ONKYO HI-MD DECK md-133 can't edit Sonic Stage formatted minidiscs
Hi everybody, i've just bought an onkyo m,d-133 hi-md deck to edit a lot ominidiscs downloaded by computer software sony Sonic-stage,but the deck doesnt edit them at all:no track erase,move,divide or combine at all:
is that a codec problem with the software?Otherwise deck recorded minidiscs can be edited with no problems.Thanks for your help
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The recorder cannot read the table of contents on the disc.
You may have a bad disc but I think the disc might have been recorded on another MD deck which may have a different extended format recorded on the disc. Sony over time offered a lof of different recording options and some of their decks can read some of them while others cannot.
I'd check your player with another disc to see if this is the one disc you mention or all discs. if it is all discs the recorder has a problem due to a dirty laser or damaged head so it cannot read the table of contents.
To be honest it probably is not cost effictive to repair any but the most expensive MD decks.
I'd suggest you look for a working twin to yours on ebay and buy it.
I spent $350 to get a high end MD deck repaired and the repair only lasted six months. This is even more true with portables.
Watch out for any portable with odd rechargable batteries, there are several legendary protables which cannot be used as the batteries have not been made in years. Replacements if found are overly expensive and probably old, used replacements have little life left in them.
It would be a lot simpler to get the remote. Check minidisc.org to find the one you need (most MD Sony MD Decks will do most functions with any sony MD remote) the catch is you need the exact one for stuff like this. You can also check the manual there to try and find a work around but I think you'll need the remote.
Almost any Sony MD remote is available on eBay, the parts houses still carry them but they can ask a lot for them. I recently found the exact remote for my 5CD-->MD deck for $1.99 at a resale ship, it would have been $65. at the parts house.
Hi-MD came after most of the sony decks were made so most of them will not play the discs. The JA50, 20, 333 and other sought after high end decks cannot handle them.
If you check ebay you might find a third party later MD deck which can play them (I believe someone made one).
When the discontinued Hi-MD discs started selling for $30 up each I sold all of mine and the Hi-MD portables too. You can hook up the Hi-MD via rca and just copy them if need be for a special song but this is not pratical due to the vast difference in storage on the discs in most cases.
That is not a lot of information to go on, but I suspect there is a problem with the transport or heads which causes it to shut down. I've had similar instances with several of the MD Decks I've had. On any MD deck if the complex play/recording head which is optical magnetic gets messed up you are probably better off to just buy another unit. The best use for a MD Deck with a bad head is to use it as an analog to digital converter or vice versa; if it has sufficient inputs to do so (the inputs vary with the model). Sorry I can't be more specific with the limited information you have given. It is probably due to the stress of the head malfunctioning causing the shut down.
These units are often on ebay for cheap, there are several nearly identical CD->MD Recorders made by Sony, there is even a somewhat rare 5CD->MD Recorder deck. I see these all of the time on eBay, prices vary with the seller and condition I think about $40 on the low end and up to a lot if one is mint. I recently got the 5CD>MD Deck for $25 at Goodwill since they did not know what they had. The remote control for that one is rare but also turned up a month or two later at another resale shop. The D40 is a good unit to have since it clones CD>MD easily.
MD Decks are now orphans, Sony just dropped the last of them stopping making of Hi-MD (1GB Discs) last fall. Those rare 1GB discs are for the 45 hour recording portables were going for up $50 each on eBay like hotcakes as a result. I use an old program Sonic Stage in this old Vista Machine, but unless your system has some sort of pathway to handle older software programs I think you have gone beyond anything written for a modern interface. I'd suggest you record and edit what you have the old way on the deck and then save or record the output into your microphone jack to get it on your system, then edit it further. I'm old school and better at editing it with a remote on the deck than with the computer. In the end it sounds the same if I rip it later or make a CD or whatever. I personally use my MD deck to record whatever I like and edit it the old way since the MD allows me to edit it as I please.
No. Only Hi-MD players/recorders can play Hi-MD's. They're a later and totally different technical specification. The discs may look superficially similar but it's like trying to play a Blu-Ray disc on a CD player.