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O!PLAY MINI PLUS

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  • Page 1: User Manual

    HD Media Player O!PLAY MINI PLUS User Manual...

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    Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Getting started Welcome ....................1-1 Package contents ..................1-1 Specifications summary ................1-2 Getting to know your O!PLAY Mini Plus HD Media Player ....1-3 System requirements ................1-3 Front panel ....................1-3 Rear panel ....................1-4 Remote control ..................1-5 Getting your O!PLAY Mini Plus HD Media Player ready ......

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    Chapter 3: Using your O!PLAY Mini Plus HD Media Player The Home screen ..................3-1 Configuring the O!PLAY Mini Plus HD Media Player settings ....3-2 Playing a movie ..................3-3 Movie control buttons on the remote control ........3-3 Playing a movie ................

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    Wired, Wi-Fi, and Internet connection ..........4-6 Operation/function failure ............... 4-7 Appendices Notices .......................A-1 GNU General Public License ..............A-2 ASUS contact information ...............A-8...

  • Page 6: Safety Information

    Safety information Use only a dry cloth to clean the device. DO NOT expose to or DO NOT place on uneven use near liquids, rain, or or unstable work surfaces. Seek servicing if the casing moisture. has been damaged. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.

  • Page 7: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions Read these instructions. Keep these instructions. Heed all warnings. Follow all instructions. Do not use this apparatus near water. Clean only with dry cloth. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.

  • Page 8: License Notice And Trademark Acknowledgement For Dolby Digital

    About this user guide How this user guide is organized • Chapter 1: Getting started Provides basic information about your ASUS O!PLAY Mini Plus HD Media Player. • Chapter 2: Connecting to a network Provides information on connecting your ASUS O!PLAY Mini Plus HD Media Player to a network.

  • Page 9: Conventions Used In This Guide

    Download the latest firmware , drivers, and utilities from the ASUS Support site at http://support.asus.com/. ASUS Forum Get the latest news and information about this product from the ASUS Forum site at http://vip.asus.com/forum/. Optional documentation Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty flyers, that may have been added by your dealer.

  • Page 11: Chapter 1: Getting Started

    Welcome Thank you for buying the ASUS O!PLAY Mini Plus HD Media Player! ASUS O!PLAY Mini Plus HD Media Player allows you to enjoy digital media files from external USB storage devices/hard disk drives, or memory cards on your TV or entertainment system.

  • Page 12: Specifications Summary

    Specifications summary Wireless Standard WiFi 802.11b/g/n Supported video formats MPEG1/2/4, H.264, VC-1, RM/RMVB Supported video file .mp4, .mov, .avi, .asf, .wmv, .flv, .mkv, .ts, m2ts, .dat, extensions .mpg, .vob, .mts, .iso, .trp Supported audio formats MP3, WAV, AAC, OGG, FLAC, aiff, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS Digital Surround, PCM/LPCM, ID3 Tag Supported image formats...

  • Page 13: Getting To Know Your O!play Mini Plus Hd Media Player

    Getting to know your O!PLAY Mini Plus HD Media Player System requirements • High-definition TV (HDTV), standard TV, or HDMI monitor • Storage device (USB flash drive / USB HDD) • Memory card (SD/MMC/MS/xD) • Use an HDMI cable to connect your HD media player to an HDTV or HDMI monitor.

  • Page 14: Rear Panel

    Rear panel Power (DC-In) input Insert the power adapter into this port. LAN port Connect to a Local Area Network (LAN) through a network hub. eSATA/USB 2.0 combo port Connect an eSATA/USB 2.0 device such as an external hard drive into this port. Reset Button Use a pin or a paper clip to press this button to reset the device to its factory default settings.

  • Page 15: Remote Control

    Remote control Use the remote control to power on/off the O!PLAY Mini Plus HD Media Player, browse through menus, and select the media file to play, view, or listen to. Power on/off Eject Information Play / Pause Rewind Forward Stop...

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    Press to view the Online Media menu. Press to display DVD files. Information Press to display information about the movie, video, or music file. Rewind Press to rewind playback. Previous Returns to the previous media file. Share Press to share current content to Facebook. Home Page Press to return to the Home menu.

