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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:51 
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USB stick or even better Micro SD slot if it has one, that's what I did. Just dropped all my beats onto a memory card and it lives in the stereo.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2022 11:13 
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I like the idea of having a dedicated music playing device. Do they do MP3 players with built in Bluetooth? Maybe that could be an option?


I've been toying with getting one to sit in my living room to pipe music to my stereo. It has a USB but it would ruin the aesthetic to have something sticking out of it and I think the control would be easier from a console than fiddling with the remote.

I still have a Raspberry Pi sitting underneath it as part of my plan last January to build a media streamer that would do something similar. I never got round to it when I realised I could just play BBC Sounds from my phone to get the same result.

Of course, if you are in the market for an audio player, there's always this one .


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2022 11:16 
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USB stick or even better Micro SD slot if it has one, that's what I did. Just dropped all my beats onto a memory card and it lives in the stereo.


That is what I did, as my latest car does not have a CD player. Although most of the time I have spotify or podcasts.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2022 11:18 
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Of course, if you are in the market for an audio player, there's always this one .


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https://www.astellkern.co.uk/sp2000.html

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2022 11:26 
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I like the idea of having a dedicated music playing device. Do they do MP3 players with built in Bluetooth? Maybe that could be an option?


I've been toying with getting one to sit in my living room to pipe music to my stereo. It has a USB but it would ruin the aesthetic to have something sticking out of it and I think the control would be easier from a console than fiddling with the remote.

I still have a Raspberry Pi sitting underneath it as part of my plan last January to build a media streamer that would do something similar. I never got round to it when I realised I could just play BBC Sounds from my phone to get the same result.

Of course, if you are in the market for an audio player, there's always this one .



Introducing Astell&Kern’s new flagship... :p Is it a side hustle :)

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2022 11:27 
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I wish! :)

Although it sounds more like a vaudeville act.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2022 11:32 
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"Stainless Steel and Copper body finishes for the best acoustics"


Thus ended a promising partnership.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2022 11:37 
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Kern wrote:

Of course, if you are in the market for an audio player, there's always this one .


Oh, dear lord...

https://www.astellkern.co.uk/sp2000.html

"Stainless Steel and Copper body finishes for the best acoustics"

But it's got a Reference Clock Jitter of only 200 Femto Seconds!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2022 11:44 
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Kern wrote:

Of course, if you are in the market for an audio player, there's always this one .


Oh, dear lord...

https://www.astellkern.co.uk/sp2000.html

"Stainless Steel and Copper body finishes for the best acoustics"

But it's got a Reference Clock Jitter of only 200 Femto Seconds!


I always loved the absolute bollocks written in What Hi-Fi and Audiophile magazine by high end hi-fi kit makers.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2022 2:01 
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USB stick or even better Micro SD slot if it has one, that's what I did. Just dropped all my beats onto a memory card and it lives in the stereo.


That is what I did, as my latest car does not have a CD player. Although most of the time I have spotify or podcasts.


I copied all my purchased/downloaded music from my iPod to a USB stick easily enough and the car media player plays them and shows the titles, artist and album details.

So far, so good.

Unfortunately, that's only 278 songs out of 3307 on the iPod. All the others were either ripped from CDs or recorded off-line via Audacity and hidden away in the iTunes Library, but I haven't worked out how to copy them on to my Windows PC, which still has iTunes working on it. All the others are also in the Music app on my MacBook, but for some reason they won't drag and drop on to the USB drive. There must be a away around this, I jut have to keep looking for it.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2022 0:45 
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I've now got a slightly fiddly solution for copying all my songs off my iPod classic on to a USB stick and retain the meta data in the process. I put the iPod in 'disk' mode and copied all the music folders on to my PC. I then copied them on to a USB stick and just have to rename all the files as the song titles are changed by iTunes into random four character names. They are also randomly assigned to folders, so that an album’s songs may be contained in several folders, so as well as renaming the files with the song names, I’ll have to create folders for each album and move the songs into them.

