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  • Page 1 Getting Started Guide...
  • Page 2 The information in this document is subject to change without notice. Hewlett-Packard Company makes no warranty of any kind with regard to this material, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Finding Answers to Commonly Asked Questions ......1 Setting Up Your PC ................. 3 Putting Your PC Together................3 Setting up for safety and comfort ..............3 Connecting to the PC ................4 Turning On Your PC for the First Time ..............5 Setting Up and Connecting to Your Internet Account .........5 Installing Software and Hardware Devices............6 Using HP products ..................7...
  • Page 4 Getting Help................. 19 Recovering from Software Problems .............. 19 Using the Onscreen Help and Support Center..........19 Using Instant Support .................. 20 Using Updates from HP ................20 Getting messages ................... 20 Turning off messages................21 Re-enabling messages ................21 Finding Online Guides ................
  • Page 5 Playing CDs and DVDs..............59 Playing Music CDs with iTunes ..............59 Playing CDs and DVDs with Windows Media Player ........60 Playing DVD Movies with InterVideo WinDVD..........60 Using country/region codes..............61 Playing Video CDs (VCD) with InterVideo WinDVD.........62 Playing Video CDs (VCD) with Windows Media Player 9 ........62 Creating (Burning) CDs and DVDs ..........
  • Page 6 Creating DVD Movies..............81 Getting Started................... 81 Using the Preview Window................82 Using the Media Library................82 Using the Storyboard .................. 82 Identifying Requirements for Capturing Video ..........82 Capturing Digital Camcorder Video.............. 83 Capturing Web Camera Video ..............83 Capturing Analog Video ................
  • Page 7: Finding Answers To Commonly Asked Questions

    Finding Answers to Commonly Asked Questions In this Getting Started Guide, you can find answers to questions about the following topics: • Turning on the PC, page 5 • Registering the PC, page 7 • Transferring information to your new PC, page 7 •...
  • Page 8 Getting Started Guide...
  • Page 9: Setting Up Your Pc

    Setting Up Your PC WARNING: Please read ”Safety Information” in the Warranty and Support Guide before installing and connecting your PC to the electrical power system. Putting Your PC Together Follow the steps on the quick setup poster to set up your PC. Look in the PC box for printed details or updates regarding your model PC.
  • Page 10: Connecting To The Pc

    To view the Safety & Comfort Guide: • Click Start, choose All Programs, choose PC Help & Tools, and then click Safety & Comfort Guide. • Type into your Web browser address box, and then press Enter on the keyboard. Connecting to the PC Connect your main hardware devices like the monitor, keyboard, and mouse at the back of the PC.
  • Page 11: Turning On Your Pc For The First Time

    Turning On Your PC for the First Time After you have completed the steps on the quick setup poster, you are ready to turn on your PC. 1 Press the Power button on the monitor. 2 Press the On button on the front of the PC. 3 Turn on the speakers, if they are present.
  • Page 12: Installing Software And Hardware Devices

    The folder called Online Services includes icons for accessing various NOTE: online services, but they may not be present in all countries/regions. 3 Connect to your ISP and the Internet. Use one of these methods: • Double-click the ISP-provided icon on the desktop. •...
  • Page 13: Using Hp Products

    Using HP products HP computers include pre-loaded software for select HP All-In-One, camera, scanner, and printer peripheral products. Pre-loaded software simplifies and speeds product setup for HP peripherals. Simply connect the HP peripheral product, turn it on, and your HP PC automatically configures it so it is ready to use.
  • Page 14: Using Desktop Icons

    Using Desktop Icons The desktop has shortcut icons that make it easy to find the things you need. Icon Opens Use it to Help and Support (select View onscreen Help information about models only) your PC. Easy Internet Sign-up Set up a new or an existing Internet account.
  • Page 15: Using Pc Help & Tools

    Using PC Help & Tools The PC Help & Tools folder (select models only) in the All Programs menu contains special utilities for PC owners. This folder also contains any onscreen guides included with your PC. To see the items in the PC Help & Tools folder: 1 Click Start on the taskbar.
  • Page 16 Getting Started Guide...
  • Page 17: Using The Keyboard

