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Moving our music around, and seeing what we have [May. 21st, 2014|09:43 pm]
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I've decided to copy our music to the cloud, because the Google/Google+/Chrome/Chromecast/Android ecosystem makes it fairly easy to do, and might allow me to do a few things more easily -- like use our TV to listen to music, and stuff like that. This is mostly stuff that we got originally on CDs -- which we still have, and the CDs are in boxes stored under the daybed -- then ripped them to our server (onto the storage drive, which is a RAID, so the ripped copies exist, and we've still got them, probably reasonably safely), and I'm now moving them all to the cloud, because Google lets you store up to twenty thousand tracks in the cloud for free, and we've only got about five thousand. A handful of the tracks are ones we bought online, so don't have physical copies, but it's mostly stuff that we have physical versions of, too.

Those five thousand tracks are from somewhere around 350 albums or so, and I've been looking through them, to see what we've got that I've forgotten about.

And I'm shocked to discover that, of the approximately 350 albums, I've only found one that I consider embarrassing -- Ricky Martin. And, honestly, I still like "Livin' la Vida Loca", so I can't find myself too embarrassed even about that one.
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[User Picture]From: plantmom
2014-05-22 12:22 pm (UTC)

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I used to think cloud storage was not sensible. Then I went through way too many oterations of laptop, tablet, another tablet, etc., and suddenly it's making sense, because it's a PITA to get it all in one physical place. Go you.
[User Picture]From: xiphias
2014-05-22 03:00 pm (UTC)

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Note, too, that we are NOT giving up our physical media OR our in-our-house digitized versions.