So it’s going to take quite a while to rename and reorganise 3000 song files, but at least I will have them in a usable format.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2022 1:23 
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Have a look at downloading MusicBrainz Picard. That might do it for you.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2022 2:48 
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I last tried Picard ~10 years ago, back when I had a big collection of MP3s from various sources. I was never able to get it to work as automatically as I hoped.

Maybe you should just get a new car that supports your old ipod

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2022 8:31 
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Warhead and Malia need to found the Media Anachronists' support group.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2022 12:21 
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Have a look at downloading MusicBrainz Picard. That might do it for you.


Thanks very much for this, it looks like it's exactly what I needed.

I've just installed it and it successfully renamed all the files in the first folder I tried. I haven't looked at all the other functions so I don't know whether I can also arrange the tracks into the correct album folders, and then the albums into artist folders, or maybe I don't need to do that to be able to play individual albums from a USB stick. I just need to spend a bit of time finding out what it's capable of, but it's going to save me many, many hours I would have spent on manual file renaming.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2022 12:26 
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Warhead and Malia need to found the Media Anachronists' support group.


I had a cd delivered only this week!

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2022 21:40 
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MaliA wrote:
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Warhead and Malia need to found the Media Anachronists' support group.


I had a cd delivered only this week!


Tbf I've recently started scratching around for mini discs after rediscovering my old mini disc player.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2022 18:27 
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Warhead and Malia need to found the Media Anachronists' support group.


I need in, and some help.

My Ma and her partner have these ancient iPod shuffles with music they transferred from their CDs. Now they want to wipe the black one and copy the music from the pink one to it, but neither are connected to iTunes and as far as I can work out you can’t set the iPod shuffled to open in disk mode. Any ideas on how I bypass this rubbish?

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2022 1:54 
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Sadly I can't give you anything concrete as it was quite some time ago I did this but I do recall it was a major PITA to do stuff like this. I had to try a bunch of different software and a lot required payment (which i was reluctant to do, just in case it didn't really do what I wanted).

I did manage to get songs off an iPod classic but they came out all in jumbled orders of sub sub folders, metadata and labels all missing.

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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2022 9:40 
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Gah. Thanks anyway. It was my fault for leaving it until
the end of the visit before having a look at what she wanted. I won’t see her for a few months now so I’ll carry on trying to work it out for when I see her next.

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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2022 10:02 
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Something near my house is making a beeping sound. It sounds like a watch alarm but louder, or the noise a fire alarm makes when the battery is low. It's somewhere near the border of about 4 gardens, in an overgrown bit and I can't find it. It's very annoying.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2022 10:54 
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Something near my house is making a beeping sound. It sounds like a watch alarm but louder, or the noise a fire alarm makes when the battery is low. It's somewhere near the border of about 4 gardens, in an overgrown bit and I can't find it. It's very annoying.

Is it one of those fox scarer things? There’s one on a road nears ours that’s constantly going off (luckily nowhere near close enough for it to bother us where we live but I bet their neighbours must be livid).

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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2022 13:26 
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Is it Jeremy Beeple lying in wait for his next excellent prank?


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2022 3:11 
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Something near my house is making a beeping sound. It sounds like a watch alarm but louder, or the noise a fire alarm makes when the battery is low. It's somewhere near the border of about 4 gardens, in an overgrown bit and I can't find it. It's very annoying.


That is soooo annoying. Our neighbour has an 'electric perimeter fence' for their dog, and lately is has been doing a similar thing, just beeping and beeping with no end.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2022 7:33 
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If it is a fox scarer type thing then we also have one and it started going off nearly all the time when the battery was about to go at a more audible pitch (to me)

So either maybe wait it out, or you can alert the relevant neighbors if you CAN identify them to change the battery?

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2022 9:10 
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Is it a Beep...Beep...Beep or more of a beeeeeeeeeep?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2022 9:30 
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It's a beep-beep-beep-beep. I'm going on a grand tour of the neighbourhood later to try to track it down.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2022 12:02 
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Success! It was an old carbon monoxide alarm that had ended up in a hedge and was telling the world it was short of power!


