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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:32 pm 
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I can pick up all the cds if you don't want. BTW, I am in Vancouver BC.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:34 pm 
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Currently, when I want to hear how the CD should sound, I play the CD. The laptop is not up to the task of completely replacing them.

That being said, I use the laptop more than the CD's due to the convenience.

I got a 512 MB memory stick, so tonight I check out cPlay/cMP.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:55 pm 
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i have over 75k songs on my zune

:shock: ....I would not want to listen to audio with the level of compression required to accomplish that feat! :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:52 pm 
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Brooke wrote:
BEETLEMAN wrote:
i have over 75k songs on my zune

:shock: ....I would not want to listen to audio with the level of compression required to accomplish that feat! :shock:

I hate to think about how much time it took to rip that 6000+cd collection to get 75,000 tracks!

They only time I pull out a disc is when I am doing my critcal listening for a review. Not because it sounds better. Just to keep the old school hard-core audiophilles from dismissing the review - I have had many a ignorphile roll-the-eyes when I start talking about music servers. That and I occasionally like to hear my SACDs.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:29 pm 
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I don't own a CD player. I have my Discman somewhere in a box, and various DVD drives like on the Xbox that could probably do it, but I don't play CDs. They're all in a box, having been ripped to APE or FLAC or ALAC depending on what portable music player I currently have (they've probably been converted back and forth 5 times or so).

That way, it's easy to centralize the music collection and pull it from the Xbox, or using a nice DAC from the PC to a stereo amp.

Oh and the same for DVD-A, those have all been converted to FLAC.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:20 pm 
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I don't own a CD player. I have my Discman somewhere in a box, and various DVD drives like on the Xbox that could probably do it, but I don't play CDs. They're all in a box, having been ripped to APE or FLAC or ALAC depending on what portable music player I currently have (they've probably been converted back and forth 5 times or so).

That way, it's easy to centralize the music collection and pull it from the Xbox, or using a nice DAC from the PC to a stereo amp.

Oh and the same for DVD-A, those have all been converted to FLAC.


Millstone, how did you convert the analogue out from DVD-A as analogue into converter?

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yournamehere wrote:
Millstone wrote:
I don't own a CD player. I have my Discman somewhere in a box, and various DVD drives like on the Xbox that could probably do it, but I don't play CDs. They're all in a box, having been ripped to APE or FLAC or ALAC depending on what portable music player I currently have (they've probably been converted back and forth 5 times or so).

That way, it's easy to centralize the music collection and pull it from the Xbox, or using a nice DAC from the PC to a stereo amp.

Oh and the same for DVD-A, those have all been converted to FLAC.


Millstone, how did you convert the analogue out from DVD-A as analogue into converter?

There is software to do DVD-A, unlike SACD which cannot be digitally extracted.
A DVD-A disc is just a DVD-V disc with no video.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:53 pm 
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Strongly suggest saving each and every CD that you own, you will need to rip them over and over.
No matter how good is your electronic storage device, it will fail and you will lose all your music. Already happened to me twice.
If you do trash your CD collection be prepared to rebuy them from Itunes and Amazon.com.
CD manufacturing will become obsoleted media and all electronic non moving will take over in the mainstream.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:06 pm 
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chow wrote:
does recording your lp's to cassette and putting them in storage count?

heck now I'm playing the lp's again


hmmmmmmmmm


I just came upon this post and can't believe that no one commented on this brilliant piece of perspective.....I'm still going "hmmmmmmm"


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:21 pm 
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Brooke wrote:
BEETLEMAN wrote:
i have over 75k songs on my zune

:shock: ....I would not want to listen to audio with the level of compression required to accomplish that feat! :shock:



compressed
what you talking aboot willis

through a zune sounds just as good
well close to a cd player

but have done an a/b with my oppo dvd player 970
and its pretty darn close
try it
thats all i say

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:55 pm 
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suds wrote:
chow wrote:
does recording your lp's to cassette and putting them in storage count?

heck now I'm playing the lp's again


hmmmmmmmmm


I just came upon this post and can't believe that no one commented on this brilliant piece of perspective.....I'm still going "hmmmmmmm"


Except this time you are recording to 8 track...

And at the same time getting access to actual recording master tapes.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:54 am 
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terryakhan wrote:
Strongly suggest saving each and every CD that you own, you will need to rip them over and over.
No matter how good is your electronic storage device, it will fail and you will lose all your music. Already happened to me twice.
If you do trash your CD collection be prepared to rebuy them from Itunes and Amazon.com.
CD manufacturing will become obsoleted media and all electronic non moving will take over in the mainstream.


pfft, I have backup drives and cloud storage.
4X1T is lots of space

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:24 pm 
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BEETLEMAN wrote:
compressed
what you talking aboot willis

through a zune sounds just as good
well close to a cd player

but have done an a/b with my oppo dvd player 970
and its pretty darn close
try it
thats all i say

Doing some quick math in my head I think to get that many songs onto the biggest Zune (120 GB) it would have to be ripped at lower than 32 kb/s.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:42 pm 
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I have all my cd's ripped but much as I like my sonos units my cd's are not in the closet. There is somthing about looking at the literature/covers ect. while listening to the music. Besides my wife said "for what you payed for that player you had better use it or I'll beat you with it".


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suds wrote:
chow wrote:
does recording your lp's to cassette and putting them in storage count?

heck now I'm playing the lp's again


hmmmmmmmmm


I just came upon this post and can't believe that no one commented on this brilliant piece of perspective.....I'm still going "hmmmmmmm"
I put mine on CD, then rip them onto the hard drive, then play the LPs :lol:

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pfft, I have backup drives and cloud storage.
4X1T is lots of space
Famous Last Words......

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