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  1. SonicStage 4.3 library issues

    Maybe something is wrong with the SonicStage database file. The file is located in the "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Sony Corporation\SonicStage\Packages" folder and is called MtData.mdb (there may be other files with similar names there, e.g. MtData1.mdb, $$MtData.mdb, etc., which are backup copies of the main database). Try moving the file away to a different location, and delete any backup copies (but don't delete the MtType.mdb file). Then start SonicStage, and it will create a new empty database. Then try importing music into this new database.
  2. SonicStage 4.3 library issues

    Is the library at its default location (C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\SonicStage\Packages)? Another cause of the program not finding any files may probably be a path that is too long.
  3. SonicStage 4.3 library issues

    This may be caused by file and path names. SonicStage does not support Unicode names, so make sure they only contain English letters.
  4. SS Importing Problem- Artifacts Left Over

    On my laptop system, completely disabling audio hardware acceleration removes skips in SonicStage.
  5. Xitel DG2

    Wincue is useless for gapless albums, since it introduces silence where it shouldn't be. I am using a set-top DVD-player with an optical out to record in SP, so the DG2 that I bought last year is just a piece of equipment in my collection.
  6. Xitel DG2

    The switch on the "first" version of the DG2 had something to do with trackmarks (setting different modes, IIRC). My "switchless" version doesn't transfer trackmarks on non-stop albums at all. And for albums with separate tracks and long enough pauses between them trackmarks are created automatically by the recording unit, even if they are not properly transmitted via optical.
  7. SS Importing Problem- Artifacts Left Over

    Just tried playing a track, the very beginning of which skips in SonicStage, by Windows Media Player on the same machine. No skipping!
  8. Xitel DG2

    I have a DG2 of the later (switchless) variety, and it looks like it is not possible to preserve original CD trackmarks when recording through it, i.e., the signal is being changed, compared to the original CD. I've tried various software players and output modes (e.g., kernel-streaming), all to no avail.
  9. SS Importing Problem- Artifacts Left Over

    I have encountered brief dropouts of music when played directly from SonicStage in Windows XP. Not sure what causes this - drivers, DirectX, codecs, buffering problems or some other system settings. But all these files play perfectly when transferred to a Hi-MD.
  10. Only allowed one MiniDisc in SS...

    So, it looks like the problem is that files are actually missing.
  11. Line in quality

    You may use PCM on your NH600 to get better than SP quality. But you'll need gigabyte discs to get decent recording time.
  12. Only allowed one MiniDisc in SS...

    Even after the "Track properties cannot be edited..." message, SonicStage should display the Track Properties dialog box, with all four tabs accessible in read-only mode. So you may determine the location and format of the physical files, and check what's wrong with them (e.g., whether they are marked as read-only).
  13. Only allowed one MiniDisc in SS...

    You need to determine exactly the filetype and the rights info. In SonicStage, right-click a file that doesn't transfer anymore, then select Properties and check the "Rights info/Additional info" and "File Info" tabs. And which version of SonicStage are you using? The one supplied with the RH710 is quite old (3.0, IIRC), so it still has all the DRM craziness.
  14. SS 3.4 or SS4.3?

    Just remembered: make sure that the Microsoft PCM Converter audio codec is enabled on your PC. It tends to get disabled sometimes, and this may cause problems with SonicStage, since it is used for several purposes (format conversion, etc.).
  15. Welcome to the forums! SonicStage automatically applies copy protection to anything uploaded. This is an atavism of SONY's DRM paranoia. To remove copy protection, you need to close SonicStage and then run the SonicStage File Convertion Tool and unselect the Add copy protection checkbox. After a few minutes (the time depends on the amount of music in your library) it will create unprotected copies of all your uploaded tracks. It is a good idea to run this tool with the checkbox unselected after uploading each disc, so that you always have unprotected copies of all your files.