Apacer AL720
User Manual
For your Safety
Warning
To prevent electric shock or other injury, please do not disassemble or repackage this
product.
To prevent a fire, electric shock, or device malfunction, please do not use this product
in a wet environment such as a bathroom.
During operation, do not expose the product in areas above 35°C (95°F) or below 5°C
(41°F).
Avoid placing the product near a source of heat or in an area with strong magnetic
fields or excessive vibration, or exposing it to sunlight (even through windows).
Never insert any metallic subject into the device to avoid any risk of electrical shock,
This product is an electronic device; please avoid dropping it or subjecting it to other
Do not place heavy objects on the top of the product or use excessive force on it.
fire, short-circuiting or dangerous emission.
severe shock.
Do not use an AC adapter other than the one provided with the retail package. Any
damage caused by unauthorized adapters will void the warranty.
Do not operate electronics with wet hands.
Do not bend cables in a sharp angle.
Do not overload wall outlets.
Do not stack the media player on another audio / video appliance such as a TV.
Notice
Carefully unpack the contents of the product package.
This device is not for in-car entertainment use. Unstable power or vibration may
damage this device.
Keep this device unreachable for children.
Keep this device and its accessories away from heat sources.
Unplug media player from the electrical outlet when unused for long periods of time or
Apacer doesn’t take any responsibility for data loss or damage during operation.
if there is a risk of lightning.
Do not disconnect the product while formatting, uploading or downloading, otherwise it
may cause a program error.
When transferring files, do not turn the power off or restart this device. No responsibility
is provided for any damage to or loss of any program, data, or other information stored
on any media or any part of this device serviced hereunder.
Table of contents
Chapter 1 Introduction................................................................ 1
Features....................................................................................... 1
System Requirements.................................................................. 1
Chapter 2 Package Contents ..................................................... 1
Chapter 3 The Remote Control .................................................. 2
Changing the Battery of the Remote Control ............................... 2
Buttons......................................................................................... 2
Parts and Functions ..................................................................... 4
Chapter 4 Quick Start ................................................................. 5
Chapter 5 USB Connection ........................................................ 6
Mounting the USB External Storage ............................................ 6
Mounting the Internal USB Storage.............................................. 6
Partition of the USB External Storage .......................................... 7
Media Files for Playback .............................................................. 8
Chapter 6 TV Connection ........................................................... 9
Connecting to AV Equipments...................................................... 9
Chapter 7 Main Menu ................................................................ 13
Chapter 8 Setup......................................................................... 13
Chapter 9 Playing Media........................................................... 23
Chapter 10 Playing Movies ...................................................... 25
Chapter 11 Playing Music ........................................................ 29
Chapter 12 Playing Photo ........................................................ 31
Chapter 13 Advanced Features ............................................... 33
Chapter 14 Troubleshooting .................................................... 35
Chapter 15 Service and Support ............................................. 37
Chapter 16 Product Specifications ......................................... 38
Chapter 1 Introduction
Features
Plays back most media file formats.
Plays media files from your PC with Apacer wireless adapter via wireless network.
(Apacer wireless adapter is optional)
Built-in 2.5” SATA II HDD.
Supports USB external storage devices.
Supports NTFS, FAT32 and HFS+ file systems.
Supports both NTSC and PAL TV systems.
Supports video output to full-HD 1080p.
Supports HDMI and component video output.
System Requirements
Supported OS: Windows 2000/ME/XP/Vista/Win 7, Mac OS 10.4 and above.
Storage media: USB Flash Drive / USB external HDD/USB card Reader
Minimum Allocation Unit Size: 4096 bytes
Chapter 2 Package Contents
Media Player AL720
x1
Quick Install Guide
x1
CD
x1
Remote Controller
x1
Composite Audio/Video Cable (Yellow/Red/White)
x1
Component Video Cable (Green/Red/Blue)
x1
AAA Battery
x2
Power Adapter
x1
USB cable
x1
Carrying Bag (optional)
x1
Apacer HDMI cable (optional)
x1
Apacer wireless adapter (optional)
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Chapter 3 The Remote Control
Changing the Battery of the Remote Control
If the battery becomes depleted, change the battery according to the following instructions:
Buttons
POWER
POWER on or off the media player.
HOME
Return to the main menu.
MUTE
Mute audio output, and press again to
resume.
DISPLAY
Display current status, including track
number and time elapsed/remaining.
SETUP
Enter the Setup Menu directly to
change system settings.
VOL + / Navigational
Volume up/down.
Press the arrow buttons to navigate
the menus.
ENTER
Press to select confirm in menus.
Play the media files.
STOP
2
Stop the playback.
RETURN
Return to the previous screen when navigating the menus.
FAST
Press to fast rewind or fast forward the current playback.
REWIND/FAST Press repeatedly to select faster rewind or fast forward speeds.
FORWARD
PAUSE/STEP
Press to pause current playback. Press again to step to the next frame.
Press ENTER button to resume playback.
PREVIOUS
Press to go the previous file when playing media.
Press to page up the file list at File Browser.
NEXT
Press to go the next file when playing media.
Press to page down the file list at File Browser.
SLOW
Slow motion playback.
Five slow motion levels (3/4x, 1/2x, 1/4x, 1/8x, 1/16x) are available.
Press ENTER button to resume regular playback.
