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 Posted:   Oct 25, 2013 - 2:18 AM   
 By:   steve matthewman   (Member)

I NEVER down load, always the CD for me !

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2013 - 6:14 AM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)


I wouldn't deny that. I have a huge collection, but I'm not a collector. That is to say, I get no visceral thrill from the owning of the material. I have been selling CDs I don't listen to -- I've probably sold two hundred in the last year -- and I'm continuing the weeding process. But that still leaves me with way, way too much to conveniently store, or move.


I agree. My large collection of CDs stems from a love of the music on them. Saying "you have a collecting problem" is just wrong because I wouldn't want to be without almost all of them. There's certainly a few I could get rid of, and I will some of them. But I could take a random disc and listen to it, enjoying it.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2013 - 7:05 AM   
 By:   nerfTractor   (Member)

Oh BOY do I hear you loud and clear! I own most every CD I ever bought, about 4000 or so. Even after replacing jewel cases with vinyl sleeves, I have eight or so bankers boxes of discs languishing in storage because everything is ripped lossless, and backed up offsite for emergency (which I have used several times). The idea of parting ways with what amounts to tens of thousands of dollars of investment makes me cringe, but I truly never dig the discs out. In fact, here's where it gets sad. If somehow I manage to corrupt or delete the files beyond recovery, I will find some other download or streaming source rather than face those damn boxes, even if the result is a lossy format.

I went through this once with my huge LP collection back in the early 90s, replacing everything with CD and thinking how great it was that the new format was less bulky. But I guess 4000 of any physical object is just going to end up being hard to manage.

PS I am starting to feel the same about my books too, although parting with them would be like losing a thousand children. But my new book purchases are all electronic.

Back to CDs, if studios ever manage to get more creative about providing the accompanying artwork and notes electronically, and offer high fidelity downloads, I would never purchase another physical disc again. And this is from a loving, lifelong collector.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2013 - 12:45 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

That's my problem with downloads: it's like putting the CD in a box, inside a box, inside a box-room. I never want to play music off my computer. I forget it's even there. With CDs I walk past and idly browse them all the time. Send me all the CDs you don't want.


This could have come out of my mouth.
Right on.

 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2013 - 1:05 PM   
 By:   bdm   (Member)

I hear ya Schiffy - moved my collection to hard drive and play more varied "discs" now than when you had to take it out, load it up, then change it out and repeat with a new one. Have the boxes in the basement, as I don't want some government agent clearing my HD as "I don't have the original."

The pros and cons of the modern, digital age....

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2013 - 1:17 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Perhaps a vital question to exploring the topic is "how do you play your music collection?".

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2013 - 2:33 PM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

Perhaps a vital question to exploring the topic is "how do you play your music collection?".

Streamed ...

... apart from the one or two CDs I play each month.

Mitch

NP: Rat Race - Bonus tracks

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2013 - 2:43 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)


I AM loving my cds right now!

I ONLY want professionally made cds, jewel box, and colorful booklets to read.

My cds are all lined up on shelves, no problem. They take up little room and I play them on a real stereo system. Sound quality is great.

Hopefully, labels like Kritzerland, Intrada, etc., will always make a 1,000 copy run of real cds for fans like me. smile

 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2013 - 8:34 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

I do mean broadcast studios. He works for a FOX affiliate where he lives. He told me himself via email, doubt he'd lie.

I am certainly not calling your friend a liar. That said, VHS tape is not broadcast quality, and certainly not HD broadcast quality. I work in the television business, and I have never, not even decades ago, heard of any broadcaster using VHS tapes for anything but the obvious use that anybody might (as jkanry said, to run a tape filmed by a non-pro).







I believe S-VHS tapes were used professionally to store PCM audio recordings.

 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2013 - 8:53 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

I AM loving my cds right now!

I ONLY want professionally made cds, jewel box, and colorful booklets to read.

My cds are all lined up on shelves, no problem. They take up little room and I play them on a real stereo system. Sound quality is great.

Hopefully, labels like Kritzerland, Intrada, etc., will always make a 1,000 copy run of real cds for fans like me. smile




 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2013 - 9:05 PM   
 By:   orion_mk3   (Member)

The thing I love about my CDs is that they provide a stable, lossless master from which I can rip convenience copies. One of the things that worries me is that we're not going to a DIGITAL world so much as a STREAMING world, in which the files are hosted remotely a la Spotify. Sounds like a good idea--at least until the rights change hands and your access is revoked. I prefer DVDs to Netflix Streaming for the same reason: if a company decides to bolt from it (like Viacom did earlier this year), I lose access. Say what you will about my discs, but no one's taking them from me without my say-so!

 
 Posted:   Oct 26, 2013 - 7:17 AM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORYVCML8xeE

 
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