Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Oct 2012 00:05 UTC
Multimedia, AV "On October 1 1982, Joel's sixth studio album, 52nd Street, was the first commercially released CD album... Which means CDs are 30-years-old today. It's worth noting here that 52nd Street wasn't a new album - it was launched initially in 1978, but it was selected for relaunch on the new digital audio disc, rolling out alongside the first CD player - the Sony CDP-101 - in Japan. But of course, the CD didn't spring up overnight - the road to launch started long before 1982." I'm still 100% CD when it comes to music. The act of physically holding a new album in your hands for the first time and gently placing the disk in the tray can't be matched by pressing a download button behind a computer.
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RE: Comment by kwan_e
by UltraZelda64 on Tue 2nd Oct 2012 00:16 UTC in reply to "Comment by kwan_e"
UltraZelda64
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2006-12-05

I'll take a physical disc, immediately ripped by myself in the FLAC format, any day over a download of the same album. If I want MP3 files, I'll encode a set from the master FLAC files. Ogg Vorbis? AAC? Same. No DRM, no technically imposed restrictions. Just the data that I bought and paid for, able to be used in whatever way I want, and a physical backup copy in case something goes wrong.

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RE[2]: Comment by kwan_e
by WorknMan on Tue 2nd Oct 2012 00:23 in reply to "RE: Comment by kwan_e"
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2005-11-13

There's a new audio format in the works:

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012-09/30/neil-young

I heard about this on a podcast... one of the record labels (don't remember which one) is remastering their entire catalog for this. However, I don't know if the format is open and/or if there will be DRM involved. Of course, the files will be larger.

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RE[3]: Comment by kwan_e
by Soulbender on Tue 2nd Oct 2012 00:55 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kwan_e"
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2005-08-18

There's a new audio format in the works:


Because there aren't enough of those already...
I don't see why they'd need to create a new format for that device when we already have FLAC and others.

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RE[3]: Comment by kwan_e
by some1 on Tue 2nd Oct 2012 02:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kwan_e"
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2010-10-05

Of course, the files will be larger.

..the equipment and content will be more expensive, and the actual quality will be worse: http://people.xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/neil-young.html

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