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Old 08-04-2013, 11:38 PM   #5086
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What I think Garthhh is on about is that he either needed to place start-stop sections manually, or the silence finder would miss some and add extras in the middle of songs - which he'd then need to manually adjust. That's probably what he meant by "too many mouse clicks".

I think he's used to a program which has decent pre-sets built in specific for records. I.e. in one click it runs the "click repair" and noise filter to alleviate the hiss/scratches before running the gap finder. So the gap finder in that other program feels more accurate, because it already did all the other stuff beforehand (as the Audacity tutorial explains you should do manually).

Awesome! If that be the case, I'm actually more inclined to use it than if it only had Python. I'm quite used to AutoLisp (for AutoCAD), which is another derivative originally also from XLisp, the Nyquist is possibly quite similar (at least in concept if not libraries).
vinyl is what it is qualitywise, I don't use any noise repair or gap finders
audacity is fine to generate the mp3's files of entire sides of records
the final editing of tracks & naming, leaves piles of files to delete & locks up on my old pentium hardware

this is probably close, but I haven't been able to get it to open....
 
Old 08-05-2013, 12:26 AM   #5087
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...I don't use any noise repair or gap finders...
I'm sure mp3DirectCut is doing something to this effect in the background without you even knowing about it. The thing with Audacity is it doesn't do anything without you telling it to. Though you could have a script which does several stuff one after another in one go.

Actually, reading the features of mp3DC - they mention splitting using track times using an ":Auto cue" feature and then saving to files with tags. Does it simply save to Track1, Track2, ... TrackN? Or does it somehow "read" the record's contents - like some CD-Ripping software does through CDDB? Not sure how that would work, since there's no way for it to "see" the record's label and then search the internet database. Or do you need to input each track name/length manually?

Just wondering if this might be possible: Scan the label in and use OCR to "read" the contents of the CD?

Anyhow, on mp3DC's site they do state that their product works on Linux through Wine. You might want to try that. Just note that they also require a 500MHz minimum CPU for encoding, which is basically the minimum for most mp3 encoders.
 
Old 08-05-2013, 12:36 AM   #5088
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Are you joking? Python is a misery language in most coder opinions. Learn C++ instead.
Now, now! Don't be nasty! I'm sure some Assembly boffin would call C++ a disaster of a language. You use what you know and what works. In general, C++ is overkill for these type of extension packs - you don't need to fiddle with pointers and memory allocation to tell the base program to use its own libraries to do what you want.

So Python (even though it's usually horribly slow to execute in comparison to a compiled C/C++ program) shouldn't be worse than C++ in this case, actually it might be a lot faster to get to something which works - as it does have a REPL so it can be tested as and when you write the code (unlike C++ which needs to be compiled before you can debug it).

Actually, that's why I said Nyquist is an even better plus: Lisp (or at least those variants I've used) can be interpreted like Python (so it's got a REPL at least as good as Python), compiled to intermediate code (like Java/DotNet), as well as compiled to machine code (either directly or translating to RAW C and then compiled). And several tests have been done to prove that they're usually faster than a manually coded C program - age old idea of "Don't bother trying to beat the compiler's optimizations".
 
Old 08-05-2013, 11:16 AM   #5089
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I dunno how Sound Juicer changes the bit rate on-the-fly but it produces the minimum file size possible at the maximum fidelity. I'm re-ripping all my CDs.
Sound juicer isnt doing that. Its just a frontend to cdparanoia + whatever compression codec lib you are using.

No idea which format you are ripping to, most likely MP3 so they would be VBR MP3 files compressed with LAME. LAME has done VBR MP3s for years now. I wonder what switch its using..probably V2 (target bitrate is 190K/sec, typically ranges from 170-210K/sec).

In these days of 1TB+ HDD I think its crazy to rerip your CDs to MP3, or any other lossy codec for that matter. Rerip to .flac (and I'd use rubyripper with linux for maximum accuracy) and then you can transcode to whatever lossy codec you want at any time. It wont mater what new format/settings comes out later, since .flac is lossless transocding will be the same as reripping your CDs.

Flac also got the advantage of being totally open source, so it will play on any linux/BSD system you want with minimum fuss. No need to get 'RestrictedFormats', or add 'non-free' to your sources list, or add the Rpm fusion repo, etc..
 
Old 08-05-2013, 11:42 PM   #5090
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vinyl is what it is qualitywise, I don't use any noise repair or gap finders
audacity is fine to generate the mp3's files of entire sides of records
the final editing of tracks & naming, leaves piles of files to delete & locks up on my old pentium hardware
I suspect that you are misunderstanding something. There should not be "piles if files to delete". It works fine on my old Pentium 500. However this is probably not the best place to deal with such problems. If you want to try and resolve these issues, try asking on the Audacity help forum. I'm frequently on that forum so I'll be happy to try and help.
 
Old 08-08-2013, 01:56 AM   #5091
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Legacy Family Tree and Linux

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The two pieces of software I miss most from Windows are Legacy Family Tree - hands down the best genealogy program I have ever used and Irfanview which will view and manipulate just about every type of graphic file I ever care to see.

Yes, since I have been on Ubuntu, I use Gramps for genealogy, but it bears about as much resemblance to legacy as Tomboy Notes bears to OpenOffice word processor. It just seriously lacks the functionality of Legacy.

