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  • Brand: Asus
  • Product: Media Player
  • Model/name: O!Play Gallery
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

Table of Contents

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HD Media Player
User Manual
O!Play HD2
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E5763
First Edition
August 2010
Copyright © 2010 ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. All Rights Reserved.
No part of this manual, including the products and software described in it, may be reproduced,
transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form or by any
means, except documentation kept by the purchaser for backup purposes, without the express written
permission of ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (“ASUS”).
Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless
such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the
product is defaced or missing.
ASUS PROVIDES THIS MANUAL “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF
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DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS,
LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF USE OR DATA, INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS AND THE LIKE),
EVEN IF ASUS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES ARISING FROM ANY
DEFECT OR ERROR IN THIS MANUAL OR PRODUCT.
SPECIFICATIONS AND INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MANUAL ARE FURNISHED FOR
INFORMATIONAL USE ONLY, AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE,
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Contents....................................................................................................... iii
Safety information........................................................................................ v
License notice and trademark acknowledgement for Dolby Digital...... vii
License notice and trademark acknowledgement for DTS..................... vii
About this user guide................................................................................. vii
Chapter 1	 Getting started
Welcome..................................................................................................... 1-1
Package contents...................................................................................... 1-1
Specifications summary........................................................................... 1-2
System requirements................................................................................ 1-3
Getting to know your O!Play HD2 media player..................................... 1-3
Front panel...................................................................................... 1-3
Rear panel.
...................................................................................... 1-5
Remote control................................................................................ 1-6
Getting your O!Play HD2 media player ready......................................... 1-9
Installing the hard disk drive.
........................................................... 1-9
Connecting the power adapter...................................................... 1-12
Connecting devices to your HD media player............................... 1-12
Starting for the first time................................................................ 1-15
Chapter 2	 Network setup and services
Connecting to a network........................................................................... 2-1
Using DHCP IP (network setup with a router)................................. 2-1
Using FIX IP (network setup with a direct connection to a computer).
....2-3
PPPoE	 ......................................................................................... 2-8
DLNA	 ......................................................................................... 2-9
UPnP	 ....................................................................................... 2-10
Sharing files over the network............................................................... 2-14
Sharing files under Windows®
XP OS........................................... 2-14
Sharing files under Windows®
Vista OS........................................ 2-15
Sharing files under Windows®
7 OS.............................................. 2-17
Sharing files under Mac OS X 10.5.xx.......................................... 2-19
Chapter 3	 Using your O!Play HD2 media player
The Home screen....................................................................................... 3-1
Configuring the O!Play HD2 settings.
...................................................... 3-2
Contents
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Playing a video file.................................................................................... 3-4
Video control buttons on the remote control................................... 3-4
Playing a video file.......................................................................... 3-5
Configuring the subtitle settings...................................................... 3-6
Configuring the video playback settings......................................... 3-7
Playing music.
............................................................................................ 3-8
Music control buttons on the remote control................................... 3-8
Playing a music file......................................................................... 3-9
Configuring the audio playback settings....................................... 3-10
Viewing photos........................................................................................ 3-11
Viewing photos...............................................................................3-11
Viewing photos in slideshow mode................................................3-11
Setting the background music for the slideshow.
.......................... 3-12
Configuring the photo playback settings....................................... 3-12
File Manager............................................................................................. 3-13
On-line Media........................................................................................... 3-14
NAS	 ...................................................................................................... 3-15
Using iPhone to control your O!Play HD2............................................. 3-17
Chapter 4	 Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting.
........................................................................................ 4-1
Display	 ......................................................................................... 4-1
Audio	 ......................................................................................... 4-3
Video	 ......................................................................................... 4-3
USB storage device........................................................................ 4-4
Remote Control............................................................................... 4-4
Firmware Updates........................................................................... 4-4
Wired and Internet connections...................................................... 4-5
Operation/function failure................................................................ 4-6
Appendices
Notices........................................................................................................A-1
GNU General Public License....................................................................A-2
ASUS contact information........................................................................A-8
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DO NOT place on uneven
or unstable work surfaces.
Seek servicing if the casing
has been damaged. Refer all
servicing to qualified service
personnel.
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DO NOT expose to or
use near liquids, rain, or
moisture.
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SAFE TEMP: This device
should only be used in
environments with ambient
temperatures between 5o
C
(41o
F) and 35o
C (95o
F).
