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Re: MP3 woes was: Re: [Pan-users] PAN best newsreader under Linux but ..
Re: MP3 woes was: Re: [Pan-users] PAN best newsreader under Linux but ...
Wed, 1 Jan 2003 16:09:37 -0500
I'm using 0.12.0. Shift-s works for me. I can't remember just what menu item
it's a hot key for right now.
Yenc files are no problem since upgrading to 0.12.0.
On Wednesday 01 January 2003 11:18 am, Ade wrote:
> thanks for replying,
> On Tuesday 31 Dec 2002 2:01 pm, you wrote:
> > On Tuesday 31 December 2002 06:17, Ade wrote:
> > > I'm trying to access MP3 files from alt.binaries.sounds.* and am
> > > finding it difficult. I've worked out that you have to select "Don't
> > > save attachments" for pan to save the attachments but I'm not sure how
> > That sounds perverse! ;)
> Tell me about it! It was a tip I picked up from a web page and it worked
> for me. Until then I hadn't been able to save anything! This is an
> extremely odd program, normally I can just figure out how programs work
> without resorting to doc but PAN has got me stumped.
> >Are you sure the post you're trying to get is
> > complete? (Green puzzle-piece next to the header, indicating that Pan
> > has seen headers for all the multiple parts.)
> No, I haven't been able to learn what all the symbols mean yet. Is it
> documented somewhere. Currently I have:
> - white puzzle piece
> - green puzzle piece
> - red puzzle piece
> - red crosses (usually a metaphor for "a bad thing" but I don't know what
> in the context of PAN).
> - blue triangle
> - green disk platter type thing
> - white envelope
> - yellow enevelope
> > > to assemble all the parts into one mp3 file. I tried cat and then
> > > downloaded & installed yydecode which produces a short clip of sound.
> > > I'm guessing this is the contents of just one of the parts.
> > If you must do it this way (the hard way),
> I'd prefer to do it the easy way *please* ;-) I only did it this way as an
> attempt to get something working because I could see that I had a lot of
> what looked like chunks of data.
> >save *all* the pieces into
> > the same place and do "yydecode *" -- it should locate the parts and
> > decode them properly. I used to do that for 200MB AVI files, so I know
> > it'll work on mp3s. :)
> This is what I did. The resulting file did produce a sound but only 12
> seconds worth.
> > > Apologies if I'm being thick but just how do I download useable, entire
> > > mp3s from usenet?
> > > I'm running pan 0.11.4 on RH7.1.
> > I'm assuming you already tried right-clicking on the header of the
> > posting that contains the tune you want, and choosing "Save article
> > attachment"... it's been a long time since I used 0.11.4, but I thought
> > it handled yEnc posts.
> That was my first try. Nothing got downloaded, then I discovered the
> perverse trick of unchecking the "save attachments", which got me the
> > In (more) current versions, that's all you have to do -- click, save,
> > and go have some coffee if you're trying to grab a whole movie or
> > something. :)
> I went for this version because I didn't want to have t upgrade the entire
> world via RPM to get it installed.
> I'm clearly misunderstanding something pretty fundamental here. Thanks
> for replying and any further help would be much appreciated.
> > Good luck,
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