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    Software Reference Guide HP Digital Entertainment Center...

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    Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 Reference Guide...

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    The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. protected by method claims of certain U.S. patents and other intellectual...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Removing channels from the Guide ....40 Changing the display resolution ....... 17 Searching for TV Programs ........41 Contacting HP Support in Media Center....17 Searching for TV programs using categories ..42 Finding Additional Media Center Information... 18 Table of Contents...

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    Resolving Recording Conflicts ........ 54 Adding music files from a CD in iTunes....71 Recording priority rules ........54 Adding music files from a CD in HP Tunes ..72 Resolving a recording conflict ......55 Adding music files from the Internet....72 Deleting TV Programs..........

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    Sorting pictures..........106 Working with Digital Images........90 Changing picture settings.......106 Using HP Image Zone Plus in Media Center ..... 91 Turning photo captions on or off .....107 Organizing Pictures in HP Image Zone Plus ..... 91 Using supported picture file types in Creating your picture catalog in My Pictures ..........107...

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    Creating CDs to play in your car or home CD players........... 144 Playing FM Radio Stations ........128 Creating CDs to play on your HP Digital Organizing Pre-set Radio Stations......129 Entertainment Center ........145 Using the FM Radio and the TV Signal Creating a music CD ........146...

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    Using an HP Personal Identifying Requirements for Capturing Video Media Drive ......... 177 with WinDVD Creator ........163 Setting Up the HP Personal Media Drive to Capturing Digital Camcorder Video with Work with Media Center .........178 WinDVD Creator ..........164 Locating the Drive After Installation .......178...

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    Viewing and Storing Files ........179 Updating Recorded TV List after Removing the HP Personal Media Drive......185 Playing Media Files ..........180 System Requirements to View Recorded Playing Music Files ..........180 TV Programs on Other PCs....... 186 Viewing Picture Files ........... 180 Playing Video Files ..........

  • Page 11: Welcome, Experience The Entertainment Fun, Watch And Record Live Tv

    Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 ® ® lets you do amazing things with your HP Digital Entertainment Center. With a full range of easy-to-use digital entertainment features, experience TV, movies, music, and photos like never before. Media Center is simple and easy to use. You can easily find and choose your media.

  • Page 12: Share Your Digital Memories, Transform Your Living Space Into A Theater, Using Media Center Features

    Share your digital memories Create personalized slide shows with music for viewing on your TV. Easily edit and create professional-looking home videos from the comfort of your couch with the remote control. Transform your living space into a theater Whether you are watching a DVD movie or your own home videos, Media Center delivers a rich viewing experience with a high-quality digital sound system.

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    Easily back up your media files to CD, DVD, or ■ Browse, select, and play music CD files with ■ another hard disk drive such as the HP Personal full-screen visualizations. Media Drive. Record CD tracks to your media library.

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    Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 Reference Guide...

  • Page 15: Using Media Center, Setting Up Media Center, Completing The Setup Wizard Steps

    Using Media Center Setting Up Media Center The first time you start your HP Digital Entertainment Media Center setup wizard may take approximately Center, a Media Center setup wizard opens. It is best to 10 to 40 minutes to complete. If there are steps you still...

  • Page 16: Getting The Most Out Of Media Center

    To maximize effective use of Media Center and to ensure access to all of its features, complete the following list before getting started. Refer to the Start Here booklet and the User’s Guide that came with your HP Digital Entertainment Center. Before opening Media Center, make sure:...

  • Page 17: Opening Media Center

    Opening Media Center Press the Media Center Start button on the remote control. Click Start on the taskbar, and then click Media Center. Using Media Center...

  • Page 18: Media Center Start Menu

    Media Center Start Menu Access a menu to exit Media Center, to Watch your home videos shut down or to restart the HP Digital View digital pictures or play a slide show; Entertainment Center, to log off to end your...

  • Page 19: Using Online Spotlight, Using More Programs In Media Center

    Other menus not shown: HP Image Zone — View digital pictures, play a Play DVD — Watch DVD movies ■ ■ slide show, and print photos Settings — Change Media Center program settings ■ HP Tunes — Play music from your iTunes music ■...

  • Page 20: Navigating Media Center, Closing Media Center

    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 trackball.

  • Page 21: Synchronizing Media To A Portable Media Device, Viewing Files On A Portable Media Device

    Sync to Device in More Programs allows you to automatically transfer your music, picture, video, and recorded TV files from the HP Digital Entertainment Center to a portable device such as a portable Media Center device, a SmartPhone, a pocket PC, or a mass storage device.

  • Page 22: Using Media Center Help, Opening Media Center Help

    Hardware: Find support information about your ■ Center window opens. From here you can access local Media Center HP Digital Entertainment Center help files located on your HP Digital Entertainment Center hardware. as well as help files found on the Internet. The help categories are: Help: Find help on using Media Center from files ■...

  • Page 23: Media Center Menu Bars And Control Menu

    From this menu, you can select icons to perform various actions. Icon Action Log off and end your Media Center session and switch users Turn off the HP Digital Entertainment Center Restart the HP Digital Entertainment Center Put the HP Digital Entertainment Center in a reduced power state —...

  • Page 24: Using Instant Messaging In Media Center, Logging In To Your Messenger Account

    Using Instant Messaging in Media Center Media Center supports instant messaging so you can communicate with your friends and family while you are doing something in Media Center. You always have the option to turn this feature on or off. From most areas in Media Center you can You can use your remote control to log in and type press Ctrl + D on the keyboard, or select a...

  • Page 25: Changing Media Center Settings, Media Center Settings Categories

    Changing Media Center Settings In the Media Center Settings window, you can change settings for watching television, for viewing your pictures and slide shows, 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 on the remote control.

  • Page 26: Changing Audio, Video, Display Resolution And Other Settings

    HP Digital Entertainment Center. Select More Programs. HP Media Drive to set up your HP Personal ■ Select HP Settings. Media Drive to access music, pictures, videos, and recorded TV shows from within HP Media Select one of the following settings: Center.

  • Page 27: Changing The Display Resolution, Contacting Hp Support In Media Center

    640 x 480 is best for standard definition TVs smaller than 32". Contacting HP Support in Media Center You can access a link to HP Support in Media Center by using your remote control. At HP Support you can: Register your product with HP.

  • Page 28: Finding Additional Media Center Information

    Also, you can access the Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 Reference Guide when you go online to the HP Support Web site at: http://www.hp.com/support To find the online documentation for your product, search for your model number, and then click Manuals.

  • Page 29: Using The Remote Control

    Media Center. Be used as a VCR, DVD player, or stereo remote ■ control. MUTE Turn on or off a TV that is connected to your HP Digital ■ Entertainment Center. GUIDE LIVE TV RECORDED TV Turn on the HP Digital Entertainment Center.

  • Page 30: Remote Control Buttons Overview

    MORE Replay moves media backward 7 seconds. Pause pauses audio and video tracks and live or recorded TV programs. Back returns HP Digital Entertainment Center to the CH/PG VOLUME previous window within Media Center. Arrow buttons move the cursor to navigate and select actions within all Media Center windows.

