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post #121 of 178
Right. I'll have to keep that in mind if I ever have to trade mine up to a 64GB...
post #122 of 178
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The international NWZ-Z1050/1060 display album art normally for FLAC files, then? The one FLAC file I transferred over to the demo unit read the album art correctly (apart from the fact that it displayed the rear album art which I included as it was a split-single).

  I don't think any of the Z models play FLAC without a 3rd party player ap.  How did you transfer the file to the demo unit?  MediaGo converts files to MP3 while downloading if the file type isn't one of the DAP's native formats.  I used Poweramp  for a trial week to try playing FLAC.  I think I probably dragged & dropped.  The album art had no problems.

post #123 of 178
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been trying to figure how to transfer files automatically to MediaGo from SoniceStage... do I have to use mp3's?

 

just getting MediaGo to recognise SonicStage, like it does with WMP automatically would be a boon in fast transfer... any ideas?

 I never had SonicStage, but if you want to add files from your computer or its peripheral devices to Media Go:  In MGo, click on the file menu and then choose Add Media to Library.  That will bring up a little browser window you can use to go to SStage's folder and on to where its music files are stored.  Add Media is also found at the bottom of the Library window.

 

OR, while in MGo's Library, go to preferences at the bottom of the screen & click on that to set up some options.  Under the Network choice, you can choose sharing options (you are on your own there, I haven't touched it in a while).  You can also choose whether or not Gracenote is available for getting album info.

 

OR, again in MGo Library, go to Tools up at the top and choose Setup Assistant where you can also choose which Libraries to grab files from and where not to by leaving them out.

 

Since I use MGo for the US Z & XApp for the J-Z, I only let each AP see its own library unless I specifically use the browser to move a certain file!  Otherwise, both APs will grab whatever they can and albums get merged within the respective libraries and I feel like rebooting with a very large hammer...wink_face.gif  To avoid this, in Library, go to File and choose Library and then Manage Library Folders where you can remove Folders or add them at will.  I have been known to add Folders here (with nasty labels that I am quite sure Microsoft would not appreciate) that I keep on my Desktop so that I can easily drop music files into them for MGo and be sure that Windows won't tell WMP about them.biggrin.gif

 

Edit  I didn't answer the MP3 question.  Never having used SStage, I am unsure what file types it has; that would depend on which SS version is used.  MGo converts files to MP3 if the player doesn't play the original file so it might take care of things itself.  I remember reading of a conversion feature between SS and XApp.  If you can't download the files once they are in MGo's library, that might be the answer.


Edited by Now What - 10/12/12 at 9:54pm
post #124 of 178

Sony released version 4.0 of X-App on October 1.  The link to version 3 in earlier posts here is now dead.  The Sony page says version 4 extends compatibility to the F800 & S770 series WM.

 

http://www.sony.jp/support/pa_common/x-appli/download/index.html is a link to the Japanese page with info and a download link in a red box.  Use Google Chrome or similar to translate if needed.

 

I downloaded this new version tonight after creating a restore point on my PC and backing up the XApp music files and all went smoothly. (Too bad my phone upgrade to Android ICS didn't go so smoothly!  No F800 in my future...).  The same trick as in the earlier posts was needed -unpacking the EXE file to change the INI file OSLanguage to English.  After that everything was exactly the same as the version 3 install.  I didn't even uninstall version 3.  The version 4 EXE just replaced it.

 

So far, I can't even notice a difference, but I haven't spent much time on it.  My experience with X-App has been so good that I decided to break my post ICS rule of "If it ain't broke, don't update it!".wink.gif

 

The following Japanese link is for converting SonicStage music files to X-App files if anyone needs it.  I didn't need it, so I can't vouch for it.

 

http://www.sony.jp/support/pa_common/x-appli/howto/import_cp.html

post #125 of 178
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cheers for that Now... do you find your Z1070 plays 'gap-less' using Atrac?.. mine appears to.

post #126 of 178
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cheers for that Now... do you find your Z1070 plays 'gap-less' using Atrac?.. mine appears to.

  I hadn't even heard of gap-less till I joined Head Fi a few months back.  Most of my recent listening has been with a US WM playing MP3 in a somewhat noisy work truck. What I had seemed to notice was a click between tracks on one or two occasions and a couple instances of a quiet fade out getting cut prematurely, but this last may have just been sound lost in road noise.  I'll have to listen more closely with less ambient noise before commenting.

post #127 of 178
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don't see why you should have any problems whatsoever... unless you get the Japanese 64gb WM-F.... just use this thread as a guide in that scenario.

Does this player support FLAC or APE?
post #128 of 178
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Does this player support FLAC or APE?

