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  • Brand: Asus
  • Product: Media Player
  • Model/name: O!Play Live
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Table of Contents

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HD Media Player
User Manual
O!PLAY LIVE
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E6376
Second Edition
January 2011
Copyright © 2011 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
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL ASUS, ITS
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,
AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS A COMMITMENT BY ASUS. ASUS ASSUMES NO
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MANUAL, INCLUDING THE PRODUCTS AND SOFTWARE DESCRIBED IN IT.
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Safety information........................................................................................ v
License notice and trademark acknowledgement for
Dolby TrueHD/Digital Plus......................................................................... 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 HD media player....................................... 1-3
Front/left panel................................................................................ 1-3
Right panel...................................................................................... 1-4
Rear panel.
...................................................................................... 1-5
Remote control................................................................................ 1-6
Getting your O!Play HD media player ready........................................... 1-9
Connecting the power adapter........................................................ 1-9
Connecting devices to your HD media player................................. 1-9
Starting for the first time.................................................................1-11
Chapter 2:	 Network setup and services
Connecting to a network........................................................................... 2-1
Wired connection............................................................................ 2-1
Wireless connection........................................................................ 2-7
PPPoE Setup.................................................................................. 2-8
Sharing files over the network................................................................. 2-9
Sharing files under Windows®
XP OS............................................. 2-9
Sharing files under Windows®
Vista OS........................................ 2-10
Sharing files under Windows®
7 OS.............................................. 2-12
Sharing files under Mac OS X 10.5.xx.......................................... 2-14
Sharing files under Linux OS........................................................ 2-15
Chapter 3:	 Using your O!PLAY LIVE Media Player
The Home screen....................................................................................... 3-1
Configuring the O!Play Live settings.
...................................................... 3-2
Contents
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Playing a movie.
......................................................................................... 3-3
Movie control buttons on the remote control................................... 3-3
Playing a movie............................................................................... 3-4
Playing music.
............................................................................................ 3-5
Movie control buttons on the remote control................................... 3-5
Playing a music file......................................................................... 3-6
Configuring the audio playback settings......................................... 3-7
Viewing photos.......................................................................................... 3-8
Photo control buttons on the remote control................................... 3-8
Viewing photos................................................................................ 3-9
Viewing photos in slideshow mode................................................. 3-9
Setting the background music for the slideshow.
.......................... 3-10
Configuring the photo playback settings....................................... 3-10
Streaming online media.......................................................................... 3-11
Online streaming from Netflix........................................................ 3-12
Managing your files................................................................................. 3-13
Browsing files/folders.................................................................... 3-13
Copying, deleting, or moving files/folders..................................... 3-13
Renaming files/folders.
.................................................................. 3-14
Chapter 4:	 Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting.
........................................................................................ 4-1
Display	 ......................................................................................... 4-1
Audio	 ......................................................................................... 4-3
Video	 ......................................................................................... 4-4
USB storage device........................................................................ 4-4
Remote Control............................................................................... 4-4
Firmware Updates........................................................................... 4-5
Wired, Wi-Fi, and Internet connections........................................... 4-5
Operation/function failure................................................................ 4-7
Additional information.
..................................................................... 4-8
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.
DO NOT expose to or
use near liquids, rain, or
moisture.
SAFE TEMP: This device
should only be used in
environments with ambient
temperatures between 5o
C
(41o
F) and 35o
C (95o
F).
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,
2A).
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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Important Safety Instructions
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 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.
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.
About this user guide
How this user guide is organized
•	 Chapter 1: Getting started
	 Provides the basic information about your ASUS O!PLAY LIVE Media Player.
•	 Chapter 2: Network setup and services
	 Provides information on connecting your ASUS O!PLAY LIVE Media Player to
a home or LAN network.
•	 Chapter 3: Using the ASUS O!PLAY LIVE Media Player
	 Provides information on using your ASUS O!PLAY LIVE Media Player.
•	 Chapter 4: Troubleshooting
	 Provides solutions to frequently-asked questions about your ASUS O!PLAY
LIVE 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 LIVE Media Player!
