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    (such as translation, transformation or adaptation) without written permission from Motorola, Inc. Motorola reserves the right to revise this publication and to make changes in content from time to time without obligation on the part of Motorola to provide notification of such revision or change. Motorola provides this guide without warranty of any kind, either implied or expressed, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

  • Page 3: Declaration Of Conformity, Industry Canada

    According to 47 CFR, Parts 2 and 15 for Class B Personal Computers and Peripherals; and/or CPU Boards and Power Supplies used with Class B Personal Computers, Motorola, Inc., (Motorola, Inc., Broadband Communications Sector, 101 Tournament Drive, Horsham, PA 19044, 1-877- 466-8646, declares under sole responsibility that the product identifies with 47 CFR Part 2 and 15 of the FCC Rules as a Class B digital device.

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    Contents Contents 4 Package Contents 5 Welcome 6 Tour of the m25 8 LCD Overview 11 Basic Setup 14 Software Setup 16 Basic Operations 22 m25 DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER Play Music 28 Advanced Features 35 Frequently Asked Questions 52 Glossary 55 Appendix A –...

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    Package Contents • m25 Digital Audio Player • Installation CD • Earphones • AC Adapter/Charger • Belt Clip • Mini USB Cable m25 DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER...

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    USB 2.0 connection. (Your computer must support USB 2.0 for the fastest transfer times; the m25 and software will also work with the older USB 1.0 format.) Help files are included in your Motorola Digital Music Center installation that guide you step-by-step through the functions of the software and your player.

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    (Variable Bit Rate) files, although not all LCD features may be available for those tracks. The total number of songs that can be stored on the m25 will depend on the way in which they are encoded and the bitrate used;...

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    Tour of the m25 Main View m25 DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER...

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    Side View Bottom View m25 DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER...

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    Inside View m25 DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER...

  • Page 11: Lcd Overview

    LCD Overview Playback Mode Menu Mode m25 DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER...

  • Page 12: Play Screens, Date View, Time Code View, Track Format View

    Play Screens Press the Thumbstick to cycle through Date View, Time Code View, and Track Format View screens. Date View Time Code View Track Format View m25 DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER...

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    FM Radio Manual FM Radio Store Preset FM Radio Preset m25 DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER...

  • Page 14: Basic Setup

    Connect the supplied earphones to the earphone jack on the top of the player (see page 9). Any quality audio earphones with a 3.5 mm stereo plug can be used with the m25. DO NOT use an earphone from a cell or cordless phone because the wiring is different and can damage the player.

  • Page 15: Additional Accessories

    USB Cable The m25 communicates with your computer over a Mini USB cable using USB 2.0 protocols, with a transfer rate of up to 480 Mbps. The player must be connected using the included USB cable to the USB port on your computer to transfer music or files to and from the player and your computer.

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    Software Setup Overview To enable your computer to work most effectively with the m25 and access the full potential of the player, the appropriate software for your computer’s operating system must be installed: • Motorola Digital Music Center Motorola Digital Music Center is the provided program you use in Windows to manage your audio files.

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    Windows Follow these instructions to load the installation software, which enables your PC to recognize the m25. The installation also loads the Motorola Digital Music to install drivers for the player from the CD; refer to your system documentation and Help files for details on doing this.

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    To transfer music or files to and from your computer to the m25, connect the player to your computer using the supplied Mini USB cable. USB Detection with the Windows Device Driver USB connectivity is ready to work immediately after Music Center is the provided program you use in Windows to manage your audio files.

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    Motorola Digital Music Center Motorola Digital Music Center is an all-in-one solution that is simple to use and can save and manage entire collections of digital audio tracks. Motorola Digital Music Center provides the capabilities listed below; refer to the program Help files for specific information.

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    The iTunes plug-in is required for the Mac Operating System, 10.3 or higher. Your m25 audio player is compatible with Apple’s iTunes, which runs under the Macintosh operating system and is free and available at Support for iTunes also can be found there and in the Help files of the program.