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    TV opens the My TV window. Pictures opens the My Pictures window. Videos opens the My Videos window. If you turn off (shut down) your HP Digital Play plays the selected media. Entertainment Center, Media Center will not record a scheduled TV program. The Stop stops the media currently playing.

  • Page 32: Begin Using Your Remote Control

    Begin using your remote control Point the remote control at the remote sensor. The remote sensor should be located near your monitor or in a convenient place. Make sure there is nothing blocking the pathway between your remote control and the remote sensor. To start Media Center and to open the Media Center Start menu, press the Start button If this is your first time using the remote control, the...

  • Page 33: Remote Control Buttons, Shortcut Buttons

    Remote Control Buttons Shortcut buttons (Select models only) You can use the remote control shortcut buttons to open specific windows in Media Center. The direct access buttons open the main Media Center windows. Some older DVDs may not include a DVD menu.

  • Page 34: Standby Button

    An LED (light-emitting diode) located under the Standby button blinks when the remote control is transmitting a The HP Digital Entertainment Center will not signal to the remote sensor. automatically go into standby mode if Media Center is open.

  • Page 35: Recording In Standby Mode, Sensor Led

    The remote sensor displays a red LED when you press a button on the remote control (select models only). Some If you turn off (shut down) your HP Digital kinds of lighting may cause the remote sensor to blink Entertainment Center, Media Center will not without you pressing the remote control.

  • Page 36: Media Playback Buttons

    Media playback buttons These buttons allow you to play back picture slide shows, music files, playlists, music CDs, DVD movies, home videos, and live TV from within the Media Center program. Press the Rew or the Replay button and then the Play button to watch an instant replay.

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    Button Function Moves selected video media forward. Press Fwd up to three times to increase the fast-forwarding speed. Moves MP3 music files forward ■ Moves a video forward ■ Moves the TV Guide forward 3 hours ■ Replay Moves selected video media backward. To move backward in live TV by 7 seconds, press Replay.

  • Page 38: Navigation And Other Buttons

    Navigation and other buttons These buttons allow you to play picture slide shows, music files, playlists, music CDs, DVD movies, home videos, and live TV from within the Media Center program. Button Function Back Returns to the previous window. More Displays available information about a selected media file and displays other menus.

  • Page 39: Alphanumeric Keypad And Print Buttons

    Print Prints picture files from the My Pictures window of Media Center. This button does not print files from Windows Explorer or from the HP Image Zone Plus area of Media Center. Enter Selects a desired action, menu, or window. Enter works the same way as the OK button.

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    Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 Reference Guide...

  • Page 41: Watching And Recording Tv Programs, Navigating My Tv

    Scroll through the free Television Program Guide to find programs to watch and record. You can record specific TV shows or a whole series to your hard disk drive or an HP Personal Media Drive. Movies: (Select models only.) Go online to find ■...

  • Page 42: Watching Tv

    The computer is set up correctly for your TV signal ■ source. Refer to the Start Here booklet and the HP Digital Entertainment Center User’s Guide for more information. You have completed the Media Center setup wizard. ■...

  • Page 43: Watching Live Tv

    Watching Live TV Press the TV button on the remote control or select My TV from the main start menu. Use the arrow buttons on the remote control to select Live TV, and then press OK. The last channel selected or the first channel available begins playing.

  • Page 44: Controlling Tv Playback

    Controlling TV playback The personal video recorder functionality lets you record single shows or capture entire series for later viewing. When you open the My TV window and begin watching live TV, Media Center begins recording the selected The 30-minute pause buffer applies only program in the background for up to 30 minutes.

  • Page 45: Using The Remote Control In My Tv

    Using the remote control in My TV Button Action To freeze the live TV image, press Pause. While paused, My TV continues to record a pause buffer for up to 30 minutes. To resume watching TV where you left off, press Play. To stop live TV or a recorded program, press Stop once.

  • Page 46: Using The Television Program Guide, Important Information About The Television Program Guide

    Guide information, you may receive one of several error messages. An error can occur because your HP Digital Entertainment Center is not connected to the Internet, guide listings are not available in your country/region, or your TV signal provider and HP Digital Entertainment Center location settings are not supported.

  • Page 47: Viewing The Television Program Guide

    Select My TV, and then select Guide. Make sure the HP Digital Entertainment Use the arrow buttons to select a channel, and then Center has a connection to the Internet and use the arrow buttons to scroll through up to two that you have completed the Media Center weeks of programming for that channel.

  • Page 48: The Guide

    If your HP Digital Entertainment Center has, channel if the Guide has not been for example, a DSL connection, your downloaded. This can occur if the HP Digital HP Digital Entertainment Center is always Entertainment Center does not have an connected.

  • Page 49: Manually Downloading The Guide, Correct Television Guide

    Manually downloading the Guide Press the Media Center Start button on the remote control. Select Settings, TV, Guide, and then select Get Latest Guide Listings. Follow the onscreen instructions. The Guide can take up to 30 minutes to download, depending on the amount of data to download and the speed of your Internet connection.

  • Page 50: Adding Missing Channels To The Guide, Removing Channels From The Guide

    Adding missing channels to the Guide Some program channels are seasonal and do not appear in the Guide all the time. To add the names and numbers of the television channels you are missing or to change the associations between channel numbers and lineups: Press the Media Center Start button on the Use the numeric keypad on your remote control or...

  • Page 51: Searching For Tv Programs

    Searching for TV Programs To find a TV program, you can enter a title or keyword or select a category in your Guide by using your remote control. Press the Media Center Start button on the remote control, select My TV, and then select Search.

  • Page 52: Searching For Tv Programs Using Categories

    Searching for TV programs using categories You can search the Guide to find a TV program by selecting a category using your remote control. Press the Media Center Start button on the remote control, select My TV, and then select Search.

  • Page 53: Recording Tv Programs

    Recorded TV window in My TV. You can record conflict arises. two programs at the same time if your HP Digital Entertainment Center has two TV tuners (select models only).

  • Page 54: Recording Tv From The Guide, Recording Manually

    Recording TV from the Guide To record a current or future program or series from the Guide: Press the Media Center Start button on the Press the Record button on the remote control. remote control, select My TV, and then select Guide.

  • Page 55: Program Guide, Record By Using The Record Button

    To set the recording and return to the Recorded TV copied to a DVD can be played on your window, select Record in the window, and then HP Digital Entertainment Center and on press OK on the remote control. some DVD players.

  • Page 56: Recording Tv From Search

    Recording TV from Search You can find a program to record based on a keyword such as an actor or director name, program title, or a category (select models only). To record a current or future program or series using Search: Press the Media Center Start button on the remote control, select My TV, and then select...

  • Page 57: The Record Icon In The Taskbar, Recording Tv Tips, And Fm Radio

    You can right-click the icon to open Media Center and stop recording. Recording TV tips If your HP Digital Entertainment Center has one TV ■ tuner and you are watching live TV during a scheduled recording time, you can watch only the program being recorded.

