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  • ALAN BOND
    Oct 29, 2011
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      Hi Folks,
                     I have had this message come up for a few requests but by and large I have been able to access most of what I want on RHJ.
      TTFN - 007

      --- On Sun, 30/10/11, lastofthebarons <lastofthebarons@...> wrote:

      From: lastofthebarons <lastofthebarons@...>
      Subject: Re: [RedHotJazz] Accessibility on the Red Hot Jazz Archive
      To: RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Sunday, 30 October, 2011, 1:13

      I get the notice:-

      404 - File or directory not found.
      The resource you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.

      for anything which might be of interest.

      I gave up on the site a long time ago and find most of what I want on Spotify.

      Cheers,

      Marc

      On 29 Oct 2011, at 17:46, J. E. Knox wrote:

      > Greetings from FixitLand!
      >
      > Bob Smith wrote:
      >
      > > Some folks on another forum who are running Macs are having trouble
      > > accessing individual recordings on the RHJ Archive site.
      > >
      > > I should be interested in hearing from anybody with a Mac on this
      > > forum who can access individual recordings,
      > >
      > > All the Jelly Roll Morton recordings under his Solo Discography
      > > that are printed in yellow are available on a PC, so I should be
      > > very interested to hear from any Mac owner who can access these
      > > recordings.
      >
      > For some time now, I have been unable to access any track on RHJ. The
      > files are RealPlayer ".ra" files, which properly launch Real Player
      > when double-clicked, but RP then reports "A general error has
      > occurred." and it's game-over. I don't know whether this is a fault
      > of Real Player or the site. Trying to download, for example, the
      > following link --
      >
      > <http://www.redhotjazz.com/Songs/Oliver/Creole/canal.ra>
      >
      > -- returns a file "canal.ra.ram" (Real Audio Metafile). Does not open
      > in Real Player (same error).
      >
      > I tried updating Real Player -- apparently "Version 14" is most
      > current. But I cannot! The version that runs on my Mac (OS X 10.4.11
      > "Tiger," on a PowerBook G4) is version 12, and the update attempt
      > just reinstalled the same version. The upgrade site talks about
      > Windows and peecees, so it appears the Mac version of RP has not
      > (will not?) be updated!
      >
      > Not that I'm enthused at all about the use of the Real Audio
      > format...MP3s would be better and much more ubiquitous.
      >
      > For that matter, the files (when they *were* accessible) varied
      > widely in quality (mostly bad). I supplied some tracks (Jack Crawford
      > Orchestra) to Scott Alexander, who promptly re-processed them,
      > apparently through some kind of audio meat-grinder software.
      > Absolutely horrible.
      >
      > Take care,
      >
      > Joe
      > --
      > "Two things are aesthetically perfect in the world -- the clock and
      > the cat."--Emile Auguste Chartier
      >
      >



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