HP A1210n - Pavilion - 512 MB RAM Software Manual

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    HP Pavilion PC Media Center Software Guide...

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    HP supports lawful use of technology and does not endorse or encourage the Cupertino, CA 95015–4010 use of our products for purposes other than those permitted by copyright law. The information in this document is subject to change without notice. Copyright © 2001–2006 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Welcome ............1 Viewing pictures as a slideshow ...........29 Viewing a slideshow with music in My Pictures.......29 Experience the Fun of Media Center ........1 Using supported picture file types in My Pictures ....30 The right music for the moment..........1 Editing Pictures in My Pictures ..........30 Share your digital memories ..........

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    Media Center Software Guide — HP Pavilion PC...

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

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

  • Page 6: Using Media Center Features

    Using Media Center Features You can control the Media Center functions and You can run Media Center side-by-side with other navigate Media Center windows by using the Windows software programs. It is possible to remote control (select models only), the keyboard, or browse through your pictures, watch videos, and If your PC came with the mouse.

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

    Using Media Center Setting Up Media Center The first time you start Media Center on your PC, a several minutes to complete. If there are steps you Media Center setup wizard opens. It is still need to complete, you can go to the Settings recommended to complete each step in the setup menu to do so.

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

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

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

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

  • Page 10: Using Media Center Away Mode

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

  • Page 11: Completing The Setup Wizard Steps

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

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

    Media Center Start Menu *Some of the features listed are for select Access a menu to exit Media Center, to Media Center Start menu items models only. shut down or to restart the PC, to log Play DVD — Watch DVD movies. See page 39. off to end your Media Center session, to put the PC into standby mode, or to *Online Spotlight —...

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

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

  • Page 14: Changing Media Center Settings

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

  • Page 15: Media Center Settings Categories

    Media Center Settings categories General: Optimization setting closes and then opens ■ Media Center at a specific time each day Startup and Window behavior. ■ that you determine. Visual and Sound Effects to set ■ Pictures to set slideshow settings. ■...

  • Page 16: Archiving Files Using Media Center, Finding Additional Media Center Information

    Archiving files using Media Center To archive your hard disk drive files: Press the Media Center Start button the remote control, or, with your mouse, click Start on the taskbar, and then click Media Center. Select More Programs. Select Media Archive. Select the drive where your files are located by selecting (+) or (–).

  • Page 17: Using The Remote Control

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

  • Page 18: Remote Control Buttons Overview

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

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

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    Media Center Software Guide — HP Pavilion PC...

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

    Playing Music Files The My Music area in Media Center is a great way to play, organize, and back up your music files. My Music is designed to work with the Windows Media Player program. My Music With My Music, you can find and play your favorite music files and CDs you have added to the Windows Media Player music library.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Page 27: Creating A Playlist In My Music

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

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

    Copying Music Files to CD in My Music To copy your music files to CD: Press the Media Center Start button on the remote control, or, with your mouse, click Start on the taskbar, and then click Media Center. Select More Programs. IMPORTANT: HP supports the lawful Insert a blank CD-R disc.

  • Page 29: Working With Pictures, My Pictures, Working With Digital Images

    Working with Pictures Use the My Pictures area in Media Center to view, edit, print, and share your pictures. My Pictures With My Pictures, you can view, sort, edit, print, and create a CD or DVD of your pictures from the folders you create in the My Pictures directory in Windows Explorer.

  • Page 30: Using My Pictures In Media Center

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

  • Page 31: Adding Pictures To My Pictures, Adding Picture Files From Your Hard Disk Drive

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

  • Page 32: 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 the remote control, or, with your mouse, click Start on the taskbar, and then click Media Center.

  • Page 33: Viewing Pictures As A Slideshow, Viewing A Slideshow With Music In My Pictures

    Viewing pictures as a slideshow Press the Media Center Start button on the Press Ctrl+D on the keyboard or press remote control, or, with your mouse, click the i (More information) button on the Start on the taskbar, and then click remote control, and then select Media Center.

  • Page 34: Using Supported Picture File Types In My Pictures, Editing Pictures In My Pictures

    Using supported picture file types in My Pictures You can view the following types of image files in Only supported image file types are displayed ■ Media Center. in My Pictures. Unsupported files are skipped in a slideshow. Folder icons appear even if the images inside ■...

