First of all, how do I record (with a mic) on an MD player with only an optical-in, and no mic-in? Second, if I do get that to work, and I transfer it to my computer via analog out, would the resulting sound quality be more or less than the lossless iPod's 8kHz, using the Belkin Universal Microphone Adapter? I need serious help soon. I have to record stuff at math camp. So how about it... ?