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Mini Disk

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by LASFOAK, Feb 24, 2003.


    LASFOAK New Jack

    Joined: Feb 17, 2003 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 0
    im contemplating whether or not gettting a mini disk player if you have one give me yo feed back on it
  2. Rectum

    Rectum Senior Member

    Joined: Nov 13, 2002 Messages: 1,501 Likes Received: 1
    I GOT one my brother got one anout ten of my friends got them and everylast one of em broke ...they are shit
  3. dork

    dork Member

    Joined: Apr 2, 2002 Messages: 399 Likes Received: 0
    get that shit... if i were you i'd steal it
  4. Basic

    Basic Member

    Joined: Sep 19, 2002 Messages: 323 Likes Received: 0
    if your gonna get one
    get a good one , not a cheapo deal
    sony all the way , their pretty cool.
    id get one if i wasnt broke
  5. Giving Tree

    Giving Tree Senior Member

    Joined: Nov 26, 2001 Messages: 1,111 Likes Received: 0
    sony invented it.. amazing.

    my friend swears by them.. amazing quality.. and durability...

    HUGE in japan.. i mean HUGE.
  6. some pittsburgh flavor

    some pittsburgh flavor Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 31, 2001 Messages: 4,936 Likes Received: 0
    you might be better off getting a cd burner... just because no one has mini disc players and you would have to listen to headphones... if you're burning your mp3s on it anyway, i say use the technological medium for listening to music of the age; this year (and a few to follow) being the CD.
  7. FifTy CaL.

    FifTy CaL. Junior Member

    Joined: Feb 18, 2003 Messages: 150 Likes Received: 0
  8. Bellbeefer

    Bellbeefer Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 30, 2002 Messages: 1,265 Likes Received: 17
    i had one ....i wasn't a big fan.
  9. post.

    post. Member

    Joined: Dec 2, 2001 Messages: 762 Likes Received: 0
    I LOVE MINE!!! I have almost put all of my digital music and burned Cds onto MiniDisks. super convenient. expensive, but so worth it. My only problem with it is that my computer takes a really long time to convert the tracks to the proper format.

    oh and I've replaced the AA battary a total of once in the last 6 weeks of almost nonstop playing.
  10. When

    When 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 4, 2000 Messages: 10,294 Likes Received: 3
    id say go with an ipod or some other type of mp3 player
    20 gigs of storage and good quality
    mini disc just kinda came and went the way of the dinosaur pretty quickly
  11. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,278 Likes Received: 240
    i used to love mine... then it kind of broke and, no, actually someone broke into my car and stole the power cord, thts what happend. but yeah, i loved it. BUT that was two years ago.
    unless you're recording shit with a mic, live, i say go with an mp3 player, and infact, even if you are recording live, go with this here 300 bucks. 20 gigs, plus it plays movies.
    thing is dope. ya heard.


    Joined: Apr 30, 2002 Messages: 711 Likes Received: 0
    i just ordered an external cd burner, should be receiving it shortly...it looks like my days of buying cds, at least new cds, is comming to an end.
    in terms of MDs, get a good one, like one that just came out. i bought a sony one probably about 3 years ago and now it won't record anything. i use it alot for recording live music, like bootlegging shows and what not, and it sucks when you get home and say "oh lemme put on this md of this great show i just saw" and then it reads it and all you see is "BLANK"...
    i hear portable DAT recorders are the way to go if you plan on hooking up a mic to record live shows. they go for a little more but i hear there are less problems with those, and you can use them in the studios, you know DATS...i dont know really, but yeah it works better
  13. Vlad

    Vlad Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 9, 2002 Messages: 1,876 Likes Received: 0
  14. Al Green

    Al Green Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2001 Messages: 8,561 Likes Received: 1
    i have the Sony net md type r MZ-N1
    .. whatever i love this thing its my third player/recorder i have gotten.
    its got a wonderful interface and adocking port for both recharging and loading music from the computer.

    It runs on a file format called Atec-4 or something.
    its a compression format like mp3 except designed for md's. It allows for you to store 2, 4 or 6 hour md's rather then 74 or 80 minutes. although the sampling rate/ resolution does change i find that its better then mp3 in terms of garbling noise and bunk.

    I can carry 3 discs and be set for days. I take alot of long trips and im rarely home so i find this really worthwhile. 5 yrs ago really buying into md technology in America was worth it unless you were a vinyl freak.
    but since digital rather then analog conversion has become more standard here its actually a nice device.

    positives. you arent restricted to a computer for sampling sounds and music like you would be with an ipod or any other mp3 device.
    although there is no harddrive and its disc based it is not like a cd and allows for countless re-recordings without losing quality. Although i cant say its 100% perfect when it comes to skips. its still pretty damn good.

    aesthetically theyre beautiful little machines. magnesium and aluminum cases (im not a fan of plastic), control wands, analog and digital input.
    what its lacking at least in consumer models is digital output.

    the program thats packaged with it is called OpenMG jukebox or something.. i dont mind the interface its actually laid out pretty well and simple to learn. What i cant figure out is how to import audio in from my md unit. (if someone knows id really appreciate it) the reason for the md compression format (atec-4) from what i understand is an attempt to limit file sharing... im sure some smart person has figured a way around this. Transfer speeds from computer are relatively fast depending on your computer (up to 32x) which is great. when it has to convert files.. lets say from mp3 or wav it may vary.
    The second program packaged is a simple cd to md burner for converting a whole cd album. this is lives up to its namesake.

    Im a big supporter. but im not going to lie ive had some hardships with mine.
    heres a good site if youre just getting into MD technology


    if theres any other md heads in here or anyone knows an MD forum please let me know.

  15. fr8lover

    fr8lover Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 22, 2000 Messages: 3,919 Likes Received: 1
    i got a slimx mp3cd/asf/fm/cd player and i love it. nice metal tough, looks good. real slim (as the name says) and i can put a couple hundred mp3s on a cd and be set for weeks on end. its got a great control stick with a kickass menu system and i can even listen to Morning Edition on the way to class on it.