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Media Center Edition 2005
Software Guide

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

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    Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other Cupertino, CA 95015-4010 countries. Microsoft, the Microsoft logo, Windows, and Windows XP are U.S. registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. © 2002, 2003, 2004 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information in this document is subject to change without notice.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Welcome ............1 Working with Pictures ........ 41 Experience the Fun of Media Center ........1 HP Image Zone Plus ............41 Using Media Center Features..........2 My Pictures ................41 Working with Digital Images..........41 Using Media Center ........3 Using HP Image Zone Plus in Media Center ......42 Setting Up Media Center............

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    Importing, Editing, and Burning Videos ..77 Using an HP Personal Media Drive ....91 Using InterVideo WinDVD Creator........77 Setting Up the HP Personal Media Drive Using muvee autoProducer unPlugged ........77 to Work with Media Center ..........92 Getting started with WinDVD Creator ........78 Locating the Drive After Installation........

  • Page 5: Welcome, Experience The Fun Of Media Center

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

  • 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’s possible to browse remote control, the keyboard, or the mouse. You can through your pictures, watch videos, play music, easily switch back and forth between them by and even record TV while using other Windows...

  • Page 7: Using Media Center, Setting Up Media Center

    Using Media Center Setting Up Media Center The first time you open Media Center, a setup features in Media Center. The Media Center setup wizard opens. It is best to complete each step in the wizard may take approximately 10 to 40 minutes to Media Center setup wizard to be able to use all the complete.

  • Page 8: Media Center Start Menu

    Media Center Start Menu Some of the features listed are for select models only. Access a menu to exit Media Center, to Go to the Media Center Web site for the shut down or to restart the PC, to log latest Media Center information off to end your Media Center session, Watch your home videos...

  • Page 9: Navigating Media Center

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

  • Page 10: Using Instant Messaging In Media Center

    Media Center menu bars and PC control menu When you move the mouse, the Media Center menu Icon Action bars appear. When you use the remote control, or when you stop using the mouse (after 5 seconds), Log off and end your the menu bars disappear.

  • Page 11: Changing Media Center Settings

    Logging in to your messenger account First, you must go to http://www.msn.com to Enter your .NET Passport information, and set up your messenger account. You will need then select Sign In. a .NET Passport to log in to messenger. A .NET Passport is an e-mail address, a login name, and a password.

  • Page 12: Finding Additional Media Center Information

    Media Center settings categories TV to set up TV signal, audio, and closed General to set: ■ ■ captioning. You can download or edit the Startup and Window behavior. ■ Television Program Guide, view or clear recording history, set hard disk drive recorder Visual and Sound Effects to set ■...

  • Page 13: Using The Remote Control

    Using the Remote Control The remote control is designed to work with Media Center. You can use your remote control with Media Center to play CDs, DVDs, to view pictures, and to DVD MENU watch and record television programs. This remote control helps you navigate the Media The remote control Center windows on your computer just as a TV remote RADIO...

  • Page 14: Remote Control Buttons Overview

    Remote Control Buttons Overview Features and location may vary Standby puts the PC into and out of a DVD MENU power-reduced state. DVD Menu opens the Play DVD window or RADIO MUSIC PICTURES VIDEOS opens the main menu of a DVD movie, if available.

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    Q TV opens the My TV window. Pictures opens the My Pictures window. Videos opens the My Videos window. Play plays the selected media. Stop stops the media currently playing. Fwd (Fast-forward) moves media forward at three speeds. W Skip moves media forward — for example, 30 seconds in videos and live TV or one music track.

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    HP Media Center PC Software Guide...

  • Page 17: Watching And Recording Tv Programs, Navigating My Tv

    Watching and Recording TV Programs Watch live TV or record your favorite shows for later playback. Use the Television Program Guide to find the show you want to watch or record.You can also record a show while watching another prerecorded show.

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    Watching TV Before you can watch TV by using Media Center, make sure: The computer is set up correctly for your TV ■ signal source. Refer to the setup poster and the HP Media Center Getting Started Guide You can change the for more information.

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    Controlling TV playback The personal video recorder functionality lets you You can return to the live broadcast by pressing the record single shows or capture entire series for later Live TV button on the remote control. viewing. When you change the channel, Media Center When you open the My TV window and begin deletes the previously recorded portion and begins watching live TV, Media Center begins recording...

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    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 21: Using The Television Program Guide

    Using the Television Program Guide In the Television Program Guide, you can scroll program. The number of days displayed depends through a list of the current and upcoming television on your television service provider; most providers programs and channels available from your display up to 14 days.