    Using the Keyboard Your keyboard has an arrangement of standard keys, indicator lights, and special buttons (select models only). Locate your keyboard among the following illustrations and read the feature list for it. Your keyboard may vary from the illustrations. Using the Internet Keyboards Internet keyboards may connect directly to your PC or may be wireless.
  • Page 18 Internet keyboard 1 This keyboard enables you to: • Adjust speaker volume. • Connect to the Internet (if you have an established Internet account). • Search for information on the Internet. • Place the PC into standby mode to save power. •...
  • Page 19: Using The Standard Keyboard

    Internet keyboard 3 This keyboard enables you to: • Adjust speaker volume. • Customize the buttons to open programs and connect to Internet Web sites. • Search for information on the Internet. • Find a file or program on the hard disk drive. •...
  • Page 20: Using The Wireless Keyboard Set

    Using the Wireless Keyboard Set A wireless keyboard (B) uses a receiver/transmitter unit (A), instead of a connector cable, to communicate with your PC. The wireless keyboard, mouse (C), and receiver set is available with select models only. A Wireless receiver B Wireless keyboard C Wireless mouse A light (D) on the receiver indicates receiver activity.
  • Page 21: Identifying Special Keyboard Buttons

    Identifying Special Keyboard Buttons There are special buttons (select models only) at the top of the keyboard. (Some models have some of these special buttons on the left side of the main keys.) These buttons operate a CD or DVD player, connect you to the Internet, or provide quick access to specific functions.
  • Page 22 Figure Icon Feature Description Shopping Sports Finance Goes to popular Web sites. Can be reconfigured to open a site or Connect software program. Search Chat E-Mail See figure Media controls Operates CD or DVD player. following table (CD/DVD/MP3) Volume control Volume knob: Increases speaker volume when turned clockwise and (Volume knob or decreases volume when turned counterclockwise.
  • Page 23: Customizing The Keyboard Buttons

    Customizing the keyboard buttons You can customize some of the special buttons on the keyboard (select models only) to open different programs or files, or to connect to favorite Web sites: 1 Click Start on the taskbar. 2 Choose Control Panel. 3 Click Printers and Other Hardware, if it is present.
  • Page 24 Getting Started Guide...
  • Page 25: Getting Help

    Getting Help Recovering from Software Problems The PC uses the operating system and installed software programs during normal operation. If your PC works improperly or stops because of the software, you may be able to repair it by restarting the PC, using System Restore, or using other methods, including the system recovery programs.
  • Page 26: Using Instant Support

    Using Instant Support When you need assistance to solve a PC-related problem, use HP Instant Support (select models only). With HP Instant Support, you can run tests or submit a problem for help over the Internet. When you submit a problem, you communicate over the Internet with a Support analyst who works with you on solving the problem.
  • Page 27: Turning Off Messages

    Turning off messages You cannot receive Updates from HP messages, including important NOTE: Support messages that may be critical to the operation of your PC, while the service is off. To turn off the Updates from HP Service: 1 Click Start on the taskbar. 2 Choose All Programs.
  • Page 28: Finding Web Sites About Your Pc

    Finding Web Sites About Your PC Use the Web site addresses listed in the Warranty and Support Guide for: • Information about your PC. • Your technical support needs. Type these Web site addresses into the address box of your Internet browser, and then press the Enter key on your keyboard.
  • Page 29: Using The Hp Personal Media Drive

    Using the HP Personal Media Drive The HP Personal Media Drive (sold separately) can be used as an internal or external USB hard disk drive designed to quickly and easily increase your storage capacity and to transfer media files such as digital photos, music, videos, and other important files.
  • Page 30: Connecting The Drive

    Connecting the Drive As an external drive, the HP Personal Media Drive connects and disconnects easily from a USB 2.0 connector on the front or the back of most PCs. The drive comes with software, an external USB cable, and an external power cord and power adapter.
  • Page 31: Inserting The Drive

