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Thinking of getting a NAS - Synoloy DS212

I want to site it next to my Rega DAC and connect it via USB

Question what is the best way of ripping my music CDs to it? Rip on itunes in ALAC then move to the NAS? I have over 500 CDS that need ripping - I have about 50 so far ripped to itunes in ALAC.

Any help appreciated!

 

 

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RE: Q about NAS and itunes on my imac

Hi Steve,

I have just bought one too, and last night started copying over my music files to it - it said it would take about 6 hours, so I'm about to go and check progress....thing is, there are about 11,000 tracks, and progress seemed pretty slow !

As for ripping your CDs, I think the best way is to use some ripping sorftware like dbpoweramp (as you get a highert-quailty rip than with iTunes, and can also do a 128k version at the same time for use with iPod etc), but as for whether you rip them to iTunes first and then move them over to the NAS, I'm not sure...I think you should be able to rip them straight to the NAS ?

My problem is that I have all those CDs already on my iTunes, most of which were ripped at varying speeds, i.e. 128k, 256k, 320k etc, before I realised you could alter the rate...so I currently only have a few lossless tracks....so now I'm not sure what to do in terms of re-ripping everything at full quality. So, best to get these questions out of the way before doing it Steve, unlike me !

Does anybody have an answer ? Do I have to trawl through my iTunes, delete the low-speed CDs one-by-one and re-rip them as lossless ? The thought of it makes me shudder, but then so too does keeping them all at low rates and listening to them through the CDQ, which wouldn't do the music justice !

 

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RE: Q about NAS and itunes on my imac

Hi Steve,

I have just bought one too, and last night started copying over my music files to it - it said it would take about 6 hours, so I'm about to go and check progress....thing is, there are about 11,000 tracks, and progress seemed pretty slow !

As for ripping your CDs, I think the best way is to use some ripping sorftware like dbpoweramp (as you get a highert-quailty rip than with iTunes, and can also do a 128k version at the same time for use with iPod etc), but as for whether you rip them to iTunes first and then move them over to the NAS, I'm not sure...I think you should be able to rip them straight to the NAS ?

My problem is that I have all those CDs already on my iTunes, most of which were ripped at varying speeds, i.e. 128k, 256k, 320k etc, before I realised you could alter the rate...so I currently only have a few lossless tracks....so now I'm not sure what to do in terms of re-ripping everything at full quality. So, best to get these questions out of the way before doing it Steve, unlike me !

Does anybody have an answer ? Do I have to trawl through my iTunes, delete the low-speed CDs one-by-one and re-rip them as lossless ? The thought of it makes me shudder, but then so too does keeping them all at low rates and listening to them through the CDQ, which wouldn't do the music justice !

 

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RE: Q about NAS and itunes on my imac

thanks for you help, maybe i will have a look at that ripping software before i start then!

cheers

 

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Rega RP6, Nagaoka MP-200, White Belt, Michell Tecnoweight, Rega Fono MM

Rega Quattro, Couple 1 & 2