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D-Link DSM-320
Wireless Media Player
Manual
v.1.0
Building Networks for People

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    D-Link DSM-320 Wireless Media Player Manual v.1.0 Building Networks for People...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Installing the Media Server Software ............10 Configuring the Media Server Software ............14 Using the Media ServerSoftware ..............16 Hardware Connections .................. 18 Network Layout ..................... 21 DSM-320 Setup Wizard ................22 DSM-320 Basics ..................25 Setup ......................26 Music ......................29 Photos ......................34 Videos ......................

  • Page 3: Introduction

    The DSM-320 features 802.11g technology for transfer speeds up to 54Mbps, giving you maximum throughput for sharing and transferring digital media. Setting up the DSM-320 is simple, and the sleek design makes it a natural addition to any home entertainment center. AV jacks on the back panel of the DSM-320 allows direct connection to the TV.

  • Page 4: Package Contents

    Package Contents D-Link DSM-320 Wireless Media Player Printed Quick Installation Guide Installation CD (Contains D-Link Media Server Software, Quick Installation Guide, and Manual) Antenna Ethernet (CAT5-UTP/Straight-Through) Cable Standard Composite RCA Audio/Video Cable S-Video Cable Remote Control with Batteries System Requirements Television with composite, S-Video, or component video inputs and an audio device with composite, coaxial digital or optical digital audio inputs.

  • Page 5: Features & Benefits

    Features & Benefits Stream media content from a PC to your entertainment center. Listen to digital music on your stereo system. View digital photos, slideshows and videos on TV. Easily connect to your wireless network using 802.11g at up to 54Mbps.

  • Page 6: Front And Back Panels

    Front and Back Panels Front Panel LAN LED - Wireless LED - blinks to blinks to Power indicate indicate wireless Button activity on the activity. network. Back Panel Antenna Composite video connector Reset Button Optical Composite Digital Audio audio Coaxial S-video RJ-45 Digital...

  • Page 7: Getting Started

    Getting Started To begin using the DSM-320 Wireless Media Player, you will need: An existing home network (including a wireless router or a router with an available Ethernet port) The DSM-320 Media Server software installed on a PC. This computer will collect music, photo and video content from local sources (a digital camera for example) and from the Internet (downloaded MP3 music, digital photos or video files.)

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    Using the Remote Control Press to Navigate to Power the Home Screen Number and One-Touch Preset Keys Enters a “.” (a period, also known as a dot) Clear Text Entry Go to Previous Page Mute Sound Page Up or Down Volume Adjustment Use Arrow Keys to Move the Position...

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    Using the Remote Control (continued) Power - Turn the DSM-320 ON or OFF. Home - Navigate to the DSM-320’s home screen. Number Keys - Enter numbers where needed, or use the onscreen keyboard. You can use the keys 1-9 to create Music presets. With a music selection highlighted onscreen, press down on a number from 1-9 on the remote control until the icon dis- plays.

  • Page 10: Using The Onscreen Keyboard

    Whenever you need to enter text, press ENTER on the remote and the onscreen keyboard will appear. The keyboard is used for naming your DSM-320 and performing searches for music, photos or video. To use the keyboard, highlight a character with the arrow buttons on the remote and press ENTER.

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    Installing the D-Link Media Server Software (continued) Click on D-Link Media Server Installer select the appropriate operating system. If the screen at right does not appear, please double-click My Computer on your desktop; right-click on the CD-ROM drive; select Open; double-click autorun.exe.

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    Installing the D-Link Media Server Software (continued) Choose a start menu folder or accept the default location. Click Next Select the icons you want created. Select Create a desktop icon to access the program from your desktop. Select Create a Quick Launch icon to access the program from your taskbar.

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    Click Finish After you click Finish, the DSM-320 software will be available as an icon in your system tray or on your desktop. For any configuration needs, you can access the software by clicking on the icon. After the installation is complete,...

