Sony MiniDisc work with OS 9 or 10?

in General Discussion edited January 2014
Hey, I really want to get a portable music player. Of course the iPod is ideal except I don't have that much money. Months ago, when I bought Windows XP (before I saw the light) Best Buy had this deal where you could get all this free stuff. Well I finally found the receipt and decided to go with the free mp3 player, a Rio 600. I really like it except that it only has 32 MB of internal memory. Even worse is that it uses proprietary and expensive "backpacks."

So I'm looking into <a href="; type=p" target="_blank">this</a> Sony MiniDisc player because it's small, affordable (the player and the discs), and it's skip-free. The only problem is, does it work with the Mac OS? On Sony's site it doesn't mention anything about being Mac OS compatible but I've read reviews somewhere saying that it does. I've also read at that it isn't. Any personal experience with this player?


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    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    MD players ARE compatible with macs..... However, in a limited way.... you have to actually listen to the song to record it onto the MD, the 32x transfer thingie isnt supported (to my knowledge...) its a real pita.... get an mp3 player and use MD for live recording of concerts....
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    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    also you have to manually input all the track info which can take like 60sec A SONG... again a real pita...... MDs are cool, but I dont know how to use the faster format from my mac... if anyone does PELASE enlighten me!!!
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    wolfeye155wolfeye155 Posts: 425member
    So the MiniDisc Player will work it just doesn't utilize NetMD on Macs? Can you recommend an affordable mp3 player that doesn't have such limited space?
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    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    [quote]Originally posted by wolfeye155:

    <strong>So the MiniDisc Player will work it just doesn't utilize NetMD on Macs? Can you recommend an affordable mp3 player that doesn't have such limited space?</strong><hr></blockquote>

    That is my understanding of the situation, but I havent looked into it for around 6 months (since I got my iPod ) so it could have changed... as for an MP3 player that isn't limited I would look into one of the flash based players that use industry standard cards (such as MMC/SD or CF) rather then the propraitary(Sp?) rios.... the iPaq (yuk) springs to mind... (my friend has one, its REALLY small--like the size of a big pack of matches... batt life is pretty bad tho, she was slipping in a new AAA batt every other day or so with heavy-ish (6+hrs or so a day) usage)

    Or you could get a HD based player, but for the $ why not save up for an iPod? It is definately worth it...



    Edit: typos, clarifications...

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    wolfeye155wolfeye155 Posts: 425member
    Well I might end up just getting the MiniDisc player for $150 and then save up for the iPod. It will take a while and I probably won't be able to get one for 2 months. They just released the MD player about a month ago. Does anyone else know about this issue?
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    wolfeye155wolfeye155 Posts: 425member
    Does anyone know? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
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    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    Look for DataPlay.

    I might actually take off. It has more capacity than MiniDisc (250 and 500MB discs) It supports MP3 formats and MD formats. Data, video, still pics. Pretty neat. I know 250-500 doesn't sound like much these days, but the things are the size of a 2 dollar coin. Very tiny and the drives are very low power (for long battery life) They supply about 1MBps data rate so the drive isn't constantly spinning either (kinda like the iPod principle) -- it only spins about 1/8th os the time when playing.


    Record Labels are actually releasing first party material to them starting next month (when the players will debut)

    Still cameras, PDA's and hand-held video games to follow!

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