ASUS O!PLAY LIVE Media Player allows you to enjoy digital media files from your
computer via UPnP function, portable USB/eSATA storage devices, 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
O!Play Live HD Media Player Remote control with two AAA
batteries
AC power adapter and power cord HDMI cable
Quick Start Guide
O!PLAY LIVE
HD Media Player
Support CD
(User Manual/utilities)
Quick Start Guide
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Specifications summary
Supported video formats MPEG1/2/4, H.264, VC-1, RM/RMVB, WMV9
Supported video file
extension
.mp4, .mov, .xvid, .m4v, .avi, .asf, .wmv, .flv, .mkv, .rm,
.rmvb, .ts, m2ts, .tp, .trp, .dat, .mpg, .vob, .iso
Supported audio formats MP3, WMA, WAV, ACC, OCG, FLAC, DTS Digital
Surround, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby
Digital
Supported image formats JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF, TIFF
Supported subtitle
formats
SRT, SUB, SMI, IDX+SUB, SSA, ASS, TXT
I/O ports 1 x Power (DC) input
1 x USB 2.0 port
1 x USB/eSATA combo port
1 x LAN port (10/100Mbps)
1 x HDMI port
1 x Optical digital (S/PDIF) port
1 x SD/MMC/MS/xD card reader
Dimensions W x D x H: 181.0mm x 125.32mm x 47.73mm
Weight: 480g
Power input rating 12Vdc, 2A
Power Consumption 10W
Operating Temperature 5˚C (41˚F) – 35˚C (95˚F)
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Getting to know your O!Play HD media player
Front/left panel
1
eSATA/USB 2.0 combo port
Connect a USB 2.0/eSATA device such as an external hard drive into this port.
2
Reset button
Using a pin or a paper clip, press this button to reset the device to its factory
default settings.
3
USB 2.0 port
Connect a USB 2.0 device into this port.
4
IR (Infra-red) Receiver
Allows you to control the HD media player using the IR remote control.
System requirements
•	 High-definition TV (HDTV) or HDMI monitor
•	 Storage device (USB flash drive / USB HDD/ eSATA flash drive/ eSATA HDD)
•	 Memory card (SD/MMC/MS/xD)
•	 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.
1
2
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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.
Right panel
SD/MMC/MS/xD
1
1
SD/MMC/MS/xD combo card slot
Insert the SD/MMC/MS/xD card into this slot.
5
LED indicators
Displays the status of the HD media player.
LED Status Description
Power OFF The device is turned off.
Red The device is in sleep mode.
Blue The device is turned on.
WiFi Blue Wi-Fi connection is active.
Storage OFF No storage device is found.
Blinking Detecting the storage device.
Blue A storage device is found.
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Rear panel
1
Digital audio output (S/PDIF)
Insert an optical cable into this port to connect an external Hi-Fi audio system.
2
HDMI port
Insert an HDMI cable into this port to connect to a high-definition multimedia
interface (HDMI) device.
3
LAN (RJ-45) port
Insert an RJ-45 cable into this port to connect to a local area network (LAN).
4
Power (DC-In) input
Insert the power adapter into this port.
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Remote control
Use the remote control to power on/off the O!PLAY LIVE Media Player, browse
through menus, and select the media file to play, view, or listen to.
Power on/off 1
Navigation/
OK keys
Mute
2
3
Return
5
Rewind
6
Previous
7
Volume up
8
Volume down
9
Edit
11 Zoom in
12 Next
13 Stop / Eject
14
15
4
10
Option
Forward
Play / Pause
16 Information
17 Guide
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1
Power on/off
Turn the HD media player on or off.
2
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.
3
Return
Returns to the previous screen.
4
Option
Press to select the movie, music, and photo effects.
5
Rewind
Press to rewind the playback.
6
Previous
Returns to the previous media file.
7
Volume up
Increases the volume.
8
Volume down
Decreases the volume.
9
Mute
Press to disable audio output.
10
Edit
Press to copy, delete, rename, and move the files.
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Zoom in
Zooms in on the screen.
12
Next
Goes to the next media file.
13
Stop
Press to stop the playback.
Press for three seconds to eject the disk from the external optical disk
drive.
14
Forward
Press to forward the playback.
15
Play / Pause
Toggles between playback and pause.
16
Information
Press to display the information about the movie, video, or music, and
elapsed time.
17
Guide
Press to view the Guide menu.
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Connecting the power adapter
To connect the power adapter:
1.	 Connect the AC power adapter to the DC-in port at the back of your HD
media player.
