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Re: Downloading OTR

Gordon Johansen
 

I don't believe there is a limit on the archive.org site but others may have different rules.

Robert Smits wrote on 8/08/20 5:11 PM:

Thanks to your suggestions, I have happily downloaded a number of otr programs in the last couple of days.

Because I don't want to abuse my ability to download, may I ask what the usual limits are? And is there a section with old Canadian OTR shows .


Thanks, Bob



Re: Hi!

Ryan Ellett
 

Ruth,
Which pulp website did you find our link on?
Ryan

www.RyanEllett.com


The Old Time Radio Researchers
"Saving the Past for the Future"

www.OTRR.org
www.OTRRLibrary.org



On Saturday, August 8, 2020, 03:29:39 PM CDT, Ruth Beaty <beatyruth@...> wrote:


Hi guys from OKC here! Thanks for letting me join, got the link from Pulp Mags and super excited. I've listened to many old radio shows from one of our local stations here for most of my life so it's nice to find you. I'm a big mystery/comedy/drama fan and the internet has let me indulge this hobby.

Ruth in OK


Downloading OTR

Robert Smits
 

Thanks to your suggestions, I have happily downloaded a number of otr programs in the last couple of days.

Because I don't want to abuse my ability to download, may I ask what the usual limits are? And is there a section with old Canadian OTR shows .


Thanks, Bob


Re: Hi!

Richard Davenport
 

Ruth,
Welcome to the den of delightful madness.  This is a group of like minded individuals who share a passion for collecting, preserving, cataloging and sharing the genre of Old Radio Shows.  We do digress into more arcane side topics like pulp magazines, comics, scripts, etc but generally Old Radio at the center.  I collect comic scans, and movies by the petabyte.  I just floated a complete set of the Ma & Pa Kettle movies.  It has been well received by many here.  If you are interested I'm sure it could be sent to you as well. 

No question is too dumb here.  Please feel free to ask away.  We have some real SME's here that can tell you just about anything nuanced for the shows.  Please also share with use what you have in your library.  You never know what you might have.  We try to have copies of the shows as best as is available or can be restored.  I have a massive collection of Chapter Serials which ties in as many were also Old Radio Shows (i.e. Lone Ranger).  I have attempted to gather as complete a collection of all existing (I hope) chapter serials ever made. 

One of the biggest challenges in the collection is to attempt to have accurate dates and show titles.  There are inaccuracies galore but sometimes you just can only do so much.  That is where the scans come into play.  They are source material for dates and show numbers and individual titles. 

Play well, enjoy much, and welcome to the great, wild world of Old Radio. 

Rick Davenport
Dallas, Texas

Labor ipse voluptas


On Saturday, August 8, 2020, 3:29:41 PM CDT, Ruth Beaty <beatyruth@...> wrote:


Hi guys from OKC here! Thanks for letting me join, got the link from Pulp Mags and super excited. I've listened to many old radio shows from one of our local stations here for most of my life so it's nice to find you. I'm a big mystery/comedy/drama fan and the internet has let me indulge this hobby.

Ruth in OK


Hi!

Ruth Beaty
 

Hi guys from OKC here! Thanks for letting me join, got the link from Pulp Mags and super excited. I've listened to many old radio shows from one of our local stations here for most of my life so it's nice to find you. I'm a big mystery/comedy/drama fan and the internet has let me indulge this hobby.

Ruth in OK


Re: Jeff Regan, Investigator v2007

Philip Atchley
 

Thank you Ryan,

Archive.org is better for me, especially for large files.  I can use the "Down-Them-All" (Firefox) bulk downloader there and a DL nearly never bombs out.  Otherwise it's very difficult for me to DL large files (>1GB) without it failing (thanks ATT for the lousy DSL service, all I can afford).

<>< 73 From "The Beaconeer's Lair" <><
Specializing in DXing NDBs (Longwave Beacons)
Phil, KO6BB, http://www.qsl.net/ko6bb/
KO6BB/B beacon, ~20W on 28.290 MHz, Ringo Vertical

