How big is your music collection?

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How big is you music collection?

Less than 1,000
1,000 to 2,499
2,500 to 4,999
5,000 to 9,999
10,000 to 14,999
over 15,000
Total votes: 245

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Post by bal~D~J~erk » Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:36 am

Collection is still growing.. I got everything backed up on dvd as well as on a terastation with usb-disks connected...
Artists 42456
Albums 36475
Genres 756
Years 109
Playlists 5
Tracks 454233
Length (h:mm:ss) 32258:34:57
File size 2,4 TB

Mediamonkey is still able to handle the amount, but I wish searching would be faster
I think your stream goes the farthest. I can see that many tracks as a possibility, considering I've got a little over 20,000 on a 300gb HDD that's only about 1/3 full, but 756 Genres? I guess it's pheasable if you have everything from Acid Rock to Zen Rock. That would include pretty much every genre on this site:
World Music Central

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Post by Sgrom » Tue Sep 19, 2006 4:19 pm

Haha that is ridiculous.

You know it would take you over 7 years just to listen to all that music once?!?! And thats assuming all you do is listen to music and sleep, so more realistically maybe 12 years to listen to it all once.

I personally prefer quality over quantity. At the moment I have roughly 4400 songs, all mp3s 98% of which are 128kbps and above, 90% are full albums and thanks to mediamonkey 98% contain full tags with artist, album, art, year, track numbers, genre and album art. :D

Im working on that last 2%!

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Post by Lowlander » Tue Sep 19, 2006 4:51 pm

How do you define quality? For me that would mean at least 192kbps for mp3, but preferrably some higher vbr encoding. And those real quality fanatics will tell you that you should use FLAC or WAV instead.
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Post by Sgrom » Tue Sep 19, 2006 5:09 pm

I totally agree.

In the last few months my music collection has drastically changed and I am constantly improving it. At the moment I am trying to make sure everything is at least 128kbps as that is the mimimum "quality" I want and I have several albums that are 96kbps. However, the average of my library is about 170kbps and everything I have got in the last 3 months has been at least 192kbps VBR or higher. I havnt started using FLAC yet because I like the compatibility of mp3 and for me anything above 192kbps is good enough!

However, in that last post I meant the quality of my music as in the content I have. I actually had around 5000 mp3s a year ago but I started really sorting them out and only keeping what I listen to regularly. Thus even though ive added about 1500 tracks in the last year, I currently only have +-4400. Im much happier like this, I may have fewer songs but they are far better organised and if I put my playlist on random im more likely to hear music I like!

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Post by Lowlander » Tue Sep 19, 2006 5:17 pm

I don't delete songs but use rating to define songs I like. This way I only listen to music I like, but if a guest requests something I might have that too. Keeping things complete is the quality I seek. Allthough this leads to bigger libraries MediaMonkey works well enough to give me the music I like.
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Post by rgatlin » Thu Sep 21, 2006 2:04 pm

Is there a forum for people who like to trade mp3 libraries? My friends and I use several usb drives and dvd r's to move files around. I like Rock,Blues,Jazz,Pop,ect.. Is anyone interested is doing this? Most of my files are cd rips at 192 and above.

MediaMonkey Music Library Statistics
Type Library Played
Artists 2199 18
Albums 2721 9
Tracks 28482 65
File size 156.34 GB

I love MM.. I just started using it.

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Post by Lowlander » Thu Sep 21, 2006 5:18 pm

Well that's what people do on p2p networks, but it's illegal with most music.
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Post by Hooah » Fri Sep 22, 2006 11:25 pm

You can use SoulSeek for ONLY indie music that does not have copy rights preventing sharing! It is a nice program for music fans to share music. Any band that doesn't want you to share their music isn't worth listening to. If they are good they will get enough to get by, but maybe not enough to buy 4 mansions and 12 sport cars...

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Post by Sebastian78 » Sun Sep 24, 2006 7:28 am

16260 files

Hmmm....I WANT MORE!!!!!!!![/list]

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Post by MCSmarties » Sun Sep 24, 2006 12:29 pm

Reading rgatlin's post suddenly gave me an idea.

How about finding a way to exchange *complete* tags instead?
Yeah I know there's amazon and allmusic and musicbrainz and and...
but a database of already formatted tags (ID3v2, or MM database)
would be cool...
Then we'd only need a script to transfer all tags en bloc to a file
(an idea I've been pushing for a while but without a lot of resonance)...

Sorry, just a fuzzy idea.
Guess I'm thinking about a database similar to the databases built by users of the Collectorz' software...

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Post by Lowlander » Mon Sep 25, 2006 12:47 pm

That's what FreeDB is and so many comercial variants. Why would you want to start another tag database? Problem with user submitted databases is the correctness of the tags, even if you would have a wiki style editing system. And comercial solutions, might be more accurate (not completely correct though) but will most likely cost you.
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Post by Bones » Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:21 pm

MediaMonkey Music Library Statistics
Type Library Played
Artists 4134 304
Albums 5859 529
Genres 80 17
Years 81 43
Playlists 288 6
Tracks 63484 738
Length (h:mm:ss) 4687:56:49 57:37:28
File size 584.79 GB 4.89 GB

and yes, I have listened to every song.
and yes, I'm a MM gold license holder :)

I'd been waiting for something like MM since I started using MP3's, and finally started last year. There's NO WAY I could manage the collection w/o it.

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My Collection

Post by brooklynspo » Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:15 am

Artists 5569
Albums 3529
Genres 181
Years 90
Tracks 35,217
Length (h:mm:ss) 2188:27:53
File size 191.96

Mostly HQ MP3s. I have tons more on CD, unripped.

I like my "Years: 90". My tastes are pretty catholic.

Yay Music! Yay MediaMonkey!

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Post by RickH » Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:06 pm

Less than 1,000 but that may very well change this year as I got a new Sansa Clip and discovered MediaMonkey! 8)

I don't wanna work...I just want to play with MediaMonkey all day.