I have taken a look at why the MDS-JE780 does not work with the linux-minidisc libraries (either C or python) used in Platinum-MD or the TS port used in web-minidisc. I believe that the issues I have found here also explain why these tools do not work with the JB980, NT1, or the various netmd bookshelf systems, but so far I have only tested with the JE780 and a LAM-Z03. This testing was done by capturing traffic between my JE780 and Sonicstage on windows 10-64, and comparing to the informat