Scaredflyer21 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 355 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2551 times:
Just a quick question about the recorded announcements and music that is often heard on many of the airlines today. Is the music and announcements played on a CD that is on the aircraft or is it more like a button that is pushed and the sound file is simply stored onto a computer on the aircraft?
Bri2k1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 988 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2444 times:
By "all digital," you fortunately encompass CDs. As I boarded a S5 ERJ 170 the other day, I thought the music sounded rather strange. Once I took my seat, I could hear the problem -- the CD was skipping repeatedly! A F/A heard it about then, opened the overhead containing the IFE equipment, and removed it and placed a different CD in the slot.
The Ted safety videos I've seen on A320 aircraft have been on digital video tape. This is the same medium that plays the IFE video programming.