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Re: [ARSCLIST] Another chime in the deathknell for CD's?

Yes, yes, and yes again! No one's figgered out how to stuff them thar booklets into an iPod yet!

The last attempt at "bonus" materials on a CD was the CD-Plus format, which was mostly abandoned because it stymied some older CD players, usually involved automatically-triggered downloads of junkware if inserted into a computer, and the "bonus" material was generally vapid promo info and a jumpy low-rez video or two. Yuk! Most groups got enough pushback from fans to just establish websites for this stuff.

Now, on the other hand, what would be truly interesting would be, for instance, a running libretto for an opera, or a clever animation of a ballet. Or, for a classic rock album, perhaps running guitar tabliture. All of this requires skilled labor manhours to encode and thus costs money and thus will not be forthcoming from Big Music.

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- From: "Don Cox" <doncox@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Saturday, October 28, 2006 7:55 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Another chime in the deathknell for CD's?


The additional material that most people would like is an informative booklet.

Don Cox

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