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Skye
07-01-2001, 01:10 PM
Which do you think is better to buy? do hard disk mp3 players skip easily? minidiscs are kinda expensive though. Anyone got one?

Nosk8er
07-01-2001, 02:45 PM
its all about MD, you can put all of you mp3 on them, you can put your cd's on them, you can recrd off the rado on them..... a minidisc cosys 2 dolars, a memory stick with the same capacity costs 200...... why would you buy an mp3?

RiFT
07-01-2001, 03:00 PM
I'm guessing you're meaning buying a MiniDisk player or an MP3 player. I'd reccomend the MP3 player. You have to find a good one though. If you compare the best MP3 player and the best MiniDisk player, you'd see the MP3 player is less expensive, holds more music, has better quality, is easier to use, etc.
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<BR>I wrote a whole essay on this ...
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<BR>I personally have an MP3 player, and I'm very happy with it. No regrets.<BR><BR><font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: RiFT on 2001-07-01 15:01 ]</font>

Nosk8er
07-01-2001, 11:57 PM
what did you get on that essay because it way cheaper to store songs on the minidisc format..........

RiFT
07-02-2001, 11:18 AM
I actually got an A on it. And it's really not cheaper with MiniDisks. I've done plenty research.

Limacoasterboy
07-02-2001, 08:23 PM
how can it be cheaper to get a memory stick that costs $100(agout 30 megs), when you can get 50 mini disks that hold 5 times as much as that one stick? Anyways, a good Mp3 costs $300-400 while a good mini disk player costs $100-300.

CoasterMike
07-02-2001, 08:46 PM
Dont go with either, if you have a cd burner, get a regular portable cd played with mp3 capabilites. You can burn 200-300 mp3s on ONE DISC and play it in the cd player. But if you get one make sure it plays mp3's, instead of a normal cd player

Skye
07-03-2001, 11:04 AM
thanks for the help. Coastermike, i thought of that (i have a burner) but cds are too bulky to carry. If i got a minidisc it would have to be a (portable)recorder/player. Mp3s players arent really worth it. But what about hard disk mp3 players that hold like 100 hours music? I m guessing there not very "jog-proof", at least minidiscs have like 40 secs anti-shock on them.
<BR>A few more questions:
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<BR>How much are the discs?
<BR>how much musics does each hold?
<BR>how does the recorder work? can i record from anything?Can i record cds onto minidiscs? thanks
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Skye
07-03-2001, 11:07 AM
I forgot something how much do recorders normally cost? I seen cheapest for 150 ($250 i think). Would it be cheaper to buy it from america or somewhere through the internet or should i get it from a shop?

Limacoasterboy
07-13-2001, 10:07 PM
go through- <!-- BBCode auto-link start --><a href="http://www.planetminidisc.com" target="_blank">http://www.planetminidisc.com</a><!-- BBCode auto-link end --> or <!-- BBCode auto-link start --><a href="http://www.minidisco.com." target="_blank">http://www.minidisco.com.</a><!-- BBCode auto-link end --> they have the cheepest prices that I have found.

trock476
07-13-2001, 10:14 PM
I have a mp3 cd player, and its awesome, its not even funny how many songs you can put on there, and now, theyre coming down in price (saw one for $99 the other day). I'd say go with that.

Anaconda
07-13-2001, 10:52 PM
Yeah, I love MP3 players, they are the best things in the world.

Limacoasterboy
07-15-2001, 01:57 PM
with MDLP (mini disk long play) you can have up to 580 min of music on one disk that cost $1.50, They are also smaller than a CD player.

Skye
07-15-2001, 03:46 PM
whats that in

Limacoasterboy
07-15-2001, 08:36 PM
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<BR>whats that in
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<BR>what country is that from or what is the name of that currency?

Medusa1861
07-15-2001, 08:41 PM
Mini Disc because it seems better

CoolCoasterKid
07-16-2001, 01:04 AM
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<BR>what country is that from or what is the name of that currency?
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<BR>I think he's talking about pounds, which is in Great Britain. I think this because on my roller coaster video, next to the cost of Nemesis, it had that symbol.

Limacoasterboy
07-16-2001, 02:09 PM
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<BR>whats that in
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<BR>1.00 United States Dollars = 0.714401 United Kingdom Pounds
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<BR>That is the extange rate if is the pound.

antfarm007
07-16-2001, 02:49 PM
whatever you buy, Best Buy easily has the lowest prices. ( <!-- BBCode auto-link start --><a href="http://www.bestbuy.com" target="_blank">www.bestbuy.com</a><!-- BBCode auto-link end --> ) or in the stores

Raptor
07-16-2001, 02:56 PM
Nice sales pitch antfarm007. But anyway I think Minidisks and mp3 players are a fad that will die out soon. They don't sell very well. Seriously, do you know anyone who actually has one of those 400 dollar MP3 players? I don't, and you have to pay that much for a decent one. Your best bet is to get a CD burner
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Raleighpensfan
07-16-2001, 04:17 PM
I would agree with Best Buy (and no I don't work there) I bought a cheap washer dryer there and they have a great selection of everything.
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<BR>MP3 and MD will go the way of the dodo soon. People are more into burners now. 6 out of 10 people know what one is and prob only 2-3 out of 10 know MP3 or MD. CD is a format everyone knows.