  • Page 58: Standby Mode And Scheduled Recordings, Storage Space

    Standby mode and scheduled recordings You should always close Media Center before you manually place the HP Digital Entertainment Center in standby mode, to avoid file corruption and other recording problems. Recording quality and hard disk drive storage space The space available for recording TV programs depends...

  • Page 59: Copying Recorded Tv Programs To Dvd Or Cd

    WinDVD Creator” on page 161. buttons on the remote control, and then select OK. For more detailed information about recording CDs and DVDs, refer to information on the HP Support Web site at: Select Recorded TV. http://www.hp.com/support Select the Recorded TV programs you want to copy to CD or DVD.

  • Page 60: Playing Recorded Tv Programs, Using The More Information Button With Recorded Tv Programs

    Playing Recorded TV Programs Recorded TV is the storage place for all your recorded programs. In the Recorded TV window, you can sort your programs by name, date, or category. You can also delete a recorded program or series of programs and check for any recording errors.

  • Page 61: Playing A Recorded Program On A Non-hp Digital Entertainment Center

    Click Help and then click About Windows. TV folder in the Shared Documents folder on the local hard disk drive of an HP Digital Entertainment Center. In the About Windows dialog box, if you see Service Pack 1 in the version information, go to step 2.

  • Page 62: Hard Disk Drive, Viewing Recording Errors

    Locating recorded TV programs on your hard disk drive Click Start on the taskbar, and then click My Computer. Double-click the Shared Documents folder. Double-click the Recorded TV folder. Double-click your recorded TV program file. Use the playback controls in Windows Media Player to control the playback of your recorded TV program.

  • Page 63: About Recording Errors, Common Recording Errors

    Program already exists in Recorded TV library or has been recorded and deleted in the past eight weeks. Missed HP Digital Entertainment Center was turned off during scheduled recording time. Conflict Another program was scheduled to record at the same time.

  • Page 64: Resolving Recording Conflicts, Recording Priority Rules

    Media Center can record only one TV program at a time. to the program in the Guide. Press the Media Center Start If your HP Digital Entertainment Center includes one TV button on the remote control, select My TV, Recorded tuner and you schedule two recordings for the same time, TV, and then select Scheduled.

  • Page 65: Resolving A Recording Conflict, Deleting Tv Programs, Deleting A Scheduled Program Or Series

    Resolving a recording conflict Press the Media Center Start button on the remote control, select My TV, Recorded TV, and then select Scheduled. Select a program you want to change. To select the recording start and stop times and other recording priority settings, select Select Resolve Conflict and then select the show Record settings or Series settings, and then you want to record.

  • Page 66: Deleting A Recorded Program Or Series, Setting Parental Controls, And Movies

    Deleting a recorded program or series To free up hard disk drive space, you may need to delete a program or series that has been recorded. Press the Media Center Start button on the To remove the selected program from the hard disk remote control, select My TV, and then select drive, select Delete.

  • Page 67: Setting Movie/dvd Ratings, Changing Parental Control Access Code

    Setting movie/DVD ratings (Select models only) Press the Media Center Start button on the Select (+) or (–) next to the rating that is currently remote control. selected to change the movie rating. Select Settings, General, and then select Select Save. Parental Controls.

  • Page 68: Setting Caption Display, Displaying Teletext

    Setting Caption Display (Select models only) If you set Media Center to display captions while in window mode (not full-screen mode), the window or the caption text may flash as the text scrolls in the window. To fix this problem, change the display to full-screen mode or turn off the caption display option.

  • Page 69: Safeguarding Recorded Tv Programs, Tv Programs

    Microsoft includes as a special code in the recorded HP Digital Entertainment Center, make the backup files files. This code is keyed to your HP Digital Entertainment you need, copy the file to CD, and use the backup CD to...

  • Page 70: Preparing The Code Key Files

    The code key files and backup CD you make can be used in your Digital Entertainment Center only. After you set up your HP Digital Entertainment Center and turn it on, complete the initial Microsoft Windows setup. Open Media Center and complete its setup.

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    In the Files excluded for all users box, put your cursor over the vertical line between Filename and Application in the title bar, and then click and drag the line to the right to see the full list of entries. Scroll down the list to see and then click the entry: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\ DRM\*...

  • Page 72: Making The Backup Cd, System Recovery

    Making the backup CD Click Start on the taskbar, choose All Programs, Click the backup file (for example, Backup.bkf) so it RecordNow!, and then click RecordNow! appears in the File name box. Click Add. The again. The RecordNow! window opens. window closes.

  • Page 73: Using Two Tv Tuner Cards, Recording Two Programs At The Same Time

    TV set-top boxes. You cannot set up the tuners to With two TV tuners, your HP Digital Entertainment Center different TV signal sources, such as satellite and antenna. can record two programs at the same time. You can also...

  • Page 74: Watching Live Tv And Recording A Different Channel At The Same Time

    The size of your HP Digital Entertainment and store data files. If your hard disk drive becomes full, Center hard disk drive depends on your it may affect the HP Digital Entertainment Center speed model. and performance. You may need to free up storage space to record more programs or to optimize the performance of your HP Digital Entertainment Center.

  • Page 75: Increasing Hard Disk Drive Space, Adjusting Tv Recording And Storage Settings

    65. page 67. Use the Disk Cleanup Utility. See “Using the Disk Archive TV programs to a DVD if your HP Digital ■ ■ Cleanup utility” on page 66. Entertainment Center has a DVD Writer drive. See “Copying Recorded TV Programs to DVD”...

  • Page 76: Using The Disk Cleanup Utility, Adjusting System Restore Settings

    Use your arrow buttons on the remote control to select the (+) or (–) next to the recording default setting to change your options. Press OK on the remote control to change the setting. Select Save. Using the Disk Cleanup utility Click Start on the taskbar.

  • Page 77: Deleting Recorded Tv Programs, Not Needed

    Deleting recorded TV programs Click Start on the taskbar, and then click My Right-click recorded TV files, and then select Delete. Computer. To delete a recorded TV program from within Media Double-click Shared Documents, and then Center, see “Deleting a recorded program or series” on double-click Recorded TV.

  • Page 78: Content Protection Update

    Media Center will protect content based on all widely known flags delivered in NTSC, PAL, DVD, and other formats. All protected programs are encrypted to the HP Digital Entertainment Center via time-limited Digital Rights Management (DRM) based licenses. Some DVD movies and other programs that are broadcast are copy-protected.

  • Page 79: Playing Music Files, Hp Tunes

    Playing Music Files The HP Tunes and My Music areas in Media Center are great ways to play, organize, and back up your music files. HP Tunes is designed to work with the Apple iTunes program in your All Programs menu, and My Music is designed to work with the Windows Media Player program.

  • Page 80: My Music, Using Hp Tunes With Media Center

    Apple-developed software program located in your All Programs menu that works together with the HP Tunes area in Media Center. HP Tunes is linked to your Apple iTunes music Library. Both programs work together to organize and play back your favorite music files, CDs, and created playlists.

