Hi, Martin,

I am fairly certain that I am able to rip any MD with the Sonic Stage 
software and my MZ-RH1 (I think it's the same except for accessories as 
the MZ-M200). I bought it for a client project that had mixed modes on 
some of the MDs and it got everything.

There may ne other MD players that behave as you describe, but I think 
Sony sort-of realized at the end of the format they needed to provide us 
with something to retrieve material from the format in an easy way.



On 2011-12-02 9:20 AM, Martin Fisher 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.
> Martin
> -----Original Message-----
> 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.
> Jim
> 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.
>> Thanks,
>> Brian
>> --
>> ------------------------------------
>> Brian Carpenter
>> Mellon Digital Audio Archivist
>> American Philosophical Society
>> 105 South Fifth Street
>> Philadelphia, PA  19106-3386
>> (215) 440-3418

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