building a media server.
Posted 16 March 2006 - 05:59 PM
Posted 16 March 2006 - 06:41 PM
Hey guys, I am building a media server that right now I am planning on using for music only. I am using an old PC that has a 1.5 ghz processor and about 384 megs of ram. I figure that this will be enough for right now because it is only a temporary thing till I am finished building my house. When I am done the house I plan to build a server with several 500 gig hd's to hold my music and movies. Anyway I have about 250 cd's and I was wondering if a 80 gig hd would hold all of that music? Also what file format should I copy the cd's on to the hd in, and what program would be best to use for copying and organizing my music files? I will be using alot of high end audio equipment so I am looking for the best possible sound quality. Any suggestions and/or input would be greatly appreciated. Again this is only temporary to see if I like it.
I know that a blank cd-r can hold 750MB. Every cd is different some has few songs some has more, some of the songs are longer or shorter..
so basically I would figure this way just to give you some idea
750MB X 250 (cd's) = 187500. Basically a 200gb harddrive is needed for that many cd's. NO 80 gb is nowhere near enough. You should put the format at mp3. There is many programs to choose from....
Posted 16 March 2006 - 06:49 PM
Posted 16 March 2006 - 06:54 PM
Posted 16 March 2006 - 06:57 PM
I have 9000 songs(around 700 cd's) on 45 gigs. All the songs are in MP3 format. I used Exact Audio Copy with Lame to make the MP3's(free programs). EAC will take some time but the MP3's will be perfect sounding. I record at 160 kbps.
9000 songs but are you shure 700 full length cd's?? on 45 gigs srx660?
Well I might be off abit. I was thinking in terms of cd-r's. I just looked at one of my many folders of music and 20 songs varying was only 120MB so if that helps any. It all depends on what quality level bit rate, format, length of songs..
I would get a 200Gb or greater harddrive because the price for 200-250Gb is so cheap now.
well 20 songs were at 120MB for me at mp3 but they are all different lengths etc... but 20 songs X 8 = about a gb of harddrive space for example (160 songs). These are just quick estimates as songs can be totally different.
my 20 songs that im explaing about almost all were at 192 kbit/s.
Lets just figure to be safe every 1gb of harddrive space can hold 160 songs with good quality..
Edited by jrm20, 16 March 2006 - 07:16 PM.
Posted 16 March 2006 - 07:53 PM
All i know is that i have just over 9000 MP3's and the files come to 45.3 gigs on my computer.Funny thing is that i still have 30% of my cd collection to record yet. I no longer play my cd collection. They are put away and i use burned cd's for my albums to play at home and in my truck.
Your actually close jrm20, because i get 200 songs per gig. Perhaps this is because of the bit rate.
Posted 16 March 2006 - 10:35 PM
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