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

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Sat Aug 11 00:38:01 UTC 2007

On 8/10/07, Jay R. Ashworth <jra at baylink.com> wrote:
> 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.

and the thinner discs don't play as stable. they vibrate more as they
rotate, which causes data read errors. its why the audiophiles put
those rubber mats on top, to increase the mass and give a more stable

I still don't think putting a quarter on top of your speaker does
anything though...

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