MP3 Music & Video Player User Guide 4 GB VOL EMP413-4 IN THE BOX MP3 Music & Video Player Quick Start Guide * FULL USER GUIDE PROVIDED ON THE CD 4 GB Stereo Headphones VOL VOL EMP413-4 Emerson MP3 Video Player USB 2.0 Cable (for battery charging and high speed data transfer) Installation CD Quick Start Guide 1 FCC INFORMATION FCC Part 15 This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the requirements for a Class B digital device under Part 15 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules. These requirements are intended to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: ● Re-orient or relocate the receiving antenna. ● Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. ● Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. ● Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Changes or modifications to this equipment not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. 2 INTRODUCTION Congratulations on purchasing the Emerson MP3 Music & Video Player. This manual contains important safety information and correct operation instructions. Before using the player, read this manual thoroughly and keep it for future reference. Copyright Information Trademarks and trade names used in this instruction manual are owned by their respective companies or organizations. Unauthorized duplication of any recordings whether downloaded from the internet or made from audio CDs is a violation of copyright laws and international treaties. The making of unauthorized copies of copy-protected material, may be an infringement of copyrights and constitute a criminal offence. This equipment should not be used for such purposes. 3 IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Always follow these basic safety precautions when using your player. This will reduce the risk of product damage and personal injury. Do not disassemble, repair or modify the player by yourself. Refer servicing to qualified personnel. This device contains a built- in battery, do not dispose of in fire. In the event that the battery is leaking, do not handle the device with your bare hands. Contact the service center for help since the liquid may remain in the player. If your body or clothes had contact with the battery liquid, wash it off thoroughly with water. Also, if some liquid gets into your eyes, do not rub your eyes but immediately wash them with clean water, and consult a doctor. Keep the player away from direct sunlight and any direct heat source. Do not expose the unit to rain or moisture. Do not use the player in dry environments to avoid static. Never apply heavy impact on the player, or place it on a magnet. Route the USB cable so that people and pets are not likely to trip over it. Disconnect the USB cable from the computer when you do not use the player for a long time. Clean only with a dry cloth. Make sure the player is turned off before cleaning. Do not use a liquid cleanser. Be sure to back up your files to avoid data loss. Precautions in using the headphones Do not use the headphones while driving an automobile or riding a bicycle. It is dangerous, and against the law. To avoid an accident, do not turn up the volume of the headphones too high while walking. It is not recommended that you use the headphones at a high volume for an extended time, as this may cause hearing damage. 4 FEATURES 1.5” color display 4 GB internal memory USB 2.0 high speed connection Stores and plays music, video, and pictures Text reading (txt format) Digital voice recording (built-in microphone) Folder navigation Rechargeable battery Supports MP3 / WMA / WAV music formats Converted video files (includes video converter software) JPEG format picture browsing 5 LOCATIONS OF CONTROLS 1. Headphone jack 2. [PLAY] - Start or stop play / Power On-Off button 3. [MODE] - Return to the main menu / Confirm 4. [POWER] ON / OFF switch 5. MIC -Voice recording 6. USB 2.0 Hi-Speed connector for battery charging and data transfer 6 1 2 3 4 7. [PREVIOUS] - Previous track / Fast backwards / Volume down 8. [VOL] - Adjust volume 9. [NEXT] - Next track / Fast forward / Volume up 5 6 7 8 9 CONNECTING TO A COMPUTER System requirements You computer system must meet the following specifications: Pentium 200MHz or above Microsoft Windows 2000/ME/XP/Vista USB port supported VOL PC USB High Speed Connection Cable MP3 Player PC connection In order to enjoy the multimedia capabilities of your MP3 Player, you have to first copy your favorite files from your PC to it’s internal memory. Connect your MP3 Player to the computer using the included USB 2.0 cable. The device will be detected automatically without installing any driver. Once detected, you can read/write to the device’s memory just as if you where using a regular disk drive. Make sure your computer is powered on, and follow the steps below to connect the player to your computer. 1. Plug the larger USB connector of the USB cable into the USB port on the computer. 