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Yes, I wrote about that a few days ago. But the Beethoven length still
determined sampling rate and bit length, within the 4 3/4" physical
constraint.​

On Tue, Sep 9, 2014 at 5:52 PM, Shai Drori <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> The Beethoven story is an urban myth. The truth is very lame. Remember the
> old American Automobile radio standard that had two knobs, one on each
> side, and space just wide enough for an 8-track cartridge in the middle?
> That's the size that was chosen.
> Cheers
> Shai
> בתאריך 09/09/14 6:55 PM, ציטוט Paul Urbahns:
>
>  Paul Stamler wrote:
>>
>>> 5" was also an attractive size because the player for a 5" disc would fit
>>> into the standard cutout in a car's dashboard. At the time many cars had
>>> radio/cassette players, and the Compact Disc was intended as a
>>> replacement
>>> for the Compact Cassette, to use the formal names for each format.
>>>
>>
>> I agree Paul that makes a lot of sense, and even though  Tom Fine makes a
>> case fir Rock music, Rock is basically 2 - 3 minute songs compiled.
>>
>> I can see where you would take the longest classical piece (they are
>> usually played through at once) and develop a playing time to fit. That
>> way
>> all the others should.
>>
>> But as you say physical size was important (where have I heard that line
>> before???) and we all remember how important the auto industry was to 8
>> Tracks!
>>
>> Paul Urbahns
>> Radcliff, Ky
>>
>>
> --
> Cheers
> Shai Drori
> Timeless Recordings
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