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    Question going digital music to MP3 player, can it be done?

    Ok. so i'm trying to go from one of those digital music channels on Dish Network and transfer that to an MP3 player, can it be done?

    I was thinking.. it would be great to record on hour of one of those music channels.. then put it on my MP3 player for when i go to the gym. I'd like to be able to change the music either daily or every other day.

    I don't have a digital output on my Marantz receiver.. and I don't have a DVD burner, or CD burner hooked up to the HT.

    I was thinking.. i could buy a DVD recorder.. and then burn if from there to a MP3 player on my computer.. but will the audio burned on a DVD transfer to a MP3 player? isn't the DVD in MPEG 3 or 4 compressed?

    any suggestions please, thanks.
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    That sounds like a good idea, i've been wanting to do that with my XM raido also. The source type does not nessisarily matter, what matters is what the DVD-R or CD-R records the sound in. You could also look at hard drive type things like a version of Tivo that has an output.

    Heres what I would try to do. I would hook the TV's (or recievers) SOUND out directly to my computer. This would require a lot of adapters and cords, plus a nice sound card (sound blaster.) I would then record the sound onto my computer using a special program to record it. You can get many for free, or buy a program. I would then get a MP3 converter and convert whatever the original sound file type is to MP3. That would do it, then you could have a 3 hour track of mp3 to put onto your mp3 player or whatever.

    Here is the program I would use to do this, it looks pretty good.
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    So are you going to give it a try or what, I'm intrested to know.

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    i will eventually get around to it.. but i'm leaving on a 11 day vacation this weekend. and i can't try it before then. but if anyone else wants to give it a try. that would be great too.
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    Can I borrow your sub while you are gone?

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    Originally posted by Shizelbs
    Can I borrow your sub while you are gone?
    Shelby, if you are serious.. yeah you can borrow it.. it's not doing any good here alone.

    Just don't toast the driver. A new driver is $129 or $275 + shipping. PM me and lets see what we can work out. I'm leaving Sun morn.

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    Shoot man, I was just goofing around. Thanks for your generosity though. I would think about it, but, I don't want to get evicted and risk messing up your sub.

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    I don't use satellite radio, but I do some DJing...and as such I've spent a lot of time turning my vinyl into mp3 for in-car listening.

    1) Hook the stereo out of the device you want to record into the line-in on the sound card of your computer (simple RCA-to-headphone jack cable...had at Radio shack for a couple bucks).

    2) Use any program that can rip directly to mp3 from line-in (I use MusicMatch Jukebox as it comes free with Dell machines).

    3) In the software, hit record and it encodes real time to an mp3 file. When you've got enough material, hit stop, find the file, transfer to the mp3 player, and you're ready to go.

    Works great with MusicMatch. I haven't tried it with other software, but if you use any package that can encode to mp3 directly...you won't have any need for .WAV to .MP3 conversion.

    Edit: one other thing...keep a "reference" mp3 handy and test the input for volume level. You can control the line-in level in the Windows sound area (and of course, the output of the device you are recording from). It can be way too quiet or way too loud depending on your setup. You'll just want to make sure that you get the recorded volume reasonable. Usually only takes one or two 10 second tests and you're there.
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    hey nice work kurob

    to bad your about 2 days late... j/k man
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    hey can I borrow your sub for a while, I live in portland oregon, so mabye your not to far away

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    Originally posted by arufener
    hey can I borrow your sub for a while, I live in portland oregon, so mabye your not to far away
    pry if from my cold dead hands.. i even sleep with it.. :p
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    lol
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    Originally posted by kurob
    I don't use satellite radio, but I do some DJing...and as such I've spent a lot of time turning my vinyl into mp3 for in-car listening.
    Out of curiousity, what type of music do you spin?
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    Since I got out of college I only really do private parties and stuff for my friends...kinda play whatever they want. When I was doing it for money, I had a regular retro night, hip hop night, and a "popular" (top 40/hip hop/house) night. My record collection is large and very diverse. :D

    To answer your question, I played about everything you'll see on turntables except drum n bass/jungle.

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    do you have much in the way of techno/trance/house?
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    Nah, no more than a crate or two worth. In the late 90s, I picked up some records along the lines of Danny Tenaglia, Bob Sinclair, Kevin Aviance, Peplab, DJ Icey, etc. I liked most ot their stuff. Of course, more mainstream stuff like Daft Punk and Crystal Method was a staple at the time. I never had a regular gig that was only techno, so I never got into getting very many of those records...just enough to get by for an hour or two if needed.

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    i have a mini disc player that i can record music onto....it records in real time so you can pretty much record anything u want with it...you can even plug a mic into it. it
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