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Lazy8

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Posted: Sep 2, 2016 - 8:08am

je t'aime bowie
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Posted: Sep 2, 2016 - 8:04am

 ColdMiser wrote:

What is this your selling your vinyl? Any chance I can get in on that? I'm looking to expand my vinyl collection.

 
I'll be happy to do that.  Seriously.  Rather deal with people I know and spare all the bs that goes with the e market place.  I'm slowly building up a pile for sale once they are cleaned and ripped.  It will get real in a couple of months.  I'm working on getting my website functional ( quietvinyl.com   # shameless plug ) and loading up on shipping supplies and what not.  That and I got to get a mix done real quick.  If it goes as planned, it will be sourced from vinyl rips.  Those are the priorities.
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Posted: Sep 2, 2016 - 3:04am

 kurtster wrote:
Now that I'm going to be a seller of my vinyl, finding discogs has also got me interested in buying some vinyl and all the hard to find stuff that I can ever think of is there, CD's included at very nice prices.

 
What is this your selling your vinyl? Any chance I can get in on that? I'm looking to expand my vinyl collection.
kurtster

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Posted: Sep 1, 2016 - 9:34pm

 Steely_D wrote:

I had taken all my CDs and methodically ripped them to ALAC (Apple lossless) but then when I subscribed to iTunes Match there was a lot of hocus pocus going on and I don't trust that my versions are still from my CDs. For instance, their version of "Welcome Back My Friends" by ELP has a studio "Hoedown" in place of the live version, and the tags on the version now in my library show me that it's the Apple replacement of my original. GRRRRRRRR

I'm finding it impossible to be the Apple Fanboy I was twenty years ago. The gimmick used to be that it just worked. Now, there's such chaos to their software that I really can't trust them anymore. 

 
I'm totally nothing but wav files using foobar for my media player, but wav files play in just about any player.  The only drawback to wav is that there is no metadata and there is lot's of typing when ripping vinyl, but they cannot be hijacked like Apple has done to so many people.  My first, last and only taste of Apple and ITunes was years ago when I had to install it on a puter to help set up a friend's IPod.  It immediately tried to take over my computer like a virus.  I worked hard to get it out and IIRC, had to reimage the C drive to finally get rid of it.

After plenty of horsing around, I picked dbpoweramp for my CD ripper.  Best thing I ever did.  Quality ripper with optical drive offset compensation, file verification and wonderful metadata features that will stick to wav files as long as the program is maintained on the ripping computer.  You will lose the md on wav files when you transfer the files to another puter but, eh, who cares the titles stay intact.  Other formats that do host metadata will keep it even when transferring the files to another computer.  The biggest benefit to dbpoweramp with the full program paid license is that you can rip to multiple formats simultaneously.  I ripped to both wav and FLAC files in one process.  You can even do ALAC, ogg or mp3 if you like, all during the primary rip.  Its up to you to relocate the files by type after the fact, but what a great feature. It will also do batch file conversions.   A secret about dbpoweramp is that the 21 day trial of the full program will keep working after the time is up if you do not close out the program and keep it running.  

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Posted: Sep 1, 2016 - 8:46pm

 kurtster wrote:

Nothing like owning hard copies.  Playing quality rips off your hard drive is even better than playing the CD's soundwise, too.

The last new music I bought was Floyd's The Endless River on vinyl.  Now that I'm going to be a seller of my vinyl, finding discogs has also got me interested in buying some vinyl and all the hard to find stuff that I can ever think of is there, CD's included at very nice prices.
 
I had taken all my CDs and methodically ripped them to ALAC (Apple lossless) but then when I subscribed to iTunes Match there was a lot of hocus pocus going on and I don't trust that my versions are still from my CDs. For instance, their version of "Welcome Back My Friends" by ELP has a studio "Hoedown" in place of the live version, and the tags on the version now in my library show me that it's the Apple replacement of my original. GRRRRRRRR

I'm finding it impossible to be the Apple Fanboy I was twenty years ago. The gimmick used to be that it just worked. Now, there's such chaos to their software that I really can't trust them anymore. 


kurtster

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Posted: Sep 1, 2016 - 8:27pm

 Steely_D wrote:

After losing a few things via Apple/iTunes I realize that I didn't own that stuff. I was just being allowed to play it when I wanted - and then it was accidentally taken away.

I'm moving on to CDs again.

 
Nothing like owning hard copies.  Playing quality rips off your hard drive is even better than playing the CD's soundwise, too.

The last new music I bought was Floyd's The Endless River on vinyl.  Now that I'm going to be a seller of my vinyl, finding discogs has also got me interested in buying some vinyl and all the hard to find stuff that I can ever think of is there, CD's included at very nice prices.


KurtfromLaQuinta

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Posted: Sep 1, 2016 - 8:13pm

 Steely_D wrote:

After losing a few things via Apple/iTunes I realize that I didn't own that stuff. I was just being allowed to play it when I wanted - and then it was accidentally taken away.

I'm moving on to CDs again.
Just got

and pre-ordered this

 I'm with you on that.
I still like having a hard copy of what I own.


Steely_D

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Posted: Sep 1, 2016 - 7:59pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:
Recently my music purchases are via Google, loaded into my cloud drive, paid for with my checkcard. Does that qualify?

 
After losing a few things via Apple/iTunes I realize that I didn't own that stuff. I was just being allowed to play it when I wanted - and then it was accidentally taken away.

I'm moving on to CDs again.
Just got



and pre-ordered this


haresfur

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Posted: Sep 1, 2016 - 7:38pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:
Recently my music purchases are via Google, loaded into my cloud drive, paid for with my checkcard. Does that qualify?

 
I'd say yes. Downloading without paying would be no, even if legal.
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Sep 1, 2016 - 6:48pm

Recently my music purchases are via Google, loaded into my cloud drive, paid for with my checkcard. Does that qualify?
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Sep 1, 2016 - 6:41pm


DaveInSaoMiguel

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Posted: Sep 1, 2016 - 6:20pm

What means "real" and whats this "money" you speak of?
PoundPuppy

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Posted: Sep 1, 2016 - 6:07pm

I recently bought another copy of Deep Purple Machine Head
haresfur

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Posted: Sep 1, 2016 - 5:03pm

The first Roxy Music cd because, nostalgia. Turns out I still really like it. Brian and Eno really kept each other in check.

ETA: I suppose that should be Brian and Brian.


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Posted: Aug 24, 2014 - 3:14pm

I just picked up Miles Davis' Birth of the Cool.  First impression: Holy FSM this is good!

Edit: removed video link because I forgot to enshrinken it.
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