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  1. I too actually listen to FLACs on a daily basis, and don't use FLAC only for storing purposes. For listening I use WinAmp with its FLAC plugin - for encoding I use dBPowerAmp with its FLAC codec. FLAC format is peculiar in adopting an asymmetric encode-decode algorithm, so that decoding and rendering into a WAV file is superfast. The price to pay is that the encoding process is quite time consuming.
  2. It is a lossless compression format. It is free and there are plugins for WinAmp. Like Volta, I use it too for archiving purposes. http://flac.sourceforge.net/
  3. Oh, that's new to me. I was used to the fact that one had to delete tracks on MD in order to edit them in SS. Thank you for the good news.
  4. Volta, thanks for posting a link to those instructions. Yes, that is a slightly different case (joining tracks instead of dividing a long track, as in my case), but the advice of converting to WAV as soon as the track(s) has been uploaded to the PC before any other operation within SS applies in both cases. Greetings Enrico
  5. Hello. I took a long (around 80 minutes) recording of our orchestra rehearsal with my MZ-NH1 and a microphone, uploaded it to PC with SS 3.1, and then - after deleting the whole recording on MD - begun dividing the whole track into single tracks, one for every piece we played - with the divide tool in SS 3.1. I had done that many times with other long tracks, with no problems. This time, after having divided successfully some pieces, I was with the last track - containing the last two pieces - to be divided. After starting to divide it, the divide tool of SS 3.1 gave me an error, something like "error dividing the track...". The odd thing is that now SS refuses to even play it, displaying an error concerning the OMG rights that are not valid (the message is in Italian as my SS is on a Italian OS). I've also tried to convert the track into WAV format from inside SS, but SS says that I cannot do that because only tracks recorded in analogue way can be converted (and mine indeed was, I used a microphone). I've even tried to use Hi-MD renderer to convert the track into WAV, but Hi-MD renderer just does not begin the conversion process and stays forever with the "Please wait..." message on the bottom-right button. I think this track has been damaged forever by the divide tool - at least, the divide tool has damaged the OMG info in the track. This track was not really important, but I've learned that in the future I cannot trust at 100% the divide tool in SS 3.1, so be careful when using it - I suggest to convert to WAV the original long track before trying to divide it into smaller tracks. I just wanted to share my experience and alert you SS 3.1 users about this bug in SS. Enrico EDIT: BTW, any advice about how the damaged track can be recovered is obviously welcome.
  6. weiswang and Latexxx, I was thinking exactly the same.
  7. Hello. I finally tried Hi-MD Lister 0.4. Nice software, thanks for sharing it. I would like to point out something that looks like a really small bug. When I export the text list (I ask to list only groups), the 5th group is listed again and again at the end of the text file for about 50-60 times. Thus there are about 50-60 exceeding lines, that are just a repeated clone of the 5th line of the list. It is not really a problem, because with Notepad I can edit the file and delete those exceeding lines. However, I just wanted to let you know this fact in case you plan in future to build a new version of the lister.
  8. I'm not disappointed. Recording lessons and practice sessions can be really useful: re-listening to them can be instructive to spot wrong notes or faulty passages you were not aware of while playing. I think MD recorder is really good for that as far as fidelity and storage capacity are concerned. However, a good microphone does make the difference.
  9. Just a thought... what about ripping the audio from DVD to HD - there are a few shareware available for that - and then USB-transferring the ripped tracks to MD?
  10. Hello. I play violin like you, and record my lessons and performances with a MZ-NH1. The mic I use is Sony ECM-MS907 (directly plugged into the MD recoder), or two Sennheiser e835 plugged into a mixer, whose line out goes in the line in of the MD recorder. The latter configuration I use when recording violin duets together with a friend of mine. The Sony mic is just an amateur one; the Sennheiser ones are not the best for string instruments (they are more vocal-oriented), but they are good enough for me. Other people will surely advice you about the mics you mention. However, I am happy to have found here another violin player using a MD recorder.
  11. That's really nice tribalwind! I am a fan of yours! Thanks for posting it!
  12. Just because I wanted something to record myself playing my violin, alone or in group. I knew that MD recorders are among the preferred choices of amateur and professional musicians. I'm appreciating my MZ-NH1 as a really good quality walkman as well. I'm totally new to this world, I have owned it for a few months. I'm happy with it. The only thing that bothers me is the silly restriction in the MD to PC transfer.
  13. Could it be because my SS2.0 is European (Italian) edition? EDIT: also the online upgrade to SS2.1 is European edition.
  14. Problem solved! I solved it in this way. 1) Uninstall the WCT. 2) Uninstall SS2.3 3) Re-install SS2.0 that came on CD with my Hi-MD 4) Internet upgrade to SS2.1 5) Install the WCT 6) Upgrade to SS2.3 with the link given by kurisu Now everything seems to work fine!
  15. Just because I used the WCT with my old hard disk (same OS, Win2k pro). I would like to restore my previous situation - and to understand why a software installer doesn't understand that SS2.3 in properly installed. The only difference with my previous situation is that in the old hard disk I installed also SS2.1 before SS2.3. Will it be enough to uninstall SS2.3 and install again SS2.0, SS2.1, and SS2.3 in sequence instead of directly upgrading to SS2.3 from SS2.0?
  16. Hello. I was in the same situation of lyceemoliere, because I've changed my hard disk. So, I've installed SS2.0 (that came with my Hi-MD); right after, I've upgraded to SS2.3 with the link given by kurisu. After that, I've downloaded and installed the Wave Conversion Tool, but when I start it it says that I must have SS2.1 (or better) installed and refuses to work! How to make the WCT that I've got SS2.3 installed? Thanks corien EDIT: as a side note, if I download the WCT from here, it installs but it gives the above mentioned problem when trying to run it. Otherwise, if I download the WCT from here, it even refuses to install because it says that SS2.1 or better is necessary to continue the installation.
  17. According to a commonly used convention (at least in physics, my work), up to 499 milliseconds one should round down, from 500 milliseconds up one should round up.
  18. Sorry, I have to delay the test as yesterday evening I had to reformat my home PC hard disk.
  19. Holophony (a.k.a. holo-sound) is a technique to capture the position of a sound source - including top-bottom and front-rear - and it can be listened to with normal stereo headphones. To listen to some examples, go to this webpage, click on the "TEST holo-sound" text (left-top of the page). A small window will popup. In that popup window, I suggest to listen to (in sequence) "Cerini stereo" and "Cerini holophonia" (they are mp3 files), with your headphones on. It's impressive! Other examples are reported below in the same popup window.
  20. I am at work now. I'll test the new version tonight at home.
  21. Perhaps the following can help in understanding if your tracks are going to be deleted from MD by SS. I've noticed that when browsing the tracks on MD from within SS, you can see two kinds of small icons (the light blue ones with two musical notes within - these icons are on the left of each track name): (1) a square icon; (2) a square icon but with a triangle on its left, such that it looks like a small arrow pointing left. The tracks with such an "arrow" icon are those that can be uploaded - you will see that after the upload these icons are no more arrows, but become square ones. If you try uploading a track with square icon (no arrow), then it will be deleted from the MD. At least, this is what I noticed in my system.
  22. I've tried it and have the same problem as well.
  23. I think it could be worth of making this thread sticky.
  24. I always have TrackMark and SYNC off on my NH1 (doublechekced it many times), and like dex Otaku I get track marks at silences. That's how things should work, according to the User Guide - but I don't like that. If you don't get track marks, I wonder if you have some background noise or hiss that prevents silence to be detected. @ dex: where is the split/combine feature in SS? I have SS version 2.3 - not here, but at home however.
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