Windows 10: Access your music collection from OneDrive with Xbox Music app Xbox

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  1.    20 Mar 2015 #11

    another disappointing change for me from MS, don't know why they cant just add new features (like this one) without removing others

    I relied on the auto music matching to get my music on all devices, now to do the same I have to upload it all to onedrive, as I don't have broadband capable of this not sure whether to stick with xbox music anymore
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  2.    20 Mar 2015 #12

    BillyBob said: View Post
    One of my main obsessions with computers is to get everything digital, movies, videos and music. I couldn't wait to get off vinyl with all the hissing popping and rumbling and I had some pretty expensive gear. Even when I buy a Blu Ray movie I rip it straight onto my NAS and stream it from there.


    Yes, I have been digitizing my music collection for about 5 years (I'm almost done) and I have about 7 terabytes of high fidelity music files on my computer. Playing files straight from computer to a high fidelity USB DAC like this http://us.marantz.com/us/Products/Pa...oductId=HDDAC1 straight to my stereo has made my life so much easier.
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  3.    20 Mar 2015 #13

    Hi there

    Although "I'm almost retired" now -- one of my biggest money makers is STILL in cutting VINYL for people --I still have to use an XP VM for this - but they love the customised records and personalised labels I can make for them. I even get demands for 78 RPM's which can still be played on "Wind up gramophones".

    It's quite fun though creating a 78 RPM for someone of a RAP record -- probably the "Rapper" wasn't even born when the 78 RPM died. (Although I prefer Classical music myself -- well give the customer what they want !!!).


    The biggest problem was actually sourcing the Blanks -- now though they are easy to get hold of. Vinyl has been a total surprise to me --there's a HUGE and growing demand for it -- even in this digital age. !!!!

    @all music lovers -- forget loss compressed mp3's -- FLAC can be handled and played by most decent music players -- even some smart phones have a decent enough quality DAC in them to handle FLAC. The cost of storage is really MINIMAL these days -- no reason to accept anything but the BEST quality for your music.

    For copying on to a small SD card for portable devices and those hideous bud earphones --you can create mp3 versions from the FLAC - but it doesn't work properly the other way around. FLAC works, is reasonably LOSSELESSLY stored on HDD's , is NOT a proprietary format and you keep the ORIGINAL music.

    I love listening to High Quality audio -- my reference speakers at home cost probably 2,000 USD a pop -- but I still get that great feeling when you hear a high quality VINYL record -- somehow there's something missing in the whole digital experience. -- I suppose it's a bit like saying how is a STRAD violin different to a top quality modern instrument -- scientific analysis of the sound waves etc can show the modern instrument faithfully creates the music better but I don't believe any violinist on this planet would refuse the chance to play a STRAD, and I'm sure concert goers would pay a premium to hear a violinist playing a STRAD.

    For those of us who have missed out on the whole classical experience -- start with this :

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stradivarius

    @Forum Mods -- Build 10041 -- can't cut and paste URL links unless you switch IE to "Compatabilty mode".




    Cheers

    jimbo
    Last edited by jimbo45; 20 Mar 2015 at 11:05.
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  4.    20 Mar 2015 #14

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    Although "I'm almost retired" now -- one of my biggest money makers is STILL in cutting VINYL for people --I still have to use an XP VM for this - but they love the customised records and personalised labels I can make for them. I even get demands for 78 RPM's which can still be played on "Wind up gramophones".

    It's quite fun though creating a 78 RPM for someone of a RAP record -- probably the "Rapper" wasn't even born when the 78 RPM died. (Although I prefer Classical music myself -- well give the customer what they want !!!).


    The biggest problem was actually sourcing the Blanks -- now though they are easy to get hold of. Vinyl has been a total surprise to me --there's a HUGE and growing demand for it -- even in this digital age. !!!!

    @all music lovers -- forget loss compressed mp3's -- FLAC can be handled and played by most decent music players -- even some smart phones have a decent enough quality DAC in them to handle FLAC. The cost of storage is really MINIMAL these days -- no reason to accept anything but the BEST quality for your music.

    For copying on to a small SD card for portable devices and those hideous bud earphones --you can create mp3 versions from the FLAC - but it doesn't work properly the other way around. FLAC works, is reasonably LOSSELESSLY stored on HDD's , is NOT a proprietary format and you keep the ORIGINAL music.

    I love listening to High Quality audio -- my reference speakers at home cost probably 2,000 USD a pop -- but I still get that great feeling when you hear a high quality VINYL record -- somehow there's something missing in the whole digital experience. -- I suppose it's a bit like saying how is a STRAD violin different to a top quality modern instrument -- scientific analysis of the sound waves etc can show the modern instrument faithfully creates the music better but I don't believe any violinist on this planet would refuse the chance to play a STRAD, and I'm sure concert goers would pay a premium to hear a violinist playing a STRAD.

    For those of us who have missed out on the whole classical experience -- start with this :

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stradivarius

    @Forum Mods -- Build 10041 -- can't cut and paste URL links unless you switch IE to "Compatabilty mode".




    Cheers

    jimbo


    I'm glad you made your post. Obviously my 7 terabytes of music on my hard drives are not MP3s, but rather in lossless FLAC. With the price of storage so cheap, and the bandwidth of the internet so wide, there is absolutely no reason for anybody to ever use MP3 as a file CODEC. I have been collecting vinyl since 1964, and I am almost done digitizing my collection at 96 kHz 24 bit resolution. This is a fun hobby, and computers only add to the enjoyment of music.
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