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Old 10-19-01, 03:58 PM
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Audible is good and legal, but you have to run total recorder to convert them into unencripted mp3.

Look into [We don't talk about places to illegally obtain copyrighted materials here. -X]. They are into mp3 books too.
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I've been using Audible for over a year and I like it. However, my MP3 player is not compatible with their software so I use Goldwave to convert the audible files to MP3s. It works great, you can choose your own bitrate, and is much faster that Total Recorder.
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OK, I used goldwave to turn the audible files into MP3s. Now I want to slice the MP3s into 6 minute segments. Is there a fast way to do this? Most programs I have tried convert the file to wav, then start slicing and many won't do more than 99 slices. Is there a good way to do this?
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Originally posted by RoQuEr
OK, I used goldwave to turn the audible files into MP3s. Now I want to slice the MP3s into 6 minute segments. Is there a fast way to do this? Most programs I have tried convert the file to wav, then start slicing and many won't do more than 99 slices. Is there a good way to do this?
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mp3 trim tells me that the file is too big by 3929% after loading for 10 minutes. Not what I wanted.
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This is something I have been looking at for some time. The pickins are slim in the newsgroups (at least on ATT's newsgroups) I did manage to get Poisonwood Bible though.

I signed up with Audible while they were doing a local promotion here in Portland last weekend. $15.95 a month for 2 downloads a month, plus a nifty 50 pack of CD-Rs for signing up during the promotion.

I have an MP3 playing CDwalkman and really want to convert these .aa files to MP3.

I have goldwave and MusicMatch 7.1 so, with the shorter titles, I convert the .aa file with goldwave to .wav then use MusicMatch to convert .wav to .mp3. The large files (60-100MB) seem to blow up goldwave every time during the conversion.

The Audible software won't burn to my CD-R drive. I get buffer underruns every time. My computer is a P3 866 with 512MB RAM the CDRW drive is a 16x. I dropped the record speed from 12x to 8x, to 4x down to 1x and still got the error. So, I sent the Audible folks an e-mail with the issue. They recommended switching it back to 12x. Oh well. So much for qualified tech support.

Anyways, Audible has signed a deal to get a new burner from Roxio, this should be arriving on their website in June.

So, any tips on successfully using goldwave?
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The above posts were a part of this thead in Book Talk.

However, the issues raised were never really resolved. Can anyone here help?

I'll either post a link in the original thread if the questions are answered here or X can just copy the whole thread across at a later date if he likes!

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I'll tell you how I solved the problem.

I used the splitter function of
http://www.tranceaddict.com/cgi-bin/...cgi?mp3_cutter

If you want them to be a certain length of time you need the calculator cause it divides by file size, but it works

then you need to use the rename
http://www.herve-thouzard.com/therename.phtml

to name the files back to mp3. Its a bit of work, but you can set up macro programs to do it, and its alot quicker than converting those files into wav and then back again.
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Originally posted by RoQuEr
Audible is good and legal, but you have to run total recorder to convert them into unencripted mp3.

Look into [We don't talk about places to illegally obtain copyrighted materials here. -X]. They are into mp3 books too.
Woah! Censoring me more than a year after I post
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Originally posted by RoQuEr
Woah! Censoring me more than a year after I post
Well, I'd censor you before you posted, but I haven't figured out how to do that yet.

Your thread was recently moved to this forum and I got a report complaining about a link for obtaining copyrighted material. For consistency, if nothing else, I had to remove the link.
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Well, I'd censor you before you posted, but I haven't figured out how to do that yet.

Your thread was recently moved to this forum and I got a report complaining about a link for obtaining copyrighted material. For consistency, if nothing else, I had to remove the link.
http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=151032

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