SonicStage Version 3.4 Download Service for SONY BMG SonicStage

Download procedure

Download "SonicStageInstaller" first.

After executing "SonicStageInstaller", only the files needed for your computer will be downloaded and then SonicStage will be installed. (When executing "SonicStageInstaller, Internet connection will be needed.)

The installed file will differ depending on your PC environment. (The installed file size: approx. 32~79MB)

The installation time is 4~10 minutes approx. when corresponding by 1Mbps. It is 1 and a half hour~3 hours approx. by 56kbps. It will take quite a bit of time depending on the Internet environment.

Before Download

* For Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 / Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 / Windows XP Media Center Edition / Windows XP Professional / Windows XP Home Edition
To install this software, you must log on with a user name with "Computer Administrators" as an attribute. And you must log on with the user name "Administrators" or "Power Users" to use the SonicStage software.

* For Windows 2000 Professional (Service Pack 3 or later)
You must log on as "Administrators" to install the SonicStage software. And you must log on with the user name "Administrators" or "Power Users" to use the SonicStage software.

[Download Procedure]

Please follow the steps below to download the SonicStageInstaller.

  1. Connect to the Internet.
  2. Set up the folder for storing the downloaded file on your hard disk. Assume the folder is named "ss_dl" and it is made in C drive.
  3. Download the following file on the folder created at Step2.
    (The download of above file will be started, clicking "I accept" button below this page. Follow the instructions on-screen dialog box.)
  4. After the download is completed, select [Views]-[Details] in the Explorer to check the file size. If the file size is not the same as the file size showing above, try to download the file again.

Note: Do not make the system go into a suspend, sleep, and hibernation mode during the download.

[Install Procedure]

Once the download of "SonicStageInstaller.exe" is completed, please follow the steps below to install to the SonicStage on your computer.

  1. Quit all software.

If "MD Simple Burner", "Net MD Simple Burner", "OpenMG Jukebox" icon is displayed on the task tray, remove the icon from there.

  1. Confirm the PC is connected to the Internet.

* "SonicStageInstaller.exe" downloads only the files necessary for your PC and then installs SonicStage. Your personal information is not sent to the server when downloading this program.

  1. Click [Start] on the task tray and click [Run...]. Then the dialog box [Run] will appear.
  2. Input "C:\ss_dl\SonicStageInstaller.exe" in there, and click [OK].
  3. SonicStageInstaller window will appear. Click [OK] and start downloading the files.
  4. Follow the on-screen prompt to complete the download and installation.
  5. Click [Done] to restart your PC, when the "Complete" window appears.
  6. Check whether the installation is completed successfully.

Open "SonicStage" and select [About SonicStage] from the [Help] menu.
If "SonicStage Version 3.4.xx.xxxxx" is displayed on the [About SonicStage] dialog box, your installation is completed successfully.


Please read carefully the following notices. Sony will not take any responsibilities in case of damages of sets occurred by not following the below notices.

  • Please follow the procedure, and download make proper use of this program.
  • This provided download service is exclusive use for PC under pre-installed Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 , Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows 2000 Professional (Service Pack 3 or later), Windows Millennium Edition, and Windows 98 Second Edition ONLY.
  • DO NOT use this download service for Macintosh, Windows 98 / 95, Windows NT, or other OS.
  • This program has the copyright protection. The user may not transfer and copy this program, and not grant to use it within the given use by Sony.
  • Under using this program, we have no responsibility for the direct or indirect loss accomplished, or related and produced damages, etc.

SonicStage is a registered trademark or a trademark of Sony Corporation.

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