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DO NOT install near any
heat-producing devices or
sources such as radiators,
heat registers, stoves, or
amplifiers.
DO NOT throw the device in
municipal waste. This device
is designed to enable proper
reuse and recycling. Check
local regulations for disposal
of electronic products.
Ensure that you plugged
the device into the correct
power input rating (12Vdc,
3A).
Safety information
•	 Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the
same or recommended battery type.
•	 Dispose of used batteries according to local regulations.
The lightning flash with
arrowhead symbol,
within an equilateral
triangle, is intended
to alert the user 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.
To reduce the risk of
electric shock, do not
remove the back cover.
No user serviceable parts
inside. Refer servicing
to qualified service
personnel.
The exclamation point within
an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user to
the presence of important
operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the
appliance.
Use only a dry cloth to clean the device.
Warning labels
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Safety caution
1.	 Read these instructions.
2.	 Keep these instructions.
3.	 Heed all warnings.
4.	 Follow all instructions.
5.	 Do not use this apparatus near water.
6.	 Clean only with dry cloth.
7.	
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions.
8.	
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves,
or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9.	
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.
10.	
Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
11.	 Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12.	
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.
13.	
Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long
periods of time.
14.	
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.
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License notice and trademark
acknowledgement for Dolby Digital
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D
symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
License notice and trademark
acknowledgement for DTS
Manufactured under license under US Patent #s: 5,451,942; 5,956,674;
5,974, 380; 5,978,762; 6,487,535 & other US and worldwide patents issued &
pending. DTS and DTS 2.0 + Digital Out are registered trademarks and DTS
logos and symbol are trademarks of DTS, Inc. © 1996-2008 DTS, Inc. All Rights
Reserved.
About this user guide
How this user guide is organized
•	 Chapter 1: Getting started
	 Provides the basic information about your ASUS O!Play HD2 Media Player.
•	 Chapter 2: Network setup and services
	 Provides information on connecting your ASUS O!Play HD2 Media Player to
a home or LAN network.
•	 Chapter 3: Using the ASUS O!Play HD2 Media Player
	 Provides information on using your ASUS O!Play HD2 Media Player.
•	 Chapter 4: Troubleshooting
	 Provides solutions to frequently-asked questions about your ASUS O!Play
HD2 Media Player.
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		 DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself
	 when trying to complete a task.
		 NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a
	 task.
		 IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a
	 task.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and
software updates.
1.	 ASUS Support site
Download the latest firmwares, drivers, and utilities from the ASUS Support
site at http://support.asus.com/.
2.	 ASUS Forum
Get the latest news and information about this product from the ASUS Forum
site at http://vip.asus.com/forum/.
3.	 Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty
flyers, that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not
part of the standard package.
		
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when
trying to complete a task.
Conventions used in this guide
To enure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols
used throughout this user guide.
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Chapter 1
Getting started
Welcome
Thank you for buying the ASUS O!Play HD2 Media Player!
ASUS O!Play HD2 Media Player allows you to enjoy digital media files from your
computer via UPnP function, portable USB/eSATA storage devices, additional 3.5”
hard disk drive, memory cards, or over the network to your TV or entertainment
system.
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
Package contents
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Quick Start Guide
O!Play
HD Media Player
O!Play HD2 Media
Player
Support CD
(User Manual)
Quick Start Guide
HDD bracket and screws
HDD power and signal
cable
Remote control with two
AAA batteries
Power cord AC adapter
Composite AV
(audio-video) cable
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Specifications summary
Supported video formats MPEG1/2/4, H.264, VC-1, RM/RMVB
Supported video file
extension
mp4, mov, xvid, avi, asf, wmv, mkv, flv, ts, m2ts,
dat, mpg, vob, mts, iso, ifo, trp
Supported audio formats
MP3, WAV, AAC, OGG, WAV, FLAC, AIFF,
Dolby Digital AC3, Dolby Digital Plus,
DTS Digital Surround, ID3 Tag, Dolby TrueHD,
PCM/LPCM
Supported image formats JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF, TIFF
Supported subtitile
formats
SRT, SUB, SMI, SSA, TXT
File systems FAT 16/32, NTFS, HFS/HFST, ext 3
I/O ports
1 x Power (DC) input
2 x USB 2.0 port
1 x USB 3.0 port
1 x USB/eSATA combo port
1 x LAN port (10/100Mbps)
1 x HDMI port
1 x Composite audio-video (AV) port
1 x Component port
1 x Optical digital (S/PDIF) port
1 x Coaxial digital (S/PDIF) port
1 x CF card reader
1 x SD/MMC card reader
1 x MS/MS-Duo card reader
Dimensions
W x D x H: 230.0mm x 178.0mm x 60.5mm
Weight: 720g
Power input rating 12Vdc, 3A
Power Consumption 10W
Operating Temperature 5˚C (41˚F) – 35˚C (95˚F)
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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System requirements
•	 High-definition TV (HDTV), standard TV, or HDMI monitor
•	 Storage device (USB flash drive/ USB HDD/ eSATA flash drive/ eSATA HDD/
3.5” HDD)
•	 Memory card (SD/MMC, CF, or MS/MS-Duo card)
•	 RJ-45 cable to connect to a home or an office network (Optional)
•	 Use an HDMI cable to connect your HD media player to an HDTV or HDMI
monitor.
