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Disneyland Virtual Audio Tour

Discussion in 'Archive' started by Aaron Ulmer, Aug 23, 2003.

  1. Aaron Ulmer

    Aaron Ulmer Member

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    Has anyone ran across this collection of audio files? I believe it's a set of 45 tracks. I was curious if someone could post a track listing of these files. Thanks.
     
  2. I've managed to download 44 of the 45 tracks so far. Here is what I have:

    1) Main Gate Ticket Books (2:17)
    2) Main Street USA (7:23)
    3) Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln (8:47)
    4) Intimate Apparel Shop & Market House Party Line (5:00)
    5) Main Street USA - Disneyland Railroad Announcements (2:14)
    6) Tiki Barker Bird (2:56)
    7) The Magic Garden (4:53)
    8) Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room (18:04)
    9) The Jungle Cruise (12:09)
    10) Adventureland Bazaar (3:00)
    11) The Indiana Jones Adventure (9:54)
    12) The Mark Twain Riverboat (1:58)
    13) Pirates Of the Caribbean (13:41)
    14) The Haunted Mansion (14:56)
    15) New Orleans Square Station (4:16)
    16) Splash Mountain (7:12)
    17) The Country Bear Jamboree (Original Show) (15:28)
    18) Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (5:19)
    19) The Mark Twain Riverboat 2 (3:37)
    20) Welcome To Frontierland (1:49)
    21) Golden Horseshoe Revue (2:11)
    22) Mine Train Thru Nature's Wonderland (5:32)
    23) Casa de Fritos (1:34)
    24) Sleeping Beauty's Castle (1:44)
    25) King Arthur's Carousel (3:14)
    26) Peter Pan's Flight (3:55)
    27) Alice In Wonderland (3:59)
    28) Casey Junior Circus Train (3:20)
    29) Mad Tea Party (0:59)
    30) Matterhorn Bobsleds (4:44)
    31) it's a small world (13:48)
    32) Skyway Buckets & Motorboat Cruise (0:51)
    33) Welcome To Mickey's Toontown (3:53)
    34) Disneyland Railroad - Toontown Depot (1:19)
    35) Disneyland Mark III Monorail (3:33)
    36) The Peoplemover (8:13)
    37) Mission To Mars (7:41)
    38) Rocket Jets (2:57)
    39) Submarine Voyage (9:18)
    40) The Disneyland Viewliner, Tomorrowland Art Corner (1:45)
    41) Monsanto's Plastics Home Of the Future (5:03)
    42) Carousel Of Progress (20:54)
    43) America Sings (21:55)
    44) Star Tours (8:12)
    45) The Disneyland Railroad (4:01)

    Most of these tracks can be found (and downloaded in Windows Media format) at the Disneyland Source website (http://www.disneylandsource.com). From there you can also subscribe (via www.Live365.com) to the Virtual-Disneyland Radio internet station. The Disneyland Source is a non-profit website (no ads or pop-ups), so if you like what you see be kind and make a donation to keep it up and running (click on PayPal link on home page ;) )
     
  3. Aaron Ulmer

    Aaron Ulmer Member

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    Thanks so much!!! Thanks also for the reference to website where I could find these! I'm going to check it out right away.

    The files that I did find were in mp3 format. Is there a utility to convert Window Media Files to mp3?
     
  4. dreamfinder

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    Theoretically, I'm inclined to say no. I don't think that Microsoft has ever done anything that is open source. And everything they do own the rights to would need to be liscensed. But regardless of that, it is most definately possible to record any audio into any other form. I'm not sure about degrading of quality, but there are several software programs that pretty much hijack the audio stream from your sound card and record directly off of that. I.E. TotalRecorder. Very useful to record streaming audio and the like. A side note about this. In most cases, any streaming audio will gain no benefit to being recorded to a higher bitrate. The same applies to any form of compressed audio (I.E. mp3, wma, etc) Since its already compressed, you can't magically readd the missing bits. I guess if they compress differently, meaning one does better than the other, the better one could be re-encoded at a higher bitrate by the lesser codec and keep all the data, where-as recording it to the same bitrate by the lesser codec actually results in loss of data. Anyway, now that I have gone way off base, yeah its possible. ; )

    Dreamfinder
     
  5. OK Dreamfinder.....could you repeat that in English for us "technically impaired" people? ;)

    What I used was Roxio Easy CD Creator and a blank CD-RW disc. I burned the Windows Media files to the disc and then used the Convert option in the program to convert the CD audio tracks to mp3. In using a CD-RW disc, I didn't waste a CD-R disc either. When I was finished, I just erased the disc!
     
