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SayUncle Gets All High Tech & Stuff

Today, I am converting my CD collection to MP3. I realize now why people download songs: It’s because converting your CDs is a real pain in the ass. In the time it takes me to convert a CD, I could probably download three CDs.

8 Responses to “SayUncle Gets All High Tech & Stuff”

  1. buddy don Says:

    tiz quicker to cunvert than tiz to downlode. me n miz bd du cunverted all ourn — turnt out to be over 12,000 songs, but aint nuthin improovd the ease or lisnin lack havin everthang on the hard drive. corse, it tuck a while to git it dun!

  2. GORDON Says:

    If you can’t rip a cd in 10 minutes, you’re doing it wrong.

  3. SayUncle Says:

    Yeah, I finally figured it out. I was doing it wrong.

  4. skb Says:

    Can you hear a difference? I usually can. But the convenience is nice. Especially if you get one of those music server setups to hook up to your stereo with jukebox play and so forth.

  5. tgirsch Says:

    What are you using to rip the CDs? I use AudioGrabber with the LAME encoder, and because I’m a quality freak, I use variable bit rate encoding at maximum quality (VBR=0).

  6. SayUncle Says:

    I use musicmatch.

    The rest of what you said sounded like the terminology used in Star Trek when the fix something. Over my head.

  7. tgirsch Says:

  8. _Jon Says:

    Years ago, I used Real(r) v6 to rip all of mine. It would play as it ripped, and it would rip the entire CD in the time it took to play 3 songs. That was fast enough for me.

    I used all the default settings and I’m happy with my 5,000+ songs. The only change I had to make then was the file naming, as the “Artist”, “Album”, “99 – Title” was not the standard then.

    I just use Media Player to play, the visualizations are entertaining.

    The PC is a simple one, dedicated to playing music. It has a good on-board sound card and a 400-watt 5 speaker with subwoofer speaker. When I played the music on a PC that I was actually doing things on, there were times that windows would do something and cause a stutter. At high volume – when singing along – stutter is very, very bad.