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Brown Bottle
maverick wrote:
that's a LOT to rip and cost to back up (I back my rips up to a cloud service)

TIDAL would be my recommendation


Yes it would certainly be easier but the rest of the Family all use Spotify and love it, I'm the only person who cares about sound quality. I don't want to subscribe to 2 services.

Cheers BB
  
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Andy831
I ripped a similar number using DB Poweramp a few years ago, it really was a thankless task, Took me about 3 months in total.
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"No matter how old the music gets it never gets old"
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Duvet
Andy831 wrote:
I ripped a similar number using DB Poweramp a few years ago, it really was a thankless task, Took me about 3 months in total.


Yep got the t-shirt for that 
" First pressings son "
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moo-fi
Using my 'unemployed' time to rip 5000 CD's that I have been putting off for a few years. Hateful process, wouldn't wish it on anyone.
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Paul maverick
make sure you back it up to a cloud provider, unless you fancy doing it again? ðŸ˜†
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moo-fi
Indeed Paul, also backing up to a second NAS and a standalone drive.
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Paul maverick
off-site mate, ALWAYS off-site, hence cloud
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hifinutt


Yes it would certainly be easier but the rest of the Family all use Spotify and love it, I'm the only person who cares about sound quality. I don't want to subscribe to 2 services.

Cheers BB
  
we have spotify here becuase the have way more content in my musical genre than tidal [ berlin electronica ] you would stuggle to find the amazing Gert Emmens on tidal but he has about 4-5 albums on spotify.  We also find the sound quality is pretty good really and the family like spotify too   

I ain't knocking the hymns
Just give me a song that moves my feet
I don't like none of those funeral marches
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Brown Bottle
I find Spotify great for all applications other than through my main system. Though the main system Tidal is a step up in sound quality over Spotify, I don't use Spotify for serious listening, I could use Tidal.  

Cheers BB
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Bencat
Brown Bottle starting from scratch to rip a CD collection is a very big task but you only need to get it done once and after that it is just ripping each new cd as you get it. I will not say it is anything other than a chore but there are things to make it a little easier some of which you have mentioned. Firstly would say get dBpoweramp it makes the ripping and tagging and sorting so much easier.
Next you need to have a CD Ripper that is very fast . CD rippers on laptops and average PC's will take anyhting up to fourminutes for an average disc which will seem like an age. I use an old Iomega which does an average cd in less than two minutes which is acceptable. I would offer to lend you one of these but it is currently out on loan with another person doing a complete CD collection rip . If you decide to go ahead let me know and I will see when the other unit is going to be returned.

Lastly do not try and attempt this in one go it will become too much . What I found works was when i came up to my spare room and was listening to music and wandering the net rip a few at a time while this was happening often I would be at the PC for about an hour or two anyway and ripping the cd's was just an added thing i was doing while really doing somehting else I wanted to . Although this made the length of time it took to rip my whole collection (3000 + ) longer it felt so much less of a chore that it was not as hard as I expected it to be .
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