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  • Page 1 HP Media Center PC Software Guide...
  • Page 2 The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express Copyright © 2001–2006 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing May be licensed in the United States by one or both of U.S. Patents Nos.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Welcome ............1 Recording quality and hard disk drive storage space ....31 Copying recorded TV programs to DVD or CD .......31 Experience the Fun of Media Center ........1 Media Copy Protection............32 Watch and record live TV............1 Playing Recorded TV Programs..........32 The right music for the moment..........
  • Page 4 Fixing red eye or contrast ............56 Creating Video Discs and Movies....81 Cropping pictures in My Pictures ..........56 Before You Begin Capturing Video........81 Rotating pictures ..............57 Sonic MyDVD Video Projects..........82 Printing Pictures in My Pictures ..........57 Creating a Video Project............. 82 Copying Pictures to CDs and DVDs ........58 Adding files to a video project..........
  • Page 5 Using an HP Personal Media Drive ... 105 About Recording TV to the HP Personal Media Drive .....109 Recording TV programs to the HP Personal Media Drive ..110 Setting Up the HP Personal Media Drive to Changing the TV recording path to the Work with Media Center ..........
  • Page 6 Software Guide — HP Media Center PC...
  • Page 7: Welcome

    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 8: Using Media Center Features

    Using Media Center Features You can control the Media Center functions and navigate Media Center windows by using the remote control (select models only), the keyboard, or If your PC came the mouse. You can easily switch back and forth with a rewritable between them by moving the mouse or by pressing DVD drive, the drive...
  • Page 9: Using Media Center

    Using Media Center Setting Up Media Center The first time you start Media Center on your PC, a Media Center setup wizard opens. It is recommended to complete each step in the setup wizard to be able to use all the features in Media For more information Center.
  • Page 10: Opening Media Center Using The Remote Control

    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 11: Navigating Media Center

    Navigating Media Center In the Media Center windows, a selected item such as a folder, file, or menu item is outlined with a green border. You can control the Media Center functions and navigate Media Center windows by using the remote control, the keyboard, or a mouse.
  • Page 12: 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 13: 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 You must select either required setup steps to access all of the Media analog or digital TV Center features.
  • Page 14: Media Center Start Menu

    Media Center Start Menu Access a menu to exit Media Center, to My Videos — Watch your home videos. See shut down or to restart the PC, to log page 59. off to end your Media Center session, My Pictures — View digital pictures, play a to put the PC into standby mode, or to slideshow, or print photos.
  • Page 15: Online Spotlight

    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 16: 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 17: Finding Additional Media Center Information

    Music to select visualizations or song Messenger to allow instant messages within ■ ■ information to display when playing a song. Media Center. Instant messaging may not be supported in all countries/regions. DVD to select a language for subtitles, audio ■...
  • Page 18 Software Guide — HP Media Center PC...
  • Page 19: 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, DVD MENU and much more. The remote control This remote control helps you navigate the RADIO MUSIC PICTURES VIDEOS...
  • Page 20: Remote Control Buttons Overview

    Remote Control Buttons Overview Standby — Puts the PC into and out of a power-reduced standby state. It does not DVD MENU turn the PC off. DVD Menu — Opens the Play DVD Make sure you turn window in Media Center or opens the off the monitor and RADIO MUSIC PICTURES VIDEOS...
  • Page 21 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.
  • Page 22 Software Guide — HP Media Center PC...
  • Page 23: Watching And Recording Tv Programs

    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.
  • Page 24: Watching Tv

    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 You can change the the HP Media Center PC Getting Started channel by using the Guide for more information.
  • Page 25: Controlling Tv Playback

    Controlling TV playback The digital video recording 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 The 30-minute pause...
  • Page 26: Using The Remote Control In My Tv

    Using the remote control in My TV Button Action To freeze the live TV image, press Pause. While paused, My TV continues to record a pause buffer for up to 30 minutes. To resume watching TV where you left off, press Play. To stop live TV or a recorded program, press Stop once.
  • Page 27: Using The Television Program Guide

    Using the Television Program Guide The Television Program Guide (Internet service Using the Guide, you can scroll through a list of the required) is a free service from Microsoft that current and upcoming television programs and provides TV listings information, such as channel, channels available from your television service network, program title, program summary, and provider.
  • Page 28: Television Program Guide Errors

