If you have music on a collection of MiniDisc media and want to finally copy the data off onto modern media (or the cloud!), pagetable.com has posted simple instructions for some different solutions:
MZ-RH1 and NetMDPython
MZ-RH1 and SonicStage
Bonus: Recovering Deleted Tracks
The best device for digitally dumping MiniDiscs is Sony’s last (and best) MiniDisc recorder, the portable MZ-RH1. Unfortunately, this makes it quite pricey on the used market these days – but you can (and should!) always sell it after you’re done dumping your media…
The NetMDPython set of scripts can copy the original ATRAC1-encoded bitstreams off MiniDiscs. You can run it on Windows, macOS or Linux.
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