Dear Customer

,
Thank you for choosing this ARCHOS product. We hope that you will enjoy
using it and that it will give you satisfaction for many years to come.
Please do register your product (directly on your ARCHOS via the WiFi) to
ensure that you get access to our technical support as well as FREE and
PURCHASABLE offers from our website and from the ARCHOS Media Club.
You can also register on our website (www.archos.com/register).
Wishing you the best multimedia experience,
The ARCHOS Team.
All the information contained in this manual was correct at the time of
publication. However, as we are often updating and improving our prod-
ucts, your device’s software may have a slightly different appearance or
modifed functionality than presented in this manual.
ENGLISH
Please visit www.archos.com/manuals to download the latest version of this manual.
ENGLISH USER MANUAL
Entertainment way
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Version 2.0
MANUAL V2.0 5 & 7 TAbLE of CoNTENTS > P. 2
Table Of COnTenTs
InTrOduCTIOn...................................................................................................... 4
ARCHoS dESCRIPTIoN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
fIRST TIME USAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
TURNING THE ARCHoS oN/off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
THE INSTALLATIoN wIzARd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
USING THE ARCHoS INTERfACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
PRodUCT CARE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
1. PlayIng VIdeO ..................................................................................................8
1.1 bRowSING THRoUGH YoUR VIdEoS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
1.2 VIdEo PLAYbACk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
1.3 VIdEo PLAYER SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
1.4 PUTTING VIdEoS oNTo YoUR ARCHoS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
1.5 PLAYING YoUR PC’S SHAREd VIdEoS (UPNP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
1.6 wATCHING wEb TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
2. PlayIng MusIC ..............................................................................................15
2.1 bRowSING THRoUGH YoUR MUSIC fILES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
2.2 MUSIC PLAYbACk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
2.3 MUSIC PLAYER SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
2.4 PLAYLISTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
2.5 PUTTING MUSIC oNTo YoUR ARCHoS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
2.6 PLAYING YoUR PC’S SHAREd MUSIC (UPNP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
2.7 LISTENING To wEb RAdIoS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
3. VIewIng PhOTOs ....................................................................................... 25
3.1 bRowSING THRoUGH YoUR PHoToS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
3.2 PHoTo VIEwER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
3.3 PHoTo VIEwER SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
3.4 PLAYING A SLIdESHow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
3.5 PUTTING PHoToS oNTo YoUR ARCHoS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
3.6 PLAYING YoUR PC’S SHAREd PHoToS (UPNP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
4. usIng The fIle brOwser .................................................................... 30
4.1 NAVIGATIoN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
4.2 USING THE VIRTUAL kEYboARd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
4.3 bRowSING oTHER CoMPUTERS oN THE NETwoRk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
5. COnneCTIng TO The wIfI ..................................................................... 34
5.1 wIfI CoNNECTIoN PRoCEdURE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
5.2 wIfI NETwoRk CoNfIGURATIoN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
6. The InTerneT feaTures ..................................................................... 38
6.1 bRowSING THE wEb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
6.2 PLAYING YoUR PC’S SHAREd MEdIA fILES (UPNP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
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6.3 THE ARCHoS MEdIA CLUb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
6.4 MAIL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
6.5 CoNTACTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
7.  TransferrIng fIles .............................................................................. 46
7.1 CoNNECTING THE ARCHoS To A CoMPUTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
7.2 PUTTING fILES oNTo THE ARCHoS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
7.3 dISCoNNECTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
8. MaIn seTTIngs ........................................................................................... 49
8.1 “SoUNd” SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
8.2 “SCREEN” SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
8.3 “TV oUT” SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
8.4 “APPEARANCE” SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
8.5 “LANGUAGE ANd REGIoN” SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
8.6 “TV CoNTRoL” SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
8.7 “CLoCk” SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
8.8 “ALARM CLoCk” SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
8.9 “PowER” SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
8.10 “SToRAGE” SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
8.11 “PARENTAL CoNTRoL” SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
8.12 “SECURITY” SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
8.13 “CUSToMER ASSISTANCE” SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
8.14 “fIRMwARE ANd PLUG-INS” SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
8.15 UPdATING THE fIRMwARE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
8.16 “SYSTEM INfo” SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
9. OTher funCTIOns .................................................................................... 62
9.1 “PLAY” MENU: oTHER fUNCTIoNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
9.2 TV fUNCTIoNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
9.3 TooLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
10. arChOs Plug-Ins and add-Ons ................................................... 66
10.1 ARCHoS PLUG-INS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
10.2 ARCHoS Add-oNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
TrOubleshOOTIng ........................................................................................ 68
RESETTING YoUR ARCHoS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
SYSTEM RECoVERY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
ToUCHSCREEN PRobLEMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
REPAIR ANd foRMATTING TooLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
REPLACING THE bATTERY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
TeChnICal sPeCIfICaTIOns .......................................................................71
TeChnICal suPPOrT InfOrMaTIOn .............................................................................................. 75
MANUAL V2.0 5 & 7 INTRodUCTIoN > P. 4
InTrOduCTIOn
The information presented in this manual might vary according
to which ARCHOS model you have.
Every time you see one of these icons, it means that the fol-
lowing section will concern this and only this model.



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arChOs desCrIPTIOn
MAIN bUTToNS
Press and hold to turn your ARCHOS on/off.*
The green LED indicator lights up when the device is on.


* When you keep the Power button held down, two messages will appear, one
after the other. If you release the button during the frst message, your device
will keep using a small amount of battery power to allow a quick start up.
If you do not plan on using the ARCHOS for an extended period of time, keep
the button held down until you see a second message appear. The device will
shut down completely, and there will be absolutely no battery usage.
VOl
Volume button: to increase/decrease volume.
LEd INdICAToRS
Chg Battery charge indicator
light on: the battery is charging
blinking: the battery is fully charged


CoNNECToRS
On the side of the device:
7
Power connector: charge the battery of your ARCHOS
device (see Charging the Battery).

Headphone Jack: to connect headphones. •
ARCHOS 7
Underneath the device: These connectors allow you to:
Connect your ARCHOS to a computer (see Connecting the ARCHOS to a Computer)
5 Charge the battery of your ARCHOS (see Charging the Battery) •
Connect an optional add-on. See ARCHOS add-ons.


MANUAL V2.0 5 & 7 INTRodUCTIoN > P. 5
bUILT-IN LoUdSPEAkER
The ARCHOS is equipped with a single speaker (ARCHOS 5) or two speakers (ARCHOS 7).
LEG STANd
Your ARCHOS is equipped with a leg stand, located on the back of the device.
Carefully pull it out, and it will allow your ARCHOS to stand by itself on a fat,
stable surface.
fIrsT TIMe usage
CHARGING THE bATTERY
Before using your ARCHOS for the frst time, completely charge its battery:
5 Connect the USB cable to the ARCHOS and to a running computer. •
7 Simply plug the ARCHOS Charger/Adapter into the power connector. •
The ARCHOS will turn on and start charging:
The Chg LED indicator is on while the battery is charging. It will blink when
the battery is fully charged.
A lightning bolt symbol will fash over the battery icon in the upper right corner
of the screen while the battery is charging.
7
Note that the ARCHOS has a removable battery. To learn how to replace it, see:
Troubleshooting.
TurnIng The arChOs On/Off
Press and hold the button to turn your ARCHOS on/off. See ARCHOS Description.
The green LED indicator lights up when the device is on.
The InsTallaTIOn wIzard
The frst time you turn on the ARCHOS, the installation wizard will help you confgure
the main functions of your ARCHOS: the language, the WiFi connection, the clock, etc.
At the end of the wizard, you will be requested to register your product (a WiFi
connection is required) so that you have access to our technical support as well
as FREE and PURCHASABLE offers from our website and from the ARCHOS Media
Club. Being registered will allow you, for example, to get the free ‘Web Browser’
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usIng The arChOs InTerfaCe
INTERfACE dESCRIPTIoN
Status bar
In the top right corner of the screen, the status bar indi-
cates the volume, the battery level, the current time of day
and the WiFi connection status.

Contextual Menu
In the upper right corner of the screen, tap on the Menu icon to display available
menu items. The available options will vary, depending on where you are in the interface.
On the Home screen, the Menu icon allows you to:
manage the Home screen shortcuts.
lock your device’s touchscreen. This can be useful if your ARCHOS is in your
pocket, for example, and you do not want to touch the screen by accident. To
unlock the device, press the button. A confrmation screen will pop up.
Home Screen
This is the main screen of your ARCHOS, show-
ing its main functions.
Choose one of the main categories, on the left
side of the screen (ex: “Play”), then select a sub-
category (ex: “Video”).
The right side of the Home Screen can contain up to
four media items. These are considered as shortcuts.



USING THE ToUCHSCREEN
Your ARCHOS is equipped with a touchscreen. Below is a description of the
main tactile screen areas and a few tips on how to use the touchscreen.
Main Touchscreen Actions
In the different applications, you can go back one level in the interface by tapping
on the Back icon (in the top right corner of the screen).
Wherever you are in the interface, you can go back directly to the Home screen
by tapping on the Home icon (in the top left corner of the screen).
While playing a video or song, you can pause/resume it by tapping on the Pause
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other Touchscreen Actions
When watching a video or listening to music, you can tap on the progres-
sion bar to go directly to a different location in the video or song. You can
also use your fnger to drag the cursor in the progression bar to another
location in the video or song.
In the screens where it appears, the volume bar can be dragged in the same
way.
In the different browsers (File, Music, Video, Photo, etc.), you can drag the
scroll bar up and down to scroll the fle list up and down. You can also scroll
faster by tapping above or below the cursor in the scroll bar.



In the Web browser or the PDF viewer, you can scroll up and down by tapping on
the page and dragging it up or down (be careful however not to tap on a link!).
PrOduCT Care
Your ARCHOS is an electronic product that needs to be treated with care:
Do not subject it to shock or vibration.
Do not subject it to heat, keep it ventilated (especially when connected to a com-
puter).
Keep it away from water and excessively humid areas.
Keep it away from high electromagnetic felds.
Do not open it up. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Opening will void
your warranty.






MANUAL V2.0 5 & 7 PLAYING VIdEo > P. 8
1. PlayIng VIdeO
In the Home screen, tap on “Play”, then choose the “Video” icon to en-
ter the Video mode.
1.1  brOwsIng ThrOugh yOur VIdeOs
The “Video” browser allows you to navigate through the Video folder of the
ARCHOS hard drive.
You can go back one level in the interface by tapping on the Back icon .
Wherever you are in the interface, you can go back directly to the Home screen
by tapping on the Home icon .
THE VIdEo bRowSER
The frst screen of the Video mode
shows you all the videos and sub-
folders located in the Video folder.
The “Resume” line allows you to
resume the last-played video fle, if
it was interrupted before the end. If
the “Resume” line does not appear,
it means that no video fle playback
can be resumed.


To play a video, highlight it, then open it. If a video is in a subfolder of the Video
folder, open the subfolder, and you will see it.
In the “Video” browser, each video fle appears with a thumbnail, displayed on
the left of the fle’s name.

VIdEo bRowSER MENU ITEMS
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“File Management”
“Rename”: allows you to change the name of the highlighted video fle using the
virtual keyboard. See: Using the Virtual Keyboard.
“Delete”: allows you to delete the highlighted video fle. A confrmation screen
will pop up.
“Permissions”: allows you to defne the fle/folder as adult content, so that other
users can’t see it. To use this, your “Parental Mode” needs to be set to “Adult (un-
restricted access)”. See Parental Control Settings.
“Create Home Shortcut”
Creates a shortcut to this video on the Home screen.
“Bookmark”
“Resume”: will resume playing the highlighted video from the bookmark.
“Clear”: will remove the bookmark from the highlighted video fle.
“Bookmark” only appears in the menu when a bookmarked video fle is highlighted.
See Video Playback Menu Items to set a bookmark on a given video.
“Search”
Allows you to search for a particular video by entering a few letters or a word.
See: Using the Virtual Keyboard.
“Settings”
you can choose to display the Video Player settings screen (see: Video Player
Settings) or the “Sound” settings screen (see: “Sound” Settings).
1.2  VIdeO PlaybaCk
To play a video, highlight the fle and open it.
VIdEo PLAYbACk SCREEN
1. Menu icon

2. Back icon

3. Video fle name

4. Home icon

5. Play / Pause icon

6. Video progression bar

7. Volume level
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VIdEo PLAYbACk ToUCHSCREEN CoNTRoLS
To pause/resume the video, tap on the Pause / Play icon (see n° 5 in the
previous screen).
To display the menu overlay, tap once anywhere on the screen. To make it disap-
pear, tap again.
You can tap on the progression bar to go directly to a different location in the
video. You can also use your fnger to drag the cursor in the progression bar to
another location in the video (see n° 6).
The volume bar can be dragged in the same way (see n° 7).
To display the available menu items, tap on the menu icon (see n° 1).
To stop the video and go back to the “Video” browser, tap on the Back icon

(see n° 2). To exit the Video mode and go back directly to the Home screen, tap
on the Home icon (see n° 4).

VIdEo PLAYbACk MENU ITEMS
“Info”
displays a message box with information about the current video fle.
“Soundtrack” and/or “Subtitles”
allows you to select a different audio track*.
allows you to choose subtitles**.
* Only if the video fle contains several audio tracks.
** Only if the subtitles are in a separate fle. The supported fle types are: .srt,
.ssa, .sub (text based) and .smi.
“Format”
allows you to change the way the image is displayed.
“Auto”: adjusts the video size to best adapt to the built-in screen (or TV, with the
optional DVR Station, Mini Dock or Battery Dock: see ARCHOS add-ons).
“Full Screen”: enlarges the picture to fll the screen. In order to ft the ARCHOS
screen, your device might need to cut small parts of the image, most likely at the
top and bottom.
“Maximized”: enlarges the picture to fll the screen, assuming the image has an
aspect ratio of 2.35 with black bands at the top and bottom.
“Original”: displays the entire picture in its original format.
“Speed”
will play the current video in slow motion or high speed.
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“Set”
“Bookmark”: sets a bookmark at the current spot in the video. Only one bookmark
per fle is allowed. You can bookmark up to 32 fles. Bookmarked videos will appear,
in the “Video” browser, with a bookmark symbol and a progression bar.
to resume playing a video from a bookmark, go to the “Video” browser and high-
light the bookmarked video fle. Select the “Bookmark” menu item, then choose
“Resume” (“Clear” will remove the bookmark from the video).
“Thumbnail”: saves the current image as a new thumbnail image in the “Video”
browser.
“Wallpaper”: the current image will be defned as your device’s background image.
“Settings”
you can choose to display the Video Player settings screen (see: Video Player
Settings) or the “Sound” settings screen (see: “Sound” Settings).
1.3  VIdeO Player seTTIngs
In the Video mode, you can access the Video Player settings screen by using the
“Settings” menu item.
Use the left/right arrows to select a different setting for a parameter.
“PlayMode”, “Repeat & Shuffe”
the following table explains how the video player will work according to the set-
tings you chose in “PlayMode” AND “Repeat & Shuffe”.
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“PlayMode”
“Repeat &
Shuffe”
What the video player does...
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“Folder” “Normal”
plays all the video fles of the current folder
one after the other, and then stops.
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“Repeat”
plays all the video fles of the current folder
one after the other. This will be repeated in-
defnitely.
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“Shuffe” plays all the videos of the current folder ran-
domly.
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“UPnP Thumbnails”
Here you can enable/disable the video thumbnails while browsing through your
PC’s shared videos. See: Playing your PC’s Shared Media Files (UPnP). If you
choose “Disabled”, you will be able to browse through your PC’s shared videos
faster.
“LCD Backlight”
5 “Brightness”, “Contrast” and “Gamma”
adjusts the level of backlight/contrast/brightness/gamma of the built-in screen.
you can also reset the LCD parameters to the default values (“Reset” button).
1.4  PuTTIng VIdeOs OnTO yOur arChOs
The ARCHOS Media Club gives you the choice to purchase or rent videos direct-
ly from your ARCHOS, without using a computer. See: The ARCHOS Media Club.
There are two main methods to transfer the videos stored on your computer onto the
ARCHOS:
Windows Media® Player: copy your videos using Windows Media
®
Player 10 or
higher*:
Use Windows Media
®
Player 10 or higher* (Sync tab) to synchronize your
computer’s video fles to the ARCHOS. See Putting Files onto the ARCHOS
for more details.
* For best performance, we recommend that users update to Windows Media
®

Player 11 or higher.
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MANUAL V2.0 5 & 7 PLAYING VIdEo > P. 13
Windows® Explorer: Copy and paste your video fles from your computer into the
Video folder of your ARCHOS.
To learn how to connect/disconnect the ARCHOS from your computer, see the
Transferring Files section.
CREATING CoMPATIbLE VIdEo fILES wITH YoUR CoMPUTER
If some of your videos don’t play on your ARCHOS, you may need to convert them to
a compatible format:
The easiest way to do this is by using Windows Media® Player 10 or higher to
transfer videos to your ARCHOS. Windows Media® Player will automatically con-
vert most formats to the WMV format that your device can play.
See your Windows Media
®
Player help instructions for more information.
If you don’t want to use Windows Media® Player, a search on the Internet should
allow you to fnd suitable utility programs to do this job.
If you would like to simply copy and paste unprotected DVD video fles from your
PC onto your ARCHOS without converting them to WMV format, you can pur-
chase the Cinema plug-in from the ARCHOS website (www.archos.com) or from
the Media Club. The same is also true for video podcasts in the H.264 format. In
this case, purchase the Video Podcast plug-in.
1.5 PlayIng yOur PC’s shared VIdeOs (uPnP)
When connected to your home WiFi network, your ARCHOS gives
you the possibility to watch, directly on your device, shared videos
stored in your PC’s Windows Media® Library.