SUBTITLE
Press to activate available subtitles when play the Xvid file.
AUDIO
Select audio channel output.
ZOOM
Zoom in/out when playing back Photos or Video programs.
Photo zoom levels: 2X, 4X, 8X, 16X.
Video zoom levels: 2X, 3X, 4X, 8X.
TV SYSTEM
Press to switch between NTSC, PAL, 480P, 576P, 720P, 1080i, 1080P.
REPEAT
Press to set repeat option.
OPTION
Press to set “My_Shortcuts“ option.
SEARCH
Enter Search Menu to choose the content that you want to play.
MOVIE
Enter MOVIE Menu directly to choose movies that you want to play.
PHOTO
Enter PHOTO Menu directly to choose photos that you want to display.
MUSIC
Enter MUSIC Menu directly to choose music that you want to play.
EDIT
Select “Copy to My Favorite”, “Return”, “Rename” and “Delete” the file.
Favorite
Enter the “My Favorite“ menu directly to choose the “My photo“, “My
movie“ and “My music“ folder.
Copy
Press to copy the files to the “My photo“ or “My movie“ or “My move“ folder.
MODE
Press to display files or folders in thumbnail preview mode.
Calendar
Press to show date and time.
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Parts and Functions
1
Power ON/OFF touch
Turn ON/OFF the device
button:
2
Power and access
Green Lights up: The power is on.
indicator for Media Player: Red Lights up: The media player is in standby mode.
3
Power and access
Blue LED Lights up: The power is on
indicator for PC Link:
Blue LED Blinks: Data access
4
Remote receiver:
When using the remote control, point the remote towards here.
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Composite audio/video
Outputs composite video/audio signals with a provided special
output connector:
cable. The colors of the jacks are yellow, red and white.
Component video output
Outputs component video signals with a provided special cable.
connector:
The colors of the jacks are green, blue and red.
OPTICAL digital audio
Outputs S/PDIF digital audio signals. Connect to an AV
connector :
receiver. (cable not provided )
HDMI connector:
Outputs digital video/audio signals with a HDMI cable. (cable
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7
8
not provided)
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PC link
10 USB 2.0 type A
Connect to the USB port of PC/NB.
Connect to a USB Flash drive or a an external USB HDD.
connector:
11 Power connector:
4
Connect to the AC adapter. (DC 5V, 3A)
Chapter 4 Quick Start
How do I use this device?
Copy media files from your computer to an external USB storage device or an internal USB
hard drive. Then connect this device to your TV or Home Theater. The User Interface is
somewhat intuitive like a Browser. Try starting with
and
buttons.
How do I play media files on my TV?
1. Connect this device to your TV with correct cables.
2. Plug the AC adapter into the Power Connector to turn it on.
3. Press “TV/Video” button on the TV remote control to switch the correct video source
(HDMI/AV/Component).
4. Browse with
and
buttons.
What if my TV screen displays unstable image?
Press the TV SYSTEM
button on the remote control of the media player to switch
output TV system.
How to configure settings?
Press the SETUP
button.
What if I have more questions to ask?
Go to the [Troubleshooting] chapter, and read detailed descriptions in this manual.
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Chapter 5 USB Connection
Mounting the USB External Storage
Compatibility
1. This device supports FAT16/32, NTFS, and HFS+ file systems.
2. This device supports external USB HDDs, USB Flash drives, and USB card readers.
3. This device does not support USB external CD/DVD/BD/HDDVD/other ODD drives.
Mounting of a USB External Storage
This device automatically mounts a USB external storage connected.
Mounting the Internal Storage
Compatibility
1. This device supports FAT16/32, NTFS, and HFS+ file systems.
2. This device supports Windows 2000/ME/XP/Vista/Win 7, Mac OS 10.4 and above.
Transferring files to the Apacer Media Player from a
computer via USB connection
1. Connect the USB cable to the Apacer media player. Then connect the other end of the
USB cable to the USB port of your PC/NB.
2. AL720 will power on and mount on your desktop (Mac) or in My Computer (Windows)
within a few seconds.
3. Select and organize files and folders that you want to transfer to your AL720.
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Mounting of an Internal Storage
This device automatically mounts an internal storage connected.
Partition of the USB External/Internal Storage
For information of partitioning and formatting of the USB external HDD/internal HDD,
please read the following:
Playback Partition
NTFS
FAT32
Plays only the first Primary
Plays only the first Primary
Partition
Partition
Minimal Allocation Unit Size
4096 bytes
4096 bytes
Single file size limitation
2TB
4GB
Partition size limitation
2TB
2TB (Windows
Vista/XP/2000: 32GB)*
The Minimal Allocation Unit Size can be set up in Format dialogue box in Windows.
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* The Disk Management of Windows Vista/XP/2000 can only create a FAT32 partition up to
32GB.
Media Files for Playback
This device can play back the following media files:
Video
Photo**
Audio
Subtitle
MPEG-1 (MPG/DAT), MPEG-2
JPEG
MP3
SRT
(AVI/ISO/IFO/MPG/VOB),
BMP
WMA
SUB
MPEG-4 (AVI/Xvid/ASP/AVC
GIF
WAV
SMI
HD/H.264), WMV, FLV, MKV,
TIF
LPCM/PCM
SUB+IDX
RM/RMVB, TS, m2ts, mts, TP,
PNG
AAC
SSA
MJPEG, MOV, VC-1
OGG
FLAC
[email protected] Digital
AC3*
[email protected]
* 2-Channel only. 2+ channel signal is sent via digital pass through to a receiver.
