Yamaha MCX-1000 Owner's Manual

Yamaha MCX-1000 Owner's Manual
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE
COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
• Explanation of Graphical Symbols
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within
an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert you to the
presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within
the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to
persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle
is intended to alert you to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in
the literature accompanying the appliance.
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Read these instructions.
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Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers,
stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
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Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type
plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other.
A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong.
The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the
provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
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Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly
at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from
the apparatus.
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Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
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Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for
long periods of time.
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Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is
required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as
power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or
objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been
exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been
dropped.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions.
Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket,
or table specified by the manufacturer, or
sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used,
use caution when moving the cart/apparatus
combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
FCC INFORMATION (for US customers)
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: DO NOT MODIFY THIS UNIT!
This product, when installed as indicated in the instructions
contained in this manual, meets FCC requirements. Modifications
not expressly approved by Yamaha may void your authority,
granted by the FCC, to use the product.
Compliance with FCC regulations does not guarantee that
interference will not occur in all installations. If this product is
found to be the source of interference, which can be determined by
turning the unit “OFF” and “ON”, please try to eliminate the
problem by using one of the following measures:
2.
IMPORTANT: When connecting this product to accessories and/
or another product use only high quality shielded cables. Cable/s
supplied with this product MUST be used. Follow all installation
instructions. Failure to follow instructions could void your FCC
authorization to use this product in the USA.
Relocate either this product or the device that is being affected by
the interference.
3.
Utilize power outlets that are on different branch (circuit breaker
or fuse) circuits or install AC line filter/s.
In the case of radio or TV interference, relocate/reorient the
antenna. If the antenna lead-in is 300 ohm ribbon lead, change the
lead-in to coaxial type cable.
NOTE: This product has been tested and found to comply with the
requirements listed in FCC Regulations, Part 15 for Class “B”
digital devices. Compliance with these requirements provides a
reasonable level of assurance that your use of this product in a
residential environment will not result in harmful interference
with other electronic devices.
If these corrective measures do not produce satisfactory results,
please contact the local retailer authorized to distribute this type of
product. If you can not locate the appropriate retailer, please
contact Yamaha Electronics Corp., U.S.A. 6660 Orangethorpe
Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620.
This equipment generates/uses radio frequencies and, if not
installed and used according to the instructions found in the users
manual, may cause interference harmful to the operation of other
electronic devices.
The above statements apply ONLY to those products distributed
by Yamaha Corporation of America or its subsidiaries.
We Want You Listening For A Lifetime
YAMAHA and the Electronic Industries Association’s Consumer Electronics Group want you to get the most out of your equipment by
playing it at a safe level. One that lets the sound come through loud and clear without annoying blaring or distortion - and, most
importantly, without affecting your sensitive hearing. Since hearing damage from loud sounds is often undetectable until it is too late,
YAMAHA and the Electronic Industries Association’s Consumer Electronics Group recommend you to avoid prolonged exposure from
excessive volume levels.
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CAUTION: READ THIS BEFORE OPERATING THIS UNIT
• To assure the finest performance, please read this manual carefully. Keep
it in a safe place for future reference.
• Install this unit in a well ventilated, cool, dry, clean place - away from
direct sunlight, heat sources, vibration, dust, moisture, and/or cold.
Avoid ventilation space of at least 30 cm on the top, 20 cm on the left
and right, and 10 cm on the back of this unit.
WARNING
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
Laser component in this product is capable of emitting radiation
exceeding the limit for Class 1.
• Locate this unit away from other electrical appliances, motors, or
transformers to avoid humming sounds.
• Do not expose this unit to sudden temperature changes from cold to hot,
and do not locate this unit in a environment with high humidity (i.e. a
room with a humidifier) to prevent condensation inside this unit, which
may cause an electrical shock, fire, damage to this unit, and/or personal
injury.
IMPORTANT!
Please record the serial number of this unit in the space below.
• Avoid installing this unit where foreign object may fall onto this unit
and/or this unit may be exposed to liquid dripping or splashing. On the
top of this unit, do NOT place:
The serial number is located on the rear of the unit.
Retain this Owner’s Manual in a safe place for future reference.
Model:
Serial No.:
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR U.K. MODEL
• Other components, as they may cause damage and/or discoloration on
the surface of this unit.
• Burning objects (i.e. candles), as they may cause fire, damage to this
unit, and/or personal injury.
IMPORTANT
The wires in this mains lead are coloures in accordance with the
following code:
GREEN-and-YELLOW:Earth
BLUE:Neutral
BROWN:Live
• Containers with liquid in them, as they may fall and liquid may
electrical shock to the user and/or damage to this unit.
• Do not cover the rear panel of this unit with a newspaper, tablecloth,
curtain, etc. in order not to obstruct heat radiation. If the temperature
inside this unit rises, it may cause fire, damage to this unit, and/or
personal injury.
• Do not plug in this unit to a wall outlet until all connections are
complete.
• Do not operate this unit upside-down. It may overheat, possibly causing
damage.
• Do not use force on switches, knobs and/or cords.
• When disconnecting the power cord from the wall outlet, grasp the plug;
do not pull the cord.
• Do not clean this unit with chemical solvents; this might damage the
finish. Use a clean, dry cloth.
• Only voltage specified on this unit must be used. Using this unit with a
higher voltage than specified is dangerous and may cause fire, damage to
this unit, and/or personal injury. YAMAHA will not be held responsible
for any damage resulting from use of this unit with a voltage other than
specified.
• To prevent damage by lightning, disconnect the power cord from the
wall outlet during an electrical storm.
• Do not attempt to modify or fix this unit. Contact qualified YAMAHA
service personnel when any service is needed. The cabinet should never
be opened for any reasons.
• When not planning to use this unit for long periods of time (i.e.
vacation), disconnect the AC power plug from the wall outlet.
• Be sure to read the “TROUBLESHOOTING” section on common
operating errors before concluding that this unit is faulty.
• Before moving this unit, first check that there is no disc in the disc tray.
Finally, press STANDBY/ON to turn off this unit, and disconnect the
AC power plug from the wall outlet.
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As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this apparatus may not
correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your
plug proceed as follows: The wire which is coloured GREEN-andYELLOW must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is
marked by the letter E or by the safety earth symbol or coloured
GREEN or GREEN-and -YELLOW. The wire which is coloured BLUE
must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter N or
coloured BLACK. The wire which is coloured BROWN must be
connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured
RED.
For U.K. customers
If the socket outlets in the home are not suitable for the plug supplied with
this appliance, it should be cut off and an appropriate 3 pin plug fitted. For
details, refer to the instructions described above.
Note: The plug severed from the mains lead must be destroyed, as a plug
with bared flexible cord is hazardous if engaged in a live socket outlet.
For Canadian Customers
To prevent electric shock, match wide blade of plug to wide slot and
fully insert.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Do not remove the wireless LAN card from the MCX-1000.
CAUTION: READ THIS BEFORE OPERATING THIS UNIT
For US customers
Allen voor klanten in Nederland
Bij dit product zijn batterijen geleverd.
Wanneer deze leeg zijn, moet u ze niet
weggooien maar inleveren als KCA.
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth
for uncontrolled equipment. This equipment should be installed and
operated with a minimum distance of at least 20cm between the radiator
and the persons body (excluding extremities: hands, wrists, feet, and
legs) and must not be co-located or operated with any other antenna or
transmitter.
For Canadian customers
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device
may not cause interference, and (2), this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation of the device.
The installer of this radio equipment must ensure that the antenna is
located or pointed such that it does not emit RF field in excess of Health
Canada limits for the general population: consult Safety Code 6,
obtainable from Health Canada's website www.hc-sc.gc.ca/rpb
“Music recognition technology and related data are provided by Gracenote and
the Gracenote CDDB® Music Recognition ServiceSM. Gracenote is the industry
standard in music recognition technology and related content delivery. For more
information visit www.gracenote.com.”
“CD and music-related data from Gracenote CDDB® Music Recognition
ServiceSM © 2000, 2001, 2002 Gracenote. Gracenote CDDB Client Software ©
2000, 2001, 2002 Gracenote. U.S. Patents Numbers #5,987,525; #6,061,680;
#6,154,773, and other patents issued or pending.
CDDB is a registered trademark of Gracenote. The Gracenote logo and logotype,
the Gracenote CDDB logo and logotype, and the “Powered by Gracenote CDDB”
logo are trademarks of Gracenote. Music Recognition Service and MRS are
service marks of Gracenote.”
For U.K. and European customers
We, the manufacturer YAMAHA hereby declare that the MCX-1000 is
in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant
provisions of Directive 1999 / 5 / EC.
Vi, tillverkaren YAMAHA, betygar härmed att MCX-1000 är i
överensstämmelse med de erforderliga krav och andra tillämpliga
bestämmelser som anges i direktivet 1999/5/EC.
Noi, il fabbricante YAMAHA, con questo dichiariamo che MCX-1000
si trova in osservanza dei requisiti essenziali e delle altre normative
pertinenti della direttiva 1999 / 5 / EC.
MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and
Thomson.
Nosotros, el fabricante YAMAHA, declaramos por el presente
testamento que el MCX-1000 cumple con los requisitos esenciales y
otras provisiones pertinentes de la Directiva 1999/5/EC.
Supply of this product does not convey a license nor imply any right to distribute
content created with this product in revenue-generating broadcast systems
(terrestrial, satellite, cable and/or other distribution channels), streaming
applications (via Internet, intranets and/or other networks), other content
distribution systems (pay-audio or audio-on-demand applications and the like) or
on physical media (compact discs, digital versatile discs, semiconductor chips,
hard drives, memory cards and the like). An independent license for such use is
required. For details, please visit http://mp3licensing.com
YAMAHA verklaart hierbij dat de MCX-1000 voldoet aan de essentiële
vereisten en andere relevante voorzieningen van Richtlijn 1999/5/EC.
This product contains AVE-TCP from ACCESS CO.LTD.
Copyright © 1996-2002 ACCESS CO.,LTD
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CONTENTS
Getting started
Features of the MusicCAST server ................................8
About this manual ..........................................................8
What is the MusicCAST system? ...................................9
Supplied accessories ...................................................10
Controls and functions .................................................11
Front panel .............................................................11
Rear panel ..............................................................13
Remote control .......................................................14
Preparing the remote controls ......................................16
Preparing the MusicCAST server remote control ...16
Checking your system connections ..............................17
Component check list .............................................17
MusicCAST server standby and power modes ............18
Using this manual .........................................................19
Operating the MusicCAST server ................................20
Storing music on the MusicCAST server
Music storage formats ............................................21
Loading a CD into the MusicCAST server ..............21
The CD contents display screen ............................23
Storing a CD ...........................................................24
Auto-storing CDs ....................................................25
Recording audio material from an external
component on the MusicCAST server .........................26
Check component connections ..............................26
Recording ...............................................................27
Adjusting the recording level ..................................28
Setting the recording mode ....................................29
Playback
Selecting a song by its artist ........................................30
Selecting a song by its album ......................................32
Selecting a song by its genre .......................................34
Selecting a song by its name .......................................36
Using song linking ..................................................37
Selecting a song from the list of bookmarks ................38
The Play Information screen ........................................39
The Play Information screen time display ..............39
Using the Play Information screen Sub Menu ........39
Playback of songs from a preselected list (Playlist) .....41
Searching for a specific part of a song (Search) ..........43
Search forward .......................................................43
Search backward ....................................................43
Skipping to another song .............................................43
Skipping to the next song .......................................43
Returning to the start of the currently
playing song ...........................................................43
Skipping to the previous song ................................43
Groups .........................................................................44
Listening to albums ................................................44
Listening to artists ..................................................45
Listening to genres .................................................45
Listening to Playlists ...............................................45
Repeat Playback ..........................................................46
Random Playback ........................................................47
Using the MusicCAST server to listen to CDs ..............48
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Using the MusicCAST server to listen to
external components ....................................................50
Listening to songs recorded from external
components .................................................................51
Listening to MP3 CDs ..................................................52
MP3 CD specifications ...........................................52
Bookmarking songs for listening ..................................53
To attach a bookmark .............................................53
To playback a bookmarked song ...........................53
Removing a bookmark ...........................................54
Deleting all bookmarks ...........................................54
Playback using the “Song Statistics” screen ................55
Displaying library item properties on screen ................56
Editing
Editing capabilities of the MusicCAST server ..............57
Editing album details ....................................................59
Opening the album editing screen (Sub Menu) ......59
Creating a new album ............................................60
Changing an album name ......................................60
Deleting an Album ..................................................61
Moving an album to another artist ..........................61
Moving an album to another genre .........................62
Editing artist details ......................................................64
Opening the artist editing screen (Sub Menu) ........64
Creating a new artist ..............................................65
Changing an artist name ........................................65
Deleting an artist ....................................................66
Editing Genre details ....................................................67
Opening the genre editing screen (Sub Menu) ......67
Creating a new genre .............................................68
Changing a genre name .........................................68
Deleting a genre .....................................................69
Editing songs ...............................................................70
Opening the song editing screen (Sub Menu) ........70
Changing a song name ..........................................71
Deleting a song ......................................................71
Editing songs recorded from external components ......72
Opening the song editing screen (Sub Menu) ........72
Changing a song name ..........................................73
Deleting a song ......................................................73
Moving a song ........................................................74
Making playlists ............................................................75
Deleting playlists and playlist items ........................77
Changing playlist and collection names .................77
Moving playlists ......................................................78
Using the on-screen keyboard to enter characters ......78
Using a PS/2 keyboard with the MusicCAST server ....79
Connecting a PS/2 keyboard to the
MusicCAST server .................................................79
Other keyboard functions .......................................79
Creating CDs
CD recording song formats ....................................80
Selecting songs to record from the songs
stored in the MusicCAST server ..................................80
Changing the song order ........................................83
Removing a song from the recording list ................84
Recording a CD to a CD-R (Duplicating a CD) ............ 85
Setting recording parameters ...................................... 88
Making a high quality recording ............................. 88
Selecting a recording format .................................. 88
Setting recording speed ......................................... 88
Setting the Recording auto level function ............... 88
Deleting a CD-RW (Initialization) ................................. 89
Setting the Gracenote CDDB connection .................. 119
Setting the auto-play function .................................... 120
Set the MusicCAST server data storage format ........ 121
Setting AV receiver parameters ................................. 122
Turning the Auto Levelling function on and off .......... 124
Setting the screen display .......................................... 124
Enabling PCM format playback on MusicCAST
clients ......................................................................... 125
Setting up a PS/2 keyboard ....................................... 126
Setting the standby mode .......................................... 127
Setting the brightness of the front panel display ........ 127
Deleting data from the hard disk drive ....................... 128
Updating the MusicCAST system .............................. 128
Resetting the MusicCAST server to factory
defaults ...................................................................... 129
Using the MusicCAST with a YAMAHA AV
receiver
Automatically adjusting YAMAHA AV receiver
surround program effect settings for a genre ............... 91
Controlling MusicCAST clients
Checking the status of a MusicCAST client ................. 92
MusicCAST client playback from the
MusicCAST server ....................................................... 93
Locking and unlocking MusicCAST clients .................. 94
Stopping and starting playback on all
MusicCAST clients simultaneously .............................. 95
Controlling the MusicCAST client Sleep
mode from the MusicCAST server ............................... 95
Editing MusicCAST client names ................................. 96
Using the Timer function for playback and
recording
Checking system information
Opening the system information screens .................. 130
Checking hard drive capacity ..................................... 131
Checking the number of songs stored in the
MusicCAST server ..................................................... 131
Checking MP3 encoding status ................................. 132
Checking the system version ..................................... 132
Checking AV receivers the MusicCAST server
can control ................................................................. 133
Appendix
CD/CD-R/CD-RW compatible with this unit ............... 134
Rules of digital recording and notes on system ......... 136
Rules of digital recording ..................................... 136
Notes on system .................................................. 136
TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................... 137
Terms used in this manual ......................................... 140
Playback .............................................................. 140
Recording ............................................................. 140
Network connections ............................................ 140
Hardware ............................................................. 141
Software ............................................................... 142
Specifications ............................................................. 143
Index .......................................................................... 144
MusicCAST Server Timer functions ............................. 97
Starting playback on the MusicCAST
server at a preset time ........................................... 97
Starting recording on the MusicCAST
server at a preset time ........................................... 98
Activating the MusicCAST server Timer function ... 99
MusicCAST client Timer functions ............................. 101
Starting playback on MusicCAST clients
at a preset time .................................................... 101
Activating the MusicCAST client Timer function .. 102
Configuring the MusicCAST network
What is a wireless network connection,
and when should I use one? ................................ 104
What is a wired network connection,
and when should I use one? ................................ 105
MusicCAST network configuration ............................. 106
Preparing to use Auto Configuration .................... 106
Using Auto Configuration ..................................... 106
MusicCAST Server network “Expert Settings” ........... 108
IP address screen ................................................ 108
DHCP service screen ........................................... 110
Wireless LAN screen ............................................ 111
Viewing the MusicCAST Server network status ........ 112
IP Address screen ................................................ 112
Wireless LAN screen ............................................ 113
MusicCAST client ID manual configuration ............... 113
System setup
System Setup menus ........................................... 115
Default system settings ........................................ 115
Opening the system setting screens .......................... 117
Setting the date and time ........................................... 117
Setting the video output parameters .......................... 119
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Features of the MusicCAST server
The MusicCAST system uses a wireless network to connect the MusicCAST server and MusicCAST clients,
which call up and play songs stored in the MusicCAST server. You can use a MusicCAST client anywhere where
it can receive wireless network signals from the MusicCAST server.
Feature include
• High speed storage of Audio CDs to the internal hard disk drive.
• Wireless transmission to MusicCAST clients, allowing independent operation of all components in the
MusicCAST system.
• Display of information on songs, albums, artists, and genres stored on the MusicCAST server hard disk drive.
• Control of YAMAHA AV receivers through an RS-232C connection.
• High quality recording to CD-R discs using Advanced Audio Master Quality Recording.
About this manual
This manual contains the following sections:
■ Getting started
Explains the basic usage and concept of the MusicCAST server.
■ Storing music on the MusicCAST server
Explains how to store music from CDs and external components on the internal hard disk drive of the MusicCAST
server.
■ Playback
Explains how to play back music from the MusicCAST server using criteria such as album and artist names to
search for songs.
■ Editing
Explains how to manage songs stored on the MusicCAST server.
■ Creating CDs
Explains how to create CDs using songs you select from those stored on the MusicCAST server.
■ Using the MusicCAST with a YAMAHA AV receiver
The MusicCAST server can control certain functions on a YAMAHA AV receiver if you connect the two
components using a cross-type RS-232C cable. This section explains how to connect the MusicCAST server and
AV receiver and use them together.
■ Controlling MusicCAST clients
Explains how to control MusicCAST clients from the MusicCAST server.
■ Using the Timer function for playback and recording
Explains how to use the Timer function to record and playback audio material.
■ Configuring the network
Explains how to configure the network parameters to enable MusicCAST clients to connect to the MusicCAST
server. It also explains how to connect the MusicCAST server to the Internet.
■ System setup
Explains how to configure system settings (on-screen display, system time etc) of the MusicCAST server.
■ Checking system information
Explains how to check system information such as space remaining on the hard disk drive, and the number of
songs currently stored in the MusicCAST server.
■ Trouble shooting
Offers suggestions to follow when your MusicCAST server appears to be functioning incorrectly.
This owner’s manual refers to the MCX-1000 DIGITAL AUDIO SERVER as the MusicCAST server and the
MCX-A10 DIGITAL AUDIO TERMINAL as the MusicCAST client.
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What is the MusicCAST system?
Speaker
Speaker
MusicCAST server
MusicCAST client
TV/Monitor
Speaker
AV receiver
Speaker
What is the MusicCAST server?
The MusicCAST server acts as a storage space for music and other audio material. The MusicCAST server can store many
music CDs on its internal hard disk drive, which it can then play back, or distribute to MusicCAST clients for playback at a
distance. It records the names of the songs, artist, album, and the music genre of the CD during the storage process, allowing
easy access to the songs without requiring you to enter any data by hand. You can then use these criteria to look for and
select songs for playback simply and quickly. You can also set the MusicCAST Server to play songs at random, repeat one
particular song, or select from a number of other playback options.
NOTE
The actual number of CDs the MusicCAST server can store depends on the format you choose to store songs in. Typically it can
store approximate 100 CDs in PCM format on its 80 GB hard disk drive, or approximate 1000 CDs if you choose to store the
songs in MP3 formats only.
What is the MusicCAST Client?
The MusicCAST client acts as a player for the songs stored on the MusicCAST server.
Since the MusicCAST client can connect to the MusicCAST server through a wireless connection, you can install it without
having to use any connecting cables. You can, for example, install a MusicCAST server in your living room, and
MusicCAST clients in your bedroom and childrens’ rooms, then connect and listen to the music stored in the MusicCAST
server from each location. The MusicCAST client allows you to search for songs in the same manner as the MusicCAST
server, by selecting a song, album, artist, or genre.
Additionally, because the MusicCAST server is capable of connecting to up to seven MusicCAST clients simultaneously,
you can play different songs on multiple MusicCAST clients at the same time.
NOTE
• The MusicCAST server is capable of distributing music to up to 7 MusicCAST clients simultaneously. Depending on factors
such as the playback format you are using and the strength of the network signal available to MusicCAST clients connecting via
wireless connections, it may be advisable to reduce the number of MusicCAST clients in your MusicCAST system if you
encounter problems with playback.
• When using many MusicCAST clients simultaneously, the MusicCAST system is sensitive to changes or weakness in network
signal strength. To ensure smooth playback select a low MP3 bitrate to store songs in (see page 121).
• Changes in the strength of the network signal, or a weak network signal, can easily affect playback of songs distributed to
MusicCAST clients in PCM format over wireless network connections. If playback skips or pauses, set the MusicCAST server to
distribute songs to MusicCAST clients in MP3 format.
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Getting started
The MusicCAST system consists of two components, the MusicCAST server and the MusicCAST client, which
allow you to store music and play it back in multiple locations. You can store many of the CDs in your collection and
play them back whenever you want, rather like a Juke box. The two components in the system are explained below.
Getting started
Supplied accessories
After unpacking, check that the following parts are included.
• Remote Control
• Batteries (size AA, UM-3, or R6) (2)
• Audio Pin Cable (1)
• Optical Cable (1)
• Video Pin Cable (1)
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Controls and functions
Getting started
Front panel
1
2
3 4 5 67 8
D
E
1 STANDBY/ON
Switches the MusicCAST server between standby and power
on modes. Press and hold STANDBY/ON for two seconds to
place all MusicCAST clients in sleep mode and place the
MusicCAST server in standby mode.
2 Disc tray
3 PLAY INFO.
Displays the Play Info. screen on the on-screen display.
4 MENU
Returns the on-screen display to the Menu screens when the
MusicCAST server is displaying the Play Information screen.
5 TOP MENU
Returns the on-screen display to the Top Menu.
6 LAN STANDBY indicator
Lights when:
(1) The MusicCAST server is in LAN standby mode.
(2) The MusicCAST server places itself in LAN standby mode
after not being used for more than 30 minutes.
7 TIMER indicator
Lights when the MusicCAST server Timer function is
activated.
8 BACK
Returns one level up the menu.
9 SUB MENU
Displays the Sub Menu where applicable.
0 Controller
Moves the cursor on the on-screen display and enters, deletes,
plays, or selects the selection highlighted on the on-screen
display, as appropriate.
F
G H
I
9 0 A
J
B
K
C
L
M
N
A CLIENT STATUS indicators
Light when MusicCAST clients connected to the MusicCAST
server are activated and able to play back songs.
Indicators 1,2,3,4 indicate the status of clients 1,2,3 and 4.
Indicator 5 lights when clients 5,6 or 7 are active.
These indicators may not go out immediately when you turn a
MusicCAST client off or place it in standby mode.
B PAGE
Scrolls the menu page down when the contents the
MusicCAST server is displaying cannot be displayed on one
menu page.
C PAGE
Scrolls the menu page up when the contents the MusicCAST
server is displaying cannot be displayed on one menu page.
D
(OPEN/CLOSE)
Opens and closes the disc tray.
E
(STOP)
Halts playback on the MusicCAST server.
F
(PLAY)
Starts playback of the selected item.
G CD AUTO STORE
Starts the automatic CD storage process.
H ENCODING indicator
Lights when the MusicCAST server is converting PCM files to
MP3 files.
I PS/2 KEYBOARD jack
Connect a PS/2 keyboard to this input for easy data entry.
J PHONES jack
Connect your headphones to this jack.
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K LEVEL control
Controls the volume level of the output to your headphones.
L ANALOG REC LEVEL control
Controls the recording level when recording from a source
connected to the ANALOG IN jacks.
M Front panel door
N Front panel display
Displays information on the operations and status of the
MusicCAST server.
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Rear panel
2
3
4
5
7
1 VIDEO jacks
The MusicCAST server outputs its on-screen display to a TV/
monitor connected to its video output jacks.
5 AUDIO jacks
• OPTICAL (digital) IN jack
Connects to the optical digital output jack on an external
component to receive signals from the component over a
digital optical connection.
The MusicCAST server does not record any video signal.
Video signals from the S VIDEO IN and VIDEO IN jacks
are passed directly to the S VIDEO OUT and VIDEO OUT
jacks respectively, and are not processed in the
MusicCAST server at all.
• OPTICAL (digital) OUT jack
Connects to the optical digital input jack on an external
component to transmit signals to the component over a digital
optical connection.
• COAXIAL (digital) IN jack
Connects to the coaxial digital output jack on an external
component to receive signals from the component over a
digital coaxial connection.
• S VIDEO IN jack
Connects to the S VIDEO output from your video component
using an S VIDEO cable.
• S VIDEO OUT jack
Connects to the S VIDEO input on your TV/monitor using an S
VIDEO cable.
• COAXIAL (digital) OUT jack
Connects to the coaxial digital input jack on an external
component to transmit signals to the component over a digital
coaxial connection.
• VIDEO IN jack
Connects to the VIDEO output from the video component.
• ANALOG IN jacks
Connects to the analog output jacks on an external component
to receive signals from the component over an analog
connection.
• VIDEO OUT jack
Connects to the video input on your TV/monitor.
2 LAN terminal
Connects to a network or switching hub using a LAN / CAT 5
cable.
• ACTIVE indicator
Lights up when the MusicCAST server is transmitting or
receiving data over a local area network.
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8
NOTE
• LINK indicator
Lights up when the MusicCAST server is connected to a local
area network.
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• ANALOG OUT jacks
Connects to the analog input jacks on an external component to
transmit signals to the component over to end of an analog
connection.
6 FAN
7 HDD slot
8 AC power cord
3 Wireless LAN antenna
4 RS-232C terminal
Connects to the RS-232C terminal on your YAMAHA AV
receiver using a cross-type RS-232C cable to allow the
MusicCAST server to control certain functions on the AV
receiver.
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Remote control
6 SONG STATISTICS
Displays the Song Statistics screen on the on-screen display.
7 EXT. INPUTS
Displays the External Input screen on the on-screen display.
8 RECORDING
Displays the Recording screen on the on-screen display.
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
N
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P
Q
R
S
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9
0
A
B
C
D
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V
W
X
Y
Z
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a
b
J
c
E
F
G
9
0 REPEAT
Cycles through the MusicCAST server repeat modes.
A
Accesses the previous track in the playback group you are
listening to.
B
Accesses the next track in the playback group you are listening
to.
C
STOP
Halts playback on the MusicCAST server.
D MENU
Returns the on-screen display to the Menu screens when the
MusicCAST server is displaying the Play Information screen.
E TOP MENU
Returns the on-screen display to the top menu.
K
L
PAUSE
Pauses/Unpauses playback on the MusicCAST server.
d
F GROUP
Accesses the previous playback group.
M
G BACK
Returns one level up the menu.
H
(cursor left)
Moves the on-screen cursor to the left.
I SELECT
Enters, deletes, plays, or selects the selection highlighted on
the on-screen display, as appropriate.
