What the fuck is a MD?

Jordan Hall
Jordan Hall

What the fuck is a MD?

Brody Morgan
Brody Morgan

The MiniDisc (MD) is a magneto-optical disc-based data storage device offering a capacity of 74 minutes and, later, 80 minutes, of digitized audio or 1 gigabyte of Hi-MD data. The Sony brand audio players were on the market from September 1992 until March 2013

Jace Murphy
Jace Murphy

Gamecube used them.

Think CD but for babies.

Jack Cooper
Jack Cooper

Does Machi have good taste?

Bentley Kelly
Bentley Kelly

Underage.

Levi Diaz
Levi Diaz

It's that tiny CD the Bionicles game for PC was on.

Angel Allen
Angel Allen

Ok it's official.
You're can't be 18.
Now fuck off and die.

Jeremiah Gray
Jeremiah Gray

I'm 29 but I went from tapes to cds, the fuck

Jeremiah Hernandez
Jeremiah Hernandez

No.

Julian Richardson
Julian Richardson

You had to be alive to understand this, but Cassettes were really popular. Because you could record your favorite music off the radio without buying the record. People would share music this way, dubbing music was huge in the 80's.

Then came the CD, which was nice, but unfortunately you couldn't erase content and record over old shit like you could do with a tape. Sure if you had a computer you could make music CDs, however understand in the early 90's no one had a computer or even a digital music format to make this a realistic issue.

In steps SONY, with the mini-Disk. The mini disk suffered from the exact same problem that BETAMAX did, which is SONY only sold MD players for the first 5 years or so of their existence, and they sold them at what was insane prices (think ipod prices). The result is it had almost no market penetration in the states, though some people did have them.

The problem mini disks ran into was 2 fold.
1) windows95 came out and everyone had a pc with a cd burner and a modem. It only took 5-15 minutes to download a song online on a 56k baud modem.
2) NAPSTER came out and EVERYONE was using it plus their pcs to make music disks like they used to make mix tapes.

It was in this market Apple launched the ipad and people just did away with physical media all together.

Now in Japan, the japanese consumers actually went straight into the mini-disk at SONY's insane prices, and napster didn't really happen there. So when the ipod came out, the japanese had a huge music industry built around minidisks (you could really only buy albums in that format), which basically prevented the ipod gaining any real entry into the japanese market. as the japanese market remained on physical media long after everyone else went digital. It wasn't till smartphones gained traction in japan, pushing the japanese consumer to go digital with their music, and killed off the minidisk player there.

Henry Green
Henry Green

Some diskette old shit from computers

David Fisher
David Fisher

It's official you can lie on the internet.
Time to kill myself if it comes to that.

Aaron Watson
Aaron Watson

It must be noted that minidisc players still hold the record for the most durable music playing format. You would think a device with moving parts would be more liable to break, but those Sony MD players could survive vehicle crashes without skipping.

Justin Bell
Justin Bell

It must be noted that minidisc players still hold the record for the most durable music playing format. You would think a device with moving parts would be more liable to break, but those Sony MD players could survive vehicle crashes without skipping.

I owned one, got one in high school in 95, had it straight through 1999, when my cousin stole it from me to sell for some drugs.

It was a great format. CD quality sound on a disk you can record and re-record over forever just like old cassette tapes. and yeah, those disks were damned near impossible to damage.

Isaiah Foster
Isaiah Foster

the strokes

Jackson Hall
Jackson Hall

but those Sony MD players could survive vehicle crashes without skipping.
Confirmed for never owning one.

I had several of them for entry level digital recording purposes. The portable Sony skipped if you so much as sneezed near it. The stationary I used for recording was almost as bad, but slightly better just because it weighed a fuckton compared.

Angel Nguyen
Angel Nguyen

I still have a back street boys MD, shit was awful

Alexander Roberts
Alexander Roberts

Fuck knows

Anthony Butler
Anthony Butler

I did actually own one to record demos and never had any problems with it.

Robert Sanders
Robert Sanders

No, it didn't. Gamecube discs were essentially just 8 cm DVDs written backwards. Basically just a shiny disc with pits. MiniDiscs used a different technology (based on how magnetism affects the reflection of light) and always came in a caddy.

Grayson Moore
Grayson Moore

Basically just a shiny disc with pits
Why does this sound lewd?

Lincoln Cooper
Lincoln Cooper

another failed sony format, like the betamax

Jayden King
Jayden King

Maryland

Zachary Reed
Zachary Reed

written backwards
I wouldn't bank on that backwards spinning bullshit. The discs could be directly read & ripped by handful LG dvdrom drives and store bought recordable media worked fine.

