User Manual
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For your Safety
Warning
To prevent electric shock or other injury, please do not disassemble or repackage
this product.
To prevent a fire, electric shock, or device malfunction, please do not use this
product in a wet environment such as a bathroom.
If the product gets wet, do not turn it on. Contact a Service Center.
Do not leave the player in areas above 40oC (104oF). Such as inside a sauna or
parked car.
This product is an electronic device; please avoid dropping it or subjecting it to
other severe shock.
For your safety and the safety of others, do not use headphones while driving,
cycling or conducting any other similar activities.
Please do not overcharge the battery as it may cause damage.
Avoid using your player at high volume levels, as it may result in permanent
hearing damage. If you experience ringing in your ears while using the earphones,
remove the earphones immediately and lower the volume.
Notice
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Do not dismantle the player personally or use alcohol, thinner or benzene to clean
the surface of the player.
Do not disconnect the player while formatting, uploading or downloading,
otherwise it may cause a program error
When transferring files, do not turn the power off or restart this device. No
responsibility is provided for any damage to or loss of any program, data, or other
information stored on any media or any part of this device serviced hereunder.
Battery service life may vary according to actual using conditions, manufacturer
and manufacturing date.
We suggest you to charge the battery through NB/ PC USB port.
The player begins recharging once it is connected to the USB port of a standard
computer, whether it is powered on or not.
Please recharge the device when:
A. Battery electricity icon displays no electricity.
B. Player refuses to power on.
C. Player functions normally, but it quickly powers off automatically.
D. There is no response when pressing the keys.
Table of contents
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For your Safety
Chapter 1. Introduction.......................................................................................5
Chapter 2. Product Features ..............................................................................5
Chapter 3. Diagram of the player .......................................................................6
Chapter 4. Package Contents.............................................................................6
Chapter 5. Screen Description ...........................................................................7
 Music Playing Mode......................................................................................... 7
Chapter 6. Basic Functions ................................................................................7
 Power On/Off ................................................................................................... 7
 Hold On/Off...................................................................................................... 7
 Charging the Battery........................................................................................ 8
 Connect to Computer and Data File Transmission .......................................... 9
 A-B Repeat Function ....................................................................................... 9
 Volume Control ................................................................................................ 9
Chapter 7. System Menu ..................................................................................10
 Main Menu ..................................................................................................... 10
Chapter 8. Listening to Music ..........................................................................10
 Play/Stop ....................................................................................................... 10
 Lyrics Display................................................................................................. 10
 Music Settings ............................................................................................... 11
 Repeat Mode ................................................................................................. 11
 EQ Select....................................................................................................... 11
 A3D................................................................................................................ 11
 Play Rate ....................................................................................................... 11
 File................................................................................................................. 12
 Classified....................................................................................................... 12
 Play List ......................................................................................................... 12
Chapter 9. FM ....................................................................................................13
 FM Radio ....................................................................................................... 13
 To save the channel: ..................................................................................... 13
 Auto Search ................................................................................................... 13
 Listen to FM ................................................................................................... 13
 Deleting a channel ......................................................................................... 13
 Record ........................................................................................................... 13
Chapter 10. Picture ...........................................................................................14
 Picture Browsing............................................................................................ 14
Chapter 11. eBook.............................................................................................14
 Download TXT File ........................................................................................ 14
 Read File ....................................................................................................... 14
Chapter 12. Record ...........................................................................................15
 Recording Mode ............................................................................................ 15
Chapter 13. Setup..............................................................................................15
 Power ............................................................................................................ 15
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 Language....................................................................................................... 16
 Display ........................................................................................................... 16
 Record ........................................................................................................... 16
 Sys Tools ....................................................................................................... 17
Chapter 14. Voice ..............................................................................................17
Chapter 15. Convert and Play Video File ........................................................18
 Install the Media Converter Tool .................................................................... 18
 Play Video...................................................................................................... 18
Chapter 16. Troubleshooting ...........................................................................20
Chapter 17. Service and Support.....................................................................21
Chapter 18. Product Specifications.................................................................21
Chapter 1. Introduction
Congratulations on your purchase of the Apacer Audio Steno MP4 Player.
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly and keep it for future
reference. This manual will help you learn to use many of the exciting features of
this device and make your experience more enjoyable.
This manual contains important safety measurements and operational information,
so please read all the information carefully before you use the device in order to
avoid any unexpected accidents.
