COBY electronic PMP4320 Portable Multimedia Player User Manual

PMP4320
4.3” Widscreen TFT Portable Media Player with
Video Recording and SD Card Slot
Instruction Manual
Instruction Manual
Please read this manual carefully before operation.
Please read this manual carefully before operation
PRECAUTIONS
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.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to
alert the user to the presence of important operation and servicing
instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.
For Customer Use:
Enter below the serial number that is located on the bottom of the unit.
Retain this information for future reference.
Model No.
PMP4320
Serial No.
For recycling or disposal information about this product,
please contact your local authorities or the Electronics Industries Alliance: www.eiae.org.
PRECAUTIONS
WARNING:
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose this device to rain or moisture. Dangerous high voltage is
present inside the enclosure. Do not open the cabinet.
CAUTION:
To prevent electric shock, match wide blade of plug to wide slot of outlet and fully insert.
WARNING:
Handling the cords on this product will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to
cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
Protect your hearing:
Hearing experts advise against the constant use of personal stereos played at high volume. Constant
exposure to high volumes can lead to hearing loss. If you should experience ringing in the ears or hearing
loss, discontinue use and seek medical advice.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1.
Read Instructions: All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the
product is operated.
2.
Retain Instructions: The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future
reference.
3.
Heed Warnings: All warnings on the product and in the operating instructions should
be adhered to.
4.
Follow Instructions: All operating and usage instructions should be followed.
5.
Cleaning: Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid
cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
6.
Attachments: Use only attachments recommended by the manufacturer. Use of other
attachments may be hazardous.
7.
Water and Moisture: Do not use this product near water (e.g., near a bath tub, washbowl,
kitchen sink, laundry tub, in wet basements, or near a swimming pool and the like).
8.
Accessories: Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table. Use only with carts, stands, tripods, brackets, or
tables recommended by the manufacturer or sold with the product.
Any mounting of the product should follow the manufacturer’s instructions and should use a mounting accessory recommended by
the manufacturer.
9.
A product and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick
stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause the product
and cart combination to overturn.
10.
Ventilation: Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation to ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating. These openings should
never be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. This
product should not be placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase or rack unless
proper ventilation is provided or the manufacturer instructions have been adhered to.
11.
Power Sources: This product should be operated only from the type of power source
indicated on the rating label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your home,
consult your product dealer or local power company. For products intended to operate
from battery power or other sources, refer to the operating instructions.
12.
Grounding or Polarization: This product may be equipped with a polarized alternatingcurrent line plug that has one blade wider than the other. This plug will only fit into the
power outlet in one direction. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug
fully into the outlet, try reversing the direction of the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit,
contact an electrician to replace the obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose
of the polarized plug.
13.
Power-Cord Protection: Power supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely
to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them, paying particular
attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and at the point which they exit
from the product.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
14.
Protective Attachment Plug: The product may be equipped with an attachment plug with
overload protection. This is a safety feature. See the operating instructions for replacement or directions to reset the protective device. If replacement of the plug is required,
be sure the service technician has used a replacement plug that has the same overload
protection as the original plug as specified by the manufacturer.
15.
Outdoor Antenna Grounding: If an outside antenna is connected to the product, be sure
the antenna system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges
and built-up static charges. Article 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANS/NFPA
70 provides information with regard to proper grounding of the mast and supporting
structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna-discharge unit, size of grounding
conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and
requirements for the grounding electrode (see figure).
16.
Lightning: For added protection for this product, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system during a lightning storm or when it is left unattended
and unused for long periods of time. This will prevent damage to the product due to
lightning or power-line surges.
17.
Power Lines: An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric light or power circuits, or where it can fall into such
power lines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna system, extreme care should
be taken to keep from touching such power lines or circuits, as contact with them might
be fatal.
18.
Overloading: Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience
receptacles as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
19.
Object and Liquid Entry: Never push objects of any kind into this product through openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or shout-out parts that could result in
a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
20.
Servicing: Do not attempt to service this product yourself as opening or removing covers
may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified
service personnel.
21.
Damage Requiring Service: Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing
to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: a) when the power-supply
or plug is damaged; b) if liquid has been spilled or if objects have fallen into the product;
c) if the product has been exposed to rain or water; d) if the product does not operate
normally by following the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions as improper adjustment of other controls may result
in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the
product to its normal operation; e) if the product has been dropped or damaged in any
way; f) when the product exhibits a distinct change in performance—this indicates a
need for service.
22.
Replacement Parts: When replacement parts are required, be sure that your service
technician has used replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or have the same
characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric
shock, or other hazards.
23.
Safety Check: Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product, ask the service
technician to perform safety checks to ensure that the product is in proper operating
condition.
24.
Wall or Ceiling Mounting: The product should be mounted to a wall or ceiling only as
recommended by the manufacturer.
25.
Heat: The product should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other products (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PRECAUTIONS......................................................................................2
