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  1. Why did you post that? This thread (and the whole board) is about ATRAC, so... I can think of dozens of applications that do exactly the same thing as this Switch Sound File Converter. No ATRAC, no dice.
  2. Shockingly, there is still no diverse tool which can batch convert, other than the severely limited Sony mini-app MP3 Converter. I'll never understand why companies like Ahead (Nero), etc., never added an ATRAC codec for their conversion softwares (when ATRAC went non-DRM as an option).
  3. Calm down, DRM is eliminated for all uses of SonicStage other than Connect store purchases. You know this, right? SonicStage is on par with iTunes, WMP, etc. In this thread, there are already people who have noted bug fixes, including the fact that when importing multiple audio CDs, SonicStage properly refreshes when a new CD gets inserted. Also, there was some mention of the way that a bungled import doesn't freeze things up, but just skips and moves on. I'm sure there are more bug fixes. Check out ATRAC Life, too. In sum, there is no basis in the widespread comment (numerous times e
  4. Any progress on adding WMA codec support to Hi-MD Renderer? It's been almost a year since the issue came up, and WMA is far more widespread than any of the other codecs supported in Hi-MD Renderer (other than MP3, of course). Thanks. The first, critical question here is whether your .oma files have DRM (i.e., they were purchased from the Connect store or they were ripped with the "add copy protection" box checked). If so, Vegas 7 will not open them, and the WAV conversion process is your only option.
  5. You can get this now on pre-order for $69.95 with free shipping from Amazon.com. They're really trying to get rid of these -- but it's a great sounding unit with full SonicStage support. It works with wired ethernet, or with a Wireless Access Point (WAP) connected to its ethernet port. You then can access your full SonicStage library and playlists.
  6. I've had this problem too where it's time-consuming to open each individual track's properties and delete the source file -- so this seems like a reasonable work-around. But I'm wondering whether the Optimize Database function in SonicStage 3.4 (and earlier) also cleans up the properties of each track when the file it references doesn't exist anymore. (For that matter, SonicStage's Help does a horrible job of explaining what it is specifically that the Optimize Database function does in the first place.)
  7. I'm bumping this thread two years later and wondering whether there's any solution to making a typical multimedia keyboard (e.g., my Wireless Optical Pro) control SonicStage. When SonicStage alone is loaded, the next and previous track keyboard buttons do the right thing, and stop will stop SonicStage, but the Pause/Play button on the keyboard that always calls up Windows Media Player and fails to affect SonicStage. I'm wishing this would work because I just got myself the whole Bluetooth Logitech system with playback controls on the wireless receiver units and wireless headphones. Same wit
  8. Note my discussion a few weeks ago on the related subject of Sony's software suite supporting ATRAC here. Your parenthetical "perhaps" is answered by the fact that all known ATRAC formats are supported, down to ATRAC Lossless and ATRAC3plus at every bitrate.
  9. I've tried Hi-MD Renderer, as noted in the original post. It's just not a very good program, with all due respect. Sound Forge offers many more codecs (including WMA) that Hi-MD Renderer does not -- and two steps is not an option for anyone with a meaningfully sized library (unless you enjoy killing time). Plus, it transcodes much faster -- I'll run the stopwatch if you need proof. On that subject, buying Sound Forge becomes less of a gouge when you factor in the time savings -- particularly whenever Sony fixes the Batch Converter bug so that a batch list can be created directly within the
  10. Very few of us have any interest in installing a Japanese font, per the instructions in this topic. As the much better alternative, install any one of the following six new ClearType fonts that will be included in the next OS: You will find the fonts here. They are English. Note that Consolas is the only non-proportional font face.
  11. Thanks for the effort, Ishiyoshi, but I think the confusion stems from your instruction to edit "all relevant" XML files, meaning those that have <font> tags in them. You will find that a few of the XML files have several dozens of shorter sections bounded by <font> tags, thus your instructions may or may not have meant to reach that far -- strictly interpreting your words, though, they do. I recommend that you re-word the instructions accordingly. Also, since so many people are using this, why not list the files requiring modification? No big deal. I'll do it if you're not wi
  12. As a follow-up to this discovery on performing a batch conversion directly from ATRAC formats into WMA/MP3/etc., I've found a semi-automated way to make this work. Unfortunately, this technique is limited by your computer's processing power and memory capacity. I was successful with this procedure opening several dozens of files on a Pentium IV/3.0 GHz/2gb RAM PC. With all due respect to Hi-MD Renderer, this has become the best possible way to convert files from "My Library." 1. Open all the ATRAC files that you want to Batch Convert, from within Sound Forge 8.0d. You can do this by going to
  13. Started a new thread here. By the way, to the poster who claimed that the CD Architect 5.2a update supports ATRAC -- it does not.
  14. So far there is no path for directly converting ATRAC files into WMA files. Many situations exist today where WMA is the only option, either because: (1) you choose a lower bitrate such as 64 kbps because of flash player space limitations, and WMA is the only game in town (vs. MP3 which is indisputably inferior at 64 kbps); or (2) WMA is the only supported file type (e.g., all Verizon mobile phones with digital music capability). Currently, the quickest way to do this is to use Hi-MD Renderer for a batch convert to MP3, retaining metadata, and then transcoding those MP3s into WMAs. Obvious
  15. OK, since you profess from the fore to be "condescending" and "undiplomatic," let's poke some holes in your own high-strung analysis: Great, but perhaps the comment went to the desire for a default setting. I have SonicStage set to automatically rip an inserted CD. Considering how big of a joke the Gracenote database is, even classical recordings usually do not set compilation on -- this is a big problem when you have a soprano artist on one track, and a cello soloist on another, with the same overall ensemble. Simply put, the desire is to make every single import a "compilation," which
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