    Inserting the Drive 1 Turn on the PC. 2 Line up the ridges on the bottom of the drive with the two slots on the side or the bottom of the PC drive bay. Do not force the drive into the bay; it should slide easily into the bay.
  • Page 32: Using The Drive

    It is best to always remove your drive safely to avoid errors. See ”Disconnecting the Drive” on page 27. To assign a drive letter: NOTE: To avoid multiple hard disk drives using 1 Click Start on the taskbar. the same drive letter, 2 Right-click My Computer.
  • Page 33: Disconnecting The Drive

    8 Browse to locate your created music file folder on your HP Personal Media Drive, and then click OK. 9 Click OK, and then OK again to close the Options window. Now your music files on your HP Personal Media Drive appear in the Windows Media Player library when your drive is connected to the PC.
  • Page 34 Getting Started Guide...
  • Page 35: Working With Sound, Pictures, And Video

    Working with Sound, Pictures, and Video Using Speakers Speakers are included with the monitor (select models only) or are sold separately. Your PC supports only an active (powered) speaker system; the speaker system must have its own power cord. A stereo speaker set is a left-right, two-channel speaker system. A NOTE: multichannel audio speaker system is a system with more than two channels, and it may include a subwoofer.
  • Page 36: Setting Up 3-Connector Sound

    Setting up 3-connector sound PC models that include three sound connectors (select models only) on the back of the PC support up to six channels of sound (5.1 speaker output) and use the Multi-channel Sound Manager to configure the software settings. Connecting the speaker system to the PC (3-connector) The 3-connector audio speaker system uses the Audio In, Audio Out, and Mic connectors on the back or front of the PC.
  • Page 37: Configuring Multichannel Audio Output For The Dvd Player

    5 Select the option describing the number of speakers in your system, for example, 6/5.1 speaker mode. You can click the Speaker Test tab and then click a speaker icon to test it. 6 Click OK. To use a microphone for recording, see ”Using the microphone with the Multi- Channel Sound Manager (3-connector)”...
  • Page 38: Setting Up 6-Connector Sound

    To test the speakers (multichannel speakers only), click the Test button. NOTE: The WinDVD control panel shows the speaker number being used. Click Stop. 6 Click OK. If you want to play a stereo DVD, change the audio properties of WinDVD NOTE: to match the recorded DVD audio output.
  • Page 39 Connecting the speaker system to the PC (6-connector) 1 With the speaker system off, connect the speakers and the subwoofer, if present. Refer to the speaker documentation. 2 Turn off the PC. 3 Connect the audio cable plugs from the speaker system subwoofer to the connectors on the back of the PC.
  • Page 40: Configuring Sound For Recording With The Sound Effect Manager (6-Connector)

    Configuring sound for recording with the Sound Effect Manager (6-connector) The microphone connector on the front of the 6-connector audio PC is ready to use for recording sound. If you want to use another connector for recording, such as the digital audio in connector, use these steps to select it. The pink and green connectors on the front of a PC with 6-connector NOTE: sound can be retasked to perform other audio functions;...
  • Page 41: Using The Sound Effect Manager (6-Connector)

    3 If it is present, click Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices. 4 Click Sounds and Audio Devices. 5 On the Volume tab, in the Device volume area click the Advanced button. The Master Volume window opens. 6 Click Options and choose Properties. 7 In the Mixer device area, select Back Line in/Mic, Front Line in from the drop-down list.
  • Page 42 Using the Audio Wizard in the Sound Effect Manager (6-connector) When you click the Audio Wizard button, a window opens that shows the three audio connectors on the front of the PC. The connectors on the front of your PC may be of a different type or may NOTE: be in a different arrangement;...
  • Page 43: Working With Digital Images

    Working with Digital Images You can connect a digital image source, such as a digital camera or a digital video camera, directly to the PC or through a docking station. Digital picture files you copy or download from the device appear in the My Pictures folder. You can copy digital picture files from the memory cards used by digital cameras and other digital imaging devices by using the memory card reader (select models only).
  • Page 44 My Images Click this tab to find, view, manage, and print single or multiple photos or video clips. At the top of the control area (B), click All by date to view all your images, or choose Folders to browse for images. To select the images that you want to print or use, simply click the image (or images) in the gallery (C) and it appears in the selection tray (D).
  • Page 45: Introducing The Memory Card Reader

