Sony Media Software
Release Notes
 
ATRAC Plug-In
April 2006
 
Contents
This document contains information on the following topics:
1.0 Welcome

Thank you for downloading the Sony Media Software ATRAC plug-in. You can use the ATRAC plug-in to open unprotected ATRAC files and render unprotected 44,100 Hz, stereo audio in various bit rates.

This document contains information about installing and using the plug-in for use with the following applications:

  • ACID Music Studio 6.0 
  • ACID XMC 6.0
  • ACID Pro 5.0
  • DVD Architect 3.0
  • DVD Architect Studio 3.0
  • Sound Forge 8.0
  • Sound Forge Audio Studio 8.0
  • Vegas 6.0
  • Vegas Movie Studio 6.0
  • Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 6.0  
2.0 Known Issues

Copy-protected ATRAC audio files may fail to preview correctly or may open as silence in Sound Forge and Sound Forge Audio Studio 8.0.

3.0 System Requirements
One of the following host applications is required to use the Sony Media Software ATRAC plug-in. Please see the host application's release notes for specific system requirements.
  • ACID Music Studio 6.0 
  • ACID XMC 6.0
  • ACID Pro 5.0
  • DVD Architect 3.0
  • DVD Architect Studio 3.0
  • Sound Forge 8.0
  • Sound Forge Audio Studio 8.0
  • Vegas 6.0
  • Vegas Movie Studio 6.0
  • Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 6.0
The ATRAC plug-in is not intended or supported for use in other host applications.
 
4.0 Installation
To install the plug-in, perform the following steps for each host application where you want to use the ATRAC plug-in to your computer.
  1. Download the plug-in archive from our Web site and save it to the host application's FileIO Plug-Ins folder.

    Using Sound Forge 8.0 as an example, save atracplugin.exe to the "C:\Program Files\Sony\Sound Forge 8.0\FileIO Plug-Ins\" folder.
  2. Double-click the atracplugin.exe file to create an atracplug subfolder in the application's FileIO Plug-Ins folder and install the plug-in.

    The next time you start the application, you'll be able to use the ATRAC plug-in.

    After you install the plug-in, you can delete the atracplugin.exe file or move it to another application's FileIO Plug-Ins folder to repeat the installation process.

    NOTE: Do not attempt to move or copy other file format plug-ins.
5.0 Demos
If you would like information or demos of other products from Sony Media Software, please visit our Web site. You will always find the latest technical information, demos, and product announcements from Sony Media Software there.
 
Commercial distribution of the Sony Media Software demos requires written permission from Sony Media Software.
 
6.0 Contacting Sony Media Software
Sony Media Software can be contacted in the following ways:
 
Mailing Address:
Sony Media Software
1617 Sherman Ave.
Madison, Wisconsin 53704
USA
 
Customer Service/Sales:
For a detailed list of Customer Service options, we encourage you to visit http://mediasoftware.sonypictures.com/support/custserv.asp.
 
Telephone support during normal office hours:
  • 1-800-577-6642 (toll-free) in US, Canada, and Virgin Islands.
  • +608-204-7703 for all other countries.
  • Fax: 1-608-250-1745.
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