Article ID : 00018052 / Last Modified : 07/23/2019

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

    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.