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 Posted:   Apr 29, 2014 - 12:01 AM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

The worst part was cutting up the digipaks that didn't have booklets inside. The fronts were too big to fit so I had to cut down a few inches on each side to get them in the case.


 
 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2014 - 4:47 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

Egads, all this talk about cutting and folding and discarding CD booklets and inserts is making me cringe!

Hard to believe, isn't it? Deliberate destruction of one's own property. And limited edition "collectible" property at that.

I can't fathom the mindset of some people here. At all.

Do people value NOTHING any more?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2014 - 5:26 AM   
 By:   Traveling Matt   (Member)

Egads, all this talk about cutting and folding and discarding CD booklets and inserts is making me cringe!

Not to mention discarding protective cases for scratchable sleeves.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2014 - 6:42 AM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)


Not to mention discarding protective cases for scratchable sleeves.


The sleeves I use are specifically made to not scratch. That's why I use them on top of things. As for folding the inserts, it's only a small percentage of discs that any real damage is made, most of them will fold back just fine, and even the ones that don't still tend to look ok when put back into a jewel case.

The actual cutting up and/or throwing away of them makes me cringe too.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2014 - 7:11 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

The sleeves I use are specifically made to not scratch.

They all say that. None of them are 100% scratch resistant.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2014 - 7:43 AM   
 By:   stormcenter   (Member)

I like my physical media.......iTunes is not meant for my collection.

 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2014 - 9:03 AM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

Egads, all this talk about cutting and folding and discarding CD booklets and inserts is making me cringe!

Not to mention discarding protective cases for scratchable sleeves.


The cases I put the discs into use cloth that is meant to keep them scratch free for the pockets where they go. The discs are what matters. The only reason I keep anything else is so that I have the album art in front of the disc in my binder. I have scans of all the artwork I care about so I won't cry over tossing the paper.

It was a shame with some of those fancy limited edition packaging especially some metal albums but in the end I care about the CDs and if tossing the rest of it massively saves me space then I'll go for that.

 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2014 - 9:29 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

I'm a big fan of lossless digital downloads and what not but destroying, cutting up sleeves and cases, etc so they can fit something..............No.

I quite like looking at my collection:


 
 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2014 - 11:43 AM   
 By:   Traveling Matt   (Member)

The cases I put the discs into use cloth that is meant to keep them scratch free for the pockets where they go. The discs are what matters. The only reason I keep anything else is so that I have the album art in front of the disc in my binder. I have scans of all the artwork I care about so I won't cry over tossing the paper.

It was a shame with some of those fancy limited edition packaging especially some metal albums but in the end I care about the CDs and if tossing the rest of it massively saves me space then I'll go for that.


Anything that comes into contact with the data side of a disc can cause scratches. You may not be able to see them and it may not happen every time, but it can always happen. Sleeve manufacturers will indeed tell you there's no reason to be concerned, of course.

The idea that "discs are what matters" and the logic in transferring discs from proper protection to improper protection strikes me as incongruous. But to each his own I suppose. I can certainly understand space being an issue, but not to the detriment of precisely what you're attempting to secure.

What about slim jewel cases?

 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2014 - 11:50 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Anything that comes into contact with the data side of a disc can cause scratches. You may not be able to see them and it may not happen every time, but it can always happen.

And again I say that I have never, ever, not once, with thousands of CDs, ever scratched a CD to the point that it impacted playing in any way. And this includes CDs my kids listened to when they were little, which they tossed around and stepped on and left on the floor and, in some cases, threw in the bushes. (Not soundtracks. The Wiggles!) All played, and continue to play, just fine.

Am I just blessed?

 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2014 - 11:58 AM   
 By:   Penelope Pineapple   (Member)

And again I say that I have never, ever, not once, with thousands of CDs, ever scratched a CD to the point that it impacted playing in any way. And this includes CDs my kids listened to when they were little, which they tossed around and stepped on and left on the floor and, in some cases, threw in the bushes. (Not soundtracks. The Wiggles!) All played, and continue to play, just fine.

Am I just blessed?


All that and the Wiggles CDs still kept playing?! Sounds like you're cursed! big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2014 - 12:05 PM   
 By:   Traveling Matt   (Member)

Am I just blessed?

With treatment like that, absolutely! big grin

 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2014 - 12:16 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

Well I've already made the transition for pretty much my whole collection so I am no longer in the phase of searching out options. I don't exactly plan on taking out CDs every day from this setup since most of them are ripped.

 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2014 - 4:15 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

All that and the Wiggles CDs still kept playing?! Sounds like you're cursed! big grin

Ha! You make a good point!

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 12:32 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

I accidentally obliterated my iTunes playlist on my Mac. It there a free program I can use to transfer my playlist *from* my iPod back into iTunes?

Any help would be appreciated. smile

Greg Espinoza

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 1:30 PM   
 By:   bagby   (Member)

I accidentally obliterated my iTunes playlist on my Mac. It there a free program I can use to transfer my playlist *from* my iPod back into iTunes?

Any help would be appreciated. smile

Greg Espinoza


A free program to transfer a playlist from your iPod back into iTunes?

Uh, yeah. It's called iTunes.

http://osxdaily.com/2012/07/02/transfer-playlist-from-ios-to-itunes/

Basically: plug in your device. Find the playlist on the device you want to transfer. Export it as an XML file and then import into iTunes. You'll still have to have the music on your computer, of course, for the playlist to actually work.

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 2:48 PM   
 By:   mstanwick856   (Member)

I have loaded my entire collection into itunes using AAC. I thought that going lossless the files would be so large that my iPod would not cope memory-wise.

I have a high end stereo system as well so keep my CD collection to hand.

However, my main mode of listing is via my iPod and a decent, if not expensive, set of Sennheiser HD218i headphones. They took a bit of running in but now sound excellent to my ears.

I have now invested in a small portable headphone amplifier for £150. Another excellent addition IMO. I have seen other headphone amplifiers on the market for around £1500.

Has anybody else invested in this piece of equipment?

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 3:06 PM   
 By:   Tango Urilla   (Member)

I accidentally obliterated my iTunes playlist on my Mac. It there a free program I can use to transfer my playlist *from* my iPod back into iTunes?

Any help would be appreciated.

Greg Espinoza


That's happened to me before. Look up Senuti. I'm not sure if it's free anymore (or there might be a trial-run song limit), but it might lead you on the right track.

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 4:05 PM   
 By:   Rozsaphile   (Member)

I get a headache every time this thread bubbles to the top. I know that Apple products are supposed to be intuitive and I accept that downloads are the way of the future. But honestly, iTunes has been nothing but trouble for me, and I will commit nothing to its care until it becomes absolutely necessary. Fortunately I've got plenty of room to store CDs, which (soundtracks aside) are becoming remarkably inexpensive these days.

 
 
 Posted:   May 29, 2014 - 12:50 AM   
 By:   mstanwick856   (Member)

I get a headache every time this thread bubbles to the top. I know that Apple products are supposed to be intuitive and I accept that downloads are the way of the future. But honestly, iTunes has been nothing but trouble for me, and I will commit nothing to its care until it becomes absolutely necessary. Fortunately I've got plenty of room to store CDs, which (soundtracks aside) are becoming remarkably inexpensive these days.

I don't wish to give you a headache but my experience has been that Macs are very intuitive for me - but not for my wife. She dislikes them with a passion. So perhaps it is just personal preferences.

 
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