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CONTENTS
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USING MP-1000
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INSTALLATION
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& MANAGING MP3 FILES
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DOWNLOADER
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IN USING AND STORING
SPECIFICATIONS
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MP3 is a file format that compresses
audio files with little or no loss of
sound quality.
It allows you to store them on a computer
in such a way
that the file size is relatively small. Typically, a 1 MB file is equal to one
minute of music.
.MP3
stands for MPEG 1, LAYER-3. It is an efficient way to store music or
other audio content on your computer. MP3 files can be anywhere from
114 to 1120 the size of a commercial CO audio file, while retaining a high
sound quality. These files have the extension *.mp3 and can be
downloaded from the Internet or can be converted for personal use from
your favorite CO's in your collection.
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MPDJ player stores your favorite MP3 files in its flash memory so
that they can be played anywhere you want, on the go. The MP-1000's
solid-state design makes it impervious to the skipping and jitter
experienced with portable CD players. The MP-1000 is extremely light
weight and about the size of a pager, which makes it perfect for use
during jogging, walking, hiking, and just about any activity you like to do.
Warning! -It is illegal to encode MP3 files for trade or sale, unless
you have the expressed and explicit permission of the Copyright
holder(s).
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CONNECTING
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BATTERIES(2x AM)
INSTALlATION CD
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MB RAM or higher
.30MB
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Windows
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External
hard disc space
or compatible
Parallel
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Drive
.Installed
sound
or larger
Processor
Port
card & speakers
.Internet
access for the download of MP3 files
(Recommended modem speed is 56K)
.You
can obtain MP3 files and the latest information on MP3
technology from a growing number of Internet sites.
The following are some sites you might want to explore:
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MP-1000 player can store and play additional MP3 files by inserting
an optional flash memory card into the MMC slot.
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Turn off power by pressing and holding the Stop
button (8) for 2 seconds. Insert multimedia card
into slot. (fig. 1)
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Eject
button
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If you have a flash memory card inserted into the
MP-1000 player, remove it by pressing the Eject
button. (fig. 2,3)
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while unit is on.
Memory
Card
First, please make sure your parallel port is set to ECP mode in the
system BIOS. See below for more information on how to set ECP
mode. To transfer MP3 files to your MP Player, a connection
between your PC (personal computer) and the MP-1000 is
necessary:
Connect the supplied PC connecting
cable to your computer's parallel
printer port.
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rum on the MP-1000 by pressing the
Play button(~O and connect the PC
connecting cable as shown.
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There are three components
to the MPDJ Software Suite:
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Allows you to play the MP3 files stored on your computer.
.Encoder:
Converts CD Audio (Pre-recorded
CDs) into MP3 files. Once
.Downloader
in the
MP3 format, you can use the Downloader
to copy the files onto the
MP-1000.
: Transfers files between your PC and the MP-1000.
Before you can use the above programs, you must install them using the CD that
came in your MPDJ package. Follow the steps below:
1. Turn on your computer.
2. After Windows 95/98 has finished its startup, insert the MPDJ Installation CD
into your computer's CD-ROM Drive. This is usually your D-Drive.
3. The following install screen will appear on your display:
4. Click the "MP3 Software" icon to install the MPDJ Software Package. Follow
the Installation prompts accordingly.
5. To copy sample MP3 files onto your computer, click the "Sample MP3 Files"
If the above screen does not appear, run setup manually by doing the following:
.Click the "STARr button on the Windows Taskbar
.Click "RUN" and type: D:\INSTALL\SETUP.EXE
(Assuming "D" is the letter of your CD-ROM Drive)
.Click "NEXT' to continue, and follow the installation prompts accordingly.
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You may obtain MP3 files from the Internet (see list of web sites on page 3) or
convert them from the audio tracks of the CDs in your collection. Converting
using the "Encoder Software" is discussed later in the manual on page 12-15.
It is recommended that you keep all of your MP3 files in one directory on your
computer (i.e.-C:\ My MP3 Files).
Downloadina from the Internet
The following will show you an example of how to download an MP3 file from the
internet. Ensure that you have a valid internet connection (i.e.-America Online or
CompuServe). Connect to the internet and use your web browser (Internet
Explorer or Netscape) to go to the following web site:
www.mp3.com
.To learn more about MP3, click the "Getting Started" on the above web page.
This will guide you in the fundamentals of MP3.
.Otherwise,
select a genre from the list on the right side of the page (i.e.CLASSICAL)
.Within that genre, choose a subcategory (i.e.-CHAMBER MUSIC)
.You will now see a list of songs within that category. Click on one that interests
you.
.Click "Download" as shown in the sample above You will then be asked where
you want to download the file. Specify the directory where your MP3 files are
located:
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The MPDJ Player allows you to play different music formats (i.e.-MP3 Files) that
are located on your computer. It can be accessed by clicking its icon in the
Windows Start Menu.
