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User manual
Contents
1 Important safety information
General maintenance
Recycling the product and the built in
battery
2 Your new player
What's in the box
PC software loaded on the player
Files loaded on the player
Overview
Controls
Home screen
Lock/unlock the keys
Screen on/off
SafeSound
3 Get started
Charge power
Switch the player on or off
Automatic standby and shut down
4 Music
Transfer music to the player
Find music on the player
Find music by song information
Find music by playlist
Superscroll
Play music
Play from the same collection
Select play options
Playlists
Add songs to a playlist on the go
Remove songs from a playlist on
the go
Delete songs from the player
5 Audiobooks
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Sync audio books to the player
Install AudibleManager on the PC
Download audiobooks to the PC
Sync to the player
Find audiobooks on the player
Play audiobooks
Use bookmarks
Delete audiobooks from the player
6 Rhapsody
Transfer from Rhapsody to the player
Rate the songs
Add songs to the music library
Renew the subscription tracks
7 Videos
8 Pictures
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Transfer videos to the player
Install Philips Media Converter
Use Philips Media Converter
Find videos on the player
Play videos
Delete videos from the player
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Add pictures to the player
Find pictures on the player
View pictures
Start a slideshow
Select play options
Delete pictures from the player
9 FM radio
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Tune in to radio stations
Store preset stations
Listen to the FM radio
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11 Settings
Play mode
Sound settings
SafeSound
Sleep timer
Display settings
Backlight timer
Screensaver
Slideshow settings
Language
PC connection preference
Information
Format device
Factory settings
CD installer
12 Sync with PC music library
through Philips Songbird
Install Philips Songbird
Set the watch folder
Get contents from online sources
Search online
Play online
Add to Philips Songbird
Create playlists in Philips Songbird
Create a playlist
Generate LikeMusic playlists
Save the play queue as a playlist
Play a playlist
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Edit metadata
Get album artwork
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Select auto or manual sync
Auto sync
Manual sync
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Philips Songbird
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14 Repair the player through Philips
Songbird
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15 Technical data
PC requirements
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Need help?
Please visit www.philips.com/welcome where
you can access a full set of supporting materials
such as user manual, the latest software updates
and answers to frequently asked questions.
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1 Important safety
information
Replacement parts/accessories:
Visit www.philips.com/support to order
replacement parts/accessories.
Hearing Safety
General maintenance
The translation of this document is for
reference only.
In the event of any inconsistency between the
English version and the translated version, the
English version shall prevail.
Caution
( To avoid damage or malfunction:
( Do not expose the product to excessive heat caused
by heating equipment or direct sunlight.
( Do not drop the product or allow objects to fall on
your player.
( Do not allow the product to be submerged in
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water. Do not expose headphone socket or battery
compartment to water, as water entering the set may
cause major damage.
Active mobile phones in the vicinity may cause
interference.
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damaged or not readable / legible.
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the supplied music software to avoid problems.
Do not use any cleaning agents containing alcohol,
ammonia, benzene, or abrasives as these may harm the
product.
About operating and storage temperatures
( Operate in a place where temperature is
always between 0 and 35ºC (32 to 95ºF)
( Store in a place where temperature is
always between 20 and 45ºC ( 4 to
113ºF).
( Battery life may be shortened in low
temperature conditions.
At full power, the prolonged listening of the
walkman can damage the ear of the user.
Listen at a moderate volume:
Using headphones at a high volume can impair
your hearing. This product can produce sounds
in decibel ranges that may cause hearing loss for
a normal person, even for exposure less than
a minute. The higher decibel ranges are offered
for those that may have already experienced
some hearing loss.
Sound can be deceiving. Over time your hearing
'comfort level' adapts to higher volumes of
sound. So after prolonged listening, what sounds
'normal' can actually be loud and harmful to
your hearing. To guard against this, set your
volume to a safe level before your hearing
adapts and leave it there.
To establish a safe volume level:
Set your volume control at a low setting.
Slowly increase the sound until you can hear it
comfortably and clearly, without distortion.
Listen for reasonable periods of time:
Prolonged exposure to sound, even at normally
'safe' levels, can also cause hearing loss.
Be sure to use your equipment reasonably and
take appropriate breaks.
Be sure to observe the following guidelines
when using your headphones.
Listen at reasonable volumes for reasonable
periods of time.
Be careful not to adjust the volume as your
hearing adapts.
Do not turn up the volume so high that you
can’t hear what’s around you.
You should use caution or temporarily
discontinue use in potentially hazardous
situations.
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Do not use headphones while operating a
motorized vehicle, cycling, skateboarding, etc.; it
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operate the product.
Copyright information
All other brands and product names are
trademarks of their respective companies or
organizations.
Unauthorized duplication of any recordings
whether downloaded from the Internet or
made from audio CDs is a violation of copyright
laws and international treaties.
The making of unauthorized copies of copy
protected material, including computer
"> > recordings, may be an infringement of
copyrights and constitute a criminal offense.
This equipment should not be used for such
purposes.
The Windows Media and the Windows logo are
registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation
in the United States and/or other countries.
Be responsible! Respect copyrights.
Philips respects the intellectual property of
others, and we ask our users to do the same.
Multimedia content on the internet may have
been created and/or distributed without the
original copyright owner's authorization.
