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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
fantastically.


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?
>
> Martin
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jim Sam
> Sent: Friday, December 02, 2011 11:20 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Minidisc players
>
> 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.
>
> Jim
>
>
> 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
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> 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