•	 Use the bundled composite AV cable to connect your HD media player to a
standard TV.
Getting to know your O!Play HD2 media player
Front panel
1
CF card slot
Insert the CF card into this slot. The device supports 64GB CF v4.1.
2
SD/MMC card slot
Insert the SD/MMC card into this slot. The device supports 32GB SDHC v2.0
and 2GB MMC v4.2.
3
MS/MS-Duo card slot
Insert the MS/MS-Duo card into this slot. The device supports 128MB MS v1.43
and 32GB MS Pro v1.03.
4
eSATA/USB 2.0 combo port
Connect a USB 2.0/eSATA device such as an external hard drive into this port.
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Ensure that the IR receiver is not blocked. Otherwise, the Media Player will not
be able to receive the command from the remote control.
5
USB 2.0 port
Connect a USB 2.0 device into this port.
6
IR (Infra-red) Receiver
Allows you to control the HD media player using the IR remote control.
7
LED indicators
Displays the status of the HD media player.
LED Status Description
Power OFF The device is turned off.
Orange The device is in standby mode.
Blue The device is turned on.
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Rear panel
1
Power (DC-In) input
Insert the power adapter into this port.
2
Component output
Insert a YPbPr video cable to connect to a TV or monitor.
3
Digital audio output (COAXIAL)
Insert an coaxial cable into this port to connect an external Hi-Fi audio system.
4
HDMI port
Insert an HDMI cable into this port to connect to a high-definition multimedia
interface (HDMI) device.
5
LAN (RJ-45) port
Insert an RJ-45 cable into this port to connect to a local area network (LAN).
6
USB 2.0 port
Connect a USB 2.0 device into this port.
7
USB 3.0 PC link
Connect a USB 3.0 device into this port.
8
Reset button
Using a pin or a paper clip, press this button to reset the device to its factory
default settings.
9
Digital audio output (OPTICAL)
Insert an optical cable into this port to connect an external Hi-Fi audio system.
10
Analog audio/video output
Insert a composite AV cable to connect to a television or other audio/video
equipment.
10 9 8
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Remote control
Use the remote control to power on/off the O!Play HD2 media player, browse
through menus, and select the media file to play, view, or listen to.
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26
24
19
15
13
4
18
17
22
16
7
3
Display Power on/off
Next
Disc eject
Edit
Previous
Repeat
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29
14
11
10
6
1
Music shuffle
Rewind
Zoom in
Navigation/OK
keys
Language
Volume up Return
Volume down
On-line Media
NAS
Photo
Movies
Music
2
Disc menu
5
Stop
20 Fast forward
21 Play/Pause
9
Option
8
Setup 23 Subtitle
25 Home
12
Mute
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1
Display
Press to display the file name, file type, and time.
2
Disc menu
Press to launch the disc menu if an external optical disk drive is installed.
3
Edit
Press to copy, delete, rename, and move the files.
4
Repeat
Press to repeat the playback of the currently playing music, movie, or
photo file.
5
Stop
Stops the playback.
6
Rewind
Press to rewind the playback.
7
Previous
Returns to the previous media file.
8
Setup
Launches the Setup menu.
9
Option
Press to select the movie, music, and photo effects.
10
Navigation/OK keys
Press the up/down keys to move through the menu bar in a
submenu.
Press the up/down keys to decrease/increase a numerical
value.
Press the left/right keys to move through the main menus in
the Home screen.
Press the left/right keys to move through the items in a
submenu.
Press OK to confirm the selection.
11
Volume up
Increases the volume.
