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User manual
Contents
1 Important safety information
General maintenance
Recycling the product
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2 Your new player
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What's in the box
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PC software loaded on the player
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Files loaded on the player
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Overview8
Controls8
Home screen
8
Lock/unlock the keys
9
Screen on/off
9
SafeSound9
Adjust the volume
9
3 Get started
11
Charge power
11
Switch the player on or off
11
Automatic standby and shut-down 11
4Music
12
Transfer music to the player
12
Find music on the player
12
Find music by song information
12
Find music by playlist
12
Find music by file folder
12
Superscroll12
Play music
13
Play from the same collection
13
Select play options
13
Playlists13
Add songs to a playlist-on-the-go 13
Remove songs from a playlist-onthe-go13
Delete songs from the player
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5Audiobooks
Sync audio books to the player
Install AudibleManager on the PC
Download audiobooks to the PC
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Sync to the player
Find audiobooks on the player
Play audiobooks
Use bookmarks
Delete audiobooks from the player
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6Videos
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7Pictures
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8 FM radio
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9Recordings
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10 Text reader
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11 Folder view
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Transfer videos to the player
Find videos on the player
Play videos
Select brightness
Delete videos from the player
Add pictures to the player
Find pictures on the player
View pictures
Start a slideshow
Select play options
Delete pictures from the player
Tune in to radio stations
Listen through the speaker
Store preset stations
Make recordings
Record audio/voices
Record from the FM radio
Listen to recordings
Delete recordings from the player
Upload your recordings to a computer
Add text files to the player
Find text files on the player
Read text files
Delete recordings from the player
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12Settings
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Play mode
25
Sound settings
25
SafeSound25
Sleep timer
25
Display settings
25
Backlight timer
26
Screensaver26
Slideshow settings
26
Language26
PC connection preference
26
Information26
Format device
27
Factory settings
27
CD installer
27
13 Sync with PC media library
through Philips Songbird
Install Philips Songbird
Collect media files from the PC
Set the watch folder
Import media files
Get contents from online sources
Search online
Create playlists in Philips Songbird
Create a playlist
Generate LikeMusic playlists
Save the play queue as a playlist
Manage media files in Philips Songbird
Edit metadata
Get album artwork
Remove media files from the library
Sync the player with Philips Songbird
Select auto or manual sync
Auto sync
Manual sync
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14 Update the firmware through
Philips Songbird
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15 Repair the player through Philips
Songbird
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16 Technical data
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System requirements
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Need help?
Please visit
www.philips.com/welcome
where you can access a full set of supporting
materials such as the user manual, the latest
software updates, and answers to frequently
asked questions.
1 Important safety
information
General maintenance
The translation of this document is for
reference only.
In the event of any inconsistency between the
English version and the translated version, the
English version shall prevail.
Caution
•
•
Store in a place where temperature is
always between -20 and 45ºC (-4 to
113ºF).
Battery life may be shortened in low
temperature conditions.
Replacement parts/accessories:
Visit www.philips.com/support to order
replacement parts/accessories.
Hearing Safety
A pleine puissance, l’écoute prolongée du
baladeur peut endommager l’oreille de
l’utilisateur.
•• To avoid damage or malfunction:
•• Use only power supplies listed in the user manual.
•• Do not expose the product to excessive heat caused
by heating equipment or direct sunlight.
•• Do not drop the product or allow objects to fall on
your player.
•• Do not allow the product to be submerged in
water. Do not expose headphone socket or battery
compartment to water, as water entering the set may
cause major damage.
•• Active mobile phones in the vicinity may cause
interference.
•• Back up your files. Ensure that you retain the original
files you have downloaded to your device. Philips is not
responsible for any loss of data if the product becomes
damaged or not readable / legible.
•• Manage (transfer, delete, etc.) your music files only with
the supplied music software to avoid problems.
•• Do not use any cleaning agents containing alcohol,
ammonia, benzene, or abrasives as these may harm the
product.
•• Batteries (battery pack or batteries installed) shall not
be exposed to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or
the like.
•• Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type.
About operating and storage temperatures
• Operate in a place where temperature is
always between 0 and 45ºC (32 to 113ºF)
Warning
•• To prevent possible hearing damage, do not listen at
high volume levels for long periods.
The maximum output voltage of the player is
not greater than 150 mV.
Wide band characteristic voltage WBCV:>=
75 mV
Modifications
Modifications not authorized by the
manufacturer may void user's authority to
operate the product.
Copyright information
All other brands and product names are
trademarks of their respective companies or
organizations.
Unauthorized duplication of any recordings
whether downloaded from the Internet or
made from audio CDs is a violation of copyright
laws and international treaties.
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The making of unauthorized copies of copyprotected material, including computer
programs, files, broadcasts and sound
recordings, may be an infringement of
copyrights and constitute a criminal offense.
This equipment should not be used for such
purposes.
The Windows Media and the Windows logo are
registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation
in the United States and/or other countries.
Be responsible! Respect copyrights.
Philips respects the intellectual property of
others, and we ask our users to do the same.
Multimedia content on the internet may have
been created and/or distributed without the
original copyright owner's authorization.
Copying or distributing unauthorized content
may violate copyright laws in various countries
including yours.
Compliance with copyright laws remains your
responsibility.
The recording and transfer to the portable
player of video streams downloaded to your
computer is intended only for use with public
domain or properly licensed content. You
may only use such content for your private,
non-commercial use and shall respect eventual
copyright instructions provided by the copyright
owner of the work. Such instruction may
state that no further copies shall be made.
Video streams may include copy protection
technology that prohibits further copying. For
such situations the recording function will not
work and you will be notified with a message.
