Coby MP-C945 User manual

Coby MP-C945 User manual
MP-C945
4GB MICRO HARD DISK MP3 PLAYER with
VIDEO PLAYBACK
Instruction Manual
Please read this manual carefully before operation.
PRECAUTIONS
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE AND ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE THE COVER (OR BACK)
OF THE UNIT. REFER SERVICING ONLY TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
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.
MP-C945
Serial No.
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.
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.
NOTICE:
This product is protected by certain intellectual property rights of Microsoft. Use or distribution of such technology outside of
this product is prohibited without a license from Microsoft.
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.
For recycling or disposal information about this product, please
contact your local authorities or the Electronics Industries Alliance:
www.eiae.org.
PRECAUTIONS
Regulatory Information
This device complies with part 15 of FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1.
This device may not cause harmful interference, and
2.
This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
FCC Notice:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio and television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
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Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/ TV technician for help.
If the product suddenly has no response or powers off, an electrostatic discharge may be the
cause. In this circumstance, please follow the procedures below for recovery:
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Turn off the unit by pushing and holding the slide button at the right (Power off position) for
15 seconds.
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Turn on the unit again
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
In addition to the careful attention devoted to quality standards in the manufacture of this device,
safety is a major factor in the design of every instrument. However, safety is your responsibility,
too. This sheet lists important information that will help to assure your enjoyment and proper use
of this device and accessory equipment. Please read this carefully before operation and use of
your device.
1.
Read these instructions carefully. Keep these instructions for future reference.
2.
Heed all warnings and follow all instructions.
3.
Do not expose to water or moisture.
4.
Clean only with a dry cloth.
5.
This device 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 video
dealer or local power company. For devices intended to operate from battery power or other
sources, refer to the operating instructions.
6.
Do not overload wall outlets or extension cords as this can result in a risk of fire or electric
shock. Overloaded AC outlets, extension cords, frayed power cords, damaged or cracked
wire insulation, and broken plugs are dangerous. They may result in a shock or fire hazard.
Examine the cord periodically, and if its appearance indicates damage or deteriorated
insulation, have it replaced by a service technician.
7.
Do not force the power plug into a wall outlet. If the plug provided does not fit into your
outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet. (A polarized plug has
two blades where one is wider than the other; the wide blade is provided for your safety.)
8.
Do not place heavy objects on the power cord. Protect the cord from being walked on,
pinched by objects, or torn and exposed to liquids (especially at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point at which they exit from the device).
9.
Do not use this device near water. Do not place objects filled with liquids (e.g., vases) on the
device. Never spill liquid of any kind on the device.
10. Do not drop or otherwise subject the device to impact. Keep objects away from ventilation
openings. Do not block ventilation openings at any time.
11. This device should be kept away from strong magnets (e.g., speaker systems are large CRT
televisions).
12.
Never push objects of any kind into this device through openings as they may touch
dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock.
13. Do not install near any apparatus that produces heat such as stoves, radiators, amplifiers, etc.
14. Use only with attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer. Use of attachments/
accessories not recommended by the product manufacturer may be hazardous.
15. Unplug the device during lightning storms. Unplug the device and remove any batteries
when the device will be unused for long periods of time.
16. Do not open or attempt to repair this device. Refer all repairs to authorized service personnel.
17. When replacements parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or that have the same characteristics as the
original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards.
18. Upon completion of any service or repairs to this device, ask the service technician to
perform safety checks to determine that the device is in proper operating condition.
