HD Media Player
/
O!Play HD2
User Manual
E5763
First Edition
August 2010
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Contents
Contents....................................................................................................... iii
Safety information........................................................................................ v
License notice and trademark acknowledgement for Dolby Digital...... vii
License notice and trademark acknowledgement for DTS..................... vii
About this user guide................................................................................. vii
Chapter 1
Getting started
Welcome..................................................................................................... 1-1
Package contents...................................................................................... 1-1
Specifications summary........................................................................... 1-2
System requirements................................................................................ 1-3
Getting to know your O!Play HD2 media player..................................... 1-3
Front panel...................................................................................... 1-3
Rear panel....................................................................................... 1-5
Remote control................................................................................ 1-6
Getting your O!Play HD2 media player ready......................................... 1-9
Installing the hard disk drive............................................................ 1-9
Connecting the power adapter...................................................... 1-12
Connecting devices to your HD media player............................... 1-12
Starting for the first time................................................................ 1-15
Chapter 2
Network setup and services
Connecting to a network........................................................................... 2-1
Using DHCP IP (network setup with a router)................................. 2-1
Using FIX IP (network setup with a direct connection to a computer)..... 2-3
PPPoE ......................................................................................... 2-8
DLNA
UPnP
......................................................................................... 2-9
....................................................................................... 2-10
Sharing files over the network............................................................... 2-14
Sharing files under Windows® XP OS........................................... 2-14
Sharing files under Windows® Vista OS........................................ 2-15
Sharing files under Windows® 7 OS.............................................. 2-17
Sharing files under Mac OS X 10.5.xx.......................................... 2-19
Chapter 3
Using your O!Play HD2 media player
The Home screen....................................................................................... 3-1
Configuring the O!Play HD2 settings....................................................... 3-2
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Playing a video file.................................................................................... 3-4
Video control buttons on the remote control................................... 3-4
Playing a video file.......................................................................... 3-5
Configuring the subtitle settings...................................................... 3-6
Configuring the video playback settings......................................... 3-7
Playing music............................................................................................. 3-8
Music control buttons on the remote control................................... 3-8
Playing a music file......................................................................... 3-9
Configuring the audio playback settings....................................... 3-10
Viewing photos........................................................................................ 3-11
Viewing photos...............................................................................3-11
Viewing photos in slideshow mode................................................3-11
Setting the background music for the slideshow........................... 3-12
Configuring the photo playback settings....................................... 3-12
File Manager............................................................................................. 3-13
On-line Media........................................................................................... 3-14
NAS ...................................................................................................... 3-15
Using iPhone to control your O!Play HD2............................................. 3-17
Chapter 4
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting......................................................................................... 4-1
Display ......................................................................................... 4-1
Audio
Video
......................................................................................... 4-3
......................................................................................... 4-3
USB storage device........................................................................ 4-4
Remote Control............................................................................... 4-4
Firmware Updates........................................................................... 4-4
Wired and Internet connections...................................................... 4-5
Operation/function failure................................................................ 4-6
Appendices
Notices........................................................................................................A-1
GNU General Public License....................................................................A-2
ASUS contact information........................................................................A-8
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Safety information
Use only a dry cloth to clean the device.
DO NOT place on uneven
or unstable work surfaces.
Seek servicing if the casing
has been damaged. Refer all
servicing to qualified service
personnel.
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SAFE TEMP: This device
should only be used in
environments with ambient
temperatures between 5oC
(41oF) and 35oC (95oF).
DO NOT expose to or
use near liquids, rain, or
moisture.
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Ensure that you plugged
the device into the correct
power input rating (12Vdc,
3A).
DO NOT install near any
heat-producing devices or
sources such as radiators,
heat registers, stoves, or
amplifiers.
DO NOT throw the device in
municipal waste. This device
is designed to enable proper
reuse and recycling. Check
local regulations for disposal
of electronic products.
Warning labels
The lightning flash with
arrowhead symbol,
within an equilateral
triangle, is intended
to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated
dangerous voltage within
the product’s enclosure
that may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute
a risk of electric shock to
persons.
To reduce the risk of
electric shock, do not
remove the back cover.
No user serviceable parts
inside. Refer servicing
to qualified service
personnel.
The exclamation point within
an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user to
the presence of important
operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the
appliance.
• Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the
same or recommended battery type.
• Dispose of used batteries according to local regulations.
Safety caution
1.
Read these instructions.
3.
Heed all warnings.
2.
4.
5.
6.
Keep these instructions.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
7.Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions.
8.Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves,
or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9.Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A
polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type
plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third
prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your
outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10.Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
11. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12.Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the
manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution
when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
13.Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long
periods of time.
14.Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when
the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord
or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the
apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not
operate normally, or has been dropped.
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License notice and trademark
acknowledgement for Dolby Digital
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D
symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
License notice and trademark
acknowledgement for DTS
Manufactured under license under US Patent #s: 5,451,942; 5,956,674;
5,974, 380; 5,978,762; 6,487,535 & other US and worldwide patents issued &
pending. DTS and DTS 2.0 + Digital Out are registered trademarks and DTS
logos and symbol are trademarks of DTS, Inc. © 1996-2008 DTS, Inc. All Rights
Reserved.
About this user guide
How this user guide is organized
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Chapter 1: Getting started
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Chapter 2: Network setup and services
•
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Provides the basic information about your ASUS O!Play HD2 Media Player.
Provides information on connecting your ASUS O!Play HD2 Media Player to
a home or LAN network.
Chapter 3: Using the ASUS O!Play HD2 Media Player
Provides information on using your ASUS O!Play HD2 Media Player.
Chapter 4: Troubleshooting
Provides solutions to frequently-asked questions about your ASUS O!Play
HD2 Media Player.
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Conventions used in this guide
To enure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols
used throughout this user guide.
DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself
when trying to complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when
trying to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a
task.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and
software updates.
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2.
3.
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ASUS Support site
Download the latest firmwares, drivers, and utilities from the ASUS Support
site at http://support.asus.com/.
ASUS Forum
Get the latest news and information about this product from the ASUS Forum
site at http://vip.asus.com/forum/.
Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty
flyers, that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not
part of the standard package.
Chapter 1
Getting started
Welcome
Thank you for buying the ASUS O!Play HD2 Media Player!
ASUS O!Play HD2 Media Player allows you to enjoy digital media files from your
computer via UPnP function, portable USB/eSATA storage devices, additional 3.5”
hard disk drive, memory cards, or over the network to your TV or entertainment
system.