Data logging
Philips is committed to improving the quality
of your product and enhancing the Philips user
experience. To understand the usage profile of
this device, this device logs some info / data to
the non-volatile memory region of the device.
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These data are used to identify and detect
any failures or problems you as a user may
experience while using the device. The data
stored, for example, will be the duration of
playback in music mode, duration of playback
in turner mode, how many times battery low
was encountered, etc. The data stored do not
reveal the content or media used on the device
or the source of downloads. The data stored on
the device are retrieved and used ONLY if the
user returns the device to the Philips service
center and ONLY to simplify error detection
and prevention. The data stored shall be made
available to user on user’s first request.
© 2009, Xiph.Org Foundation
Redistribution and use in source and binary
forms, with or without modification, are
permitted provided that the following
conditions are met:
• Redistributions of source code must retain
the above copyright notice, this list of
conditions and the following disclaimer.
• Redistributions in binary form must
reproduce the above copyright notice,
this list of conditions and the following
disclaimer in the documentation and/
or other materials provided with the
distribution.
• Neither the name of the Xiph.
org Foundation nor the names of its
contributors may be used to endorse
or promote products derived from this
software without specific prior written
permission.
This software is provided by the copyright
holders and contributors "as is" and any express
or implied warranties, including, but not limited
to, the implied warranties of merchantability and
fitness for a particular purpose are disclaimed.
In no event shall the foundation or contributors
be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental,
special, exemplary, or consequential damages
(including, but not limited to, procurement of
substitute goods or services; loss of use, data,
or profits; or business interruption) however
caused and on any theory of liability, whether
in contract, strict liability, or tort (including
negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out
of the use of this software, even if advised of
the possibility of such damage
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Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to
any person obtaining a copy of this software
and associated documentation files (the
"Software"), to deal in the Software without
restriction, including without limitation the rights
to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute,
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THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS",
WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
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OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN
ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR
OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR
IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE
OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE
SOFTWARE.
When you see the crossed-out wheel bin
symbol attached to a product, it means the
product is covered by the European Directive
2002/96/EC:
Never dispose of your product with other
household waste. Please inform yourself about
the local rules on the separate collection of
electrical and electronic products. The correct
disposal of your old product helps prevent
potentially negative consequences on the
environment and human health.
Warning
•• Removal of the built-in battery invalidates the warranty
and can destroy the product.
•• The following removal and disposal instructions are
steps that are to be performed at the end of the
product's life only.
Your product contains a built-in rechargeable
battery covered by the European Directive
2006/66/EC, which cannot be disposed of with
normal household waste.
To safeguard the functionality and safety of
your product, take your product to an official
collection point or service center where a
professional can remove the battery as shown:
Recycling the product
Your product is designed and manufactured
with high quality materials and components,
which can be recycled and reused.
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Notice for the European Union
This product complies with the radio
interference requirements of the European
Union.
Please inform yourself about the local rules on
separate collection of batteries. The correct
disposal of batteries helps prevent potentially
negative consequences on the environment and
human health.
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2 Your new player
Note
•• The images serve as reference only. Philips reserves the
right to change color/design without notice.
What's in the box
Make sure that you have received the following
items:
Player
PC software loaded on the player
ARIAZ comes with the following PC software:
• Philips Songbird (helps you update the
firmware of the player, and manage your
media library on a PC and the player).
To getPhilips Songbirdonline,
• On your PC, go to www. philips.com/
Songbird or www.philips.com/support.
Files loaded on the player
Earphones
The following files are loaded on ARIAZ:
• User manual
• Frequently asked questions
USB cable
Quick start guide
Philips GoGear audio player
Quick start guide
Safety and Warranty sheet
Safety and Warranty
Before using your set:
Check out details inside this booklet
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/
• on the list of options:
Press: Skip to the previous/next option
Press and hold: Show the initial of
current option in a list of options that
are sorted by alphabet
• on the play screen:
Press: Increase/decrease the volume
Press and hold: Increase/decrease the
volume quickly
/
• on the play screen:
Press: Skip to the next/previous file
Press and hold: Fast forward or rewind
within current file
Overview
Controls
j
a
b
c
d
h
• USB connector for power charging and
data transfer
i RESET
• Press the hole by using the tip of a
ball pen when the screen does not
respond to the pressing of keys
j
i
a
h
g f e
• Press and hold: Switch the player on
or off
• Press: Select options, or start/pause/
resume play
b Speaker
c Display
d
e
/
• Press: Show options menu
• Press and hold: Lock/unlock all buttons
• 3.5-mm headphone connector
f MIC
• Microphone
g
/
/
/
• Navigation buttons
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• Press: Back one level
• Press and hold: Return to the Home
screen
Home screen
Menu
Mode
Music
Video
Pictures
FM radio
To
play audio files
watch videos
view pictures
tune in to the FM radio;
record from the FM
radio
Recordings create or listen to
recordings
Folder view view files in folders
Text reader read text files
Settings
customize the settings
of ARIAZ
Navigate from the Home screen
•
From the Home screen, you can access
functional menus by pressing the navigation
buttons
/
/
/
and .
• To go back to to previous screens, press
repeatedly; or, press and hold
to return
to the Home screen.
Switch between the Home screen and play
screen
On the Home screen,
During music play or radio play,
• Press and select [Now playing]
or[Last played].
On the play screen,
• Press and hold .
Select a theme
To select a theme for the display,
• On the Home screen, press and
select [Theme].
Then, the estimate is compared against the
reference levels² of sound pressure. As a result,
icons of different colors can be displayed to
indicate status of sound pressure and the levels
of risks to hearing damage.