HF/LF RADIOS:
YAESU: FTDX-101MP Xceiver, 2 SDR Receivers (~2020)
YAESU: FTDX-3000 Xceiver, DSP IF,300Hz Roofing filter (~2019).
Icom: IC-7200 Xceiver, DSP IF & filters (~2015).
Kenwood: TS-450SAT Xceiver, cascaded 250/125Hz Inrad filters.
10M Beacon: 2 x Realistic HTX-100's on 28.290MHz
HOMEBREW: 7 Tube+Rect 1v3 Regen RX for LF (built 2015)
SDRS: Perseus 10KHz-40MHz (2020)
Softrock Ensemble II LF Receiver (kit, 2017)
Softrock Ensemble II HF Receiver (Kit, 2019)
ACC: MFJ-993B Auto Antenna Matcher.
HOMEBREW LF-MF Pre-Amp, 8Hz Audio Filter.
HOMEBREW 4 Port Antenna Multicoupler, Feeds 4 RX's.
ANTENNAS: 88 foot Long Ladder-line fed dipole, 35 feet AGL for MW/SW.
Active Mini-Whip, 36 Feet AGL for LF/MW/SW.
Wellbrook ALA1530LN Loop For LF/MW/SW at 17 Feet AGL
37 foot "Low Noise Vertical", 11 feet AGL for LF/MW/SW.
Cushcraft AR-10 Ringo Vertical, 14 feet AGL for 10M beacon.
Merced, Central California, 37, 18, 37N 120, 30, 6W CM97rh

On 7/26/2020 1:46 PM, Ryan Ellett via groups.io wrote:
If you are trying to access the Jeff Regan, Investigator set after the DropBox link has expired, the set is also available on Archive.org thanks to our Archive Keeper Dave Tysver. Download here <https://archive.org/details/OTRR_Maintained_Jeff_Regan_Investigator>.

Ryan


Just an FYI

W4ARZ Steve
 

On uploading and downloading.

Some of us have problems when uploaders use DropBox and upload very large files. After contacting a tech at DropBox on the matter of timing out on large files this is the response from their tech support.

Thanks for reaching out to Dropbox Support. My name is Parker, and I work in the Customer Support team. I'll be helping you!

A time out usually occurs, when a process of receiving or requesting data from servers has not completed, and instead of using more resources it will time out.

Another reason is if the item is too large, it will not complete, as there are limitations to how large files can be when downloaded using Dropbox online.


Regards,
Parker

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

So might want to limit the size of the files. 6 and 10 gig files are just to big as a single file but I usually have to get them 1 at a time.

Just thought this may answer any question on why a big file times out before completion on DropBox.


Re: Hello From Vancouver Island

David L. Gibbs
 

Hi Bob,

I'm in Shawnigan Lake.  I may be able to help you with some of your upgrades.  Message me, best on Facebook as David Lee Gibbs.

Coffee sometime perhaps?


Re: Hello From Vancouver Island

Gordon Johansen
 

Hi Bob,

If you find a show you like such as https://archive.org/details/OTRR_Certified_Calling_All_Cars scroll down slighty and look on the right side of the page where it gives you download options. Here's a picture after you have scrolled down a bit on this page.




I find zip is the easiest. I you click on Zip, you will see three files for this program listed as 1,2, and 3 of 3. You can download them one at a time or right above their names, there will be a down arrow with "3 files" to the right of it. Click it and your download will start. Unzip them wherever you want and listen away.

I hope this was clear enough. If not, ask away.

Gord


Robert Smits wrote on 8/07/20 7:23 PM:


On 8/7/2020 5:56 PM, Gordon Johansen wrote:

Hi Bob,

Welcome from another Canadian. One of the easiest ways to update and get great collections is to go to archive.org and search for otrr. It will lead you to lots of great bulk downloads that have been assembled by members of the old time radio researchers.
Thanks, Gord.I've gone to archive .org, but I don't see how to download any files, however. I can see how to listen to a file, while it's streaming, but not how to download one. What's the secret?







Re: Hello From Vancouver Island

Robert Smits
 

On 8/7/2020 5:56 PM, Gordon Johansen wrote:

Hi Bob,

Welcome from another Canadian. One of the easiest ways to update and get great collections is to go to archive.org and search for otrr. It will lead you to lots of great bulk downloads that have been assembled by members of the old time radio researchers.
Thanks, Gord.I've gone to archive .org, but I don't see how to download any files, however. I can see how to listen to a file, while it's streaming, but not how to download one. What's the secret?


--
Bob Smits, VE7HS, Treasurer


Re: Hello From Vancouver Island

Robert Smits
 

On 8/7/2020 5:56 PM, Gordon Johansen wrote:

Hi Bob,

Welcome from another Canadian. One of the easiest ways to update and get great collections is to go to archive.org and search for otrr. It will lead you to lots of great bulk downloads that have been assembled by members of the old time radio researchers.

Gord

p.s. You are in a nice area. I've been through there many times in my life when vacationing from Calgary. Too humid for me though as it kicks in the arthritis.
Thanks, Gord, I have a brother in Calgary who runs a pipeline insulation company there, but I prefer our Island wether.

