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AVer MediaCenter
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1
Introduction ......................................................................... 1
1.1
System Requirements..................................................................................................... 2
1.2
Activating AVer MediaCenter ....................................................................................... 2
1.3
Overview of AVer MediaCenter .................................................................................... 3
The Main Screen .......................................................................................................................... 3
The Main Control Buttons ........................................................................................................... 4
Navigation Tree............................................................................................................................ 5
1.4
Running AVer MediaCenter for the First Time ........................................................... 6
Chapter 2
2.1
Getting Started .................................................................... 7
TV .................................................................................................................................... 8
Watching External Video ............................................................................................................. 8
Adjusting Volume......................................................................................................................... 9
Capturing Images ......................................................................................................................... 9
Recording a Video Source Directly ........................................................................................... 10
Playing A Recorded Video ......................................................................................................... 10
2.2
Video ...............................................................................................................................11
Playing Video Files .................................................................................................................... 11
2.3
Music ............................................................................................................................. 12
Adding Music to your Playlist................................................................................................... 12
Playing Music............................................................................................................................. 13
2.4
Pictures .......................................................................................................................... 14
Viewing the Captured Images.................................................................................................... 14
Playing Slide Show .................................................................................................................... 14
Chapter 3
3.1
Advanced Operations ........................................................ 15
TV .................................................................................................................................. 16
Using TimeShift ......................................................................................................................... 16
Multi-Source Display................................................................................................................. 17
Multi-Channel Display (Only Available for Multi-Card/Dual Tuner Series Users)................. 20
3.2
Video .............................................................................................................................. 22
Picture-In-Picture(PIP) / Picture-By-Picture(PBP) Display ..................................................... 22
Chapter 4
4.1
More Settings ...................................................................... 23
General Settings............................................................................................................ 24
Configure Storage ...................................................................................................................... 24
Configure Snapshot.................................................................................................................... 25
Video Device (Only Available for Multi-Card / Dual Tuner Series Users) .............................. 26
More Options ............................................................................................................................. 27
4.2
TV Settings.................................................................................................................... 28
Configure Analog TV  Configure Recording .......................................................................... 28
Configure HD Input Source  Configure Recording.................................................................. 31
Configure HD Input Source  Configure Timeshift ............................................................... 33
More TV Options ....................................................................................................................... 34
4.3
Video Settings ............................................................................................................... 35
4.4
Picture Settings ............................................................................................................. 36
4.5
About ............................................................................................................................. 37
Appendix
............................................................................................. 38
Hot Keys..................................................................................................................................... 39
Glossary...................................................................................................................................... 40
Chapter 1
Introduction
Thanks for purchasing AVer MediaCenter.
This powerful application allows you to
create slide shows, record favorite programs
and enjoy other features on your PC. Turn
your computer system into a real multimedia
entertainment center.
This Chapter will guide you through the
essential information of AVer MediaCenter.
Please do read this chapter before using this
application.
Please be noted the functions and images
may vary depending on the product you
purchase and the area you live.
System Requirement................................ 2
Activating AVer MediaCenter................. 2
Overview of AVer MediaCenter.............. 3
Running AVer MediaCenter for the First
Time .......................................................... 6
1.1 System Requirements
System requirements are described in detail below. Before using AVer MediaCenter, verify that your PC meets
the requirements below.


Pentium 4 2.4GHz (Hyper-Threading) or Equivalent AMD CPU
VGA card with 128M memory supports DirectX 9.0 or above




For HDTV, VGA card should support DXVA
512MB RAM or above
Sound Card
200MB HD size
Windows XP / Windows Vista™ / Windows 7
For TimeShift and Record in MPEG-2:

Intel Pentium® 4 3.0 GHz (Hyper-Threading) or Equivalent AMD CPU
For HD Input Source (HDMI/YPbPr Component) Full Function

Intel® Core™2 Duo E6600 2.4 GHz or Equivalent AMD CPU

1G RAM or above
1.2 Activating AVer MediaCenter
To run the application, click Start, point to Programs, choose AVerMedia, select AVer MediaCenter and
then click AVer MediaCenter. Another way is to double-click the AVer MediaCenter program icon “
the desktop. Or, you can double-click the AVer Quick “
”on
” launcher located in the lower right corner of the
screen.