Copying or distributing unauthorized content
may violate copyright laws in various countries
including yours.
Compliance with copyright laws remains your
responsibility.
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The recording and transfer to the portable
player of video streams downloaded to your
computer is intended only for use with public
domain or properly licensed content. You
may only use such content for your private,
non commercial use and shall respect eventual
copyright instructions provided by the copyright
owner of the work. Such instruction may
state that no further copies shall be made.
Video streams may include copy protection
technology that prohibits further copying. For
such situations the recording function will not
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Data logging
Philips is committed to improving the quality
of your product and enhancing the Philips user
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+X " this device, this device logs some info / data to
the non volatile memory region of the device.
These data are used to identify and detect
any failures or problems you as a user may
experience while using the device. The data
stored, for example, will be the duration of
playback in music mode, duration of playback
in turner mode, how many times battery low
was encountered, etc. The data stored do not
reveal the content or media used on the device
or the source of downloads. The data stored on
the device are retrieved and used ONLY if the
user returns the device to the Philips service
center and ONLY to simplify error detection
and prevention. The data stored shall be made
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a The Monkey's Audio SDK and source
code can be freely used to add
APE format playback, encoding, or
tagging support to any product, free
or commercial. Use of the code for
proprietary efforts that don't support
consent of the author.
b Monkey's Audio source can be included
in GPL and open source software,
although Monkey's Audio itself will
not be subjected to external licensing
restrictions.
c Code changes and improvements must be
contributed back to the Monkey's Audio
project free from restrictions or royalties,
unless exempted by express written
consent of the author.
d Any source code, ideas, or libraries used
must be plainly acknowledged in the
software using the code.
e Although the software has been tested
thoroughly, the author is in no way
responsible for damages due to bugs or
misuse.
If you do not completely agree with all of the
previous stipulations, you must cease using this
source code and remove it from your storage
device.
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ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL
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CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING,
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WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY,
OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR
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Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to
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OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN
ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR
OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR
IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE
OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE
SOFTWARE.
Recycling the product and the
built-in battery
Your product is designed and manufactured
with high quality materials and components,
which can be recycled and reused.
Never dispose of your product with other
household waste. Please inform yourself about
the local rules on the separate collection of
electrical and electronic products and batteries.
The correct disposal of these products helps
prevent potentially negative consequences on
the environment and human health.
Please visit www.recycle.philips.com for
additional information on a recycling center in
your area.
Caution
( Removal of the built-in battery invalidates the warranty
and can destroy the product.
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Philips VIBE
Notice for the USA
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 instruction manual, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged
to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
( Relocate the receiving antenna.
( Increase the separation between
equipment and receiver.
( Connect the equipment into an outlet on
a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
( Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
Notice for Canada
This Class B digital apparatus complies with
Canadian ICES 003.
The set complies with the FCC Rules, Part 15
and with 21 CFR 1040.10. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions:
( This device may not cause harmful
interference, and
( This device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
2 Your new player
Note
( The images serve as reference only. Philips reserves the
right to change color/design without notice.
What's in the box
Make sure that you have received the following
items:
Player
Earphones
PC software loaded on the player
VIBE comes with the following PC software:
( Philips Songbird (helps you update the
< > " music library on a PC and the player).
( Philips Media Converter (helps you
& & supported on the player, and transfer the
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To getPhilips SongbirdandPhilips Media
Converter online,
( On your PC, go to www. philips.com/
Songbird or www.philips.com/support.
Files loaded on the player
X <" VIBE:
( User manual
( Frequently asked questions
USB cable
Quick start guide
Ph ips GoGear a dio p ay r
Quick start guide
Safety and Warranty sheet
Safety and Warranty
Be o e u i g our set
Che k o t det i s ns de th s book et
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Overview
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Controls
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on the play screen:
| #* Q}& Press and hold: Fast forward or rewind
< f RESET
( Press the hole by using the tip of a
ball pen when the screen does not
respond to the pressing of keys
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USB connector for power charging and
data transfer
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Press: Back one level
Press and hold: Return to the Home
screen
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Menu
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Press and hold: Switch the player on
or off
Press: Select options, or start/pause/
resume play
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Press: Show options menu
Press and hold: Lock/unlock all buttons
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3.5 mm headphone connector
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Home screen
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on the list of options:
Press: Skip to the previous/next option
Press and hold: Show the initial of
current option in a list of options that
are sorted by alphabet
on the play screen:
Press: Increase/decrease the volume
Press and hold: Increase/decrease the
volume quickly
Mode
Music
Rhapsody*
channels
Video
Pictures
FM radio
Folder
view
Settings
Now
playing
To
listen to channel lists
that you download and
transfer through the
Rhapsody software
watch videos
view pictures
tune in to the FM radio
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of VIBE
show current play
screen
Note
( * Rhapsody channels becomes part of the Home
screen after you connect VIBE to a computer that has
the Rhapsody software installed. Rhapsody channels
services require an active Rhapsody account and is
available in some regions only.
Navigate from the Home screen
Screen on/off
To save power, the screen switches off
duration if
( no new action is taken on VIBE; and
( a value is selected in > [Display
settings] > [Backlight timer].
To exit the power saving mode
( Press any key.
(
From the Home screen, you can access
functional menus by pressing the navigation
buttons
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and .
