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Auntie Slag
2013-02-03, 10:40 PM
I thought this would be a simple task; I've been trying to get some audio clips (clean) of Billy Connolly. Like saya few quick gags... 10 seconds here, 5 seconds there. Can't find any decent ones anywhere.

Is this possible to do without using a torrent/leech site? I only say that because I'm on an ancient Mac and I can't be arsed to find a torrent site that'll work on my old OS.

Denyer
2013-02-03, 10:52 PM
I'd be surprised if there was nothing on YouTube.

For a quick convert to MP3, add 'listento' to the URL and send it to a free service;

eg, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyW0riD54nY -->
http://www.listentoyoutube.com/watch?v=PyW0riD54nY

edit: Google also turned up this for getting excerpts;

http://www.rogueamoeba.com/fission/ (OS X, though, how old is ancient?)

Auntie Slag
2013-02-04, 09:03 AM
Denyer, thanks so much for that. The convert to Mp3 service is fantastically simple and exactly what I was looking for. You've saved me countless hours of trawling.

Interesting stuff about the Rogue Amoeba link too! I use Audacity for everything whereas Fission could be a good alternative. And yeah, I use OSX Tiger (circa September 2004) for most things. OSX Leopard (2007 I think) for a couple more, though it's probably more sensible that I downgrade to Tiger on the other machine to free up system resources on a fairly throttled laptop!