Package contents
O!Play
HD Media Player
/
Quick Start Guide
O!Play HD2 Media
Player
HDD bracket and screws
Power cord
Support CD
(User Manual)
HDD power and signal
cable
AC adapter
Quick Start Guide
Remote control with two
AAA batteries
Composite AV
(audio-video) cable
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
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Specifications summary
Supported video formats
MPEG1/2/4, H.264, VC-1, RM/RMVB
Supported video file
extension
mp4, mov, xvid, avi, asf, wmv, mkv, flv, ts, m2ts,
dat, mpg, vob, mts, iso, ifo, trp
Supported audio formats
MP3, WAV, AAC, OGG, WAV, FLAC, AIFF,
Dolby Digital AC3, Dolby Digital Plus,
DTS Digital Surround, ID3 Tag, Dolby TrueHD,
PCM/LPCM
Supported image formats
JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF, TIFF
Supported subtitile
formats
SRT, SUB, SMI, SSA, TXT
File systems
FAT 16/32, NTFS, HFS/HFST, ext 3
1 x Power (DC) input
2 x USB 2.0 port
1 x USB 3.0 port
1 x USB/eSATA combo port
1 x LAN port (10/100Mbps)
1 x HDMI port
I/O ports
1 x Composite audio-video (AV) port
1 x Component port
1 x Optical digital (S/PDIF) port
1 x Coaxial digital (S/PDIF) port
1 x CF card reader
1 x SD/MMC card reader
1 x MS/MS-Duo card reader
Dimensions
W x D x H: 230.0mm x 178.0mm x 60.5mm
Weight: 720g
Power input rating
12Vdc, 3A
Power Consumption
10W
Operating Temperature
5˚C (41˚F) – 35˚C (95˚F)
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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System requirements
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•
•
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High-definition TV (HDTV), standard TV, or HDMI monitor
Storage device (USB flash drive/ USB HDD/ eSATA flash drive/ eSATA HDD/
3.5” HDD)
Memory card (SD/MMC, CF, or MS/MS-Duo card)
RJ-45 cable to connect to a home or an office network (Optional)
• Use an HDMI cable to connect your HD media player to an HDTV or HDMI
monitor.
• Use the bundled composite AV cable to connect your HD media player to a
standard TV.
Getting to know your O!Play HD2 media player
Front panel
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CF card slot
Insert the CF card into this slot. The device supports 64GB CF v4.1.
SD/MMC card slot
Insert the SD/MMC card into this slot. The device supports 32GB SDHC v2.0
and 2GB MMC v4.2.
MS/MS-Duo card slot
Insert the MS/MS-Duo card into this slot. The device supports 128MB MS v1.43
and 32GB MS Pro v1.03.
eSATA/USB 2.0 combo port
Connect a USB 2.0/eSATA device such as an external hard drive into this port.
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USB 2.0 port
Connect a USB 2.0 device into this port.
IR (Infra-red) Receiver
Allows you to control the HD media player using the IR remote control.
LED indicators
Displays the status of the HD media player.
LED
Power
Status
Description
OFF
The device is turned off.
Orange
The device is in standby mode.
Blue
The device is turned on.
Ensure that the IR receiver is not blocked. Otherwise, the Media Player will not
be able to receive the command from the remote control.
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Rear panel
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Power (DC-In) input
Insert the power adapter into this port.
Component output
Insert a YPbPr video cable to connect to a TV or monitor.
Digital audio output (COAXIAL)
Insert an coaxial cable into this port to connect an external Hi-Fi audio system.
HDMI port
Insert an HDMI cable into this port to connect to a high-definition multimedia
interface (HDMI) device.
LAN (RJ-45) port
Insert an RJ-45 cable into this port to connect to a local area network (LAN).
USB 2.0 port
Connect a USB 2.0 device into this port.
USB 3.0 PC link
Connect a USB 3.0 device into this port.
Reset button
Using a pin or a paper clip, press this button to reset the device to its factory
default settings.
Digital audio output (OPTICAL)
Insert an optical cable into this port to connect an external Hi-Fi audio system.
Analog audio/video output
Insert a composite AV cable to connect to a television or other audio/video
equipment.
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Remote control
Use the remote control to power on/off the O!Play HD2 media player, browse
through menus, and select the media file to play, view, or listen to.
Display
1
Disc menu
2
Edit
3
Repeat
4
Stop
Rewind
5
6
Previous
7
Option
9
Setup
8
16 Power on/off
17 Disc eject
18 Music shuffle
19 Zoom in
20 Fast forward
21 Play/Pause
22 Next
23 Subtitle
24 Language
Navigation/OK 10
keys
25 Home
Volume up 11
26 Return
Mute 12
Volume down 13
Movies 14
Music 15
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28 On-line Media
29 Photo
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Display
Press to display the file name, file type, and time.
Disc menu
Press to launch the disc menu if an external optical disk drive is installed.
Edit
Press to copy, delete, rename, and move the files.
Repeat
Press to repeat the playback of the currently playing music, movie, or
photo file.
Stop
Stops the playback.
Rewind
Press to rewind the playback.
Previous
Returns to the previous media file.
Setup
Launches the Setup menu.
Option
Press to select the movie, music, and photo effects.
Navigation/OK keys
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Press the up/down keys to move through the menu bar in a
submenu.
Press the up/down keys to decrease/increase a numerical
value.
Press the left/right keys to move through the main menus in
the Home screen.
Press the left/right keys to move through the items in a
submenu.
Press OK to confirm the selection.
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Volume up
Increases the volume.
Mute
Press to disable audio output.
Volume down
Decreases the volume.
Movies
Press to enter the Movies mode.
Music
Press to enter the Music mode.
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Power on/off
Turn the HD media player on or off.
Disc eject
Press to eject the disc in the external optical disk drive.
Music shuffle
Press to group all your music files in your storage device and then play the
music files randomly.
Zoom in
Zooms in on the screen.
Forward
Press to forward the playback.
Play/Pause
Toggles between playback and pause.
Next
Goes to the next media file.
Subtitle
Press to configure the subtitle settings such as color and font size.
Language
Press to select the language for the video you are watching.
Home
Displays the home menu.
Return
Returns to the previous screen.
NAS
Press to enter the NAS mode.
On-line Media
Press to enter the On-line Media mode.
Photo
Press to enter the Photo mode.
Chapter 1: Getting started
Getting your O!Play HD2 media player ready
If you need warranty servicing for your HD media player, ensure that you send
it back in its original packaging, which will provide better protection for your
product during delivery. Warranty may be voided if the product is damaged due
to improper packaging. ASUS will not compensate or replace any item damaged
due to improper packaging.
