Ematic E8 Series Car Stereo System User Manual

E8 Series User Manual
© 2011 Ematic 1-888-968-1985 http://www.Ematic.us
Windows and Windows Media Player are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation
Mac OS X and iTunes are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds
YouTube is a registered trademark of Google, Inc.
Table of Contents
1.0
Introduction ....................................................................................................................... 1
1.1
Foreword ............................................................................................................... 1
1.2
Package Contents ................................................................................................. 1
1.3
Warnings ............................................................................................................... 1
1.4
Computer Requirements ....................................................................................... 1
1.5
Layout of the Player .............................................................................................. 2
Part I: Computer Operations
2.0
3.0
4.0
5.0
6.0
Connecting and Charging the Player ................................................................................ 4
2.1
Connecting and Disconnecting the Player from Your Computer........................... 4
2.2
Charging the Battery ............................................................................................. 4
Video Conversion.............................................................................................................. 5
3.1
Installing Video Conversion Software.................................................................... 5
3.2
Converting Video................................................................................................... 5
3.3
Using Other Conversion Software......................................................................... 6
3.4
Converting Video in Linux ..................................................................................... 6
Copying Files .................................................................................................................... 7
4.1
Copying Media Files to your Player....................................................................... 7
4.2
Using Windows Media Player 11®’s Sync Function............................................... 8
Expanding the Player's Storage ........................................................................................ 9
5.1
Preparing a MicroSD/TF Card for Use .................................................................. 9
Using the ArcSoft MediaImpression Software................................................................. 10
6.1
Using the MediaImpression Downloader............................................................. 10
6.2
Using the MediaImpression 2 Software Suite ..................................................... 11
Part II: Player Operations
7.0
8.0
9.0
10.0
Basic Operations............................................................................................................. 13
7.1
Turning the Player On and Off ............................................................................ 13
7.2
The Lock Feature ................................................................................................ 13
7.3
The Desktop ........................................................................................................ 14
Watching Videos ............................................................................................................. 15
8.1
Accessing Video Mode........................................................................................ 15
8.2
Video Menu ......................................................................................................... 15
8.3
Video Playback.................................................................................................... 16
Listening to Audio............................................................................................................ 17
9.1
Accessing Audio Mode........................................................................................ 17
9.2
Audio Play Operations......................................................................................... 17
Viewing Pictures.............................................................................................................. 18
10.1 Entering Photos Mode......................................................................................... 18
10.2 Picture Menu ....................................................................................................... 18
10.3 Picture Viewing.................................................................................................... 19
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12.0
13.0
14.0
15.0
16.0
17.0
18.0
Shooting Photographs..................................................................................................... 20
11.1 Entering Camera Mode ....................................................................................... 20
11.2 Basic Photo Shooting Operations ....................................................................... 20
Recording Video.............................................................................................................. 21
12.1 Entering DV (Digital Video) Mode ....................................................................... 21
12.2 Basic Video Shooting Operations........................................................................ 21
Recording Audio.............................................................................................................. 22
13.1 Entering Recorder Mode ..................................................................................... 22
13.2 Basic Recorder Operations ................................................................................. 22
E-Book Operations.......................................................................................................... 23
14.1 Entering E-Book Mode ........................................................................................ 23
14.2 Basic E-Book Operations .................................................................................... 23
Listening to the FM Radio ............................................................................................... 24
15.1 Entering Radio Mode........................................................................................... 24
15.2 Basic Radio Operations....................................................................................... 24
PC Camera ..................................................................................................................... 25
16.1 Using the player as a PC Camera....................................................................... 25
Applications..................................................................................................................... 25
17.1 Entering Applications Mode................................................................................. 25
System Settings .............................................................................................................. 26
18.1 Entering Settings Mode ....................................................................................... 26
18.2 Basic Settings Operations ................................................................................... 26
Miscellaneous
19.0
20.0
21.0
22.0
23.0
Formatting the Player...................................................................................................... 28
19.1 Understanding File Systems ............................................................................... 28
19.2 Reformatting Your Player in Windows................................................................. 28
TV OUT ........................................................................................................................... 29
Help................................................................................................................................. 29
21.1 For More Help ..................................................................................................... 29
21.2 Troubleshooting................................................................................................... 30
Technical Specifications.................................................................................................. 31
Limitation of Liability……………………………………………………………………………32
23.1 Links to Third Party Sites .................................................................................... 33
23.2 Limitation of Liability ............................................................................................ 33
E8 Series User Manual
1.0 Introduction
1.1
Foreword
Thank you for purchasing this player. Please read this manual carefully before
using the product. Specifications and software updates are subject to change
without notice. The player pictured in this manual may differ from yours, but the
information in this manual will still apply.
