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Yes, Shai.  That's right.  I'm being old fashioned.

Best,
John


On Wed, Aug 10, 2016 at 12:22 AM, Shai Drori <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi John
> Agree except that migrating should not be to other optical media but to
> computer files.
>
> Cheers
> Shai Drori
> Expert digitization services for Audio Video
> Hi Res scanning for film 8mm-35mm
> www.audiovideofilm.com
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>
> On Wed, Aug 10, 2016 at 12:22 AM, John Haley <[log in to unmask]> 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 <[log in to unmask]> 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 <[log in to unmask]>
> > > 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.
> > > >
> > > >> Minidisc
> > > >> Filed under: — 2006-03-19 by Richard L. Hess — Last Edit 2008-02-23
> by
> > > >>
> > > >> Resources for transferring Minidiscs:
> > > >>
> > > >> Richard L. Hess, Aurora, Ontario (author of these web pages) —
> > > Masterdigital, Covington, Louisiana
> > > >>
> > > >> The Minidisc transfer and recovery expert is Electronic Design
> > > Laboratory in Bristol, England
> > > >> Caution: After noticing a problem, the less you do to the MD the
> more
> > > likely EDL will be able to recover it.
> > > >>
> > > >> Berkeley Language Center (510) 642-0767 can also transfer
> Minidiscs.
> > > >>
> > > >> Suggestions:
> > > >>
> > > >> Minidisc is an excellent acquisition format for many subjects, but
> it
> > > has never gained the traction of other formats. We would strongly
> > recommend
> > > against using Minidisc as an archival format. With proper equipment,
> > > Minidiscs can be digitally transferred to gold audio CD-Rs. We
> generally
> > do
> > > it through the computer, but stand-alone transfers can be done as well.
> > > >>
> > > >> We use two Sony MZ-R37 Minidisc recorders, each with a dedicated
> Audio
> > > Technica AT-822 stereo microphone, for oral history recording.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Richard L. Hess                   email: [log in to unmask]
> > > > Aurora, Ontario, Canada                             647 479 2800
> > > > http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm
> > > > Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.
> > >
> >
>