Digitizing audio cassettes and extracting the contents of digital cartridges.

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at redhat.com
Thu Sep 14 09:17:00 UTC 2017

I believe the first NLS casette content was released late 1960's, 68 or
69, if memory serves. I know I believe I got my player in 1970 or 1971.

As for portable players, there were mainstream portable casette players
adapted for NLS playback in the mid to late 1980's at least. Note these
were commercialy produced units that had been modded by playback heads
capable of reading NLS track format, plus a couple of hardware switches
to enable you to change tracks and tape speed.


Linux for blind general discussion writes:
> I still have one of those cassette decks, and compared to that, the
> cartridge player is downright tiny. That said, while I think it a
> shame there was never(at least to my knowledge) a walkman-style
> cassette player capable of playing single tracks or adjusting playback
> speed, those yellow bricks are actually quite compact compared to most
> of the non-Walkman-style cassette players I remember from my
> childhood(Less awkward to lug around than even a mini boombox for
> sure), and while Wikipedia informs me Sony released the original
> Walkman in the late 70s, it was the mid-90s before I ever saw a
> pocket-sized media player of any kind, and while I'm not sure when the
> NLS Cassette deck first came out, I'd assume its older than me
> considering it features in some of my earliest memories(for reference,
> I was born in 1986).
> -- 
> Sincerely,
> Jeffery Wright
> President Emeritus, Nu Nu Chapter, Phi Theta Kappa.
> Former Secretary, Student Government Association, College of the Albemarle.
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