Level of sound
pressure
more than 90
decibels
85 to 90 decibels
80 to 85 decibels
safe
Maximum duration
30 minutes a day
2 hours a day
5 hours a day
more than 5 hours
a day
Tip
•• ¹The methodology is based on European norm (503321/2).
Lock/unlock the keys
When the player is on, use the lock to prevent
accidental operation.
• Press and hold / to lock or unlock the
keys.
»» All buttons except the volume keys are
locked and a lock icon is displayed.
Screen on/off
To save power, the screen switches off
automatically after the pre-defined time
duration if
• no new action is taken on ARIAZ; and
• a value is selected in > [Display
settings] > [Backlight timer].
To exit the power-saving mode
• Press any key.
SafeSound
With the earphones, SafeSound allows you to
listen to music in a safe way.
When you listen to music through the
earphones, the sound pressure on your
ears is estimated¹ based on the electrical
characteristics of the player and earphones.
•• ²The reference levels come from the minimum
requirement for health and safety that the European
directive 2003/10/EC provides for the noises exposed
to individuals.
Use the SafeSound
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2
3
Make sure that you have plugged the
earphones into the player.
On the music play screen, press and
select [Sound settings] > SafeSound.
Select the SafeSound options.
Tip
•• For the information about SafeSound options, see
'SafeSound' (see 'SafeSound' on page 25).
Adjust the volume
•
On the play screen, press
/ .
»» When you reach the high volume level,
a pop-up screen is displayed.
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•
•
To continue to increase the volume, select
[Yes].
To exit, select [No].
»» You return to the previous volume
level.
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all settings and switches off within 60
seconds.
Note
•• Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge
Charge power
ARIAZ has a built-in battery that can be
charged through the USB port of a computer.
Connect ARIAZ to a PC by using the USB
cable.
cycles. Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by
use and settings.
•• The charging animation stops and the icon is
displayed when the charging process is completed.
To conserve battery power and increase the
play time, do the following on ARIAZ:
• Set the backlight timer to a low value
(go to > [Display settings] >
[Backlight timer]).
Switch the player on or off
Press and hold
on or off.
until the player is switched
Automatic standby and shut-down
The player has an automatic standby and shutdown feature that can save battery power.
After 5 minutes in idle mode (no play, no
button is pressed), the player switches off.
Note
•• When you connect ARIAZ to a computer, you are
briefly prompted to select: [Charge & transfer] or
[Charge & play]. If no option is selected, [Charge &
transfer] applies.
•• To play ARIAZ when you charge power, select [Charge
& play].
Battery level indication
The display indicates the approximate levels of
the battery status as follows:
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
»» A flashing battery screen indicates that
the battery is low. The player saves
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4Music
Transfer music to the player
You can transfer your PC media library to
ARIAZ in the following ways:
• Sync through Philips Songbird (see
'Sync with PC media library through
Philips Songbird' on page 28);
With the media management software,
you can access online music stores,
create playlists, or edit your media
collection by metadata or ID3 tag.
• Drag and drop media files in Windows
Explorer.
By doing so, you can organize your
media collection by file folder.
To drag and drop music files in Windows
Explorer,
1
2
3
Connect ARIAZ to a PC.
Find music by playlist
In > [Playlists], find the playlist that you
transfer from the PC media library.
On the PC, under My Computer or
Computer,
• select ARIAZ, and create file folders.
Find music by file folder
On the PC, drag and drop media files to
the file folders on ARIAZ.
• Alternatively, drag and drop file folders
from the PC to ARIAZ.
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2
Find music on the player
After you sync the player with your PC media
library, find the music on the player.
Find music by song information
In , songs are sorted by metadata or ID3 tag
under different collections: [All songs], [Artists],
[Album art], [Albums], or [Genres].
[All songs]
• Songs are sorted by song title in
alphabetical order.
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[Artists]
• Songs are sorted by artist in alphabetical
order;
• Under each artist, songs are sorted by
album in alphabetical order.
[Album art]
• Thumbnails of album art are listed for
albums in alphabetical order.
[Albums]
• Songs are sorted by album in alphabetical
order.
[Genres]
• Songs are sorted by genre, such as pop,
rock.
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In , find music by file folder.
To organize music files by file folder,
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Connect ARIAZ to a PC.
On the PC, under My Computer or
Computer,
• select ARIAZ, and create file folders.
On the PC, drag and drop music files to
the file folders on the ARIAZ.
• Alternatively, drag and drop file folders
from the PC to ARIAZ.
Superscroll
In a list of options that are sorted by alphabet,
Superscroll allows you to browse the options
by initial.
• Press and hold
/
to start
Superscroll.
»» On the screen, you can see the
initials of current options.
Alive
ive
1
2
A
our LLife
ifee
Alll o
off Y
Your
Argentina
rgentina
On the play screen, press
[Play mode].
and select
In [Play music from…], select [All songs].
Press .
Select play options
On the play screen, press to select play
options, such as play mode, sound settings, and
sleep timer (see 'Settings' on page 25).
Play music
You can start play from a song, or play an entire
album or artist.
To start play from a song,
1
2
Select a song.
Press
to start play.
»» Play starts from current song.
On the play screen,
• Press
to pause and resume play.
• To go to the previous screen, press
»» The play screen returns a few
seconds later.
.
»» On the play screen, you can see
the file information and play status.
To adjust the volume,
• On the play screen, press
/ .
To select a music file on the play screen,
• Repeatedly press
/ .
To rewind or fast forward within current song,
• On the play screen, press and hold
/ .
Play from the same collection
During the song play, you can switch to a
collection the same as that of current song.
