MPLAY-HD 1080P Digital Media Player
Owner’s Manual
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Copyright © 2009-2012 Micca, Ltd. All rights reserved.
This manual may not be reproduced in whole or in part
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1 Introduction
1.1 Features
Thank you very much for purchasing this media player. We hope you will enjoy using it as a
great home entertainment device. This player has the following functionality:
1.1.1 A/V Output
HDMI output for high-definition video and digital audio
Composite and component video with stereo audio for analog AV connection
S/PDIF optical interface for high-fidelity digital audio
Adjustable video output resolution (NTSC, PAL, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p)
1.1.2 Multimedia Playback
Supports major audio, video and image file formats (1080p HD video decoding)
Video format: AVI, MKV, TS, TP, TRP, M2TS, M2T, MPG, MP4, M4V, MOV, VOB, ISO, IFO,
DAT, WMV, ASF, RM, RMVB, FLV
Video codec: H.264/AVC, VC-1(WMV9-HD), MPEG1/2/4, DivX, Xvid, RV8/9/10
Audio format: MP3, OGG, WMA, WAV, AAC, FLAC, AC3, DTS, True-HD, DTS-MA/HR
Photo format: JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIF, PNG
1.1.3 Subtitle Display
Displays SRT, SMI, SUB, SSA, IDX+SUB subtitle files
Supports embedded or external subtitle files
Adjustable subtitle size, color, location, time sync, and encoding
1.1.4 Storage Devices
Play files from USB flash drives, USB hard disk drives, and SD/SDHC flash memory cards.
Automatically scans storage devices and
Supports copying & moving files among Card, USB, and HDD
Supports FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, and EXT3
1.1.5 USB 2.0 Support
USB HOST ports (2) for connecting USB storage devices
Note: All the information contained in this manual was correct at the time of publication.
However, as our engineers are always updating and improving the product, your device’s
software may have a slightly different appearance or modified functionality than presented in
this manual.
1.2 Packing List
Part
Quantity
Media Player
1
A/V cable
1
Remote Control
1
AC/DC adapter
1
User Manual (printed)
1
Note: The actual contents in the package might be different from the packing list in this manual.
1.3 Precautions
This player’s design has your safety in mind. In order to safely and effectively use this player,
please read the following before usage.
1.3.1 Usage Cautions
Users should not modify this player. If a commercial hard disk drive is being used, the
environmental temperature should be between 40 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit.
1.3.2 Power
The player’s power supply voltage is DC 5V 2.5A.
When using this player, please connect the supplied AC adapter or AC adapter cable to the
player’s power jack. When placing the adapter cable, make sure it is not damaged or subject to
pressure. To reduce the risk of electric shock, unplug the adapter first before cleaning it. Never
connect the adapter to the player in a humid or dusty area. Do not replace the adapter or cable’s
wire or connector.
1.3.3 Radio Interference
If not properly shielded, almost all electronic devices will get radio interference. Under some
conditions, your player might get interference.
The design of this player has followed the FCC/CE standard, and adheres to the following
rules:
1) This player may not cause harmful interference;
2) This player could accept some interference received including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
1.3.4 Repair
If the player has a problem, you should take it to an appointed repair center and let the
specialists do the repair, never repair the player yourself, you might damage the player or
endanger yourself or your data.
1.3.5 Disposing of the Player
When you dispose of the player, be sure to dispose it appropriately. Some countries may
regulate disposal of electrical device, please consult with your local authority.
1.3.6 Hard Disk Cautions
The player uses external storage devices for data storage. New USB hard drives need to be
properly formatted prior to use.
Users should carefully read the Frequently Asked Questions chapter and check our website for
latest information before formatting the hard disk.
Physical impact may damage the hard disk drive. When hard drive errors occur, please use
CHKDSK to scan and fix problems.
All data stored in the player may be lost due to physical impact, electrical shock, power lost,
HDD format etc. Please backup your data.
It is suggested to perform a disk defragment after a long period of usage.
Regularly backup the data in the hard disk so that it can be recovered in the event of data
corruption or loss. Our company takes no responsibility for loss of data stored on the hard
disk.
1.3.7 Additional Precautions
When using this player, please do not let the player come into contact with water or other liquid.
If water is accidentally spilled on the player, please use a dry cloth to absorb the spillage.
Electronic products are fragile. Please be gentle during use; avoid shaking or hitting the player,
and do not press the buttons too hard.
Do not let the player come into contact with water or other liquids.
Do not disassemble, repair or change the design of the player, any damage done will not be
included in the repair policy.
Do not press the buttons of the player too hard.
Avoid hitting the player with hard objects, shaking the player, and stay away from magnetic
fields.
Electrostatic discharge may cause the product to malfunction. When this happens, unplug
the power cable and the product will return to normal operation next time it is powered on.
2 Layout Overview
2.1 Front Panel
The front panel contains indicator lights and the IR remote control sensor:
Name
Description
Stand By
A red LED that indicates when the player is in stand-by mode
IR Sensor
The sensor for receiving remote control commands
Power
A blue LED that indicates when the player is powered on
Button
Pressing the button toggles the player between powered on
and stand-by mode.
2.2 Rear Panel
The rear panel of the player contains various audio and video connectors:
Name
Description
DC IN
DC power input, 5V 2.5A. Only use the AC adapter provided
with the player.