For this to work, you will need a WiFi connection and Windows Media® Player 11
or higher* installed on your PC.
The ARCHOS uses the UPnP (Universal Plug-and-play) standard to stream shared
videos from your PC’s Windows Media® Library.
See: Playing your PC’s Shared Media Files (UPnP).
* There are other products (software) on the market that also can share media
fles using the UPnP standard.
1.6 waTChIng web TV
In order to be able to watch numerous Internet TV channels, directly on your ARCHOS,
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From the Home Screen, tap on “Play”,
then choose “Video”.
Select “Web TV”. If your device is not
connected to the Internet, it will try to
make a connection.
The “Web TV” interface is organized by cat-
egory, such as “Location”, “Genre”, “Most
Popular Stations” etc. Browse the catego-
ries to fnd the channel you want to watch.
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To fnd more information about how to connect to the Internet, see: Connecting
to the WiFi
The TV channel you select will open in
the video player. Selecting the menu
icon will display several options:
“Info”: to view the information con-
cerning the TV channel.
“Format”: allows you to change the
way the image is displayed
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favorite (or removes it from the favorites).
“Sound”: displays the “Sound” settings screen (see: “Sound” Settings).
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2. PlayIng MusIC
In the Home screen, tap on “Play”, then choose the “Music” icon to en-
ter the “Music” player.
2.1  brOwsIng ThrOugh yOur MusIC fIles
There are two types of views for you to browse through your songs: the Music
Library and the Music Browser.
In both views, you can go back one level in the interface by tapping on the Back
icon . Wherever you are in the interface, you can go back directly to the Home
screen by tapping on the Home icon .
When you leave the music playback screen while the song is still playing,
it will keep playing in the background. This allows you to browse your hard
drive, view your photos or surf the Web while listening to music. To stop the
song, tap on pause in the music playback screen and then tap on Home.
THE MUSIC LIbRARY
The Music Library (default view)
shows your music sorted by catego-
ries (Cover, Artist, Album, Genre, etc.)
if your music fles contain these song
information tags.
When new music is copied to the
ARCHOS, the Music Library will be
updated automatically.
If some of your music fles do not con-
tain information tags, they will be classi-
fed as (Unknown) in the Music Library.



The “Resume” line allows you to resume the last-played music fle, if it was in-
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THE MUSIC bRowSER
The music browser allows you to
navigate through the Music folder
of your device’s hard drive.
To use it, select “Hard Drive” in the
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MUSIC LIbRARY ANd MUSIC bRowSER MENU ITEMS*
* The available menu items will vary depending on the mode you chose (Music
Library or Music Browser).
“Info”
displays a message box with information about the highlighted music fle.
“Show playlist”
opens a playlist edition window on the right (see: Playlists).
“Bookmark”
“Resume”: will resume playing the highlighted song from the bookmark.
“Clear”: will remove the bookmark from the highlighted music fle.
“Bookmark” only appears in the menu when a bookmarked music fle is high-
lighted.
“File Management”
“Rename”: allows you to change the name of the highlighted music fle using the
virtual keyboard. See: Using the Virtual Keyboard.
“Delete”: allows you to delete the highlighted music fle. A confrmation screen
will pop up.
“Permissions”: allows you to defne the fle/folder as adult content, so that other
users can’t see it. To use this, your “Parental Mode” needs to be set to “Adult (un-
restricted access)”. See Parental Control Settings.
“Create Home Shortcut”
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“Search”
Allows you to search for a specifc song by entering a few letters or a word. See:
Using the Virtual Keyboard.
“Settings”
you can choose to display the Music Player settings screen (see: Music Player
Settings) or the “Sound” settings screen (see: “Sound” Settings).
2.2 MusIC PlaybaCk
Use the scroll bar to browse through the list of audio tracks.
To play a song, highlight the corresponding fle and open it.
MUSIC PLAYbACk SCREEN
1. Menu icon

2. Back icon
3. Home icon

4. Play / Pause icon

5. Previous track
6. Next track
7. Progression bar
8. Volume level
MUSIC PLAYbACk ToUCHSCREEN CoNTRoLS
To pause/resume the song, tap on the Pause / Play icon (see n° 4 in the
previous screen).
To play the previous/next song, tap on / (n° 5 or 6).
To browse through your songs while listening to music, simply tap on the Back
icon . This will take you to the Music Library or browser screen that you
launched the current song from (see n° 2).
You can tap on the progression bar to go directly to a different location in the
song. You can also drag the cursor in the progression bar to another location in
the song (see n° 7).
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The volume bar can be dragged in the same way (see n° 8).
To display the available menu items, tap on the menu icon (see n° 1).
To go back directly to the Home screen, tap on the Home icon (see n° 3).
When you leave the music playback screen while the song is still playing,
it will keep playing in the background. This allows you to browse your hard
drive, view your photos or surf the Web while listening to music. To stop the
song, tap on pause in the music playback screen and then tap on Home.

MUSIC PLAYbACk MENU ITEMS
“Info”
displays a message box with information about the current music fle.
“Set bookmark”
sets a bookmark at the current spot in the song. Only one bookmark per fle is al-
lowed. You can bookmark up to 32 fles.
to resume playing a song from a bookmark, go to the Music Library or the Music
Browser, highlight the bookmarked music fle. Select the “Bookmark” menu item,
then choose “Resume” (“Clear” will remove the bookmark from the song).
“Set rating”
allows you to give a rating to the current song (1-5) or to remove the rating
(none).
“Lock device”
locks your device’s touchscreen. This can be useful if your ARCHOS is in your
pocket, for example, and you do not want to touch the screen by accident. To un-
lock the device, press the button. A confrmation screen will pop up.
“Settings”
you can choose to display the Music Player settings screen (see next section) or
the “Sound” settings screen (see: “Sound” Settings).
2.3 MusIC Player seTTIngs
In the Music mode, you can access the Music Player settings screen by using the
“Settings” menu item.
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“PlayMode”, “Repeat & Shuffe”
the following table explains how the audio player will work according to the set-
tings you chose in “PlayMode” AND “Repeat & Shuffe”.
An icon shows the current modes in the Music playback screen.
“PlayMode”
“Repeat &
Shuffe”
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plays all the songs of the current folder one
after the other, and then stops.
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plays all the songs of the current folder one
after the other. This will be repeated indef-
nitely.
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“Shuffe”
plays the songs of the current folder ran-
domly.
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“All” “Normal”
plays all the songs of your ARCHOS one
after the other, and then stops.
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plays all the songs of your ARCHOS one
after the other. This will be repeated indef-
nitely.
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“Queue” allows you to select a track to be played after the current one
is fnished.
while a track is playing, switch to the browser window, select
a track to highlight it, then open it. This is your queued track,
which will be played after the current track.
you can only queue one track at a time.
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plays the frst few seconds of each track. You can defne the
length to play in “Intro duration”.
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defnes for how long each track will be played when “PlayMode” is set to “Intro”.
2.4 PlaylIsTs
A playlist is a list of audio tracks that the music player will automatically play one
after the other.
On your ARCHOS, you can play, create and edit as many playlists as you want.
Note: when you delete a playlist, you are only deleting the list and not the mu-
sic itself.
PLAYING A PLAYLIST
In the Music Library, highlight the
“Playlist” line and open it.
Highlight a playlist and open it. A
panel showing the contents of the
playlist will open on the right.
Open the frst item in the playlist to
start playing from the frst track.




PLAYLIST MENU ITEMS
These menu items appear when a music fle is highlighted on the left panel:
“Add to playlist”
“Selected fle”: will add the highlighted track at the end of the current playlist.
“All fles”: will add all the tracks (from the left panel) at the end of the current playlist.
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“Insert in playlist”
“Selected fle”: will insert the highlighted track before the selected item in the
current playlist.
“All fles”: will add all the tracks (from the left panel) before the selected item the
current playlist.
These menu items appear when the focus is on the right panel (playlist editor):
“Track”
“Remove track”: deletes the highlighted track from the playlist.
“Move”: allows you to change the position of the highlighted track within the
playlist. Highlight the track you want to move, select the “Track” menu item, then
choose “Move”. Now highlight the position to which you want to move the track
and validate.
“Playlist”
“Clear”: clears the current playlist.
“Shuffe”: randomly shuffes the order of the songs in the current playlist.
“Save playlist”
“Save”: saves the current playlist to the Playlists folder.
“Save As”: same as “Save”, but it also allows you to give a personalized name to
the playlist. See: Using the Virtual Keyboard.
“Hide playlist”
closes the playlist editor.
“Settings”
you can choose to display the Music Player settings screen (see Music Player
Settings) or the “Sound” settings screen (see: “Sound” Settings).
CREATING A NEw PLAYLIST
While you are in the Music browser, select the “Show playlist” menu item. A
playlist panel will open on the right. By default, the new playlist contains the
same songs as the last opened playlist. These can be cleared with the menu item
“Playlist” > “Clear”. You can now start modifying the playlist.
In the left panel, locate the songs you would like to add to your playlist. Highlight
a song and open it to add it to the playlist. Repeat this operation with all the
tracks you want.
To add all the songs of a folder to a playlist: open the folder in the left panel
and highlight the frst song. Then use the “Add to playlist” or “Insert in playl-
ist” menu item and choose “All fles”.
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When you are satisfed with your new playlist, select the “Save playlist” menu
item, and then choose “Save as”.
Enter the name of your new playlist with the virtual keyboard (see: Using the
Virtual Keyboard) and select “OK”.
Use the tabs to jump back and forth between the left and right panels.
EdITING A PLAYLIST
To edit an existing playlist:
In the Music Library, highlight the “Playlist” line and open it.
Highlight the playlist you want to modify and open it. A panel showing the con-
tents of the playlist will open on the right.
You can now add, shuffe, move or remove tracks within the playlist, using the
appropriate menu items. The available menu items will vary according to which
panel you selected (see: Playlist Menu Items).
After you have made the changes you want, select the “Save playlist” menu item
and choose “Save” to save the playlist. If you wish to give it a different name,
choose “Save As”.
2.5 PuTTIng MusIC OnTO yOur arChOs
There are two main methods to transfer the music stored on your computer onto the
ARCHOS:
Windows Media® Player: copy your music using Windows Media
®
Player 10 or
higher*:
Use Windows Media
®
Player 10 or higher* (Sync tab) to synchronize your
computer’s music fles to the ARCHOS. See Putting Files onto the ARCHOS
for more details.
* For best performance, we recommend that users update to Windows Media
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Player 11 or higher.
Windows® Explorer: Copy and paste your music fles from your computer into the
Music folder of your ARCHOS.
To learn how to connect/disconnect the ARCHOS from your computer, see the
Transferring Files section.
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TRANSfERRING YoUR Cd CoLLECTIoN To YoUR ARCHoS
You can easily create music fles with your computer by using Windows Media® Player
10 or higher to convert your CDs to a playable format for your ARCHOS:
Place a music CD in your computer, and Windows® will ask you what action you
would like to perform.
Choose Rip music from CD, and Windows Media® Player will start ripping the
CD. The songs will be automatically extracted from the CD and encoded into the
MP3 or WMA format, according to what you chose in Windows Media® Player’s
ripping options. The default format is WMA.
Once this is done, the album will become part of
your Music Library.
See Transferring Files to learn how to transfer the
ripped music fles onto the ARCHOS.
See your Windows Media® Player help instructions for more
information.
Check the laws and regulations in your country
or jurisdiction to know if private copying of your
CDs for your own use is authorized.
Some music CDs have a special copy protection
system that will not allow Windows Media
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Player
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2.6 PlayIng yOur PC’s shared MusIC (uPnP)
When connected to your home WiFi network, your ARCHOS gives you
the possibility to play, directly on your device, shared music stored in
your PC’s Windows Media® Library.

For this to work, you will need a WiFi connection and Windows Media® Player 11
or higher* installed on your PC.
The ARCHOS uses the UPnP (Universal Plug-and-play) standard to stream shared
music from your PC’s Windows Media® Library.
See: Playing your PC’s Shared Media Files (UPnP).
* There are other products (software) on the market that also can share media
fles using the UPnP standard.
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2.7 lIsTenIng TO web radIOs
In order to be able to listen to thousands of different Web radio stations and various
podcasts worldwide, your device will need to be registered.
From the Home Screen, tap on “Play”,
then choose “Music”.
Select “Web Radio”. If your device is not
connected to the Internet, it will try to
make a connection.
The “Web Radio” interface is orga-
nized by category, such as “Location”,
“Genre”, “Most Popular Stations” etc.
Browse the categories to fnd the radio
station/podcast you want to listen to.
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To fnd more information about how to connect to the Internet, see: Connecting
to the WiFi.
The radio station/podcast you select will open in the music player. Selecting the
menu icon will display several options:
“Info”: to view the information concerning the radio station/podcast.
“Add to favorites” / “remove favorite”: adds the current Web radio station as
a favorite (or removes it from the favorites).
“Sound”: displays the “Sound” settings screen (see: “Sound” Settings).
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3. VIewIng PhOTOs
In the Home screen, tap on “Play”, then choose the “Photo” icon to
enter the “Photo” mode.
3.1  brOwsIng ThrOugh yOur PhOTOs
The “Photo” browser allows you to navigate through the Pictures folder of the
ARCHOS hard drive.
You can go back one level in the interface by tapping on the Back icon .
Wherever you are in the interface, you can go back directly to the Home screen
by tapping on the Home icon .
THE PHoTo bRowSER
The frst screen of the Photo mode
shows all the photos and subfolders
located in the Pictures folder.
To view a photo, highlight its
thumbnail, then open it. If a photo is
in a subfolder of the Pictures folder,
open the subfolder, and you will see
your photo.
The Photo Browser also allows you
to view your pictures, sorted by date.



The “Resume” line allows you to resume the last-viewed photo.
In the “Photo” browser each photo is displayed with a thumbnail.

PHoTo bRowSER MENU ITEMS*
“Info”
displays a message box with information about the highlighted picture.
“File Management”
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“Permissions”: allows you to defne the fle/folder as adult content, so that other
users can’t see it. To use this, your “Parental Mode” needs to be set to “Adult (un-
restricted access)”. See Parental Control Settings.
“Start slideshow”
starts a slideshow from the highlighted image.
“Create Home Shortcut”
creates a shortcut to this picture on the Home screen.
“Settings”
will display the Photo viewer settings screen (see Photo Viewer Settings).
* The available menu items will vary depending on where you are in the
“Photo” Browser.
3.2 PhOTO VIewer
To view a picture, highlight the corresponding thumbnail and open it. The menu over-
lay will disappear automatically after a few seconds.
PHoTo VIEwER SCREEN
PHoTo VIEwER ToUCHSCREEN CoNTRoLS
To start/pause a slideshow, tap on the Play / Pause icon.
To display the menu overlay again, tap once anywhere on the screen. To make it
disappear again, tap again.
To display the next picture, drag your fnger from left to right. Drag from right to
left to go back one picture.
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To rotate the picture 90° counterclockwise, drag your fnger from bottom to top. To
rotate the picture 90° clockwise, drag from top to bottom.
To magnify the current picture, hold down anywhere on the screen until you are
satisfed with the zoom level. You can then drag your fnger to move the picture.
To display the image in its original format, tap twice (rapidly) anywhere on the
screen.
You can use the progression bar to go directly to another photo of the current
folder.
To display the available menu items, tap on the menu icon .
To close the photo and go back to the “Photo” browser, tap on the Back icon .
To exit the Photo mode and go back directly to the Home screen, tap on the Home
icon .

PHoTo VIEwER MENU ITEMS
“Info”
displays a message box with information about the current picture.
“Rotate”
choose “Left” to rotate the picture 90° counterclockwise.
choose “Right” to rotate the picture 90° clockwise.
“Start slideshow”
starts a slideshow from the current image.
the “Pause slideshow” menu item will appear, allowing you to pause the slide-
show.
“Set as wallpaper”
defnes the current picture as your ARCHOS background image.
“Settings”
will display the Photo viewer settings screen (see next section).
“Zoom”
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3.3 PhOTO VIewer seTTIngs
In the Photo mode, you can access
the Photo viewer settings screen via
the “Settings” menu item.
Use the left/right arrows to select a
different setting for a parameter.