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    Title, Artist, and Track names. There is no charge to register and use the service. You have the option during the installation of Motorola Digital Music Center to register with Gracenote, but if you do not, you can register later by following these instructions.

  • Page 22: Basic Operations, M25 Digital Audio Player

    Basic Operations With the help of the included easy-to-use software, you can soon be enjoying music on the m25. The basic operations of the m25 are divided into four areas: • How to Control player functions • How to Copy songs from CDs and other sources to your computer •...

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    Control The following controls on the m25 let you access the player’s functions: • POWER Press to turn the player on. To turn the player off, press and hold until the bar graph moves completely across the screen and Saving Settings is displayed.

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    Press and release quickly to skip to the previous track. Select and hold to scan backward through a track. In Menu mode, press to return to the Playback mode screen or to back out of a submenu. m25 DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER...

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    Insert an audio CD into your CD-ROM drive. Click the CD-ROM icon on the Motorola Digital Music Center Device List. In a short time the music tracks on the CD will be read and listed in the Digital Music Center window.

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    Transfer Motorola Digital Music Center Transferring tracks from the PC to the m25 with the Motorola Digital Music Center involves selecting tracks and then transferring them onto the player. Launch the Motorola Digital Music Center. Click My Music in the left frame to access tracks. Motorola Digital Music Center scans the computer’s hard drives for digital audio files that are compatible with the m25 player.

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    Select the tracks to transfer. Drag and drop the selected tracks onto the m25 player listing in the iTunes Source frame. iTunes will only refresh the audio contents located on the m25 player after all selected tracks have been transferred. m25 DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER...

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    Play Music There are two types of music playback in the m25: • Play Music plays digital audio music tracks in Playback mode. • FM Tuner will let the player receive FM radio stations. These types of playback can be changed at any time through the main menu.

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    Move Thumbstick to select Play Music. Press Thumbstick in. Move Thumbstick to select Play All. Press Thumbstick in to begin playback. m25 DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER Album To play a specific album: Open MENU by pressing Thumbstick to Move Thumbstick to select Play Music.

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    Playlists To create a playlist accessible on your m25: Select your m25 from the Device List in Motorola Digital Music Center. Select tracks to add to a playlist. Right-click a highlighted track. Click Add to playlist. Click New Playlist. Enter a playlist name.

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    Press Thumbstick in. Move Thumbstick to select a recording or to Delete All. Press Thumbstick in to remove the selection(s). *FM Record appears in the Menu as FM Record and in the immediate submenu as FM Recording. m25 DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER...

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    Forward ( |) and Reverse (| In Manual mode, press to tune up or down the frequency range. Press and hold to search up or down the frequency range for particularly strong signals. m25 DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER |) or backward (|...

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    Thumbstick is pressed to Forward ( Store Preset The m25 allows programming of up to eight FM preset slots. To store a preset: When in Manual mode, tune to a frequency you wish to store.

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    Press Thumbstick in to select a preset station and return to Manual mode. Recording Broadcasts The m25 FM Tuner allows you to record FM broadcasts and play them back through the player. To record a broadcast: Open MENU by pressing Thumbstick to Move Thumbstick to select FM Tuner.

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    • Settings Settings menu lets you adjust basic m25 setups, such as the LCD backlight, power saving, etc. • Bookmarks You can use settings if you share the player with someone else, who can also store their own settings using bookmarks.

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    The time for the two most recent laps is shown below the counter, and each new lap saved erases the one before the last. The m25 can track thousands of laps. Lap Difference When in Stopwatch mode, the controls work in the ways described below.

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    Settings The Settings selection is used to configure certain characteristics of the m25, such as the sound equalizer or the backlight of the LCD. These settings include: • Playback setting lets you choose from regular, shuffled, or repeating. • Equalizer allows you to adjust the player sound using various preset and fully customizable equalizer options.

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    Playback Various playback settings can be set to modify the way the m25 plays tracks. Tracks can be shuffled at random and/or repeated continuously. Open MENU by pressing Thumbstick to Move Thumbstick to select Settings. Press Thumbstick in. Move Thumbstick to select Playback.

