[78-L] 78-L Digest, Vol 32, Issue 38

Ron L'Herault lherault at bu.edu
Fri May 13 12:39:50 PDT 2011

My 1973 Triumph has a cassette player.  A CD player would not be correct for
the period of the car.

Ron L

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People still use cassettes?

On Fri, May 13, 2011 at 2:40 PM, Julian Vein
<julianvein at blueyonder.co.uk>wrote:

> Dave at Audio Tech Transfer wrote:
> >
> > Most customers want to know up front what the cost will be, thus the set
> > price per tape or record.   It's easy and understandable for the
> customer,
> > who more often than not doesn't know whether their home videotapes run
> > minutes or 2 hours?  It's painful doing a big stack of 2 hour tapes....
> but
> > the pile of 10-15 minute tapes in the next job make up for it.  Open
> > audio tape and some VHS can be impossible to predict due to
> record/playback
> > speed used, let the customer know that upfront.
> > Dave Rose
> > Audio Tech Transfer
> ===============
> The worst type of friend (sic) is the one who has some LPs but nothing
> to play them on. So they ask me if they give me some cassettes could
> they transfer them.
> Not that easy. The first side of the LP is OK, but you can't be sure how
> long side two is going to be, so you can't be sure if the tape is going
> to run out. So you stand around biting your nails, waiting for the LP to
> finish. Of course, it overruns and a track is only part-recorded. So you
> have to wind the tape back to the last complete track, then record over
> the incomplete track with a silent recording to erase it.
> Then you turn over the tape and finish recording the rest of the LP.
> Then it starts again...
> I've also been asked to transfer CDs to cassette too! If the CD has
> playing times listed, you can make an educated guess how much you can
> get on one side of a tape.
>      Julian Vein
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