[MPA] Anybody working with Minidisc and Mac?

Scott Jacob Loehr scott.loehr at verizon.net
Sat Aug 9 20:55:52 PDT 2003

>Hi everybody,
>I just got a Minidisc a couple of weeks ago (Sony MZ-NF810, I believe).  Now
>that I own it, I realize I was potentially optimistic about getting it to talk
>to my Mac.  You see, I figured that since it had a USB port that it would be
>seen almost as an external hard drive or something.  But that's not the case.
>Has anybody had any luck with digital transfer from MD --> Mac without having
>to buy any extra gear (say, a PC?)?  I've tried xmd, but with no success.

Some MiniDisc players have optical S/PDIF I/O... will work great with 
the new G5!  I've got a MOTU 308 interface that has 8 channels of 
optical S/PDIF I/O, but to my ears, the analog outs on my MiniDisc 
player work just fine, too.

Scott Jacob Loehr

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