We make no representation for the errors, omissions or updates of this document.
We also make no representation for the data or music files lost of the player.
Microsoft Windows Media and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
Trademarks of other products mentioned in this user's manual are owned by their
respective companies or organizations.
Chapter 2. Product Features
Full-featured MP4 player with large 1.8" color TFT display
MP3/WMA playback with 7 Equalizer effects, including a customizable Custom
EQ mode for you to create your own music style .
Combining a mirrored surface for catching people’s eyes.
Slim, thin and lightweight design is easy to carry .
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Chapter 3. Diagram of the player
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: Play/Pause/Stop/Power on/Power off
< : F.REV/Previous
>: F.FWD/Next
+ : VOL +
: VOL - / Lock
Menu
USB port
Power Switch
Earphone Jack
Chapter 4. Package Contents
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Audio Steno AU824 MP4 Player
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Earphones
x1
USB cable
x1
Installation CD
x1
Quick Start Guide
x1
Carrying Bag
x1
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Chapter 5. Screen Description
Music Playing Mode
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Play / Pause / Stop
Equalizer
ID3 Tag (artist, album, title)
Volume level
Elapsed Time/ Track Time
Time
Play mode
8. Music Mode
9. Battery Indicator
10. Current track number / Total track
number
11. Music information
(Bit rate and Sampling rate)
Chapter 6. Basic Functions
Power On/Off
Power On:
Push the Power Swich to Power icon
Press and hold
side to turn on the player.
key for 3 seconds, Power is turned on.
Power Off:
Push the Power Swich to the reverse direction of Power icon
player.
Press and hold
to turn off the
key for 3 seconds, Power is turned off.
Hold On/Off
Follow the below steps to enable the Hold function to avoid accidental key
presses and operation.
Hold On: Press and Hold
key to lock the player.
Hold Off: Press and Hold
key again to unlock the player.
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Charging the Battery
1.
Connect the USB cable to your MP4 player, then
connect the other end of the USB cable to the
USB port on your PC.
2.
The screen displays “Charging” which indicates
the player is in the USB mode.
3.
The battery indicator on the top right corner of the
screen is scrolling. When it shows full grids, the
battery has been fully charged.
4.
It takes about 3.5 hours to fully charge the battery. Excessive charging or
discharging may shorten the battery’s life.
Note: Fully charge the rechargeable battery for the first time or for he long-time
unused for a while.
Please fully charge the battery every two months if you don’t use it for a long time to
avoid failure in powering on.
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Connect to Computer and Data File Transmission
1.
Connect the USB cable to your MP4 player, then
connect the other end of the USB cable to the
USB port on your PC.
2.
The screen displays “Data Transferring” which
indicates the player is in USB mode.
3.
Select and organize files and folders in
preparation for transfer to your MP4 player.
Note: All keys are disabled when the player is connected to the PC. Don’t press any
keys during data transfer
A-B Repeat Function
1.
Play a file of your choice
2.
Press the Menu key at the beginning of the section you want to repeat. The
starting point is set and the “A-” icon will appear in the screen display
window.
3.
Press the Menu key again to set the ending of the section you want to
repeat. “A-B” will appear in the screen and the specified section will begin
to play repeatedly.
4.
Press the Menu key again during the section to cancel the section repeat
function.
Volume Control
In Music, Voice or Video mode, short press the + or - keys to increase or
decrease the volume.
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Chapter 7. System Menu
Main Menu
1.
In the main menu, press < or > key to select
your desired option among [Music] / [Video] /
[Record] / [Voice] / [FM] / [Photo] / / [Setup]/
[EBook].
2.
Press the
key to enter the submenu, press
and hold the Menu key to return to the main
menu.
Chapter 8. Listening to Music
Play/Stop
1.
Connect the earphones, then turn on the player,
and check the battery.
2.
Press the < or > key to select the “Music”
option in the main menu, press
key to enter.
3.
Press
key to pause music, press
to unpause music.
Play
key again
Pasue
4.
In playing mode, press the < or >key to select previous or next track.
5.
In playing mode, press and hold the < or >key to fast rewind or fast
forward this track.
Lyrics Display
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1.
Save the lyrics files into your MP4 player with same name as the music file,
in *.LRC format.
2.
Refer to the above operation to operate the Lyric Synchronous Display.
