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Contents
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Welcome to Venue™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What you need to get started. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About the BurnRight System Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Getting to know the Venue window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Buying or renting videos from the video store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Watching videos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Finding videos in your library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing video information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Purchasing additional licenses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting parental controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rating videos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding notes to a video. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Deleting videos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Burning videos to disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making disc labels and inserts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Venue options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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In this guide
Welcome to Venue™
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What you need to get started
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About the BurnRight System Check
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Getting to know the Venue window
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Buying or renting videos from the video store
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Watching videos
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Finding videos in your library
21
Viewing video information
24
Purchasing additional licenses
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Setting parental controls
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Rating videos
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Adding notes to a video
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Using Venue
Deleting videos
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Burning videos to disc
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Making disc labels and inserts
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Setting Venue options
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Welcome to Venue™
Welcome to ! It’s never been easier to find, download, burn, and watch your favorite videos. Best of
all, you can do everything right from your computer—no trips to the video store, and no more
returns or late fees. Using , you can:
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Browse the video store to purchase and rent videos.
Where available, you can preview video trailers before you buy. Once you’ve made the decision
to rent or buy, videos begin to download right away.
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Play videos on your computer.
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Burn videos to a special, QFlix™-compatible disc, which you can then play on most set-top
DVD players.
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Organize the videos in your library for quick searching, playback, and burning.
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Optionally, depending on the version of the application you have installed, you may also be
able to use parental controls to filter the types of videos that appear in your Library.
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Print disc labels and inserts with just a few quick steps.
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What you need to get started
What you need to get started
To browse, download, watch, and burn videos, you need the following:
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To purchase videos in the video store, you need an account with the store. If you have an
existing account, you can use it. Otherwise, you can set up a new account. For more
information, see the video store online help.
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To download videos, you need sufficient free hard drive space. The amount of space needed
can vary between 3 GB and 5 GB.
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To burn videos to disc, you need a special QFlix-enabled recorder, as well as
QFlix media.
Note The BurnRight™ System Check will help to ensure that you have enough hard drive
space and a QFlix-compliant recorder. For more information, see About the BurnRight
System Check on page 13.
About burning videos to disc—file preparation
Before a video can be burned to disc, needs to prepare the file. This process can take a very long
time, often several hours. File preparation requires a lot of disc space, at least 5 GB for each video.
This is because a large temporary file is created. The temporary file will be deleted after the video is
burned to disc.
File preparation can take place as you download the video from the video store, or it may take place
just before you burn the file. Depending on the software version that you are running, and the store
from which you purchase videos, you may be able to choose when file preparation happens. In
most cases, preparation will happen automatically in the background while the file is downloading
from the video store.
For information about changing the default location for the temporary files, click Help or press F1
in the General Options dialog box. (Choose Tools > Options to change options.)
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About the BurnRight System Check
About the BurnRight System Check
The first time you start , the BurnRight™ System Check. The BurnRight System Check ensures that
your computer is properly configured to download, view, and burn videos. BurnRight
automatically checks for the following details:
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Do you have enough free space on the hard drive where videos are downloaded?
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Is your DVD recorder QFlix-compliant?
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Do you have an Internet connection?
To run this system test each time you start , select Run system check each time starts. Otherwise,
leave the check box empty. To start the BurnRight System check at any time, choose Tools > Run
BurnRight System Check.
For more information, click Help in the BurnRight System Check dialog box.
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Getting to know the Venue window
Getting to know the Venue window
This section describes the main areas of the window. This example shows the Posters view. For an
example of the Details view, see Sorting videos using the Details view on page 22.
Navigation pane
Browse
area
Parental controls
View Posters/Details
Search
Video Info
pane
Control Panel—Playback controls, status indicator, and Burn button
The Navigation pane
The Navigation pane has two parts: The Stores pane, and the My Library pane. This area lets you
select a video store, where you can browse for new videos to rent or buy. It also lets you find videos
that are already stored in your library.
