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    Media Center Software Guide Media Center Software Guide...

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    The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express Copyright © 2001–2006 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing May be licensed in the United States by one or both of U.S. Patents Nos.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Using Media Center Away mode ........... 6 Editing Pictures in HP Photosmart Premier.......31 Completing the setup wizard steps ......... 7 Editing pictures in HP Photosmart Premier from the desktop ..31 Media Center Start Menu ............8 Editing pictures in HP Photosmart in Media Center ....32 Media Center Start menu items ..........

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    Playing DVDs ..........47 Playing DVD Movies in Media Center ........47 Changing the DVD Movie Language ........48 Changing DVD Audio Settings ..........48 Creating Movies Using muvee autoProducer ......49 Basic Steps to Make a Movie ..........49 Locating the two versions of muvee autoProducer....50 Using muvee autoProducer on the Desktop......51 Getting started on the desktop ..........51 Capturing video from a DV camcorder ........52...

  • Page 5: Welcome, Experience The Fun Of Media Center, The Right Music For The Moment

    Welcome Experience the Fun of Media Center Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition ® ® 2005 with Update Rollup 2 lets you do amazing things with your PC. With a full range of easy-to-use digital entertainment features, you can experience movies, music, and photos like never before.

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    Easily back up your media files to CD, DVD, ■ ■ where you left off. or another hard disk drive such as the HP Personal Media Drive (sold separately). Access streaming music and video ■ subscription services. Some music and video Use the Optimization setting to keep your ■...

  • Page 7: Using Media Center, Setting Up Media Center, Opening Media Center Using A Mouse

    Using Media Center Setting Up Media Center The first time you start Media Center on your PC, a Media Center setup wizard opens. It is recommended to complete each step in the setup wizard to be able to use all the features in Media For more information Center.

  • Page 8: Opening Media Center Using The Remote Control, Media Center Menu Bars

    Opening Media Center using the remote control You can use either your remote control or your mouse to open and navigate within Media Center. To use your remote control: Press the Media Center Start button the remote control. Use the arrow buttons on the remote control to select a Media Center menu.

  • Page 9: Navigating Media Center, Media Center Control Menu

    Navigating Media Center In the Media Center windows, a selected item such as a folder, file, or menu item is outlined with a green border. You can control the Media Center functions and navigate Media Center windows by using the remote control, the keyboard, or a mouse.

  • Page 10: Using Media Center Away Mode

    Using Media Center Away mode When your computer is in Away mode it appears You can return to your desktop almost instantly by off, but you can actually still perform tasks such as pressing any sleep button again, by pressing any recording TV programs or music files.

  • Page 11: Completing The Setup Wizard Steps

    Completing the setup wizard steps If you did not complete the Media Center setup wizard steps the first time through, you can complete or change your selections by using the following procedure. You need to complete all of the required setup steps to access all of the Media Center features.

  • Page 12: Media Center Start Menu, Media Center Start Menu Items

    Go back one screen. Settings — Change program settings. See page 10. Open the Media Center Help. *HP Photosmart — View, edit, share, and print Minimize the Media Center window. digital pictures, and play a slideshow. See G Resize the Media Center window.

  • Page 13: Online Spotlight, Using Instant Messaging In Media Center, Logging In To Your Messenger Account

    Online Spotlight Online Spotlight is a link to the Microsoft Web site, Your PC must be connected to the Internet to access where you can find the latest Media Center the Online Spotlight Web site. information and media offers and services. This site is periodically updated by Microsoft.

  • Page 14: Changing Media Center Settings, Media Center Settings Categories

    Changing Media Center Settings In the Media Center Settings window, you can change settings for viewing your pictures and slideshows, and for controlling sound and the display of all the Media Center windows. To change your Media Center settings: Press the Media Center Start button the remote control, or, with your mouse, click Start on the taskbar, and then...

  • Page 15: Archiving Files Using Media Center

    Music to select visualizations or song Messenger to allow instant messages within ■ ■ information to display when playing a song. Media Center. Instant messaging may not be supported in all countries/regions. DVD to select a language for subtitles, audio ■...

