HitClips – The truth behind the toy

From Techmoan.

HitClips – a fun toy? A terrible music format? A way to sell music to kids too young to venture into record stores? The answer is YES. This video sorts the facts from the fiction.

00:00 The Start
02:16 A closer look
04:18 Fixing the facts
10:43 The Yahoo Downloader
12:02 Bring the Noise
13:37 HitClips Discs
17:16 There’s no business like…
19:43 That’s a wrap
21:24 Credits (audio by HitClips)

HitClips on ebay (affiliated link) https://ebay.to/2FVC27W

An earlier take on this idea was Pocket Rockers – here’s my video about that one https://youtu.be/Cb6DOjZkvQc

*UPDATED INFORMATION*
It turns out the HitClips Disc player will play a cart if a blanking plate is removed from the device and the cart is slid in from the bottom (upside down to the orientation of the discs). Thanks to a couple of viewers who spotted this.

Here’s a website article about reverse engineering a HitClip https://ch00ftech.com/2013/12/31/reverse-engineering-a-hit-clip/

Hitclips TV Commercials on youtube
https://youtu.be/NTp2vNQNcnA
https://youtu.be/ltWQLu7_1H8
https://youtu.be/DpTQhts_FM4
https://youtu.be/0rH8hFMYVTw?t=19

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Over Time – Vibe Tracks https://youtu.be/VSSswVZSgJw

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ThatSFXGuy – https://youtu.be/5M3-ZV5-QDM

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