** TIF: The media player just support RAW Data Mode only.
GIF/PNG: The media player don’t support interlace and animation mode.
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Chapter 6 TV Connection
Connecting to AV Equipments
HDMI Connection
The HDMI connector can output both digital audio/video signals. Many HDTV sets and
digital AV receivers support this type of connection. (HDMI cable not provided)
To a TV:
To an AV receiver:
If the HDMI cable is disconnected in playback, this device will stop playback immediately.
Note:
Some TV sets are equipped with DVI input ports, which will receive video signals only,
but these DVI ports use HDMI connectors instead of standard DVI connectors. If you
find no audio signal output while using HDMI connection, connect the Composite Audio
Connection or the Coaxial Audio Connection as an auxiliary.
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Composite Audio/Video Connection
The composite audio/video is compatible with most TV sets and AV amplifiers (receivers.)
Yellow: Video signal; White: Left audio channel; Red: Right audio channel.
1. Connect one end of the composite (Red, White, Yellow) cable to the player’s
composite jack.
2. Connect the other end to your television’s composite jack.
Component Video Connection (Y/Pb/Pr)
If your TV supports Component Video input (Y/Pb/Pr), you can connect it for better video
quality. You will have to connect the audio cable for audio output.
1. Connect one end of the component (Green, Blue, and Red) cable to the player’s
component jack.
2. Connect the other end to your television’s component jack.
3. Connect one end of the composite (Red, White, Yellow) cable to the player’s
composite jack.
4. Connect the other end to your television’s composite jack.
Note:
Some TV sets are equipped with separate composite and component audio inputs. Be
sure that you have connected the correct one.
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OPTICAL Audio Connection
For a high quality digital audio, you can connect this connector to an AV receiver which is
equipped with a digital audio decoder. (Cable not provided)
Power Connection
1. Connect the DC jack of the AC adapter to the connector marked “DC 5V”, plug the
other end into an electrical outlet.
Network Connection (Supports wireless LAN only with
Apacer wireless adapter)
1. Connect the Apacer wireless dongle to the player’s USB connector. (The Apacer
wireless adapter is optional)
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Power on/off
1. Power on
Touch the power button which is located at the front of the device. After the player is on,
the power indicator on the front panel will light up. The device will then boot to the media
player’s user interface.
2. Power off
Press the power button on the remote control or touch the power button which is located
at the front of the device. The user interface of the media center will be off, but the unit
will still be on. This is indicated when the power led light is red.
Note:
If the setting of the video output is incorrect, the TV screen will not display normally.
Switch to correct setting by pressing the
12
button to switch output TV system.
Chapter 7 Main Menu
1. Power on the media player.
2. After a few second, the system will enter a
main menu. To enter the main menu, press
on the remote control too.
3. Press
to select All, Music, Movies,
or
Photo, Setup, option on the main menu, and
press
to select. Press
to
enter.
Chapter 8 Setup
The Setup option allows you to configure music,
video, network, photo and system settings.
Select Setup option on the main menu or select
on the remote control to enter the Setup
menu.
AUDIO SETUP
Press
Press
on the remote control to select the Audio option from the vertical bar.
or
to enter or press
to exit.
Night Mode
This function reduces the maximum dynamic
audio range.
1. Press
2. Press
to enter.
or
to enable or disable
the function or Comfort.
3. Press
to confirm or press
to exit.
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Digital Output
1. Press
to enter.
2. Press
or
to select from HDMI
RAW, HDMI LPCM, HDMI LPCM MULTI CH,
SPDIF LPCM, and SPDIF RAW to enable or
disable the function.
3. Press
to confirm or press
to
exit.
HDMI LPCM:
It is the default setting, and provides 2 channels audio output.
HDMI RAM:
It is the original bit stream and will provide a better audio output quality.
HDMI LPCM
It is the original LPCM multi channel audio output.
MULTI CH
SPDIF LPCM
Select this option to output the digitized analog audio to the SPDIF audio
SPDIF RAW
Select this option to output multichannel audio.
receiver.
VIDEO SETUP
Press
or
on the remote control to
select the Video option. Press
to enter.
Aspect Ratio
Use it to select the way videos are displayed.
1. Press
2. Press
to enter.
and
on the remote
control to select from Pan Scan, Letter Box,
or 16:9.
3. Press
to confirm or press
to
exit.
Pan Scan :
Display a wide picture on the entire screen and cuts off the redundant
portions. Select when a standard 4:3 TV is connected.
Letter Box :
Display a wide picture with two black borders on the top and bottom of 4:3
screen. Select when a standard 4:3 TV is connected.
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16:9:
Compress the image to convert the whole image. Select when a 16:9 TV is
connected.
Brightness
Select to set brightness levels.
1. Press
2. Press
to enter.
or
to adjust brightness. The
new setting is previewed on screen.
to confirm or press
3. Press
to
exit.
Contrast
Select to set contrast levels.
1. Press
2. Press
to enter.
or
to adjust contrast. The new
setting is previewed onscreen.
3. Press
to confirm or press
to
exit.
DNR
Select to adjust DNR.
