Do you take your DVDs and CDs out of their plastic case and store them in some type of album? Then do you throw the plastic case away?
They would take up alot less room that way. But, I just can not picture myself throwing the plastic case and all the information it contains away.
Space is at a premium!
30ft class A
Ford V10 chassis
04 Chevy Astro van toad
I still keep the DVDs in their cases, primarily because I might want to swap them at a future date (example: visit Ed McKays and sell those I don't want, buy those I do want). I keep the DVD's in a tote at present. A friend keeps theirs in a binder, and many are scratched beyond viewing. Guess dust gets on the pages and scratches when DVDs are slid in and out of their pockets. (kid factor too)
Do you take your DVDs and CDs out of their plastic case...
Yes, only to copy to an I-Pod...500+ cd's are heavy, bulky and a nightmare to keep organized, why not put 'em on an I-pod, and let it assume the management of your music ? Sold the CD's for a dollar a piece.
When we had the sticks and bricks we had an ARQ (Audio Request) and had all our C.D.s loaded into that. Moved to the rv. ARQ was too big and generated too much heat. Had all the music loaded onto a thumb drive so I could load them onto the computer. Then went onto pad and pod. Going to the cloud next but don't want to lose the high and low end of the music so we will keep the thumb drive as our master.
Tom, Cheryl & Blossom(coonhound mix)
'05 Winnebago Journey 36G w/Cat. C-7 350 hp Freightliner XC
AFE air filter, aero turbine muffler, 4 FSD Konis, ultra track bell crank and Safe-T-Plus
All our music is on Ipods - one for the rig, one for the toad. All our DVDs are on hard drives, and we use a media player to watch them. Sold or gave away all the discs when we started roaming.
And we have a LOT of music - about 9,000 tracks - and about 500 movies. Took quite a while to rip all the discs, but there was no way we could carry them all in the motorhome.
Fulltiming since Apr 2007 in 2000 Rexhall Aerbus, towing 2012 Honda CRV. 47 of the lower 48 so far.
I was trying to organize my music CDs and then read about the quality of mp3 rips. If you use a reasonable compression rate, you will not be able to tell the difference between the original CD and the rip. In fact audio experts with the highest quality playback equipment can be fooled...and I am no expert and my hearing is suffering some loss due to age. Anyway I ripped over 200 albums pretty quickly. In addition the Windows media player automatically searched and found the album information on the internet so I also got a small version of the album cover and the track information. It did make a couple of errors but of the 200 I would estimate I got the cover and track info for about 90%.