small file size wise, but a bit of judicious cropping and optimizing in your graphics editor of choice should see you right (I use Photoshop myself, but that has quite a hefty price tag).

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Hi Red and welcome aboard :wink:

MusicMatch does a very good job of making MP3's for you - along with a host of other functions. And it's free :D

Click here for info and the download

You can get avatars from anywhere on the web, or, indeed, create them using photo-editing software. I'm pretty sure the only limitation placed on them is that they be less than 120 x 120 pixels in size.

Godo luck Redster - give us a shout if you need any more assistance.

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Thanks Drum.

I will visit cedex when I get home - at the moment I am at work and no point in downloading onto works computer - I can get away with a bit of surfing but think our CEO would get a bit upset if I started creating MP3's at the office :lol:

Will also play around with my photo editing software to see how I can manipulate something to a suitable size..

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Thanks Lys too - was typing my reply to Drum when your's came through - wasn't being ignorant and ignoring you in my post!

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HA HA - Aye, Redster, I should have mentioned that you have many choices. I currently use Wavelab for creating MP3's but as with Photoshop, it has a hefty price tag.

It does however use industry leading Fraunhofer MP3 encoder. As does MusicMatch. Whatever you choose to do the job, I think you won't go wrong if you ensure that this codec is employed by the software provider.

128 x 128 as you say, Chris, is correct :P I'm always bloody wrong about size issues :lol:

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Do you mean "boody" or "blinking" :lol:

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Redster61 wrote:
Do you mean "boody" or "blinking" :lol:


Dear Professor Redster61,
I think he means that you should send your MP3s to the:

Ministry of Silly Walks
Radio G /Song Dept.
Dijonstock
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but it may be quicker sending them to me:

webmaster@radiog.net

If you have a picture you want to make as an avatar send it along too and I'll make it the appropriate size for you to upload :wink:

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Pete - will send to the e-mail suggested, but firts will need to work out how to use Musicmatch (which I have now downloaded). Thanks for kind offer re avatar, will send picture too . 8)

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Redster61 wrote:
how to use Musicmatch (which I have now downloaded)


MusicMatch Tip

Under File look for Convert files you will then see the box with menus that see in the image below.

Locate your *.wav file to convert (NOTE: If you've burned a CD track you'll have to use the 'Rip' function in MusicMatch. You put your CD in the PC's CD player and MusicMatch opens. You then have a 'Record' function. Activating this will save the CD tracks as MP3's or wav files on your PC) Your mixdown probably has a *.wav ending (i.e. 'mygreatsong.wav'). Then choose the compression properties if you can figure that out choose MP3 Pro at 64 kbps/44khz. If you cant, just make a standard 128 kbps conversion, Radio G can adapt and use that.

Of course, you must keep an eye open for the destination for your converted file so you can find it. I would suggest just shoving it on the desktop - create a folder called 'MP3s' or something like that and keep your converted files there ...

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Wow Pete... you might want to put that tip in the tips & tricks section as well... or in the Radio G announcement section.

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Yeah, Mic again, with one of his stupid problems :lol: ...

I'm using Cdex and no matter what I do, the mp3-files at the end are showing no output at all. They play for the intended time (same time as the original .wav or .cda-file) but no output is audible.

What am I doing wrong? i've just finished a jingle for radiog and wanted to send that to Pete... but an empty 50 second file :roll: ^.

Thanks for your help!!!

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Turn up the volume?

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Robbie wrote:
Turn up the volume?

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Sure, I'm a daftie, but I'm not that stupid :wink: .

No matter what I try, it just won't work.

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Robbie wrote:
in the Radio G announcement section.


It's there ...

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MicEater wrote:
I'm using Cdex and no matter what I do, the mp3-files at the end are showing no output at all. They play for the intended time (same time as the original .wav or .cda-file) but no output is audible


I've never even seen Cdex Mic, but Chris uses it all the time and swears by it ... Chris, Chris???

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Michel,

It was a possibility :lol:
I'll take a look at CDex in a minute Michel. First I have to finish an email and send it.

Pete,

I saw that. Great! I still have to figure out how it works.

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Robbie wrote:
It was a possibility :lol:
I'll take a look at CDex in a minute Michel. First I have to finish an email and send it.


Thanks a bunch, Robbie.

To give you some more insight: If you go into the options of the program, it lets you auto-configure your CD-Rom drive. I've don that, and selected one of the models out of the resulting table at the end. Thin is, the files are where they should be size-wise, as well as lenght-wise... just no sound recorded... strange :roll: .

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MicEater wrote:
No matter what I try, it just won't work


MusicMatch? It's free as well (in basic format) ...

Free Download here:
http://www.musicmatch.com/download/free/?OS=pc&MODE=input&DID=&OEM=MMD

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Pete Young wrote:
MicEater wrote:
No matter what I try, it just won't work


MusicMatch? It's free as well (in basic format) ...

Free Download here:
http://www.musicmatch.com/download/free/?OS=pc&MODE=input&DID=&OEM=MMD

P


Thanks Pete¨!

I've had that installed a while ago, and encountered nothing but problems when using it. This program tried to access my internet-connection every 10 seconds, and crashed each and every time it could't get one... which it never could, because at some point of time I've blocked it via my firewall.

Ah, well, we'll see...

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