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SonicStage 4.3 Ultimate Edition

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From valued forum member Avrin's topic, SonicStage 4.3 "Ultimate" Release 2:


Since the "Ultimate" 4.3 version seems to have gained quite a popularity, and appears to be less glitchy than any previous one, I decided to build a second release. This is purely a cosmetic update.


What's changed from the first release:


1. Updated Registry Information Setup is used now. This doesn't affect minidisc functionality in any way, but may add support for some newer ATRAC phones (you still need to provide the respective drivers).

2. The link to Minidisc Community Forums in the Help menu is replaced with a link to Sony Insider Forums.

3. Installation package extraction path is no longer saved to registry.

4. Windows Installer 2.0 distribution package is not included.


The complete list of changes from the official VAIO version (including changes introduced in the first release):


1. System prerequisites from Microsoft (Windows Installer 2.0, DirectX 9.0c, Windows Media Format 9, Windows Media Format 9.5, Data Access Components 2.5) are not included.

2. OpenMG Secure Module version 5.0 with the respective Registry Information is used instead of the original patched version 4.7.

3. Sony CONNECT Store support is no longer installed.

4. SonicStage Security Update is installed automatically.

5. Latest Personal Audio Drivers for SONY devices are installed automatically.

6. The VAIO support link in the Help menu is replaced with a link to Sony Insider Forums.


NOTE: If you have applied the experimental SonicStage patch 4.3.02 for Vista/Windows 7, you'll need to re-apply it after installation.

NOTE 2: If you need NetMD, you will probably have to install one of the drivers in the downloads section, as the older drivers have some different problems. In particular, if (as for many people) the system is Windows-64-bits, you will need the driver NETMD760, and you will need to undo some of the drivers installed by the SonicStage setup. If you have an MZ-RH1, you are especially warned to install that driver or its 32-bit cousin NETMD052.SYS (also under downloads) on every NetMD device.

What's New in Version 03/15/2019 03:55 PM   See changelog


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ATRAC 4.3 works fine on my Win XP sp2 and thank you from me too..to Avrin and Christopher and all who support this forum..from Specs next year i shall try it on Vista or Win7-as others have success.

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Thank you very much!

The Sony support team stated that some other users or Walkman fans could offer a solution of Sonicstage software not being supported any longer by Sony.

Well here it is the SonicStage 4.3 Ultimate Edition!

Great piece of work!

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Standard install files have been offline at sony's end for a while now - this is a great upload THANKS!!!
My MZ-NHF800 just got the dust blown off and i'm listening to its brilliant quality right now.

Win 7 32bit sp1 Enterprise - working
Win 7 64bit sp1 Ultimate - working

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How I hate that SONY hass pulled the plug on this software, but on the other hand, that just Means that your hard Work is THAT more appreciated. Thank you very much!

Been DL different versions of this from the net, all crap and with a ton of malware, so you really saved my day..week..and year with this one.

My SONY MZ-RH1 can get new life and concerts can once Again get recorded...

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I downloaded this file to use on Windows 7, but get the pop up msg "Data was unable to be retrieved from the server... please check your internet connection" My internet is working fine - banking and searching google no problems before or after this msg. Can you help please?

Thanks Mark.

ps aplogies if this is the wrong place to post

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I keep getting the same comment Mark with (21000) at the end.

I am not the most technically minded person in the world, but my internet is working fine.

I have so many live recordings I have made on minidisc and HIMD over the past 14 years that I am desperate to get Sonic Stage working on my Windows 7 laptop.

Any help is appreciated.



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