Please visit our website for more information: www.ematic.us
1.2
Package Contents
Your player comes with the following items:
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1.3
The Player
A Stylus
A USB Cable
A Cleaning Cloth
One Pair of Stereo Headphones
Warnings
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1.4
• This User Manual
• A Quick-Start Guide
• A CD Containing E-matic video
conversion software and Arcsoft
Mediaimpression Downloader
Do not use the unit in extreme temperatures, or dusty/wet environments.
Do not leave the unit in direct sunlight.
Only insert or remove microSD/TF cards when the unit is turned off.
Do not disconnect the player and USB from your computer without first
ensuring a “safe removal” as this may damage the unit. See “Connecting and
Disconnecting the Player from Your Computer” in this manual.
Do not open or disassemble the unit, as this will void the warranty.
Handle the unit with care to prevent physical damage.
Protect the unit from static discharge.
Computer Requirements
Virtually any computer/operating system able to use USB storage devices can
copy files to and from the player. These include Windows®, Mac OS X®, and
Linux®.
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The following, however, is required in order to use the included Ematic video
conversion software:
Operating System Microsoft Windows 2000, ME, XP, Vista,
Windows 7
CPU
800 MHz
CD-ROM
4x speed
Hard Disk
50 MB of available space
USB Port
One standard USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 port
WARNING: In the unlikely event the screen freezes, the device can be rebooted by inserting a pin into the RESET hole at the top of the player.
1.5
Layout of the Player
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Part I: Computer Operations
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2.0 Connecting and Charging the Player
2.1
Connecting and Disconnecting the Player from Your Computer
To connect your player to your computer:
1. Turn the player ON.
2. Slide out the integrated USB Connection
3. Insert the USB Connection into the computer’s USB port.
The first time you connect the player to your computer; the computer will
automatically detect it and install any necessary drivers. When it has finished, the
player will appear in My Computer as EMATIC MP3
To safely remove the player from your computer:
1. Click the green arrow in the system tray (the area by the clock on your
task bar).
2. A list of attached USB devices will be displayed. Highlight the player in the
list.
3. If asked, click STOP. Windows will display a message when it is safe to
remove the player.
WARNING: Any USB device that stores data (e.g. flash drives, cameras, and media players) should always be disconnected from your computer using this method to avoid corrupting the stored data. 2.2
Charging the Battery
The player has a built-in battery that must be charged before the player can be
used.
1. Turn the player ON.
2. Connect the player to a computer using the USB cable. (The computer
must be ON for the player to charge properly.)
3. The player will display a screen that says ‘USB
Connected.’ Wait 15 seconds.
4. Press the EXIT button. The screen will change
to a large recharging battery icon (indicating the
player is properly recharging).
5. Let the player charge for 4 hours before initial use. You can charge
the player for 2 hours per recharge cycle thereafter.
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3.0 Video Conversion
3.1
Installing Video Conversion Software
WARNING: This player will only play videos that have been converted to a compatible video format. Before watching videos on your player they must first be converted to a format
that the player recognizes. This conversion can be done with Windows software
included with your player.
Follow these steps to install the software:
1. Place the included CD into your computer's disc drive.
2. Click Start > My Computer.
3. Click the drive corresponding to your disc drive.
4. Double-click Setup.exe to perform the installation.
5. Complete the installation as directed by the installation wizard. If
Windows asks you to allow the installation, click ALLOW.
3.2
Converting Video
To play videos on your player, you must:
(a) Have video files on your computer.
(b) Convert the video files to a format supported by your player (if
necessary).
(c) Copy the video files to your player.
Note: You cannot convert copy-protected DVDs.
Follow these steps to convert video files:
1. If you wish to save converted videos directly to the player, first
connect the player to your computer with the integrated USB.
2. Run the conversion software by clicking Start > Programs >
Multimedia Player Utilities > Video Converter.
3. Choose a folder in which to save the converted files by clicking the red
icon beside the Output File field. You can save the converted files
directly to the player by selecting the player's VIDEO folder.
4. Build a list of videos to convert:
a. Click the green icon next to the Input File field.
b. Navigate to your media folder(s).
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c. Select one or more videos to convert (Note that the program will
not convert from any video format). Once a video is selected, it will
be added to a file list at the bottom of the window.
d. Repeat the Add File process until you have completed the list of
videos you want to convert.
5. Click the Begin button (
) to start converting the list of videos. A
message will appear indicating when the conversion process is
finished.
