Re: c64's and cd-roms ?

From: Marko Mäkelä (
Date: 1999-10-24 00:35:51

On Sat, 23 Oct 1999, ken ross wrote:

> I'm not sure how it's proposed to select the item from the CD but I've been
> looking at audio CD players and the track selection process will only go up
> to track 99 .

I think I mentioned it in one message, or at least I was thinking about it
while writing those messages. :-)  Each CD track would begin with a
fastloader, loadable with the LOAD command.  The fastloader would display
a menu of all titles on that CD track, with the minute and second count at
which the title starts.  Then one could use the fast-forward button on the
CD player to position the stream at the desired title.  The menu could
perhaps be stored in the fast format, and it would be automatically
generated by the PRG->CD audio track conversion program.

BTW, 30 pounds is a bit much for such a simple piece of hardware.  But
it's not a surprise, if it is the same company (CS&E) that actively
participated in a flame war in comp.sys.cbm some weeks ago.


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