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morris_minor
2007-11-16, 12:12
There have posts here with saying how people store their CDs once they've been ripped. What I'd like to know is how do you store the booklets - if not packed away with the disc?

I'm still ripping my collection so haven't got to this stage yet, but there are many discs where I know I'd like to refer to the booklet - for musician listings on jazz tracks for instance.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Bob

MrC
2007-11-16, 12:23
How about this...

ceejay
2007-11-16, 16:30
See this thread: http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=33418

Personally I went for the Jazz Loft sleeves, store both inserts and CD in about 25% of the thickness of a CD case.

Ceejay

bephillips
2007-11-17, 13:28
What I'd like to see (I haven't yet checked out SC7) is simply the ability to view other files in the folders when browsing the Music Folder in the browser UI. (Just as the browser might handle these types of files usally.) Then if I scanned the CD inserts as pdfs, I could view them in the browser interface or open them from the browser into a pdf viewer.

I'm so over physical media. So hard to keep track of.

morris_minor
2007-11-17, 14:04
What I'd like to see (I haven't yet checked out SC7) is simply the ability to view other files in the folders when browsing the Music Folder in the browser UI. (Just as the browser might handle these types of files usally.) Then if I scanned the CD inserts as pdfs, I could view them in the browser interface or open them from the browser into a pdf viewer.

I'm so over physical media. So hard to keep track of.

Yes - PDFs! But imagine the time needed for scanning . . :o(

bephillips
2007-11-17, 15:06
Inspired by the success of my efforts to do away with CDs in my life, I want to move on to digitizing (or discarding)as much of my paper docs as I can, and this would include CD liner notes. I also do some crude OCR so that the docs are searcheable. I'm trying to develop a fairly automated workstream for this, like I did for ripping/tagging my music collection.

Of course I could view such liner note pdfs over the network through the finder, but it would be nice if this were better integrated with Slimserver, I mean SqueezeCenter.

JSharp
2007-11-17, 16:51
If the SB software permitted the use of other cataloging software, you could store all kinds of custom information in such other software. You could add your own notes about the music, the musicians, etc. I do very much like the look of the SlimServer software.

John

MrC
2007-11-17, 17:11
If the SB software permitted the use of other cataloging software, you could store all kinds of custom information in such other software...
John

It does - I use J River's Media Center to manage all sorts of information. The two coexist just fine. Those little white stickers on the image above show my custom Reference ID field, that maps the position in the CD case with the ripped tracks.

JSharp
2007-11-17, 17:43
MrC - You have my attention. I found the River's web site and looked at it briefly. Do you mean that you use J River's Media Center instead of Slimserver to control the Squeezebox so as to be able to create your playlists from within River's Media Center where you can also organize your own database of music, etc.?

John

MrC
2007-11-17, 17:58
One of the slim users has created a controller plugin or app that will allow you to control your squeezeboxes via JRMC. I don't use that but several people have. You should be able to find the links here in the plugins area.

You can share your favorites lists - creating them in one app, using in the other.

You certainly want to use MC12 (vs. the older MC11) as there has been significant enhancements this past year. Its an excellent app for managing your media (hard or soft), as well as video, tv, tivo, etc.

I tend to listen mostly via JRMC when I'm in my office and use the squeezeboxes when in other rooms of the house.

Tagging is outstanding in JRMC; I do all my tagging this way. There is so much capability in the app, it can be also overwhelming at first.

Hope this helps,
MrC

JSharp
2007-11-17, 18:59
Very nice. I wish there were such plugins for other software. I'll look some more at JRMC.

gusi
2007-11-18, 08:06
What about a link to the album's home page on line, or if that does not exist to sales page of amazon. That should cover most albums.

Then if the link is available in the skin (eg nokia 770) you can browse everything while listening.

Ideally the link is stored as tag in freedb or somewhere similar.

Artists and CD publishers could no doubt flood the home page's with ads. I read somewhere that facebook/myspace can now have 'commercial members', that may be just the place for CD homepages.

Mark Lanctot
2007-11-18, 08:23
If the SB software permitted the use of other cataloging software, you could store all kinds of custom information in such other software. You could add your own notes about the music, the musicians, etc.

But it does. Everything can be controlled by a fairly well-documented CLI, and the entire program is open-source.

If other software vendors choose not to make their software compatible, that's their issue. SC has certainly done more than its share.