ENGLISH
5 / 5g*
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ENGLISH USER MANUAL
Version 3.0
Please visit www.archos.com/manuals to download the latest version of this manual.
Dear Customer,
Thank you for choosing this ARCHOS product. We hope that you will enjoy
using it and that it will give you satisfaction for many years to come.
Please do register your product (directly on your ARCHOS via the WiFi/3G)
to ensure that you get access to our technical support as well as FREE and
PURCHASABLE offers from our website and from the ARCHOS Media Club.
You can also register on our website (www.archos.com/register).
Wishing you the best multimedia experience,
The ARCHOS Team.
All the information contained in this manual was correct at the time of
publication. However, as we are often updating and improving our products, your device’s software may have a slightly different appearance or
modified functionality than presented in this manual.
* Every mention of “3G”, “3G+” and “2G” in this manual ONLY applies to the ARCHOS 5g
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Table of CONTENTS > P. Table Of Contents
Introduction...................................................................................................... 4
ARCHOS description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
first time usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
turning the archos on/off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The installation wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
using the ARCHOS Interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PRODUCT CARE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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1. Playing Video...................................................................................................9
1.1BROWSING THROUGH YOUR VIDEOS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
1.2 Video playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
1.3 Video Player Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
1.4 Putting videos onto your ARCHOS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
1.5 Playing your pc’s shared videos (UPnP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
2. Playing Music...............................................................................................15
2.1 browsing through your music files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.2music playback. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.3 MUSIC player SETTINGS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.4 Playlists. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.5 Putting music onto your ARCHOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.6 playing your pc’s shared music (UpnP). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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3.Viewing Photos........................................................................................ 24
3.1 browsing through your photos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2 Photo Viewer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.3 Photo Viewer SETTINGS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.4 Playing a slideshow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.5putting photos onto your ARCHOS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.6 playing your pc’s shared photos (UpNp). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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4.Using the file Browser..................................................................... 29
4.1 Navigation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
4.2 Using the Virtual Keyboard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
4.3Browsing OTHER COMPUTERS ON the Network. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
5.Connecting to the WiFi/3G............................................................. 33
5.1 WiFi Connection Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
5.2 WiFi Network Configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
5.3 3G Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
6.The Internet Features...................................................................... 38
6.1 browsing the web. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
6.2 Playing your PC’s Shared Media Files (UPnP). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
6.3 The ARCHOS Media Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
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Table of CONTENTS > P. 6.4 E-mails. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.5contacts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.6 SMS messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.7 watching web tv . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.8 listening to web radio stations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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7.transferring files............................................................................... 48
7.1 Connecting the archos to a computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7.2 putting files onto the archos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7.3 disconnecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7.4 USB Host Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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8.main settings............................................................................................ 52
8.1 “sound” Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8.2 “Screen” Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8.3 “TV out” Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8.4 “Appearance” settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8.5 “Language and Region” Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8.6 “TV control” settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8.7 “Date & Time” Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8.8 “alarm clock” Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8.9 “Power” Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8.10 “storage” settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8.11 “parental code” settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8.12 “Security” settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8.13 “customer assistance” settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8.14 “Firmware and plug-ins” settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8.15 Updating the Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8.16 “System Info” Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8.17 “Connectivity” Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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9.other functions..................................................................................... 66
9.1 “Play” menu: other functions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
9.2 tv functions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
9.3 tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
10. archos plug-ins and add-ons.................................................... 69
10.1 archos plug-ins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
10.2 ARCHOS add-ons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
troubleshooting...........................................................................................71
resetting your ARCHOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
system recovery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
touchscreen problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Repair and Formatting Tools. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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technical specifications...................................................................... 74
Technical Support information...............................................................................................78
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Introduction > P. Introduction
• The information presented in this manual might vary according
to which ARCHOS model you have.
• Every time you see one of these icons, it means that the following section will concern this and only this model.
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ARCHOS description
Main buttons
• Press and hold to turn your ARCHOS on/off.*
• The green LED indicator lights up when the device is on.
* When you keep the Power button held down, two messages will appear, one
after the other. If you release the button during the first message, your device
will keep using a small amount of battery power to allow a quick start up.
If you do not plan on using the ARCHOS for an extended period of time, keep
the button held down until you see a second message appear. The device will
shut down completely, and there will be absolutely no battery usage.
VOL Volume button: to increase/decrease volume.
LED Indicators
CHG Battery charge indicator
• light on: the battery is charging
• blinking: the battery is fully charged
Connectors
On the side of the device:
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• Power connector: charge the battery of your ARCHOS
device (see Charging the Battery).
• Headphone Jack: to connect headphones.
ARCHOS 7
Underneath the device: These connectors allow you to:
• Connect your ARCHOS to a computer (see Connecting the archos to a Computer)
5/5g • Charge the battery of your ARCHOS (see Charging the Battery)
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• Connect a compatible USB device (USB stick, digital camera, etc.) to your
ARCHOS, using the supplied host cable. See USB Host Connection.
To use this function on an ARCHOS 5 or ARCHOS 7, you will need to purchase
the optional DVR Station, Mini Dock or Battery Dock.
• Connect an optional add-on. See ARCHOS add-ons.
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SIM card slot
Your telecom’s SIM card is to be placed into the small slot on
the top of the device. To learn how to install/remove the SIM
card, see Installing the SIM Card / Removing the SIM Card.
ATTENTION: Before inserting or removing the SIM card, make sure the device is
completely shut off!
Built-in loudspeaker
The ARCHOS is equipped with a single speaker (ARCHOS 5/5g) or two speakers (ARCHOS 7).
leg stand
• Your ARCHOS is equipped with a leg stand, located on the back of the device.
• Carefully pull it out, and it will allow your ARCHOS to stand by itself on a flat,
stable surface.
first time usage
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Installing the SIM Card
ATTENTION: Before inserting or removing the SIM card, make sure the device is
completely shut off!
1. Pull out the plastic ‘dummy’ SIM card.
2. Separate the SIM card cap from the ‘dummy’ card.
3. Insert your SIM card into the cap.
4. Make sure you place it circuit-side down according to the picture and slide it under the small nub
as shown.
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5. Insert the cap/SIM card combination into the ARCHOS making sure that the shiny
circuit side of the SIM is facing the same side as the ARCHOS screen as shown (a).
If it resists being pushed in, adjust slightly (b) to allow it to go in smoothly. Push it
downward until the top of the cap is flush with the top of the ARCHOS (c).
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removing the SIM Card
ATTENTION: Before inserting or removing the SIM card, make sure the device is
completely shut off!
To remove the SIM card, use a pointed
object such as wooden toothpick and
pry the cap upwards as shown in order
to be able to pull it out with your fingers. ATTENTION: repeatedly removing
and reinserting the SIM card could damage the card.
Charging the battery
Before using your ARCHOS for the first time, completely charge its battery:
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• Connect the USB cable to the ARCHOS and to a running computer.
• Connect the USB cable to the ARCHOS and to the USB charger/adapter,
and connect the latter to a wall outlet.
• Simply plug the ARCHOS Charger/Adapter into the power connector.
• The ARCHOS will turn on and start charging:
- The CHG LED indicator is on while the battery is charging. It will blink when
the battery is fully charged.
- A lightning bolt symbol will flash over the battery icon in the upper right corner
of the screen while the battery is charging.
that the ARCHOS 7 has a removable battery. To learn how to replace it,
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see: Troubleshooting.
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Introduction > P. turning the archos on/off
• Press and hold the button to turn your ARCHOS on/off. See ARCHOS Description.
• The green LED indicator lights up when the device is on.
The installation wizard
• The first time you turn on the ARCHOS, the installation wizard will help you configure
the main functions of your ARCHOS: the language, the WiFi connection, the clock, etc.
• At the end of the wizard, you will be requested to register your product (a WiFi/
3G connection is required) so that you have access to our technical support as
well as FREE and PURCHASABLE offers from our website and from the ARCHOS
Media Club. Being registered will allow you, for example, to get the free ‘Web
Browser’ and ‘Web TV & Radio’ plug-ins.
using the ARCHOS Interface
interface description
Status Bar
• In the top right corner of the screen, the status bar indicates the volume, the battery level, the current time of day
and the WiFi/3G connection status.
Contextual Menu
• In the upper right corner of the screen, tap on the Menu icon
to display available
menu items. The available options will vary, depending on where you are in the interface.
• On the Home screen, the Menu icon
allows you to:
- manage the Home screen shortcuts.
- lock your device’s touchscreen. This can be useful if your ARCHOS is in your
pocket, for example, and you do not want to touch the screen by accident. To
unlock the device, press the button. A confirmation screen will pop up.
Home Screen
• This is the main screen of your ARCHOS, showing its main functions.
• Choose one of the main categories, on the left
side of the screen (ex: “Play”), then select a subcategory (ex: “Video”).
• The right side of the Home Screen can contain up to
four media items. These are considered as shortcuts.
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Introduction > P. using the touchscreen
Your ARCHOS is equipped with a touchscreen. Below is a description of the
main tactile screen areas and a few tips on how to use the touchscreen.
Main Touchscreen Actions
• In the different applications, you can go back one level in the interface by tapping
on the Back icon
(in the top right corner of the screen).
• Wherever you are in the interface, you can go back directly to the Home screen
by tapping on the Home icon
(in the top left corner of the screen).
• While playing a video or song, you can pause/resume it by tapping on the Pause
/ Play
icon.
Other Touchscreen Actions
• When watching a video or listening to music, you can tap on the progression bar to go directly to a different location in the video or song. You can
also use your finger to drag the cursor in the progression bar to another
location in the video or song.
• In the screens where it appears, the volume bar can be dragged in the same
way.
• In the different browsers (File, Music, Video, Photo, etc.), you can drag the
scroll bar up and down to scroll the file list up and down. You can also scroll
faster by tapping above or below the cursor in the scroll bar.
• In the Web browser or the PDF viewer, you can scroll up and down by tapping on
the page and dragging it up or down (be careful however not to tap on a link!).
PRODUCT CARE
Your ARCHOS is an electronic product that needs to be treated with care:
• Do not subject it to shock or vibration.
• Do not subject it to heat, keep it ventilated (especially when connected to a computer).
• Keep it away from water and excessively humid areas.
• Keep it away from high electromagnetic fields.
• Do not open it up. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Opening will void
your warranty.
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PLAYING VIDEO > P. 1. Playing Video
In the Home screen, tap on “Play”, then choose the “Video” icon to enter the Video mode.
1.1 BROWSING THROUGH YOUR VIDEOS
• The “Video” browser allows you to navigate through the Video folder of the
ARCHOS hard drive.
• You can go back one level in the interface by tapping on the Back icon .
Wherever you are in the interface, you can go back directly to the Home screen
by tapping on the Home icon .
The Video Browser
• The first screen of the Video mode
shows you all the videos and subfolders located in the Video folder.
• The “Resume” line allows you to
resume the last-played video file, if
it was interrupted before the end. If
the “Resume” line does not appear,
it means that no video file playback
can be resumed.
• To play a video, highlight it, then open it. If a video is in a subfolder of the Video
folder, open the subfolder, and you will see it.
In the “Video” browser, each video file appears with a thumbnail, displayed on
the left of the file’s name.
Video Browser Menu Items
“Info”
- displays a message box with information about the highlighted video file.
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“File Management”
- “Rename”: allows you to change the name of the highlighted video file using the
virtual keyboard. See: Using the Virtual Keyboard.
- “Delete”: allows you to delete the highlighted video file. A confirmation screen
will pop up.
- “Permissions”: allows you to define the file/folder as adult content, so that other
users can’t see it. To use this, your “Parental Mode” needs to be set to “Adult (unrestricted access)”. See Parental code Settings.