Skye
07-16-2001, 04:42 PM
but have you ever had a portable cd player?carry around cds is a nightmare and the antishock just su...sorry is rubbish.I think ill probably go for a minidisc.I dont see them dying out.i have a cd burner but as minidiscs record from cds anyway i dont see much disadvantage to them.
<BR>Cds will die out first - there just too big.
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<BR>p.s sorry i thought that was obvious,it is UK

CorbinA
07-16-2001, 04:47 PM
I received an MP3 player as a gift last year, and IT WAS BETTER THAN THE GIFT OF LIFE! Ok well maybe not that good, but it's still great, the thing never skips and boy does it take a beating. I can even take it snowboarding. That thing is one tough little son-of-a-gun.

Kraken
07-16-2001, 05:47 PM
Umm...yea...Minidisks and MP3's...okay...
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<BR>**Gets out a 45 record**

Raleighpensfan
07-16-2001, 06:55 PM
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<BR>Umm...yea...Minidisks and MP3's...okay...
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<BR>There you go...I don't know why I am saying this, but I have Ernie (from Sesame Street) singing Rubber Duckie on one from when I was like 4.

CorbinA
07-17-2001, 01:32 AM
Rubber Duckie, one of the best songs ever recorded. I really like Rubber Duckie Unpluged and the Rubber Duckie techno remix.

Natelox
11-22-2001, 09:31 PM
Which do you prefer?
personally, MD's are so much better cause u can store up to the lengh of 5cd's on one md. There is also fast recording, so it takes a few second to record.Also u can have mulitpul MDs and u CAN rerecord them, despite what many people think. MP3 players can't hold nearly that many.

Skeeber
11-22-2001, 09:50 PM
Well, the local future shop has an MP3 player that has a 6 GB capacity...
If you need more than 6 GB worth of music, there's something wrong with you.

SFGadvKing
11-22-2001, 09:58 PM
i used to have a rio 500 that had 64 mb and i cuold have a maximum of about 20 songs, so i sold it on ebay. now i have a riovolt which is awesome!! its a cd player that can read mp3's and WMA's. a normal cd has about 700 mb of space on it so i can put about 300 songs on 1 cd. so thats what i use.

Natelox
11-22-2001, 10:01 PM
well i have over 550 songs on 33md's (without the 5cd recording thing). I have a friend who has 150mds all recorded.

Coalhouse
11-23-2001, 12:33 AM
I'm happy with my CD burner and blank CD's from Fry's. Both Portable MP3 players and mini disk players are way over priced. I only listen to music at my computer and in the car, so there's really no need for portable anything.

birderboy
11-23-2001, 08:37 AM
Question about minidiscs: Do they skip?

Limacoasterboy
11-23-2001, 10:35 AM
Originally posted by birderboy
Question about minidiscs: Do they skip?

Never. I've listened to mine for who knows how long and its never skiped once. As for that 6 gig MP3 player, it has a 2 hour batterie life with 4 AA batteries. My mini disk player has a 12 hour life with a batterie thats the same size as a AA but its not as strong as to reduce the weight of the unit. And know you can get a player/recorder for $120. Natelox, do yopu just have a portiable unit or do you have a home system?

Marc
11-23-2001, 01:20 PM
Do not use MD as an Abb. for minidisc, it is alredy used.

RiFT
11-23-2001, 01:41 PM
I own a Nomad Jukebox MP3 player. 8 MB DRAM buffer, w/ 6 GB hard drive (100 hours of 128kbps MP3s.)

It depends. Some MP3 players are better than some MiniDisk, and some MiniDisk are better than some MP3 players. Shop around.

Limacoasterboy
11-23-2001, 02:33 PM
Originally posted by GigaForce310
Do not use MD as an Abb. for minidisc, it is alredy used.

Actualy its copyrighted as MD by Sony (just like CD but not owned by Sony). But I tried to think of what other thing stood for MD but I couldnt.

birderboy
11-23-2001, 02:49 PM
Originally posted by Limacoasterboy


Actualy its copyrighted as MD by Sony (just like CD but not owned by Sony). But I tried to think of what other thing stood for MD but I couldnt.

