ReadMe.txt Driver File Contents (Drivers_and_more.zip)

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             Application Software for Sony IC Recorder                       
                 Digital Voice Editor Ver. 2.25                              
                     for Windows XP/2000/Me/98SE/98                          
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Before using the Digital Voice Editor Software, be sure to read this document.
It contains recently updated information including changes and additions to 
the operating instructions.

[Improvements (Ver. 2.25)]
1. The ICD-SX/STx5/Px8 series IC recorders are supported.
2. AutoSave function for ICD-SX/ST/P series IC recorders is supported.
3. An LP-mode message recorded with an ICD-Px8 series IC recorder is supported.
4. The problem of the low sound volume of the ICD-P series IC recorder has
been corrected.
   Messages recorded with an ICD-P series IC recorder were often played back at
   an extremely low volume.
   This problem has been corrected.
5. Several misoperations of the software have been fixed.

[Improvements (Ver. 2.21)]
1. The problem encountered when removing or inserting a "Memory Stick" has 
   been corrected.
   When a "Memory Stick" is inserted in or removed from an ICD-BM series 
   IC recorder, the IC recorder sometimes could not recognize the insertion or
   removal. It has been fixed.
2. The problem encountered when adding messages to a "Memory Stick" has been
   corrected.
   When the "Memory Stick" is selected in the IC Recorder combo-box, an
   application error may occur and the application might quit unexpectedly
   after a folder of PC messages has been added. This problem has been fixed.
3. Several misoperations of the software have been fixed.

[Improvements (Ver. 2.2)]
1. ICD-BM series support
   The software supports the ICD-BM series Memory Stick IC recorder.
2. AutoSave function
   The AutoSave function has been added which automatically saves messages in 
   the IC recorder when it is connected to a computer.
   <Note>
   The AutoSave function is available only for certain models of IC recorders.
   For details, see the online help topic "Saving IC recorder messages on 
   the computer automatically (AutoSave)".
3. V-Up function
   The V-Up function has been added which automatically adjusts the playback 
   sounds so they are more audible, by amplifying only the inaudible, 
   low-level parts of a recorded message.
4. Changes in "Add to Memory Stick" items
   The "Add to Memory Stick" items in the "Codec" tab of the "Options" 
   window has been changed from specifying each codec setting, to specifying 
   each Memory Stick IC recorder setting.
5. Several misoperations of the software have been fixed.

[Improvements (Ver. 2.13)]
1. The problem encountered when saving a message has been corrected.
   When you use an ICD-ST series IC recorder to save a message of an extremely 
   short recorded length, a communication error might occur occasionally and 
   you may not be able to save the message.
   This irregularity has been corrected.
2. The problem encountered when playing back a converted file has been corrected.
   When you play back a message that has been converted from an MP3 into an 
   MSV (ADPCM) file, sound might skip.  This irregularity has been corrected.
3. The problem encountered when changing a file name has been corrected.
   When you change the file name of a Memory Stick message of the ICD-MS series 
   IC recorder, the message might be moved to the end of the folder.
   This irregularity has been corrected.
4. The Windows Media Player 9 is supported.
   You can drag and drop a message onto the Windows Media Player 9 for
   playback. The warning message that used to appear during playback with the
   Media Player 9 is no longer displayed.  
5. Specifications in disconnecting a foot control unit have been changed.
   When you disconnect the cable of a foot control unit FS-85USB from your 
   computer, the settings in the [Transcribing Key] tab of the [Options] 
   window will be automatically reset to those before the FS-85USB was 
   connected.
6. Several misoperations of the software have been fixed.

[Improvements (Ver. 2.12)]
1. The ICD-ST/P series IC recorders are supported.
2. Stereo playback function is supported.
   A stereo (ST mode) message recorded with an ICD-ST series IC recorder series 
   can be played back.
3. Simple Player Mode is added.
   The simple player mode enabling message playback in a small window is 
   added.
4. File types in saving and converting a message are changed.
   In saving in WAV file format, one of the three file types is to be 
   specified:  WAV Files (auto-conversion: WAV file decoding), WAV Files 
   (44.1kHz 16bit stereo: for writing on a CD), and WAV Files (11kHz 16bit 
   monaural: for voice recognition)
5. Size limit in file conversion is changed.
   A file can be converted as long as the size of the converted file does not 
   exceed 2 GB.
6. Several misoperations of the software have been fixed.

