Before playing a track, this unit reads all track and
album information on the disc. Depending on the
track structure, it may take more than a minute
before playback begins. During this time, “READ” is
displayed. Play will automatically start when reading
Depending on the condition of the disc, it may not
play back (page 7, 8).
While the first/last track on the disc is playing, if
When the disc/album/track changes, any
prerecorded title* of the new disc/album/track is
automatically displayed. (If the A.SCRL (Auto
Scroll) function is set to “ON,” names exceeding
characters will be scrolled (page 21).)
to the last/first track of the disc.
SEEK)(–) or (SEEK)(+) is pressed, playback skips
When the last track on the disc is over, playback
restarts from the first track of the disc.
If you play a high-bit rate MP3 file such as 320 kbps,
sound may be intermittent.
With optional unit)
Press (SOURCE)repeatedly to select
• Disc number/Track number/Elapsed
CD” or “MD (MS* ).”
Disc name* /Artist name*2
Press (MODE)repeatedly until the
desired unit appears.
Album (folder) name*
Track (file) name* *
– Disc selection
[once for each disc]
Switch display item (DSPL)
Albums selection [hold to desired point]
1 When pressing (DSPL), “NO NAME” indicates that
there is no Disc Memo (page 14) or no prerecorded
name to display.
1 MS: MG Memory Stick System-up Player MGS-X1
2 Available only when an MP3 file is played.
2 Only for CD TEXT discs with the artist name.
3 Only for MP3 files.
Only track name/artist name/album name in ID3
tag is displayed.
When pressing (DSPL), “NO ID3” indicates that
there is no ID3 tag to display.
Cautions when connecting MGS-X1 and MD unit(s)
This unit recognizes MGS-X1 as an MD unit.
When you want to play MGS-X1, press (SOURCE)to
select “MS” or “MD.” When “MS” appears in the
source display, MGS-X1 starts to play. When “MD”
appears in the source display, press (MODE)to
select “MS,” to start playback.
Some characters cannot be displayed.
For some CD TEXT discs or ID3 tags with very
many characters, information may not scroll.
This unit cannot display the artist name for each
track of a CD TEXT disc.
When you want to play an MD unit, press (SOURCE)
to select “MD” or “MS.” If your desired MD unit
appears in the source display, it starts to play. If “MS”
or another MD unit appears in the source display,
press (MODE)to select your desired MD unit, to
Notes on MP3
ID3 tag applies to version 1.0, 1.1, 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4.
Some characters and signs cannot be displayed
Note when playing back a disc with non-audio CD
If a disc with non-audio CD data/MP3 file is inserted:
appear as “ *”). The maximum number of
displayable characters for an album (folder) name/
track (file) is 64 (Romeo) or 32 (Joliet); ID3 tag 30
characters (1.0, 1.1, 2.2 and 2.3) or 126 characters
in the case of this unit, “NO MUSIC” appears in the
display, and the display becomes the clock display
CD playback stops).
in the case of an optional MP3 compatible CD unit,
NO MUSIC” appears in the display and playback of
In the following cases, elapsed playing time may not
be displayed accurately.
the next disc starts.
when an MP3 file of VBR (variable bit rate) is
in the case of an optional CD unit, which is
incompatible with MP3, the disc will play back with
With an optional unit connected, playback of the same
source will continue on to the optional CD/MD unit.
When the A.SCRL (Auto Scroll) function is set to
“OFF” and the disc/album/track is changed, the disc/
album/track name or ID3 tag does not scroll.
When an MP3 file is played and the album is
changed, the new album number is displayed.