Operating Instructions for the RCA M6408CH MP3 Player
Managing files on your RCA Player
Before you begin using your RCA player, you'll want to copy your media files to the player. You can use any of the following methods to transfer content:
Using RCA easyRip:
Using Windows Explorer:
Playing music files: The player sorts your music files by track name (title), artist, album and genre.
Option menu (music playback): Press at the playback (Now Playing) screen to show the Option menu. Press + or - to highlight an option and then press to confirm the selection or change the setting. The following options are available:
Music playback display
The information provided in the playback screen depends upon the ID3 tags that have been set up for the music file.
Playing video files:
Option menu (video playback): Press to pause the video playback. Press to show the Option menu. Press + or - to highlight an option and then press > to confirm the selection or >ll change the setting. The following option is available:
Playing photo files:
Option menu (photo viewing): Press to pause the photo playback. Press to show the Option menu. Press + or - to highlight an option and then press to confirm the selection > or >ll change the setting. The following options are available:
Playing audible: Audible playback is similar to music playback.
Option menu (Audible playback): Press at the playback (Now Playing) screen to pause the playback and press to show the Option menu. Press + or - to highlight an option and then press to confirm the selection or change the setting. The following options are available:
Playing FM radio:
Storing and recalling preset stations: You can store up to 20 preset stations in the player.
Improving FM radio sound: If stereo reception is noisy, you can often reduce the noise by switching to mono or by shifting headphone cord position.
Recording FM radio: You can record the radio and play back recordings as well as copy the recordings (WAV files) to your PC.
Playing back FM radio recordings:
Copying recordings to your PC: Recordings are stored as WAV files in the “RADIOREC” folder on the player.
Creating a Playlist: You can create a playlist of your favorite music by adding new files to the playlist as you listen to them. This function is not available for other media formats such as video, photo, audible and recording.
To add the currently playing music file in the playlist:
To listen to the Playlists playlist:
Removing files from Playlist: To remove all music files from the playlist:
Downloading playlists to player: You can also download playlists of your favorite music created on the RCA easyRip software. Please refer to the Help module in easyRip for details on creating playlists and transferring the created playlists to the player.
Changing the player’s settings: To change the player settings:
Shuffle: Plays back music tracks (mp3/wma/wav) in a random order. Options: On (Display indicator: ) and Off.
Repeat: Repeats music tracks based on selected mode. When repeat mode One is selected, the current track will repeat. When repeat mode All is selected, all files in the current album will repeat. Options: One (Display indicator: 1 , All (Display indicator: ), and Off.
Equalizer: Switches current equalizer mode used to play back music tracks. Each mode corresponds to different types of music to enhance your listening experience. Options: Flat, Jazz, Bass, Pop, Rock, Graph. (Press to enter Graph mode). Using Graph mode to customize five-band equalizer: Press or to select a band and then press + or - to adjust the band level. When finished, press to save and exit Graph mode.
Customize menu: Sets the navigation submenu options in the Music menu. At least one submenu must remain On. Options: Titles, Artists, Albums, Genres. (Each toggle On/Off).
Slideshow: Sets the amount of time to show each photo before automatically advancing to the next photo. Options: Off, 3s, 5s, 10s, 15s.
Brightness: Adjusts the display’s brightness. Options: 1 - 8.
Screensaver: Sets the screensaver activation time which will launch the screensaver after specified duration of inactivity. Options: 10 sec., 20 sec., 30 sec., or 1 min.
PowerSave: Sets the powersave interval time which will turn the player off after specified duration if no key is pressed. Options: Off, 1 min., 2 min., 5 min., 10 min.
RecDur (Record duration): To change the duration for radio. Options: Max, 5 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour.
FreqStep (Frequency Step): Sets the method the player uses to scan radio frequencies. Options: EU (Europe), US (North America)
Language: Changes the language of the player menus. Options: English, Français, Español.
System Info: Displays the amount of free space available and the firmware version.
Restore defaults: Resets all menus to factory defaults.
Format: Removes all data files. IMPORTANT: Backup your media before formatting the player.