The player only supports the Lyric Synchronous Display of files that share the
same name as the MP3 format file, e.g., the music file is named “Angel.mp3”,
the LRC file must be named “Angel.Irc”, they must also be in the same directory.
Music Settings
1.
In Pasue/Stope mode , press Menu key to enter
Music submenu .
2.
Press < or > key to select your desired option
among [Repeat] / [Equalizer] / [A3D] / [Play Rate]
/ [File]/ /[Classified]/ [Play LIST ].
3.
Press the
key to enter the submenu, press
the Menu key to exit the submenu. Press and
Hold Menu key to return to the main menu
Repeat Mode
1.
Press < or > key to select your desired option
among [No Repeat] / [Repeat One] / [Repeat All] /
[Random All] / [Folder Normal]/ /[Folder Repeat]/
[Folder Random ].
2.
Press the
key to exit .
key to confirm, or press the Menu
EQ Select
There are 7 EQ selections including: Normal,
Pop,Rock, Classic, Jazz,Bass, Custom EQ.
Custom EQ
In this mode, you can manually optimize your EQ.
1.
Press +or - key to shift horizontally, and press
< or > key to adjust vertically.
2.
Press the
key to confirm, or press the Menu key to exit .
A3D
1. Press<
< or > key to select your desired option
among [Off] / [On].
2. Press the
key to exit .
key to confirm, or press the Menu
Play Rate
1. Press < or > key to select your desired speed
among [1.00X] / [1.14X] / [1.33X] / [0.67X] / [0.08X].
2. Press the
key to exit .
key to confirm, or press the Menu
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File
1. Press<
< or > key to select your desired track or
folder.
2. Press the
key to playback the track or press
the Menu key to exit .
Add to My List / Delete
1. Press<
< or > key to select your desired track , then press the + key to enter
“ Menu “ submenu .
2. Press < or > key to select your desired option among [Add to List] /
[Delete].
3.Press
key to confirm, or press the Menu key to exit .
Classified
1. Press<
< or > key to select your desired option
among [Yes] / [No].
2. Press the
key to exit .
key to confirm or press the Menu
Play List
1.In “ Add to List “ mode of “File” option , select and
organize your desired track to my list.
2. Press<
< or > key to enter “ My List “ folder and
select your desired track.
key to playback the track , or press
3. Press the
the Menu key to exit .
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Chapter 9. FM
FM Radio
1.
Select the “FM” option in the Main Menu.
2.
Press < or > key to select your desired
stations.
4.
Press Menu key to enter FM submenu .
5.
Press < or > key to select your desired option
among [Save present] / [Delete] / [Select] / [Auto
Scan] / [Record].
6.
Press the
key to enter, or press the Menu key to exit .
To save the channel:
1.
Press < or > key to select your desired
stations , then press Menu key to enter,
2.
Select “Save present ” option and press
key to enter.
3.
Press<
< or > key to select desired channel,
key to save the channels in
then press
sequence.
4.
Press Menu to exit.
Note: This player can save a maximum of 30 channels.
Auto Search
1.
Press < or >to select “Auto Scan ” option, and press
key to enter.
2.
The MP4 player will search and save channels automatically in sequence.
Listen to FM
1.
Press < or >to select “Select ” option, and press
key to enter .
2.
Press < or > key to select the saved channels to listen.
Note: There is must more channels saving for selecting.
Deleting a channel
1.
Press < or >to select “Delete ” option, and press
2.
Press < or >key to select the channel you want to delete.
3. Press
Record
key to enter.
key to confirm and press Menu key to exit.
1.
Press < or >to select “Record ” option, and press
2.
Press
key to pause or continue recording.
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key to enter.
3.
Press Menu key to save and exit.
Chapter 10. Picture
Picture Browsing
1.
In the main menu, press the < or > key to
select the “Photo” option, then press
key to
enter .
2.
Press the < or > key to select a picture, then
press
key to display, now you can press<
< or
> key to browse through other pictures.
3.
In picture browing mode , press
slide show .
4.
Press Menu key to exit browing mode , or press and hold Menu key to
return to the main menu.
key to play
Chapter 11. eBook
Download TXT File
1. Connect the player to your computer, select the
desired file to download and save the file as TXT
format in the MP4 player.
Read File
1.
In the Main menu, press the < or >key to
select “EBook” option, then press
key to enter .
2.
Press the < or >key to select the desired file to
be read, and then press
key to read.
3.
Press the < or >key to turn the page. Press
and hold < or >key to quickly fast rewind or
fast forward.
