NWZ-E450 Series | WALKMAN User Guide

NWZ-E450 Series | WALKMAN User Guide
WALKMAN User Guide
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Getting Started
NWZ-E453/E454/E455
How to Use the Software
User Guide
Music
Use this manual if you encounter any problems, or have any questions about the player.
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
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Top page > Getting Started
Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Getting Started
Before Use
Music
Before first use
“SensMe™ Channels”
How to use this User Guide
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Operation flow of “WALKMAN”
What you can do with “WALKMAN”
Operation flow to enjoy music
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Operation flow to enjoy videos, photos and podcasts
Power/Charging
Timer
Turning the player on and off
Settings
Charging the battery
Troubleshooting
About battery life
Initial Settings
Important Information
Selecting the display language [Language Settings]
Specifications
Contents list
Setting the current time [Set Date-Time]
Parts and Controls
Parts and controls
About the Software
About the software
Home Menu/Option Menu
About the Home menu
How to use the Home menu
How to use the option menu
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Getting Started
How to Use the Software
How to Use the Software
Windows Media Player
Music
Importing music from CDs using Windows Media Player
“SensMe™ Channels”
Transferring music using Windows Media Player
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Content Transfer
Transferring music using Content Transfer
Transferring videos/photos/podcasts using Content Transfer
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Windows Explorer (Drag-and-Drop)
Transferring music using Windows Explorer
Timer
Transferring videos/photos/podcasts using Windows Explorer
Settings
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Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
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Top page > Music
Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Music
Playing Music
Music
Playing music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Browsing and using the music screen
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
Searching for songs
FM Radio
Using bookmarks
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Deleting songs
Browsing cover arts to select an album (Album Scroll)
Using the Karaoke Function
Timer
About the karaoke function
Settings
Activating the karaoke function
Changing the key of a song
Troubleshooting
Using the Language Study Function
Important Information
About language study
Specifications
Activating the language study function
Contents list
Rewinding slightly [Quick Replay]
Playing back a specified section repeatedly (A-B Repeat)
Adjusting the playback speed (DPC)
Music Option Menu
Using the music option menu
Music Settings
Setting the play mode [Play Mode]
Setting the playback range [Playback Range]
Setting the sound quality (CLEAR BASS) [Equalizer]
Customizing the surround sound [VPT(Surround)]
Listening with DSEE (Sound Enhance) [DSEE(Sound Enhance)]
Listening with Clear Stereo [Clear Stereo]
Adjusting the volume level [Dynamic Normalizer]
Changing the default bookmark list [Default Bookmark List]
Selecting the album display format [Album Display Format]
Displaying lyrics [Display Lyrics]
How to create LRC files
Optimizing the quality of the sound output from the speakers [SP Output Optimizer]
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Getting Started
How to Use the Software
“SensMe™ Channels”
Playing songs using “SensMe™ Channels”
Music
What is “SensMe™ Channels”?
“SensMe™ Channels”
Playing songs using “SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
Analyzing songs on the player
“SensMe™ Channels” Option Menu
FM Radio
Using the “SensMe™ Channels” option menu
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
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Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
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Top page > Videos/Podcasts/Photos
Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
Watching Videos
Music
Watching videos [Videos]
“SensMe™ Channels”
Browsing and using the video screen
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
Searching for videos
FM Radio
Browsing scenes [Scene Scroll]
Deleting videos
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Video Option Menu
Using the video option menu
Timer
Video Settings
Settings
Setting the zoom function [Zoom Settings]
Troubleshooting
Playing only video sound [On-Hold Display]
Arranging the video list [Order of Video List]
Important Information
Playing a Podcast
Specifications
Contents list
What is a podcast?
Playing podcast [Podcasts]
Browsing and using the podcast screen
Deleting podcasts
Podcast Option Menu
Using the podcast option menu
Viewing Photos
Viewing photos [Photos]
Browsing and using the photo screen
Deleting photos
Photo Option Menu
Using the photo option menu
Photo Settings
Setting the photo list display format [Photo List Format]
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Getting Started
How to Use the Software
FM Radio
Listening to FM Radio
Music
Listening to FM radio [FM Radio]
“SensMe™ Channels”
Browsing and using the FM radio screen
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
Presetting broadcast stations automatically [Auto Preset]
FM Radio
Presetting broadcast stations manually [Save to Preset]
Deleting preset broadcast stations [Delete from Preset]
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
FM Radio Option Menu
Using the FM radio option menu
Timer
FM Radio Settings
Settings
Setting the reception [Scan Sensitivity]
Troubleshooting
Setting monaural/stereo [Mono/Auto]
Important Information
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Specifications
Contents list
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Top page > Making/Playing Voice Recordings
Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Making/Playing Voice Recordings
Making Voice Recordings
Music
Making voice recordings
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Playing Voice Recordings
Playing voice recordings
Deleting recorded voice files
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Voice Recording Option Menu
Timer
Recording Settings
Using the voice recording option menu
Selecting a level of recording quality [Bit Rate Settings]
Settings
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Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
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Top page > Timer
Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Timer
Setting the Timer
Music
About the timer
“SensMe™ Channels”
Setting the alarm to on/off [Alarm On/Off]
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
Setting the alarm time [Alarm Time]
FM Radio
Setting the repeat setting [Repeat]
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Setting the sleep timer [Sleep Timer Settings]
Selecting the alarm sound [Alarm Sound Settings]
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Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
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Top page > Settings
Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Settings
Common Settings
Music
Displaying the player information [Unit Information]
“SensMe™ Channels”
Limiting the volume [AVLS (Volume Limit)]
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
Turning off the beep sound [Beep Settings]
FM Radio
Setting the screensaver [Screensaver Settings]
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Setting up wallpaper [Wallpaper Settings]
Adjusting the brightness of the screen [Brightness]
Setting the current time [Set Date-Time]
Timer
Setting the date format [Date Display Format]
Setting the time format [Time Display Format]
Settings
Limiting the charge amount [Battery Care]
Troubleshooting
Returning to the factory settings [Reset All Settings]
Important Information
Formatting memory [Format]
Using USB connection mode [USB Connection Mode]
Specifications
Contents list
Selecting the display language [Language Settings]
Music Settings
Setting the play mode [Play Mode]
Setting the playback range [Playback Range]
Setting the sound quality (CLEAR BASS) [Equalizer]
Customizing the surround sound [VPT(Surround)]
Listening with DSEE (Sound Enhance) [DSEE(Sound Enhance)]
Listening with Clear Stereo [Clear Stereo]
Adjusting the volume level [Dynamic Normalizer]
Changing the default bookmark list [Default Bookmark List]
Selecting the album display format [Album Display Format]
Displaying lyrics [Display Lyrics]
How to create LRC files
Optimizing the quality of the sound output from the speakers [SP Output Optimizer]
Video Settings
Setting the zoom function [Zoom Settings]
Playing only video sound [On-Hold Display]
Arranging the video list [Order of Video List]
Photo Settings
Setting the photo list display format [Photo List Format]
FM Radio Settings
Setting the reception [Scan Sensitivity]
Setting monaural/stereo [Mono/Auto]
Recording Settings
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Selecting a level of recording quality [Bit Rate Settings]
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Top page > Troubleshooting
Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Troubleshooting
To Deal with a Trouble
Music
What can I do to solve a problem?
“SensMe™ Channels”
Customer support Web site
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Possible Causes of Symptoms
Table of contents for symptoms and possible causes
Operation
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Display
Power
Timer
Connection to a computer
Settings
“SensMe™ Channels”
FM Radio
Troubleshooting
Recording
Important Information
Podcast
Specifications
Other
Contents list
Messages
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Top page > Important Information
Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Important Information
Precautions
Music
Important product information
“SensMe™ Channels”
Warning
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
Caution
FM Radio
Notice for users
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Notes on the software
Notes on the headphones
Cleaning
Timer
Notes on cleaning
Settings
Storing Data
Troubleshooting
Storing data
Upgrading the Player’s Firmware
Important Information
Upgrading the player’s firmware
Specifications
Contents list
License and Trademark Notice
License and trademark notice
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Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Specifications
Specifications
Music
Specifications
“SensMe™ Channels”
Supplied items
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
System requirements
What are Format and Bit Rate
FM Radio
What is audio format?
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
What is video format?
What is photo format?
Timer
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Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
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Top page > Contents list
Getting Started
Contents list
How to Use the Software
Music
Getting Started
“SensMe™ Channels”
Before Use
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
Before first use
How to use this User Guide
FM Radio
Operation flow of “WALKMAN”
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
What you can do with “WALKMAN”
Operation flow to enjoy music
Timer
Operation flow to enjoy videos, photos and podcasts
Settings
Power/Charging
Turning the player on and off
Troubleshooting
Charging the battery
Important Information
About battery life
Specifications
Initial Settings
Contents list
Selecting the display language [Language Settings]
Setting the current time [Set Date-Time]
Parts and Controls
Parts and controls
About the Software
About the software
Home Menu/Option Menu
About the Home menu
How to use the Home menu
How to use the option menu
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How to Use the Software
Windows Media Player
Importing music from CDs using Windows Media Player
Transferring music using Windows Media Player
Content Transfer
Transferring music using Content Transfer
Transferring videos/photos/podcasts using Content Transfer
Windows Explorer (Drag-and-Drop)
Transferring music using Windows Explorer
Transferring videos/photos/podcasts using Windows Explorer
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Music
Playing Music
Playing music
Browsing and using the music screen
Searching for songs
Using bookmarks
Browsing cover arts to select an album (Album Scroll)
Deleting songs
Using the Karaoke Function
About the karaoke function
Activating the karaoke function
Changing the key of a song
Using the Language Study Function
About language study
Activating the language study function
Rewinding slightly [Quick Replay]
Playing back a specified section repeatedly (A-B Repeat)
Adjusting the playback speed (DPC)
Music Option Menu
Using the music option menu
Music Settings
Setting the play mode [Play Mode]
Setting the playback range [Playback Range]
Setting the sound quality (CLEAR BASS) [Equalizer]
Customizing the surround sound [VPT(Surround)]
Listening with DSEE (Sound Enhance) [DSEE(Sound Enhance)]
Listening with Clear Stereo [Clear Stereo]
Adjusting the volume level [Dynamic Normalizer]
Changing the default bookmark list [Default Bookmark List]
Selecting the album display format [Album Display Format]
Displaying lyrics [Display Lyrics]
How to create LRC files
Optimizing the quality of the sound output from the speakers [SP Output Optimizer]
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“SensMe™ Channels”
Playing songs using “SensMe™ Channels”
What is “SensMe™ Channels”?
Playing songs using “SensMe™ Channels”
Analyzing songs on the player
“SensMe™ Channels” Option Menu
Using the “SensMe™ Channels” option menu
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Videos/Podcasts/Photos
Watching Videos
Watching videos [Videos]
Browsing and using the video screen
Searching for videos
Browsing scenes [Scene Scroll]
Deleting videos
Video Option Menu
Using the video option menu
Video Settings
Setting the zoom function [Zoom Settings]
Playing only video sound [On-Hold Display]
Arranging the video list [Order of Video List]
Playing a Podcast
What is a podcast?
Playing podcast [Podcasts]
Browsing and using the podcast screen
Deleting podcasts
Podcast Option Menu
Using the podcast option menu
Viewing Photos
Viewing photos [Photos]
Browsing and using the photo screen
Deleting photos
Photo Option Menu
Using the photo option menu
Photo Settings
Setting the photo list display format [Photo List Format]
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FM Radio
Listening to FM Radio
Listening to FM radio [FM Radio]
Browsing and using the FM radio screen
Presetting broadcast stations automatically [Auto Preset]
Presetting broadcast stations manually [Save to Preset]
Deleting preset broadcast stations [Delete from Preset]
FM Radio Option Menu
Using the FM radio option menu
FM Radio Settings
Setting the reception [Scan Sensitivity]
Setting monaural/stereo [Mono/Auto]
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Making/Playing Voice Recordings
Making Voice Recordings
Making voice recordings
Playing Voice Recordings
Playing voice recordings
Deleting recorded voice files
Voice Recording Option Menu
Using the voice recording option menu
Recording Settings
Selecting a level of recording quality [Bit Rate Settings]
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Timer
Setting the Timer
About the timer
Setting the alarm to on/off [Alarm On/Off]
Setting the alarm time [Alarm Time]
Setting the repeat setting [Repeat]
Selecting the alarm sound [Alarm Sound Settings]
Setting the sleep timer [Sleep Timer Settings]
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Settings
Common Settings
Displaying the player information [Unit Information]
Limiting the volume [AVLS (Volume Limit)]
Turning off the beep sound [Beep Settings]
Setting the screensaver [Screensaver Settings]
Adjusting the brightness of the screen [Brightness]
Setting up wallpaper [Wallpaper Settings]
Setting the current time [Set Date-Time]
Setting the date format [Date Display Format]
Setting the time format [Time Display Format]
Limiting the charge amount [Battery Care]
Returning to the factory settings [Reset All Settings]
Formatting memory [Format]
Using USB connection mode [USB Connection Mode]
Selecting the display language [Language Settings]
Music Settings
Setting the play mode [Play Mode]
Setting the playback range [Playback Range]
Setting the sound quality (CLEAR BASS) [Equalizer]
Customizing the surround sound [VPT(Surround)]
Listening with DSEE (Sound Enhance) [DSEE(Sound Enhance)]
Listening with Clear Stereo [Clear Stereo]
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Adjusting the volume level [Dynamic Normalizer]
Changing the default bookmark list [Default Bookmark List]
Selecting the album display format [Album Display Format]
Displaying lyrics [Display Lyrics]
How to create LRC files
Optimizing the quality of the sound output from the speakers [SP Output Optimizer]
Video Settings
Setting the zoom function [Zoom Settings]
Playing only video sound [On-Hold Display]
Arranging the video list [Order of Video List]
Photo Settings
Setting the photo list display format [Photo List Format]
FM Radio Settings
Setting the reception [Scan Sensitivity]
Setting monaural/stereo [Mono/Auto]
Recording Settings
Selecting a level of recording quality [Bit Rate Settings]
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Troubleshooting
To Deal with a Trouble
What can I do to solve a problem?
Customer support Web site
Possible Causes of Symptoms
Table of contents for symptoms and possible causes
Operation
Display
Power
Connection to a computer
“SensMe™ Channels”
FM Radio
Recording
Podcast
Other
Messages
Back to top
Important Information
Precautions
Important product information
Warning
Caution
Notice for users
Notes on the headphones
Notes on the software
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Cleaning
Notes on cleaning
Storing Data
Storing data
Upgrading the Player’s Firmware
Upgrading the player’s firmware
License and Trademark Notice
License and trademark notice
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Specifications
Specifications
Specifications
Supplied items
System requirements
What are Format and Bit Rate
What is audio format?
What is video format?
What is photo format?
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Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Music
Before first use
Thank you for purchasing this “WALKMAN.”
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
This User Guide explains how to transfer music, videos, photos and podcasts to the player and
how to use various functions of it. Browse this User Guide for necessary information.
Before you start using the player, be sure to read “Important Information” that contains important
information on the use of the player. To read it, click “Important Information” in the side bar on
the left of the browser window.
Also, “Quick Start Guide” supplied with the player contains important information for you.
For information about the customer support Web site, see [Details].
About model names mentioned in this User Guide
Settings
Troubleshooting
Depending on the country/region in which you have purchased the player, some models may not
be available.
Important Information
About Windows operating system and Windows Media Player
Specifications
Contents list
Make sure that the operating system is Windows XP (Service Pack 3 or later), Windows Vista
(Service Pack 1 or later) or Windows 7 (*1), and the installed Windows Media Player version on
your computer is 11 (Windows XP/Windows Vista) or 12 (Windows 7).
For details about usage or support on Windows Media Player, refer to Windows Media Player
information from the following web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/
(*1) [Compatibility mode] for Windows XP is not supported.
About battery charging
The battery might not be charged at time of purchase. See [Details] for how to charge the
battery.
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Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Music
How to use this User Guide
Selecting a topic to display
“SensMe™ Channels”
Returning to a previous page
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Printing out a page
This User Guide explains how to use each function of the player, how to change settings, and
how to troubleshoot a problem.
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Selecting a topic to display
Timer
Internet Explorer 7 is used for illustration purposes.
Settings
1. Click a title (
Troubleshooting
) in the side bar on the left of the browser window.
The title’s topic list appears in the right pane.
2. Click a topic title (
Important Information
) in the list.
Specifications
Contents list
Descriptions appear in the right pane.
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Changing the font size
You can change the font size by changing the setting of your web browser. For how to change
the font size setting, refer to the Help of your web browser.
Returning to a previous page
Use the back button of your web browser (
) or breadcrumb trail navigation (
) to return to a
page you previously viewed.
Printing out a page
Click the print button (
) to print out a page you are viewing.
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“WALKMAN”
Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Music
What you can do with “WALKMAN”
Enjoying music, videos, photos and podcasts transferred from a computer
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
Enjoying “SensMe™ Channels”
Your “WALKMAN” incorporates various functions. This page introduces some of its major
features to you.
You need to transfer music, videos, photos or podcasts from a computer to your “WALKMAN” to
enjoy them.
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
Enjoying music, videos, photos and podcasts transferred from a
computer
Settings
Troubleshooting
To enjoy music, videos, photos or podcasts, use bundled software (Content Transfer) or
supported software (Windows Media Player) to transfer them from a computer to the player. For
how to install the bundled software, refer to “Quick Start Guide.”
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Music
There are several ways to transfer music to the player. See [Details] for how to transfer your
favorite songs to the player. After transferring, see [Details] for how to play them back.
Videos/
Photos/
Podcasts
There are several ways to transfer videos, photos or podcasts to the player. See [Details] for
how to transfer them to the player. After transferring, see [Details] for how to watch videos,
[Details] for how to view photos, or [Details] for how to play back podcasts.
Enjoying “SensMe™ Channels”
Playing “SensMe™ Channels”
“SensMe™ Channels” automatically picks up songs to fit the themes of channels. You can play
songs according to your mood, activity, time of the day, and so on. See [Details] for how to use
“SensMe™ Channels.”
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Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Music
Operation flow to enjoy music
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
You need to have music files on your computer before transferring them to the player and
playing back. There are various ways to obtain music files, such as importing from CDs,
purchasing at online music stores, downloading from the Internet, and so on.
Be careful that the player can play back music files in supported formats only. Also, copyright
protected music files may not be playable depending on their copyright protection. For details
about supported file formats, see [Details].
Once you have music files on your computer, you are ready to transfer them to the player. You
can transfer music to the player in the following three ways.
Timer
Transferring music from CDs using Windows Media Player
Settings
You can import music from your CDs, etc., to your computer, and transfer them to the player
using Windows Media Player.
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
For how to use Windows Media Player, see the following topics.
Windows Media Player [Details]
Importing music from CDs using Windows Media Player [Details]
Transferring music using Windows Media Player [Details]
Transferring music from iTunes, etc., using Content Transfer
If you have already managed music with iTunes, etc., you can transfer them to the player using
Content Transfer.
For how to use Content Transfer, see the following topics.
Content Transfer [Details]
Transferring music using Content Transfer [Details]
Transferring music by drag-and-drop using Windows Explorer
You can directly transfer music stored on your computer by drag-and-drop using Windows
Explorer.
For how to use Windows Explorer, see the following topic.
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Transferring music using Windows Explorer [Details]
Hint
For detailed information on how to import music, refer to the Help of each software.
For details about supported file formats, see [Details].
The player does not use SonicStage software (SonicStage software, developed by Sony,
manages music on a computer or transfers music to other types of players). For this player,
you can transfer music in the above three ways, not using SonicStage.
ATRAC files managed by SonicStage can be transferred to the player after conversion to
MP3 file format.
Note
During data transfer between the player and a computer, [Do not disconnect.] appears on
the player’s screen. While [Do not disconnect.] is displayed, do not disconnect the USB
cable. Otherwise, the data being transferred or the data stored in the player may be
damaged.
Do not leave the player connected for extended periods to a laptop computer that is not
connected to AC power, since the player may discharge the computer’s battery.
If you turn on or restart the computer while the player is connected to the computer, the
player may malfunction. In this case, press the RESET button of the player to reset it
[Details]. Disconnect the player from the computer before turning on or restarting the
computer.
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photos and podcasts
Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
Operation flow to enjoy videos, photos and podcasts
You need to have video/photo/podcast episode files on your computer before transferring them
to the player and playing back.
You can import videos from recorded videos or download from the Internet, etc. You can import
photos from a digital camera or download from the Internet, etc. You can download podcast
episodes from the Internet.
Be careful that the player can play back files in supported formats only. Also, copyright protected
files may not be playable depending on their copyright protection. For details about supported file
formats, see [Details].
Once you have video/photo/podcast episode files on your computer, you are ready to transfer
them to the player. You can transfer video/photo/podcast episode files to the player in the
following three ways.
Transferring videos/photos/podcasts using Content Transfer
Important Information
You can transfer videos/photos/podcasts stored on your computer to the player using Content
Transfer.
Specifications
Contents list
For how to use Content Transfer, see the following topics.
Content Transfer [Details]
Transferring videos/photos/podcasts using Content Transfer [Details]
Transferring videos/photos/podcasts by drag-and-drop using
Windows Explorer
You can directly transfer videos/photos/podcasts stored on your computer by drag-and-drop
using Windows Explorer.
For how to use Windows Explorer, see the following topic.
Transferring videos/photos/podcasts using Windows Explorer [Details]
Transferring videos/photos using Windows Media Player
You can transfer videos/photos managed with Windows Media Player to the player.
For details about usage or support on Windows Media Player, refer to Windows Media Player
information from the following web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/
Also, see the following topic.
Windows Media Player [Details]
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Hint
For detailed information on how to import videos/photos/podcasts, refer to the Help of each
software.
For details about supported file formats, see [Details].
Note
Commercial DVDs and Blu-ray Discs are copyright protected and cannot be transferred to
the player.
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Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Music
Turning the player on and off
To turn on the player
“SensMe™ Channels”
To turn off the player
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
OPTION/PWR OFF button
HOLD switch
Important Information
If
appears on the top of the screen, slide the HOLD switch in the opposite direction of
on the right side of the player to cancel the HOLD function.
the arrow
Specifications
Contents list
To turn on the player
Press any button to turn the player on.
To turn off the player
Press and hold the OPTION/PWR OFF button [Details]. [POWER OFF] appears, the player
enters standby mode, and the screen turns off.
Hint
Set the date and time on the player before using it [Details].
During pause, if there is no operation for about 10 minutes, the player automatically enters
standby mode, and the screen turns off. In standby mode, press any button to turn on the
screen again.
While the player is in standby mode, if there is no operation for about a day, the player
completely turns off automatically.
Note
You cannot operate the player when it is connected to a computer. Disconnect the USB
cable before operating the player.
After connecting to a computer with the USB cable, the resume information of the last
played song, video, photo, etc., is cleared. Reselect the desired content from the list screen.
The player consumes battery power very slightly even when it is in standby mode.
Therefore, the player might unexpectedly turn off completely, depending on the power
remaining in the battery.
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Top page > Getting Started > Power/Charging > Charging the battery
Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Music
Charging the battery
About the [Battery Care] mode
“SensMe™ Channels”
About the battery indicator
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
The player’s battery is recharged while the player is connected to a running computer.
When you connect the player to your computer, use the USB cable (supplied).
When the remaining battery indication in the upper right corner of the display shows
charging is completed. (Charging time is approx. 3 hours.)
,
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
When you use the player for the first time, or if you have not used the player for a long time,
recharge it fully (to
in the remaining battery indication of the display).
Note
After fully charging, the player will automatically enter standby mode.
About the [Battery Care] mode
In the [Battery Care] mode, the player stops recharging a short time before the battery is fully
charged. When extended use over many hours is not required, you can set [Battery Care] to [On]
to increase the available number of cycles of charge and discharge, which can significantly
extend battery lifespan.
For how to set the [Battery Care] mode, see [Details].
Note
In the [Battery Care] mode, the first bar of the battery indicator will disappear somewhat
quicker than normal. This is a result of stopping recharging the battery before becoming fully
charged (in order to extend the battery lifespan) and is not a malfunction.
About the battery indicator
The battery indicator in the information area shows the remaining battery charge.
As the battery power gets lower, the bars of the icon disappear. If [LOW BATTERY. Please
Charge.] appears, you cannot use the player. In this case, charge the battery by connecting to
your computer. See [Details] on battery duration.
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Hint
The screen dims while charging.
Note
If you charge the player when it has not been used for a long period, your computer may not
recognize the player, or nothing may appear on the display. Charge the player for about 5
minutes, after which it should start operating normally again.
Charge the battery in an ambient temperature of between 5 ºC to 35 ºC (41 ºF to 95 ºF). If
you try to charge the battery in an ambient temperature outside this range, the
icon
may appear, and charging cannot be performed.
The number of times the battery can be recharged before it is used up is approximately 500
times. This number may vary, depending on the conditions under which you use the player.
[Do not disconnect.] appears in the display while the computer accesses the player. During
this time, do not disconnect the USB cable (supplied); otherwise, data being transferred (or
data already in the player) may be damaged.
The control buttons on the player become inoperative while it is connected to a computer.
To prevent battery deterioration, charge the battery at least once every half a year or every
year.
Some USB devices connected to the computer may interfere with proper operation of the
player.
We do not guarantee battery recharging using a personally assembled/modified computer.
If the computer enters a power saving mode, such as the Sleep or Hibernation mode, while
the player is connected via the USB cable, the player’s battery will not be charged. Instead,
the player continues to draw power from the battery, discharging it.
Do not leave the player connected for extended periods to a laptop computer that is not
connected to AC power, since the player may discharge the computer’s battery.
While the player is connected to a computer, do not turn on, restart, wake up from sleep
mode, or shut down the computer. These operations may cause the player to malfunction.
Disconnect the player from the computer before performing these operations.
Heat may build up in the player while charging. This is not a malfunction.
