HP iPAQ Music Center MC-1 Manual

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    Addendum A iPAQ Music Center...

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    Notice © 2002 Compaq Computer Corporation COMPAQ and the Compaq logo Registered in U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Compaq shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

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    Contents Introduction ..........1-1 Who Should Read this Addendum? .

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    Using a CD Changer ........4-1 Connecting Cables.

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    Introduction Congratulations on the purchase of your new Compaq In This Chapter iPAQ™ Music Center. This is an Addendum to the Getting Started Guide. It describes changes and new features added in the latest Who Should Read this version of the Music Center software. Addendum? This addendum describes: Symbols Used in This...

  • Page 6: Who Should Read This Addendum?

    Using Your iPAQ Music Center Addendum Who Should Read this This easy-to-use guide helps you find the information you want as quickly as possible. Addendum? The page layout enables you to see at a glance how the information is organized. The left column lists the most Whether you are a new important topics.

  • Page 7: Where Can I Find More Information?

    Symbol Information Boxes Symbols Used in This Guide Understanding the background or concept may Did you know ... help you solve a problem. Throughout this guide, symbol information boxes provide important Helpful hints make using your information. iPAQ Music Center easier and faster.

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    1-4 I PAQ M —A NTRODUCTION USIC ENTER DDENDUM...

  • Page 9: What's New In Version 1.2, Home Networking

    What’s New in Version 1.2 Version 1.2 contains several useful and important new In This Chapter features. This chapter helps you get acquainted with the new features of the iPAQ Music Center. Additional information is provided Remote Control in the following chapters. Home Networking CD Changers Recording...

  • Page 10: Remote Control

    What’s New on the Remote Control? Remote Control The following remote control buttons have changed or provide new functions: Erase All Text See also ... For a complete listing of the Push the Play button to erase all the text in a field. remote control button functions, see Chapter 3 of the original Music Center Getting...

  • Page 11: Home Networking, Hpna

    What’s New in Home Networking? Home Networking The Music Center now supports many new networking devices. This includes several new USB-to-Ethernet adapters, Ethernet routers and bridges, and HPNA options. For a list of supported networking devices, see “Accessories” on page 2-6. Did you know ...

  • Page 12: Cd Changers

    What’s New in CD Changers? CD Changers High-capacity CD changers can now be attached to the Music Center. CD Lookup The Music Center can look up all of the CDs in your CD Changer. You’ll have access to album art and song lists for all your CDs, plus the ability to play the CDs using the Music You can use the Music Center Center interface, create play lists, and more.

  • Page 13: Recording

    What’s New in Recording? Recording Version 1.2 adds several new recording options. External Audio Recording Did you know ... The Music Center can now record content from analog input, You can record from your Digital Coax, and Digital Optical inputs. Recorded content stereo, your DVD player, your will be stored as MP3 files.

  • Page 14: Accessories, Ethernet

    What Options and Accessories does the iPAQ Accessories Music Center Support? Your Music Center currently supports the following: USB Keyboards: • Compaq USB Keyboard Part # 179355-007 • Microsoft Internet Keyboard Pro # RT9441 Wireless Keyboards: • Logitech Cordless Freedom iTouch #Y-RF21 •...

  • Page 15: Choosing An Address, Checking Settings, Having Trouble?

    Home Networking A network is a group of computers and other devices In This Chapter connected together to enable communication between them. The iPAQ Music Center can be connected to your home network. Choosing an Address 3-2 Adding the Music Center to your home network has several advantages: HPNA •...

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    Choosing an IP address Choosing an Address Before you can set up the Music Center on your Home Network, you will have to know whether your network uses dynamic or static IP addressing. Dynamic Addressing When your network uses Dynamic IP addresses, it uses a range of addresses to connect to the Internet.

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    Home Phoneline Networking Alliance HPNA One type of wired network is called HPNA (short for Home Phoneline Networking Alliance, and also known as HomePNA). This type of network uses the telephone wiring in your home, while not interfering with normal telephone operation.

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    Setting up the Music Center for HPNA HPNA (continued) 1. Press the Setup button on the remote control. The System Setup screen is displayed. 2. Use the navigation arrows to highlight internet configuration, and press the Select button. Once the iPAQ Music Center is 3.

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    8. For Primary TCP/IP Settings, highlight dynamic (or static if you’re sure your network uses static addressing) and press Select. Then highlight save and press Select. 9. If you selected static addressing, fill out the static IP addressing fields. The IP address, subnet mask, gateway address, and DNS 1 entries are required.