  • Page 81: Adding Music To The Itunes Library, Adding Music Files From A Cd In Itunes

    Media Center with your remote control. For example, you must add music files to the iTunes music Library before you can access them in HP Tunes in Media For more information on using the iTunes Center. Also, you can record your playlists to CDs in the program, refer to the HP support Web site at: iTunes program but not in Media Center.

  • Page 82: Adding Music Files From A Cd In Hp Tunes, Adding Music Files From The Internet

    Adding music files from a CD in HP Tunes Press the Media Center Start button on the Under CD Playlists select your CD title. remote control, and then select HP Tunes. Select Copy CD. Your CD is copied into the iTunes Insert a CD.

  • Page 83: Adding Music Files From Your Hard Disk Drive, Using Supported Music File Types

    Adding music files from your hard disk drive If the music files are in another format, iTunes will automatically convert most files to the .aac format before it adds them to your iTunes Library. Click Start on the taskbar, choose All Click the File menu, and then select Add File Programs, iTunes, and then click iTunes.

  • Page 84: Album In Itunes, Playing Cds With Hp Tunes

    Help menu in the iTunes program. It is not possible to make these changes from within HP Tunes in Media Center. Playing CDs with HP Tunes When you insert a CD that has not been added to your iTunes music Library, it will be listed under Playlists or Albums.

  • Page 85: Creating A Playlist With Itunes

    You can create a playlist that includes several tracks from various CDs or even a playlist that contains background music for a slide show. You can use iTunes or HP Tunes in Media Center to create playlists. Click Start on the taskbar, choose All Programs, iTunes, and then click iTunes again.

  • Page 86: With Hp Tunes

    Press the Media Center Start button on the remote control, and then select HP Tunes. Select Songs. Once you create a queue list, you can save it Use the arrow buttons on the remote control to select...

  • Page 87: Creating Music Cds With Itunes

    Click the File pull-down menu, and select New Playlist. Enter a name for your new playlist, and an empty playlist window opens. IMPORTANT: HP supports the lawful use of Drag and drop selected songs from your source to technology and does not endorse or your new playlist.

  • Page 88: Using My Music With Media Center

    ■ Back up your music tracks to a DVD or to an ■ HP Personal Media Drive. You can store your music files in the My Music folder or in other folders on your hard disk drive, but you need to add those files to the Windows Media Player Library for Media Center to be able to find and play them.

  • Page 89: 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, they You can also add music files to your music library from are placed into the music library in Windows Media within the Windows Media Player program. For more Player.

  • Page 90: Adding Music Files From A Cd

    Adding music files from a CD To add the CD tracks to your Media Center music library: Press the Media Center Start button on the remote control, and then select My Music. Insert a CD into the CD drive. Select Albums. Select the Album CD you want to add to your music library.

  • Page 91: My Music Library, Using Supported Music File Types

    Deleting music files from the My Music library Press the Media Center Start button on the Use the arrow buttons on your remote control to scroll remote control, and then select My Music. through your songs. Select the song you want to delete, and then press OK on the remote control.

  • Page 92: Playing Music Files In My Music

    Playing Music Files in My Music When you first open Media Center and open the My Music window, you may not find any music files listed unless there is a music CD in your CD drive or unless you have already added audio files to your Windows Media Player Library.

  • Page 93: Playing An Album In My Music, Playing A Song In My Music

    Playing an album in My Music Press the Media Center Start button on the remote control. Select My Music. Insert a music CD into the CD drive. Select Albums. Select the album you want to play. Select Play. Playing a song in My Music You can play a song from anywhere in My Music.

  • Page 94: 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.

  • Page 95: Creating A Playlist In My Music

    Select Add To Queue. A confirmation displays that the music was added to the list of music in the queue. If your HP Digital Entertainment Center is Select the inset window in the lower-left corner to go connected to the Internet, the CD track titles to the Queue.

  • Page 96: Copying Music Files To Cd In My Music

    X next to the song you want to delete. Press OK on the remote control to delete the IMPORTANT: HP supports the lawful use of song from your list of songs to be recorded to CD.

  • Page 97: Editing Song And Album Information, My Music Library, Selecting A Visualization

    Deleting music files from the My Music library To delete your music files: Press the Media Center Start button on the Use the arrow buttons on your remote control to scroll remote control, and then select My Music. through your songs. Select song you want to delete and then press OK on the remote control.

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    Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 Reference Guide...

  • Page 99: Working With Pictures, Hp Image Zone Plus

    Working with Pictures Use the HP Image Zone Plus and My Pictures areas in Media Center to view and print your pictures. HP Image Zone Plus HP Image Zone Plus is a software program located in your All Programs menu that works together with the HP Image Zone Plus area in Media Center.

  • Page 100: My Pictures, Working With Digital Images

    You can connect a digital image source, such as a digital camera or a digital video camera, directly to the HP Digital Entertainment Center or through a docking station. Most digital picture files you copy or download from the device appear in the My Pictures folder.

  • Page 101: Using Hp Image Zone Plus In Media Center, Organizing Pictures In Hp Image Zone Plus

    Using HP Image Zone Plus in Media Center Some tasks you must do in the HP Image Zone Plus program on your desktop with your trackball and keyboard, and some tasks you can do from within Media Center with your remote control. For example,...

  • Page 102: Creating Your Picture Catalog In Hp Image Zone Plus

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

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    HP Image Zone Plus and change some tab settings. You can click Go to My Pictures at the top of Gallery of images. the HP Image Zone Plus window to open the My Pictures folder in Windows Explorer. Selection tray displays images that you have selected.

  • Page 104: Creating Albums, Modifying A Date Assigned To Your Pictures

    Creating albums You can organize your pictures into albums by using the HP Image Zone Plus program. After you create your picture albums in HP Image Zone Plus, you can then view them in Media Center. To create an album:...

  • Page 105: Assigning A Keyword To Your Pictures, Assigning A Place To Your Pictures

    There are multiple ways to move around the Click Assign and then click Assign again. HP Image Zone Plus map: you can click and drag or point and click the small globe. Click the map to find your location. Each time you click the map, it zooms in closer.

  • Page 106: Searching For Pictures In Hp Image Zone Plus

    Searching for pictures in HP Image Zone Plus You can search for pictures by date, keyword, and place by using your remote control or trackball in Media Center. HP Image Zone Plus automatically organizes your pictures by date, based on the date assigned by the camera when the picture was taken or the date the picture was scanned.

  • Page 107: Viewing Pictures In Hp Image Zone Plus

    OK. If you do not select the pictures you want to view as a slide show, Media Center displays all pictures. Viewing a slide show with music in HP Image Zone Plus Select My Music on the Media Center Start menu. Select HP Image Zone.

  • Page 108: Changing View And Slide-show Options, Editing Pictures In Hp Image Zone Plus, Media Center

    You can make changes to your pictures and video clips in For more information about the editing tools, refer to the HP Image Zone Plus. Some of the editing features include Help menu in the HP Image Zone Plus program.

