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I have a collection of theocratic talks that is priceless to me.  I currently have them uploaded in "Google Play."  I play them daily via my Android phone, using an external wi-fi speaker.  No problems whatsoever with this arrangement, as long as we have our phones, the Internet, electric and, assuming that "Google Play" remains up & running.  

 

However, in light of the times we live in, I am wondering  what would be the safest way to both preserve them and, to be able to continue listening to them, should difficult times arise.  If I go back to "physically" storing them, should I use CD's, DVD's or, USB flash drives?

 

Would taking a step backward - burning them on CD or DVD and then listening to them on an old school CD/DVD  (adapter or battery option) player be a good idea or, am I overreacting?

 

Next, I realize DVD's hold more than CD's but, can they be used for audio only?  I thought DVD players are typically for watching movies...

 

Today, we encountered an unexpected electrical problem (smoking & sparks) deep within walls - lost most of the power in the home, and will be without power for at least several days.  I have an extension cord plugged in to get wi-fi and keep the laptop running.  But, it's makes me appreciate exactly how wired in we are - we are completely lost without Internet and electric.  At least with a battery operated CD player and a good supply of batteries, we would still have access to talks, kingdom melodies and mags.

 

Your thoughts?

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Thomas Walker said:

A portable music player is no longer prohibitively expensive, has no moving parts; and use either USB or SD cards; both of which can store as much/more as a DVD and be a fraction of the size.

I'm looking for them right now, thanks!

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Portable players and speakers can be power dependant, so might use a lot of batteries.

If you want to maximise your listening time, a usb player, or even an old phone that can take a SD memory card would play MP3 files with moving parts(saves battery power).

If you use ear plugs, you can extend the battery usage. And with a solar panel, you can recharge whenever the sun shines.

(PS DVD disks can be recorded with MP3 files, and can carry the same amount of information as 4 or 5 CD'S. It is dependant on the player, so check the specs.)

 

SD card prices are hard to beat, and they require no burning... From $5 to $40 {512 Giga byte}. Plug and play!

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1 hour ago, Loje said:

I'm looking for them right now, thanks!

I think I'll get this one!

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00W5U8CUS/ref=psdc_7073956011_t2_B00C2ALYII

 

I already have a 128gb flash drive with all my music (Kingdom and secular), talks, NWT, etc on it. I use it in my car.  I like the idea of a portable speaker. 

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I think I'll get this one!

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00W5U8CUS/ref=psdc_7073956011_t2_B00C2ALYII

 

I already have a 128gb flash drive with all my music (Kingdom and secular), talks, NWT, etc on it. I use it in my car.  I like the idea of a portable speaker. 

That is so you Hope....

 

I can see you on a skateboard 'tagging' JW.org on the side of the Kremlin... a87a1118e145c4a1aac16c9ec17bf935.jpg&key=9f5810f795e2ec99c10a19a8afbe7074ffbea2761a9836c6e412c1a35b26f38b

 

Just Older

 

 

 

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15 hours ago, TonyWenz said:

If you want to maximise your listening time, a usb player, or even an old phone that can take a SD memory card would play MP3 files with moving parts(saves battery power).

Thanks Tony, I already have SD memory cards, didn't know they sold SD players - I'm buying one!

 

 

15 hours ago, Hope said:


I love using wi-fi speakers, you won't regret it.  

 

 

16 hours ago, dilip kumar said:

How many talks do you have. 

Thinking of getting them from u. 

 

Talk to Musky about getting talks - there is a website with hundred's of talks, but if I recall,  you may need "permission."  You can select the ones that interest you personally.

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