1
2
On the play screen, press
[Play mode].
Playlists
On the players, you can find the following
playlists:
• playlists that you transfer from the PC
media library;
• three playlists-on-the-go for you to add
songs on the player.
Add songs to a playlist-on-the-go
To add current song,
1
2
3
To play all the songs on the player,
On the list of songs or play screen,
• press and select [Add to playlist].
Select a playlist-on-the-go. Press .
»» You save current song to the playlist.
To add an album or artist,
1
2
3
and select
In [Play music from…], select [… this
artist], [… this album], or [… this genre].
Press .
»» You start to play current artist,
album, or genre.
Select or play a song.
Select an album or artist.
On the list of albums or artists,
• press and select [Add to playlist].
Select a playlist-on-the-go. Press .
»» You save the album or artist to the
playlist.
Remove songs from a playlist-on-thego
Remove current song from a playlist
1
2
On the play screen, press
from Playlist].
> [Remove
Select a playlist-on-the-go. Press
.
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»» You remove current song from the
selected playlist.
Remove all the songs in a playlist
1
2
Select [Playlists] > [Clear playlist].
Select a playlist-on-the-go. Press .
»» You remove all the songs from the
playlist.
Delete songs from the player
To delete a song,
1
2
3
Select or play a song.
On the list of songs or play screen,
• press and select [Delete].
Select [Yes].
»» Current song is deleted from the
player.
To delete an artist or album,
1
2
3
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Select an artist or album.
On the list of artists or albums,
• press and select [Delete].
Select [Yes].
»» Current artist or album is deleted from
the player.
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2
3
Go to > [Audiobooks] to play books in
audio formats that you have downloaded from
www.audible.com.
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Sync audio books to the
player
From www.audible.com, download and install
the AudibleManager software on your PC.
Through the software, you can
• download audiobooks from www.
audible.com to your PC library of
audio books;
• sync the audiobooks to your player.
Install AudibleManager on the PC
1
2
3
Connect your PC to the Internet.
Launch AudibleManager on your PC.
On AudibleManager, click the My Library
Online button to connect to www.audible.
com.
Select and download audio books:
• Log in to your account with www.
audible.com;
• Download audio books in the format
of or .
»» The downloaded books are
automatically added to your library
on AudibleManager.
Sync to the player
1
2
3
Launch AudibleManager on your PC.
Connect the player to the PC. Wait till the
player is recognized by AudibleManager.
On AudibleManager, click Add to Device.
• The first time you connect the player
to AudibleManager, activate the player
as prompted.
From www.audible.com, download the
AudibleManager software for MP3/ MP4
players.
Install the software on your PC:
• On the setup screen, select Philips
GoGear (selected models) from the
drop-down list of listening devices;
• Follow onscreen instructions to
complete the installation.
Download audiobooks to the PC
1
Connect your PC to the Internet.
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To check the audio books transferred to the
player,
See the player pane on AudibleManager.
• If necessary, click Refresh Device.
Use bookmarks
On an audiobook, you can add up to 10
bookmarks to the play time. Start play from the
bookmarked play time as needed.
To add a bookmark,
Find audiobooks on the
player
1
2
In > [Audiobooks], audiobook files are
organized by book title or author.
[Books]
• Books are sorted by book title in
alphabetical order.
[Authors]
• Books are sorted by author in
alphabetical order.
To delete a bookmark,
• On the play screen, press and select
[Bookmarks] > [Delete bookmark].
Select an option.
»» You remove the play time from the
list of bookmarks.
Select a book.
Press
to start play.
»» On the play screen, you can see
the book information and play
status.
To resume the last played book,
• In [Audiobooks], select [Resume
[book name]].
On the play screen,
• Press
to pause and resume play.
• To go to the previous screen, press
To select the play speed during play,
• On the play screen, press >
[Playback speed]. Select an option.
To skip titles or sections during play,
1
2
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Delete audiobooks from the
player
.
On the play screen, press > [Navigation
mode]. Select [Titles] or [Section].
On the play screen, press
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/
.
Select a location.
»» Current play time is added to the
location in the list of bookmarks.
To play from a bookmarked play time,
• On the play screen, press and select
[Bookmarks] > [Go to bookmark].
Select an option.
»» Play starts from the selected play
time.
Play audiobooks
1
2
On the play screen, press and select
[Bookmarks] > [Add bookmark].
• On the play screen, press > [Delete
Audiobook].
»» Current audiobook is deleted from
the player.
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Delete videos from the player
Transfer videos to the player
1
2
Transfer videos from your PC media library to
the player.
Select or play a video.
On the list of videos or play screen,
• press and select [Delete video].
»» Current video is deleted from the
player.
Find videos on the player
Find videos by file name
• Go to .
»» Videos are listed by file name in
alphabetical order.
Find videos by file folder
• Go to .
»» Videos are organized by file folder
as on the PC.
Play videos
1
2
Select a video.
Press
to start play.
»» The video plays in the landscape view.
On the play screen,
• Press
to pause and resume play.
To select a video file on the play screen,
• Repeatedly press
/ .
To rewind or fast forward within current
video,
• On the play screen, press and hold
/ .
Select brightness
1
2
3
On the play screen, press
[Brightness].
Press
/
Press
.
and select
to select an option.
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7Pictures
Add pictures to the player
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Connect ARIAZ to a computer.
On the PC, under My Computer or
Computer,
• select ARIAZ, and create file folders.
View pictures
• Select a picture. Press
to view the
picture in full screen.
»» The picture is displayed in the
landscape view.
On the play screen,
• Press
/
to rotate the picture.
• Press
/
to select a picture.
