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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