> 2) a mame mpeg player for the laser disc games and playable. >
I still don't know why people think preserving things in lossy formats is a good idea.
It wasn't a good idea almost 10 years ago, so it wasn't done back then, and given that hard drive sizes are much bigger now it's even less of a good idea now.
It's worrying that some devs seem too scared to add support for certain ones while the tech just rots away, and I really hope something gets done about them before it's too late (I fear it won't tho) but even the thought of a lossy format being used for archival purposes is horrendous.
Due to the fact the originals are degrading too this is one case where you REALLY don't want to be introducing your own losses and artifacting into the images because it's entirely possible multiple captures from different disks might one day be needed, so the closer the data you have is to a raw untouched capture the better.
I hope they're done, but not in a lossy format, not in a million years. Wasn't that long ago people were saying the same about CDs '128kbps MP3s are fine' and we still have some rare Japanese game ISO rips and prototypes with audio of that 'quality'.