No no, I’m not talking about everyone’s favorite operating system. Next time maybe.
To me it is almost an urban legend that MiniDisc devices, consumer level ones at least, did not allow digital output. It seems it is still true, even for audio recorded via a microphone and to which you could presumably be assumed to own the copyrights.
I guess the author of the article above will have to export analog audio and redigitize it. No big deal but it goes against the whole point of using such a device, doesn’t it?
In any case, many pissed off people here. Caveat Emptor.
Yes yes… coded architecture, private norms enforced by technological means…
[via lawrence's notebook]