  • Page 16: Finding Additional Media Center Information

    Finding Additional Media Center Information To learn more about using Media Center, refer to the online and other Help files located in Media Center. Using your mouse, click the Help icon in the Media Center toolbar. You can select Online Spotlight from the main Media Center menu to go online for the latest Media Center tips and other information.

  • Page 17: Using The Remote Control

    Using the Remote Control (Select models only) The remote control is designed to work with Media Center. You can use your remote control with Media Center to play CDs and DVDs, view pictures, and DVD MENU much more. The remote control This remote control helps you navigate the Media RADIO MUSIC PICTURES VIDEOS...

  • Page 18: Remote Control Buttons Overview

    Remote Control Buttons Overview Standby — Puts the PC into and out of a power-reduced standby state. It does not DVD MENU turn the PC off. DVD Menu — Opens the Play DVD Make sure you turn window in Media Center or opens the off the monitor and RADIO MUSIC PICTURES VIDEOS...

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    LED — Activity indicator light. The LED tells you that the remote control is emitting a signal when you press a button. TV — Opens the My TV window in Media Center. Pictures — Opens the My Pictures window in Media The PC will not Center.

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    Media Center Software Guide...

  • Page 21: Playing Music Files, My Music, Using My Music With Media Center

    Burn your favorite songs to CDs. ■ ■ from your library. Back up your music tracks to a DVD or to an ■ Delete songs from a music library or a HP Personal Media Drive. ■ queue list. Playing Music Files...

  • Page 22: Adding Music To My Music Library, Adding Music Files From Your Hard Disk Drive

    Adding Music to My Music Library When you add music files to your My Music library, You can also add music files to your music library they are placed into the music library in Windows from within the Windows Media Player program. Media Player.

  • Page 23: Adding Music Files From A Cd, Deleting Music Files From The My Music Library

    Adding music files from a CD To add the CD tracks to your Media Center music library: Press the Media Center Start button the remote control, or, with your mouse, click Each time you add Start on the taskbar, and then music files outside of click Media Center.

  • Page 24: Using Supported Music File Types, Playing Music Files In My Music

    Using supported music file types You can play the following types of digital audio files in My Music. Refer to Windows Media Player File extension File type Help for more information about supported file types. .cda CD audio file For more information .au, .snd Audio file about music file...

  • Page 25: Playing An Album In My Music, Playing A Song In My Music

    Playing an album in My Music Press the Media Center Start button the remote control, or, with your mouse, click Start on the taskbar, and then click Media Center. Select My Music. Insert a music CD into the CD drive. Select Albums.

  • Page 26: Creating A Queue List In My Music, Finding And Playing An Album In My Music

    Creating a Queue List in My Music A queue list is a temporary list of songs that is created in My Music as you select songs, albums, or playlists to play. You can continue to add songs or you can delete songs from your queue list. You can create a queue list and save it as a playlist that you can access in Media Center.

  • Page 27: Creating A Playlist In My Music

    Creating a Playlist in My Music A playlist is a customized list of songs you can keep to play later or record to CD. Using playlists, you can group various digital music files together and determine the order in which you want the files to play.

  • Page 28: Copying Music Files To Cd In My Music

    Start on the taskbar, and then click Media Center. Select More Programs. IMPORTANT: HP supports the lawful Insert a blank CD-R disc. use of technology and does not endorse Select Create CD/DVD.

  • Page 29: Working With Pictures, Hp Photosmart, My Pictures

    Working with Pictures Use the HP Photosmart and My Pictures areas in Media Center to view, edit, print, and share your pictures. HP Photosmart HP Photosmart Premier is a software program located in your All Programs menu that works together with the HP Photosmart area in Media Center.

  • Page 30: Working With Digital Images, Using Hp Photosmart In Media Center

    HP Photosmart menu in Media Center Creating your picture catalog in HP Photosmart Premier The first time you open the HP Photosmart Premier program, a message appears asking if you want to create a catalog by indexing images in the My Pictures folder and its subfolders.

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    OK to index the images and place them in the information about creating your picture HP Photosmart Premier catalog. catalog in HP Photosmart Premier. At the top of the gallery window, click the View tab, click the Browse tab, and then click the Image Catalog icon it to see all of the images in the catalog.

