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PC link compability chart

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Japan version  of JA333ES has connection to PCLK-MN10 kit while other version has A1 Control socket. Display is also different.

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Frequently the Japan version is different (usually superior).. especially with respect to the PCLK feature. This is the case for 640, 940, D5C as well. The exceptions (which have PCLK support in all editions) are PC3, 770 and possibly some others. Note that any unit with USB/NetMD (eg 980) can not do PCLK - it is one or the other.

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As another example, the MDS-JA22ES (JPN model) supports a GUI interface via PCLK-MD1. Its fraternal twin, the MDS-JA20ES (ROW) does not support it. I have a 22ES and would love to give it a try, but there are more issues involved than I want to overcome.

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The biggest issues are new OS 64 bit. Yesterday all evening I tried to start MDS-PC3 and M-crew on Windows 10 PRO 64 bit but with no luck.

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There is no driver for PCLK in 64 bits. Does that help? Only to say that you must use the connected USB from the Virtual XP box on Windows 64. This has a very significant disadvantage though - Sony's CD drivers will not access the CD drives on the real (native) PC machine. They're fine with the CD's in the MXD-D5C and -D40 though.

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At this moment (since yesterday ;-)  ) for M-crew I use an old computer with Vista OS and it works fine, seems to me M-crew is much better than SS4.3. Maybe I will set up another system for my current PC it will be more comfortable.

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Particularly i like the control of playback and editing with mouse and keyboard. Windows 7 is fine PROVIDED you use Win7/32-bits. But most people (quite sensibly) get Windows 64. There's even a 32-bit version of Windows 10 - I use it every day.

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I have spare XP license so I will try Virtual Box.

Driver for PCLK-MN10 was installed. without any problems. M-Crew works fine on Virtual box with Windows XP 32 bit..

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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.

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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 ?

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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.

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On PC link compability chart  I didn't notice MDS-S9. It has PC socket,  what interface does it need? mabye PCLK-MN10.

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Actually the following statement is untrue.

 

On 2017-06-17 at 11:24 PM, kris01 said:

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.

The CMT-M333NT (or 373) and CMT-C5/7MD all use a special USB version of M-Crew. I have it for the M333NT. So the only connection is a standard USB cable into the unit, the functionality of the keyboard port is encapsulated into the Minidisc (bookshelf) unit. There is also a DVD bookshelf unit the CMT-M700DVD which has MD. A neat unit but I feel sure Sony locked down the DVD fairly tight so it will not be very useful outside its original area (region) of deployment.

Some or all of the same units will ALSO (alternatively) do NetMD. The function button switches roles from PC (netMD) to PCLK (M-Crew). So you do NOT need a PCLK-MN10.

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