LocationFree Player® (LFA-PC30) Software

What Does This Do?
This is a free download of the LocationFree Player® (LFA-PC30). No serial key is needed to install this version. You must have a compatible LocationFree™ Base Station in order to use this software.
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
  • The LocationFree Player software (LFA-PC30) requires one of the following compatible LocationFree™ base stations: LF-B10, LF-B20, LF-PK1, LF-V30, or LF-X11.
  • The LocationFree Player software requires a computer with one of the following Microsoft® Windows® operating systems installed:
    • Windows Vista Business Edition
    • Windows Vista Ultimate Edition
    • Windows Vista Home Premium
    • Windows Vista Home Basic
    • Windows XP Home Edition SP2
    • Windows XP Professional SP2
Important Notice for VAIO® Computer Owners
  • The VAIO models listed below have the LocationFree Player Pre-Installed. We recommend updating the LocationFree Player to the latest version using VAIO update.
  • The following VAIO computer models include the LocationFree Player and are eligible for the update (by series).
    NOTE: This applies to U.S. models only.
    • VGN-N300 (via download)
    • VGN-NR100
    • VGN-FZ100 / FZ200
    • VGN-CR100 / CR200
    • VGN-AR500 / AR600
    • VGN-SZ600
    • VGN-TZ100
    • VGN-UX400
    • VGC-LS30 / LT10
Important Notes
  • LF-X11 and LF-PK1 Base Stations do not support the AVC codec.
  • LF-X11 and LF-PK1 Base Stations do not have a learning remote sensor, so the learning remote feature of LFA-PC30 is not supported.
  • LF-X11 and LF-PK1 do not support "Custom" level in Rate control.
  • LF-X11 and LF-PK1 analog TV tuner is supported in this software.
  • The operating instructions of the LocationFree™ Base Station LF-V30 will be installed. If you need the operating instructions for other Base Station models, you can download them at www.sony.com/lfxsupport. You can also obtain your Base Station operating instructions on the original CD-ROM that shipped with your Base Station. Right-click the icon of the CD-ROM, the operating instructions can be found in the following folders:
    • LF-X11/LF-PK1 - /LocationFreePlayer(US)/program files/Sony/LocationFreePlayer/LFPC1US
    • LF-B10/LF-B20 - /LocationFreePlayer(US)/program files/Sony/LocationFreePlayer/LFPC3/US
  • On-screen Remote Control settings are reset and should be setup again.
  • Screen type of the LFA-PC30 is set to 16:9 (Default) even if a previous version LocationFree Player® was set to 4:3.
  • "Picture" is set at "Vivid" when starting the LFA-PC30. You can set your custom settings by choosing "Custom" in the Picture settings screen again.
  • The vertical line on the right side (default) of the Windows® screen appears gradually when dragging the player window. This is the release area for LocationFree™ Toss. You can turn off this feature is the LFA-PC30 settings.
  • According to the model of Base Station, the Setup Wizard will show the appropriate screens for the setup and registration of the player software to that Base Station.
  • Unlike LFA-PC2, LFA-PC30 does not support Windows® 2000 Professional SP4.
  • New features from LFA-PC2:
    • AVC codec support
    • Rate
      • Customized rate control is supported
    • On-Screen Remote
      • New preset remote data is added
      • Learning remote supported
      • Searching remote supported
      • Additional remote supported
      • Remote Panel Skin
      • Additional Buttons can be added to preset remotes
    • Enhanced screen mode
      • 16:9 and 4:3 can be selected from "Screen Type" in LFA-PC30 settings
      • Full (default), Zoom, and Normal are available in 16:9 mode
      • Normal (default) and Full are available in 4:3 mode
    • Picture mode
  • 3 presets Vivid (default), Standard, and Custom
    • LocationFree™ Toss
      • This function allows for easy position and size change of the player window. Just drag the player window to one side and release once a faint vertical line is displayed. Drag back out and release to revert to previous size. This feature is handy for multi-tasking, when in Toss mode, the player window will always be on top.
    • Help function
      • Changed from .PDF format of the operating instructions of LFA-PC2 to the Windows® Help format for LFA-PC30
    • Auto notification of software upgrades
      • LFA-PC30 will notify the user when a software update is available.
