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.

@ajroach42 They had MiniDisc drives you could just use like disks, but those were deliberately unable to play audio or read or write audio MiniDiscs.


@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.

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