  • Page 35: Cropping Pictures In My Pictures

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

  • Page 36: Rotating Pictures, Printing Pictures In My Pictures

    Rotating pictures If your picture appears horizontally or vertically and you want to change the orientation, you can change it in Media Center: Press the Media Center Start button on the Right-click the picture or press the remote control, or, with your mouse, click i (More information) button on the Start on the taskbar, and then click...

  • Page 37: Copying Pictures To Cds And Dvds

    Copying Pictures to CDs and DVDs You can copy your pictures to CDs and DVDs in Media Center or by using the Sonic Digital Media Projects program. You can also create a LightScribe label for your CD or DVD if you have a LightScribe optical drive and you use LightScribe media discs.

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  • Page 39: Playing Videos, Playing Digital Videos In Media Center

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

  • Page 40: Using Supported Video File Types, Transferring And Recording Video Files, Recording An Analog Video File

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

  • Page 41: Creating A Cd/dvd From Video Files

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

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  • Page 43: Playing Dvds, Playing Dvd Movies In Media Center

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

  • Page 44: Changing The Dvd Movie Language, Changing Dvd Audio Settings

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

  • Page 45: Creating Movies Using Muvee Autoproducer, Basic Steps To Make A Movie

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

  • Page 46: Locating The Two Versions Of Muvee Autoproducer

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

  • Page 47: Using Muvee Autoproducer On The Desktop, Getting Started On The Desktop

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

  • Page 48: Capturing Video From A Dv Camcorder

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

  • Page 49: Adding Videos

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

  • Page 50: Adding Pictures

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

  • Page 51: Adding Music, Selecting The Style

    Adding music To add music files to your movie production soundtrack on the desktop: Select the Add Music button in the Select multiple music files by pressing and ■ music area. The Add Music window holding Ctrl on your keyboard while opens.

  • Page 52: Changing The Settings

    Changing the settings You can adjust audio and video production settings Keep shots in sequence. Select this ■ for your movie: style to use the sequence of still images and video clips in the Add Video/Pictures window. Select the Change Settings button. The muvee Settings window opens.

  • Page 53: Adding An Opening Title And Closing Credits, Making The Movie

    Adding an opening title and closing credits You can personalize your movie project by adding an opening title and closing credits: Click the Title/Credits button. The Select a Credits effect from the drop- muvee Title and Credits window down window. opens.

  • Page 54: Saving The Movie Project, Recording The Movie Project To Disc

    Saving the movie project Once you are satisfied with the look of your movie project, you are ready to save it. You can save the movie to a file on your hard disk drive or create a VCD or DVD disc: Click the Save muvee button.

  • Page 55: Using Muvee Autoproducer Unplugged In Media Center

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

  • Page 56: Selecting Videos, Selecting Pictures

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

  • Page 57: Selecting Music, Setting The Style

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

  • Page 58: Adjusting Audio And Video Settings

    Adjusting audio and video settings You can adjust audio and video production settings for your movie: Select the Settings button. Select Audio to adjust the sound mix level of the music and original soundtrack and check music clip preferences. Select Production to check production preference settings: If the duration of your music is longer than ■...

  • Page 59: Making The Movie

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

  • Page 60: Upgrading Muvee Autoproducer

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

  • Page 61: Index

    Index adding editing CD tracks to the music library 19 pictures 30 music files to the music library error messages from the hard disk drive 18 Image cannot be displayed 30 Away mode enabling 6 file type power setting 2 .aac 41 using 6 .asf 41...

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    opening the desktop version 42 opening the Media Center version 42 magicSpot 46 previewing a movie 43, 49, 55 Media Center rotating images clockwise 46 navigating 5 saving movie 43, 50 playing DVDs 39 selecting style 47 resizing window 4 setting the duration of video 48, 55 Start menu 8 setting the style 53...

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    pictures settings copying pictures to CD 33 for sound 10 editing 30 general 10 image not displayed in My Pictures 30 Internet connections 10 printing 30 Shared Video folder 35 rotating 32 slideshow playing displaying information about pictures 29 digital music files 20 viewing pictures 29 digital videos 35 viewing with music 29...

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