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Drasko

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #340 on: November 15, 2007, 11:29:34 AM »
I guess there are CD-R out there that can go above 80 minutes, but those are very rare.

Yes, there are - 800 MB/90 min and 870 MB/99 min

Lilas Pastia

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« Reply #341 on: November 15, 2007, 07:51:57 PM »
Mine are Memorex and it says 700MB, 80min.

I'll listen to it soon and will report. What amazes me is that the cd player confirms it's 86:57.

Lilas Pastia

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« Reply #342 on: November 18, 2007, 08:41:50 AM »
In the end it did not work. The cd stopped playing just before the 84 minutes mark  :P. When I bought it a few years ago the salesman advised me to play  my longest cd continuously for 24 hours, so the mechanism could encompass any cd length. At the time, it was just over 81 minutes. Anyhow, I reburned it on 2 cds and it's a really great performance (to be discussed in the Abbey sometime this week).

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #343 on: November 18, 2007, 03:40:52 PM »
I'm not surprised it didn't work, Lilas. Most CD-Rs seem capable of 'overburn' to a maximum of about two minutes. Even then, perfect playback isn't a certainty.

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« Reply #344 on: November 22, 2007, 04:28:46 PM »
From the Chandos website, this free download of Schubert's Symphony No. 9 with Noseda and the BBC Philharmonic:

First mvt:

[mp3=200,20,0]http://www.theclassicalshop.net/MP3/Tk_2_-_Schubert-_Symphony_No__9_-_Andante_-_allegro_ma_non_troppo.mp3[/mp3]

Second mvt:

[mp3=200,20,0]http://www.theclassicalshop.net/MP3/Tk_3_-_Schubert-_Symphony_No__9_-_Andante_con_moto.mp3[/mp3]

Third mvt:

[mp3=200,20,0]http://www.theclassicalshop.net/MP3/Tk_4_-_Schubert-_Symphony_No__9_-_Scherzo_and_Trio.mp3[/mp3]

Fourth mvt:

[mp3=200,20,0]http://www.theclassicalshop.net/MP3/Tk_5_-_Schubert-_Symphony_No__9_-_Allegro_vivace.mp3[/mp3]

You should be able to both listen to these files in the players above, and download them by right-clicking on the green iPod-like icon at the end of each and clicking 'Save Target As ...'. ;)
« Last Edit: November 24, 2007, 07:37:16 AM by Mark »

Lilas Pastia

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #345 on: November 24, 2007, 06:02:58 AM »
Hear Ye, violin fans:

David & Igor Oistrakh, violin (with Vladimir Vampolski, piano)
J.S. Bach_ Sonata for 2 Violins in C, BWV 1037

This 1951 recording war originally issued on the
Russian Melodya label. This is an 1950's MMS 45 rpm version.

Available on Rolf Ottevanger's web site

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #346 on: November 24, 2007, 10:18:05 AM »
Help!

I'm trying to download some mp3's from emusic and they are ending up as EMP's which I can't open. Whats happening?  :)

     I guess using the download manager solved your problem, but if you already have too many download managers on your computer you might try just changing the file extension to .mp3. These websites just rename the files to get you to use their manager, which ties you to their service.
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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #347 on: November 24, 2007, 01:26:58 PM »
     I guess using the download manager solved your problem, but if you already have too many download managers on your computer you might try just changing the file extension to .mp3. These websites just rename the files to get you to use their manager, which ties you to their service.

Not necessarily a solution - I believe I tried this and it failed. As for the Download Manager, you can disable it and save tracks one by one as MP3s without file extension renaming. ;)

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #348 on: December 20, 2007, 12:35:20 PM »
I don't know whether this has been mentioned but eClassical are upping their bit rate to 320 far all new recordings and re-encoding older works as well. Currently on offer is a new Sally Beamish Viola Concerto 'The Seafarer' seven tracks at 320 for $5.53. It is a site well worth exploring as they seem to get CDs before they appear on the Bis web site. They have the new CD by Thomas Dausgaard of the Schumann Symphony No. 1 together with various overtures.

nik

Mark

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #349 on: December 20, 2007, 12:44:02 PM »
I don't know whether this has been mentioned but eClassical are upping their bit rate to 320 far all new recordings and re-encoding older works as well. Currently on offer is a new Sally Beamish Viola Concerto 'The Seafarer' seven tracks at 320 for $5.53. It is a site well worth exploring as they seem to get CDs before they appear on the Bis web site. They have the new CD by Thomas Dausgaard of the Schumann Symphony No. 1 together with various overtures.

nik

Thanks for this, Nik. :)

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #350 on: December 22, 2007, 01:58:37 AM »
I'm not surprised it didn't work, Lilas. Most CD-Rs seem capable of 'overburn' to a maximum of about two minutes. Even then, perfect playback isn't a certainty.

