HP (Hewlett-Packard) Compaq QK429US user manual

User manual for the device HP (Hewlett-Packard) Compaq QK429US

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Multimedia
User Guide

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© Copyright 2009 Hewlett-Packard Product notice Development Company, L.P. This user guide describes features that are Windows is a U.S. registered trademark of common to most models. Some features Microsoft Corporation. may not be available on your computer. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be constru

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Table of contents 1 Multimedia features Identifying your multimedia components .............................................................................................. 2 Adjusting the volume ............................................................................................................................ 3 Using the media activity functions ........................................................................................................ 4 Using the media activity hotkeys

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Adjusting webcam properties ............................................................................................................. 20 7 Troubleshooting The optical disc tray does not open for removal of a CD, DVD, or BD ............................................... 21 The computer does not detect the optical drive ................................................................................. 22 A disc does not play ....................................................................

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1 Multimedia features Your computer includes multimedia features that allow you to listen to music, watch movies, and view pictures. Your computer may include the following multimedia components: ● Optical drive for playing audio and video discs ● Integrated speakers for listening to music Integrated microphone for recording your own audio ● Integrated webcam that allows you to record audio and video ● ● Preinstalled multimedia software that allows you to play and manage your music, movies, and

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Identifying your multimedia components The following illustration and table describe the multimedia features of the computer. NOTE: Your computer may look slightly different from the illustration in this section. Component Description (1) Webcam light (select models only) Turns on when video software accesses the webcam. (2) Webcam (select models only) Records audio and video and captures still photographs. (3) Internal microphone Records sound. (4) Speakers (2) Produce sound. (5) Audio-out (hea

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Adjusting the volume You can adjust the volume using the following controls: ● Hotkeys: ◦ To mute or restore speaker sound, press fn+asterisk. To decrease speaker sound, press fn+minus sign. Hold down the hotkey to decrease speaker ◦ sound incrementally. ◦ To increase speaker sound, press fn+plus sign. Hold down the hotkey to increase speaker sound incrementally. ● Windows® volume control: a. Click the Speakers icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar. b. Increase or decrea

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Using the media activity functions The media activity hotkeys control the play of an audio CD, DVD, or BD (Blu-ray Disc) in the optical drive. Using the media activity hotkeys A media activity hotkey is a combination of the fn key (1) and a function key (2). ● When an audio CD, DVD, or BD is not playing, press fn+f9 (3) to play the disc. ● When an audio CD, DVD, or BD is playing, use the following hotkeys: ◦ To pause or resume playing the disc, press fn+f9 (3). ◦ To stop the disc, press fn+f10 (

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2 Multimedia software Your computer includes preinstalled multimedia software that allows you to play music, watch movies, and view pictures. The following sections provide details about HP DVD Play and other preinstalled multimedia software. Using DVD Play software DVD Play turns your computer into a mobile entertainment center. With DVD Play, you can enjoy music and DVD movies. To start DVD Play, select Start > All Programs > DVD Play. For information on using DVD Play, refer to the software H

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3 Audio Your computer enables you to use a variety of audio features: Play music using your computer speakers and/or connected external speakers ● Record sound using the internal microphone or connect an external microphone ● ● Download music from the Internet ● Create multimedia presentations using audio and images ● Transmit sound and images with instant messaging programs ● Stream radio programs (select models only) or receive FM radio signals Create or “burn” audio CDs ● 6 Chapter 3 Audio

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Connecting external audio devices WARNING! To reduce the risk of personal injury, adjust the volume before putting on headphones, earbuds, or a headset. For additional safety information, refer to the Regulatory, Safety and Environmental Notices. To connect external devices such as external speakers, headphone, or a microphone, refer to the information provided with the device. For best results, remember the following tips: Be sure that the device cable is securely connected to the correct jack

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4Video Your computer enables you to use a variety of video features: Watch movies ● Play games over the Internet ● ● Edit pictures and video to create presentations ● Connect external video devices Connecting an external monitor or projector The external monitor port connects an external display device such as an external monitor or a projector to the computer. ▲ To connect a display device, connect the device cable to the external monitor port. NOTE: If a properly connected external display dev

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Connecting an HDMI device (select models only) Select computer models include an HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) port. The HDMI port connects the computer to an optional video or audio device, such as a high-definition television, or any compatible digital or audio component. The computer can support one HDMI device connected to the HDMI port, while simultaneously supporting an image on the computer display or any other supported external display. NOTE: To transmit video signals thro

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Configuring audio for HDMI (select models only) To configure HDMI audio, first connect an audio or video device, such as a high-definition TV, to the HDMI port on your computer. Then configure the default audio playback device as follows: 1. Right-click the Speakers icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar, and then click Playback devices. 2. On the Playback tab, click either Digital Output or Digital Output Device (HDMI). 3. Click Set Default, and then click OK. To return

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5 Optical drive Your computer includes an optical drive that expands the functionality of the computer. Identify what kind of device is installed in your computer to see its capabilities. The optical drive allows you to read data discs, play music, and watch movies. If your computer includes a Blu-ray Disc ROM Drive, then you can also watch high-definition video from disc. Identifying the installed optical drive Select Start > Computer. ▲ You will see a list of all the devices installed in your

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Using optical discs An optical drive, such as a DVD-ROM drive, supports optical discs (CDs and DVDs). These discs store information, such as music, photos, and movies. DVDs have a higher storage capacity than CDs. Your optical drive can read standard CD and DVD discs. If your optical drive is a Blu-ray Disc ROM Drive, it can also read Blu-ray discs. NOTE: Some of the optical drives listed may not be supported by your computer. The listed drives are not necessarily all of the supported optical dr

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Selecting the right disc An optical drive supports optical discs (CDs and DVDs). CDs, used to store digital data, are also used for commercial audio recordings and are convenient for your personal storage needs. DVDs are used primarily for movies, software, and data backup purposes. DVDs are the same form factor as CDs but have 6 to 7 times the storage capacity. NOTE: The optical drive on your computer may not support all the types of optical discs discussed in this section. CD-R discs Use CD-R

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LightScribe DVD+R discs Use LightScribe DVD+R discs for sharing and storing data, home videos, and photos. These discs are read-compatible with most DVD-ROM drives and DVD video players. With a LightScribe-enabled drive and LightScribe software, you can write data to the disc and then add a designer label to the outside of the disc. Blu-ray Disc (BD) Also called BD, Blu-ray Disc is a high-density optical disc format for the storage of digital information, including high-definition video. A singl

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6. Close the disc tray. 7. If you have not yet configured AutoPlay, the AutoPlay dialog box opens and asks how you want to use the media content. Choose DVD Play or Windows Media Player, both preinstalled on your computer. NOTE: After you insert a disc, a short pause is normal. If Sleep or Hibernation is initiated during playback of a disc, you may experience the following behaviors: Your playback may be interrupted. ● You may see a warning message asking if you want to continue. If this message

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Changing DVD region settings Most DVDs that contain copyrighted files also contain region codes. The region codes help protect copyrights internationally. You can play a DVD containing a region code only if the region code on the DVD matches the region setting on your DVD drive. CAUTION: The region settings on your DVD drive can be changed only 5 times. The region setting you select the fifth time becomes the permanent region setting on the DVD drive. The number of region changes remaining is di


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