S Koons

  • OK.  Given that the response here has been only crickets (and David’s 10 SACDs), I ordered a Pioneer BDP-80FD.  Contact me if you’d like to borrow it.

    – Steve

  • Some months ago I asked if anyone wanted share a robot CD drive for batch ripping.  No luck there, but that project is almost over.  Anyone want the drive?

    The next project is to rip a smaller number of SACDs.  So far, I’ve ripped only the CD layer of hybrid disks.  Some of you may have tried (or heard about) using older PS3s for this, but mos…[Read more]

  • DVD-Audio isn’t an issue for me, though I’d like to find a practical way to rip SACDs (I’m not sure I want to go down the antique PS3 route, that’s the only thing I’ve found instructions for online).

    For DVD-Video, only a few programs integrate with the automated feeder in the Nimbie.  PC: QQBox Pro 3, ImgBurn or MyMovies.  Mac: Ripit.  Of co…[Read more]

  • Yes.  I’m almost done with my CDs.  Once caught up on my digital music, I’ll probably try ripping my DVDs- far fewer, and I don’t plan a major effort to catalog the credits.  After that, I’ll put the gadget up for sale.

    – Steve

  • Yes.  It’s a USB drive with a mechanism to feed a stack of up to 100 disks.  For me, the hard work will be tagging the classical CDs in a consistent way.  There’s a program called MusiCHI that is designed to help with that, but I expect to spend a few minutes for each classical CD modifying the automatic tags that the ripper pulls off the in…[Read more]

  • I have a large number of CDs that I want to rip with something like an Acronova Nimbie NB-21DVD (about $560 new).  I’d like to share the cost with a few others.  We could pass it around every 3- 4 weeks until all of us are caught up on our ripping.  Then we could sell it.

    Let me know if you’re interested.

    Also, please post here if you have an…[Read more]