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Started by the_antithesis, September 16, 2023, 06:41:01 PM

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So, what can you do with old floppy diskettes?

I've been toying with making a music player. MP3's can fit if you lower the sound quality enough, which is fine since this is more for the novelty. But another way would be MIDI files. I didn't do this, but I believe kids in the late 80's/early 90's collected MIDI files of their favorite songs before Napster was a thing. Midis would work even better since you could fit maybe two albums worth of songs on a single disk. They're just midis.

So this question is, should it be single songs per disk that sound, maybe, like this:

Or a whole album per disk that sounds like this:

Maybe not the best example song since it sounds OK either way, so imagine it's Sgt Pepper sounding like that.