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    Equalizer The sound of tracks played on the m25 can be adjusted using various preset and fully customizable equalizer options. Equalizer settings include: Custom Custom mode allows the player’s settings to be adjusted according to personal preferences. Open MENU by pressing Thumbstick to Move Thumbstick to select Settings.

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    EQ Off Select the EQ Off option to apply no equalizer adjustments to audio content on the m25. This is also known as using “flat” settings. Open MENU by pressing Thumbstick to Move Thumbstick to select Settings. Press Thumbstick in.

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    Power You can adjust the Power settings on the m25 to conserve energy and extend the amount of playback time during each battery charge. Open MENU by pressing Thumbstick to Move Thumbstick to select Settings. Press Thumbstick in. Move Thumbstick to select Power.

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    Audio format — WMAs use more processing power than MP3s. o Standard headphones — High-powered headphones use more power. Test the battery life with the standard ear buds or headphones that are included with your player. m25 DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER...

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    • Timecode Set the m25 to begin playback of the last track played either at the point in the track when shutdown occurred or at the start of the track. Settings include Current (the default setting) and Start. m25 DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER...

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    10 When the options are set as you want, press Thumbstick in. 11 Press Forward ( ) to save settings and Reverse (| m25 DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER ) to set how long the backlight will stay lit. ) to decrease contrast.

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    Move the Thumbstick to control the contrast slider. The contrast slider sets how light or dark the images on the LCD will appear. Setting the contrast too high will result in washed-out images. Setting the contrast too dark will result in images that are too dark to read. m25 DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER...

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    Options include Hour, Minute, and AM / PM. • Set Date Options include Month, Day, and Year. • Time Mode Options include 12-hour (the default setting) and 24-hour time formats and USA (the default setting), Europe, and Japan date formats. m25 DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER...

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    Region setting, which will start blinking. Press Thumbstick either Forward ( using the m25, then press Thumbstick in to set that option, which will stop blinking. Press Forward ( |) to enter the settings and Reverse (| or an X (canceled) will appear on the screen.

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    Options include On (the default setting) and Off. Selecting Off will place the tuner in mono mode. This may help eliminate any hiss heard on distant stations. • Region Options include USA (tunes by .2MHz, the default setting), Japan (tunes by .05 MHz), and Europe (tunes by .05MHz). m25 DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER...

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    Lock Setup settings include: • Lock Volume Options include On (the default setting) and Off. When set to Off, the volume level can be adjusted even when the m25 has been locked. • Thumbstick Options include Lock and m25 DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER ) to cancel them.

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    Use Thumbstick to select a bookmark. Press Thumbstick to delete the selected bookmark. The m25 automatically saves user settings when it is turned off. These settings are automatically restored when the m25 is turned back on. Settings saved automatically are not saved as bookmarks.

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    About The About screen displays information about the m25, including the total amount of space on the disk, the amount of free space, the number of tracks on the player, and the Open MENU by pressing Thumbstick to Move Thumbstick to select About.

  • Page 52: Frequently Asked Questions

    DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER 1-877-466-8646 Answer The m25 currently supports SD and MMC memory sizes of up to 1 GB. Please visit the Motorola support site at more information on external memory cards. Turn the m25 off. Remove the battery compartment cover on the back of the player.

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    WMA files are generally half as large as comparable sounding MP3 files. Because WMA uses smaller file sizes, you can store more music in less space on CDs, hard drives, or the m25. The WMA format is exclusive to Windows-based computers.

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    Question Why won’t the m25 turn on? How much music can I store on the m25? The amount of music that can be stored on the m25 depends on the m25 DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER Answer The m25 will not power on if LOCK/UNLOCK is in the locked position. If you press the POWER button, a padlock will appear on the LCD to remind you that the unit is locked.

