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Subject: RE: Can someone describe to me the exact procedure for rippingtapes? + option clutter
Date: 2004-05-10

> How interesting that this question comes up shortly after the
> discussion of option clutter.

Timed recording has been in the request queue for more than a year. It is
hardly fair to consider it "option clutter" now.

  Given readily
> available software like mp3DirectCut, I guess I don't really
> see the point in "split".

I use time split all the time and I would also like timed recording. I
record 12 - 16 hours from a radio, and I would prefer dealing with 12 one
hour files than one humongous 12 hour file. Also, if something goes wrong
in the ninth hour, at least I have 8 good files.

If I could say "record 12 1 hour files and then stop" I would be a happy man.

> But I do like to be able to start up a dubbing session and leave
> it to stop on its own, without chewing up the entire hard disk
> and creating a massive file to have to deal with later.
> Ah... User interface. That is the rub. To add new features,
> you have to add option clutter. Once somebody implements a
> "feature", we can't remove it, no matter how strange it seems,
> because somebody, somewhere, will have found a use for it.

Adding one more recording option to a specialty menu that doesn't get used
unless you are actually recording doesn't seem like clutter to me. But
one person's essentials are another's clutter, I suppose.

I wouldn't mind if there were some options that were settable only in the
config file, but this one probably should be in a menu.

> David H. Straayer
> The Self-Appointed CD/MP3 Audiobook Gadfly
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Ventzislav
> Stoytchev
> Sent: Saturday, May 08, 2004 12:43 AM
> To:
> Subject: Can someone describe to me the exact procedure for
> ripping
> tapes?
> I have a lot of music on tapes. I was wondering how exactly I
> rip them to
> MP3's. Do I connect them straight to the Jukebox and then record
> them? Or
> do I need a software and do it via my computer? I looked in the
> FAQ and did
> a search but I couldn't find anything
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