2. Plug the other end (small) of the USB cable to the player. 3. The computer system detects “New hardware” and starts to install the driver automatically. Wait for the system to finish the installation. When it has finished, “Emerson MP3” will be created in “My Computer”. Important: To avoid any data loss, always perform a safe USB device extraction before disconnecting the USB cable from the PC. In Windows XP, for example, you can find the safe extraction icon in the task bar next to the system clock. 7 Disconnecting the USB cable After completing the file transfer, please disconnect the USB cable the following way: 1. Double click the green arrow “Safely Remove Hardware” in the task bar on the bottom right of the window. 2. Select “USB Device” and click “Stop”. 3. When the “Stop a Hardware device” appears, click “OK” to disconnect the USB mass storage device, and unplug the player safely. 8 CHARGING THE BATTERY Your MP3 Player has an integrated rechargeable Li-ion battery. It is recommended to fully charge the player before using it for the first time. Recharge the battery by connecting the player to a computer using the included USB 2.0 cable. Charging time is between 3-5 hours, depending if the player is powered off or working. To keep the battery in good condition, we recommend not charging it for more than 8 hours. Important: ● Fully charge it before you use the player for the first time or when you haven’t used it for a long time. ● Charge the player immediately when the “Low battery” message is displayed. ● Do not over charge or discharge the player. Over charging or discharging will shorten the battery life. ● The battery could be over discharged if the player is not use d for a long time (over three months). To avoid over discharge, fully charge the player every three months and always keep the voltage of the battery above 50 %. 9 BASIC OPERATION Turning on/off ● To turn on the player, place the [POWER] switch in the “ON” position, then press and HOLD the [PLAY] button until the screen lights up. ● To turn the player off, press and HOLD the [PLAY] button until the screen shuts off, or place the [POWER] switch in the “OFF” position. Adjusting the volume Press the [VOL] button then press the [PREVIOUS] button to decrease the volume, or press the [NEXT] button to increase the volume. Selecting main menu or mode PLAY MODE POWER switch ● Use the [PREV IOUS] or [NEX T] buttons to select an option from the main menu, and press the [MODE] button to confirm your selection. ● To return to the main menu, press and HOLD the [MODE] button. 10 PREVIOUS VOL NEXT TRANSFERRING MEDIA FILES TO THE PLAYER The MP3 Player is capable of storing, displaying, and playing your favorite music, pictures, and video. music pictures VOL video MP3 Player Transferring media to the player Find your music, picture, or video files on your computer Connect the MP3 player to your computer and locate “Emerson MP3”, and drag the files into the area shown below. Emerson MP3 To transfer media from your computer, perform the following steps: 1. Connect the MP3 player to the USB port of your computer. 2. Open “Windows Explorer” or “My Computer”, and locate “Emerson MP3”. 3. Select the files on your computer, and simply move it into “Emerson MP3” in the usual way (drag-and-drop, copy-and-paste). After copying is completed, the data will be available on the MP3 Player. Drag or copy files here Emerson MP3 (G:) Locate “Emerson MP3” We recommend using Windows Media Player to organize and transfer music, pictures, and videos to your player. For more information regarding Windows Media Player, please refer to the Quick Start and Media Transfer Guide, or the included CD. Note: Please do not disconnect the USB cable during loading, it may cause malfunction of the player and the files. 11 MUSIC Using the music player Select “MUSIC” from the main menu using the [PREVIOUS] or [NEXT] buttons, and press the [MODE] button to enter PLAY MODE Listening to music MUSIC VIDEO PHOTO E-BOOK RECORD BROWSER SETTINGS PREVIOUS VOL NEXT 1. Use the [PREVIOUS] or [NEXT] buttons to select the music file you wish to listen to and press the [MODE] or [PLAY] button. 2. While a song is playing, press the [PLAY] button to pause the playback. To resume playback, press the [PLAY] button once again. 3. To return to the main menu, press and HOLD the [MODE] button. Adjusting the volume 1. Press the [VOL] button while playing a song, the “VOL” icon turns red on the music players screen. 2. Press the [PREVIOUS] or [NEXT] button to decrease or increase the volume. 