    Television Program Guide errors If there is no Guide data available when you try to download or search for Guide information, the following messages may appear: Download Incomplete: We were unable to ■ The Television locate any Television Program Guide Program Guide information for the following reason: Guide (Internet service...
  • Page 29: Setting Up How Media Center Downloads The Guide

    Setting up how Media Center downloads the Guide Your HP Media Center PC must have a connection to the Internet and you must select a TV listings provider in the Media Center setup wizard before you can use and download the Guide information. If your HP Media You can set up Media Center to download the Center PC has a...
  • Page 30: Manually Downloading The Guide

    Manually downloading the Guide 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 Settings, TV, Guide, and Get Latest Guide Listings. Follow the onscreen instructions. The Guide can take between 1 and 30 minutes to download, depending on the amount of data to download and the speed of your Internet...
  • Page 31: Adding Missing Channels To The Guide

    Adding missing channels to the Guide Some program channels may not appear in the Guide. To add the names and numbers of the channels that are missing or to change the association between channel numbers and lineups: Press the Media Center Start button on the Select Assign channel to assign a new remote control, or, with your mouse, click...
  • Page 32: Removing Channels From The Guide

    Removing channels from the Guide Press the Media Center Start button on the Select the check next to a channel you want to remote control, or, with your mouse, click remove, and then press the OK button on the Start on the taskbar, and then click remote control or the Enter key on the Media Center.
  • Page 33: Searching For Tv Programs Using Categories

    Searching for TV programs using categories You can search the Guide to find a TV program by selecting a category. Some categories are not available in all countries/regions. Press the Media Center Start button on the remote control, or, with your mouse, click Start on the taskbar, and then click Media Center.
  • Page 34: 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 If you turn off The Record icon appears in the Guide, the Search, or the Recorded TV window in...
  • Page 35: Recording Tv From The Guide

    Recording TV from the Guide To record a current or future program or series from the Guide: Press the Media Center Start button on the To return to the previous window, press Back remote control, or, with your mouse, click on the remote control or the Backspace key on Start on the taskbar, and then click...
  • Page 36: Recording Programs Manually Without Using The Guide

    Recording programs manually without using the Guide You do not need the Television Program Guide to record TV. You can record a TV program by pressing the Record button on the remote control while watching live TV, or you can select a specific date, channel, and recording time period in Recorded TV Media Center.
  • Page 37: Recording Quality And Hard Disk Drive Storage Space

    Recording quality and hard disk drive storage space The space available for recording TV programs To get the maximum recording time, change the depends on your hard disk drive size, the recording quality to Fair instead of the default percentage of hard disk drive space allocated to setting of Best.
  • Page 38: Media Copy Protection

    Media Copy Protection Media content, such as DVDs or TV programs, may place restrictions on rights to distribute or copy the content, depending on what is permitted by the copyright owner. Such restrictions protect copyrighted media files from being illegally copied and used.
  • Page 39: Playing Music Files

    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 40: 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.
  • Page 41: Adding Music Files From A Cd

    Adding music files from a CD To add the CD tracks to your Media Center music library: Press the Media Center Start button 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 42: Using Supported Music File Types

    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 43: Playing An Album 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 44: Creating A Queue List 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 45: 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 46: 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 47: Working With Pictures

    Working with Pictures Use the HP Photosmart and My Pictures areas in Media Center to view, edit, print, and share your pictures. HP Photosmart HP Photosmart Premier is a software program located in your All Programs menu that works together with the HP Photosmart area in Media Center.
  • Page 48: Working With Digital Images

    Working with Digital Images You can connect a digital image source, such as a Windows XP and Media Center detect your external digital photo or video camera, directly to the PC or device and display a message asking if you want to through a docking station.
  • Page 49 When the catalog message appears, click Click Help at the top of the window for more OK to index the images and place them in the information about creating your picture HP Photosmart Premier catalog. catalog in HP Photosmart Premier. At the top of the gallery window, click the View tab, click the Browse tab, and then click the Image Catalog icon it to see all of...
  • Page 50: Creating Albums

    Creating albums You can organize your pictures into albums by using the HP Photosmart Premier program. HP Photosmart Premier links your photos together into albums. HP Photosmart Premier does not move or create copies of your picture files. After you create your picture albums in HP Photosmart Premier, you can then view them in Media Center.
  • Page 51: Assigning A Keyword To Your Pictures