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    Viewing the Television Program Guide Press the Media Center Start button Use the arrow buttons to select a channel, and the remote control. then use the arrow buttons to scroll through up to two weeks of programming for that Make sure the PC has Select My TV, and then select Guide.

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    Setting up how Media Center downloads the Guide You must select a TV listings provider before you can use and download the Guide. You can set up Media Center to download the Guide when you connect to the Internet or you can select to manually download the Guide.

  • Page 24: 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 the remote control, select My TV, and then Using Categories to ■...

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    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 the remote control, select My TV, and then select Search. Select Categories.

  • Page 26: Recording Tv Programs

    Recording TV Programs Media Center allows you to record TV programs so that you can watch them when it is convenient. You Recording icons can record the program you are watching, or you can record a future program or series from the The Record icon appears in the Guide, the Search, or the Recorded TV window in Television Program Guide next to...

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    Recording manually Recording a program manually allows you to select a specific date, channel, and recording time period. For some programs, you may want to begin recording before the scheduled beginning and after the scheduled ending of the program. Recorded TV ■...

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    Recording quality and hard disk drive storage space The space available for recording TV programs depends on your hard disk drive size, the Quality of Hard disk drive space percentage of hard disk drive space allocated to recording used recorded TV, and the recording quality setting. Refer to Media Best *2.7 GB/hour...

  • Page 29: Playing 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.

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    HP Media Center PC Software Guide...

  • Page 31: Playing Music Files, Hp Tunes, My Music

    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 32: Using Hp Tunes With Media Center, Adding Music To The Itunes Music Library

    Using HP Tunes with Media Center iTunes is a software program from Apple 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 For more information...

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    Adding music files from the Internet For more information about downloading music from the iTunes Music store, refer to the Help menu in the iTunes program. Connect to the Internet. To change your import format: If your songs are listed as track Follow the online instructions to download Click the Edit menu, and then select numbers instead of...

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    Using supported music file types You can play the following types of digital audio files in iTunes. By default, iTunes converts several file File extension File type types to .aac files when you import them into the iTunes music Library. .aac Apple Lossless Encoder...

  • Page 35: Playing Cds With Hp Tunes, Creating A Playlist With Itunes

    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. If it has been added to your library, it will be displayed under Songs, Albums, For more information Artists, or Genres.

  • Page 36: Creating And Editing A Queue List With Hp Tunes, Creating Music Cds With Itunes

    Creating and Editing a Queue List with HP Tunes A queue (or Now Playing) list is a temporary list of songs that are scheduled to be played in the order they were selected. A queue list acts like a group of songs you select to play on a jukebox.

  • Page 37: Using My Music With Media Center

    Using My Music with Media Center You can copy digital music files and organize a music library by using My Music in Media Center or by using the Windows Media Player program. Music files that are added from within My Music in Media Center are copied into the Windows Media Player Library and are then accessible from within Media Center.

  • Page 38: Adding Music To My Music Library

    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.

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    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, and then select My Music. Each time you add music files outside of Insert a CD into the CD drive. Windows Media Player, you must use Select Albums.

  • Page 40: 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 Help for more information about supported file File extension File type types. .cda CD audio For more information .wav Windows audio file about music file...

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    Playing an album in My Music Press the Media Center Start button 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 42: 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 43: 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 44: 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 the remote control, and select More Programs. IMPORTANT: HP Insert a blank CD-R disc. supports the lawful use of technology Select Create CD/DVD.

  • Page 45: Working With Pictures, Hp Image Zone Plus, My Pictures, Working With Digital Images

    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 a software program located in your All Programs menu that works together with the HP Image Zone Plus area in Media Center.

  • Page 46: Using Hp Image Zone Plus In Media Center

    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 mouse and keyboard, and some tasks you can do from within Media Center with your remote control. For example, you must add your pictures to the HP Image Zone Plus program on the desktop before For specific details on...

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    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. This catalog allows you to search for your pictures by date, You can click Go to keyword, or place by using HP Image Zone Plus.

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    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. After you create your To create an album: picture albums in the HP Image Zone Plus...

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    Assigning a place to your pictures Using your mouse, double-click the Click the map to find your location. Each time HP Image Zone Plus icon on the desktop. you click the map, it zooms in closer. Use the arrow buttons surrounding the map to move Click the My Images tab, and then click around on the map.

  • Page 50: Viewing Pictures In Hp Image Zone Plus, Editing Pictures In Hp Image Zone Plus

    Viewing Pictures in HP Image Zone Plus Viewing a slide show in HP Image Zone PLus When viewing images, you can view a slide show of all your images, individual albums, or pictures selected from a search. Press the Media Center Start button Select Play slide show, and then press OK the remote control.

