xcalibur619 Posted June 6, 2006 Report Share Posted June 6, 2006 hi all,im just now considering a Sony Hi-MD player since my mp3 player died, and dont want to buy into the iriver/ipod zombie nation that has swept the world, and so the MD looks the goods, has the advantage of removable media, which is cheap at $5 australian per 1gb disc, and is extremely different from all the other players floating around. and with the fact that they are discontinuing the sale of sony MD players in australia, ive seen them clearing out MZ-NH600 models for $99AUD, MZ-NH700 for $149AUD and MZ-NH800 for $169 online. now my concern is what i am able to do with the software. the DRM issues ive heard avbout dont bother me, with my old mp3 player being an olympus mr-100 m:robe 5gig player, which required me to use the buggy software, and took a fair amount of time to load the mp3's onto the player due to having to convert the files into protected files before putting them onto the player.what i do want to know is, am i able to create playlists using the software "sonicstage" and transfer them onto the 1gb MD's? for example, say a 1gb MD stores roughly 300 songs (converted from downloaded mp3s), can i divide it up using the software, so i have 100 songs especially selected for going to the gym, 100 songs especially selected for driving, and 100 songs selected for chilling out, all on the MD, but restricted so i can select the gym music playlist, and the player will only play those songs and not the 200 others?is there an option for this, or will i have to listen to all of the songs on the MD?also, another thing, what is the search function on the players like? to select a certain song, will i have to go through every single song on the MD to find it? or are there quick search options such as artist, or an ability to select a letter of the alphabet, such as "S" to find "sweet child o' mine" and be taken to all of the songs that start with that letter?thanks for the help, just knowing these things will help me finally decide on whether or not an MD is for me... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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