Let's develop an open-source media archive standard

From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Thu Aug 12 13:44:27 2004

On Wed, 11 Aug 2004, ben franchuk wrote:

> Jason McBrien wrote:
> > What shall we do with analog audio? Sample at 44.1KHz / 16-bit PCM and call
> > it done? What about Laserdisc video? It's straight composite analog video,
> > which could be digitized at a standard rate for reproduction. Yes these
> > corner cases matter, if we are doing a truly multiformat media archive
> > storage architecture. (Dragon's Lair anyone? Voyager space mission disc?)
> The Voyager disc was a record. - analog.
> I say stick to 8 bit bytes for media - transfer programs can handle that.
> Why not just record the real bit data and timing data, media is cheap.

If you folks are discussing analog audio storage then it's not part of
this spec. Sorry.

If you're discussing analog data storage then it is.

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