Note: AVerQuick allows to set the desired default application, which means you can
choose AVer MediaCenter as the default application when double clicking AVerQuick
icon
. To do this, right click AVerQuick, choose “Setting”, and select the preferred
application in the “Application” tab.
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1.3 Overview of AVer MediaCenter
After running the software, the main screen of AVer MediaCenter appears which includes “TV”, “Video”,
“Music”, “Pictures” and “Settings”. This section briefly introduces main menu, sub menus and setting items.
For more details, please refer to Chapter 2.
 The Main Screen
Description





Title bar
Main menu
Main window
TV monitor and control panel
Display the system time
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 The Main Control Buttons
Description
Go back the main menu
Go back one level
Open user manual
Minimize the application
Restore the previous size
Exit the application
Description
/
Switch from real-time TV to
TimeShift mode. / Freeze the
playback temporarily.
Stop the playback, recording,
TimeShift, etc.
Play the selected file
Record the current program.
Play the previous/next file in the
playlist.
Move backward or skip forward
in intervals.
Capture a single image or a
sequence of images.
Enable the PIP or multiple
channel display function.
Switch to display all the programs
that are under the same frequency
simultaneously. (This function is
only available for digital TV.)
Switch to different aspect ratios.
Go to the next upper or lower
active channel.
Turn on / off the sound.
Increase or decrease the sound.
Choose between available audio
modes
 Note: Some functions may not be available, depending on the product model.
Introduction
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 Navigation Tree
 Note: The items may vary depending on the product you use and the area you live.
Introduction
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1.4 Running AVer MediaCenter for the First Time
When you run the AVer MediaCenter for the first time, a set up wizard will automatically appear and take you
through all the necessary settings step by step.
1.
When a dialog box appears, click Yes.
2.
Choose the primary device or tuner and
then select Next (as shown on the right).
Then choose Next again to continue.
3.
Choose the country where you located.
4.
Choose the type of video signal.
5.
Select
in the bottom-right of the
screen to go to the second page.
6.
Select Next to continue the process.
7.
After finishing all settings, select Finish.
8.
If you want to re-configure all the settings
again, go the main page and select
“Select” “General”  “Run Wizard
Again.”
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Chapter 2
Getting Started
This Chapter will start with the basic usage
of AVer MediaCenter, including playing
music, recording a video program, and so
on.
Before using the application, it is necessary
to understand all the basic operations in this
chapter.
TV.............................................................. 8
Video ....................................................... 11
Music....................................................... 12
Pictures ................................................... 14
2.1 TV
 Watching External Video
After you connect the device with external video sources (camcorder, video games, VCR/VCD/DVD players),
you can enjoy watching them on your PC.
1.
Go to the TV page and you can see a preview
window in the right-hand section of the screen.
2.
To switch the preview mode to the full-screen
mode, select Live
3.
If you want to go back the preview mode, select
in the top-left corner of the screen.
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 Note: To preview HDMI source with HDCP (High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection) encryption, a
copy-protection scheme of HDMI specification, your HDMI display devices must be HDCP compliant.
If your display devices do not support HDCP, a message box will appear (shown as following):
Please note that HDMI contents with HDCP encryption cannot be recorded.
 Adjusting Volume
To increase or decrease volume when watching TV, click
To disable the sound of the program, click
on the control panel.
on the control panel. Press the same button again to turn on
the sound.
 Capturing Images
While you watch recorded video from your PC monitor, you can use the application to capture images for your
document, presentation or web page.
1.
2.
3.
Select “TV”.
Select
again.
on the control panel to capture a still image. To capture another image, press that button
To view the captured images, go back the Main Menu and select main menu “Pictures”. All the pictures
are listed in the right-hand section of the screen.
 Note: For details, refer to the section titled “Pictures” in Chapter 2.
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 Recording a Video Source Directly
To record a program now:
When watching video, select
to record a program immediately. To stop recording, select
.
 Note:
1. Please note that HDMI contents with HDCP encryption cannot be recorded.
2. When recording from Component input, copyrighted content cannot be recorded.
 Playing A Recorded Video
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Select “TV”  “Recorded Files”.
All the recorded files are listed here.
You can view those file by date, title or status.
Choose the desired file.
If you want to delete all recorded files, click the
Remove All buttonYes.
6.
7.
Select Play.
To switch to the full-screen, double-click the
small TV monitor.