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS....................................................4
TABLE OF CONTENTS............................................................................7
PACKAGE CONTENTS........................................................................ 10
GETTING STARTED.............................................................................. 12
PMP4320 at a Glance........................................................................................ 12
Front View.................................................................................................. 12
Top View.................................................................................................... 12
Bottom View............................................................................................... 12
Left View.................................................................................................... 12
Right View.................................................................................................. 12
Connections....................................................................................................... 13
Connecting Headphones .......................................................................... 13
Connecting to a Television (AV Out) . ....................................................... 13
Connecting to an AV Device (AV In) ......................................................... 13
Connecting Power...................................................................................... 14
AC Adapter......................................................................................... 14
Connecting to a Computer......................................................................... 15
USB Driver Installation...................................................................... 15
Transferring Files to your PMP4320..........................................................16
Disconnecting from a Computer................................................................ 17
Microsoft Windows..................................................................................... 17
Macintosh OS X......................................................................................... 17
Using the PMP4320 Controls............................................................................ 18
Power On/Off.............................................................................................18
Hold Function.............................................................................................18
Reset Function...........................................................................................18
Adjusting the Volume................................................................................. 18
Navigating the Menu.................................................................................. 18
PMP4320 Display...............................................................................................19
Main Menu.................................................................................................19
File Browser Screen..................................................................................20
File Browser Controls........................................................................21
File Browser Context Options............................................................21
TABLE OF CONTENTS
VIDEO MODE......................................................................................23
Getting Video on Your Computer.......................................................................23
Playing Video.....................................................................................................23
Video File Browser Context Options.........................................................23
Video Playback Controls...........................................................................24
MUSIC MODE.....................................................................................25
Getting Music on Your Computer.......................................................................25
Playing Music.....................................................................................................25
Music File Browser Context Options.........................................................25
Music Playback Controls...........................................................................26
Repeat A-B Mode......................................................................................27
PHOTO MODE.....................................................................................28
Getting Photos on Your Computer.....................................................................28
Viewing Photos..................................................................................................28
Photo File Browser Context Options.........................................................28
Photo Viewing Controls.............................................................................28
EBOOK MODE....................................................................................30
Reading EBooks................................................................................................30
Ebook File Browser Context Options........................................................30
Ebook Reader Controls.............................................................................30
RECORD MODE.................................................................................. 31
Recording Audio and Video to your PMP4320.................................................. 31
Record Mode Options................................................................................ 31
Record Controls.........................................................................................32
EXPLORER MODE................................................................................33
Managing and Viewing Files on your PMP4320................................................33
RESUME MODE...................................................................................34
RADIO MODE.....................................................................................35
Listening to FM Radio Broadcasts.....................................................................35
Radio Screen Display................................................................................35
Radio Mode Context Options....................................................................35
Radio Mode Controls.................................................................................36
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SETUP MODE.......................................................................................37
Display Options..................................................................................................37
System Options..................................................................................................37
Power Options....................................................................................................37
PlayMode Options..............................................................................................38
RESTORE & FIRMWARE UPGRADES....................................................39
Restoring Your PMP (Format)............................................................................39
Upgrading Your PMP Firmware.........................................................................40
ABOUT DIGITAL MUSIC FILES ........................................................... 41
TROUBLESHOOTING...........................................................................42
SPECIFICATIONS................................................................................44
PACKAGE CONTENTS
Please make sure that the items shown below are included in the package. Should an item be
missing, please contact the local retailer from which you purchased this product.
1.
COBY PMP4320
2.
USB Cable
3.
Audio/Video (AV) Cable
4.
Professional Stereo Earphones
5.
AC Adapter
6.
Installation CD
7.
Manual
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2
3
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FEATURES