The My Library pane lists several Smart Views, or categories of videos. From here, you can choose
to view all of your videos, or filter the view based on genre, director, actors, and so on.
To close the Stores pane or the My Library pane, click the arrow in the top right corner of the pane.
To hide the Navigation area, choose View > Show/Hide Navigation Pane.
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For more information about working with Smart Views, see Finding videos in your library on
page 21.
The Browse area
The Browse area has several different views, depending on what you select in the Navigation area. If
you select a video store, then the video store appears, and you can browse for new videos to rent or
buy.
If you select one of the Smart Views in your library, the videos in that Smart View appear in the
Browse area. For example, if you select the Rating Smart View, then you can view all of your videos,
grouped by rating.
When you are viewing videos in your library, you can view the video posters with detailed
information in the Video Information pane on the right, or you can view the video details in a
listed format. To change the view, click the Cover Art View or Details View button.
To add or remove columns in the Details view, choose View > Display Columns, and then select the
columns you want to show or hide. For more information about the Details view, see Sorting videos
using the Details view on page 22.
You can also sort your videos in the Browse area by title, the date videos were added to your
library, or by file size. To sort the videos, choose View > Sort By, and then choose the sort option
you prefer.
The Search tool
Use the search tool to quickly find videos in your library. To refine your search, you can choose to
search by only certain criteria, such as by video genre, or actor’s names. Search results are displayed
in the Browse area.
For more information, see Finding videos in your library on page 21.
The Control Panel
The Control panel contains playback, volume control, and Burn buttons. It also shows you the
status of activities such as video downloads or burning.
The Video Info pane
The Video Info pane shows you information about the video that is selected in your library, such as
the director’s name, year of release, lead actors, and so on. To close the Video Info pane and
expand the Browse area, click the arrow button in the top right corner of the pane, or choose View
> Show/Hide Video Info Pane.
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To view more information about the selected video, such as license information (for example, the
number of days remaining for a rental), click More Video Info in the Video Info pane. If you are in
the library Details view, you can also right-click a video, and then select More Video Info.
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Buying or renting videos from the video store
Buying or renting videos from the video store
You can rent or purchase videos from our partner video stores.The procedure below provides an
overview of the steps for a typical rental or purchase. The process may be slightly different
depending on the video store from which you select your videos.
Note For more information about browsing the store for videos, see the online Help
provided by the video store.
To buy or rent a video from a video store:
1
In the Navigation area, under Stores, select the video store.
2
If you are prompted to log in, enter your user name and password. Otherwise, continue with
step 3.
3
Select the video you want to rent or purchase.
4
Click Add to Cart.
Note If you are asked to select a video format, be sure to choose Windows Media Player
(WMP). Other file formats (such as RealPlayer) are not currently supported.
5
Click Continue Browsing if you want to select more videos. Otherwise, click Proceed to
Checkout.
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Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the rental or purchase transaction.
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Once the transaction is complete, you can return to your library. The Control Panel indicates
that the video is downloading, and the status bar displays the download progress.
You can also see the video status (for example, whether the video is ready to play) in either the
Details or Posters view. In the Details view, there is a Status column. In the Posters view, an
icon below the video poster shows the status.
You can start watching your video before the download is complete. Watch for the status to
change to Ready, and then click Play. For more information, see Watching videos on page 19.
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Note If you are buying the video to burn to disc, there may be occasional pauses during
playback.
When the download is complete, you can burn the video to disc if you have purchased a license
to do so. For more information, see Burning videos to disc on page 28.
To cancel, pause, or resume downloading:
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2
While you are downloading a video, choose one of the following options:
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To cancel the download, choose File > Cancel Download.
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To pause the download, choose File > Pause/Resume Download.
To resume a paused download, select the video in your library, and then choose File > Pause/
Resume Download.
Note Pausing or cancelling downloads in some video stores may affect all of the videos
currently downloading, not just the selected video. Similarly, selecting a paused video and
then File > Pause/Resume Download will also resume all downloads; however, the selected
video will resume downloading first.
