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In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jun 2009 20:11:50 BDT
Mark Kibble says:
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE REQUIRED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm ripping my cd collection on to my pc, latest version of media player installed a couple of weeks back, no probs loading to C drive, however I'm storing albums on an external hard drive.

Cut and paste from C to F drive is no problem however I am experiencing intermittant problems with the odd album or two disappearing from the media player after the transfer. Not what I'd call a major problem, more annoying as I have to play all tracks from the F drive to reinstall, any suggestions I am ripping each album the same way.

Posted on 28 Jun 2009 20:23:00 BDT
Last edited by the author on 28 Jun 2009 20:23:21 BDT
Greysuit says:
Don't know if it's the cause - but some albums include their own player built into the CD. Rolling Stones do this. The album often plays in WMP but won't rip or migrate / copy.

Sometimes using an intermmediate application (iTunes) can help build play lists for subsequent migration to player but whether this will solve the storage problem I don't know.

Have you considered changing the default 'rip' file location from C to F ?

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jun 2009 20:39:58 BDT
Mark Kibble says:
Hi Grey, I looked for a tool bar when I had the previous version of media player and couldn't find anything which would enable me to change the destination. The girl in the shop where I bought the External h/drive said that I would have to copy to C then cut and paste, so when I downloaded the latest version of mp I never thought to look.

Thanks for the suggestion it's there whoopeeeeeeeeeeeeee just ripping a spot of Quintessence so I'll no doubt be wandering round saying yeah man all night.

We have a result once again thank ye.

Posted on 28 Jun 2009 20:45:48 BDT
Greysuit says:
Inspirational - just finished listening to The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter' and you've just answered my question - what next ? = Job done

Pity I can only spot a best of but hey - beggars can't be choosers.

Kind regards,

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jun 2009 20:49:24 BDT
BabyLamb says:
Hi Mark, assuming you're using Windows Media Player, you can click the small arrow just under 'RIP' (along the top), choose 'MORE OPTIONS' and there should be 'RIP MUSIC TO THIS LOCATION', which you can then change to F:\
Hope that helps!

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jun 2009 21:13:51 BDT
Mark Kibble says:
Hi Matt; Thanks for the answer, thats where I found it. My old version of mp didn't have that facility and as I mentioned the girl in the shop wasn't overly helpful. Never mind cracked it now, that'll teach me to spend a bit more time checking out the changes next time I get an upgrade, I've copied about forty discs since the upgrade, just think of the time I could have saved.

Posted on 28 Jun 2009 21:19:02 BDT
Greysuit says:
Mark - just been blown away by St Pancras - Totally forgotten just how good Quintessence were.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jun 2009 22:19:50 BDT
hypergod says:
Jeez, are these bastards on the 'Music' threads EVER going to end their vomit-inducing outpouring of 'grief'? Are they all sat at home in sack-cloth and ashes, I wonder, flagellating themselves with thorned branches? Thank the Gods you guys are still here! Incidentally, I couldn't understand the posts about ripping AT ALL! I know what ripping is and that's it!

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jun 2009 22:29:08 BDT
Mark Kibble says:
I thought you were famous for letting rip Hyper ha ha.

Grey; I've that pleasure to come, done 'in blissful company' now on the eponymous album, the jam section of 'Sea of immortality' thats what you call a good blow out.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jun 2009 22:36:24 BDT
Greysuit says:
Ah! but I've moved onto Quicksilver Messenger Service's 'Happy Trails' now and am toying with the idea of going back to something along the lines of The Strawbs / Pentangle or even Renaissance next - mind you I've just 'spotted' that Back Door Slam is available. Might go for the complete change instead.

I hope your ripping is going smoothly now.

Kind regards

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jun 2009 22:36:38 BDT
Last edited by the author on 28 Jun 2009 22:44:31 BDT
hypergod says:
If I were better known MK, I'd also be famous for knowing bugger all about computers and their workings! Hope you and everyone else is bearing up in the Stygian gloom in which I'm sure we're all enveloped since this tragic event overtook us.
ps Where's Peter got to? Doesn't seem to have been about lately, or is it just me? And have you stopped talking to me altogether since the 'A's R Massacre incident' Grey?
More Love.

Posted on 28 Jun 2009 22:42:18 BDT
Greysuit says:
Sorry - have I missed something - what tragic event ???