“Picture Pause”
defnes the time that each picture will be displayed during a slideshow.
“Transition”
defnes the transition effect to be used between two pictures. There are several
cool effects that you can choose from.
“Sequence”
allows you to enable/disable the shuffe mode. If this parameter is set to
“Shuffe”, your pictures will be displayed randomly. To disable the shuffe mode,
select “Normal”.
“Format”
allows you to change the way the picture is displayed.
“Original”: displays the entire picture in its original format.
“Full Screen”: enlarges the picture to fll the screen. In order to ft the ARCHOS
screen, your device might need to cut small parts of the image, most likely at the
top and bottom.
3.4 PlayIng a slIdeshOw
To view a slideshow, highlight a picture fle in the “Photo” browser or while viewing
a photo, and choose the “Start slideshow” menu item, or tap on the Play icon.
While a slideshow is playing, you can pause it at any time by selecting the “Pause
slideshow” menu item or by tapping on the Pause icon.
You can defne the time that each picture is displayed and the transition effects in
the “Photo” settings (see: Photo Viewer Settings).
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3.5 PuTTIng PhOTOs OnTO yOur arChOs
There are two main methods to transfer the pictures stored on your computer onto
the ARCHOS:
Windows Media® Player: copy your pictures using Windows Media
®
Player 10 or
higher*:
Use Windows Media
®
Player 10 or higher* (Sync tab) to synchronize your
computer’s pictures to the ARCHOS. See Putting Files onto the ARCHOS
for more details.
* For best performance, we recommend that users update to Windows Media
®

Player 11 or higher.
Windows® Explorer: Copy and paste your pictures from your computer into the
Pictures folder of your ARCHOS.
To learn how to connect/disconnect the ARCHOS from your computer, see the
Transferring Files section.
3.6 PlayIng yOur PC’s shared PhOTOs (uPnP)
When connected to your home WiFi network, your ARCHOS gives
you the possibility to view, directly on your device, shared photos
stored in your PC’s Windows Media® Library.

For this to work, you will need a WiFi connection and Windows Media® Player 11
or higher* installed on your PC.
The ARCHOS uses the UPnP (Universal Plug-and-play) standard to stream shared
photos from your PC’s Windows Media® Library.
See: Playing your PC’s Shared Media Files (UPnP).
* There are other products (software) on the market that also can share media
fles using the UPnP standard.
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4. usIng The fIle brOwser
The ARCHOS File Browser gives you the possibility to navigate the fle
system of your ARCHOS hard drive. In the Home screen, tap on “Tools”,
then choose the “Files” icon to enter the File Browser.
You will see two panels:
The one on the left is the panel that
you usually use to navigate through
your device’s hard drive.
The panel on the right is the one
you will use when you want to
copy or move fles and folders
(see: Copying and Moving Files and
Folders).


About your ARCHOS hard drive:
DO NOT delete or rename the original folders: “Music”, “Pictures”, “Video”,
“Playlists”, etc. In the Home screen, the icons under the “Play” item (“Video,
“Music”, “Photo”...) lead directly to these folders and they will no longer work
if the folders are deleted or renamed.
4.1  naVIgaTIOn
ToUCHSCREEN CoNTRoLS
You can drag the scroll bar up and down to scroll the fle list up and down. You
can also scroll faster by tapping above or below the cursor in the scroll bar.
To open a fle or folder, tap on it to highlight it, then tap on it again.
To jump between the left and right panels, tap directly on the panel that you
want to highlight.
To display the available menu items, tap on the menu icon .
You can go back one level in the interface by tapping on the Back icon .
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fILE bRowSER MENU ITEMS
Note that some of the above menu items may not appear if they are not avail-
able for the highlighted fle or folder.
“Info”
displays a message box with information about the highlighted fle.
“Create folder”
creates a folder at the current location.
you will have to enter the folder’s name with the virtual keyboard (see: Using the
Virtual Keyboard).
“File Management”
“Rename”: allows you to change the name of the highlighted fle or folder using
the virtual keyboard. See: Using the Virtual Keyboard.
“Delete”: allows you to delete the highlighted fle or folder (and all its contents).
A confrmation screen will pop up.
“Permissions”: allows you to defne the fle/folder as adult content, so that other
users can’t see it. To use this, your “Parental Mode” needs to be set to “Adult (un-
restricted access)”. See Parental Control Settings.
“Copy”
“Copy”: allows you to copy the highlighted fle or folder to the location defned in
the other browser panel.
“Copy all fles”: allows you to copy all the fles of the current folder to the loca-
tion defned in the other browser panel.
“Move”: allows you to move the highlighted fle or folder to the location defned
in the other browser panel.
CoPYING ANd MoVING fILES ANd foLdERS
In the left panel, highlight the fle/folder that you want to copy or move.
In the right panel, navigate to the location where you wish to copy the fle/folder to.
Go back to the left panel, select the “Copy” menu item and then choose “Copy”,
“Copy all fles” or “Move”, depending on the action that you want to carry out.
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4.2 usIng The VIrTual keybOard
The virtual keyboard is an interface that allows you to type in text, for instance to rename
a fle or folder, or when you want to give a title to a playlist that you have just created.
the virtual keyboard might vary according to where you are
in the interface.
if a key is transparent, it means that it is disabled.


1. Home icon

2. Back icon

3. current name of the
fle/folder

4. delete character be-
fore cursor

5. Tab key

6. Shift key

7. green Alt key: enable/
disable the keys’ green
secondary functions.

8. blue Alt key: enable/
disable the keys’ blue
secondary functions.

9. move cursor one
character to the left

10. move cursor one
character to the right

11. save the name
kEYboARd ToUCHSCREEN CoNTRoLS
To enter a character, tap on the corresponding key.
To exit the keyboard without saving, tap on the Back icon

(see n° 2).
When you are satisfed with the name, tap on the Ok key (see n° 11) to save it
and exit the keyboard. A confrmation screen will pop up.
4.3 brOwsIng OTher COMPuTers On The neTwOrk
When you are connected to a Windows
®
network, you can browse* the shared
folders of other computers in the network, using the ARCHOS File Browser.
From the Home screen, select tap on “Tools”, then select “Files”. In the left panel
of the browser, select the frst line in the list (“Network”). Your device will connect
to your WiFi access point and then search for other computers in the Windows®
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* If the computer with the shared folders normally has a Windows
®
username
and password, you will be asked to enter these before you can access the
folder contents.
Using the ARCHOS double browser, you will be able to play media fles or transfer any
fle from a networked computer onto your device. You can also transfer fles from your
device onto a computer’s write-enabled shared folder (see Copying and Moving Files
and Folders).
If the WiFi is not enabled or if you are not connected to a network, the device
will scan for available networks and connect to a known network or display
the list of available networks so that you can connect to one of them.
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5. COnneCTIng TO The wIfI
The frst time you start the ARCHOS, the installation wizard will help you con-
fgure your WiFi connection. Every time you launch an Internet application, the
ARCHOS will try to connect automatically to a WiFi network.
For the procedure to work, you must be in a WiFi zone that will allow you to con-
nect to it.
5.1 wIfI COnneCTIOn PrOCedure
How To IMPRoVE wIfI RECEPTIoN
In order to improve your device’s WiFi reception, avoid placing your fngers in front of
the WiFi antenna area (zone in red on the following images):
ARCHOS 5
ARCHOS 7
ENAbLING wIfI
When you launch an Internet application such as “Internet”>“Web”, the ARCHOS will
scan for available WiFi networks. If it fnds a pre-confgured one, it will connect to it.
The frst time you use your device, you may get a message “No confgured net-
work found”. Select “View available networks”, and the list of available networks
will be displayed.
If you get the message “Could not connect to any WiFi network!”, select “View
available networks”, and the list of available networks will be displayed.
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THE LIST of AVAILAbLE NETwoRkS
The list of available networks shows
all the wireless networks in range of
your device.
The list is constantly refreshed au-
tomatically.
In the list of available networks, for
each network you will see the fol-
lowing information:



1. Confguration status: confgured network unconfgured network
2. The name of the network (SSID), if it is broadcasted (if the SSID is not broadcasted,
you will be prompted to enter it in the next confguration screen).
3. The strength of the signal.
4.
The type of encryption key that is required:
Open network
(no key)
WEP key WPA key WPA2 key WPS
5. The channel used by the network.
Select the network that you want to connect to (your home wireless network or
a free hotspot).
You will be taken to the confguration screen for this network, where you will
have to enter some information to set up your access to this network.
5.2 wIfI neTwOrk COnfIguraTIOn
In order to connect to a wireless network, the ARCHOS will need some specifc informa-
tion about the network. Your device will automatically pick up certain pieces of infor-
mation that it needs from the WiFi hot spot. You can enter the rest of the information
manually in the network’s confguration screen, as shown in the following sections.
Note that your device will remember the network connection information that
you enter, in order to re-use it and connect automatically to the network when
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oPEN NETwoRkS
Open networks do not require an
authentication key.
If the network has automatic con-
fguration turned on (DHCP), sim-
ply tap on the “Connect” button,
and your ARCHOS will connect to
this network, provided the signal is
strong enough.


If the network needs to be confg-
ured manually, use the left/right ar-
rows to select the “Manual” setting
on the “Confguration” parameter.
Other parameters will appear: the
required information can be ob-
tained from the person who man-
ages the network.


When you have fnished entering all the information, tap on the “Connect” button,
and your ARCHOS will connect to this network, provided the signal is strong enough.
PRoTECTEd NETwoRkS
(
wEP, wPA oR wPA2 kEY
)
Protected networks require an en-
cryption key to connect.
The type of key (WEP, WPA or
WPA2) will be detected automati-
cally by your device.
The rest of the required information
can be obtained from the person
who manages the network.



You will have to specify the following settings:
“Key length” (for WEP networks only)
the authentication key can be 10 characters long (64bit) or 26 characters long
(128bit).
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“Key format” (for WEP networks only)
in some cases you may need to change the key format in order to enter a passphrase/
password (if your key only includes the numbers 0-9 and A-F, then it is probably a
hexadecimal key). See the documentation that came with your WiFi router or modem.
“Key” (WEP or WPA)
type in the authentication key.
you will be taken to a virtual keyboard (see: Using the Virtual Keyboard).
type in the key and tap on “OK” when you have fnished.
“Authentication” (for WEP networks only)
the network’s authentication method can be based on an “Open System (de-
fault)” or a “Shared Key”.
“Confguration”
it can be “Automatic (DHCP)” or “Manual”.
if it is “Automatic (DHCP)”, then you do not have to enter any more information.
Simply use the “Connect” button, and your ARCHOS will connect to this network,
provided the signal is strong enough.
if you must confgure the network manually, select the “Manual” setting. Other
parameters will appear: the required information can be obtained from the person
who manages the network.
When you have fnished entering all the information, use the “Connect” button, and
your ARCHOS will connect to this network, provided the signal is strong enough.
Filtered networks: If your network manager allows only specifc devices to
connect to the network (known as MAC address fltering), you can supply the
network manager with the MAC address of your ARCHOS. To fnd out what
your MAC address is, tap on the “Tools” menu from the Home screen, then
select “Settings”, and choose “System Info”. See: “System Info” Settings.
wPS (wIfI PRoTECTEd SETUP) NETwoRkS
WPS is a standard, used by certain types of WiFi modems, that provides you with a
secure and easy way to connect devices to your WiFi network.
WPS networks that require a PIN code entry are not supported.
On the ARCHOS, in the list of the available networks, select the WPS network you
want to connect to (WPS networks are represented by this icon: ).
A message will pop up, asking you to press a button on the modem. Press the
corresponding “WPS pairing” button on your WiFi modem (if needed, check the
documentation of your modem).
Press the “OK” button on the ARCHOS, and it will start communicating with your
WiFi modem in order to make a connection.
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6. The InTerneT feaTures
The frst time you start the ARCHOS, the installation wizard will help you confgure
your WiFi connection. Every time you launch an Internet application, the ARCHOS will
try to connect automatically to a WiFi network.
6.1  brOwsIng The web
With the Web Browser plug-in, specially designed for your ARCHOS, you
will have the possibility to browse websites*, watch videos from shared
video web sites (such as Dailymotion™), download content, etc. To receive
this plug-in, your device will need to be registered.
*supports Flash™ content and Javascript. The Java virtual machine is not supported.
LAUNCHING THE wEb bRowSER
From the Home screen, tap on “Internet”, then select “Web”.
If you are already connected to a network, the Web browser will simply open and
you can start browsing the Web.
If you are not connected to the Internet, the ARCHOS will try to connect auto-
matically to a WiFi network.
Please note: not all wireless networks offer access to the Internet. Some WiFi net-
works only link several computers together, without any Internet connection.
If the time and date are not correctly set, you might not be able to access certain
web pages (See: “Clock” settings). If you choose to set the clock automatically
when the ARCHOS connects to a WiFi network, you will need to select your
Country and City/Zone (see: “Language and Region” Settings).
USING THE wEb bRowSER
You can use the Web browser to browse websites, watch videos from shared video
web sites (such as Dailymotion™) or download content.
The Web browser features ‘tabbed browsing’. You can have several pages opened
at the same time. They will appear in the tabs area, in the upper left corner of the
screen. When several pages are open, simply select a tab to access the page that
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wEb bRowSER ToUCHSCREEN CoNTRoLS
You can use your fnger to scroll the current web page horizontally or vertically. To
open a link, simply tap on it.
To switch between the available tabs, tap directly on the corresponding tab, in the
upper left corner of the screen.
To go back to the previous page that you browsed, tap on the Back icon .
To display the available menu items, tap on the Menu icon .
When several tabs are displayed, tap on to close the current one
To go back directly to the Home screen, tap on the Home icon .

wEb bRowSER MENU ITEMS bRowSER MENU ITEMS
“Reload” / “Stop”
will stop loading the web page, if it is currently loading.
will refresh the current web page, if it has stopped loading.
“Navigation”
“Forward”: will go to the next page that you browsed.
“Back”: will go back to the previous page that you browsed.
“Zoom”
changes the way the web page is displayed. Select a zoom mode.
“Go to”
“Enter URL...”: allows you to enter the address of a Web site you’d like to visit.
Enter the address with the virtual keyboard (see: Using the Virtual Keyboard).
Select “OK” to open the website in the current window, or select “Open in new
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“Search...”: allows you to enter a search term into one of the confgured search
engines. Enter the key words using the virtual keyboard (see: Using the Virtual
Keyboard). Select “OK” to open the results in the current window, or select “Open
in new tab” to open them in a new window.
“Favorites”
will open the “Favorites” manager. Here you can add favorites, rename or delete
them. Select a favorite and use the “Open in new tab” menu item to open the
corresponding web page in a new window.
“Settings”
will open the “Web Browser” settings screen. Here you can decide whether to ac-
cept/ignore popup windows, enable/disable Flash™ content, delete your Internet
history and cookies, etc.
Please note that some Web features requiring special plug-in software or
Active X controls may not work in this special version of the Web Browser.
6.2 PlayIng yOur PC’s shared MedIa fIles (uPnP)
When connected to your home WiFi network, your ARCHOS gives you the possi-
bility to watch, directly on your device, shared media fles (videos, music or pho-
tos) stored in your PC’s Windows Media® Library.
For this to work, you will need a WiFi connection and Windows Media® Player 11
or higher installed on your PC*.
This is especially useful when you have a large library of music and video and you
cannot ft it all onto the internal hard drive of the ARCHOS.
The ARCHOS uses the UPnP (Universal Plug-and-play) standard to stream shared
media fles from your PC’s Windows Media® Library.
Streaming one of your PC’s shared videos and displaying it on your TV
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* If you cannot install Windows Media
®
Player 11 or higher, it is possible to ac-
cess and stream your PC’s fles from the ARCHOS File Browser. See Browsing
Other Computers on the Network.
SETTING wINdowS MEdIA
®
PLAYER’S SHARING oPTIoNS
Connect the ARCHOS to your WiFi network (see
Connecting to the WiFi).
Connect your PC to the same WiFi network and
start Windows Media® Player, version 11 or higher.
Click on the Library tab, and select Media shar-
ing...
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Check the box Share my media to, and click on
OK. The ARCHOS icon should appear in the win-
dow, with a warning symbol next to it*.
* ATTENTION: the frst time you set your shar-
ing options, it might take a couple of minutes
for your PC to display the ARCHOS icon.
4.
Select the ARCHOS icon and click on the Allow button.
To modify your sharing settings, click on Settings. You can, for example, enter a
name for your shared media fles. You will then see this name on your ARCHOS.
Click on OK to save the modifcations.
Click on OK to close the Media Sharing window.
You can now close Windows Media® Player, and start viewing your PC’s shared
media fles directly on your ARCHOS (see next section).
PLAYING YoUR SHAREd MEdIA fILES oN THE ARCHoS
Your PC needs to be connected to the same WiFi network as the one the ARCHOS will
connect to. You also need to have confgured Windows Media® Player’s sharing op-
tions (see the previous section).
On your ARCHOS, enter the Video, Music or Photo mode.
You will notice that the frst item in the list is the shared media fles: “Network
‘UPnP’”. Open this item to start scanning for devices and computers sharing
their media fles on the WiFi network.
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If you entered a name for your shared media fles in Windows Media® Player, it
should appear. Open it, and you will see all your shared videos, songs or photos.
If you are in the Video mode,
you will then have access to all
the videos stored in your PC’s
Windows Media® Library.
In the same way, the Music and
Photo modes will allow you
to access all the music/photos
stored in your PC’s Windows
Media® Library.


Note: You may have some video fles of very high quality and these require
that the WiFi connection transfers data at a high speed. If your ARCHOS is far
away from your WiFi box, it may happen that the connection speed is reduced
thus not allowing some video fles to stream from your PC to the ARCHOS and
the television.
6.3 The arChOs MedIa Club
The ARCHOS Media Club gives you access to media content directly on
your ARCHOS. This portal gives you access to video or music content that
is either free, for rent, or for purchase. No need for your computer, the
media streams directly off the Internet into your ARCHOS.

