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bwaslo 29th June 2011 02:37 AM

Name these tunes!
I have a CD compilation disk that was passed to me, original source unknown. The disc is a series of about 30 second excerpts taken from 40 tracks, to be used for high fidelity music demo. Probably something put together by some hifi store with classical, folk, blues, big band, stage cuts, even the old standby Belafonte at Carnegie. The tracks are quite nice, which is frustrating since I don't know the artist or song on the vast majority of them. I'd really like to identify these so I can buy full copies of the originals and maybe check into other recordings by the artists.

So, can Imake this into a game? I've uploaded an "nrg" image of a CD of the first 20 excerpts to MegaUpload. It's a BIG file, 356MB of uncompressed audio, so this would be a good thing to have downloading while you do something else.

The link for the download is: MEGAUPLOAD - The leading online storage and file delivery service

If you want to play "Name the Tune, Artist and Disc" (or if you just want to get a CD of some nice test tracks to try on your system), download the image file and burn it to a CD. Nero, ImgBurn, and various other burning programs can be used to burn from this format.

I thought of just posting mp3s of the excerpts, but thought that would get me flamed! If this works ok and there is enough interest, then I can post another CD image file later of the other 20 tracks and we can go again.

(BTW, if there any objections from owners of copyright on any of these tracks, please let me know and I will cheerfully delete. I am assuming that the short excerpts could do only good by interesting this audience in purchasing the full versions. The excerpts are not long enough to conceivably substitute for full versions of the tracks.)

So, download, burn, listen, and show how well versed you are audiophilically. List the tracks you recognize here. Thanks, enjoy!

bwaslo 30th June 2011 11:55 AM

Hey, I know there've been some downloads. No one recognize any of the tracks yet?

Charles Darwin 30th June 2011 01:39 PM

I'd love to have a pop at it but my Mac does not contain any software able to open the file.

bwaslo 30th June 2011 03:13 PM

It's not a file that opens - get a CD burning program (most sure bet would be a version of Nero) and burn the image to CD.

bwaslo 1st July 2011 02:49 PM

Still no tune IDs?
If the issue is getting the disc burned, drop me a PM and I'll see about mailing you a disc.
Otherwise, c'mon, tell us any you recognize -- even if just the easy James Taylor ones!

firechief 1st July 2011 02:57 PM

I kind of like your idea, and you may get some participation in a bit. I think people might just be busy. For myself, I'm not at home and won't get around to doing a download for a bit of time. Uhh you got to make it easy for folks. :)

runebivrin 1st July 2011 03:19 PM

Just zip up the MP3:s. This is too much work.

Pano 1st July 2011 03:25 PM

Yeah Bill, just knock them all down to mid-rate MP3s and zip them all together. Smaller download and easier for all of us.
You've put them in a Nero format, not real ISO. My burning software usually handles the nrg files, but not this one.

bwaslo 1st July 2011 04:16 PM

Can't do a multi-track Audio CD in ISO, iso doesn't support that.
I can do MP3s, thought that kind of keeps everyone from hearing how good the tracks sound, particularly if they just play them on their laptops!

Pano 1st July 2011 04:20 PM

OK, that may be why my software complained about it. Hmmmm...... can you rip them to FLAC and the zip and upload. Most of us can use FLAC files.

I'll dig around to see if I can find a copy of Nero here.

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