  • Page 14: Configuring The Media Server Software

    Configuring the D-Link Media Server Software After clicking on this icon the software program, shown here, will open. The Shared Folders tab is where you select the folders that contain your audio, video, and photo files. Click Select the folder...

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    Select all of the file types that you wish to share. Click Apply Repeat the steps until all of the folders containing audio, video, and photos you want to share have been added. Click The D-Link Media Server Software Configuration has been completed!

  • Page 16: Using The Media Serversoftware

    Using the D-Link Media Server Software Accessing the Media on your PCs Before you can access the media on your PC, you must install the D-Link Media Server Software. Simply install the included software on each PC where you store your music or digital photos. Once the software is installed, the media server icon will appear in your system tray.

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    To add or change the shared folders, click on the D-Link Media Server icon in the system tray or, as in this case, on the desktop, and select Show Media Server.

  • Page 18: Hardware Connections

    Video Connections All audio, video and networking connections are located on the rear panel of the DSM-320. Select one of three ways to connect video to your DSM-320: • Composite Video Connector Plug the supplied yellow video cable into the DSM-320 and the matching opposite end of the cable to your television input.

  • Page 19: Audio Connections

    Connecting the DSM-320 (continued) Audio Connections Select one of three ways to connect audio to your DSM-320: • Composite Audio Plug the supplied red and white connectors into the color-coded matching jacks on the DSM-320. Plug the opposite ends to...

  • Page 20: Network Connections

    Connecting the DSM-320 (continued) Network Connections Select one of two ways to connect a network to your DSM-320: • RJ-45 Ethernet Connector Connect supplied Ethernet cable to the network cable connector, and attach the other end to the network. • Wireless Antenna...

  • Page 21: Network Layout

    Network Layout Below is a diagram displaying what your network might look like once all of the connections have been made to the MediaLounge™ DSM-320 Wireless Media Player.

  • Page 22: Dsm-320 Setup Wizard

    The DSM-320 Setup Wizard Upon initial startup, the DSM-320 displays the Setup Wizard. Click Next to begin the DSM-320 Setup Wizard Step 1 of 6: Type in a name of your choice or select the default setting. Click Next to continue Step 2 of 6: Select the type of network connection.

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    The DSM-320 Setup Wizard (continued) Step 3 of 6: For wireless network connections, select the SSID that is being used by your existing wireless network. Click Next to continue Step 4 of 6: Your current wireless settings are displayed and can be changed at this point.

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    The DSM-320 Setup Wizard (continued) Step 6 of 6: Select a Media Server from the list. A Media Server is any PC running the D-Link Media Server software, or a UPnP AV compliant device on the network. Click Next to continue...

  • Page 25: Dsm-320 Basics

    DSM-320 Menu Menu Basics The DSM-320 uses an onscreen menu interface. As you move through the menus, you will use the selection arrows to move up, down, right and left. The highlight bar moves from item to item as you press the selection arrows.

  • Page 26: Setup

    If you do not have a DHCP capable router, you will select Static and provide the following information: IP: Enter the IP address of the DSM-320. Netmask: Enter the subnet mask of the DSM-320. Gateway: Enter the IP address of the router on your network.

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    View all Servers: Select to view a list of all the PC’s that are available to share media on your network. System Restart: Restart your DSM-320 here. System Reset: Return your DSM-320 to its factory default settings. Note: You will lose your current settings.

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    Setup (continued) Miscellaneous Screen Saver Delay: Select from a 1- 30 minute idle-time delay before the screen saver appears. Photo Display: Choose to display your photos either as a list or as thumbnails. Slide Show Delay: Select a slide show interval from 1 second to 2 minutes.

  • Page 29: Music

    Music Music Quality Your music listening experience on the media player depends upon the quality of your digital music files on your PC. Avoid quality settings below 48kbps as they are unsupported. For CD quality music, rip your MP3s at 128kbps or higher, with a sample rate of 44.1kHz.

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    You have completed the creation of a Preset. Now you can play your selection at any time that the DSM-320 is ON, by pressing the preset number on your remote control.