START...
PROGRAMS ...MPDJ
SOFTWARE...MP3
PLAYER
You will be asked whether you wish to register the player as your default MP3
player. If you click yes, the MPDJ Player will be used to open all MP3 files.
There are two components to the player:
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Graphical Interface that holds control buttons (i.e.-PLAY, STOP,
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List:
VOLUME)
Manages the playing of selected files you wish to listen to on your
computer
Below is a listing of the function buttons
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1. Start the MP3 Player from the Windows Start Menu.
2. Click the "PL" button in the upper right comer to open the Play list
window as below
3. Click the (+) icon to add a track to the list.
Opens the Play
-List Manager
will display its function
Movesfile DOWN
in the order
4. Choose the directory that contains your MP3 files, then double click on
the selected file you wish to play.
5. The selected file will now be displayed on the Playlist. You may add
more files by repeating Step #4. Click the Play button ( ~I) to begin
playback.
6. To remove files from the Playlist, click the (8) button on the bottom of
You may wish to play one file at a time.
To do so, simply click the "OPEN NEW
FILE" button on the player. You will be
then prompted to select a file from the
directory where your MP3 files are
stored.
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The second component of the MPDJ Software is the "MP3 Encoder."
encoder takes a CD-Audio track and converts it to MP3 in two ways:
1. CD-Audio to MP3
2. CD-Audio
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MP3
Launch the MP3 Encoder by clicking its icon in the Windows Start Menu:
START-+ PROGRAMS-+
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MP3 ENCODER
Exits the
Program
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Converts CD-Audio
or WAY to MP3
1. WAY:
WAY to MP3
2. CD : CD-Audio
to MP3
Changes the "Tag" of an MP3. The tag is the information
(l.e.-Artist,
Song Title)
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Tracks to WAY
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of an MP3 file
Follow the steps below once you have launched the MP3 Encoder:
1. Insert a pre-recorded Audio CD into your CD-ROM drive.
2. Exit from any program that attempts to play the above CD.
3. On the MP3 Encoder, click "REC" to display the window of 'Rec; Wav -+
MP3'.
4. Click the "CD" icon to display the following window:
Returns to Main
Window
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5. Mark the check boxes of the tracks you wish to convert by clicking them. You
may select as many as you like.
6. Click "START" to begin the encoding process.
7. You will then be prompted where to store the new MP3 files. Select a directory
in which you want to store the new MP3 files. Use your existing MP3 folder.
8. Conversion will then start.
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Follow the steps below once you have launched the MP3 Encoder:
1. Insert a pre-recorded Audio CD into your CD-ROM drive.
2. Exit from any program that attempts to play the above CD.
3. On the MP3 Encoder, click "EXTRACT" to display the following window:
4. Mark the "Check Boxes" of
the tracks you wish to
convert by clicking them.
You may select as many as
you like.
5. Click the "START" button to
begin the encoding process.
6. You will then be prompted
Returnsto Main where to store the new WAY
Window
files. Just as you have
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a directory for MP3
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to WAV
files, you may wish to create
a directory for temporary
WAY files. Note this
directory for the next few
steps.
7. When finished, click "OK" to
retum to the main encoder
view. You must now convert
the new WAY file(s) to MP3.
Do so by clicking "REC".
8. Click the "BROWSE" button
(as shown on the left) to
select the sourc.e WAY file
you created in step #6.
9. Then click the "BROWSE"
button (for Target File) to
select the location of the new
MP3 file. Use your existing
MP3 folder.
10. Click "START' to begin the
conversion.
The MPDJ Encoder is set at the factory level for optimum sound quality and
speed. However, fine changes can be made to the encoding process. If you
click the "OPTIONS" button on the main view, you will see the following window:
Some notes on encodina oQtions:
Diff Block: Allows channels
types in MS stereo channel.
to have different
block
Bit Rate: Sets the bit rate. As the bit rate is set
higher, the file size gets larger and sound quality
gets better.
VBR (Variable Bit Rate) : Variable Bit Rate encoding
will ensure a consistently high audio quality by
making intelligent bit allocation decisions. The VBRO setting will yield the best quality (but a larger file
size) while VBR-9 will have less sound quality but
with a smaller size file. The recommended option is
VBR-4.
Channel Modes :
STEREO: Stereo includes two independent channels. The total bit rate remains
constant, but the split between the channels can vary. The encoder uses this
flexibility to improve quality by allocating more bits to the channel with the more
dynamic signal. Use the stereo setting for best quality stereo audio at higher bit
rates.
DUAL CHANNEL: Dual channel includes two completely independent channels
(left/right), each with half the total bit rate. Dual Channel is generally used for
multi-lingual audio programs.