Ayden Butler
Ayden Butler

written backwards

Everytime

Adam Kelly
Adam Kelly

The discs could be directly read & ripped by handful LG dvdrom drives

Wasn't that because it was the only drive that could read the BCA? Allegedly that feature was too expensive to implement into the original DVD spec, but eventually made it into Blu-ray.

Noah Thompson
Noah Thompson

it would have been a cheap, practically unbreakable 140MB replacement for the 1.44MB floppy disk, the terribly unreliable iomega zip and the fragile expensive CDRW, they even pushed out a 350MB and eventually a 1GB version but >sony

Jason Morgan
Jason Morgan

Shit, man, this takes me back.
Remember when CD caddies were a thing?

Juan Nguyen
Juan Nguyen

written backwards
kek

Tyler Murphy
Tyler Murphy

that's a big condom

Julian Garcia
Julian Garcia

As long as the spiral is the same shape and the disc drive can provide raw bit access, that shouldn't really matter, at least for copying.
Looking into it though, it seems the actual difference between Nintendo's discs and DVDs is exactly that shape (or rather, the former doesn't use a spiral at all), which wakes it kind of strange there a DVD-ROM drives that could read them at all.

William Howard
William Howard

bear-sized

Jackson Torres
Jackson Torres

I had a MD back in the day. It was pretty good for the time, and probably the cheapest digital recording format. It was really popular with concert bootleggers.

Japs used them because they could rent CDs for cheap and make near 1:1 digital copies of them.

Lincoln Allen
Lincoln Allen

4u

Ryan Sullivan
Ryan Sullivan

EPIC SIMPLY EPIC

David Scott
David Scott

listening to anything by the Strokes other than Is This It?

Chase Jenkins
Chase Jenkins

Being 18 isn't such a high honour. Bakuganfags are old enough to post now. Many of them have never even seen an audio CD thanks to limewire, itunes and whatnot, or even a DVD player for the same reason.

Joseph Jackson
Joseph Jackson

The Sony brand audio players
No wonder OP doesn't know what it is.

Jaxon Cox
Jaxon Cox

my literally fucking nigga

Nolan Wood
Nolan Wood

listening to their worst album

Sebastian Carter
Sebastian Carter

They never were a thing if you didn't buy trash

Jace Rivera
Jace Rivera

Room on Fire is a 6/10 and First Impressions is an easy 9/10.

Everything since has been fetid hogwash

Brody Wilson
Brody Wilson

Quality shop skills.

Jason Gonzalez
Jason Gonzalez

Is This It and Room On Fire are both +7.5/10, but I can see where you're coming from

I'm too tired to do a good job, but it gets the idea across

Henry Edwards
Henry Edwards

First Impressions was pretty unremarkable my dude.
Room on Fire was okay, but Is This Is It was on another level. In their defense, it would be really hard to live up to something like that. Sophomore slump and whatnot.

Jose Morgan
Jose Morgan

It was really popular with concert bootleggers.

Not only them. My mother works at a local radio station and everyone there used it for portable recording for a good while. Same with her colleagues from other stations.

Carson Richardson
Carson Richardson

It doesn't spin backwards; the data is written from the outer edge in, instead of from the inner edge out.

Austin Hall
Austin Hall

Kids today wont understand what is betamax

Jack Parker
Jack Parker

Who /laserdisc/ here?

Isaac Fisher
Isaac Fisher

Burst Cutting Area is at the ring

Wait a minute are you trying to ruse me

Jordan Ross
Jordan Ross

Still remember the day I went to The Wiz in NYC and bought a MD player. I enjoyed it while it lasted.

Daniel Moore
Daniel Moore

getting mad over the internet

Asher Rogers
Asher Rogers

listening to meme music.

Brody Rivera
Brody Rivera

142088162

Lurk infinitely before posting

Wyatt Gomez
Wyatt Gomez

it didn't fail - in Japan.

Luis Lopez
Luis Lopez

Molecular disruptor

Bentley Stewart
Bentley Stewart

Recommend me some good music, aniki

>tfw only listening to anime and vidya music

Isaiah Morales
Isaiah Morales

Just go to /mu/ and do the exact opposite of everything they say.

Jason Cruz
Jason Cruz

>>1142088470

Do the opposite of what this user sez, /mu/ is a terrible pissy dungeon of cacaphonic beardry

Christian Lopez
Christian Lopez

maybe she has tiny hands

Jaxon Johnson
Jaxon Johnson

Do the opposite of what this user sez
Don't go to /mu/ but do everything they say anyway?

Michael Kelly
Michael Kelly

Yes

Hunter Ross
Hunter Ross

Machi's Dick

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