20GB Hard Disk Stores up to 10,000 Songs or 80 Hours of Video

Brilliant 4.3” Widescreen TFT LCD True-Color Display

SD/MMC Card Slot for Additional Data Transfer and Storage

Plays Music, Video, Photos, and Text

ID3 and LRC Support for Song and Synchronized Lyric Information Display

Records Audio or Video from External AV Devices (No PC Required)

Integrated FM Radio and Recorder

Integrated Microphone for Digital Voice Recording

USB 2.0 for Ultra-Fast File Transfers (up to 40x faster than USB 1.0)

Rechargeable Lithium Polymer Battery

Upgradable Firmware
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PMP4320 at a Glance
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Front View
1.
4.3” Widescreen TFT LCD Display
2.
Power/Charge Indicator
3.
Menu
4.
Navigation Joystick
Up / Volume +
Down / Volume Left
Right
Press Joystick
5.
Option
6.
Repeat A-B
3
4
Stereo Speakers
8.
Microphone
5
7
Top View
7.
2
8
6
9
Bottom View
9.
Hold/LCD/AV Out Switch
Left View
10.
Headphone Jack
11.
USB 2.0 Port
12.
AV Out Jack
13.
AV In Jack
14.
DC 5V Power Jack
Right View
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15.
Power
16.
SD/MMC Card Slot
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Connections
Connecting Headphones
Connect headphones/earphones to the Headphone Out jack for
private listening.

Lower the volume level before connecting headphones, then
gradually increase the volume for comfortable listening.

Hearing experts advise against the constant use of personal stereos played at high volume.

Constant high-volume use can lead to hearing loss. If you experience ringing in your
ears or hearing loss, discontinue use immediately and seek medical advice.
Connecting to a Television (AV Out)
Connect a television to the AV Out jack to play
video or photos on your home theater system.
1.
Make the connections as shown in the
diagram.
2.
Set the Hold/LCD/AV Out switch to the
“AV Out” position.
3.
Set your television to the correct AV
mode. You will see the PMP4320 video
signal displayed on your TV screen.
TV with Composite Video &
RCA Stereo Input
L
VIDEO
R
To AV Out Jack
Yellow
Red
White
AV Cable
Connecting to an AV Device (AV In)
Connect an external AV device (e.g., camcorder, DVD player, video game console) to the AV
In jack to use your PMP4320 as a recording
device.
1.
Make the connections as shown in the
diagram.
2.
Set the Hold/LCD/AV Out switch to the
“LCD” position.
3.
Set your television to the correct AV mode.
You will see the PMP4320 video signal
displayed on your TV screen.
External Device with AV Output
(Camcorder, DVD Player, etc.)
VIDEO
L
R
To AV In Jack
Yellow
Red
White
AV Cable
Be sure to set the “Setup > System > TV Standard” setting of your
PMP4320 to match the video signal (NTSC or PAL).
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Connecting Power
This device operates on an integrated rechargeable battery. The battery should be charged
fully before using your player for the first time.
AC Adapter
This adapter should be used with 100-240V 60/60Hz AC wall outlets.

Plug the supplied AC adapter into an AC 100-240V electrical wall
outlet.

Connect the other end of the adapter to your device’s DC 5V Power
jack. The Power/Charge indicator on your device will light orange

When charging has been completed, the Power/Charge indicator
on your device will light green.
To DC 5V
Jack
The battery should be charged fully (minimum 4 hours) before its initial use
to ensure optimum lifetime performance.
The battery used in this device may present a fire or chemical
burn hazard if mistreated. Do not disassemble, incinerate, or heat the battery.
Do not connect the power plug to a power outlet other than that which is indicated here or on the label as this may result in the risk of fire or electric
shock.
Do not handle the power plug with wet hands. Doing so may cause electric
shock.
Use only AC adapters of the type specified here. Failure to do so may case a
fire or damage the player.
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Connecting to a Computer
If you are using Windows 98 SE, you must install the USB driver contained on the supplied
Installation CD. Please see the USB Driver Installation section for more information.
Connect the PMP4320 to a computer to transfer media (music, video, photos, etc.) to and from
your PMP4320. To connect to a computer:
1.
Turn the player off.
2.
Connect the player to your computer using the supplied USB cable. It may take Windows
several minutes to recognize and set up the device the first time it is connected depending on your hardware configuration