8.
To temporarily pause the playback, select
To stop the playback, select
.
.
 Note: For the related information, refer to “Video” “Playing Video Files” in Chapter 2.
Getting Started
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2.2 Video
With this function, you can view recorded programs or other video files.
 Playing Video Files
1.
2.
Select “Video”.
You may see some recorded video files are
listed on the right hand section of the screen. Or
you can select More Videos to choose other
folders on your computer.
3.
4.
5.
Select the file you want.
Select
to start playback.
Select
on the control panel to stop the
playback and return to live program. To Pause
the playback, select
on the control panel.
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2.3 Music
You can create your music library and enjoy music with our AVer MediaCenter.
 Adding Music to your Playlist
Add your favorite music to AVer MediaCenter music playlist and then you can playback music from the
playlist next time.
1.
Select “Music”  “Add Music” and then
select the desired folder.
2.
Choose the tracks you wish to play. Press Space
button on your keyboard to confirm the selected
file or folder.
3.
Select OK to go back one level.
4.
Then you can see the added files displayed in
the right-hand section of the screen.
5.
Use
to remove one track or select Remove
All to delete all tracks in the playlist.
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 Playing Music
To playback music:
1.
2.
Select “Music”.
Enable Sequential to play tracks in order or
Random to shuffle the order.
3.
To continue playing all the tracks, select Loop
check box.
4.
Use
to determine the order of the
tracks in your playlist.
5.
6.
Then select
to start to listen to the music.
Use the following buttons to control your
playback.
Advance the playback.
Rewind the playback.
Play the next track.
Play the previous track
Freeze the playback.
End the playback
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2.4 Pictures
In this section, we introduce methods to view your pictures and play a slide show.
 Viewing the Captured Images
1.
2.
Select “Pictures”.
The captured thumbnails are displayed in
the right-hand section.
3.
By clicking on the thumbnails, you can
view images in a full-screen window.
4.
Select More Pictures to find the folder
that contains the desired pictures if your
images are not saved in the default folder.
 Note: You can view thumbnails and enjoy video or music at the same time.
 Playing Slide Show
1.
2.
Select “Pictures”.
Select Play Slide Show to start a slide
show.
3.
To stop the slide show and go back to the
previous page, press the button
.
Getting Started
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Chapter 3
Advanced
Operations
Beyond basic usage, what else you can do
with AVer MediaCenter? In this chapter, we
take you to the next level and explain the
advanced features of this application.
TV............................................................ 16
Video ....................................................... 22
3.1 TV
 Using TimeShift
The TimeShift function performs background recording of a program, and lets you return to any part of the
recorded program. At the same time, the live program continues to be recorded and played back so you won’t
miss any part of the show. You can also advance forward or rewind to replay scenes again.
1.
2.
Select “TV”.
On this page, you can select TimeShift, select
on the control panel.
3.
If using Timeshift in full screen mode, a time bar
will appear for you to drag the slider tab to move
to any part of the recorded program, and display
the background recording time and the current
show time.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Select
to move backward in fixed intervals until reaching the part where you left off.
To advance forward and skip some parts of the recording, select
To temporarily pause the playback, choose
To return to the real-time program, select
to move forward in fixed intervals.
on the control panel. To resume, select
.
. This switches off the TimeShift function and returns you to
the live program.
 Note:
1. The application will create a temporarily recorded file when the TimeShift function is being performed for a
program. This file will be removed when you select
.
2. Timeshift time bar, only available in full-screen mode, is not supported in PIP mode.
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 Multi-Source Display
With the Picture-In-Picture (PIP) / Picture-By-Picture (PBP) feature, when you are using multi-source tuner
series (such as AVerTV HD DVR), simultaneously you are able to watch, TimeShift or Record two video
sources ( either HDMI with either S-Video or Composite or Component (YbPrB) with either S-Video or
Composite) at the same time. To do so, please do the followings:
1.
2.
Select “TV”.
From the drop-down list, choose the type
of video source.
3.
On this page, use
on the control
panel. You can see TV icons
on the
bottom-right corner of the screen. In this
example, two TV icons appearing indicate
two video sources.
4.
Select
and choose the type of video
source from the drop-down list
(Composite, S-Video).
5.
Select
and choose the type of video
source from the drop-down list
(Component, HDMI).
6.
You can choose either
or
to
switch between different video sources.
