On 02/02/2018 04:29 PM, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
one of my new year's resolutions was to digitize several hundred
music CDs in preparation for figuring out what system to use in the
domicile to play them, but regardless of how i decide to eventually
play these CDs, i'm looking for recommendations for how to rip them to
hard drive before i decide how i will end up using them.
given the cheapness of hard drives (and that i have a QNAP NAS
anyway), i don't really care about disk usage, so i figured on ripping
all of those CDs using (lossless) FLAC format, and i can decide down
the road whether to convert them to a different format to save on
in short, any recommendations on simply ripping all these CDs to
hard drive, while having no idea what i will eventually use to play
I ripped all my CDs to flac in an m4a wrapper with Grip and play them on
my computer with Amarok. However, I also installed Plex Media Server on
my FreeNAS box. The files are actually on FreeNAS, shared to my
computer via NFS. I then installed the Plex app on my Roku, so I can
play them using through our home theater system as well. Currently,
there are about 12,000 tracks.
Disk space is cheap. Rip to a lossless format.
Ripping CDs is incredibly boring.