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  posted on 9/22/2009 at 01:18 PM
after you have all your music on your hard drive, and a whole bunch on your iPod?

I have a ton of CDs, and don't really know that I need to keep them. All the music on the world is right here online. I'm also slowly replacing my LP collection that I gave away years ago.

I have a bunch from small bands, etc, that I'll keep, and some signed ones. But I just don't know that I need to have a CD of Every Picture Tells A Story, and haul it around with me when I move. I'm thinking I should donate them, or something. Sell a bunch at a yard sale for a dollar, I guess.

How have the rest of you dealt with this?

 

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  posted on 9/22/2009 at 01:22 PM
I work during the day - while I'm away, my 4 kids listen to my CDs and them lose them.

My problem solved.

 
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  posted on 9/22/2009 at 01:22 PM
Some years back I put a large portion of my CDs on the hard drive. This was also during the glory days of Napster so I had more than a ton of music on my PC.

Then the M***********G piece of S*** crashed and I had reformat my F****** hard drive.

So, perhaps I'm not the best guy to ask.

 

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  posted on 9/22/2009 at 01:39 PM
File them in alphabetical order by artist (commercial releases) or alphabetic by artist then date order (live recordings). Don't have an IPod (believe I'm the last person in the free world who can make this claim ) I do have some music on my hard drive - not a lot.

 

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This is going to sounds stupid, but then again so do the rest of my posts, but I actually still buy cds, and I have no idea why. I buy the cd, then I download it onto the computer, then put it on my IPod. I even still listen to cassette tapes (live shows). I am always rotating cds in and out of the car too. However, I have 3 children (despite me just approaching shaving age!) and they usually do a nice job of scratching them, losing them, etc. My wife also keeps bothering me to get rid of my cds, but I can’t do it. I should be on that show Hoarders. I actually got rid a whole bunch of them after Katrina. My wife’s good friend lives down in NOLA with his wife and children and they lost their house and pretty much all of their stuff in the storm, so I sent him a whole bunch of my cds (among other things) to get him started on his music. Actually, a ton of people on this site also donated a bunch of their cds and shows to our friends too. So I know some of you got rid of your cds too!! That actually might be a good idea, bring them to Goodwill or a thrift store. I would bet there is still a large percentage of people still using cds out there, sort of like all of the people still trying to use rabbit ears on their tvs to pick up cable.

I wonder if they will come back in style…sort of like vinyl currently is.

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If you cover your ceiling with old CDs (shiny side down), it's like having a mirror up there. That's my recommendation.



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  posted on 9/22/2009 at 01:50 PM
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All my discs are ripped to WMA Lossless on an external HDD, tagged, and available for streaming to anywhere in the house.


Ahem...speak english please.

 

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  posted on 9/22/2009 at 01:53 PM
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All my discs are ripped to WMA Lossless on an external HDD, tagged, and available for streaming to anywhere in the house.


Geek!

 

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  posted on 9/22/2009 at 01:56 PM
I'm cashing them all in for silver and swiss francs.



 

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  posted on 9/22/2009 at 01:59 PM
I keep adding more cabinets to hold them all - all store bought are in alphabetical order.

All burned cd's are in books - I started with a system, but it was blown to hell early on. So I pretty much can't find anything.....

The Beacon sets are stored in the left over spindles from the blank cd's....


I also still have 750 albums in my laundry room....


It's a sickness, I know.......

 

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  posted on 9/22/2009 at 02:10 PM
I caught some bits and pieces of a show my wife was watching last night about "hoarders". People who can't throw ANYTHING away because they think they might need it.

I've got every vinyl record I have purchased in my life. Every cassette, and CD I've purchased. Stacks of mp3 CD's from my old napster days. Stacks of VCR tapes from recording music shows off TV. Every cassette or CD that i've traded for. Stacks of DVD music video's that I've copied or downloaded. I've been bit-torrenting for 5-years now and have every show I've downloaded archived onto DVD disk's in .shn or .flac format. I think I've got a problem, as I can't bear the thought of tossing any of them.