After connecting to a computer with the USB cable, the resume information of the last
played song, video, photo, etc., is cleared. Reselect the desired content from the list screen.
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Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Music
About battery life
Turn off the player manually
“SensMe™ Channels”
Longer battery life settings
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Adjust data format and bit rate
By adjusting the settings or managing the power supply properly, it is possible to save battery
power for longer usage time between charges.
The following hints will yield a longer battery life.
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
Turn off the player manually
Settings
If you press and hold the OPTION/PWR OFF button, the player enters standby mode and the
screen turns off to save battery power. Furthermore, if standby mode continues for more than
about a day, the player turns completely off automatically.
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Longer battery life settings
Specifications
Contents list
The following settings are effective for extending the battery life of the player.
Set as below to turn off the screen as frequently as possible during music playback.
Set [On/Off] to [On] and [Delay] to [15 Sec] (the shortest waiting time).
Set [Display Lyrics] to other than [On (No Screen Off)].
Set [Karaoke/Language Study] to other than [Maximum Karaoke Mode] or [Minimum
Karaoke Mode].
Reduce the [Brightness] setting value.
Set [Equalizer], [VPT(Surround)], [DSEE(Sound Enhance)], [Clear Stereo], [Dynamic
Normalizer] and [DPC (Speed Control)] to [None] or [Off].
See [Details] for details on the effect of setting changes, default settings, and battery life
measurement conditions.
Adjust data format and bit rate
Playing time will vary, as battery charge can be affected by the format and bit rate of songs,
videos or photos that are played.
For details on charging time and usage time, see [Details].
Related Topics
Charging time
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Top page > Getting Started > Initial Settings > Selecting the display language [Language
Settings]
Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Music
Selecting the display language [Language Settings]
“SensMe™ Channels”
You can select from a variety of languages for menus and messages.
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
1. From the Home menu, select
[Settings]
[Language Settings]
desired language
setting.
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Language Messages and menus are displayed in
[Deutsch]
German
[English]
English
Settings
[Español]
Spanish
Troubleshooting
[Français]
French
[Italiano]
Italian
[Polski]
Polish
[Português]
Portuguese
[Русский]
Russian
[Türkçe]
Turkish
[
Japanese
Timer
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
[
]
]
Korean
[
]
Simplified Chinese
[
]
Traditional Chinese
Related Topics
How to use the Home menu
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Top page > Getting Started > Initial Settings > Setting the current time [Set Date-Time]
Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Music
Setting the current time [Set Date-Time]
You can set the date and time.
“SensMe™ Channels”
1. From the Home menu, select
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
[Settings]
[Common Settings]
[Clock Settings]
[Set Date-Time].
FM Radio
2. Press the
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
3. As in step 2, adjust the settings for month, date, hour, and minutes, and then press the
/
button to select the year, and then press the
/
button to change
the value.
button to confirm.
Timer
Hint
You can select the date format from [YYYY/MM/DD], [MM/DD/YYYY], or [DD/MM/YYYY]
[Details]. Furthermore, you can select the time format from either [12-hour] or [24-hour]
[Details].
Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Note
If battery power is used up because, for example, the player has not been used for a long
time, your settings for date and time may be lost, and “-” will be displayed instead of the
current date and time.
The clock may gain or lose up to 60 seconds per month. In this case, set the clock again.
Related Topics
How to use the Home menu
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Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Parts and controls
Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
BACK/HOME button [Details]
Press to go up one list screen level, or to return to the previous menu.
Press and hold the BACK/HOME button to display the Home menu.
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
5-way button (*1) [Details]
Press to start playback or navigate through the player’s on-screen menus.
(*1) There is a tactile dot. Use it to help with button operations.
Headphone jack
Insert the headphone plug until it clicks into place. If the headphones are connected
improperly, the sound from the headphones will be impaired.
WM-PORT jack
Connect the USB cable (supplied), or peripheral devices (not supplied).
Display
VOL + (*1)/– button
Press to adjust the volume.
(*1) There is a tactile dot. Use it to help with button operations.
OPTION/PWR OFF button [Details]
Press to display the option menu.
If you press and hold the OPTION/PWR OFF button, the screen turns off and the player
enters standby mode [Details].
HOLD switch
You can protect the player against accidental operation during transportation by setting the
HOLD switch. By sliding the HOLD switch in the direction of the arrow
, all operation
buttons are disabled. If you slide the HOLD switch in the opposite position, the HOLD
function is released.
Strap hole
This is used to attach a strap (not supplied).
Microphone [Details]
Use to make voice recordings.
RESET button [Details]
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Press the RESET button with a small pin, etc., to reset the player.
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Top page > Getting Started > About the Software > About the software
Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Music
About the software
Bundled software
“SensMe™ Channels”
Compatible software
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
You can use several software shown below to manage music, videos, photos and podcasts on
your computer or transfer them to the player.
Bundled software
Timer
Content Transfer
Settings
Content Transfer can transfer music, videos or photos from a computer to the player by a simple
drag-and-drop operation. You can use Windows Explorer or iTunes, etc., to drag-and-drop data
to Content Transfer. Content Transfer can also convert a video file of a format not supported by
the player into a playable format. For details on operation, refer to the Help of the software.
Transferable files: Music (MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV), Photo (JPEG), Video (MPEG-4 Simple
Profile, AVC (H.264/AVC) Baseline Profile, WMV (*1))
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
(*1) Some WMV files cannot be played back after being transferred by Content Transfer. If you retransfer
them using Windows Media Player, they may become playable.
Hint
ATRAC files managed by SonicStage can be transferred to the player after conversion to
MP3 file format.
WALKMAN Guide
The User Guide (this manual) and a useful list of links are available to you.
Compatible software
Windows Media Player
Windows Media Player can import audio data from CDs and transfer data to the player.
Transferable files: Music (MP3, WMA), Video (WMV), Photo (JPEG)
For details on operation, refer to the Help of the software, or visit the following website.
http://support.microsoft.com/
Media Go
If you are using Media Go with your PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) or Sony Ericsson mobile
phone, you can transfer data from Media Go to the player if you have updated Media Go to the
latest version (version 1.5 or later).
Related Topics
Importing music from CDs using Windows Media Player
Transferring music using Windows Media Player
Transferring music using Content Transfer
Transferring videos/photos/podcasts using Content Transfer
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Top page > Getting Started > Home Menu/Option Menu > About the Home menu
Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Music
About the Home menu
The following list shows the items of the Home menu.
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
[SensMe™ Channels] [Details]
Specifications
Contents list
Play songs using “SensMe™ Channels.”
[FM Radio] [Details]
Listen to FM radio broadcasting.
[Photos] [Details]
View photos transferred to the player.
[Music] [Details]
Listen to songs transferred to the player.
[Settings] [Details]
Set up the player and its applications.
[Podcasts] [Details]
Play back podcast episodes transferred to the player.
Information area [Details]
[Voice Recording] [Details]
Record voice using the player’s built-in microphone.
[Videos] [Details]
Watch videos transferred to the player.
[Go to song playback screen]
Display the music playback screen.
About the information area
The icons shown in the table below appear in the information area. The icons vary according to
the playback status, setting or screen.
For details about the icons, see each reference page.
Icons
Description
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,
,
,
,
, etc
,
Playback status [Details]
Hold indication [Details]
Remaining battery power [Details]
Alarm timer indication [Details]
Sleep timer indication [Details]
Busy status indication
Related Topics
How to use the Home menu
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Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
How to use the Home menu
The Home menu is the starting point of each application, such as searching for songs, changing
settings, etc.
You can display the Home menu by pressing and holding the BACK/HOME button of the player.
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
Settings
BACK/HOME button
Troubleshooting
5-way button
Important Information
From the Home menu, you can select the desired item on the screen by using the 5-way button.
/
/
/
button: Selects an item.
Specifications
Contents list
button: Confirms an item.
In this manual, operating instructions from the Home menu are described as below.
Example:
From the Home menu, select
[Music]
[Album]
desired album
desired song.
1. Press and hold the BACK/HOME button.
The Home menu appears.
2. Press the
/
/
/
button to select
confirm.
The [Music] screen appears.
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[Music], and then press the
button to
3. Press the
/
/
/
button to select [Album], and then press the
button to
confirm.
The album list appears.
4. Press the
/
/
/
button to select an album, and then press the
button to
confirm.
The song list for the selected album appears.
5. Press the
/
/
/
button to select a song, and then press the
confirm.
The music playback screen appears and playback begins.
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button to
To return to the Home menu during operation
Press and hold the BACK/HOME button.
To return to the previous screen during operation
Press the BACK/HOME button.
Related Topics
How to use the option menu
About the Home menu
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Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
How to use the option menu
The option menu items vary depending on the function, allowing you to change the settings of
each application.
You can display the option menu by pressing the OPTION/PWR OFF button. Press the
OPTION/PWR OFF button once more to dismiss the option menu.
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
OPTION/PWR OFF button
Important Information
5-way button
Specifications
Contents list
From the option menu, you can select the desired item on the screen by using the 5-way button.
/
buttons: Select a menu from among the option menu, (Search) menu, and
[To
Playback Screen] menu. (*1)
/
buttons: Select a menu item.
button: Confirms an item.
(*1) The
(search) menu or the
screen.
[To Playback Screen] icon is not displayed depending on the
For example, the operations for setting [Play Mode] option to [Shuffle] are shown below.
1. From the music playback screen, press the OPTION/PWR OFF button.
The option menu appears.
2. Press the
/
/
/
confirm.
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button to select [Play Mode], and then press the
button to
3. Press the
/
/
/
button to select [Shuffle], and then press the
button to
confirm.
The play mode changes to [Shuffle].
The items in the option menu differ, depending on the screen on which you press the
OPTION/PWR OFF button.
Related Topics
How to use the Home menu
Using the music option menu
Using the video option menu
Using the podcast option menu
Using the photo option menu
Using the FM radio option menu
Using the voice recording option menu
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Top page > How to Use the Software > Windows Media Player > Importing music from CDs
using Windows Media Player
Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
Importing music from CDs using Windows Media Player
You can use Windows Media Player to copy (rip) music from your CDs. Follow these instructions
to rip songs from a CD to your computer.
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Hint
For details about usage or support on Windows Media Player, refer to Windows Media
Player information from the following web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/
1. Insert an audio CD.
2. Start up Windows Media Player, and then click the [Rip] tab at the top of the window.
When connected to the Internet, Windows Media Player obtains CD information (CD title,
song name or artist name, etc.), and displays it in the window.
3. Click [Start Rip].
Windows Media Player begins to import the CD.
The imported songs are indicated as [Ripped to library]. Wait until all songs have been
imported.
Hint
Imported songs are stored in the [My Music] folder (Windows XP/Windows 7) or [Music]
folder (Windows Vista) of the computer. Click the [Library] tab of the Windows Media Player
window to find them.
Windows Media Player obtains the CD information from a database on the Internet.
However, depending on the CD, information may not be available in the database. If your
CDs’ information is missing, you can add it after importing. For information about adding and
editing CD information, refer to the Help of Windows Media Player.
If you want a song not to be imported, uncheck the checkbox to the left of the song title.
Note
Imported songs are limited to private use only. Use of a song beyond this limitation requires
permission of the copyright holders.
Related Topics
About the software
Transferring music using Windows Media Player
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Top page > How to Use the Software > Windows Media Player > Transferring music using
Windows Media Player
Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Transferring music using Windows Media Player
You can use Windows Media Player to transfer music from your computer to the player.
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Note
If Content Transfer starts automatically after connecting the player to your computer using
the USB cable (supplied), close or ignore Content Transfer as Content Transfer need not be
used. For details on setting automatic start of Content Transfer, refer to the Help of Content
Transfer.
Hint
For details about usage or support on Windows Media Player, refer to Windows Media
Player information from the following web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/
1. Start up Windows Media Player, and then connect the player to your computer using the
USB cable (supplied).
Insert the connector of the USB cable into the player with the
mark facing up.
The [Device Setup] window appears.
2. Click [Cancel].
Close the auto play window, if it appears, by clicking [Cancel] or the Close icon.
If you click [Finish] instead of [Cancel], the entire library data of Windows Media Player is
automatically copied to the player. If the library data size is larger than the available
storage space on the player, the copy process will not start.
You can open the [Device Setup] window at any time. To open it, right-click [WALKMAN]
on the left side of the Windows Media Player window, and then click [Set Up Sync].
3. Click the [Sync] tab on the Windows Media Player window.
4. Drag-and-drop the desired songs to the Sync List on the right side of the window.
The songs are added to the Sync List.
5. Click [Start Sync] to start synchronization.
When synchronization is complete, a message confirming you can disconnect the player
appears on the Sync List. After completion, close Windows Media Player, and disconnect the
player from the computer.
Related Topics
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About the software
Importing music from CDs using Windows Media Player
Transferring music using Content Transfer
Transferring music using Windows Explorer
Playing music
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Top page > How to Use the Software > Content Transfer > Transferring music using Content
Transfer
Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
Transferring music using Content Transfer
If you have already managed music with iTunes, etc., you can transfer them to the player using
Content Transfer. You can use iTunes, etc., to drag-and-drop music to Content Transfer.
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Note
Content Transfer cannot be used for Windows Media Player contents.
Contents with copyright protection cannot be transferred.
Content Transfer supports data transfer from iTunes 9.0 to the player. For details on
restrictions on transferring songs from iTunes, visit the customer support Web sites [Details].
1. Connect the player to your computer using the USB cable (supplied).
Insert the connector of the USB cable into the player with the
mark facing up.
Content Transfer starts automatically.
For details on setting automatic start and general operation of Content Transfer, refer to
the Help of Content Transfer.
You can also click [All programs] in the [start] menu, and then [Content Transfer] [Content Transfer] to start the software.
2. Start up iTunes, etc.
3. Select the desired songs from iTunes, etc. (
Transfer (
), and drag-and-drop them to Content
).
Content Transfer recognizes the type of data by filename extension, and sends it to the
appropriate folder of the player.
Related Topics
About the software
Transferring videos/photos/podcasts using Content Transfer
Transferring music using Windows Media Player
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Playing music
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using Content Transfer
Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
Transferring videos/photos/podcasts using Content Transfer
You can transfer videos/photos/podcasts stored on your computer to the player using Content
Transfer. You can transfer videos/photos/podcasts by drag-and-drop of the desired
videos/photos/podcasts from Windows Explorer to Content Transfer.
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Note
Do not disconnect the USB cable while [Do not disconnect.] appears on the player, as the
data being transferred or the data stored in the player may be damaged.
Contents with copyright protection cannot be transferred.
1. Connect the player to your computer using the USB cable (supplied).
Insert the connector of the USB cable into the player with the
mark facing up.
Content Transfer starts automatically.
For details on setting automatic start and general operation of Content Transfer, refer to
the Help of Content Transfer.
You can also click [All programs] in the [start] menu, and then [Content Transfer] [Content Transfer] to start the software.
2. Select the desired videos/photos/podcasts from Windows Explorer (
them to Content Transfer (
), and drag-and-drop
).
Content Transfer recognizes the type of data by filename extension, and sends it to the
appropriate folder of the player.
Related Topics
About the software
Transferring music using Content Transfer
Transferring videos/photos/podcasts using Windows Explorer
Watching videos [Videos]
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Playing podcast [Podcasts]
Viewing photos [Photos]
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music using Windows Explorer
Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Transferring music using Windows Explorer
You can directly transfer data by drag-and-drop using Windows Explorer on your computer.
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
1. Connect the player to your computer using the USB cable (supplied).
Insert the connector of the USB cable into the player with the
mark facing up.
Specifications
Contents list
2. Click [start] – [My Computer] or [Computer] – [WALKMAN] – [Storage Media], and then
select the [MUSIC] folder.
Data hierarchy may differ, depending on your computer environment.
3. Drag-and-drop files or folders (
) into the [MUSIC] folder (
), or one of its subfolders.
About the data hierarchy
Drag and drop files or folders into the correct folder as shown in the following illustration. The
player can play back songs on the 1st to 8th level of the [MUSIC] folder.
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Note
Do not disconnect the USB cable while [Do not disconnect.] appears on the player.
Otherwise, data being transferred or stored on the player may be damaged. If the player is
disconnected while files are being transferred, unnecessary files may be left in the player. In
this case, transfer usable files back to the computer and format the player [Details].
Do not change folder names or delete the [MUSIC], [MP_ROOT], [MPE_ROOT], [VIDEO],
[DCIM], [PICTURE], [PICTURES], [SCREENSAVER], [PODCASTS], [RECORD] and
[VOICE] folders.
Do not change folder or file names directly under the [MP_ROOT] or [MPE_ROOT] folders,
otherwise, they will not be displayed on the player.
Some files may not be played back on the player due to copyright protection.
If Content Transfer starts automatically after connecting the player to your computer using
the USB cable (supplied), close or ignore Content Transfer as Content Transfer need not be
used. For details on setting automatic start of Content Transfer, refer to the Help of Content
Transfer.
Related Topics
Transferring music using Windows Media Player
Transferring music using Content Transfer
Transferring videos/photos/podcasts using Windows Explorer
Playing music
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videos/photos/podcasts using Windows Explorer
Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Transferring videos/photos/podcasts using Windows Explorer
You can directly transfer data by drag-and-drop using Windows Explorer on your computer.
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Hint
Some WMV files can be played back only by transferring using Windows Media Player.
1. Connect the player to your computer using the USB cable (supplied).
Insert the connector of the USB cable into the player with the
mark facing up.
2. Click [start] – [My Computer] or [Computer] – [WALKMAN] – [Storage Media], and then
select the [VIDEO], [PICTURE], [PICTURES], [DCIM] or [PODCASTS] folder.
Data hierarchy may differ, depending on your computer environment.
3. Drag-and-drop files or folders into the [VIDEO], [PICTURE], [PICTURES], [DCIM] or
[PODCASTS] folder or one of their subfolders.
Video files or folders: drag and drop into the [VIDEO] folder, or one of its subfolders.
Photo files or folders: drag and drop into the [PICTURE], [PICTURES] or [DCIM] folder,
or one of their subfolders. If you want to use photos as the slide show screensaver
[Details], drag and drop them into the [SCREENSAVER] folder in the [PICTURE] folder.
Podcast folders and episode files: drag and drop podcast folders into the [PODCASTS]
folder and episode files into the podcast folders.
Video/photo/podcast files or folders in your computer
Video: [VIDEO] folder in your player
Photo: [PICTURE], [PICTURES] or [DCIM] folder in your player
Podcast: [PODCASTS] folder in your player
About the data hierarchy
Drag and drop files or folders into the correct folder as shown in the following illustrations.
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The player can play back videos on the 1st to 8th level of the [VIDEO] folder, and can display
photos on the 1st to 8th level of the [PICTURE], [PICTURES] and [DCIM] folders. The player can
play back podcast episodes on the 2nd level of the [PODCASTS] folder.
Note
Do not disconnect the USB cable while [Do not disconnect.] appears on the player.
Otherwise, data being transferred or stored on the player may be damaged. If the player is
disconnected while files are being transferred, unnecessary files may be left in the player. In
this case, transfer usable files back to the computer and format the player [Details].
Do not change folder names or delete the [MUSIC], [MP_ROOT], [MPE_ROOT], [VIDEO],
[DCIM], [PICTURE], [PICTURES], [SCREENSAVER], [PODCASTS], [RECORD] and
[VOICE] folders.
Do not change folder or file names directly under the [MP_ROOT] or [MPE_ROOT] folders.
Otherwise, they will not be displayed on the player.
Some files may not be played back on the player due to copyright protection.
If Content Transfer starts automatically after connecting the player to your computer using
the USB cable (supplied), close or ignore Content Transfer as Content Transfer need not be
used. For details on setting automatic start of Content Transfer, refer to the Help of Content
Transfer.
Related Topics
Transferring videos/photos/podcasts using Content Transfer
Transferring music using Windows Explorer
Watching videos [Videos]
Playing podcast [Podcasts]
Viewing photos [Photos]
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Music
Playing music
To play music, select
“SensMe™ Channels”
[Music] on the Home menu to display the [Music] screen.
1. From the Home menu, select
[Music].
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
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Settings
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Specifications
Contents list
The music menu appears.
You can select the desired search method to display the music list screen and search for
songs [Details].
2. Select desired search method
desired song.
The music playback screen appears and song playback begins.
Select items until a song list appears.
For details on how to operate the music playback screen, see [Details].
Related Topics
Importing music from CDs using Windows Media Player
Transferring music using Windows Media Player
Transferring music using Content Transfer
Transferring music using Windows Explorer
Browsing and using the music screen
Searching for songs
Deleting songs
Using the music option menu
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Music
Browsing and using the music screen
Music playback screen
“SensMe™ Channels”
Music list screen
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
Music playback screen
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Information area
Current song number/Total song number to be played (*1)
Elapsed time/Total time (*1) (*2)
Progress bar (*1) (*2)
Play Mode [Details], Playback Range [Details], Equalizer [Details], VPT(Surround) [Details],
A-B repeat [Details], Display Lyrics [Details] indication icons (*1)
Song name
Artist name
Album title
(*1) These items disappear after a while.
(*2) While playing back variable bit rate (VBR) songs, the elapsed time indication and the progress bar
indicator may be unstable and inaccurate.
Indication icons of the music playback screen
Icon
Description
[Play Mode] is set to [Repeat] [Details].
[Play Mode] is set to [Shuffle] [Details].
[Play Mode] is set to [Shuffle&Repeat] [Details].
[Play Mode] is set to [Repeat 1 Song] [Details].
[Playback Range] is set to [Selected Range] [Details].
[Equalizer] is set to [Heavy] [Details].
[Equalizer] is set to [Pop] [Details].
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[Equalizer] is set to [Jazz] [Details].
[Equalizer] is set to [Unique] [Details].
[Equalizer] is set to [Custom 1] [Details].
[Equalizer] is set to [Custom 2] [Details].
[VPT(Surround)] is set to [Studio] [Details].
[VPT(Surround)] is set to [Live] [Details].
[VPT(Surround)] is set to [Club] [Details].
[VPT(Surround)] is set to [Arena] [Details].
[VPT(Surround)] is set to [Matrix] [Details].
[Display Lyrics] is set to [On] or [On (No Screen Off)] [Details].
There is a song lyrics file (LRC file) for the current song [Details].
Operations on the music playback screen
To (screen indication)
Do this
Play (
Press the
)/pause (
Fast forward (
fast rewind (
) (*1)
)/
button.
Press and hold the
button.
)
/
Find the beginning of the previous (or current) song (
)/
)
find the beginning of the next song (
Press the
/
button.
Browse album covers to select an album (*2)
Press the
/
button.
Add to bookmark list
Press and hold the
Return to the list screen
Press the BACK/HOME button.
button.
(*1) During pause, if there is no operation for a while, the player automatically enters standby mode.
(*2) You can browse album covers only when [Karaoke/Language Study] is set to [Off] [Details].
Icons which appear by pressing the OPTION/PWR OFF button
Icon
Description
(Search)
Shows the search menu. You can select the desired search method to display the
list screen and search for songs [Details].
(Option
Menu)
Shows the option menu. For details on the music option menu, see [Details].
Music list screen
The following are examples of music list screens.
Song list screen
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Index
The initials of song and album, etc., names in the list section appear.
Album list screen
Hint
You can change the display format of the album list to display the cover art only [Details].
Operations on the music list screen
To
Do this
Confirm an item in the list
Press the
Press the
Move the cursor up or down
button.
/
button.
/
Press and hold the
scroll up or down faster.
button to
Move the cursor left/right when an index is
displayed
Press the
/
button.
Display the previous/next screen of the list when
an index is not displayed
Press the
/
button.
Move the cursor left/right when displaying cover
arts only
Press the
/
button.
Add to bookmark list (*1)
Press and hold the
Return to the list screen of the next upper level
Press the BACK/HOME button.
button.
(*1) You can add transferred songs only to a bookmark list. You cannot add recorded files or albums.
Icons which appear by pressing the OPTION/PWR OFF button
Icon
Description
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(Search)
(*1)
Shows the search menu. You can select the desired search method to
display the list screen and search for songs [Details].
(Option
Menu) (*1)
Shows the option menu. For details on the music option menu, see [Details].
[To
Playback
Screen]
Returns to the music playback screen.
(*1) These icons may not appear depending on the screen.
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Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Searching for songs
When you select (Search) on the music playback screen or the list screen, the search menu
appears. You can select the desired search method on the search menu to search the music list
for a desired song.
1. On the music playback screen or the list screen, press the OPTION/PWR OFF button.
2. Select
(Search)
desired search method
desired song.
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Recordings
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Settings
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Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Select items as follows until a song list appears.
Search method
Method
Description
[All Songs]
Select a song from the all songs list.
[Album]
Select an album
[Artist] (*1)
Select an artist
an album
[Genre]
Select a genre
an artist
[Release Year]
Select a release year
[Playlists] (*2)
Select a playlist
[Bookmark]
Select a bookmark list
[Folder]
Select a folder
song.
[Voice Recording] Select a folder
song.
song.
song.
an album
an artist
song.
song.
song.
song.
(*1) “The” at the beginning of artist names is ignored when arranging a list.
(*2) Playlists are created by using Windows Media Player. For information on how to create a playlist,
refer to the Help of Windows Media Player. Cover art images registered to a playlist are not
displayed on the player.
Hint
[All Songs], [Album], [Artist] and [Genre] lists are arranged in alphanumeric order. The
[Release Year] list is arranged in reverse chronological order. In the [Voice Recording] list,
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folders are displayed in reverse chronological order, and files are displayed in chronological
order. In the [Folder] list, folders are displayed in name order first, then files are displayed in
name order. In this case, upper or lower case letters are not distinguished.
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Using bookmarks
Music
Adding a song to a bookmark list
“SensMe™ Channels”
Playing songs in a bookmark list
Removing a song from a bookmark list
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
Removing all songs from a bookmark list
FM Radio
Rearranging songs in a bookmark list
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
You can add favorite songs to bookmark lists for easy playback.
