I need to step into the 00s. I know it’s already the 10s, but I’m obviously already behind. Yesterday I filled 4 giant under-bed storage containers (& one little one) with CD’s. I need to rip this veritable mountain of plastic to a more easily & instantly accessible medium.
I also have a pile of vinyl that I believe I’m set up to rip… I just have to plug everything together. Maybe after that, I’ll do my the last few of my cassette tapes.
For the younger readers:
First one to say iTunes gets a stinkpalm. I don’t like programs that “take over” and are meant for people who don’t know what they’re doing. I also dislike anything that asks me to “synch” anything. NO. I DO NOT WANT TO SYNCH ANYTHING.
I have a Google Music account that’s awesome, I might use it to store a bunch of the stuff I like to listen to. Google has a 20,000 song limit. I’m over that, no doubt.
I’ll most likely keep the CD’s so I have something to listen to when the grid crashes.
It will make accessing the music any time I want much easier. I’ll be able to control the genres & tags, add artwork, and if I get crazy I can hook up something so I can play all of my stuff from any computer in the house. I also have an FM transmitter somewhere so I can
further destroy the sound quality broadcast to any & all radios in the house.
Re-buying probably isn’t an option for at least a quarter if not half of my collection. I have a lot of local D.I.Y. stuff and stuff from touring bands that I’ve never heard from again. Also; I’m cheap. I bought it once. I’m not buying it again. I think I’ve bought Appetite for Destruction at least 6 times. Two cassettes, 3 CD’s, & a vinyl. Does Axl really need another dollar out of me?
I’d try a service like Ripshark, but why if I can do it myself? Also; I’m cheap.
Sadly, my Insignia can’t handle any SDHC cards over 4GB, and it freaks out once you hit over 2000 songs. Maybe I can put a backup drive in my car & hook it to my stereo, to play my entire music catalog at will? I’m getting ahead of myself.
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