“Create Home Shortcut”
- Creates a shortcut to this video on the Home screen.
“Bookmark”
- “Resume”: will resume playing the highlighted video from the bookmark.
- “Clear”: will remove the bookmark from the highlighted video file.
“Bookmark” only appears in the menu when a bookmarked video file is highlighted.
See Video Playback Menu Items to set a bookmark on a given video.
“Search”
- Allows you to search for a particular video by entering a few letters or a word.
See: Using the Virtual Keyboard.
“Settings”
- you can choose to display the Video Player settings screen (see: Video Player
Settings) or the “Sound” settings screen (see: “Sound” Settings).
1.2 Video playback
To play a video, highlight the file and open it.
Video Playback Screen
1. Menu icon
2. Back icon
3. Video file name
4. Home icon
5. Play / Pause icon
6. Video progression bar
7. Volume level
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Video Playback touchscreen Controls
• To pause/resume the video, tap on the Pause
previous screen).
/ Play
icon (see n° 5 in the
• To display the menu overlay, tap once anywhere on the screen. To make it disappear, tap again.
• You can tap on the progression bar to go directly to a different location in the
video. You can also use your finger to drag the cursor in the progression bar to
another location in the video (see n° 6).
• The volume bar can be dragged in the same way (see n° 7).
• To display the available menu items, tap on the menu icon
(see n° 1).
• To stop the video and go back to the “Video” browser, tap on the Back icon
(see n° 2). To exit the Video mode and go back directly to the Home screen, tap
on the Home icon
(see n° 4).
Video Playback Menu Items
“Info”
- displays a message box with information about the current video file.
“Soundtrack” and/or “Subtitles”
- allows you to select a different audio track*.
- allows you to choose subtitles**.
* Only if the video file contains several audio tracks.
** Only if the subtitles are in a separate file. The supported file types are: .srt,
.ssa, .sub (text based) and .smi.
“Format”
- allows you to change the way the image is displayed.
- “Auto”: adjusts the video size to best adapt to the built-in screen (or TV, with the
optional DVR Station, Mini Dock or Battery Dock: see ARCHOS add-ons).
- “Full Screen”: enlarges the picture to fill the screen. In order to fit the ARCHOS
screen, your device might need to cut small parts of the image, most likely at the
top and bottom.
- “Maximized”: enlarges the picture to fill the screen, assuming the image has an
aspect ratio of 2.35 with black bands at the top and bottom.
- “Original”: displays the entire picture in its original format.
“Speed”
- will play the current video in slow motion or high speed.
- while paused in slow motion, you can advance frame by frame, using the right arrow.
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“Set”
- “Bookmark”: sets a bookmark at the current spot in the video. Only one bookmark
per file is allowed. You can bookmark up to 32 files. Bookmarked videos will appear,
in the “Video” browser, with a bookmark symbol
and a progression bar.
- to resume playing a video from a bookmark, go to the “Video” browser and highlight the bookmarked video file. Select the “Bookmark” menu item, then choose
“Resume” (“Clear” will remove the bookmark from the video).
- “Thumbnail”: saves the current image as a new thumbnail image in the “Video”
browser.
- “Wallpaper”: the current image will be defined as your device’s background image.
“Settings”
- you can choose to display the Video Player settings screen (see: Video Player
Settings) or the “Sound” settings screen (see: “Sound” Settings).
1.3 Video Player Settings
• In the Video mode, you can access the Video Player settings screen by using the
“Settings” menu item.
• Use the left/right arrows to select a different setting for a parameter.
“PlayMode”, “Repeat & Shuffle”
- the following table explains how the video player will work according to the settings you chose in “PlayMode” AND “Repeat & Shuffle”.
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“PlayMode”
“Repeat &
Shuffle”
“Single”
“Normal”
- plays the current video file and then stops.
“Repeat”
- plays the current video file repeatedly.
“Normal”
- plays all the video files of the current folder
one after the other, and then stops.
“Repeat”
- plays all the video files of the current folder
one after the other. This will be repeated indefinitely.
“Shuffle”
- plays all the videos of the current folder randomly.
“Folder”
What the video player does...
“UPnP Thumbnails”
- Here you can enable/disable the video thumbnails while browsing through your
PC’s shared videos. See: Playing your PC’s Shared Media Files (UPnP). If you
choose “Disabled”, you will be able to browse through your PC’s shared videos
faster.
“LCD Backlight”
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- adjusts the level of backlight/contrast/brightness of the built-in screen.
- you can also reset the LCD parameters to the default values (“Reset” button).
1.4 Putting videos onto your ARCHOS
The ARCHOS Media Club gives you the choice to purchase or rent videos directly from your ARCHOS, without using a computer. See: The ARCHOS Media Club.
There are two main methods to transfer the videos stored on your computer onto the
ARCHOS:
1. Windows Media® Player: copy your videos using Windows Media® Player 10 or
higher*:
Use Windows Media® Player 10 or higher* (Sync tab) to synchronize your
computer’s video files to the ARCHOS. See Putting Files onto the archos
for more details.
* For best performance, we recommend that users update to Windows Media®
Player 11 or higher.
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2. Windows® explorer: Copy and paste your video files from your computer into the
Video folder of your ARCHOS.
To learn how to connect/disconnect the ARCHOS from your computer, see the
Transferring Files section.
Creating Compatible Video Files with Your Computer
If some of your videos don’t play on your ARCHOS, you may need to convert them to
a compatible format:
• The easiest way to do this is by using Windows Media® Player 10 or higher to
transfer videos to your ARCHOS. Windows Media® Player will automatically convert most formats to the WMV format that your device can play.
See your Windows Media® Player help instructions for more information.
• If you don’t want to use Windows Media® Player, a search on the Internet should
allow you to find suitable utility programs to do this job.
• If you would like to simply copy and paste unprotected DVD video files from your
PC onto your ARCHOS without converting them to WMV format, you can purchase the Cinema plug-in from the ARCHOS website (www.archos.com) or from
the Media Club. The same is also true for video podcasts in the H.264 format. In
this case, purchase the Video Podcast plug-in.
1.5 Playing your pc’s shared videos (UPnP)
• When connected to your home WiFi network, your ARCHOS gives
you the possibility to watch, directly on your device, shared videos
stored in your PC’s Windows Media® Library.
• For this to work, you will need a WiFi connection and Windows Media® Player 11
or higher* installed on your PC.
• The ARCHOS uses the UPnP (Universal Plug-and-play) standard to stream shared
videos from your PC’s Windows Media® Library.
• See: Playing your PC’s Shared Media Files (UPnP).
* There are other products (software) on the market that also can share media
files using the UPnP standard.
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2. Playing Music
In the Home screen, tap on “Play”, then choose the “Music” icon to enter the “Music” player.
2.1 browsing through your music files
• There are two types of views for you to browse through your songs: the Music
Library and the Music Browser.
• In both views, you can go back one level in the interface by tapping on the Back
icon . Wherever you are in the interface, you can go back directly to the Home
screen by tapping on the Home icon .
When you leave the music playback screen while the song is still playing,
it will keep playing in the background. This allows you to browse your hard
drive, view your photos or surf the Web while listening to music. To stop the
song, tap on pause in the music playback screen and then tap on Home.
The Music Library
• The Music Library (default view)
shows your music sorted by categories (Cover, Artist, Album, Genre,
etc.) if your music files contain
these song information tags.
• When new music is copied to the
ARCHOS, the Music Library will be
updated automatically.
• If some of your music files do not contain information tags, they will be classified as (Unknown) in the Music Library.
• The “Resume” line allows you to resume the last-played music file, if it was interrupted before the end. If the “Resume” line does not appear, it means that no
music file playback can be resumed.
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The Music Browser
• The music browser allows you to
navigate through the Music folder
of your device’s hard drive.
• To use it, select “Hard Drive” in the
initial Music Library view.
Music Library and Music Browser Menu Items*
* The available menu items will vary depending on the mode you chose (Music
Library or Music Browser).
“Info”
- displays a message box with information about the highlighted music file.
“Show playlist”
- opens a playlist edition window on the right (see: Playlists).
“Bookmark”
- “Resume”: will resume playing the highlighted song from the bookmark.
- “Clear”: will remove the bookmark from the highlighted music file.
“Bookmark” only appears in the menu when a bookmarked music file is highlighted.
“File Management”
- “Rename”: allows you to change the name of the highlighted music file using the
virtual keyboard. See: Using the Virtual Keyboard.
- “Delete”: allows you to delete the highlighted music file. A confirmation screen
will pop up.
- “Permissions”: allows you to define the file/folder as adult content, so that other
users can’t see it. To use this, your “Parental Mode” needs to be set to “Adult (unrestricted access)”. See Parental code Settings.
“Create Home Shortcut”
- Creates a Home screen shortcut to the highlighted song, artist, album, folder, etc.
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“Search”
- Allows you to search for a specific song by entering a few letters or a word. See:
Using the Virtual Keyboard.
“Settings”
- you can choose to display the Music Player settings screen (see: Music Player
Settings) or the “Sound” settings screen (see: “Sound” Settings).
2.2music playback
• Use the scroll bar to browse through the list of audio tracks.
• To play a song, highlight the corresponding file and open it.
Music Playback Screen
1. Menu icon
2. Back icon
3. Home icon
4. Play / Pause icon
5. Previous track
6. Next track
7. Progression bar
8. Volume level
music Playback touchscreen Controls
• To pause/resume the song, tap on the Pause
/ Play
icon (see n° 4 in the
previous screen).
• To play the previous/next song, tap on
/
(n° 5 or 6).
• To browse through your songs while listening to music, simply tap on the Back
icon . This will take you to the Music Library or browser screen that you
launched the current song from (see n° 2).
• You can tap on the progression bar to go directly to a different location in the
song. You can also drag the cursor in the progression bar to another location in
the song (see n° 7).
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• The volume bar can be dragged in the same way (see n° 8).
• To display the available menu items, tap on the menu icon
(see n° 1).
• To go back directly to the Home screen, tap on the Home icon
(see n° 3).
When you leave the music playback screen while the song is still playing,
it will keep playing in the background. This allows you to browse your hard
drive, view your photos or surf the Web while listening to music. To stop the
song, tap on pause in the music playback screen and then tap on Home.
Music Playback Menu Items
“Info”
- displays a message box with information about the current music file.
“Set bookmark”
- sets a bookmark at the current spot in the song. Only one bookmark per file is allowed. You can bookmark up to 32 files.
- to resume playing a song from a bookmark, go to the Music Library or the Music
Browser, highlight the bookmarked music file. Select the “Bookmark” menu item,
then choose “Resume” (“Clear” will remove the bookmark from the song).
“Set rating”
- allows you to give a rating to the current song (1-5) or to remove the rating
(none).
“Lock device”
- locks your device’s touchscreen. This can be useful if your ARCHOS is in your
pocket, for example, and you do not want to touch the screen by accident. To unlock the device, press the button. A confirmation screen will pop up.
“Settings”
- you can choose to display the Music Player settings screen (see next section) or
the “Sound” settings screen (see: “Sound” Settings).
2.3MUSIC player SETTINGS
• In the Music mode, you can access the Music Player settings screen by using the
“Settings” menu item.
• Use the left/right arrows to select a different setting for a parameter.
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“PlayMode”, “Repeat & Shuffle”
- the following table explains how the audio player will work according to the settings you chose in “PlayMode” AND “Repeat & Shuffle”.
- An icon shows the current modes in the Music playback screen.
“PlayMode”
“Repeat &
Shuffle”
“Single”
“Normal”
- plays the current song and then stops.
“Repeat”
- plays the current song repeatedly.
