Another Dead Format
Here we go, another dead format straight out of the box.
Can't wait until they decide to fill DVD's with 80 minutes of super high quality audio. ;)
Hollywood Records is attempting to breathe new life into an ailing musical format, the CD. It has unveiled the CDVU+ format, which it hopes will appeal to those looking for something more than currently offered by the standard 12cm audio disc. According to HR's Kent Bunt, the format is designed to give consumers the content …
Surely higher quality audio is the way to sell physical disks? CDs are obviously higher quality than MP3s, but how about going really over the top with a format which is impractically large to rip without re-encoding?
You could say, "MP3s off the interwebs are fine for your iPod, but are you really going to play them through your B&W's in the lounge?"
The idiots still haven't figured out that CD sales have slumped because the *content* of the disks sucks raw cess. Well, that, and the fact that only a moron would pay for something that helps support the RIAA.
I buy music CDs *only* direct from the artists. Here in Portland, OR, we are blessed wit ha nubmer of very tallented solo and group musical acts, who produce and sell their CDs directly to the audience at live performances. Mind you, I don't buy many - probably a half-dozen or so in the past several years; but I won't buy *any* other audio CDs.