    Introducing the memory card reader Digital cameras and other digital imaging devices use memory cards, or media, to store digital picture files. The optional memory card reader (select models only) can read and can write to a variety of types of memory cards and the IBM Microdrive disk drive.
  • Page 46 Using the memory card reader CompactFlash and Microdrive are keyed and cannot be inserted NOTE: incorrectly. Insert the receptacle edge (holes) of this media into the slot. For the two-slot reader, the Secure Digital (SD) card, the MultiMediaCard (MMC), and the Memory Stick (MS or MS-Pro) cards must be inserted upside down (gold connector fingers facing up).
  • Page 47: Using A Tv As A Monitor

    2-slot memory card reader A In-use light F Upper slot G Lower slot Card Insert Into 2-slot reader CompactFlash Type I media Receptacle edge (holes) F (upper) CompactFlash Type II media Receptacle edge (holes) F (upper) IBM Microdrive disk drive Receptacle edge (holes) F (upper) Secure Digital (SD)
  • Page 48: Identifying Cables You May Need

    Identifying cables you may need To connect a TV to the PC, you may need a video cable and an audio cable (not provided; purchase separately). The type of video cable you need depends on your TV: • If your TV has an S-video jack, you need an S-video cable. •...
  • Page 49: Viewing The Pc Image On Your Tv Screen

    • If your TV has a composite video jack and your PC has only an S-video jack, connect a composite video cable to the Video In jack on the TV and to an S-video adapter cable. Connect the S-video adapter cable to the S-video jack on the back of the PC.
  • Page 50 nView tab 1 Click the nView tab. 2 To view the computer image on your PC monitor and your TV simultaneously, in the area nView Display Mode select Clone. To view the PC image on just the TV, in the area nView Display Mode, select Standard [Dualview], click the Device Settings button, choose Select Output Device, and then select the TV option.
  • Page 51: Disabling The Tv Option

    3 When the PC image appears on the TV screen, click Yes to keep the setting. You have 15 seconds to accept this new setting before it reverts to the previous setting. 4 Click the OK button to save changes, and then click OK again to close the Display Properties window.
  • Page 52: Disconnecting The Tv

    Ge Force tab (disabling) 1 Click the Ge Force FX xxxx tab. 2 In the area nView Modes select Single display from the drop-down list. In the area Current display select Analog Display or Digital Display. 3 Click the Apply button. 4 When the PC image appears on the monitor screen, click Yes to keep the setting.
  • Page 53: Using Your Multi-Storage Bay

    Using Your Multi-storage Bay Your PC may have a multi-storage bay (select models only) on the top of the PC chassis. You can use the multi-storage bay to: • Store CDs, DVDs, or memory cards. • Dock a peripheral device in the bay, such as a digital camera docking station. •...
  • Page 54: Storing Cds, Dvds, Or Memory

    Storing CDs, DVDs, or memory To store CDs and DVDs, open the bay cover (figure A) and gently lift the two sections to form the spindle (figure B). You can store up to ten discs. To store memory cards, open the top cover and, if necessary, lower the two spindle sections (figure A).
  • Page 55: Docking A Peripheral Device

    Docking a peripheral device To use the multi-storage bay for a peripheral device, do the following: 1 Open the bay cover (A). Hold the cover on each side near the hinges, and then lift the cover and slide it toward the back of the chassis (C). Gently lift it off. 2 Thread the cables through the cable tunnel opening at the back of the bay (D).
  • Page 56: Placing A Peripheral Device On The Multi-Storage Bay (Top)

    Placing a peripheral device on the multi-storage bay (top) To use the chassis top to place a peripheral device, do the following: 1 Open the bay cover (A). Hold the cover on each side near the hinges, then lift the cover and slide it toward the back of the chassis (C). Gently lift it off. 2 Grasp the tab (T) and pull it out toward the front of the chassis (E).
  • Page 57: Using The Optional Camera Station Pc Top