“Normal”
- plays all the songs of the current folder one
after the other, and then stops.
“Folder”
“Repeat”
“All”
What the audio player does...
- plays all the songs of the current folder one
after the other. This will be repeated indefinitely.
“Shuffle”
- plays the songs of the current folder randomly.
“Normal”
- plays all the songs of your ARCHOS one
after the other, and then stops.
“Repeat”
“Shuffle”
- plays all the songs of your ARCHOS one
after the other. This will be repeated indefinitely.
- plays all the songs of your ARCHOS randomly.
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- allows you to select a track to be played after the current one
is finished.
- while a track is playing, switch to the browser window, select
a track to highlight it, then open it. This is your queued track,
which will be played after the current track.
- you can only queue one track at a time.
- plays the first few seconds of each track. You can define the
length to play in “Intro duration”.
“Intro duration”
- defines for how long each track will be played when “PlayMode” is set to “Intro”.
2.4Playlists
• A playlist is a list of audio tracks that the music player will automatically play one
after the other.
• On your ARCHOS, you can play, create and edit as many playlists as you want.
Note: when you delete a playlist, you are only deleting the list and not the music itself.
Playing a Playlist
• In the Music Library, highlight the
“Playlist” line and open it.
• Highlight a playlist and open it. A
panel showing the contents of the
playlist will open on the right.
• Open the first item in the playlist to
start playing from the first track.
Playlist Menu Items
These menu items appear when a music file is highlighted on the left panel:
“Add to playlist”
- “Selected file”: will add the highlighted track at the end of the current playlist.
- “All files”: will add all the tracks (from the left panel) at the end of the current playlist.
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“Insert in playlist”
- “Selected file”: will insert the highlighted track before the selected item in the
current playlist.
- “All files”: will add all the tracks (from the left panel) before the selected item the
current playlist.
These menu items appear when the focus is on the right panel (playlist editor):
“Track”
- “Remove track”: deletes the highlighted track from the playlist.
- “Move”: allows you to change the position of the highlighted track within the
playlist. Highlight the track you want to move, select the “Track” menu item, then
choose “Move”. Now highlight the position to which you want to move the track
and validate.
“Playlist”
- “Clear”: clears the current playlist.
- “Shuffle”: randomly shuffles the order of the songs in the current playlist.
“Save playlist”
- “Save”: saves the current playlist to the Playlists folder.
- “Save As”: same as “Save”, but it also allows you to give a personalized name to
the playlist. See: Using the Virtual Keyboard.
“Hide playlist”
- closes the playlist editor.
“Settings”
- you can choose to display the Music Player settings screen (see Music Player
Settings) or the “Sound” settings screen (see: “Sound” Settings).
Creating a new Playlist
1. While you are in the Music browser, select the “Show playlist” menu item. A
playlist panel will open on the right. By default, the new playlist contains the
same songs as the last opened playlist. These can be cleared with the menu item
“Playlist” > “Clear”. You can now start modifying the playlist.
2. In the left panel, locate the songs you would like to add to your playlist. Highlight
a song and open it to add it to the playlist. Repeat this operation with all the
tracks you want.
To add all the songs of a folder to a playlist: open the folder in the left panel
and highlight the first song. Then use the “Add to playlist” or “Insert in playlist” menu item and choose “All files”.
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3. When you are satisfied with your new playlist, select the “Save playlist” menu
item, and then choose “Save as”.
4. Enter the name of your new playlist with the virtual keyboard (see: Using the
Virtual Keyboard) and select “OK”.
Use the tabs to jump back and forth between the left and right panels.
Editing a Playlist
To edit an existing playlist:
1. In the Music Library, highlight the “Playlist” line and open it.
2. Highlight the playlist you want to modify and open it. A panel showing the contents of the playlist will open on the right.
3. You can now add, shuffle, move or remove tracks within the playlist, using the
appropriate menu items. The available menu items will vary according to which
panel you selected (see: Playlist Menu Items).
4. After you have made the changes you want, select the “Save playlist” menu item
and choose “Save” to save the playlist. If you wish to give it a different name,
choose “Save As”.
2.5Putting music onto your ARCHOS
There are two main methods to transfer the music stored on your computer onto the
ARCHOS:
1. Windows Media® Player: copy your music using Windows Media® Player 10 or
higher*:
Use Windows Media® Player 10 or higher* (Sync tab) to synchronize your
computer’s music files to the ARCHOS. See Putting Files onto the archos
for more details.
* For best performance, we recommend that users update to Windows Media®
Player 11 or higher.
2. Windows® explorer: Copy and paste your music files from your computer into the
Music folder of your ARCHOS.
To learn how to connect/disconnect the ARCHOS from your computer, see the
Transferring Files section.
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Transferring your CD collection to your archos
You can easily create music files with your computer by using Windows Media® Player
10 or higher to convert your CDs to a playable format for your ARCHOS:
1. Place a music CD in your computer, and Windows® will ask you what action you
would like to perform.
2. Choose Rip music from CD, and Windows Media® Player will start ripping the
CD. The songs will be automatically extracted from the CD and encoded into the
MP3 or WMA format, according to what you chose in Windows Media® Player’s
ripping options. The default format is WMA.
3. Once this is done, the album will become part of
your Music Library.
4. See Transferring Files to learn how to transfer the
ripped music files onto the ARCHOS.
See your Windows Media® Player help instructions for more
information.
• Check the laws and regulations in your country
or jurisdiction to know if private copying of your
CDs for your own use is authorized.
• Some music CDs have a special copy protection
system that will not allow Windows Media® Player
to make music files from them.
2.6 playing your pc’s shared music (UpnP)
• When connected to your home WiFi network, your ARCHOS gives you
the possibility to play, directly on your device, shared music stored in
your PC’s Windows Media® Library.
• For this to work, you will need a WiFi connection and Windows Media® Player 11
or higher* installed on your PC.
• The ARCHOS uses the UPnP (Universal Plug-and-play) standard to stream shared
music from your PC’s Windows Media® Library.
• See: Playing your PC’s Shared Media Files (UPnP).
* There are other products (software) on the market that also can share media
files using the UPnP standard.
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3.Viewing Photos
In the Home screen, tap on “Play”, then choose the “Photo” icon to
enter the “Photo” mode.
3.1 browsing through your photos
• The “Photo” browser allows you to navigate through the Pictures folder of the
ARCHOS hard drive.
• You can go back one level in the interface by tapping on the Back icon .
Wherever you are in the interface, you can go back directly to the Home screen
by tapping on the Home icon .
The photo Browser
• The first screen of the Photo mode
shows all the photos and subfolders
located in the Pictures folder.
• To view a photo, highlight its
thumbnail, then open it. If a photo is
in a subfolder of the Pictures folder,
open the subfolder, and you will see
your photo.
• The Photo Browser also allows you
to view your pictures, sorted by date.
• The “Resume” line allows you to resume the last-viewed photo.
In the “Photo” browser each photo is displayed with a thumbnail.
Photo Browser Menu Items*
“Info”
- displays a message box with information about the highlighted picture.
“File Management”
- “Delete”: allows you to delete the highlighted photo. A confirmation screen will
pop up.
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- “Permissions”: allows you to define the file/folder as adult content, so that other
users can’t see it. To use this, your “Parental Mode” needs to be set to “Adult (unrestricted access)”. See Parental Code Settings.
“Start slideshow”
- starts a slideshow from the highlighted image.
“Create Home Shortcut”
- creates a shortcut to this picture on the Home screen.
“Settings”
- will display the Photo viewer settings screen (see Photo Viewer Settings).
* The available menu items will vary depending on where you are in the
“Photo” Browser.
3.2Photo Viewer
To view a picture, highlight the corresponding thumbnail and open it. The menu overlay will disappear automatically after a few seconds.
Photo Viewer Screen
photo viewer touchscreen Controls
• To start/pause a slideshow, tap on the Play
/ Pause
icon.
• To display the menu overlay again, tap once anywhere on the screen. To make it
disappear again, tap again.
• To display the next picture, drag your finger from left to right. Drag from right to
left to go back one picture.
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• To rotate the picture 90° counterclockwise, drag your finger from bottom to top. To
rotate the picture 90° clockwise, drag from top to bottom.
• To magnify the current picture, hold down anywhere on the screen until you are
satisfied with the zoom level. You can then drag your finger to move the picture.
To display the image in its original format, tap twice (rapidly) anywhere on the
screen.
• You can use the progression bar to go directly to another photo of the current
folder.
• To display the available menu items, tap on the menu icon .
• To close the photo and go back to the “Photo” browser, tap on the Back icon .
To exit the Photo mode and go back directly to the Home screen, tap on the Home
icon .
Photo Viewer Menu Items
“Info”
- displays a message box with information about the current picture.
“Rotate”
- choose “Left” to rotate the picture 90° counterclockwise.
- choose “Right” to rotate the picture 90° clockwise.
“Start slideshow”
- starts a slideshow from the current image.
- the “Pause slideshow” menu item will appear, allowing you to pause the slideshow.
“Set as wallpaper”
- defines the current picture as your ARCHOS background image.
“Settings”
- will display the Photo viewer settings screen (see next section).
“Zoom”
- use the slider to magnify/demagnify the current picture.
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3.3Photo Viewer SETTINGS
• In the Photo mode, you can access
the Photo viewer settings screen via
the “Settings” menu item.
• Use the left/right arrows to select a
different setting for a parameter.
“Picture Pause”
- defines the time that each picture will be displayed during a slideshow.
“Transition”
- defines the transition effect to be used between two pictures. There are several
cool effects that you can choose from.
“Sequence”
- allows you to enable/disable the shuffle mode. If this parameter is set to
“Shuffle”, your pictures will be displayed randomly. To disable the shuffle mode,
select “Normal”.
“Format”
- allows you to change the way the picture is displayed.
- “Original”: displays the entire picture in its original format.
- “Full Screen”: enlarges the picture to fill the screen. In order to fit the ARCHOS
screen, your device might need to cut small parts of the image, most likely at the
top and bottom.
3.4Playing a slideshow
• To view a slideshow, highlight a picture file in the “Photo” browser or while viewing
a photo, and choose the “Start slideshow” menu item, or tap on the Play
icon.
• While a slideshow is playing, you can pause it at any time by selecting the “Pause
slideshow” menu item or by tapping on the Pause
icon.
• You can define the time that each picture is displayed and the transition effects in
the “Photo” settings (see: Photo Viewer Settings).
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3.5putting photos onto your ARCHOS
There are two main methods to transfer the pictures stored on your computer onto
the ARCHOS:
1. Windows Media® Player: copy your pictures using Windows Media® Player 10 or
higher*:
Use Windows Media® Player 10 or higher* (Sync tab) to synchronize your
computer’s pictures to the ARCHOS. See Putting Files onto the archos
for more details.
* For best performance, we recommend that users update to Windows Media®
Player 11 or higher.
2. Windows® explorer: Copy and paste your pictures from your computer into the
Pictures folder of your ARCHOS.
To learn how to connect/disconnect the ARCHOS from your computer, see the
Transferring Files section.
3.6 playing your pc’s shared photos (UpNp)
• When connected to your home WiFi network, your ARCHOS gives
you the possibility to view, directly on your device, shared photos
stored in your PC’s Windows Media® Library.
• For this to work, you will need a WiFi connection and Windows Media® Player 11
or higher* installed on your PC.
• The ARCHOS uses the UPnP (Universal Plug-and-play) standard to stream shared
photos from your PC’s Windows Media® Library.
• See: Playing your PC’s Shared Media Files (UPnP).
* There are other products (software) on the market that also can share media
files using the UPnP standard.
