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One fun thing in the midst of my CD Re-rip project has been digging into the contents of the “Enhanced CD.”

For the most part, I just grab anything that has the MOV extension.

But it’s a window into a brief period of history when playing video on our computers was amazing. Further, it made production sense to try to cram several video files into the space a song occupies, instead of delivering the content online. It would have taken many hours to download each of those small files.

The later Enhanced CDs really are just interfaces to launch hyperlinks to content on a server somewhere, and probably long offline by now.

The artists seem so young and little, though they were once giant to me.