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.
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jim Sam
Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2011 1:31 PM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Minidisc players
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