    Assigning a keyword to your pictures Click Start on the taskbar, and then Select a picture or pictures to assign a click HP Photosmart Premier. keyword. Right-click one of the images, and then select Keywords, Assign, and then select a Click Start on the taskbar, choose previously created keyword or (New All Programs, HP, and then click...
  • Page 52: Searching For Pictures In Media Center

    Searching for pictures in Media Center You can search for pictures by date, keyword, and place by using your remote control or mouse in Media Center. HP Photosmart Premier automatically organizes your pictures by date, based on the date assigned by the camera when the picture was taken or the date the picture was scanned.
  • Page 53: Viewing A Slideshow With Music In Hp Photosmart

    Viewing a slideshow with music in HP Photosmart Press the Media Center Start button on the To go back to the Media Center Start menu, remote control, or, with your mouse, click press the Media Center Start button Start on the taskbar, and then click the remote control, or, with your mouse, click Media Center.
  • Page 54: Editing Pictures In Hp Photosmart In Media Center

    Editing pictures in HP Photosmart in Media Center You can make changes to your pictures in HP Photosmart Premier from the desktop. Some of the editing features include removing red eye, cropping, resizing, and rotating images. You may need to Press the Media Center Start button refresh the window the remote control, or, with your mouse, click...
  • Page 55 To agree to the license agreement in HP Photosmart Premier: Click Start on the taskbar, and then Select the HP Share tab. click HP Photosmart Premier. Select E-mail. Select your country/region from the drop- Click Start on the taskbar, choose down menu under Select your country/region.
  • Page 56: Using Supported File Types With Hp Photosmart Premier

    Using supported file types with HP Photosmart Premier HP Photosmart Premier supports the following types of image, video, and audio files. Only supported image file types are displayed ■ in My Pictures. Unsupported files are skipped File extension File type in a slideshow.
  • Page 57: Printing Pictures In Hp Photosmart

    Printing Pictures in HP Photosmart Press the Media Center Start button the remote control, or, with your mouse, click Start on the taskbar, and then click Media Center. You need to set up Select HP Photosmart. your printer before you can print from Select Albums, Months, or Folders and Media Cente then select the album, month, or folder...
  • Page 58: 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 59: 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, 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 60: 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 61: Viewing A Slideshow With Music In My Pictures

    Press the Backspace key on the keyboard or If you do not select the pictures you want to view as the Back button on the remote control to go to a slideshow, Media Center uses the first folder a previous screen. Use the arrow keys on the listed.
  • Page 62: Editing Pictures In My Pictures

    Editing Pictures in My Pictures Fixing red eye or contrast 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...
  • Page 63: Rotating Pictures

    For this step, you must use the mouse and Select Yes to save changes and replace the keyboard. Select the arrows under the picture original picture file if you selected Save in the to move the picture side to side or up or previous step.
  • Page 64: Copying Pictures To Cds And Dvds

    Press the Print button on the remote control. Follow any onscreen instructions. Press Ctrl+D on the keyboard or press the i (More information) button on the remote control, and then select Picture Details. Select Print, and then select Print again. 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...
  • Page 65: 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 View your videos in full-screen mode or from ■...
  • Page 66: Using Supported Video File Types

    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 Recording —...
  • Page 67: 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 69: 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, or, with your mouse, click Start...
  • Page 70: Changing The Dvd Movie Language

    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 71: Listening To Fm Radio

    Listening to FM Radio If your HP Media Center PC is equipped with a radio tuner input (FM Tuner In), Media Center can play FM radio. The Radio window in Media Center makes it easy to play FM radio stations using your remote control.
  • Page 72: Organizing Radio Station Presets

    If you want, select Save to save it as one of Use the playback controls on the remote your nine preset stations. control, such as Pause, Rewind, and Fast-Forward to control radio playback. If Select Start FM to begin playing that station. you press the Pause button, Media Center continues to record the program for up to 30 minutes.
  • Page 73: Creating Audio And Data Discs

    Creating Audio and Data Discs (Select models only) This chapter contains the procedures you must perform to record (or burn) music and data files to recordable CD and DVD discs. It also includes information about labeling your discs using the IMPORTANT: HP LightScribe labeling technology included on select supports the lawful...
  • Page 74: Working With Audio Cds