2.	 Connect the AC power 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.
Getting your O!Play HD media player ready
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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.
	 •	
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.
SD/MMC/MS/xD
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 2.
3.	 Use 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 or HDMI monitor.
6.	 Set your HDTV or HDMI monitor to HDMI mode.
Refer to the documentation that came with your HDTV or HDMI monitor.
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Use the remote control to 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 or HDMI monitor.
2.	 Set your HDTV or HDMI monitor to HDMI mode.
3.	 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
Connecting to a network via wired or proxy server connection enables you to do
network-related or Internet-related activities such as file sharing and online media
streaming.
Router
Desktop PC or Notebook
SPLENDID MENU
LAN
LAN
For more details on online media streaming, refer to the section Streaming
online media in Chapter 3.
Wired connection
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.
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5.	 Navigate to Network and press
.
6.	 Select Wired Lan Setup and
press .
4.	 From the Home screen, press the
left/right keys / to navigate to
Setup, then press .
7. 	 Select DHCP IP (AUTO) as your
setup type. The router’s DHCP
server automatically assigns an
IP address for your HD media
player.
2.	 Connect your computer and other necessary devices to your router.
Refer to the documentation that came with your router.
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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9.	 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.
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.
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3.	 From the Home screen, press the
left/right keys / to navigate to
Setup, then press .
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.
4.	 Select Network > Wired Lan
Setup and press .
5.	 Select FIX IP (MANUAL) and
press .
6.	 From the FIX IP screen, key in
the IP Address and Subnet Mask.
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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.
Wireless connection
To connect to a wireless network:
1.	 Connect all the necessary devices to set up your wireless network.
•	 For details on setting up a wireless network, refer to the documentation that
came with your wireless router.
•	 For establishing a wireless connection, you may need to use an IEEE
802.11b/g/n WLAN adapter on your computer.
•	 Some computers may come with built-in wireless capabilities. Refer to the
documentation that came with your computer.
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PPPoE Setup
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.
Obtain the PPoE settings information (user ID and password) from your Internet
Service Provider (ISP).
2.	 From the Home screen, press the left/right keys / to navigate to Setup,
then press .
3.	 Select Network > Wireless Setup and press .
4.	 From the list of available networks, use the up/down keys / to
select the network that you want to connect to.
Ensure that you enable the wireless utility in your WLAN adapter. For more
details, refer to the documentation that came with your WLAN adapter.
You may need to key in a password or network key to access a secured
wireless network.
5.	�����
Press to confirm the selection�
.
6.	 Wait until your media player establishes connection with the network.
7.	 The Wi-Fi LED lights blue indicating a successful connection.
To configure the PPPoE settings on your HD media player:
1.	 From the Home screen, press the ����������������
left/right keys / to navigate to Setup,
then press .
2.	 Select Network > PPPoE Setup and press .
3.	 Select Wired as your PPoE interface and press .
4.	 Press or to go to the next step. Use the virtual keyboard to key in your
PPoE User ID.
5.	 Press or to go to the next step. Use the virtual keyboard to key in your
PPoE Password.
6.	 Wait for a while for your HD media player to establish connection.
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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.
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.
2.	 Select Turn on file and printer
shariing.
3.	 When done, click Finish.
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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.	 Select the user account
Everyone.
4.	 Repeat steps 2–3 to share
other folders.
5.	 When done, click Options....
3
2
6.	 Tick Share files and
folders using SMB, and
click Done.
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Sharing files under Linux OS
To share files under Linux OS:
1.	 On your computer, select the folder containing the files that you want to
share.
2.	 Right-click the folder, and click Sharing > Windows Sharing.
3.	 From the Windows Sharing tab, tick the following items: Share this item
and its contents, Allow all users, and Share Enabled.
4.	 Click OK when done. A hand icon appears on the folder indicating that
the folder’s contents are shared over the network.
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Using your O!PLAY LIVE Media Player
The Home screen
The Home screen includes these main options: Movies, Photo, Music, File
Manager, Internet Media, Setup, and Web Browser.
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,
Audio, Video, Network, and
Firmware, then press to
configure your selected category.
3.	 Press the up/down keys /
to navigate to the item that
you want to configure.