FEATURES
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Integrated 4GB 1” Micro Hard Drive
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Touchpad control with LED backlight
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1.5” advanced OLED color display
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Plays MP3, WMA, and WAV digital audio files
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Music library groups music files by album name, artist name, song title, genre, year and
playlist
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Playlist support (WMP format)
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Quick Play gives you access to your most recently downloaded songs with a single click
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Voice recording through an integrated microphone
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Plays MPEG-4 videos
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View photos and slideshows while enjoying your music collection
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USB 2.0 high-speed transfers
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20 hours of music playback
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PRECAUTIONS.................................................................................................................................. 2
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.............................................................................................. 4
FEATURES.......................................................................................................................................... 5
TABLE OF CONTENTS....................................................................................................................... 6
PACKAGE CONTENTS..................................................................................................................... 8
POWERING YOUR PLAYER.............................................................................................................. 9
Charging the Battery.................................................................................................................9
Turning Your Player On/Off.......................................................................................................9
Locking/Unlocking Your Player’s Keys (Hold)........................................................................10
Resetting Your Player.............................................................................................................10
LOCATION OF CONTROLS............................................................................................................11
Top View.................................................................................................................................11
Front View............................................................................................................................... 11
Side View................................................................................................................................ 11
DISPLAY OVERVIEW...................................................................................................................... 12
BASIC OPERATIONS...................................................................................................................... 13
Using the Touchpad Controls.................................................................................................13
Using the Controls to Navigate...............................................................................................13
Main Menu Overview..............................................................................................................13
Smart Menu Options...............................................................................................................14
Browsing/Playback.........................................................................................................14
Volume............................................................................................................................15
EQ (Equalizer).................................................................................................................15
Repeat.............................................................................................................................15
Shuffle.............................................................................................................................16
Backlight.........................................................................................................................16
MUSIC MODE................................................................................................................................. 17
Browsing Your Music Library..................................................................................................17
Play All............................................................................................................................17
Playlists...........................................................................................................................17
Music Playback Controls........................................................................................................17
QUICK PLAY................................................................................................................................... 18
Quick Play Controls................................................................................................................18
PHOTO MODE................................................................................................................................ 19
Browsing Your Photo Library..................................................................................................19
Displaying Your Photos as a Slideshow.........................................................................19
VIDEO MODE................................................................................................................................. 20
Browsing Your Video Library .................................................................................................20
TABLE OF CONTENTS
RECORD MODE............................................................................................................................. 21
Voice Recording......................................................................................................................21
SETTING MODE.............................................................................................................................. 22
USB CONNECTIONS...................................................................................................................... 23
Minimum PC Requirements....................................................................................................23
USB Mode Auto-Detection (MSC/MTP).................................................................................23
USB Driver Installation (Required for Windows 98 SE Only).................................................24
Connecting to a Computer......................................................................................................25
USB-MTP Mode.............................................................................................................25
USB-MSC Mode.............................................................................................................26
Transferring Files....................................................................................................................26
USB-MTP Mode.............................................................................................................27
USB-MSC Mode.............................................................................................................27
Disconnecting from a Computer.............................................................................................28
USB-MTP Mode.............................................................................................................28
USB-MSC Mode.............................................................................................................28
Build Music Library (USB-MSC Mode Only)..................................................................28
VIDEO CONVERSION.................................................................................................................... 29
Installation...............................................................................................................................29
Converting Video....................................................................................................................29
WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER........................................................................................................... 31
Windows Media Player 9 (WMP9)..........................................................................................31
Music File Transfers........................................................................................................31
Windows Media Player 10 (WMP10)......................................................................................32
Music File Transfers........................................................................................................32
Creating Playlists............................................................................................................33
Automatic Windows Media Playlist Synchronization.....................................................35
TROUBLESHOOTING...................................................................................................................... 38
SPECIFICATIONS............................................................................................................................ 40
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.
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MP-C951
for Windows 98 SE
No installation required for
Windows ME/2K/XP or Mac OS X
1.
COBY MP-C945 4GB MP3 Player
2.
Professional Stereo Earphones
3.
USB Cable
4.
AC Adapter
5.
Installation CD
6.
Instruction Manual
POWERING YOUR PLAYER
Charging the Battery
Your player has an integrated rechargeable battery that will provide up to 20 hours of music play time.
The battery should be charged fully (minimum 4 hours) before its initial use to ensure
optimum lifetime performance.
To charge your player:
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AC Charge: Plug one end of the supplied AC Adapter into the
player’s USB port and plug the other end into a 100-240V wall
outlet.
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USB Charge: Your player can be charged through a PC USB
connection. USB charging will take longer than charging with
the AC Adapter.
Plug one end of the USB cable into the player’s
USB port and plug the other end into the USB
port of a powered-on computer.
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When connected to a USB hub, the hub
must be self-powered to charge the
player’s battery.
