raintheory Posted October 8, 2007 Report Share Posted October 8, 2007 Thought I'd write up a little bit on some of the SonicStage tweaks that I've gathered and used over time. Some of the tweaks are based on preference, so feel free to pick and choose whichever ones you'd like to use. Thanks to all of the forum members who have posted some of these tweaks over the past few years. These tweaks should work with all current SonicStage versions. 3.4 > 4.3 Tweak #1 - Disabling SSAAD.exe from startup: Many users have noticed that when SonicStage is installed it registers the mysterious SSAAD.exe to run on startup. I have disabled this on every install of SonicStage, and have had no issues. There seems to be little to no information regarding what this is or why it runs on startup. Removing this from startup either by using msconfig, or even deleting the registry keys for it results in it being re-registered to startup when SonicStage is launched. To remove this from startup, simply navigate to C:\Program Files\Sony\SonicStage, and rename SSAAD.exe. I rename the file to SSAAD.exe_bak. Then, it can be removed from startup under msconfig, and will not re-register itself when SonicStage is launched. Tweak #2 - Removing/Replacing the sound played back when files are finished transferring: This is user preference, but I have always found the sound annoying. I can see how it could be useful, but when you are transferring files while watching a movie or something like that, it can get on your nerves. To remove this sound, navigate to C:\Program Files\Sony\SonicStage\Data\Image\se and rename complete.wav. As in the previous tweak, I rename this to complete.wav_bak. You can also use any sound you'd like, as long as it is in WAV format and titled complete.wav, simply place your file in the folder. Tweak #3 - Removing/Replacing CONNECT Store under Music Source: Again, user preference. I never use the CONNECT Store, so I've changed the entry to go here to the forums. It can also be removed entirely. This tweak involved modifying the registry. I strongly recommend making a backup of your registry before you continue. To remove CONNECT Store, open regedit (Start>Run>regedit) and delete the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sony Corporation\SonicStage\EMD\HomeURL. MDCF.txt Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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