Music with data
When it comes to music, the MiniDisc had an advantage on other carriers of that time because you could add data. That is how the MiniDisc player showed the title of the current song. Convenient, right?
Up to 80 minutes
The MiniDisc was in use from 1992 onwards. With a total play time of 50, 74 or 80 minutes (depending on the type of carrier), there was enough room for the average music album.