3.3
Using Other Conversion Software
While the included software converts numerous formats to the format required by
the player, there may be some that it cannot convert. Regardless of what
conversion software you use, be sure to convert your video media to a supported
format at a 320x240 resolution. (See “Technical Specifications” in this manual for
a list of supported formats.)
3.4
Converting Video in Linux
While the player does not come with
conversion software for Linux, there
are several free, open source
programs available in Linux that can
do the necessary transcoding. The
three most powerful command line
encoders are mencoder, ffmpeg,
and transcode. To make things
easier, you can use one of the
many available front-ends, although
the simplest may be avidemux
(pictured).
Xvid video encoder
Filter: reduce to 320x240
MP3 audio encoder
Filter: Mix audio down to stereo
AVI file container
Regardless of the tool you use, transcode videos as follows:
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Use AVI as the file container.
Encode video using the Xvid codec.
Resize video to 320 x 240 pixels or smaller.
Encode the audio using an MP3 codec.
Reduce the audio to 2 channels if the original was more, such as 5.1.
There may be other transcoding “formulas” that will produce videos that are
compatible with the player. Also note that there are some formats that will work
without conversion. For a full list of supported formats, see “Technical
Specifications” in this manual.
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Note: Ematic does not provide support to Linux users. However, you can get
help from the Linux community on the Internet via information sites, forums, and
e-mail lists.
4.0 Copying Files
4.1
Copying Media Files to your Player
WARNING: Make certain your media files are supported by the player. Media from iTunes is NOT supported. To listen to and/or view media on your player, you must first copy whichever files
you want to enjoy from your computer to the player. However, before copying the
files, you must make certain that they are, in fact, supported by the player. See
the full list of supported formats under “Technical Specifications” in this manual.
Read about video conversion under “Converting Video” in this manual.
Follow these steps to copy media files to the player under Windows:
1. Turn the player ON.
2. Connect the player to your computer with the USB cable.
3. Open a window to the player:
a. Double-click My Computer
b. Double-click the drive corresponding to the player. It will
probably be labeled Removable Disk.
4. Using the same process, open a window to your music, video, or other
media files.
5. Drag-and-drop media files from your computer's window to the
player's window. Note: Media files must be copied to the correct
folders:
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Music files are copied to the MUSIC folder. You can use
subfolders.
Video files are copied to the VIDEO folder.
Image files are copied to the PICTURES folder.
eBook files are copied to the TXT folder.
6. Disconnect the player from the computer using the safe removal
method in “Connecting and Disconnecting the Player to Your
Computer” in this manual.
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Follow these steps to copy media files to the player under OS X:
1. Turn the player ON.
2. Connect the player to your computer with integrated USB.
3. Open a window to the player:
a. Double-click My Computer
b. Double-click the drive corresponding to the player. It will
probably be labeled No Name.
4. Using the same process, open a finder window to your music, video,
or other media files.
5. Drag-and-drop media files from your computer's window to the
player's window. Note: Media files must be copied to the correct
folders:
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Music files are copied to the MUSIC folder. You can use
subfolders.
Video files are copied to the VIDEO folder.
Image files are copied to the PICTURES folder.
E-book files are copied to the TXT folder.
6. Disconnect the player from the computer by dragging the Removable
Disk icon to the Trash/Eject icon in the dock.
4.2
Using Windows Media Player 11® ’s Sync Function
If you sync your player with Windows Media Player, follow these steps when
initially syncing the device:
1. Turn the player ON and use integrated USB to connect it to your
computer.
2. Run Windows Media Player.
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If this is the first time connecting the player to Windows Media Player,
the program will ask you to name the device. Choose a name and click
Finish.
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If you want Windows to automatically sync your player:
a. Right click the Sync tab.
b. Highlight the player’s name with the mouse cursor.
c. Click SET UP SYNC from the sub-menu that appears.
d. In the Device Setup window, click the box next to “Sync this device
automatically”.
e. Add or remove playlists you want to sync from the playlists to sync
box.
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f. Click Finish.
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If you want to manually sync the player:
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c.
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Click the Sync tab.
Highlight the files you want transferred to your device.
Drag the files into the Sync List column
Click Start Sync to begin transferring the files to the player.
When the process is complete, you should be able to see the
song files on the player through My Computer.
Note: See the full list of supported formats under “Technical Specifications” in
this manual to determine which synced songs will be supported by the player.
5.0 Expanding the Player's Storage
5.1
Preparing a MicroSD/TF Card for Use
You can expand the player's capacity by adding a microSD card (also known as a TransFlash, or TF, card) with a capacity of up to 8GB. First, however, it must be prepared for use by the player. Follow these instructions to prepare the card: 1. Turn the player OFF.
