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Old 04-24-2014, 09:26 AM   #21
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Note that most of these CDs are like this:

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When eMusic first started up, you could download as much as you wanted to for $9.95 per month. So in one month I downloaded about 250 albums worth, all downloaded as MP3 files.

So, they aren't the conventional, store-bought CDs.

I don't have a list of the albums, but it's all jazz, with a heavy representation of trombone and Dixieland, plus Karin Allyson, Hammond B3, George Carlin, etc.

I got your PM, BBQ, and here's what I'll do: If after 6 months or a year without any need to open the boxes, I'll ship them to anyone who wants them at cost (with BBQNut's right of first refusal).
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I'm into jazz big time - are the CDs in the bottom drawer of your picture regular store bought issues?

I'd be interested in those, not so much the MP3 downloads to CD-R.

Thanks!
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DW hangs a few on the tree branches over one of her distant flower gardens as a deer repeller. A little wind and sun on them is certainly noticeable and it actually seems to work.
No data yet as to which CD appears to be the most repulsive.
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The ones that have RAP on them.
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DW hangs a few on the tree branches over one of her distant flower gardens as a deer repeller. A little wind and sun on them is certainly noticeable and it actually seems to work.
No data yet as to which CD appears to be the most repulsive.
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Trust me, if there is a Barry CD in the house, DW gives it her highest degree of protection..
Not even the NSA could find it...
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I'm into jazz big time - are the CDs in the bottom drawer of your picture regular store bought issues?

I'd be interested in those, not so much the MP3 downloads to CD-R.

Thanks!
And I only want the downloaded ones because it makes my 6-CD auto player capable of playing well over 300 songs without switching them out. I would like them shipped by USPS to my PO Box in Texas. I can do Paypal or Visa transfer. They have to be MP3s not WAVs.
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I have many CDs and CD-Rs that I keep in boxes. Don't really want to get rid of them, sometimes I may want to read the liner notes. And this way, I always have the original CD in case I need to access it again. I have found that sometimes the ripping software I use causes errors, so I can always go back and rip again.
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David1961 - give Exact Audio Copy a try. It's known for giving good, accurate rips. I scan all my CD booklets, tray liners and even the CD itself at 300dpi, then get rid of the CD. I've gotten rid of ~5,000 CD's this way so far.
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I have a couple of drawers of CD's just like yours. My CD's are still there and will probably be there for a while. Maybe when my DW ER's she will want the drawer cleaned out.
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And I only want the downloaded ones because it makes my 6-CD auto player capable of playing well over 300 songs
I saved to standard Audio CD format, so that won't work (that is, it's not CDs with MP3 files in data format.

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I'm into jazz big time - are the CDs in the bottom drawer of your picture regular store bought issues?
Yes, but it's pretty eclectic, with a number of local bands, and bands from local jazz festivals. You can get a feeling from this picture. The left side of the drawer has Lena's CDs.


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I have many CDs and CD-Rs that I keep in boxes. Don't really want to get rid of them, sometimes I may want to read the liner notes. And this way, I always have the original CD in case I need to access it again. I have found that sometimes the ripping software I use causes errors, so I can always go back and rip again.
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David1961 - give Exact Audio Copy a try. It's known for giving good, accurate rips. I scan all my CD booklets, tray liners and even the CD itself at 300dpi, then get rid of the CD. I've gotten rid of ~5,000 CD's this way so far.
It took me a long time to digitize my audio cassettes, and I should be starting on my CDs soon. Of course CDs are lot faster to rip. Regarding cassette and CD labels, I do scan them and use MP3Tag to store the artwork as tags inside the MP3 files. Some MP3 players can display the art as the music is played.
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I've been cashing in my CDs cuz the interest rates are so low.
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Thanks for the picture - there are some CDs I'd definitely be interested in if you decide you want to part with them.
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Thanks for the picture - there are some CDs I'd definitely be interested in if you decide you want to part with them.
OK, give me a few months to make sure I won't ever need them again, and I'll send you a PM.

Adding them to iTunes is quite easy, just put the CD in the computer and iTunes figures out (in most cases) the album name, artwork, and track names. I use iSyncr and the Rocket Player to get the music over to my Nexus 7.

And I'm typing on my Minisuit keyboard with my Nexus here in Starbucks -- works great. I could easily write a whole book this way.
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No problem - take your time.

I appreciate your sharing.

Have a great weekend!
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What to do with old CDs?

I remember the first CD I bought: it was an impulse buy along with my first CD player after a margarita happy hour. It was by Swing Out Sister and had a catchy tune called "Break Out". People were doing some pretty serious bass slapping in the late 80s.

I still have it

I think I may have posted this before (oops!). But when I watch it, it makes me think of all the stuff you have to keep track of when you sing (if you do, you know what I'm saying... with an instrument, you just hit it). Your hands, smile, body all matter. That girl nailed it!

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Something else to do with old CDs. Frankenstein version.

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Those little things? I got boxes of CDs that are MUCH bigger than those, made out of something called vinyl. Any of you old goats out there got any ceramic CDs?
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Something else to do with old CDs. Frankenstein version.

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The high-voltage electric arc literally vaporized the metal layer of the CD, which is aluminum I think. So, where does that aluminum go? Into somebody's lung?
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