A online cross-platform web app that allows for easy copying of music to a NetMD recorder. Requires a Chromium-based browser. Supports groups and full-width titles.

The Pro fork is under more active development and adds features such as disc export from the RH1 and remote NetMD servers.

Guide for use

Website (Pro)

Original Github

Pro Github

Zadig USB Driver (req. for Windows only)

Platinum-MD is a modern NetMD writing tool, using similar libraries as Web MiniDisc. Popular with Mac users for ease of install. At the time of writing has experimental support for Hi-MD, but lacks groups/full-width support.

Guide for use



Zadig USB Driver (req. for Windows only)

Sony's official NetMD software for Windows

Installation of SonicStage on a modern PC is possible, but driver install is a little more complicated.

Guide for use

SonicStage Digital Archive (Includes retail, Japanese and Ultimate releases)

SonicStage 4.3 Ultimate From Optical Garbage

Sony tool to record CDs to MDs via USB.


A reverse-engineered, cross-platform set of libraries (libnetmd, libhimd), command-line tools (netmdcli, himdcli) and a Qt-based GUI (QHiMDTransfer) for NetMD and Hi-MD devices. Allows full quality SP transfer over USB, unlike SonicStage.

Various forks exist:

Upstream project (GitHub) - Original project

Vuori fork (GitHub) - NetMD download support fixes (see #62)

Gavin Benda's fork (GitHub) - Used by Platinum-MD, contains Vuori's fixes plus some additional changes

minidisc-ffwd fork (GitHub) - Clean-ups, fixes, backports of netmd-js features, UI improvements (both CLI and GUI)

A Python-based tool that automatically records, labels and marks tracks on compatible Sony MiniDisc recorders without NetMD.

Requires a Raspberry Pi (or similar SBC) and a basic circuit to connect to the remote port.


A handy resource for arranging albums from Bandcamp onto 60, 74, or 80 minute MDs (including LP modes)

Bandcamp MD (& tape) tool

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