[Linux4christians] Audio tape to MP3 ideas
josiah at ritchietribe.net
Wed Jul 16 11:02:12 EDT 2008
On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 12:56 AM, Mike McMullin <mwmcmlln at mnsi.net> wrote:
> I'm looking at taking a 10 year catalogue of Sermons on Cassette Tape
> and turning them into .mp3 files and archiving them on DVD's. The OS'
> involved will be both Linux and Windows (various flavours according to
> the volunteers involved), and I was sort of figuring Audacity as the
> common software of choice for all involved. So my first question is,
> has anyone dubbed from a tape source to an .mp3 file, and can you offer
> some pointers? Second is setting up a digital catalogue, I had been
> thinking Tellico, but it is too strongly tied to KDE, and the office
> system _will_ remain Windows. I'd like a simple app that a 50+
> non-power user can be comfortable getting info from, and that the
> non-techs can feed new info into that will work under both Windows and
> Linux. The idea is to have the db of info on one box, but used by both
> the office and the sound techs.
This cassette drive for the computer works fine and simplifies life since
the software is aware of the tape's stop and start points, even can handle
recording both sides if I recall correctly.
A friend and I used it to yank off a bunch of old chapel services at the
college I used to work at. He'd pull the info off the tape and name them in
a predictable way. I then wrote a shell script in Linux to take the name and
apply it to the actually ID3 tags of the MP3. If you're interested in the
script, I could probably dig it out of somewhere, maybe. :-)
I'm sure you could find the drive elsewhere for a better price, think geek
is just the last place I remembered seeing it.
Technology and Hospitality for God's Workmen
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