J SUB MENU
Displays the Sub Menu where applicable.
1 STANDBY/ON
Switches the MusicCAST server between standby and power
on modes. Press and hold STANDBY/ON for two seconds to
place all MusicCAST clients in sleep mode and place the
MusicCAST server in standby mode.
2 TIMER
Activates the MusicCAST server Timer function.
3 ARTISTS
Displays the Artists screen on the on-screen display.
K BROADCAST
This key is reserved for future functionality.
L FUNC1 / VOL
Reduces the volume level of a YAMAHA AV receiver
connected to the MusicCAST server with a cross-type
RS-232C cable. The “FUNC” designation indicates that this
key will gain more functionality in the future.
M FUNC2 / VOL
Increases the volume level of a YAMAHA AV receiver
connected to the MusicCAST server with a cross-type
RS-232C cable. The “FUNC” designation indicates that this
key will gain more functionality in the future.
4 ALBUMS
Displays the Albums screen on the on-screen display.
5 PLAYLISTS
Displays the Playlists screen on the on-screen display.
N OPEN / CLOSE
Opens and closes the disc tray.
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O ALL SONGS
Displays the All Songs screen on the on-screen display.
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P GENRES
Displays the Genres screen on the on-screen display.
Q CD
Displays the CD screen on the on-screen display.
R BOOKMARKS
Displays the Bookmarks screen on the on-screen display.
S CLIENT PLAYBACK
Displays the Client Playback screen on the on-screen display.
T AV RECEIVER
Displays the AV Receiver screen on the on-screen display.
U TIME
Cycles the time display mode on the Play Information screen.
V RANDOM
Cycles the random playback mode on the Play Information
screen.
W
Searches forward through the song you are currently listening
to.
X
Searches backward through the song you are currently
listening to.
Y PLAY INFO.
Displays the “Play Info.” screen on the on-screen display.
Z
PLAY
Starts playback of the selected item.
[ BOOKMARK ON/OFF
Attaches or removes a bookmark from a song.
\ GROUP
Accesses the next playback group.
] PAGE
Scrolls the menu page up when the contents the MusicCAST
server is displaying cannot be displayed on one menu page.
^
(cursor up)
Moves the on-screen cursor up.
a
(cursor right)
Moves the on-screen cursor to the right.
b
(cursor down)
Moves the on-screen cursor down.
c PAGE
Scrolls the menu page down when the contents the
MusicCAST server is displaying cannot be displayed on one
menu page.
d FUNC3 / MUTE
Mutes the sound outputs from a YAMAHA AV receiver
connected to the MusicCAST server with a cross-type
RS-232C cable.
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Preparing the remote controls
■ Using the remote control
Preparing the MusicCAST server
remote control
■ Inserting the batteries
1 Remove the cover on the underside of the
remote control.
2 Insert two AA batteries into the battery
compartment, checking that the positive (+) and
negative (–) terminals on the batteries
correspond to the polarity markings on the
case.
Signal receiver
3 Slide the cover back until it snaps into place.
Approx. 6m
30˚
30˚
1
3
2
■ Battery replacement
If you find that the remote control must be used closer
to the main unit than usual, the battery is weak.
Replace the battery with new one.
■ Notes on batteries
• Please use AA size batteries.
• Do not use old batteries together with new ones.
• Do not use different types of batteries (such as alkaline
and manganese batteries) together.
• Do not use rechargable batteries.
• Remove the batteries from the remote control if you do
not intend to use it for an extended period.
• If the battery leaks, dispose of it immediately. Avoid
touching the leaked material or letting it come in contact
with clothing, etc. Skin contact may cause burn. If it
occurs, wash with water promptly and get medical
attention.
• Do not connect the positive (+) and negative (–) terminals
of any one-battery together.
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• If using this remote control causes other equipment to
malfunction, change the location of the equipment.
• Do not spill water or other liquids on the remote control.
• Do not store or leave the remote control in conditions of
high temperature or humidity, such as near a stove, heater,
or bath.
• Do not place the MusicCAST server in locations where the
signal receiver will be in direct sunlight or near lighting
equipment. The remote control may not function correctly
in these conditions.
Getting started
Checking your system connections
TV/Monitor
MusicCAST
client
MusicCAST server
VIDEO
AUDIO
PS/2 KEYBOARD (OPTIONAL)
Keyboard
MusicCAST
client
Speaker
AV receiver
Speaker
Component check list
❍ TV/monitor
Allows you to carry out all operations on the MusicCAST server from the on-screen display.
❍ MusicCAST client
Plays any of the songs stored in the MusicCAST server.
❍ AV receiver, speakers
Connect speakers and an amplifier or AV receiver to the MusicCAST server if you wish to listen to music stored
on its hard disk drive from the MusicCAST server directly.
❍ Internet
When song, artist, album, or genre titles are not present in its built-in Gracenote CDDB database the MusicCAST
server can use an Internet connection to download relevant information from the Gracenote CDDB online
service. We recommend that you use a broadband router to connect to the Internet. Connecting to the Internet is
not absolutely necessary, but enhances the experience of using the MusicCAST system.
❍ PS/2 keyboard (OPTIONAL)
Allows you to easily enter and edit information such as album and song titles on the MusicCAST server.
❍ MusicCAST client speakers
Connect speakers to the MusicCAST client if you wish to listen to music from it directly.
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You must connect your MusicCAST system correctly to use all of its functions to the full. Follow the instructions in
the attached “Setup guide” carefully when setting up your system.
Getting started
MusicCAST server standby and power modes
The MusicCAST server has four different standby and power modes, and uses each in a specific set of
circumstances. The MusicCAST server consumes power in all modes, however standby modes generally
consume less power than when the MusicCAST is in power on mode.
The following diagram illustrates the MusicCAST server standby and power on modes, and the actions required
to move between them. The figures in brackets indicate the amount of electricity consumed per hour in that
particular mode.
Power on
STANDBY
Front panel display
OSD
TIMER
LAN STANDBY
ENCODING
CLIENT
• STANDBY/ON key (ON)
• TIMER START
LAN standby
STANDBY
Front panel display
OSD
TIMER
LAN STANDBY
ENCODING
CLIENT
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
Red
Unlit
Off
Optional
Lit (orange)
Off
Off
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
• STANDBY/ON
key (OFF)
• Forced standby
• After idling for 30
minutes
• TIMER END
Green
Lit
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
• STANDBY/ON key (OFF)
• TIMER END
• STANDBY/ON key (ON)
• TIMER START
• STANDBY/ON key (OFF)
• Forced standby
• TIMER END
Sleep
• MusicCAST client
on
• TIMER START
• Encoding complete
• MusicCAST client
OFF
• TIMER END
STANDBY
Front panel display
OSD
TIMER
LAN STANDBY
ENCODING
CLIENT
• STANDBY/ON key (ON)
• TIMER START
Red
Unlit
Off
Optional
Optional
Optional (*1)
Optional (*1)
(*1 One of these lights will always
flash when the MusicCAST server is
in Sleep Mode)
IR Standby
STANDBY
Front panel display
OSD
TIMER
LAN STANDBY
ENCODING
CLIENT
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
Red
Unlit
Off
Optional
Unlit
Unlit
Unlit
• Encoding complete
• MusicCAST client OFF
• TIMER END
• TIMER START
If you do not use the MusicCAST server for more than 30 minutes, it is not encoding MP3 files, and there are no
MusicCAST clients turned on and connected to the MusicCAST server, it automatically places itself in LAN
standby mode, regardless of your standby mode settings.
LAN STANDBY TIMER
indicator indicator
ENCODING
indicator
STANDBY
indicator
CLIENT
indicator
Front panel
display
Do not disconnect the MusicCAST server from AC power when it is in Sleep mode. When disconnecting the
MusicCAST server from AC power, always press and hold STANDBY/ON for at least 2 seconds to place it in
standby mode before disconnecting it from the AC outlet.
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Using this manual
SECTION
TITLE
CONTENT
1
Getting started
Use the manual, check your system connections, and learn
about the basic operations of the MusicCAST server.
2
Storing music on the
MusicCAST server
Store Audio CDs and audio material from external
components connected to the MusicCAST server. Enter
information on material that you have stored, such as artist,
album, genre, or song titles. This information is useful when
you wish to use such criteria as artist, album, or genre
name when playing back songs on the MusicCAST server
or clients, and when making original CDs from the songs
you store on the MusicCAST.
3
Playback
Search for songs by criteria such as song or album name,
make lists of your favorite songs, or play back songs at
random.
4
Editing
Add or change information such as song, artist, or genre
names, and make and edit lists of your favorite songs.
5
Creating CDs
Make original CDs from the songs stored on the
MusicCAST server. Additionally, you can duplicate CDs
you own onto CD-R or CD-RW discs.
6
Using the MusicCAST with a
YAMAHA AV receiver
Use the MusicCAST server to adjust volume, change
inputs and effect programs, and control other functions on
a RS-232C equipped YAMAHA AV receiver connected to
the MusicCAST server with a cross-type RS-232C cable.
7
Controlling MusicCAST clients
Remotely control any MusicCAST clients connected to
your MusicCAST server. This function allows you to
operate multiple MusicCAST clients simultaneously, and
check what individual MusicCAST clients are playing.
8
Using the Timer function for
playback and recording
Use the Timer to automatically start playback on the
MusicCAST server or clients, or place a component in
standby mode, at the time set in the Timer display on the
MusicCAST server. You can also set the MusicCAST
server to begin recording material at a designated time.
9
Configuring the MusicCAST
network
Configure the MusicCAST server so that MusicCAST
clients can connect to it over a wired or wireless network.
Additionally, you can configure the MusicCAST server to
work together with other components in an existing
network.
10
System setup
Set parameters such as keyboard type, on-screen display
color schemes, and date and time, to suit the conditions
you use your MusicCAST server in.
11
Checking system information
Check the remaining time available for song storage,
system firmware version, and other information pertaining
to your MusicCAST system.
12
Appendix
Refer to this section when your MusicCAST server appears
to be functioning incorrectly.
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This section gives a brief sequential explanation of the procedures involved in using your MusicCAST server.
Refer to it as a guide to using this manual.
Getting started
Operating the MusicCAST server
Use the remote control and the television connected to your MusicCAST server to carry out the procedures
described in this manual.
If you connect your MusicCAST server to a television, you can search for CD titles, artist names, and other data
on screen. You can also set all the other parameters used to operate the MusicCAST system from this on-screen
display.
This manual assumes that you have connected your MusicCAST server to a TV/monitor, and uses illustrations of
the on-screen display to explain operations where appropriate.
Most of the explanations in this manual center on using the remote control to operate MusicCAST components,
but you can also access most functions directly from the MusicCAST server and client units. Refer to the
illustrations provided with each explanation to check which keys or buttons are applicable, and use those controls
indicated for each numbered step to carry out procedures.
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Storing music on the MusicCAST server
You can gain easy access to all of the songs in your CD collection, and play them back in multiple
locations using MusicCAST clients if you store them on the hard disk drive in the MusicCAST server.
Storing them together with the relevant album, artist, genre, and song titles enables you to quickly and
simply search for songs you want to listen to and play them back.
Music storage formats
The MusicCAST server stores PCM format songs mainly for playback on the MusicCAST server, and for
recording onto CDs. The MusicCAST server can distribute PCM format songs to a single client, however normally
the MusicCAST server distributes MP3 to MusicCAST clients (see page 125 for more information on distributing
PCM format songs to MusicCAST clients).
Loading a CD into the MusicCAST server
2
4
2
7,9
5,6
4
5,6
Most of the explanations in this manual center on
using the remote control to operate MusicCAST
components, but you can also access most functions
directly from the MusicCAST server and client units.
Refer to the illustrations provided with each
explanation to check which keys or buttons are
applicable, and use those controls indicated for each
numbered step to carry out procedures.
7,9
2 Press STANDBY/ON on the MusicCAST server
to turn its power on.
The STANDBY/ON indicator turns green.
3 Turn the power of the TV/monitor connected to
the MusicCAST server on, and set it to display
the MusicCAST on-screen display (refer to your
TV/Monitor manual for instructions on how to
do this).
1 Insert the MusicCAST server power cord into an
AC outlet.
(U.S.A. model)
The STANDBY/ON indicator turns red.
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Storing music on the MusicCAST server
The MusicCAST server can store songs in both PCM and MP3 formats, and is set to store both by default. PCM
format stores music with the same quality as CD, while the MP3 format uses highly compressed data. Storing
songs in PCM format results in a high-quality sound but requires a large amount of space on the MusicCAST
server hard disk drive. Storing songs in MP3 format results in sound quality that is not as high as that of PCM
format songs but requires less space on the MusicCAST server hard disk drive. This enables you to store more
songs on the hard disk drive (roughly 10 times more, depending upon the MP3 recording settings you choose).
Storing music on the MusicCAST server
8 Place a CD in the MusicCAST server in the disc
tray.
4 Press TOP MENU.
The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display.
Place the CD in the tray label-side up, aligned with the grooves
on the disc tray.
5 Use / to move the cursor to “Recording”
and press SELECT.
9 Press OPEN/CLOSE to close the disc tray.
The Recording screen appears on the on-screen display.
The MusicCAST server reads the information on the CD.
This operation can take a few seconds. During this time, the
following screen appears on the on-screen display:
HINT
You can also access the Recording screen directly by pressing
RECORDING.
6 Use / to move the cursor to “Store from CD”
and press SELECT.
7 Press OPEN/CLOSE to open the disc tray.
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When the MusicCAST finishes searching for information, it
displays the following screen showing song, album, artist, and
genre names.
Storing music on the MusicCAST server
The CD contents display screen
When you load an Audio CD, the MusicCAST server
reads its type and volume, and looks for the names of
the songs, album, artist, and genre in its built-in
Gracenote CDDB® database.
What is the Gracenote CDDB?
• If the MusicCAST server finds more than one
applicable entry in the Gracenote CDDB:
The following screen appears on the on-screen display:
Gracenote CDDB is a database which you can access to gain
information on the songs, album, artists, and genre names for
music CDs.
The method the MusicCAST uses to obtain information
depends on the disc it is storing.
• When information on the Audio CD exists in the
built-in Gracenote CDDB database of the
MusicCAST server:
The MusicCAST server reads song, album, artist, title, and
genre information from its built-in Gracenote CDDB
database. (see page 119 for an explanation of how to set the
MusicCAST server not to access this function.
• When there is no information on the Audio CD in
the built-in Gracenote CDDB database of the
MusicCAST server:
If set to do so, the MusicCAST server can attempt to connect
to the Internet based service (see Gracenote CDDB
Connection, page 119), and obtain information for display
and storage.
Use the / to move the cursor to the entry you think is
correct and press SELECT.
What is CD TEXT?
Some Audio CDs have text information such as their song titles,
album names, artist, and genre names encoded on them. This
information is called CD TEXT. The MusicCAST server can read
and display text, and can store it together with song data when
you store Audio CDs on the hard disk drive. Because the
MusicCAST server cannot store some kinds of CD TEXT, we
recommend that you use Gracenote CDDB by default (see
page 119).
• When the MusicCAST server cannot find any
information about the Audio CD:
When there is no text on the Audio CD, and the MusicCAST
server cannot find any relevant data on its built-in Gracenote
CDDB database or the Internet-based Gracenote CDDB
database service, the following screen appears on the onscreen display:
To halt this process, use / /
“Cancel” and press SELECT.
/
to move the cursor to
• To redisplay the Audio CD contents use / / /
to move the cursor to one of the following options
and press SELECT:
CDDB Info:
Displays the information stored in either
the internal or Internet-based Gracenote
CDDB service for the Audio CD. Select
this option to redisplay information from
the Gracenote CDDB when multiple
selection are available for the Audio CD.
CD TEXT info: Displays the CD TEXT information stored
on the Audio CD, if any.
Clear CD info: Clears all information on the Audio CD
from the screen.
Note that the MusicCAST stores the information as displayed
on this screen for each Audio CD.
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In this case, the MusicCAST server does not automatically
store any information regarding the song titles, album, artist, or
genre names. Lack of data makes searching for songs difficult,
you can enter this data by hand. For more information, see
page 60 (Changing an album name), page 65 (Changing an
artist name), page 68 (Changing a genre name), page 71
(Changing a song name), and page 78 (using the on-screen
keyboard).
Storing music on the MusicCAST server
Storing a CD
Store a CD on the hard disk drive of the MusicCAST server.
5
5
2,3
2,3
3 Use / / / to move the cursor to “Start” and
press SELECT.
1 Follow the procedure described on page 21 to
display the contents of a CD on the on-screen
display.
The MusicCAST server begins storing songs on its hard disk
drive.
The following screen appears on the on-screen display during
recording:
2 Select the songs you want to store.
By default, the MusicCAST server selects all songs for storage.
There are checkboxes displayed to the left of each song. Use
/ / / to move the cursor to the checkbox of the songs
you do not wish to store, and press SELECT. The tick in the
checkbox disappears.
During the storage process the MusicCAST server displays a
progress bar in the lower portion of the on-screen display
indicating how far it has progressed with the storage, and icons
indicating that storage is taking place.
To stop the storage process press SELECT.
Take care not to press SELECT in error as pressing SELECT halts
the storage process.
The MusicCAST first stores the songs in PCM form, and then
converts them into MP3 format, saving both copies on the hard
disk drive (see page 21 for an explanation of PCM and MP3
formats). The conversion process takes a short time.
The screen can display up to 10 songs. Use / to scroll the
display if the CD contains more than 10 songs. Check that all
of the songs you wish to store have ticks in their checkboxes.
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4 When storage is complete, the following screen
appears on the on-screen display:
Auto-storing CDs
You can also use an automatic procedure to store CDs
on your MusicCAST server.
1 Load a CD into the disc tray.
• To check the content you have just stored, choose “Open
stored album page” and press SELECT.
• To store another CD, choose “Store another CD” and press
SELECT.
- The disc tray automatically opens. Place a new CD in the
disc tray after removing the CD you have just stored, and
repeat the storage procedure.
5 Press OPEN/CLOSE to open the disc tray.
Remove the disc and press OPEN/CLOSE again
to close the disc tray.
• The MusicCAST server distributes MP3 files to MusicCAST
clients by default. Please wait for the conversion process to
finish before attempting to listen to the songs you have just
stored on your MusicCAST client. You can check if the
MusicCAST server is currently converting songs by looking
at the MP3 encode schedule (see page 132). The exact time
this process takes depends upon the number and length of
the songs the MusicCAST server is converting.
• Do not disconnect the MusicCAST server from the AC outlet
during the storage process as errors in storage may appear
along with problems with data on the hard disk.
• Do not bump or vibrate the MusicCAST server during
storage, as it may damage the hard disk drive.
• The MusicCAST server automatically stores copyrighted
CDs in analog mode at 1x speed, and is not capable of
storing digital copies of a such CDs at high speed.
HINT
You can change song titles, and album, artist, and genre
names whenever you wish (see page 57).
2 Press CD AUTO STORE on the MusicCAST
server.
The MusicCAST server stores all songs on the CD.
The MusicCAST server stores any information it can
obtain about the songs stored from its built-in
Gracenote CDDB database, or the Internet-based
Gracenote CDDB service, if set to do so. If the
MusicCAST server finds multiple entries for this CD in
the database it automatically selects the top entry from
the list.
During the storage process the MusicCAST server
displays a progress bar in the lower portion of the onscreen display indicating how far it has progressed
with the storage, and icons indicating that storage is
taking place.
NOTE
• By default, the MusicCAST server is set to obtain
information an CD content from its built-in Gracenote
CDDB database. See page 119 for an explanation of how to
change these settings.
• Provision of the Internet-based Gracenote CDDB database
service is subject to termination without warning.
• Both the Internet-based and built-in Gracenote CDDB
databases may occasionally display the wrong data, but you
can edit this information by hand after you store the CD in
the MusicCAST server hard disk drive (see page 57).
• If the Gracenote CDDB databases do not find any
information about the CD you are storing, you can enter
song, album, artist, and genre data by hand when storage is
complete (see page 57).
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CD AUTO STORE
Storing music on the MusicCAST server
Recording audio material from an external component on
the MusicCAST server
The MusicCAST server can record material from external components such as MD and record players. It can
also perform such functions as automatically finding gaps between songs in audio material and synchronize the
starting and stopping of recording with playback from external components.
Check component connections
Connect the source component to the MusicCAST server. Where possible, use digital connections, as they result
in a better quality recording.
• When using a source component with a digital output jack:
If the source component you want to use has a digital (optical) output jack, use a optical cable (supplied) to connect it to the
OPTICAL IN jack on the MusicCAST server. If the source component has a coaxial output jack, then use a coaxial cable to connect
it to the COAXIAL IN jack on the MusicCAST server.
Source component
• When using a source component with analog output jacks:
If the source component you want to use has analog output jacks only, then use audio pin cables (supplied) to connect it to the
ANALOG IN jacks on the MusicCAST server.
Source component
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Recording
1
1
4, 5, 6,
7, 8, 9,
10, 11, 12
1 Press STANDBY/ON to turn the MusicCAST
server power on.
2 Turn the power of the TV/monitor connected to
the MusicCAST server on, and set it to display
the MusicCAST on-screen display.
(refer to your TV/monitor manual for instructions on how to
configure your TV/monitor)
4, 5, 6,
7, 8, 9,
10, 11, 12
3
HINT
You can also access the Recording screen by pressing
RECORDING.
5 Use / to move the cursor to “Store from
External Inputs” and press SELECT.
The following screen appears on the on-screen display.
3 Press TOP MENU.
The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display.
6 Press SELECT to advance to the next screen, or
BACK to return to the previous screen.
The Store from External Inputs screen appears on the onscreen display.
4 Use / to move the cursor to “Recording”
and press SELECT.
The Recording screen appears on the on-screen display.
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Storing music on the MusicCAST server
7 Select the input to use.
• When recording from a component connected to
the OPTICAL IN jack on the MusicCAST server:
Use / / / to move the cursor to “Optical” and press
SELECT.
• When recording from a component connected to
the COAXIAL IN jack on the MusicCAST server:
Use / / / to move the cursor to “Coaxial” and press
SELECT.
• When recording from a component connected to
the ANALOG IN jacks on the MusicCAST server:
Use / / / to move the cursor to “Analog” and press
SELECT.
• Do not turn off system power during the storage process as
errors in storage may appear, along with problems with data
on the hard disk drive.
• Do not bump or vibrate the MusicCAST server during
storage, as it may damage the hard disk drive.
• You can playback other songs stored in the MusicCAST
server while it is recording.
- You cannot register tracks less than 4 seconds long to the
MusicCAST server library.
Adjusting the recording level
The MusicCAST server indicates the method you select by
displaying an arrow to the left of the selected setting.
There are different methods for adjusting recording
levels for each source. Select the appropriate method
for your recording source from those listed here.
8 Set the recording level as necessary.
See page 28 for an explanation on adjusting recording levels.
When recording from a digital source
9 Adjust the recording mode as necessary.
Use / / / to move the cursor to an appropriate recording
type and press SELECT. See page 29 for more information.
The MusicCAST server digitally records anything from
components connected to its coaxial or optical input
jacks.
You do not normally need to adjust this level, but you
can use the following procedure to do so if necessary.
1 Follow the procedure described on page 27 to
display the “Store from External Inputs” screen
on the on-screen display.
2 Play back the loudest part of the source you
wish to record.
3 During playback, use / / / to move the
cursor to “Digital Volume”, and use / to
adjust the parameter.
10 Use / / / to move the cursor to “REC Start”
and press SELECT.
Recording begins. The MusicCAST server assigns the date and
time of recording to the new track.
11 Start playback on the external component.
To pause recording on the MusicCAST server, use / / /
to move the cursor to “REC Stop” and press SELECT.
To start recording again, use / / / to move the cursor to
“REC Start” and press SELECT.
12 To finish recording, use / / / to move the
cursor to “REC stop” and press SELECT.
The MusicCAST Server records the songs to its hard disk drive
as PCM files only, which you cannot access for playback from
MusicCAST clients. To make them available for playback on
MusicCAST clients, register each recorded track to the
MusicCAST server library by moving it or editing its name
(see page 72), which begins the process of converting the song
to MP3 format.
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You can set the parameter from –12dB to + 12dB, in steps of
0.4dB.
Adjust the parameter so that the indicator on the level meter
does not exceed 0dB.
Storing music on the MusicCAST server
When recording from an analog source
The MusicCAST server records anything from
components connected to its analog input jacks as an
analog source.
The MusicCAST server has three recording modes.
You can use when recording material from an external
component. Select the recording mode that best suits
your purpose. High speed recording is not possible
from an external component.
2 Play back the loudest part of the source you
wish to record.
• “Manual”
You must start and stop recording, divide tracks and carry
out all other necessary functions manually.
3 Use the ANALOG REC LEVEL control on the
front panel of the MusicCAST server to adjust
the recording level.
• “Synchro: full auto”
The MusicCAST server synchronizes the start of recording
with the source, and automatically inserts a track marker
between songs.
• “Synchro: auto track marking”
You must start and stop recording manually. The
MusicCAST server carries out all other necessary functions
automatically, and inserts a track marker between songs.
ANALOG REC LEVEL
NOTE
Turn the dial to the right to increase the recording level, and to
the left to decrease it. Adjust the level so that the indicator on
the level meter does not exceed 0dB.
When using Synchro: full auto you must move the cursor to
REC start and press SELECT before starting recording. The
MusicCAST server starts recording when you start playback on
the external component.
NOTE
• Depending on the recording mode settings you select, the
MusicCAST server may not separate consecutive songs
recorded from external components.
• Use / / / to move the cursor to “Track Mark” and
press SELECT to insert a track mark into the recorded
material. The MusicCAST server continues recording, but
registers the material to a different track.
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Storing music on the MusicCAST server
1 Follow the procedure described on page 27 to
display the “Store from External Inputs” screen
on the on-screen display.
Setting the recording mode
Playback
You can listen to music stored on the MusicCAST server, using album, artist, genre, or song title to
search for the songs you want.
During playback, the MusicCAST server displays the name of the song playing, and a left and right level
meter at the bottom of the on-screen display.
• Check that the MusicCAST server is correctly connected to an amplifier and speakers.
• Switch the power of the amplifier connected to the MusicCAST server on before attempting to listen to any material.
• Operate the MusicCAST server using the on-screen display. Connect the MusicCAST server to a TV/monitor, turn the TV/
monitor on, and set it to display the MusicCAST server on-screen display.
• Playback is impossible if you have not stored any songs on the hard disk drive. Carry out the procedures described on page 21
to store songs to the hard disk drive.
Selecting a song by its artist
1
2, 3, 4,
5, 6
1
2, 3, 4, 5, 6
1 Press TOP MENU.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Library” and
press SELECT.
The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display.
The Library screen appears on the on-screen display.
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Playback
The Songs screen displays the format of each song in
the column to the right of the column of song names.
3 Use / to move the cursor to “Artists” and
press SELECT.
The Artists screen appears on the on-screen display.
Both PCM and MP3 versions of the song exist in the
MusicCAST server hard disk drive.
The song is waiting to be encoded into MP3 format,
after which the MusicCAST server will store both
PCM and MP3 copies on its hard disk drive.
Only the MP3 version of the song exists in the
MusicCAST server hard disk drive.
The artist names stored in the MusicCAST server appear on
screen in alphabetical order. The screen can display 10 artists at
a time. Use / to scroll the display up or down to see more
artists.
6 Use
/
to select a song and press SELECT.
Playback begins and the Play Information screen appears on
the on-screen display.
4 Use / to move the cursor to the artist you
want to select and press SELECT.
There are two Play Information screens available during
playback. Use / to switch between them. See page 39 for a
detailed explanation of the playback screens.
The albums assigned to the artist in the MusicCAST server
appear on screen in alphabetical order. The screen can display
10 albums at a time. Use / to scroll the display up or
down to see more albums.
5 Use / to select an Album and press
SELECT.
To play back all songs from an album, use / to select an
album, and press
.
