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  • Page 1: User Manual

    HD Media Player O!PLAY LIVE User Manual...

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    Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Safety information ..................v License notice and trademark acknowledgement for Dolby TrueHD/Digital Plus ................ vii License notice and trademark acknowledgement for DTS ....vii About this user guide ................vii Chapter 1: Getting started Welcome ....................1-1 Package contents ..................1-1 Specifications summary ................

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    USB storage device ............... 4-4 Remote Control ................4-4 Firmware Updates ................4-5 Wired, Wi-Fi, and Internet connections .......... 4-5 Operation/function failure ............... 4-7 Additional information ..............4-8 Appendices Notices .......................A-1 GNU General Public License ..............A-2 ASUS contact information ...............A-8...

  • Page 5: Safety Information

    Safety information Use only a dry cloth to clean the device. DO NOT place on uneven DO NOT expose to or use near liquids, rain, or or unstable work surfaces. Seek servicing if the casing moisture. has been damaged. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.

  • Page 6: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions Read these instructions. Keep these instructions. Heed all warnings. Follow all instructions. Do not use this apparatus near water. Clean only with dry cloth. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.

  • Page 7: License Notice And Trademark Acknowledgement For

    How this user guide is organized • Chapter 1: Getting started Provides the basic information about your ASUS O!PLAY LIVE Media Player. • Chapter 2: Network setup and services Provides information on connecting your ASUS O!PLAY LIVE Media Player to a home or LAN network.

  • Page 8: Conventions Used In This Guide

    Download the latest firmwares, drivers, and utilities from the ASUS Support site at http://support.asus.com/. ASUS Forum Get the latest news and information about this product from the ASUS Forum site at http://vip.asus.com/forum/. Optional documentation Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty flyers, that may have been added by your dealer.

  • Page 9: Chapter 1: Getting Started

    Welcome Thank you for buying the ASUS O!PLAY LIVE Media Player! ASUS O!PLAY LIVE Media Player allows you to enjoy digital media files from your computer via UPnP function, portable USB/eSATA storage devices, memory cards, or over the network to your TV or entertainment system.

  • Page 10: Specifications Summary

    Specifications summary Supported video formats MPEG1/2/4, H.264, VC-1, RM/RMVB, WMV9 Supported video file .mp4, .mov, .xvid, .m4v, .avi, .asf, .wmv, .flv, .mkv, .rm, extension .rmvb, .ts, m2ts, .tp, .trp, .dat, .mpg, .vob, .iso Supported audio formats MP3, WMA, WAV, ACC, OCG, FLAC, DTS Digital Surround, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital Supported image formats...

  • Page 11: System Requirements

    Using a pin or a paper clip, press this button to reset the device to its factory default settings. USB 2.0 port Connect a USB 2.0 device into this port. IR (Infra-red) Receiver Allows you to control the HD media player using the IR remote control. ASUS O!PLAY LIVE Media Player...

  • Page 12: Right Panel

    LED indicators Displays the status of the HD media player. Status Description Power The device is turned off. The device is in sleep mode. Blue The device is turned on. WiFi Blue Wi-Fi connection is active. Storage No storage device is found. Blinking Detecting the storage device.

  • Page 13: Rear Panel

    Insert an HDMI cable into this port to connect to a high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) device. LAN (RJ-45) port Insert an RJ-45 cable into this port to connect to a local area network (LAN). Power (DC-In) input Insert the power adapter into this port. ASUS O!PLAY LIVE Media Player...

  • Page 14: Remote Control

    Remote control Use the remote control to power on/off the O!PLAY LIVE Media Player, browse through menus, and select the media file to play, view, or listen to. Power on/off Guide Navigation/ OK keys Return Information Option Play / Pause Rewind Forward Stop / Eject...

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    Press to rewind the playback. Previous Returns to the previous media file. Volume up Increases the volume. Volume down Decreases the volume. Mute Press to disable audio output. Edit Press to copy, delete, rename, and move the files. ASUS O!PLAY LIVE Media Player...

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    Zoom in Zooms in on the screen. Next Goes to the next media file. Stop Press to stop the playback. Press for three seconds to eject the disk from the external optical disk drive. Forward Press to forward the playback. Play / Pause Toggles between playback and pause.

