There is this pretty cool free program called Audacity ( http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ ) that I have been using to transfer what I record on my Minidisc to a computer. My only problem right now is that I have to go through the mic input on the laptop and the signal is then too loud when recording and distorts. I have the mic input volume down as low as it can go. Is my only solution to rerecord at a softer volume and try again or is there some other way to decrease either the volume or the distortion? Thanks.