3-248-530-12 (1) SonicStage Ver.1.5 for Sony Network Walkman Operating Instructions This manual describes how to install the SonicStage software and explains its basic operations for use with the Network Walkman. Before you start, please also review the instruction manual of your Network Walkman.
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Table of Contents What you can do with the SonicStage software ... 4 How to store digital audio files on the computer ... 6 What is “Check-in/Check-out”? ... 6 On copyright protection ... 7 About this manual ... 8 About Network Walkman ... 8 Procedures for listening to music with the Network Walkman ...
What you can do with the SonicStage software Storing songs to your computer You can store songs from the audio CDs or the Internet to a computer using the SonicStage software. (page 14, 23, 24) Audio CDs Internet WAV/MP3 format audio files On the computer Listening...
With the SonicStage software, you can store audio files from audio CDs, etc., to the hard disk of your computer, and manage the files collectively. SonicStage is a comprehensive software application that enables users to manage the audio files on the computer, play the audio files in various ways, edit the audio files, or transfer audio files to external devices such as a Network Walkman.
How to store digital audio files on the computer Before listening to music with your Network Walkman, you need to transfer and save digital audio files on the hard disk of your computer using the SonicStage software. You can store digital audio files with the SonicStage software in the following ways: •...
The SonicStage software allows users to record and play digital audio files while maintaining the copyrights of its holders by using the copyright protection technology “OpenMG”* developed by Sony. The SonicStage software encrypts all audio files in OpenMG format and saves them on the hard disk of your computer to prevent incorrect handling or unauthorized distribution of audio files.
About this manual This manual explains the basic operations of the SonicStage software for the Network Walkman. For the operation of the Network Walkman, refer to the instruction manual for it. For the description of each menu and detailed information of the SonicStage software, refer to the online Help for the SonicStage software.
Procedures for listening to music with the Network Walkman The following is the procedure that you need to perform using the SonicStage software before listening to music with the Network Walkman. For details, please read each reference page. Checking the system requirement This section describes the system requirement such as computer, operating system, etc.
Checking the system requirement The supplied software “SonicStage Ver.1.5” is designed to be operated in the following system environments. Computer Operating System Display Other The following system environments are not supported. • Macintosh • Other versions of Windows XP/2000/98 (not listed above) •...
Installing the SonicStage software on the computer Before installing the software Make sure to install the supplied SonicStage Ver. 1.5 software. Install and overwrite the supplied SonicStage Ver. 1.5 software even if you have already installed Sonic Stage Ver. 1.5. You can continue to use audio files stored in SonicStage after overwriting the software. Before overwriting, back up your stored audio files in case any problem occurs, for details, refer to the help of SonicStage or OpenMG Jukbox.
Installing “SonicStage Ver.1.5” software Insert the SonicStage installation CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive of your computer. The setup program starts up automatically. The SonicStage 1.5 installation window is displayed. Click [SonicStage 1.5]. Click the model of your Network Walkman. You can also select multiple models in case that you have two or more Network Walkmans. Click [Install] and follow the on-screen instructions.
Basic Operations About SonicStage With the SonicStage software, you can easily play audio files by clicking on the Source icons at the top of the window and recording/transferring audio files by using the Recording button. Playing audio files Double-click the Source Icon to start playing. Source icons Recording/Transferring audio files Click the Recording button to display the Recording Assistant panel for recording audio files from audio...
Storing audio files to the computer This section explains how to record audio files from audio CDs to the hard disk of your computer. You can also transfer audio files from media other than audio CDs. For details, refer to the online Help for the SonicStage software.
Notes • For the first time when recording the audio files using the CD-ROM drive, the “CD-ROM Drive Optimization” dialog box will be displayed when an audio CD is inserted into the drive. With the “CD-ROM Drive Optimization” dialog box, the drive check will be performed to record audio files from the CD-ROM drive properly.
Storing audio files to the computer (continued) Click (Record All). Recording from the audio CD starts. When recording is completed, the playlist will be registered on the hard disk and the recorded audio files will be stored in the playlist. When you want to select tracks to be recorded Uncheck the CD Track# that you do not want to record and click changes the status (check/uncheck) alternately.