Installing the hard disk drive
You may install a 3.5” hard disk drive to your HD media player.
• The hard disk drive is purchased separately.
• If you install a new hard disk drive on your HD media player, a warning
screen will appear, reminding you to format the hard disk drive. Follow
the onscreen instructions to complete the format process. Any abnormal
shutdown leads to longer startup time and longer disk check on the next boot
up. The checking process may take several minutes depending on the hard
disk drive capacity.
• If you want to delete all data on your used hard disk drive, go to Setup >
System, and then click HDD Format.
• ASUS will not be held liable for any damage/malfunction caused by improper
installation of the hard disk drive.
• ASUS will not be held liable for data loss or recovery.
If you want to rescan your hard disk drive, complete one of the following steps:
Go to Setup > System > Scan Storage > Auto Scan, and then click on.
Go to Setup > System > Scan Storage action, and then click rescan storage.
• Back up the important files or folders periodically to avoid any potential data
loss due to disk crash.
• Be cautious of the hot temperature while using the hard disk drive for a long
time.
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To install the hard disk drive:
1.
2.
Install the hard disk drive on the HDD bracket ( 1 ), and then secure it with
four screws ( 2 ).
Attach one end of the supplied HDD power and signal cable to the hard disk
drive ( 3 ).
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2
1
3
3.
4.
5.
6.
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Open the bottom lid of your HD
media player.
5
4
Attach the other end of the
supplied HDD power and
signal cable to the HD media
player ( 6 ).
8
Carefully insert the HDD
bracket to the HD media
player ( 7 ).
Secure the HDD bracket to
the HD media player with four
screws ( 8 ).
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7.
Collect the HDD power and
signal cable into the HD media
player so that you could
completely cover the bottom
lid on it ( 9 ).
8.
Close the bottom lid of your HD
media player.
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Connecting the power adapter
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3
1
To connect the power adapter:
1.
2.
3.
Connect the AC power cord to the AC adapter.
Connect the AC adapter to the DC-in port at the back of your HD media
player.
Connect the AC adapter to a power source.
Connecting devices to your HD media player
To connect devices to your HD media player:
1.
Do any of the following to connect a display to your HD media player:
•Use an HDMI cable to connect your HD media player to an HDTV or an
HDMI monitor.
The HDMI cable is
purchased separately.
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•Use the bundled composite AV cable to connect your HD media player to
a standard TV.
•Use a YPbPr video cable and the bundled composite AV cable to
connect your HD media player to a TV or monitor.
The YPbPr video cable is purchased separately.
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•Use the RCA audio cable to connect your HD media player to the Cine5
PC speaker.
The RCA cable is bundled with your Cine5 PC speaker.
2.
Do any of the following to connect a storage device or memory card to your
HD media player:
•Insert a USB/eSATA storage device such as a portable hard disk drive
or a USB flash disk to the USB port or USB/eSATA combo port at the left
side of your HD media player.
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•Insert a memory card such as SD/MMC, CF, and MS/MS-Duo cards into
the appropriate card slot at the right side of your HD media player.
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You can also access media files from a shared folder of a network computer.
For more details, refer to the section Connecting to a network in Chapter 3.
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3.
4.
5.
6.
Use either the bundled composite AV cable or an S/PDIF cable to connect
your audio system to your HD media player.
Plug the HD media player’s power cable to a power source.
Turn on the HDTV, TV, or HDMI monitor.
If you are using an HDTV or a standard TV, set your HDTV/TV to video
mode.
If you are using an HDMI monitor, ensure that the monitor’s display resolution
is set to HDMI.
Refer to the documentation that came with your HDMI monitor.
Starting for the first time
When you start your HD media player for the first time, a series of screens appear
to guide you in configuring the basic settings of your HD media player.
To start for the first time:
1.
Turn on your HD media player and your HDTV, TV, or HDMI monitor.
•If you are using an HDMI monitor, ensure that the monitor’s display
resolution is set to HDMI.
2.
•If you are using an HDTV or a standard TV, set your HDTV/TV to video
mode.
The Setup Wizard appears. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the
setup process.
Use the remote control the navigate the screen.
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Chapter 2
Network setup and services
Connecting to a network
Using DHCP IP (network setup with a router)
Using DHCP IP allows the router to automatically assign an IP address for your
media player.
Desktop PC or Notebook
SPLENDID
MENU
LAN
Router
LAN
To connect to your network:
1.
2.
Connect one end of the RJ-45 cable to the LAN port at the back of your HD
media player and the other end to the LAN port of the router.
Connect your computer and other necessary devices to your router.
Refer to the documentation that came with your router.
3.
Connect all the necessary devices to your HD media player.
For more details, refer to the section Connecting devices to your HD media
player in Chapter 1.
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4.
From the Home screen, press the
left/right keys / to navigate to
Setup, then press
.
You may also press
the Setup menu.
5.
Select Network > Wired Lan
Setup and press
.
6.
Select DHCP IP (AUTO) and press
.
7.
Select either DNS (AUTO) or DNS (Manual) as your setup type and
press
:
to launch
•If you select DNS (AUTO), the router automatically assigns an DNS
server IP address for your media player.
•
If you select DNS (Manual), key in the DNS Server IP address.
• Use the up/down keys
• Use the left/right keys
8.
/
/
to increase/decrease a numerical value.
to move to other items on the System menu.
On the confirmation message, select Yes to save the setting.
• If you cannot connect to your office network, contact your network
administratior.
• If you want to access shared network files, ensure that the computer’s files
are shared on the network. For more details, refer to the section Sharing
media files over the network in this chapter.
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Chapter 2: Network setup and services
Using FIX IP (network setup with a direct connection to a
computer)
Using FIX IP allows your media player to connect to a computer directly.
Desktop PC or Notebook
SPLENDID
MENU
LAN
To connect to your network:
1.
2.
Connect one end of the RJ-45 cable to the LAN port at the back of your HD
media player and the other end to the computer.
Connect all the necessary devices to your HD media player.
For more details, refer to the section Connecting devices to your HD media
player in Chapter 1.
3.
From the Home screen, press the left/right keys / to navigate to Setup,
then press
.
You may also press
5.
Select FIX IP (MANUAL) and
press
.
4.
to launch the Setup menu.
Select Network > Wired Lan Setup and press
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6.
From the FIX IP screen, key in the IP
Address and Subnet Mask.
• Use the up/down keys
• Use the left/right keys
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to increase/decrease a numerical value.
to move to other items on the System menu.
