Collecting, cataloging etc
- Howdy Pat (and everybody)-<br> Glad you enjoyed
the Christmas special. I had a blast putting it
together. It's good to see some activity on this board.
<br> There is quite a bit of info on how to roll your
own mp3s at my site <a href=http://wayback.net target=new>http://wayback.net</a> Look under
"Other Good Stuff" and take a look at "How these shows
are encoded". You may also want to check out the
Technical Help Links page. That should give you some ideas
on where to start.<br> I've been trading cds of mp3
with a few people and have around 7000 shows, now. It
runs to around 40 cds. To keep a running catalog I use
a nifty program called ExPrint to print directories
of my cds to a text file, then I copy and paste it
into an Excel page. I have the Excel page set up so
the cd number is in column one and the title info is
in column two. I can sort by title or cd number and
I can output a text file for folks who don't have
Excel. If they then cut and paste together a want list,
I can easily assemble it from my master cds. The
only drawback to this approach is that to get the sort
to work properly the files all need to be named in
the same manner. I'm about 20 cds behind in renaming
files!<br> There is also a freeware program called MyCat
available that is a dos based database that is pretty
useful for cataloging cassettes. Its biggest drawback is
that you can't print to a text file and its data files
aren't compatible with any other database programs.
That's a big part of the reason I've switched to Excel.
MyCat is available (I think) on Lou Genco's OTR
site.<br> Sorry about the long post, hope the info is
- As a winner of one of those disks, I too want to offer my THANKS to
Sipseywilderness for jump starting my collection. THANKS!!!
On Sat, 21 Oct 2006 05:11:10 -0000 "Dwane" <dwane413@...> writes:
Five years ago today on Oct 21, 2001, Sipseywilderness offered "OTR
Vol. 1 Free CD":
He has continued giving away a disc every week for all this time. That
is some real dedication to helping out the OTR community. I would like
to thank Sipseywilderness for all he does for those who like OTR and
especially for what he does to help the newcomers.
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