12
Mute
Press to disable audio output.
13
Volume down
Decreases the volume.
14
Movies
Press to enter the Movies mode.
15
Music
Press to enter the Music mode.
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Power on/off
Turn the HD media player on or off.
17
Disc eject
Press to eject the disc in the external optical disk drive.
18
Music shuffle
Press to group all your music files in your storage device and then play the
music files randomly.
19
Zoom in
Zooms in on the screen.
20
Forward
Press to forward the playback.
21
Play/Pause
Toggles between playback and pause.
22
Next
Goes to the next media file.
23
Subtitle
Press to configure the subtitle settings such as color and font size.
24
Language
Press to select the language for the video you are watching.
25
Home
Displays the home menu.
26
Return
Returns to the previous screen.
27
NAS
Press to enter the NAS mode.
28
On-line Media
Press to enter the On-line Media mode.
29
Photo
Press to enter the Photo mode.
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Getting your O!Play HD2 media player ready
Installing the hard disk drive
You may install a 3.5” hard disk drive to your HD media player.
•	 The hard disk drive is purchased separately.
•	 If you install a new hard disk drive on your HD media player, a warning
screen will appear, reminding you to format the hard disk drive. Follow
the onscreen instructions to complete the format process. Any abnormal
shutdown leads to longer startup time and longer disk check on the next boot
up. The checking process may take several minutes depending on the hard
disk drive capacity.
•	 If you want to delete all data on your used hard disk drive, go to Setup >
System, and then click HDD Format.
•	 ASUS will not be held liable for any damage/malfunction caused by improper
installation of the hard disk drive.
•	 ASUS will not be held liable for data loss or recovery.
If you want to rescan your hard disk drive, complete one of the following steps:
Go to Setup > System > Scan Storage > Auto Scan, and then click on.
Go to Setup > System > Scan Storage action, and then click rescan storage.
•	 Back up the important files or folders periodically to avoid any potential data
loss due to disk crash.
•	 Be cautious of the hot temperature while using the hard disk drive for a long
time.
If you need warranty servicing for your HD media player, ensure that you send
it back in its original packaging, which will provide better protection for your
product during delivery. Warranty may be voided if the product is damaged due
to improper packaging. ASUS will not compensate or replace any item damaged
due to improper packaging.
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3.	 Open the bottom lid of your HD
media player.
5 4
6
8
7
4.	 Attach the other end of the
supplied HDD power and
signal cable to the HD media
player ( 6 ).
5.	 Carefully insert the HDD
bracket to the HD media
player ( 7 ).
6.	 Secure the HDD bracket to
the HD media player with four
screws ( 8 ).
To install the hard disk drive:
1.	 Install the hard disk drive on the HDD bracket ( 1 ), and then secure it with
four screws ( 2 ).
2.	 Attach one end of the supplied HDD power and signal cable to the hard disk
drive ( 3 ).
3
1
2
2
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8.	 Close the bottom lid of your HD
media player. 10
11
7.	 Collect the HDD power and
signal cable into the HD media
player so that you could
completely cover the bottom
lid on it ( 9 ).
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2
3
Connecting the power adapter
To connect the power adapter:
1.	 Connect the AC power cord to the AC adapter.
2.	 Connect the AC adapter to the DC-in port at the back of your HD media
player.
3.	 Connect the AC adapter to a power source.
Connecting devices to your HD media player
To connect devices to your HD media player:
1.	 Do any of the following to connect a display to your HD media player:
	 •	
Use an HDMI cable to connect your HD media player to an HDTV or an
HDMI monitor.
The HDMI cable is
purchased separately.
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	 •	
Use the bundled composite AV cable to connect your HD media player to
a standard TV.
	 •	
Use a YPbPr video cable and the bundled composite AV cable to
connect your HD media player to a TV or monitor.
The YPbPr video cable is purchased separately.
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2.	 Do any of the following to connect a storage device or memory card to your
HD media player:
	 •	
Insert a USB/eSATA storage device such as a portable hard disk drive
or a USB flash disk to the USB port or USB/eSATA combo port at the left
side of your HD media player.
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	 •	
Use the RCA audio cable to connect your HD media player to the Cine5
PC speaker.
The RCA cable is bundled with your Cine5 PC speaker.
	 •	
Insert a memory card such as SD/MMC, CF, and MS/MS-Duo cards into
the appropriate card slot at the right side of your HD media player.
