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July 25th, 2009


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04:05 pm - Happiness is...
... converting cassettes into digital. I'm rescuing/reclaiming/preserving all of my old audiobooks, thanks to a widget which allows my tape player and computer to talk to one another, and software which cleans it up, trims it, joins the wav files, and converts them to MP3. It's all quite fascinating. I'm so glad I don't have to buy some of these again. And heck, some of the ones I really like never made it onto CD anyway.

Of course, this is a long-term project, since it works in real time, but which of my great ideas aren't long-term? What matters is that eventually, they'll all be on my iPod where they belong, instead of languishing in the garage because tape players are obsolete.

Yay me.
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Date:July 28th, 2009 01:32 am (UTC)
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In this case, luckily I still had a tape player capable of doing the job.
I have a lot of cassettes from that period in my life... and the more I eye some of them, the less inclined I am to revisit them. Only a handful, those I liked which would be impossible to get via iTunes or on CD, are making the cut.
Mostly, this is to convert the audiobooks I love and can't find available for download (or don't want to pay full CD price for now.)

So far, so good. The sound quality has been pretty good, and the hassle isn't too bad.

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