CVBS/R/L
Composite video and analog Left/Right audio output to a TV
or home theater with analog AV input.
OPTICAL
S/PDIF optical digital audio output to a TV or home theater
with optical audio input.
Y/Pb/Pr
Component video output to a TV or home theater with
component video input.
HDMI
Provides digital audio/video to a TV or home theater with
HDMI input.
2.3 Side Panel
The side panel of the player contains storage device connectors:
Name
Description
USB HOST
Two connectors for connecting USB devices such as USB
hard drives or USB flash drives.
Flash Card Reader
A memory card reader slot that supports SD/SDHC flash
memory cards.
2.4 Remote Control
All player functions can be controlled by using the remote control. See the following for details
on the function of each button.
1. POWER
2. HOME
3. OPTION
4. RETURN
5. UP/DOWN
6. LEFT/RIGHT
7. OK
8. SUBTITLE
9. AUDIO
10. GOTO
11. PLAY/PAUSE
12. STOP
13. PREVIOUS
14. NEXT
15. REWIND
16. SLOW
17. FAST FORWARD
18. ZOOM
19. A-B
20. REPEAT
21. DISPLAY
22. SETUP
23. MUTE
24. TV SYSTEM
25. AV/COMP
26. VOL+
27. VOL-
28. RED
29. GREEN
Button
1
POWER
Description
Press to power on the player.
2
HOME
Press to view the home screen menu.
3
OPTION
Press to display optional settings when viewing video,
listening to music, or displaying slideshow.
4
RETURN
Press to return to the previous screen when navigation
menus.
Press to exit the current folder when in the media browser.
5
UP/DOWN
Press the arrow buttons to highlight items as needed.
6
LEFT/RIGHT
Press the arrow buttons to highlight items as needed.
7
OK/ENTER
Press to proceed with the highlighted item.
8
SUBTITLE
Press to open the subtitle menu when viewing videos. Use the
UP/DOWN/LEFT/RIGHT arrow keys to change subtitle
language, size, position, time sync, encoding, color, and press
OK/ENTER to confirm.
9
AUDIO
Press to display list of available audio tracks. Use the
UP/DOWN arrow keys to select audio track and press
OK/ENTER to confirm.
10
GOTO
Press to jump to a specific time mark when playing a video.
11
PLAY/PAUSE
Press to begin playback of media file.
12
STOP
Press to stop playback.
13
PREV
Press to go to the previous file when playing photos, music, or
videos.
Press to go up one page in the media browser.
14
NEXT
Press to go to the next file when playing photos, music, or
videos.
Press to go down one page in the media browser.
15
REWIND
Press to fast rewind the current playback. Press repeatedly to
change fast rewind speed.
16
SLOW
Press to playback in slow motion. Press the PLAY button to
resume normal playback.
17
FAST FORWARD
Press to fast forward the current playback. Press repeatedly
to change fast forward speed.
18
ZOOM
Press to zoom when viewing photos or playing videos.
Photo zoom levels: 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x.
Video zoom levels: 2x, 3x, 4x, 8x.
19
A-B
Press to set A-B points when viewing a video and
continuously loop between A and B.
20
REPEAT
Press to set repeat option when viewing videos: repeat title,
repeat all, and repeat off.
21
DISPLAY
Press to display information about the currently playing media
file.
22
SETUP
Press to OK/ENTER the setup menu for changing player
settings.
23
MUTE
Press to mute audio output; press again to unmute.
24
TV SYSTEM
Press to switch between available video output modes when
using HDMI: 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p.
25
AV/COMP
Set the player’s video output to Composite AV or Component
Video.
26
VOL+
Press to increase the volume (set volume to max during
normal use and use the TV or home theater receiver to
control volume).
27
VOL-
Press to decrease the volume (set volume to max during
normal use and use the TV or home theater receiver to
control volume).
28
RED
Function changes based on context. Watch for prompts
29
GREEN
Function changes based on context. Watch for prompts
3 Connections
3.1 Connecting the Power Supply
To connect power to the player:
1) Connect the barrel connector of the AC adapter to the player’s DC IN jack
2) Connect the plug of the AC adapter to the power outlet
3.2 Connecting a USB Device
USB storage devices such as USB hard drives or USB flash drives can be connected to the
player for playback of media files.
1) Power on the player.
2) Plug in the USB device to one of the USB HOST ports on the back of the player.
3) After about 5-10 seconds, the USB drive will be detected and can be accessed through
the player.
Note: Please see section 4.1.7 Scan Storage for important information regarding the player’s
media library function and automatic scanning of storage devices.
3.3 Connecting a Memory Card
Flash memory cards, including SD and SDHC, can be connected to the player for playback of
media files.
1) Power on the player.
2) Insert the flash memory card into the card reader on the side of the player.
3) After about 5-10 seconds, the flash memory card will be detected and can be accessed
through the player.
Note: Please see section 4.1.7 Scan Storage for important information regarding the player’s
media library function and automatic scanning of storage devices.
3.4 Audio and Video Connections
The player can be connected to a TV/HDTV or home theater system in a variety of methods. For
best results, always use the best method available for connection:
Results
Video
Audio
Requirement
Best
HDMI
HDMI
TV with HDMI input and home theater
receiver that can decode Audio over HDMI.
