Will This Work?

 

I have found a web site with tons of old radio shows, like Amos & Andy 1928, music, ect. They are all Mp3's. I know, or think the music will work in the 660, but will the audio that's also on Mp3's play too. A singer, which is audio on Mp3 will, so wouldn't the radio show work too? I'm hoping somebody knows, or has tried it. I don't want to download something and it not play.

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Garmin 660

It Will Work

mp3 is just a file format for an audio file. It does not matter what type of audio content is within the file. It can be music, voices, recorded audio, audio books, etc.

Share website

Can you share the website? Would like to try a couple old shows on my IPOD.

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Mark - Nuvi 265T NUVI 50LM

Sure I'll Share

The site is http://www.radiolovers.com I have the site I got if off of bookmarked in my laptop. When I open it, I'll get that site up too. It's all free stuff. Just about name it, and it's there.

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Garmin 660

Yup

As GadgetGuy said, as long as the recording is in the mp3 file format, it doesn't matter what the recorded content is, it will play.

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Who needs tv...

You can also try:

http://www.archive.org/details/oldtimeradio

There are thousands or shows there. Some are entire of the series.

I like The Great Gildersleeve.

Thanks for the site you posted.

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Eat at Joes.

The Site I Found............

it's http://www.TheFreeSite.com Pretty simple, but hard for an old man to remember. Enjoy it.
Thanks for your site Racer. I'll take a look. I'm sure there's thousands of them out there. You just have to hit upon one. Mostly by accident.

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Garmin 660

Racer................

I like the site you found too, with them already being in the Mp3 format.

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Garmin 660

Yes it will

I've been using http://www.archive.org/details/oldtimeradio as well. Great site. Makes the trip go by fast. One of my favorite shows is "I Was a Communist for the FBI." The only problem is that some of the recordings have the music blasting, and the voices quiet. If you are going to do it right, you will probably need to filter the mp3 before your trip to equalize the volume. I have had to skip several episodes as I just couldn't hear them.

Daniel

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Garmin StreetPilot c580 & Nuvi 760 - Member 32160 - Traveling in Kansas

Dkeane, What's

a good filter to use that will tame the music down?? I have that problem with TV too. The music is so loud you can't hear the actors lines.

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Garmin 660

Don't know for sure

Robert660 wrote:

a good filter to use that will tame the music down?? I have that problem with TV too. The music is so loud you can't hear the actors lines.

My father in law records a lot of messages in mp3 format from various camps we help at. After he gets home he will open the file and bring the highs down and the lows up and also take out the hiss. It makes a big difference on how it sounds afterwards. I had an emergency job out of town, so will have to find out what it is later. Will keep you posted.

I think that it is http://www.goldwave.com/, or something like it. Interesting read also at http://jthz.com/mp3/.

Daniel

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Garmin StreetPilot c580 & Nuvi 760 - Member 32160 - Traveling in Kansas

Great idea

I never thought about using my Garmin for that type of radio show. My Grandfather use to make me listen to the old time radio shows he would buy on cassett tape. Cant wait to listen to those shows now. Brings back a lot of good memories.

Thanks
Greg

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"If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score" Lombardi

Audacity

You may also want to check out Audacity. It is free and can do pretty much anything you want to an audio file.

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

it will work

GadgetGuy2008 wrote:

mp3 is just a file format for an audio file. It does not matter what type of audio content is within the file. It can be music, voices, recorded audio, audio books, etc.

You know the answer already Im guessing...but..

Its not any different than a record, a tape, a cd....they can have audio. It doesnt matter if the audio is Mozart, Frank Sinatra, Elvis, or speech like ALexander Graham Bell's origional "Mary Had A Little Lamb" or one of the audio books the library of congress used to make (still makes?) for the blind. If your machine plays it, it plays it, be it a 78rpm record, a cd, a cassette or 8track, or an mp3.

(for you bible fans in the audience, Alexander Scourby's reading of the King James bible was originally done as a project for the blind, and came on a huge stack of records during WW2 - 166 records)

Radio Shows

These old show sound like a great idea for traveling. The speaker on my GPS is not great so I think I'll record them on a CD to play on the car stereo. Some cars will play MP3 files and some won't. (I have one of each.) You can convert MP3 files to just about any format with the free Switch program from http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Authors/NCH_Software.html.

Man old Man!

We now have enough converters, music (all kinds) to last half a life time. I didn't know there was so much out there. Does anyone know what the max. size of a SD in GB's that can be used? I have heard all sizes, but would like to know for sure. I can't afford to buy one of each size. grin laugh out loud laugh out loud

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Garmin 660

SD Max Size

The best answer to that question, I found, is here:

arrow http://www.poi-factory.com/node/14205

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Radio Lovers

Robert660 wrote:

The site is http://www.radiolovers.com I have the site I got if off of bookmarked in my laptop. When I open it, I'll get that site up too. It's all free stuff. Just about name it, and it's there.

Great Site! Thanks

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Zuma314

Goldwave

I visited with my father-in-law about the situation and he does use goldwave. The problem is that sometimes it is hard to edit once it is in mp3 format. I have been able to boost the volumn and take out some of the loud noise though. It isn't perfect but better than it was. It runs about $45.

Let me know if you need help with the program.

Daniel

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Garmin StreetPilot c580 & Nuvi 760 - Member 32160 - Traveling in Kansas

Thanks Dkeane

I tried Super Mp3 Recorder, and it does a super job at it too. It's a pretty versatile recorder. Matter of fact, it records "what you hear", so some of these sites that thinks they have you blocked from recording..........well, you snatch it anyway.
Thanks for checking for me though.

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Garmin 660

Normalize

Robert660 wrote:

I tried Super Mp3 Recorder, and it does a super job at it too. It's a pretty versatile recorder. Matter of fact, it records "what you hear", so some of these sites that thinks they have you blocked from recording..........well, you snatch it anyway.
Thanks for checking for me though.

Just be sure to normalize all the audio files, for added listening pleasure.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_normalization

Bob

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