Robert Smits wrote on 8/07/20 6:46 PM:
Hello from Ladysmith, Vancouver Island, BC Canada. I'm Bob Smits, a retired technician who has collected old time radio, radio plays and audible books for a decade or so.

I'd like to update some of my OTR but want to do so without disrupting any of the ongoing activities. Good Evening, Bob



I'll give archive.org a try.


--
Bob Smits, VE7HS, Treasurer


Re: Hello From Vancouver Island

Gordon Johansen
 

Hi Bob,

Welcome from another Canadian. One of the easiest ways to update and get great collections is to go to archive.org and search for otrr. It will lead you to lots of great bulk downloads that have been assembled by members of the old time radio researchers.

Gord

p.s. You are in a nice area. I've been through there many times in my life when vacationing from Calgary. Too humid for me though as it kicks in the arthritis.

Robert Smits wrote on 8/07/20 6:46 PM:

Hello from Ladysmith, Vancouver Island, BC Canada. I'm Bob Smits, a retired technician who has collected old time radio, radio plays and audible books for a decade or  so.

I'd like to update some of my OTR but want to do so without disrupting any of the ongoing activities. Good Evening, Bob



Hello From Vancouver Island

Robert Smits
 

Hello from Ladysmith, Vancouver Island, BC Canada. I'm Bob Smits, a retired technician who has collected old time radio, radio plays and audible books for a decade or  so.

I'd like to update some of my OTR but want to do so without disrupting any of the ongoing activities. Good Evening, Bob


Re: Audition Set

Larry Maupin
 

Thank you Barbara.  I have listened to a few minutes of several of the episodes in addition to the 15 that I have heard in their entirety and found a couple to be of very good sound quality and a couple that are not, so that is an issue.  Better encodes might help if they can be found or created. Or we may just have to live with the fact that some of the source tapes have been so damaged by time and ill treatment that they can never be restored.  One of the shows I sampled can hardly be heard, so editing to increase volume might be useful in that instance.

As for the Virginia Gregg question, I hope someone else will be able to answer it.  I am not familiar with her work.

One last thought: you are an excellent writer and I'm sure a review by you would be very well received.

Larry  

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From: "B. J. Watkins"
To: "main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io"
Cc:
Sent: Friday August 7 2020 2:49:19PM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Audition Set

Many thanks to Larry Maupin for all his work and dedication to making this set available to everyone and for writing all the summaries he did. Most of the shows I sampled are in nice sound. I found about eight that I did not already have. I would like to see the group work on a maintained set of auditions only and find them in high encodes mp3s or flac. The sad thing about Larry's set, through no fault of his own, is that most are at very low encodes - 24 and 32 kbps.

One question I have is, is that really a Virginia Gregg audition? I can clearly hear her say that her name is Virginia Marvin. That audition is in the singles & doubles collection also at least twice. It's labeled there as both Virginia Gregg and Virginia Marvin. The only possibility that it could be Virginia Gregg would be that she was auditioning for the part of Virginia Marvin in something. Does anyone know?

Barbara


From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> on behalf of Ryan Ellett via groups.io <oldradiotimes@...>
Sent: Friday, August 7, 2020 7:41 AM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io>
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Audition Set
 
Here is the link to Larry's set of rare and little-known audition programs. He has been providing summaries of these episodes over the past couple weeks. Enjoy the shows and reread his write-ups if you skipped over them prior!
Audition Recordings

Ryan

--
Larry Maupin


Re: The Link

Larry Maupin
 

You are welcome Ed.  I had help in attempting to use a file sharing service to send the shows to all members, but we almost struck out.  We did finally manage to send all 62 episodes to Ryan, and he did the rest and is responsible for that fact that all group members can now access the shows and enjoy them.

I hope some other members will write reviews and post them on the Internet Archive.  There are so many possible approaches that many different people could write reviews without any duplication of subject matter.  For example, how many local radio stations are mentioned as having aired one or more of the shows?  What genres are represented?  What are the funniest lines?  What sponsors are mentioned?  What familiar musical numbers are presented?  What do you consider to be the best three or four of the 62 episodes, and why (here would be an opportunity to go into detail).  Those are just a few examples.

To write a review you just scroll down the page and click on the "Add Review" link and type to your heart's content.  You can select one to five stars to rate the collection depending upon your evaluation.  I noticed that after Bob Stepno became the second person to review "A Collection of Unique Old-Time Radio Episodes" there was a surge of additional visitors to the collection.  As of now more than 200 people have viewed it and the number is growing steadily.

I will not be writing a review until I have listened to several more episodes and decided what the focus will be.  So the first review is waiting to be written by the first person who has a good idea for one.