3. Press the [VOL] button to exit the volume adjusting mode. 12 Skipping tracks Briefly press the [PREVIOUS] button to go to the previous track. Briefly press the [NEXT] button to skip to the next track. Searching backward or forward within a track Press and HOLD the [PREVIOUS] button to play backward within a track. Press and HOLD the [NEXT] button to play forward within a track. Music player settings Press the [MODE] button during music playback to choose from the following options: ● Repeat ● Equalizer ● Tempo rate ● Replay ● Replay times ● Repeat gap ● Music Ebook ● Exit Use the [PREVIOUS] or [NEXT] setting to select, and then [MODE] button to coonfirm your selections. 13 VIDEO MUSIC VIDEO PHOTO E-BOOK RECORD BROWSER SETTINGS Store and playback videos to watch and enjoy anywhere! NOTE: You must convert a video to the correct format before transferring it to the player. See “CONVERTING VIDEOS” (page 16) Playing videos 1. Select “VIDEO” from the main menu using the [PREVIOUS] or [NEXT] buttons, and press the [MODE] button to enter. 2. Use the [PREVIOUS] or [NEXT] buttons to select the video file you would like to watch, and press the [MODE] button to begin playback. 3. PREVIOUS VOL NEXT Press the [PLAY] button to pause or resume playback.. 4. To return to the main menu, press and HOLD the [MODE] button. Searching backward or forward 1. Use the [PREVIOUS] or [NEXT] buttons to skip to the previous/next video. 2. To fast forward or rewind a video, press and HOLD the [PREVIOUS] or [NEXT] buttons. 3. To return to the main menu, press and HOLD the [MODE] button. 14 PLAY MODE CONVERTING VIDEOS Before transferring video files to the MP3 Player, you must convert them to the correct format. With the Video Converter software tool you can easily convert your videos to the correct format (128 x 128 resolution) so you can enjoy them on your MP3 Player. To install the Video Converter on your computer follow the steps below: 1. Insert the provided CD to the CD-ROM drive of your computer, and click on “Video Converter”. 2. Click “Install” and then “Next”. 3. Follow installation instructions to download the converter to your computer. Click “Install” Click on “Video Converter” Click “Next” 4. Click “Install” when you see the screen below, and then click “Finish”. 5. Click the Click “Install” icon on your “Desktop” to open the Video Converter. Click “Finish” 15 Converting videos Click “Configurations” and then “Advanced configuration” 1. Connect the MP3 Player to the USB port of your computer (optional). 2. Click on “MP4Tool ”from the “Start ” menu, or the icon on your desktop. 3. Click on the “Configurations” drop down window, and then “Advanced configuation”. 4. Click on the “VideoSize” drop down window and select “128 x 128” resolution. 5. Click “Save”, and then click “Exit”. Click on the “VideoSize” drop down window and select “128 x 128” Click “File” Click “Open source” Click on a video Click “Save” Click “Exit” 6. Click “File” and then “Open source” to find and select the video you would like to convert. 7. Click on a video and then click “Open”. Click “Open” 16 Converting videos 8. Click on “File’ and then “Select target” to select the destination for the converted video. You can send it directly to your player by selecting “Emerson MP3”, and clicking “OK”, or if you would like to save the video to your computer, we recommend sending it to your “Desktop” where you can easily find the video, and transfer it to your player. (See “TRANSFERRING MEDIA FILES TO THE PLAYER” on page 11) NOTE: To send a converted video directly to your player, it must be connected to the computer’s USB port at time of conversion. Click “File” Click “Select target ” Choose “Desktop” and save the converted video to the “Desktop” on your computer. After saving the converted video to your desktop, you can transfer it directly to your player See “TRANSFERRING MEDIA FILES TO THE PLAYER” (page 11). Choose “Emerson MP3” and save the converted video directly to your MP3 Player. OR Note: Your MP3 Player must be connected to the USB port of your computer during the conversion for this option. 17 Converting videos 9. Select the name for the file and click “Save”. 10. Click on the “Fast configurator” drop down window, and choose the image quality of the new video. High quality will use more memory and the output file will be bigger. 11. Click “Convert” to start the job queue. If more than one job is present they will be performed sequentially. 12. Once finished, click on “OK”, and exit the application. 13. Copy the new converted video file to your player. See “TRANSFERRING MEDIA FILES TO THE PLAYER” (page 11). Select the name Click “Save” Click “Fast configurator” and choose the image quality Click “OK” Click “Convert” 18 PHOTO The MP3 Video Player is capable of storing and displaying your favorite pictures. Emerson MP3 Downloading pictures to the player Drag or copy files here To download pictures from your computer, perform the following steps: Emerson MP3 (G:) 1. Connect the MP3 Player to the USB port of your computer. 