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MLP Fanwork Preservation Thread
Anonymous
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There's an incredible amount of fan-produced MLP content of all kinds. There are tons of repositories, hosting sites, boorus, and other places to get stuff.

Unfortunately, these sites sometimes get shut down when the person hosting the site loses interest or can't afford the hosting costs or upkeep time anymore.

Let's have this thread to try to promote and keep track of the various archival projects and siterip torrents we know about.
The Pony Music Archive
Anonymous
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Pony Music Archive 20.09 (High Quality).torrent
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Anchor Post - The Pony Music Archive

https://ponemusic.net/

This is one of several Music Archives that have tried to archive as much fan-made MLP music content as possible.

There are three different quality levels of torrents available on the site.

Phone Quality is 99 GB in total
High Quality is 152 GB in total
Raw Quality is 880 GB in total.

I'm running the High Quality version of the torrent, and I'm reading 11 seeds and only 1 peer. The torrent is queued up and is not active, so these numbers might not be accurate.

Torrent links are on the site at the link provided, but I'm including the High Quality torrent link in this post because it seems like a good idea. Worth noting is that the version of the torrent linked here is from September of 2020, and that the intent of the archive is to gradually include more and more content in the highest quality level that the manager can find. That means that this torrent is a bit outdated.
Spike El Clopero
Anonymous
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Anchor Post - Spike El Clopero

Spike El Clopero down. It was a place you could go to find links to things like fan-made comic packs, and some exclusive content.

In the meantime, https://kemono.party/ has been suggested as a substitute, but a quick scan tells me that it's not primarily dedicated to MLP content.

Almost all the content that was linked to from El Clopero has been compiled into a torrent, linked here https://u.smutty.horse/lzhhiiqvwnt.torrent

The torrent file itself is ten megabytes, and the full archive is just over 500 gigabytes.

Right now, the swarm has around 6 seeds and 8 peers, so it's pretty healthy.

A note on Archiving: While this torrent does contain a lot of Anthro content, the purpose of archiving is preserving as much data as possible, not creating a "best hits" list of only the content that you personally like.
Anonymous
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>>301999
Also, there is currently a thread up on /mlp/ dedicated to the El Clopery archive.
Anonymous
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>>301998
If they hold to their usual schedule of every six months, the next update should be March 1st.
Anonymous
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No.302012
>>302001
Oh, that's great. I remember something about a schedule, but didn't remember the details.

As far as other Music Archiving goes, I've found that the program Youtube-DL works pretty well to grab stuff from bandcamp. The string I use for the command line program is [ youtube-dl -o "%(album)s\%(track_number)02d %(track)s.%(ext)s" --write-thumbnail --audio-format "mp3" --add-metadata [URL of the Album] ]. The only problem with this so far is that I haven't figured out how to grab the lyrics for songs that have lyrics.
Anonymous
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No.302018
What should be on a To-Do list to add to this thread? I'm sure there are plenty of other fandom archives I don't know about, and other ways to efficiently archive material so that it doesn't vanish.

There's at least one story archive that tried to archive the best stories from the fandom, but that site froze a few years ago.

There are also at least two green repositories I know of. Maybe three, depending on how you count it.

With some awkward search terms, I've somewhat been able to find some SFM animations on naughtymachinima.com after the purge of animated and 3d smut from pornhub.

I kind of want this to be about archival projects that people could easily mirror, but making a bunch of threads for alternate ways to find purged content, new repositories of content on the web, useful file hosting services, and the like, seems like a bit disjointed.

The Fan Site alternative thread over at the Other Site has some good stuff listed, like a Mediafire rip.
Mediafire rip
Anonymous
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No.302019
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Anchor Post - MLP Mediafire rip

This is copied from post 36440908 over in the Fan Site Alternative Thread on 4chan. I have not grabbed this to figure out how it works, nor have I downloaded it, nor have I thoroughly read the post.