  • New features from LFA-PC20
    • On-Screen Remote
      • Remote Panel Skin
      • Additional Buttons can be added to preset remotes
    • Enhanced screen mode
      • 16:9 and 4:3 can be selected from "Screen Type" in LFA-PC30 settings
      • Full (default), Zoom, and Normal are available in 16:9 mode
      • Normal (default) and Full are available in 4:3 mode
    • Picture mode
      • 3 presets Vivid (default), Standard, and Custom
    • LocationFree™ Toss
      • This function allows for easy position and size change of the player window. Just drag the player window to one side and release once a faint vertical line is displayed. Drag back out and release to revert to previous size. This feature is handy for multi-tasking, when in Toss mode, the player window will always be on top.
    • Help function
      • Changed from .PDF format of the operating instructions of LFA-PC20 to the Windows® Help format for LFA-PC30
    • Auto notification of software upgrades
      • LFA-PC30 will notify the user when a software update is available.
  • Only install LocationFree Player® software from the original Sony installation disc, or downloaded directly from Sony. Do not use LocationFree Player software from any other source.
  • Make sure no other version of LocationFree Player is installed. If another version is installed, you must uninstall that version prior to installing this download.
    NOTE: Should your Base Station be registered up to the maximum numbers of the LocationFree Player, please delete the uninstalled player from the Base Station Settings before uninstalling it. Please refer to the operating instructions of your Base Station for information on deleting registered devices.
  • During the installation of this file, be sure that you are logged in as the Administrator or as a user with Administrative rights.
  • 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.
  • It is highly recommended to print out these instructions as a reference during the installation process.
Download and Installation 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. Make sure your computer is connected to the Internet.
  3. Click the "Download Now" link above (or below) to begin the download process.
  4. Read the Software Download License Agreement and, if you agree, click "Accept Agreement".
  5. Download the LFA-PC30US-40353.EXE file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  6. Make sure no other version of LocationFree Player® is installed. If another version is installed, you must uninstall that version prior to installing this download.
  7. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and follow the steps below to verify the successful download of the LFA-PC30US-40353.EXE file:
    1. Right-click LFA-PC30US-40353.EXE, and then click "Properties".
    2. At the "LFA-PC30US-40353.EXE Properties" window, verify that the "Size:" is "16.9 MB (17,750,528 bytes)". ("Size on disk:" may be different, this is normal.)
    3. Click "OK" to close the "LFA-PC30US-40353.EXE Properties" window.
  8. Double-click the LFA-PC30US-40353.EXE file to begin file extraction.
  9. At the "WinZip Self Extractor - LFA-PC30US-40353.EXE" window, click "Unzip".
    NOTE: The default location for the extracted files is C:\LFA-PC30US-40353.
  10. At the "2 file(s) unzipped successfully" message, click "OK".
  11. At the "WinZip Self Extractor - LFA-PC30US-40353.EXE" window, click "Close".
  12. Go to the directory where the files were extracted and follow the steps below to verify the successful extraction of the files:
    NOTE: The default location for the extracted files is C:\LFA-PC30US-40353.
    1. Right-click InstallLocationFreePlayer.bat, and then click "Properties".
    2. At the "InstallLocationFreePlayer.bat Properties" window, verify that the "Size:" is "2.03 KB (2,087 bytes)". ("Size on disk:" may be different, this is normal.)
    3. Click "OK" to close the "InstallLocationFreePlayer.bat Properties" window.
    4. Right-click LFA-PC30US-40353.bin, and then click "Properties".
    5. At the "LFA-PC30US-40353.bin Properties" window, verify that the "Size:" is "17.7 MB (18,606,910 bytes)". ("Size on disk:" may be different, this is normal.)
    6. Click "OK" to close the "LFA-PC30US-40353.bin Properties" window.
  13. Double-click the "InstallLocationFreePlayer.bat" file.
  14. Please read the End User License Agreement, and if you agree, select "I accept the terms in the license agreement" and then click "OK".
  15. Close the MS-DOS window named "LocationFree Player (R) Installer / Copyright 2007 Sony Corporation" by clicking the "X" button in the upper right corner.
Installation Confirmation
  1. Start the LocationFree Player® software if it did not launch automatically.
  2. To check the version number, right-click in the player window and choose "Version Info". The version number should be 4.0.3.53.
Activation
  • The installed LocationFree Player® (LFA-PC30) software is a trial version until activated. Activation does not require any personal information, and is free of charge. When prompted to activate, follow the steps below:
    1. Connect your computer to the Internet.
    2. Click OK.
  • If you have any questions about the activation, please refer to Help by clicking the question mark icon in the LFA-PC30 window.
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LFA-PC30US-40353.EXE
Date: 11/29/2007
Version: 4.0.3.53
Size: 16.92 MB
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