• You may use the default settings of the IP Address and Subnet Mask:
• IP Address: 192.168.0.2
• Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
• You may also obtain the IP address and subnet mask from your Internet
Service Provider (ISP).
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7.
On the confirmation message, select Yes to save the setting.
8.
On your computer, you should key in the same subnet mask as the one on
the HD media player. For more details, refer to the next section Configuring
the IP address settings for your computer.
Chapter 2: Network setup and services
Configuring the IP address settings for your computer
To access the HD media player when using FIX IP, you must have the correct TCP/IP
settings on your computer.
Follow the instructions below that correspond to the operating system installed on
your computer.
Use the following default IP settings:
•
IP address: 192.168.0.xxx
xxx can be any number between 2 and 254. Ensure that the IP address is
not used by another device.
•
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 (same as the HD media player)
Windows® XP OS
1.
2.
3.
4.
Click Start > Control Panel >
Network Connection. Right-click
Local Area Connection then select
Properties.
Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP),
then click Properties.
Select Use the following IP address:
and key in the IP address and Subnet
mask.
Click OK when done.
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Windows® Vista/7 OS
1.
2.
3.
4.
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Click Start > Control Panel > Network
and Sharing Center. Right-click
Local Area Connection then select
Properties.
Select Internet Protocol Version
4(TCP/IPv4), then click Properties.
Select Use the following IP address:
and key in the IP address and Subnet
mask.
Click OK when done.
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Mac OS X 10.5.xx
1.
2.
3.
4.
Choose Apple menu > System Preferences. Click Network.
Select Manually.
Key in the IP Address and Subnet
Mask.
Click Apply when done.
2
3
4
Checking the IP address of your computer
To check the IP address of your computer under Windows® OS:
1.
2.
3.
Click Start > Run.
In the Run window, key in cmd or command, and then click OK.
The MS DOS window appears. Key in ipconfig, and then press the Enter
key. The IP address of your computer is displayed.
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PPPoE
PPPoE (Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet) is a specification for connecting
multiple computer users on an Ethernet local area network to a remote site through
common customer premises equipment. PPPoE provides the ability to connect
a network of hosts over a simple bridging access device to a remote Access
Concentrator.
Many apartment houses, hotels, and corporations are now providing shared
Internet access over DSL lines using Ethernet and PPPoE.
To configure the PPPoE settings on your O!Play HD2:
1.
From the Home screen, press the left/right keys / to navigate to Setup,
then press
.
You may also press
2.
Select Network > PPPoE Setup
and press
.
3.
Select PPPoE Username or
PPPoE Password, and then
press
.
4.
Use the onscreen keyboard to enter the PPPoE Username and PPPoE
Password that was provided by your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
5.
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to launch the Setup menu.
On the confirmation message, select Yes to save the setting.
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DLNA
DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) is a standard used by manufacturers of
consumer electronics to allow entertainment devices within the home to share and
enjoy their content with each other across a home network.
The digital home is an evolution of the idea that PCs, consumer electronics and
mobile devices should work together seamlessly through a wired or wireless
network to share digital content within a home environment. Digital living extends
that idea to include sharing content on the go as well.
The digital living is to provide you with an immediate connection between your
digital devices, regardless of the brands. You will finally enjoy the freedom to
access, play and share your favorite movies, music and photos at home.
First you need a wired home network and you’re ready to get started. That’s
because DLNA devices connect, discover and communicate with each other over a
home network.
To activate the DLNA function on your O!Play HD2:
1.
From the Home screen, press the left/right keys / to navigate to Setup,
then press
.
You may also press
to launch the Setup menu.
2.
Select System. Press the up/down
keys / to navigate to DLNA
Renderer, then press
.
3.
Select On to activate the DLNA
function.
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UPnP
O!Play HD2 supports UPnP. The music, pictures and video files on the UPnP media
server will be sorted automatically. Ensure that the Windows Media Player 11 is
installed on your computer as the UPnP media server.
To set up UPnP for Windows® XP:
1.
Click Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs.
3.
Select Networking Services, then
click Details....
4.
Select Internet Gateway
Discovery and Control Client and
UPnP User Interface. And then,
click OK to install the selected
functions.
5.
Go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services.
2.
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Click Add/Remove Windows Components.
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Find the HTTP SSL, SSDP
Discovery Service, Universal
Plug and Play Device Host, and
Windows Media Player items,
and change their Startup Type to
Automatic.
To add the media files to the library of Windows Media Player 11:
1.
2.
Open the Windows Media Player 11 on your computer.
Click Library > Add to Library...
to add the media files into this
database. Refer to the Windows
Help for more detailed instructions.
Some file formats may not be supported by the Windows Media Player. Visit the
Microsoft website for details.
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To set up the Windows Media Player 11:
1.
2.
3.
Ensure that the network setting on your computer is correct, and your O!Play
HD2 is on the Home screen.
From the Home screen, press the
left/right keys / to navigate to
File Manager, then press
.
Navigate to UPnP, then press
.
You may also enter the UPnP media server from the Movies/Music/Photo
menus. Refer to chapter 3 for details.
4.
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Open the Windows Media Player 11
on your computer, and click Library
> Media Sharing.
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5.
Check the item Share my media
and an Unknown Device icon
appears on the screen. Select this
icon, then click Allow and OK.
The Unknown Device is your
O!Play HD2 Media Player.
If the Unknown Device icon does
not appear on the screen, click
Settings.
Check the item Allow new devices
and computers automatically, and
click OK.
To use media files through the UPnP media server:
1.
Now you should be able to see your
computer (UPnP media server) in
the UPnP device list.
If your computer name does not
appear in the list, repeat steps 2–3
on the previous page.
2.
Select the name of your computer (UPnP media server) and press
3.
Navigate to the desired folder, and then press
.
to enjoy the media files.
The media files on your computer (UPnP media server) are sorted into All
Media, Music, Pictures, and Video.
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Sharing files over the network
Sharing files under Windows® XP OS
To configure your computer to allow folders to be shared:
1.
Click Start > Control Panel >
Network and Internet Connection
> Network Setup Wizard.
2.
Select Turn on file and printer
shariing.
3.
When done, click Finish.
To share files under Windows® XP OS:
1.
2.
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On your computer, select the folder
containing the files that you want to
share.
Right-click the selected folder, and
select Sharing and Security.
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3.
Tick Share this folder.
If you want to set permissions for the
network users, click Permissions. Click
Apply when done.
4.
A hand icon
appears on the folder
indicating that the folder’s contents are
shared over the network.