    Using the optional camera station PC top Your PC chassis may include the optional camera docking station feature. This feature lets you install a special bay cover (optional) on the PC chassis for using an HP camera and HP camera docking station. (Both the camera and the docking station are sold separately.) The camera includes a camera cradle, and the docking station includes cables.
  • Page 58 1 Open the bay cover (A). Hold the cover on each side near the hinges, then lift the cover and slide it toward the back of the chassis (C). Gently lift it off. To make it easy to insert the cables during step 3, grasp the tab (T) and pull it out toward the front of the chassis (E).
  • Page 59 5 Connect the docking station cables: • Plug the USB cable (K) into the back of the PC. • Plug the red and yellow connectors (L) into a TV if you want to view the camera images on a TV. •...
  • Page 60: Using Your Camera Docking Bay

    Using Your Camera Docking Bay Your PC may have a camera docking bay (select models only) on the top of the PC chassis. You can use the camera docking bay to: • Store CDs, DVDs, or memory cards. • Dock a peripheral device in the bay, such as a digital camera docking station. •...
  • Page 61 To store CDs, DVDs, or memory cards: Gently press down and slide the bay lid open. Working with Sound, Pictures, and Video...
  • Page 62 To install a peripheral device or an HP camera and HP camera docking station: 1 Gently press down and slide the bay lid open. 2 Place the peripheral device or the camera docking station (A) on the top of the PC. 3 Place the camera cradle (B) that came with the digital camera on the camera docking station.
  • Page 63 4 Thread the cables that came with your peripheral device or camera docking station through the cable tunnel (C); starting from the back of the PC, thread them to the front of the PC. Pull the cables to the center and connect them to the peripheral or the docking station.
  • Page 64 6 Place the correct camera docking station lid (D) on top of the PC. Gently guide the edge of the lid into the top of the PC. 7 Place the HP digital camera (E) into the camera docking station. 8 Follow the instructions that came with your camera docking station. Getting Started Guide...
  • Page 65: Playing Cds And Dvds

    Playing CDs and DVDs Your PC includes software that lets you play music CDs and DVD movies (select models only). This section describes how to: • Play music CDs using Windows Media Player, or play music CDs or DVDs with iTunes. •...
  • Page 66: Playing Cds And Dvds With Windows Media Player

    Playing CDs and DVDs with Windows Media Player Your PC must have a DVD drive to play DVD movies. 1 Insert the music CD or DVD movie into the drive. • The Windows Media Player window opens. If the wizard window opens, select Windows Media Player from the list.
  • Page 67: Using Country/Region Codes

    If the program does not automatically open: a Click Start, choose All Programs, choose InterVideo WinDVD, select InterVideo WinDVD Player, and then click InterVideo WinDVD. b Use the playback buttons on the control panel to view the movie. To see what a button does on the control panel, place the mouse NOTE: pointer on the button;...
  • Page 68: Playing Video Cds (Vcd) With Intervideo Windvd

    For example, if you play a DVD with a country/region 1 code, WinDVD sets the current country/region of your DVD player to 1. If you later play a DVD that is coded for a different country/region, WinDVD asks if you want to set this as the current country/region.
  • Page 69: Creating (Burning) Cds And Dvds

    Creating (Burning) CDs and DVDs Burn is an industry term used to describe the recording of information onto NOTE: a DVD or CD. Optical recording uses a laser beam to place information onto the disc, thus the term burning. If your recording fails, manually select a slower recording speed, if NOTE: available, each time you make a recording.
  • Page 70: Creating (Burning) Music Cds With Itunes

    Creating (Burning) Music CDs with iTunes To create a music CD using iTunes: 1 Click Start on the taskbar, choose All Programs, select iTunes, and then click iTunes. 2 Click the Edit menu and select Preferences. 3 Click the Burning tab and choose Audio CD as the Disc Format. 4 Click the Use Sound Check check box if you would like all songs on the CD to play at the same volume level and click OK.
  • Page 71: Creating (Burning) Data Cds Using Windows Xp

