On Sat, Oct 27, 2012 at 08:43:57PM -0700, Jurgen. wrote: > What does the "QHiMDTransfer on DRM Drugs" version do?
This is an unofficial version of QHiMDTransfer currently not endorsed by us. The reason is that it employs a secret key from Sony which may not be disclosed.
> I heard from the german minidiscforum.de that it might be able to upload DRM protected (OpenMG) protected tracks.
This is correct. This version is capable of uploading tracks recorded with other recorders than the MZ-RH1/MZ-M100/MZ-M200 which use a particular simple encryption which does not need the aforementioned secret key.
However, all other HiMD Walkman require QHiMDTransfer to have this key as an upload is otherwise not possible. Furthermore, this
key is required for uploading all tracks downloaded with SonicStage onto HiMD Walkman, regardless which model was used (even the aforementioned models MZ-RH1/M100/M200 require this version in this case).
> Are those Hi-SP tracks, PCM, or older Minidisc SP tracks (Atrac 1)
Those are all tracks store on a HiMD, hence the name "QHiMDTransfer". If you want to transfer ATRAC-SP aka ATRAC-1 tracks you need to use the NetMD utilities (netmdcli) which is currently command line only.
Furthermore, please be aware that the MZ-RH1 and the technically identical MZ-M200 are the only models capable of digital ATRAC-SP/-1 uploads (NetMD uploads). This is not a software limitation but a limitation of the MiniDisc hardware. Other models allow analog upload through NetMD