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# 1 : Sunday 26-2-2012 @ 19:29
 
 
I ripped all my CDS many years ago but I noticed that a lot of the songs don't sound so good nowadays. When the music gets complicated they tend to sound hissy / crackly. Also some of them are a bit flat if truth be told.

I've decided they all need to be ripped again.

Looking at the bitrates most of them are MP3 128K so when I redo them at 256k AAC they should be closer to CD quality. This will of course use up more memory so I guess I will rotate some playlists on the iphone if it becomes an issue.

Did you ever rip your CDs? Were you happy with the results? Do you prefer to just use CDs or have you abandoned them completely for online music?
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# 2 : Sunday 26-2-2012 @ 19:33
 
 
320k mp3 for me only cause I like the id3 tagging system with artwork etc. Flac seems to be the best for lossless compression though.
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# 3 : Sunday 26-2-2012 @ 19:33
 
 
No I'll rip all of my CDs... (and that is approaching 2000) everytime I get an ipod... I am on my fourth one... so it is incredibly frustrating but worth it.
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# 4 : Sunday 26-2-2012 @ 19:35
 
 
Cds are on the way out, for me anyway.
If im downloading something for the gym then ill download an mp3, if its going on my PC then ill download a lossless format or a higher bitrate mp3.

I dumped all the cases from my CDs years ago and copied them onto an external drive, which broke. The CDs are all in a box, scratched and shuffled around.

I usually use VLC player so i can switch between a high bitrate mp3 or FLAC.

I prefer my record player though.
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# 5 : Sunday 26-2-2012 @ 19:36
 
 
320kb for the win, files tube, mediafire
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# 6 : Sunday 26-2-2012 @ 19:36
 
 
Are record players really better?
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# 7 : Sunday 26-2-2012 @ 19:41
 
 
Do you rip the CDs each time you get an ipod Tripper? You could just sync the new ipod.
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# 8 : Sunday 26-2-2012 @ 19:52
 
 
Someone said :
Are record players really better?

No, if comparing it with an 320k mp3 made from the master. Actually, if you are getting a proper digital copy from a master source, usually an old DAT, the mp3 will sound better when compared to the vinyl copy from the DAT.
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# 9 : Sunday 26-2-2012 @ 20:04
 
 
The price stickers on some of these CDs are shocking - E6.49 for a single?!?
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# 10 : Sunday 26-2-2012 @ 20:15
 
 
Someone said :
Are record players really better?

There's a wonderful thread on vinyl records here
http://www.gaire.com/e/f/default.asp?page=view.asp&parent=1807601 etc ...
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# 11 : Sunday 26-2-2012 @ 20:19
 
 
Someone said :
I ripped all my CDS many years ago but I noticed that a lot of the songs don't sound so good nowadays. When the music gets complicated they tend to sound hissy / crackly. Also some of them are a bit flat if truth be told.

I've noticed that with some rips that I did years ago also.
Maybe the ripping software was not very good back then.
I just downloaded newer versions because I got rid of all of my cds years ago.

Someone said :
Do you prefer to just use CDs or have you abandoned them completely for online music?

I abandoned cds years ago.
128K seems fine to me.
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# 12 : Monday 27-2-2012 @ 15:30
 
 
When Gracenote doesn't know what my CD is I feel like such a bad ass music collector.
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# 13 : Monday 27-2-2012 @ 16:24
 
 
Someone said :
When Gracenote doesn't know what my CD is I feel like such a bad ass music collector.

Why do you collect ass music?
I'd agree that you are bad at it if you are still ripping cds instead of downloading the music?
Do you have any examples of good ass music that you could recommend to us?
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# 14 : Monday 27-2-2012 @ 16:26
 
 
Hole - Bad Ass music.

The Donkeys - Good Ass music.
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# 15 : Monday 27-2-2012 @ 16:30
 
 
I have a few CDs for the car, but haven't bought or ripped any in at least 5 years, just no point anymore, have my music on my mp3 and backed up twice, CDs just take up too much space. DVDs will be gone soon too.
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