Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2005 14:19:12 +0100
From: Colin Stamp <>
Subject: Re: Using CD-ROMs in a 95's CD Stacker

On Sat, 30 Jul 2005 22:14:14 +0100, Pooh Bear <> wrote: >Colin Stamp wrote: > >> On Sat, 30 Jul 2005 20:02:23 GMT, Saab Guy <> wrote: >> >> >Al, >> > >> >Nope, my old Sony CD player played a few CD-Roms before, when you see 2 tracks at 84 minutes long, you know it's reading "something", but not audio. >> > >> >SaabGuy >> >> If the disc isn't encoded as audio, a modern player will just refuse >> to play it, spit it out, call it "bad" or whatever. Older players >> might get confused like your Sony. The worst that can happen is that >> they end-up playing the disc as though it was audio. That's bad for >> the ears, but not really bad for the player unless the volume is set >> really high - then watch out for the tweeters. >> >> The assumption here though, is that we're talking about discs that ARE >> encoded as audio. Why would anyone want to keep non-playable discs in >> their player for longer than it takes to realize they're non-playable? > >I know you can get dash mounting units that'll read mp3 files now. [snip] You certainly can. A lot of changers do it too. Better still, you can get head-units that read MP3s from DVD media. Hmmm... My whole collection on a single disc. Now that's worth ditching the original system in my 2001 9-3 for. One day I'll get round to it. Cheers, Colin.

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