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Now Playing / Re: FILE://Access/Rip/Play
« on: September 10, 2012, 05:35:01 PM »

Someday, an archeologist is going to be digging the earth that has covered your home... and find this server...  hook up a future version of a mac to it (because they connect to everything in the movies of course... )  - and the archeologist will have her mind blown by the sheer breadth and depth of your music collection.   I believe she will "Skweee" in delight.

Not meaning to cause a debate again, but I wonder if they'll find my hard drives intact or my CDs or neither.

And if either one is intact, will they be able to read the file format?

Now Playing / Re: FILE://Access/Rip/Play
« on: September 08, 2012, 04:21:33 PM »

Total Tracks: 158,501
Total Albums: 15,790
Total Artists: 22,454

Everything and Nothing / Re: recommended AV receivers ??
« on: July 28, 2012, 10:04:27 AM »
I recently did quite a bit of research.

Here's a few pearls:

1.  Spend twice as much on speakers as you do on the AVR
2.  Strongly consider getting an AVR with Audyssey room correction.  This feature automatically corrects for your rooms characteristics which otherwise might significantly alter the sound you were supposed to hear.
3.  Look at the options for control with your smartphone or tablet
4.  Currently Onkyo and Denon seem to meet #2 and #3 above the best, and the price for room correction inclusion has dropped below $1,000 for teh first time
4.  If you need very specified help, consider joining and posting to AVS Forum

Good luck.

Now Playing / Re: FILE://Access/Rip/Play
« on: July 28, 2012, 09:49:18 AM »

Total Tracks: 157,014
Total Albums: 15,633
Total Artists: 22,207

Now Playing / Re: FILE://Access/Rip/Play
« on: July 14, 2012, 01:24:01 PM »

Total Tracks: 155,890
Total Albums: 15,532
Total Artists: 22,078

Now Playing / Re: FILE://Access/Rip/Play
« on: July 01, 2012, 02:52:43 PM »

Total Tracks: 154,627
Total Albums: 15,379
Total Artists: 21,810

One of my three 2.0 TB drives failed...fortunately it was just after I had backed it up :)

Computers, Internet and Technology / Re: Purchase advice requested
« on: July 01, 2012, 04:41:09 AM »
You may want to try replacing your wireless router.  That might help with your NetFlix connection and routers are cheap.

I have a Samsung DVD player with built-in Wi-Fi and it works fine for streaming NetFlix; I've never had a problem except when NetFlix was down itself for the player needed rebooting.

You can also use a powerline converter for your network and eliminate the need to run some ethernet cable if you want to try a wired connection for your DVD player.

And you can split that remaining HDMI port with another piece of gear:

There is certainly more than one way to skin the CAT-5.

Now Playing / Re: FILE://Access/Rip/Play
« on: June 16, 2012, 06:11:17 AM »

Total Tracks: 153,277
Total Albums: 15,210
Total Artists: 21,561

I had to slow down a bit due to recent work duties and travel.

Now Playing / Re: FILE://Access/Rip/Play
« on: May 28, 2012, 03:51:00 AM »

Total Images: 0
Total Videos: 0
Total Tracks: 152,131
Total Albums: 15,064
Total Artists: 21,427
Total Genres: 851
Total Playing Time: 19080:14:24

Now Playing / Re: FILE://Access/Rip/Play
« on: May 20, 2012, 02:36:21 PM »

Total Images: 0
Total Videos: 0
Total Tracks: 151,371
Total Albums: 15,000
Total Artists: 21,389
Total Genres: 848
Total Playing Time: 20260:48:10

Exactly 15,000 albums :)

Hearing no major objections, I have posted it here.

It's 109 mb.

Enjoy in memory of...

yes most definitely...
that would be awesome.....

Thanks for your reply.  I'll give it a little bit more time for other replies to filter in.

I just don't want to violate any written or unwritten copyright issues and I expect this forum will have the collective knowledge to guide me here.

It's a great MP3 album that he released freely after the loss of a friend.  It's quite appropriate that I now listen to it and think of Jim.

I ran into Jim's MP3 album "Spectre Looms Suddenly" randomly yesterday.  I found it quite emotive.

Would anyone mind if I posted it again?  I Googled it and Jim's site is no longer up.

Now Playing / Re: FILE://Access/Rip/Play
« on: May 08, 2012, 01:15:51 PM »

Total Images: 0
Total Videos: 0
Total Tracks: 150,254
Total Albums: 14,867
Total Artists: 21,285
Total Genres: 839
Total Playing Time: 20024:41:22

In case anyone is interested, this is the player interface visible on any computer in the house:

Music Server
Server Settings
Server Settings During Music Rescan (Info tab)

I can also control the system from any smartphone, iPad, Andriod tablet, or Squeezebox remote.

Now Playing / Re: FILE://Access/Rip/Play
« on: May 05, 2012, 12:15:16 PM »

Total Images: 0
Total Videos: 0
Total Tracks: 149,315
Total Albums: 14,784
Total Artists: 21,184
Total Genres: 832
Total Playing Time: 19951:05:25

My next post should take me well over 150,000 files and  perhaps over 15,000 albums.

Now Playing / Re: FILE://Access/Rip/Play
« on: April 22, 2012, 08:52:36 AM »

Total Images: 0
Total Videos: 0
Total Tracks: 148,187
Total Albums: 14,645
Total Artists: 21,064

7 yrs ago, I lost ~15,000 vinyl records in New Orleans to Hurricane Katrina.  Now I have nearly that number of albums on three hard drives.  I'm amazed at how far we have come.

Everything and Nothing / Record Store Day 4/21/12
« on: April 21, 2012, 12:14:54 PM »
I decided to "celebrate" Record Store Day by going to the legendary Waterloo Records in Austin.  I felt energetic and decided to get to the store about a half-hour early.  Much to my surprise and consternation, the line wrapped around the entire city block nearly to the door of the store.   I was just as surprised to walk into the store about 10 minutes after opening to nearly standing room only as people slid up and down each aisle to look at all the vinyl releases that came out today including David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Abba, Captain Beefheart, etc.

It was madness.  I grabbed about 10 records including a Japanese reissue of Eno's "Another Green World" and attempted to checkout.  The line wrapped around the interior wall of the building to the other corner of the store opposite from the cash register.

After I waited approximately 20 mins and the line had moved about 1 foot, I calculated that I would be in line for about 2-3 hours before I could even see the cash register.

The mission was then aborted.  I unbagged my booty and walked out into the cool, sunny weather.

I then drove over to a smaller record store near my home but I couldn't find a parking spot!

Not a very successful RSD for me, but it DOES indicate the power of vinyl in Austin.


Now Playing / Re: FILE://Access/Rip/Play
« on: April 14, 2012, 01:17:44 PM »

Total Images: 0
Total Videos: 0
Total Tracks: 147,474
Total Albums: 14,568
Total Artists: 20,928
Total Genres: 820
Total Playing Time: 20606:29:07

Now Playing / Re: FILE://Access/Rip/Play
« on: April 03, 2012, 03:31:09 AM »

Total Images: 0
Total Videos: 0
Total Tracks: 146,247
Total Albums: 14,422
Total Artists: 20,844
Total Genres: 815
Total Playing Time: 20495:36:42

Now Playing / Re: FILE://Access/Rip/Play
« on: March 24, 2012, 10:54:17 AM »

Total Images: 0
Total Videos: 0
Total Tracks: 145,416
Total Albums: 14,332
Total Artists: 20,783
Total Genres: 810
Total Playing Time: 20193:02:45

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