( To go back to previous screens, press
repeatedly; or, press and hold
to return
to the Home screen.
Switch between the Home screen and play
screen
On the Home screen,
During music play or radio play,
( Press ;
( Alternatively, press and select [Now
playing] or[Last played].
On the play screen,
( Press and hold .
Select a theme
To select a theme for the display,
( On the Home screen, press
select [Theme].
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SafeSound
With the earphones, SafeSound allows you to
listen to music in a safe way.
When you listen to music through the
earphones, the sound pressure on your
ears is estimated¹ based on the electrical
characteristics of the player and earphones.
Then, the estimate is compared against the
reference levels² of sound pressure. As a result,
icons of different colors can be displayed to
indicate status of sound pressure and the levels
of risks to hearing damage.
Level of sound
pressure
more than 90
decibels
85 to 90 decibels
80 to 85 decibels
safe
Maximum duration
30 minutes a day
2 hours a day
5 hours a day
more than 5 hours
a day
Lock/unlock the keys
When the player is on, use the lock to prevent
accidental operation.
( Press and hold / to lock or unlock the
keys.
» All buttons except the volume keys are
locked and a lock icon is displayed.
Tip
( ¹The methodology is based on European norm (503321/2).
( ²The reference levels come from the minimum
requirement for health and safety that the European
directive 2003/10/EC provides for the noises exposed
to individuals.
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Use the SafeSound
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Make sure that you have plugged the
earphones into the player.
2
On the music play screen, press
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» The volume screen is displayed.
3
On the volume screen, press
the SafeSound options.
to select
Tip
( For the information about SafeSound options, see
'SafeSound' (see 'SafeSound' on page 26).
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3 Get started
To conserve battery power and increase the
play time, do the following on VIBE:
( Set the backlight timer to a low value
(go to > [Display settings] >
[Backlight timer]).
Charge power
VIBE has a built in battery that can be charged
through the USB socket of a computer.
Connect VIBE to a PC by using the USB cable.
Switch the player on or off
Press and hold
on or off.
until the player is switched
Automatic standby and shut-down
The player has an automatic standby and shut
down feature that can save battery power.
After 10 minutes in idle mode (no play, no
button is pressed), the player switches off.
Note
( When you connect VIBE > 
(
prompted to select: [Charge & transfer] or [Charge
& play].
VIBE automatically applies [Charge & transfer], if no
new selection is made.
Battery level indication
( When the battery is low, the low
battery screen is displayed repeatedly.
( When the charging process is
complete, is displayed.
Note
( Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge
cycles. Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by
use and settings.
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4 Music
Transfer music to the player
Find music on the player
On VIBE> "
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Superscroll, you can quickly browse through
the music library by initial.
Find music by song information
In , songs are sorted by metadata or ID3 tag
under different collections: [All songs], [Artists],
[Albums], or [Genres].
[All songs]
( Songs are sorted by song title in
alphabetical order.
You can transfer music from your PC media
library to VIBE in the following ways:
( Sync through Philips Songbird (see
'Sync with PC music library through
Philips Songbird' on page 29);
With the media management software,
you can access online music stores,
create playlists, or edit your music
collection by song information.
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By doing so, you can organize your
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Connect VIBE to a PC.
On the PC, under My Computer or
Computer,
( select VIBE> +
„ > " VIBE.
( …&> " from the PC to VIBE.
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[Artists]
( Songs are sorted by artist in alphabetical
order;
( Under each artist, songs are sorted by
album in alphabetical order.
[Albums]
( Songs are sorted by album in alphabetical
order.
[Genres]
( Songs are sorted by genre, such as pop,
rock.
Find music by playlist
In > [Playlists]> transfer from the PC media library.
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Superscroll
In a list of options that are sorted by alphabet,
Superscroll allows you to browse the options
by initial.
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Press and hold
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to start
Superscroll.
» On the screen, you can see the
initials of current options.
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On the play screen, press
[Play mode].
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In [Play music from…], select [… this
artist], [… this album], or [… this genre].
Press .
» You start to play current artist,
album, or genre.
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To play all the songs on the player,
Play music
On the play screen, press
[Play mode].
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In [Play music from…], select [All songs].
Press .
and select
On the play screen, press to select play
options, such as play mode, sound settings, and
sleep timer (see 'Settings' on page 26).
Select a song.
Press
to start play.
» Play starts from current song.
Playlists
To play the entire album or artist,
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3
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Select play options
You can start play from a song, or play an entire
album or artist.
To start play from a song,
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2
and select
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playlists:
( playlists that you transfer from the PC
media library;
( three playlists on the go for you to add
songs on the player.
Select an album or artist.
Press
> [Play all].
Press
to start play.
On the play screen,
( Press
to pause and resume play.
( To go to the previous screen, press
» The play screen returns a few
seconds later.
.
» On the play screen, you can see
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To adjust the volume,
( On the play screen, press
/ .
% (
( Repeatedly press
/ .
To rewind or fast forward within current song,
( On the play screen, press and hold
/ .
Play from the same collection
During the song play, you can switch to a
collection the same as that of current song.
Add songs to a playlist-on-the-go
To add current song,
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2
Select or play a song.
3
Select a playlist on the go. Press .
» You save current song to the playlist.
On the list of songs or play screen,
( press and select [Add to playlist].
To add an album or artist,
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2
Select an album or artist.