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Watching videos
Watching videos
You can watch the videos that you have rented or purchased from the video store on your
computer. You can adjust the video size and select the viewing mode using the following buttons:
Video Size
View in Mini Mode
View full-screen
Switch to Normal Mode (Mini Mode only)
To watch a video in :
1
In your library, select the video you want to watch.
2
In the Control Panel, click Play, or right-click the video, and then choose Play.
3
To change the video screen size, click the Video Size button
and choose one of the
following options:
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50%
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100%
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200%
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To change the playback mode, choose one of the following buttons:
View in Mini Mode
View full-screen
Switch to Normal Mode (Mini Mode only)
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Use the following playback controls to view the video:
Return to
Library
Fast Reverse and
Fast Forward
Play or
Pause
Stop
Mute and
Volume
Previous/Next
Chapter
Note Click Fast Reverse or Fast Forward once, twice, three, or four times to increase the
speed to 2x, 4x, 8x, and 16x. Click again to return to 1x (normal speed).
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Finding videos in your library
Finding videos in your library
automatically sorts the videos in your library using SmartViews. You can quickly find any video by
selecting a SmartView, or by using the keyword search feature.
What are SmartViews?
SmartViews are categories of videos which are created automatically by to help you find any video
quickly. For example, there are SmartViews for videos that you have purchased and rented, and
there are also SmartViews for categories such as actors, directors, and video genre.
To find a video using SmartViews:
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In My Library, select a category (and subcategories, if applicable) from the list. For example:
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To view all of the videos in your library, select All Videos.
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To view all of the videos that you have purchased, select Purchases. To view all of the videos
that you have rented, select Rentals.
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To view all of the videos that star a particular actor or actress, select Actors, and then the
actor or actress’ name.
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Note Some SmartViews may be empty. For example, if you have not purchased any
videos, then the Purchases SmartView is empty.
The videos in the SmartView appear in the Browse area. You can view videos in either the Cover
Art or Details view. For more information, see The Browse area on page 15 and Sorting videos using
the Details view.
Note The list of SmartViews that appears in your version may be different from the
example shown above.
Sorting videos using the Details view
You can quickly find videos in your library in the Details view. The Details view lets you sort by any
heading, such as the video title. To sort videos, click a heading. To reverse the order in which videos
are displayed, click the heading again.
To add or remove columns in the Details view, choose View > Display Columns, and then select the
columns you want to show or hide.
Tip: You can also view more video information by holding your cursor over the rows. Video
information appears in a popup window.
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Using a keyword search
You can search in your library for videos using a keyword search, for example, part or all of the
video title, or the director’s name. In addition, you can apply a filter to your search to limit the
number of results. This is useful if you have a large number of videos in your library.
To use a keyword search:
1
In the Search for box in the top right corner of the Browse area, enter the word(s) you want to
search for.
2
Optional. Select a category in which to search for the word or date (for example, select Current
View, or Actors).
3
Click the Search button
.
Videos that match the search criteria appear in the Browse area. You can view videos in either the
Cover Art or Details view. For more information, see The Browse area on page 15.
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Viewing video information
Viewing video information
You can view file, content, and license details for the videos in your library.
To view video information:
1
In your library, if the Video Info pane is not already open, choose View > Video Info Pane to
open it.
2
Select a video in your library.
The basic information appears in the Video Info Pane.
3
For more information, click More Video Info.
The following information tabs are available:
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File: Details about the video such as file size and location, audio and video format, and so
on.
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Content: Information about the content of the video file, such as the title, director, lead
actors, genre, and so on.
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License: Information about your license for the video, such as the rental expiration dates,
or the number of times you can burn it to disc.
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Purchasing additional licenses
Purchasing additional licenses
Follow this procedure to purchase additional licenses for videos if the rental period has expired, or
if you have burned the maximum allowed number of copies.
To purchase additional licenses:
1
In your library, select the video you want to purchase a license for.
