The last "Walkman" MD player that Sony made (Model MZ-M200) could rip
the audio way faster than real-time playback. I've found it
enormously helpful, though I think it recently went out of
production/manufacture. If no retailer has one, there's always eBay.
Related, a quick thank you to Richard Hess for previously mentioning
that machine on the ARSC list.
On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 10:31 AM, Brian Carpenter
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> Hi all,
> My institution just accessioned a collection of oral history recordings
> that includes 133 Minidiscs. So, now need to purchase a Minidisc player.
> However, all we'll do with it is migrate the data off the discs once and
> probably never use the machine again. Are there any particular specs I
> should look out for in shopping for a player, or will a simple one suffice
> for this purpose?
> Any tips much appreciated.
> Brian Carpenter
> Mellon Digital Audio Archivist
> American Philosophical Society
> 105 South Fifth Street
> Philadelphia, PA 19106-3386
> (215) 440-3418