3
Select a playlist on the go. Press .
» You save the album or artist to the
playlist.
On the list of albums or artists,
( press and select [Add to playlist].
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Remove songs from a playlist-on-thego
Remove current song from a playlist
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On the play screen, press
from Playlist].
2
Select a playlist on the go. Press .
» You remove current song from the
selected playlist.
> [Remove
Remove all the songs in a playlist
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2
Go to a playlist on the go.
3
Press .
» You remove all the songs from current
playlist.
In the list of options, press
[Clear playlist].
and select
Delete songs from the player
To delete current song during play,
( On the play screen, press and select
[Delete].
» Current song is deleted from the
player.
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Launch AudibleManager on your PC.
Go to > [Audiobooks] to play books in
audio formats that you have downloaded from
www.audible.com.
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Select and download audio books:
( Log in to your account with www.
audible.com;
( Download audio books in the format
of or .
» The downloaded books are
automatically added to your library
on AudibleManager.
Sync audio books to the
player
From www.audible.com, download and install
the AudibleManager software on your PC.
Through the software, you can
( download audiobooks from www.
audible.com to your PC library of
audio books;
( sync the audiobooks to your player.
Install AudibleManager on the PC
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2
Connect your PC to the Internet.
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Install the software on your PC:
( On the setup screen, select Philips
GoGear (selected models) from the
drop down list of listening devices;
On AudibleManager, click the My Library
Online button to connect to www.audible.
com.
Sync to the player
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2
Launch AudibleManager on your PC.
3
On AudibleManager, click Add to Device.
( X to AudibleManager, activate the player
as prompted.
Connect the player to the PC. Wait till the
player is recognized by AudibleManager.
From www.audible.com, download the
AudibleManager software for MP3/ MP4
players.
(
Follow onscreen instructions to
complete the installation.
Download audiobooks to the PC
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Connect your PC to the Internet.
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To check the audio books transferred to the
player,
See the player pane on AudibleManager.
( If necessary, click Refresh Device.
Use bookmarks
On an audiobook, you can add up to 10
bookmarks to the play time. Start play from the
bookmarked play time as needed.
To add a bookmark,
Find audiobooks on the
player
In > [Audiobooks]> * organized by book title or author.
[Books]
( Books are sorted by book title in
alphabetical order.
[Authors]
( Books are sorted by author in
alphabetical order.
Press
to start play.
» On the play screen, you can see
the book information and play
status.
.
On the play screen, press > [Navigation
mode]. Select [Titles] or [Section].
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On the play screen, press
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Select a location.
» Current play time is added to the
location in the list of bookmarks.
Delete audiobooks from the
player
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/
2
To delete a bookmark,
( On the play screen, press and select
[Bookmarks] > [Delete bookmark].
Select an option.
» You remove the play time from the
list of bookmarks.
Select a book.
On the play screen,
( Press
to pause and resume play.
( To go to the previous screen, press
To skip titles or sections during play,
On the play screen, press and select
[Bookmarks] > [Add bookmark].
To play from a bookmarked play time,
( On the play screen, press and select
[Bookmarks] > [Go to bookmark].
Select an option.
» Play starts from the selected play
time.
Play audiobooks
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2
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(
On the play screen, press > [Delete
Audiobook].
» Current audiobook is deleted from
the player.
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Add songs to the music
library
Go to to play the Rhapsody channel lists that
you have downloaded and transferred through
the Rhapsody software.
Note
Add the Rhapsody songs to
play the songs as you do in
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† In , select a channel list.
Press and select [Add to music library].
» The channel list is added to
( The Rhapsody service is available in certain countries.
Transfer from Rhapsody to
the player
1
Go to www. rhapsody.com to get the
Rhapsody software.
2
Connect the player to a PC with the
Rhapsody software installed.
3
Through the Rhapsody software, transfer
channel lists to the player.
» On the player, is displayed on the
Home screen.
» „ > under .
Rate the songs
Renew the subscription
tracks
With your Rhapsody subscription, you can
play the subscription songs on the player for a
period of time.
If the time period expires, do the following for
renewal:
1
Make sure that your Rhapsody
subscription is active;
2
On your PC, launch the Rhapsody
software, and log in to your Rhapsody
account.
3 Connect the player to your PC.
To check the subscription information on the
player,
( In , press > [Subscription
information].
Assign rating to the songs, or ban the songs that
you don't want to listen to. You can customize
the channel list as needed.
1
On the play screen, press
[Rate track].
2
Press
/
to select the rating. Press
+
and select
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7 Videos
Note
( The installation requires you to agree to the license
terms.
Transfer videos to the player
You can transfer videos to the player in two
ways:
( Transfer through Philips Media
Converter;
With the video converter software,
& & type that is supported on the player,
& player.
( ‚" & =+& ? Windows Explorer.
By doing so, you can organize your
& +
If the pop up screen is not displayed
automatically:
1
On the player, make sure that you have
selected the following options:
( In > [CD installer], select [Enable].
2
On the PC, select My Computer
(Windows XP / Windows 2000) /
Computer (Windows Vista / Windows 7).
» The Philips Songbird drive is displayed.
3
To install Philips Media Converter, double
click PMCsetup.exe in the Philips Songbird
drive.
Install Philips Media Converter
Note
( The installation requires you to agree to the license
terms.