You can also access media files from a shared folder of a network computer.
For more details, refer to the section Connecting to a network in Chapter 3.
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3.	 Use either the bundled composite AV cable or an S/PDIF cable to connect
your audio system to your HD media player.
4.	 Plug the HD media player’s power cable to a power source.
5.	 Turn on the HDTV, TV, or HDMI monitor.
6.	 If you are using an HDTV or a standard TV, set your HDTV/TV to video
mode.
	 If you are using an HDMI monitor, ensure that the monitor’s display resolution
is set to HDMI.
Refer to the documentation that came with your HDMI monitor.
Use the remote control the navigate the screen.
Starting for the first time
When you start your HD media player for the first time, a series of screens appear
to guide you in configuring the basic settings of your HD media player.
To start for the first time:
1.	 Turn on your HD media player and your HDTV, TV, or HDMI monitor.
	 •	
If you are using an HDTV or a standard TV, set your HDTV/TV to video
mode.
	 •	
If you are using an HDMI monitor, ensure that the monitor’s display
resolution is set to HDMI.
2.	 The Setup Wizard appears. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the
setup process.
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Chapter 2
Network setup and services
Connecting to a network
Using DHCP IP (network setup with a router)
Using DHCP IP allows the router to automatically assign an IP address for your
media player.
To connect to your network:
1.	 Connect one end of the RJ-45 cable to the LAN port at the back of your HD
media player and the other end to the LAN port of the router.
2.	 Connect your computer and other necessary devices to your router.
Refer to the documentation that came with your router.
Router
Desktop PC or Notebook
SPLENDID MENU
LAN
LAN
3.	 Connect all the necessary devices to your HD media player.
For more details, refer to the section Connecting devices to your HD media
player in Chapter 1.
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5.	 Select Network > Wired Lan
Setup and press .
•	 Use the up/down keys / to increase/decrease a numerical value.
•	 Use the left/right keys / to move to other items on the System menu.
4.	 From the Home screen, press the
left/right keys / to navigate to
Setup, then press .
	 You may also press to launch
the Setup menu.
8.	 On the confirmation message, select Yes to save the setting.
•	 If you cannot connect to your office network, contact your network
administratior.
•	 If you want to access shared network files, ensure that the computer’s files
are shared on the network. For more details, refer to the section Sharing
media files over the network in this chapter.
6.	 Select DHCP IP (AUTO) and press
.
7.	 Select either DNS (AUTO) or DNS (Manual) as your setup type and
press :
	 •	
If you select DNS (AUTO), the router automatically assigns an DNS
server IP address for your media player.
	 •	 If you select DNS (Manual), key in the DNS Server IP address.
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Desktop PC or Notebook
SPLENDID MENU
LAN
Using FIX IP (network setup with a direct connection to a
computer)
Using FIX IP allows your media player to connect to a computer directly.
To connect to your network:
1.	 Connect one end of the RJ-45 cable to the LAN port at the back of your HD
media player and the other end to the computer.
2.	 Connect all the necessary devices to your HD media player.
For more details, refer to the section Connecting devices to your HD media
player in Chapter 1.
3.	 From the Home screen, press the left/right keys / to navigate to Setup,
then press .
	 You may also press to launch the Setup menu.
4.	 Select Network > Wired Lan Setup and press .
5.	 Select FIX IP (MANUAL) and
press .
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6.	 From the FIX IP screen, key in the IP
Address and Subnet Mask.
•	 Use the up/down keys / to increase/decrease a numerical value.
•	 Use the left/right keys / to move to other items on the System menu.
•	 You may use the default settings of the IP Address and Subnet Mask:
	 • IP Address: 192.168.0.2
	 • Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
•	 You may also obtain the IP address and subnet mask from your Internet
Service Provider (ISP).
7.	 On the confirmation message, select Yes to save the setting.
8.	 On your computer, you should key in the same subnet mask as the one on
the HD media player. For more details, refer to the next section Configuring
the IP address settings for your computer.
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Configuring the IP address settings for your computer
To access the HD media player when using FIX IP, you must have the correct TCP/IP
settings on your computer.
Follow the instructions below that correspond to the operating system installed on
your computer.
Use the following default IP settings:
	 • 
IP address: 192.168.0.xxx
xxx can be any number between 2 and 254. Ensure that the IP address is
not used by another device.
	 • Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 (same as the HD media player)
Windows®
XP OS
1.	 Click Start > Control Panel >
Network Connection. Right-click
Local Area Connection then select
Properties.
