Started by Michel, May 21, 2007, 05:58:01 AM
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Quote from: orbital on May 21, 2007, 06:14:44 AMThe way I do it, if you have one CD burner and no seperate CD player on your computer, is to convert the CD into an APE and cue file on your computer, and then burn those files on to a blank disc. It will be lossless. There are many programs that do that, I use Jet Audio. Or if this is too much hassle, you may rip the CD's as wav files which will again be lossless, and burn them from there. That way you will have an another digitial lossless copy on your harddrive. Of course there is not a hard drive big enough to hold a fairly large classical music collection in that format
Quote from: Michel on May 21, 2007, 01:20:05 PMI am not convinced this is the best way, though, is it? The has to be superior quality doing it another way, or with a particularly good recorder.There seems to be no forum dedicted to it; even avforums doesn't
Quote from: DavidW on May 22, 2007, 07:16:09 AMIt's time to adjust to the times-- the reason for using a compressed lossless format was because of the cost of blank media. It was the best way to do it for along time, certainly. But now blank media is so cheap that I say it's time to reconsider simply doing a 1:1 copy-- bin+cue, iso, wav+cue etc. The reason is that the monetary cost of extra cd-rs or dvd-rs is not the most important issue anymore. The time spent on backups now becomes a priority. Converting to ape (boo proprietary format!) or flac (smiles it's free as in freedom!) doesn't take that long compared to a lossy compression, but it does add up... it's significantly faster to back something up if you don't have to compress it at all.
Quote from: Larry Rinkel on May 22, 2007, 07:35:03 AMI don't back up my collection to CDRs at all; if I want to play a CD in the car I bring the CD with me. Seven years of doing this with my 2000 Toyota Camry have resulted in damage to precisely no CDs.
Quote from: PerfectWagnerite on May 22, 2007, 08:41:26 AM(some say it's illegal but I don't care).
Quote from: Larry Rinkel on May 22, 2007, 08:47:40 AMIt's not a matter of "some saying." In New York - where we both live - this practice is illegal. A headset in NY can only be legally used with one earpiece. Of course if you don't care I don't care either, but if you get a ticket you might care (that is if the cops aren't too busy ticketing everyone illegally using a cell phone while driving).
Quote from: orbital on May 22, 2007, 07:50:54 AMThe falling cost applies to hard drives as well. You can get a 250 GB external drive for around $80.00 these days. THat should approximately be good for around 400 CD's (650MB's per CD) at about 20cents for each CD backed up on hard drive. If you have a large collection it might be a problem of course.
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