CDR

Never let it be said that my entries don’t give good value for money. I’m pleased to see that the ‘BBC can’t play mp3s discussion’ is continuing over at boingboing.net.

I should confess that the conversation is moving out of my field of knowledge, as I know nothing about audio compression and CDs. The CDR I sent was burnt using a popular piece of software with an option to create CDs that can be played in a normal CD player. Is this what Mike Todd calls a linear version? If so, then his explanation is correct. I’m pretty sure that John used the CD I sent him, since it was confirmed as received by his team, and when he introduced the track he cited me as the source – when you listen you can hear that I managed to confuse him with a comment about how to pronounce my name. I should have had more faith, John Peel has probably introduced more oddly named bands/people than I’ve had hot dinners.

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