Ripping complete!


I finished ripping my CDs today. The final total: 14 genres, 210 artists, 572 albums, 6903 songs, 20.8 days, 41.72 GB. The genres break down like this:

  • Alternative & Punk: 22 artists, 61 albums
  • Blues: 12 artists, 18 albums
  • Country: 6 artists, 17 albums (8 of which are Blue Rodeo)
  • Folk: 1 artist, 1 album (Patricia Murray, mentioned before)
  • Grunge: 3 artists, 5 albums (Nirvana, Silverchair, Soundgarden)
  • Holiday: 3 artists, 7 albums
  • Jazz: 2 artists, 2 albums (Donald Fagan and Harry Connick, Jr.)
  • Metal: 15 artists, 53 albums
  • Pop: 19 artists, 43 albums
  • Progressive Rock: 2 artists, 5 albums (Liquid Tension Experiment and Saga)
  • Punk Rock: 2 artists, 3 albums (Green Day and the Offspring)
  • Rock: 133 artists, 345 albums
  • Soundtrack: 5 artists, 18 albums
  • World: 1 artist, 1 album (Leahy, also mentioned in the above-linked post)

The ripping of all the CDs came with a cost (excluding time) — my old CD-ROM drive (and DVD writer) decided that this was simply too much for it to handle, and gave up the ghost on Friday. A few times last week, it occasionally stopped recognizing disks until I ejected them and put them back in a couple of times, until on Friday, it finally wouldn’t recognize any disks at all. Didn’t give me any errors, just didn’t recognize that there was any media in the drive. I went out to Factory Direct on Saturday and bought a new DVD writer for $50, installed it in two minutes, and was ripping again. Even better, the new drive is faster than the old one, and recognizes DVDs that the old one had trouble with.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s