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Sony VGF-AP1L - Vaio Pocket Digital Music Player Installation & Operating Manual

Sonicstage v2.3 operating guide.
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2-590-878-11(1)
Installation/Operating Guide
© 2004 Sony Corporation

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    2-590-878-11(1) Installation/Operating Guide © 2004 Sony Corporation...

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    • 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 For operating procedures of the CD player, see the supplied Operating Instructions. What you can do with SonicStage ....4 Basic operational flow using a portable CD player ......4 Installing ............5 Providing the required system environment .......... 5 System requirements ................

  • Page 4: What You Can Do With Sonicstage, Basic Operational Flow Using A Portable Cd Player

    What you can do with SonicStage Using SonicStage, you can store music data imported from audio CDs or music files on your PC, and burn your own CDs (ATRAC CD or audio CD). Audio CDs Store Burn Your own CD (ATRAC CD or Music files audio CD)

  • Page 5: Installing, Providing The Required System Environment, System Requirements

    Installing Providing the required system environment System requirements The following system environment is required in order to use the SonicStage Ver. 2.3. Computer IBM PC/AT or Compatible • CPU: Pentium II 400 MHz or higher (Pentium III 450 MHz or higher is recommended.) •...

  • Page 6: Installing The Software Onto Your Computer

    Installing the software onto your computer Before installing the software • Make sure to close any virus-check software, as such software usually demands a large amount of system resources. • Make sure to install the software with the supplied CD-ROM. —...

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    Click [Install SonicStage] and then follow the displayed instructions. Read the instructions carefully. Depending on your region, the buttons other than [Install SonicStage] may differ from those in the illustration left. The installation may take 20 to 30 minutes, depending on your system environment. Make sure to restart your computer only after the installtion is completed.

  • Page 8: Using Sonicstage, Importing Audio Data

    Using SonicStage Importing audio data This section explains how to record and store audio data from an audio CD to My Library of SonicStage on the hard disk drive of your computer. You can record or import music from other sources such as your computer’s hard disk. Refer to SonicStage Help for details.

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    If necessary, click to uncheck tracks you do not want to record. If you unchecked a box by mistake, click it again to restore the check. To check all boxes, click To uncheck all boxes, click If necessary, change the format and bit rate for audio CD recording. When you click [Format/Bit Rate] on the right side of the screen, “CD Recording Format [My Library]”...

  • Page 10: Recording Music Data On A Cd-r/cd-rw

    Recording music data on a CD-R/CD-RW You can record tracks in the My Library of SonicStage on a CD-R/CD-RW. The number of transfers for a track may be limited for reasons of copyright. Transfer destination list [Transfer] My Library list Select “Create an ATRAC CD”...

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    Click The [Writing settings] dialog box appears. Set the writing speed appropriate to the CD-R/CD-RW, etc. Click [Start]. Recording starts. When recording is completed, an appropriate ending message appears.

  • Page 12: Using Sonicstage Help, To Display Sonicstage Help

    Using SonicStage Help SonicStage Help provides further details on how to use SonicStage. SonicStage Help allows you to search easily for information from a list of operations, such as “Importing Tracks” or “Transferring Tracks”, or from large list of keywords, or by typing in words that might lead you to the appropriate explanations.

  • Page 13: Understanding Sonicstage Help, Searching For A Word Inside An Explanation

    Understanding SonicStage Help The right side frame The left side frame 1 Double click [Overview] in the left-side frame. 2 Click [About This Help File]. The explanation will appear in the right-side frame. 3 Read the text. Scroll the display if necessary. Click underlined words to jump to their explanations.

  • Page 14: Referring To Sonicstage Help, Importing Audio Data To The Computer

    Referring to SonicStage Help Click [Contents] on the left side of the Help window to view a list of items for each operation. Click on any items for details. Importing audio data to the computer SonicStage Help Import audio files on the [Importing Tracks] [Importing Music Files] –...

  • Page 15: Backing Up Audio Data, Troubleshooting, When You Want To Know

    Backing up audio data We recommend you back up your music data as a precaution against hard disk crashes or computer replacement. SonicStage Help Back up audio data in My [Backing Up My Library] [Backing Up Data to a – Library Disk] Look up about SonicStage...

  • Page 16: Other Information, Uninstalling Sonicstage

    Other information Uninstalling SonicStage To uninstall SonicStage, follow the procedures below. Click [Start]–[Control Panel]*. ∗ [Settings]–[Control Panel] in the case of Windows 2000 Professional/Windows Millennium Edition/Windows 98 Second Edition Double-click [Add/Remove Programs]. Click [SonicStage 2.3.xx] in the “Currently Installed Programs” list, and then click [Change and Remove] Follow the displayed instruction and restart your computer.

  • Page 17: On Copyright Protection

    On copyright protection The OpenMG technology allows you to enjoy digital music, while maintaining the copyrights of its holders. Restrictions on audio content High-quality digital audio content is widely available through music distribution services on the Internet. To protect the copyrights of its holders from unauthorized distribution, some audio content is distributed with certain restrictions on recording and playback.

  • Page 18: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Please refer to the following steps if you encounter a problem while using SonicStage. 1 Check the symptoms in this “Troubleshooting” section. 2 Check the symptoms in SonicStage Help when you use SonicStage. 3 If the problem cannot be solved after checking the above references, check the following table and then consult your nearest Aiwa dealer.

  • Page 19: The Software Cannot Be Installed Onto Your Computer

    The software cannot be installed onto your computer Problem Cause/Remedy The installation was not You are using an OS that does not support this software. successful. tSee page 5 for more details. All windows applications are not closed. tIf you start the installation while other programs are running, a malfunction may occur.

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  • Morteza Modarress Apr 15, 2013 08:29:
    I have a portable music player VGF-AP1.I am not able to import the files from music source to the transfer screen. It means that arrows in the middle of the screen in the transfer section does not change to red color. Please advise me necessary informatio​n.My email is ModarressM​orteza@yah​oo.com
    thanks in advance.