Question about Sony MDS-NT1 Mini Disc Player
Is it possible that there is really noone who has come up with a way of digitally transferring data from MD to PCs? I use portable MD recorders regularly to make simple but useful recordings of choir practice sessions which are sometimes good enough to turn into practice CDs for other choir members who have found it a to be a convenient way of rehearsing in private. I have found no way of transferring FROM MDPC other than the time-consuming and tedious real-time analog transfer. Then I saw a chance to buy the recorder in question with its USB connection, thought I had found what I was looking for, only to discover here at Fixya that it just isn't so! Sony software has never been a favourite of mine, but the info I read here is almost too much! Please, let there be some remedy!!!
1) You can use Sony's Sonic Stage software to do a digital transfer of the mini disc to a .wav file. Sonic Stage is slow, but it is a very high quality digital transfer.
2) It's not like you are digging a ditch and getting worn out. So what if it is a real-time transfer? Find something to do. Read the New York Times on line. Make coffee. Call a friend.
3) There is nothing wrong with a good old-fashioned analog transfer (using the MD's analog output) into your computer's audio recorder (such as Audacity) - which gives you a digital file. That will be just fine for practice CDs for other choir members.
4) You can buy an MD deck or portable with a digital output - such as a Sony 940 or 640. There are many others.
Posted on Jun 06, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Your problem is that MiniDisc is only a one-way street. Music can be copied from another device or (with a Net MiniDisc) digitally transferred from a host pc onto the MD unit, but not the other way around. Confusion arises because in older versions of Sony SonicStage, music could be checked in and out of the device. When checking out, a copy was made onto MD along with a digital rights licence. The original stayed on the host pc and could only be checked out on three additional devices at any one time. When checking music back in, the device simply erased the digital copy on the MD and transferred the licence data back into the host pc, so that one of the four possible copies was restored and made available for further check-outs. Later SonicStage software abandoned this clumsy "check-in, check-out" process but tracks downloaded onto an MD under the old process could not even be erased from an MD until checked back in again.
There is no hack or modification for this; the hardware and firmware simply is not provided in the MiniDisc system design to allow it.
A later and brief-lived development of the system was the Hi MiniDisc (Hi-MD). This does allow the user to upload material recorded onto the device to a host pc, but still does not allow you to upload material from pre-recorded sources or from your old collection. This is because uploads are possible only when using a dedicated 1GB Hi-MD, when the system uses older legacy MD's it uses different processing circuitry with all the old limitations.
Your only option is analogue transfer in real time. You can improve the quality if you are able to use the optical transfer provided on some models, you'll also find that some models allow you to bypass the output volume circuitry on the headphone jack by setting it to line output. But there is no way to speed up the transfers, sorry.
I hope that you have found my posting to be of use, you may also wish to search my other MiniDisc answers for additional information which you might find to be of further assistance to you. All that I ask in return is that you take a moment to rate my answer.
Posted on Feb 02, 2010
Sony has a free program called Sonic Solutions. It stinks to high hell. But it is free.
I strongly suggest you either play the MDs into your computer via the LINE IN, or buy a Behringer UCA202 USB Audio Interface from Amazon for $30 and input the audio digitally via the USB.
That's how I do it.
Posted on Oct 03, 2012
Check your INPUT. Either nothing is going in at all, or you are trying to make a digital copy of a digital original ... which an MD will not allow.
Posted on Apr 03, 2013
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