Join the Insider Chat. For those who had bought from Sony Connect and are now left with an unsupported DRM that won’t be playable on any new music player Jenna , 30 Aug 3: Save me a cookie. To get the full experience on Sony. After a week of hassling with their proprietary audio cassette format, I gave up and sold it on Ebay.

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Atrc a Techdirt Account? A Selling DRM free music to everyone B Letting people put all types of music on Sony players if you thought the Sony was the better player but you couldn’t put the music ateac wanted on it, would you buy it anyway? CuriosityStream 2 Year Subscription 0 Sometimes i dislike sony’s proprietary like apple, but lately they’re learning people dislike proprietary.


How can this be resolved. Each person’s perception of sound is sufficiently distinct that any codec could be held up as the best for that person. Support by Sony Mobile App. DRM laden, and who can trust Sony?

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Sony Walkman Atrac AD Mp3

It’s still DRM secured material, but that license won’t expire and other players are very likely to support AAC for some time to come. Of course, admitting a mistake and actually doing something about it are two different things. Of course, that assumes that there was anyone out there who actually bought a sizable collection of music from Sony Connect and somehow that seems unlikely.


I own several professional Minidisc units broadcastand have never heard any obvious artifacts, muffling, or any other problem. I got two free songs from Sony Connect a few years ago through a McDonald’s promotion.

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Sony Finally (Really) Dumps Proprietary ATRAC Format No One Wanted For Its Walkmen

There is a reason profresional portable recording decks use high density minidiscs and thus the ATRAC format and not mp3 compression. Sony’s problem is they think it’s to their benefit to restrict the music you can play on their players. We recommend downloading and installing the latest version of one of qd following browsers:.