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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.

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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