Start a slideshow
On the PC, drag and drop files to the file
folders on ARIAZ.
• Alternatively, drag and drop file folders
from the PC to ARIAZ.
• When you view pictures in full screen,
press
to start a slideshow.
»» Pictures play one by one.
Select play options
On the play screen, press
options:
[Brightness]
[Backlight
timer]
to select play
Select the brightness of the
screen.
Select a value. After the selected
time duration, the screen
switches off automatically.
In [Slideshow settings], select your options for
slideshow:
[Time per
slide]
[Repeat]
Find pictures on the player
Find pictures by file name
• Go to .
»» Pictures are listed by file name in
alphabetical order.
Find pictures by file folder
• Go to .
»» Pictures are organized by file folder
as on the PC.
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[Shuffle]
Select the time interval between
two slides.
Play pictures in current folder
repeatedly.
Play pictures in current folder in
random order.
Delete pictures from the
player
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2
Select or play a picture.
On the list of pictures or play screen,
• press and select [Delete picture].
»» Current picture is deleted from
the player.
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8 FM radio
Note
•• Plug in the supplied earphones when you tune in to
Manual tune
To search for a frequency or station,
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radio stations. The earphones double as antenna. For
better reception, move the earphone cable in different
directions.
On the play screen, press
[Manual tune].
and select
Press and hold
or
.
»» You tune in to the next station
from current frequency.
• For fine tuning, press
repeatedly.
or
Tune in to radio stations
Listen through the speaker
Auto tune
The first time you go to , start Auto tune
to search for stations as prompted. Up to 30
stations are stored as presets.
On the list of preset stations,
• Press
or
repeatedly to select a
preset station. Press
to start play.
To select a preset on the play screen,
• Press
or
repeatedly.
Alternatively,
• Press and select [Presets].
»» The list of presets is displayed.
You can listen to the radio through the speaker
or earphones.
To play through the speaker or earphones,
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2
On the play screen, press
Channel out.
and select
Select [Speaker] or Headphones.
To mute or unmute the radio play,
• On the play screen, press .
Store preset stations
On ARIAZ, you can store up to 30 preset
stations.
1
2
3
Tune in to a radio station.
On the play screen, press
[Save to preset].
and select
Press
or
to select a location in the
list of presets. Press .
»» Current station is saved to the location.
To remove current preset station,
1
2
Tip
•• When you move to a new place (such as a new city or
country), restart auto tune for better reception. On the
play screen, press
and select [Auto tune].
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On the play screen, press
[Remove preset].
and select
Select [Yes].
»» Current station is removed from the
list of presets.
9Recordings
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4
Make recordings
With ARIAZ, you can record:
• voices or audio through the built-in
microphone; or
• radio programs when the radio plays on
the player.
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In , select [Start voice recording].
»» Recording screen appears.
Ensure that the microphone is close to the
sound source to be recorded.
Select [Yes] to save the recording.
»» Recordings are saved to >
[Recordings library] > [FM radio
recordings]. (Filename format:
FMRECXXX.MP3, where XXX is the
recording number that is generated
automatically.)
Note
•• The feature of FM radio recording is available with
some versions only. Refer to the onscreen menu of the
player to find out which features are available to you.
Record audio/voices
1
Press
to toggle between pause and
record. Press
to stop.
Listen to recordings
1
2
In > [Recordings library], select a
recording.
Press
to start play.
To select a file on the play screen,
• Repeatedly press
/ .
To rewind or fast forward within current file,
• On the play screen, press and hold
/ .
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4
Press
to toggle between pause and
record. Press
to stop.
Select [Yes] to save the recording.
»» Recordings are saved to >
[Recordings Library] > [Voice
recordings].(Filename format:
VOICEXXX.MP3, where XXX is the
recording number that is generated
automatically.)
Record from the FM radio
1
2
In , tune in to a radio station.
Delete recordings from the
player
1
2
Select or play a recording.
On the list of recordings or play screen,
• press and select [Delete].
»» Current recording is deleted from
the player.
To delete all the recordings on the player,
• In > [Recordings library], select a
recordings library. Select [Delete all].
On the play screen, press and select
[Start FM radio recording].
»» You start recording from the FM radio.
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Upload your recordings to a
computer
1
2
3
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Connect ARIAZ to a computer.
On the PC, under My Computer or
Computer,
• select ARIAZ;
• in ARIAZ, select recordings in
Recordings > Voice or FM.
Drag and drop the recording files to a
location on the PC.
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You can read text files (.txt files) on the player.
Add text files to the player
1
2
3
Connect ARIAZ to a computer.
On the PC, under My Computer or
Computer,
• select ARIAZ, and create file folders.
On the PC, drag and drop files to the file
folders on the ARIAZ.
• Alternatively, drag and drop file folders
from the PC to ARIAZ.
Read text files
1
2
3
Select a text file.
Press
to start play.
On the play screen,
• Press
or
to turn over pages;
• Press
or
to scroll up or down.
To increase or decrease the font size,
• On the play screen, press to select
an option.
Delete recordings from the
player
1
2
Select or play a text file.
On the list of text files or play screen,
• press and select [Delete].
»» Current text file is deleted from
the player.
Find text files on the player
Find text files in the file list
• From the Home screen, select .
»» A list of text files is displayed.
»» The text files are sorted by file
folder in alphabetical order.
Find text files by file folder
• In , select file folders and files as you
organize them on the PC.
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11Folder view
Go to to view and play media files from the
media library on the player.
Music: for music files that you sync to the player
through Philips Songbird;
Video: for video files that you sync to the player
through Philips Songbird;
Playlists: for playlists that you sync to the player,
and the playlists-on-the-go that you create on
the player;
SERVICE: for the audiobooks that you sync to
the player through AudibleManager;
Recordings: for voice or *FM recordings that
you make on the player.
