Question:

How to play a music file in the media browser

How to play a music file in the media browser

Applies To: Maestro, V/Vmax, V/Vmax+

Article ID: 6801  |  Published: 5/24/2013  |  Last Updated: 5/24/2013



Answer:

Play a Music File in the Media Browser

To play a music file in the Media Browser menu:

   1.   Select Main Menu > Setup > Tools Menu. The Tools menu will open.

   2.   Select Media Browser in the Tools menu. The Media Browser menu will open.

   3.   Select the Media Type drop-down menu.

   4.   Select Music. The Category viewport displays the categories of music files you can select.

   5.   Select the category of the music file you want:

   If you want to play a music file from your Sounds folder, select My Sounds or My Music and proceed to step 7.

Note:   The Files folder will display every music file that is contained in all of the sub-folders of the Sounds folder.

   If you want to play a music file that is available for multiple users, select Shared Music and proceed to step 7.

Note:   The Files folder will display every music file that is contained in all of the sub-folders of the Shared folder.

   If you want to play a music file that you have recently played, select Recent Music and proceed to step 7.

   If you want to browse the directories of your Series 5 device for a music file, select Browse and proceed to step 6.

   6.   To find a music file through the Select a Directory menu, complete this step:

   a.   Select the Show All Directories check box to display the drive icons.

   b.   Select the folder that contains the music file that you want. You may need to select the expansion box [+] next to a folder (or folders) to display sub-folders.

   c.   Select the OK button to close the Select a Directory menu.

   7.   Select the music file you want to play from those displayed in the Files viewport.

Note:   If you want to narrow the selection of music files in the Files viewport, enter a filter word(s) in the text box beside the Filter button, then select the Filter button. The Files viewport will only display music files whose filenames contain your filter text.

   8.   Select the Load into Viewer button. The name and directory location of the selected music file will appear in the viewer, and the music file will immediately start playing. The slider below the viewer will advance from left to right, displaying how many seconds the music file has been playing.

   9.   Use the slider below the Next button to adjust the volume of the music file. Select and drag the slider thumb to the left to decrease the volume, or select and drag the slider thumb to the right to increase the volume.

   10.   To find a specific spot in the music file as it plays, you may select the slider below the viewer and move it to the right or the left.

   11.   To stop the music file before it ends, select the Stop button. The music file stops playing and the slider returns to the starting position. To start the music file again, select the Play button. The Play button becomes the Pause button which you can use to pause the music file.

   12.   To play the next music file listed in the Files viewport, select the Next button. To play the previous music file listed in the Files viewport, select the Previous button.

   13.   When finished, select the OK button to close the Media Browser menu.

   14.   Select the OK button to close the Tools menu. 

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