4.	 Press the previous/next keys
/ to change to a different
category.
To configure the O!Play Live settings:
1.	 From the Home screen, press the
left/right keys / to navigate to
Setup, then press .
Configuring the O!Play Live settings
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Playing a movie
Movie control buttons on the remote control
Button Function
Press to display the movie’s file information.
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 return to the previous video file.
Press to go to the next video file.
Press to disable audio output.
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2.	 Using the up/down keys /
, select the source of your
movie file, then press .
3.	���������������������
Use the �������������
up/down keys / to locate the movie that you want to play.
Press or to play the movie.
	 You may press the Option key to import 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 movie
To play a movie:
1.	��������������������������������
From the Home screen, press the
left/right keys / to navigate to
Movies, then press .
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Playing music
Movie control buttons on the remote control
Button Function
Press to display the music’s file information.
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 music playback settings.
Press to increase the volume.
Press to decrease the volume.
Press to return to the previous music file.
Press to go to the next music file.
Press to disable audio output.
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Playing a music file
To play a music file:
1.	 From the Home screen, press the
left/right keys / to navigate to
Music, then press .
2.	 Using the �������������
up/down keys /
, select the source of your
music file, then press .
3.	 Use the �������������
up/down keys / to locate the music that you want to listen.
Press or to����������������
play the music.
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.
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Configuring the audio playback settings
The audio playback setting menu allows you to configure the audio settings such
as Repeat options and Shuffle Loop.
To configure the audio playback settings:
1.	 During playback, press to
launch the audio playback setting
menu.
2.	 Press the �������������
up/down keys /
to select from any of these
playback options: Repeat Off,
Repeat On, Repeat All, and
Shuffle Loop. Press to
confirm the selection.
To configure the audio settings from the Setup mode:
1.	 From the Home screen, press the ����������������
left/right keys / to navigate to Setup,
then press .
2.	 Navigate to Audio, then press the
up/down keys / to select
from these audio mode/settings:
	 •	
Night Mode: Select this
setting if you want to listen
to music at night without
disturbing others.
	 •	
HDMI Output: Select this
setting if the audio output
will be coming from your HD
media player via an HDMI cable to a high-definition external display.
Refer to the following descriptions of the options:
		 • 
HDMI LPCM (LPCM 2-channel): Select this option when connecting
your HDTV to the HDMI port of your media player. This is the default
mode.
		 • 
HDMI LPCM Multi-Ch (LPCM Multi-Channel 5.1.7.1): Select this
option for the multichannel audio receiver.
		 • 
HDMI RAW: Select this option for the multi-channel audio receiver.
The raw data of the audio will be sent to the HDMI multichannel
receiver for decoding.
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Viewing photos
Photo control buttons on the remote control
Button Function
Press to display the photo’s file information.
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 photo playback settings.
Press to increase the volume.
Press to decrease the volume.
Press to return to the previous photo.
Press to go to the next photo.
Press to disable audio output.
	 •	
SPDIF Output: Select this setting for the S/PDIF audio receiver. Refer to
the following descriptions of the options:
		 • 
SPDIF LPCM: Select this option for the S/PDIF audio receiver.
		 • 
SPDIF RAW: Select this option for the S/PDIF multichannel audio
receiver. The raw data of the audio will be sent to the S/PDIF
multichannel receiver for decoding.
3. 	��������������������
Press the ����������
right key to display the option for your selected audio setting.
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Viewing photos
To view photos:
1.	 From the Home screen, press the
left/right keys / to navigate to
Photo, then press .
2.	 Using the up/down keys /
, select the source of your
photo, then press . Locate the
photo that you want to view.
3.	 Press to browse the photos.
Press� to view the photos in
slideshow mode.
Viewing photos in slideshow mode
To view photos in slideshow mode:
1.	 When the selected photo is displayed in full screen, press on the remote
control to start the slideshow. Photos in the same source folder will be
displayed in order.
2.	 Press to pause the slideshow.
	 Press or to return to the source folder.
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Configuring the photo playback settings
The photo playback setting menu allows you to configure the photo settings such
as photo rotation, slideshow timing, slideshow transition effect, Ken Burns effect,
Repeat options, and Shuffle Loop.
To configure the photo playback settings:
1.	 During playback, press to
launch the photo playback setting
menu.