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File transfers will extend the charging
time.
USB Port
AC 100-240V
Wall Outlet
WARNING:
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The battery used in this device may present a fire or chemical burn if mistreated. Do not
disassemble, incinerate, or heat the battery.
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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.
Turning Your Player On/Off
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To turn the player on, slide and hold the Power/Key Lock
switch to the right until you see the “Initializing” screen.
•
To turn the player off, slide and hold the Power/Key Lock
switch to the right until the player turns off.
POWERING YOUR PLAYER
Locking/Unlocking Your Player’s Keys (Hold)
When engaged, the Key Lock feature disables your player’s
controls to prevent accidental key presses when it is in your
pocket or bag.
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To lock the player, slide the Power/Key Lock switch to
the left (it will click into place). The Lock icon will appear
on-screen.
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To unlock the player, slide the Power/Key Lock switch to
the right to release it from the Lock position.
Resetting Your Player
Reset your player if it should freeze and not respond or otherwise malfunction.
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1.
Disconnect your player if it is connected to a computer.
2.
Connect your player to a 100-240V AC wall outlet with the
AC Adapter to ensure that your player has power.
3.
Slide and hold the Power/Key Lock switch to the right for 15
seconds. The touchpad keys will light up to indicate that the
player has been reset.
Slide Left to Lock
Slide Right to Unlock
Slide and Hold Right
to turn On or Off
LOCATION OF CONTROLS
Top View
1.
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Power / Key Lock Switch
Power: Slide switch to the right
Key Lock: Slide switch to the left
Reset: Slide switch to the right and hold
for 15 seconds
Front View
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2.
Left Arrow
Navigation Left
Reverse / Previous Track
Previous Page
Cancel
3.
Down Arrow
Navigation Down
Volume Adjustment (during playback)
4.
Up Arrow
Navigation Up
Play / Pause (during playback)
5.
Right Arrow
Navigation Right
Forward / Next Track
Confirm / Toggle Option
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MENU
Side View
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6.
Menu Key
Smart Menu: Press key once
Return to Main Menu: Press and hold key
To use the touchpad interface, press lightly on
the backlit arrows to activate the control.
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DISPLAY OVERVIEW
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BASIC OPERATIONS
Using the Touchpad Controls
Your player comes equipped with a touch-sensitive control pad. To use the controls, touch the arrow keys on the front of the player lightly just as you would a button and the controls will light up.
If you touch and hold a key, it will register as a continuous button press.
Using the Controls to Navigate
To navigate through the different menu options and files on your player:
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Touch the Arrow keys to move the selection in the direction of the arrow.
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UP: Moves the selection up.
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DOWN: Moves the selection down.
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RIGHT: Enter a selection (i.e., confirm the selection)
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LEFT: Go back to the previous screen (i.e., “Cancel”).
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Press the MENU button to view the Smart Menu.
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Press and hold MENU to return to the Main Menu at any time.
Main Menu Overview
The Main Menu gives you access to the different function modes of your player. To access the
Main Menu at any time, press and hold the MENU button.
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Press UP or DOWN to select a mode and then press RIGHT to Enter.
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BASIC OPERATIONS
Playback Controls
Select a track and press RIGHT to start playback (see the Music Mode or Video Mode section for
more information). While the track is playing:
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Press RIGHT to play the next track.
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Press LEFT to play the previous track.
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Press and hold RIGHT to fast forward through the track.
•
Press and hold LEFT to reverse through the track.
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Press UP to pause playback. Press UP again to resume playback
•
Press DOWN to display the Volume Bar.
Smart Menu Options
The Smart Menu gives you quick access to your player’s option settings. To access the Smart
Menu at any time, press the Menu button.
The Smart Menu options are Browsing/Playback, Volume, EQ, Repeat, Shuffle, and Backlight.
Browsing/Playback
This option allows you to browse your media library while a song is being played in the background. Whether this option appears as “Browsing” or “Playback” depends on what you were
doing when you accessed the Smart Menu.
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From the “Playing” screen, select “Browsing” to browse your media library.
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You can also press and hold MENU to return to the Main menu to enter another mode
(e.g., you can enter Photo mode to view pictures while music is playing).
