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3-252-232-71(1)
SonicStage
Simple Burner
Ver. 1.0
Operating Instructions
© 2003 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1 3-252-232-71(1) SonicStage Simple Burner Ver. 1.0 Operating Instructions © 2003 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2 • In no event will SONY be liable for any financial damage, or loss of profits, including claims made by third parties, arising out of the use of the software.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Getting started What you can do with the SonicStage Simple Burner software ... 4 What is the ATRAC3plus? ... 6 What is the ATRAC3? ... 6 Providing the required system environment ... 7 Installing the software ... 8 Before installing the software ...
  • Page 4: Getting Started

    Getting started What you can do with the SonicStage Simple Burner software This software allows you to record music tracks from an audio CD as well as record MP3 files on a CD-R/RW, using the ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 format. Create a disc image. Select tracks from Audio CDs or MP3 files.
  • Page 5 • You cannot record on a CD-R/RW where audio data has already been recorded using software other than the ATRAC CD burner software such as SonicStage Simple Burner. Make sure that you use a new CD-R/RW or a CD-R/RW where audio data has been recorded using the ATRAC CD burner software.
  • Page 6: What Is The Atrac3plus

    What is the ATRAC3plus? “ATRAC3plus,” which stands for “Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding3plus” is audio compression technology, developed from the ATRAC3 format. Though the ATRAC3plus format can compress music contents to about 1/20 of its original size, you can still enjoy high quality sound.
  • Page 7: Providing The Required System Environment

    Providing the required system environment The following hardware and software are required in order to use the SonicStage Simple Burner software. Computer IBM PC/AT or Compatible • CPU: Pentium II 300 MHz or higher (Pentium III 600 MHz or higher is recommended.)
  • Page 8: Installing The Software

    For Windows XP or Windows Millennium Edition users If you use the “System Restore” function in “System Tools,” the SonicStage Simple Burner may not run properly. An error dialog box may appear. If this occurs, follow the instructions given in the messages displayed.
  • Page 9: Installing The Sonicstage Simple Burner Ver. 1.0

    If any trouble occurs during the installation, see “Troubleshooting” (page 32). Notes • The SonicStage Simple Burner uses the installed folders. Do not delete, move or change the contents of the installed folders. • While the installation is still in progress, do not interrupt the operation or take the CD-ROM out of the CD-...
  • Page 10: Using The Software For The First Time

    SonicStage Simple Burner software. To check the suitability of the drive You cannot start the SonicStage Simple Burner and the Simple Drive Checker at the same time. To use the drive checking software, make sure to close the SonicStage Simple Burner first.
  • Page 11 Start up the SonicStage Simple Burner and insert an audio CD into the CD-R/ RW drive of your computer. (page 14). The CDDB registration window appears. If you start up the software with an audio CD inserted in the CD-R/RW drive, the “CD Drive Check”...
  • Page 12 Input the information required for registration, such as a user nickname. Input a “user nickname” and a “password.” Input your “password” again for confirmation. Also input some words as a password hint in case you ever forget your password. If you input your mail address, your password will be sent to you.
  • Page 13: Checking The Reading Capability Of The Cd-r/rw Drive

    Fill in the text boxes, and click [Next]. Click [Finish]. Registration with the CDDB has been completed and the “CD Drive Check” dialog box appears. Check the CD-R/RW drive. If you have already checked your drive before starting the CDDB registration, you do not need to check it again.
  • Page 14: Starting Up The Sonicstage Simple Burner

    Click the [X] button on the upper right side of the window. Note Do not start up the SonicStage Simple Burner and other CD-R/RW burner software/OpenMG software (SonicStage, OpenMG Jukebox, etc.) at the same time on your computer. If the icon of any other CD-R/RW burner software is displayed in the task tray, close that software.
  • Page 15: Recording On Cd-rs/rws

    Recording on CD-Rs/RWs Selecting the tracks or files and making a disc image to be recorded Select the tracks you want to record from an Audio CD and/or from among MP3 files. Tracks from an audio CD and those from MP3 files can co-exist in one disc image. You can record them on the same CD-R/RW at the same time.
  • Page 16: Selecting Tracks From An Audio Cd

    Selecting tracks from an audio CD CD tab Check boxes (check all) (clear all) Insert an audio CD into the CD-R/RW drive of your computer. Click the [CD] tab. If you are online and have registered with the CDDB, the disc information (track names, etc.) appears automatically (page 10).
  • Page 17: Selecting Tracks From Among Mp3 Files

    Selecting tracks from among MP3 files [OPEN] (selecting a folder) (for moving up to the group above) [MP3] tab Check boxes (check all) (clear all) Specifications of the MP3 files supported by this software • Sampling frequencies: 44.1/48/32 kHz • Channels: stereo, joint stereo, dual channel and monaural •...
  • Page 18 Click the check marks of the tracks you do not want to record so that the check marks disappear from the boxes. If you click and select a file, you can play that file by clicking N on the display. Click ADD.
  • Page 19: Editing A Disc Image To Be Recorded

    • Once you have recorded audio data on a CD-R/RW, you cannot change it. Edit it before recording. • You cannot play an ATRAC CD using the SonicStage Simple Burner software. * If you want to record on an ATRAC CD on which audio data has already been recorded, insert it into the CD-R/RW drive before editing the disc image.
  • Page 20: Changing The Order Of Tracks Or Groups

