Tag Archives: audio

Tech Flashback: MP3 Encoding Through the Years

It may be hard to believe, but the MPEG-1/MPEG-2 Layer III standard (commonly known as MP3) is now 19 years old (from public release date, or 21 years old from the first standards release). In technology terms, this is an … Continue reading

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Obituary: Nullsoft Winamp (21 Apr 1997 – 20 Dec 2013, 16 y.o.)

Around a month ago, the news stories already started making the rounds. I first saw it on Slashdot, proclaiming that Winamp was to be shut down on the 20th December 2013. The banner on Winamp’s website definitely said that it … Continue reading

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Salvage and Tech Flashback: Pioneer CT-W430 and Compact Cassettes

I guess today, I’m going to try and do a two-in-one post because the circumstances just so aligned. Another one of those UNSW Electrical Engineering salvage runs turned up this gem – a Pioneer CT-W430 dual cassette deck! This was … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback: Sony MiniDisc

Just this month, it was announced that Sony will make its last MiniDisc system next month, so I thought this was a good time to reminisce about MD and what it really meant … The MD was basically a small … Continue reading

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