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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:43 am
  

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I downloaded 2 zipped folders of a concert at the Kennedy Center. Dave put directions on the trading post place where the links were listed about how to play them, but I can't figure it out.

When these files are extracted, the file extention is .flac. I have several video players installed on my computer, but they don't work on this. Will I have to download the latest version of Winamp to make the files play? I know nothing about MAC and I use Windows XP on my PC.

If anyone know what to do, please let me know,

Thanks

Linda


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:23 am
  

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dbpoweramp makes a free flac converter...


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:56 pm
  

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I believe the README.TXT file included has the info you are looking for... Why does no one ever bother to read the readme files? But just in case I forgot the info, from another forum member:

draz54 wrote:
Thanks Dave... It's great stuff.

I was able to find a freeware to convert flac files to wav and burn onto CD.

http://www.shareup.com/Burn4Free-download-7418.html


BTW, "flac" is neither Mac or PC... FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec. FLAC files can be compared to MP3 files - the main difference being that FLAC is lossless. It is a standard that many bootleggers seem to have adopted - because it is cross platform and fairly compact. It just hasn't gained as widespread an acceptance as MP3.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:36 am
  

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The new version of winamp plays flac files


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 3:32 am
  

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Thanks Dave and Goofus. I downloaded the latest Winamp and got the files into it. The concert was wonderful! I used winamp years ago and gave it up because I found it difficult to use. iTunes is hard too, but I have to use it with my iPod.

I usually don't read the Read Me files because I just don't want to, but I actually did this time, and it worked for me.

Thanks again!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:54 pm
  

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pardon my observation, but those folks who fail to open and actually READ files marked README when they download software, are usually the same folks who fail those tests with 25 instructions at the beginning with the first one reading:
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READ all of these instructions before beginning the test!


and the last one reading:
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If you have read all the instructions up to here, put your name at the top of the paper and hand it in, you've gotten 100%!

:roll:


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:14 pm
  

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i only read the PLEASEREADME files...
courtesy counts;)...


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:42 pm
  

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kj wrote:
i only read the PLEASEREADME files...
courtesy counts;)...


So, as long as I continue to name them "README", I can talk trash about you without you ever seeing it?! :)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:47 pm
  

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How about if you name them "Do Not Read Me" files? Then a lot more people would read them.

I'm glad I don't have to take tests anymore!


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el_libra wrote:
I'm glad I don't have to take tests anymore!


Who said?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:55 am
  

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el_libra wrote:
How about if you name them "Do Not Read Me" files? Then a lot more people would read them.


Now why didn't I think of that?!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:43 pm
  

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kj wrote:
i only read the PLEASEREADME files...
courtesy counts;)...


So, as long as I continue to name them "README", I can talk trash about you without you ever seeing it?!
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....what??...you mean you haven't been doing that already??????? :?


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