    Changing the order of tracks or groups Click and select the track or group you want to change, and drag and drop it to the destination point on the display. You can also move the track to a different group using the same procedure. Creating a new group Click [New Group].
  • Page 21: Recording A Disc Image On A Cd-r/rw

    • You cannot record on a CD-R/RW where audio data has already been recorded using software other than the ATRAC CD burner software such as SonicStage Simple Burner. Make sure that you use a new CD-R/RW or a CD-R/RW where audio data has been recorded using the ATRAC CD burner software.
  • Page 22 CD-R/RW. Note Do not start up the SonicStage Simple Burner and other CD-R/RW burner software/OpenMG supporting software (SonicStage, OpenMG Jukebox, etc.) at the same time on your computer. If the icon of other CD-R/RW burner software is displayed in the task tray, close that software.
  • Page 23: Other Information

    Other information Various settings Selecting the recording mode Select a mode for recording your audio CD and MP3 files on a CD-R/RW. 1 Click [CONFIG] so that the configuration window appears. 2 Click V and select the recording mode you want.
  • Page 24: Viewing Version Information

    Viewing version information Click [CONFIG] then click [Version] tab. Version information of the SonicStage Simple Burner on your computer appears. Click [OK] after you confirm the version.
  • Page 25: Viewing Cddb Information

    Viewing CDDB information Confirming CD information registered in the CDDB If more than two pieces of information are registered in the CDDB, the following window appears. Select the type of information you want and click [Accept Match]. Once you have selected the type of information, CD information satisfying the match is displayed automatically when you insert a CD into the CD-R/RW drive.
  • Page 26: Settings According To Os And Precautions

    • To install this software, you must log on with a user name with “Computer Administrator” as an attribute. • You must log on as “Administrators” or “Power Users” to use the SonicStage Simple Burner software. • Both editions of Windows XP (Home/Professional) can be used.
  • Page 27: For Users With Openmg Jukebox, Sonicstage, Or Sonicstage Premium Installed On Their Computer

    • Make sure that the OpenMG Jukebox icon is not displayed in the task tray. If it is, the equipment connected to your computer and the CD-R/RW drive may not be recognized by your computer. • You cannot start up SonicStage Simple Burner and OpenMG Jukebox/SonicStage at the same time. For users with OpenMG Jukebox 2.2.01-2.2.07 and SonicStage earlier than Ver.
  • Page 28 Select [Version Information] from the [Help] menu of OpenMG Jukebox. When updating is completed, the new version is “2.2.10.07040” (English version). Note If you install OpenMG Jukebox on a computer where SonicStage Simple Burner is already installed, install OpenMG Jukebox, then upgrade the software using the CD-ROM of SonicStage Simple Burner.
  • Page 29: Uninstalling The Software

    Uninstalling the software Note If SonicStage Simple Burner Ver. 1.0 has been installed along with SonicStage Ver. 1.5, OpenMG Jukebox Ver.2.2 or SonicStage Premium on your computer, and you uninstall one of these applications, make sure [OpenMG Secure Module 3.2] is not uninstalled since it is used by all of these software applications.
  • Page 30: For Windows Millennium Edition/windows 98 Second Edition Users

    Double-click [Add/Remove Programs]. The Add/Remove Programs Properties window appears. Click [SonicStage Simple Burner 1.0] in the list of programs for automatic removal, and then click [Add/Remove]. Do as instructed by the message and restart the computer. When the computer restarts, the uninstallation will be completed.
  • Page 31: Troubleshooting

    Step 2: Check the symptoms in the SonicStage Simple Burner 1.0 Online Help. You can view the operating instructions of the SonicStage Simple Burner in the display of your computer. For viewing, the Adobe Acrobat Reader must be installed on your computer. Click [Start]–[All Programs] or [Program]–[SonicStage Simple Burner]–[Manual (PDF)].
  • Page 32: If The Installation Was Not Successful

    3 When the installation window appears, click [Exit] to cancel the installation. 4 Right-click the start menu and start up Explorer. 5 Select [SonicStage Simple Burner] on the CD-ROM drive, and then click [Edit]– [Select All]. 6 Click [Edit]–[Copy to Folder] (or [Edit]–[Copy]) to copy all files to the folder that you created in step 1.
  • Page 33: You Cannot Record A Cd On A Cd-r/rw

    Explorer? t Do not edit ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 files with these files writing software other than the SonicStage Simple Burner. If you do so, these files cannot be played back even on the CD player this software is supplied with. • Are you using a CD-R/RW where recording was interrupted for some reason? t Use a new CD-R/RW.
  • Page 34: Recording Was Unsuccessful

    If there is a scratch or dirt on the surface of the disc, recording will fail. When storing your discs, be careful they will not be damaged. You cannot use the SonicStage Simple Burner. • Did you log on to your computer properly? t To use this software, you have to log on as “Computer Administrator”...
  • Page 35 Type: Type of connection to the computer: If you do not specify the destination, the software is installed at C:\Program files\Sony\SonicStage Simple Burner. Click [CONFIG] then click [Version] tab to confirm the version. (page 24) Desktop type / Laptop type...
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