Re: new to windows, need help with software selections


 

Well for a lot of my stuff I listen to and know others on the system will listen to or will use in their stuff I use ogg.
But for most I run 128 or 192kbps mp3s they work and to be honest a full size ogg or flac can take a lot more space.
I only do that if something I really need in high quality, and no my standard bog music and or field recordings are not one of those.

On 16/02/2017 6:48 a.m., Brian's Mail list account wrote:
Yes indeed, if you have a decent sized drive I tend to rip to wav then i
can use something like flac which clames to be lossless though not as
compact as mp3 or ogg. the problem often comes if you want to feed your
compressed file to an mp3 player, very few have the power or ram to use
flac, since it is a bit like zip in that it expands it and plays it like
a wav file.
I have also come to grief with CDex. some of the later versions seem to
lose focus on the track listings for me. Older versions pre 170 seem to
work better.

Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Gene" <gsasner@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 4:09 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] new to windows, need help with software selections


It appears you want to convert mp3 files into other formats. If you
convert mp3 into other compressed formats such as ogg, you are
compressing one compressed format with another. You will loose sound
quality if you do so.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

hi all

I'm a bit ashamed to say this, but I've just switched from linux,
specifically sonar gnu linux, to windows 10 full time. There are many
reasons why and I won't go into them hear since this is the wrong list,
but the windows blind community is just friendlier and much much less
prone to judge people based on what software they want to use, what
speech voice they want to use and so on. I was hoping you guys could
point me to some free as in price, and open source if possible, software
to do the things I've gotten used to doing in linux. I'll provide a list.

A cd ripper, preferably one that can look up info on cd databases, and
if such a thing exists, one that can look up data on audiobook cd's,
since the ones available for linux can't. It would be nice if it could
rip to opus or ogg vorbis files, preferably both, since I don't care for
mp3 and use free to use media formats like ogg or opus for everything.
Something that can download videos from youtube, entire playlists if
possible. I've found youtube dl gui for this, but it leaves the video
and audio tracks separate, instead of combining them so I have to
manuallt delete them. An audio converter, so I can convert mp3, m4b, etc
files into the formats I prefer to use. I've come across format factory
and already wrote about it hear, but it doesn't seem to handle opus so I
may need to use something else. I've just discovered kodi, the htpc
software. Can it handle using services such as spotify, pandora and
last.fm? I don't use any of these yet, but I'd like to start, assuming
spotify and pandora are still free to use. Accessible torrent software.
I've been usint q bittorrent, and it is usable but not very accessible.
I want torrent software for legal things, not the pirate bay and such.
Even though I'm no longer using sonar I still want to support it's
torrent seeds, as well as other linux distro torrents such as vinux and
fedora. Is there a good free program to keep drivers up to date? If
these are still needed. My computer is experiencing frequent bugcheck
screens from something called amdkfb.sys, and I thought maybe a free
driver updater would download an updated driver that would fix it.
Something that doesn't nag you to upgrade to a pro version would be
nice, and that can be run portable would be even better, but I don't
want to be picky. I'm only asking for all of these instead of doing my
own research because I'm frequently lead around in circles. Sites that
say a piece of software is free, when what they mean is free but comes
with extra stuff, free trial, or not free at all and they want you to
pay for it. Driver updaters that aren't accessible and often install
extras, such as pc care, pc cleaners, and the chrome browser. Are there
good ways of avoiding these kinds of things? I'm new to windows after
being in linux for five years so I might as well be a first time windows
user. Thanks for any help, I'll try not to ask for this much help again.

Thanks

Kendell Clark










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