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Re: MP3 players
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2014, 12:33:59 am »
Thanx Mark I'll try that tomorrow.
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Re: MP3 players
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2014, 01:10:44 pm »
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Having moved back from Ubuntu 12, I intend staying with 10 as long as possible. I have tried other distro's, but something doesn't sit right with the nvidia graphics card in this laptop (HP G70). I haven't the knowledge or time to resolve this at the mo..

Would be nice know what causes the graphics issues - I have some screen shots - I will attach one.... This was on peppermint, but it was nothing to do with PM - another distro did something similar....

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Re: MP3 players
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2014, 01:46:36 pm »
That screenshot is mad!
Does it behave the same way with different window managers (e.g. KDE)?

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Re: MP3 players
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2014, 02:11:28 pm »
Gotta be driver/xorg related if you've tried different distro's.

Probably easily solved by changing from (or updating) the nvidia drivers to open sourced or vice versa.

I agree though .. that's the weirdest graphics corruption I've ever seen  :o
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Re: MP3 players
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2014, 07:43:48 pm »
That screenshot is mad!
Does it behave the same way with different window managers (e.g. KDE)?



I haven't tried KDE, but under ubuntu 12.04,using unity, the effect was similar - in classic mode it was more or less the same, but the whole system was slow beyond belief, and temps were high (80 C). IIRC, the Nvidia driver was version 173(RECOMMENDED). There is some info in a post here:-

http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=11007.msg85675#msg85675

I did try PM4, but as you can see from the screenshot, it was unusable, and despite some help, I simply didn't have the time to sort it out, so went back to Ubuntu 10.04, for simplicity.


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Re: MP3 players
« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2014, 07:48:13 pm »
Gotta be driver/xorg related if you've tried different distro's.

Probably easily solved by changing from (or updating) the nvidia drivers to open sourced or vice versa.

I agree though .. that's the weirdest graphics corruption I've ever seen  :o

I have reached the same conclusion re the drivers, but not really sure how to solve it - I did try all the other drivers I could find - but they were all flaky for one reason or another - hopefully new versions will be available at some point in the future....

Its funny how 10.04 runs "its" drivers in such a way as to cause no visible problems. Given some time to "play", I would quite like to use a supported base, and then a simple and light (version) of an appropriate windows manager......

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Re: MP3 players
« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2014, 07:55:06 pm »
Why not see if the Lubuntu 14.04 daily build LiveCD/LiveUSB works (in "Live" mode) .. if it does, just wait till April when it goes "full release" .. if Lubutnu 14.04 works, Peppermint 5 will too.

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/daily-live/pending/

Bare in mind that's still an Alpha .. but may give you an idea about the graphics.

How were the graphics in "Live" mode under 12.04 ?

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Re: MP3 players
« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2014, 01:55:44 am »
Oh just to let you know I got  a very cheap mp3 player from ebay ( under 3.00 !) and it works perfectly! Quick and easy to be recognised on my Peppermint laptop and easy to load mp3s onto it.  :)
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Re: MP3 players
« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2014, 01:59:18 am »
Do you have a smart phone?
I don't see the point of carrying an extra bit of tech around if you already have a music player in your pocket.
My phone has 80 gig of memory and I have over 2000 songs 100 books and loads of dxf's and dwg's  PDF's  350ish photos and still only used about 20% of the available capacity.
And most phones will present as mass storage.

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Re: MP3 players
« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2014, 09:16:58 pm »
Another question..when I save mp3 music files to the mp3 player it does not save the complete music if it is fairly long ( I am saving classical music)- is there a certain length of mp3 that cannot be saved in its entirety on an mp3 player?
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Re: MP3 players
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2014, 09:47:57 pm »
Not that I'm aware of
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« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2014, 10:26:31 pm »
Not that I'm aware of

How odd. I cannot see anything in the manual about mp3 length either.
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Re: MP3 players
« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2014, 09:00:19 am »
I've had mp3's that are 2 hours long on a CD before, no problem there. There shouldn't be a theoretical limit of file size unless you run out of space on the device. There MIGHT be a limit on number of files, but normally it set such that you shouldn't hit it unless each of your files are only like 2 seconds long, for the entire capacity of the device (so several thousand files).

As a workaround, you could use Audacity to chop the big file into several little ones. I can help you do this if you like?

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Re: MP3 players
« Reply #28 on: March 06, 2014, 12:38:13 am »
I've had mp3's that are 2 hours long on a CD before, no problem there. There shouldn't be a theoretical limit of file size unless you run out of space on the device. There MIGHT be a limit on number of files, but normally it set such that you shouldn't hit it unless each of your files are only like 2 seconds long, for the entire capacity of the device (so several thousand files).

As a workaround, you could use Audacity to chop the big file into several little ones. I can help you do this if you like?

Oh thanks Chemical fan! If they could be chopped at the end of the movements ( these are classical music files) that's be great...
There is room on the MP3 so it's an odd one this!
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Re: MP3 players
« Reply #29 on: March 06, 2014, 09:44:17 am »
Audacity should be in the repositories - look for it in Software Manager

Here's the wiki page - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audacity_(audio_editor)

As you can see, when you import an mp3 into it, it shows you the waveform. You can zoom in, and highlight sections of it, and there are options to trim the selected section and outside the selected section. Once you've isolated the part you want, just export it as a new mp3 (might take a little while on the netbook, plus the screen is small - I'd try this on your other machine), then rinse and repeat for each track.

It's great for making mobile phone ringtones too  :)

 


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