The songs of the album you select appear on the on-screen
display.
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Press MENU to return to the list screen. Pressing PLAY INFO.
displays the Play Information screen.
The MusicCAST server plays back the songs from the album
you select in order beginning with the song you select. The
action the MusicCAST server takes after it has played back all
the songs from the album depends on the current play style
group settings. You can view the current play style group
setting on the Play Information screen.
If the play style group setting is “all”: The MusicCAST server
starts playback of the next album after it has finished playback
of the current album.
If the play style group setting is “single”: the MusicCAST
server halts playback after it has finished playback of the
current album.
Playback
The song is waiting to be encoded into MP3 format,
after which the MusicCAST server will delete the
PCM copy from its hard disk drive.
Playback
■ To playback all songs from an artist:
HINT
• You can access the Artists screen directly by pressing
ARTISTS.
• You can set the MusicCAST server to play the next album by
the selected artist when playback of the current album is
complete (see page 44).
• If the playback group is set to “all songs of artist”, you can
set the MusicCAST server to repeatedly play songs by the
same artist (repeat playback, page 46). You can also set it to
play songs from the selected artist in random order (random
playback, page 47).
• Press BACK to return to the previous screen.
■ To stop playback
Press
In step 3 of the previous procedure, press SUB MENU,
use / / / to select “Play”, and press SELECT.
The MusicCAST server plays back all of the songs
from the artist you select in alphabetical order. The
action the MusicCAST server takes after it has played
back all the songs from the artist depends on the
current playback group settings. You can view the
current group setting on the Play Information screen:
If the group setting is “all”: The MusicCAST server
starts playback of songs from the next artist after it has
finished playback of the songs from the current artist.
If the group setting is “single”: the MusicCAST server
halts playback after it has finished playback of the
songs from the current artist.
.
■ To temporarily halt playback
Press
. Press
again to resume playback.
Selecting a song by its album
1
2,3,4,5
1
2,3,4,5
1 Press TOP MENU.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Library” and
press SELECT.
The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display.
The Library screen appears on the on-screen display.
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Playback
There are two Play Information screens available during
playback. Use / to switch between them. See page 39 for a
detailed explanation of the playback screens.
3 Use / to move the cursor to “Albums” and
press SELECT.
The albums stored in the MusicCAST server appear on screen
in alphabetical order. The screen can display 10 albums at a
time. Use / to scroll the display up or down to see more
albums.
Press MENU to return to the list screen. Pressing PLAY INFO.
displays the Play Information screen.
The MusicCAST server plays back the songs from the album
you select in order beginning with the song you select. The
action the MusicCAST server takes after it has played back all
the songs from the album depends on the current play style
group settings. You can view the current play style group
setting on the Play Information screen.
4 Use
/
to select an album and press SELECT.
All of the songs on the album appear on the on-screen display.
HINT
• You can access the Albums screen directly by pressing
ALBUMS.
• You can set the MusicCAST server to play the next album
when playback of the current album is complete (see
page 44).
• You can set the MusicCAST server to repeatedly play songs
on the same album (repeat playback, page 46). You can also
set it to play songs in random order from an album you
select (random playback, page 47).
• Press BACK to return to the previous screen.
■ To stop playback
Press
5 Use
/
to select a song and press SELECT.
The Play Information screen appears on the on-screen display
and playback begins.
.
■ To temporarily halt playback
Press
. Press
again to resume playback.
■ To playback all songs from an album:
In step 3 of the previous procedure, press SUB MENU,
use / / / to select “Play”, and press SELECT.
The first song from the album begins playing.
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Playback
If the play style group setting is “all”: The MusicCAST server
starts playback of the next album after it has finished playback
of the current album.
If the play style group setting is “single”: the MusicCAST
server halts playback after it has finished playback of the
current album.
Playback
Selecting a song by its genre
1
2,3,4,
5,6
1
2,3,4,5,6
1 Press TOP MENU.
3 Use / to move the cursor to “Genres” and
press SELECT.
The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display.
The genres stored in the MusicCAST server appear on screen
in alphabetical order. The screen can display 10 genres at a
time. Use / to scroll the display up or down to see more
genres.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Library” and
press SELECT.
The Library screen appears on the on-screen display.
4 Use
/
to select a genre and press SELECT.
All of the albums in the MusicCAST server assigned to the
genre you select appear in alphabetical order on the on-screen
display. The screen can display 10 albums at a time. Use /
to scroll the display up or down to see more albums.
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Playback
5 Use
/
to select an album and press SELECT.
All of the songs on the album you select appear on the onscreen display.
To play back all songs from an album, use / to select an
album, and press
.
HINT
■ To stop playback
Press
.
■ To temporarily halt playback
6 Use
/
to select a song and press SELECT.
The Play Information screen appears on the on-screen display
and playback begins.
Press
. Press
again to resume playback.
■ To playback all songs from a genre:
In step 3 of the previous procedure, press SUB MENU,
use / / / to select “Play”, and press SELECT.
The MusicCAST server plays back all the songs from
the genre you select, in alphabetical order.
The action the MusicCAST server takes after it has
played back all the songs from a genre depends upon
the current play style group settings. You can view the
current group setting on the Play Information screen
(see page 39).
There are two Play Information screens available during
playback. Use / to switch between them. See page 39 for a
detailed explanation of the playback screens.
If the play style group setting is “all”: the MusicCAST to
server starts playback of the next genre after it has
finished playback of the current genre.
If the play style setting is “single”: the MusicCAST
server halts playback after it has finished playback of
the current genre.
Press MENU to return to the list screen. Pressing PLAY INFO.
displays the Play Information screen.
The MusicCAST server plays back all of the songs from the
album you select in order. The action the MusicCAST server
takes after it has played back all the songs from the album
depends on the current play style group settings. You can view
the current group setting on the Play Information screen:
If the play style group setting is “all”: The MusicCAST server
starts playback of the next album in the selected genre after it
has finished playback of the current album.
If the play style group setting is “single”: the MusicCAST
server halts playback after it has finished playback of the
current album.
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Playback
• You can access the Genres screen directly by pressing
GENRES.
• You can set the MusicCAST server to play the next album in
the selected genre when playback of the current album is
complete (see page 44).
• If the playback group is set to “all songs of genre”, you can
set the MusicCAST server to repeatedly play songs from the
same genre (repeat playback, page 46). You can also set it to
play songs in random order from a genre you select (random
playback, page 47).
• Press BACK to return to the previous screen.
Playback
Selecting a song by its name
1
2,3,4
1
2,3,4
1 Press TOP MENU.
3 Use / to move the cursor to “All Songs” and
press SELECT.
The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display.
The Songs screen appears on the on-screen display.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Library” and
press SELECT.
The songs stored in the MusicCAST server appear on screen in
alphabetical order. The screen can display 10 songs at a time.
Use / to scroll the display up or down to see more songs.
The Library screen appears on the on-screen display.
4 Use
/
to select a song and press SELECT.
The Play Information screen appears on the on-screen display
and playback begins.
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Playback
There are two Play Information screens available during
playback. Use / to switch between them. See page 39 for a
detailed explanation of the playback screens.
Press MENU to return to the list screen. Pressing PLAY INFO.
displays the Play Information screen.
HINT
The MusicCAST server does not display album, artist,
or genre information on the all songs selection menu.
You can use the song linking function to open the
Album screen for a song you select from the Songs
screen.
1 Use the Bookmark, Song Statistics, All Songs,
or Playlists functions to display the songs
menu on the on-screen display.
Playback
• You can access the Songs screen directly by pressing ALL
SONGS.
• You can set the MusicCAST server to repeatedly play the
same songs (repeat playback, page 46). You can also set it to
play all of the songs in the database in random order
(random playback, page 47).
• Press BACK to return to the previous screen.
Using song linking
■ To stop playback
Press
.
■ To temporarily halt playback
Press
. Press
again to resume playback.
2 Use /
MENU.
to select a song and press SUB
3 Use / to move the cursor to “Open link” and
press SELECT.
The album screen for the song you select appears on the onscreen display.
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Playback
Selecting a song from the list of bookmarks
The MusicCAST server stores a list of songs that you attach bookmarks to, which you can access for easy
reference and playback. See page 53 for an explanation of how to assign bookmarks.
4 Use
1 Press TOP MENU.
The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display.
/
to select a song and press SELECT.
The Play Information screen appears on the on-screen display
and playback begins.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Library” and
press SELECT.
There are two Play Information screens available during
playback. Use / to switch between them. See page 39 for a
detailed explanation of the playback screens.
The Library screen appears on the on-screen display.
.
Press MENU to return to the lists screen. Pressing PLAY
INFO. displays the Play Information screen.
HINT
• You can access the Bookmarks screen directly by pressing
BOOKMARKS.
• You can set the MusicCAST server to repeatedly play the
same songs (repeat playback, page 46). You can also set it to
play all of the songs in the bookmark list in random order
(random playback, page 47).
• Press BACK to return to the previous screen.
3 Use / to move the cursor to “Bookmarks”
and press SELECT.
■ To stop playback
The Bookmarks screen appears on the on-screen display.
Press
.
■ To temporarily halt playback
Press
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. Press
again to resume playback.
Playback
The Play Information screen
If you choose a song and press SELECT, or if you press PLAY INFO. during playback, information on the current
song appears on the on-screen display. Use / to switch between the two available Play Information screens.
The Play Information screen time
display
The above screen displays the album, artist, and genre
to which the current song is assigned. It also shows
the current state of the Repeat Play (see page 46),
Random Play (See page 47), and Group Play (see
page 44) functions.
There are two song time modes (song modes appear
in white on the Play Information screen) and two group
time modes (group modes appear in blue on the Play
Information screen), as follows:
• Time elapsed (Song):
Displays the time
elapsed during playback
of the current song
• Time to completion (Song): Displays the time to
completion of playback
of the current song
• Time elapsed (Group):
Displays the time
elapsed during playback
of the current group
• Time to completion (Group):Displays the time to
completion of playback
of the current group
Using the Play Information screen
Sub Menu
The above screen shows the songs included in the
group.
HINT
Press MENU to return to the list screen. Pressing PLAY INFO.
displays the Play Information screen.
The Play Information screen Sub Menu duplicates
many of the functions of the MusicCAST server remote
control. You can use it to control playback, play style
settings, and to set various other playback parameters.
There are four Play Information sub menus, as follows:
• The playback sub menu:
Use this sub menu to
control playback on the
MusicCAST server
• The play style sub menu: Use this sub menu to
set the play style
• The time sub menu:
Use to alter the time
display on the Play
Information screen
• The bookmark sub menu: Use this sub menu to
attach or to remove the
bookmark from the
current song, or to
display the source
album of the current
song
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Playback
The time display is at the bottom left of the Play
Information screen.
Press TIME to cycle through the display modes.
Playback
To use the sub menu:
1 Press SUB MENU.
The Play Information screen Sub Menu appears on the onscreen display.
2 Use / / / to move the cursor to the Sub
Menu field you want to select and press
SELECT.
The selected setting changes.
3 To close the sub menu, move the cursor to
and press SELECT to close the Sub Menu, or
alternatively press SUB MENU.
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Playback
Playback of songs from a preselected list (Playlist)
You can make lists (playlists) of your favorite songs from songs you have stored on the MusicCAST server. You
can also include albums, artists, and genres in playlists. Additionally, since the MusicCAST server can make CDs
from playlists, they are useful when making original CDs.
The MusicCAST server divides playlists into groups. You can adjust the classification method for each playlist.
The MusicCAST server stores 10 such groups, called collections, and 1007 playlists. See page 75 for an
explanation of how to create a playlist.
2, 3, 4,
5, 6
1
2, 3, 4, 5, 6
1 Press TOP MENU.
The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display.
3 Use / to move the cursor to “Playlists” and
press SELECT.
The Playlists screen appears on the on-screen display,
displaying collection names.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Library” and
press SELECT.
The Library screen appears on the on-screen display.
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Playback
1
Playback
4 Use / to select a collection and press
SELECT.
All of the playlists in the MusicCAST server assigned to the
collection you select appear in alphabetical order on the onscreen display. The screen can display 10 items at a time. Use
/ to scroll the display up or down to see more playlists.
There are two Play Information screens available during
playback. Use / to switch between them. See page 39 for a
detailed explanation of the playback screens.
Press MENU to return to the list screen. Pressing PLAY INFO.
displays the Play Information screen.
The action the MusicCAST server takes after it has played
back all the songs from a playlist depends upon the current
play style group settings. You can view the current group
setting on the Play Information screen (see illustration on this
the page).
If the play style group setting is ALL: the MusicCAST server
starts playback of the next playlist after it has finished
playback of the current playlist.
If the play style setting is SINGLE: the MusicCAST server
halts playback after it has finished playback of the current
playlist.
5 Use
/
to select a playlist and press SELECT.
All of the songs in the playlist you select appear on the onscreen display.
HINT
• You can access the Playlists screen directly by pressing
PLAYLISTS.
• You can set the MusicCAST server to repeatedly play songs
from the playlist you select (repeat playback, page 46). You
can also set it to play songs from a playlist in random order
(random playback, page 47).
• Press BACK to return to the Menu screen.
■ To stop playback
Press
.
■ To temporarily halt playback
Press
Use
6 Use
/
to scroll the display up or down to see more songs.
/
to select a song and press SELECT.
The Play Information screen appears on the on-screen display
and playback begins.
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. Press
again to resume playback.
Playback
Searching for a specific part of a song (Search)
Search forward
Press
during playback. Playback resumes when
you stop pressing
.
Search backward
NOTE
You can also use the search function when you have paused
playback using
.
Skipping to another song
Skipping to the next song
Skipping to the previous song
Press
.
Press
repeatedly to advance to successive songs
in the playback group.
Press
twice.
Press
repeatedly to return to previous songs in
the playback group.
Returning to the start of the
currently playing song
Press
during playback.
NOTE
You can use the skip function regardless of whether the
MusicCAST server is currently playing back a song or not, or if
playback is paused.
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Playback
Press
during playback. Playback resumes when
you stop pressing
.
Playback
Groups
The MusicCAST server lets you playback songs with various associations. The following associations, called
Groups, are available:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Album
Artist
Genre
Playlist
Bookmark, All songs
Recorded songs
Song Statistics
The selection criteria you use to choose a song for playback also defines the playback group. Using the library
screens to choose selection criteria to listen to selects all songs within the selected group for playback. For
example, selecting an album for playback sets “all songs of album” as the playback group and plays back all
songs in the album. Playback continues in the order the songs are registered or in alphabetical order, depending
on the playback group setting, but the playback group also defines the limits within which the Random Playback
(see page 47), Repeat Playback (see page 46), Group skip (see page 45), and song skip (see page 43) functions
operate.
You can check the current playback group on the Play Information screen (see page 39). Press PLAY INFO.
during playback to display the screen below:
Listening to albums
Select an album from the “Albums” screen (see page 32) and either press
“Play” and press SELECT.
, or press SUB MENU, select
Playback of the album you select begins, and continues until playback of all the songs on the album is complete,
in the order they are registered to the album.
“songs of album” appears in the group display of the Play Information screen.
HINT
• When “songs of album” appears in the group display:
- Setting the MusicCAST server to repeat playback for all songs repeatedly plays all of the songs on the album.
- Setting the MusicCAST server to random playback for all songs plays all of the songs on the album in random order.
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Playback
Listening to Playlists
Select an artist from the Artists screen (see page 30)
and either press
, or press SUB MENU, select
“Play” and press SELECT.
Select a playlist from the playlist list screen (see
page 41) and either press
, or press SUB MENU,
select “Play” and press SELECT.
Playback of the alphabetically first song of the artist
you select begins, and continues playback of all the
songs from all albums by this artist in alphabetical
order, “all songs of artist” appears in the group display
of the Play Information screen.
Playback of the first item from the playlist you select
begins, and continues until playback of all items from
this is complete.
“links of playlist” appears in the group display of the
Play Information screen.
HINT
HINT
• When “all songs of artist” appears in the group display:
- Setting the MusicCAST server to repeat playback for all
songs repeatedly play back all of the songs by this artist.
- Setting the MusicCAST server to random playback for all
songs play back all of the songs by this artist in random
order.
• When “links of playlist” appears in the group display:
- Setting the MusicCAST server to repeat playback for all
songs plays back all of the songs in this playlist
repeatedly.
- Setting the MusicCAST server to random playback for all
songs plays back all of the songs on this playlist in random
order.
Listening to genres
Select a genre from the Genre screen (see page 34)
and either press
, or press SUB MENU, select
“Play” and press SELECT.
■ Skipping groups during playback
You can skip to a different group during playback
(group skip)
• When using “Artists” as a group
Press GROUP
to skip to the next artist, and GROUP
to skip to the previous artist.
Playback of the first song in alphabetical order from the
genre you select begins, and continues until playback
of all songs in the genre is complete. “all songs of
genre” appears in the group display of the Play
Information screen.
• When using “Albums” as a group
Press GROUP
to skip to the next album, and GROUP
to skip to the previous album.
• When using “Genres” as a group
Press GROUP
to skip to the next genre, and GROUP
to skip to the previous genre.
HINT
• When using “Playlists” as a group
Press GROUP
to skip to the next playlist, and GROUP
to skip to the previous playlist.
• When “all songs of genre” appears in the group display:
- Setting the MusicCAST server to repeat playback for all
songs plays back all of the songs in the genre repeatedly.
- Setting the MusicCAST server to random playback for all
songs plays back all of the songs in the genre in random
order.
• Continuous playback
You can set the MusicCAST server to continue playback of
the next group when it completes playback of the current
group. Set the group playback parameter on the Play
Information screen to “all”.
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Playback
Listening to artists
Playback
Repeat Playback
You can set the MusicCAST server to repeat playback of songs, albums, artists, genres, and playlists.
REPEAT
PLAY
INFO.
PLAY INFO.
1 Press PLAY INFO. to display the Play
Information screen.
2 Press REPEAT.
The repeat mode changes with each press.
• “Repeat-all” repeats playback of all songs within the current
group.
• “Repeat-single” repeats playback of the currently playing
song, or of the currently selected song.
• “Repeat-off” indicates that the repeat playback function is
not active.
NOTE
You can also use the MusicCAST server controller, to set
repeat playback mode settings from the Playback Information
screen. See page 39 for a more detailed explanation.
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Playback
Random Playback
You can set the MusicCAST server to play back songs from albums, artists, genres, and playlists in random order.
Playback
RANDOM
PLAY
INFO.
PLAY INFO.
1 Press PLAY INFO. to display the Play
Information screen.
2 Press RANDOM.
The random mode changes with each press.
• “Random-on” indicates that random playback of all songs
within the current group is active.
• “Random-off” indicates that the random playback function is
not active.
NOTE
• You can also use the MusicCAST server controller to set
random playback mode settings from the Play Information
screen. See page 39 for a more detailed explanation.
• The MusicCAST server only plays each song once, even if a
song is registered to more than one playlist.
• You cannot skip to previous songs when using Random
playback.
• To restart random playback for all songs (including songs
that have already been played), use the library screens to
reselect a group for playback, or turn random mode off, then
on again.
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Playback
Using the MusicCAST server to listen to CDs
You can use the MusicCAST server as a standard CD player to listen to CDs.
1 Press OPEN/CLOSE to open the disc tray.
If there is already a CD in the MusicCAST server, skip directly
to step 4.
2 Place the CD in the MusicCAST server in the
disc tray.
Place the CD in the tray label-side up, aligned with the grooves
on the disc tray.
6 Use / to move the cursor to “CD” and press
SELECT.
While the MusicCAST server is reading information from the
CD, the message “Reading data” appears on the on-screen
display. The CD screen appears on the on-screen display.
3 Press OPEN/CLOSE to close the disc tray.
When you load a CD, the MusicCAST server reads the type
and volume and looks for the names of the songs, album, artist,
and genre in its built-in Gracenote CDDB database.
This operation can take a few seconds.
4 Press TOP MENU.
The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display.
The names of all of the songs on the CD are displayed.
See page 23 for a detailed explanation of how the MusicCAST
server reads information from discs.
The above information is not displayed for some discs, or
when you set the MusicCAST server not to use the Gracenote
CDDB database (see page 119 for a move detailed
explanation).
5 Use / to move the cursor to “Library” and
press SELECT.
The Library screen appears on the on-screen display.
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Playback
7 Use
/
to select a song and press SELECT.
The Play Information screen appears on the on-screen display
and playback begins.
Playback
There are two Play Information screens available during
playback. Use / to switch between them. See page 39 for a
detailed explanation of the playback screens.
Press MENU to return to the list screen. Pressing PLAY INFO.
displays the Play Information screen.
Playback stops when the MusicCAST server has played back
all songs on the CD.
HINT
You can set the MusicCAST server to repeatedly play songs
from the CD (repeat playback, page 46). You can also set it to
play songs in random order from the CD (random playback,
page 47).
■ To stop playback
Press
.
■ To temporarily halt playback
Press
. Press
again to resume playback.
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Playback
Using the MusicCAST server to listen to external
components
You can listen to material from external components, such as MD players, connected to the MusicCAST server.
4 Use / to select “Input monitor” and press
SELECT.
Check that the external component is correctly connected to
the MusicCAST server before you carry out this procedure.
A screen prompting you to choose an input appears on the onscreen display.
1 Press TOP MENU.
The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display.
5 Use / to select the component you want to
listen to and press SELECT.
• “Optical”
For components connected to the OPTICAL IN jack on the
MusicCAST server.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Library” and
press SELECT.
The Library screen appears on the on-screen display.
• “Coaxial”
For components connected to the COAXIAL IN jack on the
MusicCAST server.
• “Analog”
For components connected to the ANALOG IN jacks on the
MusicCAST server.
The component you select appears on the on-screen display.
6 Start playback on the external component.
Refer to the service manual for your component for
information on its operation.
HINT
3 Use / to move the cursor to “External
Inputs” and press SELECT.
• You can access the External Input screen directly by
pressing EXT.INPUTS.
• You cannot change to another external input when the
MusicCAST server is already recording from an external
input.
The External Input screen appears on the on-screen display.
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Playback
Listening to songs recorded from external components
You can listen to songs stored on the MusicCAST server recorded from external components.
1 Press TOP MENU.
The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display.
Playback
The screen also displays the date and time the songs were
recorded.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Library” and
press SELECT.
NOTE
The Library screen appears on the on-screen display.
You may need to set the correct date and time on the
MusicCAST server. See page 97 for details.
5 Use / to select a song to listen to and press
SELECT.
Playback of the song you select begins.
You can assign song, album, artist, and genre names to songs
recorded from an external component, and move them to the
library of songs in the MusicCAST server. See page 57 for
more information.
When you move items to the library, the MusicCAST server
begins converting than into MP3 files. When this process is
complete the MusicCAST server can distribute these files for
playback on MusicCAST clients. The MusicCAST server
cannot distribute material recorded from an external
component unless it has been converted to an MP3 file and
added to the library.
3 Use / to move the cursor to “External
Inputs” and press SELECT.
The External Inputs screen appears on the on-screen display.
4 Use / to select “Recorded songs” and press
SELECT.
A screen displaying songs recorded appears on the on-screen
display.
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Playback
Listening to MP3 CDs
Use the MusicCAST server to listen to MP3 CDs.
1 Press OPEN/CLOSE to open the disc tray.
If there is already a CD in the MusicCAST server, skip directly
to step 4.
5 Use / to move the cursor to “Library” and
press SELECT.
The Library screen appears on the on-screen display.
2 Place the MP3 CD you wish to listen to in the
disc tray.
Place the CD in the tray label-side up, aligned with the grooves
on the disc tray.
6 Use / to move the cursor to “CD” and press
SELECT.
The CD screen appears on the on-screen display.
3 Press OPEN/CLOSE to close the disc tray.
When you load a CD, the MusicCAST server reads its type and
volume.
This operation can take a few seconds.
MP3 CD specifications
The MusicCAST server can playback MP3 CDs that
meet the following specifications:
• ISO 9660 level 1 or 2 multi-session Juliet/Romeo
format (the MusicCAST server is not packet-write
capable)
• A maximum of eight folder levels
• A maximum of 300 files, with an .MP3 or .mp3
extension
• MPEG-1 layer 3, all bitrates (32 kbps to 320 kbps).
NOTE: For Variable Bit Rate discs, bitrate and/or
time information may not be correctly displayed.
• ID3 tag version 1.1 capable
The names of all of the albums on the MP3 CD are displayed.
7 Use / to move the cursor to an album and
press SELECT.
The names of all of the songs in the album appear on the onscreen display.
8 Use / to move the cursor to the song you
want to listen to and press SELECT.
4 Press TOP MENU.
The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display.
Playback of the song you select begins.
HINT
Press BACK to return to the previous screen.
Move the cursor to “ROOT” and press SELECT to playback all
the songs on the disc.
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Playback
Bookmarking songs for listening
You can attach a mark to songs during playback, and then recall all marked songs for further playback later.
These marks are called “bookmarks”. The MusicCAST server displays a blue arrow icon beside the name of the
song on the Play Information screen and on all library screens where songs names are visible.
To attach a bookmark
1 Press TOP MENU.
The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display.
■ Attaching a bookmark from the Play
Information screen
1 Use any of the procedures described in the
“Playback” section to select a song for
playback and display the Play Information
screen on the on-screen display.
2 Press BOOKMARK ON/OFF during playback.
The MusicCAST server attaches a bookmark to
the song.
Press BOOKMARK ON/OFF once more to remove the
BOOKMARK.
■ Attaching a bookmark from the Library
screens
1 Use any of the procedures described in the
“Playback” section to display a song selection
library screen on the on-screen display.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Library” and
press SELECT.
The Library screen appears on the on-screen display.
2 Use / to move the cursor to the song you
wish to bookmark.
3 Press BOOKMARK ON/OFF. The MusicCAST
server attaches a bookmark to the song.
Press BOOKMARK ON/OFF once more to remove the
BOOKMARK.
NOTE
• You can check that the bookmark has been attached on the
song list screen.
• You cannot bookmark songs from a CD, MP3 CD, or songs
in the External Input section.
• The MusicCAST server can store a maximum of 999
bookmark links.
3 Use / to move the cursor to “Bookmark”
and press SELECT.
The Bookmark screen appears on the on-screen display.
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Playback
There are two methods of attaching a bookmark.
To playback a bookmarked song
Playback
The screen can display 10 bookmarks at a time. Use /
scroll the display up or down to see more bookmarks.
to
Deleting all bookmarks
4 Use / to select a song to listen to and press
SELECT.
The Play Information screen appears on the on-screen display
and playback begins.
1 Follow steps 1 to 3 on page 53 to display the
Bookmarks screen on the on-screen display.
2 Press SUB MENU.
The Sub Menu appears on the on-screen display.
Removing a bookmark
1 Follow steps 1 to 3 on page 53 to display the
Bookmarks screen on the on-screen display.
2 Use / to select the bookmark you want to
remove.
3 Press SUB MENU.
The Sub Menu appears on the on-screen display.
3 Use / to move the cursor to “Delete” and
press SELECT.
The Delete Sub Menu appears on the on-screen display.
4 Use / to move the cursor to “Delete” and
press SELECT.
The Delete Sub Menu appears on the on-screen display.
4 Use / and SELECT to place a check in the
“Delete all” checkbox.
5 Use / to move the cursor to “OK” and press
SELECT.
The MusicCAST server deletes all bookmarks.
Use / to move the cursor to “Quit” and press SELECT to
exit from the Sub Menu.
5 Use / to move the cursor to “OK” and press
SELECT.
Use / to move the cursor to “Quit” and press SELECT to
exit from the Sub Menu.
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Playback
Playback using the “Song Statistics” screen
You can view lists of the songs that are listened to most frequently, and playback songs from these lists, as well
as playback previously played songs.
1 Press TOP MENU.
The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display.
4 Use / to select a playback method and
press SELECT.
• “Times played”
Displays songs in order from most frequently to least
frequently played.
• “Recently stored albums”
Displays albums recently stored on the MusicCAST server.