Labeling audio files of recorded tracks You can edit the track titles after recording audio files as needed. Click (Music Drive). If the list area is not displayed, click “All Playlists” stored on the hard disk are displayed. Click at the bottom right of the window. The edit area is displayed.
Transferring audio files from the computer to the Network Walkman – Check-out You can check out tracks in the playlists of SonicStage to your Network Walkman. Connecting your Network Walkman to the computer For details, refer to the instruction manual of your Network Walkman. When using a device supporting “MG Memory Stick”, insert the “MagicGate Memory Stick”...
Click in the middle of the window and select the transfer mode. • Using ATRAC3plus Check the box only when you use the Network Walkman supporting ATRAC3plus. (ATRAC3plus format files can be played on the device supporting ATRAC3plus only. Always uncheck the box when you use the Network Walkman not supporting ATRAC3plus.) •...
Transferring checked out audio files to the computer – Check-in Transferring audio files from your Network Walkman to the computer is called “Check-in.” You can check in audio files only to the computer from which they were checked out. Connecting your Network Walkman to the computer For details, refer to the instruction manual of your Network Walkman.
When you want to stop Check-in Click in the “Processing” dialog box or Notes • Do not remove the USB cable, battery, or “Memory Stick” while checking in. It will cause damages to data, malfunction, or improper operations. • You cannot check in audio files that are checked out from other computers. When you want to increase the free memory space on your Network Walkman, delete audio files.
Playing/Editing audio files on the computer On your computer, you can play audio files in audio CDs, hard disk, or your Network Walkman, and edit track or album titles. Playing back songs Click the Source Icon to select the device. Click The content area is displayed at the bottom of the window.
Advanced Operations Downloading audio files from EMD service sites to your computer What is EMD (Electronic Music Distribution) service? EMD stands for Electronic Music Distribution, which is a generic name for services that distribute digital audio contents via the Internet or other kinds of networks. To use an EMD service supporting OpenMG A system to access the Internet is required on your computer.
Importing audio files such as MP3 or WAV format files (Import) You can import the following format audio files to SonicStage. • MP3 format files You can import Raw MP3 (Extension: .mp3) and RIFF MP3 (Extension: .wav or .mp3) files. 16 bits, Monaural/Stereo, 32 kHz/44.1 kHz/48 kHz (Variable Bit Rate (VBR) is not supported.) •...
Double-click the [All Playlists] folder in the list area. All the created playlists storing imported audio files are displayed in the list area. Select the playlist you want to check on the imported audio files and select [List] from the Select View drop-down list on the right of the list area.
Others Uninstalling (Remove) the SonicStage software When using Windows Log on with the “Administrator” account (user name) and then follow the instructions below. For details on how to log on, refer to the manual for your computer. Windows XP: Click the [Start] menu and [Control Panel]. Windows 2000: Click the [Start] menu, [Settings], and [Control Panel].
Various settings and notes About the system restore on Windows XP/ Windows Millennium Edition When using Windows XP or Windows Millennium Edition, the audio files managed by the SonicStage software may not be played if a “system restore” is performed. Always back up the audio files managed by the SonicStage software prior to performing a “system restore.”...
Various settings and notes (continued) When using Windows 2000 The operation of the SonicStage software is restricted as follows. • Log on with the “Administrator” account (user name) when installing the software. • Log on with the “Administrator” account (user name) when using the software. •...
3 Refer to the Web support page. Click the [Menu] button of SonicStage software, and then select [Web Site], [Support], and [Network Walkman]. If the problem cannot be solved, consult your nearest Sony dealer. On installing the SonicStage software Symptom The software cannot be installed.
On connecting the Network Walkman and computer Symptom The computer does not recognize your Network Walkman. “CONNECT” is not displayed* on your Network Walkman when connected to the computer with the dedicated USB cable. *For details on the display, refer to the manual for your Network Walkman.
Troubleshooting (continued) Symptom The number of audio files that can be checked out is limited. (Available recording time is short.) Audio files cannot be checked in. Audio files are checked in automatically when your Network Walkman is connected to the computer. After connecting your Network Walkman to the computer, “Memory Stick”...