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Transferung music from MD to CD

I have a nice music collection on MD's. I transfered this music from my old computer which is no longer available. I cannot transfer it to my new computer also, it sais that they have to be checked-in to the same computer which was used to checked them out. I want to put all this music to CD's but I don't know how can I do it if I can't transfer it to my new computer and my portable MD player (Sony N505)has earphones line out and USB only. ?????

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Re: transferung music from MD to CD

1.hi there...roger andre may be a long shot. if you can obtain some music software ie pro audio logic,and if you have the time and patience,you will be able to play the tracks from your headphone/lineout socket and into the software as a high quality sample and add markers and even up the quality somewhat. even easier way would be to get your self a GOOD mp3 player,meaning it has a line in socket for analogue to digital mp3 conversion.then all you have to do is obtain a mini jack to mini jack conector(headphone size) and go from the minidisk output,to the mp3 players line in and record.hey presto your mini disk tracks will now be stored as mp3 files ready to be read by almost any computer...i m sure you know the rest...hope this is of some use,good luck roger

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