5 Use / to select a song or album to listen to
and press SELECT.
If you select an album, press
to listen to all the songs on
the album, or press SELECT to display the album songs,
choose a song to listen to, and press SELECT.
The Play Information screen appears and playback begins.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Library” and
press SELECT.
The Library screen appears on the on-screen display.
3 Use / to move the cursor to “Song
Statistics” and press SELECT.
The Song Statistics screen appears on the on-screen display.
There are two Play Information screens available during
playback. Use / to switch between them. See page 39 for a
detailed explanation of the playback screens.
■ To stop playback
Press
.
■ To temporarily halt playback
Press
55
. Press
again to resume playback.
Playback
• “Recently played songs”
Displays recently played songs.
Playback
Displaying library item properties on screen
Carry out the following procedure to display useful information about library items on the on-screen display.
1 Carry out the procedures described earlier in
this section to display a library list (for example
a list of artists, or a list of genres) on the onscreen display.
2 Select the item you wish to view and press .
The Property screen appears on the on-screen display. The
contents of this screen varies depending upon the library item
you select.
Press
or BACK to return to the library list screen.
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Editing
Editing capabilities of the MusicCAST server
The MusicCAST server organizes the songs it stores by song, artist, album, and genre name. Although you can
store songs without providing this information, finding the songs listen is much easier if the relevant names are
stored together with the songs.
The MusicCAST server provides a variety of methods of assigning this information to songs. Where such data
exists, it assigns names obtained from its built-in Gracenote CDDB database to songs. It can also download
relevant data from the Internet-based Gracenote CDDB service and, in some cases, read it from CDs when you
store them.
If the MusicCAST server cannot obtain any relevant information concerning the CDs you wish to store, or if you
wish to alter existing names to suit your needs, you can edit and create album, song, artist, and genre names.
You can also edit the assignment of artists, albums, and songs in the database, and create lists of albums and
songs for easy playback.
You can access all of the editing functions from the Sub Menus (press SUB MENU) available on the Song,
Album, Artists, and Genre list screens. The MusicCAST server provides the following functions:
Editing
■ Artist list (Artists) screen
SUB MENU FIELD
CONTENT
PAGE
Play
Play material from the currently
selected artist.
30
Add to playlist
Add the currently selected artist to
a playlist.
75
Edit title
Enter or edit the name of the
currently selected artist.
65
Delete
Delete the currently selected artist
from the MusicCAST server
database.
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New artist
Create a new artist in the
MusicCAST server database.
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■ Album list (Albums) screen (when accessed from the Genres or Artists screens)
SUB MENU FIELD
CONTENT
PAGE
Play
Play material from the currently
selected album.
32
Add to playlist
Add the currently selected album
to a playlist.
75
Edit title
Enter or edit the name of the
currently selected album.
60
Delete
Delete the currently selected
album from the MusicCAST server
database.
61
Move to
Moves the currently selected
album to another artist or genre.
Bookmark On
Bookmarks all songs in the
selected album.
—
New album
Create a new album in the
MusicCAST server database.
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61, 62
Editing
■ Genre list (Genres) screen
SUB MENU FIELD
CONTENT
PAGE
Play
Play material from the currently
selected genre.
34
Add to playlist
Add the currently selected genre
to a playlist.
75
Edit title
Enter or edit the name of the
currently selected genre.
68
Delete
Delete the currently select genre
from the MusicCAST server
database.
69
New genre
Create a new genre in the
MusicCAST server database.
68
Set program
Registers YAMAHA SURROUND
PROGRAM settings to the
currently selected genre.
91
Clear program
Clear the YAMAHA SURROUND
PROGRAM settings registered to
the currently selected genre.
91
CONTENT
PAGE
■ Song lists (Songs) screen
SUB MENU FIELD
Play
Play the currently selected song.
36
Add to playlist
Add the currently selected song to
a playlist.
75
Edit title
Enter or edit the name of the
currently selected song.
71
Delete
Delete the currently selected song
from the MusicCAST server
database.
71
Move to
Moves the currently selected song
to another album.
74
Open link
Move to the Album screen for the
selected song.
37
Bookmark On/Off
Bookmarks the selected song.
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Editing
Editing album details
Create an album from songs within the MusicCAST server, and edit or delete existing albums in the MusicCAST
server database.
Opening the album editing screen
(Sub Menu)
3 Use / to move the cursor to “Albums” and
press SELECT.
The Albums screen appears on the on-screen display.
Follow the procedure below to open the album editing
screen, and edit album details.
1 Press TOP MENU.
The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display.
Editing
HINT
You can access the Albums screen directly by pressing
ALBUMS.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Library” and
press SELECT.
4 Use / to move the cursor to the album you
want to edit, and press SUB MENU.
The Sub Menu appears on the on-screen display.
The Library screen appears on the on-screen display.
NOTE
You can move or delete albums during playback. This may
stop or change playback. Deletion when the MusicCAST
server is distributing songs to MusicCAST clients stops
playback on the clients or advances it to the next song,
depending on the exact nature of the deletion.
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Editing
Creating a new album
Changing an album name
You can create an album out of songs you select from
those stored in the MusicCAST server.
You can change the name of albums stored in the
MusicCAST server database. This is useful in cases
such as when the MusicCAST server is not able to
obtain any album name data during the storage
process, or when you record material from an external
component.
1 Follow the procedure described on page 59
“Opening the album editing screen” to display
the album editing screen.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “New Album”
and press SELECT.
1 Follow the procedure described on page 59
“Opening the album editing screen” to display
the album editing screen.
The album name entry screen appears.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Edit title” and
press SELECT.
The album name entry screen appears.
3 Use / / / to select characters, and enter
the name of the album you want to create.
See page 78 for an explanation of how to enter characters.
You can also use a PS/2 keyboard to enter characters (see
page 79 for a move detailed explanation).
4 When you finish entering the album name, use
/ / / to move the cursor to “OK” and press
SELECT.
The display returns to the album list.
Select “Cancel” and press SELECT to return to the album list
without changing the album title.
Press BACK to return to the album list at any time.
3 Use / / / to select characters, and enter
the album name.
See page 78 for an explanation of how to enter characters.
You can also use a PS/2 keyboard to enter characters (see
page 79 for a move detailed explanation).
4 When you finish entering the album name, use
/ / / to move the cursor to “OK” and press
SELECT.
The display returns to the album list.
Select “Cancel” and press SELECT to return to the album list
without changing the album title.
Press BACK to return to the album list at any time.
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Editing
Deleting an Album
Moving an album to another artist
You can delete an album from the MusicCAST server
database.
1 Press TOP MENU.
The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display.
1 Follow the procedure described on page 59
“Opening the album editing screen” to display
the album editing screen.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Delete” and
press SELECT.
The following screen appears.
Editing
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Library” and
press SELECT.
The Library screen appears on the on-screen display.
3 Use / to move the cursor to “OK” and press
SELECT.
The MusicCAST server deletes the selected album and all
songs contained in the album from the database.
NOTE
To delete the PCM files only, use / to move the cursor to
“Del. PCM only” and press SELECT, then move the cursor to
OK and press SELECT.
Select “Quit” and press SELECT to return to the album list
without deleting the album.
Press BACK to return to the album list.
3 Use / to move the cursor to “Artists” and
press SELECT.
The Artists screen appears on the on-screen display.
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Editing
4 Use / to move the cursor to an artist and
press SELECT.
Moving an album to another genre
The albums of the artist you select appear on the on-screen
display.
1 Press TOP MENU.
The Top menu screen appears on the on-screen display.
5 Use / to move the cursor to the album you
want to move and press SUB MENU.
The Sub Menu appears on the on-screen display.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Library” and
press SELECT.
The Library screen appears on the on-screen display.
6 Use / to move the cursor to “Move to” and
press select.
The destination selection screen appears in the Sub Menu.
3 Use / to move the cursor to “Genres” and
press SELECT.
The Genres screen appears on the on-screen display.
7 Use / to move the cursor to the artist you
want to move the album to and press SELECT.
The MusicCAST server moves the album to the new artist
location and closes the Sub Menu.
NOTE
You can create a new artist from the movement Sub Menu.
Use / to move the cursor to “New artist”, press SELECT,
and enter the name of the new artist. Move the cursor to “OK”,
and press SELECT. The new artist appears in the selection list.
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Editing
4 Use / to move the cursor to a genre and
press SELECT.
The albums of the genre you select appear on the on-screen
display.
NOTE
You can create a new genre from the movement Sub Menu.
Use / to move the cursor to “New genre”, press SELECT,
and enter the name of the new genre. Move the cursor to
“OK”, and press SELECT. The new genre appears in the
selection list.
Editing
5 Use / to move the cursor to the album you
want to move and press SUB MENU.
The Sub Menu appears on the on-screen display.
6 Use / to move the cursor to “Move to” and
press select.
The destination selection screen appears in the Sub Menu.
7 Use / to move the cursor to the genre you
want to move the album to and press SELECT.
The MusicCAST server moves the album to the new genre
location and closes the Sub Menu.
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Editing
Editing artist details
Create a new artist, and edit or delete existing artists in the MusicCAST server database.
3 Use / to move the cursor to “artists” and
press SELECT.
Opening the artist editing screen
(Sub Menu)
The Artists screen appears on the on-screen display.
Follow the procedure below to open the artist editing
screen, and edit artist details.
1 Press TOP MENU.
The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display.
HINT
You can access the Artists screen directly by pressing ARTISTS.
4 Use / to move the cursor to the artist you
want to edit, and press SUB MENU.
The Sub Menu appears on the on-screen display.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Library” and
press SELECT.
The Library screen appears on the on-screen display.
NOTE
You can move or delete artists during playback. This may stop
or change playback. Deletion when the MusicCAST server is
distributing songs to MusicCAST clients stops playback on the
clients or advances it to the next song, depending on the exact
nature of the deletion.
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Editing
Creating a new artist
Changing an artist name
You can create a new artist and store it in the
MusicCAST server database.
You can change the name of artists stored in the
MusicCAST server database. This is useful in cases
such as when the MusicCAST server is not able to
obtain any artist name data during the storage
process, or when you record material from an external
component.
1 Follow the procedure described on page 64
“Opening the artist editing screen” to display
the artist editing screen.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “New artist”
and press SELECT.
The artist name entry screen appears.
1 Follow the procedure described on page 64
“Opening the artist editing screen” to display
the artist editing screen.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Edit title” and
press SELECT.
The artist name entry screen appears.
Editing
3 Use / / / to select characters, and enter
the name of the artist you want to create.
See page 78 for an explanation of how to enter characters.
You can also use a PS/2 keyboard to enter characters (see
page 79 for a more detailed explanation).
4 When you finish entering the artist name, use
/ / / to move the cursor to “OK” and press
SELECT.
The display returns to the artist list.
Select “Cancel” and press SELECT to return to the artist list
without creating a new artist.
3 Use / / / to select characters, and enter
the artist name.
See page 78 for an explanation of how to enter characters.
4 When you finish entering the artist name, use
/ / / to move the cursor to “OK” and press
SELECT.
The display returns to the artist list.
Select “Cancel” and press SELECT to return to the artist list
without changing the artist name.
Press BACK to return to the artist list at any time.
Press BACK to return to the artist list at any time.
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Editing
Deleting an artist
You can delete an artist from the MusicCAST server
database.
1 Follow the procedure described on page 64
“Opening the artist editing screen” to display
the artist editing screen.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Delete” and
press SELECT.
The following screen appears.
3 Use / to move the cursor to “OK” and press
SELECT.
The MusicCAST server deletes the selected artist and all
related albums and songs from its database.
NOTE
To delete the PCM files only, use / to move the cursor to
“Del. PCM only” and press SELECT, then move the cursor to
OK and press SELECT.
Select “Quit” and press SELECT to return to the artist list
without deleting the artist.
Press BACK to return to the artist list.
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Editing
Editing Genre details
Create a new genre, and edit or delete existing genres in the MusicCAST server database.
Opening the genre editing screen
(Sub Menu)
4 Use / to move the cursor to the genre you
want to edit, and press SUB MENU.
The Sub Menu appears on the on-screen display.
Follow the procedure below to open the genre editing
screen, and edit artist details.
1 Press TOP MENU.
The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display.
Editing
NOTE
You can move or delete genres during playback. This may stop
or change playback. Deletion when the MusicCAST server is
distributing songs to MusicCAST clients stops playback on the
clients or advances it to the next song, depending on the exact
nature of the deletion.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Library” and
press SELECT.
The Library screen appears on the on-screen display.
3 Use / to move the cursor to “Genres” and
press SELECT.
The Genres screen appears on the on-screen display.
HINT
You can access the Genres screen directly by pressing
GENRES.
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Editing
Creating a new genre
Changing a genre name
You can create a new genre and store it in the
MusicCAST server database.
You can change the name of genres stored in the
MusicCAST server database. This is useful in cases
such as when the MusicCAST server is not able to
obtain any genre name data during the storage
process, or when you record material from an external
component.
1 Follow the procedure described on page 67
“Opening the genre editing screen” to display
the genre editing screen.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “New Genre”
and press SELECT.
1 Follow the procedure described on page 67
“Opening the genre editing screen” to display
the song editing screen.
The genre name entry screen appears.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Edit title” and
press SELECT.
The genre name entry screen appears.
3 Use / / / to select characters, and enter
the name of the genre you want to create.
See page 78 for an explanation of how to enter characters.
4 When you finish entering the genre name, use
/ / / to move the cursor to “OK” and press
SELECT.
The display returns to the genre list.
Select “Cancel” and press SELECT to return to the genre list
without creating a new genre.
Press BACK to return to the genre list at any time.
3 Use / / / to select characters, and enter
the genre name.
See page 78 for an explanation of how to enter characters.
You can also use a PS/2 keyboard to enter characters (see
page 79 for a more detailed explanation).
4 When you finish entering the genre name, use
/ / / to move the cursor to “OK” and press
SELECT.
The display returns to the genre list.
Select “Cancel” and press SELECT to return to the genre list
without changing the genre name.
Press BACK to return to the genre list at any time.
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Editing
Deleting a genre
You can delete a genre from the MusicCAST server
database.
1 Follow the procedure described on page 67
“Opening the genre editing screen” to display
the genre editing screen.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Delete” and
press SELECT.
The following screen appears.
Editing
3 Use / to move the cursor to “OK” and press
SELECT.
The MusicCAST server deletes the selected genre, album, and
song data from its database.
NOTE
To delete the PCM files only, use / to move the cursor to
“Del. PCM only” and press SELECT, then move the cursor to
OK and press SELECT.
Select “Quit” and press SELECT to return to the genre list
without deleting the genre.
Press BACK to return to the genre list.
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Editing
Editing songs
Edit song names and delete songs from the database on your MusicCAST server.
3 Use / to move the cursor to “All songs” and
press SELECT.
Opening the song editing screen
(Sub Menu)
The Genres screen appears on the on-screen display.
Follow the procedure below to open the song editing
screen, and edit song details.
1 Press TOP MENU.
The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display.
HINT
You can access the Songs screen directly by pressing ALL
SONGS.
4 Use / to move the cursor to the song you
want to edit, and press SUB MENU.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Library” and
press SELECT.
The Sub Menu appears on the on-screen display.
The Library screen appears on the on-screen display.
NOTE
You can move or change songs during playback. This may
stop or change playback. Deletion when the MusicCAST
server is distributing songs to MusicCAST clients stops
playback on the clients or advances it to the next song,
depending on the exact nature of the deletion.
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Changing a song name
Deleting a song
You can change the names of songs stored in the
MusicCAST server database. This is useful in cases
such as when the MusicCAST server is not able to
obtain any song name data during the storage
process, or when you record material from an external
component.
You can delete a song from the MusicCAST server
database.
1 Follow the procedure described on page 70
“Opening the song editing screen” to display
the song editing screen.
1 Follow the procedure described on page 70
“Opening the song editing screen” to display
the song editing screen.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Edit title” and
press SELECT.
The song name entry screen appears.
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2 Use / to move the cursor to “Delete” and
press SELECT.
The following screen appears.
3 Use / / / to select characters, and enter
the song name.
See page 78 for an explanation of how to enter characters.
You can also use a PS/2 keyboard to enter characters (see
page 79 for a more detailed explanation).
4 When you finish entering the song name, use
/ / / to move the cursor to “OK” and press
SELECT.
The display returns to the song list.
Select “Cancel” and press SELECT to return to the song list
without changing the song name.
3 Use / to move the cursor to “OK” and press
SELECT.
The MusicCAST server deletes the selected song from its
database.
Press BACK to return to the song list at any time.
NOTE
To delete the PCM files only, use / to move the cursor to
“Del. PCM only” and press SELECT, then move the cursor to
OK and press SELECT.
Select “Quit” and press SELECT to return to the song list
without deleting the song.
Press BACK to return to the song list.
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Editing songs recorded from external components
The MusicCAST server does not automatically store any song, album, artist, or genre information when it records
material from external components. You can add this information to songs you create using the editing functions
described in this section, and store the songs in the MusicCAST server library. Assigning a name to a song
recorded from an external component also automatically starts the procedure of encoding the song into MP3
format.
The MusicCAST server cannot distribute any songs recorded from external components to MusicCAST clients
until you have used the procedure below to assign the songs names and encode them into MP3 format, or have
used the “Move” function described on page 74 to move the song into the library, which will also begin the MP3
encoding process.
3 Use / to move the cursor to “External
Inputs” and press SELECT.
Opening the song editing screen
(Sub Menu)
The External Inputs screen appears on the on-screen display.
Carry out the procedure below to open the song
editing screen, and edit song details.
1 Press TOP MENU.
The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display.
HINT
You can access the External Input screen directly by pressing
EXT. INPUTS.
4 Use / to move the cursor to “Recorded
songs” and press SELECT.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Library” and
press SELECT.
The Recorded songs screen appears on the on-screen display.
The Library screen appears on the on-screen display.
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5 Use / to move the cursor to the song you
want to edit, and press SUB MENU.
The Sub Menu appears on the on-screen display.
4 When you finish entering the song name, use
/ / / to move the cursor to “OK” and press
SELECT.
The display returns to the song list.
Select “Cancel” and press SELECT to return to the song list
without changing the song name.
Press BACK to return to the song list.
Deleting a song
You can delete a song from the MusicCAST server
database.
1 Follow the procedure described on page 72
“Opening the song editing screen” to display
the song editing screen.
Editing
Changing a song name
You can change the names of songs stored in the
MusicCAST server database that you record from
external components. Although the MusicCAST server
does not store any song name information when it
records material from an external component, it does
display the date and time of recording. You can use
this information to help you distinguish unnamed songs
from each other, and thus to assign names to songs.
1 Follow the procedure described on page 72
“Opening the song editing screen” to display
the song editing screen.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Delete” and
press SELECT.
The following screen appears.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Edit title” and
press SELECT.
The song name entry screen appears.
3 Use / to move the cursor to “OK” and press
SELECT.
The MusicCAST server deletes the selected song from its
database.
Select “Quit” and press SELECT to return to the song list
without deleting the song.
Press BACK to return to the song list.
3 Use / / / to select characters, and enter
the song name.
See page 78 for an explanation of how to enter characters.
You can also use a PS/2 keyboard to enter characters (see
page 79 for a more detailed explanation).
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Moving a song
You can move songs to different albums. This moving process also automatically starts the procedure of
encoding songs recorded from external components into MP3 format.
1 Follow the procedure described on page 70 (72 for songs recorded from external components) to
display the song editing screen.
On-screen display for songs in the
MusicCAST server library.
2 Use
/
On-screen display for songs recorded
from external components and not yet in
the MusicCAST server library.
to move the cursor to “Move to” and press select.
The destination selection screen appears in the Sub Menu.
On-screen display for songs in the
MusicCAST server library.
3 Use
On-screen display for songs recorded
from external components and not yet in
the MusicCAST server library.
/ / / and SELECT to choose the album you want to move the song to.
To use an icon function, use
the selection menu.
/ /
/
to move the cursor to an icon and press SELECT. You must use the “quit” icon to exit from
Return one level up the selection menu.
Move the song to the selected destination.
Close the selection menu.
4 Use
/ / / to move the cursor to “move” and press SELECT.
The song moves to the selected destination.
NOTE
• You can create a new album from the movement sub menu. Use / to move the cursor to “New album”, press SELECT, and
enter the name of the new album. Move the cursor to “OK” and press SELECT. The new album appears in the selection list.
• You cannot register tracks less than 4 seconds long to the MusicCAST server library.
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Making playlists
Make and store lists (playlists) of your favorite songs and albums on the MusicCAST server for easy access. The
MusicCAST server stores playlists in 10 groups, called collections. You can make up to 1007 playlists, each
containing up to 999 links to items such as songs, albums, genres, and other playlists, and assign them to
collections in any way you like. Carry out the procedure below to create a playlist.
1
5, 10
1 Press TOP MENU.
The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display.
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2, 3, 4,
6, 7, 8,
9, 11
2, 3, 4,
6, 7, 8,
9, 11
1
3 Use / to move the cursor to “Playlists” and
press SELECT.
The Playlists screen appears on the on-screen display,
displaying collection names.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Library” and
press SELECT.
The Library screen appears on the on-screen display.
4 Use / to select the collection you want to
create a playlist in and press SELECT.
The Playlists screen appears on the on-screen display.
If there are no playlists in this collection, the MusicCAST
server automatically displays “New Playlist” on the on-screen
display. In this case, press SELECT and skip to step 6 in this
procedure.
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5 Press SUB MENU to display the Sub Menu.
6 Use / to move the cursor to “New Playlist”
and press SELECT to open the playlist name
entry screen.
9 Use / to move the cursor to the name of the
playlist you created and press SELECT.
The following screen appears on the on-screen display.
The playlist name entry screen appears on the on-screen
display.
7 Use / / / to select characters and enter the
playlist name.
See page 78 for an explanation of how to enter characters. You
can also use a PS/2 keyboard to enter characters (see page 79
for a more detailed explanation).
When there are no songs assigned to the playlist, the
MusicCAST server automatically displays “Add Link” on the
on-screen display. In this case, press SELECT and skip to step
11 of this procedure.
10 Press SUB MENU.
The Sub Menu appears on the on-screen display.
8 When you finish entering the name of the
playlist, use / / / to move the cursor to
“OK” and press select.
The display returns to the playlist list.
Select “Cancel” and press SELECT to return to the playlist list
without changing the song name.
Press BACK to return to the playlist list.
11 Use / to select “Add a link” and press
SELECT.
The Library Menu appears on the on-screen display.
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If you select “quit” and press SELECT at any stage in this
process the display returns to the Playlist screen.
If you select “up” and press SELECT, the display returns to the
previous screen.
12 Select songs to add to the playlist.
• Using artist names to select songs.
Select “Artists”, choose an artist and album, choose a song,
then press SELECT to add it to the playlist.The songs you
select appear on the left of the on-screen display. Select an
artist or album, move the cursor to “add” and press SELECT
to add all songs from the artist or album to the playlist.
• Using album names to select songs.
Select “Albums”, choose an album, and then select a song.
The songs you select appear on the left of the on-screen
display, in the order you select them in. If you select an
album, move the cursor to “add”, and press SELECT at this
stage, the MusicCAST server adds the complete album to the
playlist.
• Using song names to select songs.
Select “All Songs”, and then select a song. The songs you
select appear on the left of the on-screen display, in the order
you select them in.
• Using playlists to select links.
Select “Playlists”, select a collection and playlist, choose a
song, then press SELECT to add it to the playlist. Select a
playlist, move the cursor to “add”, and press SELECT to add
all songs from the playlist to the new playlist.
• Using the song statistics list to select songs.
Select “Song Statistics”, select a category, choose an album
if necessary, choose a song, then press SELECT to add it to
the playlist. Select an album, move the cursor to “add”, and
press SELECT to add all songs from the album to the
playlist.
■ Sample song selection procedure (using an
artist name to select a song)
1 In step 11 of the procedure above, use / to
move the cursor to “Artists” and press SELECT.
A list of the artists stored in the MusicCAST server appears on
the on-screen display. If you select an artist, move the cursor to
“add”, and press SELECT, the MusicCAST server adds all
songs from the artist to the playlist.
2 Use / to move the cursor to the artist you
want to select, and press SELECT.
A list of the albums assigned to this artist in the MusicCAST
server appears on the on-screen display. If you select an album,
move the cursor to “add”, and press SELECT at this stage, the
MusicCAST server adds the complete album to the playlist.
3 Use / to move the cursor to the album you
want to select and press SELECT.
Deleting playlists and playlist items
1 To delete a playlist, display the Playlist screen
on the on-screen display (step 4 in the “Making
playlists”, page 75). To delete a playlist item,
display the playlist contents screen on the
on-screen display (step 9 in the “Making
playlists” procedure, page 76).
2 Use
/
to select an item to delete.
3 Press SUB MENU.
The Sub Menu appears on the on-screen display.
4 Use / to move the cursor to “Delete” and
press SELECT.
The delete prompt appears in the Sub Menu.
5 Use / to move the cursor to “OK” and press
SELECT.
The MusicCAST server deletes the item.
Move the cursor to “quit” to return to the Playlist screen
without deleting the item.
NOTE
Deleting an item from a playlist does not delete the item from
the MusicCAST server hard disk drive.
Changing playlist and collection
names
1 Carry out steps 1-3 (to change a collection
name) or steps 1-4 (to change a playlist name)
from the “Making playlists” procedure on
page 75.
2 Press SUBMENU.
The Sub Menu appears.
3 Use / to move the cursor to “Edit title” and
press SELECT.
The name entry screen appears.
4 Use / / / to move select characters, and
enter an appropriate name.
See page 78 for an explanation of how to enter characters.
A list of the songs assigned to the selected album appears on
the on-screen display.
4 Use / to select a song, then move the cursor
to “add”, and press SELECT.
The MusicCAST server adds the selected song to the playlist.
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• Using genres to select songs.
Select “Genres”, choose an album, select a song, then press
SELECT to add it to the playlist. The songs you select
appear on the left of the on-screen display. Select a genre or
album, move the cursor to “add”, and press SELECT to add
all songs from the genre or album to the playlist.
13 Repeat step 11 until you finish creating the
playlist.
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5 When you finish entering the name, use
to move the cursor to “OK” and press
SELECT.
/ /
/
The destination menu appears in the Sub Menu.
The display returns to the collection or playlist list.
Select “Cancel” and press SELECT to return to the collection
or playlist list without changing the playlist or collection name.
Press BACK to return to the collection or playlist list at any
time.
Moving playlists
1 To move a playlist to a different collection,
display the playlist screen on the on-screen
display (step 4 in the “Making playlists”,
page 75). To move a playlist item to another
playlist, display the playlist contents screen on
the on-screen display (step 9 in the “Making
playlists” procedure, page 76).
2 Use
/
4 Use / to move the cursor to “Move to” and
press SELECT.
to select an item to move.
3 Press SUB MENU.
The Sub Menu appears on the on-screen display.
5 Use / and SELECT to choose a destination
for the item.
Press SELECT to move the destination display one level down,
or to move the item if there are no further display levels
available.
Move the cursor to “up” and press SELECT to move the
destination display one level up.
Move the cursor to “quit” to return to the playlist menu without
moving the item.
6 Use / to move the cursor to “move” and
press SELECT to move the item.
The MusicCAST server moves the item to the selected
location.
NOTE
• Moving a item that is currently playing stops playback.
• Moving an item removes it from its original location in the
correction or playlist. To move an item while leaving a copy
in its original location, select “Copy to” from the Sub Menu
in step 3.
Using the on-screen keyboard to enter characters
This section explains how to use the on-screen keyboard to enter characters on all entry screens.
If you connect a PS/2 keyboard to the MusicCAST server, you can use it to enter characters directly from these
screens. See page 79 for a detailed explanation.
2 Repeat step 1 until you finish entry.
1 Use / / / to select a character, and press
SELECT.
3 When you finish entry, use
“OK” and press SELECT.
The selected character appears in the character palette.
/ /
/ to select
The display returns to the previous screen.