    Working with Audio CDs Sonic DigitalMedia Plus enables you to create audio CDs that play in your car or home CD player, and on PCs. You can create two main types of music CDs: IMPORTANT: HP Uncompressed — Typical CD format like Compressed files can be burned to CD-Rs, ■...
  • Page 75: Verifying Audio Disc Recorded Without Errors

    Verifying audio disc recorded without errors When copying or burning audio files to CD, it is recommended that you use Sonic DigitalMedia Plus because it includes a feature that confirms that your disc has been created without errors. This write verification feature is enabled by default. To check the status of the write verification feature in Sonic DigitalMedia Plus: Open the Sonic DigitalMedia Plus program by...
  • Page 76: Creating Audio Cds

    Creating audio CDs To create uncompressed audio CDs using Sonic DigitalMedia Plus: Open the Sonic DigitalMedia Plus program by Select the songs you want to record, and then clicking Start, All Programs, Sonic, and click Add. then DigitalMedia Home. Click the Burn icon when you Click the Audio tab and then Audio CD.
  • Page 77: Working With Data Dvds And Cds

    Working with Data DVDs and CDs Unlike audio CDs and jukebox DVDs, data DVDs and CDs can be recorded in multiple sessions. Verifying data disc recorded without errors When copying or burning data files to DVD or CD, it is recommended that you use Sonic DigitalMedia Plus because it includes a feature that confirms that your disc has been created without errors.
  • Page 78: Creating Data Discs

    Creating data discs To create data CDs or DVDs using Sonic DigitalMedia Plus: Open the Sonic DigitalMedia Plus program by To name your disc, click Volume Label, and You can rename your clicking Start, All Programs, Sonic, and then type a name over it. Sonic DigitalMedia files in the file then DigitalMedia Home.
  • Page 79: Archiving Files On A Cd Or Dvd

    To make a copy of an existing music or data disc using Sonic DigitalMedia Plus: Open the Sonic DigitalMedia Plus program by Insert the CD or DVD you want to copy. clicking Start, All Programs, Sonic, and Insert a blank DVD or CD into the drive. then DigitalMedia Home.
  • Page 80: Archiving Files Using Media Center

    Archiving files using Media Center The Sonic DigitalMedia Archive software is included with select models only. To archive your hard disk drive files: Press the Media Center Start button the remote control, or, with your mouse, click Your DVD Writer or Start on the taskbar, and then CD Writer drive will...
  • Page 81: Burning From An Image File

    Burning from an image file The image file remains on your hard disk drive until you delete it. Since an image file is typically large, it is recommended that you delete it if you do not intend to burn additional discs. To burn a CD or DVD from an image file using Sonic DigitalMedia Plus: Open the Sonic DigitalMedia Plus program by...
  • Page 82: Burning A Lightscribe Label With Sonic Express Labeler

    Burning a LightScribe label with Sonic Express Labeler Click Start, All Programs, Sonic, and then Click the left or right arrows next to click Express Labeler. Layout and Background to select design elements for the disc. The selections You can open Express In the Step1: Select Project area, make sure you make are previewed in the disc Labeler from within...
  • Page 83: Disc Features And Compatibility Table

    Disc Features and Compatibility Table Can be Plays in Plays in recorded Plays home or home DVD Disc File type onto in PC car stereo player Data CD-ROM Music Varies by model Data CD-R Music Varies by model Varies by model Data CD-RW Music...
  • Page 84: Optical Drive Quick Reference Table

    Optical Drive Quick Reference Table Combo Optical drive DVD+RW/+R Double- CD-RW LightScribe can: CD-ROM CD-RW DVD-ROM DVD-RW/-R layer DVD /DVD DVD+RW/+R 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...
  • Page 85: Software Quick Reference Table

    Software Quick Reference Table (Select models only) Your HP Media Center PC includes a number of software programs that: Record and play CDs. Record video CDs and DVDs. ■ ■ Record data CDs. Organize digital media files. ■ ■ Import and edit video files. ■...
  • Page 86 With this program: You can: RealPlayer Play music CDs, MP3s, and other audio files. ■ Play DVD movies. (RealPlayer can play DVDs only if another DVD player program, such as ■ InterVideo WinDVD, is installed.) Play video CDs. ■ Record music files. ■...
  • Page 87: Creating Video Discs And Movies

