Merry Christmas From My Sony Walkman

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.


The Solution To Your Video Woes

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. 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.


How To Convert to .mp4 for Walkman with Nero Recode

December 27, 2007

Ok as promised here is the how to for converting a video to a .mp4 format that Sony Walkman will recognize. In this How To I am using Nero Recode 3 which is part of the Nero 8 Software.

For this how to I will download a video from Connect. Connect Sony Video

You will notice along the top of the website it says. Free Downloads for Sony Devices

But the videos DO NOT work on the Sony Walkman.

I have included images to help those who are not the most tech savvy of sorts.

1.) I have decided to use the Superbad Trailer for this example, if you havent seen the movie go watch it. Click download MP4 only.

2.) Depending on what internet browser you are using download the file. (FireFox Shown Below)

3.) Open Nero Recode and once it is open select Recode DVDs and Videos to Nero Digital

4.) Once open on the bottom right select under Profile Category: Sony and under Profile PSP. Then click Import Files.

5.) Go to where you downloaded the video or where your video is on your computer. Select the video file then click Add title. Then click close. Make Sure the video is set to the correct size or you will not be able to view it on your Walkman, click Custom Resize then enter 320 wide x 240 tall this should work fine.

6.) Since you had selected PSP it thinks you are transfering directly to a Sony PSP device just click Ok and go on to the next screen.

7.) Select where you want your file to be burned to and then click burn.

8.) The file will begin to burn to your selected desination on the left side you can see the video previewed. Once done it will ask you to save a log file, you don’t need to, then click next and then exit.

9.) Now that you have your video in .mp4 you can rename it for easier finding, I renamed mine from MAQ13529.mp4 to Superbad Trailer.mp4 on the walkman to have a preview image on videos you need to include a .jpg image and upload it along with the video in the video folder on your Walkman in your MyComputer screen. Make sure they are the exact same name to display correctly.

10.) Upload to your Walkman wait for it to finish then disconnect the USB from your Walkman and goto your video section and enjoy your new Trailer.

Converting Video For Your Walkman

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.