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What types of Audio, Video and Photo file formats does the Walkman® player support?

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The Android™ powered Z Series Walkman® Mobile Entertainment Player is compatible with the following formats:

Music (Music player) Audio Formats (Codec)

MP3

  • Media File format: MP3 (MPEG-1 Layer3) file format
  • File extension: .mp3
  • Bit rate: 32 to 320 kbps (Supports variable bit rate (VBR))
  • Sampling frequency (*2): 32, 44.1, 48 kHz

WMA (*1)

  • Media File format: ASF file format
  • File extension: .wma
  • Bit rate: 32 to 192 kbps (Supports variable bit rate (VBR))
  • Sampling frequency (*2): 44.1 kHz

AAC (*3)

  • Media File format: MP4 file format
  • File extension: .mp4, .m4a, .3gp
  • Bit rate: 16 to 320 kbps (Supports variable bit rate (VBR)) (*4)
  • Sampling frequency (*2): 8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz

Linear PCM

  • Media File format: Wave-Riff file format
  • File extension: .wav
  • Bit rate: 1,411 kbps
  • Sampling frequency (*2): 44.1 kHz

HE-AAC

  • Media File format: MP4 file format
  • File extension: .mp4, .m4a, .3gp
  • Bit rate: 32 to 144 kbps
  • Sampling frequency (*1) : 8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
Video

Video Formats (Codec)

AVC (H.264/AVC)

  • Media File format: MP4 file format, “Memory Stick” video format
  • File extension: .mp4, .m4v
  • Profile: Baseline Profile
  • Level: 3.1
  • Bit rate: Max. 18 Mbps
  • Frame rate: Max. 30 fps
  • Resolution: Max. 1,920 x 1,080 (*5)

  • Media File format: MP4 file format, "Memory Stick" video format
  • File extension: .mp4, .m4v
  • Profile: Main Profile
  • Level: 3
  • Bit rate: Max. 2 Mbps
  • Frame rate: Max. 30 fps
  • Resolution: Max. 720 x 480 (*5)

MPEG-4

  • Media File format: MP4 file format, "Memory Stick" video format
  • File extension: .mp4, .m4v
  • Profile: Simple Profile/Advanced Simple Profile
  • Bit rate: Max. 10 Mbps
  • Frame rate: Max. 30 fps
  • Resolution: Max. 1,920 x 1,080 (*5)

Windows Media

Video 9 (*1) (*6)

  • Media File format: ASF file format
  • File extension: .wmv
  • Bit rate: Max. 20 Mbps
  • Frame rate: Max. 30 fps
  • Resolution: Max. 1,920 x 1,080 (*5)

Audio Formats (Codec)

AAC-LC (for AVC, MPEG-4)

  • Channel number: Max. 2 channels
  • Sampling frequency (*2): 24, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
  • Bit rate: Max. 288 kbps/channel

WMA (for Windows Media Video 9)

  • Bit rate: 32 to 192 kbps (Supports variable bit rate (VBR))
  • Sampling frequency (*2): 44.1 kHz

Photo (*7) (Photo Viewer)

Photo Format (Codec)

JPEG

  • Media File format: Compatible with DCF 2.0/Exif 2.21 file format
  • File extension: .jpg, .jpeg
  • Profile: Baseline Profile
  • Number of pixels: Max. 6,048 x 4,032 pixels (24,000,000 pixels)

  • (*1) Copyright protected WMA/WMV files cannot be played back.
  • (*2) Sampling frequency may not correspond to all encoders.
  • (*3) Copyright protected AAC-LC files cannot be played back.
  • (*4) Non-standard bit rates or non-guaranteed bit rates are included depending on the sampling frequency.
  • (*5) These numbers indicate the maximum resolution of playable video, and do not indicate the player’s display resolution. The display resolution is 800 x 480.
  • (*6) Some WMV files can be played back only by transferring using Windows Media Player
  • (*7) Some photo files cannot be played back, depending on their file formats.