Juice Box™ Personal Media Player MP3 Adapter

Juice Box™ Personal Media Player MP3 Adapter
™
MP3 and Photo Viewer 1.0
Instructions
Contents
Software Requirements
Installing The Software
Getting Started
Running Juice Box™ Software
Downloading Music or Pictures
Ripping Music from CDs
Using your Selections with the Juice Box™ player
Quickstart
Juice Box™ player FAQ
Software Requirements
The following system is required to run the Juice Box™ card reader software:
Personal computer running Windows® 98SE or higher operating systems.
500 MHz processor or greater.
128 MB of available RAM.
100 MB of available hard drive space.
CD-ROM drive.
Built-in USB port.
Color monitor with minimum resolution of 800x600 pixels; High Color (16-bit) or True Color
(24-bit) recommended.
Installing the Software
This program was designed and manufactured to work within existing industry standards.
Computers with Windows® 2000, Windows® XP or Windows® XP Pro may need
administrator privileges to install this software. See your computer user's guide for
details.
1. Insert the Juice Box™ card reader software CD into your CD-ROM drive.
2. If the AutoPlay feature is enabled for your CD-ROM, left-click on the Install button and
skip the next two steps.
3. If you don't have AutoPlay enabled, left-click on the Start Menu. Then select Run from
the Windows® Taskbar.
4. Type d:setup.exe (d: refers to your CD-ROM drive. If your CD-ROM drive letter is not d:
please use the appropriate drive letter instead.)
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.
After installation is complete, you will find an icon for the Juice Box™ card reader
software on your desktop. You will also find an icon in the Juice Box™ menu item within
Programs under the Start Menu in the Windows® Taskbar.
Caution: After installing the Juice Box™ Card Reader software, you must have the USBcompatible card reader plugged into the computer in order to access all of the functions
of this software.
Getting Started
Installing the USB Card Reader
In order to transfer music or pictures from your computer to the Juice Box™ player, you
must have your USB-compatible card reader installed. The reader can be plugged into any
USB port available on your computer.
Using a USB Extension Cord (if needed)
If your USB port is located in the back of the computer, you can use the USB cable as an
extension so that your card reader is still accessible from the front.
Creating a Juice Box™ formatted chip
The Juice Box™ media player tags most SD or MMC storage chips with a special code so
that the Juice Box™ software recognizes the chip as suitable for downloads. Tagging a
chip takes a few simple steps:
Take the new SD or MMC storage chip and insert it into the Juice Box™ Flash Card
adapter, label-side up. The Flash Card adapter is a converter that allows standard storage
chips to act like Juiceware™ media chips.
Insert the loaded Juice Box™ Flash Card adapter (label-side up) into a Juice Box™ media
player.
Turn on the Juice Box™ media player.
The Juice Box™ media player will automatically tag your storage chip with the proper
code. First, turn OFF the Juice Box™ media player, then take the storage chip out of the
Flash Card adapter, insert it into the card reader and it's ready to use!
Running Juice Box™ Software
In order to access all of the features of the Juice Box™ software, a card reader with a
properly formatted chip must be connected to your computer.
After properly installing it, you can access the Juice Box™ software by clicking on the
Juice Box™ icon on your desktop or by going into the Start Menu and finding
the Juice Box™ icon under your Programs menu.
The following features can be found within the Juice Box™ program:
Import
Allows you to import files to enter into either the picture or music library.
Delete
Deletes highlighted files in either the picture library, the music library, or from off
the storage chip.
Download
Downloads highlighted files from the music or picture library to a properly
formatted SD or MMC storage chip.
Rip CD
Loads in the CoffeeCup® CD & MP3 Ripper (powered by CoffeeCup® software),
allowing you to take songs from a CD and drop it into your music library.
Settings
Allows the user to change the default directory for the picture or music libraries.
Help
Pulls up the instruction manual.
Downloading Music and Pictures
To download files to play on your Juice Box™ media player, first click on the Library tab either Music or Picture - which you want to use. You can then import files into the chosen
Library by clicking the Import button.
The Import button takes you to a default directory (generally, the My Music or My Pictures
directory on your desktop computer). You can either select files from that directory or use
the taskbar to navigate to another directory.
