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Re: [ARSCLIST] Preservation media WAS: Cataloguing still :-)
OK, I thought I made myself clear but maybe not. Sigh.
Do the cutting/dividing BEFORE saving to MP3. Then, if you want the undivided file as the MP3, save
that to MP3. I'm assuming you recorded in full-resolution WAV, no? By the way, Soundforge will open
and edit and re-save MP3 files. Started with Version 7, when Sony finally ponied the full monty to
the Germans who own the MP3 patents. There are also several rudamentary but usable MP3 editing
programs, at least in the Windows world there are.
Regarding Audible and Macs -- try to think of this from the point of view of a limited-funds startup
company. Are you going to go after 5% of potential users or 95%? I'm surprised they ever had the
resources to do a Mac version. That, again, is a credit to their innovative spirit and skill set.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lou Judson" <loujudson@xxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, September 03, 2006 8:35 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Preservation media WAS: Cataloguing still :-)
Thansk. I hope this isn't too off topic for people!
I use Protools and Peak - and nothing I know of will edit the final MP3
encoded files, which is why I asked. PT will make regions, and those
can be read as tracks on CD burning, but i don't know if it will with
MP3 encoding. I'll find out!
Audible was innovative, but they were so slow getting to Macs and the
audio so abiminable was why I stopped them after one try. If they make
MP3s from cassettes no wonder! But they did not use their best encoding
for a very long time, so lost my business permanently. But I like
producing audiobooks, not usually listening to them that much. And yes,
few can afford it except the major publishers who no longer hire
freelancers such as me... Their loss!
Lou Judson • Intuitive Audio
On Sep 3, 2006, at 4:16 AM, Tom Fine wrote:
The thing to do is save your large blocks as the downloadable file before dividing them up into
chapters. That's the easiest method I can think of. Surely your audio editor allows this.
In Soundforge, which is what I use, I'd have my full edited recording file. Then, there's an
option to "create region marks every XX minutes." Then there's an option to "save each region as
its own file." Now, of course the PITA factor comes in because it is a computer -- the user needs
to first name each region something that make sense like "Disc01-Chap01" or some such thing. Then
the files get saved as those names in whatever folder you specify. The main file doesn't get
changed except to insert region marks. You can then save-as the main file in any format you wish
(MP3, Real, WinMedia, etc).
I'm assuming whatever software you have has the same or similar features buried among its menus.
Audible -- my brother used to be a VP there. =