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Bird calls for ipod

Unread postby gavinp » Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:29 pm

Anybody know if somebody is offering this yet ? Bird calls for your ipod, easy enough to scroll through and find what you looking for

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Re: Bird calls for ipod

Unread postby Wild@Heart » Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:49 pm

gavinp wrote:Anybody know if somebody is offering this yet ? Bird calls for your ipod, easy enough to scroll through and find what you looking for


Now that is a brilliant idea!!! :clap:
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Bird Calls for Ipod

Unread postby Suzz » Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:15 pm

Hi there guys,
Speaking of which, I'm looking for a website where you can download free ringtones of animal sounds for your cellphone. (Is anything these days still free??? :roll: ) If you guys know of any please let me know. I found a few but the ones with proper sounds all want money. Can't wait until our next KNP trip, so in the meantime I can then close my eyes and dream about it whenever my phone rings. Looking for maybe Hyena calls, Guinea fowl and water dikkop, and of course the jackal. Will appreciate your help.
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Re: Bird calls for ipod

Unread postby BigTed » Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:37 pm

gavinp wrote:Anybody know if somebody is offering this yet ? Bird calls for your ipod, easy enough to scroll through and find what you looking for
Hi you can get sounds from the iTunes Store - not sure which birds you are looking for, hope this helps

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Unread postby gavinp » Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:56 am

Was hoping that it was available for all birds, kinda like the "Southern African Bird Sounds' cd's with 900+ birds on

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Unread postby Wild@Heart » Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:09 am

I'm thinking there is money to be made here :twisted:
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Unread postby gwendolen » Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:10 am

Can't you buy the CD and rip it?

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Unread postby gavinp » Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:44 pm

You probably could but then you still have to search the songs for the bird you looking for, would be nice to be able to go find folder for species you looking for and then the specific bird

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Unread postby DuQues » Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:05 pm

You all mean something like this, but for a different continent?
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Unread postby gavinp » Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:59 am

I have this cd (look under bird sounds http://sabirding.co.za/products/index.htm ) but a track has several calls on it which means having to fast forward a track to a certain time to find the bird you looking for. If it was an ipod you could save each in a folder such as "eagles" and then enter that folder and find the bird you looking for. Just a lot easier

Experimenting with my samsung phone software where i can cut and paste sections of a track in a new folder but its very time consuming

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Unread postby mountainview » Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:42 am

I sent SA Birding an email requesting some kind of idea as to when they might have the SA Bird Calls in Mp3 format [while I am an Apple iPod user, there are other guys out there who are into all sorts of Mp3 players]. This was at least 5-6 months ago. Anyways my request has been ignored. But I am glad to see that someone else would like the same product from them.

Edit: Francois - hope you have better luck than me.
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Unread postby francoisd » Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:32 am

I've just emailed SA Birding about this and let's see if I have success with an answer.

If not we can get the next person on the "list" to send them an email :twisted:
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Unread postby francoisd » Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:08 am

Below a response from SA Birding

Hi

We are currently working on a product for MP3 player.

An announcement will be made on our website regarding the release of this product.


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Unread postby francoisd » Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:23 am

Just receive this reply from Guy Gibbon in addition to the one above from the support desk

Hello Francois

I have an mp3 cd in preparation, which will be available in a month or so.

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Unread postby Herman van Niekerk » Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:52 pm

I know a guy in Limpopo who has got just that - bird calls on his cell phone and if I'm correct also on ipod. Its got the scrolling function as well. The program was done for him by a student. I'll follow up and send further posts.
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