Cds and DVDs

How do you store your CDs and DVDs?

  • In original cases

    Votes: 19 65.5%
  • Not in original cases

    Votes: 10 34.5%

  • Total voters
    29

miTunes75

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Just curious....

How do ya'll store your CDs and DVDs? In a binder, shelf, multi-media case?

Let's discuss.

Me? Everything is in a binder. DVD cases are gone. Jewel cases are gone.
 

benthewraith

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May 27, 2006
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miTunes75 said:
Just curious....

How do ya'll store your CDs and DVDs? In a binder, shelf, multi-media case?

Let's discuss.

Me? Everything is in a binder. DVD cases are gone. Jewel cases are gone.
Depends. My World of Warcraft CDs are stored in the box that they came in. ;) As in the paper box that talks about the game and the little folding thing on the front. ;)
 

SamIchi

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Aug 1, 2004
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miTunes75 said:
Just curious....

How do ya'll store your CDs and DVDs? In a binder, shelf, multi-media case?

Let's discuss.

Me? Everything is in a binder. DVD cases are gone. Jewel cases are gone.

Do you throw them away? That's kind of a waste. What about the documents that come with the disc?

I keep everything in their original packaging.
 

clayj

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CDs: In their original cases, in a CD bookshelf thingy that holds a TON of CDs (something like 400?). The only time they come out is when I want to play them in the car... otherwise, all of my music is played from ripped media files and then the CDs are stored away.

DVDs: It depends. I have a DVD changer that holds 400 DVDs... the DVDs that live in the changer have their cases stored in watertight plastic containers, which I keep in my storage unit. The DVDs that don't live in the changer, I keep in their original cases on a DVD storage rack in my media closet.
 

it5five

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May 31, 2006
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I keep both in their original cases.

I don't like keeping all of my CD's in a binder. I used to, but it got stolen. I lost almost all of my CD's. It's far too easy to take one binder full of 200 CD's rather than 200 CD's in their jewel cases.

I also keep my DVD's in their original cases. Most of my DVD's are Criterion Collection though, so there is always some sort of big insert inside, most of the time essays on the film or other fun stuff to read. I'd never keep my DVD's in a binder for the same reason as the CD's, especially because most of my DVD's run about $30-40.
 

WildCowboy

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I keep everything in its original cases.

- 200 CD rack in the office which has overflowed into a pile on the floor next to it.

- DVD/VHS rack in the living room.
 

extraextra

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Jun 29, 2006
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Movie DVD's stay in their cases.

Music CD's do too. Unless they're burned, then I usually don't put them in a case at all. :eek:


For software CD's and DVD's, they just stay in those little paper envelopes in a drawer. Their boxes and instructions, etc. go up on a storage shelf.
 

miTunes75

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clayj said:
the DVDs that live in the changer have their cases stored in watertight plastic containers, which I keep in my storage unit.
So you own or rent a storage unit and keep them there??
 

miTunes75

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heh, I just bought Click today. It has a box around the dvd case that the dvd case slides into. Do people keep those or throw them out and just keep the cases?
 

clayj

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miTunes75 said:
So you own or rent a storage unit and keep them there??
The cases, not the DVDs... but it's not climate or humidity-controlled, so the cases are stored in these big watertight (and largely airtight) Rubbermaid storage boxes. (I have the storage unit for many other things, as well, not just this one thing, obviously.)

miTunes75 said:
heh, I just bought Click today. It has a box around the dvd case that the dvd case slides into. Do people keep those or throw them out and just keep the cases?
I keep those, as well.
 

Loge

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Jun 24, 2004
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Anyone using binders care to recommend any, or other alternative storage? I have mine in the original cases but they are taking up way too much space. Particularly DVDs. Why on earth do they have to go in non-square boxes when they are circular?
 

balamw

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CDs: A combination of DiscSox for the 700+ audio CDs + spindles & binders for data CDs.

DVDs: Still in Amaray cases, but running out of room... May soon switch some to sleeves.

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clayj

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Loge said:
Anyone using binders care to recommend any, or other alternative storage? I have mine in the original cases but they are taking up way too much space. Particularly DVDs. Why on earth do they have to go in non-square boxes when they are circular?
Retail shelf presence. Remember how CDs used to come in long cardboard boxes with the jewel case inside? Same thing.
 

miTunes75

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balamw said:
CDs: A combination of DiscSox for the 700+ audio CDs + spindles & binders for data CDs.

DVDs: Still in Amaray cases, but running out of room... May soon switch some to sleeves.

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I love that site! It has given me some great ideas! Thank you for sharing that with us! I think those cabinets are the way to go! Also, those sleeves are perfect!
 

DISCOMUNICATION

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Jul 7, 2004
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Cases we don't need no stinkin' cases

balamw said:
CDs: A combination of DiscSox for the 700+ audio CDs + spindles & binders for data CDs.

DVDs: Still in Amaray cases, but running out of room... May soon switch some to sleeves.

B
CaseLogic 300+ binders for all. Although I have gotten lazy over the last year or two. The only discs I keep in their original cases are PSP and imported Japanese GameCube games (I only own 1 US GC game). Those little cases don't take up much space. I also can't bring myself to throw out the boxes my imported special edition DVDs from Japan came in. They're made out of stronger heavier materials than US boxes.
 

7on

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DVD movies and computer games - DVD cases (got 100 on ebay for $20) on bookshelf

Audio CDs - bookshelf in jewels

Data : Binders

Backups : Spindles.
 

balamw

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Aug 16, 2005
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DISCOMUNICATION said:
CaseLogic 300+ binders for all.
FWIW I was very disappointed with the CaseLogic sleeves and binders. Many discs I accessed semi-often ended up with scratches on them, and the bigger binders got quite heavy.

That's one problem I haven't had since switching them to the DiscSox. (I still use the CL binders for archival discs accessed more frequently than the ones on spindles.)

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DISCOMUNICATION

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balamw said:
FWIW I was very disappointed with the CaseLogic sleeves and binders. Many discs I accessed semi-often ended up with scratches on them, and the bigger binders got quite heavy.

That's one problem I haven't had since switching them to the DiscSox. (I still use the CL binders for archival discs accessed more frequently than the ones on spindles.)

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Actually all my CaseLogic binders are really old. Those new pages and locking mechanism binders don't look to seure.
 

balamw

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DISCOMUNICATION said:
Actually all my CaseLogic binders are really old. Those new pages and locking mechanism binders don't look to seure.
In all fairness it's been over 5 years since I looked at any CaseLogic stuff. The initial batch I'm complaining about were purchased just over 10 years ago...

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