Timer
Adding a song to a bookmark list
Settings
You can add the currently playing song to a bookmark list. You can also select a song from a
song list to add it to a bookmark list.
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Note
You can add up to 100 songs to each bookmark list.
You cannot add recorded files, videos, or podcast episodes to a bookmark list.
Specifications
Contents list
To add the currently playing song
1. From the music playback screen, press and hold the
button.
The song is added to the default bookmark list. For how to change the default bookmark list,
see [Details].
or,
1. From the music playback screen, press the OPTION/PWR OFF button to bring up the option
menu.
2. Select [Add to Bookmark]
desired bookmark list.
To select a song from a song list to add to a bookmark list
1. From a song list screen, press the
2. Press and hold the
/
button to select a song.
button.
The selected song is added to the default bookmark list. For how to change the default
bookmark list, see [Details].
or,
1. From a song list screen, press the
/
button to select a song.
2. Press the OPTION/PWR OFF button to bring up the option menu.
3. Select [Add to Bookmark]
desired bookmark list.
Playing songs in a bookmark list
1. From the Home menu, select
[Music]
[Bookmark]
desired bookmark list
desired song.
Note
While playing a song selected from a bookmark list, playback will pause if you carry out an
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alternation to the playing bookmark list such as adding a song, removing a song or
rearrange songs.
Removing a song from a bookmark list
1. From the Home menu, select
[Music]
[Bookmark]
desired bookmark list
desired song.
2. Press the OPTION/PWR OFF button to bring up the option menu.
3. Select [Remove from Bookmark].
or,
1. From the Home menu, select
2. Press the
/
[Music]
[Bookmark]
desired bookmark list.
button to select a song.
3. Press the OPTION/PWR OFF button to bring up the option menu.
4. Select [Remove from Bookmark].
Removing all songs from a bookmark list
1. From the Home menu, select
2. Press the
/
[Music]
[Bookmark].
button to select a bookmark list.
3. Press the OPTION/PWR OFF button to bring up the option menu.
4. Select [Clear Bookmark List]
[Yes].
Rearranging songs in a bookmark list
1. From the Home menu, select
[Music]
[Bookmark]
desired bookmark list.
2. Press the OPTION/PWR OFF button to bring up the option menu.
3. Select [Edit Song Order].
A right arrow appears to the left of a song name.
4. Press the
/
button to select a song, then press the
button.
A double-headed arrow appears to the left of the selected song.
5. Press the
6. Press the
/
button to move the song to the desired location.
button to fix the location for the song.
7. Repeat step 4 to 6 to rearrange all songs you want.
8. After completing, press the BACK/HOME button to return to the bookmark list screen.
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Music
Browsing cover arts to select an album (Album Scroll)
On the music playback screen, you can press the
“SensMe™ Channels”
/
button to scroll the cover art up or
down and select the album.
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Note
You can use the album scroll function only when [Karaoke/Language Study] is set to [Off]
[Details].
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
1. From the Home menu, select
Timer
2. Press the
/
[Music]
desired item to display the playback screen.
button on the music playback screen.
The album scroll screen appears.
Settings
3. Press the
Troubleshooting
/
button to browse album covers.
The cover art images are arranged by title in alphabetical order.
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Cover art
4. Select the cover art of the desired album, then press the
button.
The music playback screen reappears and playback of the selected album begins.
To cancel browsing
Press the BACK/HOME button.
Hint
Cover art only appears if cover art information is available. You can set cover art using
Windows Media Player, or another transfer capable software for setting cover art. For details
on operation, refer to the Help or maker of the software. Cover art may not be displayed,
depending on the cover art file format.
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Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
Deleting songs
When you delete songs from the player, use the software you used to transfer the songs, or
Windows Explorer.
For details about using the software, see the Help of the software.
Note
You cannot delete songs without connecting the player to a computer except for voice
recordings [Details].
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
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Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
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Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
About the karaoke function
When you set [Karaoke/Language Study] to [Maximum Karaoke Mode] or [Minimum Karaoke
Mode], the vocal of the playing song is suppressed and the lyrics of the song are displayed if the
song’s lyrics file is stored in the player. You can also change the key of a song.
Song lyrics are displayed when there is an LRC file for the song in the player. The LRC file must
have the same file name as the song file, with extension “.lrc” (for example, “abc.lrc” for a song
file “abc.mp3”). Place the LRC file in the same folder as the song file. The player synchronizes
song lyrics with song playback. For how to create LRC files, see [Details].
Timer
Related Topics
Settings
Activating the karaoke function
Changing the key of a song
Displaying lyrics [Display Lyrics]
How to create LRC files
Troubleshooting
Important Information
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Music
Activating the karaoke function
1. From the Home menu, select
“SensMe™ Channels”
Study]
[Settings]
[Music Settings]
[Karaoke/Language
desired setting type.
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Type
Description
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
[Off]
Disables the karaoke and language study function. (Default setting)
[Language
Study]
Activates the language study function [Details].
[Maximum
Karaoke Mode]
Activates the karaoke function. The vocal of the song is suppressed as much
as possible. The screensaver will not start.
[Minimum
Karaoke Mode]
Activates the karaoke function. The vocal of the song is suppressed, though
still audible. The screensaver will not start.
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Note
When [Karaoke/Language Study] is set to [Maximum Karaoke Mode] or [Minimum Karaoke
Mode], the
/
button works for the karaoke function and you cannot use the album
scroll function. Also, the screensaver will not start. For details on the screensaver, see
[Details].
The DPC (Digital Pitch Control) function [Details] is disabled when [Karaoke/Language
Study] is set to [Maximum Karaoke Mode] or [Minimum Karaoke Mode].
The VPT (Surround) function [Details] is disabled when [Karaoke/Language Study] is set to
[Maximum Karaoke Mode] or [Minimum Karaoke Mode].
The effects of vocal suppression differ among songs. Depending on the song, the vocal may
hardly be suppressed.
Music playback screen with karaoke activated
Lyrics
Operation guidance
Lyrics icon
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Related Topics
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Music
Changing the key of a song
You can change the key of a song to make it easier to sing.
“SensMe™ Channels”
1. Use the
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
/
buttons during playback to raise/lower the key.
Note
After the song has finished, the key reverts to normal and the next song will be played back
in the original key.
Timer
Related Topics
Settings
About the karaoke function
Activating the karaoke function
Troubleshooting
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How to Use the Software
Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
About language study
When you set [Karaoke/Language Study] to [Language Study], you can use the [Quick Replay]
function and the A-B repeat function. This section also explains about the playback speed
control function.
Hint
You can adjust the playback speed when [Karaoke/Language Study] is set to [Off] or
[Language Study], but cannot adjust when set to [Maximum Karaoke Mode] or [Minimum
Karaoke Mode].
For audio podcasts, set [Podcast Language Study] to [On] to use the [Quick Replay]
function and the A-B repeat function in the podcast’s audio playback screen [Details]. The
[DPC (Speed Control)] setting also affects the playback speed of the audio podcast.
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
Related Topics
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Activating the language study function
Rewinding slightly [Quick Replay]
Playing back a specified section repeatedly (A-B Repeat)
Adjusting the playback speed (DPC)
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How to Use the Software
Music
Activating the language study function
Activating the language study for music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Activating the language study for audio podcast
Activating the language study for music
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
1. From the Home menu, select
Study]
Timer
Settings
[Settings]
[Music Settings]
[Karaoke/Language
desired setting type.
Type
Description
Troubleshooting
[Off]
Disables the karaoke and language study function. (Default setting)
Important Information
[Language
Study]
Activates the language study function, allowing you to use the [Quick
Replay] function and the A-B repeat function.
[Maximum
Karaoke Mode]
Activates the karaoke function [Details].
[Minimum
Karaoke Mode]
Activates the karaoke function [Details].
Specifications
Contents list
Note
When [Karaoke/Language Study] is set to [Language Study], the
/
buttons work for
the language study function; you cannot use the album scroll function [Details].
Music playback screen with language study activated
Operation guidance
Section A-B
Point B
Point A
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Activating the language study for audio podcast
1. From the Home menu, select
Study]
[Settings]
[Podcast Settings]
[Podcast Language
desired setting type.
Type Description
[On]
Activates the [Podcast Language Study], allowing you to use the [Quick Replay]
function and the A-B repeat function.
[Off]
Disables the [Podcast Language Study]. (Default setting)
Audio podcast playback screen with language study activated
Operation guidance
Section A-B
Point B
Point A
Related Topics
About language study
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Music
Rewinding slightly [Quick Replay]
You can rewind about 3 seconds to listen to audio again.
“SensMe™ Channels”
1. Press the
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
button during playback on the music playback screen.
Hint
When point A (starting point of A-B repeat) is set, if you press the
button within 3
seconds of point A, playback returns to point A.
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
Related Topics
Settings
About language study
Troubleshooting
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repeatedly (A-B Repeat)
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How to Use the Software
Music
Playing back a specified section repeatedly (A-B Repeat)
A-B repeat operations
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
You can play back a specified section of audio repeatedly.
1. Press the
button to specify the starting point of A-B repeat.
The point A (starting point of A-B repeat) indicator appears. The section from point A to the
end of the song is played back repeatedly.
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
2. Press the
Timer
button to specify the ending point of the A-B repeat.
The point B (ending point of A-B repeat) indicator appears. The section from point A to point
B is played back repeatedly.
Settings
Troubleshooting
Note
Put an interval of more than 1 second between point A and B. If you press the
Important Information
button
within 1 second from point A, you cannot set point B.
Specifications
Contents list
A-B repeat operations
During A-B repeat, you can pause, resume playback, fast forward, fast rewind and [Quick
Replay] as usual [Details]. In addition to that, you can perform the following operations.
To
Do this
Return to the point A
Press the
button.
Proceed to the point B and exit the A-B repeat Press the
button.
Exit the A-B repeat
button.
Press the
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Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
Adjusting the playback speed (DPC)
You can adjust the playback speed between half and double normal speed by using the DPC
(Digital Pitch Control) function. The audio is played back in natural tones by means of the digital
processing function.
Hint
You can adjust the playback speed when [Karaoke/Language Study] is set to [Off] or
[Language Study], but cannot adjust when set to [Maximum Karaoke Mode] or [Minimum
Karaoke Mode] [Details].
The [DPC (Speed Control)] setting also affects the playback speed of an audio podcast
[Details].
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
Settings
1. From the Home menu, select
Troubleshooting
[Settings]
[Music Settings]
[DPC (Speed Control)]
desired setting type.
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Type
Description
[x0.5]
Plays back at half speed.
[x0.75] Plays back at 0.75 times normal speed.
[x0.9]
Plays back at 0.9 times normal speed.
[Off]
Plays back at normal speed. (Default setting)
[x1.1]
Plays back at 1.1 times normal speed.
[x1.25] Plays back at 1.25 times normal speed.
[x1.5]
Plays back at 1.5 times normal speed.
[x1.75] Plays back at 1.75 times normal speed.
[x2.0]
Plays back at double speed.
Related Topics
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How to Use the Software
Music
Using the music option menu
Option items appearing on the album list screen
“SensMe™ Channels”
Option items appearing on the music playback screen
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Option items appearing on the music list screen
Option items appearing on the [Bookmark] screen
Displaying the detailed information screen [Detailed Information]
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
You can bring up the music option menu by pressing the OPTION/PWR OFF button on the music
list or on the music playback screen. For details on how to use the option menu, see [Details].
The option items shown on the option menu vary depending on the screen from which you bring it
up. See the reference page for settings and usage.
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
Option items appearing on the album list screen
Important Information
Specifications
Option items
Contents list
Description/reference page
[Album Display Format] Selects the album list format [Details].
Option items appearing on the music playback screen
Option items
Description/reference page
[Play Mode]
Sets the play mode [Details].
[Playback Range]
Sets the playback range [Details].
[Karaoke/Language
Study]
Sets the karaoke/language study mode [Details].
[DPC (Speed
Control)] (*1)
Adjusts the playback speed of songs [Details].
[Display Lyrics] (*1)
Displays the lyrics of the playing song [Details].
[Equalizer]
Customizes the sound quality [Details].
[VPT(Surround)]
Customizes the [VPT(Surround)] settings [Details].
[Add to
Adds the song to the wish list to purchase it on the service
Wishlist/Remove from
corresponded software./ Removes the song from the wish list.
Wishlist]
[Detailed Information]
Displays detailed information of a song, such as playing time, audio
format, bit rate, and file name [Details].
[Add to Bookmark]
Adds the playing song to a bookmark list [Details].
[Remove from
Bookmark]
Removes the playing song from a bookmark list [Details].
[Set As Alarm Song]
Sets the playing song as the alarm song [Details].
[Delete This Song]
Deletes a recorded voice [Details].
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(*1) These options do not appear when [Karaoke/Language Study] is set to [Maximum Karaoke Mode] or
[Minimum Karaoke Mode].
Option items appearing on the music list screen
Option items (*1)
Description/reference page
[Add to Bookmark]
Adds the song to a bookmark list [Details].
[Remove from Bookmark] (*2) Removes the song from a bookmark list [Details].
[Edit Song Order] (*2)
Rearranges songs in a bookmark list [Details].
(*1) These options do not appear when the recorded voice file list screen is displayed.
(*2) These options appear on the music list of a bookmark list only.
Option items appearing on the [Bookmark] screen
Option items
Description/reference page
[Clear Bookmark List] Removes all songs in the bookmark list [Details].
Displaying the detailed information screen [Detailed Information]
1. From the music playback screen, press the OPTION/PWR OFF button to bring up the option
menu.
2. Select [Detailed Information].
Detailed information screen
Song name
Artist name
Album title
Genre
Release year
Length of Song
Codec
While playing back copyright protected songs, [Secured] appears.
Bit rate
While playing back variable bit rate songs, [VBR] is shown.
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File name
Hint
When playing a voice recording, recorded date/time and file size are displayed.
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Top page > Music > Music Settings > Setting the play mode [Play Mode]
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Music
Setting the play mode [Play Mode]
The player offers a variety of play modes, including random play and selected repeat play.
“SensMe™ Channels”
1. From the Home menu, select
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
[Settings]
[Music Settings]
[Play Mode]
desired play mode type.
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
Type - icon
Description
[Normal] - No
icon
The songs within the playback range are played back in the song list order.
(Default setting)
[Repeat] -
The songs within the playback range are played back in the song list order
and then repeated.
[Shuffle] (*1)
The songs within the playback range are played back in random order.
[Shuffle&Repeat]
The songs within the playback range are played back in random order and
then repeated.
(*1)
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
[Repeat 1 Song]
-
The current song or the song selected from a song list is played back
repeatedly.
(*1) When [Play Mode] is set to [Shuffle] or [Shuffle&Repeat] and [Playback Range] is set to [All Range],
the player will not shuffle all songs at once. Instead, the player will select an artist, album, etc. one
by one and play their songs in random order. For example, if you select [Album] in the [Music]
screen and select a song in an album, the player will play selected album’s songs in random order,
then select the next album in the album list to play its songs in random order, and continue in such a
manner. However, [All Songs] and bookmark lists are exceptions. If you start from [All Songs], the
player will shuffle all songs at once. If you start from a bookmark list, the selected bookmark list only
will be played back and the others will not be played back.
Note
Songs to be played back differ depending on the [Playback Range] settings [Details].
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Music
Setting the playback range [Playback Range]
You can set the playback range of songs.
“SensMe™ Channels”
1. From the Home menu, select
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
[Settings]
[Music Settings]
[Playback Range]
desired playback range type.
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Type - icon
Description
[All Range] - No
icon
Plays back all the songs in all the lists of the selected search method.
For example, if you start playback from an album list, all the albums in the
player are played back.
[Selected
Range] -
Plays back songs only in the lists from which playback starts. (Default
settings)
For example, if you start playback from an album list, the songs in that album
only are played back.
Note
If you start playback from a bookmark list, the songs in that bookmark list only are played
back and songs in other bookmark lists are not played back even if [Playback Range] is set
to [All Range].
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Top page > Music > Music Settings > Setting the sound quality (CLEAR BASS) [Equalizer]
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How to Use the Software
Setting the sound quality (CLEAR BASS) [Equalizer]
Music
Setting the sound quality
“SensMe™ Channels”
Customizing sound quality
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
You can set the sound quality according to the music genre, etc.
Equalizer settings contain the CLEAR BASS setting. Increasing the CLEAR BASS setting value
allows the player to reproduce dynamic deep bass without distortion, even at a high volume.
Setting the sound quality
Timer
1. From the Home menu, select
Settings
[Settings]
[Music Settings]
[Equalizer]
desired
equalizer type.
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Type icon
Description
[None] No icon
Sound quality setting is not activated. (Default setting) (*1)
[Heavy] [Pop] [Jazz] [Unique] -
Emphasizes high and low ranges for a powerful sound.
Stresses the middle range audio, ideal for vocals.
Emphasizes high and low ranges for a lively sound.
Emphasizes high and low ranges, so that even soft sounds can be heard easily.
[Custom 1]
User-customizable sound settings for which you can adjust each frequency range
[Custom 2] individually. See [Details] for details.
-
(*1) The default setting of players sold in the Latin America region is [Custom 1], and CLEAR BASS is set
to level +3.
Note
If your personal settings saved as [Custom 1] and [Custom 2] seem to produce a different
volume level than other settings, you may have to adjust the volume manually to
compensate.
The [Equalizer] setting is not applied while playing a video, FM radio or video podcast.
Customizing sound quality
You can preset the value of CLEAR BASS (bass) and 5 band Equalizer as [Custom 1] or
[Custom 2].
1. From the Home menu, select
[Custom 1] or [Custom 2].
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[Settings]
[Music Settings]
[Equalizer]
2. Press the
the
/
/
button to select CLEAR BASS or the frequency range setting, and press
button to adjust the setting level, and then press the
button to confirm.
The [Music Settings] screen reappears.
CLEAR BASS can be set to any of 4 sound levels, and the 5 frequency ranges can be
set to any of 7 sound levels.
After you have adjusted the setting level, be sure to press the
button to confirm. If
you press the BACK/HOME button before you confirm, the setting will be canceled.
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Top page > Music > Music Settings > Customizing the surround sound [VPT(Surround)]
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Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
Customizing the surround sound [VPT(Surround)]
You can customize the surround sound by using the VPT (*1) (Surround) function to enrich the
sound reproduction quality of the audio playback. The sense of realism is increasingly enhanced
in the order of [Studio]
[Live]
[Club]
[Arena] (most enhanced).
1. From the Home menu, select
FM Radio
[Settings]
[Music Settings]
[VPT(Surround)]
desired VPT (Surround) type.
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Type - icon Description
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
[None] - No
icon
[VPT(Surround)] setting is not activated. (Default setting)
[Studio] -
Creates the sound of a recording studio.
[Live] -
Creates the sound of a concert hall.
Important Information
[Club] -
Creates the sound of a club.
Specifications
[Arena] -
Creates the sound of an arena.
[Matrix] -
Reproduces an additional surround effect, and creates a natural, yet richly
enhanced sound.
Contents list
(*1) VPT, which stands for Virtualphones Technology, is a proprietary sound processing technology
developed by Sony.
Note
The [VPT(Surround)] setting is not applied while playing a video, FM radio or video podcast.
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Top page > Music > Music Settings > Listening with DSEE (Sound Enhance) [DSEE(Sound
Enhance)]
Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Listening with DSEE (Sound Enhance) [DSEE(Sound Enhance)]
By activating the [DSEE(Sound Enhance)] (*1) feature, you can hear a rich and natural sound
almost exactly like the original source.
1. From the Home menu, select
Enhance)]
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
[Settings]
[Music Settings]
[DSEE(Sound
desired DSEE (Sound Enhance) type.
Type Description
Timer
Settings
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[On]
Activates the [DSEE(Sound Enhance)] (*1) function, and plays back naturally extended
sound, close to the original sound.
[Off]
Disables the [DSEE(Sound Enhance)] function and plays back sound normally. (Default
setting)
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
(*1) DSEE, which stands for Digital Sound Enhancement Engine, is a technology developed by Sony, to
enhance the sound quality of compressed audio files by restoring high-range sound removed by the
compression process.
Note
The [DSEE(Sound Enhance)] setting is not applied while playing a video, FM radio or video
podcast.
The [DSEE(Sound Enhance)] function is not effective for songs of a file format that is not
compressed, or songs that are of a high bit rate with no treble loss.
In the case of songs of very low bit rate, the [DSEE(Sound Enhance)] function will not be
effective.
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Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Music
Listening with Clear Stereo [Clear Stereo]
[Clear Stereo] enables individual left and right digital processing of the sound.
“SensMe™ Channels”
1. From the Home menu, select
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
[Settings]
[Music Settings]
[Clear Stereo]
desired Clear Stereo type.
FM Radio
Type Description
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
[On]
Activates the [Clear Stereo] function when you use the supplied headphones.
[Off]
Disables the [Clear Stereo] function and plays back normal sound. (Default setting)
Settings
Note
The [Clear Stereo] setting is not applied while playing a video, FM radio or video podcast.
The [Clear Stereo] function is designed to obtain maximum effect with the supplied
headphones. The [Clear Stereo] effect may not be obtained with other headphones. When
using other headphones, set [Clear Stereo] to [Off].
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
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Top page > Music > Music Settings > Adjusting the volume level [Dynamic Normalizer]
Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Adjusting the volume level [Dynamic Normalizer]
You can reduce the volume level between songs. With this setting, when listening to album songs
in the shuffle play mode, the volume level between songs is moderated to minimize differences in
their recording levels.
1. From the Home menu, select
[Settings]
[Music Settings]
[Dynamic Normalizer]
desired Dynamic Normalizer type.
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Type Description
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
[On]
Minimizes the difference in volume level between songs.
[Off]
Plays back songs at their original transferred volume level.
(Default setting)
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Note
The [Dynamic Normalizer] setting is not applied while playing a video, FM radio or video
podcast.
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Top page > Music > Music Settings > Changing the default bookmark list [Default Bookmark
List]
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How to Use the Software
Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
Changing the default bookmark list [Default Bookmark List]
You can change the default bookmark list, to which you can add a song when you press and
button in the music playback screen or song list screen.
hold the
1. From the Home menu, select
FM Radio
[Settings]
[Music Settings]
[Default Bookmark List]
desired bookmark list.
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Item
Timer
Description
[Bookmark Selects [Bookmark List 1] as the default book mark list to which a song will be
List 1]
added when you press and hold the
button. (Default setting)
Settings
[Bookmark Selects [Bookmark List 2] as the default book mark list to which a song will be
List 2]
added when you press and hold the
button.
Troubleshooting
Important Information
[Bookmark Selects [Bookmark List 3] as the default book mark list to which a song will be
List 3]
added when you press and hold the
button.
Specifications
Contents list
[Bookmark Selects [Bookmark List 4] as the default book mark list to which a song will be
List 4]
added when you press and hold the
button.
[Bookmark Selects [Bookmark List 5] as the default book mark list to which a song will be
List 5]
added when you press and hold the
button.
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Top page > Music > Music Settings > Selecting the album display format [Album Display Format]
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How to Use the Software
Music
Selecting the album display format [Album Display Format]
You can select the album display format.
“SensMe™ Channels”
1. From the Home menu, select
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
[Settings]
[Music Settings]
[Album Display Format]
desired Album Display Format type.
FM Radio
Type
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
[Title & Cover Art] (Default setting) [Cover Art Only]
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
Screen
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Hint
Cover art will not appear if there is no cover art information for the album. You can set cover
art using Windows Media Player. For details on operation, refer to the Help of Windows
Media Player. Note that the player will not display cover art attached to playlists.
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Top page > Music > Music Settings > Displaying lyrics [Display Lyrics]
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How to Use the Software
Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Displaying lyrics [Display Lyrics]
You can display song lyrics when there is an LRC file for the song in the player. The LRC file
must have the same file name as the song file, with extension “.lrc” (for example, “abc.lrc” for a
song file “abc.mp3”). Place the LRC file in the same folder as the song file. The player
synchronizes song lyrics with song playback. For how to create LRC files, see [Details].
Note
Some LRC files may not be playable on the player depending on the file format.
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
1. From the Home menu, select
Timer
[Settings]
[Music Settings]
[Display Lyrics]
desired display type.
Settings
Troubleshooting
Type
Description
Important Information
[On]
Displays lyrics if the playing song has an LRC file. (Default setting)
Specifications
[On (No Displays lyrics if the playing song has an LRC file. The player will not turn off the
Screen screen or run the screensaver during song playback regardless of whether an LRC
Off)]
file for the current song exists or not.
Contents list
[Off]
Does not display lyrics. (*1)
(*1) When [Karaoke/Language Study] is set to [Maximum Karaoke Mode] or [Minimum Karaoke Mode],
lyrics will be displayed regardless of this setting [Details].
Music playback screen while displaying lyrics
Lyrics
Lyrics icon
Note
If lyrics are not displayed properly, save the LRC file in the UTF-8 encoding and transfer it
again to the player.
The player can display up to 1,024 lines of lyrics for each song.
Playback and lyrics may become slightly out of sync.
You cannot display lyrics on the audio podcast playback screen [Details].
When set to [On], the screen turns off or changes to slide show when there is no operation
for the time set in [Delay] [Details].
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Music
How to create LRC files
Notes on creating LRC files
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
1. Prepare an audio file for which you intend to display lyrics during playback.
FM Radio
2. Open Notepad.
[All programs]
Click [start]
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
3. Type lyrics text into Notepad.
The screen images are of Windows Vista.
[Accessories]
[Notepad] to open it.
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
4. Play back the audio file to check the time [minutes:seconds:hundredths of a second] for
displaying each text line, then enter the time information to the left of the text line.
Examples:
95
Time information
[mm:ss:xx] where mm means minutes, ss means seconds, and xx means hundredths of a
second. Enter mm, ss and xx in two digits. Use a colon to separate values.
