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NetMD Upload Petition to Sony: Collected Entries

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    100. To make it big

    Posted by Edward Lee on 5/1/2002, 3:01:21

    NETMD was big step in the right direction, now it is time to take another step.


    101. Please sony don't waste the great potential of MD

    Posted by BISCHOFF Sébastien on 5/1/2002, 3:05:21

    MD as always sound to me to be a very innovative format in digital world. When i've buyed my first MD deck, i've hoped that it will become soon the next generation floppy disk, but it wasn't... Now that MP3 and other new audio format are widespreaded, users are waiting for a more flexible way to exchange files between their MD's and PC. Why not considering to include the ability to download files as is on md without converting it in atrac (and then allowing netmd to be a next generation file carrying medium with great advantage over other coming media like dataplay!) and even the ability to playback material recorded in another audio codecs. For all this reason an upload ability is really needed, but it must not be the last step in the md innovation! Turn MD in a data medium, increase the data density on discs and you will barely win the fight against ICs, HD, CD, dataplay MP3 players.


    102. Please add upload, for example for DJ's who create new mixes with MD!

    Posted by Martijn Morrien on 5/1/2002, 3:23:38

    Please add the upload function, I make a lot of mixes myself and now I'm stuck to my digital audio card in my pc to record my mixes to my hard disk before I can create a CD of one of my new mixes. Please add the upload functionality!

    Martijn


    103. think about it!

    Posted by Yarin Nahmani on 5/1/2002, 3:38:14

    I have been a MD user since the days of the MZ-R3! going through a bunch of Sony units (and one panasonic unit, which cleared out to be a big mistake).
    I love this format and its flexibility combined with more than decent digital sound quality.
    It was great watching it evolve, and i think that the two most important improvements to this format/to the players, was the invention of MDLP, and NetMD, BUT! the NetMD feature isn't complete without an uploading function! the lack of uploading function makes it criple, and i know of several ppl that didn't buy a NetMD player/recorder cos' of that reason.
    upload feature would be gr8 for me since i'm a DJ, and i record my sets via portable MD unit (R900), i wanna upgrade to a NetMD, but the lack of uploading is holding me back. with the upload capability i would be able to transfer my mixes to the PC digitaly!


    104. Audio Upload Please!!!

    Posted by rosen marinov on 5/1/2002, 3:42:44

    don't hinder creativity when you base your advertizing campaign on it!


    105. Please add audio upload

    Posted by John on 5/1/2002, 3:46:19

    So many good and creative things could be done with an upload feature that wouldn't involve piracy or otherwise compromising artists' rights or livelihood. I've seen minidisc "awareness" grow greatly in the US over the last couple of years; this is Sony's opportunity to pounce on the buzz! Thank you.


    106. keeping up with the jones's

    Posted by john m on 5/1/2002, 4:21:08

    with more portable audio devices coming on the market all the time, ie (ipod, dataplay etc) and every time a new one appears it has more features.
    It seems only logical that a products new incarnation should take advantage of these newer functions to provide for the customer better ease of use otherwise people will look else where for a product that does. Minidisc has already survived several format wars (..philips dcc) it is a very good format but electrical devices can always be improved...


    107. Here;s one who would upgrade

    Posted by Ted Rees on 5/1/2002, 4:23:34

    As a semi-pro musician, I regularly record rehearsal and acoustic sessions (sometimes with my daughter singing). I need to be able to convert these recording to data format so I can send to my relatives and friends.

    NetMD upload would give me a good reason to upgrade and would keep me believing in the format.

    GO for it!


    108. Audio upload and the future of MD

    Posted by Jani Mäntylä-Blå on 5/1/2002, 4:34:19

    Having the upload feature for the NetMD according to the standards of SCMS, is very important addition. As we're using MD to record on the road and then allowing us to create CD's from those recording and edit them further on the PC would allow greater usability of MD.

    This would also allow transfer of the music from disc to disc for normal use. Taking the flexibility of the MD to a new level.

    In the times of the digital age it's foolish creating artificial barriers on the use of consumer products, thus allowing other competing formats taking over the position that MD has gained.


    109. Add audio upload and remove write protection on recorded MP3s!!!

    Posted by Clement Cheng on 5/1/2002, 4:38:24

    Very often I record to MD and need to edit it afterwards, without a PC. As such, I cannot use the NetMD feature of my N1 to record; I have to do it the "old-fashioned" way with the optical output on my sound card to avoid the data becoming write protected! Add this, along with audio upload, and you've got a winner!