Medical Doctor, perhaps? Ya know, like Dr. James Clark, MD? There isn't a minidisc named Dr. James Clark, is there ;)

Skye
11-23-2001, 03:38 PM
I made a thread about this a few months ago. I got a minidisc they are so much better. well, not better but a lot more flexible and that's what counts. i got a pretty good model, it dosn't skip, although it holds more like 4 albums than 5, but maybe you got a newer one or something. They are overpriced, the cheapest recorder is about 130. They are probably a lot cheaper than in places like japan.

Limacoasterboy
11-23-2001, 05:37 PM
Just wondering Skye, does the music loss its quality with MDLP or can't you tell the differnce. I've heard conflicting reports on that and my player doesn't have MDLP.

Natelox
11-23-2001, 10:10 PM
Limacoasterboy, i have a portable and its skipped twice, both times when it fell of my desk of 2.5 feet tall. I've also got a first generation one, so it doesn't have fast recording or 5 cds to one disc feature. it was $349 (CND) for a middle of the line one. and also, rift, those things are damn expenive, like $650 (CND)!!!

Skye
11-24-2001, 11:09 AM
Supposedly not, i haven't noticed anyway but i've heard sometimes it can lose a bit of quality. I useally just record at the standard level if only to keep differnet types of music. 1 disk dosn't quite fit a whole cd (my recorder cut off half way through the last song on 1 album). ALWAYS use the optical line, or quality will suffer.I got a gz-750, with MDLP4, cost 180 (thats probably about $200)

antfarm007
11-24-2001, 01:23 PM
i have SACD (Super Audio Compact Disc) and a DVD-A (Digital Video Disc Audio) players and the sound quality is superior, but its a little more expensive, and I have a rio 100 which i expanded to like 250 songs

Andy Rathe
11-24-2001, 04:50 PM
Merged with an identical thread. Please search before starting new threads!

theforce
11-24-2001, 05:20 PM
MP#. I have an MP3-CD player and I like it alot. You can hold alot more songs on an MP3-CD then on a regular Cd (about over 100 vs. about 20). I dont know that much about minidisk but to me they dont seem as good.

intamin101
11-24-2001, 06:23 PM
MD, because of the cash issue.

Kyle L
11-24-2001, 08:23 PM
I went with Minidisc, you can actually get a screamin bargian at some electronic stores! The reason i like em better is because you have more sources and easier accesibility than Mp3, because with mp3 you ALLWAYS have to go through your comp which is a hassel, but with Mini disc, you can plug it into ur discman, stero, u name it!

Skye
11-25-2001, 02:07 PM
thats what i meant by more flexible. Minidiscs can record off mp3s on a computer anyway with the right connecter.

Limacoasterboy
11-25-2001, 02:47 PM
Ya you can record off anthing with a headphone jack onto a MD. Also most MD players have two headphone jacks so two people can listen at one time. Another thing is at http://thestore.sonymusic.com/thestore/music.asp (click on format after you follow that link to see the MD titles) you can buy a pre made MD for $8-$14 while a CD costs $12-$20. And for MP3, unless you have a fast internet connection, it will take hours to get the songs that you want.

Kyle L
12-04-2001, 08:27 PM
Theres a sweet new line of them oming out, They look really cool!

Natelox
12-05-2001, 12:05 AM
i have yet to see a premade md.

PhantomRevnge67
12-05-2001, 10:54 AM
i would go with MP3

Skye
12-05-2001, 02:49 PM
Originally posted by Natelox
i have yet to see a premade md.

Thats cause you can record a perfect copy form cd and goo hi-fi useing the optical connecter.

CD album - 15*
MD album - 17*

so you might as well buy the cd (15) buy a MD-RW (2) and have both! simple really.
To answer your question - nobody buys them thats why.


*approx, and both waayyyyy too expensive anyway.

Limacoasterboy
12-05-2001, 03:25 PM
Originally posted by Skye


Thats cause you can record a perfect copy form cd and goo hi-fi useing the optical connecter.

CD album - 15*
MD album - 17*

so you might as well buy the cd (15) buy a MD-RW (2) and have both! simple really.
To answer your question - nobody buys them thats why.


*approx, and both waayyyyy too expensive anyway.


At sony music, most CDs cost $15 while MDs cost $13, so it would be cheaper to buy a pre made MD enstead of both CD and MD. But using the optical connection still is good, but they are hard to come by. BTW you have to click on format AFTER you click on my link above to see the pre-made MDs.

Natelox
12-05-2001, 09:37 PM
i have a first generation md (one of the first ones out) and i have 44 some odd md's recorded on it. any of you with the new high compression ones...can you compress already recorded music?

Andy Rathe
12-23-2001, 09:44 AM
Moving to Polls.

Marcus
12-23-2001, 02:04 PM
I have to say go with mini discs. It seems expensve and not worth it, but in the long run, they are worth their money. Mp3 gets a little stressful after going on the computer all the time to get the music.