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    Ethernet Networking Ethernet Another type of wired network is Ethernet. This is the most common form of networking. It uses wiring similar to a telephone cable, but it contains more wires and uses a larger connector. If you have a DSL or Cable modem, chances are it See also ...

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    Setting up the Music Center for Ethernet Ethernet (continued) 1. Press the Setup button on the remote control. The System Setup screen is displayed. 2. Use the navigation arrows to highlight internet configuration, and press the Select button. Once the iPAQ Music Center is 3.

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    8. For Primary TCP/IP Settings, highlight dynamic (or static if you’re sure your network uses static addressing) and press Select. Then highlight save and press Select. 9. If you selected static addressing, fill out the static IP addressing fields. The IP address, subnet mask, gateway address, and DNS 1 entries are required.

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    Troubleshooting Problems Having Trouble? I found out my internet service provider is not supported You cannot use AOL, Compuserve, or a free ISP account with the Music Center. To obtain a supported account, you can call the toll-free number on your setup screen, or you can get an account on your own.

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    Resetting the Music Center To reset the Music Center, press and hold the power button on the front of the Music Center until the power LED starts flashing, then release the button. When the power LED stops flashing, press the power button again to turn the Music Center on.

  • Page 25: Using A Cd Changer

    Using a CD Changer If you have a supported CD Changer (see “Accessories” on In This Chapter page 2-6), you can control it from the Music Center. Familiarize yourself with the following: Connecting Cables 1. Digital audio from an optical source 2.

  • Page 26: Connecting Cables, A/v Connections

    Connecting the Music Center to the Changer Connecting Cables To connect the Music Center to your CD Changer, follow these steps: 1. Choose which audio input you will use. In most cases, the changer came with an analog stereo cable. Hook the cable from the Changer audio out to the Music Center audio input (callout 3 in the previous picture).

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    4. On the Audio Input Selection screen, press the Select button repeatedly until your device appears. For a CD Changer, select the changer CD1 device for the analog or digital connection you are using. If a connection is not used, select not used. 5.

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    Using the CD Changer Using a CD Changer Now that your CD Changer is attached to the Music Center, you are ready to begin using it. Turning the Changer On and Off The Music Center will automatically turn the CD Changer on or off when the Music Center is powered on or off.

  • Page 29: Recording From External Sources

    When you close the access door on your CD Changer, the Music Center will automatically search for added or removed CDs and look them up. Playing a CD from the CD Changer Did you know ... You play a CD located on the CD Changer in exactly the same way as you play a CD located in the front tray of the Music If you have changed a large number of CDs, the lookup...

  • Page 30: Having Trouble?, A/v Connections

    Troubleshooting your CD Changer Having Trouble? This section contains some tips for troubleshooting problems with your CD Changer hookup. My CD Changer does not appear in the Music Center Make sure: 1. You have a supported CD Changer. See “Accessories” on page 2-6.

  • Page 31: Recording From A Cd Changer, Recording

    Recording from External Sources The iPAQ Music Center records music content from the front In This Chapter CD tray, but it can also record content from several other external sources. This includes recording: A/V Connections 1. Digital audio from an optical source Recording 2.

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    Setting up your A/V Connections Connections Before you can record from your external sources, you must tell the Music Center what devices you have attached. You do this with the A/V connections screen. To set up your connections: 1. Press the Setup button on the remote control.

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    Recording Music from External Sources Recording To record music from one of your external devices, navigate to the External group in the Music Center guide and press Record. External Record Options The External Record Options screen will appear. To get the best recording 1.

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    Recording from a CD Changer Recording from Recording CDs from a changer is an easy way to record a a CD Changer group of CDs at one time. The process is similar to recording from the single CD tray on the Music Center. 1.

  • Page 35: Managing The Music Center From Your Pc

    Managing the Music Center from your PC If you have connected your Music Center to your Home In This Chapter Network, you can manage your music content from a PC on your network using the Media Manager utility. Using the Media Manager, you can: Using Media Manager 6-2 •...

  • Page 36: Using Media Manager

    Using Media Manager Using Media Manager Once you have installed Media Manager, select the Compaq Media Manager entry from your Start Menu (look under Program Files). Media Manager will search for any Music Center devices attached to your network. If any are found, a listbox will be displayed with their serial numbers.

  • Page 37: Transferring Playlists

    Select the music files you wish to import by clicking on them. To select multiple files, hold down the Ctrl key when clicking the mouse. Click on the Open button when you are ready to import the files. Transferring Playlists Did you know ...

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    Editing Track Information To edit album and track information, click on the track in the track list. Edit the fields that appear at the bottom of the window for Artist, Album, Genre, etc. Click on the Track Info tab to edit track information, such as the track number and track name (the song title).

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