1. general instructions 2. presentation

1. general instructions 2. presentation
1. GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
1.1. Product care
In addition the information in the accompanying Legal & Safety Notice, remember
that your ARCHOS is an electronic product that needs to be treated with care:
Do
not
subject
it
to
shock
or
vibration.
Do not subject it to heat; keep it ventilated (especially when connected to a
computer).
Keep
it
away
from
water
and
excessively
humid
areas.
Keep
it
away
from
high
electromagnetic
fields.
Do not open it up. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Opening will void
your warranty.
1.2. First steps
1.2.1. CHARGING THE BATTERY
Before using your ARCHOS for the first time, completely charge its battery. Connect the supplied
power charger/adapter. Attention: Use ONLY the supplied ARCHOS charger/adapter on your
device. The ARCHOS will turn on and start charging. The battery icon in the upper right corner of the
screen will animate a green “filling” action and the power/charge indicator light will remain solid.
Once the device is completely charged, the indicator light will start blinking. When not plugged into a
power adapter, the icon will display the percentage of battery power available.
1.2.2. THE STARTUP WIZARD
The first time you turn on the ARCHOS, the installation wizard will help you
configure the main functions of your ARCHOS: language, country, time, etc. You
can rerun the Startup Wizard anytime you want by going to Settings > Repair
& formatting > Startup wizard.
1.2.3. ONLINE REGISTRATION
Do not forget to register your device the first time you use it. See About the
device.
2. PRESENTATION
2.1. ARCHOS description
Note: Connections on the left side of the ARCHOS 7 0 hard drive version are rearranged slightly. The
hard
drive
version
does
not
have
a
micro-SD
card
slot
(item
7).
1.
Volume
Buttons: to
increase/decrease
volume.
2. On/Off: Press and hold to turn your ARCHOS on/off. Press quickly to go into
sleep mode. Press and hold to see the available shutdown options.
- Airplane mode: cuts the WiFi and Bluetooth® connections.
- Power
Off:
Deep sleep: Device goes into sleep mode. This saves battery power. Only
the
On/Off
button
(not
alarm)
can
wake
it
up.
Reboot: Restarts
the
device
Power off: Shuts off the device completely. No battery power is used.
3. Power/Charge indicator: Without
a power source connected, it shows the
on/off status. While connected to a
power source, blinking = fully charged,
solid = currently charging, quick
blinking = battery too low to start (let
charge for another 30 minutes).
4. Headphone jack: For headphones.
5. USB jack: To connect your ARCHOS
to your computer using the supplied
USB cable to transfer files. Or as a USB
host port to connect a camera or other
device with the optional USB host
cable.
6. Microphone: for recording your voice (see the app named Sound Recorder)
or doing video
conferencing.
7. Micro-SD card slot: To read and write to micro-SD or micro-SDHC memory
cards.
8. Mini-HDMI video output: To connect an optional HDMI cable for diplaying the
ARCHOS
to
your
HD
television.
9.
Go Back: You can always go back to the previous screen by pressing this
button.
10.
Menu list: By tapping on the menu icon, you can see the available options
for
the
current
screen.
11.
Home: Wherever you are in the interface, you can go back directly to the
central Home screen by tapping on this icon. Hold down to select and jump to a
recent
application.
12.
Search: Brings up the quick search box which will search for key words
within the specific application or on the Internet (provided there is an active
Internet
connection).
What
is
searched
for
can
be
configured
in Settings >Search.
13.
Loudspeaker(s)
14. Webcam: To
use
for applications
that
require
a
webcam.
15. Power connector: To connect the supplied power charger/adapter.
2.2. Using the ARCHOS interface
The
Android™ interface is made up of five home screen panels (the home icon
brings you to the center one). Slide your finger horizontally on the screen to go to
the two left or the two right panels of the extended Home screen. You can
place shortcuts, bookmarks, and widgets on any of the five screens so long as
there
is
free
space.
1. Notification messages: Drag the top bar downwards to reveal any
notification
messages.
2. Status info: Time, Bluetooth® & WiFi status, battery level, alarm set.
3. Shortcut to a free game that was downloaded from the AppsLib store.
4. Shortcuts to the enhanced Android™ applications (can be moved or deleted).
5. AppsLib store: An on-line library of hundreds of games & useful apps to
download to your device. Some are free and some must be purchased (WiFi
Internet
connection
needed).
6. Widgets: Small programs that run continuously and have a small interface
that stays on one of the home screen panels. This widget will do a Google web
search.
7. Settings shortcut: To access all the major settings of the device.
8. User Manuals: Special app to allow you to read the user manual on your
device.
9. Web site bookmarks: You can create these to open the web browser and go
directly
to
a
particular
web
site.
10. Applications Tab: shows all the applications that are installed on your
device.
Thumbnail display of five homepages: to display homepages in thumbnails,
hold
down .
Switch between apps: Hold down on the home icon
to display the recently
used applications. You can then tap on any one of them to go back into that app.
2.2.1. CUSTOMIZING THE HOME SCREEN ITEMS
Change the Wallpaper: Tap on the menu icon
and then select Wallpapers.
Move an item to another part of the screen. Hold your finger on it until it
enlarges, then drag it to the desired location (make sure there is enough space),
and
release
it.
Make an app shortcut: Open the Applications Tab and press and hold down on
one of the applications. It will enlarge and jump to the home screen. Slide it to an
empty place on one of the five home screens and then let go.
Make a shortcut or a bookmark: Hold your finger on the screen at an empty
location
and
then
choose
from
the
list.
Delete a screen item: Hold down on the item until it enlarges and then drag it to
the Applications Tab which has become a trash bin.