If your computer is running Windows 98 SE, NT, 2000, ME, or XP, your player will be
detected as a “Removable Disk” when you open “My Computer”.
USB Port
(mini)
USB Port
PMP4320
(Left View)
Computer
For more information and support regarding file transfers and management, please refer to the documentation that came with your computer or
operating system.
USB Driver Installation
It is not necessary to install the USB driver if your computer is running Microsoft Windows
ME/2000/XP or newer, or Macintosh OS X. Computers running these operating systems will
recognize your player automatically when connected.
If your computer is running Windows 98 SE:
1.
Insert the Installation CD into your computer’s CD or DVD drive. Make sure to place the
mini-CD in the center, recessed well of the drive tray.
2.
Navigate to MY COMPUTER and double-click on the CD/DVD drive icon (usually “D:”).
3.
Double-click on the folder “Win98 USB Drivers” and then on the folder “english”.
4.
Double-click on the SETUP icon (SETUP.EXE) to start the USB driver installation program.
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5.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation and then restart your computer.
Mini-CDs should only be used in normal tray-loading CD/DVD drives. MiniCDs may be used in slot-loading drives with the proper adapter; please contact your computer or drive manufacturer for more information.
Transferring Files to your PMP4320
The USB 2.0 High-Speed connection makes it easy to transfer music, video, photo, and text
files (or any other data) quickly between the PMP and your computer. Simply use the PMP as
you would a floppy disk using basic operating system commands.
If you need further assistance with transferring files, please refer to your operating system’s instruction manual or on-screen help, or the documentation that was included with your computer.
Do not disconnect or otherwise interrupt the PMP during transmission - this
could damage or corrupt the PMP’s firmware or your files. If the PMP is
accidentally disconnected and is not working properly, reset your PMP (see
the Powering Your PMP section for details).
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Disconnecting from a Computer
Please follow the steps below to prevent data loss or corruption when disconnecting from a
computer.
Microsoft Windows
1.
Double-click the green arrow in the taskbar located
on the lower-right side of the computer screen
(Safely Remove Hardware).
2.
Safely Remove Hardware:
Select “USB Mass Storage Device” from
the list that appears and then click on
“Stop”.
Stop a Hardware Device: Select “USB
Mass Storage Device” from the list that
appears and then click on “OK”.
Select “USB Mass Storage Device” from
the list that appears and then click on
“OK”.
3.
When the “Safe to Remove Hardware”
window appears, click the OK button and
disconnect the USB cable from the player
and your computer.
Macintosh OS X
1.
On the left side of the Finder window, identify
the appropriate Removable Disk icon.
2.
Click on the “Eject” arrow on the right of the Removable Disk icon.
3.
Disconnect the USB cable from the player and
your computer.
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Using the PMP4320 Controls
Power On/Off

To turn your player on, press

To turn your player off, press and hold
Hold Function
The Hold/LCD/AV Out switch (located on the bottom of your player) locks/unlocks the key
controls of your player to prevent them from being pressed accidentally.

To lock the key controls, slide the switch left to the HOLD position.

To unlock the key controls, slide the switch right to the LCD or AV OUT position.
Reset Function
If your player freezes or otherwise behaves abnormally, press and hold
reset your player.
to turn off and
Adjusting the Volume
When your player is in Video or Music playback mode, press
level up or down, respectively.
or
to adjust the volume
Navigating the Menu
Use the Navigation Joystick to move the selection cursor. Press the joystick to enter (confirm)
a selection.
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
To access the Main Menu Desktop, press and hold
.

To cancel or to return to the previous screen, press
.

To access a context (option) menu, press

To move the selection left, press

To move the selection right, press

To move the selection up, press

To move the selection down, press

To enter (confirm) a selection, press
.
.
.
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PMP4320 Display
Main Menu
The Main Menu gives you access to the different function modes of your PMP.
To select a mode, press
press .
or
to highlight the mode with the Selection Cursor and then
To return to the Main Menu Desktop, press and hold
.
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7
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9
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1.
2
3
4
Video
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6.
Explorer
Watch your digital video files
(AVI, MPEG-1, -2, and -4, and XviD).
View and organize your media library.
2.
Resume playback of the last file played.
Music
Play your digital music files (MP3, WMA).
Record through the microphone.
3.
Photo
View your digital picture files (JPG).
4.
7.
8.
Resume
FM Radio
Listen to FM Radio broadcasts.
9.
Setup
Change the internal settings of your PMP.
E-Book
Read your electronic text files (TXT)
5.
Record
Record audio, video, or voice.
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File Browser Screen
The File Browser Screen allows you to view your collection of media.
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2
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Video
C:/Video/
Ice.avi
independ-day1.asf
matrix-smiths.wmv
mpeg4aac_03.mp4
AAA.DVX
BBB.avi
CCC.asf
DDD.wmv
EEE.mp4
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1.
Browser Mode
4.
6
Information View
Indicates the types of files displayed by
the file browser. “Video” indicates that only
supported video types are displayed.
Press
or
as indicated to view or hide
file information details.
2.
List of Files
5.
Volume Level
3.
Selected File
6.
Battery Level
The File Browser screen will display the type of media that corresponds with the Browser mode, only. Music files will not be displayed
in Video mode.
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File Browser Controls
Use the following controls in File Browser mode.
Key
Function
Press
Move the selection up
Press
Move the selection down
Press
or
Show or hide file information details
Press
Return to the previous folder/screen
Hold
Return to the Main Menu Desktop
Press
Enter the selection
Press
Display the context menu
File Browser Context Options
Press
to view the following context options.
Item
Function
Desktop
Return to the Main Menu Desktop
Create a new folder. A text input screen will appear:
New
Use the navigation joystick to input the name of the new folder. Press
to save the new folder when you are done.
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Item
Copy
Move
Function
Prepare to copy the selected file.

