Developed by Sony Network Entertainment, Media Go is a discontinued free multimedia management application that runs on Microsoft Windows. Media Go manages content on Sony family products including Sony Mobile phones, the PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita, Walkman, and Sony Tablet. Similar to iTunes, Media Go can organize, play, and transfer a wide variety of content including videos, photos, music, and podcasts. Media Go also had a storefront that allowed users to purchase movies and TV shows, PSP or PS Vita games, and PSP or PS Vita Comics. Media Go is a replacement for the Sony Creative Software "Media Manager" applications, used by the PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita, Sony Xperia and Walkman products in the past.
|Developer(s)||Sony Creative Software|
|Initial release||March 17, 2009|
3.2 (Build 191)
|Operating system||Windows XP SP3 (32-bit only)|
|Available in||English, Polish, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, Korean, Chinese, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Danish, and Russian|
|Type||Media player, photo management, podcast and PlayStation Store manager|
|License||Proprietary software, freeware|
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.
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.
On Media Go, you are also able to copy the media and put it on third party devices (i.e. devices not made by Sony) such as handheld game consoles, smartphones, and MP3 players. To do this you cannot copy from Media Go, you must use a different method unless you are using a PSP, PS Vita, Sony Xperia Smartphone, Sony Xperia Tablet, or Sony WALKMAN.
This software can 'watch' selected folders on a computer that a user selects, such as an iTunes folder and any changes in the designated folder will be matched in Media Go. The program also allows the user to manage imported content, so any changes made by the user (such as a change of a track name after using Gracenote) will then be saved so Media Go can properly find the newly edited file.
Version 2.2 introduced a new audio editing tool, which gives the user the ability to trim and join an audio file if desired.
One of Media Go's main advantages over competing media players is the ability to "Rip" into FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) meaning users can keep a copy of their CD on their computer with no quality loss.
Version 2.7.357 was the last version to support Windows XP.
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