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.
> 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
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>> Brian Carpenter
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>> American Philosophical Society
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>> Philadelphia, PA  19106-3386
>> (215) 440-3418