Mpman MP150 AI User Guide

Mpman MP150 AI User Guide
MP150AI
MP3 & Video Player with
FM Radio
Instruction Manual
Please read this manual carefully before operation
Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS................................................ 2
PACKAGE CONTENTS.............................................. 4
FEATURES.................................................................. 5
CONTROLS AT A GLANCE....................................... 6
Disabling the Controls............................................7
GETTING STARTED.................................................... 8
Charging the Battery..............................................8
Charging with a Computer...........................8
Turning the Player On/Off......................................8
Resetting the Player................................................9
MAIN MENU........................................................... 10
Main Menu Controls............................................. 10
MUSIC MODE......................................................... 11
Music Browser Controls......................................... 11
Now Playing Controls (Music Playback)............ 13
Quick Option Menu...................................... 14
PICTURES MODE..................................................... 16
Picture Browser Controls....................................... 16
Picture Viewer Controls........................................ 17
MOVIES MODE....................................................... 18
Movie Browser Controls........................................ 18
Movie Playback Controls..................................... 19
RADIO MODE.........................................................20
Radio Tuning Controls...........................................20
E-BOOKS MODE.....................................................22
E-Book Browser Controls.......................................22
E-Book Reader Controls.......................................22
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Table of Contents
RECORD MODE......................................................24
Voice Playing Controls.........................................24
Quick Option Menu..............................................24
EXPLORER MODE................................................... 27
Explorer Controls...................................................27
SETTINGS MODE.....................................................28
TRANSFERRING FILES TO THE PLAYER...................30
Transferring with Microsoft Windows.................. 31
Transferring with Macintosh OS X........................ 31
Disconnecting from a Computer.......................32
Microsoft Windows........................................32
Macintosh OS X..............................................33
VIDEO CONVERSION............................................34
TROUBLESHOOTING...............................................35
SPECIFICATIONS....................................................38
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Package Contents
Please make sure that the items shown below are
included in the package. Should an item be missing,
please contact the local retailer from which you
purchased this product.
1.
MP150AI
2.
USB Cable
3.
Instruction Manual & Documentation
4.
Professional Stereo Earphones
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Features
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Integrated flash memory
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1.5” CSTN LCD full-color display
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Plays music, video, photos and text
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ID3 and LRC support for song and synchronized lyric information display
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Integrated Microphone for Digital Voice
Recording
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Integrated FM Radio and Recorder
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USB 2.0 Hi-speed for fast file transfers
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Controls at a Glance
1
2
5
3
4
6
7
8
Reset
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Controls at a Glance
Front View
1.
LCD Display
2.
Menu Button
<MENU>
<UP>
<DOWN>
3.
Control Buttons
<LEFT>
<RIGHT>
4.
Enter Button
<ENTER>
Side View
5.
Power Button
Press and hold the button to
power the player on or off.
<POWER>
Bottom View
6.
USB Port/Charge
7.
3.5mm Headphone Jack
Rear View
8.
Reset Button
<RESET>
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Getting Started
Charging the Battery
Your player has an integrated rechargeable battery.
Upon initial use, the battery should be charged fully
to ensure optimal performance and battery life.
If the player has not been used in a while, the battery may need to be recharged overnight (about 8
hours).
The battery used in this device may present a fire or
chemical burn if mistreated. Do not disassemble, incinerate, or heat the battery. Do not leave the battery
in a place subject to direct sunlight, or in a car with its
windows closed.
Do not connect the player to a power source other
than that which is indicated here or on the label as this
may result in the risk of fire or electric shock.
Charging with a Computer
Your player can be charged through a USB computer connection. Use the supplied USB cable to
connect the player to a high-power USB port of a
computer. The computer must be powered on and
not in sleep mode.
When the player is connected and charging, a USB
symbol will be displayed on the player’s screen.
Turning the Player On/Off
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To turn the player on, press and hold the
<POWER> button until the screen turns on.
Getting Started
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To turn the player off, press and hold the
<POWER> button until the screen turns off.
Resetting the Player
Reset the player if it should freeze and not respond
or otherwise malfunction.
1.
Disconnect your player if it is connected to a
computer.
2.
Use a paper clip to gently press the <RESET>
button located on the rear of the player.
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Main Menu
When you turn on the player, you will see the Main
menu. The Main menu gives you access to the different function modes of your player. These modes are:
Music:
Browse and play music.
Pictures:
Browse and view pictures.
Movies:
Browse and play movies.
Radio:
Listen to FM radio broadcasts.
E-Books:
Browse and read text files.