  • Page 17: Getting Your O!play Hd Media Player Ready

    Do any of the following to connect a display to your HD media player: • Use an HDMI cable to connect your HD media player to an HDTV or an HDMI monitor. The HDMI cable is purchased separately. ASUS O!PLAY LIVE Media Player...

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    Do any of the following to connect a storage device or memory card to your HD media player: • Insert a USB/eSATA storage device such as a portable hard disk drive or a USB flash disk to the USB port or USB/eSATA combo port at the left side of your HD media player.

  • Page 19: Starting For The First Time

    Turn on your HD media player and your HDTV or HDMI monitor. Set your HDTV or HDMI monitor to HDMI mode. The Setup Wizard appears. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the setup process. Use the remote control to navigate the screen. ASUS O!PLAY LIVE Media Player 1-11...

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    1-12 Chapter 1: Getting started...

  • Page 21: Chapter 2: Network Setup And Services

    Chapter 2 Network setup and services Connecting to a network Connecting to a network via wired or proxy server connection enables you to do network-related or Internet-related activities such as file sharing and online media streaming. For more details on online media streaming, refer to the section Streaming online media in Chapter 3.

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    Connect your computer and other necessary devices to your router. Refer to the documentation that came with your router. Connect all the necessary devices to your HD media player. For more details, refer to the section Connecting devices to your HD media player in Chapter 1.

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    Connect all the necessary devices to your HD media player. For more details, refer to the section Connecting devices to your HD media player in Chapter 1. ASUS O!PLAY LIVE Media Player...

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    From the Home screen, press the left/right keys to navigate to Setup, then press Select Network > Wired Lan Setup and press Select FIX IP (MANUAL) and press From the FIX IP screen, key in the IP Address and Subnet Mask. Obtain the IP address and subnet mask from your Internet Service Provider (ISP).

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    Network Connection. Right-click Local Area Connection then select Properties. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), then click Properties. Select Use the following IP address: and key in the IP address and Subnet mask. Click OK when done. ASUS O!PLAY LIVE Media Player...

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    Windows Vista/7 OS ® Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center. Right-click Local Area Connection then select Properties. Select Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4), then click Properties. Select Use the following IP address: and key in the IP address and Subnet mask.

  • Page 27: Wireless Connection

    • For establishing a wireless connection, you may need to use an IEEE 802.11b/g/n WLAN adapter on your computer. • Some computers may come with built-in wireless capabilities. Refer to the documentation that came with your computer. ASUS O!PLAY LIVE Media Player...

  • Page 28: Pppoe Setup

    From the Home screen, press the left/right keys to navigate to Setup, then press Select Network > Wireless Setup and press From the list of available networks, use the up/down keys select the network that you want to connect to. You may need to key in a password or network key to access a secured wireless network.

  • Page 29: Sharing Files Over The Network

    When done, click Finish. To share files under Windows XP OS: ® On your computer, select the folder containing the files that you want to share. Right-click the selected folder, and select Sharing and Security. ASUS O!PLAY LIVE Media Player...

  • Page 30: Sharing Files Under Windows ® Vista Os

    Tick Share this folder. If you want to set permissions for the network users, click Permissions. Click Apply when done. A hand icon appears on the folder indicating that the folder’s contents are shared over the network. Sharing files under Windows Vista OS ®...

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    • Turn on sharing so anyone with network access can open, change, and create files • Turn off sharing (people logged on to this computer can still access this folder) When done, click Apply. ASUS O!PLAY LIVE Media Player 2-11...

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    Sharing files under Windows 7 OS ® To configure your computer to allow folders to be shared: Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Choose homegroup and sharing options > Change advanced sharing settings..

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    Check the Share this folder item, then click Permissions. Select the network user that your want to share files, and set the access control options. ASUS O!PLAY LIVE Media Player 2-13...

  • Page 34: Sharing Files Under Mac Os X 10.5.xx

    Sharing files under Mac OS X 10.5.xx To share a folder under Mac OS: Choose Apple menu > System Preferences. Click Sharing. Click the + icon to display the available folders. Navigate to the folder that you want to share. Select the user account Everyone.