To return to the “Playing” screen, select “Playback” from the Smart Menu.
BASIC OPERATIONS
Volume
Display the Volume Bar to adjust the volume level.
1.
Select Volume from the Smart Menu. The Volume Bar will appear on the screen.
2.
While the Volume Bar is on-screen:
3.
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To raise the volume level, press UP.
•
To lower the volume level, press DOWN.
When you have finished adjusting the volume, press LEFT to return to the previous screen.
Set the volume to the lowest level before headphone use to avoid damage to your hearing or to your headphones.
EQ (Equalizer)
The Equalizer option optimizes the way your player processes audio signals. The Equalizer options are Normal, Rock, Jazz, Classic, Pop, and User. Select the option which best suits the music
you are listening to.
To change the Equalizer options:
1.
Highlight EQ in the Smart Menu.
2.
Press RIGHT to change the Equalizer setting.
The User EQ setting can be customized in the “Setting” menu; please see the Setting
Mode section for more information.
Repeat
The Repeat options can set your player to play tracks again.
To change the Repeat options
1.
Highlight Repeat in the Smart Menu.
2.
Press RIGHT to change the Repeat setting (Off, One, All).
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BASIC OPERATIONS
Shuffle
The Shuffle options can set your player to play tracks in a random order.
To change the Shuffle options
1.
Highlight Shuffle in the Smart Menu.
2.
Press RIGHT to change the Shuffle setting (Off, On).
Backlight
The Backlight options sets the duration of time your player will keep the display backlight on after
a key press. A smaller time setting allows the player to conserve more battery power.
To change the Backlight options
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1.
Highlight Backlight in the Smart Menu.
2.
Press RIGHT to change the Backlight setting (10, 30, or 60 seconds).
MUSIC MODE
Enter Music mode to play your MP3, WMA, or WAV audio files.
To enter Music mode, select and confirm MUSIC in the Main menu.
Browsing Your Music Library
Upon entering Music mode, you will be able to browse your music library by the following categories: Artist, Album, Song, Genre, Year, and Playlist.
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Press the UP/DOWN keys to highlight a category and press RIGHT to enter.
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Within a category, highlight a track and press RIGHT to begin play.
To arrange your music in these categories, the MP-C945 reads information (metadata) stored in
each of your music files. Many media management programs (e.g., Windows Media Player 10) can
generate this information automatically from the internet. You can also enter information manually
on your computer if necessary.
If a music file has no associated category information, it will be listed by its file name
under the “Song” category.
Play All
The first item within a category is “Play All”. “Play All” will play all tracks within the current category.
Playlists
Playlists are an easy way to organize and store your favorite music mixes so you can listen to them
whenever you want.
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Playlists can be created with Windows Media Player (please see the Windows Media Player
section for more information).
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After a playlist is synchronized with your player using Windows Media Player, it can be accessed by browsing the Playlist category.
Music Playback Controls
Please refer to “Playback Controls” in the Basic Operations section for instructions.
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QUICK PLAY
Enter Quick Play mode to play your 20 most recently added MP3, WMA, or WAV audio
files.
To enter Quick Play mode, select and confirm QUICK PLAY in the Main menu. Your player will
immediately start playback.
Quick Play Controls
Quick Play controls are the same as in Music Mode. Please refer to Music Mode as well as “Playback Controls” in the Basic Operations section for instructions.
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PHOTO MODE
Enter Photo mode to display your JPEG photo files.
To enter Photo mode, select and confirm PHOTO in the Main menu.
Browsing Your Photo Library
Upon entering Photo mode, you will see a list of all JPEG photos
on your player.
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Press the UP/DOWN keys to highlight a photo and press
RIGHT to display.
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While a photo is displayed:
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Press DOWN to display the next photo in the list
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Press UP to display the previous photo in the list
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Press LEFT to return to the photo list.
Displaying Your Photos as a Slideshow
The first item in the photo list is “Slideshow”. Selecting “Slideshow” will automatically display all
your photos in sequence. Each photo will be displayed for 3 seconds before the next photo is
displayed.
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VIDEO MODE
Enter Video mode to play your XviD-encoded AVI video files.