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    Music (continued) Browsing for Music There are many ways to browse for a music track. For example, let’s use the following music file: With Arms Wide Open.mp3 Artist: Creed Album: Human Clay Genre: Rock/Pop To browse for this track in the track list: 1.

  • Page 32: Playing A Playlist

    All tracks will be played in the order they appear in the playlist. Controlling Music Playback Your DSM-320 works just like a stereo or CD player. Controlling your music playback will be an easy and natural experience. Use the remote to Play, Pause, or Stop music.

  • Page 33: Shuffle And Repeat

    Music (continued) Viewing Photos while Music is Playing Your DSM-320 is capable of displaying photos and playing Preset music simultaneously. At any point during photo viewing, simply press a number on the remote control that corresponds with an existing Preset. The appropriate song will begin playing.

  • Page 34: Photos

    My Pictures directory called My Birthday and copy all your birthday photos into it. Your DSM-320 will show the folder as a photo album named My Birthday. To play a slideshow of the album, highlight it and press the Play button. To view a list of the photos in the album, highlight it and press the >...

  • Page 35: Playing A Photo Slideshow

    Most digital cameras will number the photos sequentially. For example, rename the photo IM001059.jpg to My Birthday Cake.jpg. The photo will be named My Birthday Cake on your DSM-320.* You can create as many album folders as you need. Create a folder for the year, then create folders inside for each of the months, and then folders in each month for special occasions (birthday, vacation, holidays).

  • Page 36: Videos

    Videos Supported Video Formats The following video file formats are supported: MPEG-1 (up to 8Mbps) MPEG-2 (up to 8Mbps) MPEG-4 (ASP. - Advanced Simple Profile) AVI or QT (MPEG4 layer only) XVID (with MP3 and PCM) Viewing a Video Once you enter the Video menu, you can view your list of videos. Use the selection arrows to navigate to the video folder you wish to view.

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    Videos (continued) Using the Remote Control with Videos Enter - Click ENTER to play your highlighted video. Play/Pause - To pause the video and to resume playing the video. + (Volume) - To increase the volume. - (Volume) - To decrease the volume. Mute - To silence the audio portion of the video.

  • Page 38: Online Media

    Online Media From the main menu, select Online Media. The screen above will appear. Select AOL Services. This service allows you to listen to online radio. When you select AOL Services, a setup wizard will appear, leading you through the simple steps required to listen to Radio@AOL.

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    Online Media (continued) AOL Services After selecting AOL Services (as shown on the previous page), you will be given the option to sign in as an AOL Member, or, if you are not a member, you can enjoy a Free Trial. AOL members will sign in as follows: For AOL Members: Click AOL Members - Sign In.

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    Online Media (continued) For AOL Members (continued): Radio@AOL Information about the current selection will be displayed here. Use the arrow keys on your remote to scroll up and down, and across lists, to make your music selection. Radio@AOL presets can be selected here by pressing the Menu button on the remote control when...

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    Online Media (continued) AOL Services for Non-members Click Setup to begin your free trial of Radio@AOL using your DSM-320. Click Free Trial. Click OK. You are now ready to begin your free trial. Please see the previous page for an explanation of your listening options.Non-members have access to...

  • Page 42: Search

    Search Click the Search button on the remote control, and the screen below will appear, allowing you to search for music tracks, videos, or photos. Shown below is an example of a search for a music track. Searching for Media files Some music track lists can be very long and therefore tedious to scroll through...especially if the song you are looking for is at the bottom of the list.

  • Page 43: Faqs

    - in your living room, bedroom, den, or anywhere you have a TV. Once attached to a network, the DSM-320 allows you to access media content, and play it on a big screen televison. Additional media can be accessed online with AOL Services.

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    Some music files are copy protected and can only be played on your computer. Copy protected files cannot be played on your DSM-320. If a file is copy protected, it will not appear in the DSM-320. If you plan on sharing and playing music files on your DSM-320, turn copy protection off when ripping your own CDs to your PC.

