New Type of CD announced

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by parrothead, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. parrothead macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2003
    Edmonds, WA
  2. tech4all macrumors 68040


    Jun 13, 2004
    Could you have both sides - CD/DVD - have data? Or does it have to be music/CD and video/DVD only? Interesting nonetheless.
  3. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    I've already had one of those from The Calling, dated 2002. It has music videos on one side and CD audio on the other. It wasn't labeled anything special, though.
  4. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    A cool idea. As the article mentions the DualDisc could help to boost sales. My concern would be about having data on both sides. Could it lead to easier damage?
  5. Lacero macrumors 604


    Jan 20, 2005
    It'd be cooler if they both existed on the same side. Dual media discs means no labels, or at least those small hub labels. Me not like them.
  6. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

    Nov 1, 2001
    I can't see this catching on...I'd not really want to buy any. And isn't DVD and CD tech a little outdated? I'm hoping we see the next gen Blue Ray stuff soon.

  7. jimsowden macrumors 68000


    Sep 6, 2003
    Actually, the data is stored closer to the labeled side of regular disks, so this would protect it further, though that says nothing for scratches.
  8. homerjward macrumors 68030


    May 11, 2004
    fig tree
    hmm...sounds interesting. i have a couple dvds that have 2 sides and one's widescreen/one full. kind of confuse me though, not knowing which side goes up vs down. can both sides be cds?
  9. anonymous161 macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2003
    Where the wind comes sweeping down the plains
    These have been out for a while. The nice thing is that you can have not only DVD but full DVD-audio surround content on one side with a standard cd on the other. Its nice to have one disc to play in the car (or to put on the iPod) and then the other side for your high resolution 5.1 system. I hope more artists put these out. The hub labels are really easy to read i think. I recently repurchased nine inch nails' "The Downward Spiral" in this format and it was actually cheaper than the cd only copy at the store. And it was quite a bit cheaper than the SACD version and the sound quality is almost the same.
  10. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

    Jan 23, 2005
    Don't they have these?

    DVD-Audio Discs
    DVD Discs, side 1 = movie, side 2 = special features

    This would be cool, so long they don't put copy protection or region coding on them so they go on your ipod
  11. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030


    Jan 8, 2005
    On the moon.
    You think the RIAA is gonna let us RIP them? You better not think that. They'll want us to buy it as a DualDisc, CD, iTunes, etc. Just so they can line their pockets even more, while ripping off all the artists.
  12. JeDiBoYTJ macrumors 6502a


    Jun 22, 2004
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    those things are everywhere. though, I dont think they caught on in the states as much as everywhere else.

    I have an AC/DC Back in Black DVD Remaster on my computer, that was originally on a DualDisc.
  13. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

    Dec 25, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    It may be a niche market, but i would love to see it. Take the movie like Moulin Rouge. I would love to have the movie and the CD soundtrack.
  14. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

    Dec 25, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    So true. The RIAA is so behind the times of where technology and the consumer desires are, it is so pathetic.
  15. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    It sounds like some people are missing the point of these things, at least as I understand it.

    I'm pretty sure that it's basically a way to be able to sell hi-definition DVD-audio discs to audiophiles and generate more interest in the so far totally unsuccessful push for next-gen audio while still letting the "holdouts" (meaning almost everybody in the world) play the discs on their regular CD audio players.

    That is, it's not one side of CD and one side of DVD, per se, but a disc that has traditional CD audio on one side, and DVD-audio on the other, for audio nuts that want the superior quality. Only takes up one shelf spot, the added production cost probably isn't significant, and they're hoping that it'll get people saying "Gee, I already have all these DualDiscs, why not just buy a DVDAudio player and have my music suddenly sound much better?"

    Doubt it'll do much good, though, as the conusmer market seems to be saying that people just don't care about quality that much--they'd rather get an old fashioned CD that they can still rip, ironically.
  16. anonymous161 macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2003
    Where the wind comes sweeping down the plains
    the cd audio side, at least on the discs I own, is not copy protected. You can import from it easily.
    I think Makosuke pretty much hit the nail on the head.
  17. rainman::|:| macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2002
    from article:
    So while it's not geared to having a soundtrack on the flip side of a DVD movie, it IS geared at having video content on the flip side of audio. Basically, it sounds like audio CDs with a data partition for videos, only now it's true DVD format (and on the other side) so you can access special CD content from your DVD player, perhaps including a 5:1 version of the music.
  18. narco macrumors 65816


    Dec 9, 2003
    I don't know how I feel about this. I like to keep my CDs in one place, and my DVDs is another. If we start mixing things up, I'm going get confused and then frustrated and start breaking everything.

    I really don't see the point of having DVD video and music on one disc. It'd be nice to have music videos or a "making of the CD" but I'd much rather have one DVD with all that stuff on it.

    Just my opinion.


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