3. MAKING A WIFI CONNECTION
When you do not need the WiFi or Bluetooth® connections, remember to deactivate them in order to
save battery power. The Power control
widget found on the far left home
screen allows you to turn the WiFi on
and off (WiFi, Bluetooth®*, Tethering,
Sync, Brightness) as needed. To configure a WiFi connection, you need to be in a WiFi zone that will
allow you to connect to it. Every time the ARCHOS is in range of a network that you have already
configured once, it will attempt to make a connection (so long as the WiFi setting is enabled).
3.1. Enabling WiFi
Before launching an Internet application such as the web browser, check to see if
you already have a connection. The icon
in the top right of the screen is on
when your device is connected to a WiFi network. If not connected, you first need
to
activate
the
WiFi
and
configure
a
WiFi
network.
1. Go to the Home screen, tap on the Menu icon and then
select Settings.
2. In the Settings screen, select Wireless & networks.
3. If the WiFi is off, tap on the Wi-Fi line to turn it on. Then
select Wi-Fi settings. The ARCHOS will scan automatically
for available WiFi networks and show all the wireless
networks in range of your device. The list is refreshed
continuously.
4. Tap on the network you want to connect to. Networks
shown with the icon
are secured connections (requires a
password). If it is a secured network, tap the password
field to make the keyboardappear, enter the required
network information* and then tap on Connect. Your
ARCHOS will now attempt to establish a connection to that
WiFi access point with the network parameters you
entered.
* For free access WiFi points, there is no need to enter any special information. For
secured networks, you will need either a key (a series of numbers and/or letters)
of the type WEP, WPA, or WPA2, or you will need to have a WiFi access point that
uses the WiFi protection standard WPS (WiFi Protected Setup). Check with the
person who manages the WiFi network to obtain the exact connection parameters
required.
3.1.1. ADVANCED CONNECTION
To manually scan for available WiFi networks, go to the Wi-Fi settings screen,
tap
on
the
Menu
icon,
then
tap
on Scan.
If the WiFi network you want to connect to does not appear in the list, scroll down
the screen, then tap on Add a Wi-Fi network. Enter the required settings, then
tap on Save. To access the advanced network parameters (Regulatory
domain, IP address, etc), tap on the Menu icon, then tap on Advanced. Other
parameters will appear: the required information can be obtained from the person
who manages the network.
3.2. WiFi connection problems
The ARCHOS internet tablets support the 802.11 b, g, and n WiFi protocols. If you
cannot connect to your access point, first determine if the problem lies with your
access point or with the ARCHOS. Try using another WiFi device, such as a laptop
computer or a Wi-Fi enabled telephone and see if that will connect to your access
point. If it does, then use the same WiFi connection settings that it has on your
ARCHOS. You could also try connecting your ARCHOS to a friend's WiFi network
and if this works, change your access point parameters to similar ones.
3.2.1. POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS
1. Check your WiFi router/modem documentation to see if it has a pairing button
that needs to be pressed. Some modems have such a button that must be
pressed the very first time you try to make a WiFi connection with a new device.
2. If you have to enter a password (a security code of type WEP or WPA) be very
careful that you do not confuse a 1 and I (one and letter “I”), a 0 and O (zero and
letter
“O”),
or
U
and
V.
These
are
common
mistakes.
3. When entering a security code for your WiFi access, check the box Show
password which will allow you to see exactly what you are typing in. This will
avoid
any
mistakes.
4. Some access points use what is known as MAC filtering. That means, the WiFi
access point has a list of access numbers (every hardware device has a unique
MAC number) which are the only ones allowed to access to the WiFi point. The
person managing the WiFi modem/router should shut off this MAC filtering system
to see if this solves the problem. It is recommended to shut off MAC filtering in
general as this is now known to be an outdated and ineffective system for WiFi
security. If you must use it, you can find your device's specific MAC address by
going to Settings > Wireless & Networks > Wi-Fi settings > Menu
> Advanced.
It
will
look
something
like
00:16:dc:5e:9e:39.
5. Try temporarily shutting off the encryption system of your WiFi router/modem
to see if the problem has to do with the encryption system you are using. The
preferred encryption system is the WPA2.
4. TRANSFERRING FILES
When you want to transfer files to or from the ARCHOS (photos, documents,
music, video, or applications (.apk files)) you can transfer them via the USB cable
or via a wireless network connection. It is also possible to transfer files directly
to/from a camera, USB stick, powered hard drive, or an MP3 player using the
optional USB host cable. Use the application Files when transferring files by a
wireless network or when transferring files to/from a device that is connected
directly to the ARCHOS with a USB cable.
4.1. Connecting the ARCHOS to a computer
1. Connect
the
supplied
USB
cable
to
the
ARCHOS.
2. Plug
the
USB
end
of
the
cable
into
your
computer.
3. The ARCHOS will turn on and ask you if you want to connect it (Mount) or not.
Choose
to Mount it.
4. If you choose to just let it charge, you can always drag the top notification bar
downwards to reveal the USB notification message and choose to connect.
5. The ARCHOS will appear in your computer's file browser as an external hard
drive, ARCHOS (E:) for example.
4.2. Transferring files to/from the ARCHOS
There are two main methods to transfer your files to the ARCHOS:
4.2.1. COPY & PASTE
Use Windows® Explorer (the Finder on Mac, or the Linux file browser) to copy and
paste your files between your ARCHOS and your computer. When finished copying
or moving files, make sure you disconnect properly. Do notjust unplug the USB
cable.
4.2.2. WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER
The Synchronize button in Windows Media® Player is a one way "sync" button. It
will add video, music and photo files to your ARCHOS. It will give you the
possibility to have the same digital media on your ARCHOS as you have in your
Windows
Media®
Player
media
library.
1. On your computer, start Windows Media® Player 11 (or higher).
2. Select
the Sync tab.