The MP-C945 supports playback of XviD-encoded AVI files. Please see the Video Conversion section for details on how to create video files that are compatible with your player.
To enter Video mode, select and confirm VIDEO in the Main menu.
Browsing Your Video Library
Upon entering Video mode, you will see a list of all AVI videos on your player.
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Press the UP/DOWN keys to highlight a video and press RIGHT to play it.
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While a video is playing:
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Press UP to pause playback. Press UP again to resume playback.
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Press RIGHT to play the next track.
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Press LEFT to play the previous track.
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Press and hold RIGHT to fast forward through the track.
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Press and hold LEFT to reverse through the track.
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To return to the video list, pause playback and press LEFT.
RECORD MODE
Enter Record mode to make voice recordings through the integrated microphone located
on the top of your player.
To enter Record mode, select and confirm RECORD in the Main menu.
Voice Recording
Upon entering RECORD mode, you will see a list of previously recorded files (if available).
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Press MENU to start recording through the microphone.
•
Press MENU again to stop
and save the recording.
The recorded file will be named
“VORCXXX.WAV” where XXX
corresponds to the numerical
sequence in which the recording was made (numbering starts
from 001.)
You can play your recorded files using the same controls as you would in Music mode.
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SETTING MODE
Enter the Setting mode to set your player’s system options.
To enter Setting mode, select and confirm SETTING in the Main menu.
Press UP/DOWN to select a setting and press RIGHT to change the setting option.
The Setting Mode options are:
1.
Brightness
Controls the brightness of the display (this option can also be set from the Smart Menu)
2.
EQ
Sets the equalizer preset
When the “User” option is selected, press MENU to enter a custom preset
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Press RIGHT to change the active equalizer band (the active band will turn red).
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Press UP/DOWN to raise or lower the level of the active equalizer band.
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Press LEFT to return to the previous screen.
3.
Repeat
Sets the Repeat mode (this option can also be set from the Smart Menu)
4.
Shuffle
Sets the Shuffle mode (this option can also be set from the Smart Menu)
5.
Backlight
Sets the duration of time (in seconds) that the LCD backlight remains on after a key-press
(this option can also be set from the Start Menu)
6.
Free Capacity
Displays the used and total amount of memory
7.
Version
Displays the firmware software version.
8.
Connection
Sets the USB mode
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Auto: Auto-detect USB mode (MSC or MTP)
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MSC: Use USB-MSC connection only.
Language
Sets the language the menus appear in.
USB CONNECTIONS
Minimum PC Requirements
You can connect the MP-C945 to a computer with the USB 2.0 cable provided to transfer files
to your player or to charge its battery. The minimum requirements listed below will allow you to
perform basic file management functions; advanced features will require a faster PC and Windows
configuration.
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MS Windows 98SE (Service Pack 1) or ME [USB-MSC];
MS Windows 2000 (Service Pack 3 or above) with Windows Media Player 9 [USB-MSC];
MS Windows XP (Service Pack 1 or above) with Windows Media Player 10 [USB-MTP]
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Pentium 166 MMX processor
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96MB RAM
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50MB of available hard drive space
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Internet connection
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MS Internet Explorer 5.5
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Video Display card
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Sound card
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USB 1.0 port (a USB 2.0 port will enable file transfers up to 40 times faster)
USB Mode Auto-Detection (MSC/MTP)
The MP-C945 comes equipped with a dual-mode USB 2.0 port. Your player will auto-detect the
type of computer system that it is connected to and will automatically switch to either USB-Mass
Storage Class (USB-MSC) mode or USB-Media Transfer Protocol (USB-MTP) mode. Both
USB modes allow for simple, high-speed transfers of files between your player and a computer,
and allow you to use your computer’s operating system to view, manage, and transfer files to your
player from your computer
There are, however, a few differences to take note of.