  • Page 45: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting I cannot see the Home Screen when I turn on my DSM-320 player for the first time. Make sure your TV is displaying the appropriate video source. You may need to use the AV Input, Source, Select, or TV/Video button on your TV or TV remote to change video sources.

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    Troubleshooting (continued) My remote control isn’t working. Make sure the batteries are inserted correctly. Try removing the batteries and reinserting them without touching any buttons on the remote control. Replace the batteries with new ones. I can’t find any of my music, photos, or video. Make sure your computer is powered on and that it has not entered standby mode.

  • Page 47

    Some of my MP3 and WMA files don’t appear. The DSM-320 supports the most common music file formats. However, there are almost an infinite variety of bit rates and sample rates. If a file does not appear on the receiver, it most likely uses an unsupported rate.

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    How do I reset my DSM-320? Under normal circumstances, you should not need to reset your media player. However, to fully reset the media player, turn the toggle switch on the rear panel to OFF.

  • Page 49: Technical Specifications

    Technical Specifications Network TCP/IP Media Streaming Protocol HTTP Supported Audio Formats: • MP3 up to 192 kbps • WAV & AIFF (PCM only) • • MPEG 1/2 - Audio Supported Image Formats: • JPEG (Grayscale, RGB, YCbCy only -does not support CMYK, YCCK) •...

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    Technical Specifications (continued) Security: • Hardware based WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) • Up to 128-bit encryption Configuration: • UPnP-AV 1.0 Enabled • INMPR Compliant PC System Requirements • Connection to 802.11g wireless or Ethernet network • Windows 98SE, Me, 2000 or XP •...

  • Page 51: Appendix I-setting Microsoft Windows Power Options

    PC’s power settings. Do not allow your computer to enter a standby power state, or you will have to “wake up” your PC to view music or photos on your DSM-320. However, your monitor can be in a low power state or turned off. To change your power settings on Windows XP: 1.

  • Page 52: Appendix 2-static And Dynamic Ip Addresses

    If you are using a DHCP-capable router in your network, you will not need to assign a static IP address to your DSM-320. However, if you do not have a DHCP-capable router in your network, you will need to assign a static IP ad- dress to your DSM-320.

  • Page 53: Glossary

    Glossary MUSIC MP3 = Is the file extension for MPEG-1, audio layer 3. Layer 3 is one of three coding schemes (layer 1, layer 2 and layer 3) for the compression of audio signals. Layer 3 removes the redundant and irrelevant parts of a sound signal, which the human ear does not hear.

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    Glossary (continued) PHOTOS JPG = Short for Joint Photographic Experts Group, and pronounced jay-peg. JPEG is a lossy compression technique for color images. Although it can reduce files sizes to about 5% of their normal size, some detail is lost in the compression.

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    Glossary (continued) VIDEO AVI = Short for Audio Video Interleave, the file format Microsoft’s Video for Windows standard. See under Video for Windows. DivX = Is a video format that is MPEG-4 compliant and widely used on the Internet for encoding video files. MPEG = Short for Moving Picture Experts Group, and pronounced “empeg”.

  • Page 56: Warranty And Registration

    D-Link’s sole obligation shall be to repair or replace the defective Hardware during the Warranty Period at no charge to the original owner or to refund at D-Link’s sole discretion. Such repair or replacement will be rendered by D-Link at an Authorized D-Link Service Office. The replacement Hardware need not be new or have an identical make, model or part.

  • Page 57

    The customer is responsible for all in-bound shipping charges to D-Link. No Cash on Delivery (“COD”) is allowed. Products sent COD will either be rejected by D-Link or become the property of D- Link. Products shall be fully insured by the customer and shipped to D-Link Systems, Inc., 17595 Mt.

  • Page 58

    D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems, Inc., as stipulated by the United States Copyright Act of 1976. Contents are subject to change without prior notice.

  • Page 59: Technical Support

    Contacting Technical Support Technical Support You can find software updates and user documentation on the D-Link website. D-Link provides free technical support for customers within the United States and within Canada for the duration of the warranty period on this product.

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