  • Page 32: Creating Albums, Modifying A Date Assigned To Your Pictures

    You can organize your pictures into albums by using the HP Photosmart Premier program. HP Photosmart Premier links your photos together into albums. HP Photosmart Premier does not move or create copies of your picture files. After you create your picture albums in HP Photosmart Premier, you can then view them in Media Center.

  • Page 33: Assigning A Keyword To Your Pictures, Assigning A Place To Your Pictures

    Right-click one of the images, and then select Keywords, Assign, and then select a Click Start on the taskbar, choose All previously created keyword or (New Programs, HP, and then click Keyword). HP Photosmart Premier. The HP Photosmart Premier window opens.

  • Page 34: Searching For Pictures In Media Center, Viewing Pictures In Hp Photosmart

    Select By Keyword. Select a keyword. Select Search. Viewing Pictures in HP Photosmart Viewing a slideshow in HP Photosmart When viewing images, you can view a slideshow of all your images, individual albums, or pictures selected from a search.

  • Page 35: Viewing A Slideshow With Music In Hp Photosmart, Editing Pictures In Hp Photosmart Premier

    Editing Pictures in HP Photosmart Premier Editing pictures in HP Photosmart Premier from the desktop You can make changes to your pictures in HP Photosmart Premier from Media Center. Some of...

  • Page 36: Editing Pictures In Hp Photosmart In Media Center, Sharing Pictures In Hp Photosmart Premier

    Editing pictures in HP Photosmart in Media Center You can make changes to your pictures in HP Photosmart Premier from the desktop. Some of the editing features include removing red eye, cropping, resizing, and rotating images. You may need to...

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    To agree to the license agreement in HP Photosmart Premier: Click Start on the taskbar, and then Select the HP Share tab. click HP Photosmart Premier. Select E-mail. Select your country/region from the drop- Click Start on the taskbar, choose All down menu under Select your country/region.

  • Page 38: Using Supported File Types With Hp Photosmart Premier

    Using supported file types with HP Photosmart Premier HP Photosmart Premier supports the following types of image, video, and audio files. Only supported image file types are displayed ■ in My Pictures. Unsupported files are skipped File extension File type in a slideshow.

  • Page 39: Printing Pictures In Hp Photosmart, Creating A Backup Disc Of Your Pictures

    Select Print. Select the picture you want to print by placing a check mark on the picture, and HP Photosmart Print in Media Center then select Next. Select the (+) or (–) to choose a printer, and then select Print.

  • Page 40: Using My Pictures In Media Center

    Using My Pictures in Media Center My Pictures is a folder on your hard disk drive in the It provides all the tools you need for viewing, My Documents folder, and it is a Media Center organizing, editing, printing, sharing, and menu item that allows you to view and search for protecting your digital images.

  • Page 41: Adding Pictures To My Pictures, Adding Picture Files From Your Hard Disk Drive

    Adding Pictures to My Pictures Adding picture files from your hard disk drive Press the Media Center Start button the remote control, or, with your mouse, click Start on the taskbar, and then click Media Center. Select My Pictures. Press Ctrl+D on the keyboard or press the i (More information) button on the remote control, and then select Add Pictures.

  • Page 42: Viewing Pictures In My Pictures, Viewing Pictures As A Slideshow

    Viewing Pictures in My Pictures After you organize your pictures in the My Pictures folder in Windows Explorer, open Media Center to view your pictures: Press the Media Center Start button the remote control, or, with your mouse, click Start on the taskbar, and then click Media Center.

  • Page 43: Viewing A Slideshow With Music In My Pictures

    Press the Backspace key on the keyboard or If you do not select the pictures you want to view as the Back button on the remote control to go to a slideshow, Media Center uses the first folder a previous screen. Use the arrow keys on the listed.

  • Page 44: Editing Pictures In My Pictures, Fixing Red Eye Or Contrast, Cropping Pictures In My Pictures

    Editing Pictures in My Pictures Fixing red eye or contrast Press the Media Center Start button the remote control, or, with your mouse, click Start on the taskbar, and then click Media Center. Select My Pictures. Select the picture you want to edit. Right-click the picture or press the i (More information) button on the remote control, and then select...