2
Choose File > Purchase Additional Licenses.
The video store from which you originally purchased the video appears.
3
Follow the instructions on the video store Web site to complete the purchase.
Setting parental controls
Parental controls let you select which videos will appear in the library, based on the video rating
from the video store. You can choose, for example, to only show videos with G or PG ratings.
Videos with more restrictive ratings (such as PG-13 or R) will be hidden.
To set parental controls:
1
Choose Tools > Set Parental Controls.
The Parental Controls options appear in the Browse area.
2
Select the videos to show, based on their rating from the video store (for example, G, PG or
PG-13). You may be asked to log in to your account.
After you make your selection and return to your video library, only videos with appropriate
ratings appear. If you select a SmartView that contains hidden videos, a message appears,
telling you how many videos are hidden.
3
To view the hidden videos, choose Tools > Set Parental Controls again, and choose a less
restrictive setting.
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Rating videos
Rating videos
Adding a rating to your videos allows you to view videos in your library based on your star rating.
For example, you can choose to view all of the videos that you gave a rating of 5 stars.
To rate videos:
1
In your library, select the video you want to rate.
2
Choose Tools > My Rating.
3
Select the rating to apply to the video (for example, 4 Stars).
Adding notes to a video
Notes are simply comments that you can add for your own reference, which appear in the Video
Info pane.
To add your notes to the video information:
1
In your library, if the Video Info pane is not already open, choose View > Video Info Pane to
open it.
2
Select a video in your library.
3
In the Video Info Pane, enter your notes about the video in the My Notes area.
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Deleting videos
Deleting videos
Follow this procedure to delete videos from your library and hard disk.
To delete videos:
1
In your library, select the video you want to delete.
2
Choose File > Delete.
The Delete Video dialog appears, asking how you want to delete the video. You have the
following options:
3
■
Remove only the Windows Media file from your hard drive. This will free up disk space,
but will leave the cover art and video information in your library. You will not be able to
watch the video, but you can quickly purchase or rent it again by right-clicking the movie
in your library.
■
Delete the video files and all cover art and video information.
Select one of the options from the Delete Video dialog, and then click OK to confirm that you
want to delete the video.
The video is deleted from your library and your hard disk.
Note If the video you are deleting has been prepared for burning to disc, but not yet
burned, more options are presented. You can also delete the large temporary file that was
created during the preparation process.
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Burning videos to disc
Burning videos to disc
You can burn your videos to a DVD disc, which you can then play on most set-top DVD players.
To burn videos to disc, you’ll need a special QFlix-compliant recorder, as well as QFlix media.
Note The BurnRight™ System Check will help to ensure that you have enough hard drive
space and a QFlix-compliant recorder. For more information, see About the BurnRight
System Check on page 13.
Depending on the type of license you purchased, or the store from which you purchased the video,
there may be a limit to the number of burns and burn attempts you are allowed. In most cases, you
can burn one copy of the video. If a burn attempt is not successful, you will be able to try again a
limited number of times. If you cannot burn the disc successfully in the number of attempts
allowed, contact customer support for assistance.
About burning videos to disc—file preparation
Before a video can be burned to disc, needs to prepare the file. This process can take a very long
time, often several hours. File preparation requires a lot of disc space, at least 5 GB for each video.
This is because a large temporary file is created. The temporary file will be deleted after the video is
burned to disc.
File preparation can take place as you download the video from the video store, or it may take place
just before you burn the file. Depending on the version of that you are running, and the store
from which you purchase videos, you may be able to choose when file preparation happens. In
most cases, preparation will happen automatically in the background while the file is downloading
from the video store. If not, the burn process may take several hours as the file is prepared before
burning begins.
For information about changing the default location for the temporary files, click Help or press F1
in the General Options dialog box. (Choose Tools > Options to change options.)
To burn a video to disc:
1
In the Browse area, select the video you want to burn to disc.
Note Make sure that the video’s status is Ready to Burn.
