Originally posted by spaceplay
I enter people's houses at night, take their cd's and rip them, bring them back and leave again.
Ah, that explains why I found my Pink Floyd collection all mixed up last week.
My music collection includes no MP3s, and I hate transcoding from lossy-to-lossless. That combined with the incidence of encoding errors being generally too high for....*ahem*..."remote archival from other sources* (
), means I buy all the music I want that can be found on Amazon.com from there, and the rest (usually bootlegs or rarities) on eBay or from other auctions/stores.
I pay between $0.01 and $2.00 per CD, plus $0.50 or so for shipping. Then I rip them all to FLAC. I'm currently at 8686 tracks, taking 206GB of HD volume.