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Thread: how do you guys find enough music to sustain a carputer?

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    Cool how do you guys find enough music to sustain a carputer?

    I havent built my carputer yet but just thinking in advance:
    It would be quite difficult to constantly play MP3s and always listen to new stuff
    I only have 147 hours of music which isnt all that much if you think about it
    No one wants to listen to the same stuff over and over

    So do you guys go between radio and MP3s or do you just have insane amounts of music?

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    Actually I have exactly 499 mp3 files, which at first I didn't think was all that many, but I constantly find myself only listening to my MP3 collection. I have XM-Radio, and listen to talk radio, and some music on that, but more times than not I am listening to my MP3's. If you think about it, it is really like any other music collection, no one has an unlimited number of CD's.
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    Currently, Don't have a carputer :( I sold my lincoln and bought a '93 Acura Vigor, plan on putting a carputer in it one of these days. You can see my vigor at: This Site

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    I have about 3000 mp3s, and that is only about half of my CD collection...eventually I will get around to ripping the rest.

    So far it will run for 2 weeks non stop before I hear a song twice.

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    i have 969,347 hours of music on my carpc

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilcgt
    i have 969,347 hours of music on my carpc

    I kind of find that hard to believe,,

    (edited after I re-did the math): at the average 16k per second of an MP3 (after compression) , that would mean you have: 55,834,387,200k (55 terrabytes) worth of Mp3's,,

    it would also mean that you have 110 Years worth of music!!
    My OLD Carputer: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=17412
    Currently, Don't have a carputer :( I sold my lincoln and bought a '93 Acura Vigor, plan on putting a carputer in it one of these days. You can see my vigor at: This Site

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeanGT
    I kind of find that hard to believe,,

    (edited after I re-did the math): at the average 16k per second of an MP3 (after compression) , that would mean you have: 55,834,387,200k (55 terrabytes) worth of Mp3's,,

    it would also mean that you have 110 Years worth of music!!

    you mean your car doesn't have a RAID farm of 300GB drives?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fluffy2097
    you mean your car doesn't have a RAID farm of 300GB drives?

    Of course I do!, fact I have this in my trunk :

    (Attachments don't seem to be working!! Imagine picture of room full of servers here)
    My OLD Carputer: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=17412
    Currently, Don't have a carputer :( I sold my lincoln and bought a '93 Acura Vigor, plan on putting a carputer in it one of these days. You can see my vigor at: This Site

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    MeanGT:
    yea its hard to believe to have that many hours of music...
    128kbps from personal view its minimum to listen...i would prefer at leat 192kbps which in his case would give him way much more than 55TB (what a storage - if its on hdds)

    i have pretty big collection of movies and i can hardly store 1/10 of them on hdds...btw all of them are fully legit
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    You dont need too large of a collection to be better than radio. Recall the last time you said to yourself, "This is the third time today they've played this song!!!!"

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    I currently have around 280 gigs of media (video and audio). It comes out to around 5000+ mp3's and a pile of video. I don't worry about running out of stuff to listen to any time soon.
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