Select “Cancel” and press SELECT to return to the Sub Menu
without changing any characters.
You can carry out the following procedures from this screen.
del
Delete the selected character.
bksp
Delete the character to the left of the currently
highlighted character in the cursor palette.
A ⇔ a Switch between capitalized and non capitalized letters.
Clear Delete all characters in the character palette.
←
Move the cursor to the left.
→
Move the cursor to the right.
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Using a PS/2 keyboard with the MusicCAST server
You can use a PS/2 keyboard connected to the PS/2 port on the front panel of the MusicCAST server to enter
and edit information in the MusicCAST server whenever the on-screen keyboard appears on the on-screen
display. You can also use the keyboard to duplicate certain functions that you would normally carry out with the
remote control or front panel controls.
Connecting a PS/2 keyboard to the
MusicCAST server
Other keyboard functions
2 Disconnect the MusicCAST server from the AC
outlet.
The following is a list of usable keys and their
equivalents on the MusicCAST server remote control.
If you disconnect the MusicCAST server from an AC outlet for
more than one minute the time function reset. If this happens,
reset the time (See page 117 for more information).
3 Open the front panel door on the MusicCAST
server front panel.
4 Connect the PS/2 jack from the keyboard to the
PS/2 KEYBOARD jack on MusicCAST server
front panel.
5 Connect the MusicCAST server to an AC outlet.
6 Press STANDBY/ON to turn the MusicCAST
server on.
7 Carry out the procedure described on page 126
to configure the MusicCAST server to use your
keyboard.
If you wish to use a PS/2 keyboard with the MusicCAST
server, you must first configure the MusicCAST server PS/2
keyboard settings correctly. See page 126 for a detailed
explanation of how to do this.
Esc
BACK
F1
TOP MENU
F2
MENU
F3
PLAY INFO.
F4
SUB MENU
F5
PLAY
F6
PAUSE
F7
STOP
F8
RANDOM
F9
Edit Title (NOT PRESENT
ON REMOTE)
F10
Clear (during title input) (NOT
PRESENT ON CONTROL)
Delete
Delete (NOT PRESENT ON
REMOTE)
Page up
PAGE
Page down
PAGE
Disconnect the MusicCAST server from the AC
outlet before connecting the PS/2 keyboard.
← ↑↓→
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1 Press and hold STANDBY/ON for at least 2
seconds to plast the MusicCAST server in
standby mode.
You can use the certain keys on a PS/2 keyboard
connected to the MusicCAST server as shortcuts to
perform certain operations that you would otherwise
need to perform from the remote control or the front
panel controls.
Creating CDs
Use the MusicCAST server to make original CDs containing songs you select from those stored in its
database. You can also use it to duplicate directly any CDs you own. The CD-Rs and CD-RWs produced
by the MusicCAST server can be played in most general-purpose CD player.
Some CD and DVD players cannot play CDs recorded using the MusicCAST server. Consult your CD player manual for further
details.
CD recording song formats
When you store a CD, the MusicCAST server stores both PCM and MP3 versions of the songs from the CD on its
hard disk drive. When recording the songs to a CD-R or CD-RW the MusicCAST server only transfers the PCM
versions of the songs. It then deletes both the PCM and the MP3 versions of the songs from its hard disk drive.
• You cannot record songs which have had their PCM data deleted, or songs for which the MusicCAST server was set not to
record PCM data (see page 121).
• You cannot record songs to a CD-R that already has data recorded on it. If you wish to record songs to a CD-RW that already
has data recorded on it, you must initialize the disk, erasing all data, before recording.
Selecting songs to record from the songs stored in the
MusicCAST server
Select songs to record to a CD-R or CD-RW.
1, 3
4
1, 3
5, 6,
8, 9
4
5, 6, 8, 9
1 Press OPEN/CLOSE to open the disc tray.
3 Press OPEN/CLOSE to close the disc tray.
2 Place a new audio CD-R or CD-RW in the disc
tray.
If you want to reuse a CD-RW, first initialize it using the
procedure described on page 89.
Pushing the disc tray gently causes it to close.
Place the CD in line with the markings on the disc tray, label
side up.
When you load a CD-R or CD-RW, the MusicCAST server
checks the type and capacity of the disc. This procedure takes a
few seconds.
Use only audio CD-R or CD-RWs when recording songs
from your MusicCAST server. The MusicCAST server
cannot record to data CD-R or CD-RWs (refer to page 89
for a detailed explanation).
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4 Press TOP MENU.
The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display.
8 Use / to move the cursor to “Record songs
from library” and press SELECT.
A list of songs designated for recording appears on the onscreen display.
5 Use / to move the cursor to “Recording”
and press SELECT.
The Recording screen appears on the on-screen display.
9 Use / / / to move the cursor to “Collect
Songs” and press SELECT.
The Library Menu appears on the on-screen display.
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HINT
You can access the Recording screen directly by pressing
RECORDING.
10 Select the songs you want to record.
The MusicCAST server displays a “
” icon beside each item
you select for recording if you have set it to record the CD
digitally (see page 88). This is an indication that the
MusicCAST server will remove the item from its hard disk
drive.
6 Use / to move the cursor to “Make a CDR/
RW” and press SELECT.
The following screen appears on the on-screen display.
• To select songs using an artist name
Select “Artists”, choose an artist and album, choose a song,
then press SELECT to add it to the recording list. The songs
you select appear on the left of the on-screen display. Select
an artist or album, move the cursor to “add” and press
SELECT to add all songs from the artist or album to the
recording list.
• To select songs using an album name
Select “Albums”, select an album, choose a song, then press
SELECT to add it to the recording list. The songs you select
appear on the left of the on-screen display. Select an album,
move the cursor to “add”, and press SELECT to add all
songs from the album to the recording list.
• To select songs using a genre
Select “Genres”, choose an album, select a song, then press
SELECT to add it to the recording list. The songs you select
appear on the left of the on-screen display. Select an genre or
album, move the cursor to “add”, and press SELECT to add
all songs from the genre or album to the recording list.
7 Set the recording parameters as necessary.
See page 88 for a detailed explanation of these parameters.
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“add”, and press SELECT to add all songs from the album to
the recording.
• To select songs using a song name
Select “All Songs”, and then the song you want to record.
The name of the song you select appears on the left of the
display. Song names appear in the order you select them.
• To select songs from a playlist
Select “Playlists”, select a collection and playlist, choose a
song, then press SELECT to add it to the it to the recording
list. The songs you select appear on the left of the on-screen
display. Select a playlist, move the cursor to “add”, and press
SELECT to add all songs from the playlist to the recording
list.
• To select songs from the “Bookmarks” list
Select “Bookmarks”, choose a bookmark, then press
SELECT to add it to the recording list. The songs you select
appear on the left of the on-screen display.
HINT
Moving the cursor to one of the icons listed below and press
SELECT to produce the effect described:
• To select songs from the “Song statistics” list
Select “Song Statistics”, select a category, choose an album
if necessary, choose a song, then press SELECT to add it to
the recording list. The songs you select appear on the left of
the on-screen display. Select an album, move the cursor to
Return the selection display one level up.
Add the selected item to the selection for recording.
Close the selection menu.
An example of the selection process
1 Follow the procedure in step 10 above, using / /
/ to select “Artists” and then press SELECT.
A list of artists names appears on the on-screen display.
2 Use / /
SELECT.
3 Use / /
SELECT.
/ to select an album and press
A list of the songs in this album appears on the on-screen
display.
/ to select an artist and press
4 Use
A list of the albums by this artist appears on the on-screen
display.
/ /
/ to select a song to record.
The song you select is added to the list of songs to record.
HINT
You can change the order that MusicCAST server records songs (see page 83) and cancel song selections (page 84).
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11 Repeat step 10 until you have selected all the
songs you wish to record.
If you want to cancel a selected song, use / / / to select
the song you want to cancel, then move the cursor to “Delete”
and press SELECT. Selecting “Clear all songs” and pressing
SELECT cancels all songs.
12 When you have finished selecting songs, use
/ / / to select “Start” and press SELECT.
Recording starts, and a progress bar appears on the on-screen
display.
• The MusicCAST server does not erase songs from its hard
drive during this process if you set it to record in analog
mode (see page 88). CDs recorded in analog mode can be
copied.
• Prior to recording, check that there are no scratches or
blemishes on the CD-R or CD-RW, and that the surface of
the disc is free of dirt and dust.
• If there is any dirt or blemish on the surface of the CD-R or
CD-RW, wipe it off.
Changing the song order
1 Follow the procedure described on page 81 to
display a list of songs to record.
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The following screen appears when recording is complete.
2 Use
/ / / to select a song to move.
3 Use
/ / / to select “Move to”.
4 Use / / / to move the song to the desired
location, and press SELECT.
NOTE
• When you record a song to a CD-R or CD-RW digitally, the
MusicCAST server automatically erases the song from its
hard disk drive, making recording the same song twice
impossible. If you wish to record a song again, store the
song in the MusicCAST server again from the original CD.
CDs recorded digitally on the MusicCAST server cannot be
copied.
• The MusicCAST server records the artist and title of the first
song on the recording list as the artist and title of the CD,
and the titles of all the other songs in the list a song title
data.
It records this data to the CD as CD TEXT.
Each CD can hold:
TITLE LENGTH
No. OF SONGS
256 characters
About 10 songs
128 characters
About 20 songs
64 characters
About 40 songs
32 characters
About 80 songs
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Removing a song from the
recording list
1 Follow the procedure described on page 81 to
display the list of songs designated for
recording.
2 Use
/ / / to select a song to cancel.
3 Use
/ / / to select “Delete”.
4 Press SELECT.
The name of the song you select is displayed in red.
5 Use
/
to select “OK” and press SELECT.
The song you select is deleted in the name of the next song in
the list turns red. Select “OK” to continue deleting songs, or
“Quit” to close the Sub Menu to return to the main screen.
HINT
To cancel recording of all songs in the list, use / /
move the cursor to “Delete all” and press SELECT.
/
to
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Recording a CD to a CD-R (Duplicating a CD)
Use the MusicCAST to duplicate directly any CDs you own. The CDs that the MusicCAST server creates cannot
be copied.
1, 5
1
1, 5
2, 3,
4, 6
1
2, 3, 4, 6
3 Use / to move the cursor to “Make a CDR/
RW” and press SELECT.
The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display.
The following screen appears on the on-screen display.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Recording”
and press SELECT.
4 Use / to move the cursor to “CD Duplicate”
and press SELECT.
The Recording screen appears on the on-screen display.
The following screen appears on the on-screen display:
HINT
You can access the Recording screen directly by pressing
RECORDING.
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1 Press TOP MENU.
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5 Press OPEN / CLOSE to open the disc tray, load
in the disc you want to duplicate, then press
OPEN / CLOSE again.
The follow screens appear on the on-screen display in
sequence.
7 Press OPEN/CLOSE place a new audio CD-R or
CD-RW in the disc tray, and press OPEN/CLOSE
again.
Place the CD-R or CD-RW in the disc tray in line with the disc
tray markings, recording surface down, and press OPEN/CLOSE.
If the disc you insert already has data on it, or if you insert a
non-recordable disc, the screen below appears on the on-screen
display. Place a new CD-R or CD-RW, or a CD-RW that has
been initialized (see page 89) in the disc tray.
6 Use / to move the cursor to “Start” and
press SELECT.
The MusicCAST server begins recording the CD to its hard
disk drive.
You cannot add songs to a CD-R or CD-RW that has
already had material recorded on it. If you want to re-use a
CD-RW, initialize it (see page 89) before beginning the
recording process.
8 When you close the disc tray, the MusicCAST
server reads the information on the disc, and
then automatically begins recording the data
recorded in step 9 to it.
• When you push SELECT to cancel recording, the
MusicCAST server deletes the data that had been
transferred up to the point of cancellation.
• Due to the rules imposed by the SCMS (Serial Copy
Management System) the MusicCAST server cannot
duplicate tracks which do not allow digital copying.
Use only audio CD-R or CD-RWs when recording songs
from your MusicCAST server.
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What is Finalization?
Finalization is the processing of CD-Rs and CD-RWs so that standard CD players, and CD-RW capable players can read
them.
You cannot use the MusicCAST server to add songs to a finalized CD-RW. Initialize the CD-RW to make it recordable (see
page 89).
9 Once duplication is complete, the MusicCAST
server finalizes the CD-R/CD-RW.
The MusicCAST server stops when it completes the
duplication action process.
Creating CDs
• The MusicCAST server automatically copies any CD
TEXT from the source CD if possible.
• Prior to duplication, check that there are no scratches or
blemishes on the CD-R or CD-RW, and that the surface
of the disc is free of dirt and dust.
You can adjust the quality of duplication using the Audio
Master Quality Recording settings described on page 88.
Use / / / and SELECT key to set the parameters. When
you finish altering the parameters, use / / / to select
“OK” and press SELECT.
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Setting recording parameters
You can adjust the quality and speed of the recording process using the settings described in this section.
Setting recording speed
Select “x1” under the “Speed” heading to record at
normal playback speed, and “Best effort” to record at
the fastest speed possible under current conditions.
Setting the Recording auto level
function
Use / / / and SELECT to set the parameters.
When you are finished, use / / / to select “OK”
and press SELECT. The changes you make are
reflected in the MusicCAST server, and the on-screen
display returns to the screen it was previously
displaying. Select “Cancel” to return to the previously
displayed screen without making any changes.
The MusicCAST server can automatically adjust
recording levels (auto level). Place a check in the
“level” checkbox to enable the auto level function, or
remove it to disable the function.
NOTE
This function changes the volume of songs during recording.
To retain the original volume of songs, disable this function by
removing the check from the “Level” checkbox.
Making a high quality recording
Place a check in the “Audio Master Quality Recording”
checkbox to enable the Advanced Audio Master
Quality Recording function. Use this function to make
high-quality CD recording.
• The Advanced Audio Master Quality Recording function is
only available when you are recording to a new CD-R.
• The Advanced Audio Master Quality Recording function
reduces the maximum amount of material the MusicCAST
server can record to a CD. When using Advanced Audio
Master Quality Recording to record a CD, 74 minute CD
will hold 63 minutes worth of material, and 79 minute CD
will hold 68 minutes of material.
Selecting a recording format
Select “Digital” under the “Type” heading to record in
digital format, or “Analog” to record in analog format.
If you select digital, and digital copying is possible, the
MusicCAST makes a digital copy. If digital copying is
not possible, the MusicCAST moves the material to the
CD-R/CD-RW, and deletes it from its hard disk drive, in
a digital move process.
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Deleting a CD-RW (Initialization)
Delete previously recorded material from a CD-RW and re-record new material onto it. This process of deletion is
called “initialization”.
1 Carry out steps 1 to 3 on page 80 to load the
CD-RW you want to initialize into the
MusicCAST server.
5 User / to move the cursor to “Record songs
from library” and press SELECT.
The following screen appears on the on-screen display.
2 Press TOP MENU.
The Top Menu appears on the on-screen display.
• quick mode:
The quickest method of initializing a CD-RW. Use Quick
mode to initialize your CD-RWs unless you encounter
problems initializing, or you have encountered problems
with a particular CD-RW previously.
3 Use / to move the cursor to “Recording”
and press SELECT.
The following screen appears on the on-screen display:
• normal mode
A slower, more thorough method of initializing CD-RWs.
Use Normal mode if you encounter problems using CD-RWs
initialized using Quick mode. Initialization takes
approximately 20 minutes to complete in normal mode.
4 Use / to move the cursor to “Make a CDR/
CDRW” and press SELECT.
The following screen appears on the on-screen display:
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6 Use / to move the cursor to either “quick
mode” or “normal mode” and press SELECT.
Using the MusicCAST with a YAMAHA AV receiver
If you connect a YAMAHA receiver to your MusicCAST server using a cross-type RS-232C cable, the
MusicCAST server can control the volume, change inputs and effect programs, and perform other
operations in combination with the receiver, as well as transmit radio broadcasts from YAMAHA AV
receivers to MusicCAST clients.
Cross-type RS-232C cable
RS-232C
RS-232C
3 Use / to move the cursor to the parameter
you want to change.
1 Press TOP MENU.
The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display.
• “Standby/On”
Switches the receiver between ON and STANDBY modes.
• “Vol”
Adjusts the volume of the output from the receiver.
• “Inputs”
Selects an input for the receiver to use.
• “Programs”
Selects the YAMAHA SURROUND PROGRAM the
receiver applies to its sound output.
• “Presets”
Selects a tuner preset from amongst those stored on a
receiver.
4 Use / to change the setting of the
parameter.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “AV Receiver”
and press SELECT.
The AV Receiver screen appears on the on-screen display.
The contents of the display depends on the type of YAMAHA
AV receiver you connect to the MusicCAST server.
HINT
• You can set the input channel that the MusicCAST server
uses on the receiver (see page 122).
• You can set the MusicCAST server to change the YAMAHA
SURROUND PROGRAM of the receiver to a specific setting
for each genre (see page 91).
• The MusicCAST server can display a list of the YAMAHA AV
receivers it can control (see page 133).
• You can set the MusicCAST server to turn the receiver
power on whenever you turn the MusicCAST server power
on. (see page 122)
• Set the 6 channel input parameter on your receiver to
“OFF”.
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Automatically adjusting YAMAHA AV receiver surround
program effect settings for a genre
You can set the MusicCAST receiver to automatically change the YAMAHA SURROUND PROGRAMS on a
YAMAHA AV receiver for each genre it plays back. This allows you to choose the setting that most suits a specific
genre.
YAMAHA SURROUND PROGRAM settings only change if the MusicCAST server and YAMAHA AV receiver
meet the following conditions:
MusicCAST server:
1. The “Change surround program for each genre played” setting is enabled (see page 122 for more information).
2. The “AV Receiver - Audio connection settings” parameters are correctly set (see page 122 for more
information).
YAMAHA AV receiver:
1. The YAMAHA AV receiver is connected to the MusicCAST server via a cross-type RS-232C cable.
2. The YAMAHA AV receiver is power is turned on.
3. The AV receiver input is set to the input setting designated on the “AV Receiver - Audio Connection settings”
screen of the MusicCAST server (see page 122).
Carry out the following procedure to set a YAMAHA SURROUND PROGRAM effect for a genre.
NOTE
2 Set your YAMAHA AV receiver to the YAMAHA
SURROUND PROGRAM you want to register to
the genre (refer to the owner’s manual of your
AV receiver for an explanation on how to do
this).
You can view the YAMAHA SURROUND PROGRAM
assigned to a genre on the genre property screen. See page 56
for an explanation of how to display this screen.
3 Use / to move the cursor to “Set program”
and press SELECT.
The property screen for the genre appears on the on-screen
display, with the surround program you selected flashing.
After 2 seconds, the display returns to the Genre screen.
There may be a pause in playback between songs when the
MCX-1000 is set to use Auto Leveling, or to change the
YAMAHA SURROUND PROGRAM for each genre.
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1 Carry out the procedure described on page 67
to open the editing sub menu for the genre you
wish to register a YAMAHA SURROUND
PROGRAM to.
Controlling MusicCAST clients
Remotely control any MusicCAST clients connected to your MusicCAST server. This function allows you
to operate multiple MusicCAST clients simultaneously, and to check what specific MusicCAST clients are
playing.
Checking the status of a MusicCAST client
You can check the current status of any MusicCAST client connected to the MusicCAST server.
The playback details of the MusicCAST client you select
appear on the on-screen display. Press to return to the client
Playback screen.
1 Press TOP MENU.
The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display.
Depending on the actions your MusicCAST clients are
currently taking, various icons may appear on the on-screen
display beside the name of the appropriate client.
The icons and their meanings are as follows:
The MusicCAST client is locked and cannot be
accessed front its front panel or remote control.
The MusicCAST client connects to the
MusicCAST server via a wired connection, but is
in standby mode.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Client
Playback” and press SELECT.
The MusicCAST client connects to the
MusicCAST server via a wired connection and is
turned on, or in sleep mode.
The Client Playback screen appears on the on-screen display.
The MusicCAST client connects to the
MusicCAST server via a wireless connection, but
is standby mode, or is not receiving a network
signal.
The MusicCAST client connects to the
MusicCAST server via a wireless connection, and
is turned on and receiving a strong network signal.
Currently active MusicCAST clients are displayed in while
MusicCAST clients in sleep mode are greyed out.
The on-screen display can display details on up to 5
MusicCAST clients simultaneously. Use / to view the
details of other MusicCAST clients.
NOTE
3 Use / to move the cursor to the MusicCAST
client you want to check and press .
The following screen appears on the on-screen display:
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Turning a MusicCAST client off or placing it in standby mode
may not affect the icons displayed on this screen immediately.
Controlling MusicCAST clients
MusicCAST client playback from the MusicCAST server
Start playback on any MusicCAST client connected to
the MusicCAST server.
To stop playback on a MusicCAST client connected to
the MusicCAST server:
1 Press TOP MENU.
1 Carry out steps 1 and 3 from the playback
procedure described on this page to display the
Client Playback screen and select a MusicCAST
client.
The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display.
2 Press SUB MENU.
The Sub Menu appears on the on-screen display.
3 Use
/
to move the cursor to “Stop”.
4 Press SELECT.
Playback from the selected client stops.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Client
Playback” and press SELECT.
The Client Playback screen appears on the on-screen display.
Controlling MusicCAST clients
The on-screen display can display details for up to 5
MusicCAST clients simultaneously. Use / to view the
details of other MusicCAST clients.
3 Use / to move the cursor to the MusicCAST
client you wish to operate and press SELECT.
4 Select a playback method.
Use the same methods as described on pages 30-56 of this
manual to select a song for playback.
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Locking and unlocking MusicCAST clients
Lock and unlock MusicCAST clients so that it is not possible to operate the MusicCAST client from its front panel
or remote control.
4 Use / to move the cursor to “Lock On/Off”
and press SELECT.
1 Carry out the procedure described on page 92
to display the Client Playback screen.
The MusicCAST server locks or unlocks the MusicCAST
client, and it is no longer possible to perform operations from
the front panel or the remote control of the locked MusicCAST
client with the following exceptions:
• VOLUME +, VOLUME •
STOP
• MUTE
2 Use / to the to move the cursor to the
MusicCAST client you want to lock or unlock.
3 Press SUB MENU.
The Sub Menu appears on the on-screen display.
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Stopping and starting playback on all MusicCAST clients
simultaneously
Stop and start playback of the songs displayed on the Client Playback screen on all MusicCAST clients
simultaneously.
1 Carry out the procedure described on page 92
to display the Client Playback screen.
2 Press SUB MENU.
The Sub Menu appears on the on-screen display.
3 Use / to move the cursor to “Play: all
clients” or “Stop: all clients” and press
SELECT.
• Play: all clients
Starts playback of the songs currently displayed
simultaneously on all MusicCAST clients.
Controlling the MusicCAST client Sleep mode from the
MusicCAST server
Switch MusicCAST clients between sleep and power on modes using the MusicCAST server.
1 Carry out the procedure described on page 92
to display the Client Playback screen.
3 Press SUB MENU.
2 Use / to move the cursor to select a
MusicCAST client.
4 Use / to move the cursor to “Sleep / On”
and press SELECT.
The Sub Menu appears on the on-screen display.
If the MusicCAST client you have selected is currently in
Sleep mode, it turns on.
If the MusicCAST client you have selected is currently turned
on, it switches to Sleep mode.
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• Stop: all clients
Stops playback on all MusicCAST clients.
Controlling MusicCAST clients
Editing MusicCAST client names
Edit the names of the MusicCAST clients you are using in your MusicCAST system. This function is useful as
allows you to for example, assign names to client MusicCAST clients based on their location.
6 When you have finish entering the new
MusicCAST client name, use / / / to move
the cursor to “OK” and press SELECT to
confirm the new name and close the Sub Menu.
1 Carry out the procedure described on page 92
to display the Client Playback screen.
Select “Cancel” to close the Sub Menu without changing the
name.
2 Use / to move the cursor to select a
MusicCAST client.
3 Press SUB MENU.
The Sub Menu appears on the on-screen display.
4 Use / to move the cursor to “Edit name”
and press SELECT.
The on-screen keyboard appears on the on-screen display.
5 Use the on-screen keyboard (or a PS/2
keyboard if you have one connected) to enter a
new name for your MusicCAST client.
See page 78 for an explanation of how to enter characters using
the on-screen keyboard.
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Using the Timer function for playback and recording
Use the Timer function to automatically start playback on the MusicCAST server or MusicCAST clients,
start recording on the MusicCAST server, or place MusicCAST components in standby or sleep modes at
the time you set in the Timer Setup screen on the MusicCAST server.
MusicCAST Server Timer functions
Starting playback on the MusicCAST
server at a preset time
4 Use / to move the cursor to “Playback
Timer” and press SELECT.
The Playback Timer screen appears on the on-screen display.
1 Press TOP MENU.
The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display.
5 Use / / / to move the cursor to “Use
playback timer”. Press SELECT to place a
check in the checkbox.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Timer Setup”
and press SELECT.
The Timer Setup screen appears on the on-screen display.
To stop using the Timer function, use / / / to move the
cursor to “Use playback timer” and press SELECT to remove
the check from the checkbox.
7 Use / / / to move the cursor to the
numerical fields to the right of “END”. Use /
to set the time you want the MusicCAST server
to halt playback.
3 Use / to move the cursor to “Server Timer
Functions” and press SELECT.
8 Use / / / to move the cursor to “Playback”
and press .
The playback selection field appears.
The Server Timer Functions screen appears on the on-screen
display.
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6 Use / / / to move the cursor to the
numerical fields to the right of “Start”. Use /
to set the time you want the MusicCAST server
to begin playback.
Using the Timer function for playback and recording
9 Select an item to start playback from.
• Using artist names
Select “Artists”, choose an artist, move the cursor to “select”
and press SELECT. Timer playback will start from this
artist.
Starting recording on the
MusicCAST server at a preset time
• Using album names
Select “Albums”, choose an album, move the cursor to
“select” and press SELECT. Timer playback will start from
this album.
1 Press TOP MENU.
The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display.
• Using genre names
Select “Genres”, choose a genre, move the cursor to “select”
and press SELECT. Timer playback will start from this
genre.
• Using song names
Select “Songs”, choose a song, move the cursor to “select”,
and press SELECT. Timer playback will start from this song.
• Using playlists
Select “Playlists”, choose a playlist, move the cursor to
“select”, and press SELECT. Timer playback will start from
this playlist.
• Using Song Statistics
Select “Song Statistics”, choose an option, move the cursor
to “select”, and press SELECT. Timer playback will start
from this song statistics option.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Timer Setup”
and press SELECT.
The Timer Setup screen appears on the on-screen display.
• Using Bookmarks
Select “Bookmarks”, choose a bookmark, move the cursor to
“select”, and press SELECT. Timer playback will start from
this bookmark.
Pressing SELECT when the cursor is on a selection option
such as “Artists” moves selection one level deeper into the
selection menu. For example pressing SELECT when the
cursor is on an artist displays all albums linked to this artist for
selection.
3 Use / to move the cursor to “Server Timer
Functions” and press SELECT.
During the selection process, the icons to the right of the
selection list have the following functions:
The Server Timer Functions screen appears on the on-screen
display.
Return one level up the selection menu.
Close the selection menu.
To use an icon function, use / / / to move the cursor to
an icon and press SELECT. You must use the “close” icon to
exit from the selection menu.
10 Use / to move the cursor to “OK” and press
SELECT.
The MusicCAST server stores the settings you have made and
returns to the Server Timer Functions screen.
Select “Cancel” to return to the previous screen without
activating the Timer playback function.
Select “Clear” to clear the details you entered on this screen
and start again.
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4 Use / / / to move the cursor to “Recording
Timer” and press SELECT.
10 Use / to move the cursor to “OK” and press
SELECT.
The Recording Timer screen appears on the on-screen display.
The MusicCAST server stores the settings you have made and
returns to the Server Timer Functions screen.
Select “Cancel” to return to the previous screen without
activating the Timer recording function.
