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How do you guys store and listen to your music?

- Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:38:31 EST y4Jwkm6W No.453671
File: 1529001511478.jpg -(114915B / 112.22KB, 720x960) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. How do you guys store and listen to your music?
I have a bunch of songs that I like. But the only way I store them for later and listen to them is by making a bunch of bookmarks on my computer from Youtube. I've never owned an Ipod or whatever. If I want to start cataloging my music and listening to it while driving my car, what should I do? What would you recommend? Thanks for any help, mang
DSfA !!4N+Uxa7h - Thu, 14 Jun 2018 18:27:25 EST 3uA6sgR0 No.453672 Reply
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I'm a big fan of iTunes, but the best version was a while ago, they keep adding crap and taking away stuff I used with updates. Still, it's been great keeping things tidy and nicely tagged.

As for playing in your car, again, my iPod has been my trusty sidekick for 10 years! I don't go anywhere without it. And before that an iPod Mini and before that a generation 2 one (only upgraded because I filled them up - the gen 2 one still works!)... my car doesn't have an aux cable so I use one of those radio transmitters that broadcast your iPod to a blank frequency.

<-Not my one but isn't it cute?
Fuck Snodstock - Fri, 15 Jun 2018 06:16:11 EST 5Nlc3HVi No.453677 Reply
I personally like to categorize it by [folder:Artist Name] / [folder: year - album name]. Works for me. I'd like to start doing it by genres, too, but I figure a lot of music wouldn't fit into one, so fuck it.

As for your car, maybe you can plug an aux adapter into it? I bought one from amazon and plugged it into the back of my car's audio system (it's a toyota corolla fyi).

Or just use spotify and download the music? (they let you do that afaik?)
Hannah Bemmleford - Fri, 15 Jun 2018 08:22:45 EST ZIyWXxI5 No.453679 Reply
For digital files:
I generally store all my music on an external harddrive, i also rip from cds in wav format so they take up a good amount of space, more than what my 128gb macbook harddrive could handle.

I use itunes, foobar for mac sucks, but itunes i can sort by song, album and recently added, also right click get album artwork is great for aesthetics.

I do have an ipod touch and an ipod classic. my ipod classic recently broke. ipod touch is pretty cool, i leave mine in airplane mode and so it works like a normal mp3 player, i havent looked at it in atleast a week and i know it'll still have charge.

For physical media:
For records i sort by genre and then sort by artist. i do this because i dont want to be flicking through my beatles records and get a whole bunch of beethoven and i dont want to be going through my beethoven records and getting a bunch of beatles records, so i seperate them.

Cds its kind of like "whatever i listened to last is on the top"
DSfA !!4N+Uxa7h - Sun, 17 Jun 2018 16:33:07 EST 3uA6sgR0 No.453691 Reply
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>>453674 Mine is this one. The battery it came with only lasted about a year and a half but getting it replaced at a wee phone shop improved the lifespan a lot.

It can't hold all the music I have, I keep a selection of about 13,000 on it for when I'm out and about - all my favourites and a bunch of new stuff I've not listened to, like bedroom bandcampers and deep cuts - >>453677 so Spotify never has what I'm after
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sun, 17 Jun 2018 17:05:09 EST 04TYzcqq No.453692 Reply
I really should have gotten an iPod Classic before they discontinued them. My iPhone X is 256 GB though I switched from Apple Music to Spotify. I still got music I purchased on iTunes but haven’t really synced it in a while.
Angus Blemblewin - Mon, 18 Jun 2018 22:04:16 EST Yh1+ybjc No.453698 Reply
I listen to a few albums like 4 or so on repeat for 10 hours a day and then change about every 10 days to a new album i havent heard before.
Wesley Hubblefield - Wed, 03 Oct 2018 06:33:28 EST yiquJEZ1 No.454230 Reply
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I keep all my music (161 GB) in my Downloads folder, organized by: Artist --> Album (Year), in alphabetical order, occasionally acquiring both MP3 and lossless for iTunes and Foobar respectively. Always with album art and infodata filled out and lyrics too if they're worth transcribing.

My record collection (albeit small) is organized by genre, in order of most recently acquired, same with CD's

DSfA !!4N+Uxa7h - Thu, 04 Oct 2018 13:06:39 EST 3uA6sgR0 No.454233 Reply
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Funny that this thread got bumped, because my poor baby has been quite ill the past couple of weeks. A bit of googling suggests the motherboard might need replaced :( Though I'm trying to identify the root cause. Shuffling through my playlist, every now and then a song will take like 20 seconds to load. There's weird corruption on artwork for my own songs, so there's maybe something to do with how I'm saving the artwork from photoshop? It might also have something to do with the large number of songs I have with weird characters in the filename maybe messing up the database...

