Reply to post: What's with all the hate for vinyl?

Bye bye MP3: You sucked the life out of music. But vinyl is just as warped

acid andy

What's with all the hate for vinyl?

No fans of scratching on El Reg? Or old skool mixing?

For a while it also had the advantage (now gone with mouse or touch driven music players) over cassettes and CDs that you could very quickly skip to a chosen point part way through a track without needing to wait for a fast forward or rewind.

I've occasionally daydreamed about whether someone could build a CD player structured like a record turntable, with a laser on the arm that could be positioned by hand over the disc to set the start point. It would certainly be a gimmick and would probably need a custom data format.

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