2.	 Press the �������������
up/down keys /
to navigate to the the function
that you want to configure. Press
to enter its submenu to
confirm the selection.
3.	 Navigate to the desired option,
then press to save or press
to cancel the settings made.
Setting the background music for the slideshow
To set the background music for the slideshow:
1.	 Before viewing photos, go to Music and play music files first.
2.	 Press to return to the Home screen and then go to Photo to start the
photo slideshow. The slideshow plays with the background music.
Press instead of while playing music files. Otherwise, the background
music will not play.
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Streaming online media
Your HD media player provides online media services including Netflix,
YouTube-XL, Pandora, Picasa, Weather, Stock, Flickr, RSS News, Internet
Radio, PodCast, and Internet TV.
The online content is constantly added and updated. Visit the ASUS website at
http://www.asus.com for the latest information.
To stream online media:
1.	 From the Home screen, press the
left/right keys / to navigate to
Internet Media, then press .
•	 Ensure that your HD media player is connected to the Internet. However,
the network connection might be disabled if the internet link is abnormal or
blocked.
•	 Ensure that your HD media player is connected to the Internet via wired,
wireless, or proxy server network connection. For more details, refer to
Chapter 2.
•	 ASUS disclaims all responsibility if an online media service suspends or
terminates its service without prior notice.
2.	 Use the ����������������
left/right keys / to
select the category of the online
media services that you want to
use, then press .
You may search an online media service by entering a keyword in the Internet
Radio. Locate the Search option, press , and then type the keyword of the
online media service that you want to search.
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3.	 Navigate to the desired online media service, then press to enter.
You may add the favorite online media service to Favorite in the Internet
Radio. Navigate to the online media service that you want to add as your
favovite. Press the left key , select Add to My Favorite, and then press .
Online streaming from Netflix
You can connect your HD media player to your Netflix account and enjoy streaming
unlimited TV episodes and movies to your high-definition external display.
If you do not have an existing Netflix account and Netflix is available in your
area, you may subscribe to or try its one-month free trial. For more details, visit
the Netflix website at http://www.netflix.com.
To stream from Netflix:
1.	 From the Home screen, press the
left/right keys / to navigate to
Internet Media, then press .
•	 Netflix is only available in the US.
•	 You need to activate your Netflix account on your computer before you can
use it.
2.	 Select Netflix and press .
3.	 Press the navigation keys to
select from a variety of movies
and TV shows.
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Managing your files
File Manager offers both the device management and media file management
that allow you to browse the media files by Local HDD, USB, Card Reader, and
Network, and UPNP.
Ensure that your O!Play Live is correctly connected to a network. Refer to
Chapter 2 for more details on connecting to a network.
Browsing files/folders
To browse files/folders:
1.	 From the Home screen, press the ����������������
left/right keys / to navigate to File
Manager, then press .
2.	 Locate the file or folder that you want to copy from any of these sources:
USB, Card Reader, Network, and UPNP, then press� .
3.	 Press the �������������
up/down keys / to select any of these browsing view
mode:� Thumbnail, List, or Preview.
4.	 Press the �������������
up/down keys / to browse through any of these media file
types:� All Media, Movies, Photos, or Music.
5.	 Press to confirm the media file type that you want to browse through.
Copying, deleting, or moving files/folders
To copy, delete,or move files/folders:
1.	 From the Home screen, press the ����������������
left/right keys / to navigate to File
Manager, then press .
2.	 Locate the file or folder that you want to copy from any of these sources:
USB, Card Reader, Network, and UPNP.
3.	 Press and select Copy, Delete, or Move.
4.	�����������������������������������������������������������
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the operation.
When you plug an external USB storage device such as flash disk or hard disk
drive, your media player automatically scans, categorizes, and places the media
types in their specific folders.
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Renaming files/folders
To rename files/folders:
1.	 From the Home screen, press the ����������������
left/right keys / to navigate to File
Manager, then press .
2.	 Locate the file or folder that you want to copy from any of these sources:
USB, Card Reader, Network, and UPNP.
3.	 Press and select Rename.
4.	 To key in the new name for your file or folder, use the navigation keys to
move through the virtual keyboard.
5.	 When you have entered the new name, navigate to the OK button on the
virtual keyboard to confirm the new file or folder name.

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