  • Page 51: Printing Pictures In Hp Image Zone Plus

    Using supported picture file types with HP Image Zone Plus HP Image Zone Plus supports the following types of Only supported image file types are displayed ■ image files, video files, and audio files. in My Pictures. Unsupported files are skipped in a slide show.

  • Page 52: 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 53: Adding Pictures To My Pictures

    Adding Pictures to My Pictures Adding picture files from your hard disk drive Press the Media Center Start button 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 54: 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: From the My Pictures Press the Media Center Start button menu, you can select the remote control. Settings to: Select My Pictures.

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    Viewing a slide show with music in My Pictures Select My Music on the Media Center Select My Pictures. Start menu. Select the folder of pictures, and then Select the music you want, and then press OK press OK. on the remote control. If the music doesn’t start Select Play Slide Show, and then press automatically, press the Play button on the OK.

  • Page 56: Editing Pictures In My Pictures

    Editing Pictures in My Pictures Fixing red eye or contrast Press the Media Center Start button 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.

  • Page 57: 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 the remote control. Select My Pictures. Select the picture you want to rotate. Press the More information button on the remote control, and then select Picture Details.

  • Page 58: Copying Pictures To Cds And Dvds

    Copying Pictures to CDs and DVDs Press the Media Center Start button Select Pictures. the remote control. Select the pictures you want to copy. A check Select More Programs. mark appears next to a picture when you In Media Center, all select it.

  • Page 59: 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: Each user has a Play videos that are stored anywhere on your Display your video details such as the name ■...

  • Page 60: Playing Digital Videos In Media Center, Using Supported Video File Types

    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 the remote control. Use the mouse to ■...

  • Page 61: Transferring And Recording Video Files, Creating A Cd/dvd From Video Files

    Transferring and Recording Video Files Once you capture your video to the PC by using video capture and editing software, you can use Media Center to find it and add it to your My Videos area. Recording an analog video file Recording a digital video file Refer to “Capturing Analog Video with WinDVD Refer to “Identifying Requirements for Capturing...

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    HP Media Center PC Software Guide...

  • Page 63: Playing Dvds

    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.

  • Page 64: 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 65: Listening To Fm Radio

    Listening to FM Radio If your PC is equipped with a radio tuner input (FM), then Media Center can play FM radio. The Radio window in Media Center makes it easy to play FM radio stations using your remote control. In Radio you can: Listen to FM radio stations.

  • Page 66: Playing Fm Radio Stations

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

  • Page 67: Organizing Pre-set Radio Stations

    Organizing Pre-set Radio Stations Press the Media Center Start button 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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    HP Media Center PC Software Guide...

  • Page 69: Creating (burning) Cds And Dvds, Creating (burning) Cds And Dvds With Recordnow

    Creating (Burning) CDs and DVDs You can make your own music or data CDs if your a .wma extension, .mp3 files, or .wav files to a CD PC has a CD-RW or DVD Writer, or double-layer by using a CD-RW drive or a DVD Writer drive. drive (select models only).

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    Creating CDs to play in your car or home CD players Using the mouse, click Start, choose All Click the Burn icon when you Programs, Sonic RecordNow!, and then have added all the audio files to click RecordNow! again. your music CD project. Press and hold Select the Audio Projects tab.

  • Page 71: Storing Files On A Dvd Or Cd

    Creating a music CD When recording music files, it is important to note that: To play your music CD in a home or car As you add music files in the recording ■ ■ stereo, it needs to be recorded as a music CD session, RecordNow! calculates and displays IMPORTANT: HP in CD Audio (CDA) format, not as a data CD.

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    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. You can rename your files in the file Drag your file from your desktop or from ■...

  • Page 73: Archiving Files On A Cd Or Dvd, Recording Video Files

    Copying a DVD or CD RecordNow! allows you to make a copy of a music or data disc from your collection. To make a copy of a music or data disc from your IMPORTANT: HP collection: supports the lawful use of technology Using the mouse, click Start, choose All Insert the CD or DVD you want to copy.

  • Page 74: Using Disc Labels, Creating Recovery Cds/dvds For The Pc, Using Compatibility Information

    Using Disc Labels WARNING: When labeling your DVDs, do not use sticky labels. They can cause the DVD to play erratically. Instead, write on the DVD with a felt-tip pen to label it. Creating Recovery CDs/DVDs for the PC For more information about creating Recovery CDs/ DVDs, refer to the Warranty and Support Guide that came with your PC.

