Thread: Compact Disc might be replaced....

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    Another format.....I hate format changes....

    The compact disc might be replaced by a smaller medium for music....

    the slotCard. The slotCard is a tiny little card that plugs into your mp3 player or computer....besides music, it comes equipped with album art and liner notes....

    Why can't they stay with the CD? It's compact enough! We don't need a tiny little card! and the CD plays high quality music...so who cares....they need to quit shoving this new crap down our throats.
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    Quote by GrungeGopher
    Another format.....I hate format changes....

    The compact disc might be replaced by a smaller medium for music....

    the slotCard. The slotCard is a tiny little card that plugs into your mp3 player or computer....besides music, it comes equipped with album art and liner notes....

    Why can't they stay with the CD? It's compact enough! We don't need a tiny little card! and the CD plays high quality music...so who cares....they need to quit shoving this new crap down our throats.

    I hate CD's they scratch to freaking easy. They sound much better than tapes don't get me wrong, but technology has come a long way since the 80s when they first came out.
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    I suppose its inevitable coz right-now I can't think of anyone who has a VCR anymore. Its all DVDs now and as if thats not enough, you've got this blu-ray thingy.

    Just like you, i'll also miss CDs thanks to the iPod, certain cell-phone models, etc. MP3 is kinda cool but sound quality compared to CDs is inferior (that's my obeservation).

    And I have quite a lot on my PC, (can't seem to avoid them) and the only time I listen to CDs is on road-trips.
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    Lame.
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    I have a vcr. For one main reason, my awesome 52 inch HDTV only has an HD plug, but my cable still runs through a coxswain, so I have to run the cable through my vcr and from the vcr to the tv.

    also, I got a lot of old and rare VHS tapes so I need a vcr anyway.
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    Ugh, music on chips = fail. CDs last forever if you don't treat them badly-- seriously, you can't just leave them sitting out in the open and expect them to not get scratched. I still have some from ten years ago that work just fine.

    I can't imagine paying money for a tiny chip and then breaking it or losing it! Eff that shit. Those camera memory cards are bad enough. Maybe what they should do instead is make portable audio-only DVD players and just use that for audio if they really want something of a higher quality (which we don't need; CDs are high-quality enough as it is).
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    Quote by Baburu
    also, I got a lot of old and rare VHS tapes so I need a vcr anyway.


    Agreed.
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    They've been saying this for years now, but CDs are still around. I don't know how long the format has left, but if it hasn't died by now, I don't think it'll die anytime soon. Hell, you can still get vinyl records of newer releases if you look in the right places.
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    The thing I can see happening is that the 3" discs become more common. They need to develop a way to make the smaller discs able of holding more data. I've got a dozen or so singles on those discs. They do take up much less space.

    Then again, remember about 10 years ago,they were saying those mini-disc player would take over.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mini-Disc
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    CDs DO scratch too easily, so if slotCard takes over for the media industry, it could be better than ever.
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    Less than an hour ago on the bus I was listening to my CD player and my friends both had MP3 players and pointed at them, one of them saying his was $20. Some people just don't realize the value of nostalgia.
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    Quote by DebrisStorm
    The thing I can see happening is that the 3" discs become more common. They need to develop a way to make the smaller discs able of holding more data.

    If you're talking about those mini-CDs (that hold ~150-210MB depending on brand), forget it. the last time I've seen those things in a store was a couple years ago. these days, it's all about the mini-DVDs. I still had perfectly good uses for mini-CDs (damn small linux, freeBSD and debian net install CDs, [url=http://imbnes.gamebase.ca/]it might be NES[/url], etc etc etc.)

    Then again, as Caps said, you can find them in all the right places if you look hard enough, and I do remember finding a site with mini-CDs.

    Quote by DebrisStorm
    Then again, remember about 10 years ago,they were saying those mini-disc player would take over.


    Wrong.

    A buddy of mine had a small mini-disc player and that was back in 2003. ~10 years after the big MD players came out, as pointed out in debris's wikipedia link. Hell he even wanted to see a handheld, let alone a videogame console based off the mini-disc format (or something loosely based off it), and there it is: the PSP, sporting an entirely new and different format.
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    I'm sticking with CDs.
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    Quote by adventure_of_link
    Quote by DebrisStorm
    The thing I can see happening is that the 3" discs become more common. They need to develop a way to make the smaller discs able of holding more data.

    If you're talking about those mini-CDs (that hold ~150-210MB depending on brand), forget it. the last time I've seen those things in a store was a couple years ago. these days, it's all about the mini-DVDs. I still had perfectly good uses for mini-CDs (damn small linux, freeBSD and debian net install CDs, [url=http://imbnes.gamebase.ca/]it might be NES[/url], etc etc etc.

    Then again, as Caps said, you can find them in all the right places if you look hard enough, and I do remember finding a site with mini-CDs.

    Quote by DebrisStorm
    Then again, remember about 10 years ago,they were saying those mini-disc player would take over.


    Wrong.

    A buddy of mine had a small mini-disc player and that was back in 2003. ~10 years after the big MD players came out, as pointed out in debris's wikipedia link. Hell he even wanted to see a handheld, let alone a videogame console based off the mini-disc format (or something loosely based off it), and there it is: the PSP, sporting an entirely new and different format.


    I never said they would take over. It was just speculated. And I laughed. People like formats they're used to. They only change fully every few decades. We're about due too...
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    Quote by adventure_of_link
    I do remember finding a site with mini-CDs.


    This isn't the site I was talking about, but eh. I trust amazon.com more than some random sites.

    http://www.amazon.com/Memorex-Pocket-Mini-Discs-50-Pack-Spindle/dp/B00005NHGP
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    Quote by adventure_of_link
    Quote by DebrisStorm
    The thing I can see happening is that the 3" discs become more common. They need to develop a way to make the smaller discs able of holding more data.

    If you're talking about those mini-CDs (that hold ~150-210MB depending on brand), forget it. the last time I've seen those things in a store was a couple years ago. these days, it's all about the mini-DVDs. I still had perfectly good uses for mini-CDs (damn small linux, freeBSD and debian net install CDs, [url=http://imbnes.gamebase.ca/]it might be NES[/url], etc etc


    you play imbnes? cool. i found out that if you burned multiple cd's and use a double disk swap to boot it on your psone/playstation you can take ou tthe cd during the game, and put in a differant one. works everytime!
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    I still using cds I dont even own a mp3 player
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    Quote by naruto_fanatic
    I just got a new ipod touch last week because my cd's are getting bad from the stupid scratches. tick me off but o well


    What model?

    If you've got a car, try listening to it in the car. it is AWESOME.
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    i have 800 c.d.s and i'm NOT switching over anytime soon. i have 2 i-pods and that's just for going out shopping.
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    Quote by thabz
    MP3 is kinda cool but sound quality compared to CDs is inferior (that's my obeservation).


    Are you saying that listening to a cd rather than listening to the mp3 digitally sounds better? No. Mp3s are what gets placed onto the cds, so they will obviously sound better when listening to them raw, directly from a digital device such as a pc. Just letting you know in case you were confused. Not trying to be smarty pants or anything, lol

    But overall, I wouldn't mind if they came out with these things, but I dont think they should REPLACE cds, even though ALL of my cds are burnt, I still use them all the time.
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