1. Press
2. Press
to enter.
or
on the remote control
to select “Off” to disable this function or
“On” to active it.
3. Press
to confirm or press
to exit.
Note: DNR (Dynamic noise reduction) --- Digital video is compressed in the compression
process, DVD may occur in some parts of the naked eye can see the video noise, DNR can
effectively reduce the static picture for the (background) on a slight flicker and improve
picture stability sex.
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TV System
Use it to select the video display resolution.
to enter.
1. Press
2. Press
and
on the remote
control to set the TV system, depending on
your TV resolution.
3. Press
to confirm or press
to
exit.
Note:

By pressing TV SYSTEM button on the remote control, the video output format can
be switched in the following sequence: HDMI AUTO NTSC PAL 480P 576P 720P 1080i 1080P and so on. If you find the display incorrect, try this
method to get back to standard NTSC or PAL video output, and then configure the
video setup correct.
NTSC: TV color encoding system for United States, Canada, Japan, Mexico,
Taiwan and so on.
PAL: TV color encoding system for Europe, South America, India and so on.
1080P 24Hz
Use it to select the video display resolution.
If your video file is 1080P 24Hz, suggest to
enable this option. It could provide the better
video display resolution.
Network Setting
Press
or
on the remote control to
select the Network option. Press
press
16
to exit.
to enter, or
Wireless Setup
Before configuring the WLAN settings, please
check the following:
1. Make sure the WLAN USB Adapter is
connected to the USB port.
2. Make sure there is a wireless router or an
AP (Access Point) on the network, or your
PC is equipped with a wireless network
adapter/card.
3. Make sure media player is in the effective
range of the WLAN.
4. Press
to enter Wireless Setup.
5. Press
to select a Network
or
Name. Press
to enter Connection
Mode. Press
to return.
6. Press
or
to select Infrastructure
Access Point (recommended ) or Peer to
Peer (Ad Hoc) mode.
7. Press the
the
button for next step or press
button to return.
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Infrastructure
It is used to connect computers with
(AP):
wireless network adapters, also known
as wireless clients, to an existing wired
network with the help from wireless
router or access point.
Get SSID Name
System will search for an existing SSID
(Service Set Identifier) auto. And select
the access point you wish to access
from the SSID list.
Note: In the Security list, WEP (Wired
Equivalent Privacy) and WPA (Wi-Fi
Protected Access) means the network
is encrypted, i.e. an encryption key is
needed to access the network. NONE
means it is an open system network.
Select Open System if the network is
not encrypted. Otherwise, select
Shared Key (WEP) or WPA Key to
enter the encryption key.
Select SSID the system will get the IP
address automatically. The test will
take for a while, please be patient to
wait.
If the test is ok, the network information
will be displayed.
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Peer to Peer
It is used to connect wireless clients
(Ad Hoc):
directly together, without the need for a
wireless router or access point.
Ad Hoc Setup
Set the Wireless SSID, Wireless
Security, and Host IP for the Ad Hoc
connection.
Press
to enter. Press
to
return.
Note: Both the player and your PC need
to use the Ad Hoc mode, share a
common SSID, and be put into the
same IP range.
Select
to confirm and go to the
next step.
If the test is ok, the network information
will be displayed.
System Setting
Press
or
on the remote control to
select the System option. Press
to enter.
Menu Language
Use it to select the OSD (On Screen Display)
language.
1. Press
2. Press
to enter.
or
to select the
language.
3. Press
to confirm or press
to exit.
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Text Encoding
Use it to select to choose the subtitle encoding
language. (Please check your subtitle encoding
format and make sure the subtitle files are
located in the same folder first.)
1. Press
2. Press
to enter.
or
to select the subtitle
language.
3. Press
to confirm or press
to exit.
System Upgrade
Use it to upgrade firmware from USB device.
1. Please copy the Upgrade firmware to USB
device first.
2. Press
3. Press
to enter.
or
to select System
Upgrade.
4. Press
to confirm or press
to exit.
Note: Don’t switch off the power during upgrading.
Restore Default
Use it to restore factory defaults.
1. Press
2. Press
to enter.
or
to select OK or
Cancel.
3. Press
to select OK to restore all
settings to defaults.
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MISC Setting
Press
or
on the remote control to
select the MISC option. Press
to enter.
Resume Play
Use it to resume playback.
1. Press
2. Press
to enter.
or
to enable (ON) or
disable (Off) this function.
3. Press
to confirm or press
to exit.
Slide Show Timing
Select to set photo slide show time.
1. Press
2. Press
to enter.
or
to select interval photo
time you require.
3. Press
to confirm or press
to exit.
Transition Effect
Select to set the transition effect of photos.
1. Press
2. Press
3. Press
to enter.
or
to select effect option.
to confirm or press
to exit.
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Background Music
Use it to select to play the music file and view
photo at the same time.
1. Press
to enter.
or
2. Press
to enable (Folder,
Favorite) or disable (Off) this function.
Favorite : “My Music“ is used for background
music.
3. Press
to confirm or press
to exit.
Screen Saver
Screen Saver could save power.
1. Press
2. Press
to enter.
or
to enable (ON) or
disable (Off) this function.
3. Press
to confirm or press
to exit.
Movie Preview
Movie Preview function could help you preview
movie on files browser window.