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    Press to forward playback. Play / Pause Toggles between playback and pause. Eject Press to eject the disc from the external optical disk drive. Power on/off Turn the HD media player on or off. ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player...

  • Page 18: Getting Your O!play Mini Plus Hd Media Player Ready

    Getting your O!PLAY Mini Plus HD Media Player ready Connecting the power adapter To connect the power adapter: Connect the AC adapter to the DC-in port at the back of your HD media player. Connect the AC adapter to a power source.

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    Insert a memory card such as a SD/MMC/MS/xD card into the appropriate card slot at the front panel of your HD media player. Use the S/PDIF cable to connect your audio system to your HD media player. ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player...

  • Page 20: Starting For The First Time

    Starting for the first time When you start your HD media player for the first time, a series of screens appear to guide you in configuring the basic settings of your HD media player. To start for the first time: Turn on your HD media player and your HDTV, TV, or HDMI monitor.

  • Page 21: Chapter 2: Connecting To A Network

    Chapter 2 Connecting to a network Wired connection Use a RJ-45 cable to connect your HD media player to a home network, or a local area netwok (LAN). Connecting to a home network Desktop PC or Notebook SPLENDID MENU Router To connect to your network: Connect one end of the RJ-45 cable to the LAN port at the back of your HD media player and the other end to the LAN port of the router.

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    Connect all the necessary devices to your HD media player. For more details, refer to the section Connecting devices to your HD media player in Chapter 1. From the Home screen, press the left/right keys to navigate to Setup, then press Select Network >...

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    At the confirmation message, select OK to save the setting or CANCEL to discard the setting. • On your computer, you may manually configure the IP address settings. • For more details, refer to the section Configuring the network clients in this chapter. ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player...

  • Page 24: Connecting To Your Local Area Network (lan)

    Connecting to your Local Area Network (LAN) To connect to your Local Area Network (LAN): Connect one end of the RJ-45 cable to your LAN and the other end to the LAN port at the back of your HD media player. Connect devices to your HD media player.

  • Page 25: Wireless Connection

    Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 (same as the HD media player) 3. Ensure that the folder containing the files that you want access to is shared. For more details, refer to the section Sharing files over the network in this chapter. ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player...

  • Page 26: Connecting To A Wireless Local Area Network (wlan)

    Configuring the network clients Setting an IP address for wired or wireless client To access the ASUS HD media player, you must have the correct TCP/IP settings on your wired or wireless clients or computers. Ensure that the clients’ IP addresses are within the same workgroup and subnet as the HD media player.

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    Click OK when done. Windows Vista OS ® Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center. Right-click Local Area Connection then select Properties. Select Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4), then click Properties. ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player...

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    Select Obtain an IP address automatically if you want the IP settings to be assigned automatically. Click OK when done. Windows 7 OS ® Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center. In the View your active networks item, click Local Area Connection then select Properties.

  • Page 29: Virtual Ap Connection

    Wireless connection. From the Home screen, press the left/right keys to navigate to Setup, then press From the Setup screen, click Virtual AP Setup. Set up your network’s password and select your region. ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player...

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    • Bridge to Ethernet: Connect to a wired network and share Wi- Fi signal. Virtual AP only: Connect your device to your O!PLAY MINI PLUS and set up • a wireless local area network. From the Setup screen, click Device Name and select the device that you want to connect to.

  • Page 31: Sharing Files Over The Network

    When done, click Finish. To share files under Windows XP OS: ® On your computer, select the folder containing the files that you want to share. Right-click the selected folder, and select Sharing and Security. ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player 2-11...

  • Page 32: Sharing Files Under Windows ® Vista Os

    Tick Share this folder on the network. A hand icon appears on the folder indicating that the folder’s contents are shared over the network. Sharing files under Windows Vista OS ® In Windows Vista OS, you can share files in any of these two ways: ®...

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    Turn on sharing so anyone with network access can open, change, • and create files Turn off sharing (people logged on to this computer can still access • this folder) When done, click Apply. ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player 2-13...

