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The portable mp3 collection: completionist or practical?

Old 06-06-04, 02:09 PM
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The portable mp3 collection: completionist or practical?

So you've digitized 237 albums, properly tagged every file, and you're about to upload them all to your ipod/nomad/karma. Do you upload everything for the sake of completeness or do you listen to all 3700 tracks and abridge the albums by deleting the crap?
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I am more of a completionist myself.
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all of it unless i run out of room
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All of it until I run out of room, then I start to purge some that I won't listen to.
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The phrasing of the thread title seems to lean towards "practical." As for me, I think that it entirely depends on the album. If I were ripping The Avalanches' Since I Left You or Boredoms' Vision Creation Newsun you better believe that I won't leave out a single track. Were I to rip Jay-Z or Sonic Youth, then I would pick and choose.
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all of it!
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Used to be all of it, until I ran out of room. Now, I delete crap off of old albums when uploading a new album in it's entirety. Crazy, my first MP3 player about 5 years ago was just 16mb. Who would have thought 20gb wouldn't be enough...
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Old 06-06-04, 11:11 PM
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Edit the albums. There's no point in putting songs on the MP3 player you'll never listen to.
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Old 06-07-04, 02:42 AM
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It's interesting you should ask this question. I'm thinking about getting an mp3 player myself and was wondering just how much music of mine I would put on it. But with 40+ gigs of music, I imagine I'll just have to put on the stuff I'm sure I'll listen too. Ideally I would like to have it all on there, but money is also a factor in buying an mp3 player.
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I mainly listen to MP3's in the car or on mycomputer. If they're on the computer, no problem.
In the car, I use an MP3CD player, and I have a binder with 40+ CDR's full.
So I'm a completionist, I'm actually surprised the hard-drive ones got as popular as they did [at least at the beginning, what's the point of a 16 mb mp3 player? 5, 10 GB, I can see that.]
I use to put 'similar' music on a CD [all heavy metal, all softer stuff, etc.] but I've started to vary it a bit [except for single-artist disks].
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Old 07-10-04, 10:14 AM
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Do I really need all of those hip-hop skits, intros, and outros? No.

When it comes to my mp3 player, I'm somewhat of a completist. I have some stuff on there that I will probably not listen to. I've got about 3 gigs to go (out of 20), so when space becomes critical I'll cut out the fat.
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To me, MP3 means mix. If I'm putting a CD into MP3 format for a hard drive or MP3 disc it's going to pretty much be the songs that really do it for me.
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I keep them all together on my computer, but I definitely pick and choose for the portable.
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Old 07-10-04, 11:37 PM
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Man, I haven't downloaded a single song for any purpose other than sampling a new band since 1997. It's complete albums or nothing for me. Of course I'm weird... I rarely even skip the songs I don't like when playing a CD.
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I leave all of them and use Playlists for my favorites.

When I run out of room in my 40 gig ipod I guess I'll have to be more selective... or upgrade to the 60 gig model that they'll hopefully have out by then
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I stay practical. I have playlists of everything I would want to listen to at that time. But sometimes I want to shuffle through my entire collection. So if I have every song from every album I'll end up listening to a lot of stuff that I don't want to listen to.
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