Use Philips Media Converter
+ ;
time
When you connect VIBE time, a pop up screen is displayed:
1
2
Select your language and country.
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Follow the onscreen instructions to
complete the installation.
1
On your PC, launch Philips Media
Converter.
2
Connect the player to the PC by using the
USB cable.
( Wait until the player is recognized by
Philips Media Converter.
3
In Philips Media Converter, add videos
from your PC library:
( Click .
» The video is added to the list of
& +
(
4
X & & >
click .
In Philips Media Converter> conversion and transfer:
( Click .
Delete videos from the player
1
2
Select or play a video.
On the list of videos or play screen,
( press and select [Delete video].
» Current video is deleted from the
player.
Find videos on the player
# $% ( Go to .
» ‡ alphabetical order.
# $% ( Go to .
» ‡ "N as on the PC.
Play videos
1
2
Select a video.
Press
to start play.
» The video plays in the landscape view.
On the play screen,
( Press
to pause and resume play.
% (
( Repeatedly press
/ .
To rewind or fast forward within current
video,
( On the play screen, press and hold
/ .
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8 Pictures
View pictures
(
Add pictures to the player
1
2
Connect VIBE to a computer.
3
„ > " folders on the VIBE.
( …&> " from the PC to VIBE.
On the PC, under My Computer or
Computer,
( select VIBE> +
On the list of pictures, press
/
and
to select a picture.
» The picture is displayed in the
landscape view.
On the play screen,
( Press
/
to select a picture.
Start a slideshow
(
When you view pictures, press
start a slideshow.
» Pictures play one by one.
to
Select play options
On the play screen, press
options:
[Backlight
timer]
to select play
Select a value. After the selected
time duration, the screen switches
off automatically.
In [Slideshow settings], select your options for
slideshow:
[Time per
slide]
[Repeat]
<=>
@
Select the time interval between
two slides.
Play pictures in current folder
repeatedly.
Play pictures in current folder in
random order.
Find pictures on the player
# $% ( Go to .
» alphabetical order.
# $% ( Go to .
» "N as on the PC.
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Delete pictures from the
player
1
2
Select or play a picture.
On the list of pictures or play screen,
( press and select [Delete picture].
» Current picture is deleted from
the player.
9 FM radio
Note
Manual tune
Use Manual tune to search for a frequency or
station.
1
From the Home screen, go to >
[Manual tune].
» The last played station starts to play.
2
On the play screen, press and hold
or
.
» You tune in to the next station from
current frequency.
( Plug in the supplied earphones when you tune in to
radio stations. The earphones double as antenna. For
better reception, move the earphone cable in different
directions.
(
Tune in to radio stations
"> repeatedly.
or
Auto tune
X > Auto tune to search for stations.
Store preset stations
1
On VIBE, you can store up to 30 preset
stations.
From the Home screen, go to > [Auto
tune].
» Up to 30 stations are stored as presets.
2
Press
or
repeatedly to select a
preset station. Press
to start play.
To select a preset on the play screen,
( Press
or
repeatedly.
1
2
Tune in to a radio station.
3
Press
or
to select a location in the
list of presets. Press .
» Current station is saved to the location.
On the play screen, press
[Save to preset].
and select
To remove a preset station,
1
On the play screen or in the list of presets,
press and select [Clear preset].
» In the list of presets, current station is
selected.
2
3
Press
or
to select a station.
Press . Select [Yes].
» The selected station is removed from
the list of presets.
To remove all preset stations,
Tip
( When you move to a new place (such as a new city or
country), restart auto tune for better reception.
1
On the list of presets, press
presets].
2
Select [Yes].
» All the stations are removed from the
list of presets.
> [Clear all
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Listen to the FM radio
1
2
Go to
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> [Presets].
Press
or
to select a preset station.
Press
to start play.
( Press
to select another preset
station from [Presets]. Press
to
start play.
( On the play screen, press
or
to
select a preset.
To adjust the volume,
( On the play screen, press
/ .
To mute or unmute the radio play,
( On the play screen, press .
10 Folder view
Go to &< media library on the player.
Music| through Philips Songbird;
Video| & through Philips Songbird;
Playlists: for playlists that you sync to the player,
and the playlists on the go that you create on
the player.
SERVICE: for the audiobooks that you sync
to the player through AudibleManager, or the
Rhapsody songs that you sync to the player
through the Rhapsody software.
" J
(
( ˆ
"N Windows Explorer on the PC.
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11 Settings
In , select your options for the player.
1
2
Press
/
to select an option.
Press
+
Play mode
In [Play mode], select play modes for music play:
[Play music from…]
( Switches to a collection the same as that
of current song.
[Repeat]
( [Repeat 1]: Repeats current song.
( [Repeat all]: Repeats all songs in current
folder.
<=>
@
( [On]: Plays all songs in current folder in
random order.
If both [Repeat all] and <=>
@are activated,
( All songs in current folder are repeated
in random order.
Sound settings
[FullSound]
<Q
@
Restores the sonic details that
music compression loses (e.g.
MP3, WMA).
‚ " desired.
Note
( Equalizer is deactivated when you select FullSound.
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SafeSound
Select headphone
SafeSound works with compatible earphones.
For accurate measurement, use the by packed
earphones, or the earphones in the list.