    Creating (Burning) Data CDs Using Windows XP Your PC has recording software to record data files, such as text files or digital pictures, onto CDs. 1 Click Start on the taskbar and choose My Documents or the folder that has the files you want to copy.
  • Page 72: Creating Music Cds With Recordnow

    Creating Music CDs with RecordNow! RecordNow! creates closed session music CDs, which means you must record all music files on one CD in one recording session. Music files can be recorded repeatedly on a rewritable CD-RW disc, but all previously recorded files must be erased first.
  • Page 73: Creating Cds To Play On Your Pc

    Creating CDs to Play on Your PC 1 Click Start, choose All Programs, Sonic RecordNow!, and then click RecordNow!. 2 Click the Audio Projects tab. 3 Select Jukebox CD. 4 Insert a music CD to view the tracks on your CD. Click Find and then click either Scan for Music or Browse to find music files on your hard disk drive that you want to record.
  • Page 74: Creating A Music Cd

    Creating a Music CD HP supports the lawful use of technology and does not endorse or IMPORTANT: encourage the use of our products for purposes other than those permitted by copyright law. When recording music files, it is important to note that: •...
  • Page 75 5 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 anywhere in Windows Explorer into the file selection window.
  • Page 76: Storing Data Files On Disc

    Storing Data Files on Disc When storing data files on a disc, it is important to note that: • You can add new data files to a CD-R and a DVD+R in a later recording session, until the disc is full. With DVD+R discs, you need to select the correct setting in RecordNow! to record files in a later session.
  • Page 77: Erasing A Dvd Or Cd

    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 78: Archiving Files On A Dvd Or Cd

    6 Click Yes. 7 Click the Burn icon to save your data disc without the files you removed. 8 Click Done when the recording is complete. Archiving Files on a DVD or CD 1 Click Start, choose All Programs, Sonic RecordNow!, and then click RecordNow!.
  • Page 79: Burning An Image

    Burning an Image 1 Click Start, choose All Programs, Sonic RecordNow!, and then click RecordNow!. 2 Select the Backup Projects tab. 3 Select Burn Image. 4 Click the Browse button to locate your saved image file. 5 Click the Burn icon. 6 Insert a blank CD or DVD into the drive.
  • Page 80 For example, if you insert a blank CD-RW disc, you see options such as: • Open writeable CD folder using Windows Explorer. • Create a disc using RecordNow! • Take no action. The options displayed depend on what software is on the PC. You can choose to have a specific action occur automatically each time you insert a blank CD by selecting the Always do the selected action box.
  • Page 81: Using Compatibility Information

    Here are some of the other options you can choose to view the files on the disc you inserted: • Click Start, My Computer, and then right-click the DVD Writer/CD Writer drive icon and choose Explore. • Click Start, My Computer, and then double-click the DVD Writer/CD Writer drive icon.
  • Page 82: Using The Disc Quick Reference Tables

    Using the Disc Quick Reference Tables You can use DVD+RW, DVD+R, CD-RW, and CD-R discs in the DVD Writer/ CD Writer drive. Using double-layer DVD+R discs • Can only be written to with a Double-Layer DVD drive (select models only). •...
  • Page 83 Video recording length Video quality setting Disc type Good Better Best 8.5 GB Double-Layer 325 minutes 217 minutes 108 minutes DVD+R 4.7 GB DVD+RW, DVD+R 180 minutes 120 minutes 60 minutes 700 MB CD-RW, CD-R 27 minutes 18 minutes 9 minutes 650 MB CD-RW, CD-R 24 minutes 16 minutes...
  • Page 84 This PC comes with the Double-Layer DVD-Writer drive. It supports single- NOTE: layer and double-layer DVD media. Double-Layer technology gives you greater capacity and allows you to store up to 8.5 GB* of data on double-layer DVD+R media. Double-Layer is a new technology. The Double-Layer media created may not work with some home DVD players and computer DVD-ROM drives.
  • Page 85: Using The Software Quick Reference Table

