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 MiniDisc was awesome. If Sony hadn't deliberately crippled it, it could have been the digital format of choice.

@ajroach42 Sony refused to allow computer-connected MiniDisc audio players until reluctantly launching NetMD, which had deliberately limited audio quality, no MP3 support, and DRM to stop you doing anything with the tracks even on the player.
minidisc.org/NetMD_faq.html#_q

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@mathew ah, yeah. A minidisc drive for a PC would have been something special.

@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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