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The mediafire archive should finally be working. I changed the directory structure and everything seems ok. The speed wasn't that great when I accessed it on the ipfs.io gateway because I'm on DSL with only about 8Mbps up, but it should get better once people start browsing it using their own IPFS clients because visited files get temporarily pinned, or when someone pins the entire archive.
This version's address is:
/ipfs/bafybeihcturbjsigpznnu7yd4ele5gcmyinz3pf5s2zzb2md4cnltbwdum/browser/
and I also published it using this IPNS address which should always point to the newest version:
/ipns/k51qzi5uqu5dl2jcnf4uujanzt7rjuws58fo367a4oxv2oqcu5i5anaabh30y1/browser/

If you want to use your own gateway then install this:
https://docs.ipfs.io/install/ipfs-desktop/
and then you can access it using these links:
http://127.0.0.1:8080/ipns/k51qzi5uqu5dl2jcnf4uujanzt7rjuws58fo367a4oxv2oqcu5i5anaabh30y1/browser/
http://127.0.0.1:8080/ipfs/bafybeihcturbjsigpznnu7yd4ele5gcmyinz3pf5s2zzb2md4cnltbwdum/browser/

If you don't want to fuck around with installing an IPFS client you can access it using a public gateway:
https://ipfs.io/ipns/k51qzi5uqu5dl2jcnf4uujanzt7rjuws58fo367a4oxv2oqcu5i5anaabh30y1/browser/
https://ipfs.io/ipfs/bafybeihcturbjsigpznnu7yd4ele5gcmyinz3pf5s2zzb2md4cnltbwdum/browser/
Poneb.in - Pastebin Greentext Archive
Anonymous
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No.302022
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Anchor Post - Poneb.in

The following text is copied from https://poneb.in/
The archives listed in this post are links on the poneb.in web page.

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Welcome to ponebin!
This site is as bare-bones as it can be. The purpose of it is to host pastes which were deleted/privated by the automatic content filtering. Most of these are work of literature in green-text format originally posted in the /mlp/ board.

To use the site: replace the dead pastebin links with ponebin ones. Example: https://pastebin.com/ABCDEFGH should be changed to https://poneb.in/ABCDEFGH. If you are lucky the archive contains a snapshot of the given paste. If not, then you can try to searching on web.archive.org, or one of many 4chan archives which includes /mlp/.

This archive WILL NOT be updated if a paste gets updated, it only provides a snapshot of the pastes which were available at some point of time on pastebin.

All content on the site is from one of following archives:

mulpwiki 2016 January
mulpwiki 2016 September
mulpwiki 2017 May
Greentext collection May 2018
green.zip (2020 December)
PaleNarrator archive
lorelove_pastebin_backup_65_pastes
Use https://ponepaste.org/ for a pastebin replacement to store your horse related content.

The site does not uses cookies. I ate them all. All content found here are archived pastes from https://pastebin.com (user generated content, I take no responsibility). By continuing to use the site you declare that you are over the age of 18.

Work in progress. Report errors/etc in the "Fan Site Alternative Thread".

The site goes offline for a few minutes every day for scheduled maintenance at 3AM UTC.
Anonymous
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No.302028
>>301995
You're doing God's work Anon. I really ought to get a seed box of some kind, along with an ISP that doesn't have a monthly data cap
Anonymous
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No.302139
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>>302022
green.zip guy here, once again advocating keeping a local backup (physical copies of political content where possible) of anything you don't want to lose. In the creation of my archive, I did end up picking up some political pastes, which I put in a separate folder. It's not as robust as my pony archive; I did not actively seek out /pol/ content, as I figured most /pol/ content had already been deleted and users migrated elsewhere. If there's interest in that archive, or you're looking for a particular paste, I could upload it too.

I also have a "otherpastes" folder containing just under 9000 files that didn't appear to be mlpol related, but I don't expect there to be much interest in that.
Anonymous
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No.302937
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>>302139
>If there's interest in that archive, or you're looking for a particular paste, I could upload it too.
Frankly, I'm more in "frenzied archive mode" than "actually looking through and reading through what I have" mode.

If you've got an already-prepared archive of pastes like you seem do, then I'd encourage you to post it in general. It seems on topic for the board.

