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Philip Bouscarle
2004-02-11, 02:24
This question has reminded me that I have loads of music on vinyl that I
haven't ripped yet...............

How does one rip LPs? I have a Sound Blaster Audigy card but can't get a
decent quality humless rip from an LP. Would it be logical to rip to a
minidisc first (which is all set up on my system) and then rip the minidisc
to the computer?

philip

-----Original Message-----
From: David Cullen [mailto:slimp3 (AT) another-perspective (DOT) net]
Sent: 11 February 2004 09:04
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] Newbie questions


thanks kdf.

sorry to be so green but if ogg gets converted to 320kbps MP3 before being
sent to the slimp3 player what is the advantage of ripping and storing in
..ogg format rather than 320kbps MP3?

Does the file size end up smaller for the same quality?
Or some other reason?

Very pleased with my slimp3 - just trying to work out the best format to rip
all my cds and lps to before I do too many. As I have about 700 lps and cds
it could be a long process so want to get it right!

-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of kdf
Sent: 10 February 2004 18:59
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] Newbie questions


Quoting David Cullen <davidcullen (AT) another-perspective (DOT) net>:

> Thanks all - and to kdf for the server settings. One other (final for the
> moment) question!
>
> Am I correct in thinking that the slimserver software supports .ogg files
as
> does squeezbox but slimp3 player doesn't?

Slimserver v5.1 and up supports .ogg for both slimp3 and squeezebox. You
need
to have oggdec installed in your path environment (c:\windows,
/usr/local/bin)
or in the same directory as slim.exe or slimserver.pl. For squeezebox, the
ogg
is converted to PCM on the fly, and the slimp3 its converted to 320kbps MP3
before being sent to the player.

-kdf

> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of kdf
> Sent: 10 February 2004 17:50
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] Newbie questions
>
>
> Quoting Johan Hübner <johan (AT) hubner (DOT) se>:
>
> > David Cullen wrote:
> > >
> > > Does the slimserver automatically try and connect to the net when
> started?
> > > If so that would explain the message.
> >
> > Yes, I think it does (hey, meastros correct me if I'm wrong). The server
> > checks for new versions on the SlimDev-site.
> >
> That's correct. This is a setting that you can change, however. Look in
> server
> settings, additional server settings, behavior. There is an item at the
> very
> bottom, "Software Updates". Set it to "Dont check for software updates"
and
> click CHANGE.
>
> -kdf
>

Roy M. Silvernail
2004-02-11, 04:42
On Wed, 2004-02-11 at 04:24, Philip Bouscarle wrote:
> This question has reminded me that I have loads of music on vinyl that I
> haven't ripped yet...............

Me, too, though the load is slowly lightening. (I started my vinyl rip
project last week)

> How does one rip LPs? I have a Sound Blaster Audigy card but can't get a
> decent quality humless rip from an LP.

That is a ground loop problem. There are several possible causes, but
the biggest one is having the computer and stereo receiver plugged into
different AC circuits. Make sure that you're on the same circuit, and
try reversing the AC plug if possible. The next culprit is cabling,
especially if there's a mini-plug going into the sound card. Also, some
phono cartridges have a little ground strap connecting one ground pin to
the metal tonearm shell. If you have this, try removing it. I've had
that bite me before.

> Would it be logical to rip to a
> minidisc first (which is all set up on my system) and then rip the minidisc
> to the computer?

Mini-disc uses ATRAC compression, doesn't it? Not a good idea. ATRAC is
lossy, so you would lose quality twice (similar to re-encoding an MP3
from a lower to a higher bitrate).
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