  • Page 34: Sharing Files Under Windows ® 7 Os

    Sharing files under Windows 7 OS ® To configure your computer to allow folders to be shared: Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Choose homegroup and sharing options > Change advanced sharing settings..

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    Check the Share this folder item, then click Permissions. Select the network user that you want to share files to, and set the access control options. ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player 2-15...

  • Page 36: Sharing Files Under Mac Os X 10.8

    Sharing files under Mac OS X 10.8 To share a folder under Mac OSX: Click Apple menu > System Preferences. Click Sharing. On the Service column, tick File Sharing. On the Shared Folders panel, add folders by clicking and selecting folders. Select the user account Everyone.

  • Page 37: Sharing Files Under Ubuntu Linux Os

    • Install the Sharing service package using your Software Package Manager before sharing folders on the network. • Ensure that the Linux machine is set up correctly on the network and allows file sharing and user access. ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player 2-17...

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    Chapter 2: Connecting to a network 2-18...

  • Page 39: Chapter 3: Using Your O!play Mini Plus Hd Media Player

    Chapter 3 Using your O!PLAY Mini Plus HD Media Player The Home screen The Home screen includes these main options: Photos, Music, Movies, Setup, IMS and File Manager. File Manager allows you to view all your media files in your storage devices.

  • Page 40: Configuring The O!play Mini Plus Hd Media Player Settings

    Configuring the O!PLAY Mini Plus HD Media Player settings To configure the O!PLAY Mini Plus HD Media Player settings: From the Home screen, press the left/right keys navigate to Setup, then press to navigate through System, Audio, Video, Press the left/right keys Network and MISC, then press to configure your selected category.

  • Page 41: Playing A Movie

    Press to configure the video playback settings. Press to increase the volume. Press to decrease the volume. Press to return to the previous video file. Press to go to the next video file. Press to disable audio output. ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player...

  • Page 42: Playing A Movie

    Use the up/down keys to locate the movie that you want to play. Press to play the movie. You may press the Option key choose the movie effect. Chapter 3: Using your O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player...

  • Page 43: Playing Music

    Press to configure the music playback settings. Press to increase the volume. Press to decrease the volume. Press to return to the previous music file. Press to go to the next music file. Press to disable audio output. ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player...

  • Page 44: Playing A Music File

    Using the up/down keys , select the source of your music file, then press Use the up/down keys to locate the music that you want to play. Press to play the music. Chapter 3: Using your O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player...

  • Page 45: Configuring The Audio Playback Settings

    HD media player via an HDMI cable. SPDIF Output: Select this setting for the S/PDIF audio receiver. • ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player...

  • Page 46: Viewing Photos

    Press to configure the photo playback settings. Press to increase the volume. Press to decrease the volume. Press to return to the previous photo. Press to go to the next photo. Press to disable audio output. Chapter 3: Using your O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player...

  • Page 47: Viewing Photos

    When the selected photo is displayed in full screen, press on the remote control to start the slideshow. Photos in the same source folder will be displayed in order. Press to pause the slideshow. Press to return to the source folder. ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player...

  • Page 48: Setting The Background Music For The Slideshow

    Press to enter its submenu to confirm the selection. Navigate to the desired option, then press to save or press to cancel the settings mode. Chapter 3: Using your O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player 3-10...

  • Page 49: Streaming Online Media

    Internet link is abnormal or blocked. • Ensure that your O!PLAY Mini Plus is connected to the Internet via wired or wireless network connection. For more details, refer to the user manual included in the support CD.

  • Page 50: Online Streaming From Facebook

    Your O!PLAY Mini Plus provides you access to Facebook, allowing you to stream photos and videos from your Facebook account to your external display. It also allows you to publish videos and photos from your O!PLAY Mini Plus to your Facebook account.

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    Select Yes if you have an existing Netflix account and press Sign into your Netflix account for the first time. Press the navigation keys to select from a variety of movies and TV shows. ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player 3-13...

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    A pop-up message appears showing the ESN code and confirming if you want to deactivate the Netflix device or not. Select Yes and press deactivate the device. Chapter 3: Using your O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player 3-14...