1. Press
2. Press
to enter.
or
to enable (ON) or
disable (Off) this function.
3. Press
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to confirm or press
to exit.
Chapter 9 Playing Media
All option allows you browse and play music,
photo and movie files stored on the external
USB devices, internal HDD, or your PC
(Network).
1. Press
buttons to select All function
or
on the main menu, press
or
to
select the external USB devices, internal
HDD or NET. Press
to enter.
USB
1. Press
2. Press
to enter USB option.
or
to select the external
USB devices which the media is stored.
Press
to confirm.
3. All directories and supported media files will
be displayed. Press
or
to select
the directory or file you wish to view, and
press
to play or press
to exit.
HDD
1.
2.
Press
to enter HDD option.
All directories and supported media files
will be displayed. Press
or
to
select the directory or file you wish to view,
and press
to play or press
to
exit.
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NET
You can streaming playback the multimedia
files shared on the wireless local area network.
At first, please make sure that you have read
“Network Setting” and made the right settings.
1. Press
2. Press
to enter NET option.
or
select the multimedia
files shared at your PC name in your local
workgroup. Press
to confirm.
3. Enter User ID and Password, press
to confirm.
4. All directories and supported media files will be displayed. Press
select the directory or file you wish to browse, and press
to exit.
My_Shortcuts
Use it to set the shortcuts to login PC.
1. Press
to enter edit screen.
2. Select “Add” and “Modify” to set Net User ID,
Net Password, and Specific File Server IP for
adding or modifying the shortcuts.
3. Select “Delete” to delete the shortcuts.
Note:
1. Select Net User ID and Password, the
entry screen will appear.
Press the Navigation buttons to select
letters and numbers. Select CAPS to
toggle between uppercase and
lowercase letters. Press <- to delete a
letter. Press -> to insert a space. Press
the
to input each letter or
number. Select OK and press the
to confirm all changes.
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or
to play or press
to
2. While browsing high definition video
files (resolution up to 720p / 1080i /
1080p) via WLAN, the video might be
buffering. It is normal due to the limit of
network speed or signal strength.
3. Due to different network conditions,
sometimes the workgroup might not
be accessed or shown in the list. You
could to use ‘My_Shortcuts’ to browse
shared files.
Chapter 10 Playing Movies
You could watch videos on your TV with using
the Media Player.
1. If you want to playback movies, press
or
to select Movies or All option on the main
menu, press
2. Press
to confirm.
or
to select the device which
the media is stored from USB, HDD or NET and
press
to confirm. You can also press the
MOVIE button on the remote control to directly
enter the file browser windows of the HDD
devices.
3. Press
or
movies, press
to select the folder or
to play. The movie is
played in full screen.
Note:
If you play a video files that has been
partially played before, you are promoted to
choose whether to play the file from the
beginning or resume playback from the last
playback position.
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Movies Playback controls
Use these buttons on the remote control to control media playback:
Button
Function
Stop
Stop the playback.
Enter
Play the media files.
FR/FF
Press to fast rewind or fast forward the current playback.
Press repeatedly to select faster rewind or fast forward speeds: 1.5x, 2x,
4x, 8x, 16x, 32x. Press ENTER button to resume playback.
PAUSE/STEP
Press to pause current playback. Press again to step to the next frame.
Press ENTER button to resume playback.
PREV
Press to go the previous files when playing movie.
NEXT
Press to go the next file when playing movie.
SLOW
Slow motion playback. Three motion settings are available.
Five slow motion levels (3/4x, 1/2x, 1/4x, 1/8x, 1/16x) are available.
Press ENTER button to resume regular playback.
AUDIO
or
Select audio channel output. Press
to select Audio, then
press ENTER button to confirm, or press RETURN or Audio button to
exit.
ZOOM
While movie is played in full screen mode, you can press the ZOOM
button to zoom in/out the image. Four zoom levels are available. Video
zoom levels
SUBTITLE
SETUP
:2X, 3X, 4X, 8X. Press RETURN button to resume.
Select Subtitle directly.
Enter to Setup sub-menu. Press
or
to select Audio, Video,
Network, System and MISC options. Press
to confirm or play
RETURN button to resume playing.
REPEAT
Press REPEAT button to set repeat option - Chapter, Title, All or Off.
Search
Enter Search Menu to choose the content that you want to play.
Mode
Press Mode button to enter Folder/Files
thumbnail view function. Press Mode
button again to change view mode.
Folder: Display the first photo in the
same folder.
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Copy
Copy the video file that you like to “My Movie“ in the internal HDD.
Movies Playback Options
Repeat
Repeat Title: Play current media file repeatedly.
Repeat All: Play all media files stored inside unit repeatedly.
Repeat Off: Disable Repeat function
EDIT
Use it to organize your files at file
browser.
1. Press
or
to select
the file, press EDIT button to
enter.
2. Press
or
to select
Copy, Rename, Delete and
to confirm.
Cancel. Press
Cancel: Exit Edit menu.
Rename: Enter new name. Press OK
option to change or press
to
exit.
Delete: Delete the file.
Copy: Copy file to “ My Movie “ folder.
Displaying the Video Press DISPLAY button on the remote
information
control to show the media information,
inducing video playing time. Press
again to hide the information.