The Gimp stands up a bit better relative to Irfanview, but isn't really meant to be the type program Irfanview is, and so far i haven't found a satisfactory replacement.
Hi Jerry,

I apologise not noticing this post before but I only thought of the Genealogy side on LQ myself today even though I have been a member for a while now.

I also use Legacy as my default Genealogy program and Gramps as my default Linux app. I find that they work very well when both running at same time as I can leave my Legacy sitting with the "problem" screen or whatever and query Gramps in second screen without losing my place. Also because I can quickly run various reports in Gramps I can get answers and continue entering various data as I go.

I also find it easier to pull up Gramps for answers to things when I am querying Ancestry.com and the like.

To run Legacy I simply use Virtualbox in Linux and it loads and runs Windows XP or Windows 7 for that matter without a hiccup. So that way I do not have to dual boot, I can have both Operating Systems running at the same time and so still get to use Legacy or Family Tree Maker depending on what my particular project is.

What annoys me is there are some really good specialist programs for Genealogy now that also are only made for Windows such as Genelines which is an excellent little program. Another is 3D Family Tree - now that is a "different" way to look at data and gives good context. It is for that reason only that I still maintain the virtual copy of Windows in Virtualbox.

If you haven't used Virtualbox before I can thoroughly recommend it and if you get stuck drop me a line and I will gladly walk you through installing it and using it.

Regards..Phil
 
Old 08-08-2013, 06:09 PM   #5092
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Please no! Sorry, not trying to tell you you're wrong. But I really don't want that buggy thing anywhere near me again!

Give Thunderbird a try. Even if I'm forced to still work on Winblows I've drowned that particular kitten in the river. And replaced it with TB, there's just so much extra which TB offers and OL does extremely poorly (if at all) that I haven't looked back again.

As for Visio, it depends on what you use it for. Perhaps Dia might serve you, but here I'm not too sure if you're using some other functionality - not knowing Visio on an expert level .
I still use Outlook every day in the Office, but it feels so much heavier than Thunderbird. I posted about wanting to port Eudora several hundred (thousands?) posts ago, but not anymore - I'm happy with Thunderbird since I started using it full-time. The only serious negative is syncing; I direct sync my Andoird to my computer, and the program I use only allows for Outlook sync. If I had rooted my phone before I loaded my life on there, I could have just done a full system copy, but I didn't unfortunately...
 
Old 08-08-2013, 10:26 PM   #5093
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Solidworks, Autocad, Rslogix, Factory talk, and yes, Microsoft Office.

I hate bringing my work home with me because it means I'm stuck on a windows machine.
 
Old 08-12-2013, 02:27 AM   #5094
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The only serious negative is syncing; I direct sync my Andoird to my computer, and the program I use only allows for Outlook sync. If I had rooted my phone before I loaded my life on there, I could have just done a full system copy, but I didn't unfortunately...
There are several ways to sync Android & TB. What exactly are you trying to sync? Calendar, contacts, email messages, SMS messages, phone logs, etc?

For calendar and contacts your "easiest" way might be to use gmail for that. As both Android and TB has decent interoperability with gmail's contacts and calendar. If you don't like google, then any other cloud based contacts/calendar system, even your own through something like Zimbra (or other exchange-like servers).

Or there are some addons to TB which can do that direct to Android without going through google (or other cloud based intermediaries). E.g. https://sites.google.com/site/roger4apps/

Alternatively, there are numerous contact and/or calendar (even SMS / Phone log) export / import apps which can save to formats understandable by TB (e.g. ics/eml/emlx/nws/vcf/csv/vcs/etc.). Then you can plug the phone in as a removable disc and simply import/export as needed.
 
Old 08-15-2013, 08:11 PM   #5095
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A few of my favorites

AVSImageConverter and AVSVideoConverter are two very good apps I would like to see ported over. the load using Wine however they don't work just freze up.

Ashampoo Photo Commander is another it ports over but with wine it works but parts of the menu don't show completely they produce for windows and mac They have some very innovated software at very good prices.

over the years I have invested in software and would like to continue using it

Last edited by gduckett; 08-22-2013 at 01:36 AM.
 
Old 08-20-2013, 08:25 PM   #5096
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Itunes, Simcity 5 (the newest origin version), World of Tanks
 
Old 08-21-2013, 12:29 AM   #5097
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Itunes, Simcity 5 (the newest origin version), World of Tanks
I thought there was a thread just like this specific for games.

As for iTunes, I fear Apple's not going to be accommodating in that respect. The only reason they allowed it for Windows is because the greater majority of their iPod users were using Windows. There are however several alternatives in Linux which work similar (if not better) than iTunes, they also do link to your iPod/iPhone/iTab/most other USB/BlueTooth/WiFi devices (not just Apple stuff), I personally like Amarok, but I'm sure there are others as well.
 
Old 08-21-2013, 02:13 PM   #5098
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I would like to see netflix supported on any linux distro besides the buntus and it's derivatives.
 
Old 08-22-2013, 09:16 AM   #5099
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Netflix

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=168531
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=168445
 
Old 08-22-2013, 04:02 PM   #5100
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Actually teckk, I was thinking of Netflix themselves supporting linux like they do for android and chromeOS. I do appreciate the links if I ever decide use arch.

Thanks
 
  


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