Question about Sony Walkman NWZ-S616F MP3 Player

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Some mp3 files don't work on my walkman

Error says that the format is not supported, but they play on a Sansa and in windows mediaplayer/

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  • plillies Jun 14, 2008

    I am using my NWZ-S616F for mp3 audio only.

  • plillies Jun 14, 2008

    I don't think a hard reset makes much sense. I now have 104 audio files loaded on my player. Maybe a dozen work. The rest don't. The point is some work, some don't, so it must be a problem with the files.

  • plillies Jun 14, 2008

    I am not clear what the objective of this involved process is. Why would installing JSymphonic help? Is it a replacement for MS MediaPlayer?

  • plillies Jun 14, 2008

    OK. I tried an online converter MP3 to MP3 from 45kbps to 128kpbs. The converted file works, but it is 10 time bigger. I will now try converting to about the same bit rate.

    I still don't understand why the problem is occurring, but I seem to be on the track of a solution.

  • plillies Jun 14, 2008

    But if the files are in a bad format, why do they work on my Sansa and in MS media player?

  • plillies Jun 15, 2008

    OK. I ran a conversion to the same bit rate (45kbps) and VBR format. The result is only slightly larger than the original but it works. There doesn't appear to be a need to create a WAV file as an intermediary step.

    Now I just have to find a converter, preferably a batch converter. I've heard of foobar. Do you think that would work?

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HOW TO RUN JSYMPHONIC

Download JSymphonic 0.2b
http://sourceforge.net/projects/symphonic/
http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...roup_id=190494
The file I downloaded is JSymphonic0.2beta.zip

Unzip JSymphonic0.2beta.zip somewhere, so you will have a
new directory JSymphonic0.2beta/

Open a console (eg. Konsole) and change directory to the
above directory.

Inside there is a .jar file JSymphonic_0.2b.jarOk, so we have the java application, now we want to run it.
So make sure you have a version of Java which is compatible
with Sun's 1.6 version.

Check your Java version in a console with:

Code: java -version It should report:

java version "1.6.0"If not, then:
Install sun-java6-jre via Adept

Roughly following the instructions in this page: http://www.thelinuxsociety.org.uk/co...sun-java-jdk-6

Open a console:

Code: sudo update-java-alternatives -s java-6-sun Edit /etc/jvm as root:

Code: sudo nano /etc/jvm and add to the top the command:

Code: /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun Now try to run the application:

Code: java -jar JSymphonic_0.2b.jar Let me know if this helped, please.

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The files need to be converted to the right format.

Posted on Jun 14, 2008

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  • Ekse Jun 14, 2008

    here are a few converters you can try.



    http://www.audio-grabber.com/mp3converte...



    forexamble conver the file that doesn't play on the player to wav and then back to mp3 with the converter. wav is basicly like a RAW sound file without a compression and mp3 is the same with a compression. so this doesn't effect the quality of the music

  • Ekse Jun 14, 2008

    If this solved your problem please click on accept on my solution.

  • Ekse Jun 14, 2008

    plillies did you actually read what I said



    the few files your trying to listen are in a bad format and need to be converted on the pc side first.

  • Ekse Jun 14, 2008

    oh and you dont have to buy a program there are free alternatives.

  • Ekse Jun 14, 2008

    I knew you would ask that question but clearly there is something difrent in those files and to get rid of that extra odd codeing Id suggest you convert the files into wav(faw) format and then convert them back into mp3(compressed)



    That removes anything extra there and should work on your player.

  • Ekse Jun 15, 2008

    and also could you press on the accept button below my solution since we solved the problem. Thanks and if you have any other questions feel free to ask.

  • Ekse Jun 15, 2008

    it may be becouse this spesific player doesn't support the bitrate or there is something else in the file that it doesn't understand. but the other players are a little more advanced and have no problem with it.

  • Ekse Jun 15, 2008

    Yes foobar seems to be able to do that, sounds good.

    http://www.foobar2000.org/

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  • Ekse Jun 15, 2008

    okey, anything else?

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Did u try a hard reset?

Posted on Jun 14, 2008

  • dewan nafees ahmed Jun 14, 2008

    Sony
    Walkman Video NWZ-S616F MP3 Player
    is that ir model number of unit?


  • dewan nafees ahmed Jun 14, 2008

    i think you will be familiar with the formats the devices support.

    u said FEW MP3s dont support.

    your device supports only mp3 audio.
    and are u trying to play mp3 video?

    just make the extension sure.


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