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 Post subject: Re: Downsize living area
PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:51 am 
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oddio1 wrote:
How do you rip a CD onto hi-res?


You don't.

There is nothing you can do to change a CD's resolution (i.e. 44.1kHz/16 bit). Once ripped, if your DAC supports it, you can upsample on playback to a higher resolution, but that's just digital filtering. You can't add something that isn't there (e.g. more bits or higher frequencies).

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The only tip that i can offer is that your storage units, in suite/home, should have doors, this makes them a lot more acceptable and seems to hide them in the decor. I'd look to Ikea. Getting older is definitely a ****, almost all you can do is go with the flow of time.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:17 pm 
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Another solution we came up with was to rent another apartment for our other hobbies. It's a 1.5 hr. drive, but it spreads things around and we're never bored at the "cottage".
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Another solution we came up with was to rent another apartment for our other hobbies. It's a 1.5 hr. drive, but it spreads things around and we're never bored at the "cottage".
8)



we just sold our cottage. So we are really downsizing.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:34 am 
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msommers wrote:
Ripping your CDs is a great way to save space.


Sorry to bump this old thread, but I wanted to give another vote for ripping the CDs as a way to save space. I put the digital audio files on a server, and play them on whichever computer or device is nearest.

The my suggestion for what to do with the CDs is:
  • Keep the CD for as long as you are listening to the digital music files you got from it. The physical artifact is a token of your moral right to the digital copy.
  • For albums which come in a standard 1-CD or 2-CD jewel case, pop the cover inserts and booklets out of the jewel case and give away the jewel case. Give away the jewel cases. This step should reduce your storage needs to 1/2-1/4 of what it was.
  • Put the CDs themselves on a 100-CD spindle. Very compact, but protects the CDs. You won't need to leave through them.
  • Put the cover inserts and booklets into a filing box in alphabetical order. I think a box which is 25cm wide and 15cm high (10" x 6") is a great size. You can get two ranks of covers in the 25cm width. 6" is high enough to fit the long dimension of most inserts. The box can be as long as you want, but 30cm (12") is a nice usable size.
  • For albums which come in a gatefold cover, or cardboard sleeve, or a boxed set, there's value in keeping the case. So just put the entire album package in your 25x15 box, also in alphabetical order.
  • Label the boxes, and store them on shelves in a closet, or in your storage cage downstairs.

If you'd like to learn more about why I like this size of box, see the blog post I just wrote: CD storage and the 25cm x 15cm box. I explain in more detail there.

I have a lot of other suggestions about how to RIP CDs well, and how to tag the resulting digital files with good metadata, but that's beyond the scope of "downsize living area". For now, check out that 25cm x 15cm box.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:59 am 
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bluesfan2010 wrote:
when I moved, I put my DVD and Blu-ray movies and my CDs into vinyl sleeves, that saved space occupied by the DVD or jewel cases. Bags Unlimited and Amazon helped out with solutions for this. These sleeves save a lot of space compared to the cases, but this is a chore to transfer them. Sorry, I don't have a vinyl solution. https://www.bagsunlimited.com/product/3317/cd-gatefold-sleeve-nbsp-40mil-polyethylene https://www.amazon.ca/Atlantic-74604729-Movie-Sleeves/dp/B002JR2V7C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1501464697&sr=8-1&keywords=atlantic+dvd+sleeves



I did the same with my 500 cds...blown away by how much less storage room/space I required...

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:52 am 
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excellent ideas


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