 

not yet (Flac not sure about APE) but there is a update rumoured then it will play Flac

 

the new smaller F-Series supports Flac (smaller version of WM-Z)... read this link, reviews are towards the end.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/625852/sony-nwz-f806-mini-review-f-series-player-reviews-impressions-discussion


Edited by OK-Guy - 10/17/12 at 5:09pm
post #129 of 178
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  I don't think any of the Z models play FLAC without a 3rd party player ap.  How did you transfer the file to the demo unit?  MediaGo converts files to MP3 while downloading if the file type isn't one of the DAP's native formats.  I used Poweramp  for a trial week to try playing FLAC.  I think I probably dragged & dropped.  The album art had no problems.
Oh. I miswrote that a bit, It was the F806 demo unit I used, but I had to archive it into a zip file first and unzip it on the F806. That said, Poweramp works just fine with FLAC.
post #130 of 178

Sony has released X-App version 5.0  less than a month after releasing version 4.  For those interested, the download can be found at

 

http://www.sony.jp/support/pa_common/x-appli/download/index.html   (use your favorite translating browser)

 

See various posts above if you haven't installed X-App before (it's in Japanese for Japanese Windows) , especially posts 52 and 124, to make it work (in Japanese still) on other language systems.

 

Version 5 reportedly works better, especially if you use the Sony Mora site or if you are inflicted with Windows 8.

 

The install was the same as previous versions (to my memory) EXCEPT that the last step was a box with Japanese script and a big down arrow and boxes labeled (Y) and (N).  I didn't bother to read/translate the Japanese and went with the default (Y).  This immediately rebooted my PC when I didn't really want to.frown.gif

post #131 of 178

 A hearty thank you to the creator of this thread!!!!!!!!!!  Been a big help to me!beerchug.gif

post #132 of 178

A couple days ago I received a NW-A867/VI  "Violet Rush" 64GB WM from a friend in Japan.  I believe it's only available in Sony store in Japan.

 

 http://store.sony.jp/Special/Audio/Walkman/A860/Originalmodel/index.html

 

I just wanted a large capacity Japanese model for listening thru my car audio with player controls.  Since it was just for use on the road I was willing to give up some SQ in order to avoid Android annoyances.  When I opened up X-App with this player on USB, I found that X-App had changed colors from the blue as seen in earlier posts here to violet to match the WM.  I knew this happens for some colored WM, but I didn't know it did so with this model. 

 

 

 

700   The pop up box provided options on the color change when I first used the new WM.      (A) Apply new color,  (U) Don't apply, (D) Standard X-App color.

 

This can be changed later by going to X-App  (T) Tools menu, then (O) Settings, then highlight the top item in the left column. The right column then includes 2 circles to choose (W) to match your WM color or (D) to decline the option. At this point, my X-App stays purple when I switch from this A a Z unless I use these setting options to toggle back to blue.

 

Just a curiosity I thought I'd share...

post #133 of 178
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A couple days ago I received a NW-A867/VI  "Violet Rush" 64GB WM from a friend in Japan.  I believe it's only available in Sony store in Japan.

 

 http://store.sony.jp/Special/Audio/Walkman/A860/Originalmodel/index.html

 

 

Want one.... F or Z or this A. Sony is doing a good job keeping me interested. I almost would say that they are clawing there way back into the game. If only they would give all other countries the options of the 64GB.

post #134 of 178
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Want one.... F or Z or this A. Sony is doing a good job keeping me interested. I almost would say that they are clawing there way back into the game. If only they would give all other countries the options of the 64GB.

I should have mentioned that this A is entirely in Japanese-it is not Android. Same as the white,black & pink versions of A867.

 

 http://pur.store.sony.jp/Qnavi/Purchase/NW-A867/?rmd=4  

 

As with X-App, you can go to Sony Japan support  and use Google Chrome to translate the HTML manual or download a PDF version and use Google Translate or similar to learn the device. X-App has a good Help guide also.  I use 2 windows side by side in English & Japanese to find what I need quickly.

 

A860 manual  http://www.sony.jp/support/walkman/manual/a860s/jp/

 

X-App manual  http://www.sony.jp/support/pa_common/x-appli/howto/index.html

 

Z1000 manual  http://www.sony.jp/support/walkman/guide/nw-z1000s/index.html?spdir=Z1000S&spdata=menu

 

If you don't have a Japanese language pack installed on your PC, the above won't be as easy as I made it sound.


Edited by Now What - 12/9/12 at 8:57am
post #135 of 178

Hi all,

It's been ages since I visited this thread. So much so that I haven't realized that there was a firmware update for NW-1000 series. Yesterday I updated my 1070 to android 4.0,4, but I am not sure what has changed. Can someone tell me what this update brought with regards to stock player / sound quality etc.? I don't care about Google Chrome or any other android apps.
Also, if you have an Xperia Z series phone, you will have noticed that with the last update, gapless play arrived on a Sony device!! 
But I do not want to listen to my music on my cell phone. I am very happy with NW-Z1070's sound quality. To listen to certain classics (and of course Pink Floyd) gaplessly; I first rip the CD's in loss-less wav format. Then I transfer them to the device, add album art etc. Anyone figured out any other way? I don't have much hope but maybe with this new update there is a trick...
 

All the best

Cem Tural 

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