> 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. The only ways you can (currently) transfer from MD to PC/Mac is via Real time playback. Either Analog or Digital out. You will need to buy an adapter. I have a PBG4 and a Griffin iMic. I use the Line Out of my MD, and the Line in on the iMic. I boot into OS 9 to record. Keep your eyes on www.minidisc.org and watch for news. I think from time to time they list sales on various MD gear, including the Digital to USB adapters.