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4.Using the file Browser
The ARCHOS File Browser gives you the possibility to navigate the file
system of your ARCHOS hard drive. In the Home screen, tap on “Tools”,
then choose the “Files” icon to enter the File Browser.
You will see two panels:
• The one on the left is the panel that
you usually use to navigate through
your device’s hard drive.
• The panel on the right is the one
you will use when you want to
copy or move files and folders
(see: Copying and Moving Files and
Folders).
About your ARCHOS hard drive:
DO NOT delete or rename the original folders: “Music”, “Pictures”, “Video”,
“Playlists”, etc. In the Home screen, the icons under the “Play” item (“Video,
“Music”, “Photo”...) lead directly to these folders and they will no longer work
if the folders are deleted or renamed.
4.1Navigation
touchscreen Controls
• You can drag the scroll bar up and down to scroll the file list up and down. You
can also scroll faster by tapping above or below the cursor in the scroll bar.
• To open a file or folder, tap on it to highlight it, then tap on it again.
• To jump between the left and right panels, tap directly on the panel that you
want to highlight.
• To display the available menu items, tap on the menu icon .
• You can go back one level in the interface by tapping on the Back icon .
Wherever you are in the interface, you can go back directly to the Home screen
by tapping on the Home icon .
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FILE Browser Menu Items
Note that some of the above menu items may not appear if they are not available for the highlighted file or folder.
“Info”
- displays a message box with information about the highlighted file.
“Create folder”
- creates a folder at the current location.
- you will have to enter the folder’s name with the virtual keyboard (see: Using the
Virtual Keyboard).
“File Management”
- “Rename”: allows you to change the name of the highlighted file or folder using
the virtual keyboard. See: Using the Virtual Keyboard.
- “Delete”: allows you to delete the highlighted file or folder (and all its contents).
A confirmation screen will pop up.
- “Permissions”: allows you to define the file/folder as adult content, so that other
users can’t see it. To use this, your “Parental Mode” needs to be set to “Adult (unrestricted access)”. See Parental Code Settings.
“Copy”
- “Copy”: allows you to copy the highlighted file or folder to the location defined in
the other browser panel.
- “Copy all files”: allows you to copy all the files of the current folder to the location defined in the other browser panel.
- “Move”: allows you to move the highlighted file or folder to the location defined
in the other browser panel.
Copying and moving files and folders
• In the left panel, highlight the file/folder that you want to copy or move.
• In the right panel, navigate to the location where you wish to copy the file/folder to.
• Go back to the left panel, select the “Copy” menu item and then choose “Copy”,
“Copy all files” or “Move”, depending on the action that you want to carry out.
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4.2Using the Virtual Keyboard
The virtual keyboard is an interface that allows you to type in text, for instance to rename
a file or folder, or when you want to give a title to a playlist that you have just created.
1. Home icon
2. Back icon
3. current name of the
file/folder
4. delete character before cursor
5. Tab key
6. Shift key
7. green Alt key: enable/
disable the keys’ green
secondary functions.
• the virtual keyboard might vary according to where you are 8. blue Alt key: enable/
disable the keys’ blue
in the interface.
secondary functions.
• if a key is transparent, it means that it is disabled.
9. move cursor one
character to the left
10. move cursor one
character to the right
11. save the name
keyboard touchscreen Controls
• To enter a character, tap on the corresponding key.
• To exit the keyboard without saving, tap on the Back icon
(see n° 2).
• When you are satisfied with the name, tap on the Ok key (see n° 11) to save it
and exit the keyboard. A confirmation screen will pop up.
4.3Browsing OTHER COMPUTERS ON the Network
• When you are connected to a Windows® network, you can browse* the shared
folders of other computers in the network, using the ARCHOS File Browser.
• From the Home screen, select tap on “Tools”, then select “Files”. In the left panel
of the browser, select the first line in the list (“Network”). Your device will connect
to your WiFi access point and then search for other computers in the Windows®
network. You can then choose a computer and start browsing its shared folders.
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* If the computer with the shared folders normally has a Windows® username
and password, you will be asked to enter these before you can access the
folder contents.
Using the ARCHOS double browser, you will be able to play media files or transfer any
file from a networked computer onto your device. You can also transfer files from your
device onto a computer’s write-enabled shared folder (see Copying and Moving Files
and Folders).
If the WiFi is not enabled or if you are not connected to a network, the device
will scan for available networks and connect to a known network or display
the list of available networks so that you can connect to one of them.
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5.Connecting to the WiFi/3G
• The first time you start the ARCHOS, the installation wizard will help you configure your WiFi connection. Each time you start a program that requires an Internet
connection, the ARCHOS will attempt to make a connection to the Internet.
• For these procedures to work, you need to be in a WiFi/3G zone that will allow
you to connect to it. Certain applications use a specific network (for example: UPnP
streaming is specific to the WiFi, sending SMS messages only works via the 3G/2G).
how to improve WiFi/3G reception
In order to improve your device’s WiFi/3G reception, avoid placing your fingers in
front of the WiFi/3G antenna area (zone in red on the following images):
WiFi
WiFi WiFi
3G
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5.1 WiFi Connection Procedure
Enabling WiFi
When you launch an Internet application such as “Internet”>“Web”, the ARCHOS will
scan for available WiFi networks. If it finds a pre-configured one, it will connect to it.
• The first time you use your device, you may get a message “No configured network found”. Select “View available networks”, and the list of available networks
will be displayed.
• If you get the message “Could not connect to any WiFi network!”, select “View
available networks”, and the list of available networks will be displayed.
You can also use the “Internet”>“Connection” menu if you want to display
available networks and configure them manually.
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The list of available networks
• The list of available networks shows
all the wireless networks in range of
your device.
• The list is constantly refreshed automatically.
• In the list of available networks, for
each network you will see the following information:
configured network
unconfigured network
1. Configuration status:
2. The name of the network (SSID), if it is broadcasted (if the SSID is not broadcasted,
you will be prompted to enter it in the next configuration screen).
3. The strength of the signal.
4. The type of encryption key that is required:
Open network
(no key)
WEP key
WPA key
WPA2 key
WPS
5. The channel used by the network.
• Select the network that you want to connect to (your home wireless network or
a free hotspot).
• You will be taken to the configuration screen for this network, where you will
have to enter some information to set up your access to this network.
5.2 WiFi Network Configuration
In order to connect to a wireless network, the ARCHOS will need some specific information about the network. Your device will automatically pick up certain pieces of information that it needs from the WiFi hot spot. You can enter the rest of the information
manually in the network’s configuration screen, as shown in the following sections.
Note that your device will remember the network connection information that
you enter, in order to re-use it and connect automatically to the network when
it is in range.
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OPEN NETWORKS
• Open networks do not require an
authentication key.
• If the network has automatic configuration turned on (DHCP), simply tap on the “Connect” button,
and your ARCHOS will connect to
this network, provided the signal is
strong enough.
• If the network needs to be configured manually, use the left/right arrows to select the “Manual” setting
on the “Configuration” parameter.
• Other parameters will appear: the
required information can be obtained from the person who manages the network.
When you have finished entering all the information, tap on the “Connect” button,
and your ARCHOS will connect to this network, provided the signal is strong enough.
PROTECTED NETWORKS (WEP, WPA OR WPA2 KEY)
• Protected networks require an encryption key to connect.
• The type of key (WEP, WPA or
WPA2) will be detected automatically by your device.
• The rest of the required information
can be obtained from the person
who manages the network.
You will have to specify the following settings:
“Key length” (for WEP networks only)
- the authentication key can be 10 characters long (64bit) or 26 characters long
(128bit).
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“Key format” (for WEP networks only)
- in some cases you may need to change the key format in order to enter a passphrase/
password (if your key only includes the numbers 0-9 and A-F, then it is probably a
hexadecimal key). See the documentation that came with your WiFi router or modem.
“Key” (WEP or WPA)
- type in the authentication key.
- you will be taken to a virtual keyboard (see: Using the Virtual Keyboard).
- type in the key and tap on “OK” when you have finished.
“Authentication” (for WEP networks only)
- the network’s authentication method can be based on an “Open System (default)” or a “Shared Key”.
“Configuration”
- it can be “Automatic (DHCP)” or “Manual”.
- if it is “Automatic (DHCP)”, then you do not have to enter any more information.
Simply use the “Connect” button, and your ARCHOS will connect to this network,
provided the signal is strong enough.
- if you must configure the network manually, select the “Manual” setting. Other
parameters will appear: the required information can be obtained from the person
who manages the network.
When you have finished entering all the information, use the “Connect” button, and
your ARCHOS will connect to this network, provided the signal is strong enough.
Filtered networks: If your network manager allows only specific devices to
connect to the network (known as MAC address filtering), you can supply the
network manager with the MAC address of your ARCHOS. To find out what
your MAC address is, tap on the “Tools” menu from the Home screen, then
select “Settings”, and choose “System Info”. See: “System Info” Settings.
WPS (WiFi Protected Setup) NETWORKS
WPS is a standard, used by certain types of WiFi modems, that provides you with a
secure and easy way to connect devices to your WiFi network.
WPS networks that require a PIN code entry are not supported.
1. On the ARCHOS, in the list of the available networks, select the WPS network you
want to connect to (WPS networks are represented by this icon:
).
2. A message will pop up, asking you to press a button on the modem. Press the
corresponding “WPS pairing” button on your WiFi modem (if needed, check the
documentation of your modem).
3. Press the “OK” button on the ARCHOS, and it will start communicating with your
WiFi modem in order to make a connection.
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5.3 3G Connection
• The 3G connection will require you
to enter the server name, authentication type and proxy information
which will come from your telecom
provider.
• If the ARCHOS can’t connect to the
WiFi, then it will automatically try
to connect to the mobile telephone
network.
• If a 3G connection can’t be made, it will attempt to use a conventional 2G connection (which will have a slower speed). Your connection type will be indicated
in the top right of the screen.
• Use “Internet” > “Connection” to display the list of available WiFi and 3G networks. Use the menu
to filter networks by type (3G/WiFi). See image.
• To modify the settings of the network connection go to “Tools” > “Settings” >
“Connectivity”. See: “Connectivity” Settings.
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6.The Internet Features
The first time you start the ARCHOS, the installation wizard will help you configure
your WiFi connection. Every time you launch an Internet application, the ARCHOS will
try to connect automatically to a WiFi/3G network.
6.1 browsing the web
With the Web Browser plug-in, specially designed for your ARCHOS, you
will have the possibility to browse websites*, watch videos from shared
video web sites (such as Dailymotion™), download content, etc. To receive
this plug-in, your device will need to be registered. To activate the Web
Browser, you need to register your device.
*supports Flash™ content and Javascript. The Java virtual machine is not supported.
Launching the web browser
From the Home screen, tap on “Internet”, then select “Web”.
• If you are already connected to a network, the Web browser will simply open and
you can start browsing the Web.
• If you are not connected to the Internet, the ARCHOS will try to connect automatically to a WiFi/3G network.
• Please note: not all wireless networks offer access to the Internet. Some WiFi networks only link several computers together, without any Internet connection.
If the time and date are not correctly set, you might not be able to access certain
web pages (See: “Date & Time” settings). If you choose to set the clock automatically when the ARCHOS connects to a WiFi/3G network, you will need to
select your Country and City/Zone (see: “Language and Region” Settings).
Using the web browser
• You can use the Web browser to browse websites, watch videos from shared video
web sites (such as Dailymotion™) or download content.
• The Web browser features ‘tabbed browsing’. You can have several pages opened
at the same time. They will appear in the tabs area, in the upper left corner of the
screen. When several pages are open, simply select a tab to access the page that
you want. See next section.