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7.
Then, to display all available video
sources simultaneously, select Live.
8.
Select
repeatedly to switch between
Full screen mode, PIP mode and PBP
mode (as shown on the right).
(Full Screen Mode)
(PIP Mode)
(PBP Mode)
9.
To change the video source, right click on
the selected screen. When a pop-up menu
appears, point to Source and select the
type of video source you prefer.
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10. Under PIP mode, you can change size of
the PIP screen with your mouse.
NOTE:
By Hardware design HDMI and YPbPr Component is one group source and Composite and S-Video is
another group source. In PIP/PBP mode, one window displays one group source (HDMI or YPbPr Component
video), and the other window displays the other group source (Composite video or S-video sources).
Users can simultaneously record or watch one from each group source.
Examples of simultaneous recording from different sources:
Advanced Operations
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 Multi-Channel Display (Only Available for Multi-Card/Dual Tuner
Series Users)
When you install two or more TV tuner cards or devices in the computer, this function allows you to watch
many video sources at the same time.
1.
2.
Select “TV”.
On this page, use
on the control
panel. You can see TV icons
on the
bottom-right corner of the screen. In this
example, two TV icons appearing indicate
two devices are installed in this computer.
3.
You can choose either
or
to
switch between different video sources.
4.
To display all available video sources
simultaneously, select Live.
5.
Select
repeatedly to switch between
Full screen mode, PIP mode and PBP mode
(as shown on the right).
6.
To switch and listen to the sound of another
(Full Screen Mode)
video source, simply use the arrow button
  to select the PIP/PBP screen.
(PIP Mode)
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(PBP Mode)
7.
Under PIP mode, you can change size of
the PIP screen with your mouse.
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3.2 Video
 Picture-In-Picture(PIP) / Picture-By-Picture(PBP) Display
With the PIP/PBP feature, you are able to playback recorded video files, and at the same time, watch live TV.
1.
2.
Select “Video”.
On this page, choose the desired file. Or
select More Videos to find other video
files.
3.
When playing the video file, use
the control panel to enable the PIP
on
function.
4.
(Full Screen Mode)
Select
repeatedly to switch between
Full screen mode, PIP mode and PBP mode
(as shown on the right).
5.
To switch and listen to the sound of live
video, simply use the arrow button   to
select the PIP/PBP screen.
6.
(PIP Mode)
By default, the playback recorded video is
displayed on the main screen, and live
video is on the PIP/PBP screen.
7.
Meanwhile, the control buttons on the
screen may vary depending on the selected
screen mode.
(PBP Mode)
8.
Under PIP mode, you can change size of
the PIP screen with your mouse.
 Note: In PIP mode, remember to select the target screen for further operations, such as (stop) timeshifting
or recording.
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Chapter 4
More Settings
Before scanning channels, recording
programs, or capturing images, check the
settings page to see if they meet your needs.
With our explanation in this chapter, you can
easily customize all the settings of AVer
MediaCenter.
General Settings ..................................... 24
TV Settings ............................................. 28
Video Settings ......................................... 35
Picture Settings ...................................... 36
About....................................................... 37
4.1 General Settings
Here you can select the destination folder for saving recorded files, determine recording time and file size,
assign the number of image you want to capture, setting the Windows power options, etc.
 Configure Storage
1.
Select “Settings”  “General”  “Configure
Storage”
2.
3.
Use the default folder for saving the recorded files
4.
On the next page, you can use
Or select
to look for your desired folder.
to go up one
level to find other folders or select Change Disk
to choose other hard drives.
5.
Then Choose OK to confirm the selection.
6.
Determine the length of recording time otherwise
the system will record the largest clip that your
hard drive can accommodate.
7.
This application lets you to divide the recording
files in parts for burning onto removable optical
media, such as CD Disc (650 MB) and DVD Disc
(4096 MB) discs. Select the Split File Size check
box and choose the appropriate video file size
from the drop-down list so that each video file
will not exceed the limit. Or you can choose
Customize to assign the file size you want.
8.
Select Save to save the settings or select Cancel
to abort without saving. If you want to revert to
factory settings, select Default.
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 Configure Snapshot
1.
Select “Settings”  “General”  “Configure
Snapshot”.
2.
In the Number of Pictures box, assign the
number of images that you want to capture.
3.
In the Interval Time box, specify the interval
between captures. For instance, if you specify
10 seconds, an image will be captured every 10
seconds.
4.
Choose the format you want for saving the
captured images.
5.
6.
7.
Use the default folder for saving images.
Or select
to look for your desired folder.
On the next page, you can use
to go up
one level to find other folders or select Change
Disk to choose other hard drives.
8.
9.
Choose OK to confirm your selection.
Select Save to save the settings or select
Cancel to abort without saving. If you want to
revert to factory settings, select Default.
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 Video Device (Only Available for Multi-Card / Dual Tuner Series
Users)
If you install two or more AVerMedia devices in your computer, you need to determine which device you want
to use for watching TV and other multimedia functions.
1.
Select “Settings”  “General”  “Video
Device”.
2.
Choose the primary device from the drop-down
list.
3.
To use Multi-Channel Display function, you
need to select the secondary devices. (For more
details on this function, refer to
“Multi-Channel Display” in Chapter 3)
4.
Select Save to save the settings or select
Cancel to abort without saving.
5.
To find out if your AVerMedia product supports
multi-card feature, please refer to AVerMedia’s
website.
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 More Options
This page allows you to set the power mode. Then you can put your computer in Stand By, Hibernate or other
modes while you are away from the computer.
1.
Select “Settings”  “General”  “More
Options”.
2.
You can select the UI language you want from
the Language drop-down list.
3.
Select Display AVerMedia Logo check box to
show AVerMedia Logo on the upper left corner
of the screen.
4.
By default, the system is set to select Enable
Stand By / Hibernate Support and Display
OSD status icon.
5.
In the second page, determine the sleep
function and choose the desired power-saving
settings, including Exit, Stand By, Hibernate
and Power Off.
6.
Select the Keep Sleep function after TV
application closed check box to enable the
function.
7.
Select the preferred video renderer from the
drop-down list.
8.
Select Save to save the settings or select
Cancel to abort without saving. If you want to
revert to factory settings, select Default.
 Note:
1. If your computer has problem with being out of Stand By or Hibernate mode, clear the Enable Stand By /
Hibernate Support option.
2. Under Window Vista system, Enhanced Video Renderer (EVR) is provided for better synchronization. (By
default, Overlay Mixer is chosen in Windows XP system and Enhanced Video Renderer in Windows Vista
system.)
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4.2 TV Settings
All TV setting tips are included within this section.
 Configure Analog TV  Configure Recording
Under “Configure Analog TV” section, you can
select a file format for recording from S-Video and
Composite input sources.
1.
Select “Settings”  “TV”  “Configure
Analog TV” “Configure Recording”.
2.
Choose the default file format from the
Record Format drop-down list (MPEG-2,
AVI, DVD, WAV, WMA, WMV, , H.264,
iPod).
3.
If you want to record program in MPEG-4
format, you need to download codec from
the website first. We recommend
downloading the DivX codec from
www.divx.com or XviD codec from
www.xvid.org. Then install the codec.
4.
Some formats allow you to select Edit to
create your own file format (For advanced
users).
5.
If you install the codec in Step 3, choose AVI
as your Record Format and select Edit, you
will see the new-added codec in Video
Encoder drop-down menu.
6.
Select Save to save the settings or select
Cancel to abort without saving.
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Here is a list of the supported recording formats in “Configure Analog TV” section (recording from S-Video
and Composite input sources):
Recording Format
Estimated File Size
(per hour)
Option*
(for advanced users)
Video Size
Video Quality
Audio Sample Rate
Audio Quality
1.
MPEG-2
2.
AVI
3.
DVD
4.
WAV
620MB
5.
6.
WMA
60MB
Windows Media Formation
WMV
900MB
Windows Media Formation
2.3G
File size varies
depending on the
format you choose.
3.6G
Video Encoder
Video Size
Audio Encoder
Audio Attribute
Video Size
Video Quality
Audio Sample Rate
Audio Quality
Audio Encoder
Audio Attribute
Profile
Level
7.
H.264
1G
8.
iPod
350MB
Video Size
Entropy Mode
Video Bitrate
Audio Sample Rate
Audio Bitrate
None
 Note: The above estimated file size is calculated based on the default settings and only for your references.
Actual file size will vary depending on your configuration.
*Here is a list of the short descriptions for those advanced options above (for advanced users):
Option*
Description
Video Encoder
A tool of video compression. A better video encoder
produces higher video resolutions with less video distortion
and smaller file size.
Video Size
Here you can choose the video display size of the recorded
file. Bigger video size will have larger file size, but better
video quality will be gained. Some displayers may not
support large video size. Please choose one based on your
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needs.
Video Quality
Adjust the video quality with
. Higher numbers
indicate better video quality but bigger file size.
Video Bitrate
Video bitrate refers to the number of bits used per second.
Higher bitrate means a bigger file size and generally better
video quality.
Entropy Mode
CALVC or CABAC are two modes of entropy encoding, a
data compression scheme, for H.264. CAVLC, supported in
all H.264 profiles, is the lower-quality, easier-to-decode
option. CABAC delivers higher-quality video and
compresses data more efficiently than CAVLC but takes
more processing to decompress. CABAC is not supported
in Baseline and Extended profiles.
Profile
The profile defines the configurations for encoding the
files.
Level
The level specifies a limit for a variable such as the
maximum resolutions and data rates.
Windows Media Format
Windows Media Format means the compression type
developed by Microsoft.
Audio Encoder
A tool of audio compression. A better audio encoder
produces higher audio resolutions with less audio distortion
and smaller file size.
Audio Attribute
Audio attribute contains a coding mode, a sampling rate,
the number of channels, and a quantization level.
Audio Sample Rate
Audio Sample Rate refers to the numbers of times the
analog audio signal is sampled per second when being
converted to digital one. Higher numbers means better
audio quality but bigger file size.
Audio Quality
Select one from the video quality menu. Higher numbers
indicate better audio quality but bigger file size.
Audio Bitrate
Audio bitrate refers to the numbers of bits used per second.
Higher bitrate means a bigger file size and generally better
audio quality.
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 Configure HD Input Source  Configure Recording
Under “Configure HD Input Source” section, you
can configure a file format for recording from
HDMI and Component input sources.
1.
Select “Settings”  “TV”  “Configure
HD Input Source” “Configure
Recording”.
2.
Choose the default file format (MPEG-2,
H.264, iPod) from the Record Format
drop-down list.
3.
Then you can select Edit to create your own
file format (For advanced users).
4.
Select Save to save the settings or select
Cancel to abort without saving.
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Here is a list of supported recording formats in “Configure HD Input Source” (Recording from HDMI and
Component input sources):
Recording Format
1.
MPEG-2
2.
H.264
3.
iPod
Estimated File Size
(per hour)
6.9G
1G
350MB
Option*
(for advanced users)
Video Size
Video Quality
Audio Sample Rate
Audio Quality
Profile
Level
Video Size
Entropy Mode
Video Bitrate
Audio Sample Rate
Audio Bitrate
None
 Note: The above estimated file size is calculated based on the default settings and only for your references.
Actual file size will vary depending on your configuration.
Here is a list of descriptions for those advanced options above (for advanced users):
Option*
Description
Video Encoder
A tool of video compression. A better video encoder
produces higher video resolutions with less video distortion
and smaller file size.
Video Size
Here you can choose the video display size of the recorded
file. Bigger video size will have larger file size, but better
video quality will be gained. Some displayers may not
support large video size. Please choose one based on your
needs.
Video Quality
Adjust the video quality with
. Higher numbers
indicate better video quality but bigger file size.
Video Bitrate
Video bitrate refers to the number of bits used per second.
Higher bitrate means a bigger file size and generally better
video quality.
Entropy Mode
CALVC or CABAC are two modes of entropy encoding, a
data compression scheme, for H.264. CAVLC, supported in
all H.264 profiles, is the lower-quality, easier-to-decode
option. CABAC delivers higher-quality video and
compresses data more efficiently than CAVLC but takes
more processing to decompress. CABAC is not supported
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in Baseline and Extended profiles.
Profile
The profile defines the configurations for encoding the
files.
Level
The level specifies a limit for a variable such as the
maximum resolutions and data rates.
Windows Media Format
Windows Media Format means the compression type
developed by Microsoft.
Audio Encoder
A tool of audio compression. A better audio encoder
produces higher audio resolutions with less audio distortion
and smaller file size.
Audio Attribute
Audio attribute contains a coding mode, a sampling rate,
the number of channels, and a quantization level.
Audio Sample Rate
Audio Sample Rate refers to the numbers of times the
analog audio signal is sampled per second when being
converted to digital one. Higher numbers means better
audio quality but bigger file size.
Audio Quality
Select one from the video quality menu. Higher numbers
indicate better audio quality but bigger file size.
Audio Bitrate
Audio bitrate refers to the numbers of bits used per second.
Higher bitrate means a bigger file size and generally better
audio quality.
 Configure HD Input Source  Configure Timeshift
1.
Select “Settings”  “TV”  “Configure
HD Input Source”  “Configure
Timeshift”.
2.
Choose Normal, Good or Best video
quality for timeshifting. (The default
option may vary depending on the level of
your CPU.)
3.
Select Save to save the settings or select
Cancel to abort without saving.
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 More TV Options
1.
Select “Settings”  “TV”  “More TV
Options”.
2.
Make sure that your country or region is
correct if you cannot get any channels after
scanning.
3.
If you connect to an external video device,
you need to select the correct video
standard.
4.
If you connect to a HD device, you need to
select the correct HD input source.
5.
If you want to save Closed Caption in Text
file, select Save Closed Captions to check
box, and choose the destination folder to
save it as txt file to your hard drives.
Saving Closed Caption in Text file will be
only during Recording.
6.
Select Save to save the settings or select
Cancel to abort without saving.
 Note: To enable Closed Caption function, please right click on the screen and select Closed Caption.
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4.3 Video Settings
1. Select “Settings”  “Video”.
2. Use the default folder for saving the
recorded video file.
3.
Or select
folder.
4.
On the next page, you can use
to go
up one level to find other folders or select
to look for your desired
Change Disk to choose other hard drives.
5.
Then Choose OK to confirm your
selection.
6.
Select Save to save the settings or select
Cancel to abort without saving. If you
want to revert to factory settings, select
Default.
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4.4 Picture Settings
Before you start playing slide show, first check its settings to see if they fit your needs.
1.
2.
Select “Settings”  “Picture”.
From the Play Settings drop-down list,
select Sequential to play a slide show in
order or select Random to shuffle the
order.
3.
Type a value in the Interval Time text
box to determine how long you want to
display each picture.
4.
Select the transition you want to use from
the Transition Effect drop-down list.
5.
Select
folder.
6.
On the next page, you can use
to go
up one level to find other folders or select
to look for your desired
Change Disk to choose other hard drives.
7.
Choose OK to confirm your selection.
8.
To create a slide show using all pictures in
the current folder and subfolder, select
Including Sub-Folder Pictures check
box.
9.
Select the Hide window on slide show
mode check box to view pictures without
video windows.
10. Select Save to save the settings or select
Cancel to abort without saving. If you
want to revert to factory settings, select
Default.
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4.5 About
The AVerTV application provides a convenient tool, which allows users to ask questions via AVerMedia’s
website easily.
1.
2.
Select “Settings”  “About”.
Make sure you have accessed to the Internet
and then click Product Information to
access the product information webpage. Or
you can click Technical Support to connect
to our technical support webpage (Global
page).
3.
For North American users, select “North
America (English)”from the Select a Country
menu on the global webpage. Or go to the
webpage: www.avermedia-usa.com/avertv.
4.
5.
Then choose Download.
On our web page, please enter your product
version and driver version so that we can
solve your problem efficiently.
www.avermedia.com
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Appendix
More tips and explanations are included in
this chapter.
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Glossary .........................................................40
 Hot Keys
Hot Keys
Description
Up/Down/Left/Right arrow
Move up, down, left or right to select the desired item.
Tab
Move to next item.
Numeric keys
Use NUMERIC KEYS to directly enter the TV/Radio channel number.
Space
Confirm the selected tracks or folders when under the main menu -Music.
Page Up/Down
Channel Up / Channel Down
F1
Open the user manual.
F8
Turn off / on the sound.
F9
Volume Down
F10
Volume Up
Back
Back to previous page
Ctrl + A
Choose between available audio modes.
Ctrl + Shift + A
Change aspect ratio
Ctrl + D
Display the channel number.
Ctrl + Shift + D
Move backward in intervals.
Ctrl + E
A shortcut to your main menu-- “Video”.
Ctrl + F
A shortcut to your main menu-- “Radio”
Ctrl + Shift + F
Skip forward in intervals.
Ctrl + G
View EPG information.
Ctrl + I
A shortcut to your main menu-- “Pictures”
Ctrl + M
A shortcut to your main menu-- “Music”
Ctrl + N
Capture an image or a continuous sequence of images.
Ctrl + Shift + N
Play next file in the playlist.
Ctrl + O
View the recorded file list.
Ctrl + P
Freeze the playback temporarily.
Ctrl + Shift + P
Play the selected file.
Ctrl + S
Stop the playback, recording, TimeShift, etc.
Ctrl + Shift + S
Enable the TimeShift function.
Ctrl + T
A shortcut to your main menu-- “TV”
Ctrl + Shift + T
Show TV/Video programs in full screen.
Alt + Home
Go to the main page of AVer MediaCenter
Ctrl + L
Go to the previously accessed TV/Radio channel.
Ctrl + R
Record the current program.
Ctrl + Shift + R
Play previous file in the playlist.
Alt + T
View Teletext information.
Alt + B
Jump to the Blue Teletext page.
Alt + G
Jump to the Green Teletext page.
Alt + R
Jump to the Red Teletext page.
Alt + Y
Jump to the Yellow Teletext page.
Alt + Shift + S
Set the time to put your computer into Stand By/Hibernate mode, exit the application or turn
off the computer.
Alt + S
Turn on/off the PIP-sizing function.
Alt + P
Turn on/off the PIP-positioning function.
Alt + M
Activate the Picture in Picture function (PIP).
Ctrl + Shift + C
Switch between available signal sources.
 Note: Some functions may not be available, depending on the product model.
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 Glossary
AVI
Hibernation is a state in which your computer shuts
down to save power but first saves everything in
AVI is the most common video file format for
memory on your hard disk.
playback on the computer. It can be saved in
uncompressed form if you want high quality video,
or compressed using any of the available codecs if
you want to minimize the file size.
Aspect Ratio
iPod
A video format base on H.264 standard but has smaller
video bit rate. It’s an iPod -compatible format.
MPEG-1
Aspect ratio indicates the ratio of the width of an
Choose MPEG-1 format for video files that are
image to its height. The two most common aspect
intended for CD-ROM playback on a computer or for
ratio of home video is 4:3 and 16:9.
Internet transmission. MPEG-1 allows file
DVD
compression and offers VHS quality picture. Just
about every system available today can play MPEG-1
When you choose this format, the recorded video file
and does not need special software or hardware.
will be saved in MPEG-2 format that is compliant
with DVD standards. Standard DVD frame size and
MPEG-2
frame rate are 720 x 480 pixels at 29.97 fps for
Videos compressed using MPEG-2 has extremely
NTSC and 720 x 576 at 25 fps for PAL.
DxVA
high quality pictures and full CD-quality sound.
Choose MPEG-2 format for video files that are
intended for DVD-ROM playback on a computer
DxVA stands for DirectX Video Acceleration, which
or if you want broadcast quality videos.
is an application programming interface (API)
defined by Microsoft. It allows decoders to accelerate
PIP (Picture in Picture)
video playback directly on the graphics processors
PIP allows you to view two or more video sources at
instead of the main CPU. This means DxVA
the same time wherein the small inset screens
technology can reduce the CPU usage.
overlaid on the main screen.
H.264
PBP (Picture by Picture)
Videos compressed using MPEG-4 standard are two
PBP allows you to view two or more video sources
or three times more efficient than MPEG-2. This
side by side on a display so that all channels are
format can be applied to a wide variety of
visible.
applications or networks and systems like HD-DVD,
Stand By
Digital TV, Broadcast and Streaming applications.
Hibernate
Stand By is a state in which your monitor and hard
disks turn off, so that your computer uses less power.
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SVCD
will be saved in MPEG-1 format that is compliant
When you choose this format, the recorded video file
with VCD standards. Standard VCD frame size and
will be saved in MPEG-2 format that is compliant
frame rate are 352 x 240 pixels at 29.97 fps for
with SVCD standards. Standard SVCD frame size
NTSC and 352 x 288 pixels at 25 fps for PAL.
and frame rate are 480 x 480 pixels at 29.97 fps for
NTSC and 480 x 576 at 25 fps for PAL.
WAV
A common audio file format for Windows computers.
VCD
It was created by Microsoft and has become a
When you choose this format, the recorded video file
standard PC audio file format.
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