On 02/04/18 06:03, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
On Sat, 3 Feb 2018, Jon LaBadie wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 02, 2018 at 05:29:40PM -0500, 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 only had about 60 CDs to rip, but like you was uncertain about
> I used "abcde" which let me save .wav, .flac, .oog, and .mp3 in 1
for now, i was thinking of ripping just to .flac since that's
lossless and i can always decide later what further format to rip to
in order to save space. does that make sense? i just want to avoid
having to go back and rip everything all over again.
What makes sense to me is to first select a few individual tracks with different
types of music. For example, if you have classical, pick a few with quiet movements
with only strings, those with lots of highs, etc. Then record and listen to all of
those in various formats. Even better if you have have someone play them for you in
different formats to see if you can tell the difference.
I've found that folks have a tendency to overvalue lossless formats but in fact their
ears aren't up to the task.
A motto of mine is: When in doubt, try it out