Media Go

Summary

Media Go is a discontinued free multimedia management application that runs on Microsoft Windows, developed by Sony Entertainment Network. Media Go manages content on Sony family products including Sony Mobile phones, the PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita, Walkman, and Sony Tablet. Media Go can organize, play, and transfer a wide variety of content including videos, photos, music, and podcasts; it also had a storefront from PlayStation Network and mora[1] allowing users to purchase media content. Sony announced the discontinuation of the software by December 2017;[2] it was replaced by Music Center for PC[3] which only works with audio products like Walkman.[4]

Media Go
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Developer(s)Sony Creative Software (v1.0), Sony Entertainment Network (v2.0 >)
Initial releaseMarch 17, 2009; 13 years ago (2009-03-17)
Stable release
3.2 (Build 191) / October 2016; 5 years ago (2016-10)
Operating systemWindows XP SP3 (32-bit only)
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 8.1
Windows 10
Available inEnglish, Polish, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, Korean, Chinese, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Danish, and Russian
TypeMedia player, photo management, podcast and PlayStation Store manager
LicenseProprietary software, freeware
Websitemediago.sony.com

HistoryEdit

Media Go was introduced in 2009 by Sony Creative Software, alongside the Sony Ericsson W995, initially made for transferring media to Sony Ericsson handsets excluding in the Japanese market. It was expanded to the PSP following the release of PSP Go, replacing the PSP Media Manager.[5] From 2013 it replaced the X-App in Japan as the media manager for Sony devices.[6]

FeaturesEdit

Media Go has many features that can be used to manage and synchronise content. Advanced functionality allows music to be tagged with SensMe metadata, and support for track ratings and purchases that can be made from the PlayStation Store, Sony Xperia's PlayNow Arena or select partner stores (such as BigPond Music, for Telstra customers). Where applicable, Media Go will also automatically download and/or convert certain content (e.g. a podcast) into a suitable format. Media Go can also purchase, backup, and restore PlayStation Portable (PSP) and PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) games and other content, including digital comics; the ability to shop for and purchase PSP or PS Vita content from the PlayStation Store without a PSP or PS Vita connected to the host computer is now supported in current versions of Media Go. As of 2014, the PlayStation Store (except the Download List) is no longer available from Media Go, as it redirects to the PlayStation Store website. Game download and activation was completely disabled on October 24, 2016.[7]

Like iTunes and Windows Media Player, Media Go is also able to "rip" music from a CD and automatically download missing metadata (album artwork in particular) via Gracenote. As of 2011, Media Go cannot "rip" video from a commercial DVD or BD. Media Go also provides "drag from" behaviour: most multimedia files that are displayed can be dragged from the Media Go application to a Windows Explorer folder, an e-mail message or browser drop target. Like most competing programs though, one of Media Go's primary functions is as a computer multimedia organizer and player/jukebox, with a choice of large or compact/mini interface modes; Media Go also acts as a fully functional picture manager, similar to Microsoft's Windows Media Player.

File supportEdit

Media Go supports various audio file types including MP3, WAV, ALAC, FLAC, WMA, ATRAC, DSD, OGG and others.[8] It also supports various video formats and image formats.[9]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "「mora ~"WALKMAN"公式ミュージックストア~」がMedia Go での音楽、ミュージックビデオ配信サービス、x-アプリでのミュージックビデオ配信サービスを開始|ソニーミュージックグループ コーポレートサイト".
  2. ^ Reserved, Sony Network Entertainment International (SNEI) - Copyright 2017 All Rights. "Features - Media Go - Sony Network Entertainment". mediago.sony.com. Retrieved 2017-11-24.
  3. ^ "Discontinuation of Media Go - Welcome Music Center for PC! - 18th October 2017 | Sony UK".
  4. ^ "Music Center for PC | Sony UK".
  5. ^ "'Media Go' to replace PSP Media Manager PC app".
  6. ^ "ソニー、新音楽再生アプリ「Music Center for PC」。Media Go後継だがx-アプリベース". 4 August 2017.
  7. ^ "PlayStation Store Will Not be Supported by Media Go from October 24th". 11 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". mediago.sony.com. Archived from the original on 13 February 2015. Retrieved 22 May 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "PSP et Sony Media Go : Bien gérer son contenu PSN".

External linksEdit

  • Official website  
  • Archived versions of Media Go