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  1. DVD Jon has created a new tool that is supposed to make all the transfers between the different devices you have completely transparent. It is supposed to get rid of all kind of DRM protections. It also mentions devices such as PSP and Walkman mobiles. I'm at work right now, but it might come handy for minidiscs, as well...Anyone wants to give it a try? The download is already available. http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9873241-7.html
  2. Sorry to disagree...But mp3 is quite an old format (back to the 92 or so, huh?). While atrac3plus is quite a much recent codec. It takes advantage of all the new studies done during all these years around the hearing capacities of the people. Sorry, but you are comparing an outdated codec (which, for some weird reason, and although it's a private codec, it's still being used) with a new generation one. So, definitely, if you compare a 160VBR mp3 with a 160CBR atrac3plus... Ain't much to do, is it? Anyway, if you don't like the atrac3plus codec, maybe you'll find that the mp4 or the HE-AAC both achieve an impressive audio quality with a relative low bandwith usage. Or, if you prefer open source, maybe you can choose ogg, which achieves, as well, a much better quality than the good old mp3.
  3. I would recommend for normal music hearing while you do other stuff (bus, train), to use the Hi-LP (64kbps) mode, although I encode some special songs in higher bitrates...
  4. Well, In fact, it has some audo encoding improvements. Nothing new on the behavior, nor looklike. But the "audio encoding improvements" sound should make you not to bother about anything else...After all, it IS a music player. It's the most important thing. And also: I think some more high bitrate codecs were added on that version, as well. So you shouldn't be thinking that much about it...Just get it!
  5. Certainly...I agree with you. Somebody tampered with the firmware some posts before, he might even had it solved?
  6. I use the unplug-take battery out-plug in-put back the battery. It always work for me when it doesn't want to be charged.
  7. I'm afraid this has nothing to do with the dual boot thing, since SS doesn't need to do anything in the boot record. I have Dual Boot, and SS will install properly either the real windows XP partition, or the Vmwared one through ubuntu. In any case, I strongly recommend you to install at leas SS 4.0 or 4.2, since it has some improvements since then (more bitrates available, better encoding quality on low bitrates).
  8. Okay, I will give it a try. Meanwhile, I found out a pretty much easier way of having your integrated sonicstage running through linux. Pretty neat. Using VirtualBox. It has two versions, the closed code one, and the totally free one. Choose the closed code one, since it has usb support, which we will need. Now: Once you have installed your system (okay okay, i'll install w2k!), you can choose the seamless mode. This will hide the windows desktop, and make only the windows visible. It also will leave the windows tray bar just over the KDE bar. or the Gnome bar. That isn't annoying, since you can mark the autohiding option in it (I never chose that when I had windows on its own, but comes handy now). So the windows bar is totally invisible and total USB support The problem is with my kubuntu feisty, which still has that annoying bug mounting usb units. That means I'm still fighting for connect the Minidisc. My Samsung Cellphone, however, was connected and identified at the first attemp. It's weird, since I can't use it on linux properly, but in windows it's detected the way it should. So I expect the same behavior for the minidisc whenever i manage to automount it PS: For activating that seamless mode, once you have windows running, you check on the virtualbox the "guest additions" option, which will automatically launch on windows the special windows manager installer. That will make it able to hide
  9. Hi! I'm on ubuntu feisty, and having some trouble about using vmware. Can't install it, the installer just crases, even though I have the kernel headers and all the rest of the stuff. So I tried KVM, still on development, but aledgedly faster. Some trouble here (windows xp boots, and before showing the desktop crashes and boots again...and so on). I just came here to tell you, that it seems to be possible to run XP on a VM, (okay nothing new here), but with the ability of loading just the programs you are interested in (like, sonicstage running on your ubuntu desktop). How? A remote application server. You install that server on the XP machine, and the client on your ubuntu. Then you click on your sonicstage icon on your ubuntu desktop, and it should go... Here's the howto, he made that for something easier...Excel. But if you manage it to work, I'll be glad to see it. As soon as I install the new Ubuntu Gutsy I'll try it again. Meanwhile I'll manage using Win98SE, which doesn't fail, and also can run sonicstage... Here's the link: http://searchenterpriselinux.techtarget.co...1238129,00.html Good luck, mates! hope that someone achieves it curls, Vmware takes around 100-140MB to install. The problem is the windows image. It should take at least 1-2GB, but if you're planning to import multimedia files there, then you should think of something bigger...Like 4-6GB
  10. Hi, this is a silly question, but I love to know which things are happening in a precise moment. So I would like to know if the little red light that blinks when starting or recording, could be turned to blink every time the unit reads data (and not just at the beginning or when connected to the PC) Yeh, I know, it's a silly question, but I tried... BTW, is there any firmware update on these unit? Since the info of the firmware can be seen through the menus, I always wonder if there will be any updates
  11. Ok, thanks for the info!
  12. So far...Is there any new on the new SS CP 4.3? I just didn't notice that it was a new version. But I didn't see any news or improvements, apart from Vista capability (wich I won't use)... Thank you very much!
  13. I didn't try it yet....But since FFdshow can decode dozens of formats, another trick that might work is using Ffdshow for transcoding files to Atrac from formats that Sonicstage is not supposed to read. I don't have time now, but when i'm back home later, I'll try to import files that are not genuinely mp3 (ogg and flac, instead), properly renamed them as mp3, to see if Sonicstage notices the difference. If it doesn't, it wouldn't be any other problem to transcode them to Atrac3plus, would it? If anybody else does want to give it a try, I'll be glad to read any news [edit] I tried it....didn't work though
  14. Hi, I just wanted to say that I also have that very same problem. I also think it might be related with the temperature, but i'm gonna ask sony about the issue and see what they say...
  15. Another point: Did you check your cd player? I mean, does it have the "bass button" enabled? I agree and think it has something to do with the CD playback... I didn't notice any difference.
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