Hi Farmdoc - I wrote this up and put it into a nice PDF, but it is now too large to upload on the system. Can you send me an email link and I will mail this to you please?
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Well, the first order of business is that you can relax. This isn't anywhere near as complex as you might think. In fact, it is, or at least can be, quite fun! :)
I will get you some screen shots and some settings from my system and post them up to you in the morning. Actually, I may have to post them on a web site or something, as I can't seem to upload any screen shots to this particular area.
THE WHOLE THING. I'm frozen with computer paralysis.
Yes, I'm planning on ripping 450-500 redbook cd's to my music library (d2 #1) & my backup (d2 #2). Using AIFF.
Plan to use itunes and probably A+, but will rip for now and manage playback when I get a USB-Spdif converter. So for now, I'll obsess over the set up.I have xld and CC loaded. Named my external HD's. Not sure how to put library on HD #1 and mirror it to HD#2.
Also, you had some specific ideas for a format to label the music with (that /%A......stuff).
I'm concerned re: having two or three copies of albums/cuts all over the place. Your thoughts on whether Itunes should organize the library, and if so, how. If not, how to organize (xld?).
Lots of things on xld I don't understand...C2?, correction offset?, burst vs. paranoia vs. secure, (no, wait, I understand paranoia!).
Screenshots, if you have them, would be great. As you can tell from my questions, my ducks are flying all over the place.
Well. for the life of me, I can't find it either. Perhaps the images have been flushed from the system.
I can resend them later this evening if you wish. Did you want the settings, or just the tutorial, or the whole shebang? Just a few rather dumb questions though - what is it you wish to do? RIP your CD collection?
It look like you want to mirror the two disks, and that is an excellent idea. With 2TB of drive space be enough for your entire collection? Also, are you wanting to use iTunes plus an Audiophile quality player like Audirvana+, or an just iTunes, or an all in one application like JRMC?
Best of all, though, relax. It's pretty easy once you get all your ducks lined up in a row. That part is, of course, the most difficult part. :)