Record:
Make or play voice recordings.
Explorer:
Browse all files.
Settings:
Adjust the player’s options.
Main Menu Controls
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To browse through the different modes, press
<LEFT> or <RIGHT>.
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To select a mode, press the <ENTER> button.
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Music Mode
Browse for and play your music files.
If you have loaded new music files onto the player, the
music library will need to be refreshed when you enter
Music mode. This process may take several minutes.
You will not be able to access the Music Browser
screen until you refresh the music library.
For more information about how to get music onto
your player, please refer to the section “Transferring
Files to the Player”.
Music Browser Controls
When you choose MUSIC
mode from the Main menu,
you will see the Music Browser
screen. You can choose to
browse your music by song
name, album, artist, or genre,
or you may choose “Browser”
to view the music files and
folders on the player.
Function
Key Action
To browse through the list
Press <UP> or
<DOWN>
To select an item
Press <ENTER>
To return to the previous screen
Press <LEFT>
To return to the Now Playing screen
Press <MENU>
To return to the Main menu
Hold <MENU>
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Music Mode
If your music files contain ID3 song information tags,
you will be able to view your tracks by Artist, Album,
or Genre. To view all files (including those that do not
contain ID3 information), select “All Songs” or use the
“Browser” option.
If music is already playing, you will have the additional
option to return to the Now Playing screen.
Lyric display requires a “.LRC” lyric file which may be
found on the internet or may be created with a Lyric
file editor. Lyric files can contain synchronized timing
information as well as lyric information.
Lyric files must have the same name as its corresponding music file (e.g., “SongTitle1.lrc” and “SongTitle1.
mp3”) and must be placed in the same directory.
Using the Quick Play List
To create a quick Play List that contains your
favorite songs:
1.
Select “Browser” from the Music Browser screen.
2.
Use the Browser controls to select a song to add.
3.
Press and hold <ENTER>. The screen will
display “Add to List”.
4.
Press <ENTER> to finish adding the song to
the Play List.
This quick Play List can be played from the Quick Option menu of the Now Playing screen (see page 15 for
more details).
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Music Mode
Now Playing Controls (Music Playback)
To start playing music, browse for a song and then
press <ENTER> to start playback.
When a song is playing, the Now Playing screen
appears (see below).
Play Mode
Play Status
ID3 Information
Elapsed Time
Volume Level
Battery Level
Equalizer
Current Track /
Total Tracks
Progress Bar
Remain Time
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Music Mode
The following functions may be performed from the
Now Playing screen.
Function
Key Action
To play the next track
Press <RIGHT>
To play the previous track
Press <LEFT>
To forward-scan quickly through the
current track
Hold <RIGHT>
To reverse-scan quickly through the
current track
Hold <LEFT>
To pause/resume playback
Press <ENTER>
To access the Quick Option menu
(see below for details)
Hold <ENTER>
To adjust the volume level
Press <UP> or
<DOWN>
To return to the Music Browser
screen
Press <MENU>
To return to the Main menu
Hold <MENU>
Quick Option Menu
To access the quick option menu, press and hold
<ENTER> on the Now Playing screen.
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To browse through the settings, press <UP> or
<DOWN>
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To select a setting, press <ENTER>
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To return to the previous screen, press <LEFT>
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Music Mode
Equalizer
Select a digital equalizer preset to optimize the way
the player processes audio signals. The options are:
Normal, Pop, Rock, Classic, Jazz, and Bass.
Repeat
Change the repeat options to adjust the order in
which tracks are played.
Item
Description
No Repeat
Play tracks in normal order and no
repeat.
One
Play the current track repeatedly.
All
Play all tracks repeatedly.
RandomAll
Play all tracks in random order.
Dir Normal
Repeat all tracks in the current folder.
Dir Rep
Repeat all tracks in all folders.
Dir Random
Play folders in random order.
Library
Return to the Music Browser screen.
Play List
Selet "Play List" and then "My List" to play a list of
your favorite songs.
To add songs to the list, see "Using the Quick Play
List" on the page 12.
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Pictures Mode
Browse for and view your photo files (JPG and
BMP).
For more information about how to get pictures onto
your player, please refer to the section “Transferring
Files to the Player”.
Picture Browser Controls
When you choose PICTURES mode from the Main
menu, you will see the Picture Browser screen. Your
pictures will be displayed as thumbnail images.
Pictures
Pictures
1. Picture
2. N a m e o f t h e
selected picture
1
1
2
Picture 001.jpg
2
Picture 001.jpg
Use the Picture Browser to find all picture files
loaded on your player.
