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When Philips and Sony developed the compact disc format in the late 1970s, they specifically set its maximum length at 74 minutes to ensure that a single disc could hold all of Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Or so Urban Legend has it.! The origianl Philips spec was smaller, only 14 bit and would hold ony 60 minutes.... Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2005 1:20 PM Life | Back to top

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