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post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
Anyone here considering investing in NetMD-based equipment? So far, other than faster recording, I'm not seeing anything about NetMD that really interests me. And apparently 'moving' MP3 to MD with the OpenMG software involves doing something called 'checking out' the MP3 which flags the file as unable to be recorded to *another* MiniDisk, IIRC.

Anyone else find these 'features' a bit to limiting to want to bother with NetMD?
post #2 of 26
To get around the check-out limit of 3 transfers, just erase the MP3 from the OpenMG playlist then re-import it.
post #3 of 26
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by Megadeus
To get around the check-out limit of 3 transfers, just erase the MP3 from the OpenMG playlist then re-import it.
Better idea... just forget about the NetMD unit, assemble a playlist in Winamp, start recording the MD, go to bed.

In the morning you'll have a fresh batch of tunes to listen to.... No 'checkout limit' required....

post #4 of 26
Quote:
Originally posted by DavidJr


Better idea... just forget about the NetMD unit, assemble a playlist in Winamp, start recording the MD, go to bed.

In the morning you'll have a fresh batch of tunes to listen to.... No 'checkout limit' required....

True, but I like being able to directly access the tracks instead of having to FF all the time...

Not that I'm defending OpenMG Jukebox, I still think it sucks, but the speedier transfers is pretty nice.
post #5 of 26
If Sony had allowed upload to PC in highspeed, it would have made it worth the extra $$.
Oh yeah, and fix OpenMG too...
post #6 of 26
if u get a player with autotrack marking its fine.. even if u record with winamp u can put in a second or 2 of silence.. http://www.mattnet.freeserve.co.uk/m...downloads.html

i use a xitel dg2 port and i just use musicmatch jukebox since it came with it and works fine.. the reason i didnt get a netmd recorder is because most of my recording will be from cd to md and netmd limits all the songs to 123 and id be doing most my transfers in real time anyway.
post #7 of 26
I think NetMD is aimed at the MP3 market, moreso than current MD users. Real-time recording is half the fun of having MD!
post #8 of 26
I am totaly with you on this Mystyler.
To me NetMD is simply not worth the extra cash at least as it is at present.
I am not a mp3 guy (never been). To me it will be good if it could download uncompressed CD data in SP mode much faster (say 8x or faster) and yes if the connection was two way, i.e. I can upload some of my MD music on my computer to listen while working.
post #9 of 26
I'm not into MP3 either. What I would have like though, is the ability to make an MD mix from loads of different CDs in SP. While I don't mind making mixes, which I do find fun, there are times when I'm in a hurry and real-time just don't cut it. That is what I would have used NetMD for, and to be able to title on the PC.

One of the WORST things about OpenMG is that "SP" is really "LP 2", ie the SP bitrate is ~132kbps and not ~292kbps.

The actual units that Sony and Sharp and Panasonic have so far released are excellent, it is just the software that is holding NetMD back, which is a bit sad.
post #10 of 26

Guys SIgn This

I think you guys should sign this

http://minidisc.org/netmd_petition_support.html

Hopefully Sony Will Listen to the proposals listed there
post #11 of 26
Thread Starter 

Re: Guys SIgn This

Quote:
Originally posted by disturbed
I think you guys should sign this

http://minidisc.org/netmd_petition_support.html

Hopefully Sony Will Listen to the proposals listed there
Thanks for the info.. very much appreciated!


BTW, How's things in the UAE these days??
post #12 of 26

Re: Guys SIgn This

Quote:
Originally posted by disturbed
I think you guys should sign this

http://minidisc.org/netmd_petition_support.html

Hopefully Sony Will Listen to the proposals listed there
Already done, but maybe I should do it again!
post #13 of 26

Re: Re: Guys SIgn This

Quote:
Originally posted by DavidJr

Thanks for the info.. very much appreciated!
BTW, How's things in the UAE these days??
Things are normal as usual...you lived here before? PM me we can talk
post #14 of 26
i just purchased sony net-md
i am totally happy with this unit
i have many mp3's
the only problem wa that the met-md doesnot like mp3 greater than 250 and not var
so i had to change my mp3 from 320 var to 250 non var
my computer has been 24hours a day for 3 days already .

anyway the actual unit is the best thing i ever purchased. i like the ability to change the treble and bass. battery life is double anything i have had before.

i like the fast download of mp3 with the net-md.

sony charge the earth for the best .

i dont have a single complaint.
post #15 of 26
I think if you are going to buy an MD player, there's nothing wrong with going with NetMD equipped player. The reason why I was hesitant with MD is because of real-time recording. I admit I'm not an organized person- when I'm up every morning before heading out to work I'd record a CD or two onto my MD Walkman. Today before I head out for a bike ride - I plopped in a disc and hit record in less than 30 min (give and take) I have enough music to last me a ride. I don't do live recording (heck, I don't think MZ N505 is capable of that). Yes, I could have gone with MP3 player but they're too cheesy and too damn expensive (especially the hard drive ones). PCDP is way to big to fit in my pocket. I find that even in LP2 mode the sound is just as good my any PCDP playing regular CD (through HD580).
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