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I Got Married Again (No, Not Really)

I was married more than 30 years ago. Although we had no video camera, still cameras snapped shots of us. But there was something else. We recorded our wedding on a tape cassette. That cassette sat for 30 years in a drawer.

I pulled it out and asked a close friend if he could do anything to convert it to CD? He said he could, but then it sat in his drawer, for many months.

Tonight my wife and I came home from treating the children to one of those indoor recreation centers. They loved it. We were (as always) tired. When I got home, I pulled up my email.

Voila! There was an email from my friend with an attachment in mp3 format. The wedding!

My wife was very occupied, but I just had to listen to the wedding. The sound quality was most surprising. At last, I am married again!

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VanMan wrote on November 21, 2015, 9:59 PM

Congratulations on thirty years of matrimony! Not many couples today can make that milestone!

Avijit wrote on November 21, 2015, 10:37 PM

Congratulations! My parents just completed their 31st the day before yesterday emoticon :smile:

DWDavisRSL wrote on November 21, 2015, 10:47 PM

Congrats on thirty years of wedded bliss. I think it is great your friend was able to convert the wedding tape to a digital format. My wife and I have a VHS tape of our wedding from 27 years ago and I would like to get it converted to DVD.

VinceSummers wrote on November 21, 2015, 10:53 PM

Actually, I'm married 33 years. But who's counting? Uh. Me. If I know what's good for me!

MegL wrote on November 22, 2015, 3:02 AM

That's fantastic. That's the beauty of photographs and videos and audio recordings. I suppose you know that it is possible to add still photographs to that audio recording to make a video in MP4 format? I did that for my daughter's wedding. We did n't have an audio recording of it (never thought of that) but we had lots of still photographs. I added the photos to a movie program piece of software and added a sound track of music to create a video for them. With the actual sound track, you could add the relevant photographs at the correct points and make a "still video" of your wedding. Camtasia is one movie program piece of software but is quite expensive. I used Serif Movieplus which is less expensive and you can even get a free starter edition at

luisga814 wrote on November 22, 2015, 3:56 AM

Wow. That is great. Preserving our memories by means of upgrading is a very precious gift.

VinceSummers wrote on November 22, 2015, 7:32 AM

That would be great, but oddly, I would struggle in incorporating these (I am software unfriendly) if I even had the money to purchase same. However, I'll keep that in mind.

MegL wrote on November 22, 2015, 7:48 AM

The serif link I provided is a FREE download. Generally, the software looks like twin roads. You import the music and then just drag the photographs alongside to where you want, to match the words. You have given me an idea for a new article, demonstrating how to do this, IF I get the time.

Last Edited: November 22, 2015, 7:49 AM

VinceSummers wrote on November 22, 2015, 8:37 AM

NOW you're talkin'! I'll download it and await your article, when (not if) it comes... at some point in time.

Rufuszen wrote on November 22, 2015, 11:55 AM

All my old tapes are lost now, good job they weren't that exciting!

MegL wrote on November 22, 2015, 1:57 PM

OK, VinceSummers , I created a video using one MP3 file and some free pics from Pixabay and uploaded it to Youtube. You can see it at https :// youtu . be / BG98dekb9is I have taken screenshots and will write an article. Article now written and published. Enjoy!

Last Edited: November 22, 2015, 3:15 PM

Lillybell wrote on November 24, 2015, 12:19 AM

Such a nice surprise!