After selecting a file to copy, navigate to the target folder.

Press
to access the context menu and select PASTE to
complete the copy function.
Prepare to move the selected file

After selecting a file to move, navigate to the target folder.

Press
to access the context menu and select PASTE to
complete the move function.
Paste
Complete copying or moving a file (only available during copy or move
operations -- see “Copy” and “Move” above).
Delete
Delete the selected file
Rename the selected file. A text input screen will appear:
Rename
Use the navigation joystick to input the name of the new folder. Press
to save the new folder when you are done.
Information
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Display file information details
VIDEO MODE
Getting Video on Your Computer
There are a number of ways to get digital video onto your computer:

Internet: There are many free digital videos available for download from the internet.
Common file types that your player supports are: AVI, XviD, and MPEG-4.

Take care to respect copyright laws and to download videos from legal sources.

RSS Feeds: Many free and popular media management programs (e.g., Winamp) include free video RSS feeds.

Convert Your Own: There are many software utilities available that will convert preexisting videos to a format compatible with your PMP4320 (e.g., VirtualDub).

Create Your Own: Your PMP4320 can record video in MP4 format (please see the Record Mode section for more information).
Once you have obtained video on your computer, you can transfer it to your PMP4320 for portable viewing (please see the Transferring Files to Your PMP4320 section for more details).
Playing Video
To play videos on your player:
1.
Select and confirm VIDEO from the Main Menu Desktop.
2.
Select and confirm a supported video file from the File Browser to start playback.
Video File Browser Context Options
Press
to view the following context options.
Item
Function
Desktop
Return to the Main Menu Desktop
New
Create a new folder
Copy
Prepare to copy the selected file
Move
Prepare to move the selected file
Paste
Complete copying or moving a file (only available during copy or move
operations)
Delete
Delete the selected file
Rename
Rename the selected file
Information
Display file information details
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VIDEO MODE
Video Playback Controls
Use the following controls during video playback.
Key
Function
Press
Pause playback. Press
Press
Play previous track
Press
Play next track
Hold
Reverse through the current track
Hold
Fast forward through the current track
Press
or
again to resume playback.
Adjust the volume level up or down
Press
Return to the File Browser
Hold
Return to the Main Menu Desktop
Press
Display option bar
The Option bar items are:
Item
Function
Play next track
Play previous track
Change Repeat Mode: Repeat Folder Once, Repeat Folder All
Change Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9, Full Screen, Half Screen
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MUSIC MODE
Getting Music on Your Computer
There are a number of ways to get digital music onto your computer:

Internet: There are many websites that make music available for free, legal download.
There are also sites such as eMusic.com from which you can purchase legal MP3 music unencumbered by DRM.

Take care to respect copyright laws and to download music from legal sources.

RSS Feeds: Many free and popular media management programs (e.g., Winamp) include free music and audio RSS feeds (commonly referred to as “podcasts”).

Convert Your Own: There are many audio extraction and conversion utilities available
that allow you to convert your CD library to MP3 format for personal use.