To find files transferred in Windows Explorer,
• Locate the files as you have organized
in Windows Explorer on the PC.
Note
•• *The feature of FM radio recording is available with
some versions only. Refer to the onscreen menu of the
player to find out which features are available to you.
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12Settings
In , select your options for the player.
1
2
Press
/
to select an option.
Press
to confirm.
Play mode
In [Play mode], select play modes for music play:
[Play music from…]
switches to a collection the same
as that of current song
repeats current song.
repeats all songs in current
folder.
[Shuffle]
[On]
plays all songs in current folder in
random order.
If both [Repeat all] and [Shuffle]are activated,
• All songs in current folder are repeated
in random order.
Sound settings
[FullSound]
[Equalizer]
Switch onSafeSound
• In [SafeSound], select [On].
Auto safe volume
If you select a volume level higher than the safe
one, [Auto safe volume] can have the volume
level gradually adjusted to the safe one.
• In [SafeSound settings], select [Auto
safe volume] > [On].
Volume limit
To set a volume limit for yourself, select
[SafeSound settings] > [Volume limit].
• Press
/
to set the volume limit.
Press
to confirm.
Sleep timer
[Repeat]
[Repeat 1]
[Repeat all]
SafeSound
Restores the sonic details that
music compression loses (e.g.
MP3, WMA).
Defines sound settings as
desired.
Switch on the sleep timer. The ARIAZ can
switch off automatically after a certain time
duration.
• In [Sleep timer] > [Set sleep timer…],
select an option. Press
.
»» After the selected time duration,
the device is switched off
automatically.
After the sleep timer is switched on,
• Select > [Sleep timer];
• Alternatively, on the music play screen,
press > [Sleep timer].
»» You can see the time left before
the player is switched off.
Display settings
[Brightness]
[Theme]
Note
Adjusts the brightness of the
screen.
Selects the theme for the
display.
•• Equalizer is deactivated when you select FullSound.
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Backlight timer
The screen enters the idle mode, if no new
action is taken on the player. After the predefined time duration, the idle screen is
switched off automatically. To save battery
power, select a low value for the time duration.
To set the time duration
1
2
Slideshow settings
[Time per
slide]
[Repeat]
[Shuffle]
From the Home screen, select >
[Display settings] > [Backlight timer].
Select a time duration.
»» After the selected time duration, the
idle screen is switched off automatically.
selects play time for each slide.
plays all slides repeatedly, if
activated.
plays all slides in random order, if
activated.
Language
You can change the language selection in
[Language].
Tip
•• For power-saving purpose, select a low value.
PC connection preference
To exit the power-saving mode
• Press any key.
Screensaver
If you have selected a screensaver, the
screensaver appears on the idle screen after the
pre-defined time duration.
To select a screensaver
1
2
From the Home screen, select >
[Display settings] > [Screensaver].
In [Screensaver], press
select an option:
[Album
art]
[Screen
off]
[Demo
mode]
/
and
to
shows the CD cover of current
song or last played song, if
available.
switches off the screen.
In [PC connection preference], select how the
player is connected to a PC. The player allows
the access by a PC through USB Mass Storage
Class (MSC), or Media Transfer Protocol (MTP).
[MSC]
[MTP]
*allows the player to also work as
Philips Songbird drive. Click the
Philips Songbird drive to start the
program installation on the PC.
during the sync to the player,
allows copyright-protected music
to be converted to playable
formats through Philips Songbird.
Tip
•• *Make sure that you select [Enable] in
> CD-ROM.
shows major features of the player.
To exit the screensaver
• Press any key.
Information
In [Information], learn the following information
about the player:
[Player information]
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[Model:]
[Firmware
version:]
[Support
site:]
full product name
Check the full product name
when updating firmware from the
support website.
current firmware version
Check the firmware version
when updating firmware from the
support website.
web site that provides support for
the player
[Disk space]
[Free space:]
[Total space:]
[Songs]
[Pictures]
[Videos]
CD installer
If you have selected [MSC] in > [PC
connection preference], the [CD installer]
options are displayed.
In [CD installer], select [Enable] to allow
the player to work as Philips Songbird drive.
Double click on the drive to start the program
installation on the PC.
Tip
space available
memory size
space that songs occupy
space that pictures occupy
space that videos occupy
•• After you repair the player, the CD-ROM partition and
Philips Songbird installer are removed from the player
(see 'Repair the player through Philips Songbird' on
page 37). More space is available on the player.
[File type supported]
[Music]
[Pictures]
[Videos]
supported types of music files
supported types of picture files
supported types of video files
Format device
Format the player. You remove all the data that
are stored on the player.
• Select [Format device], and then,
select [Yes] as prompted.
Factory settings
In [Factory settings], restore the player to
factory settings. Files transferred to the player
are retained.
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13Sync with PC
media library
through Philips
Songbird
With Philips Songbird, you can do the following:
• Manage your music collection on a PC;
• Sync ARIAZ with your PC music
library;
• Register ARIAZ on www.philips.com/
welcome;
• Update the firmware of ARIAZ (see
'Update the firmware through Philips
Songbird' on page 36);
• Repair ARIAZ (see 'Repair the player
through Philips Songbird' on page 37).
Install Philips Songbird
Install Philips Songbird for the first time
When you connect ARIAZ to a PC for the first
time, a pop-up screen is displayed:
1
2
Select your language and country.
Follow the onscreen instructions to
complete the installation.
Note
•• The installation requires you to agree to the license
terms.