    Using the Software Quick Reference Table To open the DVD Writer/CD Writer software programs, click Start on the taskbar, choose All Programs, select the program folder, and then click the program to open the software. Refer to the following table to determine the best programs for the tasks you want to do.
  • Page 86 Software With this program you can • Windows Import audio, video, and other media files from a videotape, Movie Maker 2.0 an audiotape, a Web camera, or a television broadcast. • Record audio and video files to create a video project that becomes a Windows Media source file with a .wmv extension.
  • Page 87: Creating Dvd Movies

    Creating DVD Movies Your PC allows you to capture (copy), edit, and record your home movies in four ® easy steps by using the InterVideo WinDVD Creator software program (select models only). Capture: Take videos and pictures from digital camcorders, analog video devices, and Webcams, and then save them to your hard disk drive.
  • Page 88: Using The Preview Window

    Using the Preview Window The Preview window is located in the upper-left corner. It behaves differently for each task. Capture: Displays what your capture device is viewing. Edit: Plays back the selected video or displays the selected image. Add Menu: Displays what your menu and buttons look like. Using the Media Library The Media Library contains your video clips, images, and audio tracks.
  • Page 89: Capturing Digital Camcorder Video

    You may need to turn your device off and on again for the program to NOTE: detect it. If your PC has multiple video devices connected, they all appear on the Capture screen. Select the video source you would like to use. Capturing Digital Camcorder Video 1 Click Start, choose All Programs, InterVideo WinDVD, InterVideo WinDVD Creator, and then click InterVideo WinDVD Creator again.
  • Page 90: Capturing Analog Video

    Capturing Analog Video 1 Click Start, choose All Programs, InterVideo WinDVD, InterVideo WinDVD Creator, and then click InterVideo WinDVD Creator again. 2 Click the Capture video into hard disk button. 3 Connect your VCR, television, or other input device to your composite or S-video inputs.
  • Page 91: Adding Images

    4 If you have already captured video for this project, drag and drop the video files from the Media Library to the Storyboard. If you have video files on your hard disk drive you would like to add to this project, click the Drag and Drop button.
  • Page 92: Adding Audio Effects

    Adding Audio Effects 1 Click the Audio Library icon. 2 Click the Drag and Drop button to open the My Music folder on your hard disk drive. 3 Select the audio files from your hard disk you want to add to your audio library, and click Open.
  • Page 93: Adding Video Filters

    Adding Video Filters 1 Click the Video Filters icon. 2 Drag and drop a video filter to the video of your choice. Adding a Menu The Add menu section turns your project interactive. It creates a menu theme and breaks your project into chapters. The menu theme can be your own images and music or a custom theme that comes with WinDVD Creator.
  • Page 94: Recording Vhs Video Files Direct To Dvd

    6 Choose one from each of the following sections (order of selections may differ): Burn to Disc Select where you would like the file to be recorded: • Burn to Disc: Use this to burn directly to a DVD or CD. •...
  • Page 95: Converting Recorded Tv To Mpeg-2 Format (Europe Only)

    Converting Recorded TV to MPEG-2 Format (Europe Only) 1 If your project is already open, click the Edit button and skip to step 4. 2 Click Start, choose All Programs, InterVideo WinDVD, InterVideo WinDVD Creator, and then click InterVideo WinDVD Creator again. 3 Open a project by either selecting the Create new project or Open existing project button.
  • Page 96 Getting Started Guide...
  • Page 97: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting For help on general and miscellaneous problems you may be experiencing with your PC, refer to the following pages for possible solutions. For more detailed information, press the Help button on your keyboard, or click Start on the taskbar and select Help and Support.
  • Page 98 Audio Symptom Problem Solution No sound is produced. Volume is muted. Press the Mute button on the keyboard to see if the mute feature is turned on. Click Start, and then click Control Panel. Click Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices, if it is present, and then double-click Sounds and Audio Devices.
  • Page 99 CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, or DVD Writer Drive (continued ) Symptom Problem Solution Cannot remove a CD or The PC is turned off. Turn on your PC and press the Eject button to extend the tray. DVD disc. • Cannot create (burn) Problem with disc.
  • Page 100 CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, or DVD Writer Drive (continued ) Symptom Problem Solution Cannot add files to my RecordNow! creates a When recording a music CD, RecordNow! does not allow music CD. closed session music CD. recording of additional files after the initial recording. Cannot add data to Wrong recording option Make sure you set the correct recording option: Insert your...
  • Page 101 Diskette (Floppy) Drive (Select Models Only) Symptom Problem Solution PC is unable to read the A non-formatted diskette has To format the diskette: diskette (floppy disk). been inserted. Click Start, and then click My Computer. Right-click the 3½ Floppy (A:) icon. Select Format.
  • Page 102 Display (Monitor) If you encounter display (monitor) problems, refer to the documentation that came with your monitor and NOTE: to the common causes and solutions listed in this table. Symptom Problem Solution Screen is blank, and Monitor power cable is not Reconnect the power plug on the back of the monitor and monitor power light is connected to the monitor or...
  • Page 103: Hardware Installation