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I like the idea of someone being annoyed with their CO monitor beeping and instead of changing the battery, ditching it in a hedge

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2022 13:22 
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"Dammit! The endless beeping of my CO alarm is making me dizzy and nauseous, and is giving me a splitting headache. I'm going to throw it out!"

To be fair, my CO alarm has a built in single-use battery thats meant to last for 10 years and can't be changed, it might have been one of them.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2022 15:26 
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I am going to plaster one into a wall a year before I decide to move house

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Loads of bands that I have seen and really like are playing six miles away on a really good venue and I can't go due to calendar clash. Booo.

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Warhead wrote:
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Have a look at downloading MusicBrainz Picard. That might do it for you.


Thanks very much for this, it looks like it's exactly what I needed.

I've just installed it and it successfully renamed all the files in the first folder I tried. I haven't looked at all the other functions so I don't know whether I can also arrange the tracks into the correct album folders, and then the albums into artist folders, or maybe I don't need to do that to be able to play individual albums from a USB stick. I just need to spend a bit of time finding out what it's capable of, but it's going to save me many, many hours I would have spent on manual file renaming.


The saga continues. Sometimes, when I use Picard to rename the tracks on an album the metadata somehow screws the process and I end up with the tracks split over more than one album, but sometimes with the same album name. It seems to assign tracks to different versions of an album, so maybe some will be shown as belonging to the original UK release, sometimes it will show a track as being on a re-release, or even a greatest hits album. I've tried looking at the metadata to see if I can edit the fields that identify which album the track came from, but it seems to make no difference, I still have what appears to be two or three albums with the same name containing only a few tracks each.

I've also stopped copying albums to a USB stick, putting them on a microSD card on my phone instead, so I can just play music via BlueTooth in the car or on my earbuds. Even that has proved problematic, as the phone started reporting a read/write error when I copy files across, and also it arbitrarily decides that the Samsung Music app can't play some M4A files. It finally said it just couldn't write to the card at all and advised a reformat, which I did, but it still says there's a read/write error, so I'm going to have to get a new micro SD card anyway.

Never had this problems with cassette tapes.


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Taylor Swift's online shop has fallen over, which is an issue as I need to purchase a CD to then get access to the tour pre sale tickets.

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Taylor Swift's online shop has fallen over, which is an issue as I need to purchase a CD to then get access to the tour pre sale tickets.


Boom! Sorted!

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You've bought a CD player?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2022 21:59 
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Warhead wrote:
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Have a look at downloading MusicBrainz Picard. That might do it for you.




The saga continues. Sometimes, when I use Picard to r

Never had this problems with cassette tapes.


It's been a while since I used Picard - I found that when it worked well, it was great, but when it didn't work well I'd end up wasting more time trying to fix it than if I'd just manually edited all the tags in the first place. Very hit and miss, in my hands.

I stopped collecting MP3s a long time ago. It was something I spent ages on but then i just..... stopped.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2022 22:09 
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My insurance provider gave us some money back, which is nice, but they sent a cheque in the mail and my bank doesn't have any branches around unless I drive for 45 minutes.

It's not a lot of money, and it's better in my account than theirs.... and yet, I can't really be bothered to do it.

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No banking app with cheque scanning in the southern wastes?


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I have never heard of this. I don't even know if the ATMs can be used to pay cheques in.

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I realise it may not apply to your bank, but this is sounding more like a "not heard of it" than a "not in Australia" thing: https://www.nab.com.au/personal/online- ... ue-deposit


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2022 20:11 
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Taylor Swift's online shop has fallen over, which is an issue as I need to purchase a CD to then get access to the tour pre sale tickets.


Boom! Sorted!

Midnights is unlikely to trouble many lists of "5 best Taylor Swift albums". It's very barren. Bejeweled and Antihero are stand out tracks, but I'm not feeling it.

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Not checking the size of something has failed me again.


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But wait!

I have used this as a Habitat for Lego Matt Damon in my stop motion remake of Andy Weir's The Martian.


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