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(Yet Another) Freespace Music Thread
Greetings good Fellows,

It is instinctepyon again, I was just wondering has anyone figured out how to get WAV files playing on their iPod?  I can't seem to be able to get Slaying Ravana (Also known as FS2_Cinema2) to play on my iPod since everytime I select it, it always seems to skip it and move onto the next track.  So I am wondering is there anyway to somehow convert the music into Mp3 format.

With Regards,

instinctepyon.

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: (Yet Another) Freespace Music Thread
There has to be an easier way to change music files from one format to the other, but one working way is to get Audacity, open the wav file with it, and export to an mp3.
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Re: (Yet Another) Freespace Music Thread
Where can I get audacity?

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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23:40 < achillion > EveningTea: ass
23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

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15:51 < Achillion> yes
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18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

21:41 < MatthTheGeek> you can't spell assassin without two asses

20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

11:46 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
11:50 < achtung> Surely you've heard of DVDA
11:50 < achtung> Double Vaginal Double ANal
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Re: (Yet Another) Freespace Music Thread
I do something similar, except I use a trial version of Goldwave.

It works very well: I have all the FS music saved to my iPod. The FS1 music makes great mood music for long interstate drives (I also have one of those gizmos that hook an iPod into a car radio. They're expensive, but extremely fun).


The reason for the .wavs not working is due to some sort of encoding :v: put on the files, IIRC. Media players on your computer can play them only because FS is installed, but if you try to ccnvert them without using something like Goldwave or Audacity, it gives error messages.
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Re: (Yet Another) Freespace Music Thread
The reason for the .wavs not working is due to some sort of encoding :v: put on the files, IIRC. Media players on your computer can play them only because FS is installed, but if you try to ccnvert them without using something like Goldwave or Audacity, it gives error messages.
Nope...they use Microsoft ACM compression.  FreeSpace doesn't install any CODECs when you install the game and any computer, FreeSpace installed or not, that has a Media Player version from the last decade should be able to play the files just fine.  The format is that widespread.  That said, most MP3 players focus very specifically on MP3 and whatever other formats they support such as AAC, M4A, OGG, etc.  I don't know if any MP3 players support compressed WAV files...the format is just too obscure for the music listening/CD ripping public.
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Re: (Yet Another) Freespace Music Thread
OK then, if the encoding is so common, why did none of the normal conversion software I tried before Goldwave work on them? They worked fine on .wav -> .mp3 before, but FS music makes them go .wav -> error message.
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Re: (Yet Another) Freespace Music Thread
You need to have the codec for them to work. Some converters however will do it internally.

FS2 doesn't install any codecs. It converts the wavs internally same as it does with .ogg
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Re: (Yet Another) Freespace Music Thread
Greetings good Fellows,

It is instinctepyon again, I was just wondering has anyone figured out how to get WAV files playing on their iPod?  I can't seem to be able to get Slaying Ravana (Also known as FS2_Cinema2) to play on my iPod since everytime I select it, it always seems to skip it and move onto the next track.  So I am wondering is there anyway to somehow convert the music into Mp3 format.

With Regards,

instinctepyon.

iPods don't play wavs (but iTunes does, go figure). The easiest way to get it to play on your iPod is right clicking the track in iTunes and selecting convert selection to AAC. I'm not sure how compatible that file type is outside of Apple products, but if you're using just an iPod with iTunes, you won't have any problems. (and it's a hell of a lot easier than going out and downloading a bunch of software.)

edit: don't forget to delete the wav copy from your iTunes music list because it'll make a duplicate entry for the AAC file.

 

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Re: (Yet Another) Freespace Music Thread
OK then, if the encoding is so common, why did none of the normal conversion software I tried before Goldwave work on them? They worked fine on .wav -> .mp3 before, but FS music makes them go .wav -> error message.
Well...what software are you using?  Most of the really really basic stuff takes CD's and turns them into MP3's and thats all they are programmed for...which makes sense.  There's no reason to support a greater library and load more potential options into memory when 99.9% of the userbase is interested in only one scenario.

Goldwave or Audacity or anything else in that vein that you throw at the job is fine because they are multipurpose audio suites.  In those two cases neither are particularly advanced but they have a fair number of basic features and they load a full library from Windows.
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