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Virtual CD

Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:25 pm
by decemberstarmint
What exactly is a Virtual CD and what does it do?

Re: Virtual CD

Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:26 pm
by nohitter151
From the MM help:
If you want to rip Tracks from CDs and also catalog your physical CDs, don't take the approach of adding the CDs to the Library and then ripping them as this will result in duplicate entries. The Track will appear once for the CD version of the Track and a second time for the ripped version. To avoid this, use the Virtual CD:

Re: Virtual CD

Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:14 pm
by decemberstarmint
Hmmm... I don't understand why you would have a duplicate really. I usually just rip CDs and that's it. I guess I don't understand why this feature is useful.... :roll: sorry! :oops:

Re: Virtual CD

Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:27 pm
by pushpull
I believe it is meant as a means of cataloging the physical CD that you own. Think of it as an inventory system.

Re: Virtual CD

Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:35 pm
by nohitter151
decemberstarmint wrote:Hmmm... I don't understand why you would have a duplicate really. I usually just rip CDs and that's it. I guess I don't understand why this feature is useful.... :roll: sorry! :oops:
For many people it isn't useful, not everyone cares about having a physical inventory of their CDs. To each their own.

Re: Virtual CD

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:31 pm
by Peke
But again someone started to use MediaMonkey due the VirtualCD ;) This is one of best and unique features that can be used by any owner of CDs especially as it caches AudioCD tracks to HDD without breaking Copyright as Cached Files are Referenced to actual bought CD.

Re: Virtual CD

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:35 pm
by Teknojnky
its also useful for caching files that are on removable or network locations that may not always be connected.