  • Page 109: Using Supported Picture File Types With Hp Image Zone Plus

    Using supported picture file types with HP Image Zone Plus HP Image Zone Plus supports the following types of image files, video files, and audio files. If the message Image cannot be displayed File extension File type appears, the file may be corrupted, or it may .jpg, .jpeg...

  • Page 110: Printing Pictures In Hp Image Zone Plus

    Printing Pictures in HP Image Zone Plus Press the Media Center Start button on the remote control. Select HP Image Zone. Select the picture group you want to print from. Select Print images. Select the picture you want to print.

  • Page 111: Using My Pictures In Media Center

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

  • Page 112: Organizing Pictures In My Pictures

    Organizing Pictures in My Pictures For Media Center to find and display your pictures, they can be stored in several places: The My Pictures folder on your Digital ■ Entertainment Center. Each user account has a separate My Pictures The Shared Pictures folder on your computer, which ■...

  • Page 113: 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 on the remote control, and then select My Pictures. Press the More information button on the remote control and select Add Pictures. Select Add folders, and then select Next.

  • Page 114: Viewing Pictures In My Pictures

    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 on the remote control. Select My Pictures. The right side of the window shows a small picture image (thumbnail) and, if you’ve organized your pictures into folders, folder icons.

  • Page 115: Viewing Pictures As A Slide Show, My Pictures, Your Pictures

    Viewing pictures as a slide show Press the Media Center Start button on the Press the Back button to go to a previous picture. Use remote control. the arrow buttons to display the next or previous pictures. Select My Pictures. If you do not select the pictures you want to view as a Select the folder of pictures you want to view as a slide show, Media Center uses the first folder listed.

  • Page 116: Sorting Pictures, Changing Picture Settings

    Sorting pictures To organize your pictures by date or by name: Select My Pictures on the Media Center Select the folder of pictures you want to sort. If you Start menu. want to sort all your pictures, do not select a folder. Select Sort by date or select Sort by name.

  • Page 117: Turning Photo Captions On Or Off, My Pictures

    Turning photo captions on or off A caption displays the file name or title and the date the file was created or edited, whichever is first. Press the Media Center Start button on the Select Pictures. remote control. Select Save, and then press OK. Select Settings.

  • Page 118: 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 on the remote control. Select My Pictures. Select the picture you want to edit. Press the More information button on the remote control, and then select Picture Details. Select Touch Up.

  • Page 119: Rotating Pictures

    Select the arrows under the picture to move the After you select the options you want to fix, select picture side to side, up or down. Select the Save. The picture is displayed with the new settings. magnifying glass to move the cropping tool in or out. Select Yes to save changes and replace the original Select the rotate tool to move the cropping tool to a picture file.

  • Page 120: Printing Pictures In My Pictures, Setting Up Your Printer

    Set up your printer before you try to print your pictures with the remote control. Connect your printer to the HP Digital Entertainment Center and install the printer drivers for your printer, if necessary. Follow the instructions that came with your printer.

  • Page 121: Copying Pictures To Cds And Dvds, Using The Desktop For Some Picture Tasks

    CD, but some tasks you must perform with a keyboard and trackball from the desktop. Some of these tasks are: Transferring pictures from an HP digital camera. ■ Moving or labeling your picture folders.

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  • Page 123: Playing Videos

    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: Play videos that are stored anywhere on your hard ■...

  • Page 124: Playing Digital Videos In Media Center

    Playing Digital Videos in Media Center After you organize your videos in the My Videos or Shared Video folder in Windows Explorer, open Media Center to watch your videos. Press the Media Center Start button on the remote control. Select My Videos. Select the video folder you want, and then press OK.

  • Page 125: Using Supported Video File Types, Transferring And Recording Video Files

    Using Supported Video File Types You can view the following types of video files in Media Center. Other file types are supported if your HP Digital Entertainment Center has the correct software installed. For more information about supported video file types, refer to Media Center Help menu.

  • Page 126: Creating A Cd/dvd From Video Files

    Creating a CD/DVD from Video Files To create a CD/DVD from your videos: Press the Media Center Start button on the remote control. Select More Programs. Insert writable disc (CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, or DVD+RW), and then select OK. Select Create CD/DVD. Select the Untitled area and enter the name of your disc by using the numeric keys on the remote control, and then select OK.

  • Page 127: Organizing Videos

    Organizing Videos When you attach a digital video camera to your To organize and store your videos, click HP Digital Entertainment Center, Windows asks Start on the taskbar, click My Documents, you how you want to capture your video. You and then double-click the My Videos folder.

  • Page 128: Removable Media, Image Quality

    Playing a Video Stored on Removable Media Once you capture your video to the HP Digital Entertainment Center by using a video capture and editing software, you can use Media Center to find it and add it to your My Videos area. Media Center does not support playing videos from removable media.

  • Page 129: A Video File, Adding Digital Videos To My Videos

    Creating a Desktop Background from a Video File Press the Media Center Start button on the Select the Edit menu, and then select Paste. remote control, and then select My Videos. Save the image to your My Pictures folder. Select the video you want to capture and then Click Start on the desktop, and then click My select Play.

  • Page 130

    Use the arrow buttons on the remote control to scroll through and select the location of your video folder. Select the drive you want to search, and then select the (+) or (–) next to the drive or folder names by pressing the OK button to display all of the internal folders.

  • Page 131: With My Videos

    Using the More Information Button with My Videos To display information about the video in Media Center, select a video file, and then press the More Information button on the remote control. The information includes the: If you press the More Information button after you have selected the video file that is not playing, a different menu Video title.

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  • Page 133: 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 on the remote control.

  • Page 134: 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: In the Media Center Start menu, select Settings. In the Settings window, select DVD. In the DVD Settings window, select Language. Use the arrow buttons on the remote control to select (+) or (–).

  • Page 135: About Playing Dvds, Stopping A Dvd Movie

    About playing DVDs When you open Media Center and then insert a DVD into If your DVD includes its own playback software, Media your drive, there is a delay of a few seconds before the Center may not open when you insert the DVD. movie begins playing.

  • Page 136: Your Drive, Programming Remote Control Buttons For Dvd

    Playing a DVD movie already in your drive If you already have a DVD movie in your drive, but you have been doing other things in Media Center or in other programs from your desktop, you can play the DVD by: Pressing the Media Center Start button on the Selecting Play DVD.

  • Page 137: Listening To Fm Radio

    Listening to FM Radio If your HP Digital Entertainment Center is equipped with a radio tuner input (FM TUNER IN), Media Center can play FM radio. The Radio window in Media Center makes it easy to play FM radio stations using your remote control.

  • Page 138: Playing Fm Radio Stations

    Playing FM Radio Stations Connect the FM radio antenna to the back of the HP Digital Entertainment Center, to the connector labeled FM TUNER IN. Press the Media Center Start button on the remote control. Select Radio. Enter a radio station number by using the numeric keypad on the remote control or your keyboard.