Lyric text line
The player recognizes up to 95 characters to display the text line on the screen. If a text line
cannot fit in the screen, it will be wrapped (up to 3 lines). Characters beyond 3 lines will not
be displayed.
You can separate seconds and hundredths of a second by a period instead of a colon.
You can omit hundredths of a second.
5. After finishing lyrics text input, save it as a file.
[Save As…] to open the [Save As] screen. Select [All Files] in the [Save as
Select [File]
type:] list at the bottom of the screen. Select [UTF-8] in the [Encode:] list. Enter the file name
into the [File name:] text box. The file name must be the same as the audio file, with
extension “.lrc”. Click [Save] to save the LRC file.
[File name:]
Enter the same file name as the audio file, with extension “.lrc” (for example, “abc.lrc”
for an audio file “abc.mp3”).
[Save as type:]
Select [All Files] in the [Save as type:] list.
[Save]
[Encoding:]
Select [UTF-8] in the [Encode:] list.
The maximum size of LRC files is 512 KB.
6. Create a new folder in the [MUSIC] folder of the player, then drag and drop both the audio
file and LRC file into the new folder to transfer them.
7. From the Home menu of the player, select
[Music]
desired search method
transferred song.
8. Press the OPTION/PWR OFF button to bring up the option menu, then select [Display Lyrics]
[On] or [On (No Screen Off)].
The lyrics are displayed on the screen, synchronizing with audio playback.
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Notes on creating LRC files
The text encoding of LRC files must be UTF-8.
An LRC file must have the same file name as the audio file, with extension “.lrc”. Otherwise,
the player cannot recognize the LRC file.
The maximum size of LRC files is 512 KB.
Notes on lyrics text
A character string that follows time information at the beginning of the text line is recognized
as a lyric text line.
Space characters (both 1-byte and 2-byte) immediately following time information will be
ignored.
Maximum number of displayable characters for each lyric text line
The player recognizes up to 95 characters to display the text line on the screen. Characters
beyond this limitation are not displayed.
If a text line cannot fit in the screen, it will be wrapped (up to 3 lines). Characters beyond 3
lines will not be displayed.
The player can display up to 1,024 lines of lyrics for each song.
Notes on new line control characters
Any CR, CRLF and LF is recognized properly.
A text line that contains only a new line is skipped.
Notes on LRC file format
Time information must be at the beginning of a text line. Otherwise, it will be ignored and the
number of displayable character may decrease.
Time information must be entered in chronological order. If a line’s time information is
chronologically equal or before the previous line, the line will be skipped. In this case, text
lines will also be skipped until a text line with time information that follows chronologically the
last accepted line.
A text line that contains time information only is displayed as a blank line (treated as a text
that contains no characters).
The player supports only lyrics display and does not support other information of LRC file
format.
Copyright notice
When creating LRC files using copyrighted materials authored by others, created LRC files are
limited to private use only. Use of LRC files beyond this limitation requires permission of the
copyright holders.
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Top page > Music > Music Settings > Optimizing the quality of the sound output from the
speakers [SP Output Optimizer]
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How to Use the Software
Music
Optimizing the quality of the sound output from the speakers
[SP Output Optimizer]
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
The player is equipped with the Digital Linear Phase Speaker feature to optimize the quality of
sound from the speakers.
The Digital Linear Phase Speaker feature achieves a precise localization of sounds by improving
the frequency-amplitude and phase characteristics.
Settings
Note
This function is effective for the supplied speakers only. If your player is not supplied with
speakers, set [SP Output Optimizer] to [Off].
Speaker bundled model is not available in some countries/regions.
Troubleshooting
1. From the Home menu, select
Timer
[Settings]
[Music Settings]
[SP Output Optimizer]
desired setting type.
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Type
Description
[SRSActivates the [SP Output Optimizer] function when sounds output from the
NWGT015] speakers. The sound is optimized for SRS-NWGT015.
[Off]
Disables the [SP Output Optimizer] function and outputs normal sound from the
speakers.
Note
[SP Output Optimizer] is not applied to the sound output from the headphones.
[SP Output Optimizer] is effective for music, audio podcast and “SensMe™ Channels” only.
This function is not applied while playing a video, FM radio, or video podcast.
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Top page > “SensMe™ Channels” > Playing songs using “SensMe™ Channels” > What is
“SensMe™ Channels”?
Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
What is “SensMe™ Channels”?
“SensMe™ Channels” is a function that automatically picks up songs to fit the themes of
channels, and plays them back. You can play songs according to your mood, activity, time of the
day, etc.
Before playing songs using “SensMe™ Channels,” the sound pattern of the songs needs to be
analyzed through 12 TONE ANALYSIS, a Sony development. 12 TONE ANALYSIS is loaded
with software such as Content Transfer. For details about analysis of the software, refer to the
Help of each software. You can also analyze songs using the player [Details].
Timer
Related Topics
Settings
Playing songs using “SensMe™ Channels”
Analyzing songs on the player
Using the “SensMe™ Channels” option menu
Troubleshooting
Important Information
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using “SensMe™ Channels”
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How to Use the Software
Music
Playing songs using “SensMe™ Channels”
“SensMe™ Channels”
You can play songs to fit your mood, activity or time of day, etc., by selecting channels.
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
1. From the Home menu, select
[SensMe™ Channels].
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
The playback screen of “SensMe™ Channels” appears and the player starts playing back
songs.
2. Press the
/
button to select a desired channel.
When changing channels, the song starts from the middle of it. You can use the
and the
/
button
button to play/pause, fast forward/rewind, and find the beginning of a song
in the same way as music playback [Details].
Hint
Songs are played in random order. Each time you select a channel, the order of playback
will vary.
If you transfer songs using Content Transfer, the songs are played back from the most
melodic and rhythmical section.
Note
Depending on the file format, certain songs cannot be analyzed by 12 TONE ANALYSIS of
Content Transfer. For those files, perform [Updating Channels] from the option menu
[Details].
You cannot play back recorded voice files or podcast episodes using “SensMe™
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Channels.”
You cannot display lyrics while using “SensMe™ Channels.”
According to the analysis, a song may be selected by several channels or not selected at all.
However, all songs can be played back using the [Shuffle All] channel.
Every time you perform [Updating Channels], the result of analysis may vary.
List of channels
Channel
Description
[Morning]
[Daytime]
[Evening]
Plays music for various times of the day.
[Night]
[Midnight]
[Shuffle All] Plays all songs in random order.
[Energetic]
Plays uptempo and high-energy music.
[Relax]
Plays calm and relaxing music.
[Upbeat]
Plays cheerful and uplifting music.
[Mellow]
Plays soft and slow-tempo music.
[Lounge]
Plays jazz and easy listening music.
[Emotional] Plays ballads.
[Dance]
Plays rhythm, rap and R & B music.
[Extreme]
Plays loud and powerful music.
Note
Channels that do not contain any songs are not displayed in the list.
To listen to [Morning], [Daytime], [Evening], [Night] or [Midnight] according to the timetable,
[Set Date-Time] [Details] needs to be set. If [Set Date-Time] is not set, [Morning] will be
selected.
While playing back a time-based channel, the channel will not shift to the next time-based
channel even if the set time has passed. To listen to the next time-based channel, change
to another channel and go back.
If there are no songs for [Morning], [Daytime], [Evening], [Night] or [Midnight], all songs will
be played back in random order in those channels.
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songs on the player
Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Analyzing songs on the player
If you transferred songs other than by using Content Transfer and want to listen to them using
the “SensMe™ Channels,” analyze them on the player.
1. From the Home menu, select
[SensMe™ Channels].
2. Press the OPTION/PWR OFF button to bring up the option menu.
The option menu appears.
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Recordings
3. Select [Updating Channels].
The player starts analyzing songs.
When the analysis is finished, the “SensMe™ Channels” screen appears.
Timer
Settings
To stop analyzing
Troubleshooting
Press the BACK/HOME button to stop analyzing. All songs analyzed up to the point where you
stopped analyzing will be playable by “SensMe™ Channels.”
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Note
If songs without analysis are transferred to the player, [There is an unanalyzed song. Please
select Updating Channels from Option menu.] appears.
The player analyzes all songs at once. You cannot analyze songs individually.
The results of the analysis may vary between the player, the software, and the other
devices.
If you change channels, analyzed songs using [Updating Channels] are played back from
approximately 45 seconds into the songs. And, if a song is less than 90 seconds, playback
starts roughly from the middle of the song.
If the alarm goes off [Details] during the analysis, the analysis process will be stopped.
Songs analyzed up to the point where the alarm went off will be playable by “SensMe™
Channels.”
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Using the “SensMe™ Channels” option menu
Option items appearing on the “SensMe™ Channels” screen
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
You can bring up the “SensMe™ Channels” option menu by pressing the OPTION/PWR OFF
button on the “SensMe™ Channels” screen. For details on how to use the option menu, see
[Details].
The option items shown on the option menu vary depending on the screen from which you bring it
up. See the reference page for settings and usage.
Timer
Option items appearing on the “SensMe™ Channels” screen
Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Option items
Description/reference page
[Updating
Channels]
Analyzes the songs in the player through 12 TONE ANALYSIS [Details].
[DPC (Speed
Control)]
Adjusts the playback speed of songs [Details].
[Equalizer]
Customizes the sound quality [Details].
[VPT(Surround)] Customizes the [VPT(Surround)] settings [Details].
[Detailed
Information]
Displays detailed information of a song, such as playing time, audio format,
bit rate, and file name [Details].
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Watching videos [Videos]
To play a video, select
“SensMe™ Channels”
[Videos] on the Home menu to display the [Videos] screen.
1. From the Home menu, select
[Videos].
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Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
The [Videos] screen appears.
You can select the desired search method to display the video list screen and search for
videos [Details].
2. Select desired item
desired video.
The video playback screen appears and playback of the video begins.
Select items until a video list appears.
For details on how to operate the video playback screen, see [Details].
Hint
When the [On-Hold Display] option is set to [No], you can turn off the screen to enjoy sound
only by setting the HOLD switch to on during video playback [Details]. By this operation, you
can reduce power consumption for longer battery life.
You can arrange the video list by transfer date or by video title [Details].
You can set JPEG files as thumbnails of video files. When you display the video list, you
can see the thumbnails (small pictures to display on the list) for the video files on the player.
Use a computer to create a thumbnail, observing the following rules:
The thumbnail image file must be in JPEG format.
The image dimension must be horizontal 160 × vertical 120 dots.
The file name must be the same as the video file, with extension “.jpg”.
The thumbnail and video file must be placed in the same folder of the player.
The maximum video size playable on the player is 720 × 480. For detailed specifications,
see [Details].
Videos are not played back continuously. They are played back one by one.
Related Topics
Transferring videos/photos/podcasts using Content Transfer
Transferring videos/photos/podcasts using Windows Explorer
Browsing and using the video screen
Searching for videos
Deleting videos
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Browsing and using the video screen
Video playback screen
“SensMe™ Channels”
Video list screen
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
Video playback screen
FM Radio
The player plays back videos in landscape orientation.
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Recordings
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Settings
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Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Information area
Total time
Progress bar
Elapsed time
These indications disappear after a while.
Operations on the video playback screen
While the player is playing back a video in landscape orientation, the
/
buttons and
/
buttons swap functions.
To (Screen indication)
Do this
Play (
Press the
)/pause (
) (*1)
/
Press and hold the
button.
/
button.
Press the
(*2)
Fast forward (
)/fast rewind (
)
Fast forward (
)/fast rewind (
) during pause (*3)
Move to the previous scene (*4) or chapter (
the next scene or chapter (
)
button.
)/move to
Press and hold the
button during pause.
/
Press the
(previous)/
(next) button.
Forward slightly/rewind slightly
Press the
pause.
Return to the list screen
Press the BACK/HOME button.
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/
button during
(*1) During pause, if there is no operation for a while, the player automatically enters standby mode.
(*2) Forward speed changes through 3 levels by repeatedly pressing
(
(×10),
(×100)). Also, rewind speed changes through 3 levels by repeatedly pressing
(×30),
(×100)). Press the
(×30),
(
(×10),
button to exit the operation and resume normal playback.
(*3) The speed of fast forward/fast rewind during pause varies depending on the length of the video.
(*4) If there is only one chapter in the video, the playback position moves back/forward in steps of 5
minutes.
Icons which appear by pressing the OPTION/PWR OFF button
Icon
Description
Shows the search menu. You can select the desired search method to display the
(Search) list screen and search for videos [Details].
(Option
Menu)
[Scene
Scroll]
Shows the option menu. For details on the video option menu, see [Details].
Shows the scene scroll screen. You can browse scenes or chapters by scrolling the
thumbnail (*1) on the screen, to select the desired scene [Details].
(*1) Thumbnail refers to a reduced size image of one scene of a video.
Video list screen
The following is an example of video list screens.
Playback icon
New icon
Icons of videos
The following icons are displayed in the video field.
Icon
(New icon)
Description
Shows that the video has never been played back.
(Playback icon) Shows that the video is currently playing.
Operations on the video list screen
To
Do this
Select an item
Press the
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button.
Press the
Move the cursor up or down
button.
Press and hold the
down faster.
Display the previous/next screen of the
Press the
list
Return to the list screen of the next
upper level
/
/
/
button to scroll up or
button.
Press the BACK/HOME button.
Icons which appear by pressing the OPTION/PWR OFF button
Icon
Description
(Search)
(*1)
Shows the search menu. You can select the desired search method to
display the list screen and search for videos [Details].
(Option
Menu) (*1)
Shows the option menu. For details on the video option menu, see [Details].
[To
Playback
Screen]
Returns to the video playback screen.
(*1) These icons may not appear depending on the screen.
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“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Searching for videos
When you select (Search) on the video playback screen or the list screen, the search menu
appears. You can select the desired search method on the search menu to search the video list
for a desired video.
1. On the video playback screen or the list screen, press the OPTION/PWR OFF button.
2. Select
(Search)
desired search method
desired video.
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Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
The video playback screen appears and playback of the video begins.
Select items as follows until a video list appears.
Search method
Method
Description
[All Videos] Select a video from the video list.
[VIDEO]
Select a folder
video.
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Browsing scenes [Scene Scroll]
You can display thumbnails (*1) to select a scene or chapter to play back.
“SensMe™ Channels”
(*1) Thumbnail refers to a reduced size image of one scene of a video.
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
1. On the video playback screen, press the OPTION/PWR OFF button.
2. Select
[Scene Scroll].
The scene scroll screen appears.
3. Press the
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
/
button to scroll images.
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Scene interval setting
You can set the interval of scenes displayed as thumbnails.
You can set the interval to [15 Sec], [30 Sec], [1 Min], [2 Min] or [5 Min]. Press the
/
button to select the desired interval.
4. Select the desired image, then press the
button to confirm.
The video playback screen reappears and playback begins from the beginning of the scene
you selected.
Hint
Use the scene thumbnails as a guide (because each thumbnail may have a deviation from
the exact time interval).
To cancel the browsing
Press the BACK/HOME button.
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Deleting videos
Deleting a currently playing video
“SensMe™ Channels”
Deleting videos by selecting from a list
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
You can delete videos from the player.
FM Radio
Deleting a currently playing video
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
1. From the playback screen of the video, press the OPTION/PWR OFF button to bring up the
option menu.
Timer
2. Select [Delete Video]
Settings
[Yes].
The video is deleted.
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Deleting videos by selecting from a list
Specifications
1. From the video list screen, press the OPTION/PWR OFF button to bring up the option menu.
Contents list
2. Select [Delete Video].
The [Delete Video] screen appears.
3. Select a video you intend to delete
[Yes].
The selected video is deleted.
4. Repeat step 3 to delete other videos, if necessary.
5. Press the BACK/HOME button to return to the video list screen.
Hint
While selecting a video to be deleted, you can press the BACK/HOME button to cancel
deleting and return to the previous list screen.
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Using the video option menu
Option items appearing on the video list screen
“SensMe™ Channels”
Option items appearing on the video playback screen
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
You can bring up the video option menu by pressing the OPTION/PWR OFF button on the video
list or on the video playback screen. For details on how to use the option menu, see [Details].
The option items shown on the option menu vary depending on the screen from which you bring it
up. See the reference page for settings and usage.
Option items appearing on the video list screen
Settings
Troubleshooting
Option items
Important Information
[Order of Video List] Arranges the video list by date or by title [Details].
Specifications
[Delete Video]
Description/reference page
Deletes videos [Details].
Contents list
Option items appearing on the video playback screen
Option
items
Description/reference page
[Zoom
Settings]
Sets the zoom function [Details].
[Brightness]
Adjusts the brightness of the screen [Details].
[On-Hold
Display]
Sets to turn off the video screen while the player is on hold [Details].
[Detailed
Information]
Displays file information, such as file size, resolution, video/audio
compression format, and file name, etc.
[Delete Video]
Deletes the videos from the player [Details].
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Setting the zoom function [Zoom Settings]
“SensMe™ Channels”
You can zoom in the currently playing video.
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
1. From the Home menu, select
[Settings]
[Video Settings]
[Zoom Settings]
desired zoom setting type.
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Type Description
The video image is resized to fit the display area, maintaining the original aspect ratio
(Default setting).
When a 16:9 (wide size) video image is displayed, black bands appear on the top and
bottom of the screen.
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
[Auto]
Specifications
Contents list
16:9 source
4:3 source
The video image is resized to fill the available display area, maintaining the aspect
ratio.
When a 16:9 (wide size) video image is displayed, the right/left sides of the image are
trimmed to fit.
[Full]
16:9 source
The dotted line frame represents the original video image size.
4:3 source
[Off]
The video image is not resized, and appears in the original resolution. If video
resolution is too high, the left, right, top and bottom of the screen will be cut. If video
resolution is too low, black bars will appear on the right, left, top and bottom of the
screen.
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“SensMe™ Channels”
Playing only video sound [On-Hold Display]
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
You can set to turn off the video screen while the player is on hold, allowing you to enjoy video
sound only.
Setting this option to [No] saves battery power for longer battery life.
FM Radio
1. From the Home menu, select
[Settings]
[Video Settings]
[On-Hold Display]
desired On-Hold Display setting type.
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Recordings
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Type Description
Settings
[Yes]
When the player is on hold, the buttons are deactivated, but videos will be played back
normally. (Default setting)
[No]
When the player is on hold, the buttons are deactivated and the screen turns off, but
the sound of the current video is played back.
Troubleshooting
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Arranging the video list [Order of Video List]
“SensMe™ Channels”
Arranges the video list by date or by title.
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
1. From the Home menu, select
[Settings]
[Video Settings]
[Order of Video List]
desired order of video list type.
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Type
Description
Timer
[Date/Time
(Oldest)]
Arranges the video list by transfer/record date in ascending order.
[Date/Time
(Newest)]
Arranges the video list by transfer/record date in descending order.
(Default setting)
[Title (A>Z)]
Arranges the video list by title in ascending order.
[Title (Z>A)]
Arranges the video list by title in descending order.
Settings
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“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
What is a podcast?
A “podcast” is a group of audio or video files that is published on the Internet. The files, called
episodes, can be downloaded to a computer automatically by using RSS, to play back. Many
news sites, corporations, or individuals publish podcasts by using RSS. You can subscribe to a
podcast by using your computer. When the latest episodes are added to the podcast, you can
download them to your computer. After downloading, you can transfer them to the player by
using Windows Explorer or Content Transfer, and play them back on the player.
Related Topics
Timer
Transferring videos/photos/podcasts using Content Transfer
Transferring videos/photos/podcasts using Windows Explorer
Playing podcast [Podcasts]
Browsing and using the podcast screen
Deleting podcasts
Using the podcast option menu
Settings
Troubleshooting
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Specifications
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Playing podcast [Podcasts]
1. From the Home menu, select
“SensMe™ Channels”
[Podcasts]
desired podcast
desired episode.
The podcast playback screen appears.
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Note
You cannot play back podcast episodes continuously.
Hint
When [Podcast Language Study] is set to [On], you can use the [Quick Replay] function and
the A-B repeat function in the podcast’s audio playback screen [Details]. The [DPC (Speed
Control)] setting also affects the playback speed of the audio podcast [Details].
Related Topics
Transferring videos/photos/podcasts using Content Transfer
Transferring videos/photos/podcasts using Windows Explorer
Browsing and using the podcast screen
Deleting podcasts
Using the podcast option menu
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Browsing and using the podcast screen
Audio podcast playback screen
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Video podcast playback screen
Episode list screen
Podcast list screen
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Audio podcast playback screen
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Information area
Elapsed time (*1)
Total time (*1)
Progress bar (*1)
Episode name
Artist name
Podcast name
(*1) These items disappear after a while.
Operations on the audio podcast playback screen
To (Screen indication)
Do this
Play (
Press the
)/pause (
Fast forward (
) (*1)
)/fast rewind (
) Press and hold the
Find the beginning of the episode (*2) Press the
Return to the list screen
button.
/
/
button.
button.
Press the BACK/HOME button.
(*1) During pause, if there is no operation for a while, the player automatically enters standby mode.
(*2) Both of the
/
buttons find the beginning of the episode. To play back the next episode, press
the BACK/HOME button to display the episode list to select the desired episode.
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Video podcast playback screen
Information area
Total time
Progress bar
Elapsed time
These indications disappear after a while.
Operations on the video podcast playback screen
While the player is playing back a video in landscape orientation,
/
buttons and
/
buttons interchange their functions with each other.
To (Screen indication)
Do this
Play (
Press the
)/pause (
) (*1)
Fast forward (
)/fast rewind (
) (*2) (*3)
Fast forward (
(*5)
)/fast rewind (
) during pause
Move to the previous scene (*6) (
)/move to the
button.
/
Press and hold the
/
Press the
button.
button. (*4)
Press and hold the
during pause.
/
button
Press the
button.
(previous)/
Rewind slightly/forward slightly
Press the
pause.
/
Return to the list screen
Press the BACK/HOME button.
next scene (
)
(next)
button during
(*1) During pause, if there is no operation for a while, the player automatically enters standby mode.
(*2) If you fast-forward to the end of the episode, playback pauses. If you fast-rewind to the beginning of
an episode during playback, playback restarts automatically. If you fast-rewind to the beginning of an
episode during pause, playback remains paused.
(*3) These buttons may not work as described above depending on the episode.
(*4) Forward speed changes through 3 levels by repeatedly pressing
(
(×10),
(×100)). Also, rewind speed changes through 3 levels by repeatedly pressing
(×30),
(×100)). Press the
(×30),
(
(×10),
button to exit the operation and resume normal playback.
(*5) The speed of fast forward/fast rewind during pause varies depending on the length of the video.
(*6) If there is only one chapter in the video, the playback position moves with an interval of 5 minutes.
Icons which appear by pressing the OPTION/PWR OFF button
Icon
Description
(Option
Menu)
Shows the option menu. For details on the podcast option menu, see [Details].
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[Scene
Scroll] (*1)
Shows the scene scroll screen. You can browse scenes or chapters by scrolling
thumbnails (*2) on the screen, to select a desired scene [Details].
(*1) Scene Scroll icon appears on the video playback screen only.
(*2) Thumbnail refers to a reduced size image of one scene of a video.
Episode list screen
Episodes are displayed in the episode list screen in name order.
Podcast name
Playback icon
Audio icon
New icon
Video icon
Icons of episodes
The following icons are displayed in the episode field.
Icon
(Audio icon)
Description
Shows that the episode is an audio episode.
(Video icon)
Shows that the episode is a video episode.
(New icon)
Shows that the episode has never been played back.
(Playback icon) Shows that the episode is currently playing.
Operations on the episode list screen
To (Screen indication)
Do this
Select an item
Press the
Press the
Move the cursor up or down
button.
/
button.
Press and hold the
down faster.
/
button to scroll up or
Display the previous/next screen of
the list
Press the
Return to the [Podcast List] screen
Press the BACK/HOME button.
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/
button.
Icons which appear by pressing the OPTION/PWR OFF button
Icon
Description
(Option Menu)
[To Playback
Screen]
Shows the option menu. For details on the podcast option menu, see
[Details].
Returns to the podcast playback screen.
Podcast list screen
Podcasts are displayed in the [Podcast List] screen in name order.
Operations on the [Podcast List] screen
To (Screen indication)
Do this
Select an item
Press the
Press the
Move the cursor up or down
Display the previous/next screen of
the list
button.
/
button.
Press and hold the
down faster.
Press the
/
/
button to scroll up or
button.
Icons which appear by pressing the OPTION/PWR OFF button
Icon
Description
(Option Menu)
[To Playback
Screen]
Shows the option menu. For details on the podcast option menu, see
[Details].
Returns to the podcast playback screen.
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Deleting podcasts
Deleting the currently playing episode
“SensMe™ Channels”
Deleting an episode in the episode list
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Deleting a podcast
Deleting all podcasts
You can delete an episode, a podcast, or all transferred podcasts.
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Deleting the currently playing episode
Timer
Settings
1. From the playback screen of the episode you intend to delete, press the OPTION/PWR OFF
button to bring up the option menu.
Troubleshooting
2. Select [Delete This Episode]
[Yes].
Important Information
Deleting an episode in the episode list
Specifications
Contents list
1. From the episode list, press the OPTION/PWR OFF button to bring up the option menu.
2. Select [Delete Episode].
The [Delete Episode] screen appears.
3. Select an episode you intend to delete
[Yes].
The selected episode is deleted.
4. Repeat step 3 to delete other episodes, if necessary.
5. Press the BACK/HOME button to return to the episode list screen.
Deleting a podcast
The following operations delete all episodes of a podcast and delete the podcast itself.
1. From the [Podcast List] screen, press the OPTION/PWR OFF button to bring up the option
menu.
2. Select [Delete Podcast].
The [Delete Podcast] screen appears.
3. Select a podcast you intend to delete
[Yes].
The selected podcast is deleted.
4. Repeat step 3 to delete other podcasts, if necessary.
5. Press the BACK/HOME button to return to the [Podcast List] screen.
or,
1. From the episode list of the podcast you intend to delete, press the OPTION/PWR OFF
button to bring up the option menu.
