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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #760 on: July 01, 2011, 06:45:56 AM »
Well, there appears to be many ways to 'skin a cat' -  :D   With Sara's initial suggestion, I did the following:

I downloaded the Medieval Cue Splitter and was able to take each of my LONG wav files and extract to the individual tracts; then converted these files to MP3 (256 kbps) so I could 'fit' the 4 discs onto one CD-R for playing convenience; finally, I burned each disc as a folder (MP3_1Faure, MP3_2Faure, etc.), so they showed up as folder listings (did not want to fuss w/ renumbering these files between the discs).

Not sure if the disc would work in my den stereo (which plays MP3 CD-Rs) - to my surprise (I'm listening to the burned disc at the moment), it played through the Nocturnes fine and then transitioned w/o a hitch to the second folder!  If the whole CD-R plays then I'll just put it into a skinny jewel box w/ the track listings which I printed.

Now, I've got all of these files on a USB 32GB stick in FLAC, WAV, and now MP3, so will be able to do future manipulation, if needed.  Thanks again for all of the comments - I certainly need to become more familiar w/ these numerous 'conversion' options!  :)

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #761 on: July 01, 2011, 02:19:56 PM »
If I understand you correctly, converters/encoders can indeed only be used on the source music file, whether it's a CD image (a single track) or seperate tracks. Where the cue comes into it is to tell the playback or burning software where the transition points between tracks are - in terms of encoding the file, this is a seperate process and distinction between track points is not needed because it's a batch job in which the whole lot is converted from one format to another.
My method to date has been to convert FLAC files directly to WAV via FooBar or My Little Trader then burn to CD via Ashampoo, I have not knowingly used the cue file, some times the track listings are supplied in a note pad file, so I assume that the cue file is not used in my method?
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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #762 on: July 01, 2011, 02:33:53 PM »
My method to date has been to convert FLAC files directly to WAV via FooBar or My Little Trader then burn to CD via Ashampoo, I have not knowingly used the cue file, some times the track listings are supplied in a note pad file, so I assume that the cue file is not used in my method?

Indeed - the cue only needs to be used if you're doing something with a full CD image - either to split it or to burn it without splitting.
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« Reply #763 on: July 01, 2011, 02:41:56 PM »
Indeed - the cue only needs to be used if you're doing something with a full CD image - either to split it or to burn it without splitting.
Thanks you got me worried for a while :)
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« Reply #764 on: September 29, 2011, 10:39:48 AM »
I just learned that Amazon is giving away a free $2 credit towward the purchase of any MP3s from their site, apparently as a loss-leader to get people to browse their offerings.  Hey, it's only $2 but it's free!  Here's where I learned the details: http://www.mymoneyblog.com/free-2-credit-for-amazon-mp3-downloads-2.html

...now, does anyone have suggestions about what interesting MP3s one can get for $2?  I'm thinking about a couple of Cherubini overtures... or maybe this pair of Italian late-Classical complete works for $1.78: http://www.amazon.com/Italian-Classical-Symphonies-Brunetti-Clementi/dp/B0059L0G86
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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #765 on: September 29, 2011, 04:11:02 PM »
There's Tchaikovsky, Glazunov and Sibelius symphony cycles for under $10 from BIS.

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #766 on: September 29, 2011, 04:38:47 PM »
I just learned that Amazon is giving away a free $2 credit towward the purchase of any MP3s from their site, apparently as a loss-leader to get people to browse their offerings.  Hey, it's only $2 but it's free!  Here's where I learned the details: http://www.mymoneyblog.com/free-2-credit-for-amazon-mp3-downloads-2.html

...now, does anyone have suggestions about what interesting MP3s one can get for $2?  I'm thinking about a couple of Cherubini overtures... or maybe this pair of Italian late-Classical complete works for $1.78: http://www.amazon.com/Italian-Classical-Symphonies-Brunetti-Clementi/dp/B0059L0G86

Do try Onslow if you haven't already - a single movement from a piece would suck, but they do have this fine set of variations for piano as a single track: link.
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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #767 on: September 29, 2011, 04:51:13 PM »
Amazon occasionally "gives" me a $1 credit for MP3s. Useless, as they will not sell MP3s to Australia!

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #768 on: September 29, 2011, 08:31:23 PM »
Amazon occasionally "gives" me a $1 credit for MP3s. Useless, as they will not sell MP3s to Australia!

Thanks for reminding about the "offer"; I've been wanting to report about their stupidity as well.
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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #769 on: December 22, 2011, 07:38:54 AM »
Just noticed that Presto has also started offering downloads -- MP3 and FLAC. It's not available for every album, but take a look at this for example.
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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #770 on: December 22, 2011, 11:41:09 AM »
Are there any good download-only albums? Amazon is offering 10 points for every dollar spent on mp3 downloads using their credit card.

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #771 on: December 23, 2011, 01:01:55 AM »
Indeed - the cue only needs to be used if you're doing something with a full CD image - either to split it or to burn it without splitting.
...or if you embed it into a single album file... this is what I do.

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #772 on: January 09, 2012, 01:25:20 PM »
http://lepetitbuda.blogspot.com/

Found some Rameau by Scott Ross there (post of 29/06/09).
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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #773 on: February 09, 2012, 04:43:50 PM »
Anyone else have Spotify?

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #774 on: February 09, 2012, 04:45:33 PM »
Anyone else have Spotify?

There's a whole thread about it here somewhere. A bunch of folks, it seems (not me though).

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #775 on: February 09, 2012, 05:28:36 PM »
It's great!  I am on a 30 day free premium account.

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« Reply #776 on: July 11, 2012, 12:33:00 PM »
A bargain so extreme I wouldn't be surprised if it's the result of a typo:

Mahler's ten symphonies (the Adagio only in the case of the Tenth), plus several song cycles, performed by the Utah Symphony Orchestra under Maurice Abravanel.  For ninety-nine cents.  (USA only, I'm afraid)
http://www.amazon.com/Big-Mahler-Box-Bach-Guild/dp/B008J7G5LO/
While you're there you may also want to check out the Big Brahms Box and Big Gustav Leonhardt Box.
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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #777 on: July 12, 2012, 11:57:46 AM »
A bargain so extreme I wouldn't be surprised if it's the result of a typo:

Mahler's ten symphonies (the Adagio only in the case of the Tenth), plus several song cycles, performed by the Utah Symphony Orchestra under Maurice Abravanel.  For ninety-nine cents.  (USA only, I'm afraid)
http://www.amazon.com/Big-Mahler-Box-Bach-Guild/dp/B008J7G5LO/
While you're there you may also want to check out the Big Brahms Box and Big Gustav Leonhardt Box.

Nice finds. I have some of the symphonies (by the Utah Symphony/Abravanel) on Silverline Classics. Nice to have the whole set now.

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #778 on: July 12, 2012, 12:16:11 PM »
No, I'll bet they mean it. They had a similar 99¢ deal with a Bach "box" for his birthday.
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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #779 on: December 21, 2012, 06:33:12 AM »
for those of us whose interests lie more in the music of the last fifty years or so—

http://avantgardeproject.conus.info/mirror/index.htm
http://www.ubu.com/sound/
& of course blogs like 5:4 that upload off-air recordings, etc

it is also possible to download music from soundcloud or youtube, although i'm not sure why you would want to most of the time

e: and of more general interest, there is a suspiciously large amount of music here (although i believe you have to subscribe to download more than one track every 10 minutes)
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