Report for Music
and Video SIG September 2019
As a prelude we had a music video playing while awaiting
the start of today’s session. A young Canadian singer,
Joey Niceforo sang “Winner takes it all” with a full
orchestra backing in the Abby Road studios in London.
Joey is a trained classical singer but sings a wide
variety of music from opera to pop and has several You
We welcomed three new members , Paul, Julie and Brendan
to our group today and two of the demonstrations were in
response to their requests.
With modern cars today the entertainment systems, (ie
the car stereo in the old way of describing it) in a lot
of cases no longer have a CD player. Playing music other
than listening to the radio is now done by plugging in a
USB drive or SD card or Bluetooth connection or wired
USB connection to a cell phone or MP3 player. How to
record a CD to a folder in the computer was demonstrated
using Windows Media Player. The music files were then
copied to a USB drive as well as a cell phone and the
results played back. When a CD is ripped using the
Windows Media Player the finished file is automatically
placed in the Windows Music folder. It is from there
that you can copy and paste to other devices.
Next up we basically did the reverse of the above. We
selected a music file already stored in a folder and
burnt it to a CD, again using Windows Media Player. We
did the copy in the MP3 format as that is fairly
universal, in that most players will play that type of
file. However there are choices such as Wave and Flac
formats that you can choose also and they will be of
higher quality if your intention is to play the music on
a decent HiFi system. Most modern laptop computers that
you can buy nowadays do not have built in CD drives.
This can be overcome by purchasing an axillary one that
plugs into a USB port.
The term “ripped” is used when copying content from a CD
and the term Burn is used when putting content onto a
Windows Media Player comes as standard issue with W10
and is a versatile and quite easy programme to use. Not
having ripped or burnt any CD,s for about four years, I
got straight back into it after a few minutes of
Mike mentioned that he was having difficulties getting
his Pinnacle editing programme to open and play MOV
files out of is new video camera. After a brief attempt
we could not get it to work. This subject is ongoing and
will be bought up again in the near future.