[mythtv-users] DRM Music on it's last legs - Another predictioncomes true ahead of schedule.

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Fri Aug 10 20:38:56 UTC 2007

On Fri, Aug 10, 2007 at 12:50:03PM -0700, David Brodbeck wrote:
> On Aug 10, 2007, at 11:50 AM, Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 10, 2007 at 09:31:55AM -0700, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> >> I bought the "special" re-mastered gold-colored CD (gold plays better
> >> than silver, right?)
> >
> > In fact, gold-plated CDs tend to last longer than the standard
> > aluminium ones; they're less prone to CD rot and other failure modes.
> The real question, I've found, is how thick the coating on the label  
> side is.  Almost every CD I've had that's gotten badly damaged has  
> suffered damage to the label side.  The thin metal data layer is much  
> closer to that side, and often it's only protected with a coat of  
> lacquer.

Indeed.  The original idea was "sandwiched between two polycarbonate
discs", but they sort of wimped it, somewhere along the way.

-- jra
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