2. Insert a microSD/TF card into the player.
3. Turn the player ON.
4. Tap System Settings on the Desktop.
5. Tap Other Settings in the System Settings menu.
6. Tap twice on Format Card in the next menu.
7. Tap YES on the pop-up window. This will create the necessary folders
on your microSD card.
8. Use the integrated USB to connect the player to your computer.
9. Access your microSD card through My Computer.
You can access the files on your microSD card through most file lists by tapping
the ‘previous directory’ arrow in the upper-left corner of the screen
until
you see the directory ‘Card Memory.’ You can also access the files on your
microSD card through Explorer mode, which is located on the Desktop (see “The
Desktop´ in this manual for more information). When a microSD card is inserted,
there will be a “Card Memory” directory in Explorer mode. Tap twice on this
directory to see your files.
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6.0 Using the ArcSoft MediaImpression Software
6.1
Using the MediaImpression Downloader
If you’re using Windows, you can use the ArcSoft MediaImpression Downloader
to download videos from YouTube and other websites that utilize Flash
streaming video, and then view them on your player. Just follow the installation
instructions under “Installing Video Conversion Software” in this manual and the
Downloader software will be installed along with the video convertor. After the
installation, use the following steps to download video from the internet and copy
it onto your player:
1. Run the MediaImpression Downloader software by clicking Start >
Programs > ArcSoft Video Downloader > Video Downloader.
2. At the bottom of the Downloader window, click the folder icon next to
the words Save to.
3. Designate a location where you want your videos to be downloaded. If
your player is connected to your computer, you can download videos
directly to it by choosing the Videos folder within the player.
4. Using your favorite web browser, navigate to the video you want to
download.
5. Place your mouse cursor over the video.
6. An icon should appear in the upper left corner of the pane that reads
ArcSoft Download. Click this icon. Your video will begin downloading to
the location you specified.
7.
Once the file finishes downloading, you may copy it to your player by
simply dragging and dropping it using the instructions under “Copying
Media Files to Your Player” in this manual. The video will already be in
the appropriate format (no need to convert).
For more information on using ArcSoft MediaImpression Downloader, please visit
http://www.arcsoft.com/public/software_title.asp?ProductID=147
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6.2
Using the MediaImpression 2 Software Suite
With ArcSoft MediaImpression 2, you can copy, edit and manage the photos,
videos, and audio recordings you create with your player. You can then upload
your creations directly to YouTube, Facebook, or Flickr.
For Windows users, just follow the installation instructions under “Installing Video
Conversion Software” in this manual. The software will automatically be installed
along with the video converter and the MediaImpression Downloader.
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Note: Mac users should be sure to use the MAC software version
included on the CD.
For more information on using ArcSoft MediaImpression 2, please visit
http://arcsoft.com/estore/software_title.asp?ProductCode=AMI2
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Part II: Player Operations
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7.0 Basic Operations
7.1
Turning the Player On and Off
Pay special attention to whether these instructions indicate whether to press or
press and hold a button!
On: To turn the player on, press and hold the player's ON/OFF button until the
display turns on.
Off: To turn the player off:
1. Make sure the player is unlocked. (See “The Lock Feature´ in this
manual.)
2. Press and hold the player's ON/OFF button until the message ‘Double
tap to turn off’ is displayed.
3. Tap the indicated area twice to turn the player off.
By default, if the player is left idle for over three minutes it will automatically turn
itself off. To select a different duration before the player turns off, or to set it so
the player doesn’t turn off automatically, please read “System Settings” in this
manual.
Note: The unit will also turn itself off if the battery charge becomes too low.
7.2
The Lock Feature
By default, if the player is left idle for over a minute it will enter auto-lock mode,
preventing accidental touch-screen/button input.
To unlock the player once it has entered auto-lock mode:
1. Tap the screen or press the EXIT button.
2. Tap the area that says ‘Double tap to unlock’ twice.
Note: To select a different duration before the player goes into autolock mode, or to set it so the player doesn’t go into auto-lock mode at
all, please read “System Settings” in this manual.
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7.3
The Desktop
The player has many functions, or modes, such as playing music/movies and
shooting photos or video. When the player is turned on it displays the Desktop
(Main Menu), which can be used to enter any of these modes. Select a mode by
tapping it with your finger (or the stylus). You can get back to the Desktop at any
time by pressing the EXIT button or by tapping on the desktop icon in the lowerright corner of the screen.
From the Desktop, you can access files stored on an inserted MicroSD card by
entering the Explorer mode.