Create Your Own: Your PMP4320 can record audio in MP3 format (please see the Record Mode section for more information).
Once you have obtained music on your computer, you can transfer it to your PMP4320 for portable listening (please see the Transferring Files to Your PMP4320 section for more details).
Playing Music
To play music on your player:
1.
Select and confirm MUSIC from the Main Menu Desktop.
2.
Select and confirm a supported music file from the File Browser to start playback.
Music File Browser Context Options
Press
to view the following context options.
Item
Function
Desktop
Return to the Main Menu Desktop
New
Create a new folder
Copy
Prepare to copy the selected file
Move
Prepare to move the selected file
Paste
Complete copying or moving a file (only available during copy or move
operations)
Delete
Delete the selected file
Rename
Rename the selected file
Information
Display file information details
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MUSIC MODE
Music Playback Controls
Use the following controls during music playback.
Key
Function
Press
Pause playback. Press
Press
Play previous track
Press
Play next track
Hold
Reverse through the current track
Hold
Fast forward through the current track
Press
or
again to resume playback.
Adjust the volume level up or down
Press
Return to the File Browser
Hold
Return to the Main Menu Desktop
Press
Display option bar
The Option bar items are:
Item
Function
Play next track
Play previous track
Change Repeat Mode: Repeat Folder Once, Repeat Folder All
Toggle ID3 (song data) or LRC (lyric) information display
Repeat A-B mode.
Access equalizer settings
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MUSIC MODE
Repeat A-B Mode
Repeat A-B mode allows you can define a segment of an audio track to be played repeatedly
in a loop.

During music playback, press

Press
again to set the end point “B” of the loop. The track segment will now play repeatedly in a loop from point “A” to point “B”.
to set the start point “A” of the loop.

Press
again to resume normal playback.
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PHOTO MODE
Getting Photos on Your Computer
Connect a digital camera to your computer to transfer photos to your computer.
From your computer, you can transfer the files to your PMP4320 for portable viewing (please
see the Transferring Files to Your PMP4320 section for more details).
If your digital camera uses an SD or MMC memory card for storage, you can use the integrated SD/MMC card slot on the PMP4320 to transfer or view the photos directly.
Viewing Photos
To view photos on your player:
1.
Select and confirm PHOTO from the Main Menu Desktop.
2.
Select and confirm a supported photo file from the File Browser to start viewing.
Photo File Browser Context Options
Press
to view the following context options.
Item
Function
Desktop
Return to the Main Menu Desktop
Music Resume
Return to music playback screen
Information
Display file information details
Photo Viewing Controls
Use the following controls during photo viewing.
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Key
Function
Press
Start slideshow. Press
Press
View previous photo
Press
View next photo
Press
Rotate photo counterclockwise
Press
Rotate photo clockwise
Press
Return to the File Browser
Hold
Return to the Main Menu Desktop
Press
Display option bar
again to exit slideshow mode.
PHOTO MODE
The Option bar items are:
Item
Function
Set image as Main Menu Desktop background. To restore the original
background, restore the player’s default settings in the Setup menu.
+
Zoom in on photograph. Use the navigation joystick to pan around a
magnified photo.
-
Zoom out.
4
Display 4 photos simultaneously on the screen.
12
Display 12 photos simultaneously on the screen.
Return to music playback screen
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EBOOK MODE
Reading EBooks
To read E-Book text files on your player:
1.
Select and confirm EBOOK from the Main Menu Desktop.
2.
Select and confirm a text file from the File Browser to start reading.
Ebook File Browser Context Options
Press
to view the following context options.
Item
Function
Desktop
Return to the Main Menu Desktop
New
Create a new folder
Copy
Prepare to copy the selected file
Move
Prepare to move the selected file
Paste
Complete copying or moving a file (only available during copy or move
operations)
Delete
Delete the selected file
Rename
Rename the selected file
Information
Display file information details
Ebook Reader Controls
Use the following controls during text reading.
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Key
Function
Press
Read previous file
Press
Read next file
Press
Go to previous page
Press
Go to next page
Press
Return to the File Browser
Hold
Return to the Main Menu Desktop
RECORD MODE
Recording Audio and Video to your PMP4320
Your PMP4320 can record audio in MP3 format as well as video in MP4 format.
To make a recording:
1.
Connect an external AV source to the AV In jack.
2.
Select and confirm RECORD from the Main Menu Desktop.
3.
Set the options on the Record Mode screen.
4.
Select and confirm PREVIEW to view or listen to the external source without recording.
5.
Select and confirm START to begin recording.
Record Mode Options
Item
Function
Select the recording source.
Recording
Audio: Record audio from the AV In jack in MP3 format
Voice: Record voice from the microphone in MP3 format
Video: Record video (with sound) from the AV In jack in MP4 format
Quality
Select the quality of the recording. Higher quality recordings will take
up more memory.
Auto Stop
Automatic Stop timer
Start
Start recording
Preview
Preview external audio or video signal
Time
Adjust time
Record
Recording
Quality
Start
Preview
Time:
Voice
Mid
2006-01-01 00:00
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RECORD MODE
Record Controls
Use the following controls during recording.
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Key
Function
Press
Pause recording. Press
Press
Stop and save recording.
again to resume recording.
EXPLORER MODE
Managing and Viewing Files on your PMP4320
Explorer mode works like the Music, Video, and Photo File browser modes except that it will
display ALL types of files.

