I agree. I think the CD will die out soon now.........streaming audio is becoming very popular.mpapo said:will die out sooner than expected I think, CD offers no quality increase in comparison with digital files & is less friendly in use.
Purists will keep buying vinyl, the others will go the streaming route & CD will die imo.
CDs will continue as long as people are prepared to buy. With cassettes (audio and film) is a little different because they were troublesome (tangling up, iffy quality), whereas cds, generally speaking, still offers good quality repro.chris88 said:Will the CD format ever die out like the cassette and be completely superseded by digital media and streaming audio. Or will it live on like the vinyl?
Well, that's not really true in 99% of circumstances any more. Mac OS X Lion wasn't available on DVD (you could get a USB stick if you really wanted to, but few people did) and Mountain Lion isn't even going to be available on a USB stick - it'll be through download only. I suspect Microsoft and Windows will follow suit with Windows 8. And I can't remember the last time I installed any application from a CD - it's been a few years at least...FennerMachine said:Computers generally require an optical drive to install operating systems.