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Hey, How about MD (MiniDisc)?

You have Discs of 70min & 80min, and with newer Players you use something like MP3 to encode the music. So, you now have 140min and 160min. It has a new format too, MDLP, that enable 5h of music in one single disk!

I think that MiniDic is much better than MP3 players. 1st, the MiniDic is recordable (something about 1 million times). 2nd, you don't need anti-shock (but it has). 3d, the player battery works for 9h (or more in newer players).

Now I'm waiting the new resource (NetMD), where you can drag and drop your MP3 to the MiniDic directly. Thank good, I have waiting this for 5 years. ;-P

Graciliano M. P.
"The creativity is the expression of the liberty".

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by Nkuvu (Priest) on May 25, 2003 at 08:23 UTC

    Still struggling to see the advantage of carrying around a bunch of disks as opposed to just taking a large capacity MP3 player. The iPod, for example, can hold up to 30GB. I have a little less than 10GB of MP3s on my computer (all legal, thank you) which would play straight for something like 5 days. So extrapolating this, I could hold about 15 days worth of music on a 30GB iPod (most of my library is encoded at 192KBps, YMMV). Obviously the battery wouldn't last that long, but it is rated for 8 hours or so.

    And how do you not need anti-shock for MD? Maybe I'm just not familiar with the technology -- but it's still reading the disk by spinning like any other optical disk, right? So if hit hard enough, that tracking mechanism would skip.