Function
Key Action
To browse through the pictures
& folders
Press <UP>, <DOWN>,
<LEFT>, <RIGHT>
To select/view an item
Press <ENTER>
To return to the previous screen
Press <MENU>
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Pictures Mode
Function
To return to the Main menu
Key Action
Hold <MENU>
Picture Viewer Controls
To view a picture, browse through the thumbnail
pictures and then press <ENTER>.
The following functions may be performed from the
Picture Viewer screen.
Function
Key Action
To view the next picture
Press <RIGHT>
To view the previous picture
Press <LEFT>
To start or stop slideshow mode
Press <ENTER>
To return to the Picture Browser
screen
Press <MENU>
To return to the Main menu
Hold <MENU>
You can override and stop the automatic slideshow by
pressing <LEFT> or <RIGHT> at any time.
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Movies Mode
Browse for and play your movie files.
Your player supports MTV files encoded at 128 x 128
and 25 fps. Videos may need to be encoded with the
included software for device playback.
For more information about converting video, please
refer to the section “Movie Conversion”.
For more information about how to get movies onto
your player, please refer to the section “Transferring
Files to the Player”.
Movie Browser Controls
When you choose MOVIES mode from the Main
menu, you will see the Movie Browser screen.
Use the Movie Browser to find all movie files loaded
on your player.
Function
Key Action
To browse through the list of movie
files & folders
Press <UP> or
<DOWN>
To select/play an item
Press <ENTER>
To return to the previous screen
Press <LEFT>
To return to the Main menu
Hold <MENU>
Movie Playback Controls
The following functions may be performed from the
Now Playing screen.
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Movies Mode
Function
Key Action
To play the next movie
Press <RIGHT>
To play the previous movie
Press <LEFT>
To forward-scan quickly through the
current movie
Hold <RIGHT>
To reverse-scan quickly through the
current movie
Hold <LEFT>
To pause/resume playback
Press <ENTER>
To adjust the volume level
Press <UP> or
<DOWN>
To return to the Movie Browser screen
Press <MENU>
To return to the Main menu
Hold <MENU>
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Radio Mode
Listen to FM radio broadcasts.
You must have a pair of headphones connected to the
headphone jack to receive FM broadcasts; your player
will utilize the headphone cord as an antenna.
Radio Tuning Controls
When you choose RADIO from the Main menu, you
will see the Radio Tuning screen. You can search for
stations, tune to stations manually, or tune to preset
stations.
You must have saved preset stations prior to using preset tuning mode. Hold <ENTER> to automatically save
all stations within reception range as preset stations.
This will overwrite all previously saved preset stations.
The following functions may be performed from the
Radio Tuning screen.
Function
Key Action
To toggle between normal (normal) and preset tuning
Press <ENTER>
To auto-save all available stations
as preset stations
Hold <ENTER>
To tune to a higher station
Press <RIGHT>
To tune to a lower station
Press <LEFT>
To scan to the next highest station
(normal mode only)
Hold <RIGHT>
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Radio Mode
Function
Key Action
To scan to the next lowest station
(normal mode only)
Hold <LEFT>
To save the current station as a
preset station (normal mode)
Press <MENU>, select “Add
Preset” then <ENTER>
To delete the current preset station (preset mode)
Press <MENU>, select “Del
Preset”, then <ENTER>
To Start FM Record
Press<MENU>,select“Start
Record”,then<ENTER>
To adjust the volume level
Press <UP> or
<DOWN>
To return to the Main menu
Hold <MENU>
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E-Books Mode
Read text files loaded on your player (TXT).
For more information about how to get text files onto
your player, please refer to the section “Transferring
Files to the Player”.
E-Book Browser Controls
When you choose E-BOOKS from the Main menu,
you will see the E-Book Browser Screen.
Use the E-Book Browser to find all text files loaded
on your player.
Function
Key Action
To browse through the list of text files
& folders
Press <UP> or
<DOWN>
To select/view an item
Press <ENTER>
To return to the previous screen
Press <LEFT>
To return to the Main menu
Hold <MENU>
E-Book Reader Controls
The following functions may be performed from the
Text Display screen.
Function
Key Action
To read the next page
Press <DOWN>
To read the previous page
Press <UP>
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E-Books Mode
Function
Key Action
To toggle the auto-scroll function
Press <ENTER>
To return to the E-Book Browser
screen
Press <MENU>
To return to the Main menu
Hold <MENU>
You can override the auto-scroll function by pressing
<DOWN> or <UP> at any time.