In [Select earphone], select the earphones that
match yours.
Parental control
Use [Parental control]to lock the volume limit
that you set for yourself.
Set the password
1
Make sure that you have switched on
SafeSound (see 'Activate' on page 26).
2
3
In [Parental control], select [On].
Set the password:
a Press
hold
/
repeatedly, or press and
to enter digits.
b Press
/
entries.
to select the position of
c Press
/
Z
Set the volume limit
In [Volume limit], set a volume limit for yourself.
1
2
3
Enter the password as needed.
Press
/
to select a volume level.
Press
+
Change the password
In [Change password], enter and set the
password as prompted.
Activate
( In [Activate], select [On].
» You switch on the SafeSound function.
Sleep timer
Switch on the sleep timer. The VIBE can switch
off automatically after a certain time duration.
( In [Sleep timer] > [Set sleep timer…],
select an option. Press
.
» After the selected time duration,
the device is switched off
automatically.
After the sleep timer is switched on,
( Select > [Sleep timer];
( Alternatively, on the music play screen,
press > [Sleep timer].
» You can see the time left before
the player is switched off.
Display settings
[Theme]
( Selects the theme for the display.
Backlight timer
The screen enters the idle mode, if no new
action is taken on the player. After the pre
> switched off automatically. To save battery
power, select a low value for the time duration.
To set the time duration
1
From the Home screen, select >
[Display settings] > [Backlight timer].
2
Select a time duration.
» After the selected time duration, the
idle screen is switched off automatically.
Tip
( For power-saving purpose, select a low value.
Screensaver
If you have selected a screensaver, the
screensaver appears on the idle screen after the
+
To select a screensaver
1
From the Home screen, select >
[Display settings] > [Screensaver].
2
In [Screensaver], press
select an option:
[None]
[Digital
clock]
[Album
art]
[Screen
off]
[Demo
mode]
/
and
to
shows blank screen.
shows time in digits.
shows the CD cover of current
song or last played song, if
available.
switches off the screen.
shows major features of the
player.
To exit the screensaver
( Press any key.
Slideshow settings
[Time per slide]
( Selects play time for each slide.
[Repeat]
( Plays all slides repeatedly, if activated.
<=>
@
( Plays all slides in random order, if
activated.
Language
You can change the language selection in
[Language].
To exit the power saving mode
( Press any key.
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PC connection preference
[Videos]
space that videos occupy
[File type supported]
In [PC connection preference], select how the
player is connected to a PC. The player allows
the access by a PC through USB Mass Storage
Class (MSC), or Media Transfer Protocol (MTP).
[MSC]
[MTP]
*allows the player to also work as
Philips Songbird drive. Click the
Philips Songbird drive to start the
program installation on the PC.
during the sync to the player,
allows copyright protected music
to be converted to playable
formats through Philips Songbird.
Tip
( *Make sure that you select [Enable] in
> CD-ROM.
[Music]
[Pictures]
[Videos]
& Format device
Format the player. You remove all the data that
are stored on the player.
( Select [Format device], and then,
select [Yes] as prompted.
Factory settings
In [Factory settings], restore the player to
factory settings. Files transferred to the player
are retained.
Information
In [Information], learn the following information
about the player:
[Player information]
[Model:]
[Firmware
version:]
[Support
site:]
full product name
Check the full product name
< " < support website.
< &
* < &
< " < support website.
web site that provides support for
the player
[Disk space]
[Free space:]
[Total space:]
[Songs]
[Pictures]
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space available
memory size
space that songs occupy
space that pictures occupy
CD installer
If you have selected [MSC] in > [PC
connection preference], the [CD installer]
options are displayed.
In [CD installer], select [Enable] to allow
the player to work as Philips Songbird drive.
Double click on the drive to start the program
installation on the PC.
Tip
( After you repair the player, the CD-ROM partition and
Philips Songbird installer are removed from the player
(see 'Repair the player through Philips Songbird' on
page 39). More space is available on the player.
12 Sync with PC
music library
through Philips
Songbird
With Philips Songbird, you can do the following:
( Manage your music collection on a PC;
( Sync VIBE with your PC music library;
( Register VIBE on www.philips.com/
welcome;
( ‰ < ‡); =
Š‰ < " Songbird' on page 38);
( Repair VIBE (see 'Repair the player
through Philips Songbird' on page 39).
Note
( The installation requires you to agree to the license
terms.
If the pop up screen is not displayed
automatically:
1
On the player, make sure that you have
selected the following options:
( In > [CD installer], select [Enable].
2
On the PC, select My Computer
(Windows XP / Windows 2000) /
Computer (Windows Vista / Windows 7).
» The Philips Songbird drive is displayed.
3
To install Philips Songbird, double click
Setup.exe in the Philips Songbird drive.
Note
( The installation requires you to agree to the license
Install Philips Songbird
terms.
;
PC
Set the watch folder
+ =$ When you connect VIBE time, a pop up screen is displayed:
1
2
Select your language and country.
Follow the onscreen instructions to
complete the installation.
Create a central folder
† & to your library when you copy them to a folder.
Creating a central folder is recommended. In
Philips Songbird, set the central folder as the
watch folder. Each time you launch Philips
Songbird, songs are added to/ removed from
Philips Songbird as they are on the central
folder.
