Sony Vaio VGF-AP1 software (SonicStage) complain sign now

I own a sony VAIO VGF-AP1L. That's a really great piece of hardware but some things are annoying about the software :

- Impossible to re-transfert or even play mp3 back from the vaio into the pc trought SonicStage 2.3 (totally possible with atrac format). If it's a copyright question, I can just copy as .mp3 on the hd and copy back at home. I want to do it with .mao/mp3 files !

- Some mp3 are not recognize in sonicstage 2.3 for some weirds reasons (they can be played, but not transfered, length is 00:00).

- The most annoying thing : SonicStage 3.0. You must RE-FORMAT and LOSE all yours tracks to upgrade. Sony tell us to backup the files with their backup software. Actually, it's impossible : you can't transfert back mp3.
And what happens on the next updgrade ? Or if your reformat/change your pc ?
Re-encode/re-transfert all the files (up to 40 gb !) each time ??

SonicStage 2.3 has some annoying bugs. SonicStage 3.0 can't be use without losing everything.

By signing this petition, I want Sony to find a true alternative to these behaviour, or I will never buy again a Sony music pocket system.

ie :
- A vaio Updgrade option in SS3, not a "re-initialize and format" option.
- A firmware update, so you can play directly .mp3 without "convert" them to .mao
- A firmware update, so you dont have to re-initialize the vaio with SS3.0
- At least a working backup program for the vaio.

And, if possible, a firmware update to add a custom equalizer and/or a alphabetical search engine, so you just have to press a zone to go to the selected letter (26 letters, 25 zones on g-sense, make sense ?)

Sony members, I hope you will listen your users. This petition will be spread around the net, you don't want bad publicity everywhere, do you ?

PS :
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It's really important that sony see that a lot of their users and not happy with their policy !

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Latest Signatures

  • 25 December 2015250. Jack M
    Such a waste of a great peice of hardware
  • 08 December 2015249. Sam Ab
    I support this petition
  • 24 November 2015248. Mate Davidson
    Enough of can do bether than that!!
  • 23 October 2015247. Edouard B
    I would add to the basic requirements that a library with files on a network resource, as it is now more and more often found even on home networks, should NOT make Sonic Stage workasif it were running on a 80386 !!
  • 13 September 2015246. Yatin S
    m fed up with vgf ap1 after upgrading the firmware to 3.0, it hangs continuously, can anybody provide me with the old firmware pls, thanx.
  • 09 September 2015245. Sam L
    design better software!!!
  • 03 September 2015244. Ryan H
    Need direct play mp3.....sonic stage sucks....
  • 11 August 2015243. Adsdsadda Dudley
  • 07 July 2015242. Nitipon S
    I've just got NW-HD3 in Thailand and I'm very annoying when I have to transfer tracks to player via SS. There is no sync function between SS and HD3 like the iTunes have. I want to sell it and buy the iPod instead becoz the software. No Thai Language supp
  • 09 June 2015241. Dalpra Robinson
    Thanks for this petition !
  • 31 May 2015240. Karol G
  • 18 May 2015239. Courtois Aguirre
  • 11 May 2015238. Timothy L
    I support this petition
  • 27 April 2015237. Dalibot Burton
    I support this petition
  • 21 March 2015236. Pete Rosales
    Purchased SonicStage 3.0, it would'nt install on my computer, I should'nt need a computer tec. to install every peice of software on my comp. Now I can't uninstall it. Sony sucks. I won't buy anything that Sony makes
  • 19 March 2015235. Barba Zimmerman
    I support this petition
  • 05 March 2015234. Mackie C
    I too own a 40 Gb vaio pocket & am V.disappointed with this product, SHAME ON YOU SONY
  • 09 February 2015233. Prorat Myers
    I support this petition
  • 29 January 2015232. Rich T
    Love the device (despite its foibles) but that software sucks!
  • 31 December 2014231. Kevin P
    I support this petition
  • 29 November 2014230. Miras Herrera
    I support this petition
  • 25 November 2014229. Charrel Pugh
    I support this petition
  • 29 October 2014228. Haque Clayton
    all these are really true !!!! we need some improvements !
  • 22 October 2014227. Mark Decker
    I support this petition
  • 14 September 2014226. Cheryl Lm
    I support this petition
  • 13 September 2014225. Rick B
    add native WAV support - why not ? people with cds, use WAV. why prefer to support MP3 and not wav ? MP3 are free of the net. WAV means someone has purchased the cd. ITS ALL MADNESS from Sony these days.
  • 11 September 2014224. Tang L
    it sucks. I have to refomat HDD lose all the song I had

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