To access Explorer mode, select and confirm EXPLORER from the Main Menu Desktop.

The root folder allows you to access the PMP4320 memory (C:) or the optional SD card
(A:) if one is installed.

When you select and confirm a file, the PMP4320 will play the file if it is supported.
For information on how to use the Explorer File Browser, please refer to the Getting Started
section of this manual.
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RESUME MODE
Resume mode allows you to quickly return to the last video played. Video playback will resume
from the timepoint at which you stopped the video.
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To access Resume mode, select and confirm RESUME from the Main Menu Desktop.
RADIO MODE
Listening to FM Radio Broadcasts
To listen to the radio:
1.
Select and confirm RADIO from the Main Menu Desktop.
Earphones (or headphones) must be connected to the PMP’s Headphone
jack for Radio operation for use as an antenna.
1
Radio Screen Display
1.
Tuning Mode (Preset or Scan)
2.
Frequency Pointer
3.
Frequency Bar
4.
Current Frequency
5.
Current Preset Station
6.
Available Preset Stations
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3
4
Radio Mode Context Options
Press
to view the following option
bar items.
Item
5
6
Function
Toggle between Preset or Scan (manual) tuning modes. (The scan
mode icon looks like an eye.)
Auto Search function scans and automatically stores all available FM
broadcasts to Preset stations.
Record the current FM broadcast in MP3 format. Press
and save the recording.
to stop
Toggle between headphone audio output and speaker output.
or
Delete or Save Preset Station
Return to Main Menu Desktop while playing current station in the
background.
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RADIO MODE
Radio Mode Controls
Use the following controls in Radio mode.
Key
Function
Press
Pause playback. Press
Press
Previous preset station or frequency
Press
Next preset station or frequency
Hold
In Scan mode, seek the next available lower frequency
Hold
In Scan mode, seek the next available higher frequency
Press
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or
again to resume playback.
Adjust the volume level up or down
Press
Return to the Main Menu Desktop
Press
Display option bar
SETUP MODE
Enter Setup mode to adjust your player’s internal options.
Display Options
Item
Function
Brightness
Adjust the brightness of the display
Font Color
Change the system font color
Focus Color
Change the selected item font color
Bar Color
Change the selection bar color
Scheme Themes
Select a preset color theme.
System Options
Item
Function
Language
Change the on-screen menu language
TV Standard
Change the video signal standard (NTSC or PAL)
System Info
View system information (memory capacity, firmware, etc.)
Factory Setting
Restore all options to their factory-default settings
Power Options
Item
Function
Backlight
Adjust the duration of time the display backlight will remain on for after
the last key press. This is a power-saving feature.
A setting of “ON” will keep the backlight on always.
Power Off
Adjust the duration of time the player will remain on for when it is idle.
This is a power-saving feature.
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CABLE CONNECTION
PlayMode Options
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Item
Function
Slide show
Adjust the duration of time a photo is displayed in photo slideshow
mode.
Music Playmode
Random, Repeat all, Repeat one
FM Sensitivity
Low, Mid, High.
RESTORE & FIRMWARE UPGRADES
From time to time, COBY may release firmware updates to improve the performance of the
PMP4320 or to add additional features. Please check the COBY website periodically at www.
cobyusa.com to see if new firmware has been released for your PMP. If you are experiencing abnormal behavior with your PMP, you may choose to restore (format) your PMP before
updating its firmware.
Restoring Your PMP (Format)
1.
Connect the PMP4320 to a computer using the supplied USB cable.
2.
On the computer, locate the Removable Disk icon that corresponds to the PMP4320.
3.
Right-click on the Removable Disk icon and select Format.
4.
A dialog box will appear on-screen. Change the settings to format the PMP as a FAT16
drive, and then click the START button to begin the formatting process.
5.
When the formatting process is complete, disconnect the USB cable from the PMP.
6.
Press and hold
to turn the PMP off, and then turn it back on.
Formatting your PMP will erase all of your data from it (including musics,
recordings, movies, photos). Make sure to copy and back up the data on
your PMP that you do not want to lose prior to formatting.
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RESTORE & FIRMWARE UPGRADES
Upgrading Your PMP Firmware
1.
Download the latest firmware for your PMP from www.cobyusa.com. Save this file to
the computer.
2.
Connect your PMP to the computer. Double-click the Removable Icon that corresponds
to your PMP, and then double-click the FIRMWARE folder to open it.
3.
Double-click the downloaded firmware file (you may need a file compression utility installed on your computer). In the window that appears, select the file named “UPDATE.
BST” and copy it to your PMP’s root folder (for example, E:\).
4.
Disconnect your PMP from the computer.
5.
Press and hold
to turn the PMP off, and then turn it back on. The PMP will update its
firmware automatically.
Do not disconnect your PMP from the computer or otherwise interrupt the
firmware upgrade —doing so could damage your PMP and render it inoperable.
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ABOUT DIGITAL MUSIC FILES
For more information about digital MP3 and WMA files, please visit our website at
www.cobyusa.com.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
If you have a problem with this player, please read the troubleshooting guide below and
check our website at www.cobyusa.com for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and
firmware updates. If these resources do not resolve the problem, please contact Technical
Support.
COBY Electronics Technical Support
56-65 Rust St.
Maspeth, NY 11378
Hours:
Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM–11:00 PM EST
Saturday to Sunday, 9:00 AM–11:00 PM EST
Email:
techsupport@cobyusa.com
Phone:
800-681-2629 or 718-416-3197
Web:
www.cobyusa.com
The player does not turn on.

