Re: OTRR Curated Collections

Larry Maupin

Thank you for correcting the typo Paul.  I had not thought of downloading the collection as a whole either, but I do think it is a good idea to offer that option.

As for listening to individual episodes, my experience is that they can only be listened to in sequence starting with the Unwritten Law program at the top of the list and moving down one at a time.  This morning after reading your message I was able to hear the first five, but when I got to the sixth (This Is Your FBI) I could not hear it or anything on the list below it.  Also, I first tried listening to one or two episodes far down on the list but they would not open.  

So I do not find it to be my experience that someone can just click on any episode in the collection and hear it immediately, or now even listen to more than the first five in sequential order.  But you distinctly write that "You can click on the shows in any order.  Just click on the show's row in the table and the audio player will load it."  So apparently one of us is wrong, and I hope it is me.  I can always listen to them on my flash drive, but other members and the general public may not have that option.

To other members, I hope some of you will give this a try and report on your experience.  Just attempt to listen to FBI In Peace and War, for example, by clicking on its line and you can hear the stirring theme music at the very beginning.  Then post a message as to whether you succeeded, or on anything else you discovered while trying to get audio within the set.

One final thought, Paul.  I visited the library website and attempted to find the collection as any browser might do, especially those who enjoy old-time radio.  I did not see it there.  In one of your earliest posts on the subject you envisioned something like having a category of Curated Collections that would be visible to browsers with possibly a brief description indicating that it is new and might be of interest.  A good idea, I think, but I see nothing at all on the website about the collection.


From: "Paul Kornman via"
Sent: Sunday November 15 2020 9:46:06AM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] OTRR Curated Collections

Typo Fixed. Thanks for the heads up.

To other points - You can click on the shows in any order. Just click the show's row in the table and the audio player will load it.

There was no thought (at least on my part) to download the collection as a whole. I'll think about that.
On the other hand, if you right-click the audio player, you should get a "Save Audio As..." option so you can save that individual file.

- Paul

Larry Maupin

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