If the pop-up screen is not displayed
automatically:
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On the player, make sure that you have
selected the following options:
• In > [CD installer], select [Enable].
On the PC, select My Computer
(Windows XP / Windows 2000) /
Computer (Windows Vista / Windows 7).
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»» The Philips Songbird drive is displayed.
To start installation, double-click the Philips
Songbird drive.
Note
•• The installation requires you to agree to the license
terms.
Collect media files from the
PC
Set the watch folder
Create a central folder
You can have all music files automatically added
to your library when you copy them to a folder.
Creating a central folder is recommended. In
Philips Songbird, set the central folder as the
watch folder. Each time you launch Philips
Songbird, songs are added to/ removed from
Philips Songbird as they are on the central
folder.
On the PC, create a central folder to save all
music files, for example, D:\Songbird media.
First-time launch
The first time you launch Philips Songbird on
a PC, do the following as prompted to import
existing media files into Philips Songbird:
• Select the iTunes media folder to
import an existing iTunes library;
• Select the central folder to search and
import the existing music files.
»» The central folder is set as the
watch folder of Philips Songbird.
Set iTunes media folder
1
2
3
4
On Philips Songbird, go to Tools >
Options...
Select Media Importer, and then the
iTunes Importer tab.
Verify your library location and options.
Click the Import Library button next to
the library location.
»» The software imports the iTunes
library into Philips Songbird.
Set the watch folder
In Philips Songbird, set the watch folder as
follows:
1
2
3
4
Select Tools > Options.
In Options, select Media Importer. Then,
select the Watch Folders tab.
In Watch Folders, tick the check box as
shown.
Click Browse, and select the central folder
(e.g.D:\Songbird media) as the watch
folder.
»» In Philips Songbird, media files are
added or removed as they are in the
central music folder.
Import media files
Import media files from other folders
In Philips Songbird,
• go to File > Import Media to select
folders on the PC.
»» Media files are added under
Library.
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• or, go to File > Import a playlist to
select playlists on the PC.
»» Media files are added under
Playlists.
Get contents from online
sources
You can access and purchase content from
online sources. Find the available online services
under Services on the source selector pane.
Note
•• Before you download or purchase content from online
services, subscribe to the online service and log in to
your account.
•• Some of the services are available in certain countries.
Search online
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Select an online service:
• Select an option under Services;
• Alternatively, in the search box, click
the down arrow to select an online
service.
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»» You enter the Web page of the
online source.
Search for your media file.
• If necessary, use the search box to
enter a keyword.
Create playlists in Philips
Songbird
With a playlist, you can manage and sync your
songs as needed.
Create a playlist
Select songs that you want to play. Add the
songs to a playlist.
1
2
3
Under Playlists, click to create a playlist.
»» A new playlist is created.
Name the new playlist as desired.
Drag and drop media files to the playlist.
Tip
1
2
•• To drag and drop multiple files at the same time, hold
In Library > Music, select songs.
• To select multiple songs, hold down
the Ctrl button when you click songs.
To add the songs to a playlist:
• Right click on the songs, and select
Add to Playlist;
• Select a playlist;
»» The songs are added to the playlist.
• To create a playlist, select New Playlist.
»» A new playlist is created for the
songs.
»» Under Playlists, name the playlist
as needed.
Alternatively,
Create a playlist. Add selected songs to the
playlist.
down the Ctrl button when you click on selections.
Generate LikeMusic playlists
Based on the LikeMusic analysis, a playlist can
be generated from a seed song.
LikeMusic analyzes songs in your library and,
based on their music characteristics, creates
relationships between them. These relationships
help LikeMusic to create playlists of songs that
sound great together.
When you import songs into the music library
of Philips Songbird, the LikeMusicanalysis starts.
For the song that completes the analysis, the
LikeMusic icon lights up; For the song that
cannot complete the analysis, the icon remains
gray.
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Select a seed song
Make sure that the seed song has completed
the LikeMusic analysis.
• In Library > Music, double click the
blue LikeMusic icon of the song;
Alternatively,
• Select a number in the drop-down list.
Save the LikeMusic playlist
• Click Save as playlist in the LikeMusic
page.
»» The LikeMusic playlist is saved
under Playlists.
Save the play queue as a playlist
Create a play queue
• Drag and drop songs or playlists to the
Play Queue pane.
• In Library > Music, right click on a
song and select Run LikeMusic with.
»» A LikeMusic playlist is displayed in
the LikeMusic page.
Set the maximum number of songs
Save the play queue as a playlist
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Click Save.
»» The play queue is saved as a
playlist under Playlists.
2
Under Playlists, name the playlist as
needed.
Add songs to the top or end of the play queue
• To add songs to the top, right click on
the options and select Queue Next;
• To add songs to the end, right click on
the options and select Queue Last.
2
Right click on the file to select View
Metadata.
»» A metadata table appears for you to
edit the information.
Get album artwork
Artwork is sometimes available for music
downloads. With Philips Songbird, you can
insert artwork for songs.
After you sync the songs to some players, you
can browse the media library by artwork.
Manage media files in Philips
Songbird
Edit metadata
By editing file information (metadata or
ID3 tag), you can have media files sorted
automatically by song title, artist, album, and
other information.
After you sync the media files to the player, you
can browse the media library by metadata.
1
•
On Philips Songbird, select Tools > Get
Artwork.
»» Artwork is fetched for all titles in the
library.
•
Right click on selected titles, and select Get
Artwork.
»» Artwork is fetched for all selected
titles.
In Library > Music or Videos, select a
media file.
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Remove media files from the library
1
2
Right click on a media file. Select Remove.