I'm currently using a batch of Verbatims (Taiyo Yuden) and many of them have potential running times exceeding 84 minutes! 8) A couple of months ago, though, I had a cake of TDKs and had a lot of trouble finding one that could carry the 83 mins I wanted to burn... ::)

(A hint for those who have a need for this: EAC has the very useful function of checking how many minutes your CD can "take")

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #351 on: January 02, 2008, 11:42:19 AM »
Here is the latest bit from RIAA  :-X :-X

"Recording industry says ripping CDs to computer is illegal "

http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/35454/118/

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #352 on: January 02, 2008, 12:18:31 PM »
Ehmmmm... What about fair use? ???

(Not that it makes much difference to me, I don't live in the States 0:))

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« Reply #353 on: January 04, 2008, 05:19:44 AM »
Mark posted the free Schubert Symphony from Chandos a few posts up. It should be noted that Chandos give away a CD from their catalogue as a free download every month! This month it's Holst (I'm downloading it as I write). See this page (you might want to bookmark it too ;)):
http://www.theclassicalshop.net/FreeMP3.asp (this includes a list of the upcoming freebies!)

Another site that offers free mp3s is http://www.eclassical.com/ (first free download is at the bottom of their home page, and then follow the link for more) - and these are changed on a daily basis! Sometimes it's just random garbage but often a great chance to sample the CDs they sell.

Anyone aware of other mp3 stores which offer free downloads (I mean including stuff such as the 25 tracks offered by http://www.emusic.com/ for everyone entering their programme)?

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #354 on: January 04, 2008, 05:24:25 AM »
for historical performances, you can go to Classical Music Mobile, where all works are ripped/encoded as single files

And look, they even have a violin concerto by Henryck WIENIASKI! I think I might try that - I like discovering new composers...

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #355 on: January 04, 2008, 05:43:23 AM »
And look, they even have a violin concerto by Henryck WIENIASKI! I think I might try that - I like discovering new composers...

I have downloaded a lot from them - Berlioz, Debussy, Bruckner, Hartmann, Wagner... And it's only 1 €!

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #356 on: January 18, 2008, 02:53:23 AM »
The music industry definitely has to go lossless. The market demands or at least will demand lossless, as this makes you most flexible e.g. regarding transcoding. Technically no more a problem because of the users bandwidths and storage space...
If the industry doesn't offer this, the people will. Don't want to tell too much, but I can tell I've seen the best recordings and cycles downloadable as lossless on rapidshare etc... Complete Wagner Rings, etc. etc...

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #357 on: January 20, 2008, 04:44:56 PM »
Hear Ye, violin fans:

David & Igor Oistrakh, violin (with Vladimir Vampolski, piano)
J.S. Bach_ Sonata for 2 Violins in C, BWV 1037

This 1951 recording war originally issued on the
Russian Melodya label. This is an 1950's MMS 45 rpm version.

Available on Rolf Ottevanger's web site


Stylistic considerations apart, this is an extraordinary interpretation - the music is not even by Bach but by his talented pupil Goldberg (the Goldberg with the variations). You can get it here:

http://www.jpc.de/jpcng/classic/detail/-/hnum/2099371?rk=classic&rsk=hitlist

The Oistrakh´s recorded the work a few years later for DG with Hans Pischner , harpsichord, - don´t know this.
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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #358 on: January 21, 2008, 02:19:11 AM »
Here is the latest bit from RIAA  :-X :-X

"Recording industry says ripping CDs to computer is illegal "

http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/35454/118/

  After reading this article I think the RIAA has completely lost its marbles.  First they prosecuted a woman who "downloaded" 12 songs thousands of dollars per song and now this- disgracefull  >:( !! 

  I live in England and it is only a matter of time before the BPI (our RIAA) adopts similar tactics!!   

 This is what can be properly called "DICTATORSHIP OF THE LAW"!

  marvin


 

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #359 on: January 25, 2008, 07:54:44 AM »
  After reading this article I think the RIAA has completely lost its marbles.  First they prosecuted a woman who "downloaded" 12 songs thousands of dollars per song and now this- disgracefull  >:( !! 

  I live in England and it is only a matter of time before the BPI (our RIAA) adopts similar tactics!!   

 This is what can be properly called "DICTATORSHIP OF THE LAW"!

  marvin

I suggest mass 'strikes' should be organised there, ie everyone just simply stop buying ANY music until these fascistic laws are revoked. A good idea, if I do say so myself.
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