Sharing files under Windows® Vista OS
In Windows® Vista OS, you can share files in any of these two ways:
•
•
Share files from a folder on your computer.
Share files from the Public folder.
Sharing files from a folder on your computer
To share files from a folder on your computer:
1.
2.
3.
4.
On your computer, select the folder containing the files that you want to
share.
Right-click the selected folder, and select Share.
In the File Sharing screen, select the network user that you want to share
files with from the dropdown list, then click Add.
To set permissions for the network user, select any of these permission levels
from the dropdown list under Permission Level:
•Reader: Select this option if you want the user to have a read-only
access rights to the shared files. S/he cannot add, change, or delete the
shared files.
•
Contributor: Select this option to allow the user to view and add shared
files. S/he can only change or delete the files s/he had shared.
Co-owner: Select this option to allow the user to view, add, change, or
delete a shared file.
•
5.
When done, click Share.
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Sharing files from the Public folder
The Public folder allows you to share your files with other people using your
computer or with other users in the network.
To share files from the Public folder:
1.
2.
Click
> Documents.
From Favorite Links in the navigation pane, click Public. Put any files or
folders that you want to share into any subfolders in the Public folder.
To restrict access to the files and folders in the Public folder, refer to the
succeeding sections.
To restrict a user’s access to the Public folder:
You can turn on the password-protected sharing function to restrict access to the
Public folder only to people with user accounts and passwords on your computer.
1.
2.
3.
> Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing
Click
Center to launch the Network and Sharing Center.
From the Password protected sharing dropdown list, select Turn on
password protected sharing.
When done, click Apply.
To set the user’s access level to the Public folder:
1.
2.
3.
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> Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing
Click
Center to launch the Network and Sharing Center.
From the Public folder sharing dropdown list, select any of these three
options:
•
Turn on sharing so anyone with network access can open files
•Turn on sharing so anyone with network access can open, change,
and create files
•Turn off sharing (people logged on to this computer can still access
this folder)
When done, click Apply.
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Sharing files under Windows® 7 OS
To configure your computer to allow folders to be shared:
1.
Click Start > Control Panel >
Network and Internet > Network
and Sharing Center > Choose
homegroup and sharing options
> Change advanced sharing
settings....
2.
Ensure that the following options are correctly selected:
Turn on network discovery
Turn on file and printer sharing
Media streaming is off
Allow Windows to manage homegroup connections (recommended)
To share files under Windows® 7 OS:
1.
2.
3.
On your computer, select the folder containing the files that you want to
share.
Right-click the folder, and select Properties.
Click Sharing tab > Advanced
Sharing....
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4.
Check the Share this folder item,
then click Permissions.
5.
Select the network user that your
want to share files, and set the
access control options.
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Sharing files under Mac OS X 10.5.xx
To share a folder under Mac OS:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Choose Apple menu > System Preferences. Click Sharing.
Click the + icon to display
the available folders.
Navigate to the folder that
you want to share.
Add the User group
Everyone.
Repeat steps 2–3 to share
other folders.
When done, click Options....
2
3
Check the box Share files
and folders using SMB,
and click Done.
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The Home screen
The Home screen includes these main options: Movies, Music, Photo, File
Manager, On-line Media, NAS, and Setup.
The option File Manager allows you to view all your media files in your storage
devices and network.
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Configuring the O!Play HD2 settings
To configure the O!Play HD2 settings:
1.
From the Home screen, press the
left/right keys / to navigate to
Setup, then press
.
You may also press
the Setup menu.
2.
Press the up/down keys / to
navigate through System, Network,
Video, Audio, and Firmware Setup,
then press the right key or
to
allow you to select the item that you
want to configure.
3.
4.
to launch
Press the up/down keys / to
navigate to the item that you want to
configure.
Press the right key or
to enter
its submenu and use the up/down
keys / to select the setting.
Use the up/down keys
necessary.
5.
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Press
to save or press
/
to increase/decrease a numerical value if
to cancel the settings made.
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The O!Play HD2 Setup menu allows you to configure the following settings.
System
Network
Video
Audio
Firmware
Setup
Menu
Language
Wired Lan
Setup
Aspect Ratio
Night Mode
USB upgrade
Text Encoding
PPPoE Setup
TV System
Digital Output
Time
Digital Noise
Reduction
Version Info
1080P 24HZ
Network Info
R/RW Auto-Play
Time Zone
Setup Screen Saver
options Power saving
DLNA Renderer
Device Name
Factory Default
MiniKBD
Language
HDD Format
Scan Storage
Scan Storage
action
You may press
file.
to configure the playback settings while enjoying a media
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Playing a video file
Video control buttons on the remote control
Button
Function
Press to enter the Movies mode.
Press to display the video’s file source, file name, file format, and elapsed
time.
Press to return to the previous screen.
Press to toggle between playback and pause.
Press to rewind the playback. Press repeatedly to change the rewinding
speed to x1.5, x2, x4, x8, x16, x32, or normal speed (x1)
Press to forward the playback. Press repeatedly to change the forward
speed to x1.5, x2, x4, x8, x16, x32, or normal speed (x1)
Press to stop the playback.
Press to configure the video playback settings.
Press to increase the volume.
Press to decrease the volume.
Press to copy, delete, rename, and move the files.
Press to return to the previous video file.
Press to go to the next video file.
Press to configure the subtitle settings such as color and font size.
Press to select the language for the video you are watching.
Press to launch the Setup menu.
Press to launch the disc menu if an external optical disk drive is installed.
Press to eject the disc in the external optical disk drive.
Press to disable audio output.
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Playing a video file
To play a video file:
1.
From the Home screen, press the
left/right keys / to navigate to
Movies, then press
.
You may also press
Movies mode.
2.
Using the up/down keys / ,
select the source of your video file,
then press
.
to enter the
Before you can access a media file over the network, ensure that the folder
containing the file is shared. For more details, refer to the section Sharing files
over the network in Chapter 2.
3.
Use the up/down keys / to locate the video that you want to play. Press
or
to play the video.
You may press
to copy, delete, rename, and move the selected file.
Playing a movie from the external optical disk drive
1.
You have to enable the auto-play
function of your O!Play HD2. Go to
Setup > System, and then turn on
the R/RW Auto-Play.
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Your O!Play HD2 supports only the homemade VCD/DVD.
2.
3.
Plug the external optical disk dirve
to your O!Play HD2, and place the
VCD/DVD into the drive.
The VCD/DVD automatically
displays the main menu.