2. Select [Delete This Podcast]
[Yes].
Deleting all podcasts
This operation deletes all episodes and podcasts.
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1. From the [Podcast List] screen, press the OPTION/PWR OFF button to bring up the option
menu.
2. Select [Delete All Podcasts]
[Yes].
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Using the podcast option menu
Option items appearing on the podcast playback screen
“SensMe™ Channels”
Option items appearing on the episode list screen
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Option items appearing on the [Podcast List] screen
You can bring up the podcast option menu by pressing the OPTION/PWR OFF button on the
podcast playback screen or on the list screen. For details on how to use the option menu, see
[Details].
The option items shown on the option menu vary depending on the screen from which you bring it
up. See the reference page for settings and usage.
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
Settings
Option items appearing on the podcast playback screen
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Option items
Description/reference page
[Podcast Language Study]
(audio only)
Allows you to use the [Quick Replay] function and the A-B
repeat function [Details].
[DPC (Speed Control)] (audio
Adjusts the playback speed of songs [Details].
only)
[Equalizer] (audio only)
Customizes the sound quality [Details].
[VPT(Surround)] (audio only)
Customizes the [VPT(Surround)] settings [Details].
[Zoom Settings] (video only)
Sets the zoom function [Details].
[Brightness] (video only)
Adjusts the brightness of the screen [Details].
[On-Hold Display] (video
only)
Sets to turn off the video screen while the player is on hold
[Details].
[Detailed Information]
Displays detailed information of an episode.
[Delete This Episode]
Deletes the current episode [Details].
Option items appearing on the episode list screen
Option items
Description/reference page
[Delete Episode]
Displays the delete episode screen to select an episode to delete
[Details].
[Delete This
Podcast]
Deletes the current podcast [Details].
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Option items
Description/reference page
[Delete Podcast]
Displays the [Delete Podcast] screen to select a podcast to delete
[Details].
[Delete All
Podcasts]
Deletes all podcasts and episodes [Details].
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Viewing photos [Photos]
To view photos, select
“SensMe™ Channels”
[Photos] on the Home menu to display the [Photos] screen.
1. From the Home menu, select
[Photos].
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
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Important Information
Specifications
The [Photos] screen appears.
Contents list
2. Select desired item
desired photo.
The photo display screen appears.
/
button to display the previous or next photo.
Press the
For details on how to operate the photo display screen, see [Details].
Hint
Playback of songs continues even while you are searching for photos in the photo folder
lists or photo lists, or when the photo display screen is displayed.
You can arrange photos transferred to the player by folder. Select the player (as
[WALKMAN]) using Windows Explorer, and drag and drop a new folder just under the
[DCIM], [PICTURE] or [PICTURES] folder. For details on data hierarchy, see [Details].
You can transfer photos to the [SCREENSAVER] folder in the [PICTURE] folder to specify
photos to display in a slide show as a screensaver [Details].
Photo files are displayed in alphabetical order. The files under the [PICTURE], [PICTURES]
and [DCIM] folders are displayed in the [PICTURE], [PICTURES] and [DCIM] folders
respectively.
Note
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If the size of a photo is too large, or the photo file is damaged,
cannot be displayed.
appears, and the photo
Related topics
Transferring videos/photos/podcasts using Content Transfer
Transferring videos/photos/podcasts using Windows Explorer
Browsing and using the photo screen
Deleting photos
Using the photo option menu
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Browsing and using the photo screen
Photo display screen
“SensMe™ Channels”
Photo list screen
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
Photo display screen
FM Radio
When a photo appears on the screen, information such as the photo’s file name is displayed for a
few seconds.
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Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Information area
Operations on the photo display screen
While the player is playing back a photo in landscape orientation, the
/
and
/
buttons interchange their functions with each other.
To (Screen indication)
Do this
Display the next/previous photo
Press the
Display the following/previous photos
consecutively
Press and hold the
button.
Return to the list screen
Press the BACK/HOME button.
(previous)/
(next) button.
(previous)/
(next)
Icons which appear by pressing the OPTION/PWR OFF button
Icon
(Search)
(Option
Menu)
Description
Shows the search menu. You can select the desired search method to display
the list screen and search for photos.
Shows the option menu. For details on the photo option menu, see [Details].
Photo list screen
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The following are examples of photo list screens.
[Thumbnail Only]
Playback icon
[Thumbnail + Title]
Playback icon
Icon of photos
The following icon is displayed in the photo field.
Icon
Description
(Playback icon) Shows that the photo is currently displayed.
Operations on the photo list screen
To (Screen indication)
Do this
Select an item
Press the
Press the
Move the cursor up or down
button.
/
button.
Press and hold the
up or down faster.
/
button to scroll
Display the previous/next screen of the list
([Thumbnail + Title])
Press the
/
button.
Move the cursor right or left ([Thumbnail
Only])
Press the
/
button.
Return to the list screen of the next upper
level
Press the BACK/HOME button.
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Icons which appear by pressing the OPTION/PWR OFF button
Icon
Description
(Search) (*1)
Shows the search menu. You can select the desired search method to
display the list screen and search for photos.
(Option
Menu) (*1)
Shows the option menu. For details on the photo option menu, see [Details].
[To
Playback
Screen]
Returns to the photo display screen.
(*1) These icons may not appear depending on the screen.
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“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
Deleting photos
When you delete photos from the player, use the software you used to transfer the photos, or
Windows Explorer.
For details about using the software, see the Help of the software.
Note
The player itself cannot delete photos without connecting to a computer.
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Recordings
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Using the photo option menu
Option item appearing on the photo folder/photo list screen
“SensMe™ Channels”
Option items appearing on the photo display screen
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
You can bring up the photo option menu by pressing the OPTION/PWR OFF button on the photo
folder list or photo list, or on the photo display screen. For details on how to use the option menu,
see [Details].
The option items shown on the option menu vary depending on the screen from which you bring it
up. See the reference page for settings and usage.
Timer
Option item appearing on the photo folder/photo list screen
Settings
Troubleshooting
Option items
Important Information
Description/reference page
[Photo List Format] Sets the photo list display format [Details].
Specifications
Contents list
Option items appearing on the photo display screen
Option items
Description/reference page
[Brightness]
Adjusts the brightness of the screen [Details].
[Detailed Information] Displays file information, such as file size, resolution, and file name, etc.
[Set as Wallpaper]
Sets the currently displayed photo as the wallpaper [Details].
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[Photo List Format]
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Music
Setting the photo list display format [Photo List Format]
“SensMe™ Channels”
The player offers 2 display formats: [Thumbnail + Title] (*1) or [Thumbnail Only].
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
1. From the Home menu, select
[Settings]
[Photo Settings]
[Photo List Format]
desired photo list format type.
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Type
Description
[Thumbnail + Title] Displays a photo title with a thumbnail image in the photo list.
Timer
[Thumbnail Only]
Displays only thumbnails in the photo list. (Default setting)
Settings
(*1) Thumbnail refers to a reduced size image of a photo.
Troubleshooting
Note
Thumbnails may not be displayed, depending on the file format.
Important Information
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Music
Listening to FM radio [FM Radio]
1. From the Home menu, select
“SensMe™ Channels”
[FM Radio].
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
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Recordings
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Settings
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Important Information
The [FM Radio] screen appears.
Specifications
2. Press the
Contents list
/
button to select the desired frequency, or press the
/
button to
select the desired preset number.
The FM radio broadcasting of the selected frequency or preset number is received.
For details on how to operate the FM Radio screen, see [Details].
Note
You cannot select a preset number if no preset station is stored. Preset receivable stations
using [Auto Preset] [Details], or preset the receivable stations manually [Details].
The headphone cord serves as an antenna, so extend it as far as possible.
Related Topics
Browsing and using the FM radio screen
Presetting broadcast stations automatically [Auto Preset]
Presetting broadcast stations manually [Save to Preset]
Deleting preset broadcast stations [Delete from Preset]
Using the FM radio option menu
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Browsing and using the FM radio screen
Operations on the [FM Radio] screen
“SensMe™ Channels”
Icon which appears by pressing the OPTION/PWR OFF button
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
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Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Frequency
Contents list
Preset number
Note
Depending on the country/region in which you have purchased the player, the screen
appearance may differ.
Operations on the [FM Radio] screen
To
Do this
Select the previous/next frequency
Press the
/
Select the previous/next receivable station (*1) Press and hold the
Select the previous/next preset number (*2)
Press the
/
button.
/
button.
button.
(*1) If sensitivity is too high, change the [Scan Sensitivity] setting [Details] to [Low].
(*2) You cannot select a Preset number if no preset station is stored. Preset receivable stations using
[Auto Preset] [Details].
Icon which appears by pressing the OPTION/PWR OFF button
Icon
Description
(Option
Menu)
Shows the option menu. For details on the FM radio option menu, see
[Details].
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[Auto Preset]
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Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
Presetting broadcast stations automatically [Auto Preset]
You can preset (up to 30) receivable broadcast stations in your area automatically by selecting
[Auto Preset]. When you use the FM radio for the first time, or when you move to a new area, we
recommend you preset receivable broadcast stations by selecting [Auto Preset].
1. On the [FM Radio] screen, press the OPTION/PWR OFF button.
The option menu appears.
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2. Select [Auto Preset]
[Yes].
Receivable broadcast stations will be preset in order of frequency (low to high).
[Auto Preset completed.] appears when presetting is completed, and the first preset station is
received.
Select [No] to cancel automatic presetting.
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Settings
Troubleshooting
Hint
If high sensitivity causes the player to receive many unwanted broadcast stations, change
the [Scan Sensitivity] setting [Details] to [Low].
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Note
The [Auto Preset] operation will delete already preset broadcast stations.
If the alarm goes off during the [Auto Preset] operation, the operation will be canceled.
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to Preset]
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Music
Presetting broadcast stations manually [Save to Preset]
“SensMe™ Channels”
You can manually preset broadcast stations that [Auto Preset] cannot detect [Details].
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
1. On the [FM Radio] screen, select the desired frequency.
FM Radio
2. Press the OPTION/PWR OFF button to bring up the option menu.
3. Select [Save to Preset].
The frequency you select in step 1 is preset and the assigned preset number appears below
the frequency.
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Recordings
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Hint
You can preset up to 30 stations.
Settings
Troubleshooting
Note
The preset numbers are stored in order, from low to high frequency.
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Preset]
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Music
Deleting preset broadcast stations [Delete from Preset]
“SensMe™ Channels”
1. On the [FM Radio] screen, select the preset number you intend to delete.
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
2. Press the OPTION/PWR OFF button to bring up the option menu.
FM Radio
3. Select [Delete from Preset].
The preset broadcast station is deleted.
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Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
Using the FM radio option menu
You can bring up the FM radio option menu by pressing the OPTION/PWR OFF button on the
[FM Radio] screen. For details on how to use the option menu, see [Details].
The option items shown on the option menu vary depending on the screen from which you bring it
up. See the reference page for settings and usage.
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Option items
Description/reference page
[Save to Preset ]
Presets the currently tuned-in broadcast station [Details].
Timer
[Delete from Preset] Deletes a broadcast station from a preset station [Details].
Settings
Troubleshooting
[Auto Preset]
Presets a broadcast stations automatically [Details].
[Scan Sensitivity]
Adjusts the sensitivity of radio reception [Details].
[Mono/Auto]
Changes to either monaural or stereo [Details].
Important Information
Specifications
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Setting the reception [Scan Sensitivity]
When you select stations using the [Auto Preset] function [Details] or the
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
1. From the Home menu, select
FM Radio
/
button, the FM
receiver may receive unwanted broadcast stations as a result of sensitivity being too high. In this
case, set the reception to [Low]. [High] is set by default.
[Settings]
[FM Radio Settings]
[Scan Sensitivity]
[Low].
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Recordings
To set the reception sensitivity back to the default, select [High].
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Top page > FM Radio > FM Radio Settings > Setting monaural/stereo [Mono/Auto]
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Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Setting monaural/stereo [Mono/Auto]
If noise occurs during FM reception, set the receiver to [Mono] for monaural. If you set it to
[Auto], monaural/stereo reception is selected automatically, depending on reception conditions.
[Auto] is set by default.
1. From the Home menu, select
[Settings]
[FM Radio Settings]
[Mono/Auto]
[Mono].
To return to automatic setting, select [Auto].
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recordings
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Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
Making voice recordings
You can record voice using the player’s built-in microphone and play back the recorded voice
files. Files are recorded in MP3 format.
FM Radio
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Recordings
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Settings
Troubleshooting
Microphone
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Note
If the [Set Date-Time] setting is not accurate, the date folder may not be named correctly.
Set the current date and time before recording [Details].
During recording, you cannot listen to sound from the headphones.
1. From the Home menu, select
[Voice Recording].
The [Voice Recording] screen appears and the player goes into record standby.
2. Press the
button.
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Recording starts.
3. Press the
button once more to stop recording.
The recording is saved as a file “VR- nnn-hhmm” (*1) in the [RECORD] – [VOICE] –
[yyyy-mm-dd] (*2) folder.
(*1) File names are automatically assigned to “VR -nnn-hhmm” (VR – serial number – hour and
minutes).
(*2) Folder names are automatically assigned to “yyyy-mm-dd” (year – month – day). In the case of
subsequent folders created on the same day, an attached folder number (2 to 999) is added after
“dd” of the folder name.
[Voice Recording] screen
(during recording),
(during record pause)
Folder name
File name
Codec/bit rate
Elapsed time
Available remained time
The available remained time does not appear if it is more than 1,000 hours.
Hint
You can select the recording quality (bit rate) [Details].
To record to a new folder, press the OPTION/PWR OFF button on the [Voice Recording]
screen while recording is stopped, and then select [New Folder] from the option menu. The
next recording is sent to the new folder.
Note
If you rename files in the [RECORD] and [VOICE] folders on your computer, or put files
which have been imported to your computer back into the [RECORD] and [VOICE] folders,
they may become unplayable on the player.
Up to 4,000 files of recorded voice can be recorded.
For the maximum recordable number of voice recording files and folders, see[Details].
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recordings
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How to Use the Software
Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Playing voice recordings
To play back recorded voice files, select
[Music] to display the [Music] screen [Details]. You
can display the folder list in the [VOICE] folder.
1. From the Home menu, select
[Music]
[Voice Recording]
desired folder
desired recorded voice file.
The music playback screen appears and playback of the recorded voice file begins.
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Recordings
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Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Recorded voice icon
For details on how to operate the music playback screen, see [Details].
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voice files
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Music
Deleting recorded voice files
Deleting a recorded voice file
“SensMe™ Channels”
Deleting a recorded voice folder
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
Deleting all recorded voice folders
FM Radio
You can delete recorded voice files on the player.
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Deleting a recorded voice file
Timer
1. From the Home menu, select
Settings
[Music]
[Voice Recording]
desired folder
desired voice file.
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2. Press the OPTION/PWR OFF button to bring up the option menu.
Important Information
3. Select [Delete This Song]
[Yes].
The selected voice file is deleted.
Select [No] to cancel deletion.
Specifications
Contents list
or,
1. From the Home menu, select
[Music]
[Voice Recording]
desired folder.
2. Press the OPTION/PWR OFF button to bring up the option menu.
3. Select [Select a Song to Delete].
4. Press the
the
/
button to select the recorded voice you intend to delete, and then press
button.
5. Select [Yes].
The selected voice file is deleted.
Select [No] to cancel deletion.
Deleting a recorded voice folder
1. From the Home menu, select
[Music]
[Voice Recording].
2. Press the OPTION/PWR OFF button to bring up the option menu.
3. Select [Select a Folder to Delete].
4. Press the
/
button to select the folder you intend to delete, and then press the
button.
5. Select [Yes].
The selected folder is deleted.
Select [No] to cancel deletion.
Deleting all recorded voice folders
1. From the Home menu, select
[Music]
[Voice Recording].
2. Press the OPTION/PWR OFF button to bring up the option menu.
3. Select [Delete All Folders]
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[Yes].
All the folders are deleted.
Select [No] to cancel deletion.
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Music
Using the voice recording option menu
Option items appearing on the [Voice Recording] screen
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Option items appearing on the file list screen of recorded voice files
Option items appearing on the folder list screen of recorded voice files
Option items appearing on the music playback screen of recorded voice files
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
You can bring up the voice recording option menu by pressing the OPTION/PWR OFF button on
the Voice Recording screen. You can also bring up the voice recording option menu from the
folder/file list of recorded voices or the music playback screen of recorded voices. For how to use
the option menu, see [Details].
The option items shown on the option menu vary depending on the screen from which you bring
them up. See the reference page for settings and usage.
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Option items appearing on the [Voice Recording] screen
Specifications
Contents list
Option items
Description/reference page
[New Folder]
Adds a new folder to the [VOICE] folder of the [RECORD] folder [Details].
[Bit Rate Settings] Sets recording quality [Details].
Option items appearing on the file list screen of recorded voice
files
Option items
Description/reference page
[Select a Song to Delete] Selects a recorded voice file and deletes it [Details].
Option items appearing on the folder list screen of recorded
voice files
Option items
Description/reference page
[Select a Folder to Delete] Selects a folder of recorded voice files and deletes it [Details].
[Delete All Folders]
Deletes all folders of recorded voice files [Details].
Option items appearing on the music playback screen of
recorded voice files
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Option items
Description/reference page
[Play Mode]
Sets the play mode [Details].
[Playback Range]
Sets the playback range [Details].
[Karaoke/Language
Sets the karaoke/language study mode [Details].
Study]
[DPC (Speed
Control)]
Adjusts the playback speed of songs [Details].
[Display Lyrics]
Displays the lyrics of the playing song [Details].
[Equalizer]
Customizes the sound quality [Details].
[VPT(Surround)]
Customizes the [VPT(Surround)] settings [Details].
[Detailed
Information]
Displays detailed information of a recorded voice file, such as playing
time, audio format, bit rate, and file name.
[Set As Alarm
Song]
Sets the playing song as the alarm song [Details].
[Delete This Song]
Deletes a recorded voice [Details].
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recording quality [Bit Rate Settings]
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“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Selecting a level of recording quality [Bit Rate Settings]
You can select the bit rate for voice recording. High bit rate offers better sound quality, though
requires more memory.
1. From the Home menu, select
[Settings]
[Recording Settings]
[Bit Rate Settings]
desired setting type.
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Recordings
Type
Description
Timer
[MP3 256kbps] Records at the bit rate of 256 kbps.
Settings
[MP3 128kbps] Records at the bit rate of 128 kbps. (Default setting)
Troubleshooting
[MP3 64kbps]
Records at the bit rate of 64 kbps.
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About the timer
Using the alarm timer
“SensMe™ Channels”
Using the sleep timer
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
You can set the timer to play back songs at a specified time (Alarm). You can also set the period
of time after which the player automatically enters standby mode and the screen turns off (Sleep
Timer).
Note
If the [Set Date-Time] setting is not accurate, timer settings cannot be set correctly. Set the
current date and time before setting the timer [Details].
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
Using the alarm timer
Important Information
You can set the alarm timer to play back a selected song at a specified time as an alarm. To use
the alarm timer, follow the instructions below. Click [Details] to see the detailed instructions for
each operation.
Specifications
Contents list
1. Select a song as the alarm sound [Details].
2. Set the alarm time [Details].
3. If necessary, set the repeat setting [Details].
4. Set the alarm to on [Details].
5. When the alarm sounds, press the
button to stop it.
Note
The alarm will automatically stop after 60 minutes.
To prevent damage to the ears, the alarm volume of headphones is limited by the AVLS
function regardless of whether [AVLS (Volume Limit)] is set to [On] or [Off] [Details]. The
alarm volume of speakers is not limited.
Do not fall asleep while wearing headphones. If you sleep wearing headphones, the
headphone cord may wind around your neck, which may cause suffocation.
In the following situations, the alarm will be postponed until the process is finished.
Deleting data.
Formatting memory.
The alarm will not sound in the following situations.
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Recording voice (though the alarm icon flashes in the information area).
Connected to a computer.
Using the sleep timer
You can also set the sleep timer to turn off the player automatically after a preset duration. For
how to set the sleep timer, see [Details].
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Music
Setting the alarm to on/off [Alarm On/Off]
1. From the Home menu, select
“SensMe™ Channels”
[Alarm On/Off]
[Settings]
[Alarm/Sleep Timer]
[Alarm Settings]
desired setting type.
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Type Description
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
[On]
Set the alarm to on.
[Off]
Set the alarm to off. (Default setting)
Timer
Settings
Note
When the alarm is set to on,
Troubleshooting
appears in the information area.
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Specifications
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Music
Setting the alarm time [Alarm Time]
1. From the Home menu, select
“SensMe™ Channels”
[Settings]
[Alarm/Sleep Timer]
[Alarm Settings]
[Alarm Time]
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
2. Press the
/
button to select the hour, and then press the
/
button to change
the value.
FM Radio
3. As in step 2, adjust the minute setting.
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4. Press the
button to confirm.
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Settings
Troubleshooting
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Specifications
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Music
Setting the repeat setting [Repeat]
“SensMe™ Channels”
You can set the alarm to sound only one time, everyday, from Monday to Friday, or from Monday
to Saturday.
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
1. From the Home menu, select
[Repeat]
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
[Settings]
[Alarm/Sleep Timer]
[Alarm Settings]
desired setting type.
Type
Description
[Off]
Sounds the alarm only one time. (Default setting)
[Every Day] Sounds the alarm at the specified time every day.
Settings
Troubleshooting
[Mon - Fri]
Sounds the alarm at the specified time from Monday to Friday.
[Mon - Sat]
Sounds the alarm at the specified time from Monday to Saturday.
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Selecting the alarm sound [Alarm Sound Settings]
“SensMe™ Channels”
You can select a song as the alarm sound. When the alarm goes off, the selected song is
repeatedly played back until you stop it.
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
1. From the Home menu, select
[Alarm Sound Settings]
FM Radio
[Settings]
[Alarm/Sleep Timer]
[Alarm Settings]
desired setting type.
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Type
Timer
[Default
Produces a preset alarm sound when the alarm goes off. (Default setting)
Alarm Sound]
Settings
Description
[Alarm Song]
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Plays back the selected song when the alarm goes off. For how to select the
alarm song, see the following instructions.
Selecting the alarm song
Specifications
1. From the Home menu, select
Contents list
[Music]
desired search method
desired song.
2. Press the OPTION/PWR OFF button to bring up the option menu.
3. Select [Set As Alarm Song].
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Top page > Timer > Setting the Timer > Setting the sleep timer [Sleep Timer Settings]
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Setting the sleep timer [Sleep Timer Settings]
“SensMe™ Channels”
You can set the period of time after which the player automatically enters standby mode and the
screen turns off (Sleep Timer).
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
1. From the Home menu, select
Settings]
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
[Settings]
[Alarm/Sleep Timer]
desired setting type.
Type
Description
[Off]
Disables the sleep timer. (Default setting)
[After 30 Min]
Turns off the player after 30 minutes.
[After 60 Min]
Turns off the player after 60 minutes.
Troubleshooting
[After 90 Min]
Turns off the player after 90 minutes.
Important Information
[After 120 Min] Turns off the player after 120 minutes.
Timer
Settings
[Sleep Timer
Specifications
Contents list
Hint
After setting the sleep timer,
appears in the information area.
Note
In the following situations, the sleep timer will be postponed until the process is finished.
Deleting data.
Formatting memory.
The sleep timer will not activate in the following situations.
Recording voice.
Connected to a computer.
Using [Auto Preset] function of the FM radio.
Analyzing songs for “SensMe™ Channels.”
Sounding the alarm.
The sleep timer will be canceled in the following situations.
Entering standby mode.
Connecting the player to a computer.
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Top page > Settings > Common Settings > Displaying the player information [Unit Information]
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Displaying the player information [Unit Information]
Information such as model name, firmware version, etc., is displayed.
“SensMe™ Channels”
1. From the Home menu, select
[Settings]
[Common Settings]
[Unit Information].
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Item
Description
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
[Model:]
Displays the model name of the player.
[Firmware:]
Displays version information of the player’s firmware.
Timer
[Free/Total
Memory Space:]
Displays the available free space size/total capacity of the player.
[Total Songs:]
Displays the total number of songs (including audio podcasts and voice
recordings) stored on the player.
Important Information
[Total Videos:]
Displays the total number of videos (including video podcasts) stored on
the player.
Specifications
[Total Photos:]
Displays the total number of photos stored on the player.
[WM-PORT:]
Displays the version information for WM-PORT.
Settings
Troubleshooting
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Top page > Settings > Common Settings > Limiting the volume [AVLS (Volume Limit)]
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Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Limiting the volume [AVLS (Volume Limit)]
You can set [AVLS (Volume Limit)] (Automatic Volume Limiter System) to limit the maximum
volume to prevent auditory issues or distraction. With [AVLS (Volume Limit)], you can listen to
music at a comfortable volume level.
1. From the Home menu, select
Limit)]
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
[Settings]
[Common Settings]
[AVLS (Volume
desired setting type.
Type Description
Timer
[On]
Maintains a moderate volume level.
Settings
[Off]
Plays back audio at the original volume. (Default setting)
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Top page > Settings > Common Settings > Turning off the beep sound [Beep Settings]
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Music
Turning off the beep sound [Beep Settings]
You can turn on or off the operation sounds of the player.
“SensMe™ Channels”
1. From the Home menu, select
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
[Settings]
[Common Settings]
[Beep Settings]
desired setting type.
FM Radio
Type Description
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
[On]
Produces beep sounds. (Default setting)
[Off]
Does not produce beep sounds.
Settings
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Top page > Settings > Common Settings > Setting the screensaver [Screensaver Settings]
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Setting the screensaver [Screensaver Settings]
Setting the screensaver to on/off
“SensMe™ Channels”
Setting the screensaver type
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Setting the screensaver waiting time
When there is no operation for a while, the player starts the screensaver. You can set the
screensaver either to simply blank the screen or to display the slide show of photos in the player.
