Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Feb 2013 12:10 UTC
Multimedia, AV "Sony has announced it is to deliver its last MiniDisc stereo next month. It marks an end to the firm's support for the system which it launched in 1992. The format only ever had limited success outside of Japan and was ultimately doomed by the rise of recordable CDs and MP3 players." My format of choice for personal audio up until a few years ago, when the rest of the world had already long moved on to MP3. Nothing beats the satisfying sound of closing a portable MiniDisc player/recorder with a disc in it.
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by toast88 on Mon 4th Feb 2013 17:48 UTC in reply to "DRM"
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In Japan MiniDisc was DRM free, guess who you can thank for the DRM laden MD in the U.S., which also delayed the launch

What do you mean? NetMD and HiMD were all the same all over the world, using the same DRM mechanisms.

Or are you referring to pre-recorded media?


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