3. Choose the media files you want to transfer. Drag the files or albums you want
to
transfer
into
the
right
panel.
4. Click
on
the Start
Sync button.
The selected videos, songs or photos will be copied directly into the corresponding
Video, Music or Pictures folder of the ARCHOS. When finished copying or moving
files, make sure you disconnect properly. Do not just unplug the USB cable. See
your Windows Media® Player help instructions for more information.
4.3. Disconnecting
Once all your file transfers are finished, close Windows® Explorer and any other
program that may have read or written to the ARCHOS. To unmount the device
from
the
computer;
Windows® XP: Click on the "safely remove" green arrow icon in the system
tray
Windows®
and
7: Click on
tray
the
then
select
the
"safely remove" icon
and
select
in
ARCHOS.
the system
the
ARCHOS.
Mac: Drag the ARCHOS hard drive icon
(which
will
change
to
an
on the desktop toward the trash
"unmount"
icon)
and
drop
it
in.
Linux: Right-click on the ARCHOS USB device icon
select
"unmount"
or
"safely
and
remove."
You can now unplug the USB cable.
5. SETTINGS
Use the settings to modify your ARCHOS to function for your
particular needs. You can scroll the screen up and down to
reveal settings that you don’t initially see. When it is possible,
you can use the Menu icon
to access more options within
one of the settings.
5.1. Wireless & Networks
When you do not need the WiFi or Bluetooth® connections, you can deactivate
them in
order
to
save
battery
power.
Airplane mode: This cuts the WiFi and Bluetooth® connections. This is typically
required when onboard airplanes in order not to interfere with the aircraft’s
sensitive
instruments.
Wi-Fi:
Tap
on
this
line
to
enable
or
disable
the
WiFi
connection.
Wi-Fi settings: Allows you to set up and manage your WiFi networks.
See: Making
a
WiFi
Connection.
Bluetooth: tap on this line to enable or disable the Bluetooth® connection.
Bluetooth settings: Allows you to set up your device’s name (the name that will
appear on your different Bluetooth® devices), make it discoverable or hidden,
scan for Bluetooth® devices in range, etc. See Pairing below. The ARCHOS is
compatible with the Bluetooth® standards A2DP, DUN, PAN, OBEX, and AVRCP.
Cell phone tethering: Allows you to use your cell (mobile) phone as a modem to
connect to the Internet when you are not in range or do not want to connect via a
WiFi access point. Your telephone subscription will need to include a data plan.
There may be certain extra costs associated with this. To tether (connect) your
ARCHOS to your phone and thus be able to connect to the Internet do the
following:
5.1.1. PAIRING
1. On your phone (or other device you want to pair), turn on Bluetooth®
"detectable."
2. On the ARCHOS, select Menu > Settings > Wireless & Networks >
Bluetooth and
turn
it
on.
3. Still on the ARCHOS, tap on Bluetooth settings, select Scan for devices,
then select your telephone which will be shown under Bluetooth devices.
4. Give
a
connection
code,
“1234”
will
be
fine.
5. On your phone, you will now see that the ARCHOS is requesting to be paired.
Type
in
the
same
code
“1234”.
Your phone and ARCHOS now know each other. They are "paired."
5.1.2. TETHERING (CONNECTING TO THE INTERNET)
Now that your ARCHOS and phone can talk to each other, it is just a matter of
telling the ARCHOS (only once of course) what the name of your phone’s data
service
is
called.
1. On the ARCHOS, go to Menu > Settings > Wireless & Networks > Cell
phone tethering and select Bluetooth, then select the device that you want to
use
for
tethering
(the
phone
you
paired
with
above).
2. Select the connection type DUN (Dial-up Networking -- older less used
standard)
or PAN (Personal
Area
Network
-newer
standard).
3a. DUN: Type in the Access Point Name (APN) that is used for your telecom
operator. You can usually find the APN name in the documentation with your data
plan or on the FAQ of your telecom’s web site. Each telecom company has
different APNs and can even have different APNs for different data plans. If your
telecom operator has not given you a username and password, then do not enter
anything
on
the
following
screen.
3b.
PAN:
This
method
needs
no
further
settings.
4. Now, anytime that you want to connect to the Internet, go into Menu >
Settings > Wireless & Networks > Cell phone tethering and turn on the
option Tether. Alternatively, you can turn tethering on/off via the power control
widget. You can now use the web browser or other application that requires an
Internet
connection.
VPN settings: For advanced users. Allows the ARCHOS to connect to a Virtual
Private Network.
5.2. Sound & display
Sound > Audio settings: Sets the sound's overall level of bass, treble, 3D, and
balance.
Sound > Volume: Sets the volume for music and videos. You can also adjust the
sound
by
using
the
volume
buttons
on
the
device.
Sound > Notification ringtone: Sets the sound type for system notifications.
Audible
selection:
Enables/disables
the
touch-screen
click
sound.
Orientation: Allows you to set the orientation of the screen to a fixed position or
based
on
the
physical
orientation
of
the
device.
Animation: Enables/disables the display of animations when opening and closing
applications.
Brightness: Allows you to adjust the brightness of the screen. Reducing the
brightness
will
reduce
battery
consumption.
Screen timeout: Allows you to adjust the delay before the screen automatically
turns
off
and
the
device
locks
itself.
To turn the screen back on, press the Power button once, and press it again to
unlock the screen.
5.3. TV out
Switch to TV: Switch the display from the built-in LCD to a connected HD TV. An
optional mini-HDMI cable is required. The screen of the ARCHOS then acts as a
touch-pad in order to move the cursor on the screen of your TV.
5.4. Location & security
Use wireless networks: This screen gives you the possibility to allow certain
Android™ applications to determine your current location via the WiFi connection.
Set up screen lock: Allows to lock your device with a password pattern.