  • Page 35: Sharing Files Under Linux Os

    From the Windows Sharing tab, tick the following items: Share this item and its contents, Allow all users, and Share Enabled. Click OK when done. A hand icon appears on the folder indicating that the folder’s contents are shared over the network. ASUS O!PLAY LIVE Media Player 2-15...

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    2-16 Chapter 2: Network setup and services...

  • Page 37: Chapter 3: Using Your O!play Live Media Player

    Chapter 3 Using your O!PLAY LIVE Media Player The Home screen The Home screen includes these main options: Movies, Photo, Music, File Manager, Internet Media, Setup, and Web Browser. File Manager allows you to view all your media files in your storage devices and network.

  • Page 38: Configuring The O!play Live Settings

    Configuring the O!Play Live settings To configure the O!Play Live settings: From the Home screen, press the left/right keys to navigate to Setup, then press Press the up/down keys to navigate through System, Audio, Video, Network, and Firmware, then press configure your selected category.

  • Page 39: Playing A Movie

    Press to configure the video playback settings. Press to increase the volume. Press to decrease the volume. Press to return to the previous video file. Press to go to the next video file. Press to disable audio output. ASUS O!PLAY LIVE Media Player...

  • Page 40: Playing A Movie

    Playing a movie To play a movie: From the Home screen, press the From the Home screen, press the left/right keys to navigate to Movies, then press Using the up/down keys , select the source of your movie file, then press Before you can access a media file over the network, ensure that the folder containing the file is shared.

  • Page 41: Playing Music

    Press to configure the music playback settings. Press to increase the volume. Press to decrease the volume. Press to return to the previous music file. Press to go to the next music file. Press to disable audio output. ASUS O!PLAY LIVE Media Player...

  • Page 42: Playing A Music File

    Playing a music file To play a music file: From the Home screen, press the left/right keys to navigate to Music, then press Using the up/down keys up/down keys , select the source of your music file, then press Before you can access a media file over the network, ensure that the folder containing the file is shared.

  • Page 43: Configuring The Audio Playback Settings

    • HDMI LPCM Multi-Ch (LPCM Multi-Channel 5.1.7.1): Select this option for the multichannel audio receiver. • HDMI RAW: Select this option for the multi-channel audio receiver. The raw data of the audio will be sent to the HDMI multichannel receiver for decoding. ASUS O!PLAY LIVE Media Player...

  • Page 44: Viewing Photos

    • SPDIF Output: Select this setting for the S/PDIF audio receiver. Refer to the following descriptions of the options: • SPDIF LPCM: Select this option for the S/PDIF audio receiver. • SPDIF RAW: Select this option for the S/PDIF multichannel audio receiver.

  • Page 45: Viewing Photos

    When the selected photo is displayed in full screen, press on the remote control to start the slideshow. Photos in the same source folder will be displayed in order. Press to pause the slideshow. Press to return to the source folder. ASUS O!PLAY LIVE Media Player...

  • Page 46: Setting The Background Music For The Slideshow

    Setting the background music for the slideshow To set the background music for the slideshow: Before viewing photos, go to Music and play music files first. Press to return to the Home screen and then go to Photo to start the photo slideshow.

  • Page 47: To Stream Online Media

    YouTube-XL, Pandora, Picasa, Weather, Stock, Flickr, RSS News, Internet Radio, PodCast, and Internet TV. The online content is constantly added and updated. Visit the ASUS website at http://www.asus.com for the latest information. • Ensure that your HD media player is connected to the Internet. However, the network connection might be disabled if the internet link is abnormal or blocked.

  • Page 48: Online Streaming From Netflix

    Navigate to the desired online media service, then press to enter. You may add the favorite online media service to Favorite in the Internet Radio. Navigate to the online media service that you want to add as your left key favovite.

  • Page 49: Managing Your Files

    Locate the file or folder that you want to copy from any of these sources: USB, Card Reader, Network, and UPNP. Press and select Copy, Delete, or Move. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the operation. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the operation. ASUS O!PLAY LIVE Media Player 3-13...

  • Page 50: Renaming Files/folders

    Renaming files/folders To rename files/folders: From the Home screen, press the left/right keys left/right keys to navigate to File Manager, then press Locate the file or folder that you want to copy from any of these sources: USB, Card Reader, Network, and UPNP. Press and select Rename.