2
In the Control Panel, click the Burn button (or choose File > Burn).
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A confirmation message appears asking you to confirm that you want to burn the video using
the selected recorder.
3
Optional. To select a different recorder, click Options, and then select the recorder you want to
use to burn the disc.
For more information, click Help in the Burn Options dialog box.
4
Optional. If you want to create a disc label or case insert while the disc burns, select Print
label(s).
5
Click Yes, burn now to confirm that you want to burn the video.
begins burning the video to disc. The progress of the burn appears in the Control panel.
When the burn is complete, a message appears.
While the disc is burning, you can create a disc label or case insert. For more information, see
Making disc labels and inserts on page 30.
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Making disc labels and inserts
Making disc labels and inserts
When you purchase a video from the video store, the video poster and cover art is automatically
downloaded to your computer. This means that you can create a professional-looking disc label
and case insert in just a few quick steps.
To create disc labels and inserts:
1
Choose one of the following ways to start Express Labeler:
■
Choose Tools > Create DVD Labels and Case Inserts.
■
When you are starting to burn a video to disc, in the Burn Confirmation dialog box, select
Print label(s).
Once the burn process begins, the Select Label Type dialog box appears.
2
Choose a layout to print. The layouts that appear may vary depending on the video art that is
available. Some examples are:
■
DVD (label)
■
DVD Case
■
DVD Booklet
■
Slim Case Insert
Note You can select one layout at a time to print. If there is more than one layout
available, you can return to the Select Layout Type dialog to print more labels and inserts.
3
Click Next to continue.
The Print dialog box appears, showing a preview of the label or insert. For help with printing,
click the Help button in the Print dialog box.
4
Click OK to print the label and/or insert.
Setting Venue options
To set options, such as playback and video size options, choose Tools > Options.
For detailed information about the available options and settings, click the Help button in the
Options dialog box.
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Index
A
about
the BurnRight System Check 13
Venue 11
adding
notes about videos 26
adjusting
video size 19
B
burning
videos to disc 28
videos, preparing 12, 28
BurnRight System Check
about 13
buying
videos from the video store 17
C
cancelling
video downloads 18
changing
video size 19
creating labels 30
D
deleting
videos from the library 27
disc inserts
creating 30
discs 30
creating inserts 30
downloading videos
required hard drive space 12
F
fast forward
using 20
fast reverse
using 20
file preparation
and hard drive space 12, 28
Index
H
P
hard drive space
required for file preparation 12, 28
required for video downloads 12
keywords
using in Venue 23
using to find videos 23
parental controls
setting 25
pausing
video downloads 18
playback controls
in Venue 20
using fast forward 20
using fast reverse 20
purchasing
licenses for videos 25
L
Q
labels
creating for discs 30
license information
viewing for videos 24
licenses
purchasing for videos 25
QFlix
required recorder and media 12
K
M
My Library
deleting videos from 27
description 14
My Rating
adding to video information 26
N
notes
adding for videos 26
R
rating
videos 26
ratings
hiding restricted videos 25
renting
videos from the video store 17
requirements
for Venue 12
hard drive space 12
QFlix 12
video store account 12
resuming
video downloads 18
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S
searching
using keywords 23
setting
parental controls 25
size
adjusting video size in Venue 19
SmartViews
description 21
in Venue 21
using to find videos 21
U
user notes
adding for videos 26
rating 26
renting from the video store 17
restricting views based on rating 25
resuming downloads 18
viewing license information 24
viewing video information 24
watching on your computer 19
viewing
video information 24
W
watching videos
on your computer 19
playback controls 20
using fast forward 20
using fast reverse 20
V
Venue
about 11
system requirements 12
video information
adding My Rating 26
viewing 24
videos
adjusting the video size 19
burning to disc using Venue 28
buying from the video store 17
cancelling downloads 18
deleting 27
finding using keywords 23
finding using SmartViews 21
pausing downloads 18
preparing to burn to disc 12, 28
purchasing additional licenses 25
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