You may press
to launch the
VCD/DVD playback setting menu,
and
to eject the VCD/DVD from
the external optical disk drive.
Configuring the subtitle settings
The Subtitle key
and color.
allows you to configure the subtitle settings such as font size
• Ensure that the subtitle status is set to On.
• Ensure that the subtile format is supported by your O!Play HD2. Otherwise,
you may not be able to configure the subtitle settings.
To configure the subtitle settings:
1.
During playback, press
to launch the subtitle menu.
2.
Use the navigation keys to move through and make your changes to the
subtitle settings.
Subtitle menu
Subtitle status
Subtitle color
Subtitle location
Font size
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Time sync
Text encoding
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Configuring the video playback settings
The video playback setting menu allows you to configure several video settings
such as Aspect Ratio, Subtitle settings, Audio configuration, Playback Search,
Repeat options, Skip duration options, and Zoom settings.
To configure the video playback settings:
1.
2.
3.
During playback, press
to
launch the video playback setting
menu.
Press the up/down keys / to
navigate to the the function that
you want to configure. Press
to enter its submenu to confirm the
selection.
Navigate to the desired option, then
press
to save or press
to
cancel the settings made.
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Playing music
Music control buttons on the remote control
Button
Function
Press to enter the Music mode.
Press to display the song’s file source, file name, file format, and elapsed
time.
Press to return to the previous screen.
Press to toggle between playback and pause.
Press to rewind the playback. Press repeatedly to change the rewinding
speed to x1.5, x2, x4, x8, x16, x32, or normal speed (x1)
Press to forward the playback. Press repeatedly to change the forward
speed to x1.5, x2, x4, x8, x16, x32, or normal speed (x1)
Press to stop the playback.
Press to return to the previous music file.
Press to go to the next music file.
Press to configure the music playback settings.
Press to launch the Setup menu.
Press to copy, delete, rename, and move the files.
Press to disable audio output.
Press to group all your music files in your storage device and then play the
music files randomly.
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Playing a music file
To play a music file:
1.
From the Home screen, press the
left/right keys / to navigate to
Music, then press
.
You may also press
Music mode.
2.
Using the up/down keys / ,
select the source of your music file,
then press
.
to enter the
Before you can access a media file over the network, ensure that the folder
containing the file is shared. For more details, refer to the section Sharing files
over the network in Chapter 2.
3.
Use the up/down keys / to locate the music that you want to listen.
Press
or
to play the music.
You may press
to copy, delete, rename, and move the selected file.
Press
to group all your music files in your storage device and then play the
music files randomly.
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Configuring the audio playback settings
The audio playback setting menu allows you to configure the audio settings such
as Repeat options and Shuffle Loop.
To configure the audio playback settings:
1.
2.
During playback, press
to
launch the audio playback setting
menu.
Press the up/down keys / to
navigate to the the function that
you want to configure. Press
to
confirm the selection.
To configure the audio settings from the Setup mode:
1.
From the Home screen, press the
left/right keys / to navigate to
Setup, then press
.
You may also press
the Setup menu.
2.
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to launch
Navigate to Audio, then press the
right key to allow you to select the
audio settings.
You may turn on Night Mode to listen to music at night, but not disturbing the
others.
If you want to configure the Digital Output, refer to the following for the
descriptions of the options:
•HDMI LPCM (Default): Select this option when connecting your TV to
the HDMI port of the media player.
•HDMI RAW: Select this option for the multichannel audio receiver. The
RAW data of the audio will be sent to the HDMI multichannel receiver for
decoding.
•
SPDIF LPCM: Select this option for the S/PDIF audio receiver.
•SPDIF RAW: Select this option for the S/PDIF multichannel audio
receiver. The RAW data of the audio will be sent to the S/PDIF
multichannel receiver for decoding.
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Viewing photos
Viewing photos
To view photos:
1.
From the Home screen, press the
left/right keys / to navigate to
Photo, then press
.
You may also press
Photo mode.
2.
Using the up/down keys / ,
select the source of your photo,
then press
. Locate the photo
that you want to view.
3.
to enter the
to browse the photos.
Press
Press
to view the photos in
slideshow mode.
You may press
to copy, delete,
rename, and move the selected file.
Viewing photos in slideshow mode
To view photos in slideshow mode:
1.
on the remote
When the selected photo is displayed in full screen, press
control to start the slideshow. Photos in the same source folder will be
displayed in order.
2.
Press
to pause the slideshow.
Press
or
to return to the source folder.
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Setting the background music for the slideshow
To set the background music for the slideshow:
1.
Before viewing photos, go to Music and play music files first.
2.
to return to the Home screen and then go to Photo to start the
Press
photo slideshow. The slideshow plays with the background music.
Press
instead of
music will not play.
while playing music files. Otherwise, the background
Configuring the photo playback settings
The photo playback setting menu allows you to configure the photo settings such
as photo rotation, slideshow timing, slideshow transition effect, Ken Burns effect,
Repeat options, and Shuffle Loop.
To configure the photo playback settings:
1.
2.
3.
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During playback, press
to
launch the photo playback setting
menu.
Press the up/down keys / to
navigate to the the function that
you want to configure. Press
to enter its submenu to confirm the
selection.
Navigate to the desired option, then press
the settings made.
to save or press
to cancel
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File Manager
The File Manager offers both the device management and media file management
that allow you to browse the media files by file types (All Media, Movies, Photos,
and Music) and file sources (USB, Network, and UPnP).
• Ensure that your O!Play HD2 is correctly connected to a network. Refer to
Chapter 2 for more details on connecting to a network.
• If you want to rescan your hard disk drive, complete one of the following
steps:
Go to Setup > System > Scan Storage > Auto Scan, and then click on.
Go to Setup > System > Scan Storage action, and then click rescan
storage.
To browse the media files through File Manager:
1.
From the Home screen, press the
left/right keys / to navigate to
File Manager, then press
.
2.
Use the up/down keys /
to navigate through All Media,
Movies, Photos, and Music to
select the file type that you want to
browse, then press
or .
3.
Use the left/right keys / to
navigate through USB, Network,
and UPnP to select the source of
the media file, then press
.
4.
Navigate to the device or computer
to locate the media files that you
want to browse.
You may press
to copy, delete,
rename, and move the selected file.
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On-line Media
The On-line Media feature provides online media services, such as Internet
Radio, Weather, and Stock.
The online content is constantly added and updated. Visit the ASUS website for
the latest information.
Ensure that your O!Play HD2 is connected to the internet. However, the network
connection might be disabled if the internet link is abnormal or blocked.
To use the online media services on your O!Play HD2:
1.