2. Open “Windows Explorer” or “My Computer”, and locate “Emerson MP3”. Locate “Emerson MP3” 3. Select the files on your computer, and simply move it into “Emerson MP3” in the usual way (drag-and-drop, copy-and-paste). After copying is completed, the data will be available on the MP3 Player. We recommend using Windows Media Player to organize and transfer music and pictures to your player. For more information regarding Windows Media Player, please refer to the Quick Start Guide. Note: Please do not disconnect the USB cable during loading, it may cause malfunction of the player and the files. Viewing pictures PLAY 1. Select “PHOTO” from the main menu using the [PREVIOUS] or [NEXT] buttons, and press the [MODE] button to enter MODE MUSIC VIDEO PHOTO E-BOOK RECORD BROWSER SETTINGS 2. Use the [PREVIOUS] or [NEXT] buttons to select the picture you wish to view, and press the [PLAY] button. 3. Use the [PREVIOUS] or [NEXT] buttons to skip to the previous or next picture. 4. Press the [MODE] button to enter the Photo options screen. 5. To return to the main menu, press and HOLD the [MODE] button. PREVIOUS VOL NEXT 19 E-BOOK Viewing TXT files MUSIC VIDEO PHOTO E-BOOK RECORD BROWSER SETTINGS 1. Select “E-BOOK” from the main menu using the [PREVIOUS] or [NEXT] buttons, and press the [MODE] button to enter. 2. Use the [PREVIOUS] or [NEXT] buttons to select the TXT file you wish to view, and press the [PLAY] button. 3. Use the [PREVIOUS] or [NEXT] buttons to move to the next or previous page. 4. To set bookmarks press the [MODE] button while reading the E-bbok. 5. While reading the E-book, press the [PLAY] button or press and HOLD the [MODE] button to return to the file list. 6. To return to the main menu, press and HOLD the [MODE] button again. PREVIOUS VOL NEXT NOTE: The bookmark is only available to the current file, and has to be reset while reading the other files. PLAY MODE 20 RECORD MUSIC VIDEO PHOTO E-BOOK RECORD BROWSER SETTINGS Your MP3 Player is able to perform voice recording with its integrated microphone. Follow the steps below for voice recordings. Recording 1. Select “RECORD” from the main menu using the [PREVIOUS] or [NEXT] buttons, and press the [MODE] button to enter. 2. Press the [PLAY] button to begin recording, and press the [PLAY] button again to pause recording. 3. Press and HOLD .the [MODE] button to stop recording, save the recorded file, and return to the main menu. PREVIOUS VOL NEXT Playing back recorded files 1. Select “MUSIC” or “BROWSER” from the main menu using the [PREVIOUS] or [NEXT] buttons, and press the [MODE] button to enter. PLAY 2. Use the [PREVIOUS] or [NEXT] buttons and select the “Record” folder, and press the [MODE] button to enter. MODE 3. Select the file you wish to play using the [PREVIOUS] or [NEXT] buttons, and press the [MODE] or [PLAY] button to begin playback. 4. Press the [PLAY] button to pause or resume playback. 5. To return to the main menu, press and HOLD the [MODE] button. 21 BROWSER . to view all the files or folders list on your player. Use the “BROWSER” feature 1. 2. Select “BROWSER” from the main menu using the [PREVIOUS] or [NEXT] buttons, PLAY and press the [MODE] button to enter. MODE Use the [PREVIOUS] or [NEXT] buttons to select the previous or next folder or file, and press the [MODE] button to enter the selected folder, or play the selected file. Deleting Files ● From the player 1. Press the [PLAY] button to pause the music or video (for pictures or e-book files skip to step 2). 2. Press the [MODE] button and select “Delete file”, or “Delete All”. 3. Use the [PREVIOUS] or [NEXT] , and [MODE] buttons to select and confirm. OR ● From your computer You can easily delete music, picture or video files by connecting your video player to the computer and selecting “Emerson MP3” from Windows Explorer or “My Computer”, or click on “Open Folder” to view files from the “Auto play” option window, simply select the file and delete it as you would delete any other file from your computer. 22 MUSIC VIDEO PHOTO E-BOOK RECORD BROWSER SETTINGS PREVIOUS VOL NEXT SETTINGS The player’s settings can be customized by accessing “SETTINGS” in the main menu. The settings menu consists of several items where various functions can be selected concerning power, language, display, system, etc. Navigating the settings menu 1. Select “SETTINGS” from the main menu using the [PREVIOUS] or [NEXT] buttons, and press the [MODE] button to enter. 2. Use the [PREVIOUS] or [NEXT] buttons to select a settings options. 3. Press the [MODE] button to enter. 4. To save an option, use the [PREVIOUS] or [NEXT] buttons to select the option, and press the [MODE] button to confirm. 5. To return to the previous screen, press the [PLAY] button. 