Better
HDMI
Digital Optical
TV with HDMI input and home theater
receiver with optical audio input.
Good
Component
Digital Optical
TV with component input and home theater
receiver with optical audio input.
Okay
Composite
Analog L/R
TV with composite video and analog audio
inputs.
3.4.1 HDMI Connection
HDMI provides the best possible video and audio connection. Use this connection whenever
possible.
1) Plug one end of the HDMI cable to the player’s HDMI output jack.
2) Plug the other end of the HDMI cable to your TV’s HDMI input jack.
3) Please refer to section 4.3.2 TV System for instructions on how to set the player’s video
output signal for best results.
4) Consult the TV’s manual for configuring its inputs.
Note: If you have a home theater receiver with HDMI input and output jacks, connect the other
end of the HDMI cable to an available HDMI input on the receiver instead of the TV. Consult the
receiver’s manual for configuring its inputs.
3.4.2 Digital Audio Connection
When using a home theater receiver or sound system that lacks HDMI input, the player’s optical
digital audio output can be used.
1) Plug one end of the optical cable to the player’s digital audio jack.
2) Plug the other end of the optical cable to the home theater receiver or sound system’s
digital audio input jack.
3) Consult the receiver or sound system’s manual for configuring its inputs.
3.4.3 Component Video Connection
When using a TV that does not have HDMI input but has component video, the player’s
component video output can be used.
1) Plug one end of the red/blue/green component video cable to the player’s component
video jacks.
2) Plug the other end of the red/blue/green component cable to an available component
video input on the TV.
3) Please refer to sections 4.3.7 CVBS/YPbPr Select and 4.3.2 TV System for instructions
on how to set the player’s video output signal for best results.
4) Consult the TV’s manual for configuring its inputs.
Note: Component video connection only carries video signal. The audio signal must be
connected separately, such as through digital optical or analog AV connection.
3.4.4 Composite Video and Analog Audio Connection
When using a TV that only has composite video input, the player’s composite video and analog
audio output can be used.
1) Disconnect any existing HDMI connections from the player – the composite video output
of the player is disabled when an HDMI connection is detected.
2) Plug the 3.5mm mini jack of the supplied red/white/yellow AV cable to the player’s CVBS
jack.
3) Plug the other end of the red/white/yellow AV cable to an available AV input on the TV.
4) Please refer to sections 4.3.7 CVBS/YPbPr Select and 4.3.2 TV System for instructions
on how to set the player’s video output signal for best results.
5) Consult the TV’s manual for configuring its inputs.
Note: Only use the 3.5mm-to-RCA cable supplied with this media player. There is no industry
standard for 3.5mm-to-RCA cables so a different cable will not have the correct polarity and will
not work correctly. Spare replacement cables are available if the cable becomes damaged or
lost during use.
3.5 Power On/Off
3.5.1 Power On
After connecting the AC power adapter to the player’s DC IN jack, the player will power on and
the power indicator light on the front of the player will turn blue.
3.5.2 Initial Setup
The first time that the player is powered on, it may ask the user to configure the user interface
language and time. After setting the language and time, the player is now ready for use.
3.5.3 Home Screen
After power on, the player will go through a start-up process and display the home screen.
For best results, refer to ‘4 Settings’ to setup the player. If there is a storage device attached to
the player, the player will automatically scan it for media files and build a media library. Please
see section 4.1.7 Scan Storage for important information regarding the player’s media library
function and automatic scanning of storage devices.
3.5.4 Stand By
Place the player into power saving Stand By mode when not in use. To place the player into
Stand By, press the POWER button on the front of the player or on the remote control. The red
Stand By indicator light will illuminate. To turn the player on, press the POWER button on the
front of the player or on the remote control again.
4 Settings
The Setup menu allows users to personalize and configure usage preferences for the player. To
go into the setup menu, select the Setup icon on the home screen, or press the SETUP button
on the remote control.
There are four setting groups in the Setup menu, including System, Audio, Video, and Misc. Use
the directional LEFT/RIGHT and UP/DOWN buttons on the remote control to select options and
press OK/ENTER to confirm setting changes. To cancel a setting change, press the RETURN
button.
4.1 System Settings
4.1.1 Menu Language
The player’s user interface and menu system can be presented in a variety of different language
settings. Note that this setting is only for the player’s user interface and does not affect the
language of audio tracks or subtitles.
Available settings: English, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Korean, Spanish,
French, German, Italian, Greek, Russian.
4.1.2 Text Encoding
The player’s subtitle display supports a variety of different text encodings. Most subtitles will
display correctly with Unicode (UTF8), but if a subtitle does not display correctly, try one of the
other encoding languages.
Available settings: Unicode (UTF8), Simplified Chinese (GBK), Traditional Chinese (BIG5),
Japanese(S-JIS), Korean (EUC-KR), Western, Turkish, Central European, Greek, Cyrillic,
Hebrew, South-East European.
4.1.3 Startup Auto Play
The player can automatically begin playing media files from attached USB drives or SD cards
when they are placed into specifically named folders. This feature is useful for playing media
files without having to manually browse and start playback.
Available settings:
Setting
Description
Off
The auto play feature is off.
