But I bought 85 CDs last year, except for three all used. A few were five dollars at a used book store, though more were a dollar at the same store. Some of this is still duplicates of what I have on record, some of it is albums I never had before but wanted.
One can even find Grateful Dead albums this way. I guess this reflects the shift to streaming. CDs are so much more convenient, not just size but easy to skip tracks, and no need to get up and turn them over. I suspect most playing them on boomboxes were not thinking of how expensive CDs were at the beginning, or the context that propelled them into the scene.
They were just convenient. On my streaming service however, all 4 albums are available, along with a handful of EPs, deluxe versions and remixes. And about that time emusic started…. Proper audio CDs were never copy-protected and nothing that Sony or anyone else could have added to the format would change that. And there is no lossy compression so audio CD basically gives you the purest copy of the master tape.
All you need is a good player, a good hifi system, and good speakers. Oh and a well mastered piece of music. The only reason vinyl is popular again is that record companies figured out that they can make more money on vinyl, if they can fool people into thinking that vinyl is better.
Which is only a matter of making a crappy master for the CD and a quality master for the vinyl release. But yes, Audio CD copy protection was definitely a thing. It was unavoidable that those attempts would only piss off consumers with little knowledge or in the case of the Sony root kit: not just piss off but also bully. All audio players had to be capable of playing all CDs, so if your CD player happens to be a computer, your computer has access to all the audio on the CD and you can technically do whatever you want with it.
And if you use a good operating system i. Reminds me of those mixed discs that played audio in the car while the rest played on the PC. Lightscribe was never going to work if it was going to stay black-and-white only. Jac Goudsmit light scribe is interesting for other things, I bought one to experiment with spin coating and cure of fine tracks, photo-mask, pcb type applications.
I attended some hearing test — I was able to hear differences at kbps mp3 in a few cases but never at higher bitrates. So, if available I buy flac, but kbps mp3s are also perfectly fine for me. Philips stated that such discs were not permitted to bear the trademarked Compact Disc Digital Audio logo because they violate the Red Book specification.
Some were higher priced. The CD is dead, long live the stream.. The HPi was one of the first CD burners that fit in an optical drive slot. They were made by Philips and had a mechanical problem: a spring would get in the way of the laser mechanism sometimes which meant that your CD-R became a toaster. They were at least as big as a home CD player and scsi. They had very little or no buffering in them.
It was not drag and drop in those days either. It took a while for the world to realize they would not sell any writers without inexpensive or free software. Now the thought of paying for software to master a CD is nutty.
It was an expensive proposition back in the day. I can not recall the last time I played one. I really can not tell the difference in my cars and it is nice in the old one to be able to fit songs on a cd.
My newer car has a usb slot and it will play off of a 32 gb stick. If anything I find myself removing stuff, not adding more. I may have dropped a few zeros.. The current version is rev4, but rev5 will add EFM decoding. In principle, at that point there will be nothing stopping anyone from hooking a Domesday Duplicator up to a Laserdisc player that supports CDs and using that setup to capture raw analog RF off the laser pickup.
I think this comes down to how you value your experience. They still do sell a fair amount. I have to laugh each time I hear someone say that the CD is dead because Best Buy have stopped selling. What is Best Buy??? As for people knocking the lifetime of a cd compared with USB sticks.
I have original release cds from that still play perfectly. Good for storage but not for archiving. And the current MDisc format is used by military, museums, photographers for archival storage due to the data being burned into a solid material as good as being burned into rock so optical media is far from over. What other medium does one feel comfortable just giving away to perfect strangers with no expectation of ever getting it back?
Even DVD is beginning to get scarce around here. The kit was from Diamond Multimedia…. I think that photo is from an early press release by Philips I seem to remember seeing a color version.
All the electronics were in a big box that it would sit on top of. If you Google for Pinkeltje you may find some more pictures. Fun fact: Philips wanted to make the CD 10cm or Compact Cassettes are 10cm wide and This would be a small candy bar, not a cassette.
Of all their work so they can one day return the world of hifi to sanity. And bragging about a laptop being convenient. Then sending their parts to the studio for mixing. Sometimes you could hear a flipped phase in the middle of the vocals.
It was simply the commercial discs that sounded so poorly made eventually curtailed my purchases. I have a wind up gramophone I spin up when the power fails. But one place they shine is in the car. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime.
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