In the longer run, that kind of thing might be better off in it's own thread but in the short term, it can probably fit in this thread. I know I downloaded at least one, maybe two large torrents with various public domain books and movies that were supposed to be pol related. A lot of fitness, survival, and political philosophy stuff in there.
Anonymous
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No.302999
>>302937
https://mega.nz/folder/h9ASURZD#UPNqgVv-PgbS9hgYB7qBqg
Anonymous
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No.305481
I've got some stuff going on right now, so I can't really do proper thread maintenance. What I can do, however, is mention that Spike El Clopero appears to still be up. The last posts are from February, so I assume it's in read-only mode and isn't going to be updated anytime soon.
FimFiction Archive
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I have discovered a thing!

https://www.fimfiction.net/blog/939175/fimfarchive-20210301-released

This is a 3rd party project that intends to archive all the stories on FimFiction in Epub form. The archive is updated every 3 months, roughly, and includes the metadata in a large .json index file.

What follows is a copy of the post on the fimfiction blog. I've pasted the torrent and direct links after the place they'd normally be hyperlinked to. I tried to include the torrent file in the post, but I'm getting a "File not supported" error. I don't know why. You're not hurting for ways to get the torrent, so I don't think it's a big issue.

I don't yet know what the extracted size of the archive is yet. Text seems to compress pretty well, so who knows.

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Fimfarchive 20210301 released! · 8:37am
Thirty-first release with 194575 stories.

The complete archive.
Name: fimfarchive-20210301.zip
Size: 6.7 GB
Torrent: Official (SE) - https://jocketf.se/files/fimfarchive/fimfarchive-20210301.torrent
Direct: Official (SE) - https://jocketf.se/files/fimfarchive/fimfarchive-20210301.zip
Magnet: magnet:?xt=urn:btih:190e5c10cab0eafc496706d969e87d7bc8309963
SHA1: 0f2dc5f39dee255f72eca6415f4db3b29d5b8c02

The xdelta3 patch.
Name: fimfarchive-20201201-to-20210301.xdelta3
Size: 0.5 GB
Torrent: Official (SE) - https://jocketf.se/files/fimfarchive/fimfarchive-20201201-to-20210301.torrent
Direct: Official (SE) - https://jocketf.se/files/fimfarchive/fimfarchive-20201201-to-20210301.xdelta3
Magnet: magnet:?xt=urn:btih:aa56d9ccfff4f19a4d8a21492e938287fd7f5bd9
SHA1: 6724514797f9c580f5e9fa2f3da8cc50bbfec51d

This is not an official Fimfiction project!
Do not contact Fimfiction staff for support regarding this archive.

Post questions as a comment or private message to this account instead!

Thanks to hawthornbunny for looking through the archive prior to this release.

Happy pronking!
Deleted Pony Videos / Songs YouTube Pages
OP
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No.307293
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I don't want to forget the YouTube Pages dedicated to the Deleted Pony Videos and Deleted Pony Songs.

Deleted Pony Videos
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQo0QzNHcl3q3Qt2i4p-oEg

Deleted Pony Songs
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCum2wSybQ474_wQteN4PV1A
Anonymous
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No.309290
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SoGreatandPowerful Archives
Anonymous
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No.309495
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This isn't much but back in the early days of the fandom, one pony music maker called SoGreatandPowerful came on the scene making some amazing songs and remixes of a few other songs. A lot actually had great video editing too when they were uploaded to Youtube. But one day he just disappeared and started locking all his stuff down

Luckily years ago someone made an archive of all the songs and videos they could, so I implore you all to take a listen and take a trip to the best work of the 2011-2012 fandom

https://sogreatandpowerful.com/ (For the music files in the highest quality)
https://www.youtube.com/user/SGAPArchives/videos (For the videos he removed from his account. Appears to be a tumblr account associated with it also archiving any posts he made too.)
Anonymous
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>>301998
>>302001
Bad news. I checked https://ponemusic.net/ and The Pony Music Archive has been shut down because they received a "flurry of takedown requests".
Anonymous
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No.310006
>>310004
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Anonymous
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No.310007
>>310004
F
Anonymous
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No.310008
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>>310004
What the actual fuck?! Who would want all that art removed?
Anonymous
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>>310004
Good news, everyone! I was browsing the Fan Site Alternative thread on the other imageboard site, and someone brought out the most recent torrent that they put out.