6. To return to the main menu, press and HOLD the [MODE] button. PLAY MODE MUSIC VIDEO PHOTO E-BOOK RECORD BROWSER SETTINGS PREVIOUS VOL NEXT 23 TROUBLESHOOTING If you have problems while operating your player, please check the points below before sending it to the service center. Can not power on The battery may be exhausted, please recharge the battery. Files can not be downloaded Check the connection between the player and PC. No sound from the headphones Please ensure the volume is turned up, and the headphones are properly connected. Check if the format of music file is supported by the player. Can not record Check if there is enough memory and battery capacity. Display is in the wrong language Please ensure you selected the correct language from the “SETTINGS” menu. My computer is not detecting the MP3 Video Player with Windows Vista There is a USB mass storage devices recognition issue with Windows Vista acknowledged by Microsoft. A solution is available in the Service Pack 1 which may be downloaded from Microsoft’s website. I cannot display my .jpg files Many digital cameras and image editing software add hidden data to the .jpg files. This data can prevent your MP3 from loading the images. Try to eliminate them by saving the file with another name. 24 SPECIFICATIONS Display 1.5 inch color LCD Connect with PC USB 2.0 (HIGH SPEED) Built-in memory 4GB Power source Built-in Lithium battery Recording MP3, WMA Sampling rate 8 KHz/16KHz Recording format WAV (32Kbps/64Kbps) Recording time 8 hours (128M Flash) Earphone Max output (L) 5mW+ (R) 5mW (32ohm) MP3 bit rate 8Kbps - 320Kbps WMA bit rate 32Kbps - 384Kbps Frequency response 20Hz to 20KHz Music file format MP1, MP2, MP3, WMA, WAV Video file format AVI Operating temperature -5 - 400 C Language English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portugese. OS SE/ME/2K/XP 25 LIMITED WARRANTY In the unlikely event that this product is defective, or does not perform properly, you may within ninety (90) days from your original date of purchase return it to the authorized service center for repair or exchange. TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE: - Provide proof of the date of purchase within the package (Dated bill of sale) - Prepay all shipping costs to the authorized service center, and remember to insure your return. - Include a return shipping address (no P.O. Boxes), a telephone contact number, and the defective unit within the package. - Describe the defect or reason you are returning the product. Your product will be repaired or replaced, at our option, for the same or similar model of equal value if examination by the service center determines this product is defective. Products received damaged as a result of shipping, will require you to file a claim with the carrier. The shipping address of the authorized service center is: Southern Telecom Inc. ATTN: Returns Department 14-C 53rd Street Brooklyn, NY 11232 26 Should you have any questions or problems concerning this product, please contact our customer service department at: 1-877-768-8483 (Toll Free) Monday - Thursday: 9AM - 5PM (EST) Friday: 9AM - 3PM (EST) or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org To obtain service after the warranty period, please e-mail email@example.com with product information, date of purchase and nature of the problem. Customer service will reply to the e-mail with service instructions. Warranty service not provided: This warranty does not cover damage resulting from accident, misuse, abuse, improper installation or operation, lack of reasonable care, and unauthorized modification. This warranty is voided in the event any unauthorized person opens, alters or repairs this product. All products being returned to the authorized service center for repair must be suitably packaged. Limitation of Warranty: • THE WARRANTY STATED ABOVE IS THE ONLY WARRANTY APPLICABLE TO THIS PRODUCT. ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED. NO VERBAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION GIVEN BY SOUTHERN TELECOM INC. IT’S AGENTS, OR EMPLOYEES SHALL CREATE A GUARANTY OR IN ANY WAY INCREASE THE SCOPE OF THIS WARRANTY. • REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE CONSUMER, SOUTHERN TELECOM INC. SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDETAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY ON THIS PRODUCT. THIS DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITED WARRANTY ARE GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ON THIS PRODUCT IS LIMITED TO THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE. How state law relates to this warranty: • Some states do not allow the exclusion nor limitation of incidental, consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts so the above limitations or exclusion may not apply to you.. • This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you also may have other rights that vary from state to state. 27 Manufactured by: AIT Inc. Brooklyn, NY 11232 Emerson and the G-Clef logo are registered trademarks of Emerson Radio Corp. Parsippany, New Jersey USA © 2009 AIT Inc. All rights reserved Microsoft, the Windows logo, and Windows Media are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and / or other countries.