bird calls on minidisk

Subject: bird calls on minidisk
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 18:30:27 +1000

There was a thread a while back about bird calls as MP3 files for rapid access,
and allowing most bird calls to be recorded and accessed quickly form a single
disk along with display of the species being played..  I have been exploring
this option and an alternative, putting the calls on minidisk, which would seem
to be able to achieve the same and more. The new long play mini disk allows ( as
a lower quality recording) up to 320 minutes i.e. over five hours on one disk.
The mini disk has the advantage of extreme portability and the ability to record
as well as play back ( which the MP3 CD players cannot do) They are also cheaper
( and likely to be better supported longer term) than the few reasonable quality
MP3 CD players on the market.  Does anyone have experience of use of mini-disk
for recording calls or just playback/field reference to recordings.  If so was
the 4LP quality good enough for field playback?  Is there a limit to the number
of tracks which can be identified on a mini-disk?

I'd be grateful for any comments people may have

Nevil Amos

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