Sunday, July 13, 2014

Goodness Gracious me

I have been doing my very level best to enjoy Rushdie's gushings of wit and malicious humour. My only source has been a CD rip and I simply cant get the wretched thing to play straight forwardly without so much of sliceing and dicing. ie. it plays file one of cd1 then file one of cd 2 - it gets the matrix on it's side. Confusing much?
So many great audiobooks suffer from the stuffiness of publishers to stick with plastic glitter disks. They knew that once compresssion and the WWW thingy got going the jig would be up.
In any event I am recompiling M'sC using ffmpeg -  you have to go the command line.  Soon to be the jolliest of outcomes. Midnight's children available on a single mp3 file only, for all to enjoy.

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#concatenating many mp3 files into one to prevent annoyance at cd ripped audiobooks like Midnights Children - not elegant.

#02 Track 02

#11 track

ffmpeg -i "concat:01 Track 01.mp3|02 Track 02.mp3|03 Track 03.mp3|04 Track 04.mp3|05 Track 05.mp3|06 Track 06.mp3|07 Track 07.mp3|08 Track 08.mp3|09 Track 09.mp3|10 Track 10.mp3|11 Track 11.mp3" -acodec copy cd22.mp3

#12 track

ffmpeg -i "concat:01 Track 01.mp3|02 Track 02.mp3|03 Track 03.mp3|04 Track 04.mp3|05 Track 05.mp3|06 Track 06.mp3|07 Track 07.mp3|08 Track 08.mp3|09 Track 09.mp3|10 Track 10.mp3|11 Track 11.mp3|12 Track 12.mp3" -acodec copy cd20.mp3

#14 track

ffmpeg -i "concat:01 Track 01.mp3|02 Track 02.mp3|03 Track 03.mp3|04 Track 04.mp3|05 Track 05.mp3|06 Track 06.mp3|07 Track 07.mp3|08 Track 08.mp3|09 Track 09.mp3|10 Track 10.mp3|11 Track 11.mp3|12 Track 12.mp3|13 Track 13.mp3|14 Track 14.mp3" -acodec copy cd21.mp3

#16 track

ffmpeg -i "concat:01 Track 01.mp3|02 Track 02.mp3|03 Track 03.mp3|04 Track 04.mp3|05 Track 05.mp3|06 Track 06.mp3|07 Track 07.mp3|08 Track 08.mp3|09 Track 09.mp3|10 Track 10.mp3|11 Track 11.mp3|12 Track 12.mp3|13 Track 13.mp3|14 Track 14.mp3|15 Track 15.mp3|16 Track 16.mp3" -acodec copy cd18.mp3

#17 track

ffmpeg -i "concat:01 Track 01.mp3|02 Track 02.mp3|03 Track 03.mp3|04 Track 04.mp3|05 Track 05.mp3|06 Track 06.mp3|07 Track 07.mp3|08 Track 08.mp3|09 Track 09.mp3|10 Track 10.mp3|11 Track 11.mp3|12 Track 12.mp3|13 Track 13.mp3|14 Track 14.mp3|15 Track 15.mp3|16 Track 16.mp3|17 Track 17.mp3" -acodec copy cd19.mp3

#18 track

ffmpeg -i "concat:01 Track 01.mp3|02 Track 02.mp3|03 Track 03.mp3|04 Track 04.mp3|05 Track 05.mp3|06 Track 06.mp3|07 Track 07.mp3|08 Track 08.mp3|09 Track 09.mp3|10 Track 10.mp3|11 Track 11.mp3|12 Track 12.mp3|13 Track 13.mp3|14 Track 14.mp3|15 Track 15.mp3|16 Track 16.mp3|17 Track 17.mp3|18 Track 18.mp3" -acodec copy cd13.mp3

#Final step

ffmpeg -i "concat:cd1.mp3|cd2.mp3|cd3.mp3|cd4.mp3|cd5.mp3|cd6.mp3|cd7.mp3|cd8.mp3|cd9.mp3|cd10.mp3|cd11.mp3|cd12.mp3|cd13.mp3|cd14.mp3|cd15.mp3|cd16.mp3|cd17.mp3|cd18.mp3|cd19.mp3|cd20.mp3|cd21.mp3|cd22.mp3" -acodec copy midnights_children.mp3

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Coaster Bus

The old thermostat housing had corroded through and I snapped the bolt off attempting to remove it. I do have a spare serviceable housing. The clearance is 5 1/2 inches between the fan  and the snapped shank.
I removed the shroud giving me about a foot to work in. Drilled a hole in the existing bolt - it wound up  about 2 mm off centre. I bought an air drill and jst kept drilling into it until I had a hole big enough to tap 8mm. There is enough thread to hold the bolt.  RTV596 as well as a paper gasket will hold it. Minimum torque on the bolt. 


I also scored a reversing camera for the old bus.
The fix was good. Took the old girl for a spin round Malaga. Filled her up with fresh diesel - first in 8 years. All systems are go. Went up the hill brilliantly.

The linkages are not good up/down is OK . The gate slaps about however I shimmed the top end and it is much better.

Experiencing the first heavy rains -  God I LOVE thunderstorms - the roof leaks.

I have B/2B Engine Manual - PN: 98260