Pattern:
Enable/disable
password
pattern
locking
of
the
device.
Use visible pattern: Enables/disables the password pattern to be visible when
being
applied.
Visible passwords: Enables/disables passwords to be shown as they are typed.
Use secure credentials: Allow applications to access secure certificates and
other
credentials.
Install
Set
from
SD
password:
card: Install encrypted certificates from an SD card.
Set
or
change
the
credential
storage
password.
Clear storage: Clear credential storage.
5.5. Applications
Unknown sources: Allow the installation of non-Android™ Market applications.
Manage applications: You can view information about all the applications
installed
on
your
device
or
uninstall
the
application.
Running
services:
View
and
control
currently
running
services.
Development: Advanced options for software developers. Includes a screenshot
setting (screen image saved to the root).
5.6. Accounts and sync
Settings to manage data synchronization.
5.7. Storage
Update multimedia library: In case some of your songs or photos may not
appear in the music or photo library, select this option to do a full multimedia
library
update.
Internal storage - Total space: Displays the amount of total space in the
internal
memory.
Internal storage - Available space: Displays the amount of free space
available
on
the
internal
memory.
External storage - Total space: Displays the amount of total space on an
inserted
SD
card
or
USB connected
storage
device.
External storage - Available space: Displays the amount of free space on an
inserted
SD
card
or
USB connected
storage
device.
Unmount external drive: Before removing a memory card or USB connected
storage device from your ARCHOS, use this option to unmount it before physically
removing
or
disconnecting
it.
System Storage - Available space: Displays the amount of free space available
on the system memory (the memory used to store the Android™ applications).
5.8. Language & keyboard
Set your preferred language and region, and configure the text settings for faster
and more accurate text input.
5.9. Accessibility
Some third party software includes special accessibility options for visually or
hearing impaired users. Checking this option will enable those features.
5.10. Date & Time
Automatic: Enable this option if you want to set the clock automatically when
your ARCHOS is connected to a WiFi network. Disable this option to set the current
date
&
time
manually.
CAUTION : If the time & date are not correctly set, you might not be able to
access certain web pages.
5.11. About device
Status: Select this option to see the battery level and status, the WiFi Mac
address,
the
Bluetooth®
address,
etc.
Battery use: Shows the percentage of battery power being used by the different
apps.
Online registration: Register your product on-line to get access to technical
support.
You
can
also
register
your
product
using
a
computer
(www.archos.com/register).
Legal
Model:
information:
This
is
Allows
the
you
model
to
view
name
the
of
open
your
source
licenses.
ARCHOS
device.
Product Key: Each ARCHOS has a unique number. If you register your product online using a computer (www.archos.com/register), this number will be needed.
Plug-ins: lists the plug-ins that you have installed onto your device. The cinema
plug-in is available for purchase from the ARCHOS web site. This plug-in will allow
your device to play MPEG2 formatted video files (including .vob and .TS files) as
well
as
AC3
audio
files.
Android
version:
Displays
the
current
version
of
the
firmware.
Firmware update: Use this button to search for an online update via a WiFi
network. If there is one available, it will be installed automatically. See Updating
the
Firmware to
learn
more.
Board version: displays the version number of your ARCHOS.
5.12. Repair and formatting
Touch screen Calibration: If the touch-screen is not responding properly, use
this item and follow the instructions on the screen. If this does not work or if you
cannot access the touch-screen settings, you can force the touch-screen
calibration
when
you
restart
the
device
(see: System
Recovery).
Accelerometer calibration: If the accelerometer is not responding properly (in
other words, if the automatic screen rotation does not function correctly), use this
button
and
follow
the
instructions
on
the
screen.
Reset Android: Deletes the device settings and the installed applications. It does
not
touch
your
personal
files
(video,
music,
photo).
Reset media storage: Deletes all your media files (photos, music, video). It does
not
touch
the
applications.
Full reinitialization: Deletes all the files on your device and resets the
configuration
to
the
original
factory
settings.
Startup wizard: The startup wizard will start the next time you turn on your
device. This allows you to reset the basic settings of your ARCHOS (language,
date, time, etc.).
6. INTERNET NAVIGATION
Before launching any application that needs to make a connection to
the Internet, make sure that you are connected to a WiFi network (
icon on the top right of the screen). You can use your finger to scroll the
current web page horizontally or vertically. To open a link, simply tap on
it. To enter a web address, just scroll to the top of the current page and
tap in the address field, enter the address and tap on Go. To go back to
the previous page that you browsed, tap on the Back
icon. To go back directly
to your Android™ home screen, tap on the Home icon . Double-tap on the
screen to zoom in and zoom out or use the - and + zoom icon
that
appears when you move the page. Depending on where you are in the web
browser, holding down on an item will give you access to more options. For
example, by holding your finger on an image, you can save the image file to your
device. To fill in a text field, tap in the field, then use the virtual keyboard to type
the required information.
6.1. WEB BROWSER MENU ITEMS
New Window: Opens a new browser window.
Bookmarks: You can also just tap on the bookmark icon on the top right of each page. Here you can
see your list of bookmarks. Just tap on one of them to open it in the current window.Holding down on
a bookmark will give you access to several options (you will be
able to edit it, rename it, delete it, etc.). To add a new
bookmark, tap on the top left box that shows * Add. The two
other tabs allow you to access your Most visited sites and
your History. In the History tab, the Menu icon allows you to
clear the history.
Windows: When you have several windows currently opened, tap on Windows to
display the list of currently open windows. Tap on one to open it.
Refresh / Stop: Will stop loading the web page, if it is currently loading. Will
refresh
the
current
web
page
once
it
has
stopped
loading.
Forward:
Will
go
to
the
next
page
that
you
browsed.
