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Sony NW-E016F Does not play Mp3 Directly ! ! !! !! ! ! ! !

by hawker505 / January 27, 2008 2:59 AM PST

Seeing the technical spec's of the Sony Mp3 Player NW-E016F, i bought it. Spec's showed that it play's back Mp3, WMA and WAV files. I copied a few my Mp3 collection from the Pc to the player VIA the USB (obviously) and tried playing them......wudn't play, showed an error message ' NO DATA '. I know it will play when it is transfered with the SonicStage Software which came with the product.

Can i get the device to play Mp3 files directly ?

Thanks in advance.


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Just a short primer.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 27, 2008 3:14 AM PST

A "MP3" can hold any number of bitrates, CBR or VBR and not all players can handle ALL MP3s. Try this. Put a MP3 that's encoded in a way that's compatible with your Sony into it's memory and re-test.


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into the memory.......
by hawker505 / January 27, 2008 12:58 PM PST
In reply to: Just a short primer.

you mean just copy the mp3 file to the device and try playing it rite... ! well i tried that with the Mp3 specs shown in the troubleshooting guide. If it doesn't play Mp3 it shudn't be shown on the cover.....MISLEADING ADD'S. Does any one know how to play the Mp3 file.

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Did you use SonicStage?
by ktreb / January 27, 2008 1:55 PM PST
In reply to: into the memory.......

It's my understanding that you need to use Sony's SonicStage software with this player, which means you can't drag and drop through Windows Explorer. Try the software (which I've heard is horrible) and see what happens.

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Sorry you missed it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 27, 2008 8:27 PM PST
In reply to: into the memory.......

I tried to convey that MP3s can be encoded in a wide array of methods. The players list what they support. If you don't match it up...


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