2.	 Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP),
then click Properties.
3.	 Select Use the following IP address:
and key in the IP address and Subnet
mask.
4.	 Click OK when done.
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3.	 Select Use the following IP address:
and key in the IP address and Subnet
mask.
4.	 Click OK when done.
Windows®
Vista/7 OS
1.	 Click Start > Control Panel > Network
and Sharing Center. Right-click
Local Area Connection then select
Properties.
2.	 Select Internet Protocol Version
4(TCP/IPv4), then click Properties.
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Mac OS X 10.5.xx
1.	 Choose Apple menu > System Preferences. Click Network.
2.	 Select Manually.
3.	 Key in the IP Address and Subnet
Mask.
4.	 Click Apply when done.
4
3
2
Checking the IP address of your computer
To check the IP address of your computer under Windows®
OS:
1.	 Click Start > Run.
2.	 In the Run window, key in cmd or command, and then click OK.
3.	 The MS DOS window appears. Key in ipconfig, and then press the Enter
key. The IP address of your computer is displayed.
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PPPoE
PPPoE (Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet) is a specification for connecting
multiple computer users on an Ethernet local area network to a remote site through
common customer premises equipment. PPPoE provides the ability to connect
a network of hosts over a simple bridging access device to a remote Access
Concentrator.
Many apartment houses, hotels, and corporations are now providing shared
Internet access over DSL lines using Ethernet and PPPoE.
To configure the PPPoE settings on your O!Play HD2:
1.	 From the Home screen, press the left/right keys / to navigate to Setup,
then press .
	 You may also press to launch the Setup menu.
2.	 Select Network > PPPoE Setup
and press .
3.	 Select PPPoE Username or
PPPoE Password, and then
press .
4.	 Use the onscreen keyboard to enter the PPPoE Username and PPPoE
Password that was provided by your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
5.	 On the confirmation message, select Yes to save the setting.
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DLNA
DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) is a standard used by manufacturers of
consumer electronics to allow entertainment devices within the home to share and
enjoy their content with each other across a home network.
The digital home is an evolution of the idea that PCs, consumer electronics and
mobile devices should work together seamlessly through a wired or wireless
network to share digital content within a home environment. Digital living extends
that idea to include sharing content on the go as well.
The digital living is to provide you with an immediate connection between your
digital devices, regardless of the brands. You will finally enjoy the freedom to
access, play and share your favorite movies, music and photos at home.
First you need a wired home network and you’re ready to get started. That’s
because DLNA devices connect, discover and communicate with each other over a
home network.
To activate the DLNA function on your O!Play HD2:
1.	 From the Home screen, press the left/right keys / to navigate to Setup,
then press .
	 You may also press to launch the Setup menu.
2.	 Select System. Press the up/down
keys / to navigate to DLNA
Renderer, then press .
3.	 Select On to activate the DLNA
function.
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UPnP
O!Play HD2 supports UPnP. The music, pictures and video files on the UPnP media
server will be sorted automatically. Ensure that the Windows Media Player 11 is
installed on your computer as the UPnP media server.
To set up UPnP for Windows®
XP:
4.	 Select Internet Gateway
Discovery and Control Client and
UPnP User Interface. And then,
click OK to install the selected
functions.
1.	 Click Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs.
2.	 Click Add/Remove Windows Components.
3.	 Select Networking Services, then
click Details....
5.	 Go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services.
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6.	 Find the HTTP SSL, SSDP
Discovery Service, Universal
Plug and Play Device Host, and
Windows Media Player items,
and change their Startup Type to
Automatic.
To add the media files to the library of Windows Media Player 11:
1.	 Open the Windows Media Player 11 on your computer.
2.	 Click Library > Add to Library...
to add the media files into this
database. Refer to the Windows
Help for more detailed instructions.
Some file formats may not be supported by the Windows Media Player. Visit the
Microsoft website for details.
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To set up the Windows Media Player 11:
1.	 Ensure that the network setting on your computer is correct, and your O!Play
HD2 is on the Home screen.
2.	 From the Home screen, press the
left/right keys / to navigate to
File Manager, then press .
3.	 Navigate to UPnP, then press .
4.	 Open the Windows Media Player 11
on your computer, and click Library
> Media Sharing.
You may also enter the UPnP media server from the Movies/Music/Photo
menus. Refer to chapter 3 for details.