 

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I caught some bits and pieces of a show my wife was watching last night about "hoarders". People who can't throw ANYTHING away because they think they might need it.

I've got every vinyl record I have purchased in my life. Every cassette, and CD I've purchased. Stacks of mp3 CD's from my old napster days. Stacks of VCR tapes from recording music shows off TV. Every cassette or CD that i've traded for. Stacks of DVD music video's that I've copied or downloaded. I've been bit-torrenting for 5-years now and have every show I've downloaded archived onto DVD disk's in .shn or .flac format. I think I've got a problem, as I can't bear the thought of tossing any of them.


Hoarder!

 

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  posted on 9/22/2009 at 02:11 PM
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File them in alphabetical order by artist (commercial releases) or alphabetic by artist then date order (live recordings). Don't have an IPod (believe I'm the last person in the free world who can make this claim ) I do have some music on my hard drive - not a lot.
Have no fear , you are not the only IPodless person in the free world , for I am IPodless also ! Long Live The Hard Goods !!!!!!

 

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  posted on 9/22/2009 at 02:13 PM
Please tell me that if you have all your music on your PC, and don't keep the originals that you are backing up your PC often.

My oldest son (college age) had a PC crash and was in danger of loosing everthing he had purchased from iTunes.

I had to take the hard drive out of the PC and connect it as a slave hard drive to another PC to save the music.

High capacity hard drives are so cheap now, that it is pretty easy to keep an extra copy of all your audio and video files, just to be safe.

 

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  posted on 9/22/2009 at 02:17 PM
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This is going to sounds stupid, but then again so do the rest of my posts, but I actually still buy cds, and I have no idea why. I buy the cd, then I download it onto the computer, then put it on my IPod. I even still listen to cassette tapes (live shows). I am always rotating cds in and out of the car too. However, I have 3 children (despite me just approaching shaving age!) and they usually do a nice job of scratching them, losing them, etc. My wife also keeps bothering me to get rid of my cds, but I can’t do it. I should be on that show Hoarders. I actually got rid a whole bunch of them after Katrina. My wife’s good friend lives down in NOLA with his wife and children and they lost their house and pretty much all of their stuff in the storm, so I sent him a whole bunch of my cds (among other things) to get him started on his music. Actually, a ton of people on this site also donated a bunch of their cds and shows to our friends too. So I know some of you got rid of your cds too!! That actually might be a good idea, bring them to Goodwill or a thrift store. I would bet there is still a large percentage of people still using cds out there, sort of like all of the people still trying to use rabbit ears on their tvs to pick up cable.

I wonder if they will come back in style…sort of like vinyl currently is.

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If you cover your ceiling with old CDs (shiny side down), it's like having a mirror up there. That's my recommendation.



Awesome!!





I am right there with you, I still buy them. Nothing like having that physical cd of Made In Japan by Deep Purple and firing it up.

I have down sized over the last 6 years or so. I use to have tons of them, way to many to count. The essentials I kept but the rest I put onto my hardrive and then burned on to cd's in WMA/MP3 format for back up and to listen to. I really do not download music. i still buy,but not as much as I use to.

The cd's that I got rid of I took to a local indie store and traded them in for some box sets I have been wanting and selling them on ebay.

 

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  posted on 9/22/2009 at 02:18 PM
Here is a link to the Anything Goes section of a thread I started about cd's and prices.

http://www.allmanbrothersband.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=XForum&am p;file=viewthread&tid=97840

 

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  posted on 9/22/2009 at 03:02 PM
I have most of what I still listen to on two external hard drives and also on my i-pod. I don't think I'll ever dispose of all my CD collection, but I am gonna consolidate and sell all of the CDs that I don't ever listen to anymore at a garage sale. The remaining ones that I do save are gonna be consolidated into some notebook folders with their liner notes so I can discard the jewel cases and conserve space. Right now I just have too many CDs on shelves that I never touch and more stacks of bootlegs that I know I'll never get around to listening to in this lifetime.