USB-MSC
USB-MTP
Simple plug-and-play support for all major
operating systems (Microsoft Windows
98SE/ME/2000, Macintosh OS X, Linux)
Simple plug-and-play support for Microsoft
Windows XP with Service Pack 1 and Windows Media Player 10 (or newer)
Supports Windows Media DRM 9
Supports Windows Media DRM 9 (WMDRM9)
Supports Windows Media DRM 10 (WMDRM10) -- requires Windows XP and Windows Media Player 10 or newer
--
Windows Media Playlist support
USB 2.0 high-speed file transfers
USB 2.0 high-speed file transfers
Database rebuild required after each USB
connection
Database rebuild not required
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USB CONNECTIONS
In general, USB-MSC mode enjoys wider compatibility with different computers and operating
systems, while USB-MTP mode enables advanced features (e.g., playlist synchronization), but
requires Windows XP SP1 and Windows Media Player 10 or newer.
You may set the MP-C945 to always use MSC mode or to auto-detect the connection
under Setup > Connections (refer to the Setup section for more information).
To transfer and synchronize encrypted WMDRM10 files, USB-MTP mode (in conjunction with
Windows XP and Windows Media Player 10) is required. Most online music stores and subscription services use WMDRM10 files*. Please refer to the documentation of either Microsoft
or the store from which you purchased your music for more information and support.
WMDRM9 may be used for music purchases, only. WMDRM10 is necessary for subscriptionbased services.
Content owners use Windows Media digital rights management technology (WMDRM) to
protect their intellectual property, including copyrights. This device uses WMDRM software
to access WMDRM-protected content. If the WMDRM software fails to protect the content,
content owners may ask Microsoft to revoke the software’s ability to use WMDRM to play or
copy protected content. Revocation does not affect unprotected content. When you download licenses for protected content, you agree that Microsoft may include a revocation list with
the licenses. Content owners may require you to upgrade WMDRM to access their content.
If you decline an upgrade, you will not be able to access content that requires the upgrade.
* A few examples of online music stores that support WMDRM are: AOL Music Now,
Napster To Go, URGE, Virgin Digital, and Y! Music (Yahoo! Music).
Music purchased and downloaded from the iTunes music store are AAC files encrypted
with Apple Fairplay DRM. The MP-C945 does not support AAC file playback. Please use
only MP3, WMA, or WAV music files with your player.
USB Driver Installation (Required for Windows 98 SE Only)
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.
5.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation and then restart your computer.
Note:
Mini-CDs should only be used in normal tray-loading CD/DVD drives. Mini-CDs may be used in
slot-loading drives with the proper adapter; please contact your computer or drive manufacturer
for more information.
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USB CONNECTIONS
Connecting to a Computer
Connect the player to your computer with the supplied USB cable.
Perception
Digital
USB-MTP Mode
When the MP-C945 is connected under USB-MTP mode:
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Your computer will automatically recognize the player as an MTP Device. An icon representing your player will appear under “Audio Devices” when you open “My Computer”.
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It may take Windows several minutes to recognize and set up the device the first time it is
connected depending on your hardware configuration.
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USB CONNECTIONS
USB-MSC Mode
When the MP-C945 is connected under USB-MSC mode:
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Your computer will automatically recognize the player as an MTP Device. An icon representing your player will appear as a “Removable Disk” when you open “My Computer”.
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It may take Windows several minutes to recognize and set up the device the first time it is
connected depending on your hardware configuration.
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Transferring Files
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 player and your computer. Simply use the player 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. If you are using media management software such as iTunes,
Winamp, or Windows Media Player, please refer to their documentation for support.
Do not disconnect or otherwise interrupt the player during transmission - this could damage
or corrupt the player’s firmware or your files. If the player is accidentally disconnected and is
not working properly, reset your player (see the Powering Your Player section for details).
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USB CONNECTIONS
USB-MTP Mode
Files transferred under USB-MTP mode will not be available when using a USB-MSC connection (and vice versa).
When the MP-C945 is connected under USB-MTP mode:
1.
Double-click the “My Computer” icon on your desktop and then double-click the MP-C945
icon (MTP HD Multimedia Player).
2.
Your player contains two folders: Data and Media.
•
Drag your media files to the Media folder (e.g., MP3, AVI, JPG, WAV, WMA files).
•
Drag all other types of files to the Data folder for storage (e.g., TXT, DOC, XLS, etc).
Data files are only visible from a computer; these files will not be available from within
the player itself.