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To use media files through the UPnP media server:
1.	 Now you should be able to see your
computer (UPnP media server) in
the UPnP device list.
	 If your computer name does not
appear in the list, repeat steps 2–3
on the previous page.
2.	 Select the name of your computer (UPnP media server) and press .
3.	 Navigate to the desired folder, and then press to enjoy the media files.
5.	 Check the item Share my media
and an Unknown Device icon
appears on the screen. Select this
icon, then click Allow and OK.
The Unknown Device is your
O!Play HD2 Media Player.
	 If the Unknown Device icon does
not appear on the screen, click
Settings.
	 Check the item Allow new devices
and computers automatically, and
click OK.
The media files on your computer (UPnP media server) are sorted into All
Media, Music, Pictures, and Video.
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Sharing files over the network
Sharing files under Windows®
XP OS
To configure your computer to allow folders to be shared:
1.	 Click Start > Control Panel >
Network and Internet Connection
> Network Setup Wizard.
2.	 Select Turn on file and printer
shariing.
3.	 When done, click Finish.
To share files under Windows®
XP OS:
1.	 On your computer, select the folder
containing the files that you want to
share.
2.	 Right-click the selected folder, and
select Sharing and Security.
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3.	 Tick Share this folder.
	 If you want to set permissions for the
network users, click Permissions. Click
Apply when done.
4.	 A hand icon appears on the folder
indicating that the folder’s contents are
shared over the network.
Sharing files under Windows®
Vista OS
In Windows®
Vista OS, you can share files in any of these two ways:
	 •	 Share files from a folder on your computer.
	 •	 Share files from the Public folder.
Sharing files from a folder on your computer
To share files from a folder on your computer:
1.	 On your computer, select the folder containing the files that you want to
share.
2.	 Right-click the selected folder, and select Share.
3.	 In the File Sharing screen, select the network user that you want to share
files with from the dropdown list, then click Add.
4.	 To set permissions for the network user, select any of these permission levels
from the dropdown list under Permission Level:
	 •	
Reader: Select this option if you want the user to have a read-only
access rights to the shared files. S/he cannot add, change, or delete the
shared files.
	 •	 
Contributor: Select this option to allow the user to view and add shared
files. S/he can only change or delete the files s/he had shared.
	 •	 
Co-owner: Select this option to allow the user to view, add, change, or
delete a shared file.
5.	 When done, click Share.
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Sharing files from the Public folder
The Public folder allows you to share your files with other people using your
computer or with other users in the network.
To share files from the Public folder:
1.	 Click > Documents.
2.	 From Favorite Links in the navigation pane, click Public. Put any files or
folders that you want to share into any subfolders in the Public folder.
To restrict access to the files and folders in the Public folder, refer to the
succeeding sections.
To restrict a user’s access to the Public folder:
You can turn on the password-protected sharing function to restrict access to the
Public folder only to people with user accounts and passwords on your computer.
1.	 Click > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing
Center to launch the Network and Sharing Center.
2.	 From the Password protected sharing dropdown list, select Turn on
password protected sharing.
3.	 When done, click Apply.
To set the user’s access level to the Public folder:
1.	 Click > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing
Center to launch the Network and Sharing Center.
2.	 From the Public folder sharing dropdown list, select any of these three
options:
	 •	 Turn on sharing so anyone with network access can open files
	 •	
Turn on sharing so anyone with network access can open, change,
and create files
	 •	
Turn off sharing (people logged on to this computer can still access
this folder)
3.	 When done, click Apply.
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Sharing files under Windows®
7 OS
To configure your computer to allow folders to be shared:
1.	 Click Start > Control Panel >
Network and Internet > Network
and Sharing Center > Choose
homegroup and sharing options
> Change advanced sharing
settings....
2.	 Ensure that the following options are correctly selected:
Turn on network discovery
Turn on file and printer sharing
Media streaming is off
Allow Windows to manage homegroup connections (recommended)
To share files under Windows®
7 OS:
1.	 On your computer, select the folder containing the files that you want to
share.
2.	 Right-click the folder, and select Properties.
3.	 Click Sharing tab > Advanced
Sharing....
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4.	 Check the Share this folder item,
then click Permissions.
5.	 Select the network user that your
want to share files, and set the
access control options.
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Sharing files under Mac OS X 10.5.xx
To share a folder under Mac OS:
1.	 Choose Apple menu > System Preferences. Click Sharing.
2.	 Click the + icon to display
the available folders.