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    (used in modems), or a compression/decompression algorithm. Codecs compress audio data into a file, often for efficient transmission over a network, and then decode it for playback. While all the codecs perform similar compression of digital audio, there are differences in technologies. m25 DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER...

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    The m25 supports MP3 and WMA digital audio codecs. The Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) Codec identified with MPEG-4, is not currently supported by the m25. Firmware Firmware is the read-only software that is installed on the player. Like software, it can be updated, but unlike software it can never be deleted from the player.

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    Motorola Digital Music Center can automatically (or manually) delete old content, transfer new audio content, and keep the content on your m25 fresh and dynamic. Motorola Digital Music Center must be open for synchronization to occur between your m25 and your computer.

  • Page 58: Appendix A – The Mp3 Format

    WAV sound, MP3 lends itself ideally to Internet distribution, and to new listening device technologies. Your Motorola m25 is a leading edge player able to take advantage of the incredible flexibility afforded by this format.

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    Ripping and Encoding One of the great features of a portable MP3 player like the Motorola m25 is that it allows you to select the best of the music you own and download it to the player, creating your own “greatest hits” collections. Using a tool like the Motorola Digital Music Center, you can copy (rip) a song’s file from the CD onto your hard disk.

  • Page 60: Appendix B – Menu Tree

    Appendix B – Menu Tree m25 DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER...

  • Page 61: Limited Warranty And Software License

    The Software includes associated media, any printed materials, and any “on-line” or electronic documentation, as well as any updates, revisions, bug fixes, or drivers obtained by you from Motorola. Software provided by third parties may be subject to separate end-user license agreements from the manufacturers of such Software. To the extent that such separate end-user license agreements are provided with such third party software, the terms and conditions of such third party license agreements shall supersede any conflicting terms in this License.

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    The Product is not designed or intended for use in on-line control of aircraft, air traffic, aircraft navigation or aircraft communications; or in design, construction, operation or maintenance of any nuclear facility. MOTOROLA AND ITS 3RD PARTY LICENSORS DISCLAIM ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR SUCH USES.

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    License. The Software, including any images, graphics, photographs, animation, video, audio, music and text incorporated therein is owned by Motorola or its 3rd party licensors and is protected by United States copyright laws and international treaty provisions. Except as otherwise expressly provided in this License, the copying, reproduction, distribution or preparation of derivative works of the Software, any portion of the Product or the documentation is strictly prohibited by such laws and treaty provisions.

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    DIGITAL RIGHTS MANAGEMENT & SECURITY.You acknowledge and agree that in order to protect the integrity of certain third party content, Motorola or its third party software suppliers may provide for Software security related updates that will be automatically downloaded and installed on your computer. Such security related updates may impair the Software (and any other software on your computer which specifically depends on the Software) including disabling your ability to copy and/or play "secure"...

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    CDDB is a registered trademark of Gracenote. The Gracenote logo and logotype, the Gracenote CDDB logo and logotype, and the "Powered by Gracenote CDDB" logo are trademarks of Gracenote. Music Recognition Service and MRS are service marks of Gracenote. CD/DVD Recording powered by RecDev GmbH, m25 DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER...

  • Page 67: Warranty Information

    Motorola or an authorized Motorola reseller, and (B) for the Product (excluding Software), for a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase from Motorola or from an authorized Motorola reseller. To take advantage of this Limited Warranty or to obtain technical support, you must call the Motorola toll- free phone number (below).

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    Product that you can use and enjoy, Motorola does not warrant that the functions of the Product will meet your requirements or that the operation of the Product will be uninterrupted or error-free. MOTOROLA IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PROBLEMS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY THE INTERACTION OF THE PRODUCT OR SOFTWARE WITH ANY OTHER SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE.

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    ID3 Tag, 19, 56 iTunes, 16, 20, 27 Language, 47 Limited Warranty, 61 Motorola Digital Music Center, 16, 17, 18, 19, 25, 26, 57 m25 DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER MP3, 19, 25, 53, 55, 56, 57, 61 Play All, 29 Play/Pause, 24...

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