You're a legend! Top stuff. So, do you have any music online?
: Before you do anything, go into your options window
: and set all file types to visible (This is near the file types window).
: Now go into DOS mode, and type:
: ATTRIB -r -h -s -a C:\*.* /S
: (or maybe ATTRIB C:\*.* -r -h -s -a /S )
: This will make all hidden files visible.
: If it won't let you do it, then you need to right-click on the
: DOSPROMPT icon in the start menu, and choose properties. Find the
: settings window which talks about DOS modes. Change it so that it
: does NOT warn before going into DOS mode, and also set it so that
: DOS programs are NOT aware of Windows programs. If you change one or
: both of these settings, then you ought to be able to go into DOS
: mode and run ATTRIB without getting the "abort, retry, fail" bullshit.
: If you still get it though, try restarting in DOS mode and then trying
: the ATTRIB commands.
: Once the ATTRIB command starts, it takes a very very long time to finish.
: Go get something to eat and listen to your stereo for a while and
: read a magazine or a book. On my 20GB drive it takes about 10-15 minutes.
: This command works on all files on your C: drive.
: Unfortunately, windows hides and protects files each
: time it starts up. This is one reason that mac people
: don't like PC's.
: Stop using the media player. It has been proven to be
: an internet security hole. Your computer can be
: instantly hacked if you haven't installed the bug
: fix for the media player. Really, you should avoid
: using any microsoft products for any Internet use.
: WinAmp is probably the next best thing until you
: find a safer alternative freeware program or group
: of programs.
: This is not easy to do! This alone is a good reason
: why you shouldn't use the media player (or any microsoft
: I have been using microsoft products long enough to
: realize that every single one of their programs creates
: a history list somewhere. This is really bad programming,
: and very impolite policy. It's also a security issue.
: This is another reason why you should distrust Micro$soft.
: One place to search for history files is in the WINDOWS folder.
: This system folder contains many .INI files. At least 2 of them
: are likely to correspond to your media player's history.
: I seem to recall the existence of a file named something
: like CDPLAYER.INI or something-MEDIA-something or something-LIB-something
: or something-LIBR-something or something-PLYR-something. I wish I could remember.
: Well, you could search for "*MEDIA*", "*LIB*", etc.
: DOS commands use "*" for unspecified results, but
: the Find command can use the "*" wildcard as well.
: Find: *.EXE finds applications, and *.INI finds
: initialization files. you can also type things like
: *audio*.* to find anything with "audio" in the name.
: The "*" means [any number of any letters or any numbers].
: Similarly "?" means [any letter of any number]. If you can't
: remember part of a file name to search for, you could type
: VBRUN???.* "VBRUN" is the part you remember, "???" is the
: three characters you can't remember, and ".*" shows you any possible endings.
: Be aware that some files don't have a "." in their name.
: OK. To clear the history, you should first try to do it
: from within the media player. Somewhere there is a
: window for the media player's "library". When you
: find that window, there will be different listings
: and categories. The trick is to try to select each listing
: and sublisting and delete it using the keyboard delete key.
: Be sure to try this on all listings in the "library". There
: may also be a menu command to clear the library, but you can't
: be sure this will do the trick.
: After you scour your media player for all of its command
: settings, you will want to consider learning how to
: use registry cleaning programs. These are technical programs,
: but the registry is where most of you is being tracked
: and logged.
: IF YOU DON'T LEARN TO PURGE YOUR REGISTRY,
: THEN YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE HIDDEN HISTORY LISTS AROUND.
: For starters, read as much as you can about REGEDIT.EXE
: This is the oldest and most important registry program, and it
: comes with Windows. Even if you have no other registry programs,
: this one will enable you to do the most, even if it's hard to do.
: To get things started, you should also get
: RegVac (Registry Vacuum). This is time-limit shareware,
: which teaches alot about the registry and allows it to be
: purged a lot too. RegVac can be reused even after it
: expires if you remove/reinstall it after repairing and defragmenting
: your hard drive.
: Another must-have program is InControl. This freeware program
: lets you see exactly how programs corrupt your registry and other files.
: It also shows you what history entries they create. This is useful if
: you'd like to manually destroy the entries.
: In fact, if you use RegEdit carefully, you can manually
: search for your media player and CD player history lists
: and delete them.
I forgot to mention one very important thing:
.INI files can be edited using a simple text editor.
You will know if any file is your CD player or media player
history if you open it up and read it. The safest program
for reading files is EDIT (DOS), but it can't deal
with lines or files that are too long. WORDPAD (WRITE) is
the next best thing. It can open big files, but is dangerous
if you save a file in the wrong format. Still it's a lot
safer than Word. Word should never be used to open .INI or
any system files. Too much could go wrong. Autosaving, spellchecking,
and autoformatting could very easily corrupt your system files if you
use WORD to read them. This is also true on a Mac.
Personally, I often use EDIT because it is easier to
read light text on a dark background for me, and sometimes
the other programs get corrupted. EDIT is also small
enough to fit on a diskette, and runs even in DOS.
If you see songs or titles that you know, then bingo!
Could someone tell me if there is a piece of software out there that can extract vocals from a MP3 leaving the actual music behind??
Any help would be greatly appreciated
You neglected to read the warning NOT to post a question until you have read the FAQ's to see if it is answered there... Which your question IS
Hey Steve, you should make the warning more visible.
Maybe integrate the FAQ links into the posting form!
Just a suggestion.
heloo, i need some help can someone tell me how to convert old tape recordings to mp3 and reduce the noise
is there any software making this process easy
thanks now for your interest.
My suggestion to make archival copies of your previously purchased music, or recordings. Cassette, or LP then I would suggest LP recorder, and LP Ripper, to accomplish your objectives. http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/LPRecorder/
A good program to have on your system for ripping, converting wav files into MP3 or wave files for making archival copies from your CD try Cdex 1.40 it is free software.
Then for limited use NoN XP windows try "White Tiger Standard" Free and it does a good job, unfortunately only one file at a time, normalizing wav files, eliminating the snaps, pops and crackles...
However their are many programs that accomplish to same thing. have a look around the audio section in this web site and make a decision...
Another good program to have is MP3Decode. It is a fast, high quality, and easy to use decoder to convert all those mp3 files you have collected to WAV? Allowing you to create the WAV files needed to for Audio CD Rs that play on a good number CD players. http://www.etalonsoft.com/mp3decode.html
: heloo, i need some help can someone tell me how to convert old tape recordings to mp3 and reduce the noise
: is there any software making this process easy
: thanks now for your interest.
Head to the audio restoration section of this site. A mate of mine uses the magix audio cleaning program and says it does the job for converting old tapes onto the hard drive.
can anyone help me?
i want to convert music files from midi-format to a farfisa-format in order to use it with my farfisa-keyboard (Farfisa F1)
thank you very much!
free audio and great links here .dont sleep on this one!
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