Navigate to the folder that
you want to share.
3.	 Add the User group
Everyone.
4.	 Repeat steps 2–3 to share
other folders.
5.	 When done, click Options....
3
2
6.	 Check the box Share files
and folders using SMB,
and click Done.
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Chapter 3
Using your O!Play HD2 media player
The Home screen
The Home screen includes these main options: Movies, Music, Photo, File
Manager, On-line Media, NAS, and Setup.
The option File Manager allows you to view all your media files in your storage
devices and network.
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5.	 Press to save or press to cancel the settings made.
Use the up/down keys / to increase/decrease a numerical value if
necessary.
2.	 Press the up/down keys / to
navigate through System, Network,
Video, Audio, and Firmware Setup,
then press the right key or to
allow you to select the item that you
want to configure.
3.	 Press the up/down keys / to
navigate to the item that you want to
configure.
4.	 Press the right key or to enter
its submenu and use the up/down
keys / to select the setting.
To configure the O!Play HD2 settings:
1.	 From the Home screen, press the
left/right keys / to navigate to
Setup, then press .
	 You may also press to launch
the Setup menu.
Configuring the O!Play HD2 settings
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The O!Play HD2 Setup menu allows you to configure the following settings.
System Network Video Audio
Firmware
Setup
Setup
options
Menu
Language
Wired Lan
Setup
Aspect Ratio Night Mode USB upgrade
Text Encoding PPPoE Setup TV System Digital Output
Time
Digital Noise
Reduction
Version Info 1080P 24HZ
Network Info
R/RW Auto-Play
Time Zone
Screen Saver
Power saving
DLNA Renderer
Device Name
Factory Default
MiniKBD
Language
HDD Format
Scan Storage
Scan Storage
action
You may press to configure the playback settings while enjoying a media
file.
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Playing a video file
Video control buttons on the remote control
Button Function
Press to enter the Movies mode.
Press to display the video’s file source, file name, file format, and elapsed
time.
Press to return to the previous screen.
Press to toggle between playback and pause.
Press to rewind the playback. Press repeatedly to change the rewinding
speed to x1.5, x2, x4, x8, x16, x32, or normal speed (x1)
Press to forward the playback. Press repeatedly to change the forward
speed to x1.5, x2, x4, x8, x16, x32, or normal speed (x1)
Press to stop the playback.
Press to configure the video playback settings.
Press to increase the volume.
Press to decrease the volume.
Press to copy, delete, rename, and move the files.
Press to return to the previous video file.
Press to go to the next video file.
Press to configure the subtitle settings such as color and font size.
Press to select the language for the video you are watching.
Press to launch the Setup menu.
Press to launch the disc menu if an external optical disk drive is installed.
Press to eject the disc in the external optical disk drive.
Press to disable audio output.
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2.	 Using the up/down keys / ,
select the source of your video file,
then press .
3.	 Use the up/down keys / to locate the video that you want to play. Press
or to play the video.
	 You may press to copy, delete, rename, and move the selected file.
Before you can access a media file over the network, ensure that the folder
containing the file is shared. For more details, refer to the section Sharing files
over the network in Chapter 2.
Playing a video file
To play a video file:
1.	 From the Home screen, press the
left/right keys / to navigate to
Movies, then press .
	 You may also press to enter the
Movies mode.
Playing a movie from the external optical disk drive
1.	 You have to enable the auto-play
function of your O!Play HD2. Go to
Setup > System, and then turn on
the R/RW Auto-Play.
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Configuring the subtitle settings
The Subtitle key allows you to configure the subtitle settings such as font size
and color.
•	 Ensure that the subtitle status is set to On.
•	 Ensure that the subtile format is supported by your O!Play HD2. Otherwise,
you may not be able to configure the subtitle settings.
To configure the subtitle settings:
1.	 During playback, press to launch the subtitle menu.
2.	 Use the navigation keys to move through and make your changes to the
subtitle settings.
	 Subtitle menu
Subtitle status Subtitle color
Text encoding
Time sync
Font size
Subtitle location
2.	 Plug the external optical disk dirve
to your O!Play HD2, and place the
VCD/DVD into the drive.
3.	 The VCD/DVD automatically
displays the main menu.
	 You may press to launch the
VCD/DVD playback setting menu,
and to eject the VCD/DVD from
the external optical disk drive.
Your O!Play HD2 supports only the homemade VCD/DVD.

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