  • Page 75: Identifying Disc Feature And Compatibility

    Identifying Disc Feature and Compatibility Plays in Plays in Can be home home recorded Plays or car For the latest disc Disc File type onto in PC stereo player compatibility information for CD-ROM Data your PC, check the HP Support Web site: Music Varies by http://www.hp.com/...

  • Page 76: Using The Optical Drive Quick Reference Table

    Using the Optical Drive Quick Reference Table Combo Optical DVD- Double- CD-RW/ drive can CD-ROM CD-RW DVD+RW/+R layer 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 77: Using The Software Quick Reference Table

    Using the Software Quick Reference Table To open software programs you can use with Your PC comes with the following software various media and an optical drive, click Start on programs. Use this table to find out what you can do the taskbar, choose All Programs, select the within each program.

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    Software With this program you can Windows Import audio, video, and other media files from a videotape, an audiotape, a ■ Movie Maker Web camera, or a television broadcast. Record audio and video files to create a video project that becomes a ■...

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    Software With this program you can InterVideo Capture digital and analog video files directly from a digital video (DV) ■ WinDVD camera, VCR, or other analog capture device. Creator Assemble movies by capturing video clips and scenes into a video project. ■...

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    HP Media Center PC Software Guide...

  • Page 81: Importing, Editing, And Burning Videos, Using Intervideo Windvd Creator, Using Muvee Autoproducer Unplugged

    Importing, Editing, and Burning Videos You can capture, edit, and record your home your video file to a disc. If you use muvee movies in a few easy steps by using the InterVideo autoProducer to create your video file, you can use WinDVD Creator program located in your All WinDVD Creator to record it to disc.

  • Page 82: Getting Started With Windvd Creator

    Getting started with WinDVD Creator 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 Open existing project: Brings up the ■...

  • Page 83: Identifying Requirements For Capturing Video With Windvd Creator, Capturing Digital Camcorder Video With Windvd Creator

    Identifying Requirements for Capturing Video with WinDVD Creator You can copy (capture) video files to your hard disk Make sure WinDVD Creator can detect your drive by using the WinDVD Creator program. digital or analog device. You may need to turn To capture digital video, connect your digital video If your PC has multiple video devices your digital video...

  • Page 84: Capturing Analog Video With Windvd Creator

    Capturing Analog Video with WinDVD Creator Click Start, choose All Programs, Click OK. Your video appears in the Preview InterVideo WinDVD, InterVideo window. To begin capturing the video, click WinDVD Creator, and then click the Record button. InterVideo WinDVD Creator again. Enter a file name, and then click Save, and Click the Capture video into hard disk recording begins.

  • Page 85: Editing Video Files With Windvd Creator

    Editing Video Files with WinDVD Creator After you capture video files, use the WinDVD Creator Edit module to create your customized video file. In the edit mode you can add: Video files Transition effects ■ ■ Still images Video filters ■...

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    Adding images with WinDVD Creator Click the Image Library icon. Select the images from your hard disk drive you would like to add to your Image Library, Click the Drag and Drop button to and click Open. open the My Pictures folder on your hard disk drive.

  • Page 87: Authoring Your Dvd With Windvd Creator

    Adding transition effects with WinDVD Creator Click the Transition Effects icon. Drag and drop a transition effect between the two video files, where you would like the effect to appear. Adding title effects with WinDVD Creator Click the Title Effects icon. If you inserted the title effect between video clips, click the Image Setting icon to adjust Drag and drop a title effect either...

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    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 Select Select the device that Make Movie button and skip to step 5.

  • Page 89: Recording Vhs Files Direct To Dvd With Windvd Creator, Getting Started With Muvee Autoproducer

    Recording VHS Files Direct to DVD with WinDVD Creator To record VHS or other video files directly to DVDs: Connect your VCR or other analog video Select the Record video tape into DVD source to your computer. See “Capturing disc in one step button. Analog Video with WinDVD Creator”...

  • Page 90: Adding Videos To Your Movie With Muvee Autoproducer

    Adding Videos to Your Movie with muvee autoProducer It is easy to add video files to your muvee production. The following formats are supported: Video — .dv, .avi, .mpeg-1, .mpeg-2 ■ If your project is already open, select the Select the video files under My Videos to add Select Video button and skip to step 4.

  • Page 91: Adding Music To Your Movie With Muvee Autoproducer, Setting The Style In Muvee Autoproducer

    Adding Music to Your Movie with muvee autoProducer You can use .mp3, .wav, or .wma formatted music files in your movie project. You can also choose whether to use the original sound track from your video, blend the sound track with your music selections, or just use the selected It is best to have at music files:...

