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Started by Eddie Teach, March 06, 2011, 09:29:27 AM

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viper37

Quote from: Tonitrus on February 29, 2024, 12:21:39 PM
Quote from: viper37 on February 28, 2024, 02:44:01 PMWill LOTR's extended edition finally fit on one disk??
New DVD-Like Disc Holds More Movies Than You Can See in a Lifetime

For certain kind of data storage purposes maybe...but I have the feeling that discs will never be appealing again, no matter the storage capacity.
They might become an item for collectors like vinyl disks.
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grumbler

Quote from: Barrister on February 29, 2024, 02:25:49 PM
Quote from: Josquius on February 29, 2024, 02:23:31 PMI do increasingly see articles with people pushing back against streaming. Wanting to own stuff again, seeing streaming transforming into cable, etc...
Certainly piracy is increasingly a tempting option again... So why not physical media?
Still a niche of course. But a very definite stable niche. Like vinyl.

The resurgence in vinyl though is really just about the esthetics of it.

If you cared about owning physical copies of media you'd be buying physical digital copies - CDs/DVDs and the like.

Possibly true, though analogue music recordings have a much higher dynamic range than digital.  Most people can't reliably tell the difference, but an audiophile with good hearing may (as they claim) get a richer music experience from vinyl.
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Quote from: Josephus on February 29, 2024, 05:37:08 PM
Quote from: Duque de Bragança on February 29, 2024, 03:48:48 PM
Quote from: HVC on February 29, 2024, 03:14:53 PMWhere do you put them all?

In a CD player to play them, one at a time. :smarty:

I actually have a carousel CD that lets me put 100 CDs in it. That doesn't solve the problem of the cases, though  :lol:

I was expecting at least a 4-CD at once carousel so my expectations were more than met, excedeed actually.
Well done ! :cheers:

Josephus

yeah it works like a juke box. the discs go in vertically in a row and are numbered 1-100. I have a book where I put the CD Sleeves that correspond to those numbers. So if I want to listen to, say, Rush's Moving Pictures, I see that it's "#78".

It's actually a 100+1 carousel. The +1 is if I want to listen to a disc, like say something I just bought, before I assign it a more permanent slot.
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Duque de Bragança

Regarding (no pun intended) the audiophile debate, I switched to DVD-A (RIP), SACD and Blu-ray Audio some time ago, when possible. Even "old" works, recorded on analogue, can sound better, specially the quadraphonic mixes, unavailable on vinyl.
Black Sabbath's Paranoid never sounded better, be it on 4.0 (quadra) or stereo.

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viper37

Quote from: grumbler on February 29, 2024, 07:52:11 PMMost people can't reliably tell the difference, but an audiophile with good hearing may (as they claim) get a richer music experience from vinyl.
Which is only true for the first or second listening.  After that, the vinyl degrades, unlike the good quality lossless digital music (cd or otherwise) and it becomes worst.  That's assuming you have the hearing to notice it, to begin with.
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If Microsoft Excel decided to stop working overnight, the world would practically end.

viper37

Quote from: Duque de Bragança on Today at 08:01:04 AM.
Black Sabbath's Paranoid never sounded better, be it on 4.0 (quadra) or stereo.
Do pray tell, where can I find that?
Amazon returns nothing for "quadio" or "Blu ray audio" for this title, only CD and Vynil, there's no price listed for the blu ray.
I don't do meditation.  I drink alcohol to relax, like normal people.

If Microsoft Excel decided to stop working overnight, the world would practically end.