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 Posted:   Sep 23, 2008 - 4:14 AM   
 By:   Sehnsuchtshafen   (Member)

Will slotMusic replace CDs the way CDs have replaced the old vinyl?

http://www.slotmusic.org/what_is.php

Are there any plans to release film music on slotMusic?

What do you think? Who's already using it today?

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2008 - 6:24 AM   
 By:   Scott McOldsmith   (Member)


What do you think? Who's already using it today?


I had never heard of it before, but this is something I could see being a good version of a future format. It's not dependant on an internet signal, can hold larger high-quality music files and you'd have the physical media to store as a master copy.

With this be the format? I don't know, but something like this would probably be. I'd prefer this over downloads.

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2008 - 6:59 AM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

Ugh. Another method of delivering lossy content.

When they have uncompressed or lossless files, then I'll be interested. Otherwise, it's just not for me.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2008 - 1:46 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Slut music?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2008 - 1:49 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

Ugh! I read that story on Yahoo the other day, and that was my reaction: ugh! I'll stick with my CDs.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2008 - 6:10 PM   
 By:   paulw   (Member)

"microSD™ cards will soon be made available with pre-loaded, high quality, DRM-free MP3 music "

MP3.. Forget it.

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2008 - 6:28 PM   
 By:   ScoreDude   (Member)

It is being done already. Check out Chandos. In fact it is less money than the CD to download. Oh wait it is probably a soundtrack you've no interest in or any of the film music series because they have a policy of unlimited amounts so it has no collector value. Check it out sometime.
http://www.chandos-records.com/default05.asp?refresh=0

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2008 - 6:29 PM   
 By:   ScoreDude   (Member)

And I'm surprised Thor you know nothing about it?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2008 - 6:34 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

It is being done already. Check out Chandos. In fact it is less money than the CD to download.

???

It's not like there's a ton of other options too. Amazon, eMusic (Knight Rider of all things just showed up there), Rhapsody, etc etc....

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2008 - 7:06 PM   
 By:   TJ   (Member)

It is being done already. Check out Chandos. In fact it is less money than the CD to download.

???

It's not like there's a ton of other options too. Amazon, eMusic (Knight Rider of all things just showed up there), Rhapsody, etc etc....



Not quite....Chandos has lossless.

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2008 - 8:18 PM   
 By:   ScoreDude   (Member)

Swashbuckler excuse is shot down. Check out the film music series. They have an awful nice recording of Scott of the Antarctic!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2008 - 8:26 PM   
 By:   TJ   (Member)

Swashbuckler excuse is shot down. Check out the film music series. They have an awful nice recording of Scott of the Antarctic!

Not really. The lossless download of Chandos Sea Hawk for instance is 10 GBP. Thats $20 US. The CD's US retail rpcie is only $18.98...and you can probably find it for $15-$16.

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2008 - 8:47 PM   
 By:   T.J. Turner   (Member)

I don't get this, we make a huge step in audio storage and playback in 1983 and then we take another huge step with SA-CD i 1999, then we drop them all for an inferior format designed for internet streaming? What has happened?

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2008 - 8:55 PM   
 By:   ScoreDude   (Member)

You have to pay for shipping and eventually it will be the other way price wise. There is one huge advantage of the lossless download we've not discussed and that is the jewel case which is a horrible quality of plastic #6 in the triangle system that requires special melting into pellets before it can be gotten rid of. I'm still not 100% convinced that it doesn't do some sort of reacting with the polycarbonate material of the CD. I can't prove one way or the other as I don't have a PHD. But if the paper isn't acid free with good quality inks it will eventually work on the CD. I can tell you that from the photo business. Here we go again with the oil companies who want it all. Isn't plastic from oil?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2008 - 8:59 PM   
 By:   TJ   (Member)

You have to pay for shipping and eventually it will be the other way price wise. There is one huge advantage of the lossless download we've not discussed and that is the jewel case which is a horrible quality of plastic #6 in the triangle system that requires special melting into pellets before it can be gotten rid of. I'm still not 100% convinced that it doesn't do some sort of reacting with the polycarbonate material of the CD. I can't prove one way or the other as I don't have a PHD. But if the paper isn't acid free with good quality inks it will eventually work on the CD. I can tell you that from the photo business. Here we go again with the oil companies who want it all. Isn't plastic from oil?


I'm not concerned with that.

and plenty of e-tailers have free shipping or reasonable shipping where if you're paying that much you might as well buy the cd. unless the allure of instantaneous download appeals to you and you aren't patient---but that would still be true regarldess of price.


You've had LPs for how long, Tom? I don't think it 's something to be that worried about.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2008 - 2:03 AM   
 By:   moviescore   (Member)

These all come with deluxe booklets - 1inch by 1inch.

mc

 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2008 - 2:15 AM   
 By:   Urs Lesse   (Member)

Have I missed something or does this simply have no single advantage over a plain old USB stick (the latter being able to hold up to 6 albums in full CD audio quality, by the way) other than tiny size savings?

This reminds me of when Apple switched their iPods from simple (and faster) FireWire sockets to the "dock connector" in order to reduce compatibility and increase rip-off opportunities.

 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2008 - 2:22 AM   
 By:   Sehnsuchtshafen   (Member)

Except for the physical space you can safe, I don't see any significant advantage either. Lossy sound on a chip with a bit more digital space than what you have on a normal CD. And it seems, nobody here seems to use slotMusic.

 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2008 - 5:26 AM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

Oh, I'm not talking about Chandos. I'm quite familiar with their lossless downloads, and I applaud that company for offering the equivalent of full-bandwidth music (although I think it does have DRM on it, no?).

I was protesting that these thingees would have mp3s on them instead of lossless or uncompressed music. And Handstand has a point; there is no advantage of one of these over just a plain USB stick, which come in varying sizes and can be used for more than just music.

 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2008 - 7:14 AM   
 By:   Urs Lesse   (Member)

To do them justice, their description suggests that this slotMusic might be compatible with existing card slots:

"...hundreds of millions of multimedia-phones, virtually any computer with a USB connector and a growing number of in-car sound systems will be able to play slotMusic cards. [...] With 1GB (gigabyte) of capacity, slotMusic cards can hold songs, as well as liner notes, album art, videos, and other creative content that an artist may choose. Consumers can also add their own content to a slotMusic card, creating a personal plug-and-play media library."

Frankly, this makes me wonder if "slotMusic" is just another name for a conventional camera/mobile phone flash/memory card.

Having said that, I would still reject this thingie (assuming I ever had a choice!). Apart from the loss of any haptic/artistic quality of the music packaging, the size of this card now represents a tininess that has crossed the point where it is still functional. It was never so easy to forget (and destroy) your music media in the laundry as it will be with this one. When your music medium shrinks under a certain size, it is causing more practical problems rather than less.

 
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