Movies
The player will automatically playback any compatible video files found
in the folder named “automovie”. Do not use sub folders and the folder
name is case sensitive.
Music
The player will automatically playback any compatible music files found
in the folder named “automusic”. Do not use sub folders and the folder
name is case sensitive.
Photos
The player will automatically playback any compatible photos found in
the folder named “autophoto”. Do not use sub folders and the folder
name is case sensitive.
4.1.4 Time
This setting configures the date and time of the player’s internal clock. Setting the date and time
of the player is optional and the player will function correctly even if the date and time is not set.
Use the directional LEFT/RIGHT buttons to choose date or time field, and UP/DOWN buttons to
change field value. When finished, press OK/ENTER to save the date and time entered.
4.1.5 R/RW Auto-Play
When this setting is turned on, the player will automatically play any DVD-R/RW disks detected
in an attached DVD-ROM drive. Note: only unencrypted DVDs are supported.
Available settings: On, Off
4.1.6 Screen Saver
The screen saver function displays a small moving icon on a black background when the player
has been inactive for a period of time. This feature is useful for preventing image burn-in on TVs
or HDTVs with a CRT or plasma display.
Available settings:
Setting
Timing
Description
Sets the period of inactivity after which the player will display the screen
saver. Available values are Off, 2 Minutes, 5 Minutes, 10 Minutes.
Sets the image that’s displayed by the screen saver.
Options
Default – A small image icon will be displayed.
Photo Album – Photos from an available storage device will be
displayed. If the storage device is removed, this setting will revert back
to default.
4.1.7 Keyboard Language
This setting is used to select the language for the on-screen keyboard. The on-screen keyboard
will only display automatically when it is needed.
Available settings: English (Lower Case), Chinese (Zhu Yin), Chinese (Traditional), Chinese
(Simplified)
4.1.8 Scan Storage
The player uses a media library for organizing media files that it finds on available storage
devices. While the media library feature is optional, its use is strongly recommended for the best
user experience.
The player builds its media library by scanning available storage device for media files. The
scanning takes place in the background while the user continues to use the player normally. The
first time a storage device is scanned, the time it takes to fully scan the device may be quite long
if there are numerous media files.
While scanning, the player’s user interface responsiveness may degrade but remain usable. If
the user starts playing a media file while the scanning is taking place, the scan will be paused
and resume when playback is finished.
Each time the player is turned on, or when the storage device is temporarily removed and made
available again, the player will do a quick scan of the storage devices to detect any changes and
update the media library.
The Scan Storage setting adjusts the way in which the player will scan for media files on
available storage devices.
Available settings:
Setting
Description
Auto Scan On
Each time a storage device is detected by the player, it will be scanned
for media files.
Auto Scan Off
The player will not automatically scan any available storage devices.
The media library will not be updated.
Rescan Storage
Manually initiate a scan of available storage devices.
Stop Scanning
Manually stop all current active storage scans.
Note: The scanning process creates a file and folder on the root directory of each scanned
storage device. This file and folder contains media library data and should not be deleted. If
deleted, the player will need to perform a new scan to rebuild the media library.
4.1.9 Resume Play
This setting configures whether the player will offer to resume playback at the last stop point
when the user starts to play a video that was played recently. When turned on, the player will
prompt the user to resume play back or cancel and start playing from the beginning of the video.
Available settings: On, Off
4.1.10 Format
For best performance and compatibility, hard drives should be formatted using a Windows
based PC using the following parameters:
MBR Partition Table, NTFS file system, no compression.
To use the player to format a hard disk drive, first make sure all data is copied or moved off of
the hard drive before formatting as all data will be permanently erased in the format process. To
format the HDD, follow these steps:
1) Connect the hard disk drive to the player
2) Select Format from the Setup
System menu
3) Select External HDD from the list and press OK/ENTER on the remote control
4) A warning screen will be displayed asking the user to confirm the format. All data on the
hard drive will be erased after the format is complete. To continue highlight OK on the
screen and press OK/ENTER on the remote control. To cancel without formatting the
hard drive, highlight Cancel and press OK/ENTER.
5) A last and final confirmation screen will be shown. To go back without formatting, highlight
Back on the screen and press OK/ENTER on the remote control. To proceed with format,
highlight Format and press OK/ENTER. While formatting, the progress bar will rotate.
6) When finished, the player will prompt the user to press OK/ENTER on the remote control
to return to the home screen.
Note: The player will format the hard disk drive with NTFS file system.
4.1.11 Factory Default
This setting will restore all settings back to factory default.
4.2 Audio Settings
4.2.1 Night Mode
When turned on, night mode compresses the dynamic range of audio output by the player. This
allows the quiet sounds of a movie to be more clearly heard while lowering the volume of loud
sounds so as not to bother other people in the home.
Available settings: Off, On, Comfort
4.2.2 HDMI Output
HDMI Output sets the format of the digital audio carried over the player’s HDMI output.
Available settings:
Setting
Description
RAW
Audio is sent without being decoded by the player. The TV or home
theater receiver must be able to decode the audio. This setting is also
known as “bit stream output”. Use this setting for best audio quality if
using a home theater receiver with HDMI audio capabilities.
LPCM
Audio is decoded by the player and down-mixed into two channels for
output over HDMI. Use this setting if the TV or home theater receiver
lacks multi-channel audio decoding capabilities (i.e. Dolby Digital, DTS).