  • Page 92: Changing The Settings In Muvee Autoproducer, Making The Movie With Muvee Autoproducer

    Changing the Settings in muvee autoProducer After you have added at least one video or picture file to your movie project, you can adjust the audio settings. The video quality of If your project is already open, select the Check the Use Every Music Clip box to the preview may not Settings button and skip to step 4.

  • Page 93: With Windvd Creator

    Once you are satisfied with the look of your Select Continue to save your movie. Your movie project, it is ready to be saved to your video project is saved to the My Videos folder hard disk drive; select Save. on your hard disk drive by default.

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  • Page 95: Using An Hp Personal Media Drive

    Using an 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 from one PC to another.

  • Page 96: To Work With Media Center, Locating The Drive After Installation

    Setting Up the HP Personal Media Drive to Work with Media Center When you complete this setup procedure, you will Insert the HP Personal Media Drive Installation be able to easily access content, such as music, CD that came with your HP Personal Media photos, videos, and recorded TV programs from Drive.

  • Page 97: Assigning A Drive Letter To The Hp Personal Media Drive, Viewing And Storing Files

    Assigning a Drive Letter to the HP Personal Media Drive You can permanently assign a drive letter to avoid the letter changing when you connect and disconnect this drive and other devices. Also, it is easier for a software program to locate files on the The installation CD HP Personal Media Drive if a drive letter is that came with your...

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    Playing Music Files You can play all kinds of music stored on the appear in the Windows Media Player Library and HP Personal Media Drive. If you want the music files the Media Center My Music window, you must that are stored on your HP Personal Media Drive to create a link to this drive.

  • Page 99: Viewing Picture Files, Playing Video Files

    Viewing Picture Files You can view your pictures stored on an HP Personal Media Drive. If you want the picture files that are stored on your HP Personal Media Drive to appear in the Media Center My Pictures window, you must The installation CD create a pathway to this drive.

  • Page 100: Hp Personal Media Drive, About Recording Tv To The Hp Personal Media Drive

    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 Under Record on drive, select your local hard You need to close PC with the PC turned off.

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    If you disconnect the drive while Live TV is When you set the TV recording pathway to your ■ active, a video error can occur. HP Personal Media Drive, Media Center stores the recording buffer data for pausing live TV on your Recorded TV shows are not updated in Media ■...

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    Changing the TV recording path to the HP Personal Media Drive If you decide to change your recording path to record directly to your HP Personal Media Drive, Media Center creates a Recorded TV folder on your drive. Assign a drive letter to your HP Personal Click Save, and then click Yes.

  • Page 103: Disconnecting The Hp Personal Media Drive Safely, Changing Disk Allocation

    Disconnecting the HP Personal Media Drive Safely You can safely remove the drive when it is not active. When the amber activity light is blinking, the drive is active, saving or transferring data. Removing the drive while the light is blinking may cause data loss or damaged files.

  • Page 104: System Requirements To View Recorded Tv Programs On Other Pcs, Hp Personal Media Drive

    Updating Recorded TV List after Removing the 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 PC. Open Media Center. System Requirements to View Recorded TV Programs on Other PCs To play back recorded TV files (.dvr-ms files) that...

  • Page 105: Index

    Index adding desktop CD tracks to the Music Library 35 switching from Media Center 6 images to video file in WinDVD Creator 82 disc music files to the Music Library feature and compatiblity 71 from the hard disk drive 34 disc and drive compatiblity appendable disc 67 information 70...

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    music about burning a music CD 67 image files burning CD 32 adding 82 Music Library Internet radio 61 adding CD tracks 35 InterVideo WinDVD Creator creating 34 see WinDVD Creator 77 muvee autoProducer iTunes 32 adding music to your movie 87 adding music from a CD 28 adding pictures to your movie 86 adding music from the Internet 29...

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    My TV 13 advanced recording options 22 queue list icons 22 creating in HP Tunes 32 manually downloading the Guide 19 creating in My Music 38 play recorded TV programs 25 recording TV from the Guide 22 recording TV manually 23 radio recording TV programs 22 connecting antenna to PC 61...

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    troubleshooting image not displayed in My Pictures 47, 51 searching for programs 20 radio reception 62 settings unable to get correct TV Program Guide 6 background color 7 calibration settings 7 searching for shows by category 21 for phone call notification 7 time shifting 15 for sound 7 using digital video recorder while watching 15...

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    WinDVD Creator adding audio effects 82 adding images 82 adding title effects 83 adding transition effects 83 Authoring your DVD 83 capturing analog video 80 capturing digital camcorder video 79 capturing videos and pictures 77 edit 77 editing video files 81 features 75 getting started 78 help 77...

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