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Amazon to take your old CDs for trade-in

Amazon to take your old CDs for trade-in | Are Mp3's outdating CD's? | Scoop.it
Turn in all those dusty old CDs and Amazon will gladly convert them into gift cards for the online retailer. And don't worry, we won't let Garth Brooks know what you think of him now. Read this blog post by Eric Mack on Crave.

Via Christopher Coleman
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Amazon knows that digital technology is taking over a lot of things. So with that being said,  they've found a way to reward people that still have CD's. Its quite interesting, smart, and a good way to keep people interested. Even though mostly everybody has MP3's, it's safe to say a considerable amount of people still have CD's.

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Difference Between MP3 and Audio CD

Difference Between MP3 and Audio CD | Are Mp3's outdating CD's? | Scoop.it
MP3 vs Audio CD  In this day and age of information technology, data is everything. In order to save and transport this data, various methods are used, each distinctly different from the other...
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This is basically about what MP3's and CD's are. MP3's are files with lengths much longer than CD's. Which allow up to 79.8 minutes of music or whatever audio you have on there. But MP3's are greatly compressed compared to CD's.

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CD vs MP3 Sound Quality

CD vs MP3 Sound Quality | Are Mp3's outdating CD's? | Scoop.it
A comparison of CD and MP3 Sound Quality.
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The major differences I see between MP3 and CD quality is. That CD quality is more efficient in producing the best sound for quality. On the other hand MP3 might be a little lesser in quality. But it also depends on the environment that you are in while listening to music.

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Google analyzed our MP3 libraries to visualize the evolution of music

Google analyzed our MP3 libraries to visualize the evolution of music | Are Mp3's outdating CD's? | Scoop.it
Google knows a lot about what people listen to because its Play Music service knows what’s in users’ MP3 libraries. A new tool lets people investigate which albums, artists and genres are most popular over time.

Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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I think this is a very intriguing way to show mp3's capability, it's cool to see a visual perspective on the evolution on music, from different sounds, to the way that they were recorded.

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Cameron Hunter's curator insight, January 18, 2014 4:49 AM

This could be a beneficial tool for a start up record label to see how the industry is growing.  It could also be useful for a person who is interested in the history of music. The question is how accurate will it be in the future with so much independent music being produced.

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Music has died now I've thrown away my CDs and only listen on my laptop | Sophie Heawood

Music has died now I've thrown away my CDs and only listen on my laptop | Sophie Heawood | Are Mp3's outdating CD's? | Scoop.it
Sophie Heawood: Streaming music has made it so dull I've lost all interest in it
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The problem I see with this right here. Is that some people are more comfortable using CD's or really having to wait for some new music. The author of this article is not fond of streaming music or just being able to access everything music online. I'd say she is more the type to enjoy the ride or walk to whichever store she would want to purchase a CD from. After she listens to it I'd think that would determine if the walk was really worth it.

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Audio CD vs. MP3 | eHow

Audio CD vs. MP3 | eHow | Are Mp3's outdating CD's? | Scoop.it
Though the death of the CD has been foreshadowed for years, revenues for new music CDs still accounted for $2.5 billion in sales in 2012. Digitally distributed music, including MP3 and other formats sold online, continues to add market share. Compared head to head, both CDs and MP3s have strong points that suit different personal preferences.
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This article still explains the differences between the two, while showing that MP3's even though compressed they can me transferred to CD's. The downside is that not all CD-Rom's are able to playback MP3's, bust most will.

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The Library of Congress is wrecking CDs to learn how to save them

The Library of Congress is wrecking CDs to learn how to save them | Are Mp3's outdating CD's? | Scoop.it
Like it or not, CDs rot over time -- your well-worn copy of Soundgarden's Superunknown might not play anymore. Just how they rot is frequently a mystery, though, which is why the Library of Congress is currently destroying ...
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I like the fact that the U.S. Government is wanting to save a part of history and it is also gives a chance for younger people to see how far we have come in technology. Since everything is almost all digital these days, it is nice to look at something I have been familiar with since as long as I can remember.

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