Note: This program contains a mandatory installer. SonicStage was actually a failed attempt by Sony to create a proprietary music format while fighting against Apple.
Although there have been changes to the way Sony deals with file formats, SonicStage is still sometimes required for owners of older model MP3 players produced by Sony. The earlier models only supported the SonicStage format but Sony seems to have loosened up on that.
Unlike competing programs like iTunes, SonicStage does not contain any of the pretty graphics you might have expected.
The program is pretty slow and often produces errors which has largely led to Sony abandoning the project. Even their Sony Connect music service seems to have been shuttered.
In the end: Only use this program if you must, e.g. you have an older Sony MP3 Walkman.SonicStage features and highlights:
SonicStage is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from mp3 player software without restrictions. SonicStage 4.3 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
Compatibility with this software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Sony.
We have tested SonicStage 4.3 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]