JOINT STEREO: Joint Stereo shares certain bits between high frequency left
and right channels. Some frequencies will be recorded in monophonic at this
setting. This improves compression efficiency at a slight loss of stereo separation.
Use Joint Stereo to obtain the best overall quality at mid-to-Iower bit rates.
MS STEREO: A method of exploiting stereo irrelevance or redundancy in
stereophonic audio programs based on coding the sum and difference signal
instead of the left and right channels.
MONO: Mono is a single channel of audio. Use the Mono setting with
monophonic sources or when you need the lowest possible bit rates.
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As stated earlier, the "Tag" of an MP3 lists its information. This is an optional
step but if filled out, will appear in the MP-1000 LCD when it is played. To edit
the tag of an MP3 file:
1. Click the '.TAG" button on the Main Encoder View.
2. You will be prompted to select an MP3 file to edit. Select the desired file from
your MP3 folder.
3. The following window will appear. Enter any information you wish, then click
"OK" to finish.
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The MPDJ Downloader is used for transferring MP3 files between your computer
and the MP-1000. In addition, this software also manages the order of stored files
on the MP-1000. Start the program by clicking its icon in the Windows Start
Menu:
If an error message appears stating, "Device Not Connected," please make sure
of the following:
1. MP-1000 is connected to the PC Printer Port through the supplied accessory
Cable
2. The unit is powered on (Press the Play button (...1 ) on the MP-1000)
3. The MP-1000 is in normal mode (Not 'Shuffle' or 'Intro')
4. Your PC's parallel port is working correctly (Are you able to print to a printer?)
5. Pressing the ~
button on your keyboard will refresh the program display. Use
the [E:51button once you have powered on the unit and connected it properly.
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Mf3 Downloader Functions & Windows:
Directory Browser: This window indicates the directory where your MP3 files are
stored. Browse through the directories on your hard drive and select the folder where
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} Browser. You may transfer the files in this window to and from the MP-1000.
\MP-1000 File List Window: Displays the contents of the MP-1000. The two tabs show
Ithe files located on the "ONBOARD MEMORYW as well as the files on the "MEMORY
CARD" if one is installed. You may purchase this optional card through Audiovox
ICustomer Service at (800) 290-6650
'Filter Setting: Sets which files are displayed in the PC File List Windows. You may
wish to keep this set to *.MP3 so that only MP3 files are shown. If you change this
setting to *.* (All Files), all files will be displayed.
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! Transferring files to the MP-1000 from your computer :
1. Ensure that your MP-1000 is connected and powered on.
2. Display the selected files you wish to download in the PC File List Window.
3. Either Right-Click on the selected file and click DOWNLOAD or simply click the
Download icon on the toolbar. A confirmation will appear stating the download
status.
Transferring files to the computer from the MP-1000 :
!1. Ensure that your MP-1000 is connected and powered on.
\2. Display the selected files you wish to upload in the MP-1000 FileList Window
3. Either Right-Click on the selected file and click "DOWNLOAD" or simply click the
Download icon on the toolbar. A confirmation will appear stating the download status.
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changing the order of files on the MP-1000 :
1. Select the file you wish to re-order from the MP-1000 File List Window.
2. Click, hold, and drag the file to its new position. Let go of the mouse button.
'3. Your selected file should now be in its new position.
Deleting Files :
1. Select the file you wish to delete from either File List Window.
2. Click the Trash icon on the tool bar to delete it.
Refonnatting the MP-1000 Memory :
Due to normal usage, some portions of space are lost in the onboard and MMC
memory of your MP-1000. Use the Reformat icon (which deletes ALL data on the MP1000) from time to time as a maintenance measure to reclaim all available free space
on your MP-1000.
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Audiovox Corporation will appear on the
display.
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MP-1000 has been pre-Ioaded with music
for demonstrational purposes. The artist, song
title and total number of files will be shown on
the display.
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"No Music Please Download" message will
blink on the display.
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Guide for the MP-1000.
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Processor
20MHz, 8bit MCU
Memory
32MB Built-in (expandable to 64MB)
Voltage Input
3VDC
Battery
LCD Display
size
Alphanumeric
alkaline
battery
12 characters
Dimension (W*H*D)
63.4mm x 83mm x 18.3mm
Weight
569 (Without batteries)
Case
Aluminum, Poly Carbonate
File Transfer Speed
(from PC to MP-1000)
-40sec/4Mb File
Memory Socket
Multimedia Card (MMC)
SIN Ratio
95dB
Output of Earphone
Frequency Range
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14mW
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FCC
NOTICE
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the condition that this device does not cause harmful
interference.
O NOTE: This unit was tested with shielded cables on the peripheral
devices. Shielded cables must be used with the unit to insure compliance.
.NOTE:
The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or TV
interference caused by unauthorized modifications to this equipment.
Such modifications could void the user's authority to operate the
equipment.
FORM
Printed
No.128-5652
in Korea