Select “Clear” to clear the details you entered on this screen
and start again.
Activating the MusicCAST server
Timer function
5 Use / / / to move the cursor to “Use
recording timer”. Press SELECT to place a
check in the checkbox.
You must activate the Timer function separately from
setting the actual Timer details to use the Timer
function for playback and recording on the MusicCAST
server. The Timer will not function if you do not activate
it, even if you set other parameters on the Timer
function screens.
Carry out the following procedure to activate the Timer
function.
To stop using the Timer function, use / to move the cursor
to “Use recording timer” and press SELECT to remove the
check from the checkbox.
1 Press TOP MENU.
The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display.
6 Use / / / to move the cursor to the
numerical fields to the right of “Start”. Use /
to set the time you want the MusicCAST server
to begin recording.
7 Use / / / to move the cursor to the
numerical fields to the right of “End”. Use /
to set the time you want the MusicCAST server
to stop recording.
• Optical
Select this option to record from external components
connected to the OPTICAL IN jack on the MusicCAST
server.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Timer Setup”
and press SELECT.
The Timer Setup screen appears on the on-screen display.
• Coaxial
Select this option to record from external components
connected to the COAXIAL IN jack on the MusicCAST
server.
• Analog
Select this option to record from external components
connected to the ANALOG IN jacks on the MusicCAST
server.
9 If you wish to use Synchro recording (see
page 29), use / / / to move the cursor to
“Synch. Rec” and press SELECT to place a
check in the checkbox.
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8 Use / / / to move the cursor to the right of
the “Input & type” label. Use / to select the
source you want the MusicCAST server to
record from.
Using the Timer function for playback and recording
3 Use / to move the cursor to “Server Timer
Functions” and press SELECT.
The Server Timer Functions screen appears on the on-screen
display.
4 Use / to move the cursor to the “Activate”
checkbox and press SELECT.
A tick appears in the “Activate” checkbox.
To deactivate the Timer function, use / to move the cursor
to the “Activate” checkbox and press SELECT again.
NOTE
You can also activate and deactivate the Timer function by
pressing TIMER. The the playback Timer for MusicCAST
clients functions independently from the MusicCAST server
Timer function and does not require activation in this manner.
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MusicCAST client Timer functions
Starting playback on MusicCAST
clients at a preset time
4 Use / to move the cursor to the name on the
MusicCAST client you want to set to the Timer
for and press SELECT.
The client timer setting screen appears on the on-screen
display.
1 Press TOP MENU.
The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Timer Setup”
and press SELECT.
5 Use / / / to move the cursor to the
numerical fields to the right of “Start”. Use /
to set the time you want the MusicCAST client
to begin playback.
The Timer Setup screen appears on the on-screen display.
The Client Timer Function screen appears on the on-screen
display.
7 Use / / / to move the cursor to “Playback”
and press .
The playback selection field appears.
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3 Use / to move the cursor to “Client Timer
Functions” and press SELECT.
6 Use / / / to move the cursor to the
numerical fields to the right of “END”. Use /
to set the time you want the MusicCAST client
to stop playback.
Using the Timer function for playback and recording
8 Select an item to start playback from.
• Using artist names
Select “Artists”, choose an artist, move the cursor to “select”
and press SELECT. Timer playback will start from this
artist.
• Using album names
Select “Albums”, choose an album, move the cursor to
“select” and press SELECT. Timer playback will start from
this album.
• Using genre names
Select “Genres”, choose a genre, move the cursor to “select”
and press SELECT. Timer playback will start from this
genre.
• Using song names
Select “Songs”, choose a song, move the cursor to “select”,
and press SELECT. Timer playback will start from this song.
Activating the MusicCAST client
Timer function
You must activate the Timer function separately from
setting the actual Timer details in order to use the
MusicCAST client playback Timer. The Timer will not
function if you do not activate it, even if you set other
parameters on the Timer function screens.
Carry out the following procedure to activate the Timer
function.
1 Press TOP MENU.
The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display.
• Using playlists
Select “Playlists”, choose a playlist, move the cursor to
“select”, and press SELECT. Timer playback will start from
this playlist.
• Using Song Statistics
Select “Song Statistics”, choose an option, move the cursor
to “select”, and press SELECT. Timer playback will start
from this song statistics option.
• Using Bookmarks
Select “Bookmarks”, choose a bookmark, move the cursor to
“select”, and press SELECT. Timer playback will start from
this bookmark.
Pressing SELECT when the cursor is on a selection option
such as “Artists” moves selection one level deeper into the
selection menu. For example pressing SELECT the cursor is on
an artist displays all albums linked to this artist for selection.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Timer Setup”
and press SELECT.
The Timer Setup screen appears on the on-screen display.
During the selection process, the icons to the right of the
selection list have the following functions:
Return one level up the selection menu.
Close the selection menu.
To use an icon function, use / / / to move the cursor to
an icon and press SELECT. You must use the “close” icon to
exit from the selection menu.
9 Use / to move the cursor to “OK” and press
SELECT.
The MusicCAST server stores the settings you have made and
returns to the Client Timer Functions screen.
Select “Cancel” to return to the previous screen without
activating the Timer playback function.
Select “Clear” to clear the details you entered on this screen
and start again.
The Timer settings take precedence over all other MusicCAST
client activities. The MusicCAST client plays back the
designated material at the time you set regardless of any other
action it is performing.
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3 Use / to Move the Cursor to “Client Timer
Functions” and press SELECT.
The Client Timer Function screen appears on the on-screen
display.
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4 Use / / / to move the cursor to the
checkbox beside the name off the MusicCAST
client whose Timer you wish to activate and
press SELECT.
A check appears in the checkbox.
To activate the Timer function, use / / / to move the
cursor to the appropriate checkbox and press SELECT once
more.
NOTE
• This setting does not affect the MusicCAST server TIMER
indicator or on-screen display.
• This function only works correctly if the MusicCAST client is
in turned on or in sleep mode, and correctly connected to a
functioning MusicCAST network.
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Configuring the MusicCAST network
The MusicCAST server stores all data used in your MusicCAST system, and distributes it to MusicCAST
clients for playback. MusicCAST clients do not store or record any music data. All components in the
MusicCAST system use a Local Area Network (LAN) for transmission and reception data. The
MusicCAST system can use both wired and wireless network connections to transmit music data. Both
types of connections transmit the same data, but use different methods to do so. Refer to the MusicCAST
system setup guide for diagrams of various possible network configurations.
What is a wireless network connection, and when should I use one?
Wireless networks such as those used in the MusicCAST system use weak radio signals to transmit data. You do
not need a physical connection between your MusicCAST components if you connect them using wireless
network connections, but you need to place all MusicCAST clients in fairly close proximity to the MusicCAST
server for them to work correctly, as the diagrams below illustrates.
Wireless connections are very convenient when there is enough signal strength for the MusicCAST client to
transmit and receive data from the MusicCAST server reliably. You can place MusicCAST clients anywhere you
wish without physically connecting them to the MusicCAST server, so long as they are within signal range (about
30m). This means that you do not need to go to the efforts of laying and connecting cables and can change the
location of your MusicCAST clients at will. However, since wireless network connections do not carry as much
data as wired networks, the MusicCAST server can only distribute to five MusicCAST clients simultaneously
when using a wireless network.
Use wireless connections when:
• You do not want to install network cables.
• You do not wish to use more than five MusicCAST clients.
• Your MusicCAST clients are located close to the MusicCAST server.
NOTE
Thick walls, televisions, microwave ovens, and devices such as cellular telephones that transmit radio signals may interfere with
or block the wireless network signals from the MusicCAST system. In these conditions, it is advisable to either relocate your
MusicCAST client, or use a wired network connection to connect to the MusicCAST server.
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What is a wired network connection, and when should I use one?
Wired networks use cables (called LAN cables or CAT-5 cables) connected between components to transfer data
to a central network component (a network hub), which then transfers the data on to the appropriate destination.
To use wired connections in the MusicCAST system you need to physically connect your MusicCAST clients and
servers to a hub with LAN cables. Installing a MusicCAST system using wired network connections requires
more time and effort than using wireless connections, but a wired networks can carry more data over greater
distance than wireless networks. The MusicCAST server supports simultaneous playback for seven MusicCAST
clients over a wired network.
hub or switching hub
Use wired connections when:
• You wish to use more than five MusicCAST clients simultaneously.
• You wish to place a MusicCAST client at a significant distance from the MusicCAST server.
• You wish to place a MusicCAST server in a location where other electronic components might interfere with wireless network signals.
NOTE
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You can use any combination of wired and wireless connections you wish, with a maximum of five wireless connections.
Configuring the MusicCAST network
MusicCAST network configuration
The MusicCAST server and MusicCAST clients are equipped with an Auto Configuration function that makes
configuring network settings on both the MusicCAST server and MusicCAST clients a quick and easy process.
Alternatively you can set all relevant network parameters manually if you wish.
Preparing to use Auto Configuration
Using Auto Configuration
Carry out the Auto Configuration process on the
MusicCAST server and each MusicCAST client you
wish to use. The Auto Configuration process requires
you to carry out operations on both the MusicCAST
server and the MusicCAST client.
Carry out the Auto Configuration process on the
MusicCAST server and each MusicCAST client you
wish to use. The Auto Configuration process requires
you to carry out operations on both the MusicCAST
server and the MusicCAST client.
The default settings of the MusicCAST server
when it is shipped from the factory allow the Auto
Configuration process to work smoothly when the
user MusicCAST server is only connected to other
MusicCAST components. If you wish to connect
the MusicCAST server to the Internet using a
broadband router, or to your home LAN, carry out
the procedure described on page 110 to set the
MusicCAST server to act as a DHCP client before
attempting Auto Configuration.
To carry out the Auto Configuration process, follow the
procedure described below:
If you want to use your MusicCAST components on a network
shared with other non MusicCAST components when there is
no DHCP server present, you should manually configure the
following parameters before attempting the Auto
Configuration process:
• Select an IP address for the MusicCAST server (see
page 108). The default setting is 192.168.1.1.
• Set the MusicCAST server to act as a DHCP server (see
page 110). The MusicCAST server is set to act as a DHCP
server by default.
• Set a start IP address for the DHCP service provided by the
MusicCAST server, ensuring that IP addresses provided by
the DHCP service and the IP address of the MusicCAST
server are under the same subnet (see page 110). The default
start address is 192.168.1.2.
- You can carry out Auto Configuration from multiple
locations if necessary, but you may find it convenient to
gather all of your MusicCAST components in one place
for this procedure.
1 Use the following procedure to place the
MusicCAST server in Auto Configuration mode:
1 Press TOP MENU.
2 Use
/
to move the cursor to “System Setup” and press
SELECT.
3 Use
/
to move the cursor to “Network” and press
SELECT.
4 Use
/
to move the cursor to “Auto Configuration” and
press SELECT.
5 When the Auto Configuration prompt screen appears on the
on-screen display, press SELECT.
The MusicCAST server switches to Auto Configuration mode,
and the Auto Configuration screen appears on the on-screen
display. All playback operations on the MusicCAST system
stop.
NOTE
The MusicCAST server only allocates IP addresses to
MusicCAST components when acting as a DHCP server.
2 Follow the instructions in the MCX-A10 owner’s
manual (in the section on Auto Configuration in
the MCX-A10 owner’s manual) to start Auto
Configuration on Your MusicCAST Client.
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3 If the following screen appears on your
MusicCAST client on-screen display, use /
on the MusicCAST client remote control or front
panel to select the server ID that appears on the
top right of the MusicCAST server on-screen
display.
6 Use / / / to move the cursor to “OK” and
press SELECT to save the changes you have
made and complete the Auto Configuration
process.
The MusicCAST server restarts its network hardware. This can
take a few minutes.
Select Cancel and press SELECT to exit the Auto
Configuration process without making any changes.
NOTE
• There is a 10-minute time limit for this operation. If you do
not complete this operation within the time limit, the
MusicCAST server exits from the Auto Configuration process
without making any changes.
• The MusicCAST server can only connect to seven
MusicCAST clients simultaneously, and does not attempt to
connect to other clients if it already has 7 clients registered.
To remove unwanted MusicCAST clients, use / / / to
move the cursor to a client ID, then move the cursor to
“CLR” and press SELECT. When finished removing clients,
move the cursor to “OK” and press SELECT. Carry out Auto
Configuration again to connect the MusicCAST to other
MusicCAST clients.
• The auto configuration process does not remove previously
registered MusicCAST clients. These are displayed in blue.
NOTE
The selection screen only appears if there are other
MusicCAST servers in Auto Configuration mode nearby.
4 The Client ID of the MusicCAST client you are
attempting to configure appears in the
MusicCAST server on-screen display.
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5 Repeat steps 2-4 for other MusicCAST clients
as necessary.
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MusicCAST Server network “Expert Settings”
This section explains the purpose and function of each screen in the MusicCAST server network setting menus
available in the “Expert Settings section”. Usually, the Auto Configuration functions of the MusicCAST server and
client will enable you to successfully connect all of your MusicCAST components. However, you can also use the
screens detailed in this section to configure the MusicCAST network manually if necessary. The Expert settings
section of this manual explains how to set each network parameter in the MusicCAST server.
NOTE
The MusicCAST server and MusicCAST client only function correctly if they are under the same subnet running under one or
more network hubs.
1 Press TOP MENU.
4 Use / to move the cursor to “Expert
Settings” and press SELECT.
The Top Menu appears on the on-screen display.
The Expert Settings screen appears on the on-screen display.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “System Setup”
and press SELECT.
The System Setup screen appears on the on-screen display.
IP address screen
Use the screen to set the IP address of the
MusicCAST server, set the MusicCAST server to
obtain its IP address from a DHCP server, and set the
Subnet mask, Default Gateway, and DNS server
addresses.
NOTE
These parameters are all set automatically if you set the
MusicCAST server to obtain its IP address from a DHCP server.
3 Use / to move the cursor to “Network” and
press SELECT.
The Network screen appears on the on-screen display.
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To access this screen carry out the following
procedure:
1 Carry out the procedure described on page 108
to display the Expert Settings screen on the onscreen display.
Configuring the MusicCAST network
2 Use / to move the cursor to “IP Address”
and press SELECT.
The IP Address screen appears on the on-screen display.
■ Setting the IP address of the MusicCAST server
• What is an IP address?
Each component on a network uses an address to identify
itself to other components on the same network. The address
consists of four numbers and looks like this:
1 Carry out the procedure described on page 108
to display the IP Address screen on the onscreen display.
2 Use / / / to move the cursor to the numeric
fields to the right of the “IP Address” field.
192.168.1.1
This is called an IP address. Without these addresses, the
components on a network cannot transmit data to each other.
Look at the illustration below for example off IP addresses
used in a network.
• What is a private IP address?
A private IP address is used only within your own network.
Most private IP addresses are 192.168.aaa.bbb, where “aaa”
can be any number between 0 and 255, and “bbb” any
number between 1 and 254 (when the Subnet Mask is set to
255.255.255.0). Use this format if you set the private IP
address of the MusicCAST server manually. A private IP
address is only available for access to other clients on your
own local network.
4 When you have finished setting the IP address,
use / / / to move the cursor to “OK” and
press SELECT.
The MusicCAST server reboots its network and returns to the
Expert Settings screen.
NOTE
Select “Cancel” and press SELECT to exit from the screen
without making any changes.
To set the MusicCAST server IP address carry out the
following procedure:
HINT
You can use the same method to set all other fields on the
screen.
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• What is a global IP address?
A global IP address is the IP address of your network as seen
from other external networks. For example, if you are
connecting to the Internet using a broadband router, the
components on your network have many different local IP
addresses, but share one global IP address. Do not set a
global IP address as the IP address of your MusicCAST
server.
3 Use / to change the setting of the numeric
field to an appropriate number, and / to move
the cursor to other numeric fields.
Configuring the MusicCAST network
■ Setting the MusicCAST server to obtain an IP
DHCP service screen
address from a DHCP server
You can set the MusicCAST server to obtain an IP
address from a DHCP server. In this case the
MusicCAST server also automatically obtains Subnet
Mask, Default Gateway, and DNS Server settings.
• What is DHCP?
Under a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol)
service, network components obtain an IP address from a
component on the local network running a DHCP server
service each time you turn them on.You must set a
component to act as a DHCP client to receive an IP address
from a DHCP server.
Use this screen to set the MusicCAST server to act as
a DHCP server.
To access this screen:
1 Carry out the procedure described on page 108
to display the Expert Settings screen on the onscreen display.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “DHCP service”
and press SELECT.
The DHCP Service screen appears on the on-screen display.
To set the MusicCAST server to act as a DHCP client,
carry out the following procedure:
1 Carry out the procedure described on page 108
to display the IP Address screen on the onscreen display.
NOTE
2 Use / to move the cursor to the checkbox
marked “Automatically obtain IP address with
DHCP” and press SELECT.
A check appears in the checkbox.
3 Use / / / to move the cursor to “OK” and
press SELECT.
The MusicCAST server reboots its network and returns to the
Expert Settings screen.
NOTE
You can also set the MusicCAST server to act as a DHCP
server.
Depending on the configuration of your DHCP server, you
may sometimes need to reset the IP address the MusicCAST
server is receiving from the DHCP server when using the
MusicCAST server as a DHCP client. In this case, stop all
activity on MusicCAST clients. For more information see the
section of your DHCP owner’s manual that deals with the
expiration of IP addresses.
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• You cannot use the MusicCAST server as a DHCP server if it
is set to operate as a DHCP client.
• Use the following guidelines when setting the starting
address for the DHCP service:
- The MusicCAST server needs 7 sequential IP addresses for
MusicCAST clients.
- You can only assign IP addresses up to xx.xx.xx.254.
Leave enough IP addresses for the MusicCAST server to
allocate one address to each MusicCAST client in your
network. Consequently, you should not assign a start IP
address higher than xx.xx.xx.248 when using 7
MusicCAST clients. (This assumes that the subnet mask
parameter is set to 255.255.255.0. See page 108, “IP
Address screen” for an explanation of how to set the
subnet mask parameter.)
Configuring the MusicCAST network
Wireless LAN screen
Use this screen to set the wireless LAN parameters for
the MusicCAST system wireless network.
1 Carry out the procedure described on page 108
to display the Expert Settings screen on the onscreen display.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Wireless LAN”
and press SELECT.
The Wireless LAN screen appears on the on-screen display.
To set the ESSID and WEP parameters on this screen. Use /
/ / to move the cursor to an appropriate field and press .
Then use the on-screen keyboard or a PS/2 keyboard to enter
the appropriate setting. Move the cursor to “OK” and press
SELECT to confirm your setting, or select “Cancel” and press
SELECT to exit the screen without making any changes.
To set the Channel parameter use / / / to move the
cursor to the appropriate field, then use / to set the
appropriate channel. Move the cursor to “OK” and press
SELECT to confirm your setting, or select “Cancel” and press
SELECT to exit the screen without making any changes.
NOTE
Configuring the MusicCAST network
The MusicCAST server uses 128-bit encryption, which
requires a 13-digit WEP key. If you enter less than 13 digits,
the MusicCAST server automatically adds zeroes to the code
you set to make up the difference.
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Viewing the MusicCAST Server network status
This section explains how to access and view the Network Status view screens. To access the Network screen,
carry out the following procedure:
1 Press TOP MENU.
The Top Menu appears on the on-screen display.
IP Address screen
This screen shows the following information about the
network status of the MusicCAST server:
• Server ID
The ID the MusicCAST server uses in the Auto
Configuration process.
• IP Address
The current IP address the MusicCAST server is using.
• Subnet Mask
The subnet mask of the MusicCAST server network.
• Default Gateway
The default gateway of the MusicCAST server network.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “System Setup”
and press SELECT.
The System Setup screen appears on the on-screen display.
• DNS Server(P)
The primary DNS server for the MusicCAST server
network.
• DNS Server(S)
The secondary DNS of the for the MusicCAST server
network.
Carry out the following procedure to access this
screen:
1 Carry out the procedure above to access the
Network screen.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “IP Address”
and press SELECT.
The IP Address screen appears on the on-screen display.
3 Use / to move the cursor to “Network” and
press SELECT.
The Network screen appears on the on-screen display.
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Wireless LAN screen
This screen shows the following information about the
status of the wireless network connections in the
MusicCAST system network:
1 Carry out the procedure above to access the
Network screen.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Wireless LAN”
and press SELECT.
The Wireless LAN screen appears on the on-screen display.
• Communication Quality
The quality of the signal the MusicCAST client is receiving.
• Signal Level
The strength of the signal the MusicCAST client is
receiving.
• Bit Rate
The speed off the signal the MusicCAST client is receiving,
measured in megabits per second.
Carry out the following procedure to access this
screen:
MusicCAST client ID manual configuration
Use this screen to manually enter the ID of the MusicCAST clients you wish to connect to the MusicCAST server.
Refer to page 55 of the MCX-A10 owner’s manual for more information on how to check the ID of your
MusicCAST client.
Carry out the following procedure to enter a MusicCAST client ID:
1 Press TOP MENU.
The Top Menu appears on the on-screen display.
3 Use / to move the cursor to “Network” and
press SELECT.
The Network screen appears on the on-screen display.
The System Setup screen appears on the on-screen display.
4 Use / to move the cursor to “Manual
Configuration” and press SELECT.
The Manual Configuration screen appears on the on-screen
display.
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Configuring the MusicCAST network
2 Use / to move the cursor to “System Setup”
and press SELECT.
Configuring the MusicCAST network
5 Use / / / to move the cursor to the
appropriate field, then use / to set the
parameter to the appropriate setting.
When you have set one field, use / /
cursor to the next field you want to set.
/
to move the
6 When you have finished setting codes, use /
/ / to move the cursor to “OK” and press
SELECT to confirm the settings you have made
and exit the screen.
To exit the screen without making any changes move the cursor
to “Cancel” and press SELECT.
You should now set the following parameters on the
MusicCAST client
1 Server ID (for both wired and wireless connections).
2 ESSID (for wireless connections)
3 Wep key (for wireless connections) refer to the section on
configuring network settings in the MCX-A10 owner’s
manual for explanations on how to set these parameters.
HINT
You can swap the assignment of IDs registered to MusicCAST
clients, regardless of whether you configure them manually or
use the Auto Configuration function to connect them to the
MusicCAST server.
Press SUB MENU while the Manual Configuration screen is
open. Use / / / to move the cursor to a movement
option and press SELECT.
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System setup
This section explains how to configure the MusicCAST system settings. You can set each parameter
using the setting screens on the on-screen display.
System Setup menus
The system setup section contains the following menus:
• on-screen display (page 124)
Select the menu page the MusicCAST server displays when
you turn it on.
• Network
Configure MusicCAST network settings to enable
MusicCAST clients to connect to the MusicCAST server,
and to connect the MusicCAST server to the Internet.
• Client (page 125)
Select whether or not the MusicCAST server distributes
PCM files to a client, and designate a client for PCM file
streaming.
• Date/Time (page 117)
Set the date and time on your MusicCAST server, or
configure it to use an Internet based NTP server for
automatic date and time updates.
• Keyboard Type (page 126)
Select the type configuration of the PS/2 keyboard you wish
to connect to the MusicCAST server.
• Video Out (page 119)
Set parameters for displaying the on-screen display on a TV/
monitor.
• Standby Mode (page 127)
Select the standby mode you wish the MusicCAST server to
use.
• Gracenote CDDB (page 119)
Set the manner in which the MusicCAST server uses the
Gracenote CDDB to search for information on CDs.
• FL dimmer (page 127)
Set the brightness of the display on the front panel of the
MusicCAST server.
• Playback (page 120)
Select whether or not the MusicCAST server begins
playback immediately when you turn it on.
• Hard Drive Utilities (page 128)
Delete data stored on the hard disk drive of the MusicCAST
server.
• Recording (page 121)
Set the type and quality of data that the MusicCAST stores
on its hard disk drive.
• System Utilities (page 128)
Update or reset the system firmware of the MusicCAST
server.
• AV Receiver (page 122)
Set parameters for controlling a YAMAHA AV receiver or
receiver connected to the MusicCAST server via an
RS-232C cable.
• Auto Level Control (page 124)
Select whether or not the MusicCAST server automatically
adjusts the playback volume for songs with widely differing
base recording levels.
Default system settings
The following table illustrates the default settings for all of the parameters described in this section.
Parameter group
Parameter name
Network
Auto/Manual Configuration
Registered Client ID
No Clients configured
Expert settings - IP Address
Automatically obtain IP address with
DHCP (DHCP Client)
OFF
IP Address
192.168.1.1
Expert settings - Wireless LAN
Parameter setting
Subnet Mask
255.255.255.0
Default Gateway
192.168.1.1
DNS Server (P)
0.0.0.0
DNS Server (S)
0.0.0.0
ESSID
MCxxxxx (A unique 5 digit ID set
when the MusicCAST server is
shipped)
Channel
6
WEP key
MCyyyyyyyyyyy (A unique 11
digit ID set when the MusicCAST
server is shipped).
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Setting menu
System setup
Setting menu
Date / Time
Parameter group
Parameter name
Expert settings - DHCP Service
MusicCAST server DHCP service
ON
Range start
192.168.1.2
Use NTP Server
Parameter setting
No
Synchro Interval
Time zone
12 hour
North America models: - 5:00
United Kingdom models: 0:00
European models: + 1:00
Australian models: + 10:00
Video Out
Day Light Saving
OFF
Always output the Screen Display
✓
Only show on-screen display during
operation
Gracenote CDDB
Playback
Recording
Type of data stored in library
Delay before halting display
30 sec.
Perform CD lookups automatically
ON
Use MusicCAST server database
ON
Use internet database
OFF
Access timeout
60 sec.
At power on: Automatically start
playback of the last played
OFF
PCM & MP3
✓
MP3 Only
MP3 encode quality
160 kbps
✓
256 kbps
320 kbps
AV receiver
Auto connection settings
Input selection
not assigned
Control settings
Synchronize power ON/OFF with the
MusicCAST
OFF
Change surround program for each
genre played
OFF
Tuner broadcast settings
REC OUT
ZONE2 OUT
OFF
Auto Level Control
On-screen display
At Power on:
Adjust the volume level
automatically
OFF
Open Top Menu
✓
Open the last page displayed
Client
Keyboard Type
Allow PCM streaming to
MusicCAST client
OFF
Client number
1
English (U.S.A.)
✓
French (France)
German
Japanese
Standby Mode
FL Dimmer
Mode 1: Server operation only
Mode 2: LAN is active
✓
Bright
✓
Medium
Dark
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Opening the system setting screens
1
2
2
1 Press TOP MENU
The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display.
1
2 Use / to move the cursor to “System Setup”
and press SELECT.
The System Setup screen appears on the on-screen display.
There are 15 parameters in all. Use / to select the
parameter you wish to alter.
Setting the date and time
Use this screen to set the date and time settings in the MusicCAST server.
You can either set these parameters manually, or connect the MusicCAST server to an Internet-based date and
time server (NTP server) and set the date and time automatically, if your Internet provider has such a service.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Date/Time”
and press Select.
The Date/Time screen appears on the on-screen display.
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System setup
1 Follow the procedure described on page 117 to
display the System Setup screen.
System setup
3 Set the date and time.
• To set the date and time manually
Remove the check from the “Use NTP server” checkbox,
and use / / / to move the cursor to the field you want
to set. Use / / / to change the setting.
Use the same method to set your time zone, and the frequency
with which you want the MusicCAST server to access the NTP
server.
Use / / / to move the cursor to the “Synchro. interval”
field and use / to set the time interval at which you wish
the MusicCAST server to access the NTP server for time and
date updates.
Use / / / to move the cursor to the “Time zone” field
and use / to select an appropriate time zone.
If you are in a time zone that is using daylight saving, use /
/ / to move the cursor to “Daylight saving” and press
SELECT to place a check in the checkbox.
4 Use / / / to move the cursor to “OK” and
press SELECT.
• To connect to the NTP server and set the date and
time automatically
Place a check in the “Use NTP server” checkbox.
