[bct] Re: Sonic Sonic Stage questions

  • From: "Chris Gilland" <cknc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 17:13:32 -0800

MessageHow do I contact the moderator of this list?  I need to ask a question?


Chris.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Ray Foret Jr. 
  To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2006 4:49 PM
  Subject: [bct] Re: Sonic Sonic Stage questions


  Well, I haven't found any way to do that just yet;  however, I dare speculate 
that my fellow expert, Andre Louis, would be able to answer that one.

  Sincerely yours,
  The Constantly Barefoot,
  Ray
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  God bless President George W. Bush!
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  and God bless America
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Neal Ewers 
  To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2006 5:31 PM
  Subject: [bct] Re: Sonic Sonic Stage questions


  And, it even works.  How about that.  Ray, the way I've been doing it simply 
copies all the files on the minidisk to the computer.  Is there a way to copy 
one file at a time?  It's not a big deal, and I suppose I could find someone to 
read the manual or play around with it some more, but when I have the expert 
here, I might as well just ask.

  thanks.

  Neal


    -----Original Message-----
    From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ray Foret Jr.
    Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2006 4:42 PM
    To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Subject: [bct] Re: Sonic Sonic Stage questions


    You're quite welcome.

    Sincerely yours,
    The Constantly Barefoot,
    Ray
    Home phone and fax:
    (985)853-0139
    E-mail:
    rforetjr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Skype Name:
    barefootedray
    Blog:
    www.raysworld.blogs.com
    Podcast xml feed:
    http://raysworld.blogs.com/rw/rss.xml
    God bless President George W. Bush!
    God bless our troops!
    and God bless America
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Neal Ewers 
    To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2006 3:47 PM
    Subject: [bct] Re: Sonic Sonic Stage questions


    Ray, Wow! what can I say.  I think you have just done the first BCT written 
podcast.  I'm not sure at which I am more amazed, the complexity of the 
software, or your wonderfully clear, thorough explanation.  Your instructions 
will go into a folder I will refer to when I download the software.  Thanks for 
all that help and for breaking new ground on written podcasts.  Actually, not 
to take away from your efforts, but there have been a number of well written 
how to do it messages on this list.  What a group we have.

    Neal

    -----Original Message-----
    From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ray Foret Jr.
    Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2006 2:33 PM
    To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Subject: [bct] Re: Sonic Sonic Stage questions


      Okay Neal, here I come to the rescue, sort of.  First things first.  I 
would go to:
      www.sonystyle.com 
      and click on the help link in the navigation bar.  There's a support page 
from which you can select your model and then get what you need in the way of 
software...I think that's how that works anyhow.

          Next, you asked if the software screws up other things on your 
computer.  No, it does not; although, I need to add one very important little 
detail.  When you first run Sonic Stage, it will, as most media software will 
do, offer to play everything on your computer.  You'll be happy to know that 
the boxes you're supposed to check and uncheck are clearly accessible; and, 
Sonic Stage will obey those settings.  Okay, now the fun part.  You ask whether 
it is possible to transfer audio from the minidisc to your computer.  Yep, it 
sure is, and, it's so easy, you won't need the Scotch to do it.  Here's how 
it's done:

      1.  Make sure your device is connected to the PC.

      2.  Now, enter the software in the usual manner.

      3.  Next, press alt+v to access the view menu.

      4.  Now, go down till you hear, "transfer submenu...".

      5.  Press enter here.

      6.  Next, go down till you hear "high md".

      7.  Press enter here.

      8.  The disc will spin up and you will then be taken out of the menu bar.

      9.  Next, press alt+e to access the edit menu.

      10.  Now, go up until you get to the devices menu.  

      11.  Next, press enter on this.

      12.  At this point, select "high MD".  Again, you will be taken out of 
the menu bar.

      13.  Next, go back in to the edit menu by pressing alt+e.

      14.  Now, go down to the "device info" selection and press enter on it.  
You will see a dialog which, if you read using the JAWS curser will show you 
information such as how much space you've used up on the disc and how much is 
left; and, if relevant, whether it's a high MD or else a standard MD.  Note 
that if it's a high MD, standard will not show.  Within this dialog, you will 
see an "initialize disc" button.  This is actually a dialog.  Press enter here.

      15.  Next, you will be warned that the action you are about to take will 
erase all audio and other data from the disc.  Say yes to this prompt.  

      16.  Next, You will get a second warning of the same type.  Say yes to it 
also.

      17.  At this point, you will be informed that tracks can be transferred 
only once and do you really want to do this.  Say yes here also.

      18.  Now, the process will begin; however, it will be interrupted by a 
special property sheet which will have a dialog informing you that "tracks 
which have been recorded with a microphone or line in can be saved as .wav 
files".  You will observe two check boxes which, by default, be unchecked.  The 
first box is the one which will allow you to save the files from disc to .wav 
files.  Check it.  The second check box will say "Don't show me this again".  
It will also be unchecked by default.  Deal with this one as you please; but, 
be cautioned, I have not as yet found any way to get back in to this dialog 
once the box is checked.  You will also observe a "browse" button for selecting 
the folder in to which you wish the .wav files transferred.    

      19.  Now, when you click the okay button, the process will actually get 
underway.  You can keep tabs on the percentage of transfer using the JAWS 
curser.

      20.  Upon the conclusion of this process, you will be taken back to the 
initialize dialog.  That is the only way you know that it's done. 

      HTH.

      Sincerely yours,
      The Constantly Barefoot,
      Ray
      Home phone and fax:
      (985)853-0139
      E-mail:
      rforetjr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
      Skype Name:
      barefootedray
      Blog:
      www.raysworld.blogs.com
      Podcast xml feed:
      http://raysworld.blogs.com/rw/rss.xml
      God bless President George W. Bush!
      God bless our troops!
      and God bless America
      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Neal Ewers 
      To: Bct 
      Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2006 1:40 PM
      Subject: [bct] Sonic Sonic Stage questions


      Hi, Two questions.

      1.  sometime back someone posted some information to the list about some 
of the minidisk recorders being shipped without the latest sonic stage 
software.  There was a place listed that one could go to download the newest 
version without joining the sony forum.  Could someone who knows, tell me where 
that might be?

      2.  Are there people who are currently using this software.  First of 
all, does it screw up anything else on your computer like iTunes did on my 
computer by making all other media playing software unusable?  Secondly, can 
you successfully move files from the recorder to your computer?

      Thanks for answers to these questions.

      Neal



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