[Notice for using the Digital Voice Editor software]
-Notes on installing the software
When installing or uninstalling the software on the Windows 2000 
Professional, make sure to log on Windows as the user name of 
"Administrator." In case you have logged on as a different user name, log 
off and log on Windows again as "Administrator" and then install the 
software.
To change the log on user name
1. Select [Shut Down] from the [Start] menu.
2. In the [Shut Down Windows] window, select [Log off[User Name]] and then 
   click [OK].
3. Input "Administrator" in the User name box and the password, if 
   specified, in the Password box and then click [OK].

When installing or uninstalling the software on the Windows XP Professional 
/ Home Edition, make sure to log on Windows as the user name belonging to 
the group with the "Computer administrator"* user account.
(*To find if the user name belongs to the group with the "Computer 
administrator" user account, open the [User Accounts] window from the 
[Control Panel] and refer to the section beneath the user name being 
displayed.)

-Note on using the software on Windows 2000 Professional
When using the software on the Windows 2000 Professional, make sure to log on 
Windows as a user name belonging to the "Administrators" or "Power Users" 
group with the administrative user account. You cannot use the software with 
a user name belonging to the "Users" group with the limited user account.

-Notes on using the software with Windows XP Professional / Home Edition
When using the software on the Windows XP Professional / Home Edition, make 
sure to log on Windows as the user name belonging to the group with the 
"Computer administrator" user account. You cannot use the software with a 
user name belonging to the groups with the limited user account.

When you connect the ICD-BP series IC recorder to the USB port of your 
computer for the first time, [Found New Hardware Wizard] window is displayed. 
Select [Install the software automatically] and then click [Next]. Then the 
[Hardware Installation] warning message may appear. You may ignore the 
message without problem and click [Continue Anyway] to proceed with using the 
software.

-Notes while the IC recorder is being connected
While the computer is communicating with the IC recorder, avoid disconnecting 
the cable. Your computer may not work properly or the data inside the IC 
recorder may be damaged.
If a communication error occurs, the message "Could not communicate with IC 
recorder." is displayed and the communication process may terminate. If this 
occurs, disconnect and then connect the cable with the IC recorder.
If the message "Could not communicate with IC recorder." is displayed while 
connecting the IC recorder, check the following:

1 When using an external hub, connect the IC recorder directly to the computer.
2 Disconnect and then connect the cable with the IC recorder.
3 When your computer is equipped with multiple USB ports, connect the IC 
recorder to another USB port.

Depending on the type of the computer, you may not be able to start your 
computer when it is being connected to the IC recorder. If this occurs, 
change the boot sequence setting in the BIOS of your computer to start from 
the hard disk. Or disconnect the IC recorder and then restart your computer.
For how to change the BIOS settings, see the manual of your computer.

-Notes on system standby/hibernate mode
While the computer is communicating with the IC recorder, do not let your 
computer change to system standby/hibernate mode. Prevent settings that 
automatically make such changes.
If your computer enters into system standby/hibernate mode while being 
connected to the IC recorder, the computer may fail to communicate with the 
IC recorder immediately after system recovery. In this case, disconnect and 
then connect the IC recorder.

-Note on formatting
To format the IC recorder or the "Memory Stick", make sure to use the 
formatting function of the IC recorder. If you format it in your computer, 
the IC recorder is unable to recognize the contained data. In this case, 
use the IC recorder to format it again. For details, see the operating 
instructions of the IC recorder. The IC recorder ICD-BP series does not 
have the formatting function.

-Note on the "Digital Voice Editor Ver. 1.x" software
When you are not going to use an ICS file for IC recorder ICD-R100, remove 
the "Digital Voice Editor Ver. 1.x" software. (Installing the "Digital Voice 
Editor" will automatically remove the previous version.)

