I've lately re-discovered my old 45s, and put them on CD. Despite my rude thoughts about Vista, it comes with a sound recorder that works well, and the computer has a good audio manager. (I'm not sure who put it there- Microsoft or the computer maker.)
Almost all were bought in 1961, and as they haven't been played for something like 30 years, they're still in good order. They contain some gems- Joan Sutherland in the "Mad Scene", Beniamino Gigli, Jussi Bjorling (in a couple of florid light-weight numbers), and Arturo Toscanini are just some of them. The disc I made plays in my DVD player attached to the TV, but it shows up the TV sound dreadfully. Now I have to get a Home Theatre.
Funnily enough, it won't play in my neighbour's different system. Mine's an off-the-shelf standard Panasonic, but his is some swept-up European thing I've never heard of. It's older than mine, which may be the trouble.
We have no money; we must use our brains. -Ernest Rutherford.