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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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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5685 on: December 07, 2020, 11:21:08 PM »
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?
(Incorrectly deciphered ;))
Did you try googling "vlc trim audio"?
I don't believe Audacity has any such limit. It's open source.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5686 on: December 07, 2020, 11:27:05 PM »
Audacity isn't an online service, so there are no limits. IIRC you need to download something extra to work with mp3 files (unless something changed in the last few years)
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5687 on: December 07, 2020, 11:49:10 PM »
Audacity isn't an online service, so there are no limits. IIRC you need to download something extra to work with mp3 files (unless something changed in the last few years)
It did change, it's included nowadays.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5688 on: December 08, 2020, 12:16:09 AM »
It did change, it's included nowadays.
That's nice!
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5689 on: December 08, 2020, 12:19:16 AM »
It did change, it's included nowadays.
Cool! Was an easy download but I always wondered what they were thinking.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5690 on: December 08, 2020, 09:07:31 AM »
Cool! Was an easy download but I always wondered what they were thinking.
Maybe they didn't have permission to include it? idk
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5691 on: December 08, 2020, 09:15:42 AM »
Maybe they didn't have permission to include it? idk
Yeah, it was due to a patent. From the Audacity 2.3.2 release notes:
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Audacity now includes the LAME MP3 encoder. Previously, due to now expired patents, you had to download it separately

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5692 on: December 08, 2020, 12:57:13 PM »
Yeah, it was due to a patent. From the Audacity 2.3.2 release notes:
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5693 on: December 16, 2020, 11:17:51 PM »
My windows 10 computer doesn't fall asleep after the designated amount of time of inactivity.

It turns the screen off but doesn't go to sleep. I don't recall when it started or if there were any changes made to it recently. It's a family computer so it's the wild west on there.

I closed all programs and it still doesn't help.



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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5694 on: December 16, 2020, 11:20:10 PM »
I have a similar problem, my laptop also doesn't go to sleep if I put it to sleep. So even when I think it's sleeping, when I turn it back on it has zero battery.

Seems to be a new-ish problem, like in the last month or two. But the funny thing is that a few years ago when I upgraded a different laptop from Win 8 to 10 it had the same exact problem, and I was never able to figure out how to fix it.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5696 on: December 17, 2020, 10:52:52 PM »
How can I tell if the USB C port on my laptop works to charge the laptop, or if it's only to connect other devices to it? I plugged in a charger and got message that the laptop is not charging, and I don't know if it's because of the computer or if it just doesn't like this cable (which came with a cell phone).
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5697 on: December 18, 2020, 10:52:28 AM »
How can I tell if the USB C port on my laptop works to charge the laptop, or if it's only to connect other devices to it? I plugged in a charger and got message that the laptop is not charging, and I don't know if it's because of the computer or if it just doesn't like this cable (which came with a cell phone).
Generally speaking a laptop which supports usb c charging needs at least 45 watts, so a standard phone cable won't do. Which laptop have you got?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5698 on: December 18, 2020, 10:54:51 AM »
Generally speaking a laptop which supports usb c charging needs at least 45 watts, so a standard phone cable won't do. Which laptop have you got?
Inspiron 7000 17"
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5699 on: December 18, 2020, 11:00:21 AM »
Inspiron 7000 17"
If it's this one (and probably if similar) then it does support it.