Re: NTLK Off topic: minidisc (was MP3 decoding chip?)

From: Benjamin Ing (
Date: Wed Jul 19 2000 - 00:39:54 CDT

on 7/18/00 9:12 AM, Larry Zasitko at wrote:

> Actually it is quite simple. Cd quality.

I love my minidiscs, but to be absolutely clear, they are not CD quality.
They do use a lossy compression scheme by the name of ATRAC. While the
compression is quite good and at the relatively low rate of approx. 4 or 6
to 1, it is compressed audio.

btw, I agree with all the other assessments made about the advantages of
minidiscs and since I have an MD player in my truck, I always hate having to
play CDs in my wife's car.


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