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Record Mode
Play your digital voice recording files or record
sounds from external audio sources.
Voice Playing Controls
The following functions may be performed from the
Voice Playing screen.
Function
Key Action
To play the next track
Press <RIGHT>
To play the previous track
Press <LEFT>
To forward-scan quickly through the
current track
Hold <RIGHT>
To reverse-scan quickly through the
current track
Hold <LEFT>
To pause/resume playback
Press <ENTER>
To access the Quick Option menu
(see below for details)
Hold <ENTER>
To adjust the volume level
Press <UP> or
<DOWN>
To return to the Main menu
Hold <MENU>
Quick Option Menu
To access the quick option menu, press and hold
<ENTER> on the Voice Playing screen.
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Record Mode
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To browse through the settings, press <UP> or
<DOWN>
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To select a setting, press <ENTER>
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To return to the previous screen, press <LEFT>
Repeat
Change the repeat options to adjust the order in
which tracks are played.
Item
Description
No Repeat
Play tracks in normal order and no
repeat.
One
Play the current track repeatedly.
All
Play all tracks repeatedly.
RandomAll
Play all tracks in random order.
Dir Normal
Repeat all tracks in the current folder.
Dir Rep
Repeat all tracks in all folders.
Dir Random
Play folders in random order.
Start Record
Make voice recordings through the integrated microphone located on the back of your player.
The player will start the recording immediately.
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Record Mode
1.
Press <ENTER> to pause recording; press
<ENTER> again to resume recording.
2.
Press <MENU> to stop and save the recording.
The recorded file will be saved to the folder
“MICIN.DIR” and named “MICXXXXX.WAV”
where XXXXX corresponds to the numerical
sequence in which the recording was made
(numbering starts from 00001).
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Explorer Mode
Enter Explorer mode to view and delete folders
and files loaded on your player.
To enter Explorer mode, select and confirm
EXPLORER from the Main Menu.
Explorer Controls
When you choose EXPLORER mode from the Main
menu, you will see the File Explorer screen. You can
find and delete files or folders from the player.
Function
Key Action
To browse through the list of files &
folders
Press <UP> or
<DOWN>
To select a folder
Press <ENTER>
To return to the previous screen
Press <LEFT>
To delete a selected item
Press <MENU>
To return to the Main menu
Hold <MENU>
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Settings Mode
Enter the Settings mode to set your player’s
system options.
To enter Settings mode, select SETTINGS in the
Main menu.
Function
Key Action
To browse through the options
Press <UP> or
<DOWN>
To select an item
Press <ENTER>
To cancel and return to the previous
screen
Press <LEFT> or
<MENU>
To return to the Main menu
Hold <MENU>
The following options are available. Some of these
options may be set from the Quick Option menus.
Item
Description
Power
Sleep
Set the duration of time (in minutes) until the
player turns off automatically. A setting of
“Off” will disable this power-saving feature.
Language
Language
Set the language that the on-screen menus
appear in.
Display
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Settings Mode
Item
Description
Backlight
Adjust the duration of time (in seconds)
that the backlight will remain on after a
key press. A setting of “On” will keep the
backlight on continuously.
Brightness
Adjust the contrast of LCD display.
Record
--
Set the quality of the recording.
Sys Tools
Format
It may become necessary to format your
player if data or files become corrupt. You
may choose either Quick or Complete
formatting. A Complete format will take more
time.
Reset
Restore all of the player's settings to their
factory-default state.
Sys Info
View Firmware & Memory Usage information.
Sort
Sort all music that loaded on your player. Select “Force Sort” to update the music library
immediately. This process may take several
minutes if you have transferred music files to
the player recently.
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Transferring Files to the Player
Connect the player to a computer with the USB 2.0
cable provided to:
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Transfer files to and from your player
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Perform basic file management functions.
USB Port
USB Port
Computer
Upon connection:
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Your computer will automatically recognize the
player as a Removable Disk.
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To open the player to view files, double-click
the icon that appears.
Once you have opened the player’s folder, simply
drag and drop files to the player as you would a
floppy disk.
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Copy music files to the root directory.
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Copy movie files to the “MOVIE.DIR” folder
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Copy photo files to the “PHOTO.DIR” folder
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Copy text files to the “TEXT.DIR” folder.
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Transferring Files to the Player
please refer to your operating system’s instruction
manual or on-screen help. If you are using media
management software such as iTunes, Winamp, or
Windows Media Player, please refer to their documentation for support.