    Hardware Installation Symptom Problem Solution A new device is not Device driver is not Install the device driver from the CD or diskette provided recognized as part of the installed. with the device, or download and install the driver from the system.
  • Page 104: Internet Access

    Hardware Installation (continued ) Symptom Problem Solution New or existing device A hardware device conflict To resolve a device conflict, you may need to disable one does not work after exists. of the devices or uninstall an old device driver: installing a new device.
  • Page 105 Internet Access (continued ) Symptom Problem Solution Cannot automatically start You must log in to your ISP Log in to your ISP, and start the desired program. Internet programs. before some programs will start. Internet takes too long to Modem is not set up Verify that the correct modem speed and COM port are download Web sites.
  • Page 106 Keyboard and Mouse (continued ) Symptom Problem Solution Mouse does not respond Mouse connector is not Turn off your PC using the keyboard: to movement or is too properly plugged into the Press the Ctrl and Esc keys on the keyboard at the same slow.
  • Page 107 Power Symptom Problem Solution PC will not turn on or start. PC is not securely connected to Ensure that cables connecting the PC to the external an external power source. power source are plugged in properly. Green power supply light on When the cables connecting the PC to the external power back of PC is out.
  • Page 108 Memory Symptom Problem Solution Insufficient memory All memory in the PC is Close all open programs, and then try desired task again. message is displayed. being used by open programs, and memory is Restart your PC: needed for a desired task. Click the Start button.
  • Page 109: Index

    Index capturing analog video, 84 adding a menu, 87 digital camcorder video, 83 adding images, 85 requirements, 82 adjusting speaker volume, 92 video and images, 81 America Online, troubleshooting, 99 capturing Web camera video, 83 appendable disc, 68 card reader, memory, 39 archiving files, 72 carpal tunnel syndrome, 3 CD, 72...
  • Page 110 desktop, 8 hard disk drive device conflict, resolving, 98 connecting an HP Personal Media device not working, 102 Drive to the PC, 24 digital images, managing, 37 Help digital picture, 37, 39 commonly asked questions, 1 work area, 37 finding answers, 1 disc onscreen Help and Support, 19 CD-R, 76...
  • Page 111 manuals, online, 21 memory card reader keyboard not working, 99 card types, 39 no sound, 92 using, 39 not working, powered off, 101 microphone not working, won’t turn off, 101 6-connector, using, 34 organizing information, 8 using with multichannel speakers, 31 problem turning on, 101 model number for the PC, viewing, 7 registering, 7...
  • Page 112 Standby button, 15 storage RealOne Player camera docking bay, 55 features, 79 multi-storage bay, 47 recording VHS files direct to DVD, 88 storing files RecordNow!, 65 about storing data files, 70 archiving files, 72 using RecordNow!, 68 copying a DVD or CD, 70 Support creating music CD to play on messages, 20...
  • Page 113 video files WinDVD Creator recording, 73 adding a menu, 87 video recording length, 77 adding audio effects, 86 viewing onscreen guides, 9 adding images, 85 volume adding title effects, 86 adjusting, 92 adding transition effects, 86 controls, 16 capture, 81 capturing analog video, 84 capturing digital camcorder Web camera video, 83...

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