You can also set the waiting time for starting the screensaver.
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
Setting the screensaver to on/off
Settings
1. From the Home menu, select
Troubleshooting
[On/Off]
[Settings]
[Common Settings]
[Screensaver]
desired setting type.
Important Information
Type Description
Specifications
Contents list
[On]
Runs the screensaver when there is no operation for specific period of time. (Default
setting)
[Off]
Does not run the screensaver.
Setting the screensaver type
1. From the Home menu, select
[Type]
[Settings]
[Common Settings]
[Screensaver]
desired setting type.
Type
Description
[Blank]
Blanks the screen. (Default setting)
[Slide
Show]
Displays the slide show when the player is connected to the AC outlet. Set the slide
show setting as follow. (*1)
(*1) The slide show is displayed only when the player is connected to an AC outlet and there are photos
to be displayed for the slide show. If the player is working from the battery, the screensaver blanks
the screen regardless of the setting. When fully charged, if no songs are playing back, the slide show
will stop. If there are no photos to be displayed for the slide show, the screensaver dims the screen.
Setting the slide show setting
When you select [Slide Show], the [Slide Show] screen appears to set the slide show setting.
Select the desired setting type.
Type
Description
[All Photos
(VERT)]
Displays a slide show of all pictures in the player, in portrait orientation.
[All Photos
161
Displays a slide show of all pictures in the player, in landscape orientation.
(HORZ)]
[Folder
(VERT)]
Displays a slide show of pictures in the [SCREENSAVER] folder in the
[PICTURE] folder, in portrait orientation. (Default setting)
[Folder
(HORZ)]
Displays a slide show of pictures in the [SCREENSAVER] folder in the
[PICTURE] folder, in landscape orientation.
Setting the screensaver waiting time
1. From the Home menu, select
[Delay]
[Settings]
[Common Settings]
[Screensaver]
desired setting type.
Type
Description
[15
Sec]
Displays the screensaver when there is no operation for 15 seconds.
[30
Sec]
Displays the screensaver when there is no operation for 30 seconds. (Default setting)
[1 Min]
Displays the screensaver when there is no operation for 1 minute.
[3 Min]
Displays the screensaver when there is no operation for 3 minutes.
[5 Min]
Displays the screensaver when there is no operation for 5 minutes.
[30 Min] Displays the screensaver when there is no operation for 30 minutes.
Note
The player does not display the screensaver during the following situations.
Playing back a video.
Playing back a video podcast.
Playing back a song with [Display Lyrics] set to [On (No Screen Off)].
Playing back a song with [Karaoke/Language Study] set to either [Maximum Karaoke
Mode] or [Minimum Karaoke Mode].
Displaying the [Voice Recording] screen. (The screen will dim regardless of the
screensaver settings.)
Searching for a receivable FM radio station and using the [Auto Preset] function of the FM
radio.
Connected to a computer. (The screen will dim instead of run the screensaver. After fully
charged, the screen will be turned off after a while regardless of the screensaver
settings.)
Building or recovering the database.
Analyzing songs for “SensMe™ Channels.” (The screen will dim instead of run the
screensaver.)
Sounding the alarm.
Charging the battery with [Type] set to [Blank]. (The screen will dim instead of run the
screensaver.)
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Top page > Settings > Common Settings > Adjusting the brightness of the screen [Brightness]
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Adjusting the brightness of the screen [Brightness]
You can set the display brightness to one of 5 levels.
“SensMe™ Channels”
1. From the Home menu, select
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
2. Press the
/
[Settings]
[Common Settings]
[Brightness].
button to select the desired setting, and then press the
button to
confirm.
You can adjust to any of 5 levels. The larger the number, the brighter the screen. [3] is set
by default.
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Note
After selecting a setting value, be sure to press the
Timer
Settings
button to confirm. If you press the
BACK/HOME button before confirming, the setting will be canceled.
Troubleshooting
Hint
If you set the brightness of the screen to a lower level, the battery will last longer [Details].
While the player is connected via the USB cable, the brightness of the screen may be set to
a lower level regardless of the setting.
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Top page > Settings > Common Settings > Setting up wallpaper [Wallpaper Settings]
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Setting up wallpaper [Wallpaper Settings]
To set a desired photo as the wallpaper
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
You can set the wallpaper of the screen.
1. From the Home menu, select
[Settings]
[Common Settings]
[Wallpaper Settings]
desired wallpaper type.
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Type
Description
[No
Wallpaper]
Displays the default wallpaper. (Default setting)
[User’s
Wallpaper]
Displays the photo set as the wallpaper. (See the following instructions.)
[User’s
W.p.(dark)]
Displays the photo set as the wallpaper. (See the following instructions.)
This option reduces the brightness of the photo so that you can easily
recognize menu items or icons.
Contents list
To set a desired photo as the wallpaper
You need to designate a photo on the player before selecting [User’s Wallpaper] or [User’s
W.p.(dark)] to set the photo as the wallpaper.
1. From the Home menu, select
[Photos]
desired search method
desired photo.
2. Press the OPTION/PWR OFF button to bring up the option menu.
3. Select [Set as Wallpaper].
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Top page > Settings > Common Settings > Setting the current time [Set Date-Time]
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Setting the current time [Set Date-Time]
You can set the date and time.
“SensMe™ Channels”
1. From the Home menu, select
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
[Settings]
[Common Settings]
[Clock Settings]
[Set Date-Time].
FM Radio
2. Press the
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
3. As in step 2, adjust the settings for month, date, hour, and minutes, and then press the
/
button to select the year, and then press the
/
button to change
the value.
button to confirm.
Timer
Hint
You can select the date format from [YYYY/MM/DD], [MM/DD/YYYY], or [DD/MM/YYYY]
[Details]. Furthermore, you can select the time format from either [12-hour] or [24-hour]
[Details].
Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Note
If battery power is used up because, for example, the player has not been used for a long
time, your settings for date and time may be lost, and “-” will be displayed instead of the
current date and time.
The clock may gain or lose up to 60 seconds per month. In this case, set the clock again.
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Top page > Settings > Common Settings > Setting the date format [Date Display Format]
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Setting the date format [Date Display Format]
“SensMe™ Channels”
You can set the date format displayed for the current date [Details] as [YYYY/MM/DD],
[MM/DD/YYYY], or [DD/MM/YYYY].
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
1. From the Home menu, select
[Date Display Format]
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Type
[Settings]
[Common Settings]
[Clock Settings]
desired format type.
Description
[YYYY/MM/DD] Displays the date as year/month/day.
Timer
[MM/DD/YYYY] Displays the date as month/day/year.
Settings
[DD/MM/YYYY] Displays the date as day/month/year.
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Top page > Settings > Common Settings > Setting the time format [Time Display Format]
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Setting the time format [Time Display Format]
“SensMe™ Channels”
You can select the format to display the current time [Details] from either a [12-hour] or [24-hour]
display.
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
1. From the Home menu, select
[Time Display Format]
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Type
[Settings]
[Common Settings]
[Clock Settings]
desired format type.
Description
[12-hour] Displays the current time in the 12-hour format.
Timer
[24-hour] Displays the current time in the 24-hour format.
Settings
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Top page > Settings > Common Settings > Limiting the charge amount [Battery Care]
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Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Limiting the charge amount [Battery Care]
Charge and discharge cycles cause the capacity of the lithium-ion battery to decrease, resulting
in shortening the battery life. You can use the [Battery Care] mode to reduce the capacity
decrement caused by charge and discharge cycles, i.e., prevent shortening the battery life.
1. From the Home menu, select
[Settings]
[Common Settings]
[Battery Care]
desired setting type.
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Type Description
Timer
[On]
Uses the [Battery Care] mode.
Settings
[Off]
Uses the normal recharge mode. (Default setting)
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Note
When [Battery Care] is set to [On], the maximum recharge capacity is limited to 90%. As a
result, the battery life between charges is shortened by about 10%.
In the [Battery Care] mode, the first bar of the battery indicator will disappear somewhat
quicker than normal. This is a result of stopping recharging the battery before becoming fully
charged (in order to extend the battery lifespan) and is not a malfunction.
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Top page > Settings > Common Settings > Returning to the factory settings [Reset All Settings]
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Returning to the factory settings [Reset All Settings]
You can reset the player to the default settings. Resetting the player will not delete data such as
music, video, and photos.
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Note
If you select this function during playback, the player will pause playback before performing
the reset process.
1. From the Home menu, select
[Reset All Settings]
Timer
[Settings]
[Common Settings]
[Reset/Format]
[Yes].
[Restored factory settings.] appears.
To cancel the operation, select [No] on the confirmation screen.
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Top page > Settings > Common Settings > Formatting memory [Format]
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Formatting memory [Format]
You can format the built-in flash memory of the player.
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
Note
If the memory is formatted, all data (songs, videos, photos, etc., including sample data
installed at the factory, bundled software installer, and the User Guide) will be erased. Be
sure to verify the data stored in memory prior to formatting, and export any important data
to the hard disk of your computer.
Be sure not to initialize (format) the built-in flash memory of the player using Windows
Explorer. If you have formatted with Windows Explorer, format again using the player.
1. From the Home menu, select
Settings
[Settings]
[Common Settings]
[Reset/Format]
[Format].
[All data including songs will be deleted. Proceed?] appears.
Troubleshooting
2. Select [Yes].
[All data will be deleted. Proceed?] appears.
To cancel the operation, select [No].
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Specifications
Contents list
3. Select [Yes].
When initialization finishes, [Memory formatted.] appears.
To cancel the operation, select [No].
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Top page > Settings > Common Settings > Using USB connection mode [USB Connection
Mode]
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Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Using USB connection mode [USB Connection Mode]
When connecting to a computer by the USB cable, some computers may fail to establish USB
connection with the player, causing the player to not display [Connecting].
In such a case, before connecting, display the USB connection standby screen to allow the
player to focus on establishing USB connection with more reliability.
1. From the Home menu, select
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
[Settings]
[Common Settings]
[USB Connection
Mode].
[Use when USB connection cannot be established. Use this mode?] appears.
Timer
2. Select [Yes].
The player enters USB connection standby mode, displaying the USB connection standby
screen. After connecting to a computer with the USB cable, [Connecting] appears.
Settings
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Top page > Settings > Common Settings > Selecting the display language [Language Settings]
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Selecting the display language [Language Settings]
You can select from a variety of languages for menus and messages.
“SensMe™ Channels”
1. From the Home menu, select
[Settings]
[Language Settings]
desired language
setting.
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Language Messages and menus are displayed in
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
Settings
[Deutsch]
German
[English]
English
[Español]
Spanish
[Français]
French
Troubleshooting
[Italiano]
Italian
Important Information
[Polski]
Polish
[Português]
Portuguese
[Русский]
Russian
[Türkçe]
Turkish
[
Japanese
Specifications
Contents list
[
]
]
Korean
[
]
Simplified Chinese
[
]
Traditional Chinese
Related Topics
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Top page > Settings > Music Settings > Setting the play mode [Play Mode]
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Setting the play mode [Play Mode]
The player offers a variety of play modes, including random play and selected repeat play.
“SensMe™ Channels”
1. From the Home menu, select
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
[Settings]
[Music Settings]
[Play Mode]
desired play mode type.
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
Type - icon
Description
[Normal] - No
icon
The songs within the playback range are played back in the song list order.
(Default setting)
[Repeat] -
The songs within the playback range are played back in the song list order
and then repeated.
[Shuffle] (*1)
The songs within the playback range are played back in random order.
[Shuffle&Repeat]
The songs within the playback range are played back in random order and
then repeated.
(*1)
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
[Repeat 1 Song]
-
The current song or the song selected from a song list is played back
repeatedly.
(*1) When [Play Mode] is set to [Shuffle] or [Shuffle&Repeat] and [Playback Range] is set to [All Range],
the player will not shuffle all songs at once. Instead, the player will select an artist, album, etc. one
by one and play their songs in random order. For example, if you select [Album] in the [Music]
screen and select a song in an album, the player will play selected album’s songs in random order,
then select the next album in the album list to play its songs in random order, and continue in such a
manner. However, [All Songs] and bookmark lists are exceptions. If you start from [All Songs], the
player will shuffle all songs at once. If you start from a bookmark list, the selected bookmark list only
will be played back and the others will not be played back.
Note
Songs to be played back differ depending on the [Playback Range] settings [Details].
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Setting the playback range [Playback Range]
You can set the playback range of songs.
“SensMe™ Channels”
1. From the Home menu, select
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
[Settings]
[Music Settings]
[Playback Range]
desired playback range type.
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Type - icon
Description
[All Range] - No
icon
Plays back all the songs in all the lists of the selected search method.
For example, if you start playback from an album list, all the albums in the
player are played back.
[Selected
Range] -
Plays back songs only in the lists from which playback starts. (Default
settings)
For example, if you start playback from an album list, the songs in that album
only are played back.
Note
If you start playback from a bookmark list, the songs in that bookmark list only are played
back and songs in other bookmark lists are not played back even if [Playback Range] is set
to [All Range].
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Top page > Settings > Music Settings > Setting the sound quality (CLEAR BASS) [Equalizer]
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Setting the sound quality (CLEAR BASS) [Equalizer]
Music
Setting the sound quality
“SensMe™ Channels”
Customizing sound quality
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
You can set the sound quality according to the music genre, etc.
Equalizer settings contain the CLEAR BASS setting. Increasing the CLEAR BASS setting value
allows the player to reproduce dynamic deep bass without distortion, even at a high volume.
Setting the sound quality
Timer
1. From the Home menu, select
Settings
[Settings]
[Music Settings]
[Equalizer]
desired
equalizer type.
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Type icon
Description
[None] No icon
Sound quality setting is not activated. (Default setting) (*1)
[Heavy] [Pop] [Jazz] [Unique] -
Emphasizes high and low ranges for a powerful sound.
Stresses the middle range audio, ideal for vocals.
Emphasizes high and low ranges for a lively sound.
Emphasizes high and low ranges, so that even soft sounds can be heard easily.
[Custom 1]
User-customizable sound settings for which you can adjust each frequency range
[Custom 2] individually. See [Details] for details.
-
(*1) The default setting of players sold in the Latin America region is [Custom 1], and CLEAR BASS is set
to level +3.
Note
If your personal settings saved as [Custom 1] and [Custom 2] seem to produce a different
volume level than other settings, you may have to adjust the volume manually to
compensate.
The [Equalizer] setting is not applied while playing a video, FM radio or video podcast.
Customizing sound quality
You can preset the value of CLEAR BASS (bass) and 5 band Equalizer as [Custom 1] or
[Custom 2].
1. From the Home menu, select
[Custom 1] or [Custom 2].
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[Music Settings]
[Equalizer]
2. Press the
the
/
/
button to select CLEAR BASS or the frequency range setting, and press
button to adjust the setting level, and then press the
button to confirm.
The [Music Settings] screen reappears.
CLEAR BASS can be set to any of 4 sound levels, and the 5 frequency ranges can be
set to any of 7 sound levels.
After you have adjusted the setting level, be sure to press the
button to confirm. If
you press the BACK/HOME button before you confirm, the setting will be canceled.
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Top page > Settings > Music Settings > Customizing the surround sound [VPT(Surround)]
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“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
Customizing the surround sound [VPT(Surround)]
You can customize the surround sound by using the VPT (*1) (Surround) function to enrich the
sound reproduction quality of the audio playback. The sense of realism is increasingly enhanced
in the order of [Studio]
[Live]
[Club]
[Arena] (most enhanced).
1. From the Home menu, select
FM Radio
[Settings]
[Music Settings]
[VPT(Surround)]
desired VPT (Surround) type.
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Type - icon Description
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
[None] - No
icon
[VPT(Surround)] setting is not activated. (Default setting)
[Studio] -
Creates the sound of a recording studio.
[Live] -
Creates the sound of a concert hall.
Important Information
[Club] -
Creates the sound of a club.
Specifications
[Arena] -
Creates the sound of an arena.
[Matrix] -
Reproduces an additional surround effect, and creates a natural, yet richly
enhanced sound.
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(*1) VPT, which stands for Virtualphones Technology, is a proprietary sound processing technology
developed by Sony.
Note
The [VPT(Surround)] setting is not applied while playing a video, FM radio or video podcast.
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Top page > Settings > Music Settings > Listening with DSEE (Sound Enhance) [DSEE(Sound
Enhance)]
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Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Listening with DSEE (Sound Enhance) [DSEE(Sound Enhance)]
By activating the [DSEE(Sound Enhance)] (*1) feature, you can hear a rich and natural sound
almost exactly like the original source.
1. From the Home menu, select
Enhance)]
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
[Settings]
[Music Settings]
[DSEE(Sound
desired DSEE (Sound Enhance) type.
Type Description
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
[On]
Activates the [DSEE(Sound Enhance)] (*1) function, and plays back naturally extended
sound, close to the original sound.
[Off]
Disables the [DSEE(Sound Enhance)] function and plays back sound normally. (Default
setting)
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
(*1) DSEE, which stands for Digital Sound Enhancement Engine, is a technology developed by Sony, to
enhance the sound quality of compressed audio files by restoring high-range sound removed by the
compression process.
Note
The [DSEE(Sound Enhance)] setting is not applied while playing a video, FM radio or video
podcast.
The [DSEE(Sound Enhance)] function is not effective for songs of a file format that is not
compressed, or songs that are of a high bit rate with no treble loss.
In the case of songs of very low bit rate, the [DSEE(Sound Enhance)] function will not be
effective.
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Top page > Settings > Music Settings > Listening with Clear Stereo [Clear Stereo]
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How to Use the Software
Music
Listening with Clear Stereo [Clear Stereo]
[Clear Stereo] enables individual left and right digital processing of the sound.
“SensMe™ Channels”
1. From the Home menu, select
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
[Settings]
[Music Settings]
[Clear Stereo]
desired Clear Stereo type.
FM Radio
Type Description
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
[On]
Activates the [Clear Stereo] function when you use the supplied headphones.
[Off]
Disables the [Clear Stereo] function and plays back normal sound. (Default setting)
Settings
Note
The [Clear Stereo] setting is not applied while playing a video, FM radio or video podcast.
The [Clear Stereo] function is designed to obtain maximum effect with the supplied
headphones. The [Clear Stereo] effect may not be obtained with other headphones. When
using other headphones, set [Clear Stereo] to [Off].
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
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Top page > Settings > Music Settings > Adjusting the volume level [Dynamic Normalizer]
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How to Use the Software
Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Adjusting the volume level [Dynamic Normalizer]
You can reduce the volume level between songs. With this setting, when listening to album songs
in the shuffle play mode, the volume level between songs is moderated to minimize differences in
their recording levels.
1. From the Home menu, select
[Settings]
[Music Settings]
[Dynamic Normalizer]
desired Dynamic Normalizer type.
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Type Description
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
[On]
Minimizes the difference in volume level between songs.
[Off]
Plays back songs at their original transferred volume level.
(Default setting)
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Note
The [Dynamic Normalizer] setting is not applied while playing a video, FM radio or video
podcast.
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Top page > Settings > Music Settings > Changing the default bookmark list [Default Bookmark
List]
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Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
Changing the default bookmark list [Default Bookmark List]
You can change the default bookmark list, to which you can add a song when you press and
button in the music playback screen or song list screen.
hold the
1. From the Home menu, select
FM Radio
[Settings]
[Music Settings]
[Default Bookmark List]
desired bookmark list.
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Item
Timer
Description
[Bookmark Selects [Bookmark List 1] as the default book mark list to which a song will be
List 1]
added when you press and hold the
button. (Default setting)
Settings
[Bookmark Selects [Bookmark List 2] as the default book mark list to which a song will be
List 2]
added when you press and hold the
button.
Troubleshooting
Important Information
[Bookmark Selects [Bookmark List 3] as the default book mark list to which a song will be
List 3]
added when you press and hold the
button.
Specifications
Contents list
[Bookmark Selects [Bookmark List 4] as the default book mark list to which a song will be
List 4]
added when you press and hold the
button.
[Bookmark Selects [Bookmark List 5] as the default book mark list to which a song will be
List 5]
added when you press and hold the
button.
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Top page > Settings > Music Settings > Selecting the album display format [Album Display
Format]
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Music
Selecting the album display format [Album Display Format]
“SensMe™ Channels”
You can select the album display format.
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
1. From the Home menu, select
[Settings]
[Music Settings]
[Album Display Format]
desired Album Display Format type.
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Type
[Title & Cover Art] (Default setting) [Cover Art Only]
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Screen
Specifications
Contents list
Hint
Cover art will not appear if there is no cover art information for the album. You can set cover
art using Windows Media Player. For details on operation, refer to the Help of Windows
Media Player. Note that the player will not display cover art attached to playlists.
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Top page > Settings > Music Settings > Displaying lyrics [Display Lyrics]
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Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Displaying lyrics [Display Lyrics]
You can display song lyrics when there is an LRC file for the song in the player. The LRC file
must have the same file name as the song file, with extension “.lrc” (for example, “abc.lrc” for a
song file “abc.mp3”). Place the LRC file in the same folder as the song file. The player
synchronizes song lyrics with song playback. For how to create LRC files, see [Details].
Note
Some LRC files may not be playable on the player depending on the file format.
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
1. From the Home menu, select
Timer
[Settings]
[Music Settings]
[Display Lyrics]
desired display type.
Settings
Troubleshooting
Type
Description
Important Information
[On]
Displays lyrics if the playing song has an LRC file. (Default setting)
Specifications
[On (No Displays lyrics if the playing song has an LRC file. The player will not turn off the
Screen screen or run the screensaver during song playback regardless of whether an LRC
Off)]
file for the current song exists or not.
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[Off]
Does not display lyrics. (*1)
(*1) When [Karaoke/Language Study] is set to [Maximum Karaoke Mode] or [Minimum Karaoke Mode],
lyrics will be displayed regardless of this setting [Details].
Music playback screen while displaying lyrics
Lyrics
Lyrics icon
Note
If lyrics are not displayed properly, save the LRC file in the UTF-8 encoding and transfer it
again to the player.
The player can display up to 1,024 lines of lyrics for each song.
Playback and lyrics may become slightly out of sync.
You cannot display lyrics on the audio podcast playback screen [Details].
When set to [On], the screen turns off or changes to slide show when there is no operation
for the time set in [Delay] [Details].
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Music
How to create LRC files
Notes on creating LRC files
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
1. Prepare an audio file for which you intend to display lyrics during playback.
FM Radio
2. Open Notepad.
[All programs]
Click [start]
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
3. Type lyrics text into Notepad.
The screen images are of Windows Vista.
[Accessories]
[Notepad] to open it.
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
4. Play back the audio file to check the time [minutes:seconds:hundredths of a second] for
displaying each text line, then enter the time information to the left of the text line.
Examples:
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Time information
[mm:ss:xx] where mm means minutes, ss means seconds, and xx means hundredths of a
second. Enter mm, ss and xx in two digits. Use a colon to separate values.
Lyric text line
The player recognizes up to 95 characters to display the text line on the screen. If a text line
cannot fit in the screen, it will be wrapped (up to 3 lines). Characters beyond 3 lines will not
be displayed.
You can separate seconds and hundredths of a second by a period instead of a colon.
You can omit hundredths of a second.
5. After finishing lyrics text input, save it as a file.
[Save As…] to open the [Save As] screen. Select [All Files] in the [Save as
Select [File]
type:] list at the bottom of the screen. Select [UTF-8] in the [Encode:] list. Enter the file name
into the [File name:] text box. The file name must be the same as the audio file, with
extension “.lrc”. Click [Save] to save the LRC file.
[File name:]
Enter the same file name as the audio file, with extension “.lrc” (for example, “abc.lrc”
for an audio file “abc.mp3”).
[Save as type:]
Select [All Files] in the [Save as type:] list.
[Save]
[Encoding:]
Select [UTF-8] in the [Encode:] list.
The maximum size of LRC files is 512 KB.
6. Create a new folder in the [MUSIC] folder of the player, then drag and drop both the audio
file and LRC file into the new folder to transfer them.
7. From the Home menu of the player, select
[Music]
desired search method
transferred song.
8. Press the OPTION/PWR OFF button to bring up the option menu, then select [Display Lyrics]
[On] or [On (No Screen Off)].
The lyrics are displayed on the screen, synchronizing with audio playback.
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Notes on creating LRC files
The text encoding of LRC files must be UTF-8.
An LRC file must have the same file name as the audio file, with extension “.lrc”. Otherwise,
the player cannot recognize the LRC file.
The maximum size of LRC files is 512 KB.
Notes on lyrics text
A character string that follows time information at the beginning of the text line is recognized
as a lyric text line.
Space characters (both 1-byte and 2-byte) immediately following time information will be
ignored.
Maximum number of displayable characters for each lyric text line
The player recognizes up to 95 characters to display the text line on the screen. Characters
beyond this limitation are not displayed.
If a text line cannot fit in the screen, it will be wrapped (up to 3 lines). Characters beyond 3
lines will not be displayed.
The player can display up to 1,024 lines of lyrics for each song.
Notes on new line control characters
Any CR, CRLF and LF is recognized properly.
A text line that contains only a new line is skipped.
Notes on LRC file format
Time information must be at the beginning of a text line. Otherwise, it will be ignored and the
number of displayable character may decrease.
Time information must be entered in chronological order. If a line’s time information is
chronologically equal or before the previous line, the line will be skipped. In this case, text
lines will also be skipped until a text line with time information that follows chronologically the
last accepted line.
A text line that contains time information only is displayed as a blank line (treated as a text
that contains no characters).
The player supports only lyrics display and does not support other information of LRC file
format.
Copyright notice
When creating LRC files using copyrighted materials authored by others, created LRC files are
limited to private use only. Use of LRC files beyond this limitation requires permission of the
copyright holders.