The on-screen display Returns to the System Setup screen.
Select “Cancel” to return to the System Setup screen without
changing any settings.
HINT
Press BACK to return to the previous screen.
• Check that the MusicCAST server is correctly connected to
the Internet when you attempt to connect it to the NTP server.
• You should set this parameter again if you disconnect the
MusicCAST server from the AC outlet for more than 1 minute.
• Disconnecting the MusicCAST server from AC power for
more than one minute causes the internal clock in the
MusicCAST server to become incorrect. Reset the date and
time parameters to the correct settings manually if you have
not connected your MusicCAST server to an NTP server.
Use / / / to move the cursor to “Use NTP server” and
press . The character entry screen appears on the on-screen
display. Use this screen to enter the address of the NTP server.
Refer to the user’s information guide from your Internet
provider or NTP service for this address. If may be an IP
address, or URL. If you want to use a URL, please confirm that
you have set the DNS setting of the MusicCAST server
correctly first (see page 108).
Refer to page 78 for an explanation of how to use the character
entry screen.
When you finish entering the address, use / / / to move
the cursor to “OK” and press select. Select “Cancel” to return
to the Date/Time screen without changing any settings.
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Setting the video output parameters
You can change the manner in which the MusicCAST outputs the on-screen display to the TV/monitor. You can
set it to always output the display, or to automatically turn the display off when you are not using it.
When the MusicCAST server is set to only show the on-screen
display during operation, pressing and holding PLAY INFO.
for two seconds turns off the on-screen display. Press any key
to return the on-screen display to normal.
1 Follow the procedure described on page 117
“Opening the system setting screens” to
display the System Setup screen.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Video Out” and
press SELECT.
The Video Out screen appears on the on-screen display.
4 Use / / / to move the cursor to “OK” and
press SELECT.
The display returns to the System Setup screen.
Select “Cancel” to return to the System Setup screen without
changing any settings.
3 Select the output type:
• “Always output the on-screen display”
The MusicCAST server always outputs the on-screen
display.
• “Only show on-screen display during operation”
The MusicCAST server turns the on-screen display off if
you do not use it for a specified period of time.
To change the delay before the MusicCAST server turns the
on-screen display off, use / / / to move the cursor to
the “Delay before halting display” field and set the delay
time.
HINT
Press BACK to return to the previous screen.
Setting the Gracenote CDDB connection
Set the way you want the MusicCAST server to use the Gracenote CDDB service to look for CD information.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Gracenote
CDDB” and press SELECT.
The Gracenote CDDB database screen appears on the
on-screen display.
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1 Follow the procedure described on page 117
“Opening the system setting screens” to
display the System Setup screen.
System setup
3 Set the connection parameters.
Use / / / and SELECT to place a check in the checkbox
of the function you want the MusicCAST server to use. You
can select multiple options if necessary.
• Perform CD lookups automatically
The MusicCAST server automatically refers to the
Gracenote CDDB for information every time you load a CD
in the disc tray.
• Use MusicCAST server database
The MusicCAST server uses the Gracenote CDDB stored on
its internal hard disk to search for CD information.
• Use Internet database
The MusicCAST server uses the Internet-based Gracenote
CDDB service to search for CD information.
Due to the nature of the Internet the MusicCAST server may
not be able to access the Internet-based Gracenote CDDB
service. You can set the maximum time the MusicCAST
server uses attempting to connect to the Internet-based
Gracenote CDDB. Use / / / to move the cursor to
“Access timeout” and then use / to set the maximum
time the MusicCAST server should use before stopping
access.
NOTE
• The Gracenote CDDB stored on the MusicCAST server
internal hard disk drive only contains information on CDs
available up to the date the MusicCAST server was shipped
from the factory. The Internet-based Gracenote CDDB
contains up to date information an CDs.
• The MusicCAST server must be connected to the Internet to
connect to the Internet-based Gracenote CDDB service.
4 Use / to move the cursor to “OK” and press
SELECT.
The display returns to the System Setup screen.
Select “Cancel” to return to the System Setup screen without
changing any settings.
HINT
Press BACK to return to the previous screen.
Setting the auto-play function
Set the autoplay function to automatically begin playback when the MusicCAST server power is turned on.
1 Follow the procedure described on page 117
“Opening the system setting screens” to
display the System Setup screen.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Playback” and
press SELECT.
The Playback screen appears on the on-screen display.
4 Use / / / to move the cursor to “OK” and
press SELECT.
The display returns to the System Setup screen.
Select “Cancel” to return to the System Setup screen without
changing any settings.
3 Use / to move the cursor to the checkbox
and press SELECT to place a check in the
checkbox if you wish to the MusicCAST server
to begin playback of the last song played every
time you turn it on.
NOTE
There is a slight delay before playback starts if you set the
MusicCAST server to synchronize amplifier power ON/OFF
settings (see page 122).
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HINT
Press BACK to return to the previous screen.
System setup
Set the MusicCAST server data storage format
Set the format which the MusicCAST server uses to store songs.
1 Follow the procedure described on page 117
“Opening the system setting screens” to
display the System Setup screen.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Recording”
and press SELECT.
The Recording screen appears on the on-screen display.
3 Use
/ /
HINT
Press BACK to return to the previous screen.
NOTE
• Increasing the sound quality may reduce the ability of the
MusicCAST server to distribute songs to multiple
MusicCAST clients simultaneously.
• Please uses the default setting of 160 kbps it you are using 7
MusicCAST clients, and want to distribute songs in PCM
format to a specific client.
/ and SELECT to select a format.
• “Type of data stored in library”
Select the format the MusicCAST server uses to store songs.
If you choose to only save MP3 format data, the MusicCAST
server will not save any PCM data. In this case, you will not be
able to record any of the songs in the MusicCAST server to a
CD-R or CD-RW.
• “MP3 encode quality”
Set the quality of the MP3 files you want the MusicCAST
server to store. Choosing a high number gives better sound
quality but increases the amount of data required per file.
System setup
4 Use / / / to move the cursor to “OK” and
press SELECT.
The display returns to the System Setup screen.
Select “Cancel” to return to the System Setup screen without
changing any settings.
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Setting AV receiver parameters
Set the parameters for use with an AV receiver connected to the MusicCAST server with a cross-type RS-232C
cable.
■ Audio connection settings
• Check that the MusicCAST server and the AV receiver are
connected correctly.
• You can check that the AV receiver you use is controllable
from the MusicCAST server on page 133.
Set the AV receiver input on the AV receiver connected to the
MusicCAST server.
1 Follow the procedure described on page 117
“Opening the system setting screens” to
display the System Setup screen.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “AV Receiver”
and press SELECT.
The AV Receiver screen appears on the on-screen display.
Use / / / to select the AV receiver input the
MusicCAST is connected to.
■ Control Settings
Set the AV receiver control functions.
Use the / to move the cursor to the option you want to set
and press SELECT to place a check in the checkbox.
When the MusicCAST server cannot confirm that it is
connected to an AV receiver, it displays the following message
on the on-screen display.
• “Synchronize power ON/OFF with the MusicCAST”
The MusicCAST server turns on the AV receiver when you
turn the MusicCAST server on.
• “Change surround program for each genre played”
The MusicCAST server changes to surround effect setting
on the AV receiver each time the playback song changes.
You must set the above 2 parameters correctly if you wish to
use the MusicCAST server to change surround program
settings.
NOTE
Use the / and SELECT to remove the checks from the
checkboxes if you do not wish to use these functions.
If this screen appears, check the connections between the
MusicCAST server and the AV receiver, and the AV receiver
brand. The MusicCAST server AV control function only works
correctly when the MusicCAST server is connected to a
YAMAHA AV receiver with a cross-type RS-232C cable.
3 Use / to move the cursor to an appropriate
field and press SELECT.
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To automatically change the YAMAHA SURROUND
PROGRAMS on the AV receiver, you first need to register
surround information to the songs recorded on the MusicCAST
server (see page 91).
■ Tuner distribution setting
The MusicCAST server can distribute audio output from your
YAMAHA AV receiver tuner to MusicCAST clients. Each
MusicCAST client can select from the radio stations you have
set on the AV receiver (called “Tuner presets”). This function
does not work for units without a tuner.
Ensure that you set the ANALOG REC LEVEL control on the
front panel of the MusicCAST server to a level where you can
comfortably hear the tuner output.
Use the / to move the cursor to the option you wish to
select and press SELECT. To use the tuner in your AV receiver
with the MusicCAST server, connect the REC OUT or ZONE
2 OUT jacks on the AV receiver to the ANALOG IN jacks on
the MusicCAST server.
• REC OUT
The AV receiver outputs the audio signal from its tuner from
its REC OUT jacks.The input setting on your AV receiver
changes to TUNER when you use a MusicCAST clients to
select or change a tuner preset.
• ZONE 2 OUT
The AV receiver outputs the audio signal from its ZONE 2
OUT jacks.The ZONE 2 INPUT setting on your AV receiver
changes to TUNER when you use a MusicCAST client to
select or changes a tuner preset.
• Off
The function is inactive.
4 When you finish setting the parameters
described in the previous step, move the cursor
to “OK” and press SELECT.
The display returns to the System Setup screen.
Select “Cancel” to return to the System Setup screen without
changing any settings.
HINT
Press BACK to return to the previous screen.
System setup
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System setup
Turning the Auto Levelling function on and off
Turn Auto Levelling function on or off. Auto Levelling automatically produces or increases the base volume of
playback to a theoretical average in order to eliminate any large differences in the volume at which songs were
recorded.
4 When you finish setting the parameters
described in the previous step, move the cursor
to “OK” and press SELECT.
1 Follow the procedure described on page 117
“Opening the system setting screens” to
display the System Setup screen.
The display returns to the System Setup screen.
Select “Cancel” to return to the System Setup screen without
changing any settings.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Auto Level
Control” and press SELECT.
The Auto Level Control screen appears on the on-screen
display.
HINT
Press BACK to return to the previous screen.
NOTE
3 Place a check in the checkbox labelled “Adjust
the volume level automatically” to turn auto
Levelling on.
• The auto Levelling function uses a theoretical average base
volume to eliminate large differences in volume between
songs, and may produce unsatisfactory results if you are
listening to tracks with widely varying base volumes such as
light classical and hard rock music in sequence. If you are
not satisfied with the sound the MusicCAST server produces
when the you turn Auto Levelling on, do not use this
function.
• The Auto Leveling function does not affect songs which
have not been encoded to MP3 format, or songs which the
MusicCAST server is currently encoding to MP3 format.
• There may be a pause in playback between songs when the
MCX-1000 is set to use Auto Leveling, or to change the
YAMAHA SURROUND PROGRAM for each genre.
Setting the screen display
Select the menu page you want to the MusicCAST server to display when you turn it on.
3 Use / to select the option you want and
press SELECT.
1 Follow the procedure described on page 117
“Opening the system setting screens” to
display the System Setup menu.
• Open Top Menu
The MusicCAST server displays the Top Menu screen
whenever you turn it on.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “On Screen
Display” and press SELECT.
The On Screen Display screen appears on the on-screen
display.
• Open the last page displayed
The MusicCAST server displays the last page displayed
whenever you turn it on, with some exceptions such as the
System Setup and Information screens (for these screens the
display returns to the Top Menu screen).
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Enabling PCM format playback on MusicCAST clients
Turn PCM format distribute to MusicCAST clients on or off, and designate the client the MusicCAST server
distributes PCM format songs to. Songs distributed with a PCM format generally have a better sound quality than
MP3 format songs.
NOTE
• The MusicCAST server can distributes songs in PCM format to one MusicCAST client only.
• Set the MusicCAST server to use the default 160kbps MP3 quality setting if you are using seven MusicCAST clients and wish to
distribute songs to a MusicCAST client in PCM format.
• Changes in the strength of the network signal, or a weak network signal, can easily affect playback of songs distributed to
MusicCAST clients in PCM format over wireless network connections. If playback skips or pauses, set the MusicCAST server to
distribute songs to MusicCAST clients in MP3 format.
• The MusicCAST server cannot distribute signals from external components or AV receivers in PCM format. All such signals are
distributed in MP3 format regardless of the PCM settings on this screen.
1 Follow the procedure described on page 117
“Opening the system setting screens” to
display the System Setup screen.
4 Use / / / to move the cursor to “OK” and
press SELECT.
The display returns to the System Setup screen.
Select “Cancel” to return to the System Setup screen without
changing any settings.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Client” and
press SELECT.
The Client screen appears on the on-screen display.
HINT
Press BACK to return to the previous screen.
3 Use SELECT to place a check in the checkbox
to enable PCM format playback on a client.
Use / / / to select the client that you want to enable
PCM playback for.
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Setting up a PS/2 keyboard
Connect a standard PS/2 keyboard to the PS/2 keyboard jack on the front panel of the MusicCAST server to
make entering characters and numbers easier. Use this screen to configure the MusicCAST server for the
keyboard you wish to connect to it.
NOTE
Disconnect the MusicCAST server from the AC outlet before
attempting to connect the PS/2 keyboard.
1 Follow the procedure described on page 117
“Opening the system setting screens” to
display the System Setup screen.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Keyboard
Type” and press SELECT.
The Keyboard Type screen appears on the on-screen display.
3 Use / / / and SELECT to select the
language of the keyboard that you want to
connect to the MusicCAST server.
NOTE
Refer to the user manual of your PS/2 keyboard to check its
type and language.
4 Use / / / to move the cursor to “OK” and
press SELECT.
The display returns to the System Setup screen.
Select “Cancel” to return to the System Setup screen without
changing any settings.
HINT
Press BACK to return to the previous screen.
The MusicCAST server is not compatible with USB
keyboards.
Do not connect on disconnect a PS/2 keyboard
when the MusicCAST is connected to an AC outlet.
See page 79 for more information.
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Setting the standby mode
Pressing STANDBY/ON on the MusicCAST server or the MusicCAST server remote control, switches the
MusicCAST server to standby mode. Set the conditions required to turn the MusicCAST server on from standby
mode.
3 Use / / / to select a standby mode, and
press SELECT.
Leave the MusicCAST server connected to an AC outlet if you
wish to use this functionality.
• “Mode 1”
You can only activate the MusicCAST server from the
remote control or the MusicCAST server.
1 Follow the procedure described on page 117
“Opening the system setting screens” to
display the System Setup screen.
• “Mode 2”
You can activate the MusicCAST server from the remote
control, the MusicCAST server, and MusicCAST clients
connected to the MusicCAST server.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Standby
mode” and press SELECT.
The Standby Mode screen appears on the on-screen display.
4 Use / / / to move the cursor to “OK” and
press SELECT.
The display returns to the System Setup screen.
Select “Cancel” to return to the System Setup screen without
changing any settings.
HINT
Press BACK to return to the previous screen. See page 18 for
more information on standby modes.
Setting the brightness of the front panel display
You can set the brightness of the front panel display to suit your needs. For example, you may want to darken the
on-screen display so that it is not overly bright if you are operating the MusicCAST server in a room used for
viewing movies.
1 Follow the procedure described on page 117
“Opening the system setting screens” to
display the System Setup screen.
3 Use / to select a brightness mode, and
press SELECT.
• “Bright”
Sets the front panel display to maximum brightness.
• “Medium”
Sets the front panel display to medium brightness.
The FL Dimmer screen appears on the on-screen display.
• “Dark”
Sets the front panel display to minimum brightness.
4 Press BACK to return to the System Setup
screen.
HINT
Press BACK to return to the previous screen.
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2 Use / to move the cursor to “FL Dimmer”
and press SELECT.
System setup
Deleting data from the hard disk drive
You can delete the PCM data, or all of the song data stored on the MusicCAST server, from the hard disk drive.
in the process of being encoded. This action does not clear
any system settings.
You cannot recover data once you delete it. Check that
deleting this data will not inconvenience anyone who uses the
MusicCAST server.
1 Follow the procedure described on page 117
“Opening the system setting screens” to
display the System Setup screen.
• “Delete all PCM data”
Deletes all PCM song data stored on the MusicCAST server.
This action does not delete any MP3 format data or songs for
which is not complete, or clear any system settings.
The completion confirmation screen appears on the onscreen display.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Hard Drive
Utilities” and press SELECT.
The Hard Drive Utilities screen appears on the on-screen
display.
4 If you are sure you want to delete the data, use
/ to move the cursor to “OK” and press
SELECT.
3 Use / to select the action you want to carry
out and press SELECT.
• “Delete all library data”
Deletes all song data on the MusicCAST server, including
songs for which encoding is complete, and songs which are
The display returns to the System Setup screen.
Select “Cancel” to return to the System Setup screen without
deleting any data.
HINT
Press BACK to return to the previous screen.
Updating the MusicCAST system
The MusicCAST server contains software that provides the functionality described in this manual. To update the
MusicCAST server system, follow the procedure described below. Do not use the update function unless
specifically instructed to do so.
1 Follow the procedure described on page 117
“Opening the system setting screens” to
display the System Setup screen.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “System
Utilities” and press SELECT.
The System Utilities screen appears on the on-screen display.
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3 Use / to move the cursor to “System
Update” and press SELECT.
6 Press OPEN/CLOSE to close the disc tray.
The system update screen appears on the on-screen display.
4 Press OPEN/CLOSE to open the disc tray.
5 Place the update CD in the disc tray.
The MusicCAST server checks the update CD content.
7 Press SELECT.
The System Update screen appears on the on-screen display,
and the system update process begins.
If the MusicCAST system can verify the validity of the update
CD the start update prompt appears on the on-screen display.
8 Follow the directions on the on-screen display.
When the update process is complete, press
STANDBY/ON.
9 Press STANDBY/ON once again to turn the
MusicCAST server on.
The update process is complete.
Resetting the MusicCAST server to factory defaults
You can reset all of the parameters in the MusicCAST server to their factory defaults. This will not delete any of
the data in the MusicCAST server.
1 Follow the procedure described on page 117
“Opening the system setting screens” to
display the System Setup screen.
3 Use / to move the cursor to “System Reset”
and press SELECT.
The System Reset screen appears on the on-screen display.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “System
Utilities” and press SELECT.
The System Utilities screen appears on the on-screen display.
System setup
4 Use / to move the cursor to “Yes” and press
SELECT to reset the MusicCAST server.
The MusicCAST server resets to default parameters and
restarts.
Move the cursor to “Cancel” and press SELECT to cancel the
reset process and return to the System Utilities screen.
HINT
Press BACK to return to the previous screen.
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Checking system information
Use the following procedures and menus to check the version of firmware in your MusicCAST server, the
amount of available space on the hard disk drive, and other information related to the MusicCAST
system.
Opening the system information screens
1
2
1
2
1 Press TOP MENU.
The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Information”
and press SELECT.
The Information screen appears on the on-screen display.
There are five fields available for selection.
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Checking system information
Checking hard drive capacity
Check the amount of available space on the hard drive and the amount of time left for you to record songs
with.The figures displayed are not exact and should only be used as a guide.
1 Follow the procedure described on page 130
“Opening the system setting screens” to
display the Information screen.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Hard Drive
capacity” and press SELECT.
The Hard Drive capacity screen appears on the on-screen
display.
NOTE
This screen does not update in the MusicCAST server and does
not change when is altering its detabase through activities
such CD storing or encoding.
HINT
Press BACK to return to the previous screen.
Checking the number of songs stored in the MusicCAST
server
Check the number of songs, artists, albums, genres, and playlists stored in the MusicCAST server.
1 Follow the procedure described on page 130
“Opening the system information screens” to
display the Information screen.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Library” and
press SELECT.
The Library screen appears on the on-screen display.
Checking system information
HINT
Press BACK to return to the previous screen.
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Checking system information
Checking MP3 encoding status
The MusicCAST server automatically converts all songs stored to MP3 format (see page 25). You can check the
status of any songs the MusicCAST server is currently encoding, as well as the names of the songs that have yet
to be encoded.
1 Follow the procedure described on page 130
“Opening the system information screens” to
display the Information screen.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “MP3 encode
schedule” and press SELECT
The MP3 encode schedule screen appears on the on-screen
display.
HINT
Press BACK to return to the previous screen.
Checking the system version
The MusicCAST server contains software that provides the functionality described in this manual, called
firmware. Yamaha occasionally releases updates for this software, which you can use to update your system. Use
the following procedure to check the version of the firmware currently installed in your MusicCAST server.
1 Follow the procedure described on page 130
“Opening the system information screens” to
display the Information screen.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “System
version” and press SELECT.
The System version screen appears on the on-screen display.
HINT
Press BACK to return to the previous screen.
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Checking system information
Checking AV receivers the MusicCAST server can control
You can display a list of AV receivers that you can control from the MusicCAST server.
1 Follow the procedure described on page 130
“Opening the system information screens” to
display the Information screen.
2 Use / to move the cursor to “Controllable
YAMAHA AV receivers” and press SELECT.
A list of receivers you can control from the MusicCAST server
appears on the on-screen display.
HINT
Press BACK to return to the previous screen.
Checking system information
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Appendix
CD/CD-R/CD-RW compatible with this unit
■ Discs that can be used for recording on this
unit
Be sure to use only CD-R and CD-RW discs made by
reliable manufacturers.
CD-R and CD-RW digital audio discs that display either of
the following marks can be used with this unit.
FOR CONSUMER
FOR CONSUMER USE
FOR MUSIC USE ONLY
■ Erasure or loss of data
Yamaha and suppliers accept no liability for the loss of data
written on the HDD and CD-R or CD-RW discs, or any
problems caused as a result of using this unit. As a
precaution, it is recommended that the discs are tested after
they have been recorded on. Furthermore, under no
circumstances do Yamaha and suppliers guarantee the
reliability of the discs.
■ Discs that can be played back
In addition to CD-R and CD-RW digital audio discs
described above, commercially available pre-recorded CDs
bearing the marks shown below can also be played on this
unit.
■ Discs that can be used for recording
• CD-R discs can only be recorded on once, and the
recorded material cannot be erased.
• CD-RW discs can be recorded on, have the recorded
material erased, and then recorded on again any number
of times.
■ Discs that cannot be used for recording on
this unit
• Discs bearing marks other than those shown above.
• Discs intended for recording computer data.
• Discs intended for professional use or labeled “FOR
PROFESSIONAL USE ONLY”.
If you use CDs that do not meet the above CD standards, this
unit may not operate properly.
■ Playback of a CD-R disc copied with the
Audio Master Quality Recording mode
■ 79-minute CD-R disc
The actual recordable time of the CD-R disc with “80”
written on its package is 79 minutes 57 seconds. This
manual refers to such CD-R disc as “79-minute CD-R disc”.
■ Finalization of CD-R/CD-RW discs
To play back CD-R discs on a standard CD player and CDRW discs on CD-RW-compatible players, the MusicCAST
server automatically perform the process known as
“finalization”. In the finalization process, the Table of
Contents (TOC) is written onto the discs.
Finalized CD-R discs
• CD-R discs can be played on a standard CD player.
• Further recording onto CD-R discs is not possible on this
unit.
• Some CD players may not play back the finalized CD-R
discs properly due to differences in the playback systems
of different manufacturers.
Finalized CD-RW discs
• CD-RW discs cannot be played on a standard CD player.
CD-RW discs can be played back on CD-RW-compatible
players such as this unit.
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The Audio Master Quality Recording mode enables you to
create a CD with high quality sounds by increasing the
linear velocity when copying. The CD-R discs copied with
this mode meet the CD standards and can be played on a
standard CD player. However, some CD recorders may not
play back these CD-R discs properly.
■ Playback on DVD players
Before playing back finalized CD-R or CD-RW discs on a
DVD player, please check whether the DVD player is
compatible with CD-R or CD-RW discs or not. Refer to the
owner’s manual of the DVD player for more information.
CD-R or CD-RW discs cannot be played on a DVD player
that is not compatible with CD-R or CD-RW discs.
IMPORTANT
• Please check the copyright laws in your country to
record from records, CDs, radio, etc. Recording of
copyright material may infringe copyright laws.
Appendix
■ Handling of discs
Heed the following notes on handling of discs to avoid any
cause for a recording failure, a loss of the recorded data, or a
malfunction of this unit.
• This compact disc recorder is designed for use with CDs
(including 8cm [3”] discs) bearing the
,
,
or
marks only. Never attempt to load any other type of
disc into this unit.
• CDs are not subjected to wear during play. However if the
disc is handled improperly, damage may be created on the
disc to adversely affect the disc’s play.
• When writing on the label side of CD-R or CD-RW discs,
use an oil-based felt-tipped pen.
• Do not use cleaning discs or warped discs. All of these
could damage this unit.
• Although playback of CDs is generally not affected by
small particles of dust or fingerprints on their playing
surface, dust, fingerprints, small scratches and direct
sunlight on the recording surface of a CD-R or CD-RW
disc may make recording impossible. Therefore, for
optimal performance of the recorder and for long-term
enjoyment of your CD collection, handle discs correctly
as outlined in the following guidelines.
1.Hold discs by touching only the edges or center hole.
2.When a disc is not currently being used, remove it from
the recorder and store in an appropriate case.
3.With proper disc maintenance, cleaning should not be
necessary. However, should cleaning be required, wipe by
using a clean, dry cloth. Do not wipe with a circular
motion; wipe straight outward from the center.
■ To prevent a malfunction of this unit
• Do not use any non-standard shaped CDs (heart, flower
shaped, etc.) available on the market, because they are offbalance in their weight.
If a non-standard shaped CD is loaded into this unit, it
may create problems such as improper playback, opening
of the disc tray, usual noise, and this unit’s failure.
• Be sure to use a felt-tip pen or similar writing tool when
writing on the label side of the disc. Do not use a ballpoint pen, pencil, or other hard-tipped writing tool, as
these may damage the disc and may adversely affect
further recording on the disc.
• Do not use discs with glue left on their surface. They may
get stuck in this unit or create damage to this unit.
• When using an 8cm (3”) disc, do not place a normal 12cm
(5”) disc on top of it.
• Do not use discs printed with commercially available
label printers.
• Do not try to clean the disc’s surface by using any type of
disc cleaner, record spray, antistatic spray or liquid, or any
other chemical-based liquid, because such substances
might irreparably damage the disc’s surface.
• Do not expose discs to direct sunlight, high temperature,
or high humidity for a long period of time, because this
might warp or otherwise damage the disc.
No!
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Appendix
Rules of digital recording and notes on system
Rules of digital recording
Notes on system
■ SCMS-Serial Copy Management System
■ Number of recordable discs and tracks and
their length
As a digital audio component, this unit conforms with the
Serial Copy Management System (SCMS) standards. The
Serial Copy Management System restricts copies made by
recording digital signals to first-generation copies only.
The digital program sources that have been recorded cannot
be digitally recorded again.
There are two rules as follows:
Rule 1
Digital sources such as commercially available CDs can be
copied digitally onto other recordable digital media with this
unit (a first-generation digital copy). However, the firstgeneration digital copy cannot be copied digitally any
further.
Rule 2
The source that was recorded via the ANALOG IN jacks
can be copied digitally onto other recordable digital media
(a first-generation digital copy). However, the firstgeneration digital copy cannot be copied digitally any
further.
The MusicCAST server automatically detects whether it is
able to store a CD digitally on its hard disk drive (the default
setting is to store digitally). It can copy song from its hard
disk drive in both analog and digital moves, but songs
copied digitally are copied using the Digital move method.
■ Digital Move
This unit has a built-in HDD with a large capacity that
makes a long recording possible. You can create your own
CD by editing the various program sources that have been
recorded onto the HDD of this unit and copying them onto a
CD-R or CD-RW disc.
If you want to make a digital copy of the original data that
has been created on the HDD to a CD-R or CD-RW disc, the
“Digital Move” method is convenient. You can make a
digital copy from the HDD onto a CD-R or CD-RW disc
even if the track is protected from making a secondgeneration copy by the SCMS standard.
However, since the concept of “Digital Move” is that the
data is moved from the HDD onto a CD-R or CD-RW disc,
the original data on the HDD is erased when moving is
complete. See page 80 for details.
• The MusicCAST server can record up to 99 songs to a
CD-R or CD-RW.