LPCM Multi-Ch
Audio is decoded by the player and output over HDMI. Multi-channel
soundtracks will not be down-mixed into fewer channels. Use this
setting if the home theater is a multi-channel model but cannot decode
raw multi-channel sound tracks.
4.2.3 SPDIF Output
SPDIF Output sets the format of the digital audio carried over the player’s optical output.
Available settings:
Setting
Description
RAW
Audio is sent without being decoded by the player. The TV or home
theater receiver must be able to decode the audio. This setting is also
known as “bit stream output”. Use this setting for best audio quality if
using a home theater receiver with multi-channel decoding capabilities.
LPCM
Audio is decoded by the player and down-mixed into two channels for
output over HDMI. Use this setting if the TV or home theater receiver
lacks multi-channel audio decoding capabilities (i.e. Dolby Digital, DTS).
4.3 Video Settings
4.3.1 Aspect Ratio
Aspect Ratio affects how the player will display content on the TV. It is very important to set the
aspect ratio to match the TV, incorrect setting will result in distorted image output.
Available settings:
Setting
Description
Pan Scan 4:3
This is one of two settings for use with 4:3 TVs; both settings will
correctly display 4:3 videos on a 4:3 TV. The difference is in how widescreen video will be displayed. In Pan Scan 4:3 mode, wide screen
videos will have the left and right side cut off, with the center portion of
the image filling the 4:3 TV screen.
Letter Box 4:3
This is one of two settings for use with 4:3 TVs; both settings will
correctly display 4:3 videos on a 4:3 TV. The difference is in how widescreen video will be displayed. In Letter Box 4:3 mode, wide screen
videos will be displayed with black bars on the top and bottom of the
image.
16:9
Choose this setting if the TV has a 16:9 aspect ratio.
16:10
Choose this setting if the TV has a 16:10 aspect ratio. Many computer
monitors have a 16:10 aspect ratio.
4.3.2 TV System
The player is able to output video in a wide range of video systems. Consult the TV/HDTV’s
manual for which video system it supports. For best results, configure the player’s Video System
setting to match the highest quality setting supported by the TV/HDTV.
Available TV System settings will change depending on the type of connection used to connect
the player to the TV:
Connection Type
Available Settings
HDMI Auto / 480P / 720P 60HZ / 1080i 60HZ / 1080P 60HZ
HDMI
Recommended: HDMI Auto
Component
NTSC / PAL / 480P / 576P / 720P 50HZ / 720P 60HZ / 1080i 50HZ /
1080i 60HZ / 1080p 50HZ / 1080P 60HZ
Recommended: Highest setting supported by the TV
Same as component, but only NTSC and PAL settings will have effect
Composite
Recommended: NTSC
Note: Consult section 4.3.7 CVBS/YPbPr Select for important information regarding component
and composite video settings.
4.3.3 Video Zoom
When turned on, Zoom Out has the effect of zooming out slightly when playing video. This
setting is useful when used with TVs that have severe over-scan problems.
Available settings:
Setting
Description
Off
Videos are displayed as normal. Use this setting unless the TV has
severe over-scan problems.
On
Videos are displayed slightly zoomed out. Use this setting only if the TV
has severe over-scan problems.
4.3.4 Digital Noise Reduction
The player can decrease the amount of noise in videos to improve playback quality.
Available settings:
Setting
Description
Auto
The player will automatically reduce the amount of noise in videos when
necessary.
Off
The player will not perform any noise reduction.
4.3.5 1080P 24FPS
The player supports output of 1080P 24Hz at native timing. This mode provides the best result
for when viewing 24FPS movies on a TV that supports 24Hz input signal.
Available settings:
Setting
Description
On
The player will output 24FPS video at native timing.
Off
The player will output all videos with 50/60Hz timing.
4.3.6 Deep Color
The player supports deep color output when a compatible TV is present. Normal TV displays
support 24-bit color over HDMI while deep color TV displays support 30bit to 48bit color. It is
recommended that this setting be left on Auto so that the player can automatically detect the
optimal setting.
Available settings:
Setting
Description
Auto
The player will automatically detect the optimal setting
12 bit
The player will output 12 bits per channel for 36bit color output
10 bit
The player will output 10 bits per channel for 30bit color output
Off
The player will output 8 bits per channel for 24bit color output
4.3.7 CVBS/YPbPr Select
When the player is connected using either the composite (CVBS) or component (YPbPr) video
connection, this setting must be set to the appropriate value. Composite video and component
video outputs cannot be used together at the same time. For convenience, the dedicated
CVBS/YPbPr button on the remote control will toggle between composite or component video
outputs when pressed.
Available settings:
Setting
Description
CVBS
The player will output a video signal that is compatible with composite
video. Component video output will look discolored and blurry.
YPbPr
The player will output a video signal that is compatible with component
video. Composite video output will be blank, distorted, or in black and
white.
4.4 MISC Settings
4.4.1 Version Info
This setting displays various system versions and dates. This information will be useful for
determining whether a firmware update is available or needed.
4.4.2 USB Upgrade
When new firmware becomes available, the player can be updated with this setting. To update
the firmware, follow these steps:
1) Download the firmware and place the “install.img” file onto the root directory (i.e. not in
any folders) of a USB drive.
