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by Mazin
Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: Scanning and PDF Creation
Topic: Big SBB files
Replies: 13
Views: 4719

Re: Big SBB files

I have uploaded my version along with yours. My method is: pdftk to get rid of SBB's "introduction", "appendix" and "courtesy blank pages" :) and "burst" this big pdf into single-page pdf's. With Imagemagick: convert -density 400 page.pdf page.jpg With Irfanv...
by Mazin
Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:23 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Paperless IMSLP hardware
Replies: 15
Views: 2463

Re: Paperless IMSLP hardware

Never heard of the Strad, but maybe that's because I live in Europe. ;-) I've found an article where musicians use a footswitch too together with the scores from IMSLP. Here it is: http://www.squidoo.com/footime-page-turner That's great. But you only get one page at a time. Maybe musicians will get...
by Mazin
Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:21 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Paperless IMSLP hardware
Replies: 15
Views: 2463

Re: Paperless IMSLP hardware

I used to have a Tablet PC (Windows XP Tablet edition / Vista-compatible) for reading scores but using it was just awful. I'm now using an iPad with GoodReader. If you have an iPad, you're $5 is better spent on GoodReader, an all-purpose document reader, than most of these apps specifically for scor...
by Mazin
Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: Scanning and PDF Creation
Topic: Merging TIFF to PDF
Replies: 11
Views: 5875

Re: Merging TIFF to PDF

Ah, there was a reason I wrote this stuff down. From http://imslp.org/wiki/User:Mazin07 : To convert a series of TIFF images, applying group4 compression and a fixed DPI, into one PDF document $ convert *.tiff -compress Group4 -density 300 MyNewDocument.pdf This is assuming that the TIFFs are alread...
by Mazin
Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: Scanning and PDF Creation
Topic: Scanning/PDF Guidelines
Replies: 7
Views: 2381

Re: Scanning/PDF Guidelines

I would suggest asking (willing) experienced members to do the PDF conversion if it's just a few things. I for one would be happy to convert something to PDF provided the scans. It would be worth it to save future downloaders the trouble of downloading oversized poor-quality PDFs.
by Mazin
Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Blank or non-functioning files?
Replies: 7
Views: 1103

Re: Blank or non-functioning files?

This is going to seem stupidly simple, but I've done it on occasion, so make sure that the problem isn't that page 1 is blank for page turn reasons. Theoretically, odd-numbered pages are supposed to be right-side pages, and even-numbered pages are left-side pages. I've thought a document was blank ...
by Mazin
Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:43 pm
Forum: Scanning and PDF Creation
Topic: DIY Book Scanner
Replies: 4
Views: 1590

Re: DIY Book Scanner

I'm curious as to how your math works, horndude77. A 9x12 inch document @ 300dpi is 6.3 megapixels. I'm hoping to use Canon DSLRs for my book scanner, which start at 10MP.
by Mazin
Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: Scanning and PDF Creation
Topic: Splitt PDF page into 2 equal halfs
Replies: 6
Views: 2338

Re: Splitt PDF page into 2 equal halfs

I'm trying out ScanTailor right now and it looks like a really slick product. Note that if your scans are always well-aligned when you scan them, then you can batch ImageMagick to do the split very quickly. ScanTailor's split processing seems to work pretty well too, and you can batch that as well.
by Mazin
Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: Copyright Status Requests
Topic: Concerto grosso A minor for 2 violins and string orchestra
Replies: 2
Views: 678

Concerto grosso A minor for 2 violins and string orchestra

I came across a digitized score of Vivaldi's Concerto grosso A minor for 2 violins and string orchestra op. 3, no. 8 , with editing and foreword by one Dr. Alfred Einstein, in my school's music library. Edition Eulenburg, printed by Devoroux, no. 762. The date on the foreward is July 1932. Under cop...
by Mazin
Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Considering other backends for IMSLP
Replies: 9
Views: 1039

Re: Considering other backends for IMSLP

We aren't Wikipedia. I think comparisons as such are frivolous. In fact, here's another collaborative database that is not a wiki: MusicBrainz, which I've probably had more experience with than IMSLP, actually.

Again, it might be easy for us to add data, but it is easy for us to retrieve?
by Mazin
Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:40 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Considering other backends for IMSLP
Replies: 9
Views: 1039

Re: Considering other backends for IMSLP

The problem with these is that they're not wikis. I fully concede (how could I not?) that there are many people here who have been here waaay longer than me and know the ins and outs much more intimately, but as far as I can see, the IMSLP is fully, wholly, and utterly collaborative, and that means...
by Mazin
Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:15 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Considering other backends for IMSLP
Replies: 9
Views: 1039

Considering other backends for IMSLP

IMSLP has been using MediaWiki to serve its 30,000+ scores and it works. Feldmahler has spent a huge amount of time getting it that way, and thanks to him, we have a website to browse and download sheet music. However, it's apparent that we're pushing the bounds of what MediaWiki was meant for and d...
by Mazin
Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:43 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: iPhone App
Replies: 4
Views: 968

Re: iPhone App

Again, an API would be nice. Actually, a "real" database would be nicer, and would probably be a prereq for an API.
by Mazin
Sat Aug 15, 2009 1:34 am
Forum: Score Requests
Topic: Project Stravinsky: Complete pre-1923 works now available
Replies: 128
Views: 89351

Re: Project Stravinsky: Complete pre-1923 works now available

I've rehosted the pre-1923 works on my own site for easier access to each one:
http://aztekera.com/music/stravinsky.xml

It was more of an experiment in XML+XSLT, but hopefully the scores will be useful to you.

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