• The MusicCAST server can store up to 999 songs in an
album.
• Once the maximum number of tracks has been recorded to
a disc or album, no further recording is possible, even if
space for recording is available.
• The minimum length of one track is 4 seconds. The
maximum length of one track is 99 minutes 59 seconds for
the HDD.
• The MusicCAST can store up to 10,048 albums and
65,000 songs. However the number of albums you can
create is also limited by the availability of space on the
hard disk drive.
• When recording on a CD-R or CD-RW disc, a 2-second
silence is automatically added to the beginning of the first
track. Therefore the actual total recordable time will be 2
seconds shorter than the total recordable time of a CD-R
or CD-RW disc.
■ Source sampling rate conversion
• Digital input of this unit supports sampling frequencies of
32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, and 96kHz. This unit converts
these inputs to 44.1kHz,16-bit digital signals and records
them onto the HDD, or a CD-R or CD-RW disc.
• Analog input is also converted to the same digital signal to
be recorded.
• This unit outputs the signals at the sampling frequency of
44.1kHz, 16-bit from its digital output.
■ Recording of non-audio signals
• This unit is designed exclusively for recording audio
signals. Recording is only possible for audio signals.
• When a CD with CD-TEXT is recorded from an external
CD player, CD-TEXT cannot be copied even if it is not
copy protected. To copy CD-TEXT, select the CD-TEXT
option when you store a CD on the hard disk drive of the
MusicCAST server.
• If the digital signals contain graphic data such as CD
graphics, the non-audio signals will not be recorded.
• It is not possible to record from non-audio sources such as
CD-ROM or DVD.
• For the above reasons you may encounter difficulty
storing CD-TEXT. We recommend using the internal
Gracenote CDDB Music Recognition Service as a source
of information when storing CDs.
Powered by Gracenote CDDB
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Appendix
TROUBLESHOOTING
Refer to the chart below when the MCX-1000 does not appear to be functioning correctly. If the problem you are
experiencing is not listed below or if the instructions listed next to the problem do not help, set the MCX-1000 to
standby mode, disconnect the power cord from the AC outlet, and contact the nearest authorized YAMAHA
dealer or service center.
REMEDY
PAGE
The MCX-1000 does not turn on
when you press STANDBY/ON.
SYMPTOM
The MusicCAST power plug is not
inserted into the AC outlet correctly.
Insert the power plug firmly into an AC
outlet.
(SETUP
GUIDE)
The MCX-1000 does not play
CDs.
There is condensation on the laser
pickup lens.
Turn off the power, wait 20 or 30
minutes, and then turn power on again.
The CD is loaded upside-down in the
disc tray.
Load the CD in the disc tray label side
up.
The CD is dirty.
Clean the CD.
There is no space remaining on the hard
disk drive.
Delete songs that you do not need, to
make space on the hard disk drive.
The CD-R/CD-RW loaded in the
MCX-1000 is dirty or scratched.
Clean or replace the CD-R/CD-RW.
During the storage process the
MCX-1000 was disconnected from AC
power, or was turned off.
For CD-Rs, replace the CD-R with a
new disc. For CD-RWs, initialize the
disc and then record it again.
57
The CD-R/CD-RW loaded in the
MCX-1000 is finalized.
Load a blank recordable CD-R/CD-RW
into the disc tray.
89
The MCX-1000 cannot store
CDs.
The MCX-1000 cannot record
songs to a CD-R/CD-RW.
CAUSE
80
The CD-R/CD-RW loaded in the
MCX-1000 already has data recorded
on it.
For CD-Rs, replace the CD-R with a
new disc. For CD-RWs, initialize the
disc and then record it again.
During the recording process the
MCX-1000 was disconnected from AC
power, or was turned off.
Clean or replace the CD-R/CD-RW.
The MCX-1000 will not record
songs longer than 100 minutes in
duration on its hard disk drive.
The maximum length for a single song
is 99 minutes and 59 seconds.
The MCX-1000 begins recording a new
song after recording for 99 minutes and
59 seconds, regardless of the recording
mode set.
There is a pause starting playback
of songs when the MCX-1000 is
connected to an amplifier via a
coaxial or optical connection.
The MCX-1000 is playing back tracks
recorded with differing emphasis
settings.
Connect the analog outputs on the
MCX-1000 to the amplifier.
CD-Rs made on the MCX-1000
will not playback correctly on
other CD or DVD players.
The CD or DVD player you are using is
not capable of playing CD-Rs/
CD-RWs.
Use a CD / DVD player capable of
playing back CD-Rs/CD-RWs.
Sound from the MCX-1000 skips
during playback.
Either the MCX-1000 or the source
component is being shaken or vibrated.
Change the location of your
components (unless the source
recording was affected by vibrations or
shocks).
The CD is dirty.
Clean the disc.
The MCX-1000 does not operate
normally.
The system controller has stopped.
Press and hold the STANDBY/ON
button on the front panel for at least 15
seconds.
You can hear the sound of a fan
coming from the MCX-1000.
The internal temperature of the
MCX-1000 is rising.
The internal fan in the MCX-1000
activates when the internal temperature
of the unit rises. This is not a
malfunction.
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The CD-R/CD-RW loaded in the
MCX-1000 is dirty or scratched.
Appendix
SYMPTOM
Auto Configuration does not
function correctly.
CAUSE
REMEDY
PAGE
The network settings are incorrect.
→ Check the network settings.
108
Surroundings are interfering with
wireless network signals (for wireless
connections only).
→ Change the location of MusicCAST
components.
111
→ Try using a different wireless
network channel.
→ Use wired network connections to
connect MusicCAST components.
You cannot start playback on the
MCX-A10.
Either the MCX-1000 or the MCX-A10
is not set to Auto-Configuration mode.
→ Check the connection procedure and
try again.
The MusicCAST client is storing or
recording songs.
→ Try again when recording is
complete.
Configuration has not finished.
→ Carry out the Auto Configuration
process.
106
The network settings are incorrect.
→ Check the network settings.
108
The MCX-1000 is not turned on.
→ Turn the MCX-1000 on.
There are no songs which the
MCX-1000 has finished encoding to
MP3 format in the MCX-1000 library.
→ Wait until MP3 encoding is
complete.
132
Surroundings are interfering with
wireless network signals (for wireless
connections only).
→ Change the location of MusicCAST
components.
111
106
→ Try using a different wireless
network channel.
→ Use wired network connections to
connect MusicCAST components.
Surroundings are interfering with
wireless network signals (for wireless
connections only).
→ Try using a different wireless
network channel, or use a wired
network connection.
The network is extremely congested
(for wired network connections).
Place your MusicCAST components
under a different subnet.
The MCX-1000 is set not to access the
Gracenote CDDB.
→ Set the MCX-1000 to access the
Gracenote CDDB.
119
The MCX-1000 is only accessing its
built-in Gracenote CDDB.
→ The built-in Gracenote CDDB
database on the MCX-1000 may not
contain data on some CDs. Set the
MCX-1000 to access the Gracenote
Gracenote CDDB via the Internet
(note: connect the MCX-1000 to the
Internet first).
119
The MCX-1000 cannot access the
Internet-based Gracenote CDDB
service even though it is set to do so.
→ Check the network settings.
The MCX-1000 does not display
the data it obtains from the
Gracenote CDDB correctly.
The MusicCAST supports languages in
compliance with ISO-8859-1 standards.
Data that is not in accordance with these
standards does not display correctly.
→ Edit the text manually.
The MCX-1000 does not appear
to complete MP3 encoding.
The MCX-1000 is distributing MP3
songs to MusicCAST clients and
playing back MP3 songs
simultaneously.
→ Stop one of these processes.
The MCX-1000 stops storing
songs prematurely.
The hard disk drive is full.
→ Delete any songs you do not need, or
delete PCM versions of songs.
57
The MCX-1000 is set to Synch.
Recording for signals from external
inputs.
→ Store songs manually.
29
You are unable to select some
songs for recording to the CD.
You are attempting to select songs for
which only MP3 files exist.
The MusicCAST server cannot record
MP3 files to CD.
27
You cannot enter the CD creation
or CD storing screens after
recording from an external
device.
The MCX-1000 is already recording
something other than the item you are
attempting to select.
→ Stop all other recording.
There are skips or pauses during
playback from the MCX-A10.
The MusicCAST server does not
appear to find the correct album,
or finds no albums at all, when
you attempt to store an album.
138
108
57
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SYMPTOM
CAUSE
REMEDY
PAGE
The MCX-1000 does not record
or playback from the analog input
jacks.
The analog level is set too low.
→ Use the level adjustment dial on the
front panel of the MCX-1000 to set
an appropriate recording level.
28
You cannot change from external
input to another playback option.
The MusicCAST is recording from an
external input.
→ Stop recording from an external
source.
27
Playback changes from the
external input for no apparent
reason.
Another operator is changing sources.
→ Stop the operator from changing
sources.
The MCX-1000 does not control
the AV receiver correctly.
You are using a straight-type RS-232C
cable.
→ Use a cross-type RS-232C cable.
You have not set the MCX-1000 to
change AV receiver settings.
→ Set The MusicCAST server to
change AV receiver settings.
The AV receiver 6 channel input
parameter, is set to “ON”.
→ Set the AV receiver 6 channel setting
to “OFF”.
The correct time is not displayed.
The power cord has been disconnected
from an AC outlet for more than 1
minute.
→ The MCX-1000 holds backup data
for no longer than 1 minute after the
power cord is disconnected from the
AC outlet. Disconnecting it for
longer than this will reset the internal
clock. Reconnect the power cord
within one minute of disconnection.
There is a gap between MP3
songs.
MP3 songs are encoded individually.
This is not a defect in the MCX-1000.
There is no sound from analog
inputs.
The external component is not
connected correctly.
Correct the component correctly.
The ANALOG REC LEVEL on the
MusicCAST server front panel is too
low.
Increase the ANALOG REC LEVEL.
Playback is delayed or starts at
the wrong place on the CD.
The CD is scratched or dirty.
Check the CD, and replace it if
necessary.
The speakers emit a humming
sound.
Connect your components correctly.
Connect the stereo pin cables firmly.
The remote control does not
appear to function correctly.
The batteries in the remote control are
exhausted.
Replace both batteries with new ones.
You are attempting to operate the
MCX-1000 from too far away.
You are not aiming the remote
controller at the MCX-1000.
Use the remote control within a 60
degree arc, no further than 6 meters
from the MCX-1000.
Bright light (such as sunlight or light
from a fluorescent lamp) is striking the
remote control sensor.
Relocate the MCX-1000 so that no
bright light strikes the remote control
sensor.
Functioning of your TV is
impaired.
The television is using an indoor
antenna.
Use an outdoor antenna with your
television.
Playback on the MCX-A10 skips
or pauses.
The current state of your network
(wired or wireless) is preventing
smooth playback.
Try stopping playback and/or
recording.
91, 122
Appendix
139
Appendix
Terms used in this manual
This manual uses a number of terms that, though not specific to the MusicCAST system, are not in general
everyday use. In addition, some terms are used in a slightly unusual context. These words are listed
alphabetically and in context below, along with an explanation of their meaning.
■ Advanced Audio Master Quality Recording
Playback
■ Album
A collection of songs in the MusicCAST database
assigned to a particular artist, and given a name. Each
album is assigned to an artist. By default, each CD you
store in the MusicCAST server stored as an Album.
■ Artist
The item in the MusicCAST database to which albums
are assigned. The artist of any CD you store in the
MusicCAST is stored as the artist to the corresponding
album (see album above).
■ Bookmark list
A list of songs you have designated for easy retrieval.
■ Genre
The music type to which the albums stored in the
MusicCAST server are assigned. Examples include
Jazz, Rock, and Classical.
A YAMAHA technology allowing the creation of CD-Rs
that give high quality sound. Advanced Audio
MASTER is capable of using variable CD writing
speeds.
■ CD TEXT
Data encoded on some CDs which contains
information on its song titles, album, artist, and genre
names.
■ Encoding
The process of converting PCM data stored from a CD
into MP3 data.
■ MP3 Format
A data format used to store music on the hard disk
drive in the MusicCAST server. MP3 files take roughly
one tenth of the space that PCM files take to store the
same song. However, sound quality is not as good as
that of PCM files, and the MusicCAST server cannot
record MP3 files to a CD-R.
■ PCM format
■ Group
The category which you are operating your
MusicCAST component in. For example, if you play an
album without selecting a song, then you are operating
within the “album” category. If you play a genre without
selecting a song, you are operating within the “genre”
category.
■ Playlist
A list of songs you designate using the MusicCAST
server for playback in a given sequence.
A data format used to store music on the hard disk
drive in the MusicCAST server. PCM files provide CDquality audio playback but require a lot of space on the
hard disk drive.
■ Storing
Copying the tracks on a CD onto the hard disk drive in
the MusicCAST server.
Network connections
■ Song
A single continuous track, equivalent to a single track
from a CD, cassette, or other source, stored on the
MusicCAST server.
Recording
■ Connections
The links between the components in your MusicCAST
network which allow them to exchange information.
MusicCAST components can make both wired and
wireless connections.
■ DHCP
■ CDDB
The CDDB (Gracenote CDDB Music Recognition
Service) is a database which you can access to gain
information on the songs, artists, genre, and album
names for music CDs.
A system of automatically assigning IP addresses to
components in a LAN. A server component running a
DHCP service assigns an IP address to components
when they are switched on.
■ DNS
An abbreviation for Domain Name System.
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■ DNS server
■ CD-R
A computer that is running a DNS service (see DNS).
An abbreviation of Compact Disc Recordable. A small
plastic disc identical to a CD in appearance, onto
which a device such as the MusicCAST server can
record data. The MusicCAST server can only record to
Audio type CD-R media.
■ ESS ID
The ID of the channel that your MusicCAST system
uses to transmit data when using wireless
connections.
■ Gateway
The IP address of the component on a network
through which other components on the same network
connect to the Internet.
■ IP address
Four 3 digit numbers that together make up a unique
identity number used by a component connected to a
network.
■ LAN cable
A cable for connecting two components on a Local
Area Network (LAN).
■ Network
A collection of electronic components which share
data and resources with one another.
■ Subnet mask
■ CD-RW
An abbreviation of Compact Disc Re-writable.
■ Controller
The device on the front panel of the MusicCAST server
and MusicCAST client used for entering data and
navigating through the menus contained in these two
components.
■ Front panel
The panel on the front of the MusicCAST server and
MusicCAST client with the LCD display, controller and
various control keys are located.
■ Hard disk drive
The component within your MusicCAST server that
allows it to store the audio material from your CDs as
data. Hard disk drive capacity is expressed in
gigabytes, with a larger number denoting more storage
capacity.
A number identifying the group within a network to
which a particular component belongs.
■ Hard disk
■ TCP / IP
See “Hard disk drive”
An abbreviation of Transmission Control Protocol /
Internet Protocol, a system of coding information that
allows it to be shared efficiently on a network.
■ WEP
An abbreviation of Wired Equivalent Privacy. This
system encrypts data transferred between the
components on a wireless network. Components with
the same encryption key can share data with each
other, but components without this key cannot.
■ Hard drive
See “Hard disk drive”
■ MusicCAST client
The component in the MusicCAST system that allows
access to songs stored in the MusicCAST server for
playback at a distance. Up to 7 MusicCAST clients can
access the MusicCAST server at a time.
■ MusicCAST server
A network utilizing weak radio signals to share data
between components.
The component in the MusicCAST system that you
use to store and playback songs. Other components in
the MusicCAST system obtain song data from the
MusicCAST server.
■ Wired LAN
■ on-screen display
A network utilizing LAN cables to share data between
components.
The LCD display on the MusicCAST client or the
display output to a TV or monitor connected to the
MusicCAST server.
■ Wireless LAN
Hardware
■ CD
■ Remote control
A handheld device for operating your MusicCAST
components from a distance.
Appendix
An abbreviation of Compact Disc. A small plastic disc
12 cm (4.8 in) in diameter encoded with pre-stored
data.
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Software
■ Database
The organized collection of data stored on the hard
disk drive in your MusicCAST server. The data is
arranged in a logical manner so that it is easy to
access, manage, and update.
■ Menu
A display consisting of a multiple choice style list of
options that you can choose from. Menus are
displayed on the on-screen displays of the MusicCAST
client and server.
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Specifications
■ Audio Performance
Frequency response................................... 5 to 20,000 Hz, ±0.5 dB
S/N ratio (EIAJ)
Playback.......................................................................... 105 dB
Recording.......................................................................... 92 dB
Total harmonic distortion (1 kHz)
Playback........................................................................ 0.004 %
Recording...................................................................... 0.006 %
Dynamic range
Playback............................................................................ 99 dB
Recording.......................................................................... 92 dB
■ Laser Diode Properties
Material ............................................................................... GaAIAs
Wavelength............................................................... 779 to 789 mm
Pulse durations and max. output at the objective lens of the laser
pickup unit
DC erase mode................................ Max. 20 mW (Continuous)
Write mode ........................................................... Max. 62 mW
(Max. Cycle 111 ns, Min. Cycle 30 ns at Max. Speed)
■ Inputs
■ General
Power supply
[U.S.A. and Canada models]...........................AC 120 V, 60 Hz
[Australia model] ............................................AC 240 V, 50 Hz
[U.K. and Europe models] ..............................AC 230 V, 50 Hz
Power consumption ................................................................. 53 W
Power consumption in IR standby mode:
[U.S.A. and Canada models]............................................ 3.3 W
[U.K., Europe, and Australia model] ............................... 2.9 W
Operating environment
Temperature.............................................................+5 to 35°C
Humidity ..............................30 to 90 % RH (No condensation)
Dimensions (W × H × D) ..........................435 × 135.5 × 434.5 mm
(17-1/8” × 5-5/16” × 17-1/8”)
Weight................................................................................... 11.5 kg
(25 lbs 6 oz)
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
ANALOG IN
Type ...............................................................................Pin jack
Standard input level ........................................... 500 mV/24 kΩ
OPTICAL IN
Type ............................................ Square optical connector jack
COAXIAL IN
Type ........................................................................Coaxial jack
Standard input level ..........................................0.5 Vp-p (75 Ω)
■ Outputs
ANALOG OUT
Type ...............................................................................Pin jack
Standard output level (1 kHz, 0 dB) ...................2.0±0.5 Vrms
OPTICAL OUT
Type ............................................ Square optical connector jack
COAXIAL OUT
Type ........................................................................Coaxial jack
Standard output level ........................................0.5 Vp-p (75 Ω)
PHONES
Standard output level (Input 150 v shorted, –20 dB)
........................................................................... 330 mV/150 Ω
■ Storage
Hard disk drive....................................................................... 80 GB
■ Network
LAN interface ............................................ Ethernet 10/100 Base-T
Wireless network interface......................................... IEEE 802.11b
Appendix
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Index
A
cross-type RS-232C cable ...................................... 90
Activating MusicCAST the Timer function ................99
Activating the MusicCAST client Timer function ....102
ACTIVE indicator .....................................................13
album editing screen ................................................59
album name .............................................................60
ALBUMS ..................................................................14
ANALOG IN .............................................................13
ANALOG OUT .........................................................13
ANALOG REC LEVEL .............................................12
analog source ..........................................................29
artist editing screen ..................................................64
ARTISTS ..................................................................14
Audio Master Quality Recording ..................... 88, 134
audio material ..........................................................26
Auto Configuration .................................................106
auto level ..................................................................88
Auto Levelling ........................................................124
auto-play function ...................................................120
Auto-storing CDs ......................................................25
AV receiver parameters .........................................122
AV receiver surround effect settings ........................91
AV receivers ...........................................................133
available space ......................................................130
B
BACK .......................................................................11
batteries ...................................................................16
Bit Rate ..................................................................113
bookmark sub menu ................................................39
Bookmarking ............................................................53
bookmarks ...............................................................38
Bookmarks screen ...................................................38
brightness ..............................................................127
C
called collections ......................................................75
CD Auto Store ..........................................................11
CD contents display screen .....................................23
CD recording song formats ......................................80
CD TEXT ..................................................................23
(Cd tray open/close) ..........................................11
CD-R ......................................................................134
CD-RW ...................................................................134
CDs ..........................................................................48
Changing a genre name ..........................................68
Changing a song name ..................................... 71, 73
Changing an artist name ..........................................65
client ID manual configuration ................................113
CLIENT STATUS .....................................................11
COAXIAL (digital) IN ................................................13
COAXIAL (digital) OUT ............................................13
collections ................................................................41
Communication Quality ..........................................113
Controller .................................................................11
Controlling MusicCAST clients .................................92
Creating CDs ...........................................................80
144
D
data storage format ............................................... 121
date and time ........................................................ 117
Default Gateway ............................................ 108, 112
default settings ...................................................... 106
Deleting a CD-RW ................................................... 89
Deleting a genre ...................................................... 69
Deleting a song ................................................. 71, 73
Deleting all bookmarks ............................................ 54
Deleting an Album ................................................... 61
Deleting an artist ..................................................... 66
Deleting data ......................................................... 128
DHCP ............................................................ 108, 110
DHCP client ........................................................... 106
DHCP server ......................................................... 110
DHCP service screen ............................................ 110
Digital Move .......................................................... 136
digital recording ..................................................... 136
digital source ........................................................... 28
Disc tray .................................................................. 11
Discs ..................................................................... 134
distributes ................................................................ 25
DNS server ............................................................ 108
DNS Server(P) ...................................................... 112
DNS Server(S) ...................................................... 112
download relevant ................................................... 57
duplicate .................................................................. 80
Duplicating a CD ..................................................... 85
DVD players .......................................................... 134
E
Editing ..................................................................... 57
Editing album details ............................................... 59
Editing artist details ................................................. 64
Editing Genre details ............................................... 67
Editing MusicCAST client names ............................ 96
Editing songs ..................................................... 70, 72
effect programs ....................................................... 90
ENCODING ............................................................. 11
ESSID ................................................................... 111
Expert Settings ...................................................... 108
EXT. INPUTS .......................................................... 14
external components ................................... 50, 51, 72
External Inputs screen ............................................ 50
F
Finalization ...................................................... 87, 134
firmware ................................................................ 130
first-generation digital copy ................................... 136
format .............................................................. 21, 121
G
genre editing screen ................................................ 67
global IP address .................................................. 109
Gracenote CDDB ............................................ 23, 119
GROUP
.............................................................. 45
Appendix
GROUP
...............................................................45
Group Play ...............................................................39
Groups .....................................................................44
new album ............................................................... 60
new artist ................................................................. 65
NTP server ............................................................ 117
H
O
Handling of discs ....................................................135
hard disk .................................................................128
hard disk drive capacity ..........................................131
high quality recording ...............................................88
hub .........................................................................105
on-screen display .................................................. 119
on-screen keyboard ........................................... 78, 79
OPTICAL (digital) IN ................................................ 13
OPTICAL (digital) OUT ............................................ 13
I
PAGE
............................................................... 11
PAGE
............................................................... 11
PCM ........................................................................ 21
PCM format playback ............................................ 125
PHONES ................................................................. 11
(Play) ................................................................ 11
PLAY INFO. ............................................................. 11
Play Information screen ........................................... 44
Play Information screen Sub Menu ......................... 39
play style group setting .......................... 31, 33, 35, 42
play style sub menu ................................................. 39
playback on MusicCAST clients ............................ 101
playback on the MusicCAST server ........................ 97
playback sub menu ................................................. 39
Playlist ..................................................................... 41
PLAYLISTS ............................................................. 14
Playlists screen ....................................................... 42
power mode ............................................................. 18
private IP address ................................................. 109
PS/2 KEYBOARD .................................................... 11
PS/2 keyboard ........................................... 78, 79, 126
PS/2 port ................................................................. 79
icons .........................................................................92
initialization ...............................................................89
IP address ..............................................................112
IP address screen ..................................................108
IR Standby ...............................................................18
item properties .........................................................56
K
keyboard functions ...................................................79
L
LAN ........................................................................106
LAN cables .............................................................105
LAN STANDBY ........................................................11
LAN standby .............................................................18
LAN standby mode ...................................................18
LAN terminal ............................................................13
LEVEL ......................................................................12
library .......................................................................51
LINK indicator ...........................................................13
Loading a CD ...........................................................21
Local Area Network ................................................104
Locking .....................................................................94
M
N
network configuration .............................................106
network status ........................................................112
R
Random ................................................................... 39
Random Playback ................................................... 47
Recording ................................................................ 26
recording ......................................................... 97, 134
recording format ...................................................... 88
recording level ......................................................... 28
recording mode ....................................................... 29
recording parameters .............................................. 88
recording speed ....................................................... 88
remote control ............................................. 16, 20, 21
Removing a bookmark ............................................ 54
Removing a song from the recording list ................. 84
Repeat Play ............................................................. 39
Repeat playback ...................................................... 46
RS-232C terminal .................................................... 13
S
S VIDEO IN ............................................................. 13
S VIDEO OUT ......................................................... 13
screen display ....................................................... 124
Search ..................................................................... 43
Search backward ..................................................... 43
Search forward ........................................................ 43
Selecting a song by its album .................................. 32
Selecting a song by its genre .................................. 34
Selecting a song by its name .................................. 36
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Making playlists ........................................................75
Manual .....................................................................29
MD ............................................................................26
MENU .......................................................................11
Moving an album ............................................... 61, 62
MP3 ..........................................................................21
MP3 CD specifications .............................................52
MP3 CDs ..................................................................52
MP3 encode quality ................................................121
MP3 encoding status ..............................................132
MP3 files ..................................................................51
Music storage formats ..............................................21
MusicCAST client .....................................................92
MusicCAST client playback ......................................93
MusicCAST client Sleep mode .................................95
MusicCAST clients .............................. 92, 94, 97, 104
MusicCAST firmware .............................................128
MusicCAST network ...............................................104
MusicCAST server IP address ...............................109
MusicCAST server library ........................................72
P
Appendix
Server ID ................................................................112
Signal Level ...........................................................113
Skipping group .........................................................45
Skipping to another song .........................................43
Sleep ........................................................................18
sleep modes .............................................................97
song editing screen ........................................... 70, 72
song linking ..............................................................37
SONG STATISTICS .................................................14
Song Statistics .........................................................55
Song Statistics screen .............................................55
songs stored ..........................................................131
source component ...................................................26
Source sampling rate conversion ...........................136
standby ....................................................................97
standby mode ................................................. 18, 127
STANDBY/ON ................................................... 11, 14
starting playback on all MusicCAST
clients simultaneously .........................................95
Starting recording on the MusicCAST
server at a preset time ........................................98
status .......................................................................92
(Stop) ................................................................11
storage .....................................................................24
Storing a CD ............................................................24
SUB MENU ..............................................................11
Sub Menus ...............................................................57
Subnet Mask ..........................................................112
Subnet mask ..........................................................108
surround program ..................................................122
Synchro recording ....................................................99
Synchro: auto track marking ....................................29
Synchro: full auto .....................................................29
Synchronize power ON/OFF ..................................122
system connections .................................................17
system information .................................................130
system setting screens ..........................................117
System Setup Menus .............................................115
system version .......................................................132
T
The Play Information screen ....................................39
time sub menu .........................................................39
TIMER ............................................................... 11, 14
Timer function ..........................................................97
To attach a bookmark ..............................................53
To playback a bookmarked song .............................53
TOP MENU ..............................................................11
TROUBLESHOOTING ...........................................137
TV/Monitor ...............................................................20
U
unlocking ..................................................................94
Updating .................................................................128
V
VIDEO IN .................................................................13
VIDEO OUT .............................................................13
Video out screen ....................................................119
video output parameters ........................................119
146
W
WEP ...................................................................... 111
wired network connection ...................................... 105
Wired networks ..................................................... 105
Wireless connections ............................................ 104
Wireless LAN antenna ............................................ 13
Wireless LAN screen ..................................... 111, 113
wireless network .................................................... 111
wireless network connection ................................. 104
Y
YAMAHA AV receiver ............................................. 90
YAMAHA receivers ................................................. 90
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