4.
Press Menu key to exit and return to the EBook
catalog, or press and hold Menu key to return to the main menu.
Note:
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This player only supports TXT files, other file formats are not
supported.
Chapter 12. Record
Recording Mode
1.
In the Main menu, press the < or > key to
select “Record” option, and then press
key
to enter into the “Record” window.
2.
Press
key to record and press
key again
to stop , then press Menu key to save.
3.
Press
key to play the recording file.
Chapter 13. Setup
1.
In the Main menu, press<
< or > key to select
“Setup” option, and then press
key to enter.
2.
Press < or > key to select your desired option
among [Power ]/ [Language] / [Display] / [Record]
/ [Sys Tools] .
3.
Press the
key to enter, or press and hold the
Menu key to return to the main menu.
Power
1.
Press < or > key to select “Power” option,
then press
key to enter.
2.
Press < or > key to select your desired option
among [Auto off ]/ [Always on].
3.
Press the
key to exit.
key to confirm, or press the Menu
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Auto off
1.
Press < or > key to select your desired option among [15 minutes ]/ [30
minutes ]/ [60 minutes ]/ [90 minutes ]/ [120 minutes ]/ [Close ].
2.
Press the
key to confirm, or press the Menu key to exit.
Always on
1. Press < or > key to select your desired option among [Yes]/ [No].
2. Press the
key to confirm, or press the Menu key to exit.
Language
1. Press < or > key to select “Language” option,
then press
key to enter.
2. Press < or > key to select your desired
language.
3. Press the
key to exit.
key to confirm, or press the Menu
Display
1. Press < or > key to select “ Display ” option,
then press
key to enter.
2. Press < or > key to select your desired option
among [Backlight ]/ [Brightness].
3.Press the
key to exit.
key to confirm, or press the Menu
Backlight
1. Press < or > key to select your desired option among [15 Seconds ]/ [30
Seconds ]/ [1 minutes ] / [Close ].
2.Press the
key to confirm, or press the Menu key to exit.
Brightness
1.Press < or > key to select your desired option among [Low]/ [Medium]/
[High]/ [Maximum].
2.Press the
key to confirm, or press the Menu key to exit.
Record
1. Press < or > key to select “ Record ” option, then press
enter.
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key to
2. Press < or > key to select your desired option among [Quality]/ [VAD] /
[AGC].
3. Press the
key to enter, or press the Menu key to exit.
Quality
1. Press < or > key to select your desired option among [Long time]/
[Normal Quality] / [High Quality] .
2.Press the
key to confirm, or press the Menu key to exit.
VAD
1. Press < or > key to select your desired option among [YES]/ [NO] .
2.Press the
key to confirm, or press the Menu key to exit.
AGC
1. Press < or > key to select your desired option among[YES]/ [NO] .
2.Press the
key to confirm, or press the Menu key to exit.
Sys Tools
1. Press < or > key to select “ Sys Tools ”
option, then press
key to enter.
2. Press < or > key to select your desired
option among [Delete]/ [Fotmat] / [Reset] /
[Sys Info.]/ [refresh] / [file soft].
3. Press the
key to confirm, or press the
Menu key to exit.
Chapter 14. Voice
1.
In the Main menu, press the < or > key to
key to
select “Voice” option, then press
enter .
2.
Press the < or > key to select the desired
recording file, then press
key to play.
3.
Press and hold the < or > key to fast backwind
or fast forward.
4.
Press Menu key to enter Voice submenu .
5.
Press < or > key to select your desired option
among [Repeat]/ [Equalizer] / [A3D] / [Play Rate] /
[File].
6.
Press the
exit.
key to enter, or press Menu key to
File
1. Press < or > key to select your desired recording file.
2.Press the
key to play , or press the+
+ key to delete .
3. Press the
key to confirm, or press Menu key to exit.
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Chapter 15. Convert and Play Video File
Install the Media Converter Tool
1.
Insert the installation CD into the CD-ROM, select and click
“VideoConvert.exe” to setup the program.
2.
Follow the process as follows:
3.
Click “Input Video” column to select the video
file you wish to convert for use on the MP4
player.
4.
Select the “output frame size”( Advised is
160X128)
5.
Select “Output Audio Quality”( Advised is Good).
6.
Video converter allows the user to replace the
video clip audio track with an audio file of their
own choice.
7.