More: Will give you access to other options (Find on page to search for a
specific word on the current page, Select text to select a section of text to put
into the system clipboard -- which you can then paste into another application
such as an e-mail by holding down your finger in a text field), Page info to get
information about the current web page, Downloads to view the list of items you
have downloaded from the Internet. Go to Home > Files > Downloadsto see the
actual files that are saved on your device. Settings to adjust the way the browser
works.
Please note that some Web features requiring special plug-in software or Active X
controls may not work in this special version of the Web Browser.
7. APPSLIB AND APPLICATIONS
7.1. Downloading and installing applications
Tap on this icon (WiFi Internet connection needed) to go to the online AppsLib
(Applications Library) store. This online library of free and purchasable applications has
hundreds of fun games and useful applications to download and use.
Select one of the categories and then browse through the various applications to find the
one you want and then tap on the Install button which will download it to your device.
You can then just tap on Open to run the program. These applications have been created by the
Android™ software developers' community and made available on an "as is" basis.
7.2. Deleting an application
Tap on this icon (found in the applications tab) and you'll see a list of all the applications
that have been installed on your device. Scroll down to the application that you want to
delete and then tap on it. The application will be permanently deleted. You can of course
redownload free applications from the AppsLib store again.
8. VIDEO
The Video browser allows you to
navigate through and play the video
files stored in the ARCHOS internal
memory or an SD card (for devices
that have an SD card slot) or even
files stored on other computers on
your local network (see the chapter Playing your
PC’s shared media). The initial choice allows you
to choose between the interally stored video and
video on a network. When you chooseVideo
Folder for example, you will see the list of videos
just in the folder named video. If you choose All
videos, you'll see a list of all the videos it has found
on your device. Each line contains a thumbnail
ARCHOS 70 Technical
Specifications
MPEG-4 HD (up to 720p, 30
fps@6Mbps)
MPEG-4 (ASP@L5 AVI, up to
DVD resolution, 30 fps@8Mbps
H.264 HD (HP@L3.1 up to
720p,
30
fps@5Mbps)
WMV9/VC1 (AP up to 720p 30
fps@10Mbps)
MJPG (Motion JPEG) in VGA
resolution
With the above codecs, the
device can play video files
with the following extensions:
AVI, MP4, MOV, 3GP, MPG,
MKV, FLV, RM, RMVB, ASF,
WMV.
from the video, the total play time,
a Resume icon
if it was last stopped before it
was completely viewed, a Bookmark icon
if
you set a bookmark in the video at specific point,
and
the
reveal
icon
in
order
to
select Resume or Bookmark. Tap on a video to
play it from the beginning. Press and hold down on
the item to get more options.
With the optional Cinema plugin: MPEG2 (up to
DVD
resolution MP/D1, 30 fps@10
Mbps). Plays VOB, TS, PS.
Video
support
subtitle
SRT, SSA, SMI, SUB text
subtitles,
MKV
embedded
subtitles (TXT, SSA), VOB
embedded subtitles
8.1. VIDEO PLAYBACK SCREEN
To display the menu overlay, tap once anywhere on the screen.
You can use this to pause/resume the video or to move to a
specific part of the video. To make it disappear, tap again. To
display the available menu items including alternate
languages*, subtitles*, bookmarks, and settings, tap on the
menu icon . To exit the video player at any time, tap on the
back icon
to go back to the video list, or tap on the home
icon
to
go
to
the
home
screen.
* Only if multiple audio tracks or subtitles are included inside or alongside the video file.
The four menu items when playing a video. If not already present, the Video
player widget can be placed on one of the five home screens to give you quick
access to your recently added and recently played videos.
9. PLAYING YOUR PC’S SHARED MEDIA
You don't have to limit yourself to playing only the video, music, and photo files
that are stored on your device. When connected to your home WiFi network, your
ARCHOS gives you the possibility to watch, directly on your device, the shared
media files (videos, music or photos) stored on your computer. There are two main
ways to "stream" media to your ARCHOS via WiFi.
9.1. Media from your PC's shared folders (SMB)
If there are computers on your WiFi network that are sharing folders, then
you will be able to browse those folders and play whatever content is in
them. As shown to the left, a folder on your PC that is being shared has
the hand-holding-a-folder icon. To share a folder on your PC, right-click on it and
select Sharing. You can browse all the shared folders by using
the Files application on your ARCHOS. In the file browser, find the
groupExternal and select Shared folders (SMB). You'll see the computer's
name here, and then the shared folders and files inside it. If you have shared
video or music files, you can access these folders directly from
the Videoapplication (select Shared Folders (SMB) from the list when you first
open the video player) or the Music application (select the icon Storage on the
right side). For photos, you will have to use the Files application to locate and
display your photos. If the computer with the shared folders normally has a
Windows® username and password, you will be asked to enter these before you
can access the folder contents.
9.2. PC’s shared media files (UPnP)
The UPnP standard is a simplified and universal method for a computer to share
its media contents. For this to work, you will need a WiFi connection and Windows
Media® Player 11* or higher installed on your PC. This is especially useful when
you have a large library of music and video and you cannot fit it all onto the
internal memory of the ARCHOS. The ARCHOS uses the UPnP (Universal Plug-andplay) standard to stream shared media files from your PC’s Windows Media®
Library.
* There are other products (software) on the market that also can share media files using the UPnP
standard.
9.2.1. SETTING WINDOWS MEDIA® PLAYER’S SHARING OPTIONS
1. Connect the ARCHOS to your WiFi network
(see Making
a
WiFi
Connection).
2. Connect your PC to the same WiFi network and start
Windows Media® Player, version 11 or higher.
3. Click on the Library tab, and select Media sharing...
4. Check the box Share my media to, and click on OK.
The ARCHOS icon should appear in the window, with a
warning
symbol
next
to
it*.