    110. net md upload

    Posted by Martin Roberts on 5/1/2002, 6:01:01

    This functionality would be great for ploding lecture to pc for achivle on hard drive or cdr.q


    111. Audio upload would be another step towards perfection

    Posted by Andrea Durham on 5/1/2002, 6:46:58

    Dear Sony,

    Audio upload would be a really big addition to an already great format. It would allow me to put interviews, my friends music and just plain fun onto my computer and use it to create...

    Yours sincerely,
    Andrea


    112. Please add Net-MD audio upload.

    Posted by David James on 5/1/2002, 7:03:03

    This would be great for me as I would be able to back up my extensive minidisc collection in a much shorter period than would otherwise be possible.


    113. make md even better

    Posted by Rash on 5/1/2002, 7:10:51

    Dear Sony!

    I just love MD because it is so cool. I just hate MP3 because of it poor quality compared to MD, high media price, etc. The only think MD lacks is audio upload. I agree that upload function will make MD better portable audio format available. Please don't let all those MP3-devices "eat" your part of an audio market!


    114. Come on Sony!!!

    Posted by Dan Morelle on 5/1/2002, 8:16:49

    Make MD even better...


    115. Audio upload: Sony or someone else?

    Posted by David Fincher on 5/1/2002, 8:18:34

    I am now on my fourth md device and three out of four of them have been Sony. I have always been pleased with the quality of your audio devices and I use them regularly for a variety of functions at home and at church.

    One interesting thing I have done is record my kids singing songs (they are 6, 3, and 1 year old). It sure would be nice to have an easy way to move those songs to my computer so that I could burn a CD and send it to the grandmas to listen to.

    I could do it now through analog, but it would take forever to set it up and it wouldn't sound good (recording into a regular laptop sound card is a fuzzy proposition at best).

    I can see no reason why my own recording of my own material couldn't be saved to a computer for archiving or duplication.

    One day, someone else will figure out how to add this, be it another company, or a hack. Wouldn't you prefer to do it yourself so that you could receive the credit and control exactly how the upload function is implemented?

    Thank you so much for your attention to this matter.

    Sincerely,
    David Fincher


    116. Live Recording

    Posted by Rob Ahad on 5/1/2002, 8:19:31

    I did not buy a USB equipped MD because I don't need the download to MD function. I would have bought the unit if it had an upload to computer function. (I like to record ambient sounds and work with them in the studio. An MD is perfect, small, quiet, and good quality. Too bad you are too worried about copyright to make a product which would fit my needs.)

    Rob Ahad


    117. MD vs MP3

    Posted by HS on 5/1/2002, 9:10:46

    THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS, YOURSELF (SONY) WANTS THE MINDISC TO BE THE ULTIMATE FORMAT FOR HOME AND PORTABLE MUSIC FOR NOW AND GENERATIONS TO COME, AND TO BE HONEST IT CAN BE. BASIC MISTAKES OR TECHNICAL INTENTIONS OF LEAVING OUT FEATURES, NAMELY THE OPTION TO UPLOAD MUSIC (AND OTHER MINOR FLAWS), DOES NOT GUARNTEE OR HELP MD TO ESTALISH ITSELF ON A GLOBAL SCALE THE WAY IT SHOULD. MP3 PLAYERS ARE KNOCKING IN FEATURES THAT TIP THE BALANCE IN THEIR FAVOUR. YOU CAN CHANGE THAT. THINK ABOUT IT.
    I DREAM OF SONY (IN ANSWER TO THE SLOGAN QUESTION), BUT IT SEEMS THAT YOUR DREAMS ARE MAKING MINE AND OTHERS DREAMS VERY LIMITED.


    118. Allow digital transfers!

    Posted by Rob Woiccak on 5/1/2002, 9:22:33

    I love my MZ-R50 dearly, but without direct digital upload, I'm never going to buy another minidisc player. Give us what we need!


    119. My class lectures sent to my students.

    Posted by Camile Gauthier on 5/1/2002, 9:40:01

    I'm currently using my Mini-Disc recorder to capture my prof's lectures and then via analog connection enoding it into MP3 to post on my site afterward.... on an MZ-N1!!!!!!.... The word analog shouldn't even be uttered when speaking about this unit. Help me out here.


    120. More Flexibility

    Posted by Benny Chan on 5/1/2002, 10:24:09

    Please, Sony, allow the uploading and transfer of your files. If you want to take over the well established MP3, you will need to do the proposed additions. You were the underdog in the video game console war and now you are on top. You can do this again with the atrac vs mp3 formats. I believe that the MD is superior to the mp3 players by a large majority. You made a huge step forward with NetMD. Now you need to take the next step and go beyond MP3.


