This article is from the Car Audio FAQ, by Ian D. Bjorhovde (firstname.lastname@example.org) with numerous contributions by others.
MiniDisc (MD) seems to have a better future than Digital Audio Tape
(DAT) or Digital Compact Cassette (DCC) which don't seem to have appeal
to the public. Ease of use seems to be an important factor and the CD
formats allows direct access to musical tracks at an instant. Although
MD doesn't match the sound quality of the standard CDs it will probably
be popular since the players have a buffer to eliminate skipping. DAT
will remain as a media for ProAudio for recording purposes before