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Old 01-11-2011, 11:10 PM
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Default S545- Videos aren't alphabetized?

My music is alphabetized, my videos are not. I don't ask for them to be in many different folders, but is simply having them be in alphabetic order impossible?

It shows up on Windows Explorer as being in alphabetical order, but not on the device itself.

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Old 01-12-2011, 12:31 AM
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The Sony S and E series players I have both list videos in the order they are placed on the player. I looked around a little bit and never found a way to change that.
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:51 AM
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Could possible have the same problem as the s:flo 2.

Source- http://mp4nation.net/forum/viewtopic...225031#p225031

DriveSort - Free tool to sort your files on the player by redoing the time stamp (good as the player sorts by time copied!!)

http://www.anerty.net/software/file/DriveSort.php
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Old 01-12-2011, 01:28 AM
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That might just work once you get the player connected as a drive letter. There's a fairly simple workaround to do that.
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:05 PM
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How do I get it to finalize? I can get the list in the order I want, save it, and it doesn't change on the Walkman.
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:23 PM
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Sony firmwares are really locked down as to what changes they'll accept even after being connected as a drive. I can create .m3u playlists but they never display on reboot as an example.

I've never used DriveSort before. Maybe cartelps11 has some info on how to make it display the changes.
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:51 PM
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Just chiming in: though I don't watch many vids on my E345 [kissing cousin to the S545], the videos I did throw on there are indeed not sorted by name...
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Just chiming in: though I don't watch many vids on my E345 [kissing cousin to the S545], the videos I did throw on there are indeed not sorted by name...
I'm scared to imagine the names of the videos on your player...
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lol...
here's a hint...

StephanieCane_[rest of filename omitted for decency's sake] is listed before Shakira_HipsDontLie_sample.

That doesn't seem alphabetical to me.
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I need like a tutorial for this, it works on Windows Explorer, but not the device.
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:20 PM
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lol...
here's a hint...

StephanieCane_[rest of filename omitted for decency's sake] is listed before Shakira_HipsDontLie_sample.

That doesn't seem alphabetical to me.
*note to self....find some Shakira footage in HD for Touch*
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:47 PM
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I altered the time stamp of all the videos so they would be in order, still doesn't work.
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Old 01-13-2011, 12:08 AM
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It was just a suggerstion. On the S:flo 2 it also doesn't organize file alphabetically but instead organizes them by the order there copied to the device.
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Old 01-13-2011, 05:34 PM
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Kind of unrelated, what type of WMV will it play? Options in Super are 7, 8, or 9.
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Old 01-13-2011, 06:35 PM
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Videos encoded to this format work for me. This was made using Microsoft's Windows Media Encoder 9 after a quite a bit of setup.
Code:
Format                           : Windows Media
File size                        : 12.8 MiB
Duration                         : 2mn 42s
Overall bit rate mode            : Constant
Overall bit rate                 : 664 Kbps
Maximum Overall bit rate         : 5 363 Kbps
Encoded date                     : UTC 2010-07-16 20:01:12.817

Video
ID                               : 2
Format                           : VC-1
Format profile                   : MP@ML
Codec ID                         : WMV3
Codec ID/Info                    : Windows Media Video 9
Codec ID/Hint                    : WMV3
Description of the codec         : Windows Media Video 9
Duration                         : 2mn 42s
Bit rate mode                    : Constant
Bit rate                         : 5 000 Kbps
Width                            : 320 pixels
Height                           : 240 pixels
Display aspect ratio             : 4:3
Frame rate                       : 20.000 fps
Nominal frame rate               : 30.000 fps
Bit depth                        : 8 bits
Scan type                        : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)               : 3.255
Stream size                      : 96.7 MiB
Language                         : English (US)

Audio
ID                               : 1
Format                           : WMA
Format version                   : Version 2
Codec ID                         : 161
Codec ID/Info                    : Windows Media Audio
Description of the codec         : Windows Media Audio 9.2 - 320 kbps, 44 kHz, stereo (A/V) 1-pass CBR
Duration                         : 2mn 42s
Bit rate mode                    : Constant
Bit rate                         : 320 Kbps
Channel(s)                       : 2 channels
Sampling rate                    : 44.1 KHz
Bit depth                        : 16 bits
Stream size                      : 6.19 MiB (48%)
Language                         : English (US)
It's been my experience that it's a LOT tougher to encode a.wmv that a Sony will accept. SUPER is supposed to be a really capable program so it may do it without any problems. I tried several others that claimed to have a .wmv preset for the Sony and wound up with "Unknown Format". Those wound up with WMV 7 or 8 profile even when I added that parameter from the command line. Frustrating.

The same converter's would have a .mp4 preset that worked every time. I didn't see any reason to beat my head against the .wmv wall to get the same quality so I just went with .mp4.
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Wait, it can play .mp4 files? I haven't gotten it to play anything other than .wmv.
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:48 PM
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Sony S545? Supported video formats; Format : AVC, MPEG-4, WMV (DRM). Pop over to the Sonystyle site for confirmation. Believe me, you'll find many more mp4 compliant converters than ones that handle WMV 9.

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Old 01-14-2011, 08:08 AM
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Could not get it to play h.263 or h.264/AVC....

What happened?
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Old 01-14-2011, 08:28 AM
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I'd do a search here on the forum on how to convert to the right format. "Sony video conversion" should bring several hits.
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Old 01-27-2011, 03:04 AM
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Wait, it can play .mp4 files? I haven't gotten it to play anything other than .wmv.
I used to use Media Manager For Walkman (MMFW) and Media Go to convert files for my older Walkman (NWZ-A816, NWZ-A818, and NWZ-E438) and it converted them to .mp4 when loading them on my player. Media Go did a fairly good job of converting the files and loading them on my players, and the same was true with MMFW except it wasn't able to see my NWZ-E438 player.

Since I upgraded to my X-Series player, I've been using Content Transfer to put videos on my player and it works well. If your Walkman plays WMV files, then Content Transfer will automatically convert the video files into a compatible format before loading them on the player. It may take a while to do this, depending on the video size, but the process is automatic: just drop the video into the Content Transfer window and it will convert the video file (the settings give you the option of choosing image quality or size as the priority when converting) and then load the file on to your player. It has worked for me with the following formats: .avi, .mp4, .mpg.

As far as alphabetizing your video files on your player, one thing you could try is to sort the files in alphabetical order by name and then dragging and dropping them into Content Transfer in reverse alphabetical order. That may get them to appear on your player in the right order.
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