Or, if your ARCHOS is connected to the optional DVR Station, you will be able to
select your internet media content directly from your television.
In order to activate the ARCHOS Media Club, you will need to register your prod-
uct on-line directly on your ARCHOS via the WiFi. You can also register on the
ARCHOS web site (www.archos.com/register).
Make sure you have confgured your ARCHOS to connect to a WiFi network (see:
Connecting to the WiFi).
On the Home screen, select the ARCHOS “Media Club” and choose a category.
The ARCHOS connects to the WiFi, and you can start browsing the content.
Depending on your connection speed, you will have the possibility to start
playing the video/song you purchased or rented while it’s being downloaded.
The videos/songs you get from The ARCHOS Media Club are saved in the
“Video”/“Music” folders.
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6.4 MaIl
This built-in e-mail application, similar to ones used on a regular computer, allows
for e-mail accounts of the type POP, POPS, IMAP and IMAPS.
From the Home Screen, select
“Internet”, then “Mail”. The frst
screen shows your different e-
mail accounts. The menu icon
allows you to:
create a new account
modify the settings of an ex-
isting account
set an account off-line/on-line
set an account as a favorite
delete an account

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You can use your fnger to scroll the screen up and down.
To go back to the previous page, tap on the Back icon .
To display the available menu items, tap on the Menu icon .
To go back directly to the Home screen, tap on the Home icon .
To fll in a feld, tap in the feld, then use the virtual keyboard to type the required
information
CREATING AN ACCoUNT
In the list of accounts, tap on the
menu icon and select “New ac-
count”. Set the following parameters:
“Account”: defne the name that
will appear in the list of accounts.
“In server” (the server that re-
ceives your mail) / “Out server”
(the server that sends out your
mail): you can fnd these parame-
ters in your e-mail account infor-
mation (for example, in Outlook:
“Tools” > “Accounts Settings”).
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“Other properties”: here you can defne your “Nickname” (the name that the
recipient will see), a preferred “Address” which the recipients will always re-
ply to, and an electronic text “Signature” that will be automatically inserted
at the bottom of your e-mails.
“General e-mail settings”: here you can defne how often you want to check
your new incoming messages. You can also select a ring tone by tapping on
the “Notifcation” button (you will then have to fnd and open your music/
audio fle in the ARCHOS list of folders).
Tap on “Save” to create the account.
REAdING YoUR E-MAILS
In the list of accounts, tap on the account
you want to use. You will then see all of
your e-mail account folders.
The menu icon will allow you to send
a new e-mail, sort your e-mails, search for
a specifc e-mail using the virtual key-
board, etc.


While reading an e-mail, you can use the
different icons to add information to a
new or an existing contact ( ), save an
attachment ( ), open an HTML mes-
sage using the Web browser, etc.

wRITING AN E-MAIL
In your list of e-mails or while viewing an
e-mail, tap on the menu icon , select
“Send”, then choose a sending method
(“New mail”, “Reply”, “Reply to all”,
“Forward”).
To insert a carbon copy (“Cc”) or a blind
carbon copy (“Bcc”), tap on the “To” but-
ton.


Use the different icons to search for an address from your list of contacts using
the virtual keyboard ( ), attach a fle to your message, remove/add an address/
attachment (+/- buttons).
Tap on “Send” when you have fnished typing your message.
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6.5 COnTaCTs COnTaCTs
This menu will allow you to manage your contacts. You can:
Add information about a given contact
Import and export your contact list to/from your computer
Send a message to a particular contact
From the Home Screen, select “Internet”, then “Contacts”. The frst screen will display
your list of contacts. The menu icon allows you to:
create, modify and delete a contact
send an e-mail to a contact
search for a specifc contact using the virtual keyboard
sort your contacts
export/import your vCard* contacts to/from your computer
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7. TransferrIng fIles
7.1  COnneCTIng The arChOs TO a COMPuTer
Plug the ARCHOS USB cable into the ARCHOS.
Plug the USB end of the cable into your computer.
COMPUTER
TURNED ON
USB
2
1
▲ ▲
The ARCHOS will ask you if you want to charge it or connect it. Choose to con-
nect it.
The ARCHOS icon will appear on your computer. The ARCHOS starts charging and
you can start transferring fles to it.
If you do not have Windows Media
®
Player 10 or higher installed on your com-
puter, the ARCHOS will ask you if you want to charge its battery or connect it
as a mass storage device (Hard Drive). Choose to connect it.
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7.2 PuTTIng fIles OnTO The arChOs
There are two main methods to transfer your fles onto the ARCHOS:
Copy your media fles (videos, music, photos) with Windows Media® Player 10 or
higher*:
* For best performance, we recommend that users update to Windows Media
®

Player 11 or higher.
The Synchronize button in Windows Media® Player is a one way ‘sync’ button. It will add
video, music and photo fles to your ARCHOS. If will give you the possibility to have the
same digital media on your ARCHOS as you have in your Windows Media® Player media
library.
Connect your ARCHOS to the computer. See Connecting the ARCHOS
to a Computer.
On your computer, start Windows Media
®
Player.
Select the Sync tab.
Choose the media fles you want to transfer.
Click on the Start Sync button.
The selected videos, songs or photos will be copied directly into the
corresponding Video, Music or Pictures folder of the ARCHOS.
See your Windows Media
®
Player help instructions for more information.
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The second method is to use Windows® Explorer to copy and paste your fles
from your computer to the Video, Music or Pictures folder of your ARCHOS.
You cannot copy fles larger that 2 GB to the ARCHOS due to the FAT32 fle
system constraints. For advanced users: in “PC Hard Drive” connection
modes (mode 2 and 3), the maximum size is 2 GB for .AVI fles and 4 GB for
any other type of fle. See: Storage Settings.
7.3 dIsCOnneCTIng
When you disconnect the ARCHOS from a computer, your device automati-
cally updates the ARCLibrary (not in USB mode 2 “PC Hard Drive”), so that the
media fles you just copied appear in the Music and Photo Libraries.
windows
®
xP or higher & wMP10 or higher
Verify that no data are being transferred between your ARCHOS and your computer.
Now unplug the USB cable from your ARCHOS and/or computer.
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windows
®
2000 or Me
DO NOT SIMPLY PULL OUT THE CABLE AT ANY TIME! You must remove/unmount the
ARCHOS from the computer before disconnecting the USB cable to avoid loss of data
or freezing.
Once all your transfers are fnished, click on the ‘safely
remove’ icon in the system tray, next to the clock.

Click on the ‘safely remove’
message.

A message will pop up, telling you that it is
now safe to disconnect the device*. You can
now safely unplug the USB cable from your
ARCHOS and/or computer.

* If you get a message saying that the device cannot be removed, close any
computer program that may still be using data on your device, such as media
players or Windows
®
Explorer.
Mac
®
oS x
DO NOT SIMPLY PULL OUT THE CABLE AT ANY TIME!
You must remove/unmount the ARCHOS from the
computer before disconnecting the USB cable to avoid
loss of data or freezing.
On your desktop, drag the ARCHOS icon towards the
trashcan, which will turn into a big eject symbol.
Drop the icon onto this eject symbol: the ARCHOS
hard drive will disappear from the desktop.
You can now safely unplug the USB cable from
your ARCHOS and/or computer.



Linux
DO NOT SIMPLY PULL OUT THE CABLE AT
ANY TIME!
You must remove/unmount the ARCHOS from
the computer before disconnecting the USB
cable to avoid loss of data or freezing.
On your computer, right-click on the ARCHOS icon and select Safely Remove.
Wait until the ARCHOS icon disappears, and safely unplug the USB cable from
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8. MaIn seTTIngs
In the Home screen, tap on “Tools”, select “Settings” then choose a set-
ting to open its corresponding screen.
USING THE ToUCHSCREEN
Once you are in a settings screen:
tap on a parameter to highlight it.
tap on the left/right arrows to select a different setting.
when it is possible, you can use your fnger to scroll the screen up and down to
reveal settings that you don’t initially see.
when you have fnished adjusting your settings, tap on the Back icon to go
back to the list of settings, or tap on the Home icon to go directly to the
Home screen. Your settings are saved instantly.
8.1  “sOund” seTTIngs
This screen allows you to adjust the
sound settings of your ARCHOS to
your personal taste.
“Touch-Screen Click”
“ON” / “OFF”: enables/disables the touchscreen click sound.
“Built-in Speaker”
“ON” / “OFF”: the built-in speaker remains on or off regardless if headphones are
attached.
“Automatic”: the built-in speaker automatically turns off when you plug in head-
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“Audio Output”
defnes whether the audio signal is sent out via the “Analog Line-Out”, “HDMI”*
or “SPDIF”* interface.
* When connected to a DVR Station.
“Preset”
allows you to quickly select a sound profle.
“Set Equalizer”
allows you to use a custom sound profle. Select this option to enter the equalizer
screen (see next section).
“Balance” (not available in HDMI output mode)
allows you to balance the sound between the left and right stereo channels.
“Reset”
resets the sound parameters to the default values.
“EqUALIzER” SCREEN
Your ARCHOS features a 5-band
equalizer.
Select a band (Bass, Mid. bass, Mid.
range, Mid. treble or Treble), then use
the up/down arrows to change the
gain level for these frequency ranges.


It is advised that you change these
settings while listening to music, in
order to be able to appreciate the
sound changes.
8.2 “sCreen” seTTIngs
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“LCD Backlight”
adjusts the level of backlight of the built-in screen.
5 “Brightness”/“Contrast”/“Gamma”
use these sliders to adjust the display parameters of the built-in screen (contrast,
brightness and gamma).
you can also reset the display parameters to their default values (“Reset” button).
“Touch-Screen Calibration”
If the touchscreen is not responding properly, use this button and follow the in-
structions on the screen.
If this does not work or if you cannot access the touchscreen settings, you
can force the touchscreen calibration (see: System Recovery).
8.3 “TV OuT” seTTIngs “TV OuT” seTTIngs
These settings only appear when the ARCHOS is connected to the DVR
Station, Mini Dock or Battery Dock.
“TV Connection”
when your ARCHOS is connected to the optional DVR Station (available at
www.archos.com or from the Media Club), select the type of video output
(“Composite”, “S-Video”, “RGB”, “Component” or “HDMI”), based on how you
have connected the DVR Station to your TV.
“Resolution” *
select the resolution that best adapts to your TV: “VGA 4/3 (640x480 60Hz)”,
“480p 16/9 (720x480 60Hz)”, “576p 16/9 (720x576 50Hz)” or “720p 16/9
(1280x720 50Hz)”.
* This parameter only appears if you choose the “HDMI” TV connection mode.
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“TV Standard” **
choose between the “NTSC (USA)” and “PAL (Europe)” systems (select the one
that is compatible with your country’s television system).
“TV Format” **
“4:3” or “16:9” - the format used by your television set to display images.
the option “Wide screen” becomes available when you set the “TV standard”
parameter to “PAL (Europe)”.
** These parameters do not appear if you choose the “HDMI” TV connection mode.
“Audio Output”
defnes whether the audio signal is sent out via the “Analog Line-Out”, “HDMI” or
“SPDIF” interface depending on how you have connected the ARCHOS to your TV.
8.4 “aPPearanCe” seTTIngs
“Picture name”
allows you to choose a wallpaper for your ARCHOS. The wallpaper can be either
an image or a video. Select “None” if you do not want any background image or
video.
you can choose between all default backgrounds or the images that you have
previously set as wallpapers.
you can also set a picture as wallpaper from the Photo and Video modes.
“Wallpaper color”
defnes the color for your wallpaper, if you have disabled the use of a background
image or video.
“Cancel”
use this button to discard any changes you may have made since entering this screen.
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8.5 “language and regIOn” seTTIngs
“Language”
choose a language.
visit www.archos.com to check the availability of other languages. New languages
are included in the frmware as they become available. See Updating the Firmware.
“Select location”
if your clock is set to “Automatic” (see “Clock” Settings), select your “Country”,
and “City/Zone”.
“WiFi Region”
this is confgured automatically according to how you set your location.
8.6 “TV COnTrOl” seTTIngs
This is where you can set the DVR Station’s Infrared (IR) emitter to communicate
with your tuner. This will allow you to schedule recordings easily via the ARCHOS
TV Program Guide (EPG).
See the manual of the optional DVR Station.
8.7 “ClOCk” seTTIngs
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If you use the optional DVR Station to schedule video recordings on your TV
system, make sure that the time and date are set correctly!
“Display on Standby”
“Enabled”: when your device is externally pow-
ered and the screen backlight shuts off, then
tapping the touchscreen or pressing a button will
display the current time as well as the time set
for the alarm clock (bottom right). After a few
seconds, the backlight will shut off again.
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While the time is being displayed, tapping the touchscreen or pressing a button
again will bring you to the ARCHOS Home Screen.
“Time Format”
choose between 12h or 24h mode.
“Time setting”
“Automatic”: select this parameter if you want to set the clock automatically
when your ARCHOS is connected to a WiFi network. You will need to select your
location in the “Language and Region” settings screen (see: “Language and
Region” Settings).
“Manual”: select this parameter to set the current date & time manually. The fol-
lowing parameters will appear: “Hour”, “Minute”, “Year”, “Month” and “Day”.
“Synchronize now”
if the “Time setting” parameter is set to “Automatic”, use this button to set the
clock automatically via the WiFi.
for this to work, the ARCHOS needs to be connected to a WiFi network.
ATTENTION: If the time & date are not correctly set, you might not be able to
access certain web pages.
“Hour”, “Minute”, “Year”, “Month”, “Day”
these parameters allow you to set the current time and date manually.
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8.8 “alarM ClOCk” seTTIngs “alarM ClOCk” seTTIngs
Set “Alarm Clock” to “Enabled” (if you want to turn off the alarm clock, select
“Disabled”)
The following parameters will appear:
“Hour”, “Minute”: set the time you want the alarm clock to go off.
“Recurrent Alarm”: set this to “on” if you want the alarm to go off everyday
at the same time.
“Alarm File”: the name of the fle to be played when the alarm goes off.
“Change Alarm File”: select this to defne a new alarm fle. You can choose a
video, a song, a Web radio or a Web TV station.
When you close the window, you will see a symbol appear in the top status bar,
on the left of the volume icon, indicating that the alarm clock is enabled.
8.9 “POwer” seTTIngs
These settings will help you save
battery power, thus allowing a lon-
ger battery autonomy.
You can adjust settings for both
battery operation and power sup-
ply operation (when the ARCHOS is
connected to a powered add-on).


