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[1.5 years is 1.5 x 365 x 86,400 sec. = 4.73 x 10^7 seconds.
[A DVD has 4.7 x 10^9 bytes. 301 DVDs, then, have 1.42 x 10^12 bytes.
[Therefore, an MP3 file eats up 43 KB/sec. Is this about right?

[Mike's 2 million 78s, at 480 seconds (8 min.) each, is 9.6 x 10^8
seconds, or 30 years. Is *this* about right?

   By IAN AUSTEN

   A lthough it was not [71]Sony's main objective, the company has made
   its DVP-CX875P DVD-CD changer something of a marathon machine. Among
   other things, the 301-disc changer can play back DVD's containing
   music recorded as MP3 files. Anyone who has the patience (and the
   music collection) to fill 301 discs with MP3 files could sit back and
   listen to music continuously for just under a year and a half.

   But Bruce Pripido, Sony's marketing manager for DVD players,
   anticipates that the jumbo changer is likely to be most popular among
   owners of extensive collections of movies recorded on DVD's.

   The gradual spread of computers that can record DVD's, Mr. Pripido
   said, will increase demand for devices that can store and manage the
   recordings. "It's our feeling that there will be quite a few of these
   shiny discs out there," he said.

   To keep track of its contents, the player, which is $500 at
   www.sonystyle.com, allows users to create individual folders that they
   can view on the television screen and manipulate using a joystick on
   the player's remote control. And for users who want to take a break
   from those months-long music sessions, the player will remember where
   a disc has been stopped, and even if it has been removed from the
   machine.
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