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web browser touchscreen Controls
• You can use your finger to scroll the current web page horizontally or vertically. To
open a link, simply tap on it.
• To switch between the available tabs, tap directly on the corresponding tab, in the
upper left corner of the screen.
• To go back to the previous page that you browsed, tap on the Back icon .
• To display the available menu items, tap on the Menu icon .
• When several tabs are displayed, tap on
to close the current one
• To go back directly to the Home screen, tap on the Home icon .
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Browser Menu Items
“Reload” / “Stop”
- will stop loading the web page, if it is currently loading.
- will refresh the current web page, if it has stopped loading.
“Navigation”
- “Forward”: will go to the next page that you browsed.
- “Back”: will go back to the previous page that you browsed.
“Zoom”
- changes the way the web page is displayed. Select a zoom mode.
“Go to”
- “Enter URL...”: allows you to enter the address of a Web site you’d like to visit.
Enter the address with the virtual keyboard (see: Using the Virtual Keyboard).
Select “OK” to open the website in the current window, or select “Open in new
tab” to open it in a new window.
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- “Search...”: allows you to enter a search term into one of the configured search
engines. Enter the key words using the virtual keyboard (see: Using the Virtual
Keyboard). Select “OK” to open the results in the current window, or select “Open
in new tab” to open them in a new window.
“Favorites”
- will open the “Favorites” manager. Here you can add favorites, rename or delete
them. Select a favorite and use the “Open in new tab” menu item to open the
corresponding web page in a new window.
“Settings”
- will open the “Web Browser” settings screen. Here you can decide whether to accept/ignore popup windows, enable/disable Flash™ content, delete your Internet
history and cookies, etc.
Please note that some Web features requiring special plug-in software or
Active X controls may not work in this special version of the Web Browser.
6.2�Playing your PC’s Shared Media Files (UPnP)
• When connected to your home WiFi network, your ARCHOS gives you the possibility to watch, directly on your device, shared media files (videos, music or photos) stored in your PC’s Windows Media® Library.
• For this to work, you will need a WiFi connection and Windows Media® Player 11
or higher installed on your PC*.
• This is especially useful when you have a large library of music and video and you
cannot fit it all onto the internal hard drive of the ARCHOS.
• The ARCHOS uses the UPnP (Universal Plug-and-play) standard to stream shared
media files from your PC’s Windows Media® Library.
Streaming one of your PC’s shared videos and displaying it on your TV
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* If you cannot install Windows Media® Player 11 or higher, it is possible to access and stream your PC’s files from the ARCHOS File Browser. See Browsing
Other Computers on the Network.
setting windows media® player’s sharing options
1. Connect the ARCHOS to your WiFi network (see
WiFi Connection Procedure).
2. Connect your PC to the same WiFi network and
start Windows Media® Player, version 11 or higher.
3. Click on the Library tab, and select Media sharing...
4. Check the box Share my media to, and click on
OK. The ARCHOS icon should appear in the window, with a warning symbol next to it*.
* ATTENTION: the first time you set your sharing options, it might take a couple of minutes
for your PC to display the ARCHOS icon.
5. Select the ARCHOS icon and click on the Allow button.
6. To modify your sharing settings, click on Settings. You can, for example, enter a
name for your shared media files. You will then see this name on your ARCHOS.
Click on OK to save the modifications.
7. Click on OK to close the Media Sharing window.
8. You can now close Windows Media® Player, and start viewing your PC’s shared
media files directly on your ARCHOS (see next section).
playing your shared media files on the archos
Your PC needs to be connected to the same WiFi network as the one the ARCHOS will
connect to. You also need to have configured Windows Media® Player’s sharing options (see the previous section).
1. On your ARCHOS, enter the Video, Music or Photo mode.
2. You will notice that the first item in the list is the shared media files: “Network
‘UPnP’”. Open this item to start scanning for devices and computers sharing
their media files on the WiFi network.
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3. If you entered a name for your shared media files in Windows Media® Player, it
should appear. Open it, and you will see all your shared videos, songs or photos.
• If you are in the Video mode,
you will then have access to all
the videos stored in your PC’s
Windows Media® Library.
• In the same way, the Music and
Photo modes will allow you
to access all the music/photos
stored in your PC’s Windows
Media® Library.
Note: You may have some video files of very high quality and these require
that the WiFi connection transfers data at a high speed. If your ARCHOS is far
away from your WiFi box, it may happen that the connection speed is reduced
thus not allowing some video files to stream from your PC to the ARCHOS and
the television.
6.3The ARCHOS Media Club
• The ARCHOS Media Club gives you access to media content directly on
your ARCHOS. This portal gives you access to video or music content that
is either free, for rent, or for purchase. No need for your computer, the
media streams directly off the Internet into your ARCHOS.
• Or, if your ARCHOS is connected to the optional DVR Station, you will be able to
select your internet media content directly from your television.
1. In order to activate the ARCHOS Media Club, you will need to register your product on-line directly on your ARCHOS via the WiFi/3G. You can also register on the
ARCHOS web site (www.archos.com/register).
2. Make sure you have configured your ARCHOS to connect to a WiFi/3G network
(see: Connecting to the WiFi/3G).
3. On the Home screen, select the ARCHOS “Media Club” and choose a category.
4. The ARCHOS connects to the WiFi/3G, and you can start browsing the content.
Depending on your connection speed, you will have the possibility to start
playing the video/song you purchased or rented while it’s being downloaded.
The videos/songs you get from The ARCHOS Media Club are saved in the
“Video”/“Music” folders.
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6.4E-mails
• This built-in e-mail application, similar to ones used on a regular computer, allows
for e-mail accounts of the type POP, POPS, IMAP and IMAPS.
• From the Home Screen, select “Internet”, then
“Email”. The first screen shows your different email accounts. The menu icon
allows you to:
- create a new account
- modify the settings of an existing account
- set an account as a favorite
- delete an account
touchscreen Controls
•
•
•
•
•
You can use your finger to scroll the screen up and down.
To go back to the previous page, tap on the Back icon .
To display the available menu items, tap on the Menu icon .
To go back directly to the Home screen, tap on the Home icon .
To fill in a field, tap in the field, then use the virtual keyboard to type the required
information
Creating an account
1. In the list of accounts, tap on the menu icon
and select “New account”.
2. Select your country and account type*, and tap
on “Next”.
3. Type in your e-mail address and password, and
tap on “Next”.
* If your account type is not listed in the predefined configurations, select your account’s
protocol and tap on “Next”, in the “Manual
configuration” section of the screen (then
jump to number 4).
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4. The next screen allows you to manually define
several other settings, if needed:
• “Account”: define the name that will appear
in the list of accounts.
• “Auto-connect”: choose if you want to connect automatically to the Internet each time
you open your account.
• “Incoming server” (the server that receives your mail) / “Outgoing server” (the
server that sends out your mail): you can find these parameters in your e-mail account information (for example, in Outlook: “Tools” > “Account Settings” or “Email Accounts”).
• “Other properties”: here you can define your “Nickname” (the name that the
recipient will see), a preferred “Address” which the recipients will always reply
to, and an electronic text “Signature” that will be automatically inserted at the
bottom of your e-mails.
• “Inbox refresh settings”:
- “Check for new messages”: defines how often you want the inbox to refresh so that you can check your new incoming messages.
- “Download”: defines the amount of data downloaded each time the inbox
refreshes. “Headers only” will result in a faster refresh, but you will need an
Internet connection to read the contents of your new messages. “Full messages” will result in a longer refresh, but will allow you to read the contents of
your messages later off-line. When set to “Full messages”, you can define a
limit for the number of messages downloaded each time you refresh the inbox.
5. Tap on “Save” to create the account.
Reading your e-mails
• In the list of accounts, tap on the account
you want to use. You will then see all of your
e-mail account folders.
• The menu icon
will allow you to send a
new e-mail, sort your e-mails, search for a
specific e-mail using the virtual keyboard,
etc.
• While reading an e-mail, you can use the different icons to add information to a new or an
existing contact ( ), save an attachment (
), etc. If the attachment is readable by the
ARCHOS, you can open it directly from the email itself by tapping on its dedicated icon (see
red circle on the image).
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• If you received a complex HTML message
(containing images, different fonts, etc.), the
ARCHOS will display it automatically.
• If needed, you can still go in the menu
and
choose to open it using the Web Browser.
Writing an e-mail
• In your list of e-mails or while viewing an
e-mail, tap on the menu icon , select
“Write”, then choose a sending method
(“New message”, “Reply”, “Reply all”,
“Forward”).
• To insert a carbon copy (“Cc”) or a blind
carbon copy (“Bcc”), tap on the “To” button.
• Use the different icons to search for an address from your list of contacts using
the virtual keyboard ( ), attach a file to your message, remove/add an address/
attachment (+/- buttons).
• Tap on “Send” when you have finished typing your message.
If you are experiencing difficulties sending and/or receiving e-mails, check carefully to make sure that you are using the same settings as for your other email
program(s). For further information about how to configure your personal e-mail
account, please contact your e-mail provider.
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contacts
• This menu will allow you to manage your contacts. You can:
- Add information about a given contact
- Import and export your contact list to/from your computer
- Send a message to a particular contact
• From the Home Screen, select “Internet”, then “Contacts”. The first screen will
display your list of contacts. The menu icon
allows you to:
-
create, modify and delete a contact
send an e-mail to a contact
search for a specific contact using the virtual keyboard
sort your contacts
export/import your vCard* contacts to/from your computer
* .vcf format supported
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6.6 SMS messages
• From the Home Screen, select “Internet”, then “SMS”.
• You have the possibility to read and send SMS messages using the SIM card’s
phone number.
Check the contract with your telecom provider for information about usage and costs.
6.7 watching web tv
In order to be able to watch numerous Internet TV channels, directly on your ARCHOS,
you will need to register your device.
1. From the Home Screen, tap on “TV”,
then choose “Web TV”.
2. If your device is not connected to the
Internet, it will try to make a connection.
3. The “Web TV” interface is organized by
category, such as “Location”, “Genre”,
“Favorites”, etc. Browse the categories to
find the channel you want to watch.
To find more information about how to connect to the Internet, see: Connecting
to the WiFi/3G.
4. The TV channel you select will open in
the video player. Selecting the menu
icon
will display several options:
- “Info”: to view the information concerning the TV channel.
- “Format”: allows you to change the
way the image is displayed
- “Add to favorites” / “Remove favorite”: adds the current Web TV station as a
favorite (or removes it from the favorites).
- “Sound”: displays the “Sound” settings screen (see: “Sound” Settings).
6.8 listening to web radio stations
In order to be able to listen to thousands of different Web radio stations and various
podcasts worldwide, your device will need to be registered.
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1. From the Home Screen, tap on “Play”,
then choose “Web Radio”.
2. If your device is not connected to the
Internet, it will try to make a connection.
3. The “Web Radio” interface is organized by category, such as “Location”,
“Genre”, “Most Popular Stations” etc.
Browse the categories to find the radio
station/podcast you want to listen to.
To find more information about how to connect to the Internet, see: Connecting
to the WiFi/3G.
4. The radio station/podcast you select will open in the music player. Selecting the
menu icon
will display several options:
- “Info”: to view the information concerning the radio station/podcast.
- “Add to favorites” / “remove favorite”: adds the current Web radio station as
a favorite (or removes it from the favorites).
- “Sound”: displays the “Sound” settings screen (see: “Sound” Settings).
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7.transferring files
7.1 Connecting the archos to a computer
1. Plug the ARCHOS USB cable into the ARCHOS.
2. Plug the USB end of the cable into your computer.
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turned on
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3. The ARCHOS will ask you if you want to charge it or connect it. Choose to connect it.
