[bookport] Re: Converting Overdrive books to MP3.

sounds super complicated.  You can't just tell it to convert?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Don Bomer (Tex)" <dbomer@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, June 01, 2007 4:43 PM
Subject: [bookport] Re: Converting Overdrive books to MP3.


> Hi Sandy,
>
> Thank you for being understanding.
>
> B T W, in regards to your previous question concerning bitrate, it is
> possible for a sighted person to access a "settings" menu item where one
can
> set several variables, including bitrate.  However, unlike most Windows
> programs, it doesn't appear to have keyboard access to open the menu,
> although once the dialog is opened all variables are accessible.
>
> I just sent an EMail to Sound Taxi Support addressing the problem and
asking
> for advise or resolution.  I will post their reply.
>
> In the meanwhile, it seems that most settings are kept from session to
> session, but I could find no configuration file to manually edit.  The
only
> answer I see for now to get sighted assistance (please don't flame me
> everybody) and it should stick until it's changed.
>
> Other things that are available in settings are:
> 1.  Output Sub-Folder, (Alt+O)
> 2.  Output Path for Files from Read-Only Sources,(Alt+P)
> 3.  Automatically convert files from Folder,(Check Box and Field for
Folder
> path, apparently not accessible, even with Tab)
> 4.  Audio encoder, Gives choice of  WAV, MP3 or MP4 AAC Output, (Alt+E)
> 5.  Compression Quality, 8 choices, For MP3 you get 32, 64, 96, 128, 170,
> 190, 220 and 320 k b p s in a drop-down combo box accessible with Alt+Down
> Arrow once you're on the field.
> 6.  When Output file exists, has a drop-down combo box with a. Don't
> Convert, b. Generate Unique Filename and c. Overwrite Existing File
> 7.  Check boxes for a. Show Select Files dialog on start (Alt+S)  b.
> Automatically Start Conversion (Alt+A is marked but doesn't work)  c.
> Advanced Mode (Alt+A is also marked but doesn't work)  I have no idea what
> advanced mode does but I leave it checked.
> 8.  OK (Accessed with Tab)
> 9.  Close (Accessed with Tab)
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Sandy Licht" <slicht@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, June 01, 2007 3:48 PM
> Subject: [bookport] Re: Converting Overdrive books to MP3.
>
>
> > No apology necessary.  Sound Taxi is a great piece of software.  Thanks
> > for introducing it to us about a year ago.
> >
> > At 03:29 PM 6/1/2007, Don Bomer (Tex) wrote:
> >>Hi Sandy,
> >>
> >>Sorry that I sounded snippety.  I zeroed in on the last part of the
> >>paragraph and I overreacted to your answer.  I saw "so, how do I convert
> >>to MP3?  Or isn't it possible after all." Your answer, "It isn't
> >>possible." waved a red flag in my face, and being the rabid bull that I
> >>sometimes am...
> >>
> >>Anyway, my apologies,
> >>
> >>Regards,
> >>
> >>Don...
> >>
> >>----- Original Message ----- From: "Sandy Licht" <slicht@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >>To: <bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >>Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 3:35 PM
> >>Subject: [bookport] Re: Converting Overdrive books to MP3.
> >>
> >>
> >>>Don, we were saying that you couldn't convert the files directly with
> >>>Windows Media Player.  Even as I type, I am converting said files with
> >>>Sound Taxi.  If anyone knows how to set the bit rate and such things,
> >>>please write me off list and tell me.  Now I wonder...  Will it convert
> >>>Real Player music?  ...But that is for another list...
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>At 03:26 PM 5/30/2007, Don Bomer (Tex) wrote:
> >>>>Lana,
> >>>>
> >>>>Clear and honest, perhaps, but totally incorrect!
> >>>>
> >>>>Sound Taxi, from www.soundtaxi.info, WILL convert Overdrive books to
MP3
> >>>>at much faster than "real-time" speed, period!!!
> >>>>
> >>>>I quote, in part,  from the Sound Taxi site:
> >>>>     Q: "Can I convert DRM protected WMA, M4P or iTunes files?"
> >>>>     A: "Yes, you can convert WMA, AAC, M4P files that are protected
> >>>> with Digital Rights Management (DRM)."
> >>>>     Q: "Is it illegal to convert DRM protected files with SoundTaxi?"
> >>>>     A: "No, technically SoundTaxi does not circumvent Microsoft's or
> >>>> Apple's iTunes DRM protection. Microsoft's DRM protection system is
> >>>> unprotecting the protected DRM audio files."
> >>>>
> >>>>You may download a full-featured demo version at the above link before
> >>>>you buy the whole thing for $15.  I've used Sound Taxi over a year to
> >>>>convert files for my wife with NO, that's N O, problem!