It's Pony Music Archive 21.03.

There's the Phone quality, High quality, and Raw quality torrent. The High quality torrent looks like it's 156.57 GiB, and I haven't checked on the other ones yet.

https://u.smutty.horse/maxqnsnthdh.7z

>>310008
Beats the hell out of me.

The site shutdown is talked about in some threads around May 15th, with the site posting the notice maybe a little over 15 days ago, based on other threads across the internet.

I do know that there was at least a small attempt to start a wave of takedown requests targeting the altboorus that didn't seem to go anywhere. Maybe something like that targeted the music archive.

I have one music archive from what seems to be August 2012. From what I can tell, I downloaded it or unzipped it around December 2012 or December 2013. Obviously, this one will be wildly out of date. I can't seem to find any information I can use to find an up to date version. This version is about 34 gigs, and includesaround 5000 songs.

I also have the Pony.FM music archive from September 2018. It's 89 gigs and has about 31,355 files in it. I see a bunch of .opus files in it. I tried doing a more detailed scan of it, but the program I was using froze.

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So, there's a gap in the thread for a current music archive that will still be updated. The Pony.FM one might still be getting some updates, and any new archive can probably start from the Pony Music Archive 21.03 files to get a running start.

>>309495
Thanks for listing that archive site. I'd downloaded from it back around 2014 or 2013, but forgot about it. There was also a remastered version of The Standard Model.
https://qrates.com/projects/21895-the-standard-model
It's being printed to Vinyl. I should be getting my copy eventually.
Anonymous
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No.310073
>>310008
Rumor has it that some tranny was upset and told people to flag it for hosting music that was available on bandcamp to support music creators, therefore stealing from artist. With a righteous cause, they spammed the site with flags, which in the rules stated that the reports would be taken seriously. Rather than make an exception to this attack, or go through likely dozens after dozens of requests and try to figure out which were legitimate cases the host wanted to honor, he just pulled the plug.

Rumor also has it that there is a back up site somewhere. I haven’t found it yet, but if it exists, I guess best be quick before that is found too.
Anonymous
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>>310012
>Thanks for listing that archive site. I'd downloaded from it back around 2014 or 2013, but forgot about it. There was also a remastered version of The Standard Model.

Cheers, had that bookmarked for years and always check on it at least once a year to see if its still being hosted.
Also had no idea this vinyl was being made at all, will definitely see if I can get it where I am since it was the Standard Model set that I fell in love with
Anonymous
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No.310264
>>310146
The site's listing and download was apparently updated in 2017, so if it's been a while, it might be worth another look. I hear that SGaP has been making music again under the moniker Captive Unicorns.
Anonymous
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No.310364
Just went through and downloaded everything in this thread, minus the El Clopero. Now gotta spend the few hundred dollars buying M-Discs to store this shit permanently, and put em in my safe.
Anonymous
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No.310365
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I won't be able to do it right now, since I've got work, but I've recently entirely archived the MLP TF2 Mods website. It's only about 5.6 GB, but it has tons of maps, textures, sounds, and models for Team Fortress 2. Gotta keep that niche sector of mods alive.
Anonymous
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No.310387
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>>310365
Oh, man. game mods?! That's a whole new can of worms.

I remember using MLP sprays in comtetitive FPS games that were themselves mods to other games. I remember playing a map in Killing Floor 2 that was based on Canterlot High. The people there were very insecure and kept talking about school shootings to make things edgy.
Anonymous
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No.311651
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>>310387
Alright, I am fucking BACK and ready to share some of my preservation work. I managed to download the entirety of mlptf2mods.com and I grabbed about every single MLP related mod I could find available on Gamebanana. It has all been compiled in to one 8 GB .rar file ready to use. All of the mods grabbed from Gamebanana are properly organized in folders and named with their page names.

mlptf2mods.com was a collection of MLP mods for Team Fortress 2. It's last major updates were from 2015, as such, some of the mods don't work, like the weapon skins, but the player models have been updated and still work okay. I will more than likely be updating this pack in the future, so consider this a VERSION 1.0.

