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tbirdbuzz
2006-07-12, 09:52 PM
Hello. I've taken quite a few shows from this site and I'd like to give something back, such as Sabbath in Worcester 11/4/83 and Spectrum, Phila 11/5/83. I have many shows that I taped and traded in mid 80s- early 90s, alot are uncirculated- Chili Peppers, Faith No More, Soundgarden, Who vinyl boots, 100s of Metallica shows from 82-89, etc

Can someone guide me to where I can find information about turning wav files into flacs and then into a torrent? I'm an old school cassette taper that did worlwide trading of many metal and punk shows, but I have a lot of classic rock boots as well.

Any help would be appreciated. I have recently downloaded Audacity to make wav files out of cassettes (currently using Musicmatch to turn cassette to Mp3s)and I have sound forge editing program. I also have uTorren and flacfontend.

Thanks.

SandWorm
2006-07-12, 10:31 PM
http://members.home.nl/w.speek/multi.htm

or

http://thor.prohosting.com/roh0205/

Two programs to convert .wav to flac

Traders Little Helper can alse be used to create checksum/fingerprints

SandWorm
2006-07-12, 10:32 PM
To create torrents, I use

http://krypt.dyndns.org:81/torrent/maketorrent/

SandWorm
2006-07-12, 10:32 PM
FYI!

http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/faq.php?faq=new_faq_item#faq_rules

Five
2006-07-14, 04:15 AM
you'll also need a decent deck & soundcard to get it to digital

you can use audacity.sourceforge.net to actually record it to your comp

best not to put a bunch of eq and stuff on it, just leave it raw.

let us know what equipment you've got now & any questions. always great to see new stuff get into circulation

tbirdbuzz
2006-07-23, 01:40 PM
Thank you for your help. I'm almost there. I transferred a Black Sabbath radio show (Worcester 11/4/83 ) from cassette to wav using audacity. I then divided the show into songs using soundforge. Then, I used multifrontend to create flacs to wavs. A couple of questions:

MakeTorrent program does not work when I download it. There is a runtime error. Can I make a torrent using uTorrent or is there a better free-ware program to use to create torrents?

What are the .sfk files that were generated when I created the flacs? Do those files need to go into the torrent as well?

When I'm finally ready to upload this torrent what information do I need to put in the "fingerprints or checksums" column? Please give me an example.

Thanks! Once I get this settled, I have a lot of shows i can contribute to this site.

AAR.oner
2006-07-23, 02:00 PM
MakeTorrent program does not work when I download it. There is a runtime error. Can I make a torrent using uTorrent or is there a better free-ware program to use to create torrents?

i'm not sure about uTorrent, but i know Azureus [the BT client i use] will allow you to create torrent files...i would assume uTorrent would to, but am not positive

What are the .sfk files that were generated when I created the flacs? Do those files need to go into the torrent as well?

the .sfk files are files that Soundforge created...these can be moved, or even deleted, and should NOT be added to the torrent

When I'm finally ready to upload this torrent what information do I need to put in the "fingerprints or checksums" column? Please give me an example.

i would use Trader's Little Helper for everything regarding lossless audio [encoding wav-to-flac, decoding flac-to-wav, creating checksums, verifying checksums, etc]...it can be found here:
http://thor.prohosting.com/roh0205/

Five has written a great guide regarding checksums here:
http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/showthread.php?t=8645

tbirdbuzz
2006-07-23, 02:25 PM
Great. Thanks.

I created checksums and they look like this:

dcb0fb020c2e93b5b8e4cba38fa84805 *1 Intro- Supertzar.flac
0ee3d01292f359846d1a57b911bb4fe8 *2 Children Of The Grave.flac
e3271ffe26de8c63b4c8e0bada318e3d *3 Hot Line.flac
87f07d0d93e1f9d3af24ca425d102316 *4 War Pigs.flac
548faa495f7600593992c4a92c320a2c *5 Stonehenge.flac
5c3f963a19ae70cc7d931a82b27bc478 *6 Iron Man.flac
067342de053273e73dd36727abca8a73 *7 Zero The Hero.flac

etc
Is that the info that should be posted in the checksum or fingerprint column when uploading a torrent?

AAR.oner
2006-07-23, 02:31 PM
yup :thumbsup

Karst
2006-07-23, 04:17 PM
Btw. have you looked on tapetrader.com to see if some of the stuff hasn't been transferred yet? Could save you some hassle I'd say..?

Five
2006-07-23, 04:22 PM
Great. Thanks.

