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heidi995
2010-08-18, 04:46 PM
Hi,
I just came across this site and fell IN love! There are many shows here I love, and many that I can put to the table. But, I don't understand how to do it, so first things first. I have a Mac, and downloaded Vuze. I dont know how to go from here. I have the show I want to download, but I need easy terms and very simplified steps into how to get this done. Possibly someone to mentor me thru the process? The show I want is Heart 12/5/77 Birminham, Alabama.

OH!! I will even download a different program if it is easier to use.

Thanks,
Heidi

Once I have mastered this, I will start posting shows with the forums help as well.

jabulon
2010-08-18, 05:23 PM
Looking at your statistics and the heart thread you were able to figure it out yourself. (Keep in mind that this is a sharing community, so once you finished downloading leave your torrent client (vuze in your case) open so somebody else can download it from you).

Oh and welcome!

daddyray
2010-08-18, 05:42 PM
you will need to get an app that plays flacs like Cog or Xact to convert the files to something iTunes can play.
Apparently you can download a show..after the download is complete leave Vuze running so others may share from you. leave it open to you have shared 100 percent or more please....On shows that have been posted here for a while that may be hard but on things that have been posted more recently that should not be trouble...
for video get VLC from VLC.org (match to your OS!!!). that will play most everything.
hello welcome enjoy

heidi995
2010-08-18, 05:43 PM
No, sorry. I just figured out how to post. I still do not know how to download, that is why I posted in the snail mail and at other persons looking for Heart.

Can you help me learn to download, and then upload later?

Thanks,
Heidi

heidi995
2010-08-18, 05:45 PM
you will need to get an app that plays flacs like Cog or Xact to convert the files to something iTunes can play.
Apparently you can download a show..after the download is complete leave Vuze running so others may share from you. leave it open to you have shared 100 percent or more please....On shows that have been posted here for a while that may be hard but on things that have been posted more recently that should not be trouble...
for video get VLC from VLC.org (match to your OS!!!). that will play most everything.
hello welcome enjoy

No, I do not know how to download at all. I have Vuze, but have no idea how to use it, or keep it running....

heidi995
2010-08-18, 05:47 PM
....are you saying that Vuze will try to download right into itunes? but how do i even get it started in the first place, and how do i tell if it is working?
thanks, heidi

heidi995
2010-08-18, 05:51 PM
OK, my vuse player says it finished, and was 100% I havent done anything to turn it off, NOW what do I do? How do I get it from Vuze to ???, or is this wher I get the Cog, or xact? and how do i get it there? and from there to itunes?
thanks, heidi

jabulon
2010-08-18, 05:55 PM
Okay, I'm no Mac user but you could take a look here: http://wiki.vuze.com/w/User_Guide

heidi995
2010-08-18, 05:59 PM
Thanks, will do that right now.

daddyray
2010-08-18, 06:01 PM
look at the stats under your name...that 555.03 mb suggests that you HAVE indeed gotten something via download.......when you open vuze in the left side panel switch to the library listings and that will show you that you have.....OR open your documents folder and then the Vuze (or azureus) folder..what is in there?
that is one issue which can be worked through once you know what is what...
to download a show from here or other torrent sites using vuze on a mac...
open the page for the show..on the bottom of the first post on that page is an attached file....click on that link. you will get a dialog box asking you with which app you wish to open that file...select vuze (set a a default if you like) and then you will end up downlaoding the file set to your documents folder...THESE FILES WILL NOT PLAY in iTunes without been converted as I posted above..
so....one downloads a show..then converts the file set to a playable format....

be patient trying to get this stuff together it is not too tricky one you are used to it but yes at first it is baffling....


I am not sure how you have 555.03 of downloads done....what is in your Vuze documents folder now?

jabulon
2010-08-18, 06:02 PM
Good luck!:wave:

daddyray
2010-08-18, 06:04 PM
wow Jan, I wish I had read that back when I didn't know what the heck I was doing.

jabulon
2010-08-18, 06:08 PM
wow Jan, I wish I had read that back when I didn't know what the heck I was doing.
too much stoli?

heidi995
2010-08-18, 06:11 PM
look at the stats under your name...that 555.03 mb suggests that you HAVE indeed gotten something via download.......when you open vuze in the left side panel switch to the library listings and that will show you that you have.....OR open your documents folder and then the Vuze (or azureus) folder..what is in there?
that is one issue which can be worked through once you know what is what...
to download a show from here or other torrent sites using vuze on a mac...
open the page for the show..on the bottom of the first post on that page is an attached file....click on that link. you will get a dialog box asking you with which app you wish to open that file...select vuze (set a a default if you like) and then you will end up downlaoding the file set to your documents folder...THESE FILES WILL NOT PLAY in iTunes without been converted as I posted above..
so....one downloads a show..then converts the file set to a playable format....




be patient trying to get this stuff together it is not too tricky one you are used to it but yes at first it is baffling....


I am not sure how you have 555.03 of downloads done....what is in your Vuze documents folder now?

ok, hang on, let me see about all of this...first , before i leave to check this all out, there is one screen up on my Vuze window, and nowhere does it say documents folder on the site, it says: Under Library, The name of the show, size 581.66 MB progress completed and under status (same page) Queued. seeds 1

will go and look at the other things you have mentioned..

heidi995
2010-08-18, 06:12 PM
ok, hang on, let me see about all of this...first , before i leave to check this all out, there is one screen up on my Vuze window, and nowhere does it say documents folder on the site, it says: Under Library, The name of the show, size 581.66 MB progress completed and under status (same page) Queued. seeds 1

will go and look at the other things you have mentioned..


