It appears that when I search the site I don't stay logged in causing the "Download" link to become inactive. When I log in It takes me back to the main page which sets me into a perpetual loop of log in, search, need to log in, main page... I'm using FireFox, any thoughts? Any one else expirience this problem?
I want to use some sound effect from movies to a show i am doing in a fitness competition, but the quality i get when i am using the sound recorder in windows or the music program i plan to use (Audacity) i not good at all.
FFmpeg provides the hooks to extract audio and video from DVD "AUDIO TS" and "VIDEO TS" resources as long as they are not copyprotected.
There are number of applications that add graphic user interfaces to FFmpeg. I think you'll find a good list linked in:
I recently used FFmpegX (Mac application) to extract video and audio (http://homepage.mac.com/major4/). Note that you'll need to copy the files from the DVD to a hard drive--otherwise the application will balk.
I use Firefox and I cannot dl. I right click and choose save link as -this usually works and works on other sites but I have the php thing again: samplesDownload.php and no wav or zip.
What to do?
Alternative is to get an i-River - they are set up to record from internal or external mic and they work just dandy.
You're right, particularly so with the new Rockbox firmware, it has turned the iRivers into completely new machines: no glitches, real-time recording levels, operates for 9 h (formerly 4.5 h), files up to 2 Gb, and a lot other features... Amazing (for those that have not heard about Rockbox, it is an Open Code replacement for the original firmware of Archos and iRiver machines). I wish I had known the existence of Rockbox *before* purchasing my Edirol R1, anyone interested?
bump. id like this kinda stuff too!
No problem, thanks for trying!
Ah, ya I don't use synths and stuff so I guess I'm totally useless for ya. Sorry dude.
But then what about electronic sounds like the buttons sounds and alien technology/computers etc. in games/movies? they don't sound like any gadgets I've ever heard, so maybe they are synthesized?
I.e I want to make smooth ELECTRONIC sounds... Not just recording a switch being turned on and off which still sounds too real or worldly to me but... you know a bit like the ones on richards site.
Not sure what you mean by spectral manipulation...I think you may be putting way too much into it...if you're at that stage.
I'm an old dude so you gotta talk clear with me here...lol. What exactly are you trying to do?What do you have for audio and what are you wanting to do with it? As you know there's no one quick fix for anything and most of the time you have to do some very odd things to a file to get the sound you want...sometimes you have to do very little.
giver? You mean do field recordings right?
It´s the way of making sounds SMOOTH and ELECTRONIC sounding that I'm interested in. I am cuting up different sounds(field recordings +synth) at this time and try to combine and layer them.
I think maybe I'll have to use some spectral manipulation to make the sounds that way, -haven't tried yet. What do you think? How do you do it?
Grab a minidisc and mic and giver....lol. Seriously tho if you need any help let me know. I do audio for games all day.
Hehehe, I've never had a mac in my life, neither an iPod or anything made by apple!
spoken like a typical mac lover
LS, for dog's sake, ... Yes, we know you had bad experience with your iPods, but millions of people have just fine experiences with them. C'mon man, don't jump at every oportunity to bash the iPod, it's really a bit flame-war-starting afaic.
What Ruud is suggesting sounds like an interesting idea. However,
1. Ruud, are you sure the ADC chips in the ipod handle 96k like they should?
2. If you have an iPod and wanna try it, cool, if you don't have an iPod you probably shouldn't consider buying an iPod for recording: linux on iPod is sketchy buisness at best. People at my work have been running Linux on iPods for a while now If you don't know a lot about computers you should DEFINITELY not attempt it. If you're a linux guru, you can do whatever the hell you like and run Apache on it for all I care.
LS, if you use Minidisc, you still don't have the audio in a digital form in you PC. Unless you can make a digital connection between you Minidisc and you PC (optical or otherwise), you still have to use the analog input of your pc, which you don't want to do unless you have a really good soundcard. Ripping the audio directly from the DVD should give you the best results. (There are several programs that can do this but i don't have experience with these.) Of course you end up with some large files, and it will take some boring work to locate the sounds again, but at least you don't have to invest in extra equipment for a one time job.
