[permaculture] 1983 Bill Mollison PDC DVD of MP3's
jedd at progsoc.org
Fri Jan 19 04:19:00 EST 2007
Some further clarifications and comments on this release.
On Friday 19 January 2007 9:15 am, Myron Mykyta wrote:
] If you put the DVD in a computer's DVD rom, you'll be able
] to play the mp3's (assuming no copy protection) with any
] mp3 player, including iTunes.
Some of the very new DVD players will perform this kind of
operation, but if you're the kind of person who's asking, you're
probably the kind of person who doesn't own such a device.
Note that mp3's don't, because they can't, have copy protection.
This is why iTunes (etc) wish to force you to use DRM-laden
technologies. Always fascinating to find permy types so keen
on proprietary Apple & Microsoft technologies.
MP3 format itself is a curious choice - it's non-free (patent laden)
and lower quality than free (in both senses of the word) techs
that are available.
I'm referring specifically to Vorbis, in case you're wondering.
I have two other asides. Cope.
First, the amount of data involved in 47 hours of 128kbps (in case
you were wondering about that, too, as it's not made clear on the
site) mp3-audio is about 2.6GB. There may be some irony about
it not being made available for download, but required to be shipped
on a physical medium around the globe, given the content.
Second, I'd heard rumours that Bill and Geoff (?) had the PDC they
were holding at RMIT (that's in Melbourne, btw (and that's in
Australia)) last year professionally recorded, AV style no less,
with a view to that in turn being marketted.
I don't doubt that an awful lot of work went into the mastering of
the 1983 set, and that an even larger amount of work would be
involved in an AV release of a PDC.
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