Sorry this is so out of date - I'm still catching up on the last few weeks'
>> >>> Here's the thing, DVD & Css became a standard becuase people >>>bought
> the players and the DVD's. MiniDisc didn't becuase people didn't.
> >>MiniDisc isn't a standard? Then what are all these little MO audio devices
> I >>see in the shops?
> > yeah, but go into a "record" shop and look at the range of titles
> available, >even big units like the Virgin MegaStore on the quays has a pissy
I'm pretty sure that's because nobody in their right minds is prepared to pay
for a pre-recorded minidisc when you can borrow an album off a friend and
record it onto a blank minidisc for about an eighth of the price.
I haven't noticed any copyright bans on my minidisc. It's a portable Aiwa
recorder/player one. It has an optical line-in port but no line out. And I
dont' have an optical line out on any music players at home. However,
recording using the analogue jack-lead is fine. It's very good quality
recording. There's hardly any detectable difference between that and a CD,
I have never bought a pre-recorded minidisc. They're such a waste of money. I
have about 20 albums on minidisc that I haven't bought - that cost me £40, but
would have cost me about £300 if I have bought the album instead of recording
Anyway, I think that minidiscs are pretty good for getting around copyright
laws. I think the booklet that came with my minidisc said something like I was
allowed to record albums I already own, but not off other people without
paying. Something like that.
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