* ATTENTION: the first time you set your sharing
options, it might take a couple of minutes for your PC to
display the ARCHOS icon.
5. Select the ARCHOS icon and click on the Allow button.
6. To modify your sharing settings, click on Settings. You
can, for example, enter a name for your shared media files.
You will then see this name on your ARCHOS. Click
on OK to
save
the
modifications.
7. Click on OK to close the Media Sharing window.
8. You can now close Windows Media® Player, and start
viewing your PC’s shared media files directly on your
ARCHOS (see next section).
9.2.2. PLAYING SHARED VIDEO AND MUSIC
1. Open Video or Music
>
Storage and
then
select Media
servers
(UPnP) shown under External (you may need to scroll down to see this) to start
scanning for devices and computers sharing their media files on the WiFi network.
2. If you entered a name for your shared media files in Windows Media® Player, it
should appear. Open it, and you will then have access to all the videos and music
stored
in
your
PC’s
Windows
Media®
Library.
Note: You can also plug in the optional video cable to your TV and thus play videos
stored on your computer to a television in another room.
9.2.3. DISPLAYING SHARED PHOTOS
Start the Files application and then choose Media Servers (UPnP) in the
section External (you may need to scroll down to see this). Your device will look
for all the media servers on your local network using the WiFi connection. Once
one is found and selected, you will be presented with a list of media types
including Pictures. Choose Pictures to start viewing the pictures stored in the
Windows® Media Library.
10. MUSIC
The music player application offers many functions. Not all of them are
explained below. Hold down on an item or tap on the menu icon if you
are in doubt about what options are available to you. When you leave
the music playback screen while a song is still playing, it will keep
playing in the background. This allows you to browse your internal
memory, view your photos or surf the Web while listening to music.
Regardless of what you are doing on your device while the music is playing, you
will be able to access the music playback screen by pulling down the top
notification bar
.
10.1. Browsing through your music files
Here you see the music library screen with the cover-roll album art
display on the left. Scroll the albums vertically to see all the albums
stored on your device or scroll it horizontally to see yourFavorites, Recently added, Recently played,
or All albums. If your music files do not include cover art, then a standard cover icon will appear.
You can browse through your music by album, artist, or song name, via your created play lists, your
favorites, or as files and folders in the storage* system. If some of your music files do not contain
information tags, they will be classified as (Unknown) in the Music Library. If not already present, the
music player widget can be placed on one of the five home screens to give you quick access to your
recently
added
and
recently
played
music.
* In addition to the internally stored music, you will see the option External in Storage. This allows you to play music
from media servers or from a file server over your WiFi network.
10.1.1. CREATING PLAYLISTS
A playlist is a list of audio tracks that the music player will automatically
play one after the other (in order or randomly). You can play, create and
edit as many playlists as you want. To create or add to a playlist, find a
song or an album in the music browser and hold your finger down on it
to bring up the list of options. Select Add to playlist, and then you have
the option of putting it into an already established playlist or creating a
new
play
list.
When you delete a playlist (hold your finger down on the name of
playlist then select delete), you are only deleting the list and not the music itself.
10.1.2. THE FAVORITES LIST
The "Favorites" is where you keep the music you play the most often. To add a title,
an album, or an artist to your favorites list, just hold down on the item and a few
options will appear. Choose Add to favorites. The item will be marked with a star
icon
. To access your favorites list at any time, go to the cover-roll browsing
screen and flick the albums left/right until you see the music called Favorites. To
remove an item from your favorites list, roll it into view and then hold your finger
down on it and choose Remove from favorites.
10.2. Music playback
The music playback screen includes the standard playback controls. You
can tap on the progression bar to go directly to a different location in the
song. The previous and next buttons can
be tapped once to jump to the beginning of
the current song or jump to the next song,
or held down to reverse or advance rapidly
through the current song. The icons to the
right of the album cover do the following:
- Switch to the music selection screen
- View the current play list*
- Choose between repeating all songs in
the
current
list,
just
one,
and
not
repeating.
Using the menu , you can choose additional items such as the Audio Settings (shown to the right)
or Party Shuffle. Selecting the party shuffle will create a playlist of several songs from the entire
music library. The idea is that while the list is playing, you can add more songs (find the desired song,
long hold on the item, and then selectAdd to playlist > Current playlist) and it will add it to the end of
the current party shuffle. Or, if you do nothing, the player will just add songs as needed to keep the
party
going.
* In the list, it is possible to change the position of the upcoming songs by holding down on the icon on the left of the song
and dragging it to the desired position.
10.3. Transferring your music to your ARCHOS
You can easily create music files with your computer by using Windows Media®
Player 11 or higher to convert your CDs to a playable format for your ARCHOS:
1. Place a music CD in your computer, and Windows® will ask you what action
you would like to perform.
2. Choose Rip music from CD, and Windows Media® Player will start ripping
the CD. The songs will be automatically extracted from the CD and encoded
into the MP3 or WMA format, according to what you chose in Windows
Media® Player’s ripping options. The default format is WMA.
3. Once this is done, the album will become part of your Music Library.
4. See Transferring Files to learn how to transfer the ripped music files onto the
ARCHOS.
See your Windows Media® Player help instructions for more information.
Check the laws and regulations in your country or jurisdiction to know if private
copying of your CDs for your own use is authorized. Some music CDs have a
special copy protection system that will not allow Windows Media® Player to
make music files from them.
11. GALLERY
The gallery organizes your photos for you
by the folders you have put them into and
by the date the photos were taken. This
includes both the photos and videos you
have
taken
with
the built-in
camera or photos you have copied onto the
ARCHOS. The initial gallery view shows all the albums
(folders) that contain photos. Flick the albums to the left
or right to find the one to view, and then tap on it to see a
photo wall of its contents. If not already present, the
photo widget can be placed on one of the five home screens to give you quick access to your recently
added, recently played, and favorite photos.
