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Table of contents What Is Included ......................................................................... 3 System Requirements ................................................................ 3 Getting Started ............................................................................ 4 Windows 98/Me(Millennium edition)/2000 Users .................................... 4 Windows Installation ........................................................................... 4 Windows 98 installation
What Is Included • Digital PCLink (1) USB Cable (1) Optical Cable (1) Operating Instructions (1) System Requirements Computer running Windows 98/Windows Me/Windows 2000/Mac OS 9.04 Primary USB Port Windows and Macintosh compatible Jukebox/Audio Player Application 3
Getting Started Getting your Digital PCLink going is as simple as plugging it into a primary USB port of any computer running Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, or Mac OS 9.04. There’s no need to load any special software, but you will have to follow a few simple steps. After you have finished these steps, make sure to read our tips on recording before launching into a full session. Windows 98/Me(Millennium edition)/ 2000 Users Windows Installation Windows 98 installation Note Some comp
4 Windows 98 should already have the various USB components installed and will automatically default to the location of those drivers on your hard drive. Click Next. If Windows 98 does not have the various USB components loaded, it will tell you that the files could not be found and will request the Windows 98 CD. In this case, put your Windows 98 CD into the CD-ROM drive and place a check next to CD-ROM drive, then click Next. 5 The Wizard will now let you know it has located drivers for
3 In the Add New Hardware Wizard, place a check next to the option Automatic Search for a Better Driver (Recommended) and click Next. 4 The Add New Hardware Wizard will load a Windows Driver folder. When it has completed loading the drivers from this folder, the Add New Hardware Wizard will let you know it has finished installing the new hardware device. Click on Finish. If during this process, Windows Me notifies you that there is a version conflict and that a file being copied is older
Checking that the Digital PCLink is selected as preferred device With USB technology, there is never any need to turn your computer off when unplugging or plugging in the Digital PCLink. When you want to use the Digital PCLink simply close any running programs and plug it into the USB port. Your system will automatically configure itself. When you are done, you can unplug the Digital PCLink and your computer will automatically configure for whatever soundcard is installed. In both cases,
Note Some computer systems ship with an OEM version of Windows 98 that does not contain the entire generic USB driver and audio platform. If you cannot select USB Audio Device in the Preferred Device window, please refer to the troubleshooting section at the end of this user manual for further instructions. In this situation you may not be able to select USB Audio Device even though the USB drivers seemed to install fine when you first plugged in the Digital PCLink. Windows Me Once Windows
Controlling the output and volume levels The Digital PCLink’s volume and output controls can be accessed by double clicking on the speaker icon at the bottom right hand side of the Windows task bar. The volume for the Digital PCLink is set by the Wave Volume slider, which is the only slider that the Digital PCLink uses. If there are other sliders visible, go to Options and then Properties. In the bottom section of the Properties window, make sure a check appears only next to Wave Volume. C
3 To verify that your computer is running the necessary Apple Audio Extensions, close all open applications. On the desktop, find the icon that corresponds with your Macintosh hard drive. Double click on it. A window will open listing all the files and folders on your hard drive. Scroll down and find the System Folder icon. Click on the arrow to the left of the System Folder icon so that all the folders contained in the System Folder become visible. Scroll down until you find the Extensio
Recording to MiniDisc The Digital PCLink allows you to record music to your MiniDisc recorder by simply playing back audio using the Windows Media Player or your favorite Audio Jukebox/Player application. The music file saved on your computer can be recorded in real time as it is being played back. The Digital PCLink converts the digital audio file into a format that the MiniDisc recorder can record. To record the file to the MiniDisc recorder you simply perform the following steps. 1 With
Monitoring the audio When the Digital PCLink is connected to the computer via USB cable, Windows will automatically assign it as your system’s preferred audio device, therefore no sound will come out of your computer’s speakers or the speakers plugged into your souncard. In order to monitor the playback of the music file while you are recording, you must connect the supplied headphones or your speakers to the headphone jack of the MiniDisc recorder. WARNING: Do not at any stage place head
5 You will need to determine whether or not your Jukebox/Player has the ability to control the Wave Volume slider in the Digital PCLink volume control panel. Press play on your Jukebox/Player and open the Digital PCLink volume control panel by double clicking on the speaker icon in the Windows task bar at the bottom right had corner of your screen. Move the volume control up and down on the Jukebox/Player and watch to see if the Wave Volume slider moves in the Digital PCLink volume contro
9 You have now set the levels of the Digital PCLink for recording. You can now load a full playlist and start a recording session. During recording it not advisable to use other applications on your system. Most Jukebox/Player applications require large amounts of resources to ensure flawless decoding and playback of the audio files. If you interfere with the computer during recording, it can effect the decoding process, which can in turn effect the quality of your recording. Disconnectin
Fix: A lot of the large branded computer manufacturers ship their systems with a cutdown OEM version of Windows that does not always include all the USB audio components. Because this is specific to each manufacturer, you will need to contact the one who built your system and ask them to send you a USB audio upgrade to bring your version of Windows up to the same standard as the retail version. The Digital PCLink does not need any special device drivers, using only the following generic
C:\win\inf\wdma_usb.inf — driver location for USB Audio Device Even though these drivers may be present on your system, if the OEM version of Windows you are running does not contain all the underlying USB audio components, you will not be able to select USB Audio Device as the preferred playback device in the Multimedia Window. You will need to contact the supplier of your system to obtain an upgrade patch that brings your entire USB audio system up to the minimum specification of the ret
Fix: Some USB host controllers do not function within USB specification. Also Windows, in conjunction with other hardware in your system, may be consuming all the isochronous bandwidth of the USB bus. Both of these interfere with the data flowing to the Digital PCLink causing it to randomly insert track marks. The main instaces where this occurs is if: • USB frame rates are out of specification — isochronous data transfer (required for audio) is not possible via USB with a frame rate that
5 System hangs when booting up with the Digital PCLink installed Problem: You have the Digital PCLink plugged in and your system hangs every time on start up. Fix: Some computers using a Phoenix BIOS hang during bootup when encountering a USB device with a configuration descriptor longer than Oxf8 in length. The USB Legacy BIOS interprets this to be a legacy USB device resulting in a BIOS hang. Phoenix has already written a fix for this problem and is available upon request from them. 18
Regulatory Information For the customers in the United States. Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: XITEL Model No.: MD-Port DG2/DG1 Responsible Party: Xitel Pty. Ltd. Address: 73 Heffernan St, Mitchell, Act. 2911 Australia Phone: (02) 6241-8272 This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that ma
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