Link to download:
https://mega.nz/file/J9AETRoI#iKenM9CAAsneXAJvdWqzded3Jql2RfsM6VOFEbiM3nY
Anonymous
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No.316040
>>302000
a link for that? if you could
Anonymous
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How about we preserve fan works by holding 4ch mods accountable for their actions and having user oversight boards to monitor their actions? Too many wrongful bans may lead to the persecutions of MLP fans and their content being nuked.
Anonymous
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No.316934
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>>316932
What about community policing? It may be a better idea to decrease the power of global mods and increase the power of board mods, but then they may need to be held accountable for the decisions they make.
Anonymous
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No.317240
>>311651
Thank you frien
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Anonymous
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No.317757
>>316934
4ch mods should be held accountable by their communities for their actions but I doubt it'll ever happen. Hiroshimoot hates FIM and loves trannies.
Anonymous
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No.317815
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>>310365
Keep an eye on this project that Hitachi and Microsoft have been working on, 5D Optical Data Storage (I just call it "quartz memory"):
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/5D_optical_data_storage
>using a femtosecond laser, a quartz disc can be etched with 3d voxels
>the orientation and other features of these voxel bits can then be read back as data
>the current method allows for a data density of 360TB in a disc the size of a large coin (fits in the palm of your hand)
>since there's no electricity or magnetism involved in the storage medium, it is shelf stable for literally BILLIONS of years
>it can also withstand fire and temperatures of up to 1000deg C.
The tech is new but proven. Microsoft is already using it to archive Github (Project Silica), and there's a few other companies experimenting with it as well. Since it's obscenely shelf stable and has a very high data density, I expect it will become very popular in the datacenter world as a method of backing up data. Within the next 10 years I'm hoping this becomes available to the public. Imagine if we could get hold of one of these and put the entire pony fandom on it.
The only limitation is that it's write-once, but for archival that doesn't matter.
Anonymous
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No.317818
I have a local copy of some, but not all of the DHX studio data links. I think it's about 400gb altogether and includes raw episode audio, flash files and rigs, backgrounds, storyboards, all sorts of cool stuff. I wish I could have grabbed the rest but the torrents never seeded. When I get a chance I'll figure out a way to share them here.
Anonymous
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No.317821
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>>317815
Been in the works for five years. From the prices of the material it's cheap. As in price point for a tube was $9 from China.
>shity quick rundown
You know the photos embedded in glass? It's that, but the dots are calculated to reflect the light back as information.
Just really small and really hot.
Making a 3d (plus rotation and orientation so '5d') with suffectient empty space between to ensure data structures are less error prone.
Because they are working with high temperature lasers it'a more energy and cost effective to have them as small as possible.

>Can this be done at home?
I think so. CD and DVD warp plastic to do this, both are cheap and flimsy and prone to error unlike the quartz glass disk.
However the temperature needed is a fire hazard. Not to mention more bulky than the storage medium. The precision needed is immense. That's the issue.
I think some short cuts are available to make our own cheaply and on larger scales.
<This is the little voices saying it's possible with current publicly avaliable commercial tech.
Maybe not of the same material, but of similar data storage that is easier to read/write. Going to go find out wtf that's all about.
Anonymous
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No.317824
>>317821
>. CD and DVD warp plastic to do this
That's a lie, they use the reflection of the metallic sheet (differences in manufacturing and purpose). Blue-Ray uses Blue light for more compact data.
The plastic is inert and is there for protection (ie if that gets scratched that too can warp the light, but the hard data on the metal still exists).
Thanks search engine.
Anonymous
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>>317821
I am curious what the cost of this is as well. Like any cutting edge tech in the prototyping stage I'm sure it's nearly priceless. I'm sure there's only a few machines in the world which are built to read/write on these things. It'll be years before the tech is standardized and enters mass production, probably a decade or more.