2) Plug the USB drive into an empty USB HOST jack on the player.
3) On the player, navigate to the USB Upgrade setting and press OK/ENTER on the remote
control.
4) Wait for the player to complete the firmware update. Please be patient as it may take
several minutes to complete, during which the screen may be blank or show “no signal”.
Do not interrupt the process or power off the player.
5) When finished, the player will show the initial setup screen (See ‘3.5.2 Initial Setup’)
5 Media Library
The player maintains a media library of all media files
found on available storage devices such as USB flash
drives, USB hard drives, and SD/SDHC flash memory
cards. For details on how the player builds the media
library, please see section 4.1.7 Scan Storage.
Once the media library is built, the Movies, Music, and
Photo categories will be populated with media content. To
access the media library, select the Movies, Music or Photo icon from the home screen.
5.1 Browsing and Playing Movies
To view movies and video files in the media library, select the Movies icon from the home
screen. By default, video files will be listed in thumbnail view in alphabetical order. Use the
LEFT/RIGHT/UP/DOWN buttons on the remote control to highlight a video and press
OK/ENTER to play the highlighted video.
While browsing videos, the following remote control functions can be used for navigation:
Button
Description
UP/DOWN/LEFT/RIGHT
Move the cursor to highlight video files
PREV/NEXT
Go to previous or next page
OK/ENTER
Play the selected video file
RETURN
Return to the home screen
OPTION
Display the additional operations menu (Please see below)
5.1.1 Movie Browsing Options
The option menu when browsing video provides access to additional browsing features and
capabilities. To access the option menu, press the OPTION button on the remote.
Setting
Description
Search
Search for a movie by name. An on-screen keyboard will be shown.
Enter the first few letters of a movie, select OK, and all matching videos
in the media library will be shown. To see the entire list of movies again,
open the options menu and select All Movies.
Thumbnails
All video files in the media library will be shown as thumbnail icons.
List
All video files in the media library will be shown as a list.
Preview
All video files in the media library will be shown as a list, highlighting a
video will cause the video to begin playing in a small preview box on the
right side of the screen.
All Show DVDs
Show only DVD-type files, such as VOB, IFO, ISO, and VIDEO_TS
Go to Folder
Exit from the media library browser and go to the folder of the currently
highlighted video.
Name
Sort videos by name
Size
Sort videos by size
Most Viewed
Sort videos by number of times viewed
Recently Added
Sort videos by date/time added to the media library
5.1.2 Video Playback Controls
During video playback, the following remote control commands are available:
Button
Description
PLAY/PAUSE
Press to play or pause the current video.
STOP
Press to stop playback.
SLOW
Press to playback in slow motion.
FAST FORWARD
Press to fast forward the current playback. Press repeatedly to
change fast forward speed.
FAST REWIND
Press to fast rewind the current playback. Press repeatedly to
change fast rewind speed.
PREV
Press to go to the previous video.
NEXT
Press to go to the next video.
REPEAT
Press to set repeat option when viewing videos: repeat title, repeat
all, and repeat off.
ZOOM
Press to zoom when viewing photos or playing videos.
Video zoom levels: 2x, 3x, 4x, 8x.
DISPLAY
Press to display information about the current videos.
GOTO
Press to jump to a specific time mark when playing a video.
AUDIO
Press to change audio tracks for the current video.
SUBTITLE
Press to open the subtitle menu for the current video.
A-B
Press to set A-B points when viewing a video and loop
OPTION
Press to display optional settings when viewing video.
5.1.3 Video Subtitle Menu
When subtitles are available, the subtitle menu can be used to configure how subtitles are
displayed. To use the subtitle menu, press the SUBTITLE button while viewing a video.
Setting
Description
Subtitle
Displays a list of available subtitles for the current video, and the
currently selected subtitle. Change this setting to select different
subtitles.
Offset
All subtitles will be centered on the screen, but how far the subtitle is
from the bottom of the screen can be adjusted through this setting.
Size
The size of the subtitle can be enlarged or reduced through this setting.
Time Sync
Some subtitles are not perfectly in sync with the video, which happens
mostly with external subtitle files. This setting can be used to adjust the
time sync between the video and the subtitle display.
Text Encoding
Most subtitles will display correctly with Unicode(UTF8), but if a subtitle
does not display correctly, try one of the other encoding settings.
Color
The color of the subtitle display can be changed for better visibility.
5.1.4 Movie Playback Options
The option menu provides on-screen access to some of the features that are otherwise
available through buttons on the remote control. This menu can be helpful when the buttons are
hard to see, such as in dim light.
To use the subtitle menu, press the OPTION button while viewing a video.
Setting
Description
Subtitle
Select to view the subtitle menu for the current video.
Audio
Select to view available audio tracks for the current video.
Repeat Title
Select to repeat the current video.
Repeat All
Select to repeat all videos in the media library.
Repeat Off
Select to turn repeat off.
5.2 Browsing and Playing Music
To play music files in the media library, select the Music icon from the home screen. By default,
video files will be listed in list view in alphabetical order. Use the UP/DOWN buttons on the
remote control to highlight a video and press OK/ENTER to play the highlighted video.
