Sony Media Software
Release Notes
 
Media Manager for PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) 2.0
July 2006
 
Contents
This document contains information on the following topics:
 
1.0 Welcome
Thank you for purchasing Sony Media Software Media Manager for PSP® 2.0 software. This document contains information about installing and using Media Manager for PSP® software on your computer. 

2.0 What's New

  • Streamlined workflow and user interface
  • Synchronization and offline encoding: now you prepare files for transfer even when your PSP® isn't connected to your computer
  • Support for opening and encoding ATRAC® audio files
  • Support for Recorded TV (.dvr-ms) from Windows Media Center 2005
  • Support for unprotected DVD titles
  • Simultaneous multiple feed download
  • Support for parental ratings for feeds
  • Click to subscribe to RSS feeds from your browser
  • Bookmark mode to copy Web bookmarks to the PSP®
  • Documents mode for on-the-go viewing of documents on the PSP®
  • Playlist support in Music mode
  • Internal media preview in Photo, Music, Video, and Feed modes
  • Improved file format support
3.0 Known Issues

  • If you have a USB SmartMedia reader device installed on your PC, you may experience problems when you attempt to access your CD drive from Media Manager for PSP® software for extracting audio from CDs. This is due to an error in the SmartMedia reader driver. Using the Unplug or Eject Hardware Wizard to remove the reader should allow Media Manager for PSP® software to function normally.
  • The software supports unprotected media files. Files purchased via Connect, iTunes or other services are encoded with DRM (digital rights management) and cannot be transferred via Media Manager for PSP® software.
  • If you are having difficulty previewing Windows Media files, check that Windows Media Player 10 or higher is installed and configured on your PC.
  • If you are having difficulty previewing video, close Media Manager for PSP® and check the following settings:

    Choose Start > Settings > Control Panel > Quick Time to open the QuickTime Preferences dialog. Click the File Types tab and expand the MPEG - MPEG system, video, and audio files category. Select the MPEG-4 media and the Video (protected) check boxes.

    Next, click the Advanced tab. In the Video section, select Safe mode (GDI only), and then close QuickTime.
  • Attempting to extract audio from a CD while the disc is playing in a media player can cause playback problems and can freeze the application.
  • You may experience problems if your My Documents folder is mapped to a network drive and your network connection is slow. In this case, copy your music, photos and videos to a local drive and Media Manager for PSP® will function properly.
  • Web feeds can contain many types of media, including those not supported by Media Manager for PSP®. Unsupported media enclosures will not transfer to the PSP® system.
  • When you transfer documents, a document called Media Manager Documents.htm is created on the PSP® to serve as an index to the documents you've transferred. When you view this page using the PSP® Web Browser, two columns are displayed to indicate the name of the document and its date. If the PSP® browser Display Mode is set to Smart-Fit, the document name and date are merged. To display the page normally, set the Display Mode to Normal or Just-Fit.
  • Some Web pages may load slowly after transferring .mht files to the PSP®. Load times may vary depending on the complexity of the content. The icon in the lower-right corner of the PSP® screen is animated to indicate that a page is loading.
  • In order to preview ATRAC audio file in Media Manager for PSP®, you'll need to install Sonic Stage 3.3 or later. You can download the latest version from http://www.connect.com.
  • Unprotected DVD files have VOB/IFO extensions and may fail to preview on some systems. To preview these files in an external player, right-click the file in the PC pane and choose Explore Containing Folder from the shortcut menu. Next, double-click the file to preview in the associated player.
  • Encoding performance can be degraded when your hard drive is fragmented. For optimal performance, defragment your hard drives regularly.
4.0 System Requirements
The following lists the minimum system requirements for using Sony Media Software Media Manager for PSP® software:
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or later (Windows Media Center 2005 or later for Recorded TV [dvr-ms] files)
  • 1 GHz processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 200 MB hard-disk space for program installation
  • Windows-compatible sound card
  • CD-ROM drive (for extracting audio from CD only)
  • USB 2.0 cable and port (for connecting to the PSP® system)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 (included on application disc)
  • QuickTime 7.0 (version 7.1 included on application disc)
  • Internet connection (for Gracenote® MusicID, software activation, and RSS feeds)
  • Internet Explorer 5.0 or later (included on application disc)
  • Microsoft Office XP/2002 or later for Excel, Word, and RTF file transfer
  • PSP® firmware version 2.0 or later is required to play Sony AVC/AAC (*.mp4) video on the PSP®.
  • PSP® firmware version 2.6 or later is required for some of the Music and Photo settings.
    You can download the latest firmware from www.playstation.com.
5.0 Installation
The install utility creates any necessary folders and copies all files required by Media Manager for PSP® software to your computer.
 
Installing from CD
  1. Place the Media Manager for PSP® CD-ROM in the drive. The setup screen is displayed (if CD-ROM AutoPlay is enabled).
    If you have disabled the CD-ROM AutoPlay feature, click the Start button and choose Run. Type D:\setup.exe, where D is the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive, and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation.
  2. Click Install, and then follow the on-screen prompts to install the appropriate version of Media Manager for PSP® for your computer.
Installing from the Web
  1. Download the install utility from our Web site.
  2. Double-click the file, and then follow the on-screen prompts to install the appropriate version of Media Manager for PSP® for your computer. 
6.0 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.
 
7.0 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://www.sonymediasoftware.com/support/custserv.asp.
Technical Support
For a detailed list of Technical Support options, we encourage you to visit http://www.sonymediasoftware.com/support/default.asp.
 
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