PLEEEEESE don't bother to answer - I'm happy in blissful ignorance.

Kind regards

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jun 2009 22:46:35 BDT
hypergod says:
And that answers the last question on my edit! I'm being evicted from the computer now, so sweet dreams everyone, I look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jun 2009 22:51:04 BDT
Mark Kibble says:
Hyper; I've just read your verse over on 'hard', thats the first bit of common sense that I've heard all weekend.

Grey; I seem to be a tad behind you, I've got mr Mosterts delightful wah wah from St Pancras ringing in my lug holes now.

Night all, dentist in the morning, having a wisdom tooth put in.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jun 2009 22:57:23 BDT
Greysuit says:
Hyper - sorry - there was an overlap there. No - far from it - my silence was Alice related. And I was busy today. I had to take the rubbish down to the local re-cycling centre - only to discover that it was closed on Sunday ! I must confess I'd never heard of a recycling centre being closed on Sundays before, and with tears in my eyes I drove off into the sunset looking for another place to put the rubbish. I think you might be able to guess the rest !

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jun 2009 23:22:16 BDT
Stories of my disappearance are greatly exagerated, Thanks for the welcome back on crack Grey, although I must say I didn't realise I'd been away, Have been posting on threads but maybe the Amazing Zons technical problems have hidden them, Admittedly not wvery active online yesterday, working on the room the PC is in which led to it all being unplugged today,

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jun 2009 09:57:48 BDT
Grey - I hope you weren't arrested by an officer Obie type who forced you to remove your belt...we wouldn't want any hangings!

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jun 2009 18:08:13 BDT
hypergod says:
Don't YOU start, Schiz!
MC, I've noticed you popping up at various places (though not staying there for long on the MJ thread!), just wanted to say I trust your new lease on life is proving to be everything you wanted, but do try to visit us poor souls here more often. All the good to you and Mrs MC.

Posted on 30 Jun 2009 20:56:58 BDT
Greysuit says:
A quote straight from the BBC News site -

Michael Jackson fans who paid in advance for the singer's UK concerts have been offered their money back or a souvenir ticket as an alternative. .......................... An estimated 800,000 people paid 50-75 to watch the star perform 50 concerts at London's 02 arena.
The company will not be printing any further tickets as collectables. ........................It adds that the originals will become collectors' items, and feature special images which give them a 3D moving effect.

Not from the BBC site - Ooh - it's shiny and sparkly and it will be worth a fortune in a couple of days ! - Don't see them giving many refunds somehow.

Wish I'd thought that one up !

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jun 2009 22:57:33 BDT
I'm just wondering if the 3d moving image might be of something a great many of us now associate with Pilsbury.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jul 2009 00:29:10 BDT
Last edited by the author on 1 Jul 2009 00:37:46 BDT
Greysuit says:
Mr Cerebral has said (on a number of occasions)

Harts Stores, a regional general merchandise chain in the midwestern United States - obviously now worth avoiding. And it might be worth avoiding tuning into the Hong-Kong Amateur Radio Transmitting Society for a while.

Posted on 1 Jul 2009 22:12:45 BDT
Last edited by the author on 1 Jul 2009 22:13:02 BDT
S.R.J says:
Greysuit-I was horrified to discover I work amongst them, and your estimate of prices is a bit low-some of the girls at work paid 86 !

Posted on 1 Jul 2009 23:01:33 BDT
Greysuit says:
SR - I was only quoting from the Beeb Beeb Ceeb. I suspect that your fellow workers paid a lot less than others !

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jul 2009 22:16:18 BDT
Last edited by the author on 2 Jul 2009 22:17:15 BDT
hypergod says:
50 - 75 were the original ticket prices I think. Obviously people paid WAY over that to touts etc. IDIOTS!!!

Posted on 3 Jul 2009 11:59:11 BDT
W. Pollock says:
I wonder who you are calling idiots, and why.

Those that pay wildly over the odds to touts? In which case I agree most heartily.
Those that pay 50-75 for a concert? In which case I pretty much agree, although I could just about imagine me doing this for a really special concert. Gabriel, Hackett, Banks, Rutherford and Collins doing a set of tracks from Nursery Crime to The Lamb might tempt me.
Those that pay to watch Michael Jackson? In which case I agree.
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