OK- its in the library, how do i convert to itunes?

jabulon
2010-08-18, 06:15 PM
OK- its in the library, how do i convert to itunes?
like I said I'm no Mac-man. You''l need a 'daddy' for this. Hang in there!

heidi995
2010-08-18, 06:15 PM
Thanks Jabulon :)

heidi995
2010-08-18, 06:21 PM
OK Daddyrayoll, I am ready to get the programs to convert the Vuze files to Itunes.
Can You help me?
Heidi

heidi995
2010-08-18, 06:25 PM
Going to go look at the 2 programs you mentioned to convert files from Vuze to itunes, be back..
heidi

daddyray
2010-08-18, 06:32 PM
download xACT......might I suggest google n wiki to explain it more clearly than I might...however I will give it a shot.
once you have xACT open the app.....hit the decode tab, set it to convert to .aiff drag the files suffixed .flac to the window n hit decode.....if you like you can output the files directly to iTunes....(that is what I do when I am putting this stuff into iTunes.(then using your ears listen to that stuff))

come visit the lounge and see the mighty show...if you dare (cue spooky music)

AAR.oner
2010-08-18, 06:38 PM
You can play flac/shn files directly using Cog

I prefer it over iTunes anyway...or you can use xACT to decode the flac/shn files to wav or aiff

heidi995
2010-08-18, 06:45 PM
Daddtrayroll,
I got Cog, and it worked after some bungled tries!!

Now, if you have some time, would you teach me how to upload some of the shows I have? how do I turn something INTO Flac? And, if I do not know the source, other than Soundboard, or Aud excellent, what do I do?
Heidi

daddyray
2010-08-18, 06:52 PM
for uploading you must read bits of the FAQ...Lineage is a big deal here.

dcbullet
2010-08-18, 07:17 PM
Please read the links in my signature carefully before posting any shows.

uni-fi
2010-08-18, 08:48 PM
download xACT......might I suggest google n wiki to explain it more clearly than I might...however I will give it a shot.
once you have xACT open the app.....hit the decode tab, set it to convert to .aiff drag the files suffixed .flac to the window n hit decode.....if you like you can output the files directly to iTunes....(that is what I do when I am putting this stuff into iTunes.(then using your ears listen to that stuff))

come visit the lounge and see the mighty show...if you dare (cue spooky music)

Give it time...the poor thing hasn't even figured out the torrent process yet...They'll be running for the hills after a few minutes in there.

heidi995
2010-08-19, 12:20 AM
OK, I have learned to do one download. My next question is how do i convert the shows i have to FLAC? so that I can upload a show to the site? I would like to give back to the community.
Thanks, Heidi

bluzman
2010-08-19, 01:21 AM
OK, I have learned to do one download. My next question is how do i convert the shows i have to FLAC? so that I can upload a show to the site? I would like to give back to the community.
Thanks, Heidi

Simplified it's something like this:
I put the CD in, Create a folder and drag the tracks from the CD to the Folder... it takes a little bit. They show as .aiff. Then you drag all the tracks to the xACT window and encode to .flac by selecting the .flac button. It will then ask you where to put the .flac tracks and you can make a folder using the band name and date xxx-xx-xx. Use the slider to go to 8 smallest. There are ways you should learn in naming tracks. Name the tracks before doing a checksum. Then make an info.txt using Text Edit and an ffp checksum using xACT. I saw you were using another application so you can do it with that if you prefer.

For xACT http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/14246/xact.

AAR.oner
2010-08-19, 11:41 AM
Simplified it's something like this:
I put the CD in, Create a folder and drag the tracks from the CD to the Folder... it takes a little bit. They show as .aiff. Then you drag all the tracks to the xACT window and encode to .flac by selecting the .flac button. It will then ask you where to put the .flac tracks and you can make a folder using the band name and date xxx-xx-xx. Use the slider to go to 8 smallest. There are ways you should learn in naming tracks. Name the tracks before doing a checksum. Then make an info.txt using Text Edit and an ffp checksum using xACT. I saw you were using another application so you can do it with that if you prefer.

For xACT http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/14246/xact.

just a note, but a few yrs back some of us mac heads did a CD extraction experiment and found that the drag&drop method is not accurate & doesn't catch errors like it should

if ripping from Audio CD, i'd recommend using XLD...its the most accurate, wil adjust for offsets, and gives you an extraction log

just a fwiw

Karst
2010-08-19, 06:16 PM
if ripping from Audio CD, i'd recommend using XLD...its the most accurate, wil adjust for offsets, and gives you an extraction log

just a fwiw

Or use iTunes with the 'error correction' box ticked.

AAR.oner
2010-08-20, 12:18 PM
iirc, even with the Error Correction box checked in iTunes, it still missed some of the errors that XLD and xACT picked up on [iTunes doesn't use AccurateRip]...wish i could remember where that thread was :hmm:

jabulon
2010-08-20, 12:30 PM
...wish i could remember where that thread was :hmm:
looking for this one? http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/showthread.php?t=7303

AAR.oner
2010-08-20, 02:43 PM
looking for this one? http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/showthread.php?t=7303


thats the one :thumbsup


the only update would be that XLD seems to be even better than xACT now for ripping