But bestrong.dk, maybe you can improve the quality of the method you're using now enough, so you'll get results that are acceptable for what you need. This is what I do when I want to take sounds from radio or video that is streaming through my pjoeter in one way or another :
Use Audacity to make your recording while the DVD is playing. Make sure that in the windows volume controls (Start-Control Panel-Sounds and Audio Devices-Advanced if you use XP) every channel is put on "mute" (especially the "mic" channel) except for the channel that your DVD-player uses (Video or Wave?) and the overall "Volume Control". Adjust the Recording settings accordingly. (In the Volume Control Panel you have to choose Options-Properties-Recording.) Maybe you'll have to play around a bit to figure out what is what and to get the recording levels ok. But at least you should be able to capture what you hear without too much loss of sound quality.
Hope this helps.
that would work but its easier to search the sounds here. the way you say one would have to take the whole audio file and find the parts u want. i believe most of the cd's don't have the audio broken up. usually is just one long file. and on top of that u usually have to convert the file before most editors can do anything with it. but that depends on the editor.
if u have sound effects you want then post what they are and many of us will respond quickly cuz u can probably find them here.
you can use your method which is one way to do things. but i can't imagine a comp's sound recorder being very good. you'd more than likely get mad noise the comp's produces itself. so its something you'd probably want to aviod.
if u have a stand alone recorder that would probably be the easiest..say MD? (mini disc) something like that. connect it to the tv audio outs and jack the sounds that way..then edit it in audacity or what u use.
its a so so idea. sometimes it works other times it doesn't.
I wouldn't do it...unless you have an extra 3 hun around to spend once u damage your ipod.
on a different note-and this isn't just for you but many others who read it.
mac is full of shit and i don't care what any of you say. example
my ipod kept going blowing up on me..i was like...what the hell? why? weeeeell after going through 2 of them i said...lets try something out. so I PURPOUSLY PUT A CORRUPTED FILE INTO MY IPOD. A FILE I DOWNLOADED FROM KAZAA LITE THAT I KNEW WAS VIRUS INFESTED FILE. (i had actually done this with all my ipods)
WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELL....UNLIKE WHAT MAC PEOPLE CLAIM...MY SHIT STOPPED WORKING RIGHT THEN AND RIGHT THERE....HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.
i take it back to ipod store and of cousre with no questions asked they hand me a new one..hmmmmmmmm...interesting i say (if the product was so "stable" they wouldn't so easily hand u a new one no questions asked now would they?) so they give me a new one (my 4th mind u in 6 months) I ask the tech...yo tech is it possible that if i put a bad file in there it will kill the ipod? he said nope its not possible
funny....i think he and mac are full of shit. because i personally put a bad file into my ipod..purpously did this...and wow..guess what instantly each ipod stopped working-instantly
now i know many of u (insert explicit language here) mac lovers are gonna say oh u did this to it that to it...yeah right and i'm the pope-my wife and i just had a baby i don't have extra money lying around to throw away on a new ipod.... it was a test and my test proved that mac shit goes down like pc's.
no matter what they say.
Check that out!
Anyone try that one?
I'm pretty new to music-related stuff myself, but if you look at the contents of a DVD it should have 2 folders like VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS, or something along those lines. I would imagine the files in the AUDIO_TS folder could be converted with Audacity, or if not, some other program might if you search for it.
I may be wrong, but this is what I think.
I'm an animator with some experience as a singer. My knowledge about sound comes from animating over music and singing to a microphone...
Nevertheless, I would like to start to make the sound scores for my own films.
I would welcome information about portable digital recorders together with mics for field recording. Very much like if I were to collect people singing and chatting while working outside (crickets, birds, brooks and wind). I have a budget of ca. 3000 euros.
I read some articles already (Marantz, Fostex, Edirol R-4, Sound Devices 722) but couldn't find critical information about the new Sony PCM-D1 for around 2000 USD. Does somebody have an opinion?