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Old 01-24-2007, 09:04 AM   #16
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Re: VMware

If you do have a windows CD, you can install it into a vm quite easily.

First download VMWare player for linux (its free), this differs depending on distro so im not going to explain it

Then go to: and create a virtual machine. Extract the zip file that you download from that site to a folder somewhere, and run VMware player. Load the vmx file from the extracted folder with your Windows disc in your CDROM drive and install Windows on the VM.

Then you can install sonicstage or whatever. I tried this using a mapped network drive to access my music but it was VERY slow, so I recommend copying your music to the virtual machine and then opening it with SOnicStage from there.

You DONT need a dual core CPU to run VMware, although having one will allow your PC and VM to run at full speed.
Old 01-26-2007, 07:20 AM   #17
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[Sigh] I have the dual core processor, unfortunately I don't have Windows. I gave it away when I switched to Linux.

Mind you, W98 and WinMe probably don't support dual core, or 1 gig of memory, or 80 gig hard drives... Unless VMW copes with this. Any ideas on that front?
Old 01-26-2007, 12:41 PM   #18
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It shouldn't be a problem. You are creating a virtual machine and you probably can define how much RAM it will have. Ditto the CPU.
Old 07-16-2007, 06:01 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by ddd3
Seems to me that this is only going to work with Mp3 players, the NetMD uses ATRAC so it needs conversion software, and that's where Sony's Sonic Stage comes in. I got caught with this as well, just bought an MZ-9 and so far I've uncovered two aborted projects to get Linux to work with it and that's all. Wine doesn't seem to do it so I guess it's pay Cedega to write the sox or sell it on eBay...
I have an NW-HD5 which plays MP3s just as well as ATRAC. I've had MP3s from a freind that have installed just fine. Also, I've ripped albums using lame and then just installed those on to the device and they play fine.

I am temped to have a go at Pencilpoint's instructions, but am a little nervous at totally screwing up the device! Would be great to get that to work as Sonicstage is awful, but the hardware is rather good.

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Old 01-03-2008, 01:04 AM   #20
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Post How to get Music onto the Walkman nwe00xmp3man

NOTE: Since originally writing this post I have found Symphonic, a better program for use with the Sony Walkman than the file manager below. You can find a tutorial I started in the LQWiki at

Here is a tutorial I've worked up. We need to setup a wiki somewhere where we can all offer our solutions to the unique problems with this software.

(Note: These first nine steps may not be necessary, you might be able to just erase the root directory of you walkman, DO NOT FORMAT IT WITH YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM!!!!, only format the Walkman as outlined below, or as outlined in the Operation Guide)

1. Take your Walkman, hold the HOME button until the advanced menu appears. 2. Go over to the fourth icon (on the NW-E003f), it looks like a file folder with a bidirectional-horizontal arrow in it
3. Press play/stop
4. Press fast forward until you get to the advanced menu
5. Press play/stop
6. Press fast forward until you get to initialize
7. Press play/stop
8. Press fast forward until you get format
9. press play/stop to format

10. Goto and download NW-E00X_MP3_File_Manager-0.13.jar and the OMGAUDIO.ZIP.

11. place nwe00xmp3man.jar and OMGAUDIO.ZIP in the root directory of the walkman.

12. unzip OMGAUDIO to the walkman root directory.

13. Open up a command window and change the working directory to the root directory of the player (if the walkman is the only usb storage device is hooked up to ubuntu it should be /media/disk)

14. type: chmod 700 NW-E00X_MP3_File_Manager-0.13.jar to make it executeable.

15. type ./NW-E00X_MP3_File_Manager-0.13.jar

16. Voila, now you can dump files onto your Walkman. Just remember to change to /media/disk and type ./NW-E00X_MP3_File_Manager-0.13.jar whenever you want to run the program.

Last edited by jeremiahbell; 01-04-2008 at 05:34 PM. Reason: Found Symphonic, it works better
Old 01-03-2008, 02:18 AM   #21
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Thanks for that, looks like a good solution. And the LQ Wiki could be just the place for it!
Old 09-20-2008, 09:17 PM   #22
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Asking you.....

Originally Posted by pencilpoint View Post
actually I got it to work without sonicstage or any emulation. if ya want a howto just ask me
How do i get it to work?
Old 09-21-2008, 10:10 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by jestir View Post
How do i get it to work?
use symphonic. The link is in one of my posts above.
Old 09-22-2008, 02:36 AM   #24
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You need to also make sure you have Java installed...



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