Quest: how big is your music archive?

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#1

I’ll start with a bit of show off!

92,5 GB (99.402.285.056 bytes)

23942 Files, 659 Folders

All of my material is original and ripped from my OWN cd’s. :slight_smile:


#2

About 40GB. Built from my own CDs - but I’m only about halfway through building my library, I did the CDs that are important to me first.


#3

Forgot to mention quantity is not quality :stuck_out_tongue: but this is just for fun :wink:


#4

almost 40G
mp4a @192


#5

I got 13 DVD backups of my CD collection. Quality matters so I always encode at 320kBit/s. Its not worth encoding at lower rates since storage solutions are so cheap now and higher rates give noticably higher quality.


#6


I encode @ 192kbps CBR using LAME, cant stand anything lower than 160Kbps. Im sure theres a better format and a better way of doing it but im quite happy as it is.


#7

I only use VBR now, max at 320kbps, min at 192kpbs :slight_smile:


#8

Although you guys probably won’t believe me … I have no music archive. :rolleyes: :o


#9

Mine: the songs my wife sang and played (on a winamp intercast.) One DVD is enough. :slight_smile:

Otherwise, terabyes would not be difficult but for what? The songs of my wife and the sound my daughter are enough. Seriously, I’d like to play the home-made music and video files on my MP3 phones. The latest PMP players and PDA phones don’t look good enough either.


#10

About 10 crates full


#11

i have no idea, about 750 cdroms i think


#12

about 15 DVD’s containing MP3 and 150 Original CD’s

Mp3 is just the music that I normally not would have bought…


#13

My daughter loves the CD disks I burned, either sucessfully or unsucessfully. I saw her trying to taste some today. :sad:

Some are used for mobiles from the ceiling.

There are still some music CD’s (either pressed or CD-R, in CD Audio format) but I rarely listen to music. Too lazy for choosing the tracks, not to mention which CD’s of all.


#14

Huge Library + Shuffle will solve that for you.

My own library is only about 3 gigs of OGG files @ 192kbits I’ve just recently started building it to listen to my cd’s in my MP3 player I got for christmas


#15

[ul]
[li]about 15 CDs with downloaded music
[/li][li]about 2 Gb unsorted downloads on my hard disk
[/li][li]338 original audio CDs
[/li][/ul]


#16

15 original CDs (including itsi bitsi spider, ABC, and old mc donald had a farm eeyaa eeya yoo).
2 DVD Audio


#17

Hmm. I meant CD disks, not the files on HDDs. I sometimes have terabytes on PC. It’s easy to find something from a PC, networked or not if organized well enough. Not so easy if they are thousands of CD disks. Of course, I can always listen to music from a PC, but a PC is noisy. (My computers cannot but be noisy as the drives are all exposed and lots of cheap 80mm fans are running.)


#18

About 500 original CDs…
of which only few made it to MP3…20 GB


#19

A little less than 200 original CDs… all converted to MP3 or OGG (CDs are too bulky :p)… in all, I have only a little less than 20 GB of MP3/OGG music.


#20

i have exactly 1000 mp3 cds (all my collections stop at 1000 because of numbering systems in divx collection programs - so now i’m writing my own media collection software), with anywhere between 1 and 16 albums on a disc, 99% of discs burned contain between 680 and 704 mb, i’m currently tagging & renaming to weed out busted albums, duplicates and broken files, but all told… i have around 13-14,000 albums. this is mainly due to jazz… i have 275 different albums between miles davis and john coltrane alone. most of these are encoded at 192 or 128, as storage and $ WAS an issue when i started this collection in college. they will be re-encoded with lame-vbr at some point.

and if anyone’s wondering, no i did not buy ALL these cds BUT i did buy 99% of the jazz, which accounts for: about 1/3 of the collection, my encyclopedic knowledge of music stores in nyc, and maybe 3 or 4 years of my life.