blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; }  I can play mini disc. No one ever asked me that so far. But I have the gear for mini disc playback or recording 😎

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On Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 5:36 PM, Richard L. Hess <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Thanks, Lou and John!

I thought that migration had taken place, but this came out of the blue.

When I hear from your friend, Lou, I will pass it on to the original 

On 8/9/2016 5:22 PM, John Haley wrote:
> Minidiscs are by now an odd format, and players that can deal with both its
> technical playback and its proprietary, "computer driven" data-reduction
> system are going to be very hard to find before long.  They were never a
> great means for archiving anything, as they are inherently lossy.  That was
> an intentional part of the design.  All data stored on minidiscs that has
> any value should be migrated to regular CD format.
>  Best,
> John Haley
> On Tue, Aug 9, 2016 at 5:06 PM, Lou Judson wrote:
>> I have a friend who has a trusted method of doing this. It involves
>> swapping out the transport while a good TOC is in memory. I’m Bcc ing him
>> and if he can do it, will let you know!
>> <L>
>> Lou Judson
>> Intuitive Audio
>> 415-883-2689
>> On Aug 9, 2016, at 2:00 PM, Richard L. Hess wrote:
>>> Hi, all,
>>> As you know, I attempt to have an index to cover as many formats as
>> possible on my website and for the minidisk, I have the material below,
>> which prompted a potential client to ask:
>>> I wondered if you had any updated contacts for people that might be able
>> to ​recover music from a MiniDisc with an unwritten TOC file.
>>> It appears that the people offering this as a service in Bristol England
>> have closed down.
>>> I think this needs an update. Badly.
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