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8.0 Watching Videos
8.1
Accessing Video Mode
WARNING: This player will only play videos that have been converted to a compatible video format. See “Technical Specifications” in this manual for a list of supported formats. See “Video Conversion” in this manual for information on converting video to a compatible format. Tap the Video icon on the Desktop to access video playback.
8.2
Video Menu
Scroll through the list of video files by
tapping the arrows at either the top or
bottom of the scroll bar.
To highlight a video, tap on it once.
To watch a video, tap twice on the file you
want to view.
You can also Delete a video file from the
Video Menu by highlighting it (tapping on it
once), then tapping the delete icon at the
bottom of the screen. A dialog box will
appear, asking you to confirm the file’s removal.
You can access microSD card content by tapping the Previous Directory icon
until you see the directory “Card Memory.”
To Exit to the Desktop from the Video Menu, tap the desktop icon or press the
EXIT button.
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8.3
Video Playback
Once a file has been selected to play, the orientation of the screen will rotate and
full-screen playback will begin. If the selected video has been viewed previously,
a pop-up window asking “Continue last play?” will appear. Select YES if you want
to continue from the last play position or NO if you want to start the video from
the beginning.
At any time during video playback, you can tap the middle of the screen to view
the following Playback Controls:
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Drag the Shuttle Control slider
to change play position within a
video.
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To change the volume:
1. Press the volume buttons on
the side of the player, or tap
the Volume Control icon
and the Shuttle Control will
temporarily change to a
volume slider.
2. Drag the volume slider left to lower the volume.
3. Drag the volume slider right to raise the volume.
• Tap the Previous arrow once to restart a video, twice to play the previous file
in the playlist, or hold your finger (or the stylus) down on the previous arrow to
REWIND the video.
• Tap the Next arrow to play the next file in the file list, or hold your finger (or
the stylus) down on the Next arrow to FAST FORWARD the video.
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Tap the Play icon once to pause, and a second time to resume play.
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Tap the Tag icon to save a tag/bookmark at the current play position.
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Tap the Directory Menu to:
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Select MainDir to go back to the Video Menu
Select CardDir to browse videos stored on an inserted microSD card
Select TagList to view a list of tags you’ve set
• You can exit to the Desktop directly from video playback by tapping the
Desktop icon, or by pressing the EXIT button.
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9.0 Listening to Audio
9.1
Accessing Audio Mode
Tap the Music icon on the Desktop to access audio playback.
9.2
Audio Play Operations
At the Now Playing screen (see picture), use the stylus to select the following
functions:
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Tap the Play/Stop icon once to pause and a second time to resume play.
Tap the Previous arrow once to restart the song,
twice to play the previous song in the playlist.
Press and hold your finger (or the stylus) down
on the previous arrow to REWIND the song.
Tap the Next arrow to play the next
song in the playlist.
Press and hold your finger (or the
stylus) down on the Next arrow to FastForward the song.
Change the volume by dragging the
Volume Slider.
Drag the Shuttle Control to change
position within a song.
Tap Playlist Control to select playlist options such as play all, play once,
single song repeat, and intro mode.
The Playlist Position indicates which song in the playlist is currently playing,
as well as the total number of songs in the playlist.
Shuffle changes between sequential mode and shuffle (random) mode.
Tap the Browser icon to access your music directories:
• Main Dir accesses the music on the player’s built-in flash memory.
• Card Dir accesses the music on an inserted microSD card.
• All Music displays all songs stored on the player, without subfolders.
• ID3 List allows you to browse your music by Artist, Album, or Genre.
• Play List accesses a list of your playlists.
• Tag List displays a list of saved tags.
Tap the Setting icon to access the following:
• SRS allows you to select a virtual surround-sound option.
• USER EQ lets you define your own equalizer settings.
• Add List lets you save the current playlist.
• Add Tag allows you to tag the play position within the current song.
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The EQ icon allows you to select one of many equalizer presets.
The Format icon displays the BitRate and SampleRate of the file currently
playing.
You can exit to the Desktop directly from audio playback by tapping the
Desktop icon, or by pressing the EXIT button.
10.0 Viewing Pictures
10.1 Entering Photos Mode
Tap the Photo icon on the Desktop to access picture viewing.
10.2 Picture Menu
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Scroll through the list of pictures
by tapping the arrows at either the
top or bottom of the scroll bar.
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To highlight a photo, tap on it
once.
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To view a photo, tap twice on the
file you want to view.
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You can also delete a picture from
the file list by highlighting it (tapping
on it once), then tapping the delete
file icon. A dialog box will appear,
confirming the file’s Removal.
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You can access the MicroSD card content by tapping the Previous Directory
icon until you see the directory “Card Memory.”