From the Home screen, press the
left/right keys / to navigate to
On-line Media, then press
.
You may also press
On-line Media mode.
2.
Use the up/down keys / to select the category of the online media
services that you want to use, then press
.
to enter the
You may search an online media service by entering a keyword in the Internet
Radio. Locate the Search option, press
, and then type the keyword of the
online media service that you want to search.
3.
Navigate to the desired online media service, then press
to enter.
• You may add the favorite online media service to Favorite in the Internet
Radio, Weather, and Stock. Navigate to the online media service that you
want to add as your favovite. Press the left key , select Add to My Favorite,
and then press
.
• While browsing the website, you may use an additonal mouse to enjoy the
bowser service. Refer to the mouse support list on the gift box.
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NAS
NAS ( Network-attached storage) is a device connected to a network that only
provides file-based data storage services to other devices on the network.
The NAS function allows all networked servers to share their storage files with
networked clients.
• You must have the hard disk drive installed on your O!Play HD2 for using the
NAS function.
• Ensure that your O!Play HD2 is correctly connected to the network. Refer to
Chapter 2 for more details on connecting to a network.
The video/audio/photo playback function is disabled when using NAS.
To use the NAS function on your O!Play HD2:
1.
From the Home screen, press the
left/right keys / to navigate to
NAS, then press
.
You may also press
NAS mode.
2.
Use the up/down keys / to
select the server that you want to
use, then press the right key or
.
3.
Select On and press
to enter the
to enable the NAS function on your O!Play HD2.
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4.
5.
Open the web browser of your
computer that is correctly connected
to a NAS network.
Enter the same IP address that is
set up on your O!Play HD2.
To obtain the IP address of your
6.
Enter the necessary setting for the server you selected, then press Apply to
start using NAS function.
O!Play HD2, press
to launch
the Setup menu. Select System >
Network Info, then press
.
Server list on your O!Play HD2
Server
Description
SAMBA Server
Samba allows file and print sharing between computers running
Windows and computers running Unix. O!Play HD2 can act as a
SAMBA client, allowing you to stream media from your PC directly
to play Full HD media fast and efficiently with no slow down.
FTP Server
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard network protocol used to
copy a file from one host to another over a TCP/IP‐based network,
such as the Internet. FTP is used with user‐based password
authentication or with anonymous user access. You can access the
device from any PC and copy files to and from it.
iTune Server
O!Play HD2 can work as an iTunes server to share music and
videos within a local network. You can save the mp3 files on O!Play
HD2 NAS instead of different computers at home, and then play
the files on O!Play HD2 NAS by iTunes player by any computer in
streaming way.
BT Download
BitTorrent is a peer‐to‐peer file sharing protocol used for distributing
large amounts of data. It allows users to distribute large amounts
of data without the heavy demands on their computers that would
be needed for standard Internet hosting. The protocol works as
an alternative data distribution method that makes even small
computers with low bandwidth capable of participating in large data
transfers.
BT Info
This displays the detailed information about the BT download
status.
* Refer to the related websites to get more information about these servers.
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Using iPhone to control your O!Play HD2
You may use iPhone to control your O!Play HD2 via the internet link.
• Ensure that your O!Play HD2 is correctly connected to the network. Refer to
Chapter 2 for more details on connecting to a network.
• Ensure that the router connected to your O!Play HD2 suppots the WiFi
function.
To use iPhone to control your O!Play HD2:
1.
2.
2.
Turn on the WiFi function on your iPhone, and connect it to your O!Play HD2.
Click Safari on your iPhone, then enter the same IP address that is set up
on your O!Play HD2.
To obtain the IP address of your
O!Play HD2, press
to launch
the Setup menu. Select System >
Network Info, then press
.
The below screen appears on your iPhone. Now you can use iPhone to
control your O!Play HD2.
Navigation/OK
keys
Displays the
file name, file
type, and time.
Displays the
home menu
Returns to the
previous screen
Selects the movie, music,
and photo effects
You may have additional function tabs for different modes. Refer to below
table for details.
Modes
Additional function tabs
Movies
Prev, Next, Play/Pause, Fast Forward, Fast Rewind, Stop,
and Mute/unMute
Music
Prev, Next, Play/Pause, Mute/unMute, and Stop
Photo
Prev, Next, Zoom, Rotate Right 90, Rotate Left 90, and Stop
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Chapter 4
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
This section provides answers to some common problems that you may encounter
while installing or using the ASUS O!Play HD2 media player. These problems
require simple troubleshooting that you can perform by yourself. Contact ASUS
Technical Support if you encounter problems not mentioned in this section.
Display
Q1. The media player does not work. You think that the problem
might be with the media player’s power adapter.
•The media player’s power adapter possibly performs the overload
protection function — automatic shutdown during overload conditions,
such as Over Current, Over Voltage, and Over Temperature.
•Disconnect the media player’s power adapter and wait few minutes before
you reinsert the player’s power adapter directly into an outlet. Turn on the
media player again.
• If the problem still exists, contact your retailer.
Q2. The TV screen is blank and the media player power LED remains
off.
• Ensure that the TV is turned on.
•Ensure that the media player’s power adapter and power outlet are
functional.
•Ensure that the media player’s power adapter plug is firmly attached to the
rear panel of the player and to the power outlet.
Q3. I cannot see the Setup Wizard when I turn on the player for the
first time. The TV screen is blank and the media player power
LED is on.
• Ensure that the TV is turned on.
•Ensure that the AV/HDMI cable is properly connected to the correct
terminals on both the TV and the media player.
•Ensure that your TV is switched to the appropriate video source (AV IN
or HDMI). You may need to use your TV Remote control to change video
sources.
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•Turn off your media player and wait for a few minutes before turning it on
again or press the reset button at the back panel.
•Ensure that the HDMI resolution of your TV supports 720p, 1080i, or
1080p.
•After turing off your media player, wait for a few seconds until the poweroff process is completed. During the power-off process, do not press the
remote control repeatedly. Abnormal power-off might lead your media
player to crash. If the situation appears to your media player, re-plug the
power adapter.
Q4. The TV screen is blinking and fuzzy.
•Ensure that the AV/HDMI cable is properly connected to the correct
terminals on both the TV and the media player.
• Ensure that the media player power LED is on.
•Ensure that the TV system setting matches the system used in your
country.
• Ensure that the correct video resolution option is selected.
Q5. I cannot find any of my music, movie, or photo files.
•Ensure that your Media Server (such as USB storage device) or your
computer is switched on and that the device is not in standby mode.
