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Offline Councilman

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Bit torrent newbie help!!!!
« on: July 19, 2007, 10:15:57 AM »
Okay. Here is what I have:

Foo Fighters (acoustic)
November 2, 2006
Palace of Auburn Hills, MI.

I have one large file that I converted to 44.1k using dbpower amp. I originally recorded the show on my digital recorder and then converted it to 44.1k. Here is the info from the file:

1 file
Length: 59:43
1-1 compression
2 channel
Sample rate: 16 bit
Format: Lossless
Encoder Setting: PCM
System:  Vista

I would like to break the show into individual tracks, convert to FLAC and share with others. I would really like to know how the process works as I have 100's of shows I have recorded over the years just collecting dust.  I have tried to use audacity but have not had any luck.  I can get the file to play, but all of the edit controls are greyed out.  When I try to save a file, it tells me that if I save it as a audacity file, the program will not be able to read it or open it.  I had some other tapers try to get me through it but I just don't seem to get it.

Does anyone know of a program that will allow me to import the .wav files, clean them up, convert to FLAC and then post on the boards?  I am new to the bit torrent process and if there are any step by step instructions out there, I would appreciate it.  Adobe audtition does not work on Vista.



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Re: Bit torrent newbie help!!!!
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2007, 01:38:49 PM »
CD Wave to track your wave files.
FLAC Frontend to encode to FLAC
convert, cleaning up and editing I use Audition
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Re: Bit torrent newbie help!!!!
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2007, 01:39:20 PM »
Not sure how much I can help, but I can try...

Did you try editing the show while playing it? If so, then all those controls are supposed to be grayed out too. Stop the recording, select the area or wave file to be edited, and then choose the function. I haven't had any problems with Audacity on any of my machines which mostly use either Windows 2000 or Windows XP.

If you just need a program to cut the tracks with no post production, I would recommend CD Wave Editor (available here:, which handles sector boundary errors automatically and is very easy and user friendly to work with. There you simply hit play and hit the cue marker where you wish to split the tracks. Once it's all done, you just click save .cue or save and it'll split the tracks for you.

For FLAC conversion, I'd recommend Traders Little Helper from, it handles encoding, decoding as well as testing of APE, FLAC and SHN files. On top of this it can be used to do the md5, ffp, st5 or cfp checksum files, as well as verify those. To top it off, it can even create the .torrent blueprint file for you. As for creating that, you just need to get the announce URL from the website you wish to upload it, if it's not already included in the program (has most of the major live show trackers listed), and then to point it to the correct folder.

Once you've created and uploaded the torrent to the site, simply download your personalized copy and point your BitTorrent client to the folder with the show. Note that if your show is at c:\shows\FooFighters2006-11-02\ and you create the torrent out of the entire FooFighters2006-11-02 folder, then you need to point the client to the c:\shows folder so that it finds the files and starts seeding.
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Re: Bit torrent newbie help!!!!
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2007, 01:54:23 PM »
You didn't mention needing BitTorrent software, but I like Make Torrent to create the BT file.

And uTorrent as a BT client to handle your up/downloads.
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Re: Bit torrent newbie help!!!!
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2007, 02:01:59 AM »
One thing with Audacity, when you go to save your files, choose "Export as WAV"


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