greenmachine Posted June 24, 2006 Report Share Posted June 24, 2006 (edited) Hints on how to back up your recordingsThis method describes how to back up your own recordings (real time recordings from mic-in or line-in) properly so that the files are usable on any OS installation, not just the installation where they've been originally uploaded to. By default, every uploaded file is automatically copy protected. You need to remove this protection to be able to use the files on any computer. This is the procedure (use SonicStage 3.2 or later):Backing up PCM recordings is simple:upload your recordingsave in wav format (right click, save in wav format, choose your folder)apply some kind of lossless compression if you wantback it up to your favorite mediumyou can then delete the remaining files from Sonicstage's libraryBacking up Hi-SP or Hi-LP files is more tricky:Upload your recordingConvert the uploaded files in the library to the same codec / bitrate while unchecking the "add copy protection" box (right click, convert format, atrac3plus 256kbps for Hi-SP files or atrac3plus 64kbps for Hi-LP files). This will (without actually re-encoding) free the files from DRM, which is stupidly applied to every uploaded file by default.Or, if you have a lot of files, this method may be more convenient:In SonicStage, go the the menu "Tools" and select "Start File Conversion Tool".If it opens up, click Next and then UNSELECT both options ('Delete Files' and 'Add DRM'). Click Next and the tool will start converting all drm-ed files to non-drm-ed files.Finally:Search for the "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\SonicStage\Packages\Optimized Files" folder. The files you need are in there. Create a desktop shortcut for your convenience.Back up the files to your medium of choiceAlternatively, if you don't trust the ATRAC format and can spare the additional disk space for decompressed lossy files, use the same method as for backing up PCM files. Edited November 13, 2007 by greenmachine Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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