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    Angry Minidisc Walkman record to PC burner

    Was wondering if any of my Techy friends could enlighten me on how to burn a CD from a Sony minidisc walkman model# MZ-R700DPCBLU using my computer burner. I'm runnind Win 98 and Windows Media Player and Adaptec software that came with my HP burner.
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    Most decent audio mixing software will allow you to "capture" audio from a Sound cards line in. This is why Copy protection on an audio CD is useless, but I digress. You'd run a stereo jack from your Minidisc headset to the stereo input on the SC. Check Radio Shack for the appropriate cable. You may have to play with the volume setting a bit on minidisc player, but again most mixing softwares have a decent "normalize" features for volume level control. Then just convert the raw wav to CDA or mp3.

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    What Necromancer said will work, but you will lose some of the audio quality by converting it from digital (on the minidisc) to analog (through the cable to your computer) and back to digital again (your sound card's recording).

    According to <a href="http://www.sel.sony.com/SEL/consumer/ss5/home/mdwalkmanrtm/minidiscwalkmanrecorderspcbundles/mz-r700dpcblu.shtml" target="_blank">this page</a>, your minidisc has the capability to connect to a computer via a USB cable. That would likely be the fastest way to transfer the data, since you'd be ripping it digitally instead of recording the line out in realtime. Some minidiscs also have the capability to use SPDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) which is another digital interconnection format.

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    Do you have the open mg software that came with the sony? This will put the music on th ehard drive, then you can go to the burner.

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by swamprat:
    <strong>Do you have the open mg software that came with the sony? This will put the music on th ehard drive, then you can go to the burner.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Was there suppose to be some ?? Didn't see any.
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    Mini-Disk only allows optical digital link one way - in. So output must always be good old
    analog. Best of luck.

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    Believe there was a cd that was supposed to come with the minidisk. There are some upgrades on th esony support website for the program.

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by MacGyver:
    <strong>What Necromancer said will work, but you will lose some of the audio quality by converting it from digital (on the minidisc) to analog (through the cable to your computer) and back to digital again (your sound card's recording).

    According to <a href="http://www.sel.sony.com/SEL/consumer/ss5/home/mdwalkmanrtm/minidiscwalkmanrecorderspcbundles/mz-r700dpcblu.shtml" target="_blank">this page</a>, your minidisc has the capability to connect to a computer via a USB cable. That would likely be the fastest way to transfer the data, since you'd be ripping it digitally instead of recording the line out in realtime. Some minidiscs also have the capability to use SPDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) which is another digital interconnection format.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">When reading this Sony page I didn't see anything about software. Did you ??? I saw where it talked about the cables but no software.
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by swamprat:
    <strong>Believe there was a cd that was supposed to come with the minidisk. There are some upgrades on th esony support website for the program.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Trebuchet MS, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Do you have one of these Minidisc Walkmans ??
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    Thanks to all who have replied to my question. Do any of you have the Sony MZ-R700. Have any of you try to burn a CD from the MiniDisc using your computer ??
    I reallly want to thank all of you for trying to help me !!!
    Twigs

    PS And yes I have the ok to make copies from the music artist.
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