  6. Galop

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    Only you need is dBpowerAMP Music Converter. Get it here.

    http://www.dbpoweramp.com/

    The software is "dBpowerAMP Music Converter + Codec," so you need the codecs for the various audio format. And then you just right-click the file and select "Convert." It's very easy.
    Galop
     
  7. dreamfinder

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    In english? Eeks. I can try. Gonna start from as low as I can get assuming no knowledge base.
    Every form of digital audio has to be encoded to its form. Be it mp3, wma, rm, what have you. That is done using a codec. The highest digital quality that most of us will use, is wav (there is dvd audio, but i doubt we will see that in this area). Every audio CD you buy in store contains pretty much wav files. They may be hidden in various ways, but that is whats on them. So unless you want the CD to take up the same amount of space (approx 650 MB) on your hard drive, it needs to be compressed using a codec. Since you cannot physically make something smaller without taking parts out, that is what the codecs do. They remove the parts of the audio that are extraneous. Ranges the human ear can't hear, stuff like that.
    Different codecs compress files differently. A three minute song may be 3 MB in mp3 form, 2 MB is rm form, etc etc. This is because each codec compresses the data differently. Some codecs, like Windows Media are propriatary code. Meaning unless someone illegally cracks it, no one else knows how the code works. As such, you can't just re-encode it to a different form, without cheating a little. For example, pretend you can speak/read a language that no one else can. And you write books in that language. If someone wants to read your book, they have to pay you to translate the book for them. Unless they pay you, they can't understand the book. BUT, if they record you translating the book, they now have a copy in the language they understand.
    Closed source audio works the same way. The audio is in a format no one else understands. Unless you pay the company (Microsoft) for knowledge of how it works, you can't listen to it. But once you have knowledge of how to play it, as it is playing you can record it into a different format.
    That is where programs such as TotalRecorder come in. They make a copy of the song as it is being played. I'm not sure how dBpowerAMP works, but I know some programs copy the song digitally. Basically they look at the code. If the original song looks like ABABBA, and they know that A should become C and B should become D, they go through the code and make it into CDCDDC.
    Now as for the whole converting into different compressed formats. Since the audio is not in its pure form, it has already lost data. It cannot lose any more data, nor can data be added. Think of it this way. If you order a pizza, but can only carry four slices, you throw the second half away. You now have half a pizza. It's still a pizza, just not the whole deal. Now if your friend shows up, and can carry the other four pieces, you can take the whole pizza. But you threw the second half out. You can pretend you have a whole pizza, but since you threw out the second half, it is gone forever. Unless you get a new pizza, you can't have more than half a pizza.
    Does that make sense? It's not the best example, just the only one I could come up with.
    As for how you converted the audio, you pretty much did what any software program will do. You just added the step of burning the cd. The program knows how to turn Windows Media into a CD. It also knows how to turn the CD into mp3. So theoretically you could just cut out the step of burning the CD, and jump right to mp3. Which is what the software will do, except it has to fake it.
    Dunno if that is any clearer, but my mind isn't to clear right now either. Hope that helps, feel free to ask about any point you don't get or you want clarified.

    Dreamfinder
     
  8. Thanks! That was a (little) bit easier to understand. So essentially, the program creates a "shorthand" (a.k.a. stenograhy) version of the song and then converts it to the new format from there. Does that sound like a correct analogy?
     
  9. dreamfinder

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    For the sake of something better, Yeah!!
     
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    I am glad to see they are still around----I created these mixes a couple of years ago and am in the process of creating a monster set of Disneyland mixes:
    Disneyland: 50 Years of ImaginEARing---they should prove to be pretty cool...
    Rick Conant
    a.k.a. Dickie Putnam
    pinkshlace@aol.com
     
  11. TTiiMM

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    Rick...

    Thanks so much for your work on the Virtual Audio Tour. They are fantastic! I'm looking forward to hearing your new project. Thanks again.

    Timothy
     
  12. Aaron Ulmer

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    Rick,

    Thanks for replying to this post. I've only run across a few of these tracks, but they are incredible. I look forward to hearing more of them.

    Please keep us up to date on any future projects.

    -Aaron
     
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    Is this a different recording than the Audio Tour of Disneyland that has Walt and Jiminy narrating as they give a tour of the park?

    Tim
     
  14. Aaron Ulmer

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    Tim,

    Yes, this is a different set. The thing that really intrigued me is that there is material in these tracks that I didn't even know existed, like spiels from the Skyway, Motorboat Cruises and Rocket Jets. And, there are other tracks that are higher quality than anything I had previously, like the unbirthday song from Mad Tea Party.

    Hopefully, they will make their way to the newsgroups again so I can hear them all. If anyone could post them, I would be most grateful!

    Aaron
     
  15. o0deadman0o

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    Is there any way I can download this cd! ???
     

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