On the PC, create a central folder to save all
> Q> ‚|‹#" +
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First-time launch
X Philips Songbird on
a PC, do the following as prompted to import
Q" Philips Songbird:
( Select the iTunes media folder to
import an existing iTunes library;
( Select the central folder to search and
Q" +
» The central folder is set as the
watch folder of Philips Songbird.
Set the watch folder
In Philips Songbird, set the watch folder as
follows:
Set iTunes media folder
1
2
Select Tools > Options.
3
In Watch Folders, tick the check box as
shown.
4
Click Browse, and select the central folder
=+"+‚|‹#" ? <
folder.
» In Philips Songbird> added or removed as they are in the
central music folder.
In Options, select Media Importer. Then,
select the Watch Folders tab.
1
On Philips Songbird, go to Tools >
Options...
2
Select Media Importer, and then the
iTunes Importer tab.
3
4
Verify your library location and options.
+ Click the Import Library button next to
the library location.
» The software imports the iTunes
library into Philips Songbird.
+ In Philips Songbird,
( go to File > Import Media to select
folders on the PC.
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» ! Library.
(
or, go to File > Import a playlist to
select playlists on the PC.
» ! Playlists.
Get contents from online
sources
You can access and purchase content from
online sources. Find the available online services
under Services on the source selector pane.
Note
( Before you download or purchase content from online
(
services, subscribe to the online service and log in to
your account.
Some of the services are available in certain countries.
Search online
1
» You enter the Web page of the
online source.
2
#
+
( If necessary, use the search box to
enter a keyword.
Play online
Note
( Before you play music from Rhapsody, subscribe to the
service and log in to your account.
On the Rhapsody webpage,
( To play the entire playlist, click Play All;
( To play a song, select the song and click
next to it.
Select an online service:
( Select an option under Services;
( Alternatively, in the search box, click
the down arrow to select an online
service.
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Add to Philips Songbird
To transfer songs from Rhapsody to Philips
Songbird, add the songs to a playlist in Philips
Songbird (see 'Create playlists in Philips
Songbird' on page 32).
On the Rhapsody webpage,
( To add the entire playlist to Philips
Songbird, click Add All;
( To add a song to Philips Songbird, select
the song and click next to it.
Create playlists in Philips
Songbird
With a playlist, you can manage and sync your
songs as needed.
Create a playlist
Select songs that you want to play. Add the
songs to a playlist.
1
In Library > Music, select songs.
( To select multiple songs, hold down
the Ctrl button when you click songs.
2
To add the songs to a playlist:
( Right click on the songs, and select
Add to Playlist;
( Select a playlist;
» The songs are added to the playlist.
(
To create a playlist, select New Playlist.
» A new playlist is created for the
songs.
» Under Playlists, name the playlist
as needed.
Alternatively,
Create a playlist. Add selected songs to the
playlist.
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1
Under Playlists, click to create a playlist.
» A new playlist is created.
2
3
Name the new playlist as desired.
Select a seed song
Make sure that the seed song has completed
the LikeMusic analysis.
( In Library > Music, double click the
blue LikeMusic icon of the song;
Alternatively,
‚" +
Tip
( X " > down the Ctrl button when you click on selections.
Generate LikeMusic playlists
Based on the LikeMusic analysis, a playlist can
be generated from a seed song.
LikeMusic analyzes songs in your library and,
based on their music characteristics, creates
relationships between them. These relationships
help LikeMusic to create playlists of songs that
sound great together.
When you import songs into the music library
of Philips Songbird, the LikeMusicanalysis starts.
For the song that completes the analysis, the
LikeMusic icon lights up; For the song that
cannot complete the analysis, the icon remains
gray.
(
In Library > Music, right click on a
song and select Run LikeMusic with.
» A LikeMusic playlist is displayed in
the LikeMusic page.
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Set the maximum number of songs
Save the play queue as a playlist
1
Click Save.
» The play queue is saved as a
playlist under Playlists.
2
Under Playlists, name the playlist as
needed.
% ( To add songs to the top, right click on
the options and select Queue Next;
( To add songs to the end, right click on
the options and select Queue Last.
(
Select a number in the drop down list.
Save the LikeMusic playlist
( Click Save as playlist in the LikeMusic
page.
» The LikeMusic playlist is saved
under Playlists.
=
% %
Create a play queue
( Drag and drop songs or playlists to the
Play Queue pane.
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Play a playlist
1
To play the entire playlist, right click on the
playlist and select Play.
( To start play from a song, double click
on the song.
2
To select play options, click buttons on the
player pane.
Songbird
Edit metadata
) " = ‚ "?> & automatically by song title, artist, album, and
other information.
… > can browse the media library by metadata.
1
2
(
On Philips Songbird, select Tools > Get
Artwork.
» Artwork is fetched for all titles in the
library.
(
Right click on selected titles, and select Get
Artwork.
» Artwork is fetched for all selected
titles.
In Library > Music> +
%" * View
Metadata.
» A metadata table is displayed for you
to edit the information.
^
$%
Note
( X Rhapsody as needed, edit
the metadata in the media library of Philips Songbird.
The song information remains unchanged on the play
screen.
Get album artwork
Artwork is sometimes available for music
downloads. With Philips Songbird, you can
insert artwork for songs.
After you sync the songs to some players, you
can browse the media library by artwork.
