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Old 09-08-2012, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Diaspora
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If I ever get rich enough I'm going to by a couple of 128GB flash drives and copy it all to them as well. I really need to pare down my music collection - again.
If 64GB are sitting at around $30 and 128GB are sitting at around $90, you don't have to be rich to afford them at these prices.
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Both.

I'd like to convert some of my stuff (books, CDs and DVDs) to a digital format to save space, collect less dust and make it look like I don't hoard. To that end, I'm going to buy a Kindle but would also like a solution for my CDs and DVDs. If it's not necessary for me to actually possess those two items in a physical format, then I like to make the changeover, and donate my originals to either a charity or a public library.
Two thoughts on the above.

(1) Your physical CDs and DVDs are just about the best backup you could have. If you can find a place to store them, you can probably recreate any digitial copies you've made.

(2) In many cases, your physical CDs and DVDs are your proof of ownership. That's probably a nonissue, but it's something to think about.
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:35 AM
 
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I gave up trying to find a place to buy one or a price.
Newegg.com - Synology Inc./Desktop NAS

Amazon.com: Electronics
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:18 PM
 
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So Newegg decide to show them. Huh.... weird. I'm glad you checked again, I was getting frustrated. I must have searched for the wrong thing on Amazon.

Some days I shouldn't be allowed to run a computer.
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:33 PM
 
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Take a look at a Synology DiskStation Synology Network Attached Storage - NEW NAS Experience
They are very capable devices, iTunes server, DLNA, web server, Time Machine backup, mailserver, iSCSI, photo & video server, video recorder, with both android and iDevice apps.
The problem with your solution is that I'm not technologically astute. So I'm looking for something that is simpler, although I can see myself transitioning to a Synology DiskStation sometime in the immediate future.
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:42 PM
 
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I've begun to convert some of my CDs to the MP3 format using Freerip. I'm not impressed with sound quality. It maybe my laptop. Are there any other programs out there that I can test?
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:42 AM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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Have you thought about ripping your CDs to uncompressed FLAC format? That way you will preserve the entire quality of the audio and you will also be able to make compressed copies just as you would from a CD in the future. Storage is cheap now and even in uncompressed WAV format (larger than FLAC) you could rip about 40,000 tracks to a 2TB $100 hard drive.
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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I've begun to convert some of my CDs to the MP3 format using Freerip. I'm not impressed with sound quality. It maybe my laptop. Are there any other programs out there that I can test?
What bit rate are you using? Your laptop has no role in sound quality when dealing with digital media. The only REAL issue is the bit rate and format of the compressed music file. If you have Windows why not just use Windows Media Player? You don't need any other software.

I suggest using a bit rate no lower than 192 Kbps for MP3.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:21 PM
 
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What bit rate are you using? Your laptop has no role in sound quality when dealing with digital media. The only REAL issue is the bit rate and format of the compressed music file. If you have Windows why not just use Windows Media Player? You don't need any other software.

I suggest using a bit rate no lower than 192 Kbps for MP3.
If I recall correctly, all I did was to select the MP3 format. Once I completed my selection, the Freerip program began converting my CDs to the MP3 format. I'm not sure if I had the option of selecting the bit rate. Al least I don't recall seeing it.
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:51 AM
 
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Peregrin and I have the same router, I hang a 1.5TB drive off the router for music storage and system backups/image backups.

Works like a charm...
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