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Top page > Settings > Music Settings > Optimizing the quality of the sound output from the
speakers [SP Output Optimizer]
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How to Use the Software
Music
Optimizing the quality of the sound output from the speakers
[SP Output Optimizer]
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
The player is equipped with the Digital Linear Phase Speaker feature to optimize the quality of
sound from the speakers.
The Digital Linear Phase Speaker feature achieves a precise localization of sounds by improving
the frequency-amplitude and phase characteristics.
Settings
Note
This function is effective for the supplied speakers only. If your player is not supplied with
speakers, set [SP Output Optimizer] to [Off].
Speaker bundled model is not available in some countries/regions.
Troubleshooting
1. From the Home menu, select
Timer
[Settings]
[Music Settings]
[SP Output Optimizer]
desired setting type.
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Type
Description
[SRSActivates the [SP Output Optimizer] function when sounds output from the
NWGT015] speakers. The sound is optimized for SRS-NWGT015.
[Off]
Disables the [SP Output Optimizer] function and outputs normal sound from the
speakers.
Note
[SP Output Optimizer] is not applied to the sound output from the headphones.
[SP Output Optimizer] is effective for music, audio podcast and “SensMe™ Channels” only.
This function is not applied while playing a video, FM radio, or video podcast.
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Top page > Settings > Video Settings > Setting the zoom function [Zoom Settings]
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How to Use the Software
Music
Setting the zoom function [Zoom Settings]
You can zoom in the currently playing video.
“SensMe™ Channels”
1. From the Home menu, select
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
[Settings]
[Video Settings]
[Zoom Settings]
desired zoom setting type.
FM Radio
Type Description
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
The video image is resized to fit the display area, maintaining the original aspect ratio
(Default setting).
When a 16:9 (wide size) video image is displayed, black bands appear on the top and
bottom of the screen.
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
[Auto]
Specifications
Contents list
16:9 source
4:3 source
The video image is resized to fill the available display area, maintaining the aspect
ratio.
When a 16:9 (wide size) video image is displayed, the right/left sides of the image are
trimmed to fit.
[Full]
16:9 source
The dotted line frame represents the original video image size.
4:3 source
[Off]
The video image is not resized, and appears in the original resolution. If video
resolution is too high, the left, right, top and bottom of the screen will be cut. If video
resolution is too low, black bars will appear on the right, left, top and bottom of the
screen.
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Top page > Settings > Video Settings > Playing only video sound [On-Hold Display]
Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Playing only video sound [On-Hold Display]
You can set to turn off the video screen while the player is on hold, allowing you to enjoy video
sound only.
Setting this option to [No] saves battery power for longer battery life.
1. From the Home menu, select
[Settings]
[Video Settings]
[On-Hold Display]
desired On-Hold Display setting type.
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Type Description
Timer
[Yes]
When the player is on hold, the buttons are deactivated, but videos will be played back
normally. (Default setting)
[No]
When the player is on hold, the buttons are deactivated and the screen turns off, but
the sound of the current video is played back.
Settings
Troubleshooting
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Top page > Settings > Video Settings > Arranging the video list [Order of Video List]
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Music
Arranging the video list [Order of Video List]
Arranges the video list by date or by title.
“SensMe™ Channels”
1. From the Home menu, select
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
[Settings]
[Video Settings]
[Order of Video List]
desired order of video list type.
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Type
Description
[Date/Time
(Oldest)]
Arranges the video list by transfer/record date in ascending order.
[Date/Time
(Newest)]
Arranges the video list by transfer/record date in descending order.
(Default setting)
[Title (A>Z)]
Arranges the video list by title in ascending order.
[Title (Z>A)]
Arranges the video list by title in descending order.
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Top page > Settings > Photo Settings > Setting the photo list display format [Photo List Format]
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Music
Setting the photo list display format [Photo List Format]
The player offers 2 display formats: [Thumbnail + Title] (*1) or [Thumbnail Only].
“SensMe™ Channels”
1. From the Home menu, select
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
[Settings]
[Photo Settings]
[Photo List Format]
desired photo list format type.
FM Radio
Type
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Description
[Thumbnail + Title] Displays a photo title with a thumbnail image in the photo list.
[Thumbnail Only]
Timer
Settings
Displays only thumbnails in the photo list. (Default setting)
(*1) Thumbnail refers to a reduced size image of a photo.
Troubleshooting
Note
Thumbnails may not be displayed, depending on the file format.
Important Information
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Top page > Settings > FM Radio Settings > Setting the reception [Scan Sensitivity]
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How to Use the Software
Music
Setting the reception [Scan Sensitivity]
When you select stations using the [Auto Preset] function [Details] or the
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
1. From the Home menu, select
FM Radio
/
button, the FM
receiver may receive unwanted broadcast stations as a result of sensitivity being too high. In this
case, set the reception to [Low]. [High] is set by default.
[Settings]
[FM Radio Settings]
[Scan Sensitivity]
[Low].
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
To set the reception sensitivity back to the default, select [High].
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Settings
Troubleshooting
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Specifications
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Top page > Settings > FM Radio Settings > Setting monaural/stereo [Mono/Auto]
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Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Setting monaural/stereo [Mono/Auto]
If noise occurs during FM reception, set the receiver to [Mono] for monaural. If you set it to
[Auto], monaural/stereo reception is selected automatically, depending on reception conditions.
[Auto] is set by default.
1. From the Home menu, select
[Settings]
[FM Radio Settings]
[Mono/Auto]
[Mono].
To return to automatic setting, select [Auto].
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
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Settings
Troubleshooting
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Specifications
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Top page > Settings > Recording Settings > Selecting a level of recording quality [Bit Rate
Settings]
Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Selecting a level of recording quality [Bit Rate Settings]
You can select the bit rate for voice recording. High bit rate offers better sound quality, though
requires more memory.
1. From the Home menu, select
[Settings]
[Recording Settings]
[Bit Rate Settings]
desired setting type.
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Type
Description
Timer
[MP3 256kbps] Records at the bit rate of 256 kbps.
Settings
[MP3 128kbps] Records at the bit rate of 128 kbps. (Default setting)
Troubleshooting
[MP3 64kbps]
Records at the bit rate of 64 kbps.
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Top page > Troubleshooting > To Deal with a Trouble > What can I do to solve a problem?
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How to Use the Software
Music
What can I do to solve a problem?
If the player does not function as expected, try the following steps to resolve the issue.
“SensMe™ Channels”
1. Find the symptoms of the issue in this manual, and try any corrective actions listed.
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
2. Connect the player to your computer to charge the battery.
You may be able to resolve some issues by charging the battery [Details].
FM Radio
3. Press the RESET button with a small pin, etc.
If you press the RESET button while operating the player, stored data and player settings
may be lost.
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
4. Check information on the issue in the Help of each software.
Important Information
5. Look up information on the issue on one of the customer support Web sites [Details].
Specifications
6. If the approaches listed above fail to resolve the issue, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
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Note
No data will be deleted and no settings will be changed by resetting the player.
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Top page > Troubleshooting > To Deal with a Trouble > Customer support Web site
Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Music
Customer support Web site
If you have any questions or issues with this product, or would like information on compatible
items with this product, visit the following Web sites.
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
For customers in the USA:
http://www.sony.com/walkmansupport
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
For customers in Canada:
http://www.sony.ca/ElectronicsSupport/
Timer
For customers in Europe:
http://support.sony-europe.com/DNA
Settings
For customers in Latin America:
http://www.sony-latin.com/index.crp
Troubleshooting
Important Information
For customers in other countries/regions:
http://www.sony-asia.com/support
Specifications
Contents list
For customers who purchased the overseas models:
http://www.sony.co.jp/overseas/support/
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Top page > Troubleshooting > Possible Causes of Symptoms > Table of contents for symptoms
and possible causes
Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
Table of contents for symptoms and possible causes
The following topics show possible causes and remedies for symptoms. See an appropriate topic
according to your problem.
Operation
Display
Power
Connection to a computer
“SensMe™ Channels”
FM Radio
Recording
Podcast
Other
Messages
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
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Top page > Troubleshooting > Possible Causes of Symptoms > Operation
Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Operation
Music
There is no sound.
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
The volume level is set to zero.
Turn the volume up.
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
The headphone plug is not connected properly.
If the headphones are connected improperly, the sound from the headphones will be
impaired. Insert the headphone plug until it clicks into place [Details].
Timer
The headphone plug is dirty.
Clean the headphone plug with a soft dry cloth.
Settings
After prescribing the remedies above, if the problem still persists, press the RESET button of
the player [Details].
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Data cannot be played.
Specifications
Contents list
The battery is consumed.
Charge the battery fully [Details].
If the player does not react, even after charging the battery, press the RESET button to
reset the player [Details].
After transferring by drag-and-drop in Windows Explorer, data hierarchy levels do not
correspond to the player.
Place the data in the correct place by drag-and-drop [Details].
Transferred files are not in a playable format.
For information on the playable formats, see [Details]. Some files may not be played back,
depending on certain file specifications.
You are placing audio MP4 files in a video folder by drag-and-drop.
Place them in the [MUSIC] folder by drag-and-drop.
The playback limitation period of the song has expired due to subscription conditions, etc.
Songs with an expired playback limitation period cannot be played back. Update them
using the software used for transferring.
Songs or photos cannot be deleted on the player.
You cannot delete songs or photos on the player.
Delete them using the software you used to transfer the data, or Windows Explorer.
Transferred data is not displayed in its list.
Videos and photos in unsupported format may not be recognized by the player and may not
appear in a list [Details].
If you rename a video file that is transferred from a computer to the player, or move it to
another folder, it may not be recognized by the player and may not appear in a video list.
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Data was placed in the wrong location by drag-and-drop.
Place the data in the correct place by drag-and-drop [Details].
The built-in flash memory of the player was formatted using Windows Explorer.
Format the built-in flash memory on the player [Details].
The USB cable (supplied) was disconnected from the player while data was being transferred.
Transfer usable files back to your computer and format the built-in flash memory on the
player [Details].
When [All Songs] or [Album] is selected, all the songs will appear, but
some songs do not appear when [Folder] is selected.
The audio files are not in folders under the [MUSIC] folder.
Place them in folders under the [MUSIC] folder by drag-and-drop.
Songs are played back within a limited playback range only, such as
within one album.
[Playback Range] [Details] is set to [Selected Range].
Change the playback range setting.
Noise is generated.
A device emitting radio signals, such as a mobile phone is being used near the player.
When using devices such as mobile phones, keep them away from the player.
Music data imported from CDs, etc., is damaged.
Delete the data, then import and transfer it again. When importing data to your computer,
close any other applications to avoid data damage.
Transferred files are not in a playable format. For details, see [Details].
Some songs may not be played back, depending on certain file specifications.
The headphone plug is dirty.
Clean the headphone plug with a soft dry cloth.
[VPT(Surround)] setting or [Clear Stereo] function is not effective.
When outputting to external audio speakers using the cradle (not supplied), [VPT(Surround)]
settings and the [Clear Stereo] function may not be effective because the player is designed
for compatible headphones only. This is not a malfunction.
The player does not respond to any button operations.
The HOLD switch is set to the HOLD position.
Slide the HOLD switch on the right side to the opposite position [Details].
The player contains moisture condensation.
Wait a few hours to let the player dry out.
The remaining battery power is low or insufficient.
Charge the battery by connecting the player to a running computer [Details].
If you charge the battery and nothing changes, press the RESET button to reset the player
[Details].
The player is connected to the computer via USB connection.
Disconnect the USB connection, then operate the player.
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Playback does not stop.
With this player, there is no difference between stopping and pausing. When you press the
button,
appears and playback pauses/stops.
There is insufficient volume.
[AVLS (Volume Limit)] is enabled.
Disable [AVLS (Volume Limit)] [Details].
There is no sound from the right channel of the headphones. Or the right
channel sound is heard from both sides of the headphones.
The headphone plug is not fully inserted.
If the headphones are not connected correctly, sound will not be output properly. Insert the
headphone plug into the jack until it clicks [Details].
Playback has stopped suddenly.
The remaining battery power is insufficient.
Charge the battery by connecting the player to a running computer [Details].
The songs or video files that cannot be played are played.
Play back another song or video file.
Lyrics are not displayed.
There is no lyrics data for the song [Details].
Create an LRC file for the song to display lyrics.
The file name or file format is incorrect.
See [Details] for information on the file naming rule and file format.
Thumbnails (such as cover art) are not displayed.
Songs of a file format supported by the player do not have cover art information. Thumbnails
are displayed only when songs have cover art information and whose file format is supported
by the player.
Transfer again using Windows Media Player 11, or another transfer capable software.
Thumbnail name does not match its video, or the video is not in the correct location.
Place a JPEG file of the same name as the video into the folder under the [VIDEO] folder.
If photos do not have thumbnails that comply with Exif file format, the thumbnails cannot be
displayed.
If you have transferred a song without cover art to the player, you cannot attach cover art to
the song even if you transfer it once more along with its cover art.
Delete the song from the player, then transfer it to the player again along with its cover art.
The player’s power turned off, and then on again.
If a malfunction occurs, the player turns off, and then on again automatically.
The player does not work properly.
The computer was started or restarted with the player connected to it.
Reset the player by pressing the RESET button of the player [Details]. Disconnect the
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Display
Music
“
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
” appears for a title or song lyrics.
Characters that cannot be displayed on the player are included in the title or song lyrics.
FM Radio
[Unknown] is displayed for an album or artist name, etc.
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Information such as album or artist name, etc., is not contained in the data.
Timer
Garbled characters are displayed.
Settings
The wrong language is selected.
Select the correct language from [Language Settings] [Details], and then transfer data to
the player again.
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Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
The screen darkens while displaying a photo.
The screensaver is running [Details].
Press any button.
The screen turns off.
The screensaver is running [Details].
Press any button.
[On-Hold Display] is set to [No].
Set [On-Hold Display] to [Yes] [Details].
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Power
Music
Battery life is short.
“SensMe™ Channels”
FM Radio
The operating temperature is below 5 °C (41 ºF).
Battery life becomes shorter as a result of the battery characteristics. This is not a
malfunction.
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Battery charging time is not sufficient.
Charge the battery until
appears.
Timer
By adjusting the settings or managing the power supply properly, it is possible to save the
battery power and use the player for a longer time [Details].
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
Settings
You have not used the player for more than a year.
Depending on the conditions under which your player is used, the battery may have been
deteriorated. Consult your nearest Sony dealer.
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Important Information
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Contents list
[Battery Care] is set to [On].
If [Battery Care] is set to [On], the maximum recharge capacity is limited to about 90%,
resulting in the first bar of the battery indication disappearing quickly [Details].
When usable battery life becomes half the usual time, even after charging the battery fully,
the battery should be replaced.
Consult your nearest Sony dealer.
The player cannot charge the battery.
The USB cable is not connected to a USB connector on your computer properly.
Disconnect the USB cable, and then reconnect it.
Use the supplied USB cable.
The battery is charged in an ambient temperature out of the range of 5 °C (41 ºF) to 35 °C (95
ºF).
You cannot charge the battery when
icon appears. Charge the battery in an ambient
temperature of 5 °C (41 ºF) to 35 °C (95 ºF).
The computer is not on.
Turn on the computer.
Your computer has entered Sleep or Hibernation status.
Release the computer from Sleep or Hibernation status.
A USB hub is being used.
Connecting the player via a USB hub may not work. Connect the player to your computer
using the USB cable (supplied).
The operating system installed on the computer is not supported by the player.
To charge the player, connect the player to a computer with the operating system that is
supported by the player [Details].
You have not used the player for more than a year.
Depending on the conditions under which your player is used, the battery may have been
deteriorated. Consult your nearest Sony dealer.
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After prescribing the remedies above, if the problem still persists, press the RESET button of
the player [Details] and reconnect it to the computer by using the USB cable (supplied).
The player turns off automatically.
To avoid unnecessary battery consumption, the player automatically turns off.
Press any button to turn the player on.
Charging completes very quickly.
If the battery is already almost fully charged when charging begins, little time is needed to
reach full charge.
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Connection to a computer
Music
Cannot install the software.
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Your computer is installed with an operating system that is not supported by the player.
Check the operating system of your computer [Details].
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Other software is running on Windows.
If another software is running, it may interfere with installation. Particularly, be sure to stop
security software as it can put a heavy load on the computer.
Timer
There is not enough free space for the hard drive.
Check the required hard drive space for installing the application, and delete unnecessary
files.
Settings
Troubleshooting
Your account has no administrator privileges, or you have not logged in as the computer’s
administrator.
To install the software, log in with an account with administrator privileges or log in as the
computer’s administrator.
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
A message dialog is covered from your site by the install screen.
Press and hold the [Alt] key and press the [Tab] key several times until the message dialog
appears. Then follow the message.
The progress bar on the install screen does not proceed. Or, the access
lamp of the hard drive does not light for several minutes.
Wait until the installation is completed, because it is progressing properly. The installation may
take 30 minutes or more depending on the computer.
[Connected USB. The player cannot be operated.] or [Connected USB
(MTP). The player cannot be operated.] does not appear when
connected to the computer with the USB cable (supplied) (The
computer does not recognize the player).
The USB cable is not connected to a USB connector on your computer properly.
Disconnect the USB cable, and then reconnect it.
Use the supplied USB cable.
A USB hub is being used.
Connecting the player via a USB hub may not work. Connect the player directly to your
computer using the USB cable (supplied).
The USB connector on your computer may have a problem.
Connect the player to another USB connector on your computer.
When you use the player for the first time, or when the battery is low, it may take the player
about 30 seconds to display the message after connected to a computer. This is not a
malfunction.
The software authentication may be performed and it may take rather a long time. Wait for a
while.
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The software installation has been failed.
Reinstall the software by using the installer. The imported data will remain untouched.
By setting the player to the USB connection standby mode before connecting it to a
computer, you may be able to establish connection between the player and the computer with
more reliability.
Select [Yes] for the [USB Connection Mode] [Details]. The player enters the USB
connection standby mode and the USB connection standby screen appears.
The computer is running another software other than the one used for transferring.
Disconnect the USB cable, wait a few minutes, and reconnect it. If the problem persists,
disconnect the USB cable, restart the computer, and then reconnect the USB cable.
[Connected USB. The player cannot be operated.] or [Connected USB (MTP). The player
cannot be operated.] may not appear on the player, depending on the software environment
that is running on your computer.
Activate Windows Media Player, or Windows Explorer.
After prescribing the remedies above, if the problem still persists, press the RESET button of
the player and reconnect it to the computer by using the USB cable (supplied).
Data cannot be transferred to the player from your computer.
Transferring may be stopped due to noise, such as static electricity, etc. This happens to
protect data information.
Disconnect the player, then reconnect it.
If you transfer files by drag-and-drop on a computer that does not have Windows Media
Player 11 installed, only a limited amount of files (AAC, video files, etc.) may be transferrable
by drag-and-drop.
Install Windows Media Player 11 from the Windows Media Player download site, then
transfer files by drag-and-drop again. Before installing Windows Media Player 11 on your
computer, make sure to check whether your software or service corresponds to Windows
Media Player 11. For details on usage, or support on Windows Media Player, visit the
following web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/
The USB cable is not connected to a USB connector on your computer properly.
Disconnect the USB cable, and then reconnect it.
There is not enough free space in the built-in flash memory.
Delete any unnecessary data to increase free space.
For details on the maximum recordable number of files and folders, see [Details].
Songs with a limited playing period or playing count may not be transferred due to restrictions
set by copyright holders. For details on the settings of each audio file, contact the distributor.
Abnormal data exists on the player.
Transfer usable files back to your computer and format the built-in flash memory on the
player [Details].
You may not be using the supported software to transfer data to the player.
Install the supported software and use it to transfer data.
The data may be damaged.
Delete the data that cannot be transferred from your computer, then import it to your
computer again. When importing data to your computer or transferring data to the player,
close any other applications to avoid data damage.
You may be attempting to transfer a file that is not in a playable format.
For information on the supported file format, see [Details]. You may not transfer a file
depending on the file specification.
You are trying to transfer .m4a, .mp4, .3gp or .m4v files on a computer that already has
Windows Media Player 10 installed.
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If you are using Windows XP or Windows Vista, install Windows Media Player 11 from the
Windows Media Player download site.
If you transfer data using an appropriate software for transferring, but the transfer is not made,
refer to the manufacturer.
The transfer takes too long time.
You are transferring a large file.
It may take a long time to transfer a large file.
Only a small amount of data can be transferred to the player.
There is not enough free space in the built-in flash memory.
Delete any unnecessary data to increase free space.
Data that cannot be played on the player is stored on the player.
If data other than song, video, or photo data is stored on the player, less data can be
transferred. Transfer back data that cannot be played on the player to the computer to
increase the available space.
Cannot return a song on the player to the computer.
You may attempt return a song to a computer that was not used to transfer the song to the
player.
If you transfer a song from a computer to the player by using software, you may become
unable to return the song to another computer. Return the song to the computer from
which you transferred the song to the player. If you cannot return the song to the computer
and intend to delete the song, use software to select and delete it.
You may have deleted the song on the computer from which you transferred the song to the
player.
If you delete the song on the computer from which you transferred the song to the player,
you cannot return the song to the computer.
The player becomes unstable while it is connected to the computer.
A USB hub or USB extension cable is being used.
Connecting the player via a USB hub or extension cable may not work. Connect the player
directly to your computer using the USB cable (supplied).
Folders cannot be renamed or deleted.
You cannot delete or rename the [MUSIC], [MP_ROOT], [MPE_ROOT], [VIDEO], [DCIM],
[PICTURE], [PICTURES], [PODCASTS], [RECORD] and [VOICE] folders.
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“SensMe™ Channels”
Music
You cannot find your desired channel.
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
If there are no songs to match the theme of the channel, the channel is not displayed on the
[SensMe™ Channels] screen.
[Morning] always displayed for the time-based channel.
If you have not set the clock of the player, [Morning] always appears for the time-based
channel.
Set the clock of the player [Details].
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
Unsuitable songs for selected time-based channels are played.
Important Information
If there are no songs to match the theme of the time-based channel, all the songs in the
player are shuffle-played.
Specifications
Contents list
Audio podcasts and voice recordings are not played by “SensMe™
Channels.”
Audio podcasts and voice recordings are not analyzed by 12 TONE ANALYSIS and you
cannot play them back using “SensMe™ Channels.”
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FM Radio
Music
FM broadcasts are unclear.
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
The received station is not fully tuned in.
Tune the station in manually using the
/
button [Details].
Reception is weak and sound quality is poor.
The radio signal is weak.
Listen to the FM broadcast near a window since the signal may be weak inside buildings or
in vehicles.
Timer
Settings
The headphone cord is not fully extended.
The headphone cord functions as an antenna. Extend the headphone cord as far as
possible.
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
Setting the receiver to monaural may reduce noise.
Set the [Mono/Auto] option to [Mono] [Details].
FM broadcasts are affected by interference.
A device emitting radio signals, such as a mobile phone, is being used near the player.
When using devices such as mobile phones, keep them away from the player.
FM broadcasts cannot be heard.
The headphones are not connected.
The headphone cord functions as an antenna. When a peripheral device (not supplied) is
connected to the WM-PORT jack and the headphones cannot be connected, FM broadcast
reception is unavailable.
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Recording
Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
The remaining recording time remains the same even though files are
deleted.
Due to system restrictions, the remaining recording time may not increase if only short files
are deleted.
Cannot record.
Timer
There is not enough free space in the built-in flash memory.
Delete unnecessary files [Details].
Export recorded files to a computer. Necessary free space may vary, depending on the bit
rate or recording time.
Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
The maximum number of files that can be recorded is reached. For information on the
maximum number of recordable files and folders, see [Details].
Delete unnecessary files [Details].
Export the recorded files to a computer.
The player is connected to a computer.
Disconnect the player from the computer.
The serial number of the file name has reached 999.
Create a new folder [Details].
The combined total elapsed and remaining recording time does not
equal the maximum recording time.
Due to system restrictions, remaining recording time may decrease by a few seconds when
starting recording.
Recorded files cannot be deleted.
A file or the folder that cannot be deleted is set to [Readonly] on a computer.
Delete the data using Windows Explorer.
The battery power is low or exhausted.
Charge the battery fully [Details].
A folder is not deleted even though all recorded files have been deleted.
Files other than recorded files are included in the folder.
Open the folder using Windows Explorer, and delete all files other than those recorded by
the player.
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Podcast
Music
Cannot play back an episode.
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
The player does not support the file format of the episode.
Check the file format playable on the player [Details].
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Other
Music
There is no beep sound when the player is operated.
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
[Beep Settings] is set to [Off].
Set [Beep Settings] to [On] [Details].
The beep does not sound when the player is connected to the cradle (not supplied), or
another device.
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
The player gets warm.
Settings
The player may become warm when the battery is being charged and just after charging. The
player also may get warm when a large amount of data is transferred. This behavior is normal
and not cause for a concern. Set the player aside for a while to allow it to cool down.
Troubleshooting
Important Information
The date and time have been reset.
Specifications
Contents list
If you left the player for a while with the battery used up, the date and time may be reset. This
is not a malfunction. Charge the battery until
appears on the screen, and set the date
and time again [Details].
Noise is generated when plugging or unplugging the headphones.
Take off the headphones when plugging or unplugging the headphones. If you plug or unplug
the headphones while playing a song, you may hear noise from the headphones. This is not a
malfunction.
Cannot add audio podcasts or voice recordings to a bookmark list.
You can add transferred songs only to a bookmark list, and you cannot add audio podcasts
or voice recordings.
The slide show is not displayed as the screensaver.
The slide show is displayed only when the player is connected to the AC outlet.
If there are no photos to be displayed for the slide show, the screensaver dims the screen
[Details].
The alarm does not go off.
[Alarm On/Off] is set to [Off].
Set [Alarm On/Off] to [On] [Details].
The alarm will not sound in the following situations.
Recording voice (though the alarm icon flashes in the information area).
Connected to a computer.
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The alarm is delayed
In the following situations, the alarm will be postponed until the process is finished.
Deleting data.
Formatting memory.