Your ARCHOS will consume more power as these parameters are set to higher
values. In battery operation, it is advised to set these parameters to lower val-
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“Device Complete Power Off”
If you do not plan on using the ARCHOS for an extended period of time, use this but-
ton to completely turn off your device, so that there is absolutely no battery usage.
You can also turn off your device completely by holding the Power button until
the second “shutdown” message appears*. See ARCHOS Description.
* Remember that when you release the Power button during the frst “shut-
down” message, your device will keep using a small amount of battery power
to allow a quick start up.
“bATTERY oPERATIoN”
“Power Off”
the amount of time of user inactivity before the device shuts off.
the device will not shut down during a slideshow, audio/video playback, audio/
video recording, or USB connection.
“Backlight Off”
the amount of time of user inactivity before the LCD display turns off.
the display will not turn off while a video or slideshow is playing, or when you are
browsing the web.
“Web Browser”
“Normal Power Off”: while browsing the web, the ARCHOS will shut down ac-
cording to the setting selected for the “Power Off” parameter.
“Prevents Power Off”: while browsing the web, the ARCHOS will not shut off au-
tomatically from user inactivity.
“PowER SUPPLY oPERATIoN”
“Standby”
the amount of time of user inactivity before the ARCHOS goes into Standby mode.
the system will not go into Standby mode during a slideshow, audio/video play-
back, audio/video recording, or USB connection.
“Backlight Off”
the amount of time of user inactivity before the LCD display turns off.
the display will not turn off while a video or slideshow is playing.
“Web Browser”
“Normal Standby”: while browsing the web, the ARCHOS will go into Standby
mode according to the setting selected for the “Standby” parameter.
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“Prevents Standby”: while browsing the web, the system will never go into
Standby mode.
8.10 “sTOrage” seTTIngs
“Free Storage Space”
displays the amount of free space on the hard drive.
Note: reported number of gigabytes is binary-based counting (1KB=1024
bytes). Thus each reported Gb represents approximately 1.07 gigabytes (deci-
mal). Formatting also takes up space.
“USB preference” (for advanced users)
Your preferred connection mode will be used every time you connect the
ARCHOS to a computer. The connection mode determines how your device inter-
acts with your computer:
Mode 1: “Windows Media Device”: Recommended for users of Windows Media®
Player (WMP) version 10 or higher. When set to this mode, the ARCHOS uses the
Media Transfer Protocol (MTP). It allows you to charge your ARCHOS and transfer
fles onto it at the same time. Your ARCHOS will be locked only when it is opened
in Windows® Explorer. You will be able to synchronize your media library auto-
matically every time you connect your ARCHOS to your computer. When your
fle transfer is fnished, simply unplug the cable from the ARCHOS, and your de-
vice will update the ARCLibrary (Music/Photo libraries).
Mode 2: “PC Hard Drive”: Recommended for users of Windows® XP with Windows
Media® Player 9, Windows® 2000, Me, Mac® OS X or Linux. The ARCHOS will ask
you if you want to charge it or connect it as a mass storage device (Hard Drive).
Choose to connect it as a mass storage device (external hard drive). When con-
nected to your computer, your ARCHOS will be locked. Disconnection: when the fle
transfer is over, safely unmount the ARCHOS (See: Disconnecting) and your device
will do a quick ARCLibrary update (Music/Photo libraries). May not index all fles.
Mode 3: “PC Hard Drive (auto-ARCLib)”: Same as mode 2, but with a full
ARCLibrary update (Music/Photo libraries) at disconnection.
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“Update ARCLibrary”
Available only when “USB Preference” is set to “PC Hard Drive” (mode 2).
This USB mode only does a quick ARCLibrary update (Music/Photo libraries). Use
the “Update ARCLibrary” button if you want to do a full ARCLibrary update.
8.11 “ParenTal COnTrOl” seTTIngs
The parental code system allows you to create a passcode and hide any fle or folder
from view. This is useful, for example, if you have adult content which you prefer not
to be accessible by others. By default, your device is set to “Adult (unrestricted ac-
cess)” and the default parental code is “0000”.
“Parental Code”
displays your current parental code.
“Change code”
to change your parental code, the device must be set to “Adult (unrestricted access)”.
tap on this button to defne your 4 digit password code, using the virtual key-
board. See: Using the Virtual Keyboard.
If you have changed your code and forgot it, please contact our technical sup-
port team (www.archos.com/support).
“Parental Mode”
You have the choice between 2 modes:
“Adult (unrestricted access)”*: all fles are visible.
“Child (restricted access)”: fles marked as adult content will not be visible. Every
time you connect the device to a computer, it will ask for the parental code.
You also have the possibility to select “Request (Ask me at startup)”: every time the
device turns on, you will be asked to enter the parental code. If you enter it, the device
will be set to “Adult” mode, and if you don’t, the ARCHOS will be in “Child” mode.
* If you go from “Child” to “Adult” mode, you will be required to enter your
parental code.
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8.12 “seCurITy” seTTIngs “seCurITy” seTTIngs seCurITy” seTTIngs
Here you can defne a security code that will be asked every time the device is turned
on. You can enable/disable the code and change it.
8.13 “ “CusTOMer assIsTanCe” seTTIngs
Here you access the online registration, view the PDF user manual or access the “Repair
and Formatting Tools”:
“Repair and Formatting Tools”
use this button to access the “Repair and Formatting Tools” settings screen. This
screen allows you to do the following actions:
“Clear temporary system fles and cache” (does not erase any data)
“Reset Settings” (resets all user settings)
“Format Hard Drive” (erase all data, media fles, and licenses)
“Full Reinitialization” (erase all data, media fles, licenses and settings)

In the event that your ARCHOS freezes or does not respond anymore, try to
reset it (see: Troubleshooting).
If this does not work or if you cannot access the Repair and Formatting Tools,
you can try a system recovery (see: Troubleshooting).
8.14 “fIrMware and Plug-Ins” seTTIngs
“Firmware Ver.”
displays the current version of the frmware and Digital Rights Management
(DRM) system.
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“Plug-ins”
displays the current plug-ins installed on your device.
“Product Key”
each ARCHOS has a unique number.
you will need this number to register your product online if you are using a com-
puter (www.archos.com/register).
“Firmware Update”
use this button to update the frmware manually (see: Updating the Firmware)
“Online Firmware Update”
use this button to search for an online update via a WiFi network. If there is one
available, it will be installed automatically. See Updating the Firmware to learn more.
8.15 uPdaTIng The fIrMware
The frmware is the operating system (OS) of your ARCHOS. It is periodically updated
to bring new features, improvements and bug fxes. There are two main ways to up-
date your product’s frmware:
Directly on your ARCHOS if your device can connect to a WiFi network.
With a computer connected to the internet
UPdATE dIRECTLY oN THE ARCHoS
(
wIfI CoNNECTIoN NEEdEd
)
This is the easiest way to update the frmware. For this to work, you only need a con-
nection to a WiFi network. See Connecting to the WiFi.
From to the Home screen, tap on “Tools”, select “Settings” and choose
“Firmware and Plug-ins”.
Tap on the “Online Firmware Update” button.
The ARCHOS will connect to the WiFi and search on-line for a new frmware. If there
is one available, it will start downloading, and it will be installed automatically.
UPdATE USING A CoMPUTER
(
INTERNET CoNNECTIoN NEEdEd
)
You can also update the frmware using a computer connected to the internet:
On your PC, go to www.archos.com/frmware.
Search for the latest frmware available for your ARCHOS.
Compare the latest on-line version with the one installed on your ARCHOS: your
ARCHOS frmware version number appears in the “Firmware and Plug-ins” set-
tings screen (see: “Firmware and Plug-ins” Settings).
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If the on-line version is more recent than yours, follow the instructions to down-
load it and copy it to your ARCHOS. Then go to “Tools” > “Settings” > “Firmware
and Plug-ins” and tap on “Firmware Update”.
Your Internet browser may warn you that the contents of the frmware fle
could harm your computer. ARCHOS has taken precautions to insure that this
fle will not harm your computer.
8.16 “sysTeM InfO” seTTIngs
“Product Key”
each ARCHOS has a unique number.
If you register your product on-line
using a computer (www.archos.
com/register), this number will be
needed.
“MAC address”
each ARCHOS has a unique MAC
address.
some WiFi networks flter MAC
addresses. You might need to com-
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9. OTher funCTIOns
9.1 “Play” Menu: OTher funCTIOns
PLAYING GAMES
In the Home screen, tap on “Play” and choose “Games”. Go to www.archos.com or in
the Media Club to purchase games and learn how to install and use them.
fLASH APPS
Select this icon to display the Flash™ applications (fles of type .swf) stored in the
Flash folder of your ARCHOS.
Tap on a Flash™ application to launch it.
9.2 TV funCTIOns
In the Home screen, tap on “TV” and choose a category. To beneft from these func-
tions, you have a choice of add-on that can be purchased at the ARCHOS web site or
from the Media Club.
TV PRoGRAM GUIdE
Using the optional DVR Station, you can easily schedule TV recordings from the grid
of programs (includes program summary info) using the TV program Guide.
TV SCHEdULER
Allows you to manually schedule a TV recording using the optional DVR Station or TV
Snap-on.
RECoRdINGS
Display the list of TV programs you have recorded with your DVR Station, DVR Snap-
on, or TV Snap-on.
dIGITAL TV
Select this icon to watch digital TV (DVB-T) when you have connected the optional TV
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9.3 TOOls
In the Home screen, tap on “Tools” and choose one of the following categories:
SETTINGS
This menu allows you to confgure your device’s settings. See Main Settings.
wIdGETS
Widgets are little applications (calculator, weather forecast, currency converter,
note writer, etc) that add your favorite features to your ARCHOS. It gives you a
fun, quick and easy access to hundreds of tools… right on the device. The free
Web Browser plug-in comes with several widgets. To receive this plug-in, your de-
vice will need to be registered.
Go on www.archos.com to learn how to get widgets for your ARCHOS and how
to install and use them.
fILES
Select this icon to navigate the fle system of your ARCHOS hard drive. See Using the
File Browser.
Pdf doCUMENTS
Select this icon to display the PDF documents stored in the PDF folder of your
ARCHOS.
Tap on a PDF fle to open it with the PDF reader.
Your ARCHOS features a PDF reader with hyperlink support.
ATTENTION: The ARCHOS PDF reader may not implement all PDF features.
For example, you will not be able to open password protected PDF fles.
Pdf Touchscreen Controls
To follow a link (red/blue outline), simply tap on it.
To display the menu overlay while viewing a PDF document, tap in the top right
corner of the screen.
To scroll the page up and down, tap on the page and drag it up or down.
Once arriving at the bottom of a PDF page, pull the page up to reveal the next
page. Proceed similarly to go to the previous page.
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following Hyperlinks
Some PDF documents have hyperlinks (for instance, a table of contents, links to
an external website, etc.).
Links are surrounded by a blue outline. A highlighted link (active link) is surround-
ed by a red outline.
If you want to go back to the previous page (where you ‘clicked’ the link), select
the “Link back” menu item.
Note that hyperlinks referring to an external document or to a URL may not work.
Pdf Reader Menu Items
“Hide text overlay”
will hide all overlaid graphics (status bar, menu items, etc.) to only show the PDF
document.
“Zoom”
allows you to adjust the zoom level.
“Previous page”
goes to the previous page in the document.
“Next Page”
goes to the next page in the document.
“Link back”
will take you back to the page that you came from.
only appears when you have previously followed a link.
“Go to page...”
allows you to select a specifc page.
use the left/right buttons to select a page number.
Select “Ok” to go to this page.
fILE SHARING
Your ARCHOS allows you to share fles with other computers or ARCHOS devices on
a WiFi network.
Important: please check the applicable laws in your country or jurisdiction to
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First, you need to connect to a
WiFi network. See Connecting to
the WiFi. The device you want to
share fles with needs to be con-
nected to the same WiFi network.
To enable the fle server directly, tap
on “Tools” from the Home Screen,
choose “File Sharing”, and tap on the
“Enable File Server” button. While
the fle server is turned on, other
functions of your device are disabled


Your ARCHOS hard drive will then be accessible from your computer’s network
neighborhood.
If you want to set up your ARCHOS device to appear with a particular name in a
particular workgroup on the network, you can change the following parameters
(in the “File Sharing” screen):
Workgroup
enter the name of the workgroup, using the virtual keyboard.
see: Using the Virtual Keyboard.
Computer name
enter the name for the ARCHOS device in the network, using the virtual keyboard
(see Using the Virtual Keyboard).
normally, you do not need to change this parameter unless more than one
ARCHOS device of the same model name is in the workgroup.
Write access
“On” will allow other computers to write to your ARCHOS hard drive.
“Off” will prevent other computers from writing to your device.
Password
only appears if the “Write access” parameter is set to “On”.
Type in the password for other computers to be able to write to your hard drive
(see Using the Virtual Keyboard).
Enable fle server
tap on this button to turn on the fle server.
HELP
Select this icon to display a list of useful PDF documents such as this full PDF
manual, or other useful guides.
The documents will be in the language that you selected in the “Language and
Region” settings.
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10. arChOs Plug-Ins and 
add-Ons
You can purchase the following add-ons or plug-ins to extend the func-
tionality of your ARCHOS. They can be purchased from the ARCHOS web
site (www.archos.com) or from the Media Club.
10.1 arChOs Plug-Ins arChOs Plug-Ins
Go to www.archos.com or in the Media Club to check what plug-ins are available for
your ARCHOS device and to learn how to install and use them.
10.2 arChOs add-Ons
When you connect one of the following add-ons, the “Add-ons” icon, on
the Home screen, changes so that you can access the particular functions
of the add-on. Read the manual of your add-on to learn how to use its
functions.
dVR STATIoN
When connected to your ARCHOS and to your home enter-
tainment system, the DVR Station will allow you to:
schedule TV recordings easily via the ARCHOS TV Program
Guide (EPG) (available for most countries)
record video directly to your ARCHOS, from your cable box, sat-
ellite receiver, digital tuner, or most any standard video source
connect to your ARCHOS a compatible USB device (Mass
Storage or PTP): external hard drive, digital camera, etc.
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dVR SNAP-oN
When connected to your ARCHOS, the DVR Snap-on will allow
you to:
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MINI doCk
When connected to your ARCHOS, the Mini Dock will allow you to:
display the image of the ARCHOS on your TV (S-Video and
composite outputs).
connect to your ARCHOS a compatible USB device (Mass
Storage or PTP): external hard drive, digital camera, etc.
charge your ARCHOS.



bATTERY doCk
The battery dock is like the Mini Dock but also includes a battery to
give your ARCHOS extra play time.
HELMET CAMCoRdER
Mini video camera with headmount, remote control and micro-
phone.
TV SNAP-oN
Digital TV receiver which allows you to watch and record digital TV
(DVB-T) directly on your ARCHOS.
GPS CAR HoLdER
Transform your ARCHOS into a full-fedged car GPS (Nav Sat) navi-
gation system. For ARCHOS 5 only.
fM REMoTE
FM remote control which allows you to listen to the radio directly
on your ARCHOS. It also allows you to record from its built-in micro-
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TrOubleshOOTIng
reseTTIng yOur arChOs
In the event that your ARCHOS freezes or does
not respond anymore, try to reset it: press the
button for 15 seconds (the ARCHOS will shut
down completely) and turn it on as usual.
If this does not work, you can also press the
“master reset” button located underneath the
device as shown below. You can use the end of a
paper clip to press the button in the hole.


ARCHOS 5 Slim
ARCHOS 5 Regular
ARCHOS 7
Note: Resetting your ARCHOS will not erase any data from your device.
However some settings will be reset to their factory defaults.
sysTeM reCOVery
If your ARCHOS does not respond correctly, or does not show certain songs or
videos that you have copied to it, try using the “Repair and Formatting Tools”
(see: Customer Assistance Settings).
If using the “Repair and Formatting Tools” did not solve your problem, you can
try a system recovery. It allows you to repair the hard drive, format it, etc.
Press and hold the button to turn on your device.
When the screen turns on, immediately press and hold the Volume + button until
the Recovery mode starts (white screen).
Since the system recovery mode is activated, the touchscreen is currently dis-
abled. To move from an option to another, use the volume buttons. To validate
an option, press the ON/OFF button.
The system recovery mode gives you several options:
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“Repair Disk”
attempts to repair the fle structure on the hard drive.
does not erase any data.
“Format Disk”
formats the hard drive.
all data (music, photos, videos, etc.), licenses and settings are erased.
“Force Touchscreen Calibration”
use this option if the touchscreen does not respond correctly and if you cannot
access the touchscreen settings (see: Screen Settings).
follow the instructions on the screen.
TOuChsCreen PrObleMs
If the touchscreen is not responding
properly try to go to the “Screen”
settings screen.
Then use the “Touch-Screen
Calibration” button, and follow the
instructions on the screen.


If this does not work or if you cannot access the touchscreen settings, you
can force the touchscreen calibration (see: System Recovery).
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to access the “Repair and Formatting Tools” settings screen: from the Home
screen, tap on “Tools”, select “Settings” and choose “Customer Assistance”.
Then use the “Repair and Formatting Tools” button. This screen allows you to do
the following actions:
“Clear temporary system fles and cache” (does not erase any data)
“Reset Settings” (resets all user settings)
“Format Hard Drive” (erase all data, media fles, and licenses)
“Full Reinitialization” (erase all data, media fles, licenses and settings)
In the event that your ARCHOS freezes or does not respond anymore, try to
reset it (see: Resetting your ARCHOS).
If this does not work or if you cannot access the Repair and Formatting Tools,
you can try a system recovery (see: System Recovery).

7 rePlaCIng The baTTery
The ARCHOS has a removable battery. You can purchase extra batteries from
www.archos.com.
Caution: if the battery is incorrectly replaced or short-circuited, this could re-
sult in damage to the product and/or serious injuries to the user. Replace only
with an original ARCHOS battery.
To replace the battery, follow these steps:
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TeChnICal sPeCIfICaTIOns
CAPACITY
See packaging.
dISPLAY
7
High resolution touch screen, 800x480 pixels, 7’’ TFT LCD, 16 million colors. -
5 High resolution touch screen, 800x480 pixels, 4.8’’ TFT LCD, 16 million colors. -
VIdEo PLAYbACk**
MPEG-4
(2)
(ASP@L5 AVI, up to DVD resolution).
WMV (MP@ML, up to DVD resolution) including WMV protected fles.
M-JPEG (Motion JPEG Video) in QVGA resolution.
With optional plug-in (downloadable from your tablet or on www.archos.com):
HiDef: MPEG-4 (ASP 720p) & WMV HD (MP 720p).
Video podcast: H.264 up to DVD resolution with AAC.
Cinema: MPEG-2 MP@ML up to 10 Mbps (up to DVD resolution) and AC3
stereo sound (5.1).
AUdIo PLAYbACk**
Stereo MP3 decoding @ 30-320 Kbits/s CBR & VBR, WMA, Protected WMA, WMA
pro 5.1, WAV (PCM/ADPCM).
With optional software plug-ins (downloadable from your tablet or on www.ar-
chos.com):
AAC
(3)
+ stereo audio fles.
AC3 stereo audio and 5.1 sound fles (via SPDIF output of DVR Station).
PHoTo VIEwER***
JPEG, PNG, BMP & GIF.
Pdf VIEwER
Reads PDF documents. May not implement all PDF features.





