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postBeginner's Guide to MiniDisc

With MiniDisc observing its own resurgence in interest as a physical media format, and with eBay prices hitting new highs, I thought it would be appropriate to write down a sort of guide to introduce folks curious about the format and wanting to learn more.

There is already a lot of resources available, online, so I will try to keep this guide concise so that it can also work as a reference guide for those looking for particular subjects. I'll organize it in topics, and I'll also cite all references so you can go and check them out or for further reading. So let's start from the start:

1. What is MiniDisc?

At the writing of this article, MiniDisc is just about to celebrate its 30th anniversary since launch in Japan in 1st of November 1992.1