From: eric fleischauer (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Dec 11 2007 - 15:10:56 PST
this may not be up to the quality standards you're
looking for, but have you tried playing the Hi-MD disk
on another player and recording the sound analog-style
via the line out ? this is something my students have
had to resort to when they had a similar problem.
or, another long shot approach, post a craigslist add
for someone with the kind of MD player you need. you
--- Steve Polta <email suppressed> wrote:
> Hi Amanda. The simplest, most efficient, way to get
> your sound off those disks would simply be to pay
> someone to do it. In San Francisco, Hi Speed
> Dupicating (www.hispeedduplicating.net) on Sixth
> Street can go from "any" audio format to any other
> can do it very fast, like in 24 hours probably, and
> not too expensive. Way less hassle than buying and
> returning some pricey thing. If you are in
> there *must* be a place that does this.
> Steve Polta
> --- amanda christie <email suppressed> wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > i have bit of a sound dillema... wondering if
> > can offer some advice.
> > I am working on a film right now, but the audio
> > recordings that I want to use have already been
> > using a Hi-MD format recorder. Unfortunately, I
> > cannot find the proper technology to play back
> > Hi-mini-disk format or to import it into my
> > computer... so I have this lovely little disk...
> > that
> > has lovely little sounds on it.... that i can't
> > at.
> > I recorded them in Canada onto mini-disk using a
> > Hi-mini-disk recorder. At the time... I thought
> > that
> > all mini-disk recorders were the same. Alas, I
> > wrong.
> > it turns out, that there are "regular-mini-disk",
> > "Net-mini-disk" and "Hi-mini-disk" formats. the
> > disks
> > are the same for all formats. the only difference
> > is
> > in the recorder. something recorded on a Hi-MD
> > recorder can only be played back on a Hi-MD player
> > (apparently)... yet, a Hi-MD player can play back
> > any
> > format.... Net-MD can play back regular and Net
> > formats, but not Hi formats... and regular MD can
> > only
> > play back regular formats....
> > make sense?
> > When in Vancouver, I ran into this dillema...
> > another disk in the same series)... I went to the
> > Sony
> > store, and they had only one Hi-MD player at it
> > $500 and non-returnable (i was thinking of buying,
> > importing sound, then returning)... so i couldn't
> > swing that... finally i found someone with a Hi-MD
> > player, borrowed it, dumped my sound, and gave it
> > back... so I know that the sounds ARE on the
> > disks...
> > i just can't get at the ones i want now.
> > Does anyone have any advice on this?
> > either where to get a Hi-MD player.... I'm living
> > Amsterdam right now... but then going back to the
> > East
> > Coast of Canada (Halifax/Moncton) next week... and
> > then I'll be in Rotterdam as of Dec. 30...
> > Alternately, does anyone know a way around this?
> > some
> > way to get the Hi MD files off without a Hi-MD
> > player?
> > any tips or suggestions would be very helpful.
> > getting to be a bit desperate as I was hoping to
> > finish my sound design this month. eek!
> > amanda dawn christie
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