11.1. PHOTO WALL
You can flick the photo wall to the right or left to see a thumbnail of all the photos.
1. The
name
of
the
folder
you
are
currently
looking
at.
2. Tap to view the album as a photo wall (shown) or as small stacks of photos (below) grouped by
date.
3. Drag the date slider to go through the entire photo wall by date.
4. The
date
of
the
photos
is
displayed
as
you
drag
the
slider.
5. Example of new pictures created with the cropping feature.
Shown below are photos from the same album viewed as small stacks grouped by
date (option on top right of screen). Tap on one of the stacks to reveal the section
of the photo wall shown in the stack. Tap on a thumbnail to display the photo. Tap
on the photo itself to show the available options such as picture zooming, start
slideshow, or sharing.
11.2. PLAYING A SLIDESHOW
When a photo is displayed on the screen, tap the screen to reveal the slideshow
button. To make a musical slideshow, go to the music player, start a song, and
then go back to the gallery and start the slideshow. To get more impressive
results, connect the ARCHOS to a television with the optional video cable to show
it to many people at once.
11.3. CROPPING AN IMAGE
You can crop an image to fit the format of the screen or just show the more
interesting parts. Don't forget that you can also just rotate the ARCHOS itself and
a vertically oriented picture will then fill up the whole screen. To crop an image,
tap
on
the
menu
icon
and
then
on More.
Select Crop.
Push
and
pull
the
arrows
until
it
outlines
the
desired
area.
Tap on Save and the results will be added as a new photo to the photo album. You
can delete the original image without fear of deleting the newly created one.
11.4. PUTTING PHOTOS ONTO YOUR ARCHOS
To copy photos from your camera to your ARCHOS you can connect your ARCHOS
to the camera directly with the optional USB Host cable or by first transferring the
photos to your computer and then transferring them to the ARCHOS.
12. FRING™
The included fring™ application allows you to make video conference calls. It has a
clean, attractive and uncomplicated user interface that allows you to video conference
with other fring™ users as well as with those using Google Talk™, MSN Live, Yahoo®
messenger, AIM™ and others (you will need to have one such account yourself as well).
13. FILES
The file browser gives you the possibility to navigate the file system of your ARCHOS'
internal memory. In the Home screen, tap on the applications tab, and tap on Files to
enter the file browser. Tap on a folder to open it. Use the back icon
to go back up one
level in the file hierarchy. By holding your finger down on a file or a folder, you
can cut, copy, delete, rename, or get details about that specific file or folder. To paste a
copied or cut file or folder, use the menu icon . For folders with many files, you can
"flick" the list and it will scroll up or down quickly.
13.1. Browsing Other Computers on the Network
If there are Windows® computers on your WiFi network, you can browse
their shared folders. Make sure you have a WiFi connection and in the
application Files, select Shared folders (SMB). If there are computers on
the same network that are sharing folders, then you will see the computer's name
here, and then the shared folders and files inside. You can copy files and folders
from the computer sharing them and then paste them locally into your device. If
the computer with the shared folders normally has a Windows® username and
password, you will be asked to enter these before you can access the folder
contents.
13.2. Accessing shared media files via UPnP
When you select Media servers (UPnP), you can only browse and play media
files from media servers on the local network, not transfer them. See the
section Playing your PC’s shared media for details on using this feature.
14. EMAIL & CONTACTS
The Email and Contacts applications work hand in
hand. These are standard email and contacts
applications that you will need to set up yourself. You
will need to check with your Internet service provider
to find the parameters needed to set up both incoming
and outgoing mail. Typically there are "Help" pages on service provider's website for setting up email
for various email programs. This will give you the incoming and outgoing mail server names and other
information that you will need to enter into the mail setup. If you have a Google Gmail™ account, the
entire email setup only requires your user name and password.
15. CLOCK
This application is more than a simple clock. It displays a stylish digital clock on the
screen, plays photos from the Photo Frame application, gives access to your music, and
let's you set alarms. If your device is inDeep Sleep mode (long press on power button
> Power off > Deep sleep), the alarm will not bring it out of this sleep mode. Just press
the on/off button once to put it in regular sleep mode.
16. WEB & LOCAL SLIDESHOWS
This application allows you to view slideshows of photo albums from Flickr®,
Picasa™, or Facebook accounts. Open the application and then tap on the bottom
area of the screen to display the available options. You can view a slideshow of the
photos that are stored on the ARCHOS, from your own on-line photo albums, online albums of others, or view selected photos by keywords.
17. STOPPING APPS
Sometimes when you have been using Android™ for a while, it may hold a number
of applications in active memory and slow down. You can stop individual
applications or stop all of them to give more space to working memory. You can also
see which applications are preventing the device from sleeping or which ones are
waking it up too often.
18. WIDGETS
Widgets are small applications that run continuously on one of the five home
screen panels. Below are some of the widgets that may already be on your
device. To add a widget, find an empty area on one of
the five panels and hold your finger down there.
Select Widgets, and then select the desired one. To
delete a widget from one of the screens, hold down
on it and drag it toward the applications tab where it
will change to a trash icon. When the widget is on top of the trash and turns red,
let off of it and it will be deleted (the same is true for any screen shortcut). To get
more widgets, go to the AppsLib store where you can find free and purchasable
widgets that add a variety of functions to your ARCHOS.
18.1. GOOGLE SEARCH
A quick way to enter a search term for a Google Internet search.
18.2. MUSIC
A quick method to access your music
instead of opening the Music player. There
are also similarly looking widgets for
the Gallery (photo
viewing)
and
the Video player.
18.3. ANALOGUE CLOCK
An alternative clock.