I downloaded this off youtube recently and my iPod just gives up and skips it when I try to play it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkRx-JuXS0s

Sad times...
Hannah Clarringsodging - Thu, 04 Oct 2018 14:09:52 EST GWorI/8R No.454234 Reply
I've got a bunch of records in a milk crate, cassettes nearby and sootify as well
Henry Guggleham - Fri, 23 Nov 2018 13:11:00 EST 7vrvGXBF No.454452 Reply
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You should at least download your youtube bookmarks my man!
YOUTUBE-DL is one of the most crucial open source projects out there right now, because it allows us to archive streaming video which could be removed at any time from these highly centralized websites. It also works for Vimeo, every news website, and pretty much everything else you can imagine https://rg3.github.io/youtube-dl/
Esther Turveybanks - Sun, 25 Nov 2018 13:04:21 EST IyOONG8W No.454465 Reply
I keep it all in. Mp3,. wav, and other formats. All saved and ID'ed correctly (took years for over 5,000 songs). Have all files on my phone and use power Amp as a player.

Use a youtube to Mp3 Downloader, there's multiple I downloaded one and can copy paste a bunch of YouTube links into it and it gives me the. Mp3s. Having your music is so much better than needing wifi/data to listen!
Polly Sadgecocke - Wed, 05 Dec 2018 14:38:39 EST jP3f5Lzh No.454525 Reply
I buy through Amazon Music and download MP3s because I'm a faggot.
Therm0ptic !cyBOrG7t12 - Wed, 05 Dec 2018 16:12:40 EST 3MCPZWEB No.454526 Reply
Google play music.
Anything not on therr, I just upload to my account so it's there. Then I can access all my musicceasily via my Google Homes or chromecasts.

Is YouTube music any good? Thought I might look into it as a creator.
Reuben Bottingkitch - Sat, 28 Dec 2019 10:42:23 EST Behsd6VY No.456053 Reply
I almost exclusively use my portable music player (used to have an iPod classic but when it kicked the bucket I got a Sony Walkman NWZ-A17) in conjunction with my portable speakers, which I'll move around the apartment depending on what I'm doing. The Walkman has ~192GB of storage between internal and microSD so I've got a good amount of space to work with, and I like that it can play FLAC (not that there's really much noticeable difference between that and a 320kbps mp3 but it's nice to have my favourites in perfect quality). I also have Foobar installed for computer listening, but my computer speakers are kinda junk so I don't do that very often.

Have all my music sorted by artist and album in a folder on my computer. I think it's way better to keep your own library as opposed to being at the whim of what's available on streaming services or whatever (especially if you like a good amount of underground stuff). I need to own the music files I'm listening to or else it feels like it's just a transient thing that I don't want to get too attached to should it ever be removed from the service. Plus it's better for supporting the artist to buy just my fav albums of theirs for ~10$ a pop rather than whatever fractions of a cent they'll get from a lifetime of streaming plays, even if I pirate the rest of their stuff.
Matilda Gocklenudge - Sat, 28 Dec 2019 13:06:39 EST Q30hkw/E No.456054 Reply
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it really depends on what i'm storing.
from simplest/least affinity to most affinity:

youtube->streaming service->mp3->flac and/or cd

i used to have a vinyl/tape setup, but it is cost/space prohibitive and the quality of the recordings deteriorates.

when i listen to the radio, i often create a document with all the names/artists/albums that i like, and retrieve them later.

that sounds like a really smart solution.
Hugh Dellerdale - Sat, 28 Dec 2019 17:15:27 EST Mb8YDw1C No.456056 Reply
CDs are the best for listening to music in the car.

Go to a thrift store and you'll likely find a stack of 100 blanks for about $3

You may also find CDs that you want at the thrift store, but it's less common.
Therm0ptic !cyBOrG7t12 - Mon, 30 Dec 2019 21:27:13 EST kSIIGYOC No.456068 Reply
>Tfw ur car stereo accepts Data CDs
Except I prefer shouting demands at Google Assistant. But still...
Therm0ptic !cyBOrG7t12 - Mon, 30 Dec 2019 21:29:29 EST kSIIGYOC No.456069 Reply
It really is but you have to be okay with 320kbps mp3s.
Sidney Govingsetch - Thu, 02 Jan 2020 08:50:06 EST rihcEXUc No.456080 Reply
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Audiophillia when you're in a well optimised quiet room with good acoustics is one thing.

When there's the noise of your car, the road, other cars, the wind, crappy car speakers then you're wasting space anything over 192. The returns on sound quality fall off sooner and faster when you don't have the perfect listening setup and it's not like you're going to give the music your full attention.
Jack Gengerduck - Mon, 06 Jan 2020 14:04:23 EST Behsd6VY No.456088 Reply
Eh, I would say that you can still receive more detail out of 256/320 even when out and about. But certainly you don't need FLAC. Depends what kind of music you listen to though, there's plenty of stuff that doesn't really put a lot of focus on fine detail.
Charles Gobberton - Sat, 29 Feb 2020 22:07:54 EST Bp4bgKqR No.456324 Reply
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Get the FLAC ~ reduce it to 128kbs mp3 as needed.
fillysun - Sun, 12 Jul 2020 21:22:36 EST DpT8SX44 No.456861 Reply
I am a Tidal user. Usually I use the DRmare Mac Tidal Music Converter to help me convert and save Tidal music on my computer. And then I can use them on any other devices with ease.
Cornelius Gapperfoot - Sat, 26 Sep 2020 00:45:29 EST eYqv219g No.457162 Reply
the way i store my music is i dont cause i aint got no music because my only music lives on the streets and in the souls of the people. you lookin for rock n roll thass where it is. iss in the people.

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