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Re: Jewel Cases
« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2011, 06:29:37 PM »
No need for excitement, Jim.  Your position on this is well known.  Just having a little fun.

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Re: Jewel Cases
« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2011, 03:19:40 AM »
I was only kidding, Forrest.  Have a great week.

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Re: Jewel Cases
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2011, 04:40:45 PM »
I can vouch for Jim purchasing lots and lots and lots of CDs. We like that!
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Re: Jewel Cases
« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2011, 06:20:36 AM »
I just unloaded approximately 3000 more used jewel cases via Craigslist :)

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Re: Jewel Cases
« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2011, 01:55:07 PM »
Of all the folks on here, I would wager that I have purchased more physical product.  I'm drowning in it over here.


You call that a collection?!? Only one entire floor to ceiling wall! ;D  Actually that is quite impressive. Are the polyethylene bags similar to what Amplexus use for their oversized art discs?  Just wondering as just about all of my plastic sleeves from Amplexus have deteriorated over the years.

Also, I was wondering what music server are you using? I've been slowly ripping my CDs to iTunes as Apple lossless format and can access them from my stereo in various ways, but all of them have faults that keep me from using them day to day.
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Re: Jewel Cases
« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2011, 02:25:59 PM »
Jim has a bunch of posts in his own topic in the "Now Playing" area of the forum.
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Re: Jewel Cases
« Reply #26 on: June 20, 2011, 02:26:40 PM »
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Re: Jewel Cases
« Reply #27 on: June 22, 2011, 03:37:20 AM »
Of all the folks on here, I would wager that I have purchased more physical product.  I'm drowning in it over here.


You call that a collection?!? Only one entire floor to ceiling wall! ;D  Actually that is quite impressive. Are the polyethylene bags similar to what Amplexus use for their oversized art discs?  Just wondering as just about all of my plastic sleeves from Amplexus have deteriorated over the years.

Also, I was wondering what music server are you using? I've been slowly ripping my CDs to iTunes as Apple lossless format and can access them from my stereo in various ways, but all of them have faults that keep me from using them day to day.


The bags are from bagsunlimited.com:

http://www.bagsunlimited.com/c-89-poly-sleeves.aspx

I'm using a poly-sleeve with 2 pockets and a fold over flap without adhesive:

http://www.bagsunlimited.com/p-3313-double-pocket-cd-sleeve-with-white-poly-separator-1-flap-no-tape.aspx

There are many variations.  I tried several before I selected the one I'm using.  I'm approximately 60-70% done with the process!  I'll post an updated picture of "the wall" later when there's more light.

There are many good music servers but the least expensive, most configurable option is the Logitech Squeezebox line:

http://www.logitech.com/en-us/speakers-audio/wireless-music-systems

I have a laptop with two 2-terrabyte hard drives as my dedicated music server which is connected by ethernet cable to my router.  The Wi-Fi players are all over the house:

A Boom is in my bedroom.  A Radio is in the guest bedroom.  I have another Boom in my office...with a subwoofer.  And I have a Touch in the living room hooked up to my stereo.

All are controllable via two Squeezebox LCD handheld controllers, my Android phone, an iPod, or my iPad.  The iPad is the ideal way to control the system with its large graphical interface; I can find and play music very easily...much easier than locating a disc in my physical collection.  And I forgot to mention that I can stream any of my music directly from my phone or the iPad.

The server software for Squeezebox runs on the laptop.  It's under constant development.  The SB forum offers help and fixes for problems and a lot more:

http://forums.slimdevices.com/

Sonos offer a great music server but the price per room is significantly higher:

http://sonos.com/

Olive is another contender at a higher price point:

http://www.olive.us/

There are plenty of other options.  I believe that Apple will at some point enter the market with more of a solution than they currently offer.  There was some noise here and elsewhere about 24-bit files.  The Logitech Touch supports 24-bit files fully; I suspect Apple's hardware will also.

Bottomline:  As I have said elsewhere, a music server is the only way to go as we move slowly away from CDs to a file-based future ;)

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Re: Jewel Cases
« Reply #28 on: June 30, 2011, 05:02:33 PM »
I was just breaking down the remnants of my collection, and was annoyed by just having to do 50 or so! I sympathize with your plight Jim.

As I looked at the stack of useless plastic chunks that had been divested of their booklets, I got kind of disgusted by the whole thing. Jewel cases as objects are indeed lame things. Even the simplest paper sleeve is preferable. All the albums are in the carrying case, and I am looking at a small, beautiful stack of eco wallet/digipaks nestled on the bookshelf.

Though I am starting to think about the idea of albums being released as just some fine printed art, with a download code.
How would this go over with everyone on the forum?
I've noticed many friends turning back to the vinyl world, and some even without record players buying the record with a download code, just to get the full art experience.

I'm noticing on labels like Thrill Jockey, that the price of the cd/straight download/vinyl with download code is almost the same. Interesting...

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Re: Jewel Cases
« Reply #29 on: July 01, 2011, 03:58:05 AM »
This is interesting, a USB flash drive release:
http://www.behance.net/adamnedage/frame/1274039

I was looking to do this as well.

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Re: Jewel Cases
« Reply #30 on: August 14, 2011, 10:31:59 AM »
The transition from jewel cases is 90% complete.







I have reclaimed VAST areas of storage.  And a lucky camper or two has gotten some great deals on thousands of slightly used jewel cases.

Win - win :)

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Re: Jewel Cases
« Reply #31 on: August 14, 2011, 03:24:07 PM »
Wow! That is some serious space you saved.
Never regret money spent on old books, old dogs or old friends.