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Unread postby cougar » Thu Feb 07, 2008 7:13 pm

This doesn't help you South Africans out, but apparently we've got one for North America: http://www.birdjam.com/

They should make one for South Africa.

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Unread postby mountainview » Thu Feb 07, 2008 7:49 pm

I need a set that will go on my iPod [with the relevant bird pics instead of the 'album cover' pics]. Now that would be cool.

Edit: Would help if I check out the website first! That Birdjam software looks really good. As you say cougar, SA could do with one, problem is its a monopolistic market.
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Unread postby fuzzmonkey » Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:26 pm

This is something I have been thinking about for ages and have been toying with the idea of making a pirate version for myself (cos anything that came out here would have to have Guy Gibbon's name plastered all over it, and I cant see myself running around the country with recording equipment to make my own one). Essentially all you have to do is edit out the introductions (" number 545, Blackheaded Oriole" etc.) and make each track name the name of the bird, then put the different families into folders which would act as 'albums', for example: 'Shrikes'.....you could even embed a picture of each bird into the id3 tag and see the picture as its playing (if your mp3 player supports this, i know my ipod does). This completely breaks numerous copyright laws, but i have no intention of selling it for commercial gain.....just figure it would be a really handy tool in the field. You could even hook it up to some one of those little traveling speaker/dock things.....Hmmm, yes, I think this will be my next project when I have some time on my hands

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Unread postby mountainview » Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:00 pm

Yup, as I said monopolistic market fuzzmonkey! I have the tapes so if I made a back up copy for my iPod is that copyright infringement?
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Unread postby Imax » Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:17 pm

Does anyone know If Guy Gibbon has released this yet?
I tried to get a response from Bird Life, but no luck.

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Unread postby Johann » Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:54 pm

Not yet, as far as I know. I'll pm you their website address. You should get a response from there, rather than from BirdLifeSA.
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Re: Bird calls for ipod

Unread postby Fire-Breath » Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:11 pm

Hi
If any of you has the Roberts Mutimedia Birds Game CD you can quite easily have bird calls on your iPod.
It requires a bit of patience well a LOT :D
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Unread postby Imax » Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:19 pm

Hi Fire-breath. Welcome to the forum. Hope you enjoy it here :D

I have had no response from Guy, so I am also attempting to do it myself. Youre right, it takes a lot of patience

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Unread postby Fire-Breath » Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:21 pm

guy has made one but it costs R195 its much cheaper just to do it myself
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Unread postby Fire-Breath » Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:43 pm

Umm i couldnt delete this message so plz ignore it or if you are a mod plz delte it coz i cant and i dont need it any more
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Unread postby Johann » Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:25 am

I sure hope you've used your own sound recordings or got the proper consent for what you did use. Could get in serious trouble otherwise.
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Unread postby Imax » Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:11 pm

Well Johann, mine is about 100 calls gathered over the years from a few people with the use limited to myself.

I will definitely be on the look out for Guy's product, although I cannot find any info on it anywhere.

Fire-breath, where did you see it?

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Unread postby wildtuinman » Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:51 pm

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Unread postby Imax » Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:03 pm

Thanks WTM.

This is still the old CD format where the tracks are groupings of 10-15 bird calls.

Yes, I can rip mine and place it on the Ipod, but it is very difficult to use.

I am waiting for Guy to complete the MP3 player specific one where each call is separate and sorted in folders per species.

I know that a few months ago he asked assistance on SABN as to the logical groupings of the birds. Could be that he is still busy with it then
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Unread postby DotDan » Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:07 pm

Probably not that much related, but I just bought "Wildlife sounds of the African bush"....Eish is so mooi :lol: ...And it has plenty of bird noises on.


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