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kalos

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pass time during flights
« on: December 24, 2015, 09:09:00 PM »
hello!

my flight is 3.5h and I need something to help the time pass

what could you suggest me?

I was thinking of music. But how can I browse youtube and with one click save the sound of these songs (without having to sit and listen to all the clip) and create a folder with these songs to put in my Samsung Note 2 to listen? I need, in other words, a fast and convenient way to create a folder with songs from free repositories. Any idea?

also will the phone last these 3.5h?

thanks!

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Re: pass time during flights / DonationCoder 2016 Indie Music thread!?
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2015, 02:52:58 AM »
hello!

my flight is 3.5h and I need something to help the time pass

what could you suggest me?

I was thinking of music. But how can I browse youtube and with one click save the sound of these songs (without having to sit and listen to all the clip) and create a folder with these songs to put in my Samsung Note 2 to listen? I need, in other words, a fast and convenient way to create a folder with songs from free repositories. Any idea?

also will the phone last these 3.5h?

thanks!

I picked up a while ago a bunch of 4th rate imitation iPod mp3 players for stuff like this. You won't care if it gets lost / dropped (taken by security?! 0.o), so your main player(s) are safe, plus some equally cheap headphones.

Then I suggest you experiment with indie artists who offer free downloads, and skip Youtube for this trip. For ex the ones I have hold about a Gigabyte of music, anywhere from 40-70 songs, and then you just take a spare battery (triple a) and you have music for 7 hours.

Plus I think Indie Musicians *REALLY* need help and I think we could have an awesome "recommend *permissive / creative commons / cool / indie / other" music thread here!

(note to self - get a grip and get back on emusic whose tunes are sometimes permissive.)

(If this idea takes off, after he gets back, a mod can then just split off the remaining posts say in February.)



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Re: pass time during flights
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2015, 04:26:34 AM »
But how can I browse youtube and with one click save the sound of these songs ...

Download SlimJet,
Install,
Browse Youtube,
Push the button.

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It'll download both the MP4 video and MP3 audio generally.

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Re: pass time during flights
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2015, 07:37:01 AM »
Then I suggest you experiment with indie artists who offer free downloads, and skip Youtube for this trip.


Jamendo!

You might also want to consider some grown up coloring books and a set of colored pencils. You can get them at some of the larger brick & mortar book stores like Barnes & Noble, or if you have time to order them online, you can get a bunch of nice ones, reasonably priced, here.

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Re: pass time during flights
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2015, 08:03:03 AM »
I find this works fairly well for Firefox.

https://addons.mozil...utube-to-mp3-button/

It puts a button under the current video.  Press the button to convert to mp3 and download.  Sometimes it will balk and make you paste the url in.  But most of the time it is as simple as it gets.

I download jazz so I am not sure if that matters.  The resulting mp3 files seem to all be 192 kbit.  If it sounds good in the video clip the mp3 sounds fine.

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Re: pass time during flights
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2015, 09:47:41 AM »
I spent the last long haul flight I took eating and freaking out the Canadian pig farmer in the next seat:
"Is that a FIRE INSIDE THE ENGINE???!!"  :o
"!!! ...I'm pretty sure that's just the wing light."

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Re: pass time during flights
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2015, 03:29:27 PM »
I spent the last long haul flight I took eating and freaking out the Canadian pig farmer in the next seat:
"Is that a FIRE INSIDE THE ENGINE???!!"  :o
"!!! ...I'm pretty sure that's just the wing light."


Is the pig farmer available for gigs?  That may be more memorable than classic rock.  :D

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Re: pass time during flights
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2015, 05:04:52 PM »
also will the phone last these 3.5h?

That depends on your phone, (mine will last almost a day just playing mp3s), and considering it will be in flight mode, (no active RF transmitters), the battery will last longer.
« Last Edit: December 25, 2015, 05:16:08 PM by 4wd »

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Re: pass time during flights
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2015, 09:08:02 PM »
thanks!

as for the youtube-to-mp3 button, unfortunately it's not a single click operation! it opens a website and you need to go to that and download it manually!
as for the slimjet, it seems very promising, but could I disable the automatic merging of audio and video? I only need the audio! (or ideally only save the audio!)

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Re: pass time during flights
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2015, 12:01:35 AM »
as for the slimjet, it seems very promising, but could I disable the automatic merging of audio and video? I only need the audio! (or ideally only save the audio!)

http://www.slimjet.c...video-downloader.htm
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If you only want to quickly download the audio track without wasting time downloading the video data, you also have to wait until the video has started playing for at least 5 seconds. After that, click the "Download Audio" button to start downloading the audio track in mp3 format.

Otherwise just cancel the MP4 component of the download in the downloader.

