[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Bug#693998: ITP: linux-minidisc -- Free software for accessing NetMD and HiMD MiniDisc devices

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: John Paul Adrian Glaubitz <glaubitz@physik.fu-berlin.de>

* Package name    : linux-minidisc
  Version         : 0.9.0
  Upstream Author : linux-minidisc project <linux-minidisc@lists.fu-berlin.de>
* URL             : https://wiki.physik.fu-berlin.de/linux-minidisc
* License         : GPLv2, LGPLv2.1
  Programming Lang: C, C++, XML
  Description     : Free software for accessing NetMD and HiMD MiniDisc devices

The linux-minidisc project develops libraries and backends which allow to
access MiniDisc devices fitted with a USB connector adhering to the NetMD [1]
or HiMD [2] specification.

Both NetMD and HiMD allow to transfer music digitally over a USB connection to
a supported device. HiMD devices additionally provide upload capabilities, thus
transferring recordings made with a HiMD device back to the PC. NetMD device -
with the exception of the Sony MZ-RH1 (also known as MZ-M200) Walkman - do not
allow digital uploads through USB. It is however possible to capture the audio
through the analogue inputs of a sound card while controlling the NetMD device
from the PC using the NetMD protocol and retrieving track information. This
allows uploads with the same ease and comfort as digital USB uploads albeit not
providing the same audio quality. The project homepage provides a capability
matrix for that matter [3].

This ITP overlaps with the previous ITPs I filed before [4-6]. I consolidate
these ITPs into one since all of these packages are built from the same
source package called 'linux-minidisc'.

> [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NetMD#NetMD
> [2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hi-MD
> [3] https://wiki.physik.fu-berlin.de/linux-minidisc/doku.php#status
> [4] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=533112
> [5] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=571647
> [6] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=638968

Reply to: