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  1. #1
    Howard Durdle
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    > 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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  2. #2
    roy@rant-central.com
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    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.

  3. #3
    Peter Speck
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    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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  4. #4
    Jack Coates
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    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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