Monthly Archives: August 2020

How connect Shure WL185 (WL194) TA4F to Sony UTX-B1 (3.5mm locking)

Recently I bought Sony UTX-B1 transmitter (bodypack) and I want use it with Shure WL185 Lavalier microphone.

Shure WL185 is ended up with TA4F plug and Sony UTX-B1 is using 3.5mm locking jack connector.

On eBay You can find adapters (quite expensive) that accept TA4F and give 3.5mm locking jack but they are expensive, this make sense if You need to switch between Shure bodypack or different brand – but in my case I’m going use it only on Sony so for my use best answer is just change plug.

WL185 is electrically compatible with Sony UTX-B1 and it’s only matter of replacement connector.

Here is color wiring:

T – Black

R – Red

S – Shield 

T- Tip

R- Ring

S – Sleeve

YouTube Google Takeout – how extract 001.tgz 002.tgz 003.tgz parts?

Recently (human error) lead to massive data loss on my side. I’m in process of rebuilding my archive. Youtube offer ability to download all uploaded videos to channel by using “Google Takeout”.

In my case it was result of multiple archives split-ed by tar gz.

I was looking for way of extracting them all at once but I was unable to do so – only first archive was extracted in compare to archive created by win-rar – You need only extract first part – rest are automatically recognised and used one-by-one.

Here is what I ended up with on my NAS server:

Solution was in SSH to nas server and executing command:

for file in *.tgz; do tar -zxf "$file"; done

Result of this code is single folder containing merged data from all parts.