MP3 Conversion Tool

What Does This Do?
The MP3 Conversion Tool can be used to convert non-DRM protected ATRAC® format audio files stored in your computer to MP3 format audio files.
Applicable Products and Operating Systems (see full list...)

IMPORTANT: This file is only for use with the models identified. Not all models are sold in all countries.

System Requirements
  • Operating System:
    • Windows Vista Home Basic
    • Windows Vista Home Premium
    • Windows Vista Business
    • Windows Vista Ultimate
    • NOTE: SonicStage software version 4.3 is supported only for computers with factory preinstalled Windows Vista operating system, or Sony® VAIO® computers that have been upgraded to Windows Vista operating system using the Sony provided upgrade disc.
    • Windows XP Home Edition (with Service Pack 2 or later)
    • Windows XP Professional (with Service Pack 2 or later)
    • Windows XP Media Center Edition (with Service Pack 2 or later)
    • Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 (with Service Pack 2 or later)
    • Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (with Service Pack 2 or later)
    NOTE: 64 Bit versions of the operating system are not supported.
  • Computer: IBM PC/AT or compatible
  • CPU: Pentium® III 450MHz or higher (Pentium III 800MHz or higher for Windows Vista operating system)
  • Hard disk drive space: 400MB or more (The amount of space will vary according to Windows version and the number of music files stored on the hard disk drive)
  • RAM: 128MB or more (512MB or more for Windows Vista operating system)
  • Display: High Color (16bit) or higher, 800 x 600 dots or better (1024 x 768 dots or better is recommended)

Use of this software with the following systems is not supported by Sony:

  • Operating Systems other than those indicated above
  • Personally constructed PCs or operating systems
  • An environment that is an upgrade of the original manufacturer-installed operating system
  • Multi-boot environments
  • Macintosh® computers
Important Notes
  • Audio tracks purchased from music distribution services on the Internet cannot be converted to MP3 format.
  • When converting ATRAC files to MP3 files, the ATRAC files are not automatically deleted. There is a user selectable option in the conversion tool to delete the ATRAC files after conversion.
  • OpenMG™ Secure Module must be installed in your computer. If OpenMG Secure Module is not installed on your computer, an error message will be displayed instructing you to install the latest version of SonicStage® software. Click here to download SonicStage version 4.3.
  • To ensure that no other program interferes with this utility, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  • It is highly recommended to print out these instructions as a reference.
Download and Usage Instructions
  1. To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  2. Download the MP3CONVERSIONTOOL.EXE file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  3. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the MP3CONVERSIONTOOL.EXE file to begin the conversion process.
  4. At the "MP3 Conversion Tool" window, click "Next".
  5. Click to select "Find all ATRAC files in My Computer..." or "Convert all ATRAC files in the selected folders...", and then click "Next".
    NOTE: The second option allows you to convert files in selected locations other than "My Computer".
  6. At the "Select the save folder..." screen, select your conversion options and then click "Start".
  7. The Conversion Tool searches for ATRAC format files and converts them to MP3 format.
    NOTE: Depending on the conversion options selected, and the number of ATRAC files to convert, the conversion process may take a while.
  8. At the "Conversion Completed" screen, click "Finish" to close the Conversion Tool.
Download
MP3CONVERSIONTOOL.EXE  (2.80 MB)
File:
Date:
8/29/2007
Version:
n/a
Size:
2.80 MB