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To Exit to the Desktop tap the Desktop icon or press the EXIT button.
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10.3 Picture Viewing
While viewing a picture, tap the middle of the screen once to display the following
menu:
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Tap the Slideshow icon to start a slideshow.
Tap the Timing Control to designate how long each photo will be
displayed.
Tap the Playlist Control to select whether the slideshow will stop at the
end of the file list or loop indefinitely.
Get back to the photo menu by tapping the Directory Menu.
You can exit to the desktop directly from audio playback by tapping the Desktop
icon, or by pressing the EXIT button.
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11.0 Shooting Photographs
11.1 Entering Camera Mode
To shoot photos:
1. Tap the Camera icon on the desktop.
2. Tap Camera twice.
11.2 Basic Photo Shooting Operations
Use the Viewing Area as a Viewfinder.
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Snap a photo by pressing the
CAMERA button, or by tapping
the Take Picture icon on the
screen.
Tap Directory Menu to view the
photos you’ve taken.
Tap Image Quality to select the
quality of photographs you want
to take. Bigger numbers mean
higher quality photos that take up
more memory.
Pictures remaining is the
number of photos you can take
before memory is full. Choosing a
different Image Quality will alter
this number.
Timer allows you to select the number of seconds between when the
CAMERA button is pressed and when the player actually snaps a photo.
The Settings menu lets you select special effects, change the directory in
which photos are saved, alter the sound made when photos are taken, and
choose whether or not you want a date stamp to appear on the photos you
take.
Tapping Camera Mode will switch the player to DV (digital video) recording
mode.
Press the EXIT button or tap the Desktop icon to return to the Desktop.
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12.0 Recording Video
12.1 Entering DV (Digital Video) Mode
To record Video, tap the Camera icon on the Desktop then tap Video Recorder
twice.
12.2 Basic Video Shooting Operations
To record video:
1. Use the Viewing Area as a
Viewfinder.
2. Begin recording by tapping
the Start Recording icon.
3. End a recording by tapping
the Save File and Exit icon.
(Your videos will be saved
to the VIDEO folder.)
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Brightness Mode allows
you to select brightness
settings to compensate for
certain lighting conditions.
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Tap Special Effects to
record using various special
effects such as Black &
White, Negative, and Sepia.
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Tapping the Directory Menu lets you access a list of recordings you’ve
made.
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Settings allows you to further tweak the brightness settings as well as
change the directory in which files are saved.
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Tapping Video Quality lets you choose the recording quality of your
videos. Bigger numbers indicate higher quality videos that take up more
space in memory.
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Camera Mode lets you switch the player to photo capturing mode.
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Once you've finished a recording, you can return to the Desktop by
pressing the EXIT button or by tapping the Desktop icon.
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13.0 Recording Audio
13.1 Entering Recorder Mode
To enter Voice Recorder mode, tap Tools, then tap Recorder.
13.2 Basic Recorder Operations
Tap Start/Stop to begin/end
recording.
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Time Left indicates how much
longer you can record (based on
the amount of free space in the
player’s memory).
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When you are satisfied with a
recording, tap Save File to save
it to the player’s memory.
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Intro allows you to access and
review previous recordings.
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Tapping Setting will allow you to
access the following options:
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Type lets you chose between .wav and .mp3 file formats. .Wav is higher
quality, but takes up substantially more memory than .mp3. .Mp3 has
nearly the same quality as .wav, but takes up a fraction of the storage
space.
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Qual lets you choose the recording quality. The higher the quality, the
more memory your recording will use.
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Volume adjusts the recording volume.
To return to the Desktop, tap the Desktop Icon or press the MENU/EXIT
button.
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14.0 E-Book Operations
14.1 Entering eBook Mode
Tap the eBook icon on the desktop to enter e-book mode.
14.2 Basic eBook Operations
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Use the scroll bar to browse the list of texts.
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Double tap a file to view it.
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While viewing a text, a Page Count at
the top of the display will indicate what
page you're currently viewing, as well
as the total number of pages in the text.
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Tap Scroll Mode to switch between
manual and automatic scrolling modes.
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When manually scrolling (indicated by
the finger icon), tap the PgUp/PgDn
icons to scroll through the pages.
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In automatic scrolling mode (indicated
by the play icon), the page will automatically turn based on the setting chosen
in the Timing Control.
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Use Tag Options to bookmark and recall specific pages.
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Skip To lets you skip to a different part of the e-book you’re currently reading.
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Tap Browser to go back to the e-book file menu.
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To return to the Desktop, tap the Desktop Icon or press the EXIT button.