Transferring with Microsoft Windows
1.
you would like to transfer from your computer.
press CTRL-C (copy) on the keyboard.
2.
Double-click the “My Computer” icon on your
desktop and then double-click the icon that
represents your player (e.g., MP150AI / Remov -
3.
Press CTRL-V (paste) on the keyboard to trans-
and folders currently stored in the player.
Transferring with Macintosh OS X
1.
would like to transfer from your computer.
press APPLE-C (copy) on the keyboard.
2.
Click on the Removable Disk icon located on
in the player.
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Transferring Files to the Player
3.
Press APPLE-V (paste) on the keyboard to transfer the files you selected in Step 1 to the player.
Disconnecting from a Computer
To avoid data loss or file/firmware corruption, disconnect the player as instructed below or as by your
specific operating system.
Microsoft Windows
1.
Double-click the
green arrow in the
taskbar located on the
lower-right side of the computer screen (Safely
Remove Hardware).
2.
Safely Remove
Hardware:
Select “USB Mass
Storage Device”
from the list that
appears and then
click on “Stop”.
Stop a Hardware
Device: Select
“USB Mass Storage Device” from the list that appears and then
click on “OK”.
3.
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When the “Safe to Remove Hardware” window
appears, click the OK button and disconnect the
USB cable from the player and your computer.
Transferring Files to the Player
Macintosh OS X
1.
On the left side of the Finder Window, identify
the appropriate Removable Disk icon.
2.
Click on the “Eject” arrow on the right of the
Removable Disk icon.
3.
Disconnect the USB
cable from the player
and your computer.
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Video Conversion
For movie and music synchronisation and conversion, please use MPMANAGER software supplied in
the CD ROM.
This software can be used also for UPDATE of your
player
MPMANAGER manual is included in your CDROM
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Troubleshooting
If you have a problem with this device, please read
the troubleshooting guide below.
The player does not turn on.
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Ensure that the player is fully charged. Try
charging the player overnight (8 hours).
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Reset the player (use a paper clip to gently
press the Reset button on the rear of the player)
and try again.
The buttons do not work.
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Reset the player (use a paper clip to gently
press the Reset button on the rear of the player)
and try again.
I cannot transfer files to the player.
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Ensure that your computer is running a supported operating system.
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If using a USB extension cable, ensure that it is
securely attached to the player and the PC, or
try using another USB cable.
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If you have connected the player through a
USB hub, try connecting the player directly to
your computer.
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Ensure that the player’s memory capacity is
not full.
There is no sound during playback.
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Troubleshooting
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Check the volume level.
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Ensure that the headphones are attached
securely to the player.
The sound quality of the music is poor.
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Try playing the file on your computer. If the
sound quality is still poor, try downloading the
file again or re-encoding the file yourself.
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Ensure that the bit rate of the file is not too low.
The higher the bit rate of the file, the better it
will sound. The minimum recommended bitrate
is 128kbps for MP3s and 96kbps for WMAs.
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Try lowering the volume of the player.
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Ensure that the headphones are attached
securely to the player.
The player will not play my music file.
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Ensure that the file is in a compatible format.
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The file may be copy-protected and you no
longer have authorization to play this file. If you
feel this is in error, please contact the service
from which you downloaded the file.
The LCD characters are corrupted or something
is wrong with the display.
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Ensure that the correct menu language has
been set.
Troubleshooting
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Reset the player (use a paper clip to gently
press the Reset button on the rear of the
player) and try again.
The player has malfunctioned.
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Reset the player (use a paper clip to gently
press the Reset button on the rear of the
player) and try again.
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Display Type
1.5” Full-Color LCD @ 128x128
Memory
MP150AI FM 2GB: 2GB Flash
MP150AI FM 4GB: 4GB Flash
MP150AI FM 8GB: 8GB Flash
Audio Format Support
MP3, WMA
Video Format Support
MTV: 128x128, 25fps
Photo Format Support
JPG, BMP
Song Info Support
ID3, Windows Media
FM Frequency Range
87.5 - 108.0MHz
PC Interface
USB 2.0 (MSC)
Plug and Play Support
Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Macintosh OS X
Audio Output
3.5mm Stereo (Headphone)
Audio Input
Integrated Microphone
Power Supply
Rechargeable Lithium-Polymer
Battery
USB Charge
Play Time
Music: 8 hours*
Unit Dimensions
1.57” x 3.11” x 0.38” (WHD)
* Music play time is an estimated value based on playing an MP3 encoded at 128 kbps. Actual play time may vary depending on encoding
method used and other factors.
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