Subtitle
While movie is played in full screen mode, you can press the
SUBTITLE button to configure the detail setting for the subtitle
display. Press
or
to select options. Press
to
confirm, or press the RETURN or SUBTITLE button to exit.
(1)
Subtitle: Press
or
to choose the subtitle to
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display. The external and internal subtitle can be switched.
Press
(2)
to confirm or RETURN to exit.
or
Text Encoding: Press
to confirm or RETURN to exit.
for the subtitle file. Press
(3)
or
Time Sync: Press
to choose the encoding
to modify the external
subtitle time. The negative value means that the subtitle is
shown earlier, and the positive value means that the subtitle is
to confirm or RETURN to exit.
delayed. Press
(4)
or
Color: Press
to confirm or RETURN to exit.
subtitle. Press
(5)
to choose the color of the external
or
Size: Press
to adjust the font size of the
to confirm or RETURN to exit.
external subtitle. Press
(6)
or
Offset: Press
to adjust the position of the
to confirm or RETURN to exit.
external subtitle. Press
SEARCH
While movie is played in full screen mode, press the SEARCH
button to enter the Playback Search menu. Press
or
to confirm or the RETURN or
to select options. Press
SEARCH button to exit.
(1)
Title: Press
or
to choose the title of the media that
you want to play. Press
to confirm or the RETURN
button to exit.
(2)
Chapter: Press
or
to choose the chapter of the
media that you want to play. Press
to confirm or the
RETURN button to exit.
(3)
Time: Press the Number button on the remote control to enter
values for setting the time that you want to play. Press
confirm or RETURN to exit.
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Chapter 11 Playing Music
You could listen music on your TV using the
Media Player.
1. If you want to playback music, press
or
buttons to select Music or All option on
the main menu, press
button to
confirm.
2. Press
or
to select the device
which the media is stored from USB, HDD or
NET and press the
to confirm. You can
also press the MUSIC button on the remote
control to directly enter the file browser
windows of the HDD devices.
3. Press
or
to select files that you
want to listen. Press
to play or press
to exit.
Music Playback controls
Use these buttons on the remote control to control media playback:
Button
Function
Stop
Stop the playback.
Enter
Play the media files.
FR/FF
Press to fast rewind or fast forward the current playback.
Press ENTER button to resume playback.
PAUSE/STEP
Press to pause current playback. Press ENTER button to resume
playback.
Press to go the previous files, and press ENTER button to play.
Press to go the next file, and press ENTER button to play.
SETUP
Enter to Setup sub-menu. Press
or
to select Audio, Video,
Network, System and MISC options.
REPEAT
Press
button to confirm or play RETURN button to exit.
Press
to set Repeat function - Repeat 1, All and Off.
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Mode
Press Mode button to enter Folder/Files
thumbnail view function. Press Mode
button again to change view mode.
Folder: Display the first photo in the same
folder.
Copy
Copy the video file that you like to “ My Music “ in the internal HDD.
Music Playback Options
Repeat
Repeat 1: Play current media file repeatedly.
Repeat All: Play all media files stored inside unit repeatedly.
Repeat Off: Disable Repeat function.
EDIT
Use it to organize your files at file
browser.
1. Press
or
to select
the file, press EDIT button to
enter.
2. Press
or
to select
Copy, Rename, Delete and
Cancel. Press
to confirm.
Cancel: Exit Edit menu.
Rename: Enter new name. Press OK
option to change or press
to
exit.
Delete: Delete the file.
Copy: Copy file to “ My Music “ folder.
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Chapter 12 Playing Photo
You could browse photos on your TV using
the Media Player.
1. If you want to view Photos, press
or
buttons to select Photo or All option on the
main menu, press
button to confirm.
2. Press
or
to select the device
which the media is stored from USB, HDD or
NET and press the
to confirm. You can
also press the PHOTO button on the remote
control to directly enter the file browser
windows of the HDD devices.
3. Press
or
to select files that you
want to browse. Press the
to confirm.
The photo is displayed in full screen.
Photo Playback controls
Use these buttons on the remote control to control media playback:
Button
Function
Stop
Stop the playback.
Enter
Play the media files.
PAUSE/STEP
Pause current playback. Press Enter button to resume playback.
PREV
Press to go the previous photo file when browsing photo.
NEXT
Press to go the next photo file when browsing photo.
ZOOM
While Photo is played in full screen mode, you can press the ZOOM
button to zoom in/out the image. Four zoom levels are available. Photo
zoom levels: 2X, 4X, 8X, 16X, Fit. Select Fit option to resume.
SETUP
Enter to Setup sub-menu. Press
Mode
press RETURN button to resume playing.
Press Mode button to enter Folder/Files thumbnail view function. Press
or
to select Audio, Video,
Network, System and MISC options. Press
button to confirm or
Mode button again to change view mode.
Folder: Display the first photo in the same folder.
Slideshow
Press Slideshow button to excite photo slide show directly.
Copy
Copy the video file that you like to “My Photo“ in the internal HDD.
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Photo Playback Options
Rotate
Press
Edit
to continue the playback.
Use it to organize your files at file
or
to rotate the photo. Press the NEXT/ENTER button
browser.
1. Press
or
the file, press
to select
EDIT button to
enter.
2. Press
or
to select
Copy, Rename, Delete and
Cancel. Press
to confirm.
Cancel: Exit Edit menu.
