I use the SonicStage software that comes with the player. It's a
little clunky, but once you have it set up right, it works
On Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 11:56 AM, Martin Fisher <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hey Jim,
> That's great! What software do you use?
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> Hi Martin,
> No, the ripping works for regular MDs. The machine is meant to record and play HiMD, but the ripping software works for both formats.
> With something like 1500 MDs to migrate here, I'm extremely happy to have this.
> On Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 6:20 AM, Martin Fisher <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> I believe this fast ripping applies to HI-MD recorded discs only. The MD I use regularly is a HI-MD and requires the installation of Sonic Stages software on a computer to fast rip. If the MD discs were recorded on earlier non Hi-MD machines I still have to go with real time recording.
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>> 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 <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> 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