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If your computer or phone is giving you issues:

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Restart the computer. Hopefully this will take care of any issues
If your problem has not yet been solved, try to Google it. There may be a very simple solution
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5672 on: November 29, 2020, 09:35:53 PM »
« Last Edit: November 29, 2020, 09:48:25 PM by Thingywingy »
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5673 on: December 03, 2020, 10:22:02 AM »
Having an issue with Outlook that every few hours it pops up a box and asking me to sign into google. its very annoying because it stops syncing emails and i don't know about it only if i open up outlook. any advice?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5674 on: December 03, 2020, 11:08:14 AM »
Having an issue with Outlook that every few hours it pops up a box and asking me to sign into google. its very annoying because it stops syncing emails and i don't know about it only if i open up outlook. any advice?
TIA!
What version?
I had that problem years ago and eventually stopped using outlook with my gmail account
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5675 on: December 03, 2020, 11:09:58 AM »

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5676 on: December 07, 2020, 08:31:02 PM »
I have a few MP4 files that are about 3 hours long but only includes audio. I don't why but the files are more than 4 GB and there appears to be something wrong with the formatting. When I open them I can l listen to the audio but I am unable to skip ahead. I tried using ShareX and VLC to convert the file to MP3 or some other format but it does not work.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I was wondering if there is a way to convert by essentially just having it play the audio and record the playing audio simultaneously. Is there a program that can do this perhaps playing it at an increased speed? Is that a program that can "hear" audio being played without having it physically emanate from my computer speakers?

Thanks.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5677 on: December 07, 2020, 08:42:54 PM »
I have a few MP4 files that are about 3 hours long but only includes audio. I don't why but the files are more than 4 GB and there appears to be something wrong with the formatting. When I open them I can l listen to the audio but I am unable to skip ahead. I tried using ShareX and VLC to convert the file to MP3 or some other format but it does not work.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I was wondering if there is a way to convert by essentially just having it play the audio and record the playing audio simultaneously. Is there a program that can do this perhaps playing it at an increased speed? Is that a program that can "hear" audio being played without having it physically emanate from my computer speakers?

Thanks.
VLC should be able to play-convert the file:
https://www.howtogeek.com/434475/how-to-convert-a-video-or-audio-file-using-vlc/

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5678 on: December 07, 2020, 09:12:31 PM »
VLC should be able to play-convert the file:
https://www.howtogeek.com/434475/how-to-convert-a-video-or-audio-file-using-vlc/
I tried several times adjusting the setting and was not successful. Are you suggesting a specific format that would "play-convert" it?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5679 on: December 07, 2020, 10:05:41 PM »
I tried several times adjusting the setting and was not successful. Are you suggesting a specific format that would "play-convert" it?
How did the unsuccessfulness happen? I don't know the specifics that will work but I believe that if you can play it on VLC you can also convert it.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5680 on: December 07, 2020, 10:24:29 PM »
How did the unsuccessfulness happen? I don't know the specifics that will work but I believe that if you can play it on VLC you can also convert it.
Not sure what you mean by how did it happen. I don't know if this makes sense but it seems like somehow the file is inherently in a loop. The conversion timing status on VLC keeps on starting again after what I think is the completed length of the audio. I think that this is the same reason the original files are so big. Not sure if this makes any sense.

To illustrate I just stopped the conversion but the new file is for almost 45 hours and has the recording on a loop.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5681 on: December 07, 2020, 10:49:35 PM »
Not sure what you mean by how did it happen. I don't know if this makes sense but it seems like somehow the file is inherently in a loop. The conversion timing status on VLC keeps on starting again after what I think is the completed length of the audio. I think that this is the same reason the original files are so big. Not sure if this makes any sense.

To illustrate I just stopped the conversion but the new file is for almost 45 hours and has the recording on a loop.
Upload it to YouTube :P

Just crop that one you converted successfully that's 45 hours.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5682 on: December 07, 2020, 11:02:22 PM »
ah but how do I crop it?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5683 on: December 07, 2020, 11:05:55 PM »
ah but how do I crop it?
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While you probably have a program installed that can already do it, Audacity is a good one.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5684 on: December 07, 2020, 11:18:25 PM »
GIYF
While you probably have a program installed that can already do it, Audacity is a good one.
Yes google can be your friend but all the online services have a max size that this surpasses. Can it be done without downloading another program? No way for windows player or VLC to trim an MP3?
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