-Note on all the versions of the "Memory Stick Voice Editor" software
After installing the "Digital Voice Editor" software, do not install the 
"Memory Stick Voice Editor Ver. 1.0/1.1/1.2/2.0" software. The "Digital 
Voice Editor" will not work properly. With the "Digital Voice Editor" 
software, you can save or edit the messages in the "Memory Stick". In case 
you installed the "Memory Stick Voice Editor" software, remove the "Memory 
Stick Voice Editor", and then install the "Digital Voice Editor" software 
again.

-Note on sending e-mail
If a mailing software of receiver sets not to accept executable files, may 
not open a setup file of Player Plug-in.

-Note on the size of mail attachment files
Depending on the internet service provider that sends or receives an e-mail 
message, the size of attachment file(s) to an e-mail message is limited.
Before sending an e-mail message, make sure to check the total attachment 
file size.

-Notice for customers using the ICD-MS/BM series Memory Stick IC recorder 
A message you recorded with the ICD-MS1 is an MSV (ADPCM) file and cannot
be played back with an ICD-BM series IC recorder.
A message recorded in SP or LP mode with an ICD-S series IC recorder, 
ICD-MS515, or ICD-BM series is an MSV (LPEC) file. You cannot play it back
with an ICD-MS1.
A message recorded in the ST mode with an ICD-BM series IC recorder is an
MSV (LPEC Stereo) file and cannot be played back with an ICD-MS series IC
recorder.
To play one of these messages with your IC recorder, use the Digital Voice
Editor to save the message, make the Codec setting to suit your Memory Stick
IC recorder, and then add it to your IC recorder.  

For details, see the online help topic "Setting the file format for saving
or adding a message(Codec)".

You cannot use the following functions of the Digital Voice Editor for an 
MSV(ADPCM) file:
 -Changing the user name
 -Dividing or combining
 -Playback using a bookmark
 -Changing the priority setting (You can set it on the "Memory Stick.")

-Note on an MP3 file
The MP3 files that you can convert with the software are of 44.1kHz stereo 
or of 22/16/11/8kHz monaural type. the software also supports a VBR (Variable 
Bit Rate) type MP3 file. For how to handle an MP3 file, see the online help.

-Notes on sound volume adjustments
Depending on the type of your computer, the volume control may not function 
properly. In this case, use the Windows Volume Control to adjust the volume.
To display the Volume Control window, click [Start], then select [Programs]-
[Accessories]-[Entertainment]-[Volume Control].
If no sound is output after you cancel muting, check the muting check box in 
the Windows Volume Control window and then uncheck it again. The sound will 
be output.

-Notes on using two-bytes characters
On installing the software, we recommend you that you do not use two-bytes 
characters when you input the destination folder for installation.

On using the software, we recommend you that you do not use two-bytes 
characters when you input file names, message names, user names, etc.
Two-bytes characters may not be displayed properly on the software. Use 
of two-bytes characters may cause unstable operation also.

-Note on AutoSave function
The AutoSave function is only available with an ICD-BM/SX/ST/P series IC
recorder. If you are using an ICD-BP/S series IC recorder or Memory Stick
connected to your computer, you cannot activate the AutoSave function.

[System Requirements]
Your computer and system software must meet the following minimum
 requirements.

IBM PC/AT or compatible (You cannot use this software with Macintosh.)
   -CPU: 266MHz Pentium(R) II processor or higher
   -RAM: 64MB or more
   -Hard disk space: 70MB or more depending on the size and number of
                       sound files you store.
   -CD-ROM drive
   -Port: USB port (supports USB (conventionally called USB 1.1))
   -Sound board: Sound Blaster 16 compatible
   -Display: High color (16bit) or more and 800x480 dots or more
   -OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Home Edition
                  Windows 2000 Professional
                  Windows Millennium Edition
                  Windows 98 Second Edition/98 standard installation


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[Trademarks]
-IBM and PC/AT are registered trademarks of International Business Machines
 Corporation.
-Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation, registered in
 the U.S.A. and other countries.
 Copyright (C) 1995 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
 Portion Copyright (C) 1995 Microsoft Corporation
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All other trademarks and registered trademarks are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of their respective holders.



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Digital Voice Editor for IC Recorder 

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