January 1, 2010
First off I want to say Happy New Year to you all.
It has been a long time since my last update but I just wanted to say a few things.
First off, my lack of updates is rather obvious. I no longer use my Sony Walkman. Last spring I bought an iPod Touch off of someone I knew for very cheap and I have been using it constantly since then, the only time I don’t use it is when I mow the grass because I am too afraid I will damage my ipod.
Also I wanted to say to everyone who has been leaving comments and helping others. Thank you all! It is because of you this blog is still alive. I had hoped originally when starting this back when I received my Sony Walkman as a Christmas gift that I could help others with their issues with their walkmans and using video. I would like to think that with your help I accomplished that. To any first time readers who are reading this post for the first time, do not be shocked, you will probably get frustrated with your Walkman, and if you had a iPod you would also get frustrated, that is going to happen with ANY new gadget you get. There are a lot of helpful comments here on this blog so please take the time to read them as there are simple and FREE programs online that you can use to convert any video to your Walkman.
Hope everyone has a great 2010, and Sony if you ever read this please contact me, I would be more then happy to offer you advice for future Walkmans and share with you information I have gathered through this blog.
December 24, 2008
Merry Christmas or whatever holiday you are celebrating!
I decided to take some time this Christmas Eve to write a small update for anyone who sometime after tomorrow will be a new owner of a Sony Walkman.
I’m sure your wanting to jump right in and start using your Walkman just like I was last year when I got my Walkman for Christmas.
Well here is some information if your new, first off if you did not buy the software with the walkman to convert videos for the format then you like so many will have problems getting videos on.
But never fear this blog has been open for about a year now and already many Walkman users have come together to help one another in their woes over the walkman to find a free video converter software.
So once again here are some links to free software that will help you. Mind that some of the software does not use every type of video format out there.
I have used the ipodvideoconverter myself and was able to put videos onto my walkman while I have not tried the cocoonsoftware one it was suggested by a user comment on a earlier blog post.
Also please disregard my earlier post about NERO Recode the program is very complicated and it takes some tinkering to get it to work just right, so save the time to find a download and save the money and don’t buy it.
Best of luck to you all,
My Sony Walkman Blog
P.S. I also run a twitter for a gaming site as well if you use it too I would apreciate a follow.
November 15, 2008
Hello my avid readers, once again I really do appologize for not posting this sooner.
First I would like to thank Bo a reader who left a comment which was very helpful.
The iPod Video Converter from Jodix Technologies Ltd. does work with your Sony Walkman. The videos will be converted to an ipod format that plays on your Walkman perfectly and the quality is quite good and it’s 100% free no watermarks or reduced time.
http://www.ipod-video-converter.org/ This is the website you can download the program from.
As always if you have any problems leave a comment and someone else can try to help you. I have noted a couple of problems with this program, it will not convert certain mp4 and m4v videos but most will work. So far no problems with the other popular formats. MPG MPEG MOV MWV
Thanks again to everyone who is leaving comments.
June 2, 2008
I am sorry for not putting an update sooner but I have really had no time to do much of anything. But I would like to say that everyone who reads this wordpress in the search of help with using there Sony Walkman to make sure you check all of the comments that people have left there are tons of good suggestions and helpful tips on what to do with your walkman and videos and such.
Thanks! And keep the helpful comments coming!
December 27, 2007
Hmm not sure why the Sony Tech Support Guy didnt mention this?
Only $13.00 To do something that they should offer for free. This is probably a easier method to converting videos to your Walkman but the regular free version is slow and hard to use already.
For now I will stick with Nero to recode and maybe try this later.
December 27, 2007
To my amazement I actually found videos from Sony to download specifically for their Sony Walkman Video MP3 Player. But guess what it’s only movie trailers from Sony Pictures. The search continues.
December 27, 2007
At first I almost gave up and thought why didn’t they just spend a little bit more and get me a Zune or a ipod. Since I thought it was hopeless to find a converter or a site with videos that work on the Walkman. Then I did some research and found a program. Nero Recode 3 which is part of the Nero 8 software.
This program can take any video format and convert it into a mp4 format that Walkman will recognize. Even existing mp4 videos that do not work on Walkman. You can try Nero 8 for 15 days free, buy the thing from the Nero site, or get it by “other means”.
I have also found another program that works to get videos to work on Walkman and this one is from Sony themselves. Image Converter 2 Plus which is works fine to convert videos to mp4 format for the walkman even though on the site is does not list the Walkman as a supported device. (Nice going sony) But I tried to take a existing mp4 vodcast from G4 and make it into a mp4 that would work on my Walkman but then it said the format is not recognizable. So therefore you can’t take mp4 and convert into mp4 for your Walkman with Sony Image Converter 2 Plus. So I suggest just use Nero 8’s Recode software which works great for me.
If anyone reading this does know of a website with mp4 or m4v videos that for sure work for the walkman please leave it as a comment.
In a later post I will show step by step how to convert to mp4 using Nero Recode.