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15.0 Listening to the FM Radio
15.1 Entering Radio Mode
WARNING: The headphones function as an antenna. Therefore, the FM radio
will only work with the headphones connected to the player.
Tap the Radio icon on the desktop to enter FM radio mode.
15.2 Basic Radio Operations
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Manually select a channel by
tapping Manual Mode.
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Use the Arrow/Seek icons to tune
to a specific frequency.
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Save channels by tapping the
Save Channel icon.
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Tap Auto-Seek and the player will
automatically scan all available
frequencies and save any
channels it finds. Access these
channels in the Channel List.
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Delete channels from the player’s
memory by tuning to them and tapping the Delete Channel icon.
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Mute the radio at any time by tapping the Play/Pause icon.
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The volume can be changed by dragging the Volume Slider.
•
Tap Setting to change the radio scheme when visiting different international
locations (USA, Europe, Japan, and China).
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Tapping Recorder allows you to record live radio. See the Recorder section
for more details.
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To return to the Desktop, tap the Desktop Icon or press the EXIT button.
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16.0 PC Camera
16.1 Using the player as a PC Camera
To use your player as a Webcam:
1. Connect the player to your computer with a USB cable
(sold separately) or using the integrated USB
connection.
2. When the USB connection screen appears on the
player, press the EXIT button twice to access the
Desktop.
3. Tap the Camera mode on the player’s Desktop, then tap Web Camera
twice.
In Windows, the camera should now appear in My Computer as USB Video
Device, after which it can be used with any webcam-capable programs.
17.0 Applications
17.1 Entering Applications Mode
Select the Tools Mode from the Desktop to access the following menu of
applications:
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Recorder allows you to record voice notes and memos using the
player’s built-in microphone. See “Recording Audio” in this manual for
more information.
Calendar lets you view a monthly calendar.
Stopwatch can be used to record up to five lap times.
Calculator provides all the functionality of a basic calculator.
Notebook allows you to write and save notes.
Mine a touch-screen minesweeper game.
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18.0 System Settings
18.1 Entering Settings Mode
Tap the System Settings icon on the Desktop to access the player’s settings
Mode.
18.2 Basic Settings Operations
The following options are available in the System Settings menu:
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Player Information displays technical information about the player.
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Set Time allows you to adjust the date and time on the player.
•
Language allows you to change the display language. Supported languages
are listed under “Technical Specifications” in this manual.
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Display allows you to select the Backlight Time, which determines how long
the screen will stay backlit before the display turns off, and the Brightness,
which can be turned down to save battery life. Note that when the backlight
turns off, the device is still on, but the screen turns off to save battery power.
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Calibrate allows you to recalibrate the touch screen precision with the stylus.
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Pow Off Time allows you to set the length of inactivity before the player turns
itself off.
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Default Setting restores the player to factory settings.
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Upgrade can be used to upgrade the player’s firmware (should firmware
updates become available).
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Other Settings contains the following options:
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Format Device formats (deletes all memory on) the player's internal
memory, creating the necessary subfolders.
TVOUT turns the TV-OUT function ON or OFF. See “TV OUT” in this
manual for more information.
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Miscellaneous
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19.0 Formatting the Player
19.1 Understanding File Systems
Your player is like a small hard drive of data, and like any such storage device, it
has a file system. If you wish to reformat the player's file system, you may use
any standard formatting tools as long as it is formatted with FAT32 file system.
19.2 Reformatting Your Player in Windows
Follow these steps to reformat your player:
1. Connect the player to your computer via
the integrated USB.
2. Double-click My Computer.
3. Find the icon representing the player,
which will probably appear as Removable
Disk.
4. Right-click the player's icon and select
Format.
WARNING: Make certain the file system
is FAT32; otherwise the player will not
work!
5. Click Start.
6. When the Warning message appears,
click OK.
WARNING: Once started DO NOT remove the USB as this may damage
the player!
7. Once the formatting is complete, you may access the drive through My
Computer.
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20.0 TV OUT
You can connect your player to your TV and use it to watch movies, view
photos, or listen to music.
To connect your player to your TV:
1. Navigate to System Settings > Other Settings on the player.
2. Set the TVOUT setting to ‘ON’ (from this menu, you can also select
between PAL and NTSC formats. In the USA, this should be NTSC).
3. Connect the small end of the included RCA cables to the TV-OUT port
on your player.
4. Connect the large end of the cables to your television.
5. When you play media on the device it will stream to the television.
Note: You must turn ‘OFF’ the TVOUT Setting in order to watch videos on the
device again.
21.0 Help
21.1 For More Help
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See the FAQ page on our website for information and how-to videos:
http://www.ematic.us
Check the Updates section of our website.
