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Naughty Star Trek TNG audio

At some point in the mid-to-late 90s, I found an audio file (might even have been a .wav because MP3s weren't huge yet) that I'd like to find again. It was a fan edit of vocals from episodes of Star Trek:The Next Generation that strongly implied that Jean-Luc Picard and William Riker were lovers. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 17, 2014 - 3 answers

How can I get offsite backup for the 5gb data a day my library volunteer role generates?

Help me back up offsite the huge files I'm generating in my new voluntary role (c. 5Gb per session)! [more inside]
posted by pyotrstolypin on Aug 17, 2012 - 11 answers

mp3 - WAV conversion: how does this work?

mp3 is deemed by some audiophiles to be a poorer quality format than something like PCM WAV. Yet mp3 files can easily be converted to WAV. So the data that apparently is missing from mp3 files (and ergo detracting from the overall audio quality) must be there somewhere in those files, just hidden or compressed? Is that correct?? What exactly does an mp3 file leave out when it compresses what, presumably, is the original PCM WAV file of a track?? And if using an A/D converter of some description you convert something from vinyl direct to mp3 you presumably could then convert that track to WAV - so where would all that additional data comprising the uncompressed WAV file (that may be ten times larger than the mp3) come from? I've absolutely no IT knowledge at all - so forgive me if these are embarrassingly dumb/elementary questions. I'm just intrigued.....
posted by MajorDundee on Sep 24, 2011 - 16 answers

Does anyone know of an mp3 player that records to .mp3 format (not .wav)?

I am looking for an mp3 player/recorder that records to .mp3 format. Most of the players out there that I can find record to .wav format. [more inside]
posted by D Wiz on Mar 17, 2009 - 10 answers

How can I convert DAT audio tapes to Mp3/CD/WAV easily?

I have hundreds of Digital Audio Tapes (DATs) recorded at 44.1 and 32khz LP mode I'd like to encode to Mp3 format. I have a laptop w/o a digital input or SCSI port. I would ideally like to be able to just press PLAY and have the computer convert the entire tape to a WAV file, or broken up with start IDs from the DAT tapes [more inside]
posted by bmilner on Oct 13, 2008 - 8 answers

We've Got A Brand New Dance: Punch GarageBand Right in the Dick...

Egads-I-Want-To-Punch-GarageBand-In-The-Dick Filter: Why can't I import AIFF or mp3 files into GarageBand? [more inside]
posted by chara on Sep 18, 2008 - 7 answers

Best format for ripping CD's?

Lots of CD's to rip. What format to save them as? Storage no issue, but like compatibility of 320k mp3 with everything/everyone else. Will I notice a loss? [more inside]
posted by davidaugust111 on Jul 10, 2008 - 18 answers

External sound card for laptop. Recommendations wanted!

External sound card for laptop. Recommendations wanted! [more inside]
posted by watson415 on Jun 15, 2008 - 7 answers

How do I convert a wma file to wav or mp3?

How do I convert a wma file to wav or mp3? [more inside]
posted by HarryS on Jun 12, 2008 - 13 answers

Need Vista Compatible .wav to .mp3 converter software

I need a Vista-compatable, cheap or freeware audio interface that can convert a .wav file to .mp3. [more inside]
posted by Ironmouth on Jun 2, 2008 - 18 answers

Audio File

I'm looking for an audio file. Its the sound you here in for example a military program as "official" graphics appear to be typed onto the screen.
posted by Yer-Ol-Pal on May 22, 2008 - 7 answers

Nerdly ringtone?

I'm looking for Star Trek communicator sample in .wav or .mp3 [more inside]
posted by furtive on Jan 21, 2007 - 5 answers

Does any mp3 player have this list of features?

Is there any flash-based mp3 player that plays WAV files, has an FM tuner, records standard (44.1) WAV files from this FM tuner, has a 1GB or higher capacity, and is not much over $100? (I'm also grateful for any "almost" answers, since those might help me refine my Googling.)
posted by lorimer on Sep 28, 2006 - 16 answers

Why can't I hear Jimmy Page?

I'm having issues playing back music. It all has to do with the left or right channel being washed out: Sometimes the lead vocals or lead guitar from a radio signal isn't heard, sometimes its the same for listening through an ipod with headphones and through a computer with headphones. There is a bit > [more inside]
posted by premortem on Sep 26, 2006 - 7 answers

free mp3 to wav batch converter?

Is there a good, free, non-shareware limited batch converter for taking a bunch of mp3s and making them into wavs? [more inside]
posted by juv3nal on May 5, 2006 - 10 answers

How do I listen to an APE file?

How do I listen to an APE file? [more inside]
posted by erd0c on Jan 29, 2006 - 11 answers

seeking sound advice

What's a good book (or online resource) about audio editing for a beginner who is smart and wants in-depth knowledge? I'm working with dialogue mostly -- not music. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Aug 8, 2005 - 5 answers

What is the best way to convert from mp3 to wav?

When converting an MP3 to WAV (for playback on a CD player that can't handle MP3s) What's the best method? Playback MP3 and record to WAV with a program like Total Recorder? Convert formats directly with something like Audacity or CDex? Doesn't matter? [more inside]
posted by PinkStainlessTail on Oct 17, 2004 - 17 answers

Why does this computer start burning CDs late into the first song and get the numbering wrong?

My girlfriend's computer is from the late Jurassic period-- Gateway with an AMD 500-something mhz processor and 64 megs of RAM running 98 SE. It used to burn cd's from her mp3 collection generally flawlessly, but lately any cd made starts late in the first song and the track numbering is off (e.g. the player dosen't change from "2" to "3" until the middle of track 3.)

We switched from Roxio to Nero, tried converting to .wav with Winamp beforehand, but it's still off.

Any idea what the problem might be?
posted by Mayor Curley on Feb 28, 2004 - 3 answers

What is the ideal device for field recordings?

The ideal recording device. I am looking for a compact audio recording device that has input/outputs for an external mic if necessary, and storage media that is digital. It will be used to make sound recordings of people and other sounds in public areas. The recorded sound should also be easily converted to mp3 or wav format.
posted by turbanhead on Feb 10, 2004 - 8 answers

Need an "audio browser" for XP to listen to wav & mp3.

Need a sound browser for XP, should have an explorer-like interface, where I click on a WAV or MP3 and I can hear how it sounds. Speed and simplicity would be nice, too. Having to "process" whole folders would be a no-no.
posted by signal on Jan 21, 2004 - 9 answers

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