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  1. Stuge, that's a good point. I tend to think it I don't use/need it right now, then I'll never need it. Yeah, if the price of B/T phones comes down, and the quality is improved, then I'm future-proofed :)

    I bought the bluetooth adaptor for Walkman and the DTR BT22 headphones at a good price on ebay. I LOVE it, really pleased with the SQ despite what I've read on forums. The phones also pair with my K800i mobile which I am now using more and more as a multifunction device. I would argue that BT is more than just a gimmick.

  2. I have xp with sp2 no errors such as you point out. I think the cradle can be used as lineout. a MP3 player shouldn't be used as a media device for the entire house, it is meant to be a portable personal player not for everyone's pleasure, but you can plug it into any IN on a stereo and it will work just fine. I've personally had issues with the albumart with wmp11, it sometimes replaces others with the same one, not sure why, I don't bother with album art anwyways. I've used larger sizes and just dragged them into wmp, it transferred them regardless, not sure if it resized them.

    WMP is okay for tagging album art if you use the 'advanced tag editor'. From within WMP11 on the library page, select 'Music'>songs> on the required album highlight all tracks>right click>advanced tag editor>pictures>add....browse for the album art and attach it. I download album art from the 'net. Sony walkman will shrink album art to suit. However, if it is too small it will won't 'upsize' it.

    I'm not an expert on tagging so it may be that the music file will always reference the source of the album art. i.e if you move/remove the image from it's source folder it may cause problems, maybe someone with more knowledge can comment on this.

  3. 1/ Normal

    2/ Normal

    3/ Very unlikey to be associated with the player, although I notice my Windows Vista has an annoying tendency to hold onto apps in the task manager when I have closd them.

    4/ No, same version of WMP and no other software,apps required, unless you want to download 'media manager for walkman'. I wouldn't bother;it's crap.

  4. I would consider myself fussy about the SQ of my music player. I decided on a whim to buy an adaptor to hook up my headphones to my SE K800i mobile phone and I have to say I am very impressed. Apart from a little hiss and falling a bit short on volume this phone supplies more than adequate thump for your Euro. While it doesn't have cover art it does have excellent drag and drop compatibility and tagging never goes wrong. Artist,album and track is displayed, there are equaliser settings and the facility to create playlists. Given that I don't really use video on my Walkmans I am beginning to wonder do I actually need them at all..................any comments?

  5. I rip MP3 at 192. I download from emusic at whatever bitrate they supply, usually vbr 320. I once ripped all my collection to atrac 132 and found I could do very little with it. I stream music all over my house and MP3 is the most compatible. Atrac is an excellent codec codec but way to restricted....................my vote; MP3

  6. I wonder if they will use the fact that you apparently used the wrong software as an excuse as to not refund you your 45 euros.

    Apologies, I forgot add that I got the €45 back. What I don't understand is why they suggested the battery running down in an hour was caused by using the wrong software, they haven't said they replaced the battery yet it does seem to be fixed. I'm confused to be honest.

  7. Apologies for the delayed update. Well I got my Walkman back. As I previously stated the unit had to go to Hungary for repair. It's funny then that I received a phonecall two days after dropping it off at my local Service centre to tell me that the unit was repaired and ready for collection...........Very quick service,don't you think.

    This is the best bit. In the package there was an envelope labelled 'Very Important Information'. On opening the envelope I read that the problem with my player was due to using the incorreect software to transfer music. Users can only use Sonictage to transfer music and that the unit had been reset as part of the repair process. They also informed me that they upgraded the firmware to 1.03.

    WHAT has this to do with a battery problem. I always use SS and nothing else simply because it cannot be done. However, the funny thing is that the battery IS fixed.

    VERY,VERY strange indeed. :blink:

  8. This morning, just for the hell of it, I tried pressing Play again. Amazingly, the screen lit-up, the starting animation played, and it started playing the track I'd last listened to!

    Within 5 seconds I got the battery low warning and it turned off, so I've left it on the charger

    I'm surprised it started working after a week of being dead... I thought any rogue moisture would have evaporated after 2-3 days max

    Fingers crossed it still charges fully and hasn't developed any intermittent faults

    I am definitely going to buy a protective case now, as I now know that I don't want to lose/break the thing

    I wouldn't rush out and invest anymore money in this player. It's good news that it's working again but the very fine components have been exposed to water. It's only a matter of time before the player becomes unreliable.

  9. I just happened to check in at this forum and was alarmed when I saw the post about the authentication servers being dropped. I understand if Sony needs to lose Connect, but the authentication servers are necessary for the proper use of an Atrac walkman. Sony designed the devices to be crippled without authentication. Without them, you cannot use your walkman with more than one computer, you cannot restore your library without completely erasing your walkman, you will not be able to use any music with copy protection, etc etc. Sony sold those devices under certain terms. Removal of the authentication servers will negate those terms and I believe it is grounds for a class action suit. A major company like Sony should be told in no uncertain terms that it cannot walk out on its agreement with its customers without serious penalty. I have seven working Atrac devices in my family. I want them all replaced at Sony's expense.

    --Terence Kelly


  10. juli - I have used SonicStage. I used to own a Sony NetMD few years back. Obviously back then no one liked SonicStage and they still dont, but to be honest I never had a problem with SonicStage.

    Anyways onto WMP11. Yes there are some settings to be checked. But this comes naturally to me. I check all the settings of all the programs that I have. Its a habit when you work in IT :) So how do you use WMP11? Well its simple when you know how. First off settings. Load WMP11 then go to 'Options'. In 'Options' and under the 'Library' tab, uncheck all the boxes. You dont want WMP11 doing things on its own. This will give you manual control of your music. Also click on the 'Monitor Folders' button. A window will pop-up. In here you can tell WMP11 what music folders to monitor. Once you are done with the settings, go to the library. Here are all the music which WMP11 can see. Now in order to pull down all the correct music info and album art, we need to connect to Microsoft servers. Select a album, then right click. Select 'Find Album Info'. A window will pop-up, which connects to a server somewhere. Now here is where a little patience is required. If the ID3 info in the mp3 files are correct, then WMP11 finds album art in one go. Then its case of clicking 'Finish' and you are done. If not, we move on to the next stage.

    Sometimes you will find that the ID3 info isnt correct, and WMP11 will ask you check it. Then its a case of matching the songs you have with the info WMP11 has pulled from the server. After that click 'Finish'.

    If WMP11 can find the album info, you can search for it. Just make sure you have the correct album name.

    Tip: Use Amazon to verify WMP11 is doing everything correctly.

    Now this all may sound long-winded, but trust me when you do it, its very quick.

    For syncing to the A818, just connect it. WMP11 will pick it up.

    And thats all folks! :D

    Thanks for that prankz...very helpful.

    I also found a solution to my own album art problem. I don't know why it works, but it does.

    What I did was open up both Media Manager and My Music folder. By dragging the required folder from my musict to the Walkman transfer window all the relevant tag info is transferred. I honestly cannot explain why it works using this method and not by any other.

    See Image attached.

    See image attached.

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