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View Poll Results: How many songs are there in your media library?
From 1 to 1999 songs 18 12.16%
2000 to 4999 songs 21 14.19%
5000 to 9999 songs 34 22.97%
10000 to 14999 songs 22 14.86%
15000 to 19999 songs 12 8.11%
20000 to 24999 songs 7 4.73%
25000 to 29999 songs 10 6.76%
30000 to 34999 songs 3 2.03%
35000 to 39999 songs 1 0.68%
40000 to 44999 songs 1 0.68%
45000 to 49999 songs 1 0.68%
50000 to 54999 songs 2 1.35%
55000 to 59999 songs 1 0.68%
60000 to 64999 songs 2 1.35%
65000 to 69999 songs 2 1.35%
70000 to 74999 songs 2 1.35%
75000 to 79999 songs 2 1.35%
80000 to 84999 songs 0 0%
85000 to 89999 songs 2 1.35%
90000 to 94999 songs 0 0%
95000 to 99999 songs 0 0%
100000 songs or more! 5 3.38%
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Old 12-08-2008, 10:38 PM   #161 (permalink)
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C'mon you have to admit that a real, tangible collection of CDs and records deserves more kudos than downloaded stuff.
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Old 12-08-2008, 11:04 PM   #162 (permalink)
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C'mon you have to admit that a real, tangible collection of CDs and records deserves more kudos than downloaded stuff.
::tosses my tangible collection of over 700 CDs at pianokeys:: Weeeeeeee...here, catch!

Come on...music is music. Sure, the advent of transferable digital music made piracy easier on some but it is by no means new. I remember when people screamed about casette tape piracy. Most of those people had to pay for their music too...the difference was where the money went. Now they simply bemoan the lack of money all together.

I wonder what the old Italian opera composers though of the way the gondoliers used to flock to their operas to learn new tunes to sing as they pushed their boats through the canals. "How dare he sing the song I wrote!?" or "Free publicity!"
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Old 12-08-2008, 11:08 PM   #163 (permalink)
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^ Of course piracy is not new. I'm just saying... I think real collections of old records and CDs on a shelf is more of an achievement than files and files of downloaded music. Of course I download music, and I'm not anti-downloading.

I'm sure I'm not the only one who has a thing for CD/ DVD/ record collections
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Old 12-09-2008, 01:02 AM   #164 (permalink)
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^ Of course piracy is not new. I'm just saying... I think real collections of old records and CDs on a shelf is more of an achievement than files and files of downloaded music.
What would that achievement be?

I'm pretty netural to the issue. I buy a lot of music and download a lot. I'm not sure why either one counts as an "achievement."
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Old 12-09-2008, 04:44 AM   #165 (permalink)
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I like having a physical product, but for listening to music, CDs are not very good I think. I rip them and listen to them on the computer.

It bothers me that the music industry that deals in media etc. has been doing a ****ty job at staying on top of technology. I think CDs are nice to collect but utlimately impractical. They cost more money to make, you need people working with that. Then it costs money to transport them around .. at last, you need people to sell them in stores somehow. These things are not a problem if you sell music on MP3s or other file-formats. Making copies is free and distribution more or less takes care of itself once you have a working system up.

They should've been selling music files many, many years ago after they first appeared, I think. And they should sell them in such a way that it's easier (takes less effort) for you to get them legally than it does to pirate them.

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I think this poll underestimates the sizes of some people's music collection. Also, as has been mentioned, it may be more useful to look at the total amount of songs or total playtime rather than filesize.
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Old 12-09-2008, 06:18 AM   #166 (permalink)
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Looks like I'll be getting Pianokeys to rip the remainder of my 4413 CDs, then I'll get my classical collection out afterwards to be sorted. Pain in the ass is what it is, is what it is! :p

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I think this poll underestimates the sizes of some people's music collection. Also, as has been mentioned, it may be more useful to look at the total amount of songs or total playtime rather than filesize.
That's what I wa saying. In my second post you can clearly see the difference in memory size between FLAC and MP3 of the music I have managed to digitise so far.
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Old 12-09-2008, 07:54 AM   #167 (permalink)
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I have approx 800 c.d's, 60 cassettes and the other 1200+ are downloaded. I do have approx 1,000 dvd's of which about 60 are copies, the rest are originals.
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Old 12-09-2008, 11:37 AM   #168 (permalink)
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I agree. I have about 40 gigs downloaded, but having cd's is a lot cooler. In twenty years when I'm reminiscing about all the bands I used to love, or showing my kids what music I listened to, it'll be a lot cooler to have the cd opposed to a file on a computer.
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Old 12-09-2008, 12:29 PM   #169 (permalink)
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^ Of course piracy is not new. I'm just saying... I think real collections of old records and CDs on a shelf is more of an achievement than files and files of downloaded music. Of course I download music, and I'm not anti-downloading.

I'm sure I'm not the only one who has a thing for CD/ DVD/ record collections
You can very well have your own collection of disks and records, I know that's my thing as well. Try putting those CDs in your computer, then see how many gigs it is. I think that's the point of the thread.

If you only have the records of certain bands, there's no problem just downloading the digital files, since you already own the records.

DVDs are a whole different dilemma : P
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:42 AM   #170 (permalink)
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Im not really sure. I would say about 300ish CD's and maybe 50 or 60 albums on vinyl. Maybe about 100-110gb as well. Once i start getting a regular income again i'll start buying more again. I can't wait to go shopping for records and CD's again as i havent bought many physical copies in the last couple of years now. Maybe 20-30 at most.
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