    121. Without digital audio upload minidisc will disappear.

    Posted by Erik on 5/1/2002, 11:10:59

    I hardly use MD anymore because of all the hassle to copy the MD to PC.


    122. It needs it :P

    Posted by James on 5/1/2002, 11:15:27

    MD is a great format, and NetMD just adds to that, but it does lack a certain 'something'.
    It would be great to see audio upload sometime in the near future.
    Keep up the good work!
    James


    123. upload please.

    Posted by Naveed on 5/1/2002, 11:47:13

    this funtion can single-handingly ruin MP3 players and give MD the top seat!


    124. Minidisc would Rule the World with uploading capabilities

    Posted by Mike Davis on 5/1/2002, 11:55:36

    Live and independent artisits are desperately in need of a quick and loss free system for distributing their music through the web. Sony could tap a previuosly untapped market by adding musicians to their already lengthy roster of Minidisc users.


    125. MD Upload so that you are on par with MP3

    Posted by Mawuena Dotse on 5/1/2002, 12:05:30

    By being able to upload NetMD format we can finally contend with expensive MP3 devices and Netmd WILL be the norm. it would also be easier to transfer old md formats to the new netmd format, which I want to do. I have lots of music in normal atrac format and want to put them in atrac3 format so I can fit more on them. Please think about it. the money is waiting to be spent on buying the equipment, and you know it is


    126. I agree w/ the above statements

    Posted by Tian Chen on 5/1/2002, 12:45:26

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    127. MISSING LINK : UPLOAD

    Posted by didier on 5/1/2002, 12:45:49

    I WANT TO UPLOAD
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    I WANT TO UPLOAD MY MUSIC FROM MD, BACK AND FORTH LIKE A WILD MAN! put it in there now!


    128. Best future option !!!

    Posted by Jamal Zaghal on 5/1/2002, 12:47:21 , in reply to "think about it!"

    Yes, by all means please make this happen.
    I know it is simple for you "SONY".

    Thanks in advance.


    129. MD upload would make my job easier!

    Posted by Scott Simpson on 5/1/2002, 12:48:35

    I've been a broadcast journalist for 8+ years, and I love my Minidisc equipment. It's great for field recording, but I feel like a sap when I have to go from digital-analog-digital again when I want to edit the material in our computer system.

    I also like to archive my reports on MD, with the ultimate goal of transferring them to PC and burn to CD. But that's not going to happen until I can find a straightforward way to transfer my MD tracks to the PC.

    I'm certain I would buy a MD machine with upload functionality, from Sony, Sharp or whichever company wants my money.


    130. MD For Me

    Posted by Bradley Watson on 5/1/2002, 13:05:59

    The audio upload fucntionality would aid me greatly as a producer.
    --Bradley T. Watson


    131. Look to the future

    Posted by antonio reyes on 5/1/2002, 13:19:04

    It would be a great improvemente over NetMd.
    and i think that NetMD UPLOAD can make a wider market than today is.
    think about.


    132. Grabacion de ensayos

    Posted by Brais Gonzalez on 5/1/2002, 13:24:32

    Utilizo el minidisc para grabar mis ensayos de piano y los de mi grupo de camara, y me gustaría poder subir al PC las grabaciones para poder grabar en CD mi propia musica y dejarsela a mis compañeros que no tienen Minidisc (ellos se lo pierden!!)


    133. uploading

    Posted by stephen on 5/1/2002, 13:26:50

    lets make MD the king of the internet


    134. Add audio upload

    Posted by David Pitkin on 5/1/2002, 13:37:13

    audio upload makes things better


    135. Build it, and I'll buy it

    Posted by Jonathan Parker on 5/1/2002, 13:41:10

    I'm a musician, and I use my Sony MZ-R900 Minidisc recorder as a rehearsal tool and to record my own live performances. I've used various Sony products to record my performances for more than 25 years.

    If Sony implements the Audio Upload feature described in this petition, I will happily purchase a new Minidisc machine that uses it.

    Please also note that your customers need a Macintosh and/or Unix version of your Open MG Jukebox software.


    136. 3 legged dog

    Posted by Robert Lindemann on 5/1/2002, 13:41:14

    Dear Sony, please add the audio upload feature. MD - fine; MDLP - great; NetMD - even better, but still the dog has only got three legs. Help the poor pet live a decent life. Give it its fourth leg.