18.4. POWER CONTROL
This very useful widget allows you to easily shut on/off modules of the ARCHOS
that take up power. You can thus extend the usable battery charge of your device.
From
the
left
to
right.
WiFi:
Turn
on/off
the
WiFi
module.
Bluetooth:
Turn
on/off
the
Bluetooth®
module.
Teather: Connect or disconnect your ARCHOS from your mobile phone's
bluetooth
connection
for
Internet
access.
Sync: Shut off the synchronizing that often goes out to the web to synchronize
application
data.
Brightness: Allows three levels of screen brightness.
19. UPDATING THE DEVICE
The firmware is the operating system (OS) of your ARCHOS. It is periodically
updated to bring new features, improvements and bug fixes. There are two main
ways to update your product’s firmware:
19.1. DIRECT
Update directly on the ARCHOS (WiFi connection needed). This is the easiest way
to update the firmware. For this to work, you only need a connection to a WiFi
network. See Making a WiFi Connection. From the Home screen, tap on the Menu
icon , select Settings, and choose About device. Tap on the Firmware
update button. The ARCHOS will search on-line for a new firmware. If there is one
available, it will start downloading, and it will be installed automatically. Follow the
on-screen instructions.
19.2. VIA COMPUTER
On your PC, go to www.archos.com/firmware. Search for the latest firmware
available for your ARCHOS. Compare the latest on-line version with the one
installed on your ARCHOS (your ARCHOS firmware version number appears in
the About device settings screen). If the on-line version is more recent than
yours (has a higher number), follow the instructions to download it and copy it to
your ARCHOS. Your Internet browser may warn you that the contents of the
firmware file could harm your computer. ARCHOS has taken precautions to insure
that this file will not harm your computer.
20. TROUBLESHOOTING
20.1. Resetting your ARCHOS
In the event that your ARCHOS freezes operation, you can force the device to shut
down by holding the Power button for 10 seconds. Resetting your ARCHOS will not
erase any data from your device. If the touch-screen is not responding properly
you can execute a touch-screen recalibration by doing a System Recovery as
per the next section.
20.2. Touch screen problems
If the touch-screen is not responding properly try to go to the Touch screen
calibration settings
screen
(Menu
icon
> Settings > Repair
and
Formatting). Then use the Touch screen calibration button, and follow the
instructions on the screen. If this does not work or if you cannot access the touchscreen settings, you can force the touch-screen calibration (see: System
Recovery).
20.3. System recovery
If your ARCHOS does not respond correctly or does not start properly, you can try
to remedy this situation with a system recovery. Be very careful with this as there
are options to erase all the data on your device.
20.3.1. TO ENTER INTO THE RECOVERY SCREEN
- Turn
off
the
device
and
wait
10
seconds.
- Press and hold the volume + button while powering on the device.
- Keep the volume + pressed until the Recovery mode starts (white screen).
- To move from one option to another, use the volume buttons. To select an
option, press the ON/OFF button.
20.3.2. RECOVERY MODE OPTIONS
No:
Cancels
the
system
recovery.
Update firmware: Allows you to connect your device to a computer in order to
copy the latest .AOS file (operating system) to your device and then install it.
Repair System: Attempts to repair the file structure on the internal memory. This
does
not
erase
any
data.
No:
Return
to
main
recovery
screen.
Force Touchscreen Calibration: Select this, set your device down, start the
calibration, and don't touch it. It will re-calibrate the screen. After the calibration
is
complete,
select No to
leave
the
recovery
screen.
Check Disk: Check and repair the system partition if damaged.
Start USB MSC: Allows you to connect your device to a PC to access the
internal
memory.
Format System: Formats the internal memory. All data (music, photos, videos,
etc.), applications and settings are erased.
21. ACCESSORIES AND PLUG-INS
21.1. USB Host cable
This cable will allow your ARCHOS to have a full-sized
USB Host port. That is, you can connect a camera, a
USB stick, a USB memory card reader, a mouse, a
keyboard, a combination mouse/keyboard, or a powered hard drive to your
ARCHOS*. By using this cable, your ARCHOS can download all the photos from
your camera directly, without having to transfer the photos to your computer
first. See the ARCHOS on-line store to purchase this micro USB-B to USB-A host
cable.
* Some standard USB devices may not function if they consume too much power.
21.2. Cinema Plug-in
The out-of-box video playback capability of the ARCHOS is about the best on the
market. However, it does not come with MPEG-2 video playback capabilities. You
can purchase a software plug-in from the ARCHOS on-line store which will allow
your ARCHOS to play these files. This allows your device to play VOB, TS, PS video
streams as well as AC3 audio.
21.3. Mini-HDMI to Standard-HDMI male/male cable
This Audio/Video
cable plugs into the
ARCHOS to allow
it to play video out
to a television. Use
the Switch to TV widget (go here to install
the widget if it is not already on one of the home screens) to switch
from watching on the built-in screen to watching on a
television. You can also use the menu button
to see the TV switch
option. Before you switch to the TV, make sure you have switched
your television to the correct video input, often this is done with the
A/V select button of your TV's remote control.
21.3.1. SCREEN AS TOUCHPAD
Once the screen image is displayed, use the screen of
the ARCHOS as a track pad to move the cursor around
the screen of your television. Be sure to orient the
device as shown below in order to use the correct
touch
zones
of
the
screen.
22. TECHNICAL SUPPORT INFORMATION
Still need help after reading though this entire manual? OK, then contact tech
support by first registering your product (if you haven't already done so) and then
enter your user account and go to the support section where you can fill in a web
form with your question (it is easier to do on a regular computer). We'll make our
best effort to get back to you within two business days with your answer. Also, see
the
frequently
asked
questions
section
at
www.archos.com/faq.
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