Confirm as prompted.
»» The selected file is removed from the
library and from all playlists. (By default,
the file is only "removed", not "deleted".
The file still exists in its original
location on the computer or computer
network.)
Tip
•• To select multiple files, hold down the Ctrl button
when you click on selections.
•• To select multiple consecutive files, hold down the Shift
button when you click on the first and last selections.
Sync the player with Philips
Songbird
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2
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On the PC, launch Philips Songbird.
Connect the player to the PC by using a
USB cable.
»» On Philips Songbird, the player is
displayed when it is recognized by the
PC.
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Select auto or manual sync
The first time you connect the player to Philips
Songbird, select auto sync as prompted. The
player sync with Philips Songbird automatically.
If you didn't select auto sync, you switch on the
manual sync.
To select auto or manual sync,
1
2
3
Select the player under Devices.
Select Manual or Auto.
To confirm the option, click Apply.
Auto sync
• If you have selected auto sync, auto
sync starts automatically when you
connect the player to a PC;
• Alternatively, select the player under
Devices, and click Sync.
To select auto sync settings,
1
2
Select playlists.
Drag and drop the playlists to ARIAZ.
To manually transfer selected media files,
1
2
3
Select the player under Devices.
1
On the pop-up window, click the Music or
Videos tab.
2
Click to select an option.
Manual sync
To manually transfer selected playlists,
On the Content pane, right click on a
selected media file.
Select Add to Device > ARIAZ.
»» Selected files are transferred to
ARIAZ.
Tip
•• To select multiple files at the same time, hold down the
Ctrl button when you click on selections.
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14Update the
firmware
through Philips
Songbird
4
Click ARIAZ in the Player pane. Then,
select Tools > Check for updated
firmware in the pop-up window.
»» Philips Songbird checks for updates
and installs new firmware from the
Internet, if available.
ARIAZ is controlled by an internal program
called firmware. Newer versions of the
firmware may have been released after you
have purchased ARIAZ.
Through Philips Songbird, you can check for
and install firmware updates for ARIAZ over
the Internet.
Tip
•• Your music files are not affected by a firmware update.
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Follow the on-screen instructions.
»» Downloading and installation of
firmware update start automatically.
»» The ARIAZ restarts after the firmware
is updated and is ready for use again.
Note
•• Wait until the update is completed, then disconnect the
ARIAZ from the computer.
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2
3
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Make sure that you have connected your
PCto the Internet.
As shown, connect the ARIAZ to the PC
by using a USB cable.
On the PC, launch Philips Songbird.
• If necessary, click Start > Programs >
Philips > Philips Songbird.
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15Repair the
player through
Philips Songbird
If ARIAZ is not working properly or the display
freezes, you can reset it without losing data:
To reset ARIAZ?
•• Insert a pen tip or other object into the
reset hole located at the base of ARIAZ.
Hold until the player shuts down.
If you fail to reset the player, repair the player
throughPhilips Songbird:
1
2
3
4
On your PC, launch Philips Songbird.
In Philips Songbird,
• select Tools > Repair my Philips
Device;
• select ARIAZ in the pop-up list.
Connect the player to the PC.
• Make sure that you follow the
onscreen instructions on how to
connect the player to the PC.
Follow the onscreen instructions to
complete the repair.
Tip
•• After you repair the player, the CD-ROM partition and
the Philips Songbird installer are removed from the
player. More space is available on the player.
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16Technical data
Power
• Power supply: 520 mAh Li-ion polymer
internal rechargeable battery
• Play time¹
Music: up to 25 hours (SafeSound
on); up to 13 hours (FullSound
on, SafeSound on); up to 12 hours
(FullSound on); up to 25 hours
(FullSound off)
Video (WMV): up to 5 hours
FM radio: up to 15 hours
PC Software
• Philips Songbird: to update firmware
and transfer media
Connectivity
• Headphone 3.5 mm
• USB 2.0 High speed
Sound
• Channel separation: 45 dB
• Frequency Response: 80-18,000 Hz
• Output power: 2 x 2.4 mW
• Signal to noise ratio: > 84 dB
Audio playback
Supported formats:
• MP3
Bitrate: 8 - 320 kbps and VBR
Sampling rate: 8, 11.025, 16, 22.050, 32,
44.1, 48 kHz
• WMA(unprotected)
Bitrate: 5 - 320 kbps
Sampling rate: 8, 11.025, 16, 22.050, 32,
44.1, 48 kHz
Video playback
Supported formats:
• MJPEG (in .mp4), WMV
Picture display
Supported formats:
• JPEG, BMP
Storage media
Built-in memory capacity²:
• SA4ARA04 4GB NAND Flash
• SA4ARA08 8GB NAND Flash
• SA4ARA16 16GB NAND Flash
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• SA4ARA32 32GB NAND Flash
Media transfer³
• Songbird (sync)
• Windows Explorer (drag and drop)
Display
• Color LCD 320 x 240 pixels
Note
•• Specifications are subject to change without notice.
•• ¹ Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of
charge cycles. Battery life and number of charge cycles
vary by use and settings.
•• ² 1GB = 1 billion bytes; available storage capacity is less.
Full memory capacity may not be available as some
memory is reserved for the player. Storage capacity
is based on 4 minutes per song and 128 kbps MP3
encoding.
•• ³ Transfer speed depends on operating system and
software configuration.
System requirements
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Windows® XP (SP3 or above) / Vista / 7
Pentium III 800 MHz processor or higher
512 MB RAM
500 MB hard disk space
Internet connection
Windows® Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
CD-ROM drive
USB port
Specifications are subject to change without notice
© 2013 Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
All rights reserved.
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