The sleep timer does not work.
The sleep timer will not activate in the following situations.
Recording voice.
Connected to a computer.
Using [Auto Preset] function of the FM radio.
Analyzing songs for “SensMe™ Channels.”
Sounding the alarm.
The sleep timer will be canceled in the following situations.
Entering standby mode.
Connecting the player to a computer.
The sleep timer is delayed.
In the following situations, the sleep timer will be postponed until the process is finished.
Deleting data.
Formatting memory.
The preset alarm sound is produced instead of the selected alarm song.
You have deleted the song selected as the alarm song.
Select another song as the alarm song and set [Alarm Sound Settings] to [Alarm Song]
[Details].
Cannot adjust the playback speed.
You cannot adjust the playback speed when using the karaoke function.
Set [Karaoke/Language Study] to [Off] or [Language Study] [Details].
Cannot suppress the vocal of the song.
The effects of vocal suppression differ among songs. Depending on the song, the vocal may
hardly be suppressed.
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Music
Messages
Follow the instructions below if a message appears in the display.
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
[Cannot play; file format is not supported.]
You are trying to play a file that cannot be played on the player.
You cannot play a song in an unsupported format file [Details].
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
[Cannot play; license has expired.]
Timer
The playback limitation period of the song has expired.
Update the license information of songs using the software used for transferring.
Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
[Delete failed.]
Specifications
Contents list
You attempted to delete a video but the player failed to delete it.
Delete the video by using Content Transfer or Windows Explorer.
[Do not disconnect.]
The player is connected to a computer or other external devices to transfer data.
This is not an error message. Do not disconnect the USB cable until transferring
completes.
[Firmware update failed.]
Updating the firmware failed to complete.
Follow the instructions displayed on your computer to retry updating the firmware.
[LOW BATTERY. Please Charge.]
The player’s battery is running low.
Charge the battery [Details].
[Not enough free space in memory. Delete files to ensure free space.]
The player’s available capacity is insufficient.
Connect the player to your computer using the supplied USB cable, and then delete any
unnecessary data from the player using another software used for transferring, or Windows
Explorer.
[Unable to set photo as wallpaper.]
The selected photo cannot be designated as the wallpaper.
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Make sure the photo is not a damaged file or the size is not too large.
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Important product information
Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
Notice for customers: the following information is only applicable
to equipment sold in countries applying EU directives
The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075
Japan. The Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety is Sony Deutschland GmbH,
Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany. For any service or guarantee matters please
refer to the addresses given in separate service or guarantee documents.
Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic Equipment (Applicable in
the European Union and other European countries with separate
collection systems)
Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product shall not be treated as
household waste. Instead it shall be handed over to the applicable collection point for the
recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly,
you will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health,
which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product. The recycling
of materials will help to conserve natural resources. For more detailed information about
recycling of this product, please contact your local Civic Office, your household waste disposal
service or the shop where you purchased the product.
Applicable accessories: Headphones
Disposal of waste batteries (applicable in the European Union
and other European countries with separate collection systems)
This symbol on the battery or on the packaging indicates that the battery provided with this
product shall not be treated as household waste.
On certain batteries this symbol might be used in combination with a chemical symbol. The
chemical symbols for mercury (Hg) or lead (Pb) are added if the battery contains more than
0.0005% mercury or 0.004% lead.
By ensuring these batteries are disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potentially negative
consequences for the environment and human health which could otherwise be caused by
inappropriate waste handling of the battery. The recycling of the materials will help to conserve
natural resources.
In case of products that for safety, performance or data integrity reasons require a permanent
connection with an incorporated battery, this battery should be replaced by qualified service staff
only.
To ensure that the battery will be treated properly, hand over the product at end-of-life to the
applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment.
For all other batteries, please view the section on how to remove the battery from the product
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safely. Hand the battery over to the applicable collection point for the recycling of waste
batteries.
For more detailed information about recycling of this product or battery, please contact your local
Civic Office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the
product.
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Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
Warning
The following descriptions are important for using the player. Be sure to follow the instructions
below.
Be sure not to short-circuit the terminals of the player with metallic objects.
Do not pour water or put any foreign object in the player. Doing so may cause fire or electric
shock.
If this occurs, turn off the player immediately, disconnect the USB cable from the player, and
consult your nearest Sony dealer or Sony Service Center.
Do not place the player in fire.
Do not take apart or remodel the player. Doing so can result in electric shock. Consult your
nearest Sony dealer or Sony Service Center for exchange of rechargeable batteries, internal
checks or repair.
Do not put any heavy object on top of the player or apply a strong shock to the player. It may
cause a malfunction or damage.
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Music
Caution
Notes on use
“SensMe™ Channels”
Notes on usage environment
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
Notes on handling the player
Notes on protecting the player from getting wet
Notes on use
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
The following descriptions are important for using the player. Be sure to follow the instructions
below.
Do not touch the rechargeable battery with bare hands if it is leaking. Since battery liquid may
remain in the player, consult your nearest Sony dealer if the battery has leaked. If the liquid
gets into your eyes, do not rub your eyes as it may lead to blindness. Wash out your eyes
with clean water, and consult a doctor.
Also, if the liquid gets on to your body or clothes, wash it off immediately. If you do not, it may
cause burns or injury. If you get burned or injured by the liquid from the battery, consult a
doctor.
If the player causes interference to radio or television reception, turn the player off and move
it away from the radio or television.
In particularly dry air conditions, mild tingling may be felt on your ears. This is a result of
static electricity accumulated in the body, and not a malfunction of the player.
The effect can be minimized by wearing clothes made from natural materials.
When using a strap (not supplied), be careful to avoid catching it on objects you pass by.
Furthermore be careful not to swing the player by the strap to avoid bumping people.
Refrain from using the player according to the in-flight announcements during take off or
landing in an aircraft.
If you see lightning or hear thunder, take off the headphones immediately and refrain from
using the player.
If you experience an allergic reaction to the supplied headphones, stop using them at once
and contact a doctor.
Notes on usage environment
Never use the player where it will be subjected to extremes of light, temperature, moisture or
vibration. Also, never leave the player exposed to high temperature, such as in a car parked
in the sun or under direct sunlight. The player may become discolored, distorted or damaged.
Do not leave the player in a place subject to excessive dust.
Do not leave the player on an unstable surface or in an inclined position.
Notes on handling the player
When you unplug the headphones from the player, make sure to hold the headphone plug to
unplug it. Pulling the headphone cord itself may cause damage to the headphone cord.
Do not apply strong force to the surface of the LCD. This may cause a distortion in colors or
brightness, or cause a malfunction of the LCD.
When using the player, remember to follow the precautions below in order to avoid warping
the cabinet or causing the player to malfunction.
Make sure not to sit down with the player in your back pocket.
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Make sure not to put the player into a bag with the headphones/earphones cord wrapped
around it and then subject the bag to strong impact.
Notes on protecting the player from getting wet
Do not expose the player to water. The player is not waterproof. Remember to follow the
precautions below.
Be careful not to drop the player into a sink or other container filled with water.
Do not use the player in humid locations or bad weather, such as in the rain or snow.
Do not get the player wet.
If you touch the player with wet hands, or put the player in a damp article of clothing, the
player may get wet and this may cause a malfunction of the player.
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The recorded song is limited to private use only. Use of the song beyond this limit requires
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Sony is not responsible for incomplete recording/downloading or damaged data due to
problems of the player or computer.
Depending on the type of the text and characters, the text shown on the player may not be
displayed properly on device. This is due to:
The capacity of the connected player.
The player is not functioning normally.
Content information is written in language or character that are not supported by the player.
Heat may build up in the player while charging if it is used for an extended period of time.
Note that condensation may form temporarily in cases such as when the player is moved
quickly from a low-temperature environment to a high temperature environment, or used in a
room that has a heater just turned on. Condensation creates a phenomenon where moisture
in the air adheres to surfaces such as metal panels, etc., and then changes to liquid.
If condensation forms in the player, leave it turned off until the condensation disappears. If
you use the player with condensation present, a malfunction may result.
If you use the player in a cold location, images may appear with black bands around them.
This is not a malfunction of the player.
About sample data (*1)
The player is pre-installed with sample data.
If you delete the sample data, you cannot restore it, and we will not supply any replacement data.
(*1) In some countries/regions some sample data is not installed.
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Avoid listening with your headphones in situations where hearing must not be impaired.
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Preventing hearing damage
FM Radio
Avoid using the headphones at a high volume. Hearing experts advise against continuous, loud
and extended play. If you experience a ringing in your ears, reduce the volume or discontinue
use.
Do not turn the volume up high all at once, especially when using headphones. Turn up the
volume gradually to avoid excessive levels hurting your ears.
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In no event will Sony be liable for any financial damage, or loss of profits, including claims
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The software provided with this player cannot be used with equipment other than that to
which it is so designated.
Please note that, due to continued efforts to improve quality, the software specifications may
be changed without notice.
Operation of this player with software other than that provided is not covered by the warranty.
The ability to display the languages on supplied software will depend on the installed OS on
your computer. For better results, please ensure that the installed OS is compatible with the
desired language you want to display.
We do not guarantee all the languages will be able to be displayed properly on the supplied
software.
User-created characters and some special characters may not be displayed.
The explanations in this manual assume that you are familiar with the basic operations of
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For details on the use of your computer and operating system, please refer to the respective
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Clean the player’s case with a soft cloth, such as a cleaning cloth for eyeglasses.
If the player’s case should become very dirty, clean it with a soft cloth slightly moistened with
water or a mild detergent solution.
Do not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder, or solvent, such as alcohol or
benzene, as it may mar the finish of the case.
Be careful not to let water get into the player from the opening near the connector.
Clean the headphone plug periodically.
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You can store computer data into the built-in flash memory of the player by transferring the data
from your computer using Windows Explorer, or other transfer-capable software. If the player is
connected to the computer, the built-in flash memory appears in Windows Explorer as
[WALKMAN].
Note
Do not use the bundled software while using Windows Explorer to interact with the built-in
flash memory of the player.
Do not disconnect the USB cable (supplied) while [Do not disconnect.] appears during data
transfer. Otherwise, the data being transferred or the data stored in the player may be
damaged.
Do not rename the [MUSIC], [MP_ROOT], [MPE_ROOT], [VIDEO], [DCIM], [PICTURE],
[PICTURES], [SCREENSAVER] [PODCASTS] [RECORD] and [VOICE] folders. Also, do not
rename files and folders under them. Otherwise, they will not be displayed on the player.
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You can update the player’s firmware. Installing the latest player’s firmware allows you to add
new features to the player. For details on the latest firmware information and how to install it, visit
the customer support Web sites [Details].
FM Radio
1. Download the update program to your computer from the Web site.
2. Connect the player to your computer, and then start the update program.
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3. Follow the on-screen instructions to update the player’s firmware.
Firmware update is complete.
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Music
Specifications
Supported file format
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
Music (including podcasts (*1))
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
MP3
Media File format: MP3 (MPEG-1 Layer3) file format
File extension: .mp3
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(VBR))
Sampling frequency (*2): 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
WMA
Media File format: ASF file format
File extension: .wma
Bit rate: 32 to 192 kbps (Supports variable bit rate
(VBR))
Sampling frequency (*2): 44.1 kHz
* Compatible with WM-DRM 10
AAC-LC (*3)
Media File format: MP4 file format
File extension: .mp4, .m4a, .3gp
Bit rate: 16 to 320 kbps (Supports variable bit rate
(VBR)) (*4)
Sampling frequency (*2): 8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05,
24, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
Linear PCM
Media File format: Wave-Riff file format
File extension: .wav
Bit rate: 1,411 kbps
Sampling frequency (*2): 44.1 kHz
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Audio Formats
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Specifications
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Video (including podcasts (*1))
Frame rate: Max. 30 fps
Resolution: Max. 720 × 480 (*5)
AVC
(H.264/AVC)
Media File format: MP4 file format, “Memory Stick”
video format
File extension: .mp4, .m4v
Profile: Baseline Profile
Level: 1.2, 1.3, 2, 2.1, 2.2, 3
Bit rate: Max. 10 Mbps
MPEG-4
Media File format: MP4 file format, “Memory Stick”
video format
File extension: .mp4, .m4v
Profile: Simple Profile
Bit rate: Max. 6 Mbps
Windows Media
Video 9 (*6)
Media File format: ASF file format
File extension: .wmv
Profile: VC1 simple profile, main profile
Bit rate: Max. 6 Mbps
AAC-LC
(for AVC, MPEG-4)
Channel number: Max. 2 channels
Sampling frequency (*2): 24, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
Bit rate: Max. 288 kbps / channel
Video Formats
(Codec)
Audio Formats
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Bit rate: 32 to 192 kbps (Supports variable bit rate
(Codec)
WMA
(for Windows Media
Video 9)
(VBR))
Sampling frequency (*2): 44.1 kHz
* Compatible with WM-DRM 10
File size
Max. 4 GB
The number of
files
Max. 2,000
Photo (*7)
Photo Format
(Codec)
Media File format: Compatible with DCF 2.0/Exif 2.21
file format
File extension: .jpg
Profile: Baseline Profile
Number of pixels: Max. 4,096 × 4,096 pixels
(16,000,000 pixels)
JPEG
The number of
files
Max. 20,000
Voice Recording
Audio Format
(Codec)
Bit rate: 64, 128, 256 kbps
Sampling Frequency: 44.1 kHz
MP3
(*1) The maximum recordable number of podcasts is 20,000.
(*2) Sampling frequency may not correspond to all encoders.
(*3) Copyright protected AAC-LC files cannot be played back.
(*4) Non-standard bit rates or non-guaranteed bit rates are included depending on the sampling
frequency.
(*5) These numbers indicate the maximum resolution of playable video, and do not indicate the player’s
display resolution. The display resolution is 320 × 240.
(*6) Some WMV files can be played back only by transferring using Windows Media Player.
(*7) Some photo files cannot be played back, depending on their file formats.
Maximum recordable number of songs and time (Approx.)
The approximate times are based on the case in which you transfer or record only 4 minute
songs (not including videos and photos) in the MP3 format. Other playable audio file format song
numbers and times may differ from MP3 format.
NWZ-E453
NWZ-E454
NWZ-E455
Bit rate
Number Time
Number Time
Number Time
48 kbps
2,350
156 hr. 40 min. 4,950
330 hr. 00 min. 10,000
666 hr. 40 min.
64 kbps
1,750
116 hr. 40 min. 3,650
243 hr. 20 min. 7,450
496 hr. 40 min.
128 kbps 880
58 hr. 40 min.
1,800
120 hr. 00 min. 3,700
246 hr. 40 min.
256 kbps 440
29 hr. 20 min.
925
61 hr. 40 min.
1,850
123 hr. 20 min.
320 kbps 355
23 hr. 40 min.
740
49 hr. 20 min.
1,500
100 hr. 00 min.
Maximum recordable time of videos (Approx.)
The approximate recordable times are estimated in the case where only videos are transferred.
The time may differ, depending on the conditions under which the player is used.
Bit rate
NWZ-E453
NWZ-E454
NWZ-E455
Time
Time
Time
Video Format: 384 kbps
14 hr. 00 min. 29 hr. 20 min. 59 hr. 40 min.
Audio Format: 128 kbps
Video Format: 768 kbps
8 hr. 00 min.
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16 hr. 40 min. 34 hr. 00 min.
Audio Format: 128 kbps
Maximum recordable number of photos that can be transferred
(Approx.)
Max. 20,000
Recordable number of photos may be less depending on file sizes.
Maximum recordable number of voice recordings
Maximum recordable number of voice recording files: 4,000
Maximum recordable number of voice recording folders: 255
Maximum recordable number of voice recording files in each folder: 255
Maximum recordable number of playlists
Maximum transferrable number of playlists: 8,192
Maximum containable number of songs in each playlist: 999
Capacity (User available capacity) (*1)
NWZ-E453: 4 GB (Approx. 3.35 GB = 3,602,841,600 bytes)
NWZ-E454: 8 GB (Approx. 6.99 GB = 7,513,178,112 bytes)
NWZ-E455: 16 GB (Approx. 14.1 GB = 15,224,602,624 bytes)
(*1) Available storage capacity of the player may vary.
A portion of the memory is used for data management functions.
Output (headphones)
Frequency response
20 to 20,000 Hz (when playing data file, single signal measurement)
FM radio
FM Frequency range
87.5 to 108.0 MHz
(You cannot use the FM radio function while the player is installed into the speaker system.)
IF (FM)
128 kHz
Antenna
Headphone cord antenna
Interface
Headphone: Stereo mini-jack
WM-PORT (multiple connecting terminal): 22 pins
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant)
Operating temperature
5 °C to 35 °C (41 ºF to 95 ºF)
Power source
Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
USB power (from a computer via a USB connector of the player)
Charging time
USB-based charging
Approx. 3 hours (full charge), Approx. 1.5 hours (approx. 80 %)
Battery life (continuous playback)
Actual battery life may vary depending on settings. The estimated battery usage hours shown
below are based on typical usage conditions with “Basic setting of battery life measurement” as
shown in the table below.
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Note
Even if the player is turned off for an extended period, a small amount of battery power is
still consumed.
Battery life may vary depending on volume setting, conditions of use, and ambient
temperature.
Music
Playback at MP3 128 kbps
Approx. 50 hours
Playback at WMA 128 kbps
Approx. 50 hours
Playback at AAC-LC 128 kbps
Approx. 48 hours
Playback at Linear PCM 1,411 kbps Approx. 56 hours
Video
Playback at MPEG-4 384 kbps
Approx. 10 hours
Playback at AVC Baseline 384 kbps Approx. 10 hours
Playback at WMV 384 kbps
Approx. 10 hours
FM radio
Receiving FM broadcasting
Approx. 20 hours
Voice recording
Recording
Approx. 9 hours
Player settings which affect battery life
[Common
Settings]
[Music
Settings]
Setting
Basic setting of battery life
measurement (Default setting)
[Screensaver]:[On/Off] (*1)
[Details]
[On]
[Screensaver]:[Delay] (*2)
[Details]
[30 Sec]
[Brightness] (*3) [Details]
[3]
[Battery Care] (*4) [Details]
[Off]
[Equalizer] (*5) [Details]
[None] (*6)
[VPT(Surround)] (*5)
[Details]
[None]
[DSEE(Sound Enhance)]
(*5) [Details]
[Off]
[Clear Stereo] (*5) [Details]
[Off]
[Dynamic Normalizer] (*5)
[Details]
[Off]
[DPC (Speed Control)] (*7)
[Details]
[Off]
[Display Lyrics] (*8)
[Details]
[On]
[Karaoke/Language Study]
(*9) [Details]
[Off]
(*1) The [Off] setting shortens the battery life for continuous music playback by about 85% compared with
the [On] setting.
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(*2) The longer the waiting time, the shorter the battery life for continuous music playback.
(*3) The [5] setting shortens the battery life for continuous video playback by about 45% compared with
the [3] setting.
(*4) The [On] setting shortens the battery life by about 10% compared with the [Off] setting.
(*5) Setting [Equalizer] to other than [None], [VPT(Surround)] to other than [None], [DSEE(Sound
Enhance)] to [On], [Clear Stereo] to [On] and [Dynamic Normalizer] to [On] shortens the battery life
for continuous music playback by about 55% compared with setting them to [None] or [Off].
(*6) The default setting of players sold in the Latin America region is [Custom 1]. The [Custom 1] setting
shortens the battery life for continuous music playback by about 20% compared with the [None]
setting.
(*7) The [x2.0] setting shortens the battery life for continuous music playback by about 70% compared
with the [Off] setting.
(*8) The [On (No Screen Off)] setting shortens the battery life for continuous music playback by about
85% compared with the [On] setting.
(*9) The [Maximum Karaoke Mode] setting shortens the battery life for continuous music playback by
about 90% compared with the [Off] setting.
Display
2-inch, TFT color display with white LED-backlight, QVGA (240 × 320 pixels), 262,144 colors
Dimensions (w/h/d, projecting parts not included)
44 × 94.7 × 9.7 mm (1 3/4 × 3 3/4 × 13/32 inches)
Dimensions (w/h/d)
44.1 × 95 × 10.4 mm (1 3/4 × 3 3/4 × 7/16 inches)
Mass
Approx. 58 g (2.1 oz)
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Supplied items
Headphones (1)
USB cable (1)
Attachment (1)
Use when connecting the player to the cradle (not supplied), etc.
Quick Start Guide
Software
The software is stored in the built-in flash memory of the player, and includes the following
items. For details on how to install, refer to “Quick Start Guide.”
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WALKMAN Guide
User Guide, etc.
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System requirements
Computer
IBM PC/AT compatible computer preinstalled with the following Windows operating systems
(*1):
Windows XP Home Edition (*2) (Service Pack 3 or later)
Windows XP Professional (*2) (Service Pack 3 or later)
Windows Vista Home Basic (Service Pack 1 or later)
Windows Vista Home Premium (Service Pack 1 or later)
Windows Vista Business (Service Pack 1 or later)
Windows Vista Ultimate (Service Pack 1 or later)
Windows 7 Home Basic
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Professional
Windows 7 Ultimate
Not supported by OSs other than above.
[Compatibility mode] for Windows XP (included with Windows Vista and Windows 7) is not
supported.
(*1) Excluding OS Versions not supported by Microsoft.
(*2) Excluding 64-bit OS versions.
CPU: Pentium III 450 MHz or higher for Windows XP, Pentium III 800 MHz or higher for
Windows Vista, Pentium III 1 GHz or higher for Windows 7
RAM: 256 MB or more for Windows XP, 512 MB or more for Windows Vista, 1 GB or more for
Windows 7 32-bit versions, 2 GB or more for Windows 7 64-bit versions
Hard Disk Drive: 600 MB or more of available space
Display:
Screen Resolution: 800 × 600 pixels (or higher) (recommended 1,024 × 768 or higher)
Colors: 8 bit or higher (16 bit recommended)
CD-ROM drive (supporting Digital Music CD playback capabilities using WDM)
Sound card
USB connector (Hi-Speed USB is recommended)
Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP and Windows Vista, Windows Media Player 12 for
Windows 7
Internet Explorer 7 or later
Broadband Internet connection is required to use Electronic Music Distribution (EMD) or to
visit the web site.
We do not guarantee operation for all computers even if they meet the above System
Requirements.
Not supported by the following environments:
Personally constructed computers or operating systems
An environment that is an upgrade of the original manufacturer-installed operating system
Multi-boot environment
Multi-monitor environment
Macintosh
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Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Music
What is audio format?
What is copyright protection?
“SensMe™ Channels”
What is bit rate?
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
What is the relationship between bit rate, sound quality, and storage size?
Audio format refers to the method used to import audio data from the Internet or audio CDs to a
computer, to save as an audio file.
Common formats include MP3 and WMA, etc.
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
MP3: MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer3) is a common audio compression technology developed by
the MPEG working group of the ISO (International Organization for Standardization).
MP3 can compress audio files to about 1/10 the size of standard CD audio files.
Timer
Settings
Troubleshooting
WMA: WMA (Windows Media Audio) is a common audio compression technology developed by
Microsoft Corporation. The WMA format produces the same sound quality as that of the MP3
format with a smaller file size.
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AAC: AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) is a common audio compression technology developed by
the MPEG working group of the ISO (International Organization for Standardization). The AAC
format produces the same sound quality as that of the MP3 format, with a smaller file size.
Linear PCM: Linear PCM is an audio recording format without digital compression. You can
achieve CD sound quality by recording with this format.
Hint
For details on supported file formats and bit rates, see [Details].
What is copyright protection?
Certain music files or video files, etc., that you purchase from a music download service site, etc.,
may have access control technologies applied, such as encryption, to limit usage and duplication
of the material, in accordance with copyright laws.
What is bit rate?
Bit rate refers to the amount of data used to store each second of audio, expressed in kbps (kilo
bits per second), such as 64 kbps. Generally, higher bit rates provide better sound quality, but
require more storage space for the same length of audio.
What is the relationship between bit rate, sound quality, and
storage size?
Generally, higher bit rates provide better sound quality, but require more storage space for the
same length of audio, so you can store fewer songs on the player.
Lower bit rates enable you to store more songs, but at a lower sound quality.
Note
If you import a song from a CD to your computer at a low bit rate, you cannot improve the
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song’s sound quality by selecting a high bit rate when further transferring the song from the
computer to the player.
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Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Music
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
What is video format?
Video format refers to the method used when importing video and audio data to a computer and
saving it as a video file.
Common formats include MPEG-4 and AVC, etc.
MPEG-4: MPEG-4 refers to Moving Picture Experts Group phase 4, developed by the MPEG
working group of the ISO (International Organization for Standardization). The compression
format is for video and audio data.
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
AVC: AVC refers to Advanced Video Coding, developed by the MPEG working group of the ISO
(International Organization for Standardization). It enables reproduction of more vivid images at a
lower bit rate. AVC files include four profiles, and “AVC Baseline Profile” is one of them. AVC
format is based on the MPEG-4 AVC standard of the ISO (International Organization for
Standardization), and since AVC is standardized as the MPEG-4 Part 10 Advanced Video
Coding, it is commonly referred to as MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 or H.264/AVC.
Timer
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Troubleshooting
Important Information
Specifications
Contents list
WMV: WMV (Windows Media Video) is a video compression format developed by Microsoft
Corporation. It was built upon MPEG-4, achieves a high compression rate, and supports copy
control by DRM.
Hint
For details on supported file formats and bit rates, see [Details].
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Getting Started
How to Use the Software
Music
What is photo format?
Photo format refers to the method used to import images to a computer to save as image files.
JPEG is one example of a commonly used format.
“SensMe™ Channels”
Videos/Podcasts/Photos
FM Radio
Making/Playing Voice
Recordings
JPEG: JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) is a common image compression format
developed by the JPEG. JPEG can compress an image file to between 1/10 and 1/100 the size
of original image files.
Hint
For details on supported file formats and bit rates, see [Details].
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