USB-MSC Mode
Files transferred under USB-MSC mode will not be available when using a USB-MTP connection (and vice versa).
When the MP-C945 is connected under USB-MSC mode:
1.
Double-click the “My Computer” icon on your desktop and then double-click the MP-C945
icon (Removable Disk).
2.
Drag your media files (or other files) to the Removable Disk.
•
You may choose to use folders/subfolders to organize your media and data.
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USB CONNECTIONS
Disconnecting from a Computer
Disconnect your player as instructed below to prevent data loss or file/firmware corruption.
USB-MTP Mode
If you are using a USB-MTP connection, you can simply disconnect the cable from your player.
USB-MSC Mode
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.
Build Music Library (USB-MSC Mode Only)
After disconnecting from a computer, your player will take a few moments to rebuild the music
library (file database).
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VIDEO CONVERSION
Use the video conversion software utility included on the Installation CD to create video files that
are suitable for playback on the MP-C945.
Your player supports XviD-encoded AVI files with the following specifications:
•
128 x 128 resolution at 15 frames per second (fps)
Note:
The video conversion software is included for your convenience and is compatible with Microsoft
Windows operating systems only. There are many other video conversion utilities available for
download or purchase on the internet.
Because the program is licensed free of charge, there is no warranty for the program, to the extent
permitted by applicable law. Except when otherwise stated in writing the copyright holders and/or
other parties provide the program “as is” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied,
including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular
purpose. The entire risk as to the quality and performance of the program is with you. Should the
program prove defective, you assume the cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction.
In no event unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing will any copyright holder, or
any other party who may modify and/or redistribute the program as permitted above, be liable to
you for damages, including any general, special, incidental or consequential damages arising out
of the use or inability to use the program (including but not limited to loss of data or data being
rendered inaccurate or losses sustained by you or third parties or a failure of the program to operate with any other programs), even if such holder or other party has been advised of the possibility
of such damages.
Installation
Please refer to the Installation CD for software installation procedures.
Converting Video
1.
Select the source video file to convert. The source file must be a generic AVI or MPEG-1
format.
2.
Start the video conversion software. Click “Add” and choose the source file (you can
preview the video in the right panel) and then click “Next”.
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VIDEO CONVERSION
3.
Select the destination folder that the converted file will be saved to. You may also choose to
preserve the original aspect ratio.
4.
Start the conversion.
When the conversion is complete, copy the converted files to your player for playback.
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WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER
Windows Media Player 9 (WMP9)
You can use Windows Media Player 9 (WMP9) and a USB-MSC connection to manage your music
media library with Microsoft Windows 98SE/ME/2000.
Music File Transfers
To transfer files using WMP9:
1.
Run Window Media Player 9
2.
Connect your player to the computer
3.
Select “Copy to CD or Device”.
4.
Drag the desired songs, photos, or converted video files from the PC to the left pane.
5.
Select “Removable Disk”.
6.
Click “Copy”.
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WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER
Windows Media Player 10 (WMP10)
You can use Windows Media Player 10 (WMP10) and a USB-MTP connection to manage your
music media library with Microsoft Windows XP or newer.
Music File Transfers
To transfer files using WMP10:
1.
Run Window Media Player 10
2.
Connect your player to the computer. A “Device Setup” window will appear.
3.
In the ‘Device Setup” window, choose “Synchronize this device with this library for this
session only” and click “Finish”.
4.
Select “Sync”. There are 2 ways to sync your files with your player:
•
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Drag your songs, photos, or converted video files to the sync list on the left
hand side. Click “Start Sync” to start transferring the selected files.
WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER
•
Select a playlist from the “Sync List” drop-down menu. Click “Start Sync” to start
transferring the files in the selected playlist.
For more information and support regarding music transfer and synchronization with
Windows Media Player (WMP), please see the help section included with WMP (click Help
> Synchronizing Content to Devices).
Creating Playlists
Playlists are an easy way to organize and store your favorite music mixes so you can listen to them
whenever you want.
When a playlist is transferred using Windows Media Player, every song in the playlist will be
transferred as well.
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WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER
To create playlists using WMP10:
1.
Run Window Media Player 10
2.