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VIdEo RECoRdING
(4)
Via the optional DVR Station/ DVR Snap-on: Records NTSC/PAL/SECAM in MPEG-
4 AVI format with ADPCM stereo sound, VGA resolution (640 x 480) @ 30 or 25
f/s.
AUdIo RECoRdING
Via the optional DVR Station/ DVR Snap-on: Stereo line-in, WAV (IMA ADPCM or
PCM) format.
Voice recording via the optional FM remote and its built-in microphone in WAV
format (IMA ADPCM).
EMAIL CLIENT
Compatible with email accounts supporting POP3 or IMAP services
Import/export of vCard contacts
INTERfACES
USB 2.0 High-Speed Device (compatible USB 1.1): Mass Storage Class (MSC) and
Media Transport Protocol (MTP).
USB 2.0 Host: Mass Storage Class (MSC) and Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) with
optional Mini Dock, Battery Dock and DVR Station.
CoNNECTIoNS
ARCHOS 5:
WiFi (802.11 b/g) connection. Free Web Browser (Opera® Web browser with Adobe
Flash® 9 video support) upon registration
3.5 mm stereo mini jack for headphones
Add-on connectors to connect to the DVR Station and other ARCHOS add-ons
ARCHOS 7:
WiFi (802.11 b/g) connection. Free Web Browser (Opera® Web browser with Adobe
Flash® 9 video support) upon registration
3.5 mm stereo mini jack for headphones and audio output
DC-in for power adapter
Add-on connectors to connect DVR Station and other ARCHOS add-ons
MISCELLANEoUS
A single built-in speaker (ARCHOS 5) or two built-in speakers (ARCHOS 7)
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PowER SoURCE
ARCHOS 5:
Internal: Lithium Polymer battery
Device charges via computer USB port
External: Power adapter/charger (via optional add-on)
ARCHOS 7:
Internal: Removable lithium Polymer battery
Power adapter /charger ARCHOS
SCALAbILITY
Device automatically downloads latest frmware updates when the WiFi connec-
tion is activated
Updates can also be downloaded directly on www.archos.com
PACkAGE INCLUdES
ARCHOS 5:
ARCHOS 5, headphones, ARCHOS USB cable, DVR Station adapter, screen clean-
ing cloth, Quick Start Guide (QSG), legal and safety notice.
ARCHOS 7:
ARCHOS 7, headphones, ARCHOS USB cable, DVR Station adapter, power adapt-
er/charger, screen cleaning cloth, Quick Start Guide (QSG), legal and safety notice.
CoMPUTER SYSTEM REqUIREMENTS
Microsoft® Windows® Vista, XP, ME, 2000 or higher
MAC OS X and Linux (with Mass Storage Device Support). Check your operating
system compatibility.
USB 2.0 interface.
** Certain bitrates, resolutions, and/or fle variations may not be compatible.
*** Certain resolutions and fle sizes may not be compatible.
(2)
MPEG-4 ASP@L5 AVI (MPEG-4: ISO standard by Moving Picture Experts Group; AVI:
audio/video fle container by Microsoft) without GMC and Quarter Pixel.
(3)
Does not read AAC protected fles.
(4)
External video output disabled for protected contents.












MANUAL V2.0 5 & 7 TECHNICAL SPECIfICATIoNS > P. 74
LCd PIxEL PoLICY
The LCD screen on your ARCHOS unit has been manufactured to rigorous standards
to provide a high quality viewing experience. Nevertheless, your LCD screen may have
slight imperfections. This is not particular to the ARCHOS screen, but to all devices
which have LCD screens regardless of the original manufacturer of the LCD. Each prod-
uct vendor guarantees that his screen will contain no more than a certain number of
defective pixels. Each screen pixel contains three dot elements (Red, Blue, and Green).
One or all of the dots in a given pixel may be stuck on or stuck off. A single dot stuck
off is the least noticeable. All three dots of a pixel stuck on is the most noticeable.
ARCHOS guarantees that this device’s screen will have no more than 3 defective pix-
els (regardless if these pixels have one or more defective dots). This means that during
the period of guarantee for your country or jurisdiction, if the screen on your product
has four or more defective pixels, ARCHOS will repair or replace your product at its
cost. Thus, three or less defective pixels is not grounds for replacement or repair of the
product.
MANUAL V2.0 5 & 7
All brands and product names are registered trademarks and the property of their respec-
tive owners. Windows Media
®
and Windows
®
are trademarks or registered trademarks
of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Specifcations
are subject to change without notice. Errors or omissions excepted. Images and illus-
trations may not always match contents. All the information contained in this manual
was correct at the time of publication.
COPYRIGHT ARCHOS © 2008. All rights reserved.
TECHNICAL SUPPoRT INfoRMATIoN > P. 75
TeChnICal suPPOrT InfOrMaTIOn
Need Help? You can fnd the information you need:
On our Website: see the frequently asked questions section on
www.archos.com/faq
By asking our technical support team: visit www.archos.com/support for e-mail
support.
U.S. & Canada: Call 877-300-8879 (toll free).


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Table Of COnTenTs
InTrOduCTIOn...................................................................................................... 4
ARCHoS dESCRIPTIoN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fIRST TIME USAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TURNING THE ARCHoS oN/off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THE INSTALLATIoN wIzARd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . USING THE ARCHoS INTERfACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PRodUCT CARE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 5 5 5 6 7

1. PlayIng VIdeO ..................................................................................................8
1.1 bRowSING THRoUGH YoUR VIdEoS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 1.2 VIdEo PLAYbACk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 1.3 VIdEo PLAYER SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 1.4 PUTTING VIdEoS oNTo YoUR ARCHoS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 1.5 PLAYING YoUR PC’S SHAREd VIdEoS (UPNP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 1.6 wATCHING wEb TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

2. PlayIng MusIC .............................................................................................15 .
2.1 bRowSING THRoUGH YoUR MUSIC fILES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.2 MUSIC PLAYbACk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.3 MUSIC PLAYER SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.4 PLAYLISTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5 PUTTING MUSIC oNTo YoUR ARCHoS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.6 PLAYING YoUR PC’S SHAREd MUSIC (UPNP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.7 LISTENING To wEb RAdIoS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.1 bRowSING THRoUGH YoUR PHoToS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.2 PHoTo VIEwER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.3 PHoTo VIEwER SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.4 PLAYING A SLIdESHow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.5 PUTTING PHoToS oNTo YoUR ARCHoS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.6 PLAYING YoUR PC’S SHAREd PHoToS (UPNP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 17 18 20 22 23 24 25 26 28 28 29 29

3. VIewIng PhOTOs ....................................................................................... 25

4. usIng The fIle brOwser ................................................................... 30 .
4.1 NAVIGATIoN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 4.2 USING THE VIRTUAL kEYboARd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 4.3 bRowSING oTHER CoMPUTERS oN THE NETwoRk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

5. COnneCTIng TO The wIfI .................................................................... 34 .
5.1 wIfI CoNNECTIoN PRoCEdURE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 5.2 wIfI NETwoRk CoNfIGURATIoN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

6. The InTerneT feaTures .................................................................... 38 .
6.1 bRowSING THE wEb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 6.2 PLAYING YoUR PC’S SHAREd MEdIA fILES (UPNP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

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6.3 THE ARCHoS MEdIA CLUb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 6.4 MAIL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 6.5 CoNTACTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

7. TransferrIng fIles .............................................................................. 46
7.1 CoNNECTING THE ARCHoS To A CoMPUTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 7.2 PUTTING fILES oNTo THE ARCHoS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 7.3 dISCoNNECTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

8. MaIn seTTIngs ........................................................................................... 49
8.1 “SoUNd” SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.2 “SCREEN” SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.3 “TV oUT” SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.4 “APPEARANCE” SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.5 “LANGUAGE ANd REGIoN” SETTINGS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.6 “TV CoNTRoL” SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.7 “CLoCk” SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.8 “ALARM CLoCk” SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.9 “PowER” SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.10 “SToRAGE” SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.11 “PARENTAL CoNTRoL” SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.12 “SECURITY” SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.13 “CUSToMER ASSISTANCE” SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.14 “fIRMwARE ANd PLUG-INS” SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.15 UPdATING THE fIRMwARE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.16 “SYSTEM INfo” SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 50 51 52 53 53 53 55 55 57 58 59 59 59 60 61

9. OTher funCTIOns .................................................................................... 62
9.1 “PLAY” MENU: oTHER fUNCTIoNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 9.2 TV fUNCTIoNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 9.3 TooLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

10. arChOs Plug-Ins and add-Ons .................................................. 66 .
10.1 ARCHoS PLUG-INS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 10.2 ARCHoS Add-oNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

TrOubleshOOTIng ........................................................................................ 68
RESETTING YoUR ARCHoS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SYSTEM RECoVERY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ToUCHSCREEN PRobLEMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . REPAIR ANd foRMATTING TooLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . REPLACING THE bATTERY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 68 69 69 70

TeChnICal sPeCIfICaTIOns .......................................................................71 TeChnICal suPPOrT InfOrMaTIOn ..............................................................................................75

Underneath the device: These connectors allow you to: • Connect your ARCHOS to a computer (see Connecting the ARCHOS to a Computer) 5 • Charge the battery of your ARCHOS (see Charging the Battery) • Connect an optional add-on.0 INTRodUCTIoN > P. it means that the following section will concern this and only this model. If you release the button during the first message. ARCHOS 7 • Headphone Jack: to connect headphones. If you do not plan on using the ARCHOS for an extended period of time. * When you keep the Power button held down. • Every time you see one of these icons. . 4 InTrOduCTIOn • The information presented in this manual might vary according to which ARCHOS model you have. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. 5 7 arChOs desCrIPTIOn MAIN bUTToNS • Press and hold to turn your ARCHOS on/off. VOl Volume button: to increase/decrease volume. See ARCHOS add-ons. one after the other. The device will shut down completely. and there will be absolutely no battery usage.* • The green LED indicator lights up when the device is on. LEd INdICAToRS Chg Battery charge indicator • light on: the battery is charging • blinking: the battery is fully charged CoNNECToRS On the side of the device: 7 • Power connector: charge the battery of your ARCHOS device (see Charging the Battery). your device will keep using a small amount of battery power to allow a quick start up. keep the button held down until you see a second message appear. two messages will appear.

completely charge its battery: 5 7 • Connect the USB cable to the ARCHOS and to a running computer.0 INTRodUCTIoN > P. the WiFi connection. .The Chg LED indicator is on while the battery is charging. etc. To learn how to replace it. located on the back of the device. . • Simply plug the ARCHOS Charger/Adapter into the power connector. and it will allow your ARCHOS to stand by itself on a flat. TurnIng The arChOs On/Off • Press and hold the button to turn your ARCHOS on/off. 5 bUILT-IN LoUdSPEAkER The ARCHOS is equipped with a single speaker (ARCHOS 5) or two speakers (ARCHOS 7). • The green LED indicator lights up when the device is on. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. you will be requested to register your product (a WiFi connection is required) so that you have access to our technical support as well as FREE and PURCHASABLE offers from our website and from the ARCHOS Media Club. for example. fIrsT TIMe usage CHARGING THE bATTERY Before using your ARCHOS for the first time. LEG STANd • Your ARCHOS is equipped with a leg stand. It will blink when the battery is fully charged. see: Troubleshooting. • At the end of the wizard. Being registered will allow you. the installation wizard will help you configure the main functions of your ARCHOS: the language. • Carefully pull it out. See ARCHOS Description. • The ARCHOS will turn on and start charging: . stable surface. the clock. to get the free ‘Web Browser’ and ‘Web TV & Radio’ plug-ins. 7 Note that the ARCHOS has a removable battery. The InsTallaTIOn wIzard • The first time you turn on the ARCHOS.A lightning bolt symbol will flash over the battery icon in the upper right corner of the screen while the battery is charging.

The available options will vary. you can go back directly to the Home screen by tapping on the Home icon (in the top left corner of the screen). the status bar indicates the volume. you can pause/resume it by tapping on the Pause / Play icon. USING THE ToUCHSCREEN Your ARCHOS is equipped with a touchscreen.0 INTRodUCTIoN > P. • Wherever you are in the interface. the Menu icon allows you to: . . A confirmation screen will pop up. • While playing a video or song. Below is a description of the main tactile screen areas and a few tips on how to use the touchscreen. Home Screen • This is the main screen of your ARCHOS. the current time of day and the WiFi connection status. showing its main functions. • Choose one of the main categories. • On the Home screen. To unlock the device. you can go back one level in the interface by tapping on the Back icon (in the top right corner of the screen). Main Touchscreen Actions • In the different applications.lock your device’s touchscreen. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. press the button. for example.manage the Home screen shortcuts. and you do not want to touch the screen by accident. then select a subcategory (ex: “Video”). on the left side of the screen (ex: “Play”). These are considered as shortcuts. Contextual Menu • In the upper right corner of the screen. the battery level. 6 usIng The arChOs InTerfaCe INTERfACE dESCRIPTIoN Status bar • In the top right corner of the screen. This can be useful if your ARCHOS is in your pocket. • The right side of the Home Screen can contain up to four media items. tap on the Menu icon to display available menu items. depending on where you are in the interface. .

• Keep it away from high electromagnetic fields. you can scroll up and down by tapping on the page and dragging it up or down (be careful however not to tap on a link!). PrOduCT Care Your ARCHOS is an electronic product that needs to be treated with care: • Do not subject it to shock or vibration. keep it ventilated (especially when connected to a computer). • Do not open it up. Music. Photo. you can tap on the progression bar to go directly to a different location in the video or song.). 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. • In the Web browser or the PDF viewer. You can also use your finger to drag the cursor in the progression bar to another location in the video or song.0 INTRodUCTIoN > P. etc. Opening will void your warranty. You can also scroll faster by tapping above or below the cursor in the scroll bar. you can drag the scroll bar up and down to scroll the file list up and down. . Video. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. • Keep it away from water and excessively humid areas. • In the screens where it appears. • Do not subject it to heat. 7 other Touchscreen Actions • When watching a video or listening to music. the volume bar can be dragged in the same way. • In the different browsers (File.

displays a message box with information about the highlighted video file. you can go back directly to the Home screen by tapping on the Home icon . displayed on the left of the file’s name. each video file appears with a thumbnail. PlayIng VIdeO In the Home screen. 1. In the “Video” browser. if it was interrupted before the end. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. VIdEo bRowSER MENU ITEMS “Info” . tap on “Play”. highlight it. • To play a video. it means that no video file playback can be resumed. Wherever you are in the interface. open the subfolder. • The “Resume” line allows you to resume the last-played video file.1  brOwsIng ThrOugh yOur VIdeOs • The “Video” browser allows you to navigate through the Video folder of the ARCHOS hard drive. • You can go back one level in the interface by tapping on the Back icon . If the “Resume” line does not appear. . and you will see it. then choose the “Video” icon to enter the Video mode. 8 1. If a video is in a subfolder of the Video folder. then open it.0 PLAYING VIdEo > P. THE VIdEo bRowSER • The first screen of the Video mode shows you all the videos and subfolders located in the Video folder.

“Resume”: will resume playing the highlighted video from the bookmark.0 PLAYING VIdEo > P. highlight the file and open it.“Delete”: allows you to delete the highlighted video file.2  VIdeO PlaybaCk To play a video.you can choose to display the Video Player settings screen (see: Video Player Settings) or the “Sound” settings screen (see: “Sound” Settings).“Clear”: will remove the bookmark from the highlighted video file. “Create Home Shortcut” . “Settings” . 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. . See Video Playback Menu Items to set a bookmark on a given video.“Rename”: allows you to change the name of the highlighted video file using the virtual keyboard. . your “Parental Mode” needs to be set to “Adult (unrestricted access)”. Back icon 3. Play / Pause icon 6. . Video file name 4. “Bookmark” only appears in the menu when a bookmarked video file is highlighted. See: Using the Virtual Keyboard. See Parental Control Settings. Video progression bar 7. Volume level . See: Using the Virtual Keyboard.Allows you to search for a particular video by entering a few letters or a word. Home icon 5. so that other users can’t see it. To use this.“Permissions”: allows you to define the file/folder as adult content. “Search” . “Bookmark” . A confirmation screen will pop up. 9 “File Management” . 1.Creates a shortcut to this video on the Home screen. VIdEo PLAYbACk SCREEN 1. Menu icon 2.

“Original”: displays the entire picture in its original format. “Speed” . assuming the image has an aspect ratio of 2.ssa. / Play icon (see n° 5 in the • To display the menu overlay. Mini Dock or Battery Dock: see ARCHOS add-ons).while paused in slow motion.“Auto”: adjusts the video size to best adapt to the built-in screen (or TV. . tap on the Home icon (see n° 4). • To display the available menu items.“Full Screen”: enlarges the picture to fill the screen. • You can tap on the progression bar to go directly to a different location in the video. In order to fit the ARCHOS screen. (see n° 1).will play the current video in slow motion or high speed. ** Only if the subtitles are in a separate file. tap once anywhere on the screen. . VIdEo PLAYbACk MENU ITEMS “Info” . . . using the right arrow. . most likely at the top and bottom. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. tap on the menu icon • To stop the video and go back to the “Video” browser. “Format” . .smi.srt.“Maximized”: enlarges the picture to fill the screen.allows you to change the way the image is displayed. . To exit the Video mode and go back directly to the Home screen. your device might need to cut small parts of the image. You can also use your finger to drag the cursor in the progression bar to another location in the video (see n° 6). . .35 with black bands at the top and bottom.0 PLAYING VIdEo > P. To make it disappear. tap on the Pause previous screen). • The volume bar can be dragged in the same way (see n° 7). tap on the Back icon (see n° 2). with the optional DVR Station. tap again. 10 VIdEo PLAYbACk ToUCHSCREEN CoNTRoLS • To pause/resume the video.allows you to choose subtitles**. The supported file types are: .displays a message box with information about the current video file. * Only if the video file contains several audio tracks. you can advance frame by frame.sub (text based) and .allows you to select a different audio track*. “Soundtrack” and/or “Subtitles” .