Rename: Enter new name. Press OK
option to change or press
to
exit.
Delete: Delete the file.
Copy: Copy file to “My Photo“ folder.
Photo Slideshow
Enter MISC option to set Slideshow Time function. When the photo
Transition Effect
Enter MISC option to set Photo Transition Effect function.
Photo Background
Music
Enter the MISC option to enable the “Background Music” function.
is displayed in full screen mode, the slide show starts automatically.
(1) While listening to music files, you can browse the photos at the
same time.
(2) Folder option: Store music and photo files that you want to play
into the same folder. The slideshow executes with background
music.
(3) Favorite option: Store music into “My Music” folder, The
slideshow executes with My Music music.
Displaying the Music Press DISPLAY button on the remote
information
control to show the media
information. While browsing the
photos, the file name, date of photo
will be showed at the same time.
Press again to show Date,
Dimension, Equipment, and the File
Size of the photo. Press again to hide
the information.
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Slideshow
Press Slideshow button on the
remote control to execute the photo
slideshow directly.
1. My Photo: The photos in the “My
photo“ folder of the internal HDD
are displayed automatically.
2. USB: The photos in the external
USB device are displayed
automatically.
Chapter 13 Advanced Features
Net Storage
The media player allows other PC’s in the local area network to access its USB
◎
◎
storages.
The IP address of the media player is shown in the Network setting window of the Setup
menu.
Open a PC which is located in the same network, click “Start“, and choose the “Run” option.
Input the IP address of the media player. Click “OK“ to run. The file manager window will
pop up, and you can access the storage that you want to share.
Note:
1. Copying files between the media player and the PC might influence the performance of
media file playback.
2. When using the NAS (network-attached storage) function, you can also use the Network
Neighborhood function to search the multimedia player.
3. When entering the IP address of the multimedia player, be sure to put the symbol // before
the address.
4. Internet service functions may affect video playback. It’s recommended to disable the
Internet service function when you are playing videos to ensure better video playback
quality.
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My Favorite
The media player provides the My Favorite function to arrange media files easily.
1. Press the My Favorite button on the remote control to enter the My Favorite sub-menu.
2. Press
or
to choose “My Movie“, “My Music“ and “My Photo”, then press
or
to choose the media files that you want to play, then press
to enter.
3. Press
to
to exit.
play or press
Note
Pressing the My Favorite button at the first time will create 3 folders on the internal
HDD.
If the internal HDD is formatted or the “My Favorite” folder deleted, the “My Favorite”
folder will be created again after the My Favorite button or Copy button is pressed
again.
Button
Function
Edit
Press the EDIT button to choose from Rename, Delete, Cancel to
Copy
Copy the media file to the “My Photo”, ”My Music“ and “My Movie“ folders
arrange files in the “My Favorite” folder.
on the internal HDD.
CALENDAR
The media player provides the CALENDAR function to display Date and Time.
1. When you turn on the media player for the first time, enter the “Time” option to set Date and
Time.
2. Press
or
to set calendar information, then press
to confirm or press
to exit.
3.
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Press the CALENDAR button to display the date and time information.
Chapter 14 Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause
Solution
TV screen does not
display normally.
◎ Video setting is not correct.
◎ Press the TV SYSTEM button to
switch output TV system.
◎ Ensure that HDMI/AV/YPbPr
cable is properly connected to
the correct port on both TV and
media player.
◎ When using HDMI cable to
connect TV, please choose
“1080P“ option, If your TV could
support 1080P.
◎ When using component video
cable, please choose
“720P“option.
◎ Once you choose 720P or
1080P option to setup TV
system, then use composite AV
cable to connect CRT TV. You
maybe see unclear images,
please press “TV SYSTEM”
button on the remote control to
set option among PAL; NTSC or
480p resolution.
No power.
(All LEDs are off)
◎ The power plug is not properly ◎ Check the power connection
connected.
and plug it again.
◎ If the LED is Red, Press the
LED light up but
operation failure on
the media player.
“Power“ button on the remove
control. If the LED doesn’t light
up from red to blue, please
contact the Apacer service
center.
Can’t operate with
the remote control.
◎ If this device cannot be
activated by pressing
button of remote control, it is
probably because the power is
off.
◎ Remote control is not pointing
◎ Refer to “Power Connection”
section for its solution.
◎ Point the remote control toward
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Problem
Possible Cause
toward the remote receiver.
◎ Battery is not assembled
Solution
the receiver when in operation.
◎ Check the battery direction.
properly.
◎ Battery became depleted.
◎ Replace the battery.
Some folders are
not listed in files
manager windows.
◎ These folders may be
◎ Change the attribute of these
Some files can’t be
played back.
◎ These files are compressed
“Hidden”, “Encrypted”,
“Compressed” or “System
Folder”.
by Windows.
◎ The formats of these files are
not supported.
◎ These files are damaged.
The SETUP MENU
appears to be in an
unrecognizable
language.
No image.
◎ Incorrect Menu LANGUAGE
setting.
folders, or create another folder.
◎ Uncompress them.
◎ Convert these files to the
supported format.
◎ Replace them with undamaged
ones.
◎ Check the Menu LANGUAGE
setting in SETUP MENU.
◎ Video cable is not connected.
◎ Check video connection.
◎ Incorrect video setting.
◎ Press the TV SYSTEM button to
switch output TV system.