  • Page 139: Organizing Pre-set Radio Stations, At The Same Time

    Organizing Pre-set Radio Stations Press the Media Center Start button on the remote control. Select Settings. Select Radio. Select the up arrows and down arrows next to each pre-set station to move it to a different position. Select the Delete icon (X) to delete a pre-set station.

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  • Page 141: Copying Recorded Tv Programs To Dvd, Recording Tv Programs

    Copying Recorded TV Programs to DVD You can use Media Center or InterVideo WinDVD Creator to copy your recorded TV programs to DVD (select models only) for viewing and playing on your HP Digital Entertainment Center and in some set-top box DVD players.

  • Page 142: Copy A Recorded Tv Program To A Dvd With Other Programs

    Your recorded TV programs are stored in the Recorded TV copied and played back on any player other folder in the Shared Documents folder on your hard disk than the HP Digital Entertainment Center that drive. they were recorded to.

  • Page 143: Digital Media Copy Protection

    To play your DVD when Media Center is open: Insert the DVD. When Media Center opens a Play DVD window, click the DVD icon to start playing your DVD. Digital Media Copy Protection Digital media content such as DVDs or TV programs may have restricted access depending on the terms of the copyright owner.

  • Page 144: Copy Protection For Dvd Movies, Cgms, Macrovision

    The following tables shows two of the currently used copy protection HP supports lawful use of technology and methods and their effect on playback. does not endorse or encourage the use of our products for purposes other than those permitted by copyright law.

  • Page 145: Using Double-layer Technology And Media

    Double-layer writing capability is supported by ■ RecordNow! and WinDVD Creator. These are CD and DVD recording software programs that came with your HP Digital Entertainment Center. Double-layer DVD+R discs can only be written to with ■ a double-layer DVD+RW/+R drive.

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  • Page 147: Playing Cds And Dvds, Playing Music Cds With Itunes

    Playing CDs and DVDs The HP Digital Entertainment Center includes software that lets you play music CDs and DVD movies. This section describes how to: Play music CDs using Windows Media Player, or ■ iTunes. Play DVD movies using Windows Media Player or ■...

  • Page 148: Cd Or Dvd Player

    Setting Media Center as the automatic CD or DVD player When you insert a CD or DVD while Media Center is active, your disc plays automatically after a few seconds. If you are not in Media Center, Windows asks you what you want to do with the disc.

  • Page 149: Intervideo Windvd

    Playing DVD Movies with InterVideo WinDVD The InterVideo WinDVD program uses a DVD drive to play DVD movies. Insert a DVD disc into the DVD drive. Close the disc tray by gently pushing the button to the right of the tray on the chassis. Most DVD movies are localized to The movie plays in its own resizable video window, geographical countries/regions.

  • Page 150: Using Country/region Codes

    To use the WinDVD control panel: To move the WinDVD control panel, place the cursor ■ on the panel (but not on a button), and drag it to the desired location on the screen. To resize the video window when it is not full-screen, ■...

  • Page 151

    Playing Video CDs (VCD) with InterVideo WinDVD Insert your video CD (VCD) into a DVD or CD drive. If you have a dual-language video CD, the sound of one language comes out of the left speaker, and the Select Play DVD movie using InterVideo other language comes out of the right speaker.

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  • Page 153: And Dvds, Recordnow

    Creating (Burning) CDs and DVDs You can make your own music or data CDs if your HP Digital Entertainment Center has a CD-RW or DVD Writer, or double-layer drive (select models only). Your HP Digital Entertainment Center has four recording...

  • Page 154: Creating Music Cds With Recordnow, Cd Players

    You can use RecordNow! to create audio CDs to play in copyright law. your car or home CD player, or on your HP Digital Entertainment Center. Creating CDs to play in your car or home CD players Using the trackball, click Start, choose All Click Yes.

  • Page 155: Entertainment Center

    Creating CDs to play on your HP Digital Entertainment Center Using the trackball, click Start, choose All When prompted, insert a blank CD-R or CD-RW disc. Programs, Sonic RecordNow!, and then If the CD-RW disc is not blank, RecordNow! prompts click RecordNow! again.

  • Page 156: Creating A Music Cd, Storing Files On A Dvd Or Cd

    Music files can be recorded repeatedly onto a rewritable (CD-RW) disc, but all previously recorded music files must be erased first. IMPORTANT: HP supports the lawful use of technology and does not endorse or As you add music files in the recording session, ■...

  • Page 157

    Add your data files to the file selection window: Click the Add Files and Folders button, find ■ and select your folders and files, and then click Add. Repeat this step until all files are added. Drag your file from your desktop or from ■...

  • Page 158: Storing Data Files On Disc

    Using the trackball, click Start, choose All Programs, Sonic RecordNow!, and then click RecordNow! again. Select the Data Projects tab. IMPORTANT: HP supports the lawful use of Select Exact Copy. technology and does not endorse or encourage the use of our products for Insert the CD or DVD you want to copy.

  • Page 159: Removing Files In Recordnow

    Erasing a DVD or CD You can use RecordNow! to erase music, data, or video files from rewritable DVDs and CDs, leaving almost all the disc space available for new recordings. If you try to record a video or music file to a rewritable disc that has files on it, the recording program prompts you to erase the disc first.

  • Page 160: Data Disc, Creating An Image File, Saving An Image

    Removing Files from a Recorded Data Disc RecordNow! cannot erase files from recordable (record once) DVDs or CDs, but files that have been previously recorded can be removed. When you remove a recorded file from a data DVD-R, DVD+R or CD-R, the disc space is lost and cannot be used for new recordings.

  • Page 161: Burning An Image, Archiving Files On A Cd Or Dvd

    Burning an Image Click Start, choose All Programs, Sonic Click the Browse button to locate your saved RecordNow!, and then click RecordNow! image file. again. Click the Burn icon. Select the Backup Projects tab. Insert a blank CD or DVD into the drive. Select Burn Image.

  • Page 162: Recording Video Files, Using Disc Labels

    Recording Video Files Video quality depends on the quality of the source files, the PC speed, and its graphics processing ability. For more information about recording VHS files to DVD, refer to “Recording VHS Files Direct to DVD with WinDVD Creator”...

  • Page 163: Using Compatibility Information

    Using Compatibility Information An important feature of a DVD Writer/CD Writer drive is its high level of compatibility with other optical drives and CD and DVD players: The CDs that you create play in most home and car CD-R discs are more compatible with home and car ■...

  • Page 164: Identifying Disc Feature And Compatibility

    Identifying Disc Feature and Compatibility Can be Plays in recorded home or Plays in home Disc File type onto Plays in PC car stereo DVD player CD-ROM Data Music Varies by model CD-R Data MP3 music Varies by model Varies by model CD-RW Data MP3 music...

  • Page 165

    Actual formatted capacity is less. For the latest disc compatibility information for your Double-layer DVD technology is supported by HP Digital Entertainment Center, go to the HP Support select models only. Web site at: http://www.hp.com/support The InterVideo WinDVD Creator and RecordNow! recording programs support the double-layer technology.

