Why did you left CDs?

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Mac Hine
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246 posts since 24 Sep, 2004 from Finland

Post Sun May 24, 2020 10:36 am

I have 4000 cd:s and digitize them couple years ago. Just moved to new home and had to pack those cd:s. On new home, I did not see any point anymore to take them out off the box as usually I play the music from computer or from phone. Nowdays I try to buy only digital from bandcamp. First it was very difficult as I feel like I have to have something in concrete from from the band. But now I have used to it and it seems like pointless to get more plastic. Still buy occational releases if not available on bandcamp or if release/small record company need support. Vinyls are nice looking but I hated them allready before cd:s as they dont last.

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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16214 posts since 24 May, 2009 from A galaxy, far far away

Re: Why did you left CDs?

Post Sun May 24, 2020 10:37 am

vurt wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 10:29 am
you had games :o
err, no...what am I saying! I had NOTHIN'. We used to live in this tiiiny old house, with greaaaaat big holes in the roof :wink:

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vurt
addled muppet weed
66918 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Why did you left CDs?

Post Sun May 24, 2020 10:44 am

thats right! i forgot you have no furniture :hug:


:hihi:

Robmobius
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3584 posts since 10 Sep, 2010 from A shit hole (Ireland).

Re: Why did you left CDs?

Post Sun May 24, 2020 10:53 am

A great format for the its time. But in the end, I ripped all mine to mp3. And handed a bag of 600 CDs to a good mate.

Now, I like to buy stuff instantly. Why wait, for something to arrive in the post, that can get damaged or scratched?

Band Camp is brilliant. I can't comfortably walk around with a CD player in my pocket. But an mp3 player with all my favorite albums, happy days.

YMMV.
“Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.”
― Christopher Hitchens

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jancivil
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20026 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from No Location

Re: Why did you left CDs?

Post Sun May 24, 2020 10:55 am

at a certain point some yrs ago I began to rip everything to hard drive, finally I figured to do at 320VBR mp3s to save space, and I haven’t had any device which plays the things since ca. 2015, then lost all my possessions a year later. I have no desire for hard copies of music today.
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Dirtgrain
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996 posts since 12 Jan, 2019

Re: Why did you left CDs?

Post Sun May 24, 2020 11:02 am

Beth and Monica borrowed my pickup truck. Beth stole my Bad Company 10 from 6 CD. I felt so emasculated, I never bought another CD for fear of triggering the memory.
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro" - Hunter S. Thompson

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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16214 posts since 24 May, 2009 from A galaxy, far far away

Re: Why did you left CDs?

Post Sun May 24, 2020 11:17 am

vurt wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 10:44 am
thats right! i forgot you have no furniture :hug:


:hihi:
Well, it's only been five years with no bed, and the last two years with no chairs or hot water. But before that, I was somewhat normal...ish :scared:

roman.i
KVRist
256 posts since 25 Aug, 2019

Re: Why did you left CDs?

Post Sun May 24, 2020 5:00 pm

Because it's a piece of junk, and should be prohibited in a modern world. We already have enough waste in the ocean.

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foosnark
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5234 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

Re: Why did you left CDs?

Post Mon May 25, 2020 6:25 am

I used to listen to CDs in my car, because the stereo didn't have an aux input. I'd buy MP3s but then still have to burn them to CD to listen in the car, and hated that. It was also a period when nobody was making hard disk MP3 players, but flash memory was still way too expensive/small to store a whole collection. Those were truly dark times for music listening technology :hihi:

Then I got a new car in 2014 which had Bluetooth audio, and got heavily into streaming. (Google Play Music, because unlike some services you could listen to full albums.)

But streaming is a shitty deal for musicians, so this year I resolved to go back to my MP3 collection and buy music on Bandcamp (or otherwise directly from musicians whenever possible).

Now it turns out Google Play Music is shutting down anyway. There were a few albums in my collection there that I haven't found downloads for, so I had to buy some CDs off eBay... and an external optical drive so I could rip them. While I was doing that, I went back through my old CD collection that has been in storage for 6 years. There are still about 300 of them that I haven't ripped, because my tastes have changed and my MP3 collection is big enough... 892 albums on the Plex server that I set up, another 200 archived, and my Bandcamp wishlist still has 22 albums on it for the next couple of times they do their fee-waiving thing.

K-Bee
KVRAF
2225 posts since 9 Mar, 2009 from Copenhagen, Denmark

Re: Why did you left CDs?

Post Thu May 28, 2020 7:24 am

I have around 4500 cd's and ripped them all to a NAS drive as well as backing them up with Google Music (Google Play). My cd's are in a storage now as I do not have room for them anymore because of too many damn Hardware synths! :lol:

xtp
KVRian
963 posts since 4 Jun, 2006

Re: Why did you left CDs?

Post Thu May 28, 2020 10:15 pm

I doubt if I will ever not enjoy listening to music, delivered to my ears by a physical medium. A computer is a rather unromantic piece of equipment, and I have a personal hate for mobile devices and their respective, vapourous media. I can't think of anything more enjoyable than sitting on the sofa with my girlfriend listening to a CD through a good sounding stereo, and then, every forty minutes or so, when the CD finishes, getting up to make another coffee before deciding what album to put on next.

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whyterabbyt
Beware the Quoth
28348 posts since 4 Sep, 2001 from R'lyeh Oceanic Amusement Park and Funfair

Re: Why did you left CDs?

Post Fri May 29, 2020 2:12 am

roman.i wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 5:00 pm
Because it's a piece of junk, and should be prohibited in a modern world. We already have enough waste in the ocean.
I keep mine on shelves, not in the ocean.
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TheSynthScientist
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250 posts since 29 Nov, 2018

Re: Why did you left CDs?

Post Fri May 29, 2020 8:54 am

convenience....
Soon we will all wear a music chip, in our brain.

Downloading, downloading....

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vurt
addled muppet weed
66918 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Why did you left CDs?

Post Fri May 29, 2020 8:57 am

TheSynthScientist wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 8:54 am
convenience....
Soon we will all wear a music chip, in our brain.

Downloading, downloading....
is it still considered "wearing" if its internal?

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foosnark
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5234 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

Re: Why did you left CDs?

Post Fri May 29, 2020 9:08 am

vurt wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 8:57 am
TheSynthScientist wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 8:54 am
convenience....
Soon we will all wear a music chip, in our brain.

Downloading, downloading....
is it still considered "wearing" if its internal?
And if you don't have an implant, does that mean your brain is naked?

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