Select “Library” and then drag the desired song(s) to the “Now Playing List” on the right side.
3.
Highlight all of the songs in the “Now Playing List” and then use the mouse to right-click the
list. Choose “Add to” and then “Additional Playlists...”
An “Add to Playlist” window will appear.
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WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER
4.
Select “New” and enter the playlist name, then click “OK”. A new playlist will be created.
Automatic Windows Media Playlist Synchronization
By default, WMP is set to transfer and synchronize files manually. You can choose to have Windows Media Player automatically synchronize your playlists when you connect your player to the
computer.
To change the synchronization settings:
1.
Connect your player with the computer and run Window Media Player 10.
2.
In the SYNC menu, click the “Set up Sync” button. A “Synchronization Settings” window will
appear.
3.
Check “Synchronize device automatically” and check the playlist(s) you want to sync.
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4.
Click “OK” to start the synchronization.
5.
When synchronization is complete, disconnect your player from the computer.
6.
Turn on your player and select “Music”.
7.
The synchronized playlist(s) from WMP will have been added under the “Playlist” category.
FIRMWARE UPDATES
From time to time, COBY may release firmware updates to improve MP-C945 performance or to
add additional features. Please check the COBY website at www.cobyusa.com periodically to see
if new firmware (and update instructions) have been released for your player.
If you are experiencing abnormal behavior with your player, you may choose to first restore (format) the player and then update its firmware.
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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
Hours:
Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM–11:00 PM EST
Saturday to Sunday, 9:00 AM–11:00 PM EST
Email:
[email protected]
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.
•
Reboot the player (slide and hold the Power/Lock switch to the right for several seconds) and
try again.
The player does not turn charge when connected to a computer (USB charge).
•
Reboot the player (slide and hold the Power/Lock switch to the right for several seconds) and
try again.
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.
•
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.
The buttons do not work.
•
Ensure that 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 file.
•
Ensure that the file is in a compatible format (MP3, WMA, or WAV).
•
The file may be copy-protected. Use Windows Media Player to transfer the file.
•
The file may be copy-protected. Ensure that the license has not expired.
The LCD characters are corrupted.
•
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Ensure that the correct language has been selected. Try transferring some songs and restart
the player to automatically rebuild the Music Library.
TROUBLESHOOTING
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.
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.
•
Ensure that there are less than 2500 items loaded on the player.
I transferred files to my player but they are missing from the Music Library
•
Ensure that the file in a supported format (MP3, AVI, JPG, WAV, WMA).
•
Ensure that there are less than 2500 items loaded on the player.
•
If the player is in MTP mode, ensure that there are less than 2500 items loaded on the
player.
I cannot see some files on my computer.
•
Ensure that the correct USB mode is in use (MSC or MTP). Files transferred in one mode will
not be seen when connected in another mode.
The player has malfunctioned.
•
Reboot the player (slide and hold the Power/Lock switch to the right for several seconds).
•
Try updating the player’s firmware. Please refer to the Firmware Update section of this manual for detailed instructions.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Display Type
1.5” True-Color OLED
Display Resolution
128 x 128
Memory
4GB 1” Micro-HDD
2500 file/folder system limit
Audio Format Support
MP3, WMA, WAV
Video Format Support
MPEG-4 (XviD): 128 x 128, 15fps
Photo Format Support
JPEG
Song Info Support
ID3, Windows Media
PC Interface
USB 2.0 High-Speed Dual-Mode (MSC and MTP)
DRM Support
Windows Media DRM 10
(Requires Windows XP and Windows Media Player 10
or higher)
Windows Media DRM 9
(Requires Windows 98SE and Windows Media Player 9
or higher)
Plug and Play Support
Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP or newer
Audio Output
3.5mm Stereo (Headphone)
Audio Input
Integrated Microphone
Menu Language Support
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Power Supply
Integrated Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
100-240V AC Adapter
USB Charge
Unit Dimensions
2.48” x 1.85” x 0.73” (WHD)
Weight
2.1 oz
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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NOTES
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COBY Electronics Corp.
56-65 Rust Street.
Maspeth, NY 11378
www.cobyusa.com.
www.ecoby.com
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