View how-to videos on our website.
E-mail customer service: customerservice@ematic.us
You can expect a response within 1-2 business days.
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21.2 Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Reason
Unit will not turn on
Unit spontaneously
turns off
Player connected by
USB, but computer
does not recognize the
device
No sound when
playing media
Solution
Weak battery
Recharge the battery for 4 hours
Invalid operation
Switch player off and then on again
Weak battery
Recharge the battery for 4 hours
USB cable damaged (if using
cable)
USB in disabled in the BIOS
Replace with a new cable
OS does not support USB
Install or update the OS driver
Wire wrongly connected
Make sure the USB is firmly connected
Any issues of the PC
Reboot PC
Volume is too low
Turn up the volume
Wrong audio out device
Set right parameter
Unsupported file format
Re-encode media in a supported format
The file is corrupted
Damaged earphones
Re-copy the file to the player. You may
have to re-encode the file
Use different earphones
Format failure
Format with a FAT32 file system
Enable USB functionality in the BIOS
Videos won’t display
on the screen
Doesn’t save: “Save
Failure”
Improper TV-OUT configuration Turn OFF the TVOUT Setting in order to
watch videos on the device
Storage full
Delete some files from the player
Wrong save path
Double-check the destination folder
Wrong language
Wrong language is configured
Change the language in Settings
Songs on player are
not in playable list
Songs in the wrong folder
Move all song files to the player's MUSIC
folder, or one of its subfolders
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22.0 Technical Specifications
Dimensions
Display
105mm x 62mm x 12.5mm (length x width x thickness)
Physical dimensions
3” LCD QVGA touch screen
Resolution
320x240 pixels
USB
USB 2.0
Memory
Internal file system
FAT32
Expansion capacity
1GB / 2GB / 4GB /8GB(optional)
Format
WAV/MP3
Record
Length
70 Hours (128MB)
MP3 and WMA
Compress rate
32Kbps – 384Kbps
Frequency response
20Hz – 20KHz
Total harmonic distortion
<0.1%
Signal-to-noise ratio
>85dB
Audio Power
8mW – 16mW
Frame rate
30fps
Color
depth
24bit
CMOS Camera
Focus
1x to 2x
Supported formats
Images
JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIFF images that are
uncompressed, TIFF images that are
compressed via Pack Bits, CCITT Group 3
fax images, and CCITT Group 4 fax images
Videos
RM, RMVB, AVI, WMV, MP4, and FLV
videos that have a resolution of 320x240 or
WE AT EMATIC ARE
smaller.
CONSTANTLY
Audio
MP3, WAV, and unprotected WMA, OGG,
STRIVING TO
FLAC, and APE. Protected WMA audio files,
IMPROVE OUR
and M4A/M4P files (any AAC-encoded audio)
PRODUCTS. PLEASE
from iTunes® are not supported.
VISIT US ON THE WEB
TXT
AT http://www.ematic.us E-book
FOR UPDATES ON
SUPPORTED
FORMATS
Operating temperature -5°C to 40°C
Menu language
English, Simplified Chinese, Tradition Chinese, Japanese, Korean,
French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Italian.
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23.0 Limitation of Liability Statement
23.1 Links to Third Party Sites
The Ematic User Manual may contain links to third-party sites, however, please be
aware that Ematic is not responsible for and cannot control these other sites. Ematic
makes no representations whatsoever about any other website which you may access
through this user manual. When you access a non-Ematic web site, even one that may
contain the Ematic logo, please understand that it is independent from Ematic, and that
Ematic may have no control over the content on that website. In addition, a link to a
non-Ematic website does not mean Ematic endorses or accepts any responsibility for
the content, or the use, of such website. It is up to you to take precautions to ensure
that whatever you select for your use is free of such items as viruses, worms, trojan
horses and other items of a destructive nature.
23.2 Limitation of Liability
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Ematic shall not be liable for any
damages suffered as a result of using, modifying, contributing, copying, distributing, or
downloading the materials. In no event shall Ematic be liable for any indirect,
extraordinary, exemplary, punitive, special, incidental, or consequential damages
(including loss of data, revenue, profits, use or other economic advantage) however
arising, whether for breach or in tort, even if Ematic has been previously advised of the
possibility of such damage. You agree that you have sole responsibility for adequate
protection and backup of data and/or equipment used in connection with the product
and software and will not make a claim of any nature against Ematic for lost data,
inaccurate output, work delays or lost profits resulting from the use of the materials. You
agree to hold Ematic entirely harmless from and you covenant not to sue Ematic, or its
affiliates, successors or assigns, for any claims related to Ematic. Some states do not
allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above
limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
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