Sony Media Software
Release Notes
 
PSP™ (PlayStation® Portable) Media Manager 1.0
December 2005
 
Contents
This document contains information on the following topics:
 
1.0 Welcome
Thank you for purchasing Sony Media Software PSP™ Media Manager 1.0 software. This document contains information about installing and using PSP™ Media Manager software on your computer. 

2.0 What's New

Notable Fixes/Changes in Version 1.0a

  • Networking Options have been added to allow you to configure a proxy server override. If you need to specify a proxy server to access feeds and the Gracenote Media Database, click the Networking button in the Settings pane and use the controls on the Networking Options page.
  • A bug has been fixed that could cause PSP™ Media Manager to crash on startup.
  • A bug has been fixed that could prevent episodes from being deleted even if you had selected the Delete all downloaded files check box when removing the feed.
  • A bug that prevented compressed-format WAV files from being encoded to MP3 has been fixed.
  • A bug has been fixed that could cause audio/video synchronization offsets when re-encoding QuickTime video.
  • A bug has been fixed that caused tracks to be numbered incorrectly when transferring more than 99 tracks.
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 PSP™ Media Manager 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 PSP™ Media Manager software to function normally.
  • If you've formatted a Memory Stick Duo using Windows Explorer or if you're using a new Memory Stick, please reformat using the PSP™ system. For more information, please refer to the documentation included with the PSP™ system.
  • 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 PSP™ Media Manager software.
  • An hourglass appears the first time you open a folder containing several photo, music, or video files. The files are available, but there may be a pause before they are displayed in the software.
  • QuickTime® 7 is required to preview Sony AVC/AAC (*.mp4) video files on your PC. If you are having difficulty previewing video, check the following QuickTime setting: From the Edit menu, choose QuickTime Preferences. Click the File Types tab and expand the MPEG - MPEG system, video, and audio files category. Select the MPEG-4 media check box, and then close QuickTime.
  • QuickTime 7 is required to transfer MPEG4 part 2 (*.mp4) video files from your PC.
  • 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 PSP™ Media Manager will function properly.
  • If you experience problems transferring files from a network drive or a USB/IEEE-1394 removable drive, copy the files to a local hard drive and retry the transfer.
  • PSP™ Media Manager supports feeds created using the RSS 2.0 (with enclosures) specification.
  • Web feeds can contain many types of media, including those not supported by PSP™ Media Manager. Unsupported media enclosures will not transfer to the PSP™ system.
4.0 System Requirements
The following lists the minimum system requirements for using Sony Media Software PSP™ Media Manager software:
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP Home or XP Professional Service Pack 1 or later
  • 1 GHz processor
  • 200 MB hard-disk space for program installation
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 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 1.1
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1
  • QuickTime 7 for .mov, Sony AVC/AAC (*.mp4), H.263, and H.264 preview on your computer
  • Internet connection (for Gracenote® Media Recognition Service and software activation)
  • Internet Explorer 5.0 or later
  • PSP™ firmware version 2.0 or later is required to play Sony AVC/AAC (*.mp4) video on the PSP™. 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 PSP™ Media Manager software to your computer.
 
Installing from CD
  1. Place the PSP™ Media Manager 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 PSP™ Media Manager 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 PSP™ Media Manager 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
Media Software and Services
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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