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Discussion in 'Audio' started by jackgee, May 14, 2012.

  1. jackgee

    jackgee Member

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    just wondering if anyone knows if it is possible to download to a hard drive the equilivent to a digital jukebox as seen in pubs or even buy it. fed up puting on CD albums that i really only like a few songs and CD compilations with the same songs lol.
    Thanks in advance to anyone who helps.........J
     
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    You rip the CDs with EAC or dbPowerAmp. Store them on your hard disk. Them play them with a jukebox such as Media Monkey or WinAmp or use a mp3 player like an ipod. Get some Philip or Sony 'in-the-ear' buds for less than $15L for the mp3 player and you are good.

    That technology has been main stream for over a decade.

    More importantly, you preserve your CDs and properly ripped the audio will be at least as good. Also we tend to lose CDs far more often than computers.

    I would rip using LAME VBR mp3s at the highest fidelity setting. The files are small and the quality is better than your ears or audio equipment.
     
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    thanx for your help mate, can you help with another problem please? up until now i have connected my external hard drive to my sound system and was able to view on tv to select the tracks. i cant get the media monkey to work this way is this possible as it would make it so much easier to find tracks. thanx again
     
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    sorry forgot to say hard drive is connected to sound system via USB
     
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    Maybe there are too many USB connections. All my music is on external drives. They use USB connections. I have no problem. All my juke box players are on C: not on the HD. Be careful about finding tracks. I actually have several external drives the boxes have both USB and eSATA. I load and find tracks using the eSATA connection. MM could get screwed up. I did that after moving about a t-byte from one drive to another then tried to find the tracks. MM died a horrible death. It is far smarter to move 100 g at a time then let MM reconcile.
     

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