Attaching all the tracks of my CDs to CATraxx

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Attaching all the tracks of my CDs to CATraxx

Post by DougWilliams » Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:53 am

I finished a huge project startied back in May. I've ripped all my CDs on the computer and attached them into CATraxx.
Instant access to the CDs!

I discovered some CDs not in CATraxx and some that were cataloged but I no longer had the physical CD. Probably left over from a big purge 4 or so years ago.
I also found duplicates! Eight of them. Most were the same "pressing". A couple appeared to be different pressings but the same tracks and the like. Decisions to be made as to which ones to keep and add as "alternatives" or put in the "For Sale" pile.
And sadly, 12 discs truly missing. I would not have purged them (purposely) and yet they are not there.

Problem discs:
Two discs would not rip due to CD rot.
Three discs so badly scratched up, I threw away. Likely bought as part of a collection.
32 discs had some sort of ripping issue but majority of the tracks made it through. Possibly early stages of CD rot, or significant scratches.
10 discs were "copy protected" (mainly promos) so the traditional ripping method would not work. Reviewing options on those.
Stats:
3436 CDs
48,763 FLAC Tracks
1.210 TB space used for FLAC
24.8 MB per file (average)

I used dBpoweramp for the ripping.

CATraxx was instrumental in linking and managing the audio files.
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Re: Attaching all the tracks of my CDs to CATraxx

Post by Audioot » Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:23 pm

Wow massive effort. So now you finally can "listen to 'em" :D

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Re: Attaching all the tracks of my CDs to CATraxx

Post by DougWilliams » Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:56 pm

Nooooooooooooo ;) ;) ;) ;) :D :D :D :D
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Re: Attaching all the tracks of my CDs to CATraxx

Post by Salvatore Besso » Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:54 pm

Doug,

I have created the CATraxx database in 2008 and I started ripping all my CDs in that date, but I haven't finished yet :D In other words, the CDs are actually all ripped (not completely, only the tracks of interest) and so far I have about 7000 records to which only about 3700 audio files (all FLAC) are attached. But I still have a couple of hundred tracks that were "ripped" :? from the internet because I cannot find the real CD replacements for those songs.
Best wishes
Salvatore

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