•If using a wired network, check that the Ethernet cable is properly attached
to the Media Player and to a network router. Check that the router is
switched on.
•Check that the Media server (your computer) used has shared the Media
Player as a client and that the files are also shared.
•If you are using static IP addresses, check that the IP address is in the
same range as other addresses on your network. Verify that the address is
not already used by another PC or device.
• Ensure that the files you are sharing use a supported file format.
Q6. Certain files cannot be played on the Media Player.
The Media Player may not support the video or audio format used in the file.
For information on what media formats the Media Player supports, refer to
Specifications summary in Chapter 1.
Q7. Only one video/music/photo is played when I selected it. How do
I play the entire list?
When selecting a video/music/photo to play, pressing the OK button on the
remote control plays just the selected file while pressing the PLAY/PAUSE
button plays the entire list of files.
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Q8.The LEDs on the Ethernet port do not blink and my wired
connection does not work.
•Ensure that the LAN Cable plug is firmly connected to the Ethernet port of
the Media Player’s rear panel.
• Try to replace a functional LAN cable.
•Try to reconnect the LAN cable to the Media Player to keep the network
connection active.
Audio
Q1. There is no sound.
• Ensure the volume on the entertainment unit is not on mute mode.
•Navigate to the Setup > System screen and ensure that the correct Digital
output setting is enabled. If you are using the multiple audio Amplifier, the
RAW setting should be enabled.
•If you are watching a video that supports multiple audio channels, press
Audio Options button repeatedly until the intended audio channel is
displayed.
Q2. I cannot hear any sound when I am playing music files.
• Ensure that the audio cables are properly connected.
•If the audio cables are connected to your TV, the TV must be turned on to
play any music files.
•If the audio cables are connected to your stereo, ensure that the stereo
is on and you have the correct stereo input selected. If you are having
trouble selecting the correct audio source, refer to the instructions that
came with your stereo.
Video
Q1. There is no subtitle.
Ensure that the file format of the subtitle is TXT.
Q2. How do I get the subtitle to play?
You have to put the subtitle file in the same folder of the movie file. Ensure that
the subtitle name is the same with the movie file (ex. movie.avi, movie.srt).
Q3. A few of my Music files do not appear.
The Media Player supports the most common music file formats. However,
there are almost an infinite variety of bit rates and sample rates. If a file is not
displayed on the screen, it most likely uses an unsupported bit rate or sample
rate. Only use files with supported formats, bit rates, and sample rates.
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USB storage device
Q1. I cannot find any of my music, movie, or photo files.
•Ensure that your USB storage device (USB Flash/USB HDD ) is not in
standby mode.
•Ensure that the files are supported file format.
Q2. The Media Player does not recognize my USB storage device.
Your USB storage device may not be detected because of problems with the
USB hardware driver, USB cable, or longer system response time. Try to replug the USB storage device to the USB port again, replace a new USB cable,
or use another USB storage device.
Remote Control
Q1. The media player remote control is not working.
• Ensure that the batteries are properly inserted.
•The batteries may already be drained out. Replace the batteries with new
ones.
•Ensure that the path between the remote control and the media player is
not blocked.
Firmware Updates
Q1. What version of firmware do I have? How do I upgrade it?
•Check the firmware version before the upgrade process. If the firmware is
the latest version, you will not need to update the firmware.
•Go to Setup > Firmware Setup to perform the firmware upgrade process.
•If you are still unable to update the firmware, reset the system and perform
the updating process again.
•The firmware update manual is available in PDF file (included in the
updated firmware folder). Visit the ASUS support site at http://support.
asus.com/ for more details.
•If the O!Play HD2 device is shut down or powered off during the software
installation, the update will fail. If the O!Play HD2 will not power on, you
will need to reset the device. This will restore the device back to its default
settings. The firmware update can be attempted again at this point.
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Chapter 4: Troubleshooting
Wired and Internet connections
Q1. I cannot connect to the wired network.
You need to select either DHCP IP (AUTO) or FIX IP (MANUAL) as your
setup type. If you select DHCP IP (AUTO), key in the DNS server’s IP
address. The DNS server automatically assigns an IP address for your media
player.
If you select FIX IP (MANUAL), key in the IP address and Subnet Mask.
Q2. How do I share folders in the network?
If you want to access shared network files, ensure that the network computer’s
files are shared on the network. For more details, refer to the section Sharing
files over the network.
Q3. Can I use NAS function when browsing movie, music, photo or
Internet Media Service?
No. You have to turn off NAS function when you are enjoying media. We
suggest that you use NAS function when you are not browsing any media.
Q4. There is too much lag while I am watching an online media
website.
•Slow connection or high Internet traffic may cause this problem. Try
watching the online media during off-peak hours.
•You may have limited bandwidth usage on your network. Contact your
Internet Service Provider (ISP) to inquire about increasing your bandwidth
for your network connection.
Q5. Why do I encounter network lag when I use Internet media
services such as Internet radio and TV stations?
Depending on the streaming situation or network stability/traffic, you might
need to wait for a few minutes to use the Internet media services.
Q6. If I have a “Domain network, can I use O!Play HD2?
O!Play HD2 does not officially support streaming from a domain server or a
computer attached to a domain. While it is certainly possible, our technical
support will be unabled to provide assistance regarding this configuration.
Contact your domain administrator or Microsoft Support for assistance.
Q7. Can I access other online media websites?
No. You can only access the online media services offered on your ASUS
O!Play HD2 Media Player. Please note that the content is constantly added
and updated. Visit the ASUS website for the latest information.
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Operation/function failure
Q1. An operation/function failed on my HD media player.
Disconnect the AC adapter from the power source, then plug it in again. If you
still encounter the same problem, contact the ASUS Technical Support.
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Notices
REACH
Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and
Restriction of Chemicals) regulatory framework, we published the chemical
substances in our products at ASUS REACH website at http://csr.asus.com/
english/REACH.htm.
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
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This device may not cause harmful interference.
This device must accept any interference including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer’s
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
•
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Any changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this
equipment.
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Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital device does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions
from digital device set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian
Department of Communications.
This class B digital device complies with Canadian ICES-003.
GNU General Public License
Licensing information
This product includes copyrighted third-party software licensed under the terms of
the GNU General Public License. Please see The GNU General Public License
for the exact terms and conditions of this license. We include a copy of the GPL
with every CD shipped with our product. All future firmware updates will also
be accompanied with their respective source code. Please visit our web site for
updated information. Note that we do not offer direct support for the distribution.
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Version 2, June 1991
Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
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