2016A - CD catalog production

About: Spring cd catalog - speaktomecatalog.com

http://www.fastblogit.com/media/seth_seth_1300737236.jpgSee previous production run:  “2015C - CD catalog production” produced October 8, 2015
group jason starting recording ← completed 4/4/2016 thumbs up  Thanks Jason smug
production review and editing happening today 4/5/206.
review finished,  cutting 4 CDs while chlling watching Trumb loose and Bernie win in Wisconsin primary

Note for next catalog Always always review the coding in /cd_catalog/index.php for the particular catalog before Jason starts recording.  I have yet to see the case where Denise doesn’t change some axiom. ← which is not to say the problems encountered were not my fault,  for we all kow (axiomatically), if it went wrong,  it was the husban’s fault … google it, you will see. 
Copy of previous procedure for editing to become the current happening ← ok strange way to put it laugh

A thought could now be made re /cd_catalog/index.php and shared on FB to notify our customers  who like our facebook page ← done … but → better to put share button on that speaktomecatalog page.

Note* - which version of the catalogue is shown by default must still be set by setting the default for $view in the program.

I'm gonna try to publish this to iTunes, but that will take a moment's thought. pondering ← still have not figured this

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Here is the procedure i used to cut the master:
  1. record the products and upload them to /cd_catalog with the file format cd_XXXXX.mp3 where XXXXX is the item code
  2. Choose the right view ... at this point we need to consult the filters in the code and make sure that is what denise is actually doing.
    1. Edit cd_catalog/index.php to reflect the current $Year, $Volume, and $view
    2. for the spring catalog ... use the filter (view) called "Spring Catalog"
      • in 2016a it included pages 0-60, only active,
      • excluding the seasonal major classess of christmas, easter, and valentines. 
    3. for the summer catalog we have been using just what is new (pg 58) and other selected classes.  you need to edit the criteria in the filter to select which catagories.  in 2013 we sent out 2 CDs. 
    4. for the winter catalog
      • Chrismas and Halloween are moved out of their normal alphabetic locations by class to the end of the catalog (cd #4).  This was done in 2013 by SQL commands as follows
        • in the class field UPDATE "christmas" with "xmas" and  "halloween" with xhalloween".... then after the cd is cut, move them back.  the SQL commands to do this have been saved at the bottom of cd_catalog/index.php
    5. generally ...
    • $view is either "" or "summer" or "no-christmas" ... check case statement
    • $timePerCD may need to be dinked with if the CD will not burn - the calculation of the time of each recording is approximate.
    • Note when doing the first CD catalog of the year set $view="no-christmas" in the index.php code and move all of the Easter products to page 49.
  3. go to cd_catalog and, with a privileged remote address, you can click on [change view] and [write playlists].  Change view will show the products that need to be recorded.  "Show left to record" button was fixed to actually work in April 2015.  Note choose which version is to be cut, then click show left to record.
    • for a full catalog, put products on pages 1 to 48 or 58, and $view=""
    • if this is a summer catalog, and only those items on page 58  will appear in the catalog, then change $view="summer"
    • cd will be produced in ascending order by class and within that decending order by creation date. 
    • introductions and endings are put on page 89 and coded in class to sequence them.
      • if you edit introduction or ending as an item, you will need to manually via sql fix the class sequence as it gets wiped out by the db logic.  With a bit of programming this could be fixed.
    • record the products and upload them to /cd_catalog with the file format cd_XXXXX.mp3 where XXXXX is the item code
    • denise can audit and listen to the catalog via the url above
    • when all recordings are finished and accepted, just click write playlist
    • ftp back to mac mini ~documents/speaktomecatalog.com/cd_catalog
      • all playlist that were generated ... 1 for every cd to produce
      • all new mp3 files recorded
    • Note iTunes the preferences under the advanced tab 
      • "Copy files to iTunes Media folder when adding to library" must be unchecked.  That way the files will be left in their original spot under the cd_catalog directory. 
    • Now import the play lists into iTunes
      • In Itunes:  File, Library, Import Playlist ... then select the playlists that were just ftp's back from the server and are not in the cd_catalog directory
      • if a mp3 file is not present in the local cd_catalog directory there will be a warning message that "all files could not be found".   Well, doah, try to find them and make sure they are there.
      • audit and make changes if necessary
        • one time it was necessary to move a recording from cd 2 to cd 3 because iTunes refused to burn disk
        • Note recrodings of cd 2 headings need to be recorded and added to the playlist manually.
  4. Burn CDs
    • In iTunes: File, Burn playlist to CD - right click the playlist and select "Burn Playlist to disc"
    • in the screen that pops up
      • preferred speed: max possible
      • Disc format: Audio
      • Gap Between Songs: none
      • check the box for Include CD Text
    • Then Burn baby Burn
  5. denise can pre-audit the file over on the server in cd_catalog prior to burning or the CDs themselves after burning ... her choice.
  6. We can even extend the procedure to say, hand deliver the masters to http://www.fastblogit.com/tags/diversified%20systems ← done
  7. Calculate the number of CDs to produce … calculate and consult history in  denise/tome/mlabel.prg tthen tell diversified how many to cut. ← done … going to cut 1300 of the 4 masters
  8. wait for them wait for them …
  9. pick then up
  10. label, stuff, and bulk mail them.
That's all there is to it. 

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