While browsing music, the following remote control functions can be used for navigation:
Button
Description
UP/DOWN
Move the cursor to highlight music files
PREV/NEXT
Go to previous or next page
OK/ENTER
Play the selected music file
RETURN
Return to the home screen
OPTION
Display the additional operations menu (Please see below)
5.2.1 Music Browsing Options
The option menu when browsing music provides access to additional browsing features and
capabilities. To access the option menu, press the OPTION button on the remote.
Setting
Description
Search
Search for a music file by name. An on-screen keyboard will be shown.
Enter the first few letters of a file, select OK, and all matching music files
in the media library will be shown. To see the entire list of movies again,
open the options menu and select All Songs.
Thumbnails
All music files in the media library will be shown as thumbnail icons.
List
All music files in the media library will be shown as a list.
Preview
All music files in the media library will be shown as a list, highlighting a
music file will cause the file’s info and thumbnail displayed in a preview
box on the right side of the screen.
Go to Folder
Exit from the media library browser and go to the folder of the currently
highlighted music file.
All Songs
Display all songs
Albums
Display by albums
Artists
Display by artists
Genres
Display by genres
Years
Display by years
Playlists
Display by available playlists
Recently Played
Sort music files by recently played
Recently Added
Sort music files by date/time added to the media library
Name
Sort music files by name
5.2.2 Music Playback Controls
During music playback, the following remote control commands are available:
Button
Description
PLAY/PAUSE
Press to begin playback, press again to pause.
STOP
Press to stop playback.
FAST FORWARD
Press to fast forward the current playback. Press repeatedly to
change fast forward speed.
FAST REWIND
Press to fast rewind the current playback. Press repeatedly to
change fast rewind speed.
PREV
Press to go to the previous song.
NEXT
Press to go to the next song.
While a song is playing, the user can navigate out of the current folder and browse other folders
without affecting playback, the song will continue to play.
5.2.3 Music Playback Options
The option menu provides on-screen access to additional music playback options. To use the
subtitle menu, press the OPTION button while playing a song.
Setting
Description
Repeat Off
Select to turn repeat off
Repeat One
Select to repeat only the current song
Repeat All
Select to repeat all songs in the media library
Shuffle Loop
Select to shuffle play all songs in the media library
5.3 Browsing and Viewing Photos
To view photos in the media library, select the Photo icon from the home screen. By default,
photos will be listed in thumbnail view in alphabetical order. Use the LEFT/RIGHT/UP/DOWN
buttons on the remote control to highlight a photo and press OK/ENTER to begin displaying a
slide show starting with the current photo.
While browsing photos, the following remote control functions can be used for navigation:
Button
Description
UP/DOWN
Move the cursor to highlight photos
PREV/NEXT
Go to previous or next page
OK/ENTER
View the highlighted photo full screen
RETURN
Return to the home screen
OPTION
Display the additional operations menu (Please see below)
5.3.1 Photo Browsing Options
The option menu when browsing music provides access to additional browsing features and
capabilities. To access the option menu, press the OPTION button on the remote.
Setting
Description
Search
Search for a photo by name. An on-screen keyboard will be shown.
Enter the first few letters of a file, select OK, and all matching photos in
the media library will be shown. To see the entire list of movies again,
open the options menu and select All Photos.
Thumbnails
All photos in the media library will be shown as thumbnail icons.
List
All photos in the media library will be shown as a list.
Preview
All photos in the media library will be shown as a list, highlighting a
photo will cause the file’s info and thumbnail displayed in a preview box
on the right side of the screen.
Photo Directory
Browse for photos by going through folders/directories
Leaf Folder View
All photos are organized into stacks based on their folder
Date View
All photos are organized into stacks based on their date
Albums
All photos are organized into stacks based on available albums
Go to Folder
Exit from the media library browser and go to the folder of the currently
highlighted photo.
Name
Sort photos by name
Recently Added
Sort photos by date/time added to the media library
Recently Played
Sort photos files by recently viewed
5.3.2 Photo Viewing Controls
While viewing photos, the following remote control commands are available:
Button
Description
PLAY/PAUSE
Press to view photo full screen
If Slide Show Timing is not set to Off, slideshow will start
STOP
Press to stop viewing photo full screen
PREV
Press to go to the previous photo.
NEXT
Press to go to the next photo.
ZOOM
When not viewing a slideshow, press to zoom in or out the image.
DISPLAY
Press to display information about the current photo.
Note: To play a slideshow, make sure that the Slide Timing setting in the option menu is not set
to OFF.
5.3.3 Photo Viewing Options
The option menu provides on-screen access to additional photo viewing options. To use the
subtitle menu, press the OPTION button while viewing a photo full screen.
Setting
Description
Slide Timing
Sets the time delay between photos in a slideshow
Slide Transition
Sets the transition effect between photos in a slideshow
Repeat Off
Select to set repeat to off
Repeat All
Select to repeat all photos in the media library
Shuffle Loop
Select to shuffle view all photos in the media library
Background Music
Select to set music for playback as background music during slideshow
6 File Browser
While the media library is easy and convenient to use, the file browser presents an alternate
way to browse and play media files. The file browser also contains additional functionalities not
available through the media library, such as file copying/deleting/renaming, and creation of
playlists. To access the file browser, select the File icon from the home screen. A list of available
storage devices types will be shown:
Select a storage device type and all available storage devices of the select type will be show.
