Like, floptical is a heck of a concept, and I love it.
I don't have a good reason to use minidisk, but I think I'm going to.
@ajroach42 A solid decision. I loved minidisc around the turn of the century. More recently, I've used it to store cassette port programs from old computers.
Some retro wave composers ship music on minidisc, I got an MD album from LukHash last spring/summer.
@ajroach42 MiniDisc was awesome. If Sony hadn't deliberately crippled it, it could have been the digital format of choice.
@mathew I thought MD data was still just used in proprietary devices, and not ever available in a disc drive?
@mathew yeah! Gravis/ cathode ray dude did a big video on one of them a few months ago. It was very nearly the coolest camcorder ever, but had two real Sony problems that prevented it from actually being useful at all.
@ajroach42 Yeah, imagine being able to compress audio to ATRAC3 (better than MP3!), drag-drop it onto a MiniDisc, then take that disc and play it in your mobile MD player. That would have been so much better than anything MP3 could offer at the time.
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