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From: "ehrbek"
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Friday August 7 2020 1:59:22PM
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] The Link

Thanks for all your hard work. The list of shows looks great
 

From: Larry Maupin
Sent: Thursday, August 6, 2020 8:54 AM
To: 'OTRRPurchasingGroup@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io' ; 'Main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io'
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] The Link
 
My attempt to upload the fifteen audition episodes to a file sharing site was delayed by one day yesterday because the owners of MTEK Media needed some time to create an account and do the uploading.  This morning I will have them attempt to send a link directly to the message board of both the Main Group and the Purchasing Group so that all members of both groups will have access to the programs and can listen to them.  
 
Any information and comments that other members post after receiving the episodes will be added to my notes and used in writing a review of the set when and if it is uploaded to the Internet Archive.  Corrections are welcome and will be incorporated into the review.
 
Larry 

--
Larry Maupin

--
Larry Maupin


Re: Audition Set

Larry Gassman
 

I think this came up many years ago and I did listen and found that it was not Virginia Gregg.

I’ll listen again to make sure.

Larry

 

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> On Behalf Of B. J. Watkins
Sent: Friday, August 7, 2020 11:49 AM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Audition Set

 

Many thanks to Larry Maupin for all his work and dedication to making this set available to everyone and for writing all the summaries he did. Most of the shows I sampled are in nice sound. I found about eight that I did not already have. I would like to see the group work on a maintained set of auditions only and find them in high encodes mp3s or flac. The sad thing about Larry's set, through no fault of his own, is that most are at very low encodes - 24 and 32 kbps.

 

One question I have is, is that really a Virginia Gregg audition? I can clearly hear her say that her name is Virginia Marvin. That audition is in the singles & doubles collection also at least twice. It's labeled there as both Virginia Gregg and Virginia Marvin. The only possibility that it could be Virginia Gregg would be that she was auditioning for the part of Virginia Marvin in something. Does anyone know?

 

Barbara

 


From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> on behalf of Ryan Ellett via groups.io <oldradiotimes@...>
Sent: Friday, August 7, 2020 7:41 AM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io>
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Audition Set

 

Here is the link to Larry's set of rare and little-known audition programs. He has been providing summaries of these episodes over the past couple weeks. Enjoy the shows and reread his write-ups if you skipped over them prior!
Audition Recordings

Ryan


Re: Audition Set

B. J. Watkins
 

Many thanks to Larry Maupin for all his work and dedication to making this set available to everyone and for writing all the summaries he did. Most of the shows I sampled are in nice sound. I found about eight that I did not already have. I would like to see the group work on a maintained set of auditions only and find them in high encodes mp3s or flac. The sad thing about Larry's set, through no fault of his own, is that most are at very low encodes - 24 and 32 kbps.

One question I have is, is that really a Virginia Gregg audition? I can clearly hear her say that her name is Virginia Marvin. That audition is in the singles & doubles collection also at least twice. It's labeled there as both Virginia Gregg and Virginia Marvin. The only possibility that it could be Virginia Gregg would be that she was auditioning for the part of Virginia Marvin in something. Does anyone know?

Barbara


From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> on behalf of Ryan Ellett via groups.io <oldradiotimes@...>
Sent: Friday, August 7, 2020 7:41 AM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io>
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Audition Set
 
Here is the link to Larry's set of rare and little-known audition programs. He has been providing summaries of these episodes over the past couple weeks. Enjoy the shows and reread his write-ups if you skipped over them prior!
Audition Recordings

Ryan


Re: The Link

ehrbek
 

Thanks for all your hard work. The list of shows looks great
 

From: Larry Maupin
Sent: Thursday, August 6, 2020 8:54 AM
To: 'OTRRPurchasingGroup@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io' ; 'Main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io'
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] The Link
 
My attempt to upload the fifteen audition episodes to a file sharing site was delayed by one day yesterday because the owners of MTEK Media needed some time to create an account and do the uploading.  This morning I will have them attempt to send a link directly to the message board of both the Main Group and the Purchasing Group so that all members of both groups will have access to the programs and can listen to them.  
 
Any information and comments that other members post after receiving the episodes will be added to my notes and used in writing a review of the set when and if it is uploaded to the Internet Archive.  Corrections are welcome and will be incorporated into the review.
 
Larry 

--
Larry Maupin


Re: Audition Set

Ryan Ellett
 

And to clarify, this is not a Maintained set so there is no background information or vetted documentation. Just some unusual programs for your entertainment.
Ryan


Audition Set

Ryan Ellett
 

Here is the link to Larry's set of rare and little-known audition programs. He has been providing summaries of these episodes over the past couple weeks. Enjoy the shows and reread his write-ups if you skipped over them prior!
Audition Recordings

Ryan