The battery level may be too low. Try charging the player or operate the player on AC
power.

Ensure that the Lock switch is disengaged.

Try resetting your player (press and hold the Power key).
The player does not turn charge when connected to a computer (USB
charge).

Try resetting your player (press and hold the Power key).
There is no sound during playback.

Check the volume level.

Ensure that the headphones are attached securely to the player.
The sound quality of the music is poor.
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Try playing the file on your computer. If the sound quality is still poor, try downloading the
file again or re-encoding the file yourself.

Ensure that the bit rate of the file is not too low. The higher the bit rate of the file, the better it will sound. The minimum recommended bitrate is 128kbps for MP3s and 96kbps
for WMAs.

Ensure that the headphones are attached securely to the player.
TROUBLESHOOTING
The buttons do not work.

Ensure that the battery is charged or that the player is operating on AC power.

Ensure that the Lock switch is disengaged.
The player will not play my music/video file.

Ensure that the file is in a compatible format.

The file may be copy-protected. This player cannot play copy-protected files.
The LCD characters are corrupted.

Ensure that the correct language has been selected.
The player will not play my video file.

Ensure that the video file will play on your computer using Windows Media Player 10. If
the file works on the computer, use the same computer to convert the video to a compatible format.
I cannot transfer files to the player.

Ensure that your computer is running a supported operating system.

If you are running Microsoft Windows 98 SE, ensure that the USB driver has been properly installed.

Ensure that the supplied USB cable is securely attached to the player and the PC, or try
using another USB cable.

If you have connected the player through a USB hub, try connecting the player directly
to your computer.

Ensure that the player’s memory capacity is not full.
The player has malfunctioned.

Try resetting your player (press and hold the Power key).

Try updating the player’s firmware. Please refer to the Restore & Firmware Upgrades
section of this manual for detailed instructions.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Display Type
4.3” TFT LCD
Display Resolution
480 x 272
Memory
20GB Hard Disk
SD/MMC Card Slot for Expanded Memory Capacity
Audio Format Support
MP3, WMA
Video Format Support
MPEG-4 (ASF, AVI, MP4)
XviD (AVI, MP4)
WMV9 (WMV, ASF)
Photo Format Support
JPEG (max 3264 x 2448)
GIF
BMP
FM Frequency Range
87.5 - 108.0MHz
Song Info Support
ID3, LRC
PC Interface
USB 2.0 High-Speed
Plug and Play Support
Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP or newer
Mac OS X
Audio Output
3.5mm Stereo (Headphone)
Integrated Stereo Speakers
Video Output
Composite Video
Audio Input
3.5mm Stereo
Integrated Microphone
Video Input
Composite Video
Power Supply
DC 5V:
Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
100-240V AC Adapter
Specifications and manual are subject to change without prior notice.
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COBY Electronics Corp.
56-65 Rust Street
Maspeth, NY 11378
www.cobyusa.com
www.ecoby.com