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  3. That is, as we say, a blinkin' lot of money.
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  6. Hi, I'm looking for New or Used Hi-MDs. Please contact me if you have some to sell. Thanks !
  7. Just put the protection on your orginal MD during recording
  8. The HHB will transfer all legacy md tracks via usb audio, and the computer files created by Audacity (or other recording software) will not be copy-protected.
  9. Do they put that protection on every disc? I want to copy my own music, is it gonna be protected anyway?
  10. bluecrab, Kesha bought a HBB Portadisc to do that (professional unit, USB connection). With a deck with an optical out, this is also possible put you need to evade copyright protection (I don't clearly know how to do that but sure it has been discussed hundred of times). Most of the time the copy will be analogic.
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  12. So how exactly do you record MD > Computer in real time from a legacy MD deck? Is there a device that will take S/PDIF output and send it via USB? I don't think I have optical or coax in on my computer. Sonic Stage is no help because it will not let you upload digitally recorded files. (I am aware of the Hi-MD exception. I do not have Hi-MD gear and don't expect to.)
  13. No. The W1 will not help (hacked or not). The HHB is your friend. Trust us, follow the procedure we gave you, and you will not regret your purchase. You will get the best computer copies of your legacy recordings.
  14. Kesha, it is time to use your HBB Portadisc to record in real time your MD to your computer. The sound will be as close as possible for this kind of recording, VERY close to the original. HBB Portadisc is a professional unit so don't worry with the result. Only MZ-RH1 can do exactly what you want, transferring the tracks to WAV files and as you record this MD 20 years ago and probably at this time not with vintage professional high-end tools, I doubt you would be able to notice a difference.
  15. I haven't noticed that the previous reply was on the next page. Missed it. Sorry. Now, back to "There IS a way to get an exact digital copy of an MD, It's called the MDS-W1 dual MD deck. But you only get another MD *** Actually there are indications it may be possible on some units to get the raw data through an undocumented feature" So, I should buy this MDS W1 (one or two?) and hack it somehow? Thank you.
  16. There is no such word as "just". Hopeless word, it merely hides the actual technical difficulties. WHAT YOU WANT CAN NOT BE DONE. End of. Sorry.
  17. Hi guys, could anyone please let me know how can I capture my files from a minidisc using a Portadisc without "re recording" the sound, just digitally capturing the file that is on the minidisc, to preserve its quality the way it is on the minidisc, not the 2nd generation recording like it would have been with a digital coaxial or optical. Thank you.
  18. Philippe C, Many thanks for the links! They answered my question!
  19. Get your eyes dry and be happy: The same for MD units :
  20. I really hate the minidiscs below! They are awful!
  21. Hi, Does anyone know which minidisc blanks are associated with the images below (10MDW74, 2, and 3)? If you would be so kind to upload a photo, I would really appreciate it! I am quite particular about the color collection minidiscs! There seems to be a lot of inconsistent labeling of the product codes for the minidiscs across the internet.
  22. For those who can understand french or just can translate french text, jonathanpotato has repaired and comment a lot of portable and deck units, even made a repair guide : Articles / Accès par thèmes / Minidisc, . Note that there are dozens of comments even hundreds for some of them on each unit on Sony Insider. Non Sony units like Sharp's however are not that much analysed and commented so that could be a welcome add. I don't know if your topic will have a good success and I just cross my fingers for you. Perhaps I will had my own comments when I will have more time.
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  24. To help anyone interested in getting into MiniDisc and possibly even experienced users, I thought it would be a good idea to collect information regarding the reliability and possible issues that can occur on a specific model that is important to know. I'll start off with my collection; Decks Sony MDS-JE500; This model, and several others are known for turning on by itself due to an issue with the microswitch not making good contact with the loading mechanism. This is pretty easy to fix, following the instructions on this page. Note on buying a deck without having seen it in person, the display (VFD) can fade significantly over time. On the models I have (JE500 and JE520) the displays have faded quite a bit. They are stil easy to read, but compared to a Sony CD-player I have the difference is night and day. Be aware that pictures of the display as you see them on eBay etc. almost always look better than it does in person! Recorders Sharp MD-MT20; The plastic gear for the worm-drive shaft (to move the optical block) has snapped on my unit. In that case you will hear a grinding noise and the unit will display "TOC Error". I've heard that several others had the same issue. I replaced the gear and my unit is now working as it should. The gear is listed in the service manual as 'NGERH0597AFZZ' and can be ordered from here. It seems like the same gear is also used in the MD-MT15 and MD-MT16. Sharp IM-DR420; For no apparent reason the left door hinge broke when I was changing MD's. I was able to repair it by sanding down a small screw and placing it through the hinge so it just reaches the metal body. Although there is a little bit of play on the hinge now, it no longer comes off when opening the lid. I must admit the whole unit feels quite flimsy, especially the battery door.
  25. M-crew needs PCLK-MN10 so it is impossible. In such situation it will be working as an separate application. If you have music files on your PC you can edit them using M-Crew but no connection to Net-MD equipment.
  26. Maybe this is a stupid question but if you connect a Net-MD unit on your PC, is this possible to use the M-Crew software instead of SS ?
  27. I didn't know that while using M-crew it is possible to paste all songs titles in one move. Maybe SS.4.3 has the same abilities I didn't check.
  28. One comment: any time a MD recorder makes noise, the battery playing time will be significantly reduced. On the super light weight models (eg my E909 and on the E10 I imagine) this can prevent playback completely especially in MDLP modes. There is no service procedure specifically - just engineering common sense as to how you reassemble it, which take patience and practice to get right. Kind regards
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