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Title: Converting MiniDisc to CD digitally
Post by: awmeyertimmy on March 07, 2018, 11:27:08 AM
I have a MiniDisc deck with optical out. Is there a cost effective solution to transfer the MD's to CD digitally other than going to a soundcard with an optical input?  I'm looking for ideas and/or someone who already has this capability and would be willing to help. Please pm me or email at adam.meyer@gmail.com.  Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Converting MiniDisc to CD digitally
Post by: twatts (that "Pants" thing is so lame...) on March 07, 2018, 11:44:31 AM
I have a MiniDisc deck with optical out. Is there a cost effective solution to transfer the MD's to CD digitally other than going to a soundcard with an optical input?  I'm looking for ideas and/or someone who already has this capability and would be willing to help. Please pm me or email at adam.meyer@gmail.com.  Thanks in advance!

This is how I run the MDs I get...

Sony MDS-JE510 > Hosa ODL-276 > Tascam HD-P2

Seems to work just fine.

Terry
Title: Re: Converting MiniDisc to CD digitally
Post by: awmeyertimmy on March 07, 2018, 11:47:40 AM
That would absolutely work great.  Just not very cost effective. For me anyway...  :(
Title: Re: Converting MiniDisc to CD digitally
Post by: twatts (that "Pants" thing is so lame...) on March 07, 2018, 01:34:47 PM
That would absolutely work great.  Just not very cost effective. For me anyway...  :(

You can use any recorder with a TOSLINK or SPDIF input (with a Hosa ODL276 or MAudio CO3). 

How many MDs are you looking to Transfer???  I might be willing to do them for you...

Terry
Title: Re: Converting MiniDisc to CD digitally
Post by: awmeyertimmy on March 07, 2018, 02:54:38 PM
Ok. Thanks! I'll check into those items. Thank you for offering to help out. I'll PM if I can't find anything in my budget. Also, to answer your question, I only need 3 MD'S converted
Title: Re: Converting MiniDisc to CD digitally
Post by: Ben Turnbull on March 08, 2018, 10:17:10 PM
I may have been doing it all wrong, when I was running MD, but I just did a real time playback to the PC via Line In to the native Windowz Recorder app. Then dealt with the wav files from there. With only 3 discs in question, it really wouldn't be that big'a chore.  :shrug: