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USER GUIDE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Get to Know Your miniMEDIA Player............................................ 1
Using the Earbuds......................................................................... .2
Adjust Volume................................................................................. 2
Basic Use........................................................................................ 2
Understanding the Menu............................................................... 4
Moving Files Onto Your Player...................................................... 5
Listen to Music............................................................................... 7
Watch Video................................................................................... 9
Listen to the Radio....................................................................... 11
Playback Recorded Files............................................................. 13
View Photos................................................................................. .13
Convert Videos............................................................................. 14
Change Settings........................................................................... 16
Tech Specs................................................................................... 17
Battery Information...................................................................... 18
Troubleshooting Guide...................................................back cover
GET TO KNOW YOUR MINIMEDIA PLAYER
PLAY/PAUSE
earphone
jacks (2)
RECORD/HOLD
OLED
screen
ON/OFF
Switch
BACK
NEXT
MENU
USB port
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USING THE EARBUDS
Your miniMEDIA player earbuds have a unique “lanyard”
design, which lets you wear miniMEDIA around your neck.
• Thread the
attachment
through
miniMEDIA
as shown.
• Screw on
the lanyard
earbuds.
• Adjust the beads
so that you can slip
the earbuds over
your head and
around your neck
comfortably.
ADJUST VOLUME
You adjust volume on your miniMEDIA player via a submenu
option on each media function.
Make sure to follow the below 3 steps to
establish a comfortable listening level:
1. Begin by adjusting the volume control to a low level.
2. Slowly raise the volume until you can hear the audio clearly.
3. Set the volume control dial to this position and leave it there.
BASIC USE
miniMEDIA is simple to use! Hook up miniMEDIA to your
computer, transfer music, video or photo files from your
computer to your player, sit back and enjoy!
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Your miniMEDIA player comes partially charged, so
when you take it out of the box, it’s ready to play!*
* If the battery becomes depleted, your computer may not recognize the
player. Here’s what to do: (1) Turn your massively mini™MEDIA player OFF;
and (2) connect it to your computer via the USB cable. A full recharge takes 8
hours. After 1 hour recharging, your computer will recognize the player.
The equipment is to be supplied from an identified USB
port complying with the requirements of Limited Power
Source.
miniMEDIA buttons do different things depending on
how you press them. As you read these instructions,
you’ll see the terms below, used in step-by-step
directions. Note the terms and what they mean:
• Touch – Touch the button quickly and release. Touch
for one second.
• Press-and-hold – Press the button, hold for 3 seconds,
and release.
The more you use miniMEDIA, the more you’ll get
accustomed to these differences.
Power ON/OFF –Slide the On/Off switch on the side
of the player to the “up” (on) or “down” (off) position.
After a “start-up animation” sequence, you will be
taken to the Main Menu.
Sleep Mode – To put miniMEDIA to sleep, press-andhold the PLAY/PAUSE button. After an animation
sequence, the screen will go dark. To wake miniMEDIA
up, press-and-hold PLAY/PAUSE again.
Lock – Press-and-hold the REC/HOLD button at any
time to “lock” your player, so that nothing happens
when keys are pressed. To unlock your player, pressand-hold REC/HOLD again. The recording (REC)
function works only in Radio Mode: see p. 12.
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UNDERSTANDING THE MENU
Scroll through the Main Menu by touching the NEXT/
BACK buttons. Note the icons and what you can do
there:
VIDEO - Access
and watch your
AMV video files.
MUSIC -Access
and listen to your
mp3 or WMA
music files.
PHOTO - Access
and look at your
JPG
photo files.
RADIO - Access
the FM radio. You
can listen to the
radio and record
from the radio.
PLAYBACK - Access
and listen to WAV
files of audio you
record off the
radio.
SETTINGS - Change
settings on your
miniMEDIA, such as
Brightness, Screen
Saver, etc.
(see p. 16).
To select any of these modes, touch the MENU button
when you are on the icon you want.
To exit to the Main Menu at any time, press-and-hold
the MENU button.
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MOVING FILES ONTO YOUR PLAYER
You can move any type of file onto your miniMEDIA,
but if the file is not in the correct format, miniMEDIA will
not play it:
• Video must be in AMV format
• Audio must be in mp3 or WMA format
• Photos must be in JPG format
To convert video files to the AMV format, see p. 14.
To move audio and video files onto your miniMEDIA
player:
1. Take the USB cable that came with your miniMEDIA
player and connect one end to your player’s USB port
and the other end to your computer’s USB port.* Turn
the player on.
2. Look at your computer and go to “My Computer”:
miniMEDIA will show up as a “removable storage
device.” The computer will recognize miniMEDIA and
assign it to the next available drive (for example, the
F drive). Double-click on this drive to open it, in
a window.
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miniMEDIA is a
“removable storage
device.” The computer
will recognize
miniMEDIA as a “mass
storage device” and
assign it to the next
available drive (for
example, the F drive).
3. Find the computer files you wish to move onto
miniMEDIA. Select the files, drag the files onto the
miniMEDIA drive.
Select the files,
and drag the
files onto the
miniMEDIA drive.
4. The files will copy to the miniMEDIA player.
5. In the player window, you may remove files and also
create and name folders to organize your files.
* The first time you connect your miniMEDIA player to your computer, it will
be recognized as “new hardware.”
If your miniMEDIA player does not have enough
memory to accept the files, your computer will let you
know.
NOTE: miniMEDIA comes with some preloaded video
content. To save this content and watch it later, drag the files
from your miniMEDIA player to your computer. Then delete
the files from miniMEDIA to make room for new files.
NOTE: Touching miniMEDIA while it is transferring files will
disrupt the USB connection. To resume transfer, turn your
player off, and on again.
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LISTEN TO MUSIC
miniMEDIA plays audio files in mp3 and WMA format
only.
Using Music Mode
From the Main Menu, touch NEXT/BACK to find Music
Mode. Touch MENU to select it, and you will see this
screen appear:
Equalizer – your current
equalizer setting
Current Play Mode
Time signature 1
– playing time of file
Bit rate per
second of music
file being played
Time signature 2
– total time of file
File Format
Name of Folder
File name
Battery indicator
File number
Play/Pause mode
Volume setting
Number of
items in folder
When you are listening to an audio file, press-and-hold
NEXT/BACK to fast-forward or rewind. To access the
next file in the folder, touch NEXT/BACK.
Touch MENU to access the submenu and touch MENU
to select an option:
Volume Set -- Touch NEXT/BACK to adjust volume. To
save the setting, touch MENU or leave the player alone
for approximately 5 seconds.
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Local Folder – Touch NEXT/BACK to scroll through your
folders of saved files.
Select File – (option available when no file is playing)
Touch MENU to access “Select File,” and touch NEXT/
BACK to scroll through files. To select a file, touch MENU.
You will be taken to the Music screen. Touch PLAY/
PAUSE to play, or stop.
Delete File – Deleting a file deletes it permanently. You
also have the option to “Delete All” files.
Play Mode – This submenu gives you the option to
listen to your files: in a Normal mode; to play all files in
a folder; to repeat one or all files; and to repeat all files
in a folder.
Shuffle – This gives you the option to listen to files in
random order.
Equalizer – (option available only during playing of
audio file) An equalizer changes the tonal quality of
music being played. miniMEDIA comes with several
equalizer pre-settings, organized according to music
genre. Listen for the setting you like best: you don’t
need to listen to classical music on the classical setting
or jazz on the jazz setting.
Intro – Plays first 10 seconds of each file in folder
Exit – exit submenu
To exit to the Main Menu at any time, press-and-hold
the MENU button.
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WATCH VIDEO
miniMEDIA allows you to watch video files, provided
they are in an AMV format. If a file is not in this format
– for example, in a MPEG, AVI, or WMV format – it
must be converted to an AMV format. See p. 14 for
information on file conversion.
Current Play Mode
Time signature 1
– playing time of file
Bit rate per
second of video
file being played
Time signature 2
– total time of file
File Format
Name of Folder
File name
Battery indicator
File number
Play/Pause mode
Volume setting
Number of
items in folder
Using Video Mode
Touch NEXT/BACK to find Video Mode and touch
MENU to select this mode. Touch NEXT/BACK to scroll
through video files, and touch PLAY/PAUSE to watch
the video. Touch PLAY/PAUSE again to pause.
When you are watching a video file, press-and-hold
NEXT/BACK to fast-forward or rewind. To access the
next file in the folder, touch NEXT/BACK.
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Touch MENU to access the submenu, and touch MENU
to select an option:
Volume Set – Touch NEXT/BACK to adjust volume. To
save the setting, touch MENU or leave the player alone
for approximately 5 seconds.
Local Folder – Touch NEXT/BACK to scroll through your
folders of saved files.
Select File – (option available when no file is playing)
Touch NEXT/BACK to scroll through files. To select a file,
touch MENU. You will be taken to the Video screen.
Touch PLAY/PAUSE to play, pause, or stop.
Delete File – Deleting a file deletes it permanently. You
also have the option to “Delete All” files.
Play Mode – This submenu gives you the option to:
listen to your files in a Normal mode; play all files in a
folder; repeat one or all files; and repeat all files in a
folder.
Shuffle – This gives you the option to watch files in
random order.
Intro – Plays first 10 seconds of each file in folder
Exit – exit submenu
To exit to the Main Menu at any time, press-and-hold
the MENU button.
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LISTEN TO THE RADIO
From the Main Menu, touch NEXT/BACK to find Radio
Mode and touch MENU to select this mode.
1. You will see the Radio bandwidth. miniMEDIA
automatically goes to the last radio station you were
listening to.
2. When you press-and-hold the NEXT/ BACK buttons,
miniMEDIA searches for the next available radio
station.
3. Touch NEXT/BACK to adjust the FM setting
incrementally. If you don’t know the number of the
station, watch for the Available Station icon, or listen
for the station to come in clearly.
NOTE: Your earbuds must be attached to the player, to seek
stations.
FM station
number
Available
station icon
FM bandwidth
Battery
indicator
Saved Channel
Volume setting
Touch MENU to access the submenu and select an
option. To exit the submenu, scroll to “Exit” on the
menu and touch MENU.
Volume Set -- Touch NEXT/BACK to adjust volume. To
save the setting, touch MENU or leave the player alone
for approximately 5 seconds.
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Save – When you are on a station you want to save,
touch MENU. Select “Save” and touch MENU. The
saved radio station is assigned a number, visible in the
lower left corner of the Radio Screen. To scroll through
your saved stations, touch PLAY/PAUSE. You will see your
saved station numbers change.
You may save up to 20 radio stations. You cannot save
the same radio station twice (for example, as both #4
and #10).
Delete -- When you are on a station you want to
delete, touch MENU. Select “Delete” and touch MENU:
this deletes the station. If you have more than one
saved station, deleting one station shifts the other
stations after it one up in the numbered queue: that
is, if you have 3 saved stations and you delete saved
station #1, saved station #3 becomes #2, and #2
becomes #1.
Delete All – Select “Delete All” and touch MENU: this
deletes all saved radio stations.
Auto Search – Selecting “Auto Search” initiates a scan
of the radio bandwidth to automatically save those
stations the player can receive. Touch PLAY/PAUSE to
scroll through the saved stations.
Record -- When you are on a station you want to
record from, either (a) touch the REC button or (b)
access the submenu to select “Record” and touch
MENU to begin recording. (You’ll see a small dot at the
bottom of your player screen, telling you recording is
in progress.) To pause recording, touch PLAY/PAUSE; to
stop recording and save, touch MENU.
Exit – exit submenu
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PLAYBACK RECORDED FILES
Audio files recorded from the radio are saved to your
miniMEDIA player as WAV files. To access them, go to
the Main Menu and select PLAYBACK mode. You will
see numbered files saved as “REC.” Touch the NEXT/
BACK buttons to select the file you want, and touch
PLAY/PAUSE to play, and PLAY/PAUSE again to pause.*
* You can easily rename a WAV file when your player is connected
to your computer.
To exit to the Main Menu at any time, press-and-hold
the MENU button.
VIEW PHOTOS
Using Photo Mode
miniMEDIA allows you to store and view photos and
images in a JPG format.
From the Main Menu, touch NEXT/BACK to find Photo
Mode. Touch MENU to select this mode. Touch NEXT/
BACK to scroll through JPG files, and touch PLAY/PAUSE
to view the file. Touch PLAY/PAUSE again to stop.
Touch MENU to access the submenu:
Local Folder – Touch NEXT/BACK to scroll through your
folders of saved files.
Playback Set – See your images in either “Manual
View” or “Auto Play” (slideshow). The “Auto Play”
option lets you set how many seconds pass between
changing images. Touch PLAY/PAUSE to begin a
slideshow, and touch PLAY/PAUSE again to stop.
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Delete File – This option deletes files permanently.
Exit – exit submenu
To exit to the Main Menu at any time, press-and-hold
the MENU button.
CONVERT VIDEOS
miniMEDIA comes with a software mini-disc. This
software converts video files to the correct format for
your player. There are two pieces of software on the
disc:
• The Video Converter lets you convert video files to
an AMV format so you can watch them on your
miniMEDIA player.
• The AMV Video Player lets you watch AMV video files
on your computer.
Here’s how to install the software onto your computer:
1. Take the enclosed mini-disc and insert it into your
computer.*
2. The software will install itself automatically. Follow the
prompts in the Set-Up Wizard.
3. Confirm the installation, and click “Close” when
it’s done.
A shortcut to these
software programs should
appear on your desktop
automatically. Or you
can look under Start/
Programs Tiger Electronics/
miniMEDIA.
* miniMEDIA software is not Mac
OS compatible.
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Here’s how to convert video files to the AMV format:
1. Open the miniMEDIA Video Converter tool.
Convert
Default Location
for converted file.
2. Click on the “Get File” icon and browse for the file you
want to convert. miniMEDIA software can convert
most unprotected AVI, MPEG,
or WMV files.
3. Click on the “Save To” icon to
browse for a place on your
computer to save this file or
accept the default location.
4. Click the “Convert” button to
begin file conversion. Once
conversion is complete, the
AMV Video Player will open
and you can preview the file.
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Once the process is complete, your converted file, in
AMV format, will be saved to your computer. You’re
now ready to transfer it to your miniMEDIA player.
For information on how to move files to your miniMEDIA
player, see p. 5.
CHANGE SETTINGS
Change miniMEDIA settings by choosing Settings from
the Main Menu.
Screen Set -- The feature lets you adjust the brightness
of your display. Touch MENU to select “Brightness” and
touch NEXT/BACK to set Brightness level between 0
and 15. To save the setting, touch MENU or leave the
player alone for approximately 5 seconds.
Language -- Use this feature to change the language
used on your miniMEDIA player: either English, French,
or Spanish.
Power Off -- Set the time for miniMEDIA either to shut
down (“Off Time,” in seconds) or enter “Sleep Time”
(in minutes) when not in use. (If you’re listening to the
radio and not pressing any buttons, this still counts as
being “in use.”) Touch NEXT/BACK to set the time in
seconds.
When your player is in sleep mode, press-and-hold
PLAY/PAUSE to wake it up. Waking up your player will
disable previous “Sleep Time” settings.
NOTE: To disable “Off Time” or “Sleep Time,” set level to zero (0).
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Screen Saver -- Program miniMEDIA so that when
you’re not using it, it will go into Screen Saver mode.
Pressing any key will disrupt this mode and reactivate
the player.
• ScrSav Off – Touching MENU with this option highlighted
will shut off the Screen Saver Mode and return you to the
submenu.
• ScrSav On – Touching MENU on this option will bring you to
a submenu where you can select 5, 10, 15, 30, or 60 seconds
for the screen saver to activate. To select a time, touch
NEXT/BACK and touch MENU to save.
• Select – Touching MENU on this option will bring you to a
menu of three (3) options for a Screen Saver. To view the
options, touch NEXT/BACK to highlight an option and touch
MENU. To save this selection, touch MENU.
Memory Info -- This feature tells you how much (%)
memory you have left on your player.
Restore -- This feature resets miniMEDIA to default
settings in English.
Firmware -- This feature gives you firmware information
on your miniMEDIA player.
Exit -- exit submenu
To exit to the Main Menu at any time, press-and-hold
the MENU button.
MINIMEDIA TECH SPECS
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•
•
•
•
•
1.1” OLED Color Display
128MB onboard memory
Video playback format: AMV
Audio playback formats: mp3, WMA
See package for additional details
miniMEDIA comes with a software installation mini-disc. System
requirements are:
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Windows 2000 / XP
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DirectX 9.0c or above is required for video conversion software
• Converts MPEG, AVI, and WMV files with software (included)*
* Not Mac OS compatible
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BATTERY INFORMATION
WARNING: Risk of fire, explosion, and burns.
Do not disassemble, crush, heat above 100°C (212°F), or
incinerate. The Lithium-Ion battery in this product is not
replaceable. Dispose of the whole product according to
local recycling or waste regulations – never disassemble.
To Recharge the Battery
1.
2.
3.
Switch your miniMEDIA player off.
Connect your miniMEDIA player to your computer with the USB cable.
Switch your player on. An image on the miniMEDIA screen will tell you
it is recharging.
miniMEDIA comes with a partially charged lithium-ION
battery, which can’t be replaced. The battery lasts
approximately 4 hours for video and up to 8 hours for music,
per charge; it should last approximately 400 charges. A
battery indicator on miniMEDIA will show you when it’s time
to recharge the battery. To recharge the battery, switch
miniMEDIA player off. Connect miniMEDIA player to your
computer with USB cable. Switch player on. An image
onscreen will tell you it is recharging.
NOTE: Touching miniMEDIA while it is charging will disrupt the USB
connection. To resume charging, turn your player off, and on again.
FCC STATEMENT - This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation
is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
Warning: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class
B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed
to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy,
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio 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:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Shielded cables must be used with this unit to ensure compliance with the Class B
FCC limits.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
I don’t hear any
sound.
•Make sure the volume control is not in the “zero”
(0) position.
•Check your earbuds connection.
•Damaged files may be unplayable.
FM radio feature is
not working well:
the music has a lot
of static.
•miniMEDIA may be experiencing interference
from nearby power supplies or appliances: turn
appliances off or move to a new location.
•Adjust the position of the player and earbuds.
I’ve having
problems
transferring
media files to my
miniMEDIA.
•Check your USB cable connection: make sure
you are properly connected to the computer
and that your miniMEDIA player is on.
•Make sure you have enough memory on
miniMEDIA to accept new files.
I’ve transferred a file
to miniMEDIA, but
the file will not play.
•The file must be in one of these formats: AMV
(video); JPG (photo); mp3 or WMA (music).
NOTE: miniMEDIA cannot convert or play “rightsprotected” video or music files such as music or
video purchased from an online distribution site.
I’ve formatted
my player and
I’m experiencing
technical difficulties.
•miniMEDIA’s internal 128MB flash memory
supports only FAT format.
When I connect
my player to the
computer, the
computer does
not recognize the
player.
•Turn your miniMEDIA player off. Connect it
to your computer via the USB cable. A full
recharge takes 8 hours. After 1 hour recharging,
your computer will recognize the player.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Consumer Affairs
Hasbro, Inc.
1027 Newport Avenue,
Pawtucket, RI
Tel: 1-800-844-3733
Fax: 1-401-431-8082
This product is protected by certain
intellectual property rights of Microsoft
Corporation. Use or distribution of
such technology outside of this product is prohibited without a license from
Microsoft or an authorized Microsoft
subsidiary.
Product and colors may vary.
© 2006 Hasbro. All Rights
Reserved.
TM & ® denote U.S. Trademarks.
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