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    I worked at MTV on Quantel V Paintbox and Harriet and we used Sony Magneto Optical discs to store our graphics. Any chance someone might be able to read these?
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    Read the discs? Probably. Do you know what the capacity of the discs are? Typically, a drive could read 3 generations of discs. For example, my 2.6 GB drive can read 2.6 GB, 1.3 GB, and 650 MB discs.

    Reading the files, I hope you have a copy of Paintbox. Paintbox was not common software and I have no idea if any other software can import the files.

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    Right, I seem to remember these being 600mb discs generally. I do not have a Paintbox (it was hardware based) so I would be looking for someone with the system still hooked up, or a way to translate it. These were used on a V series / Harriet at MTV. Thanks for the response!

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    Quote Originally Posted by krebizfan View Post
    For example, my 2.6 GB drive can read 2.6 GB, 1.3 GB, and 650 MB discs.
    There were MO disks with a sector size of 512Byte and others with 1024Byte (hard sectored). MS-DOS and Windows based PCs had problems using media with the larger sectors. Media with 512Byte/Sector are marked as 600MB and 1.2GB media.

    Regards, Ralf

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    Quote Originally Posted by DizzyTV View Post
    I worked at MTV on Quantel V Paintbox and Harriet and we used Sony Magneto Optical discs to store our graphics. Any chance someone might be able to read these?
    yes, i have a working paintbox express, mo drive and can batch convert the images to anything you want

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