Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Back in Time. Doug White, NIST. CurateGear 2015.
     Slides from a presentation at CurateGear. Reading Media Older than Our Staff.

Who has actually USED one of these storage media for their own purpose? (not “have you encountered one?”)

Kids These Days
  • Are not experienced with analog signals
  • Are not experienced with linear storage
  • Are not experienced with mechanical devices
  • Are not experienced with cleaning & calibration

Cassette to demo to deck ... and a Few Linux Tools
Prequisite: BitCurator 1.2.1 & the computer has an audio input
Install these tools:

  • sudo apt-get install alsa ecasound libaudio-ecasound-perl
  • sudo perl -MCPAN -e 'install Audio::Ecasound'
  • http://sourceforge.net/projects/c64tapedecode/
  • sudo apt-get install vice
Run these commands:
  • ecasound -r -f:s16,1,44100 -i alsa -x -o outfile.wav
  • wav2tap outfile.wav > outfile.tap
  • xvic

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