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About WaywardTraveller

  • Birthday 08/10/1970

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    Sharp IM-MT880, Sony Hi-MD MZ-NH600(x2)/700/800/NH900(x2)/NH1(goldx2)/RH910/DS-HMD1 Hi-MD Data Storage Unit (grey)

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    reading, writing, travelling, music!


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  1. Thanks for the info. I never, ever, ever use copy protection though - the vast majority of my music is burned straight from CD. I'm hoping that means I don't have to worry about this problem!
  2. hmmm...not sure what you mean by "decrypting"...I just use the backup tool and let SS do its thing....? All of the files are in .oma format and not .mp3, if that's what you mean.
  3. has anyone here tried restoring a music DB made in XP with SS 4,3 running on 64-bit Win7? It shouldn't make a difference...byt I work with technology far too much to trust it and my music DB is 78GB...would hate to lose it, and I'm installing Win7 since my XP died....
  4. Hey, haven't been around in a while and thought I'd drop by Just wondering whatever happened to that low-end version of the RH1 that was to be released? peace WaywardTraveller
  5. Doh! I've been out of the loop a while indeed
  6. Greetings all! Thanks so much for the kind birthday wishes...have been home for a bit and am now embarking on a nerve-wracking journey back to graduate school (which means stumbling through GRE hell)! Will be using one of my shiny gold NH1s to record lectures for studying peace WaywardTraveller
  7. hmmm...Correct me if I'm wrong, but I take "legacy" to mean discs recorded in NetMD mode - the disc in question is, in fact, a Hi-MD disc with a bunch of Hi-LP recordings on it, made by myself with a mic. snif....maybe my solution would be to upload them with a different computer and then back up the files? peace WaywardTraveller
  8. OK, here's the deal: I have a series of spoken-word journals on a Hi-MD from my travelling. I have filled-in author and album fields on each recording on the disc, and just now tried to upload them to My Library. The result? It doesn't give me an error, but it doesn't uplaod them either! The Hi-MD listing blinks, re-populates (as if it's just finished transferring), and nothing else happens. Nada. Zilch. No transfer to my computer. Can anyone PLEASE help? Each file says, sure enough, that it can be transferred unlimited times, and I DID transfer them once before on a different computer running SS 4.3, so what gives?? peace WaywardTraveller
  9. Update: After checking a few things out, THANKFULLY SS4.3 hasn't gone awry at all; I changed the author of ONE "Various Artists" album to 'M' and for some reason ALL of them were shifted to the alphabetical M entry....but everything is now working fine. whew. peace WaywardTraveller
  10. Hey, I am hoping someone can help me with this issue that's recently come up with me. I've spent the last few days ripping my CD library into SSv4.3 - I use XP Pro on a dual-core Pentium computer. Everything's basically going fine...but one day as I ripped a disc I saw all my Various Artists entries vanish from the listing before my very eyes! Naturally I freaked (I have about 40GB in SS right now and still counting) and cursed the powers that be, but just now I found out that apparently the music IS still in the DB....the problem is this: When I view My Library, if the view is sorted by Artist, I cannot see ANYTHING by "Various Artists." If I switch the view to View Albums/Playlists and sort by Album, I can see all my VA albums AND I can still transfer to MD! So this isn't the end of the world...but if someone - anyone can help me restore this I'd appreciate it. Also....I backed up My Library into a 40GB directory, and read in the docs somewhere that SS needs to connect to the Net in order to "authenticate" the DB before restoring...does this mean you can't restore your Library without a Net connection? peace WaywardTraveller
  11. Hello, When I get back to Canada I will need a good (i.e. NOT belt-driven) turntable to rip my vinyl to WAV and archive it. I've seen some USB turntables - tables that seem to plug straight in to the computer. Are these any good for archiving vinyl? Do you still need a preamp, or can you just play right into your computer? peace WaywardTraveller
  12. That may be true, but when you actually consider the cheap garbage-quality ratio (and look in the vast majority of electronics markets and stores in the country) I'm still convinced you'd find YUIN the stark exception. However, I've never heard of the brand before.....is there a website? peace WaywardTraveller
  13. Very true. I think it also depends on the source: I have some CDs that rip crystal clear at 132, but you're also right about the artifacts. And to write PCM to Hi-MD in SOnicStage, just import the WAV file into SS and, when you transfer it, select "Transfer file 'as-is' (no conversion)". peace WaywardTraveller
  14. Sorry guys....guess I didn't make it clear enough that it's a big joke. lol...these buds ARE crap (unfortunately, there's no coiled-brown-pile emoticon to illustrate how they really DO compare to the EX90s ). I'd guess the frequency response at somewhere around 20K-22K! Phones like these are, however, perfect for learning German (as I am currently doing on MD), simple non-critical listening (spoken-word) and anything else where I just need to listen to information. I wanted to post the pics, though, as an example of the utter crap you can get in China (and in case you need contradiction, it's the same country where you can pick up $10 LIP-4WMs!) peace WaywardTraveller
  15. When I was in western China (Xinjiang) I scouted around more than my fair share of electronics markets. In one of Urumqi's main markets I was looking halfheartedly when these caught my eye. I mean, look at the box: Sony E888s for a mere RMB14 (that's two Canadian dollars)! Could this be true? The box is clearly marked Sony E888, so why wouldn't I get anything other than REAL Sony E888s???? The price was right, so I bought 'em and ran home to test them out. Well! Sony has truly outdone themselves with this new style of E888: new multi-directional drivers allow you to use EITHER the gaskets OR the conventional earpiece - both play the music at the same time, so you can even use the gasket in one ear and the earpiece for the other! The wires are coated in plastic for a durability never before seen in Sony buds (you can see the word SONY on one of the buds in one of the pictures). Ball-bearings on the cord allow you to adjust the wires for you comfort. AWESOME! And as for sound quality....words can't even express how they compare to the EX90s! And all this for only $2! (you won't find this price anywhere outside China) If you can buy them NOW NOW NOW! peace WaywardTraveller
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