1
2
%" * + #
Remove.
+
» X & library and from all playlists. (By default,
Œ&Œ> ŒŒ+
X Q "
location on the computer or computer
network.)
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35
Tip
( X > < Ctrl button
(
when you click on selections.
X & > < Shift
< * +
Select auto or manual sync
X Philips
Songbird, select auto sync as prompted. The
player sync with Philips Songbird automatically.
If you do not select auto sync, you switch on
the manual sync.
To select auto or manual sync,
Sync the player with Philips
Songbird
1
2
On the PC, launch Philips Songbird.
Connect the player to the PC by using the
USB cable.
» On Philips Songbird, the player is
displayed when it is recognized by the
PC.
1
Select the player under Devices.
» A pop up screen is displayed.
2
On the pop up screen, select Manual or
Auto.
3
X > * Apply.
Auto sync
(
(
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If you have selected auto sync, auto
sync starts automatically when you
connect the player to a PC;
Alternatively, select the player under
Devices, and click Sync.
To select auto sync settings,
1
2
3
Select the player under Devices.
On the pop up screen, click the Music tab.
Click to select an option.
Manual sync
To transfer selected playlists manually,
1
2
Select playlists.
1
On the Content pane, right click on a
+
2
Select Add to Device > VIBE.
» #
VIBE.
Drag and drop the playlists to VIBE.
%(
Tip
( X > < Ctrl button when you click options.
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37
13 Update the
firmware
through Philips
Songbird
4
Click VIBE in the Player pane. Then, select
Tools > ;
_ in
the pop up window.
» Philips Songbird checks for updates
< < Internet, if available.
5
Follow the onscreen instructions.
» Downloading and installation of
< +
VIBE is controlled by an internal program called
<+ < & < have been released after you have purchased
VIBE.
Through Philips Songbird, you can check for
< VIBE over the
Internet.
Tip
( † < +
» The VIBE < updated and is ready for use again.
Note
( Wait until the update is completed, then disconnect the
VIBE from the computer.
1
Make sure that you have connected your
PCto the Internet.
2
Connect VIBE to the PC by using the USB
cable.
3
On the PC, launch Philips Songbird.
( If necessary, click Start > Programs >
Philips > Philips Songbird.
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14 Repair the
player through
Philips Songbird
If VIBE is not working properly or the display
freezes, you can reset it without losing data:
To reset VIBE?
`
Insert a pen tip or other object into the
reset hole located at the base of VIBE.
Hold until the player shuts down.
If you fail to reset the player, repair the player
throughPhilips Songbird:
1
2
On your PC, launch Philips Songbird.
3
Connect the player to the PC.
( Make sure that you follow the
onscreen instructions on how to
connect the player to the PC.
4
Follow the onscreen instructions to
complete the repair.
In Philips Songbird,
( select Tools > Repair my Philips
Device;
( select VIBE in the pop up list.
Tip
( After you repair the player, the CD-ROM partition and
the Philips Songbird installer are removed from the
player. More space is available on the player.
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15 Technical data
Power
( Power supply: 290 mAh Li ion polymer
internal rechargeable battery
( Play time¹
Music (.mp3): up to 20 hours
(FullSound off); up to 12 hours
(FullSound on)
Video (.mp4): up to 4 hours
FM radio: up to 10 hours
Software
( #"| <
and transfer³ music
( Philips Media Converter: to convert
and transfer³ videos
Connectivity
( Headphone 3.5 mm
( USB 2.0 High speed
Sound
( Channel separation: > 45 dB
( Frequency Response: 80 18,000 Hz
( Output power: 2 x 2.4 mW
( Signal to noise ratio: > 84 dB
Audio playback
Supported formats:
( MP3
Bitrate: 8 320 kbps and VBR
Sampling rates: 8, 11.025, 16, 22.050,
32, 44.1, 48 kHz
( WMA
Bitrate: 5 320 kbps
Sampling rates: 8, 11.025, 16, 22.050,
32, 44.1, 48 kHz
( FLAC
Bitrate: up to 1.1 Mbps
Sampling rates: 48 kHz
( APE
Bitrate: up to 1.3 Mbps
Sampling rates: 48 kHz
Video playback
Supported formats:
( SMV
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Picture display
Supported formats:
( JPEG
( BMP
Storage media
Built in memory capacity²:
( SA4VBE04 4GB NAND Flash
( SA4VBE08 8GB NAND Flash
( SA4VBE16 16GB NAND Flash
Media transfer³
( Songbird (music sync)
( Media Converter (video transfer)
( Windows Explorer (drag and drop)
Display
( Color LCD 128 x 160 pixels
Note
( #
Ž
" < +
( ¹ Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of
(
(
charge cycles. Battery life and number of charge cycles
vary by use and settings.
² 1GB = 1 billion bytes; available storage capacity is less.
Full memory capacity may not be available as some
memory is reserved for the player. Storage capacity
is based on 4 minutes per song and 128 kbps MP3
encoding.
³ Transfer speed depends on operating system and
< "+
; (
(
(
(
(
(
(
(
Windows® XP (SP3 or above) / Vista / 7
Pentium III 800 MHz processor or higher
512 MB RAM
500 MB hard disk space
Internet connection
Windows® Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
CD ROM drive
USB port
Specifications are subject to change without notice
© 2012 Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
All rights reserved.
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