The audio CD celebrates its 20th birthday

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#1

I just posted the article The audio CD celebrates its 20th birthday.

August 17, 1982. About two years after I was born, the first audio CD was mass produced. The company that had the scoop was PolyGram (part of Philips) and it was the CD: "Claudio Arrau’s rendition…

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#2

And 20 years is the time a patent can hold I believe… (patents last up to 17 years after issuing, when the ussuing took place prior to June 8, 1995) Wonder what happens next…


#3

Wow! The CD seems to be the standard that’s sticking. DVD is hardly taking over as a software format is it? I predict that CDs will just get bigger, but will be backwards compatable. After all, the only reason things ship on 2 cds is because of the FMVs.


#4

hmm, nice Flashback DoMiN8ToR :slight_smile:


#5

the111 I am confused by your post. Cd’s are too small to hold a decent movie. The more detailed the FMV the more bits required. There are games that easily fill one DVD (w/o compression) and there are even some that require more than 4.7GB which is why there is DVD-9. Hell if DVD was such a big thing then we would not have special 2 DVD sets or double sided DVD’s. Besides a DVD is just a “bigger” CD that is backward compatible. Unless you mean making a form of media that uses the CDFS but is larger like a laser disc then you have me confused. Personally tho I think DVD is far from perfect for media. I would have preferred a bigger format to be adopted as the standard, but nobody knows what the future might bring. Perhaps we will one day have a 12cm holographic disc that is backward compatible with all other optical disk formats and capable of storing ridiculous ammounts of data :7


#6

Well a new dvd format made for high definition recording will be available late next year capable of holding anywhere between 30-50 gig. Thats a nice amount :4


#7

DinZy, I believe the111 is refering to computer software. You ever wonder why all these multi-cd games are not just released on 1 DVD? I guess it doesn’t really matter as most of us will just do the full install to copy all the data to the HD.