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camper19709

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Posted: 02/10/12 12:55am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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.
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Space is at a premium!
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Posted: 02/10/12 04:29am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes I do. We don't full time so it is much we to grab the album of DVD's when we a packing up for a trip.


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Posted: 02/10/12 05:42am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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)

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Posted: 02/10/12 06:51am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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.

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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.


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We copied all of our CD's to an external hard drive, catalogued them and they don't take up any space. We've always been either DVD rental people, or DVR'd our movies, so that wasn't an issue.


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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.

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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%.





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Album, no, I use a series of Discgear cases. These cases keep the disks separated, touching things only by the edge, and 100 disks only occupy about 16 inches of shelf space.

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Posted: 02/10/12 03:46pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We put ours in a DVD album and keep the information from the DVD cases and slip it in with the CD in the album. We use two big DVD albums, and they are almost full of DVDs.
Bought these at Best Buy.


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