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Convert Lps & Tapes How To Question

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Yesterday during the conversion of a LP using the Convert LPs & Tapes function of Easy LP to MP3, I noticed a small rectangle next to the cursor that contained the time in minutes, seconds, and hundredths of seconds while in the Identify & Enhance phase. The time rectangle appeared when the cursor was on the line with the track separators, on the playback selector, and on the waveform. I don’t know if I clicked on something or did something else to cause the rectangle to appear. I don’t recall seeing it previously in the 60-70 LPs I’ve converted. When I converted the next LP, it didn’t appear. I checked Help for the screen and couldn’t find anything about it. Does anyone know how to turn it on? If this is a hidden option of the product, does anyone have any documentation on the hidden options? Thank you in advance for your help.

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Attached is an example of the time rectangle in the red circle. The cursor is pointing at the playback selector line. I've noticed that the waveform is brown instead of the usual green color.

 

For the previous LP I exported it then entered Sound Editor from the Output phase of Convert LPs & Tapes to check something. I exited Sound Editor without making changes and clicked Finish to exit Convert LPs & Tapes. Next I restarted Convert LPs & Tapes, recorded a LP, and clicked Next to go to the Identify & Enhance phase. Once in the Identify & Enhance phase the waveform was brown, and I had the time rectangle.

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Attached is an example of the time rectangle in the red circle. The cursor is pointing at the playback selector line. I've noticed that the waveform is brown instead of the usual green color.

 

For the previous LP I exported it then entered Sound Editor from the Output phase of Convert LPs & Tapes to check something. I exited Sound Editor without making changes and clicked Finish to exit Convert LPs & Tapes. Next I restarted Convert LPs & Tapes, recorded a LP, and clicked Next to go to the Identify & Enhance phase. Once in the Identify & Enhance phase the waveform was brown, and I had the time rectangle.

 

Since no one answered, I'll give you my opinion. The color doesn't really matter. I have added several different music cuts to put them all together and they were all different colors (including green and brown). Ignore the time box. It was supposed to be minutes, seconds and frames but frames have no meaning in audio work. You see the first minutes and seconds are correct but the last two digits mean very little. If yoiu want to see where the cuts are, simply stretch out the timeline as far as you need to.

 

BTW, you have too many programs opened and pinned to your task bar. I recognize a few but not many. If you are having problems, unpin what you don't need to open at boot.

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Thanks for the info. I had a brain freeze while entering the post because prior to posting I found a thread from 4-5 years ago that mentioned it was frames and not hundredths of seconds. I had been stretching out the timeline to 10 second intervals, but since your reply I've been going to 1 & 5 second intervals, which has helped a lot. I consider myself a complete novice at this, and I'm learning things from the forums and other sites that I wish I had known earlier.

 

I haven't checked my startup in over six months and see two Toshiba items that I don't use. Usually when I run Easy LP to MP3, I only have what starts at boot running. To do the screen print, I started a lot of other things. Thanks again for all of your help.

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