  • Page 51: Chapter 4: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting This section provides answers to some common problems that you may encounter while installing or using the ASUS O!PLAY LIVE Media Player. These problems require simple troubleshooting that you can perform by yourself. Contact ASUS Technical Support if you encounter problems not mentioned in this section.

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    • Ensure that your TV is switched to the appropriate video source (AV IN or HDMI). You may need to use your TV Remote control to change video sources. • Turn off your media player and wait for a few minutes before turning it on again or press the reset button at the back panel.

  • Page 53: Audio

    If a file is not displayed on the screen, it most likely uses an unsupported bit rate or sample rate. Only use files with supported formats, bit rates, and sample rates. ASUS O!PLAY LIVE Media Player...

  • Page 54: Video

    Video Q1. How do I get the subtitle to play? • Ensure that the subtitle file and the movie file are in the same folder. • Ensure that the subtitle name is the same with the movie file (ex. movie.avi, movie.srt).

  • Page 55: Firmware Updates

    • The firmware update manual is available in PDF file (included in the updated firmware folder). Visit the ASUS support site at http://support.asus.com for more details. • If the media player is shut down or powered off during the software installation, the update will fail.

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    Q2. I cannot connect to the Wi-Fi network. • Ensure that you have properly configured your Wi-Fi settings. • Check the documentation that came with your router for the correct wireless settings. • The network you are trying to access may be protected, secured, or encrypted. If you are trying to connect to a wireless local area network (WLAN), contact your network administrator for the security and encryption settings.

  • Page 57: Operation/function Failure

    Contact your domain administrator or Microsoft Support for assistance. Q10. Can I access other online media websites? No. You can only access the online media services offered on your ASUS O!PLAY LIVE Media Player. Please note that the content is constantly added and updated.

  • Page 58: Additional Information

    For more details about using the features of your HD media player, refer to its user manual included in the support CD. • ASUS Support site Download the latest firmwares, drivers, and utilities from the ASUS Support site at http://support.asus.com Chapter 4: Troubleshooting...

  • Page 59: Appendices

    REACH Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals) regulatory framework, we published the chemical substances in our products at ASUS REACH website at http://csr.asus.com/english/index.aspx#48. Federal Communications Commission Statement This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: •...

  • Page 60: Gnu General Public License

    Canadian Department of Communications Statement This digital device does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital device set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications. This class B digital device complies with Canadian ICES-003. GNU General Public License Licensing information This product includes copyrighted third-party software licensed under the terms of...

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    Program or any derivative work under copyright law: that is to say, a work containing the Program or a portion of it, either verbatim or with modifications and/or translated into another language. (Hereinafter, translation is included without limitation in the term “modification”.) Each licensee is addressed as “you”. ASUS O!PLAY LIVE Media Player...

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    Activities other than copying, distribution and modification are not covered by this License; they are outside its scope. The act of running the Program is not restricted, and the output from the Program is covered only if its contents constitute a work based on the Program (independent of having been made by running the Program).

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    Program is void, and will automatically terminate your rights under this License. However, parties who have received copies, or rights, from you under this License will not have their licenses terminated so long as such parties remain in full compliance. ASUS O!PLAY LIVE Media Player...

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    You are not required to accept this License, since you have not signed it. However, nothing else grants you permission to modify or distribute the Program or its derivative works. These actions are prohibited by law if you do not accept this License. Therefore, by modifying or distributing the Program (or any work based on the Program), you indicate your acceptance of this License to do so, and all its terms and conditions for copying, distributing or modifying the Program or works based on it.

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    RENDERED INACCURATE OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY YOU OR THIRD PARTIES OR A FAILURE OF THE PROGRAM TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER PROGRAMS), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. END OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS ASUS O!PLAY LIVE Media Player...

  • Page 66: Asus Contact Information

    +1-510-739-3777 +1-510-608-4555 Web site usa.asus.com Technical Support Telephone +1-812-282-2787 Support fax +1-812-284-0883 Online support support.asus.com ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria) Address Harkort Str. 21-23, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany +49-2102-959911 Web site www.asus.de Online contact www.asus.de/sales Technical Support Component Telephone +49-1805-010923*...

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