The intention of this blog is only to share the collections. Inadvertently if any file is under copyright, please intimate me so that it can be removed forthwith.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

My diary - 27th June 2010

1. Thanks a lot for umpteen mails and phone calls with anxiety about my safety and even with offers to send the money. I want my friends to understand one thing. If I landed myself in such a situation (not only me, but many of us who are really in such trouble,) I will certainly contact my son first, who is a Software engineer in Sanfransisco, USA, who can take care of me under any circumstances. For any reason if I had no access to him due to unforeseen circumstances, there are many close relatives who can bail me out in such situation. I think not only me, even all of you will not resort to sending mails soliciting money to e mail friends whom you have not even met, whenever you are stranded. Hence,let this be a lesson to all of us. Here is an interesting mail received from a friend of mine.

"Dear Sir,
These are the occupational hazards and regular perils of a cyber life that we lead. No problems. The use of terms like British Pounds, Dollars, Scotland, etc. were immediately indicating the dubious nature of the mail.
Of course, if the hacker had mentioned that you were stranded between say Tirunelveli and Ramanathapuram and asked for emergency money to be sent to an account with State Bank of India, I'm sure some of us would have been fooled"
Warm regards,

I am posting this not to give a new idea to the hackers, but to warn everybody, even if  such situations happen, to be on the alert.

2. My e mail id remains the same. I have changed my password. My g mail is restored and I have started getting mails, thanks to my son who blocked the hacker's access to my mail. Many readers expressed the desire to contact me. I am available on 044 - 24621187, 044 - 42658038, mobles: 91 - 98840 24487, 98840 24437, 95000 64487.

3. There were some complaints that some of the songs I uploaded in the blog are in in m4a format. Yes. I had all my collections under my iTunes library for the convenience of hearing them and organised them alphabet wise, Raagaa wise, composer wise etc. To convert such a huge volume of collections again to mp3 will be a tough task for me at this age. Yet, in future I will try to post them in mp3.
Alternatively, if the song in which you are interested, is not in mp3, you may use "altomp3" a free software available for download to convert such songs. It will be a tremendous task to convert the existing files in the blog to mp3. I do not know whether, I will have time and energy to do it. Yet I will try my level best. Readers are requested to bear with me. If there are experts in my readers, who can suggest me the easiest way to solve this problem, I will be very much obliged.


BHASKARAN19 said...

The following software is useful to convert - very useful one.

Any Audio Converter extracts audio from video and YouTube, convert ...

please try


Ananth said...

Dear Shri Hariharan,
Thanks for conveying ur mail ID details.
I can appreciate the time u spend for updaating ur blog and also responding to people like me through e-mails . Hence I do not expect nor want u to convert the m4p to mp3. Now that u hv suggested the software for the same, it is up to convert and also share the convertion through ur blog.

With warm regards


Ananth said...

Dear Mr.Hariharan,
I can appreciate the time you spare to update ur blog and respond to mails from people like me. Hence I do not expect u nor want u to convert the m4p to mp3. Now that u hv provided us the software details, it is upto us to do the convertion and share the same in ur blog.

Venkat said...

Hello sir,

Your other readers can use this free software (GNU General Public License) to convert wma or m4a to mp3. I have used it for years.

BonkEnc is a free audio converter and CD ripper which integrates various popular formats and encoders. It currently supports MP3, MP4/M4A, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC and Bonk files.

Inscriber said...

Sir Hariharan
Firstly, what a blog I must say! It's very commendable indeed to see someone of your age very comfortable with new-age technology. I have learnt Carnatic for 6 years and was out of touch, but this blog has rekindled that interest I guess!

Anyway, with regard to conversion from m4a to mp3 for iTunes retaining all the tags and labels, you could try Hot Recorder (

Ananth said...

Thanks Mr.Venkat.
I hv downloaded the sofware and converted two kirtanas in Bhupalam.

Unknown said...

Hello Mama,
This is in response to Mr. Bhaskaran's question. There is a software called Youtube downloader and its free to download. It downloads youtube videos and lets u convert it into any format u want..mp4 to mp3, itunes, wma etc. I have been using it for 3 years now and have had no problems.
Neeraja Murari

r b subramanian said...

Dear Sri Hariharan,

I was downloading the tamil songs uploaded in Sri Maharajapuram Santhanam's folder numbering about 80. I observed that item No.33-Muruganin Marupeyar and item No.41-Paalvadiyum Mugham are either corrupt or not available for download. Can you please check it up?

Thanks a lot for providing the link for audio converter software.I downloaded the same and also converted the songs which were not in mp3 format under Santhanam's Tamil songs folder.

with best wishes


hvaidya said...

Dear Mr. rbs,

I have corrected the error to Muruganin maru peyar. Thanks for pointing out the error. The song Paal vadiyum mugam appears to be alright. Please try again. If you still feel difficulty, please let me know.

Giri Ramasubramanian said...

Did you write your experience about how the account was hacked and how you got it back? If it's available, it is of great use to everyone.