  • Page 166: Using The Optical Drive Quick Reference Table

    Using the Optical Drive Quick Reference Table Optical Double- Combo drive can CD-ROM CD-RW DVD-ROM DVD+RW/+R layer CD-RW/DVD Read CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs Read DVDs Read data on a CD Play music Record data or music to disc for storage or backup View DVD movies...

  • Page 167: Using The Software Quick Reference Table

    Play music CDs, MP3s, and other audio files. ■ Record music files. ■ Record a copy of an existing music or data CD to use on the HP Digital Entertainment ■ Center. Organize digital files into a library for recording or listening.

  • Page 168

    RecordNow! Record data and music files. ■ Record a copy of an existing music or data CD to use on the HP Digital Entertainment ■ Center. Create customized music CDs from CDs in your collection, or from .wav, .mp3, or .wma ■...

  • Page 169

    Create video files, export them to your hard disk drive or your digital video camera, and ■ then play them on your HP Digital Entertainment Center. Create video files, record them to DVDs and CDs, and then play them on some set-top ■...

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  • Page 171: Importing, Editing, And Burning Videos, Using Intervideo Windvd Creator

    Importing, Editing, and Burning Videos You can capture, edit, and record your home movies in a For instructions on how to use InterVideo WinDVD few easy steps by using the InterVideo WinDVD Creator Creator to create your own personalized video file, see program located in your All Programs folder on your the following description and see “Getting Started with desktop.

  • Page 172: Getting Started With Windvd Creator, Using The Preview Window In Windvd Creator

    Getting Started with WinDVD Creator Using the trackball, click Start, choose All Programs, InterVideo WinDVD, InterVideo WinDVD Creator, and then click InterVideo WinDVD Creator again. Select one of the menu options: Capture video into hard disk: Opens the Record video tape into DVD disc in one ■...

  • Page 173: Using The Storyboard In Windvd Creator, Identifying Requirements For Capturing Video With Windvd Creator

    FireWire ® (IEEE 1394) port on the back panel of the HP Digital Entertainment Center. To capture analog video, connect your VCR or analog video camera to the Composite Video 2 or S-Video 2 connectors on the front panel of the HP Digital Entertainment Center.

  • Page 174: Capturing Digital Camcorder Video With Windvd Creator, Capturing Analog Video With Windvd Creator

    Audio L and R connectors then click InterVideo WinDVD Creator again. on the front panel of the HP Digital Entertainment Center. Make sure the Capture button is selected. Click the Capture video into hard disk button.

  • Page 175: Capturing A Still Image, Editing Video Files With Windvd Creator

    Click the Video Source drop-down box, and then select either S-Video 2 or Composite Video 2, depending on which front panel connector you are using. Click OK. Your video appears in the Preview window. To begin capturing the video, click the Record button. Enter a file name, and then click Save, and recording begins.

  • Page 176: Adding Images With Windvd Creator

    To edit your video files: If your project is already open, click the Edit button If you have already captured video for this project, and skip to step 4. drag and drop the video files from the Media Library to the Storyboard. If you have video files on your Click Start, choose All Programs, InterVideo hard disk drive you would like to add to this project, WinDVD, InterVideo WinDVD Creator, and...

  • Page 177: Windvd Creator, Adding Title Effects With Windvd Creator

    Adding audio effects with WinDVD Creator Click the Audio Library icon. A musical note icon appears in the bottom right corner of the video file to which the audio track was Click the Drag and Drop button to open assigned. the My Music folder on your hard disk drive.

  • Page 178: Adding Video Filters With Windvd Creator, Authoring Your Dvd With Windvd Creator

    Adding video filters with WinDVD Creator Click the Video Filters icon. Drag and drop a video filter to the video of your choice. Authoring Your DVD with WinDVD Creator The Add Menu section makes your project interactive by creating a menu theme and by breaking it into chapters. The menu theme can be your own images and music or a custom theme that comes with WinDVD Creator.

  • Page 179: Making A Movie With Windvd Creator

    Making a movie with WinDVD Creator This is the final step of your DVD project. You select a format, the type of TV system, and volume name. If your project is already open, click the Make Select Select the device that contains Movie button and skip to step 5.

  • Page 180: Dvd Format, Windvd Creator

    Click Start, choose All Programs, InterVideo WinDVD, InterVideo WinDVD Creator, and then click InterVideo WinDVD Creator again. IMPORTANT: HP supports the lawful use of Select the Record video tape into DVD disc in technology and does not endorse or one step button.

  • Page 181: Using Muvee Autoproducer Unplugged, Getting Started With Muvee Autoproducer

    You must capture digital videos to your hard and styles to your movie and save your movie to your disk drive and burn your movies to DVD with HP Digital Entertainment Center. the InterVideo WinDVD Creator program. Getting Started with muvee autoProducer...

  • Page 182: Adding Videos To Your Movie With Muvee Autoproducer

    Select one of the button options: Select Video: Opens the Select Video window Select Style: Opens the Select Style window for ■ ■ for you to select existing video files. you to select a style template for your movie. Select Pictures: Opens the Select Pictures Settings: Opens the Settings window for you to ■...

  • Page 183: Adding Pictures To Your Movie With Muvee Autoproducer

    Adding Pictures to Your Movie with muvee autoProducer It is easy to add still image files to your muvee production. The following formats are supported: Pictures — .bmp, .jpg, .jpeg, .gif Adjust the order of the images by using the Move ■...

  • Page 184: Setting The Style In Muvee Autoproducer, Changing The Settings In Muvee Autoproducer

    Setting the Style in muvee autoProducer 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 effects how muvee autoProducer combines the video, picture, and music files in your movie project to produce the final movie.

  • Page 185: Making The Movie With Muvee Autoproducer

    Select the Production button. Select whether to have video, pictures, and music to be repeated. The video quality of the preview may not be Select whether to keep the video and pictures in as smooth as the final saved version of your sequence.

  • Page 186: Recording Muvee Autoproducer Movie To Disc With Windvd Creator

    Select Continue to save your movie. Your video project is saved to the My Videos folder on your hard disk drive by default. You can also access your video file in Media Center in the My Videos area. The video quality of the preview may not be Close muvee autoProducer and then press the back as smooth as the final saved version of your button on your remote control.

  • Page 187: Media Drive

    PC to another. You can also use the HP Personal Media Drive to back up other drives on your HP Digital Entertainment Center.

  • Page 188: Work With Media Center, Locating The Drive After Installation

    Select HP PMD Setup, and then press OK on the Media Center. remote control. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the setup wizard.

  • Page 189: Hp Personal Media Drive, Viewing And Storing Files

    Viewing and Storing Files The best way to transfer files to the HP Personal Media If you want the files that are stored on your HP Personal Drive is to drag them from your local hard disk drive to Media Drive to appear in Media Center, you must drag your HP Personal Media Drive.

