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darleysamdarleysam On my way toUKRegistered User regular
edited September 2008 in Social Entropy++
So I open my browser, google news appears, and informs me that SanDisk are in partnership with EMI Music, Sony BMG, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group in releasing a new music format. The rest of the article I was reading it from goes like this:
the format is based on the microSD cards that are due to launch soon available with pre-loaded, high quality, DRM-free MP3 music.

slotMusic cards work with any microSD-enabled mobile phones, car stereos or MP3 player as well as Mac, Linux and Windows computers with the bundled USB sleeve.

The MP3-based music tracks will be played back at up to 320kbps, and cards will also hold liner notes, album art, videos, and other creative content that an artist may choose.

A selection of slotMusic cards will be available soon at stores throughout the US, including Best Buy and Wal-Mart, with Europe to follow.

Sounds like a nice idea, but it seems a little pointless. I can't see it replacing CDs any time soon, and downloads are just going to keep growing. Still though, could be good.

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    potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    yesssss
    i keep tellin' people CDs and DVDs are dumb

    bring back cartridges

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    The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I can see something like this replacing CDs. How many people nowadays buy CDs and then transfer the music to another device, mp3 player, cellphone etc.

    Why not just sell something that slots right in your phone. I think it's a good idea.

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    Threadbare SockThreadbare Sock regular
    edited September 2008
    i bet they'll have drm but they'll be like "no this isn't drm, this is dcm"

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    potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    I can see something like this replacing CDs. How many people nowadays buy CDs and then transfer the music to another device, mp3 player, cellphone etc.

    Why not just sell something that slots right in your phone. I think it's a good idea.

    a large chunk of my CD collection was only ever spun up the one time necessary to rip it to my computer

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    potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    look at me
    i avoided a perfectly good chance to make a vaginaMusic joke

    i'm so proud

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    Threadbare SockThreadbare Sock regular
    edited September 2008
    good hello potatoenumbers

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    IskanderIskander Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    i bet they'll have drm but they'll be like "no this isn't drm, this is dcm"

    DXM

    more hardcore than DRM

    WITH AN X

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    Threadbare SockThreadbare Sock regular
    edited September 2008
    would they do something like make the music on every physical card digitally unique, so as to identify which card it was originally sold on?

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    bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    I can see something like this replacing CDs. How many people nowadays buy CDs and then transfer the music to another device, mp3 player, cellphone etc.

    Why not just sell something that slots right in your phone. I think it's a good idea.

    i buy cds all the time

    it's still a great format, and i'd much rather slap a disc in the computer to get my music than fuck around with some fiddly micro sd card

    seriously, have you seen those? you could lose one under your fingernail

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    potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    good hello potatoenumbers

    good hello to you wornout footware

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    potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    bsjezz wrote: »
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    I can see something like this replacing CDs. How many people nowadays buy CDs and then transfer the music to another device, mp3 player, cellphone etc.

    Why not just sell something that slots right in your phone. I think it's a good idea.

    i buy cds all the time

    it's still a great format, and i'd much rather slap a disc in the computer to get my music than fuck around with some fiddly micro sd card

    seriously, have you seen those? you could lose one under your fingernail

    i just keep thinking back to men in black with k holding the super-tiny CD proclaiming "looks like i'll have to buy the white album again"

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    IskanderIskander Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    would they do something like make the music on every physical card digitally unique, so as to identify which card it was originally sold on?

    Why would they not?

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    Threadbare SockThreadbare Sock regular
    edited September 2008
    i dunno, because to my layman mind, you could probably convert to analog and back to digital to destroy any fingerprints

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    IskanderIskander Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    That would work yes. Burn it as audio and rip it back to MP3.

    I don't see many people doing that just to lose the watermark though

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    potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    i dunno, because to my layman mind, you could probably convert to analog and back to digital to destroy any fingerprints

    you'll have whiners complaining about insignificant loss in quality doing this
    but, yeah, that's an easy workaround

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    space_satanspace_satan __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2008
    I fear change.

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    potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
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    boo

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    Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    That's why some people still buy vinyl.

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    IskanderIskander Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    i can see artists releasing whole discographies on one or more of these cards.

    the pink floyd discography would - for instance - take up about six cards and significantly less space than a similar collection on CDs.

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    queuewindowqueuewindow Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    If there's going to be another physical media format then it should have uncompressed audio. Leave the mp3 bullshit for digital distribution.

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    AirAir Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    yea but what they need is a player that will take more than one sd card at a time
    everyones just gonna be like 'shit why buy one album on the card when i can rip the cd to a card and put many other cds on it also and then stick it in my camera for some reason because my ipod doesnt actually play sd cards'

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    Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I'm pretty sure this isn't gonna catch on

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    KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    It seems kind of like taking completely the wrong message away from Digital Distribution.

    "People want their music in a digital format! Let's try packaging it on a different physical medium!"

    I mean these SD sticks are going to be ludicrously small, so it's not like they'll have aftermarket use, and people will lose them exceptionally easily, and still their main use will be ripping to a computer faster than a CD to then put on an MP3 player.

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    These are totally gonna take over consumer music!

    Just like minidisc!

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    ascotascot Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Yeah what we need to do is have a bunch of little tiny cards with your music on
    It'll be a whole new way to lose your music

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    potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    i only buy CDs nowadays if it's straight from the label anyway

    otherwise i download

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    DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    ascot wrote: »
    Yeah what we need to do is have a bunch of little tiny cards with your music on
    It'll be a whole new way to lose your music

    exactly
    this is a terrible idea

    which means they'll probably have no problem getting investors
    edit: well, with the power players involved they won't need investors

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    BedlamBedlam Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Man I just dont like digital distrabution. Owning somthing physical is so much better and if I dont like it I can sell it or give it to someone else.

    I like the idea if its cheaper to buy music, as CDs can be hella expensive when you buy alot of them.

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    Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I still buy CDs because I like to have a physical representation of the thing that I own. I do buy some songs off of Amazon though. Probably not going to buy these cards unless they are hell of cheap.

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    DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    haha you actually think they'll charge less for music on these?
    that was the same bullshit lie they told us when cds were introduced
    we were promised that music on cds would be so much cheaper because they're so inexpensive to mass produce
    but of course the recording industry ain't going to loosen it's death grip on any of its profits unless you pry their dead, cold hands off of it

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    ascotascot Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    it's like teeny tiny betamax, awww

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    nevilleneville The Worst Gay (Seriously. The Worst!)Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Druhim wrote: »
    haha you actually think they'll charge less for music on these?
    that was the same bullshit lie they told us when cds were introduced
    we were promised that music on cds would be so much cheaper because they're so inexpensive to mass produce
    but of course the recording industry ain't going to loosen it's death grip on any of its profits unless you pry their dead, cold hands off of it

    RIAA = bunch of fucks

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