Has anybody played music on their disc-based systems?
from VanHalbgott@lemmus.org to retrogaming@lemmy.world on 14 Apr 2024 14:20


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Got_Bent@lemmy.world on 14 Apr 2024 14:37 next collapse

Not gaming console, but the first time I played a CD on my computer in the nineties, I thought I was witnessing the end of technology. Then when Primus released Tales from the Punchbowl on CD-ROM with the interactive stuff, I thought this was surely it. Technology could proceed no further.

dan1101@lemm.ee on 14 Apr 2024 14:41 next collapse

Used to, now if I have a CD I just rip to MP3.

Tahl_eN@lemmy.world on 14 Apr 2024 14:42 next collapse

A Sega CDX was my CD player for a while.

B0NK3RS@lemmy.world on 14 Apr 2024 15:05 next collapse

I often used the original Playstation and then my Dreamcast for CDs but not in a long long time.

ChihuahuaOfDoom@lemmy.world on 14 Apr 2024 15:12 next collapse

I loved the visualizations on on the PS1

TORFdot0@lemmy.world on 14 Apr 2024 15:45 next collapse

Even though the PlayStation logo wail always made me feel uncomfortable, if I had an cd in the PS1, booting to the save manager/audio player creeped me out even more

whotookkarl@lemmy.world on 14 Apr 2024 16:48 collapse

I remember there were some ps1 games that also could be played in a regular CD player for the soundtrack.

Juice88@lemmy.world on 14 Apr 2024 15:07 next collapse

Damn, I got one cd left that I know of but it’s in storage god knows where.

AA5B@lemmy.world on 14 Apr 2024 15:23 next collapse

It’s been years since I had a disk player that was not a game console. However last year I helped my kids build gaming computers, so my ex got the disk players

Zectivi@sh.itjust.works on 14 Apr 2024 16:05 next collapse

I used to on my PS1 and Saturn. Actually, the first CD I ever purchased was Nirvana’s Nevermind, and the first CD player I had to play that on was the Sega CD.

ShepherdPie@midwest.social on 14 Apr 2024 16:11 collapse

I remember with some games, you could pop the disc out and swap in a music CD without ever stopping your game.

RobotToaster@mander.xyz on 14 Apr 2024 16:40 next collapse

There was a game for the PS1 called monster rancher, where you could put in CDs or other games to find monsters in them.

not_that_guy05@lemmy.world on 14 Apr 2024 18:13 collapse

Loved that game and mgs when they made you swap to player 2 controller to beat one of the bosses.

Zectivi@sh.itjust.works on 14 Apr 2024 16:51 collapse

Absolutely! I did this with Ridge Racer on the PS1. I tossed in Nirvana’s Bleach album, and Love Buzz lined up near perfect with one of the game’s track numbers.

jordanlund@lemmy.world on 14 Apr 2024 16:33 next collapse

I forget when they stopped supporting it. OG Xbox maybe?

ArcaneSlime@lemmy.dbzer0.com on 14 Apr 2024 19:34 collapse

Naw, og xbox can do it. Iirc 360 can too.

jordanlund@lemmy.world on 14 Apr 2024 20:56 collapse

Sorry, that’s what I meant, the OG Xbox being the last one to support it.

ArcaneSlime@lemmy.dbzer0.com on 14 Apr 2024 22:02 collapse

Oh yeah that’s possible, I no longer have a 360 to test due to RROD, womp womp.

Omegamanthethird@lemmy.world on 14 Apr 2024 16:38 next collapse

I would rip my CDs to my PS3 and used it all the time. I used CDs on my PS1 and PS2 all the time too.

not_that_guy05@lemmy.world on 14 Apr 2024 18:11 collapse

The graphics of the ps1 when playing music, chef kiss. That was my stereo since the actual stereo was either used by my parents or older siblings.

ramenshaman@lemmy.world on 14 Apr 2024 18:51 next collapse

I read that the audio hardware on the PS1 was pretty excellent.

HopingForBetter@lemmy.today on 15 Apr 2024 00:49 collapse

The ps1 game discs often played OST music in regular cd players too. I remember walking around or riding in the car with a few game discs and my portable cd player. Good times.

otp@sh.itjust.works on 15 Apr 2024 01:19 next collapse

On both the 3DO and the PS1, and possibly the Dreamcast and the CD32. They all had these fun visualizations, IIRC, that were unique to each console.

darreninthenet@lemmy.sdf.org on 15 Apr 2024 07:43 collapse

CD32 was my first CD player, was all cassette for me until then

kugmo@sh.itjust.works on 15 Apr 2024 01:20 next collapse

If you have a specific PS1 model it apparently has very good audio capabilities.

nul9o9@lemmy.world on 15 Apr 2024 05:52 next collapse

Thinking of that playback menu brings back some good memories that i haven’t thought about in a while.

SidewaysHighways@lemmy.world on 15 Apr 2024 13:18 collapse

Based on that post, are they saying the multi out is a better output? I always thought it was because of the dedicated RCAs

tuckerm@supermeter.social on 15 Apr 2024 05:21 collapse

Yes, recently! About two years ago I realized that I wanted more physical media in my house. I wanted stuff that I could put on a shelf, so that when someone came over, they could look at that shelf and say, "Hey, I like that album," or "Oh, I've read that book."

So I went a used bookstore near me (and immediately fell in love with it, why the hell was I not spending more time there before), and bought an extremely beat-up paperback copy of A Game of Thrones and a CD of Santana's Greatest Hits.

When I got home I realized I had no way of listening to the CD. I didn't own a CD player or a Blu-ray player, my computer didn't have an optical drive, nothing. Then I remembered my old Dreamcast, which was in a box in the garage. So I got that out, set it up, and listened to Santana's Greatest Hits on ye olde Dreamcast. CDs sound so much warmer on a Dreamcast...

That is also what renewed my interest in retro games. Wanting to listen to a music CD reminded me of how great that system was.