Sony ATRAC3 Audio Codec 0.98

Updated: 15 Aug 2004 | Freeware | 155KB | Downloads: 363075

This codec was developed by Sony for its portable audio players. The highest bit rate supported by Atrac3 is 132 kbps (which they say is superior to MP3 128 kbps) and supplies a decent quality. For the best quality ATRAC3 files, you must convert the tracks directly from the audio CD.
Sony about ATRAC3 Technology:

ATRAC3 is a compression technology based on Sony ATRAC (Adaptive TRansform Acoustic Coding) technology that originated with and is supported by MiniDisc.

ATRAC3 achieves twice the data compression rate of ATRAC with virtually no loss in sound quality and reduces the size of audio data to 1/10 of the original audio CD source.

The audio compression technologies used by Sony analyze the digital audio data and reduce the size of this data by applying the latest digital audio technologies.

Compressing audio data provides real benefits:

- Drastically minimize the required physical size of recording media while enabling increased music storage.
- Smaller file sizes means a reduction in audio data transmission time.

How to install Sony ATRAC3 Audio Codec:

- New: atrac3.exe was added in atrac3.zip pack. Just click the executable!
- Uncompress the files from atrac3.zip archive, right-click on the atrac3.inf file and select Install.
- You may encounter a prompt saying: "The software you are installing for this hardware... has not passed Windows Logo testing..."; click on the Continue Anyway button.
- Then check the installed codec. See Checking Installed VIDEO and AUDIO Codecs In Windows XP guide.


Sony ATRAC3 Audio Codec 0.98
on 22 February 2007, reviewed by: PSP 101


PSP uses mp3 files just download mp3's by online buying or piracy... ie limewire and connect psp to your pc and transfer using card reader to your memory stick pro duo or a firewire connection(cable connector) and listen to your music


Sony ATRAC3 Audio Codec 0.98
on 07 February 2007, reviewed by: tekola


I want a software whichs runable code is just in icon form like an icon which is possile to ask a user to enter a password.


Sony ATRAC3 Audio Codec 0.98
on 26 September 2006, reviewed by: George


Good quality format, can be compressed/decompressed with SoundForge. Since there is no software player, I'll use another format. Simply the best reason not to buy a SonyVAIO player. Cheers!

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