I put all my performances of Les Troyens together. I don't care much about the rest.
Must be in our genes, for me the same.I have two big main cabinets (and some smaller storage spaces, used e.g. for jazz CD's), one for most of the pop/rock CD's, one for the classical CD's.
The classical CD's are in alphabetical order based on composer last name. CD's with two composers are listed under what I consider the main one, CD's with more than two composers come at the end. Within composers, I order them in the sequence symphonies, concertos, other orchestral, chamber, solo instruments, vocal. The same sequence applies for the CD's with more than two composers.
Indulge an old fart - how does one go about the FLAC thing please?Office boxes. As soon as I get the CD in the mail, I copy it (in FLAC) to one of my external drives and then store it in an office box, never to see the light of day again.
Thanks for the info Ken.Dogen, FLAC is a lossless format, so when you copy the files on a CD to FLAC they can later be restored to the identical files. But FLAC files are about half the size of the CD files, so less space is needed to store them on your hard drive. The space savings are maybe 300 MB per CD, or thereabouts.
You can rip CDs to individual FLAC files using any number of programs (I use Foobar2000, a free and very capable program, but with a learning curve).
Some players will play FLAC files directly. I don't think iTunes will, so you'll need to convert your FLAC files to an acceptable format that iTunes can use. FooBar2000 will do this too.
People who use iTunes rip to ALAC. It's the exact same thing as FLAC.Some players will play FLAC files directly. I don't think iTunes will, so you'll need to convert your FLAC files to an acceptable format that iTunes can use.