11 “Set” . “Repeat & Shuffle” . with a bookmark symbol and a progression bar. • Use the left/right arrows to select a different setting for a parameter. Bookmarked videos will appear.to resume playing a video from a bookmark. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. Only one bookmark per file is allowed. Select the “Bookmark” menu item.“Wallpaper”: the current image will be defined as your device’s background image. . go to the “Video” browser and highlight the bookmarked video file. in the “Video” browser.“Bookmark”: sets a bookmark at the current spot in the video. “Settings” . then choose “Resume” (“Clear” will remove the bookmark from the video).0 PLAYING VIdEo > P. “PlayMode”.“Thumbnail”: saves the current image as a new thumbnail image in the “Video” browser. . 1.you can choose to display the Video Player settings screen (see: Video Player Settings) or the “Sound” settings screen (see: “Sound” Settings).3  VIdeO Player seTTIngs • In the Video mode. You can bookmark up to 32 files.the following table explains how the video player will work according to the settings you chose in “PlayMode” AND “Repeat & Shuffle”. you can access the Video Player settings screen by using the “Settings” menu item. . .

adjusts the level of backlight/contrast/brightness/gamma of the built-in screen.plays all the videos of the current folder randomly.4  PuTTIng VIdeOs OnTO yOur arChOs The ARCHOS Media Club gives you the choice to purchase or rent videos directly from your ARCHOS. See Putting Files onto the ARCHOS for more details. . 12 “PlayMode” “Single” “Repeat & Shuffle” “Normal” “Repeat” What the video player does. This will be repeated indefinitely. “Folder” “Normal” “Repeat” “Shuffle” “UPnP Thumbnails” ... . “LCD Backlight” 5 “Brightness”.0 PLAYING VIdEo > P. Windows Media® Player: copy your videos using Windows Media® Player 10 or higher*: Use Windows Media® Player 10 or higher* (Sync tab) to synchronize your computer’s video files to the ARCHOS. and then stops. If you choose “Disabled”. See: The ARCHOS Media Club.Here you can enable/disable the video thumbnails while browsing through your PC’s shared videos.plays all the video files of the current folder one after the other. There are two main methods to transfer the videos stored on your computer onto the ARCHOS: 1.plays all the video files of the current folder one after the other. .plays the current video file and then stops. “Contrast” and “Gamma” . .you can also reset the LCD parameters to the default values (“Reset” button). . 5 & 7 MANUAL V2.plays the current video file repeatedly. See: Playing your PC’s Shared Media Files (UPnP). we recommend that users update to Windows Media® Player 11 or higher. . you will be able to browse through your PC’s shared videos faster. * For best performance. 1. without using a computer. .

• If you would like to simply copy and paste unprotected DVD video files from your PC onto your ARCHOS without converting them to WMV format. you can purchase the Cinema plug-in from the ARCHOS website (www.com) or from the Media Club. * There are other products (software) on the market that also can share media files using the UPnP standard.5 PlayIng yOur PC’s shared VIdeOs (uPnP) • When connected to your home WiFi network.0 PLAYING VIdEo > P. a search on the Internet should allow you to find suitable utility programs to do this job. 13 2. In this case. See your Windows Media® Player help instructions for more information. shared videos stored in your PC’s Windows Media® Library. • If you don’t want to use Windows Media® Player. you will need a WiFi connection and Windows Media® Player 11 or higher* installed on your PC. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. 1.archos. 1. To learn how to connect/disconnect the ARCHOS from your computer. • For this to work. CREATING CoMPATIbLE VIdEo fILES wITH YoUR CoMPUTER If some of your videos don’t play on your ARCHOS. your ARCHOS gives you the possibility to watch. . you may need to convert them to a compatible format: • The easiest way to do this is by using Windows Media® Player 10 or higher to transfer videos to your ARCHOS. directly on your device. Windows® Explorer: Copy and paste your video files from your computer into the Video folder of your ARCHOS. • See: Playing your PC’s Shared Media Files (UPnP).264 format. directly on your ARCHOS. purchase the Video Podcast plug-in. • The ARCHOS uses the UPnP (Universal Plug-and-play) standard to stream shared videos from your PC’s Windows Media® Library. see the Transferring Files section. you will need to register your device. The same is also true for video podcasts in the H.6 waTChIng web TV In order to be able to watch numerous Internet TV channels. Windows Media® Player will automatically convert most formats to the WMV format that your device can play.

“Most Popular Stations” etc. it will try to make a connection. such as “Location”. tap on “Play”. 3.0 PLAYING VIdEo > P. Select “Web TV”.“Format”: allows you to change the way the image is displayed . The “Web TV” interface is organized by category. see: Connecting to the WiFi 4. The TV channel you select will open in the video player.“Info”: to view the information concerning the TV channel. 14 1. If your device is not connected to the Internet. To find more information about how to connect to the Internet. “Genre”. 2. . 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. .“Add to favorites” / “Remove favorite”: adds the current Web TV station as a favorite (or removes it from the favorites). .“Sound”: displays the “Sound” settings screen (see: “Sound” Settings). Selecting the menu icon will display several options: . Browse the categories to find the channel you want to watch. From the Home Screen. then choose “Video”.

it will keep playing in the background. This allows you to browse your hard drive. it means that no music file playback can be resumed.0 PLAYING MUSIC > P. tap on pause in the music playback screen and then tap on Home. the Music Library will be updated automatically. Wherever you are in the interface.1  brOwsIng ThrOugh yOur MusIC fIles • There are two types of views for you to browse through your songs: the Music Library and the Music Browser.) if your music files contain these song information tags. view your photos or surf the Web while listening to music. 2. When you leave the music playback screen while the song is still playing. . etc. Album. 15 2. you can go back directly to the Home screen by tapping on the Home icon . Artist. • The “Resume” line allows you to resume the last-played music file. • In both views. tap on “Play”. you can go back one level in the interface by tapping on the Back icon . If the “Resume” line does not appear. • If some of your music files do not contain information tags. To stop the song. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. they will be classified as (Unknown) in the Music Library. PlayIng MusIC In the Home screen. Genre. • When new music is copied to the ARCHOS. if it was interrupted before the end. then choose the “Music” icon to enter the “Music” player. THE MUSIC LIbRARY • The Music Library (default view) shows your music sorted by categories (Cover.

“Info” . so that other users can’t see it. artist.Creates a Home screen shortcut to the highlighted song.“Delete”: allows you to delete the highlighted music file. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. folder.“Clear”: will remove the bookmark from the highlighted music file. See: Using the Virtual Keyboard. “Show playlist” .“Resume”: will resume playing the highlighted song from the bookmark.opens a playlist edition window on the right (see: Playlists). See Parental Control Settings. etc. “File Management” . . 16 THE MUSIC bRowSER • The music browser allows you to navigate through the Music folder of your device’s hard drive. album. select “Hard Drive” in the initial Music Library view.“Permissions”: allows you to define the file/folder as adult content.0 PLAYING MUSIC > P.“Rename”: allows you to change the name of the highlighted music file using the virtual keyboard. . A confirmation screen will pop up. • To use it. . your “Parental Mode” needs to be set to “Adult (unrestricted access)”. “Bookmark” only appears in the menu when a bookmarked music file is highlighted. To use this. .displays a message box with information about the highlighted music file. “Bookmark” . MUSIC LIbRARY ANd MUSIC bRowSER MENU ITEMS* * The available menu items will vary depending on the mode you chose (Music Library or Music Browser). “Create Home Shortcut” .

Home icon 4. Volume level MUSIC PLAYbACk ToUCHSCREEN CoNTRoLS • To pause/resume the song. tap on the Pause / Play icon (see n° 4 in the previous screen). This will take you to the Music Library or browser screen that you launched the current song from (see n° 2). You can also drag the cursor in the progression bar to another location in the song (see n° 7). Next track 7. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. • To play the previous/next song. simply tap on the Back icon . Previous track 6. Menu icon 2. • To browse through your songs while listening to music. MUSIC PLAYbACk SCREEN 1. Back icon 3. • You can tap on the progression bar to go directly to a different location in the song. 17 “Search” . . tap on / (n° 5 or 6). Play / Pause icon 5.you can choose to display the Music Player settings screen (see: Music Player Settings) or the “Sound” settings screen (see: “Sound” Settings). • To play a song. “Settings” .Allows you to search for a specific song by entering a few letters or a word.0 PLAYING MUSIC > P.2 MusIC PlaybaCk • Use the scroll bar to browse through the list of audio tracks. highlight the corresponding file and open it. 2. See: Using the Virtual Keyboard. Progression bar 8.

0 PLAYING MUSIC > P. Select the “Bookmark” menu item. . tap on the Home icon (see n° 3). “Set bookmark” . tap on the menu icon (see n° 1). view your photos or surf the Web while listening to music. 18 • The volume bar can be dragged in the same way (see n° 8). To unlock the device. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. “Lock device” . To stop the song. . A confirmation screen will pop up. press the button. This allows you to browse your hard drive. • To display the available menu items. This can be useful if your ARCHOS is in your pocket. tap on pause in the music playback screen and then tap on Home. • Use the left/right arrows to select a different setting for a parameter.sets a bookmark at the current spot in the song.you can choose to display the Music Player settings screen (see next section) or the “Sound” settings screen (see: “Sound” Settings). highlight the bookmarked music file. “Set rating” . You can bookmark up to 32 files. • To go back directly to the Home screen. go to the Music Library or the Music Browser. for example. you can access the Music Player settings screen by using the “Settings” menu item. 2. it will keep playing in the background. then choose “Resume” (“Clear” will remove the bookmark from the song). Only one bookmark per file is allowed.locks your device’s touchscreen.3 MusIC Player seTTIngs • In the Music mode. MUSIC PLAYbACk MENU ITEMS “Info” . When you leave the music playback screen while the song is still playing.displays a message box with information about the current music file. “Settings” . and you do not want to touch the screen by accident.allows you to give a rating to the current song (1-5) or to remove the rating (none).to resume playing a song from a bookmark.

This will be repeated indefinitely. . 5 & 7 MANUAL V2.the following table explains how the audio player will work according to the settings you chose in “PlayMode” AND “Repeat & Shuffle”. This will be repeated indefinitely. “Repeat & Shuffle” .plays all the songs of the current folder one after the other. .plays all the songs of your ARCHOS one after the other. and then stops. “PlayMode” “Single” “Repeat & Shuffle” “Normal” “Repeat” What the video player does.0 PLAYING MUSIC > P. . . .plays the current song repeatedly. and then stops. .plays the songs of the current folder randomly. .plays the current song and then stops. .An icon shows the current modes in the Music playback screen.plays all the songs of the current folder one after the other. “Folder” “Normal” “Repeat” “Shuffle” “All” “Normal” “Repeat” “Shuffle” . .plays all the songs of your ARCHOS randomly.plays all the songs of your ARCHOS one after the other... 19 “PlayMode”.

PLAYLIST MENU ITEMS These menu items appear when a music file is highlighted on the left panel: “Add to playlist” .you can only queue one track at a time. .4 PlaylIsTs • A playlist is a list of audio tracks that the music player will automatically play one after the other.plays the first few seconds of each track. “Intro” “Intro duration” . This is your queued track. You can define the length to play in “Intro duration”. create and edit as many playlists as you want. 20 . . 5 & 7 “Queue” MANUAL V2. • Open the first item in the playlist to start playing from the first track. . highlight the “Playlist” line and open it. which will be played after the current track. . • On your ARCHOS. A panel showing the contents of the playlist will open on the right. PLAYING A PLAYLIST • In the Music Library.while a track is playing. then open it. Note: when you delete a playlist.allows you to select a track to be played after the current one is finished.“All files”: will add all the tracks (from the left panel) at the end of the current playlist. 2.0 PLAYING MUSIC > P. you are only deleting the list and not the music itself. you can play. switch to the browser window. . • Highlight a playlist and open it. select a track to highlight it.“Selected file”: will add the highlighted track at the end of the current playlist.defines for how long each track will be played when “PlayMode” is set to “Intro”.

locate the songs you would like to add to your playlist.you can choose to display the Music Player settings screen (see Music Player Settings) or the “Sound” settings screen (see: “Sound” Settings).“Move”: allows you to change the position of the highlighted track within the playlist. You can now start modifying the playlist. select the “Track” menu item. “Save playlist” . Then use the “Add to playlist” or “Insert in playlist” menu item and choose “All files”. .“Clear”: clears the current playlist. Highlight the track you want to move. then choose “Move”.“Remove track”: deletes the highlighted track from the playlist.“Save”: saves the current playlist to the Playlists folder. but it also allows you to give a personalized name to the playlist.“All files”: will add all the tracks (from the left panel) before the selected item the current playlist. “Settings” . the new playlist contains the same songs as the last opened playlist. . Highlight a song and open it to add it to the playlist.0 PLAYING MUSIC > P.“Shuffle”: randomly shuffles the order of the songs in the current playlist. See: Using the Virtual Keyboard. These can be cleared with the menu item “Playlist” > “Clear”. These menu items appear when the focus is on the right panel (playlist editor): “Track” . . . In the left panel. A playlist panel will open on the right.“Save As”: same as “Save”. “Playlist” . Now highlight the position to which you want to move the track and validate. select the “Show playlist” menu item.closes the playlist editor. “Hide playlist” . 21 “Insert in playlist” . By default. . While you are in the Music browser. To add all the songs of a folder to a playlist: open the folder in the left panel and highlight the first song.“Selected file”: will insert the highlighted track before the selected item in the current playlist. Repeat this operation with all the tracks you want. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. CREATING A NEw PLAYLIST 1. 2.

move or remove tracks within the playlist. Enter the name of your new playlist with the virtual keyboard (see: Using the Virtual Keyboard) and select “OK”. we recommend that users update to Windows Media® Player 11 or higher. Windows® Explorer: Copy and paste your music files from your computer into the Music folder of your ARCHOS. shuffle. When you are satisfied with your new playlist. See Putting Files onto the ARCHOS for more details. EdITING A PLAYLIST To edit an existing playlist: 1. see the Transferring Files section. If you wish to give it a different name. You can now add. . 2. * For best performance.5 PuTTIng MusIC OnTO yOur arChOs There are two main methods to transfer the music stored on your computer onto the ARCHOS: 1. highlight the “Playlist” line and open it. select the “Save playlist” menu item. 3. A panel showing the contents of the playlist will open on the right. select the “Save playlist” menu item and choose “Save” to save the playlist. choose “Save As”. 2. 22 3. 2. In the Music Library. 4. 4. After you have made the changes you want. To learn how to connect/disconnect the ARCHOS from your computer. Highlight the playlist you want to modify and open it. Use the tabs to jump back and forth between the left and right panels. Windows Media® Player: copy your music using Windows Media® Player 10 or higher*: Use Windows Media® Player 10 or higher* (Sync tab) to synchronize your computer’s music files to the ARCHOS.0 PLAYING MUSIC > P. and then choose “Save as”. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. using the appropriate menu items. The available menu items will vary according to which panel you selected (see: Playlist Menu Items).

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TRANSfERRING YoUR Cd CoLLECTIoN To YoUR ARCHoS

You can easily create music files with your computer by using Windows Media® Player 10 or higher to convert your CDs to a playable format for your ARCHOS: 1. Place a music CD in your computer, and Windows® will ask you what action you would like to perform. 2. Choose Rip music from CD, and Windows Media® Player will start ripping the CD. The songs will be automatically extracted from the CD and encoded into the MP3 or WMA format, according to what you chose in Windows Media® Player’s ripping options. The default format is WMA. 3. Once this is done, the album will become part of your Music Library. 4. See Transferring Files to learn how to transfer the ripped music files onto the ARCHOS. See your Windows Media® Player help instructions for more information.
• Check the laws and regulations in your country or jurisdiction to know if private copying of your CDs for your own use is authorized. • Some music CDs have a special copy protection system that will not allow Windows Media® Player to make music files from them.

2.6 PlayIng yOur PC’s shared MusIC (uPnP)
• When connected to your home WiFi network, your ARCHOS gives you the possibility to play, directly on your device, shared music stored in your PC’s Windows Media® Library. • For this to work, you will need a WiFi connection and Windows Media® Player 11 or higher* installed on your PC. • The ARCHOS uses the UPnP (Universal Plug-and-play) standard to stream shared music from your PC’s Windows Media® Library. • See: Playing your PC’s Shared Media Files (UPnP).
* There are other products (software) on the market that also can share media files using the UPnP standard.

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2.7 lIsTenIng TO web radIOs
In order to be able to listen to thousands of different Web radio stations and various podcasts worldwide, your device will need to be registered. 1. From the Home Screen, tap on “Play”, then choose “Music”. 2. Select “Web Radio”. If your device is not connected to the Internet, it will try to make a connection. 3. The “Web Radio” interface is organized by category, such as “Location”, “Genre”, “Most Popular Stations” etc. Browse the categories to find the radio station/podcast you want to listen to.
To find more information about how to connect to the Internet, see: Connecting to the WiFi.

