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...is upon me.  I've ripped 415 albums totalling 558 CDs, plus 39 CD singles, so 597 CDs in total.  No I don't feel the urge to buy another three to make a nice even number. shame on you 

That's me hanging-up my CD ROM drive for a while.

Next thing is to do a back up.  I kept putting it off until I'd finished because I knew it would be out of date the minute I ripped the next CD.  I'm 'there' now so guess what my Mac and my 2TB USB drive will be doing all night.  Hope it's ready for a long slog: iTunes indicates nearly 9,040 songs, and they're all ALAC so over 233Gb...

Anyway right this second I feel like one of these  cheer

Or even maybe a couple of these  beauty, eh

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RE: That good feeling when you've ripped your last CD

It's a good feeling...........but it's never your last.  shifty

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lol well it's the last of my 'legacy' collection.  Of course if I buy anything new now, that's an addition, but buying and ripping the odd one now and again isn't as much of a stress as ploughing through the ones which were already there.  Glad that's over.

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RE: That good feeling when you've ripped your last CD

Now you just need a Streamer that works!  >)

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RE: That good feeling when you've ripped your last CD

excellent! Looking forward to receiving my 'new' HRT II+ DAC.  Currently my Mac Mini is connected to the HiFi via its h/p output.  Compared to the sound card in some PCs I've owned, I'm impressed by the quality of the standard DAC in Macs; I used it this way for some months before buying an external DAC, but still, it's pretty obvious to hear within seconds that the HRT II+ wastes it, and so it should.

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RE: That good feeling when you've ripped your last CD

I thought I'd done all mine once, then I realised that the software I had used didn't have error detection, and quite a lot had errors on, so I downloaded some trial software with error detection, and did them all again. <img src=" />

Then, when I tried to play some albums, I realised that they were playing in alphabetical order, and not in track order like I wanted.

I then had to download a third lot of software, as the trial period had ended, and do them all again, but this time adding track numbers to the beginning of each track title. <img src=" />

I'm nearly there now, and I estimate I've done 500 cds, 3 times each. I still don't get seamless play, so there's an annoying click in between tracks, but at least they are in order now.

I've backed them all up on 2 seperate hard drives too, but I'll admit to being a bit fed up with the whole process now. :)

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Funny you should mention that BBB, now and again I come across a track where the CD has skipped a little or jumped during the rip and I have to go and rip it again. Or if not a jump/skip, sometimes a kind of 'white noise' sound for a fraction of second during a song.  This is despite using initially 'error correction' in iTunes to rip the first 200 or so CDs, then latterly XLD for the rest (which usually still shows no errors).  It would be good if there was an app which could scan my rips and show me where the 'duds' are ahead of making my first major security-backup, but I guess that's asking for the impossible because there's no way it could know.

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RE: That good feeling when you've ripped your last CD

... that awful feeling when after a hundred CDs, you realise you left the format set at 128kbps MP3 by mistake...

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RE: That good feeling when you've ripped your last CD

A business opportunity? I would pay a sum.

But not silly money. 10p to flac? Any offers

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RE: That good feeling when you've ripped your last CD

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... that awful feeling when after a hundred CDs, you realise you left the format set at 128kbps MP3 by mistake...

I ripped 350 cds and realised that my mac was set to 256 kbs I am not sure how many kbs  losless comes in at  . its not a problem at the moment as I have only been using my Itunes for my ipod but as I  intend to stream music I have stopped ripping for now . How do I change the bit rate my mac rips at (mac book pro retena display) thanks for help on this one beauty, eh  

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RE: That good feeling when you've ripped your last CD

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I am not sure how many kbs  losless comes in at

If you ripped in MP3 or AAC then the answer is 'never', though whether you can actually hear the difference beyond about 256k is a moot point which has been done to death, like hi-res audio.

 

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How do I change the bit rate my mac rips at (mac book pro retena display) thanks for help on this one beauty, eh  

 

If you're using iTunes 11 then the option to change the import format is in the dialog box which appears when you click 'Import CD'. The default is AAC Encoder, but you can also choose Apple Lossless and MP3. The 'Settings' dropdown allows you to change the bitrate, except obviously in 'Apple Lossless'

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I ripped 350 cds and realised that my mac was set to 256 kbs I am not sure how many kbs  losless comes in at  . its not a problem at the moment as I have only been using my Itunes for my ipod but as I  intend to stream music I have stopped ripping for now . How do I change the bit rate my mac rips at (mac book pro retena display) thanks for help on this one beauty, eh  

Open iTunes.  Open preferences.  In the "General" panel you see the "When You Import a CD" section. Next to that there is the "Import Settings" button. Click on that.

Use the drop down menu  on "Import Using" and select  "Apple Lossless Encoder". ("Setting" changes to "Automatic").

Where it says "Use Error Correction when reading audio CDS" tick the box if it's blank. (You definitely want that on.)

Hope that helps.

 

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Thanks guys I will make adjustments and start again  beauty, eh

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Thanks guys I will make adjustments and start again  beauty, eh

Take my strong advice: after your adjustments, do a test rip of a CD you've aleady ripped and be absolutely sure you can hear the difference. I'm not trying to be patronizing, but if you don't hear a difference, then save yourself an awful lot of work and don't bother!

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In order to ensure that everything syncs to your iPhone in 256K AAC, plug in your iPhone to the computer and start iTunes.

Select your iPhone under "Devices"

In the "Summary" page there is a section called "Options".  Tick the  "Convert higher bit rate songs to" box and then select "256 kbps" [AAC]  from the little drop down menu...

This setting only affects the bit rate of music on your iPhone. 

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Thanks guys I will make adjustments and start again  beauty, eh

Take my strong advice: after your adjustments, do a test rip of a CD you've aleady ripped and be absolutely sure you can hear the difference. I'm not trying to be patronizing, but if you don't hear a difference, then save yourself an awful lot of work and don't bother!

Thanks Ive just adjusted + switched on errow corection I will do a test disc as you suggest  beauty, eh

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