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Release Notes
 
Sony Ericsson Media Manager 1.0
September 2007
 
Contents
This document contains information on the following topics:
 
1.0 Welcome
Thank you for purchasing Sony Ericsson Media Manager 1.0 software. This document contains information about installing and using Sony Ericsson Media Manager software on your computer. 
 
2.0 Known Issues

  • 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 Sony Ericsson Media Manager 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 Sony Ericsson Media Manager and check the following settings:

    Start the QuickTime Player and choose Edit > Preferences > Quick Time Preferences to open the QuickTime Preferences dialog. Click the File Types tab (in Windows Vista, click the Browser tab, and then click the MIME Settings button). Next, 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 Sony Ericsson Media Manager will function properly.
  • Web feeds can contain many types of media, including those not supported by Sony Ericsson Media Manager. Unsupported media enclosures will not transfer to the phone.
  • 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.
  • If album art isn't displayed on your phone, change your transfer settings to re-encode your music to MP3 or AAC format and then transfer the songs again.
  • File size and length are displayed for RSS media files only if the RSS media feed contains the information.
  • File names may not match episode titles for RSS media files. If you want to find an episode on your computer, right-click it in the RSS Media Feeds pane and choose Explore Containing Folder from the shortcut menu.
  • Clicking the SensMe Music Analysis button on the Music page of the Settings pane adds metadata that will modify your source MP3 files. Depending on your computer and media collection, performing this analysis can be time consuming.
  • If you have MPEG files that do not encode correctly, try changing the file extension to .mpg and re-encoding.
  • If you have AAC files that do not encode correctly, try changing the file extension to .mp4 and re-encoding.
  • If you're using the N version of Windows XP or Vista, you'll need to download the Windows Media Player to use Windows Media files.
  • If you have trouble transferring files when multiple USB devices are connected, try disconnecting all USB devices except your phone before transferring. If you want to transfer files from a removable drive to your phone, copy them to your local hard drive first.
  • High-definition .dvr-ms files are not supported under Windows Vista.
3.0 System Requirements
The following lists the minimum system requirements for using Sony Ericsson Media Manager software:
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or later or Windows Vista™ (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 cable and port (for more information about the specific cable required for your phone, please refer to your phone's documentation)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 (included on application disc)
  • QuickTime 7.2 or later
  • Internet connection (for Gracenote® MusicID, software activation, and RSS feeds)

    This software is optimized to run at screen resolutions of 1024x768 or higher. At lower resolutions, some settings may not be visible. You can increase the size of the Settings area by dragging the splitter between the Settings and Phone panes.
4.0 Installation
The install utility creates any necessary folders and copies all files required by Sony Ericsson Media Manager software to your computer. 
  1. Place the Sony Ericsson 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 Sony Ericsson Media Manager for your computer.
5.0 Contacting Sony Creative Software Inc.
Sony Creative Software Inc. can be contacted in the following ways:
 
Mailing Address:
Sony Creative Software Inc.
1617 Sherman Ave.
Madison, Wisconsin 53704
USA
 
Technical Support
For a detailed list of Technical Support options, we encourage you to visit http://www.sonyericsson.com/support.
 
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