Author Topic: How to display collection for converting to mp3  (Read 4116 times)

streetrodder

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Re: How to display collection for converting to mp3
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2020, 10:32:47 pm »
It took a while to get back to this.

The process is working, just had a bit of a learning curve to figure out how to convert to MP3 and then save to a usb.

It appears to be a two step process.

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Re: How to display collection for converting to mp3
« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2020, 10:58:06 pm »
Hi,

You can do it direct if you designate your USB drive as the target folder in VinylStudio's Settings / Preferences dialog, but you might not want to do that for other reasons.

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Re: How to display collection for converting to mp3
« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2020, 11:17:30 pm »
If I do that, I'm guessing I'd need to move it back for all other work.

Would I  permanently lose my connection to the other saved work by doing so?

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Re: How to display collection for converting to mp3
« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2020, 11:30:09 pm »
Hi,

You can change the folder to which VinylStudio writes your saved tracks at any time.  There's no 'connection' other than that.

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Re: How to display collection for converting to mp3
« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2020, 03:22:00 am »
Thanks, it would be useful when I convert multiple albums to mp3.

It'd be so much nicer if the players would play .wav files.

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Re: How to display collection for converting to mp3
« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2020, 07:55:10 pm »
Most players will, although I don't see the advantage.  What are you playing your tracks on?

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Re: How to display collection for converting to mp3
« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2020, 08:57:41 pm »
Usually in a vehicle, most often a rental, especially since most no longer have a CD player.

The .wav files are on my netbook computer, so I can play them any other time.

And then there's the whole 'what order the tracks play in' issue.  That varies from player to player.
Forget consistently hearing a concept album (Tommy, Dark Side..., etc.) in the proper order.

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Re: How to display collection for converting to mp3
« Reply #22 on: August 26, 2020, 09:39:50 pm »
> And then there's the whole 'what order the tracks play in' issue.

Are you including the track number at the start of the filename for your saved tracks?  That usually fixes this (and that's what it's there for).

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Re: How to display collection for converting to mp3
« Reply #23 on: August 26, 2020, 10:11:10 pm »
Yes, and I've tried renaming the tracks with the track number as the first two characters.

No difference.

Also happens with the Groove media player on my netbook.

Also tried resaving with the number AND in time order, in case it played from oldest to newest...

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Re: How to display collection for converting to mp3
« Reply #24 on: August 26, 2020, 11:23:54 pm »
How annoying.  Did you try to see if you could get any change out of Microsoft?

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Re: How to display collection for converting to mp3
« Reply #25 on: August 27, 2020, 02:27:00 am »
Oh, lord no.   Wonder how the player on my Linux workstation would do...