    137. Please add audio upload an sp recording through usb.

    Posted by Pedro Balboa on 5/1/2002, 13:50:28

    Please add audio upload an sp recording through usb. Por favor, implementen una solución técnica para grabar audio en pc desde un minidisc grabador, y añadan la posibilidad de realizar grabaciones a traves del puerto USB en modo SP, gracias.


    138. Uploading of sound effects

    Posted by Jason Williams on 5/1/2002, 13:50:42

    It would make my life easier and my ears would like it better if I were able to upload the sound effects I record for my church dramas if I could do it quickly and digitaly. Please think hard about it.


    139. Uploading...

    Posted by Ben on 5/1/2002, 13:58:15

    True... With digital uploading enable, it's definately save a lot of hassle, I own a aging MZ-1 which is bulky & without many features modern MD players have. And recently bought a MZ-N1, since my aging MD player doesn't support MDLP, most of my songs are stored under standard stereo format, heaps of them, if now I want to convert all those songs into LP4, I can only do it in analog mode & it has to be real time, somtimes the songs got distorted & I have to do it all over again... It's a nightmare..


    140. Upload

    Posted by Julian Nuss on 5/1/2002, 13:59:26

    I think that this would put MD over the top in personal music systems. I use my MD for live recordings of music (my band) and meetings. Thanks


    141. NetMD Upload - Would be great for Class Notes

    Posted by Bill Lewis on 5/1/2002, 14:03:03

    Hello,

    First I'd like to thank you for making so many great products. I have several items, from Laptops to Stereos, Portiable radios, CDs and Minidisc units. One thing that has kept me from purchasing a new NetMD player/Recorder is not being able to upload my mixes or class notes to my computer without the same hassle I now go through with my MZR900. I really like MD alot, but unless it makes my life easier, why bother? I understand the reasons you may not want to include this, but /w the current competition that the mp3 players are giving MD, adding the upload feature would offset this greatly. And besides, I've noticed that Sony is now offering a CD player which will play mp3's, which shows that Sony has become more flexable with their great product offerings. I love your products, and whenever you offer something that fits my needs, I purchase yours over any other competitors items. So please add this feature, and I will purchase and promote your products whenever I can. Thank you for your time.

    Best regards,

    Bill Lewis
    lewisb62@hotmail.com


    142. Field Recording for audio upload

    Posted by Rinaldi Wibowo on 5/1/2002, 14:07:09

    I use the MD to record lectures for both archival and streaming. Adding a direct MD to PC transfer will complete the MD format for me.


    143. I'd like to "Go Create"

    Posted by Calle Soderberg on 5/1/2002, 14:18:55

    The addition of this feature would make editing my live recordings so much easier. MD has so many advantages over solid state recorders but the lack of this makes me considering leaving the MD camp.


    144. MD>PC uploading for a working musician

    Posted by Dan Fosse on 5/1/2002, 14:46:09

    I run with a big circle of musicians. I find myself using Mini Disc to master multitrack recordings from my PC. I also do a lot of live recordings of my friends bands. The ability to do high-speed MD>PC transfer would cut down on mastering time. I could also share music that I created with fellow musicians. I could keep copies in first generation ATRAC to avoid quality loss. I am not interested in stealing or bootleging copyrighted material. I would, however, like the ability to copy original material from MD to PC. MD>PC transfer ability would make Mini Disc a truly universal audio media.


    145. So much potential

    Posted by Mike Paulus on 5/1/2002, 14:54:24

    Please don't waste it.


    146. NetMD Audio Upload

    Posted by Mark on 5/1/2002, 15:09:01

    The addition of audio uploading to the NetMD software would be a valuable contribution to all of the many classes of MD users. By allowing this feature, you would be doing a great favor to consumers, and also providing an added incentive for the minidisc form factor to grow as an audio/data storage medium.

    Thank you for your time and devotion.


    147. Professional Live Recording Could Have Been...

    Posted by Thomas Olson on 5/1/2002, 15:10:18

    The ability to transfer from MD directly to the computer without a chain of A/D converters could put Sony in the Professional gear market, where buyers pay thousands on professional budgets. I have recorded my own live eprformances, and some assoictaes' and have always run in to the trouble of what to do with it... and then "Why did I invest in thsi system?"


    148. Radio

    Posted by Genevieve Lajeunesse on 5/1/2002, 15:16:36

    Uploading would make MD a really useful option for field recordings for radio work.


    149. the missing link

    Posted by Dan Sicko on 5/1/2002, 15:17:29

    I'm willing to overlook the lack of OpenMG + Macintosh compatibility if Sony would just add uploading capability to NetMD!


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