Trasferring classical CD collection to computer

  A.S. 22:52 15 Mar 2008

A good friend with 2000+ classical CDS is moving to a
foreign county. He doesn't want to ship the CDS. Do you blame him? What is the best way to transfer the entire collection to external hard drive with back-up hard drive here in the states? He wants to include an easy to use catalog system which cross-references composer with music type (i.e. symphony, string quartet) Any suggestions would be gratefully appreciated.

  ambra4 23:32 15 Mar 2008

Look at these two programs there is a fully functional trial version on both so if

not to his liking he don’t have to buy

OrangeCD Suite 5.2.0

click here

Music Collector

click here

  100andthirty 15:30 16 Mar 2008

If you want to retain the original quality absolutely intact, you'll nee >1TB of disc space (assuming saved as WAV files) and it'll take >300 hours to do the ripping (assuming about 10 mins of fiddling about ber disc)

  mooly 08:33 18 Mar 2008

My advice, never ever part with the original C.D.s. Discs (CD) will be around for decades (look at resurgence in vinyl) PC.s and hard discs as we know them today will not. If you're serious about the music keep the originals.

  wee eddie 09:54 18 Mar 2008

Original CDs will be readable for the next few decades. External Hard Drives and the Software currently in use may not make 2015.

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