Highlight the files you want to load and then double-click on them (for a single file) or
press Enter to import multiple files. If you are trying to import music and picture files at
the same time, the Juice Box™ software will automatically sort them into the appropriate
library.
The selected files will then be copied to the Juice Box™ Libraries. Your music can be
sorted through its ID3 tag, allowing cataloguing by Name, Artist, or Album. Pictures are
simply arranged alphabetically.
You may then download the files to your SD or MMC storage chip simply by highlighting
the files in your library and pressing the Download button. You can continue to download
files in this manner until the storage chip is filled. The status of the storage chip's memory
is presented at the bottom of the screen with a graphical representation showing how
much free memory is left.
Music Detail
The storage chip that comes included with the Juice Box™ MP3 Starter Kit holds 32Mb of
storage, approximately a CD's worth of music.
The maximum bitrate playable on the Juice Box™ media player is 128kbps. While songs
with higher bitrates may be loaded onto the storage chip, these songs will experience
drop-out and decompression problems when played on the Juice Box™ media player and
may stop the player from working altogether without warning.
Picture Details
The Juice Box™ software recognizes JPG, BMP, PNG, and GIF picture formats.
Pictures downloaded to the storage chip are converted to a .jbp (Juice Box™ Picture)
format. The resolution of this format is 240x160.
Double clicking on a picture will preview it in the new format; on some personal
computers this may make the picture appear smaller and less sharp. Such issues will be
immediately resolved when the picture is shown in its proper format on the Juice Box™
player.
Previews
You can preview the file you want downloaded by double-clicking on it with the mouse.
MP3s will play by accessing whatever MP3 music program you have designated as your
default player in Windows® operating system. If you Don't have an MP3 player installed
on your PC, you will not be able to preview an MP3. You can download one from
www.winamp.com
Pictures will appear in their .jbp format, at a resolution of 240x160. They may also be
rotated so that the picture is oriented correctly for display.
Ripping from CDs
Utilizing CoffeeCup® software, the Juice Box™ program allows you to 'rip' songs off of a
standard CD and download them to a properly formatted SD or MMC chip.
To rip songs, do the following steps:
Insert your CD into the CD-ROM drive.
Left-click the Rip CD button.
The song information for the CD should list automatically. This software reads the CD
information contained in the id3 tags and will reveal it in the track list.
Select the track(s) you want to rip by clicking on the check box to the left of the songs or
click the topmost check box to highlight all of the songs.
Click the Make MP3s button to start the ripping process.
Caution: For the program to operate properly, your display font size must be set to 96 dpi
or higher. Right click on your desktop and select Properties, select the Settings tab and
click on Advanced. You should be able to change the font setting under the General tab.
The program displays each song's progress through the Status bar, which graphically
represents how much longer you have until full extraction.
The Ripping Menu also has three other features: Settings, Edit Album, and Burn CDs.
Settings
Settings lets you alter the bitrate setting of the music you are trying to record. Please
remember that the Juice Box™ player does not support bitrates higher than 128kbps.
Edit Album
Allows you to change the ID3 tags of the songs. This includes information about the
album, genre, artist, year, or other miscellaneous comment.
Burn CDs
Selecting the Burn CDs button takes you to the upgrade screen, where you can choose to
upgrade this product to the full CD Ripping and Burning Suite created by CoffeeCup®
software. An additional fee for the full suite is required.
Using Your Selections with
the Juice Box™ player
Once you have downloaded your content to your storage chip, you are now ready to use
the chip with the Juice Box™ media player.
Caution: A number of Windows®-based platforms consider SD or MMC chips to be the
same as standard hard drives. Before removing a storage chip from the card reader, rightclick on the Removable Hardware icon in the System Tray. This will give you the option to
unplug or eject your hardware. Follow its instructions and only when they are completed
remove your storage chip from the reader.
Insert your SD or MMC card into the Juice Box™ Flash Card adapter (label-side up), which
adapts the card to Juiceware™ media chip format.
Insert the Flash Card adapter (label-side up) snugly into your Juice Box™ media player.
When the player is turned on, it allows you to start playing the content on the chip. The
playlist will be determined by the storage chip's directory, written when it was ejected,
and cannot
be changed.