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Re: pass time during flights
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2015, 05:03:21 AM »
thanks!

as for the youtube-to-mp3 button, unfortunately it's not a single click operation! it opens a website and you need to go to that and download it manually!
as for the slimjet, it seems very promising, but could I disable the automatic merging of audio and video? I only need the audio! (or ideally only save the audio!)

You could collect the mp3s before the flight and listen to them during.  It seemed from your post the major concern was not having to listen to the whole track to get the track from the cache.  Also it was not obvious you were using a phone.  Guess my ESP is not up to par.  There must be a few dozen tube downloaders out there Maybe you could pass the time by trying them out?  :)

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Re: pass time during flights
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2015, 07:27:09 PM »
as for the slimjet, it seems very promising, but could I disable the automatic merging of audio and video? I only need the audio! (or ideally only save the audio!)

http://www.slimjet.c...video-downloader.htm
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If you only want to quickly download the audio track without wasting time downloading the video data, you also have to wait until the video has started playing for at least 5 seconds. After that, click the "Download Audio" button to start downloading the audio track in mp3 format.

Otherwise just cancel the MP4 component of the download in the downloader.

thanks, I think I will just delete the mp4 as may not have the time for the video to start for 5 seconds
excellent solution though, I did very good job, gathering many songs and albums within few minutes
now any good mp3 player for android please, that will have fast forward while listening to the sound? or maybe automatic detection of songs for single files of whole albums?

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Re: pass time during flights
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2015, 08:47:55 PM »
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now any good mp3 player for android please, that will have fast forward while listening to the sound? or maybe automatic detection of songs for single files of whole albums?

I'd think any good mp3 player has a "skip track" so don't bother "fast forwarding" the actual song, just skip.

In that cheap little player (multi clones of it) I had pre-selected songs I knew were my type, and so even though I had forgotten they were there, I could just hit "next next next play-that next next next next play-that" (my wording for buttons) and off they go.


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Re: pass time during flights
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2015, 08:51:57 PM »
I'd think any good mp3 player has a "skip track" so don't bother "fast forwarding" the actual song, just skip.

you mean they will skip a song, if the whole mp3 file contains many songs, ie. a whole album?

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Re: pass time during flights
« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2015, 05:03:21 AM »
I'd think any good mp3 player has a "skip track" so don't bother "fast forwarding" the actual song, just skip.

you mean they will skip a song, if the whole mp3 file contains many songs, ie. a whole album?

Glad you mentioned this.  I can use it myself to slpit albums:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/mp3splt/

Supposedly it will auto fetch track times from the internet for splitting.

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Re: pass time during flights
« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2015, 05:17:29 AM »
The player I use for Android: BlackPlayer EX
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BlackPlayer Exclusive - Premium MP3 Music Player

Extra features:
- Folder view
- 6 Extra Fonts, including option to use System font.
- 11 Color accents.
- 4 Extra Themes
- White Widget theme.
- Extra Track information in Now Playing. Bitrate, samplingrate and format.
- Customizable crossfading
- Screen Always on option.
- Change the Library startpage.
- Customize the Library pages completely. Add, Remove and sort.
- Custom grid size for Artist & Albums.
- Show Bitrate, samplingrate and format in Now Playing page.
- Manually search and set Artist images.
- Blacklist Folders and Tracks
- White widget theme.
- Zap, discover your music fast with this smart function. Auto plays random music tracks for 5 seconds each.
- Floating window control widget
- Visualizer, customizable (Beta)
- Widget and Notification customizations.
- Change notification text color and background.
- View Artists as bigger grid.
- View Genres as List and as Big list.
- Custom 4x1 Widget transparency.
- Played Tracks can be tracked monthly instead of weekly.
- Blur effect to Lockscreen or Widget.
- 2 Extra text animations
- 1 Extra transition effect
- Show queue position in widget.
- Add "PLAYLISTS" page to the Library.
- Hide any of the Sliding pages.
- Sort Artist albums.
- Developer love!
- More upcoming features! EX version always gets the new features first!


There is a free version: BlackPlayer
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BlackPlayer is an ad-free elegant modern local Music player. It's easy to use and one of the fastest out there.

Key features:.
- Supports the standard local music file formats such as MP3, WAV, OGG.
- Build in Equalizer, bassboost & 3D surround virtualizer or option to use external Equalizer.
- Flac support (4.1+)
- Gapless playback.
- View & Edit embedded lyrics
- HD Album cover management, auto and manual.
- ID3 Tag editor, edit Track, Albums & Artists
- Changeable Themes, fonts and colors.
- Very customizable.
- Music scrobbling.
- 3 widgets.
- Sleep timer
- Flat minimalistic design.
- Ad-free