  • Page 53: Managing Your Files

    To key in the new name for your file or folder, use the navigation keys to move through the virtual keyboard. When you have entered the new name, navigate to the OK button on the virtual keyboard to confirm the new file or folder name. ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player 3-15...

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    Chapter 3: Using your O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player 3-16...

  • Page 55: Chapter 4: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting This section provides answers to some common problems that you may encounter while installing or using the ASUS O!PLAY Mini Plus HD media player. These problems require simple troubleshooting that you can perform by yourself. Contact ASUS Technical Support if you encounter problems not mentioned in this section.

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    • Ensure that your TV is switched to the appropriate video source (AV IN or HDMI). You may need to use your TV Remote control to change video sources. • Turn off your media player and wait for a few minutes before turning it on again or press the reset button at the back panel.

  • Page 57: Audio

    If the audio cables are connected to your stereo, ensure that the stereo is on and you have the correct stereo input selected. If you are having trouble selecting the correct audio source, refer to the instructions that came with your stereo. ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player...

  • Page 58: Usb Storage Device

    Q3. A few of my Music files do not appear. The media player supports the most common music file formats. However, there are almost an infinite variety of bit rates and sample rates. If a file is not displayed on the screen, it most likely uses an unsupported bit rate or sample rate.

  • Page 59: Online Upgrade

    • The firmware update manual is available in PDF and is included in the firmware folder. • If the O!PLAY Mini Plus is shut down or powered off during the software installation, the update will fail. If the O!PLAY Mini Plus will not power on, you will need to reset the device.

  • Page 60: Wired, Wi-fi, And Internet Connection

    Wired, Wi-Fi, and Internet connection Q1. I cannot connect to the Wi-Fi network. • Ensure that you have properly configured your Wi-Fi settings. • Check the documentation that came with your router for the correct wireless settings. • The network you are trying to access may be protected, secured, or encrypted.

  • Page 61: Operation/function Failure

    Depending on the streaming situation or network stability/traffic, you might need to wait for a few minutes before using an Internet media service. Q8. If I have a “Domain” network, can I use O!PLAY Mini Plus? O!PLAY MINI PLUS does not officially support streaming from a domain server or a computer attached to a domain.

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    Chapter 4: Troubleshooting...

  • Page 63: Appendices

    REACH Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals) regulatory framework, we published the chemical substances in our products at ASUS REACH website at http://csr.asus.com/english/index.aspx. Federal Communications Commission Statement This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: •...

  • Page 64: Gnu General Public License

    Canadian Department of Communications Statement This digital device does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital device set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications. This class B digital device complies with Canadian ICES-003. GNU General Public License Licensing information This product includes copyrighted third-party software licensed under the terms of...

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    Program or a portion of it, either verbatim or with modifications and/or translated into another language. (Hereinafter, translation is included without limitation in the term “modification”.) Each licensee is addressed as “you”. ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player...

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    Activities other than copying, distribution and modification are not covered by this License; they are outside its scope. The act of running the Program is not restricted, and the output from the Program is covered only if its contents constitute a work based on the Program (independent of having been made by running the Program).

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    License. However, parties who have received copies, or rights, from you under this License will not have their licenses terminated so long as such parties remain in full compliance. ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player...

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    You are not required to accept this License, since you have not signed it. However, nothing else grants you permission to modify or distribute the Program or its derivative works. These actions are prohibited by law if you do not accept this License. Therefore, by modifying or distributing the Program (or any work based on the Program), you indicate your acceptance of this License to do so, and all its terms and conditions for copying, distributing or modifying the Program or works based on it.

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    PARTIES OR A FAILURE OF THE PROGRAM TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER PROGRAMS), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. END OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS ASUS O!PLAY MINI PLUS HD Media Player...

  • Page 70: Asus Contact Information

    +1-510-739-3777 +1-510-608-4555 Web site usa.asus.com Technical Support Telephone +1-812-282-2787 Support fax +1-812-284-0883 Online support support.asus.com ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria) Address Harkort Str. 21-23, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany +49-2102-959911 Web site www.asus.de Online contact www.asus.de/sales Technical Support Component Telephone +49-1805-010923*...

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