The first 44 episodes of ATHF have been received and consequently burned on CDs for archive and eNjoyment. Likewise, season 8 of The Simpsons has seen an equal fate. yummy!
Folks, if you have a MAC like Amy's Powerbook then I have 2 indispensible programs that I am LOVING. The first is Virtual PC 6 which was originally made by Connectix (the same folks that also brought us Virtual Game Station- in which one could play PS1 games on any MAC running OS 9) but Microsoft bought the company over a year ago and has since stopped production on Game Station but not necessarily Virtual PC. VPC emulates any PC operating system provided you have the original installer disks for the appropriate OS. As if they're that hard to come by...
Anyway, I've used VPC for years and years and years but it always seemed rather slow and it was really only good for those types of programs that only run on a PC. The best example of a program like this is the one we use when we create the virtual tours that we do. Still, although it does work on the G4 it still seems slow - even to boot up and shut down. All that changes, though, when you throw VPC on to Amy's Powerbook. VPC runs faster and everything seems quicker to respond. This really means that we have all the pieces for a true mobile virtual tour production. Look for some more info about them coming soon from Amy's website - http://www.amyseye.com
The second program is called Audio Hijack
from Rogue Amoeba. It essentially reroutes any audio from any program through itself first and then outputs it to your speakers. The point? The reason? Why, to hijack (err... record) streaming audio of course! Like, oh say, an online radio station (What? Huh? Which one? How about ANY from DI.fm
- my particular favorite is Hard House). It records the stream as an AIFF file which means that all I gotta do is drop it into another program (like the Open Source Audacity developed at dear, ol' Carnegie Mellon University
) and I can then export it as a much more portable MP3. Yea, word... This will come in handy to record the live sets that Bassdrive
and others stream. To bang, you don't even need to be there. Just set the record time and it does the rest. Loving it!
I gotta get me a Powerbook. grrrr.
What was I thinking - just drop the AIFF file into iTunes and then convert the track to MP3 from there. It's converting it at a rate of about 10x so my 1 hour 43 minutes and 19 seconds track (originally a touch over 1 gigabyte) will only take about 10 minutes from the time I import it to the time it's converted and will now be 118Mb (bitrate set to 160 kpbs - although I should set it to a lower rate since it streams at a lower rate so I don't get any benefits of it being higher). Really cool, though.
Right now I'm feelin' - this - is liquid
The music that I'm groovin' to is - DJ Doboy - DI.fm Hard House
posted.by.me on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 @ 10:29:01 AM CT