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Howard Durdle
2004-01-05, 05:19
> How/where do you store all of the original CDs?

The physical media was relegated to the loft (attic, whatever you like to
call it) some time ago. CDs are in those cardboard "archive" boxes (just
started box 11) and each box contains approx 240 CDs. Originally you could
expect to find artists beginning with "A" in box number 1, but as the
collection has grown it's become a little more "random access"! I don't
really miss the cover-art or liner notes, because as I rip, I connect to
allmusic.com and retrieve their reviews and copies of cover-art.

Another chunk of the MP3 collection is actually one of my housemates. He
keeps his CDs out on display, but he and the rest of the house listen to
them via the SliMP3.

Actually, the growing collection is why I changed from my 2 Audiotrons -
Audiotron has a hard limit of around 30000 tracks. Thankfully, with enough
RAM, SliMP3 copes much better.

I don't have original CDs for all the collection though - a good proportion
of it is comedy that I've either recorded live at gigs (I guess you'd call
it bootlegging) or have recorded from the radio. (ISIHAC, Goons etc.) You
can't buy most of the ISIHAC collection on CD yet (or tape, or any other
media) but you can (using a TiVo) record it from BBC 7 and convert it to
MP3!


Where do other people keep their media? Once you've ripped do you keep the
CDs on display - or are you keeping them somewhere out of the way?

Howard

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roy@rant-central.com
2004-01-05, 06:00
On Monday 05 January 2004 07:19 am, Howard Durdle wrote:

> Where do other people keep their media? Once you've ripped do you keep the
> CDs on display - or are you keeping them somewhere out of the way?

Right now, mine are still "on display". But I'm about to go through another
ripping pass (I have CBR now, want to go to VBR), and after that, they're
likely to move to "near-line storage", especially since the CD rack is now
full and then some.

Peter Speck
2004-01-05, 06:07
On 5/1-2004, at 13:19, Howard Durdle wrote:

> Where do other people keep their media? Once you've ripped do you
> keep the
> CDs on display - or are you keeping them somewhere out of the way?

Out of the way, but not in the loft/attic: it's the first to go in a
fire. I had all my CDs stolen once (by junkies as they need to make
$200 each day due to the stupid war on drugs, even in Denmark), and the
insurance company only replaced the easy-to-get ones. For the rest, I
just got $10/CD. I lost most of my best music, unable to reobtain it.

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- Peter Speck

Jack Coates
2004-01-05, 22:30
On Mon, 2004-01-05 at 05:07, Peter Speck wrote:

> Out of the way, but not in the loft/attic: it's the first to go in a
> fire. I had all my CDs stolen once (by junkies as they need to make
> $200 each day due to the stupid war on drugs, even in Denmark), and the
> insurance company only replaced the easy-to-get ones. For the rest, I
> just got $10/CD. I lost most of my best music, unable to reobtain it.

Mine are in "near-line storage" at my neighborhood used music store :-)
I buy them used and I sell them back unless they're good enough to play
in the car or bad enough that no one will buy them. We have no interest
in displaying them as the kids just trash them anyway, and I don't see
the value in using up storage space so that I can someday "prove" that I
purchased the disks for my music collection. The MP3s sound great, I
have two offsite backups, I don't really want or need any shiny plastic
round things.

When online music sales can compete pricewise and provide unencrypted
files, I'll bite; right now a 12-track CD that costs me $5.99 at Amoeba
would cost me $11.88 through iTunes and be encumbered with DRM to boot.
Thank you sir, may I have another?

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