  • Page 45: Rotating Pictures, Printing Pictures In My Pictures

    For this step, you must use the mouse and Select Yes to save changes and replace the keyboard. Select the arrows under the picture original picture file if you selected Save in the to move the picture side to side or up or previous step.

  • Page 46: Copying Pictures To Cds And Dvds

    Press the Print button on the remote control. Follow any onscreen instructions. Press Ctrl+D on the keyboard or press the i (More information) button on the remote control, and then select Picture Details. Select Print, and then select Print again. Copying Pictures to CDs and DVDs You can copy your pictures to CDs and DVDs in Media Center or by using the Sonic Digital Media...

  • Page 47: Playing Videos, Playing Digital Videos In Media Center

    Playing Videos The My Videos window in Media Center makes it easy to play home video files you created or video files you downloaded from the Internet. In My Videos you can: Each user has a Play videos that are stored anywhere on your View your videos in full-screen mode or from ■...

  • Page 48: Using Supported Video File Types, Transferring And Recording Video Files, Recording An Analog Video File

    Using Supported Video File Types You can view the following types of video files in Media Center. Other file types are supported if your PC has the correct software installed. File extension File type .avi Video file For more information .dvr-ms Digital Video Recording —...

  • Page 49: Creating A Cd/dvd From Video Files

    Creating a CD/DVD from Video Files Press the Media Center Start button on the Select Video, and then select OK. remote control, or, with your mouse, click Start on the taskbar, and then click Select the video file you want to copy, and Media Center.

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    Media Center Software Guide...

  • Page 51: Playing Dvds, Playing Dvd Movies In Media Center

    Playing DVDs Watching DVDs in Media Center allows you to control the playback with your remote control. If you play your DVD in another program outside of Media Center, you will not be able to use the remote control. Playing DVD Movies in Media Center Press the Media Center Start button the remote control, or, with your mouse, click Start...

  • Page 52: Changing The Dvd Movie Language, Changing Dvd Audio Settings

    Changing the DVD Movie Language To select DVD language settings for subtitles, closed captioning, and viewing the DVD: Press the Media Center Start button the remote control, or, with your mouse, click Start on the taskbar, and then click Media Center. Select Settings.

  • Page 53: Creating Movies Using Muvee Autoproducer, Basic Steps To Make A Movie

    Creating Movies Using muvee autoProducer (Select models only) Creating personalized and professional-looking video movies is simple with muvee autoProducer, a software program on your PC. Basic Steps to Make a Movie The basic steps to produce a movie with muvee autoProducer are: Capture digital video: Capture live or Add music: Select music files on your PC to recorded video to your hard disk drive directly...

  • Page 54: Locating The Two Versions Of Muvee Autoproducer

    Locating the two versions of muvee autoProducer You can access two versions of muvee autoProducer (select models only): Desktop Click Start on the taskbar, and select All Programs, muvee Technologies, muvee autoProducer, and then muvee autoProducer to open muvee autoProducer. This version of To view Help files, muvee autoProducer has more features, such press the F1 function...

  • Page 55: Using Muvee Autoproducer On The Desktop, Getting Started On The Desktop

    Using muvee autoProducer on the Desktop Getting started on the desktop To open muvee autoProducer (select models only): You can also launch the Close or minimize Media Center. Open a project by selecting, from muvee autoProducer the File menu, either New Project or Click Start on the taskbar.

  • Page 56: Capturing Video From A Dv Camcorder

    Capturing video from a DV camcorder You can capture (copy) digital video files to your hard disk drive by using muvee autoProducer either: Live (known as camera mode) using a Captured video files are automatically added to ■ compatible DV camcorder. See “Capturing your movie project.

  • Page 57: Adding Videos

    Capturing recorded video from a DV camcorder For best results with muvee autoProducer, capture only video footage that you are most interested in using in your movie project. To capture camcorder (copy) recorded video to your hard disk drive: Connect your DV camcorder to the FireWire Click Stop Capture to stop capturing.

  • Page 58: Adding Pictures

    Use the magicMoment controls to mark Click or hold down the arrow buttons ■ video scenes to include and exclude: to navigate backward and forward through the video footage. Video footage left unmarked is still analyzed when you make the movie and may be included in the final version of the movie.