The following image shows a case where there are two USB storage devices available:
Navigating through a storage device is similar to navigating the folders on a computer. While
using the file browser, the following remote control commands are available:
Button
Description
UP/DOWN/LEFT/RIGHT
Move the cursor to highlight files or folders
PREV/NEXT
Go to previous or next page
OK/ENTER
Enter the highlighted folder, or play the selected media file
RETURN
Return to the previous screen or exit from the current folder
OPTION
Display the additional operations menu (Please see below)
GREEN
Display the file operations menu (Please see below)
6.1.1 File Browsing Options
The option menu when browsing files provides access to additional browsing features and
capabilities. To access the option menu, press the OPTION button on the remote.
Setting
Description
Thumbnails
All files and folders will be shown as thumbnail icons.
List
All files and folders will be shown as a list.
Preview
All files and folders will be shown as a list, highlighting a file or folder will
cause the file’s info and thumbnail to be displayed in a preview box on
the right side of the screen.
All Media
The file browser will show all files media files on the storage device
Movies
The file browser will only show movie files found on the storage device
Photos
The file browser will only show photo files found on the storage device
Music
The file browser will only show music files found on the storage device
6.1.2 File Operations
The file browser has the capability to rename, copy, or delete files. It can also create music file
playlists and photo albums. To access the file operations menu, press the GREEN button on the
remote while highlighting a file or folder in file browser.
Setting
Description
Copy
Copy the highlighted file or folder – the user will be prompted to select
the destination location
Delete
Delete the highlighted file or folder
Move
Move the highlighted file or folder – the user will be prompted to select
the destination location
Rename
Rename the highlighted file or folder
Edit Playlist
If the highlighted file is a .M3U playlist file, it can be edited by selecting
this option, such as for deleting or adding songs.
Edit Photo Album
If the highlighted file is a photo album file, it can be edited by selecting
this option, such as for deleting or adding photos.
Multiple Select
Perform copy, delete, move, create playlist, or create photo album on
multiple files or folders.
6.1.3 Multi-File Operations
To perform file operations on multiple files, first press the GREEN button on the remote while
highlighting a file or folder in file browser, then select Multiple Select from the file operations
menu. The multi-file operations menu will display:
The multi-file operations menu has two sections, the right section is a file/folder browser box, the
left section shows files and fodders that have been selected. While in the multi-file operations
menu, the following remote control commands are available:
Button
Description
UP/DOWN
Move the cursor to highlight files or folders
LEFT/RIGHT
Switch between the left or right boxes of the menu
OK/ENTER
Enter the highlighted folder – to exit from the current folder,
highlight the “..” folder at the top – DO NOT press the RETURN
button.
PREV/NEXT
Go to previous or next page
PLAY/PAUSE
Add or remove the current file or folder from the list
STOP
Clears all files or folders from the file list
GREEN
Display the file operations menu (Please see below)
After adding the desired files or folders to the file list, press the GREEN button on the remote to
initiate multi-file operations.
Setting
Description
Copy
Copy the list of files or folders – the user will be prompted to select the
destination location
Delete
Delete the list of files or folders
Move
Move the list of files or folders – the user will be prompted to select the
destination location
Save Playlist
If the list of files or folders contains music files, they can be added
together into a new playlist. The user will be prompted to enter a name
for the playlist.
Save Photo Album
If the list of files or folders contains photos, they can be added together
into a new photo album. The user will be prompted to enter a name for
the album.
Once a playlist or album is created, it will be available in the media library for future use.
7 Troubleshooting
The following are some common questions and answers. If the following does not provide the
answer you are looking for, please check the FAQ section on http://content.miccastore.com to
see if any updated answers have been posted. You may also send an email to
support@miccastore.com for personalized help.
No video output, or distorted video on screen.
Most likely, the player has not been set to the correct output mode. To change the output mode
of the player, press the <TV System> button on the remote twice and wait 5 seconds. Each
time this is done, the player cycles to the next output mode. Repeat this for up to 10 times to
cycle through all of the available output modes. When the correct output mode is encountered,
the TV display will be correct.
How to update the player firmware in recovery mode.
If a firmware update fails or if the player shows strange or erratic behavior, its firmware might
have been corrupted. Please follow these steps exactly as described to perform a firmware reflash in recovery mode:
1. Re-download the firmware from http://content.miccastore.com/micca-mplay-hd
2. Unpack the firmware ZIP file and copy the “install.img” file onto an empty USB drive and
plug it into the media player.
3. Unplug the AC adapter from the back of the player.
4. While pressing and holding the power button on the front of the player, plug in the AC
adapter to the player.
5. Continue to hold the power button for 10 seconds and let go.
These steps puts the player into firmware recovery mode and will flash the firmware from the
USB drive. The recovery mode will take several minutes, during which your TV may not display
anything on the screen. When the update is finished, the player will automatically display the
initial setup screen on the TV.
Media library displays error message or does not scan.
If the media library displays an error message when accessed, or does not scan the drive for
updates, the library database might be corrupted. To fix this issue, connect the storage device to
a computer and delete the “.part” file, and the “.Theater” folder from the root directory of the
drive. Perform an error-checking scan on the device to fix any errors that may be on the drive.
Connect the device to the player and the media library should now be created without issues.
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