Dataplay

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Khayman, Mar 20, 2002.

  1. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    I just don't get this product, 500mb is pants, just put mp3s on a CD. it says "works in all device types" does this mean it can store 5 albums on the disk which then plays on any CD player? if not whats the point? get an MP3 player! (you can get ones that store data as well)
    MD was supposed to be a replacement to CD and look at that, got nowhere did it. Blank CD's cost about 50p each for 650mb not 12usd for 500mb.

    This whole article just seems total giberish, or have I missed something?
     
  2. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    No, I don't think you missed anything. I agree.
     
  3. max

    max Guest

    Hehheee

    if you read it and look at the pretty picture , you will see the dataplay disks are the size of a coin.

    Now you just have to imagine - carrying three of these coins around in your pocket = 33 hours of MP3s or 15 CD-quality albums.

    So when the new player comes out, it will be the size of a pack of cigarettes or smaller with 500MB of music on it :)

    Not like the standard MP3 of 128MB, carrying a dataplay disk is a lot easier than a CD-r :p



    :rolleyes: :cool:
     
  4. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    128 mb? you living in the past? i've got one that stores 6Gb, had it for a while, sure it costs alittle bit more than most (although it cost less now then when i bought it) but its easier than carring disks around, of any size
     
  5. WAM

    WAM Guest

    Well i see cds (and any revolving media), as a necessary evil, and only tolerate them as they have a relatively cheap storage/cost ratio......


    But how people can even think of bringing out yet more disk formats is beyond me .....I dont even care if they are the size of pistachio nuts!

    Bring on solid state at cheap rate.........


    Well im still waiting.................
     
  6. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Bring back the 8 Track...:p
     
  7. WAM

    WAM Guest

    Even better....how about one of these!!!
     
  8. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Now that is kickin it ol' school. ;)
     
  9. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    8 track is back it is the compression technology used on MiniDiscs, which is why they didnt take off, as they had no other use apart from music. At leasr cassette tapes tecnology could be used for data backup. The miniDisc holds less information (lower Quality) than a CD, its just that you cant here it.
    The Future is new codecs like MP3PRO, where mp3 files will be half the size, the Creative Nomad and Jukebox range will hopefully support it eventually, though creative are talking of making users pay for it, like we didnt pay enough to get the dam player in the first place.
     
  10. spikeymikey

    spikeymikey Guest

    Hehe, that one cracked me up! :D I think you mean ATRAC compression. An 8 track is a type of media used before cassette tapes came out.
     
  11. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    yeah sorry, I wasnt around for all that ATRAC nonsense, so I got confused when the guy above me called it 8 track, thought it didnt look right though.
     
  12. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Man, you are making me feel OLD !!! :eek:
     
  13. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    Sorry again, I will say no more
    Although I am living in the time of ATRAC as it is used on MiniDiscs