    Creating Video Discs and Movies (Select models only) Your HP Media Center PC may come with the following movie making programs: Sonic MyDVD These programs all capture, edit, and manage your ■ IMPORTANT: HP home video files while allowing you to add your supports the lawful Sonic DigitalMedia Plus (which includes ■...
  • Page 88: Sonic Mydvd Video Projects

    Sonic MyDVD Video Projects A Sonic MyDVD video project is a way to group, organize, store, play, and burn related video and still digital files. For example, if you went on a family vacation, you might have digital still and video images, and prints from a film camera.
  • Page 89: Adding Files To A Video Project

    Adding files to a video project You can add files to your DVD or VCD video project from: An existing DVD or VCD. ■ Video files already stored on your PC. ■ Video capture from a digital video camera (as ■...
  • Page 90: Adding Slideshows To A Video Project

    Adding slideshows to a video project You can create a slideshow (a series of still images displayed automatically) by adding existing still photos to your project or by capturing them with a connected digital video source. To add a slideshow to a video project: Click File, Open Project, and then select a Click Options to set the slide duration, or to video project that you created as described in...
  • Page 91: Editing The Style Of A Video Project

    Editing the style of a video project You can change the style of a number of elements within your video project. The elements include: Background color and graphics on the menus ■ and submenus. Button styles. ■ Background music. ■ Text format (font, color, and size).
  • Page 92: Burning A Video Project To Disc

    To edit your video files: Click File, Open Project, and then select a Click one of the four tabs (Fades and video project that you created as described in dissolves, Filters, Text, or Themes and “Creating a Video Project” on page 82. backgrounds) next to the preview screen.
  • Page 93: Creating A Video Project With Direct-to-disc Wizard

    Creating a Video Project with Direct-to-Disc Wizard Sonic MyDVD includes a Direct-to-Disc Wizard that helps you create a DVD or VCD video project. A video project is a way to group, organize, store, play, and burn related video and still digital files. Connect your digital camcorder or Web Click Next.
  • Page 94: Video Quality And Disc Size

    Video Quality and Disc Size Sonic MyDVD includes four DVD video quality (bit rate) settings, and a Fit-to-DVD option that can be applied to a video project or to individual movie files. Fit-to-DVD is available with the deluxe version Sonic MyDVD The DVD quality settings are: HQ (High Quality) —...
  • Page 95: Dvd Recording Time

    DVD Recording Time The following table lists the approximate DVD-Video recording time for different disc sizes at different video quality settings (your DVD recorder may not support all these disc sizes). Estimated Time per disc size Video quality Audio format 8.5 GB 4.7 GB 2.6 GB...
  • Page 96 Software Guide — HP Media Center PC...
  • Page 97: Creating Movies Using Muvee Autoproducer

    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 98: 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 99: Using Muvee Autoproducer 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 100: 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 101: 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 102: 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 103: Adding Music

    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 104: Adding An Opening Title And Closing Credits

    Select the Video tab to set the video and still Select the Audio tab to set the sound image preferences. Click one of the following preferences. Click one of the following settings: settings: Style default. Select this style to Use all music. Select this style to use the ■...
  • Page 105: Making The Movie

    Making the movie After you have added at least one video or picture To make a movie: file to your movie project, you can have muvee autoProducer make the movie. Click the make muvee button. Click OK as required. The muvee autoProducer program makes a movie by combining the video, picture, and music files you After making a movie, you can preview the have selected, along with the style of movie, and...
  • Page 106: Recording The Movie Project To Disc

    Recording the movie project to disc To create a DVD, VCD, or SVCD disc: Click the Burn to Disc button. The Select the CD or DVD recording drive. muvee Burner window opens. Select the type of disc you want to burn: Type the disc title.
  • Page 107: Selecting Videos

    Settings Adjust audio and production settings for your “Adjusting audio and movie production. video settings” on page 103. Make muvee Begin media analysis and construct your movie “Making the movie” production. on page 104. When you have completed a task: If you want to capture (copy) video from a digital video camcorder or burn a disc, see “Using muvee Select Next to open the next button...
  • Page 108: Selecting Pictures

    Selecting pictures To add still image files to your movie production: Select the Select Pictures button to browse Navigate using the arrow buttons, and press through picture folders on your PC for video OK on the remote control to add a picture file files to use in your movie production.
  • Page 109: Setting The Style