> >>>>
> >>>>I have no fiscal or personal interest with the makers or retailers of
> >>>>Sound Taxi software.  Just passing on the "rest of the story" to all
> >>>>bookport users.
> >>>>
> >>>>Warm regards,
> >>>>
> >>>>Don Bomer...
> >>>>
> >>>>----- Original Message ----- From: "lana" <lana5@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> >>>>To: <bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >>>>Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 1:22 PM
> >>>>Subject: [bookport] Re: Converting Overdrive books to MP3.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>>Now that's clear and honest. Thanks.
> >>>>>----- Original Message ----- From: "Sandy Licht"
> >>>>><slicht@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >>>>>To: <bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >>>>>Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 10:52 AM
> >>>>>Subject: [bookport] Re: Converting Overdrive books to MP3.
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>>It isn't possible.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>At 11:37 AM 5/30/2007, lana wrote:
> >>>>>> >I think you missunderstood my question.  I do have Media Player
10,
> >>>>>> > >and
> >>>>>> >transfers to my DS player work fine.  I just keep running up
against
> >>>>>> >a
> >>>>>> >suggestion that I can convert to MP3 using windows media
> >>>>>> player and >then
> >>>>>> >transfer to book port, but my media player won't do it.  The
> >>>>>> faq >doesn't
> >>>>>> >even address that question; so, how do I convert to MP3?  Or isn't
> >>>>>> >it
> >>>>>> >possible after all.
> >>>>>> >----- Original Message -----
> >>>>>> >From: "Robert Clark" <rclark0276@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> >>>>>> >To: <bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >>>>>> >Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 12:11 AM
> >>>>>> >Subject: [bookport] Re: Converting Overdrive books to MP3.
> >>>>>> >
> >>>>>> >
> >>>>>> > > Lana,
> >>>>>> > >     Go here...
> >>>>>> > >
> >>>>>> > > http://www.overdrive.com/software/omc/hotkeys.asp
> >>>>>> > >
> >>>>>> > >     The FAQ has all the info you need.  WMP 9 and up is
> >>>>>> > > supported.
> >>>>>> > >
> >>>>>> > > *---*  *---*  *---*  *---*  *---*
> >>>>>> > > Why do we put suits in a garment bag and put garments in
> >>>>>> a > > suitcase?
> >>>>>> > > Robert & Dreamer Doll (Guide Dawggie)
> >>>>>> > > Newport, Oregon
> >>>>>> > > N24C 3G 8/2000 Hookup
> >>>>>> > > rclark0276@xxxxxxxxxxx
> >>>>>> > > http://webpages.charter.net/dog_guide/
> >>>>>> > >
> >>>>>> > >
> >>>>>> > >
> >>>>>> >
> >>>>>> >
> >>>>>> >
> >>>>>> >--
> >>>>>> >No virus found in this incoming message.
> >>>>>> >Checked by AVG Free Edition.
> >>>>>> >Version: 7.5.472 / Virus Database: 269.8.3/824 - Release Date:
> >>>>>> >5/29/2007 1:01 PM
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>Sandy Licht
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>Jeremiah 29:11 - 14 A   .
> >>>>>>11 For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord. "They are
> >>>>>>plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a
hope.
> >>>>>>12 In those days when you pray, I will listen. 13 If you look for me
> >>>>>>in earnest, you will find me when you seek me. 14 I will be found by
> >>>>>>you," says the Lord.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>--
> >>>>No virus found in this incoming message.
> >>>>Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.5.472 / Virus Database:
> >>>>269.8.3/824 - Release Date: 5/29/2007 1:01 PM
> >>>
> >>>Sandy Licht
> >>>
> >>>Jeremiah 29:11 - 14 A   .
> >>>11 For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord. "They are plans
> >>>for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. 12 In
> >>>those days when you pray, I will listen. 13 If you look for me in
> >>>earnest, you will find me when you seek me. 14 I will be found by you,"
> >>>says the Lord.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>--
> >>No virus found in this incoming message.
> >>Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.5.472 / Virus Database:
> >>269.8.5/826 - Release Date: 5/31/2007 4:51 PM
> >
> > Sandy Licht
> >
> > Jeremiah 29:11 - 14 A   .
> > 11 For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord. "They are plans
> > for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. 12 In
> > those days when you pray, I will listen. 13 If you look for me in
earnest,
> > you will find me when you seek me. 14 I will be found by you," says the
> > Lord.
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>


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