[ILUG] OT: Data to Audio Tape
kevin at suberic.net
Mon Sep 3 12:51:25 IST 2001
> On Sun, Sep 02, 2001 at 05:11:30PM +0100, Lotas T Smartman mentioned:
> > Has anyone ever heard of an option to convert data to aduio and then to =
> > play it through a soundcard into a tape recorder and on to an ordinary =
> > audio tape? I was just thinking about it. Data through a modem is @ =
> > 56kbits/s. If an audio tape is capable of sounds of twice or 3x that, =
> > then you could store anything from 40 - 60mb on a normal tape. This is =
> > cool because a normal tape costs less then =A35 for about 10 around here =
> > (there pritty crappy tapes, but work well!). Anyway, anyone have any =
> > ideas? Twould be nice if it worked on windows and linux, or even java!!! =
this used to come up on linux kernel every now and then. maybe it
still does. the main issue is that a backup program would have no way
to control the read or write heads, so the error correction data would
end up being rather large.
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