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kalkie last won the day on April 11 2015

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  • Minidisc units
    mz-nh600, mz-nh1, mz-rh910, mz-nh700, mz-dh10p, mz-n1, mz-n910
  1. Gracenote, M-Crew 32-bits

    Hello Stephen, I know nothing about M-Crew but I saw your remarks about CD's and GraceNote. A few days ago I tried to import some CD's into SS and I saw that GraceNote was called but no data was imported. I tried CD Info on some albums where CD Info always returned data and now I get the message no track info found. I tried to import CD's already in SS and GraceNote always could find the data for , but now nothing happens and I can see the logo of GraceNote but nothing is found. I use SS on Windows 10 32-bits. I think GraceNote cannot communicate with SS any longer. Jan
  2. MZ-RH1 Settings for decent playback

    SonicStage support WAV, MP3, WMA, AAC and ATRAC Best choice is to convert FLAC to WMA lossless and import the WMA files into SonicStage, this keeps the tags.
  3. Minidisc backlights on units

    As far as I know the only Sony portable units with a backlit screen are the MZ-1 and the MZ-S1.
  4. The Return to MD

    freac (free audio converter, recent version is v 1.0.27) open source software can do this also but without restrictions, see www.freac.org.
  5. Sonic Stage Backup

    Are you sure there was no (old) database on your system? Do a search on your harddisc (mostly C:) and search for MtData.mdb, there is also a MtType.mdb but that is no problem. There are more than one MtData.mdb's on your system because SS makes a copy in another map, SS use that copy to restore the database if the one in use is corrupted. Delete all the MtData.mdb's and reinstall SS. Keep in mind that if you delete the tracks in SS not all data in the database is deleted, a lot of data is still kept in the database, you don't see that in SS. If you have Microsoft Access than you can see that, with Microsoft Access you see three tables in MtData.mdb and you can delete all the rows in these three tables. Don't touch the MtType.mdb database. You can then retry SS. But if you don't have Microsoft Access then delete all the MtData.mdb's and reinstall SS. The MtData.mdb who is actual in use by SS is C:\ProgramData\Sony Corporation\SonicStage\Packages\MtData.mdb (in my case this is the full path name). There are also one or more copies with one or more $ in front of the name, SS makes everytime after changes in the database a new copy and the old one gets a $ in front of the name, delete also these copies. But elsewhere in a submap with the name DBRestore there is also a copy of this database, delete also this one.
  6. Sonic Stage Backup

    I just tested the backup tool. I made a backup with only one album in my library to reduce the runtime. After made the backup I started the SonicStage Backup Tool and choose restore. During 15 minutes I saw the message "Authenticating through the Internet...". And then I got the message "Authentication of your database was succesful a connection to the internet is no longer required". After pushing start the restore continued. So the Sony server still works. I use Windows 10 32 bits. I have no idea why it don't work for you.
  7. Need Help transferring from RH-1 to Sonicstage

    Not enough user rights to write files in the original folder, but I didn't expect that the location where purchased (the good old time) tracks are saved is used for transfering tracks from MD back to the musiclibrary and not the folder where tracks imported from CD's are saved.
  8. Need Help transferring from RH-1 to Sonicstage

    I did some tests, I don't have a RH1 (anymore) but I used a MZ-NH700. I got at first the same results as culp4684. But after some tests I succeeded in copying tracks from Hi-md to the musiclibrary. I did the following: In SS click on Tools->Options>Location to save imported files. The second part of the screen (location to save purchased ......) click on browse to choose a folder of your own choice, I choosed the same folder as the location to save tracks imported from CD's or converted files, in My case a folder I called D:\CDOMA) SS will ask you if SS must move the files from the old location to the new location. I saw no files but I choosed Yes and it seemed SS moved a lot of files and after the move I didn't see any file in the new folder. But after that I could transfer files (Atrac 3 plus 192) to the music library and I could find the files in the new folder D:\CDOMA. Don't ask me the reason why this happened.
  9. Sonic Stage Folder view?

    You can use the free app "Mp3tag", import a folder and select all the tracks and give them the same artistname and/or albumname and then import them in Sonic Stage. But as Stephen wrote you can do the same in SonicStage.
  10. Sonic Stage Folder view?

    Folder View is not possible in Sonic Stage. You can choose All Tracks and click on File Path to sort the tracks by folder/filename. Or you can make a playlist for every folder but both methods are not very nice to work with. How can you import flac files in Sonic Stage? As far as I know you can only import WAV, MP3, WMA, AAC and ATRAC files in Sonic Stage.
  11. Windows 10

    Maybe you tried drag and drop musicfiles while SS was still searching your drives for musicfiles to import in the database, I know that in that case you get the "non smoking" circle as you called it. After completing the search you can use the drag and drop method but not during the search.
  12. Windows 10

    I have never seen that SS updated an actual file, only when in the advanced settings "Rename music files" is checked. My actual files are mp3 and wma lossless, when SS updates a file I should see that in MediaMonkey because I often check if there are unsynchronized files.
  13. Windows 10

    "Transfer count" is only held in the database MtData.mdb in table t_object in column 131. If you use Microsoft Access and update that number into a fake number you see that fake number as "No. of times transferred" when you show the properties of the musicfile in SS.
  14. Windows 10

    May be it has to do with the settings: Tools->Options->Advanced settiongs check or uncheck the checkbox under "Rename music files"? Otherwise I don't know in what situation SS changes the sourcefiles, only the metadata in the database should be changed and read-only should be no problem.
  15. Windows 10

    Mine setting is also "do nothing", but if I check "Start to play" the behaviour is just the same. Importing music and download music are two different things, I think download music relates to the old music service Sony Connect. I can drag and drop all the supported music files, I tried mp3, wma, and atrac (protected and unprotected). To be honest I never tried drag and drop in all those years I use SS, the question of Kona702 made me trying it and now I use it when I want to import some music.