4. The ARCHOS icon will appear on your computer. The ARCHOS starts charging and
you can start transferring files to it.
If you do not have Windows Media® Player 10 or higher installed on your computer, the ARCHOS will ask you if you want to charge its battery or connect it
as a mass storage device (Hard Drive). Choose to connect it.
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7.2 putting files onto the archos
There are two main methods to transfer your files onto the ARCHOS:
1. Copy your media files (videos, music, photos) with Windows Media® Player 10 or
higher*:
* For best performance, we recommend that users update to Windows Media®
Player 11 or higher.
The Synchronize button in Windows Media® Player is a one way ‘sync’ button. It will add
video, music and photo files to your ARCHOS. If will give you the possibility to have the
same digital media on your ARCHOS as you have in your Windows Media® Player media
library.
1. Connect your ARCHOS to the computer. See Connecting the archos
to a Computer.
2. On your computer, start Windows Media® Player.
3. Select the Sync tab.
4. Choose the media files you want to transfer.
5. Click on the Start Sync button.
6. The selected videos, songs or photos will be copied directly into the
corresponding Video, Music or Pictures folder of the ARCHOS.
See your Windows Media® Player help instructions for more information.
2. The second method is to use Windows® Explorer to copy and paste your files
from your computer to the Video, Music or Pictures folder of your ARCHOS.
You cannot copy files larger that 2 GB to the ARCHOS due to the FAT32 file
system constraints. For advanced users: in “PC Hard Drive” connection
modes (mode 2 and 3), the maximum size is 2 GB for .AVI files and 4 GB for
any other type of file. See: Storage Settings.
7.3 disconnecting
When you disconnect the ARCHOS from a computer, your device automatically updates the ARCLibrary (not in USB mode 2 “PC Hard Drive”), so that the
media files you just copied appear in the Music and Photo Libraries.
Windows® XP or higher & WMP10 or higher
• Verify that no data are being transferred between your ARCHOS and your computer.
• Now unplug the USB cable from your ARCHOS and/or computer.
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Windows® 2000 or Me
DO NOT SIMPLY PULL OUT THE CABLE AT ANY TIME! You must remove/unmount the
ARCHOS from the computer before disconnecting the USB cable to avoid loss of data
or freezing.
• Once all your transfers are finished, click on the ‘safely
remove’ icon in the system tray, next to the clock.
• Click on the ‘safely remove’
message.
• A message will pop up, telling you that it is
now safe to disconnect the device*. You can
now safely unplug the USB cable from your
ARCHOS and/or computer.
* If you get a message saying that the device cannot be removed, close any
computer program that may still be using data on your device, such as media
players or Windows® Explorer.
Mac® OS X
DO NOT SIMPLY PULL OUT THE CABLE AT ANY TIME!
You must remove/unmount the ARCHOS from the
computer before disconnecting the USB cable to avoid
loss of data or freezing.
• On your desktop, drag the ARCHOS icon towards the
trashcan, which will turn into a big eject symbol.
• Drop the icon onto this eject symbol: the ARCHOS
hard drive will disappear from the desktop.
• You can now safely unplug the USB cable from
your ARCHOS and/or computer.
Linux
DO NOT SIMPLY PULL OUT THE CABLE AT
ANY TIME!
You must remove/unmount the ARCHOS from
the computer before disconnecting the USB
cable to avoid loss of data or freezing.
• On your computer, right-click on the ARCHOS icon and select Safely Remove.
• Wait until the ARCHOS icon disappears, and safely unplug the USB cable from
your ARCHOS and/or computer.
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7.4 USB Host Connection
• Thanks to the USB Host port, you can connect compatible USB devices to the
ARCHOS, in order to transfer files or pictures to your Archos.
• These devices can be Mass Storage Class (MSC) devices, such as digital cameras,
card readers or external hard drives, or digital cameras using the Picture Transfer
Protocol (PTP).
• Check your manufacturer’s information to find out whether your device is an
MSC or PTP device.
To connect a USB device to your ARCHOS device:
1. Turn on your ARCHOS device.
2. Connect the supplied host USB cable to your ARCHOS.
3. Connect the external USB device (use a standard USB cable if needed) to the
other end of the supplied USB host cable.
4. Turn on the external USB device if needed (check the documentation of your external USB device).
5. A double browser window will appear on the ARCHOS: the external USB device
will appear in the left panel, and your ARCHOS device’s hard drive in the right
panel.
6. Follow the instructions in the Copying and Moving Files section to copy your pictures or files to the ARCHOS.
To disconnect:
Make sure that no transfer is being made, select “Remove safely...” (from the Home
screen menu ), and simply pull out the USB cable on either end.
Note : you may not always be able to copy files to your external USB device
from your ARCHOS.
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8.main settings
In the Home screen, tap on “Tools”, select “Settings” then choose a setting to open its corresponding screen.
using the touchscreen
Once you are in a settings screen:
• tap on a parameter to highlight it.
• tap on the left/right arrows to select a different setting.
• when it is possible, you can use your finger to scroll the screen up and down to
reveal settings that you don’t initially see.
• when you have finished adjusting your settings, tap on the Back icon
to go
back to the list of settings, or tap on the Home icon
to go directly to the
Home screen. Your settings are saved instantly.
8.1 “sound” Settings
This screen allows you to adjust the
sound settings of your ARCHOS to
your personal taste.
“Touch-Screen Click”
- “ON” / “OFF”: enables/disables the touchscreen click sound.
“Built-in Speaker”
- “ON” / “OFF”: the built-in speaker remains on or off regardless if headphones are
attached.
- “Automatic”: the built-in speaker automatically turns off when you plug in headphones or connect your ARCHOS to the optional DVR Station.
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“Audio Output”
- defines whether the audio signal is sent out via the “Analog Line-Out”, “HDMI”*
or “SPDIF”* interface.
* When connected to a DVR Station.
“Preset”
- allows you to quickly select a sound profile.
“Set Equalizer”
- allows you to use a custom sound profile. Select this option to enter the equalizer
screen (see next section).
“Balance” (not available in HDMI output mode)
- allows you to balance the sound between the left and right stereo channels.
“Reset”
- resets the sound parameters to the default values.
“Equalizer” Screen
• Your ARCHOS features a 5-band
equalizer.
• Select a band (Bass, Mid. bass, Mid.
range, Mid. treble or Treble), then use
the up/down arrows to change the
gain level for these frequency ranges.
It is advised that you change these
settings while listening to music, in
order to be able to appreciate the
sound changes.
8.2“Screen” Settings
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“LCD Backlight”
- adjusts the level of backlight of the built-in screen.
5/5g “Brightness”/“Contrast”
- use these sliders to adjust the display parameters of the built-in screen (contrast,
and brightness).
- you can also reset the display parameters to their default values (“Reset” button).
“Touch-Screen Calibration”�
- If the touchscreen is not responding properly, use this button and follow the instructions on the screen.
If this does not work or if you cannot access the touchscreen settings, you
can force the touchscreen calibration (see: System Recovery).
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“TV out” Settings
These settings only appear when the ARCHOS is connected to the DVR
Station, Mini Dock or Battery Dock.
“TV Connection”
- when your ARCHOS is connected to the optional DVR Station (available at
www.archos.com or from the Media Club), select the type of video output
(“Composite”, “S-Video”, “RGB”, “Component” or “HDMI”), based on how you
have connected the DVR Station to your TV.
“Resolution” *
- select the resolution that best adapts to your TV: “VGA 4/3 (640x480 60Hz)”,
“480p 16/9 (720x480 60Hz)”, “576p 16/9 (720x576 50Hz)” or “720p 16/9
(1280x720 50Hz)”.
* This parameter only appears if you choose the “HDMI” TV connection mode.
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“TV Standard” **
- choose between the “NTSC (USA)” and “PAL (Europe)” systems (select the one
that is compatible with your country’s television system).
“TV Format” **
- “4:3” or “16:9” - the format used by your television set to display images.
- the option “Wide screen” becomes available when you set the “TV standard”
parameter to “PAL (Europe)”.
** These parameters do not appear if you choose the “HDMI” TV connection mode.
“Audio Output”
- defines whether the audio signal is sent out via the “Analog Line-Out”, “HDMI” or
“SPDIF” interface depending on how you have connected the ARCHOS to your TV.
8.4“Appearance” settings
“Picture name”
- allows you to choose a wallpaper for your ARCHOS. The wallpaper can be either
an image or a video. Select “None” if you do not want any background image or
video.
- you can choose between all default backgrounds or the images that you have
previously set as wallpapers.
- you can also set a picture as wallpaper from the Photo and Video modes.
“Cancel”
- use this button to discard any changes you may have made since entering this screen.
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8.5“Language and Region” Settings
“Language”
- choose a language.
- visit www.archos.com to check the availability of other languages. New languages
are included in the firmware as they become available. See Updating the Firmware.
“Select location”
- if your clock is set to “Automatic” (see “Date & Time” Settings), select your
“Country”, and “City/Zone”.
“WiFi Region”
- this is configured automatically according to how you set your location.
8.6“TV control” settings
• This is where you can set the DVR Station’s Infrared (IR) emitter to communicate
with your tuner. This will allow you to schedule recordings easily via the ARCHOS
TV Program Guide (EPG).
• See the manual of the optional DVR Station.
8.7“Date & Time” Settings
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If you use the optional DVR Station to schedule video recordings on your TV
system, make sure that the time and date are set correctly!
“Display on Standby”
- “Enabled”: when your device is externally powered and the screen backlight shuts off, then
tapping the touchscreen or pressing a button will
display the current time as well as the time set
for the alarm clock (bottom right). After a few
seconds, the backlight will shut off again.
- While the time is being displayed, tapping the touchscreen or pressing a button
again will bring you to the ARCHOS Home Screen.
“Time Format”
- choose between 12h or 24h mode.
“Time setting”
- “Automatic”: select this parameter if you want to set the clock automatically
when your ARCHOS is connected to a WiFi/3G network. You will need to select
your location in the “Language and Region” settings screen (see: “Language and
Region” Settings).
- “Manual”: select this parameter to set the current date & time manually. The following parameters will appear: “Hour”, “Minute”, “Year”, “Month” and “Day”.
“Synchronize now”
- if the “Time setting” parameter is set to “Automatic”, use this button to set the
clock automatically via the WiFi/3G.
- for this to work, the ARCHOS needs to be connected to a WiFi/3G network.
ATTENTION: If the time & date are not correctly set, you might not be able to
access certain web pages.
“Hour”, “Minute”, “Year”, “Month”, “Day”
- these parameters allow you to set the current time and date manually.
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“alarm clock” Settings
• Set “Alarm Clock” to “On” (if you want to turn off the alarm clock, select “Off”).
• The following parameters will appear:
- “Hour”, “Minute”: set the time you want the alarm clock to go off.
- “Recurrent Alarm”: set this to “on” if you want the alarm to go off everyday
at the same time.
- “Alarm File”: the name of the file to be played when the alarm goes off.
- “Change Alarm File”: select this to define a new alarm file. You can choose a
video, a song, a Web radio or a Web TV station.
• When you close the window, you will see a symbol appear in the top status bar,
on the left of the volume icon, indicating that the alarm clock is enabled.
ATTENTION: when the alarm clock is enabled, the device will always shut
down completely every time you hold the power button (the suspend mode
will be disabled), thus resulting in a longer start up.
8.9“Power” Settings
• These settings will help you save
battery power, thus allowing a longer battery autonomy.
• You can adjust settings for both
battery operation and power supply operation (when the ARCHOS is
connected to a powered add-on).
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Your ARCHOS will consume more power as these parameters are set to higher
values. In battery operation, it is advised to set these parameters to lower values in order to save power.