That's it! It's time to enjoy your music on your Juice Box™ player!
Playing Your Selections with
the Juice Box™ player
Always turn your Juice Box™ player OFF before installing or removing the Flash Card
Adapter or your SD/MMC storage chip.
Insert the loaded storage chip (label-side up) into the Juice Box™ Flash Card Adapter.
Insert the Juice Box™ Flash Card Adapter (label-side up) into the Juice Box™ player’s
chip slot.
Turn your Juice Box™ player to the “ON” position.
When using Headphones, first set the volume control to its minimum level and then adjust
the volume to a safe level.
QuickStart
Juice Box™ MP3 and Photo Viewer Quickstart Instructions
Get Ready…
Install the Juice Box™ card reader software on your computer.
Newly formatted SD or MMC storage chips must be put into the Juice Box™ player first.
Insert the storage chip into the Juice Box™ Flash Card adapter (label-side up) and then
put the Flash Card adapter into the Juice Box™ player (also label-side up).
When the player is turned on, the storage chip will be marked for future use with all Juice
Box™ players.
Get Set…
Put a Juice Box™ formatted storage chip into the card reader.
Insert the card reader into the computer's USB slot.
Start the Juice Box™ card reader software.
Go!
Use the Import button to open a music or picture directory on your computer. Highlight the
files you want and hit Enter to add them to the Library.
Or click on the Rip CD button to take tracks off of a CD inserted into your computer's CDROM. Check the tracks you want and hit Make MP3s to move them to the Library.
Highlight the pictures or music you want to move from the libraries. Click on the
Download button to transfer them to the storage chip.
Eject the storage chip and insert it into the Juice Box™ Flash Card adapter (label-side up).
Insert the loaded Juice Box™ Flash Card adapter (label-side up) into the Juice Box™
player and play!
Juice Box™ player FAQ:
Q: Is the headphone jack standard or do I need the Juice Box™ headphones?
A: Any kind may be used.
Q: How much memory does it have?
A: The MP3 Kit comes with 32MB and will take most MMC or SD cards up to and including
512 MB (sold separately and subject to availability).
Q: What kind of batteries does it require?
A: 3 AA batteries are required (sold separately and subject to availability).
Q: Will there be games cartridges in the future?
A: No.
Q: Can I make my own movies/images?
A: No, but with the MP3 kit you can download pics and MP3s.
Q: Will there be a camera attachment?
A: Not in this version.
Q: Can I use other movies?
A: No.
Q: What OS do I need?
A: 98 SE, NT, XP, Windows® 2000. It is not compatible with Windows® 98, it must be 98
SE.
Q: What MP3s can I use?
A: They must be recorded at 128k/sec or less.
Q: Can I download MP3s from the Juiceware™ media chips to my computer?
A: No.
Q: Can I use iTunes?
A: No.
Q: How do I delete/add songs?
A: This info will be covered in instruction manual under “Running Juice Box™ Software”.
Q: Where can I get more memory cards for more music?
A: MMC and SD memory cards are typically available in the Electronics and Camera
Departments at your local retailers.
Q: How do I change the play order of the songs?
A: There is no real play list. You can go down the list and select the song you want to
listen to.
Q: I lost/scratched/broke my disk, can I order a new one?
A: A new copy of the software can be downloaded at www.juicebox.com.
Q: Can I use a standard USB card reader?
A: Any SD/MMC card reader can be used.
Q: Can I install the software on more than one computer?
A: Yes.
Q: Can I make a backup disk?
A: Yes.
Q: I don’t have a USB port. Can I use a USB to serial adaptor or hub?
A: You must have a USB for MP3.
Q: Can I use a USB flash memory card to store more songs or download on the fly?
A: No.
Q: How do I uninstall the software?
A: Double click the uninstall icon in the folder where you installed the Juice Box™
software.
Q: Can I connect two Juice Box™ players together and share music?
A: No, you can’t, but you can exchange cards.
Go to www.juicebox.com for more information
© 2004 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved. JUICE BOX is a trademark of Mattel, Inc.
Windows is either a registered trademark or a trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the
United States and/or other countries.
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