RE: NTLK Other - MP3 players

Date: Thu Dec 02 1999 - 12:33:16 EST

On Thu, 2 Dec 1999, James L. Johnson wrote:

> ------------------
> >If only someone invented a gadget that plays MP3's stored on MiniDisks...
> >Would kick all these Rio's etc. off the surface of the earth immediately.
> ------------------
> Hmmm...
> Not sure this would work. They both use a compression algorithm:
> MP3 (MPEG layer 3?)
> MiniDisc (ATRAC?)
> Could you 'double compress'? I don't think so, but I could be wrong.

I think he meant putting MP3 files on MD-Data discs. MD-Data was a
short-lived (read: now discontinued and unsupported) format that allowed
you to use MD media as data devices. Each disk stored about 100MB of data
(same as a ZIP disk). But, there was never a portable MD-data drive. It
would probably be technically feasible to ripa MD transport out of a MD
player and hack it up to read data, but this would be *very* involved.

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