    Setting the style The muvee autoProducer program comes with a set of style templates for setting the pace, scene transition effects, and caption fonts. The style you use also affects how muvee autoProducer combines the video, picture, and music files in your movie project to produce the final movie.
  • Page 110: 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 111: Using An Hp Personal Media Drive

    Using an HP Personal Media Drive The HP Personal Media Drive is sold separately. It 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 The HP Personal one PC to another.
  • Page 112: Locating The Drive After Installation

    Locating the Drive After Installation After you install the HP Personal Media Drive into Click Start on the taskbar. the HP Media Center PC, you can find the drive in Click My Computer. My Computer. The HP Media Center PC automatically assigns a drive letter which may Select your drive under Hard Disk Drives.
  • Page 113: Playing Media Files

    Playing Media Files You can play all kinds of media from an HP Personal Media Drive: Click Start on the taskbar. Double-click the HP Personal Media Drive icon to locate your media file. Click My Computer. Double-click the file. Most media files open in Windows Media Player.
  • Page 114: Watching Tv Programs Stored On 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 Under Record on drive, select your local hard the HP Media Center PC with the power disk drive, select Save, and then select Yes.
  • Page 115: About Recording Tv To The Hp Personal Media Drive

    About Recording TV to the HP Personal Media Drive The HP Media Center PC was set up to record TV shows to your local hard disk drive when using Media Center. It is possible to change the recording pathway to an HP Personal Media Drive, but several errors can occur if the drive is unexpectedly or improperly removed.
  • Page 116: Recording Tv Programs To The Hp Personal Media Drive

    Recording TV programs to the HP Personal Media Drive Change your recording pathway to your Close Media Center. HP Personal Media Drive. See “Changing the Restart your HP Media Center PC. You must TV recording path to the HP Personal Media perform this last step, or errors can result Drive”...
  • Page 117: Changing The Tv Recording Path To The Local Hard Disk Drive

    Changing the TV recording path to the local hard disk drive To change the Media Center TV recording path to your local hard disk drive: Open Media Center. Select your local hard disk drive (C:). Select Settings, TV, Recorder, and then Click Save, and then click Yes.
  • Page 118: Changing Disk Allocation

    Changing Disk Allocation If you experience a Low Disk Space error message, and you want to change the disk allocation to a higher percentage for your HP Personal Media Drive: Open Media Center. Change the disk allocation percentage setting by selecting (+) or (–). Select Settings, TV, Recorder, and then select Recorder storage.
  • Page 119: Index

    Index adding camcorder capture 94 CD tracks to the music library 35 capturing video music files to the music library in video projects 83 from the hard disk drive 34 requirements 81 adhesive disc labels 76 appending discs 71 archive files 73 archive files 73 burning tips Away mode...
  • Page 120 desktop Search in My TV is unavailable because there is no Guide information 22 switching from Media Center 4 The current lineup and/or location selected for DigitalMedia Home the Guide is not supported 22 adding files, video projects 83 The Guide information is either missing or corrupt 22 Direct-to-Disc Wizard (MyDVD) 82, 87 errors discs...
  • Page 121 FireWire 94, 95 using with another program open 4 Fit-to-DVD setting (MyDVD) 88 viewing your pictures 54 FM radio, see radio what you can do in My Music 33 in My Pictures 41 Guide, see Television Program Guide in My TV 17 in My Videos 59 in Radio 65 HP Personal Media Drive 105...
  • Page 122 My Music 33, 102 copying music to CD 40 pictures creating a queue list 38 copying pictures to CD 58 deleting music from the My Music library 35 editing 56 finding and playing an album 38 image not displayed in My Pictures 55 playing a song 37 printing 56 playing an album 37, 38...
  • Page 123 recording Sonic MyDVD CDs, VCDs, and DVDs see: burning default verify data setting 69, 71 options in My TV 29 Direct-to-Disc Wizard 82, 87 radio programs 66 editing video files 85 time erasing discs 67 DVDs 89 online Help 84 for each disc size 89 verifying data feature 71 VCDs 88...
  • Page 124 video capture live 94 updates, LightScribe drivers 75 recorded video 94 video editing getting started with muvee autoProducer 93 VCDs video movies bit rate 88 recording movie to disc 100 burning 88 sorting 60, 61 recording time 88 verify copied data setting 71 video Windows Media Player capturing 81, 83, 87...

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