“Device Complete Power Off”
- If you do not plan on using the ARCHOS for an extended period of time, use this button to completely turn off your device, so that there is absolutely no battery usage.
- You can also turn off your device completely by holding the Power button until
the second “shutdown” message appears*. See ARCHOS Description.
* Remember that when you release the Power button during the first “shutdown” message, your device will keep using a small amount of battery power
to allow a quick start up.
“Battery operation”
“Power Off”
- the amount of time of user inactivity before the device shuts off.
- the device will not shut down during a slideshow, audio/video playback, audio/
video recording, or USB connection.
“Backlight Off”
- the amount of time of user inactivity before the LCD display turns off.
- the display will not turn off while a video or slideshow is playing, or when you are
browsing the web.
“Web Browser”
- “Normal Power Off”: while browsing the web, the ARCHOS will shut down according to the setting selected for the “Power Off” parameter.
- “Prevents Power Off”: while browsing the web, the ARCHOS will not shut off automatically from user inactivity.
“Power supply operation”
“Standby”
- the amount of time of user inactivity before the ARCHOS goes into Standby mode.
- the system will not go into Standby mode during a slideshow, audio/video playback, audio/video recording, or USB connection.
“Backlight Off”
- the amount of time of user inactivity before the LCD display turns off.
- the display will not turn off while a video or slideshow is playing.
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“Web Browser”
- “Normal Standby”: while browsing the web, the ARCHOS will go into Standby
mode according to the setting selected for the “Standby” parameter.
- “Prevents Standby”: while browsing the web, the system will never go into
Standby mode.
8.10 �“storage” settings
“Free Storage Space”
- displays the amount of free space on the hard drive.
Note: reported number of gigabytes is binary-based counting (1KB=1024
bytes). Thus each reported Gb represents approximately 1.07 gigabytes (decimal). Formatting also takes up space.
“USB preference” (for advanced users)
- Your preferred connection mode will be used every time you connect the
ARCHOS to a computer. The connection mode determines how your device interacts with your computer:
- Mode 1: “Windows Media Device”: Recommended for users of Windows Media®
Player (WMP) version 10 or higher. When set to this mode, the ARCHOS uses the
Media Transfer Protocol (MTP). It allows you to charge your ARCHOS and transfer
files onto it at the same time. Your ARCHOS will be locked only when it is opened
in Windows® Explorer. You will be able to synchronize your media library automatically every time you connect your ARCHOS to your computer. When your
file transfer is finished, simply unplug the cable from the ARCHOS, and your device will update the ARCLibrary (Music/Photo libraries).
- Mode 2: “PC Hard Drive”: Recommended for users of Windows® XP with Windows
Media® Player 9, Windows® 2000, Me, Mac® OS X or Linux. The ARCHOS will ask
you if you want to charge it or connect it as a mass storage device (Hard Drive).
Choose to connect it as a mass storage device (external hard drive). When connected to your computer, your ARCHOS will be locked. Disconnection: when the file
transfer is over, safely unmount the ARCHOS (See: Disconnecting) and your device
will do a quick ARCLibrary update (Music/Photo libraries). May not index all files.
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- Mode 3: “PC Hard Drive (auto-ARCLib)”: Same as mode 2, but with a full
ARCLibrary update (Music/Photo libraries) at disconnection.
“Update ARCLibrary”
- Available only when “USB Preference” is set to “PC Hard Drive” (mode 2).
- This USB mode only does a quick ARCLibrary update (Music/Photo libraries). Use
the “Update ARCLibrary” button if you want to do a full ARCLibrary update.
8.11 “parental code” settings
The parental code system allows you to create a passcode and hide any file or folder
from view. This is useful, for example, if you have adult content which you prefer not
to be accessible by others. By default, your device is set to “Adult (unrestricted access)” and the default parental code is “0000”.
“Parental Code”
- displays your current parental code.
“Change code”
- to change your parental code, the device must be set to “Adult (unrestricted access)”.
- tap on this button to define your 4 digit password code, using the virtual keyboard. See: Using the Virtual Keyboard.
If you have changed your code and forgot it, please contact our technical support team (www.archos.com/support).
“Parental Mode”
- You have the choice between 2 modes:
- “Adult (unrestricted access)”*: all files are visible.
- “Child (restricted access)”: files marked as adult content will not be visible. Every
time you connect the device to a computer, it will ask for the parental code.
- You also have the possibility to select “Request (Ask me at startup)”: every time the
device turns on, you will be asked to enter the parental code. If you enter it, the device
will be set to “Adult” mode, and if you don’t, the ARCHOS will be in “Child” mode.
* If you go from “Child” to “Adult” mode, you will be required to enter your
parental code.
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Security” settings
• Here you can define a security code that will be asked every time the device is
turned on. You can enable/disable the code and change it.
• On the ARCHOS 5g, you can also enable/disable the PIN code, or change it.
8.13 ����“customer assistance” settings
Here you access the online registration, view the PDF user manual or access the “Repair
and Formatting Tools”:
“Repair and Formatting Tools”
- use this button to access the “Repair and Formatting Tools” settings screen. This
screen allows you to do the following actions:
- “Clear temporary system files and cache” (does not erase any data)
- “Reset Settings” (resets all user settings)
- “Format Hard Drive” (erase all data, media files, and licenses)
- “Full Reinitialization” (erase all data, media files, licenses and settings)
In the event that your ARCHOS freezes or does not respond anymore, try to
reset it (see: Troubleshooting).
If this does not work or if you cannot access the Repair and Formatting Tools,
you can try a system recovery (see: Troubleshooting).
8.14 “Firmware and plug-ins” settings
“Firmware Ver.”
- displays the current version of the firmware and Digital Rights Management
(DRM) system.
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“Plug-ins”
- displays the current plug-ins installed on your device.
“Product Key”
- each ARCHOS has a unique number.
- you will need this number to register your product online if you are using a computer (www.archos.com/register).
“Firmware Update”
- use this button to update the firmware manually (see: Updating the Firmware)
“Online Firmware Update”
- use this button to search for an online update via a WiFi network. If there is one
available, it will be installed automatically. See Updating the Firmware to learn more.
8.15 Updating the Firmware
The firmware is the operating system (OS) of your ARCHOS. It is periodically updated
to bring new features, improvements and bug fixes. There are two main ways to update your product’s firmware:
• Directly on your ARCHOS if your device can connect to a WiFi network.
• With a computer connected to the internet
update directly on the archos (WiFi connection needed)
This is the easiest way to update the firmware. For this to work, you only need a connection to a WiFi network. See WiFi Connection Procedure.
1. From to the Home screen, tap on “Tools”, select “Settings” and choose
“Firmware and Plug-ins”.
2. Tap on the “Online Firmware Update” button.
3. The ARCHOS will connect to the WiFi and search on-line for a new firmware. If there
is one available, it will start downloading, and it will be installed automatically.
update using a computer (internet connection needed)
You can also update the firmware using a computer connected to the internet:
1. On your PC, go to www.archos.com/firmware.
2. Search for the latest firmware available for your ARCHOS.
3. Compare the latest on-line version with the one installed on your ARCHOS: your
ARCHOS firmware version number appears in the “Firmware and Plug-ins” settings screen (see: “Firmware and Plug-ins” Settings).
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4. If the on-line version is more recent than yours, follow the instructions to download it and copy it to your ARCHOS. Then go to “Tools” > “Settings” > “Firmware
and Plug-ins” and tap on “Firmware Update”.
Your Internet browser may warn you that the contents of the firmware file
could harm your computer. ARCHOS has taken precautions to insure that this
file will not harm your computer.
8.16 “System Info” Settings
“Product Key”
- each ARCHOS has a unique number.
- If you register your product on-line
using a computer (www.archos.com/
register), this number will be needed.
“MAC address”
- each ARCHOS has a unique MAC
address.
- some WiFi networks filter MAC
addresses. You might need to communicate this address to the person who manages the network.
8.17 �“Connectivity” Settings
5g These settings will only appear if you have an ARCHOS 5g, except the
“Airplane mode” parameter which is available for all products.
“Airplane Mode”:
- When you activate the “Airplane mode”, this cuts the GSM/3G and WiFi network
connections. This is typically required when onboard airplanes in order not to interfere with the aircraft’s sensitive instruments.
WiFi
“Network State”:
- If you would like to turn on/off the WiFi capability of the device. If off, your
ARCHOS will attempt to connect to the Intenet only by 3G or GSM.
GSM
“Network State”:
- You can activate or deactivate the mobile network connection or deactivate but
allow just SMS messages to pass.
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“Preference”:
- Your preference for which type of mobile network to use.
“Roaming Connection”:
- When your device tries to connect to a different telecom provider than your
normal one (in another area or country for example), you can set your device to
forbid, ask, or always connect to the new telecom network.
APN
- Check the documentation that came with your SIM card to find out how to configure these settings.
- Type in the server name, select the authentication method (“PAP”, “CHAP” or
“None”). Then type in the user name and password (not needed if you set the
“Authentication” parameter to “None”). Finally, enter the Proxy address and the
Port number.
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9.other functions
9.1 “Play” menu: other functions
playing games
In the Home screen, tap on “Play” and choose “Games”. Go to www.archos.com or in
the Media Club to purchase games and learn how to install and use them.
Flash Apps
• Select this icon to display the Flash™ applications (files of type .swf) stored in the
Flash folder of your ARCHOS.
• Tap on a Flash™ application to launch it.
9.2 tv functions
In the Home screen, tap on “TV” and choose a category. To benefit from these functions, you have a choice of add-on that can be purchased at the Archos web site or
from the Media Club.
TV Program Guide
Using the optional DVR Station, you can easily schedule TV recordings from the grid
of programs (includes program summary info) using the TV program Guide.
TV Scheduler
Allows you to manually schedule a TV recording using the optional DVR Station or TV
Snap-on.
Recordings
Display the list of TV programs you have recorded with your DVR Station, DVR Snapon, or TV Snap-on.
Freeview
Select this icon to watch digital TV (DVB-T) when you have connected the optional TV
Snap-on to your ARCHOS.
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9.3 tools
In the Home screen, tap on “Tools” and choose one of the following categories:
Settings
This menu allows you to configure your device’s settings. See Main Settings.
widgets
• Widgets are little applications (calculator, weather forecast, currency converter,
note writer, etc) that add your favorite features to your ARCHOS. It gives you a
fun, quick and easy access to hundreds of tools… right on the device. The free
Web Browser plug-in comes with several widgets. To receive this plug-in, your device will need to be registered.
• Go on www.archos.com to learn how to get widgets for your ARCHOS and how
to install and use them.
Files
Select this icon to navigate the file system of your ARCHOS hard drive. See Using the
File Browser.
PDF Documents
• Select this icon to display the PDF documents stored in the PDF folder of your
ARCHOS.
• Tap on a PDF file to open it with the PDF reader.
• Your ARCHOS features a PDF reader with hyperlink support.
ATTENTION: The ARCHOS PDF reader may not implement all PDF features.
For example, you will not be able to open password protected PDF files.
PDF Touchscreen Controls
• To follow a link (red/blue outline), simply tap on it.
• To display the menu overlay while viewing a PDF document, tap in the top right
corner of the screen.
• To scroll the page up and down, tap on the page and drag it up or down.
• Once arriving at the bottom of a PDF page, pull the page up to reveal the next
page. Proceed similarly to go to the previous page.
• To go back to the Home screen, tap the Home icon .
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Following Hyperlinks
• Some PDF documents have hyperlinks (for instance, a table of contents, links to
an external website, etc.).
• Links are surrounded by a blue outline. A highlighted link (active link) is surrounded by a red outline.
