The days of the CD will be a thing of the past probably in the next decade, replaced by new media technologies like digital downloads. Sony will be shutting down its 50-year-old Sony CD manufacturing plant in Pitman, New Jersey.
Sad really, I still use CD's but theres no doubt its headed to the grave.
Bu-bu-but Bluray is not needed! CD's for life! >:D
CDs are old as hell, glad that they're dying off. Digital is the future.
I occasionally still buy CD's, but mainly for lossless audio. I would go mainly all digital (which I sort of do already) if I could get a massive catalogue of legal lossless music online though.
cd are lossy audio, a full uncompressed song can be hundreds of megs for a 3 minute song
*Misread your post*
Your're right. I do have some files that are a few hundred megs at 88/24 and 96/24 that I got from sites like HDtracks.com and the like. Though the size can greatly vary depending on the file format you use (like AIFF, Flac, etc.)
Digital distribution will be the death of us...
Legal Digital Distribution will be the death of us maybe. A free and open internet always produces a better product then the closed off corporate solutions. Yet they wonder why no one wants to use them? Hilarious really. R.I.P. CD's, May the dirt fill in your scratches =)
yea Legal* sorry about that... I just don't trust company's now a days. shadey with a cd or disk you always had the program but who knows what they will do when its out of the equation. like when a game or something that sells for 40$ goes on sale for 10$ and they take out 80% of the game. oh the horror i see it now.
Archos or any of those media players to play FLAC audio. The best audio you can have.
Sad, I only buy cd's to rips the music to have the songs I want on the cd and then I just keep the cd. Digital is ok but I do like something in my hand to.
its funny how Lp's or records sound better than cd's and alot of cd's sound better than digital audio its like where going back in time lol but not, oj but no seriously this is why i think sony have put to much into blu ray its not far from digital downloads and i am sure we are not far from digital game downloads as microsoft will probs be the first to start a console with digital downloads.
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