 

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Please tell me that if you have all your music on your PC, and don't keep the originals that you are backing up your PC often.

My oldest son (college age) had a PC crash and was in danger of loosing everthing he had purchased from iTunes.

I had to take the hard drive out of the PC and connect it as a slave hard drive to another PC to save the music.

High capacity hard drives are so cheap now, that it is pretty easy to keep an extra copy of all your audio and video files, just to be safe.


All good points.

And, don't forget about your local library, many of whom are facing tough financial times. Donating CDs in good shape to them will expand their musical libraries which will benefit local library users and hopefully open up some young minds.

 

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  posted on 9/22/2009 at 03:43 PM
I still say CDs sound better than MP3's coming through stereo speakers.

I'm keeping my CDs but I've greatly reduced the space they take up by putting them in binders. I have a box of special package CD's for the nicer collections. Someday I think I'll have my main living area wired with digital MP3's from the computer for convenience and then my CDs and old stereo in the Sports bar/Rock n Roll Shrine that I hope to convert my cellar into someday.

 

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  posted on 9/22/2009 at 08:46 PM
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If you cover your ceiling with old CDs (shiny side down), it's like having a mirror up there. That's my recommendation.


if you put them shiny side up you'll have an aluminum shield to protect you from space monkey
mind control!

 

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  posted on 9/22/2009 at 08:50 PM
backup for when my hard drive fails.

I still play a lot of them on my NAD c542, especially the ones with 20 bit HDCD encoding.

 

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  posted on 9/22/2009 at 08:51 PM
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after you have all your music on your hard drive, and a whole bunch on your iPod?

I have a ton of CDs, and don't really know that I need to keep them. All the music on the world is right here online. I'm also slowly replacing my LP collection that I gave away years ago.

I have a bunch from small bands, etc, that I'll keep, and some signed ones. But I just don't know that I need to have a CD of Every Picture Tells A Story, and haul it around with me when I move. I'm thinking I should donate them, or something. Sell a bunch at a yard sale for a dollar, I guess.

How have the rest of you dealt with this?


Well, in all honesty, we now rent a storage room.

 

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Lots of good suggestions here. thanks! I like the idea of donating a bunch of them to the library. I plan to back them all up on something. I might get a separate hard drive. Can you just store them online? I have some web space rented. Can I save them there?

 

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Of course they do! A .wav file is still the best form of musical audio


NO, you are very very wrong.

wav files are 16 bit 48Khz samples same as CD format.

16 bit 48Khz wav is not better than a vinyl LP

16 bit 48Khz wav is not better than 20 bit 48KHz HDCD.

16 bit 48Khz wav is not better than 24 bit 96 Khz DVD-audio

16 bit 48Khz wav is not better than 24 bit 128 Khz DSD SACD.

The only thing 16 bit .wav is better than is MP3 and other lossy compression schemes.

16 bit CD audio is a compromise for consumerism . If they had started with 20bit audio the
cost of the first CD players would have been too high for mainstream adoption.

the quality was lowered in order to sell more players and move more units of product.

CD or .wav format was adopted to be more commercial, not to make great sound.

most of my listening these days is Vinyl or 20 bit or better digital audio.,





 

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  posted on 9/23/2009 at 07:56 AM
I keep them and listen to them on a quality audio system instead of the lo-fi, glorified boombox sound that is hard-drive listening. If you've loved music all your life, as aural and visual stimulation (thanks to packaging) and intellectual stimulation (thanks to liners) why on earth would you intentionally degrade the experience?

 

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  posted on 9/23/2009 at 10:22 AM
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High capacity hard drives are so cheap now, that it is pretty easy to keep an extra copy of all your audio and video files, just to be safe.
I just bought a 320GB WD brand external hard drive from Wal Mart for $90. I've backed up all my music and picture files at home, but my work laptop reads the damn thing as a disc player and asks me to insert blank CD when I want to back up up my files from the laptop.

 

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