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Help with Downloading Songs
  1. Various Computer Audio Formats, such as MP3, WMA, WAV, MIDI, etc.
  2. Finding Free Downloadable Music Online
  3. Recover Songs from your Temporary Internet Files
  4. Converting Digital Music Formats (WAV to MP3, etc.)
  5. Converting Vinyl LPs & Audio Tapes to MP3s
  6. More on Converting Musical Collections to MP3s
  7. Using a Digital Voice Recorder
    Digital Camera Icon Digital Photo Basics
  1. Getting Pictures from Camera into Computer
  2. Getting Acquainted with Irfanview
  3. Basic Terms: View Size vs Print Size, etc.
  4. Virtually Free Photography - Naming Pics, Albums
  5. When Digital Camera Photos Can't Be Found
  6. Digital Photography for Not So Digital Seniors

  7. Crop, Resize, Align, Colors
  8. How to Crop and/or Resize a Photo
  9. Problem Enlarging Digital Pictures
  10. Understanding CYMK & RGB Colors
  11. How to Straighten (Rotate, Align) a Photo
  12. Darkrooms Replaced by Computers
  13. Be Your Own Photo Processing Studio

  14. Adding Text to Pictures
  15. Adding Text to a Photo
  16. Text & Picture In a Word Text Box

  17. Displaying Your Pictures
  18. Printing Multiple Photos on a Single Page
  19. Displaying Your Photos as a Slideshow
  20. Merging Two Graphics Into One
  21. When Multiple Photos Don't All Fit on a Print-Out
  22. Print Yourself or Have Pics Processed Elsewhere?

  23. Online Images - Emailing Pics
  24. Reducing a Digital Photo's File Size
  25. Red X Instead of a Picture
  26. Reducing the File Size of a Video
  27. Print Yourself or Have Pics Processed Elsewhere?
  28. Copying Images from a Web Site or an Email

  29. Pic Formats - File Extensions
  30. Digital Picture Formats (JPG, BMP, GIF, TIF, etc)
  31. Difference Between "Drawing" & "Painting" Programs
  32. Digital Cameras & Megapixelss
  33. Choosing File Associations for Picture Files
  34. Understanding "Animated GIFs"
  35. Comparison of JPG and GIF Image Files
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Using a Digital Voice Recorder

I recently explained how to use your PC for voice recording. Well, portable digital recorders are also available. I bought an Olympus WS-320M unit that is also an MP3/WMA flash drive player with one gigabyte of storage capacity. (Larger capacity units are also available.)

Like most digital music players it is quite small, but performs beautifully. In addition to a stereo earphone output, it also has a built-in monaural speaker. It even has an input that will accommodate a stereo microphone setup.

The built-in microphone works fine for voice recording, but is very sensitive to one's hands on the device. I overcame this with a combination headset/microphone, and may buy a unidirectional mike that would pick up even less background sounds.

I find navigating the device to be wonderfully easy, going from listening to podcasts downloaded from online radio stations to playing favorite MP3s downloaded from my music pages . (I'm too cheap to subscribe to any online music services.) Switching between playing and recording is also remarkably easy.

Attached to a PC via a USB cable, the device shows up under My Computer as an additional disk drive, with five ready-made folders in which you can save your recorded voice files. A sixth folder named Music will hold hundreds of MP3 and WMA files. Just drag and drop them from your PC's music folder(s). Files can be deleted via your PC or with the unit's built-in Erase command. It couldn't be much easier.

The recorder/player is powered by a single AAA alkaline battery, which can be easily replaced when needed.

We bought the Olympus online from for $164 (a substantially discounted price) and received next-day shipping.

Many of the full-length vocal/orchestral songs on my site are also WAVs and can be downloaded to any PC.

As for downloading songs from this site, detailed instructions are included on the various music pages:

Swing Era Popular Songs, Country Standards, Gospel & Patriotic Songs, and LatinAmerican Favorites, among many others.

More PC Help & Various Free Programs Can Be Found Here.

© - Donald Ray Edrington - 2007 - All Rights Reserved

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  1. Creating Labels & Envelopes with Word, Excel, & MSWorks
  2. Replacing NORMAL.DOC when Word Becomes Unstable
  3. Password Protecting Word & Excel Documents

  4. Pictures & Text Boxes
  5. Picture in a Text Box
  6. Placing Both Text & a Pic in a Text Box

  7. Other Document Types
  8. MSWord, Wordpad, Notepad, Google's Writely/Docs
  9. Converting Data between MSWord & PDF Files

  10. Working with Columns
  11. Dividing a Page into Columns
  12. Lining Up Numbers in a Column

  13. Bullets & Page Numbering
  14. Using AutoCorrect for Bullets & Numbering
  15. Add Page Numbering to a Word Processing Document

  16. Backing Up Word Files
  17. Automatic Backup of MSWord Documents

    Computer Commentary
  1. Signing Up with MySpace
  2. More about MySpace + Some Info on Skype
  3. Internet Explorer6 vs Internet Explorer 7
  4. More on Using Internet Explorer 7
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