  • Page 59: Adding Music, Selecting The Style, Changing The Settings

    Adding music To add music files to your movie production soundtrack on the desktop: Select the Add Music button in the Adjust the order of the music files by selecting music area. The Add Music window and then dragging and dropping the file. opens.

  • Page 60: Adding An Opening Title And Closing Credits

    Select the Video tab to set the video and still Select the Audio tab to set the sound image preferences. Click one of the following preferences. Click one of the following settings: settings: Style default. Select this style to Use all music. Select this style to use the ■...

  • Page 61: Making The Movie, Previewing The Movie

    Making the movie After you have added at least one video or picture To make a movie: file to your movie project, you can have muvee autoProducer make the movie. Click the make muvee button. Click OK as required. The muvee autoProducer program makes a movie by combining the video, picture, and music files you After making a movie, you can preview the have selected, along with the style of movie, and...

  • Page 62: Modifying The Movie

    Modifying the movie After you have created the movie, muvee autoProducer allows you make some quick final changes to your project before saving. muvee autoProducer can automatically replace shots with other similar or contrasting ones. Alternatively, you can manually choose your replacement shots. To modify a movie: Click the Tweak muvee button.

  • Page 63: Saving The Movie Project

    Saving the movie project Once you are satisfied with the look of your movie project, you are ready to save it. To save the movie as a file on your hard disk drive: Click the Save/Burn button. Press the Select all or Deselect all ■...

  • Page 64: Recording The Movie Project To Disc

    Recording the movie project to disc To create a DVD, VCD, or SVCD disc: Click the Save/Burn button. The TV System area shows the current TV format (NTSC or PAL). To change the format, The Listed muvee files window opens click the name of the current format and select with all your muvee files listed.

  • Page 65: Using Muvee Autoproducer Unplugged In Media Center

    Using muvee autoProducer unPlugged in Media Center To open muvee autoProducer unPlugged in Media Center: Click Start on the taskbar, select Select More Programs, and then select the Media Center to open Media Center, or Make muvee icon. The main window press the Media Center Start button displays with video production information on the remote control to open Media Center.

  • Page 66: Selecting Videos, Selecting Pictures

    Selecting videos To add video files to your movie production: Select the Select Media button to browse Navigate using the arrow buttons, and press through video folders on your PC for video OK on the remote control to add a video file files to use in your movie production.

  • Page 67: Selecting Music

    Select View Selections and then select Select Clear All to remove all files from your Video/Pictures. production or select the Select More button to return to the previous screen and select Adjust the order of the pictures by selecting more video clips or pictures. and then using the Move Up and Move Down buttons.

  • Page 68: Setting The Style, Adjusting Audio And Video Settings

    Setting the style The muvee autoProducer program comes with a set of style templates for setting the pace, scene transition effects, and caption fonts. The style you use also affects how muvee autoProducer combines the video, picture, and music files in your movie project to produce the final movie.

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    Making the movie After you have added at least one video or picture file to your movie production, muvee autoProducer can make the movie. Each time you make a change to a movie project, you need to click the make muvee button again to add that change to your movie.

  • Page 70: Upgrading Muvee Autoproducer

    Upgrading muvee autoProducer You can purchase an upgraded version of muvee autoProducer with the following enhancements: MPEG-4 and DivX video format support. ■ TIFF audio format support. ■ Ability to include up to 75 video and audio ■ clips in your movie production. Media Center Software Guide...

  • Page 71: Index

    MPEG-4 66 TIFF 66 FireWire 52, 53 desktop switching from Media Center 4 DV camcorder capture 52 HP Photosmart Premier 26 DVD movies assigning a keyword to your pictures 29 changing assigning a place to your pictures 29 audio settings 48...

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    making a movie 57, 65 opening the desktop version 50 magicSpot 54 opening the Media Center version 50 Media Center previewing a movie 51, 57, 65 navigating 5 rotating images clockwise 54 playing DVDs 47 selecting style 55 resizing window 4 setting the duration of video 55, 65 Start menu 8 setting the style 64...

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    Shared Video folder 43 editing 40 slideshow image not displayed in My Pictures 39 displaying information about pictures 38 printing 40 HP Photosmart 30 rotating 41 viewing pictures 38 troubleshooting viewing with music 38 image not displayed in My Pictures 34...

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