• If you want to go back to the previous page (where you ‘clicked’ the link), select
the “Link back” menu item.
Note that hyperlinks referring to an external document or to a URL may not work.
PDF Reader Menu Items
“Hide text overlay”
- will hide all overlaid graphics (status bar, menu items, etc.) to only show the PDF
document.
“Zoom”
- allows you to adjust the zoom level.
“Previous page”
- goes to the previous page in the document.
“Next Page”
- goes to the next page in the document.
“Link back”
- will take you back to the page that you came from.
- only appears when you have previously followed a link.
“Go to page...”
- allows you to select a specific page.
- use the left/right buttons to select a page number.
- Select “Ok” to go to this page.
HELP
• Select this icon to display a list of useful PDF documents such as this full PDF
manual, or other useful guides.
• The documents will be in the language that you selected in the “Language and
Region” settings.
• Tap on a document to open it with the PDF reader. See PDF Documents.
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10. archos plug-ins and
add-ons
You can purchase the following add-ons or plug-ins to extend the functionality of your ARCHOS. They can be purchased from the ARCHOS web
site (www.archos.com) or from the Media Club.
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archos plug-ins
Go to www.archos.com or in the Media Club to check what plug-ins are available for
your ARCHOS device and to learn how to install and use them.
10.2 ARCHOS add-ons
When you connect one of the following add-ons, the “Add-ons” icon, on
the Home screen, changes so that you can access the particular functions
of the add-on. Read the manual of your add-on to learn how to use its
functions.
DVR Station
When connected to your ARCHOS and to your home entertainment system, the DVR Station will allow you to:
• schedule TV recordings easily via the ARCHOS TV Program
Guide (EPG) (available for most countries)
• record video directly to your ARCHOS, from your cable box, satellite receiver, digital tuner, or most any standard video source
• connect to your ARCHOS a compatible USB device (Mass
Storage or PTP): external hard drive, digital camera, etc.
• play video back to your TV
• charge your ARCHOS
DVR Snap-on
When connected to your ARCHOS, the DVR Snap-on will allow
you to:
• record audio/video, directly on your ARCHOS, from most
any standard audio/video source.
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Mini Dock
When connected to your ARCHOS, the Mini Dock will allow you to:
• display the image of the ARCHOS on your TV (S-Video and
composite outputs).
• connect to your ARCHOS a compatible USB device (Mass
Storage or PTP): external hard drive, digital camera, etc.
• charge your Archos.
Battery Dock
The battery dock is like the Mini Dock but also includes a battery to
give your ARCHOS extra play time.
TV Snap-on
Digital TV receiver which allows you to watch and record digital TV
(DVB-T) directly on your ARCHOS.
GPS Car Holder
Transform your ARCHOS into a full-fledged car GPS (Nav Sat) navigation system. For ARCHOS 5/5g only.
FM Remote
FM remote control which allows you to listen to and record FM radio
directly on your ARCHOS. It also allows you to record your voice from
its built-in microphone.
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troubleshooting
resetting your ARCHOS
• In the event that your ARCHOS freezes or does
not respond anymore, try to reset it: press the
button for 15 seconds (the ARCHOS will shut
down completely) and turn it on as usual.
• Only if the “power button” does not reset your
device, then should you use the “pinhole reset”
button on the bottom of the device (see image).
You can use the end of a paper clip to press the
button in the hole.
ARCHOS 5 Slim / 5g
ARCHOS 5 Regular
ARCHOS 7
Note: Resetting your ARCHOS will not erase any data from your device.
However some settings will be reset to their factory defaults.
system recovery
• If your ARCHOS does not respond correctly, or does not show certain songs or
videos that you have copied to it, try using the “Repair and Formatting Tools”
(see: Customer Assistance Settings).
• If using the “Repair and Formatting Tools” did not solve your problem, you can
try a system recovery. It allows you to repair the hard drive, format it, etc.
1. Press and hold the
button to turn on your device.
2. When the screen turns on, immediately press and hold the Volume + button until
the Recovery mode starts (white screen).
Since the system recovery mode is activated, the touchscreen is currently disabled. To move from an option to another, use the volume buttons. To validate
an option, press the ON/OFF button.
The system recovery mode gives you several options:
“No”
- cancels the system recovery.
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“Repair Disk”
- attempts to repair the file structure on the hard drive.
- does not erase any data.
“Format Disk”
- formats the hard drive.
- all data (music, photos, videos, etc.), licenses and settings are erased.
“Force Touchscreen Calibration”
- use this option if the touchscreen does not respond correctly and if you cannot
access the touchscreen settings (see: Screen Settings).
- follow the instructions on the screen.
touchscreen problems
• If the touchscreen is not responding
properly try to go to the “Screen”
settings screen.
• Then use the “Touch-Screen
Calibration” button, and follow the
instructions on the screen.
If this does not work or if you cannot access the touchscreen settings, you
can force the touchscreen calibration (see: System Recovery).
Repair and Formatting Tools
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- to access the “Repair and Formatting Tools” settings screen: from the Home
screen, tap on “Tools”, select “Settings” and choose “Customer Assistance”.
Then use the “Repair and Formatting Tools” button. This screen allows you to do
the following actions:
- “Clear temporary system files and cache” (does not erase any data)
- “Reset Settings” (resets all user settings)
- “Format Hard Drive” (erase all data, media files, and licenses)
- “Full Reinitialization” (erase all data, media files, licenses and settings)
In the event that your ARCHOS freezes or does not respond anymore, try to
reset it (see: Resetting your ARCHOS).
If this does not work or if you cannot access the Repair and Formatting Tools,
you can try a system recovery (see: System Recovery).
7
Replacing the Battery
The ARCHOS 7 has a removable battery. You can purchase extra batteries from
www.archos.com.
Caution: if the battery is incorrectly replaced or short-circuited, this could result in damage to the product and/or serious injuries to the user. Replace only
with an original Archos battery.
To replace the battery, follow these steps:
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technical specifications
Capacity
• See packaging.
Display
7
- High resolution touch screen, 800x480 pixels, 7’’ TFT LCD, 16 million colors.
5/5g - High resolution touch screen, 800x480 pixels, 4.8’’ TFT LCD, 16 million colors.
Video playback**
•
•
•
•
MPEG-4(2) (ASP@L5 AVI, up to DVD resolution).
WMV (MP@ML, up to DVD resolution) including WMV protected files.
M-JPEG (Motion JPEG Video) in QVGA resolution.
With optional plug-in (downloadable from your tablet or on www.archos.com):
- HiDef: MPEG-4 (ASP 720p) & WMV HD (MP 720p).
- Video podcast: H.264 up to DVD resolution with AAC.
- Cinema: MPEG-2 MP@ML up to 10 Mbps (up to DVD resolution) and AC3
stereo sound (5.1).
Audio Playback**
• Stereo MP3 decoding @ 30-320 Kbits/s CBR & VBR, WMA, Protected WMA, WAV
(PCM/ADPCM), Flac and OGG Vorbis.
• With optional software plug-ins (downloadable from your tablet or on www.archos.com):
- AAC(3), AAC+ stereo audio files.
- AC3 stereo audio and 5.1 sound files (via SPDIF output of DVR Station).
Photo viewer***
• JPEG, PNG, BMP & GIF.
PDF viewer
• Reads PDF documents. May not implement all PDF features.
Subtitles
• Supports .srt, .ssa, .smi and .sub subtitle files
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Video Recording(4)
• Via the optional DVR Station/ DVR Snap-on: Records NTSC/PAL/SECAM in MPEG4 AVI format with stereo sound, VGA resolution (640 x 480) @ 30 or 25 f/s.
Audio recording
• Via the optional DVR Station/ DVR Snap-on: Stereo line-in, WAV (IMA ADPCM or
PCM) format.
• Voice recording via the optional FM remote and its built-in microphone in WAV
format (IMA ADPCM).
Email client
• Compatible with email accounts supporting POP3 or IMAP services
• Import/export of vCard contacts
Interfaces
• USB 2.0 High-Speed Device (compatible USB 1.1): Mass Storage Class (MSC) and
Media Transport Protocol (MTP).
• USB 2.0 Host: Mass Storage Class (MSC) and Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP). For
ARCHOS 5 and 7: this function is only available with optional Mini Dock, Battery
Dock or DVR Station.
Connections
ARCHOS 5:
• WiFi (802.11 b/g) connection. Free Web Browser (Opera® Web browser with Adobe
Flash® 9 video support) upon registration
• 3.5 mm stereo mini jack for headphones
• Add-on connectors to connect to the DVR Station and other ARCHOS add-ons
ARCHOS 5g:
• WiFi (802.11 b/g) connection. Free Web Browser (Opera® Web browser with Adobe
Flash® 9 video support) upon registration
• 3.5G(1)
• 3.5 mm stereo mini jack for headphones
• Add-on connectors to connect to the DVR Station and other ARCHOS add-ons
ARCHOS 7:
• WiFi (802.11 b/g) connection. Free Web Browser (Opera® Web browser with Adobe
Flash® 9 video support) upon registration
• 3.5 mm stereo mini jack for headphones and audio output
• DC-in for power adapter
• Add-on connectors to connect DVR Station and other ARCHOS add-ons
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Miscellaneous
• A single built-in speaker (ARCHOS 5/5g) or two built-in speakers (ARCHOS 7)
• Built-in leg stand
Power source
ARCHOS 5:
• Internal: Lithium Polymer battery
• Device charges via computer USB port
• External: Power adapter/charger (via optional add-on)
ARCHOS 5g:
• Internal: Lithium Polymer battery
• External: Included power adapter/charger
ARCHOS 7:
• Internal: Removable lithium Polymer battery
• External: Included power adapter /charger
Scalability
• Device automatically downloads latest firmware updates when the WiFi connection is activated
• Updates can also be downloaded directly on www.archos.com
Computer System Requirements
• Microsoft® Windows® Vista, XP, ME, 2000 or higher
• MAC OS X and Linux (with Mass Storage Device Support). Check your operating
system compatibility.
• USB 2.0 interface.
** Certain bitrates, resolutions, and/or file variations may not be compatible.
*** Certain resolutions and file sizes may not be compatible.
(1)
Requires a subscription to a 3.5G mobile network provider
MPEG-4 ASP@L5 AVI (MPEG-4: ISO standard by Moving Picture Experts Group; AVI:
audio/video file container by Microsoft) without GMC and Quarter Pixel.
(3)
Does not read AAC protected files.
(4)
External video output disabled for protected contents.
(2)
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LCD pixel policy
The LCD screen on your ARCHOS unit has been manufactured to rigorous standards
to provide a high quality viewing experience. Nevertheless, your LCD screen may have
slight imperfections. This is not particular to the ARCHOS screen, but to all devices
which have LCD screens regardless of the original manufacturer of the LCD. Each product vendor guarantees that his screen will contain no more than a certain number of
defective pixels. Each screen pixel contains three dot elements (Red, Blue, and Green).
One or all of the dots in a given pixel may be stuck on or stuck off. A single dot stuck
off is the least noticeable. All three dots of a pixel stuck on is the most noticeable.
ARCHOS guarantees that this device’s screen will have no more than 3 defective pixels (regardless if these pixels have one or more defective dots). This means that during
the period of guarantee for your country or jurisdiction, if the screen on your product
has four or more defective pixels, ARCHOS will repair or replace your product at its
cost. Thus, three or less defective pixels is not grounds for replacement or repair of the
product.
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Technical Support information
Need Help? You can find the information you need:
• On our Website: see the frequently asked questions section on
www.archos.com/faq
• By asking our technical support team: visit www.archos.com/support for e-mail
support.
• U.S. & Canada: Call 877-300-8879 (toll free).
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