  • Page 190: Playing Media Files, Playing Music Files, Viewing Picture Files

    Windows Media Player. Playing Music Files You can play all kinds of music stored on the HP Personal When you disconnect the drive, your music files may still Media Drive. If you want the music files that are stored on...

  • Page 191: Playing Video Files, Watching Tv Programs Stored On The Hp Personal Media Drive

    Media Center” on page 178. Watching TV Programs Stored on the HP Personal Media Drive To play back recorded TV files stored on your HP Personal Media Drive, you must: Connect your HP Personal Media Drive to the Move or copy your recorded TV programs to this...

  • Page 192

    To avoid this scenario, change the recording pathway The TV recording path does not default back to your ■ back to your local hard disk drive, and then restart the HP local hard disk drive after the HP Personal Media Digital Entertainment Center before disconnecting the HP drive is disconnected.

  • Page 193: Recording Tv Programs To The Hp Personal Media Drive

    Recording TV programs to the HP Personal Media Drive Change your recording pathway to your HP Personal Close Media Center. Media Drive. See “Changing the TV recording path Restart your HP Digital Entertainment Center. You to the HP Personal Media Drive” on page 183.

  • Page 194: Changing The Tv Recording Path To The Local Hard Disk Drive, Drive Safely

    To disconnect your HP Personal Drive safely: Double-click USB Mass Storage Device to locate your HP Personal Media Drive. USB Mass Storage Close Media Center and all other programs that may Device may be listed twice. One may contain a be accessing your HP Personal Media Drive.

  • Page 195: Changing Disk Allocation, Updating Recorded Tv List After Removing The Hp Personal Media Drive

    HP Personal Media Drive If you want to update your Recorded TV list after removing the drive: Close Media Center. If this does not update the files, restart the HP Digital Entertainment Center. Open Media Center. Using an HP Personal Media Drive...

  • Page 196: System Requirements To View Recorded Tv Programs On Other Pcs

    To play back recorded TV files (.dvr-ms files) that were If you want more information about this file you can go to recorded on your HP Digital Entertainment Center on the HP Support Web site at: another non-HP Digital Entertainment Center, the PC must http://www.microsoft.com...

  • Page 197: Troubleshooting, Finding Solutions

    Troubleshooting Problems and Finding Solutions For help on general and miscellaneous problems you may For online support, go to the Microsoft or HP Support be experiencing with the HP Digital Entertainment Center, Web site at: http://www.hp.com/support refer to the following pages for possible solutions. Look up the description of the problem and try the solution listed.

  • Page 198: Hardware And Operating System

    If the light appears, then the problem is probably in the Media Center software. Close Media Center, restart the HP Digital Entertainment Center, and then open Media Center again. If the remote control works in Media Center but not when changing channels, ■...

  • Page 199

    Problem Possible solution I cannot remove a Turn on the HP Digital Entertainment Center and press the Eject button near the CD or DVD. drive to extend the tray. Double-click My Computer, right-click the drive letter of the stuck drive, and click Eject.

  • Page 200: Music

    Make sure your songs are in a supported format. Locate the songs on your not play. HP Digital Entertainment Center and determine the format. Some common supported file types are MP3, Unprotected WMA, AAC, WAV, and AIFF. Audio files must be in a supported format to play in iTunes, Windows Media Player, and Media Center.

  • Page 201

    To create a playlist in Windows Media Player, see “Creating a Playlist in My Music” on page 85. My CD titles are iTunes and Windows Media Player display CD information if your HP Digital missing; they say Entertainment Center is connected to the Internet. Some CDs may not have Track 1, Track 2, etc.

  • Page 202: Television, Guide, Recording Tv

    Yes, I have to press ENTER or OK. Complete the setup wizard. My TV program did Make sure you do not put the HP Digital Entertainment Center into manual ■ not record and/or standby mode while Media Center is open. (You manually put the HP Digital...

  • Page 203

    Problem Possible solution Postal code results If program listings displayed in the Television Guide do not match your local do not match my channels after you have selected your postal code, do one of the following: channels in Television Select your city if it is listed: select a lineup at the bottom of the list if it matches ■...

  • Page 204

    To record two programs at once: programs at once. Your HP Digital Entertainment Center must have a dual TV tuner or two TV tuners ■ with the same TV signal source to record two programs at the same time. This feature is available for select models only.

  • Page 205

    TV Guide, or you may not be able to get the correct TV Guide. not available in some countries/ To resolve this problem, set the location for your HP Digital Entertainment Center in regions. the Control Panel first and then in the Media Center Settings window.

  • Page 206: Video/dvd: Video Or Display Problems Or Errors

    Video/DVD: Video or Display Problems or Errors Problem Possible solution My DVD will You can put data files on a DVD to store them or transfer them to another PC. not play. However, data files on a DVD do not play in a DVD player. Re-record your files to a file format that can be read by DVD players.

  • Page 207

    Click the plus sign (+) in order, next to each of the following directories: My Computer ■ ■ ■ drivers ■ Click OK, Next, and then click Finish after the drivers are updated. Restart the HP Digital Entertainment Center. Troubleshooting...

  • Page 208: Pictures, Burning Cds Or Dvds

    Pictures Problem Possible solution I cannot see my Move your pictures to the My Pictures folder in Windows Explorer. You can also pictures in My add pictures to Media Center by pressing the More Information button on the Pictures. remote control and then selecting Add Pictures. Follow the onscreen instructions. I cannot print my Make sure your printer is set up properly.

  • Page 209: Index

    Index copying pictures to CD 111 country/region codes 140 adding creating CD tracks to the Music Library 80 CDs 143 images to video file in WinDVD Creator 166 Music Library 79 missing channels to the TV Guide 40 creating music CDs music files to the Music Library to play in your car and home 144 from the hard disk drive 79...

  • Page 210

    Media Center, what you can do increasing 64 in My Music 69 Help, Media Center 12 in My Pictures 90 HP Image Zone Plus 91 in My TV 31 HP Personal Media Drive 177 in My Videos 113 HP Tunes...

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    My Music 69 remove channels from the Guide 40 copying music to CD 86 resolving recording conflicts 54 creating a queue list 84 searching for TV programs 41 deleting music from the My Music library 81 set caption display 58 finding and playing an album 84 set movie, DVD, or TV ratings 57 playing a song 83...

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    My Music 84 erasing a DVD or CD 149 image files 150 radio removing files 149 connecting antenna to HP Digital Entertainment storing files on a DVD or CD 146 Center 127 remote control 188 getting reception 127...

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    searching for programs 41 Teletext settings displaying 58 background color 15 Television Guide calibration settings 15 adding missing channels 40 for phone call notification 15 filter categories 37 for sound 15 no data available 36 general 15 recording TV programs 44 Internet connections 15 recording TV without the Television Program Guide 45 parental controls 15...

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    WinDVD control panel 140 playing DVD movies 139 playing with WinDVD 141 playing video CDs 141 video WinDVD Creator capturing 164 adding audio effects 167 video editing adding images 166 getting started with muvee autoProducer 171 adding title effects 167 video errors, resolving 197 adding transition effects 167 video files...

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