I created checksums and they look like this:

dcb0fb020c2e93b5b8e4cba38fa84805 *1 Intro- Supertzar.flac
0ee3d01292f359846d1a57b911bb4fe8 *2 Children Of The Grave.flac
e3271ffe26de8c63b4c8e0bada318e3d *3 Hot Line.flac
87f07d0d93e1f9d3af24ca425d102316 *4 War Pigs.flac
548faa495f7600593992c4a92c320a2c *5 Stonehenge.flac
5c3f963a19ae70cc7d931a82b27bc478 *6 Iron Man.flac
067342de053273e73dd36727abca8a73 *7 Zero The Hero.flac

etc
Is that the info that should be posted in the checksum or fingerprint column when uploading a torrent?
wait... hang on, you should be using ffp/st5 for audio. the asterisk (*) means that is md5, which we only use for video here.

ffp looks like this:
kansas1976-03-23t01.flac:243fec1c965defcabf35bd3a8010ee1b
kansas1976-03-23t02.flac:2d8a6e8ff8e7a58943b283f782848009
kansas1976-03-23t03.flac:51925e0515c1c7181efb0b9b432918b6
kansas1976-03-23t04.flac:a0dbfa8101eba5cda352635097ca1237
kansas1976-03-23t05.flac:f685758a15677895a7077fa03d43c0fe
kansas1976-03-23t06.flac:e1097cbe67107fea0c09c352b31c9c76
kansas1976-03-23t07.flac:147348caf1f81fc6080cbf585a6cc590

st5 looks like this:
69e8ebf937629178b5b1bedc75c847b7 [shntool] lz1973-05-14d1t01.flac
fd7ceeffc35267fe1bc5bd9608445392 [shntool] lz1973-05-14d1t02.flac
acf3b7d2e85b3479e45134ba174e1d75 [shntool] lz1973-05-14d1t03.flac
1c5474d4129bb479a1bdd9c7bf0be5bc [shntool] lz1973-05-14d1t04.flac
b4f01f132925a8e8d774e2075f5a129f [shntool] lz1973-05-14d1t05.flac
b504e6b46133d3eebdae30099defcb05 [shntool] lz1973-05-14d1t06.flac
51c1dc58b60c3821dfb9bae14d82f039 [shntool] lz1973-05-14d1t07.flac
4671bbdd6066dbc761f6e231e301ab61 [shntool] lz1973-05-14d1t08.flac
97fc456d520d5559374e58a99f88a077 [shntool] lz1973-05-14d1t09.flac
15658f8c11d9e4e61e62b75bc5226a29 [shntool] lz1973-05-14d2t01.flac
dc935b6ca2ad7844d2bbd83b6ac8feaa [shntool] lz1973-05-14d2t02.flac
ff5b02923b32ce54ce5f33f60dc57222 [shntool] lz1973-05-14d2t03.flac
dce1e00f451d5b6e67432addcc89332f [shntool] lz1973-05-14d2t04.flac
943116d8872637c0150d2272d4d5ce9f [shntool] lz1973-05-14d3t01.flac
9b9f05b6c2cf39c33281235bbee7cffc [shntool] lz1973-05-14d3t02.flac
9122bb934225f2f3ab944855bf4f2a25 [shntool] lz1973-05-14d3t03.flac
ceaa8a48601e5edd030e884b1e59c421 [shntool] lz1973-05-14d3t04.flac

look at the "checksums demystified" link in my signature for complete details on how to get the proper checksums. there's a screenshot and explanation for every step of the way.

tbirdbuzz
2006-07-23, 09:57 PM
Thanks! I created a new ffp checksum file. I'm going to submit athe torrent. Will someone be in contact with me if I got something wrong or I need to submit more info?

tbirdbuzz
2006-07-23, 10:08 PM
I posted all the information on the upload form and when I went to up-load the torrent from my computer to the browser windo, I got this message:

Black Sabbath- Worcester 110483.torrent:
Invalid announce url! It MUST be http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/tracker/announce.php

I have no idea what this means. Help please. Sorry for all the questions but I'm an upload virgin :-)

AAR.oner
2006-07-23, 10:39 PM
not sure which BT client yer using, but typically when you create a .torrent file, it asks what "announce url" to use...you want to use the one you posted above...

tbirdbuzz
2006-07-24, 07:00 PM
I'm still not getting this. Say my torrent file is:

C:/my documents/live shows/Black Sabbath/Black Sabbath 110483.torrent

How do I get that to upload and where do I put that tracker announce url, http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/tracker/announce.php ?

SandWorm
2006-07-24, 07:09 PM
What torrent maker are you using????

tbirdbuzz
2006-07-24, 07:19 PM
I'm using BiT Torrent, the one with the green u in a circle. Sorry, i don't know the name of it b/c I'm not on my computer.

Five
2006-07-24, 07:26 PM
when you create the torrent you have to put in the announce url

if all else fails you can attach your torrent you already made and I can manually add the url for you.