Can’t change audio
or subtitle language
of a movie.
◎ This movie comes with only
No audio output.
◎ Audio cable is not connected.
◎ Check audio connection.
◎ Volume is too low.
◎ Increase volume.
◎ Playing in fast forward, in
◎ Resume normal playback speed
rewinding or in slow motion.
◎ Incorrect TV audio input
channel.
by pressing
button.
◎ Some TV sets equip with
separate composite and
component audio inputs. Be
sure that you have connected
the correct one.
◎ Incorrect audio channel.
◎ Press AUDIO
◎ TV set is equipped with DVI
◎ connect the Composite Audio
input ports only, but these DVI
ports use HDMI connectors
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◎ Check the contents.
one language.
button on
the remote control to select the
correct audio channel.
Connection or the Coaxial Audio
Connection instead.
Problem
Possible Cause
Solution
instead of standard DVI
connectors.
◎ Incorrect audio setting.
◎ If the media player connects
Amplifier with HDMI cable,
change Digital Audio setting
from HDMI LPCM to HDMI RAW
on Setup option.
The audio or
subtitle is not the
language you have
selected.
◎ This movie doesn’t come with
Can’t fast forward,
rewind, slow
motion, step play.
◎ Some movie files prohibit
Distorted booting
image or incorrect
color while
playback.
◎ The video output is set to
DVD menu
behaves incorrectly,
such as blank
screen or repeated
segments.
◎ The DVD Folder lacks some
The attached USE
devices are not
visible.
◎ The USB device’s file system
the selected language.
◎ Press AUDIO or SUBTITLE to
select another language.
these operations.
720p while using the
composite video output.
files for this function.
◎ Set the video output to NTSC or
PAL.
◎ Press STOP button to stop
playing, and then select the
VIDEO_TS file. Press the
button to play the Main Title
directly.
is not supported.
◎ Make sure the file system is FAT
or NTFS.
◎ Make sure 3.5” external HDD
need to use power adapter.
The media Player
could not connect
your PC via
wireless network.
The internal HDD is
not visible
◎ The wireless network is not
detected.
◎ The PC is not detected.
◎ The HDD ’s file system is not
supported.
◎ Check your network setting.
◎ Go to Apacer website to
download TranscodeServer.exe.
◎ Make sure the file system is FAT
or NTFS.
Chapter 15 Service and Support
Please contact our local distributor or our customer service center, if you have any
technical problems.
Customer Service Center: http://www.apacer.com
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Chapter 16 Product Specifications
Specifications
DEVICES SUPPORT
Internal device
2.5” SATAII HDD
External USB devices
USB Flash drive / USB external HDD / USB external Card Reader
File System
FAT32 or NTFS or HFS+
INTERFACE
USB
USB 2.0 type A Connector x 1
AUDIO/VIDEO INTERFACE
HDMI
HDMI connector x 1
Composite output
Video + Audio R/L (3.5mm phone jack x 1)
Component Video
Y, Pb, Pr (3.5mm phone jack x 1)
OPTICAL
Optical (S/PDIF) Output x 1
MEDIA SUPPORT
Audio
MP3, WAV, WMA, LPCM/PCM, AAC, OGG, Dolby Digital AC3,
DTS,FLAC
Video
MPEG-1 (MPG/DAT), MPEG-2 (AVI/ISO/IFO/MPG/VOB), MPEG-4
(AVI/Xvid/ASP/AVC HD/H.264), WMV, FLV, MKV, RM/RMVB, TS,
m2ts, mts, TP, MJPEG, MOV, VC-1
Photo
JPEG, BMP, GIF (not support interlace/animation mode), TIF (Raw
Data mode Only), PNG (not support interlace/animation mode)
Subtitle
IDX/SUB, SRT, SSA, SUB, SMI
DVD Folder
DVD Menu/Audio/Subtitle
MAX CONTENT RESOLUTION
Video
1920 x 1080 pixels
JPEG
4608 x 3456 pixels
MP3
320kbps
VIDEO OUTPUT
TV
NTSC / PAL
Screen Ratio
4:3 / 16:9
Component
480p / 576p / 720p (50/60Hz) / 1080i (50/60Hz) / 1080P (50/60 Hz)
AUDIO OUTPUT
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Analog Audio
Digital Audio
Stereo
HDMI LPCM / HDMI RAW / SPDIF LPCM / SPDIF RAW DATA
OUTPUT
POWER SUPPLY
Input
AC 100-240 V, 50/60Hz
Output
DC 5V, 3A
BATTERY OF REMOTE CONTROL
AAA batteries
WORKING ENVIRONMENT
5°C ~ 35°C, Humidity 8% ~ 80%
STORAGE ENVIRONMENT
0°C ~ 40°C, Humidity 5% ~ 95%
GENERAL
Dimensions
179.9 (W) x 35.2 (H) x 109.9 (D) mm
Weight
235g (w/o HDD)
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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of such technology outside of this product is prohibited without a license from Microsoft.”
Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
License notice and trademark acknowledge for DTS
Manufactured under license under U.S. Patent #’s:
5,451,942; 5,956,674;5,974,380; 5,978,762; 6,487,535 & other U.S. and worldwide patents
issued & pending. DTS and DTS 2.0 + Digital Out are registered trademarks and the DTS logos
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trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
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