Video converter allows the user to convert a
segment of the selected video clip rather than
the whole clip. To do this, enter the starting time
of the desired segment on the left of the “Time
selection to convert” section and the finish time
on the right side.
8.
To convert the whole input video file, go straight
to step 9 . To preview how the converted video
file will appear, click on the MTV preview check
box and then click “Start Preview.
9.
Click “Start Conversion” button to convert video file .
Play Video
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1.
In the Main menu, press the < or > key to
select “Video” option, then press
key to
enter.
2.
Press the < or > key to select your
desired .mtv file, and press
key to play .
key again to stop.
Press
3.
Press and hold the < or > key to fast backwind
or fast forward .
4.
Press Menu key to exit.
5.
In “Video “ catalog window , press Menu key to
enter submenu.
6.
Press < or > key to select your desired option
among [Repeat ] / [Video OSD Color].
7.
Press the
key to enter, or press the Menu key to exit.
Repeat:
1.
Press < or > key to select your desired option
among [No Repeat ] / [Repeat One] / [Repeat All]
/ [Random All] / [Folder Normal] / [Folder Repeat ]
/ [Folder Random].
2.
Press
key to confirm, or press Menu to exit .
Video OSD Color:
1. Press < or > key to select your desired option
among [Red ] / [Green] / [Blue] / [Cyan] / [Black] /
[Gray].
2.Press
key to confirm, or press Menu to exit .
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Chapter 16. Troubleshooting
If you experience a problem, please check the following chart for help.
Problem
Causes
Power will not turn on
Power will not turn on if the battery is fully
discharged. Recharge the battery and turn the
power on again.
Power automatically turs off
The power is automatically turned off when the
batter is fully discharged. Recharge the battery.
The screen will not turn on
The screen may not be visible under direct
sunlight.
Check if you have selected the “Power Save”
setting.
Playing is disabled
Check if the desired file has been saved in the
memory.
Check if the music file is correct or the format is
not supported.
Check if there is enough battery power.
No music or sound
Check if the volume is not reduced to the 0 level.
Check that the earphones are connected well
and keep the earphones clean.
Corrupted music files may result in unplayability,
please confirm the integrity of the files. Reformat the disk.
Connection to PC is disabled Insert the USB cable well after the power is
turned on, or plug in the player again via USB
cable.
Correctly reinstall the driver again.
Abnormal Play Time
Check if that the file is in VBR (Variable Bit Rate)
Displayed while playing
format
Actual memory capacity is
Small discrepancies are due to different file formats
different from what is listed
and algorithms used by various operating systems.
on package
Abnormal wording or file
Make sure that you have selected the correct
name display
language.
The product is hot
Heat may be generated during recharging. This has
no effect on product life or functions.
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Chapter 17. Service and Support
Please contact our local distributor or our customer service center, if you have any
technical problems.
Customer Service Center: http://www.apacer.com
Chapter 18. Product Specifications
USB interface
Built-in Memory capacity
Display
User interface
Music file supported format
EQ modes
USB 2.0
2GB/ 4GB/8GB
1.8”, color TFT display, Diagram (128X160)
12 languages (ID3 display supported)
MP3/ WMA
Normal , Pop , Rock , Classic , Jazz , Bass ,
Custom EQ
S/N ratio
> 85 dB
FM frequency
87.5MHz – 108MHz
Record file supported format WAV
Picture file supported format
JPEG , BMP
Video file supported format
WMV, AVI,MPEG I , MPEG IV (should be
converted)
Power source
Built-in 320 mAh Li-Polymer battery
EBook file supported format
txt
Battery life
Video play: < 3 hours
Music play: < 10 hours
Certification
CE, FCC
Dimensions / Weight
(L)70 x (W)55 x (H)7 mm / 43g
Operating temperature
-10°C ~ 40°C (14°F ~ 104°F)
Operating humidity
10 % ~ 75%
Support O/S
Windows 98(SE)/ME/2000/XP/Vista
Supported file system
FAT16, FAT32
Accessories
Earphones, USB Cable, Quick Start Guide,
Carring Bag, Installation CD (Win98 driver & User
Manual inside)
Note: Battery life will vary depending on temperature and usage.
The contents of this Manual are subject to change without prior notice for further improvement.
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The copyright on this user manual remains with out company. No part
of this user manual may be transmitted, reproduced or changed. The
product specifications, design and this user manual’s content are
subject to change without notice.
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