4. The radio station/podcast you select will open in the music player. Selecting the menu icon will display several options: - “Info”: to view the information concerning the radio station/podcast. - “Add to favorites” / “remove favorite”: adds the current Web radio station as a favorite (or removes it from the favorites). - “Sound”: displays the “Sound” settings screen (see: “Sound” Settings).

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In the Home screen, tap on “Play”, then choose the “Photo” icon to enter the “Photo” mode.

3.1  brOwsIng ThrOugh yOur PhOTOs
• The “Photo” browser allows you to navigate through the Pictures folder of the ARCHOS hard drive. • You can go back one level in the interface by tapping on the Back icon . Wherever you are in the interface, you can go back directly to the Home screen by tapping on the Home icon .
THE PHoTo bRowSER

• The first screen of the Photo mode shows all the photos and subfolders located in the Pictures folder. • To view a photo, highlight its thumbnail, then open it. If a photo is in a subfolder of the Pictures folder, open the subfolder, and you will see your photo. • The Photo Browser also allows you to view your pictures, sorted by date. • The “Resume” line allows you to resume the last-viewed photo.
In the “Photo” browser each photo is displayed with a thumbnail.

PHoTo bRowSER MENU ITEMS*

“Info” - displays a message box with information about the highlighted picture. “File Management” - “Delete”: allows you to delete the highlighted photo. A confirmation screen will pop up.

26 . “Settings” . so that other users can’t see it. . • To display the next picture. drag your finger from left to right. highlight the corresponding thumbnail and open it. tap once anywhere on the screen. The menu overlay will disappear automatically after a few seconds. “Start slideshow” .will display the Photo viewer settings screen (see Photo Viewer Settings).starts a slideshow from the highlighted image. PHoTo VIEwER SCREEN PHoTo VIEwER ToUCHSCREEN CoNTRoLS • To start/pause a slideshow. Drag from right to left to go back one picture.creates a shortcut to this picture on the Home screen. tap on the Play / Pause icon. “Create Home Shortcut” . To make it disappear again. * The available menu items will vary depending on where you are in the “Photo” Browser. To use this. See Parental Control Settings. your “Parental Mode” needs to be set to “Adult (unrestricted access)”. 3. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. • To display the menu overlay again.2 PhOTO VIewer To view a picture.“Permissions”: allows you to define the file/folder as adult content. tap again.0 VIEwING PHoToS > P.

• To close the photo and go back to the “Photo” browser.choose “Right” to rotate the picture 90° clockwise. “Rotate” . tap twice (rapidly) anywhere on the screen.defines the current picture as your ARCHOS background image. drag your finger from bottom to top. tap on the menu icon .displays a message box with information about the current picture. . . tap on the Back icon .0 VIEwING PHoToS > P. • You can use the progression bar to go directly to another photo of the current folder.the “Pause slideshow” menu item will appear. “Set as wallpaper” . . 27 • To rotate the picture 90° counterclockwise.starts a slideshow from the current image. PHoTo VIEwER MENU ITEMS “Info” . “Start slideshow” . To exit the Photo mode and go back directly to the Home screen.choose “Left” to rotate the picture 90° counterclockwise. “Settings” . You can then drag your finger to move the picture. To rotate the picture 90° clockwise. hold down anywhere on the screen until you are satisfied with the zoom level. • To display the available menu items. “Zoom” . 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. To display the image in its original format. drag from top to bottom. tap on the Home icon .will display the Photo viewer settings screen (see next section).use the slider to magnify/demagnify the current picture. allowing you to pause the slideshow. • To magnify the current picture.

your pictures will be displayed randomly. you can access the Photo viewer settings screen via the “Settings” menu item.“Original”: displays the entire picture in its original format. you can pause it at any time by selecting the “Pause slideshow” menu item or by tapping on the Pause icon. 28 3.defines the time that each picture will be displayed during a slideshow. “Format” . • Use the left/right arrows to select a different setting for a parameter. “Picture Pause” . To disable the shuffle mode. If this parameter is set to “Shuffle”. and choose the “Start slideshow” menu item.0 VIEwING PHoToS > P. “Sequence” . . or tap on the Play icon.“Full Screen”: enlarges the picture to fill the screen.4 PlayIng a slIdeshOw • To view a slideshow. . highlight a picture file in the “Photo” browser or while viewing a photo. • While a slideshow is playing.3 PhOTO VIewer seTTIngs • In the Photo mode.allows you to enable/disable the shuffle mode. “Transition” . • You can define the time that each picture is displayed and the transition effects in the “Photo” settings (see: Photo Viewer Settings). most likely at the top and bottom. your device might need to cut small parts of the image.allows you to change the way the picture is displayed. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2.defines the transition effect to be used between two pictures. 3. In order to fit the ARCHOS screen. select “Normal”. There are several cool effects that you can choose from. .

shared photos stored in your PC’s Windows Media® Library. 29 3. 3. * For best performance. you will need a WiFi connection and Windows Media® Player 11 or higher* installed on your PC. To learn how to connect/disconnect the ARCHOS from your computer. . * There are other products (software) on the market that also can share media files using the UPnP standard. • The ARCHOS uses the UPnP (Universal Plug-and-play) standard to stream shared photos from your PC’s Windows Media® Library. Windows® Explorer: Copy and paste your pictures from your computer into the Pictures folder of your ARCHOS. we recommend that users update to Windows Media® Player 11 or higher. directly on your device.0 VIEwING PHoToS > P. • See: Playing your PC’s Shared Media Files (UPnP). • For this to work. See Putting Files onto the ARCHOS for more details. your ARCHOS gives you the possibility to view. see the Transferring Files section. 2. Windows Media® Player: copy your pictures using Windows Media® Player 10 or higher*: Use Windows Media® Player 10 or higher* (Sync tab) to synchronize your computer’s pictures to the ARCHOS.5 PuTTIng PhOTOs OnTO yOur arChOs There are two main methods to transfer the pictures stored on your computer onto the ARCHOS: 1. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2.6 PlayIng yOur PC’s shared PhOTOs (uPnP) • When connected to your home WiFi network.

4. You can also scroll faster by tapping above or below the cursor in the scroll bar. “Pictures”. “Music”. In the Home screen. then tap on it again. you can go back directly to the Home screen by tapping on the Home icon . 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. You will see two panels: • The one on the left is the panel that you usually use to navigate through your device’s hard drive. tap on the menu icon . tap on it to highlight it. tap directly on the panel that you want to highlight. . • To display the available menu items. “Playlists”.0 USING THE fILE bRowSER > P. “Video”. etc. • To jump between the left and right panels.. About your ARCHOS hard drive: DO NOT delete or rename the original folders: “Music”.  sIng The fIle brOwser u The ARCHOS File Browser gives you the possibility to navigate the file system of your ARCHOS hard drive.) lead directly to these folders and they will no longer work if the folders are deleted or renamed. Wherever you are in the interface. “Photo”. • The panel on the right is the one you will use when you want to copy or move files and folders (see: Copying and Moving Files and Folders).. • To open a file or folder. the icons under the “Play” item (“Video. In the Home screen. 30 4.1  naVIgaTIOn ToUCHSCREEN CoNTRoLS • You can drag the scroll bar up and down to scroll the file list up and down. then choose the “Files” icon to enter the File Browser. • You can go back one level in the interface by tapping on the Back icon . tap on “Tools”.

“Delete”: allows you to delete the highlighted file or folder (and all its contents). CoPYING ANd MoVING fILES ANd foLdERS • In the left panel. navigate to the location where you wish to copy the file/folder to.“Permissions”: allows you to define the file/folder as adult content. “Copy all files” or “Move”. To use this.“Copy all files”: allows you to copy all the files of the current folder to the location defined in the other browser panel. depending on the action that you want to carry out. . 5 & 7 MANUAL V2.displays a message box with information about the highlighted file. “Create folder” . See Parental Control Settings. • Go back to the left panel. your “Parental Mode” needs to be set to “Adult (unrestricted access)”. 31 fILE bRowSER MENU ITEMS Note that some of the above menu items may not appear if they are not available for the highlighted file or folder. . so that other users can’t see it.you will have to enter the folder’s name with the virtual keyboard (see: Using the Virtual Keyboard). “Info” . . select the “Copy” menu item and then choose “Copy”. See: Using the Virtual Keyboard.0 USING THE fILE bRowSER > P. highlight the file/folder that you want to copy or move. . “Copy” . “File Management” .“Copy”: allows you to copy the highlighted file or folder to the location defined in the other browser panel. • In the right panel. A confirmation screen will pop up.creates a folder at the current location.“Rename”: allows you to change the name of the highlighted file or folder using the virtual keyboard.“Move”: allows you to move the highlighted file or folder to the location defined in the other browser panel. . .

for instance to rename a file or folder. then select “Files”. move cursor one character to the left 10. save the name kEYboARd ToUCHSCREEN CoNTRoLS • To enter a character. it means that it is disabled. 9. using the ARCHOS File Browser. Shift key 7. • To exit the keyboard without saving. tap on the corresponding key. secondary functions.3 brOwsIng OTher COMPuTers On The neTwOrk • When you are connected to a Windows® network. or when you want to give a title to a playlist that you have just created. Your device will connect to your WiFi access point and then search for other computers in the Windows® network. • When you are satisfied with the name.0 USING THE fILE bRowSER > P. select the first line in the list (“Network”). Back icon 3. select tap on “Tools”. 32 4. blue Alt key: enable/ disable the keys’ blue in the interface. You can then choose a computer and start browsing its shared folders. delete character before cursor 5. A confirmation screen will pop up. Home icon 2. 1. • the virtual keyboard might vary according to where you are 8. Tab key 6. In the left panel of the browser.2 usIng The VIrTual keybOard The virtual keyboard is an interface that allows you to type in text. you can browse* the shared folders of other computers in the network. green Alt key: enable/ disable the keys’ green secondary functions. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. • From the Home screen. tap on the Ok key (see n° 11) to save it and exit the keyboard. tap on the Back icon (see n° 2). 4. • if a key is transparent. . current name of the file/folder 4. move cursor one character to the right 11.

You can also transfer files from your device onto a computer’s write-enabled shared folder (see Copying and Moving Files and Folders). you will be asked to enter these before you can access the folder contents. 33 * If the computer with the shared folders normally has a Windows® username and password. you will be able to play media files or transfer any file from a networked computer onto your device. the device will scan for available networks and connect to a known network or display the list of available networks so that you can connect to one of them. If the WiFi is not enabled or if you are not connected to a network. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. Using the ARCHOS double browser.0 USING THE fILE bRowSER > P. .

• If you get the message “Could not connect to any WiFi network!”. 5. the ARCHOS will scan for available WiFi networks. . you may get a message “No configured network found”. and the list of available networks will be displayed. and the list of available networks will be displayed. If it finds a pre-configured one. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. you must be in a WiFi zone that will allow you to connect to it.0 CoNNECTING To THE wIfI > P. You can also use the “Internet”>“Connection” menu if you want to display available networks and configure them manually. COnneCTIng TO The wIfI • The first time you start the ARCHOS. 34 5. • The first time you use your device.1 wIfI COnneCTIOn PrOCedure How To IMPRoVE wIfI RECEPTIoN In order to improve your device’s WiFi reception. it will connect to it. • For the procedure to work. avoid placing your fingers in front of the WiFi antenna area (zone in red on the following images): ARCHOS 5 ARCHOS 7 ENAbLING wIfI When you launch an Internet application such as “Internet”>“Web”. Every time you launch an Internet application. select “View available networks”. the installation wizard will help you configure your WiFi connection. Select “View available networks”. the ARCHOS will try to connect automatically to a WiFi network.

The strength of the signal. 5. The channel used by the network. • In the list of available networks. the ARCHOS will need some specific information about the network. You can enter the rest of the information manually in the network’s configuration screen. Note that your device will remember the network connection information that you enter. . Configuration status: 2. Your device will automatically pick up certain pieces of information that it needs from the WiFi hot spot. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. if it is broadcasted (if the SSID is not broadcasted. where you will have to enter some information to set up your access to this network. 35 THE LIST of AVAILAbLE NETwoRkS • The list of available networks shows all the wireless networks in range of your device. • Select the network that you want to connect to (your home wireless network or a free hotspot). • You will be taken to the configuration screen for this network.2 wIfI neTwOrk COnfIguraTIOn In order to connect to a wireless network. in order to re-use it and connect automatically to the network when it is in range. • The list is constantly refreshed automatically. you will be prompted to enter it in the next configuration screen). The name of the network (SSID). as shown in the following sections. for each network you will see the following information: configured network unconfigured network 1. 4. 3. The type of encryption key that is required: Open network (no key) WEP key WPA key WPA2 key WPS 5.0 CoNNECTING To THE wIfI > P.

and your ARCHOS will connect to this network. • Other parameters will appear: the required information can be obtained from the person who manages the network. use the left/right arrows to select the “Manual” setting on the “Configuration” parameter. • The rest of the required information can be obtained from the person who manages the network. When you have finished entering all the information. . • The type of key (WEP. provided the signal is strong enough. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. • If the network needs to be configured manually. WPA or WPA2) will be detected automatically by your device.0 CoNNECTING To THE wIfI > P. • If the network has automatic configuration turned on (DHCP). 36 oPEN NETwoRkS • Open networks do not require an authentication key. tap on the “Connect” button. wPA oR wPA2 kEY) • Protected networks require an encryption key to connect.the authentication key can be 10 characters long (64bit) or 26 characters long (128bit). You will have to specify the following settings: “Key length” (for WEP networks only) . provided the signal is strong enough. simply tap on the “Connect” button. and your ARCHOS will connect to this network. PRoTECTEd NETwoRkS (wEP.

asking you to press a button on the modem. See: “System Info” Settings. select the “Manual” setting.type in the authentication key. To find out what your MAC address is. and it will start communicating with your WiFi modem in order to make a connection. . 2. Press the corresponding “WPS pairing” button on your WiFi modem (if needed. 37 “Key format” (for WEP networks only) . . 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. . When you have finished entering all the information. provided the signal is strong enough. Filtered networks: If your network manager allows only specific devices to connect to the network (known as MAC address filtering). in the list of the available networks.if you must configure the network manually. “Configuration” . check the documentation of your modem). Press the “OK” button on the ARCHOS. “Authentication” (for WEP networks only) . and your ARCHOS will connect to this network.if it is “Automatic (DHCP)”.it can be “Automatic (DHCP)” or “Manual”. . On the ARCHOS. that provides you with a secure and easy way to connect devices to your WiFi network. then it is probably a hexadecimal key). and your ARCHOS will connect to this network.type in the key and tap on “OK” when you have finished. Other parameters will appear: the required information can be obtained from the person who manages the network. 1. “Key” (WEP or WPA) . and choose “System Info”. you can supply the network manager with the MAC address of your ARCHOS. used by certain types of WiFi modems. select the WPS network you want to connect to (WPS networks are represented by this icon: ). WPS networks that require a PIN code entry are not supported. wPS (wIfI PRoTECTEd SETUP) NETwoRkS WPS is a standard. provided the signal is strong enough. A message will pop up.the network’s authentication method can be based on an “Open System (default)” or a “Shared Key”. Simply use the “Connect” button. See the documentation that came with your WiFi router or modem. 3. .you will be taken to a virtual keyboard (see: Using the Virtual Keyboard). use the “Connect” button. then you do not have to enter any more information. tap on the “Tools” menu from the Home screen.0 CoNNECTING To THE wIfI > P. then select “Settings”.in some cases you may need to change the key format in order to enter a passphrase/ password (if your key only includes the numbers 0-9 and A-F.

6.1  brOwsIng The web With the Web Browser plug-in. • If you are not connected to the Internet. *supports Flash™ content and Javascript. • Please note: not all wireless networks offer access to the Internet. you will need to select your Country and City/Zone (see: “Language and Region” Settings). watch videos from shared video web sites (such as Dailymotion™). the Web browser will simply open and you can start browsing the Web. The Java virtual machine is not supported. tap on “Internet”. you might not be able to access certain web pages (See: “Clock” settings). • If you are already connected to a network. . • The Web browser features ‘tabbed browsing’. If the time and date are not correctly set. the installation wizard will help you configure your WiFi connection. When several pages are open. Some WiFi networks only link several computers together. watch videos from shared video web sites (such as Dailymotion™) or download content. etc. 38 6.  he InTerneT feaTures T The first time you start the ARCHOS. See next section. LAUNCHING THE wEb bRowSER From the Home screen. you will have the possibility to browse websites*. To receive this plug-in. You can have several pages opened at the same time. specially designed for your ARCHOS. then select “Web”. simply select a tab to access the page that you want. Every time you launch an Internet application. USING THE wEb bRowSER • You can use the Web browser to browse websites. the ARCHOS will try to connect automatically to a WiFi network. without any Internet connection.0 THE INTERNET fEATURES > P. in the upper left corner of the screen. They will appear in the tabs area. download content. If you choose to set the clock automatically when the ARCHOS connects to a WiFi network. the ARCHOS will try to connect automatically to a WiFi network. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. your device will need to be registered.

if it is currently loading.. . tap on the Menu icon .“Enter URL. tap on the Home icon . “Navigation” .will refresh the current web page. tap on to close the current one • To go back directly to the Home screen. To open a link. • To switch between the available tabs.. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. • To display the available menu items. 39 wEb bRowSER ToUCHSCREEN CoNTRoLS • You can use your finger to scroll the current web page horizontally or vertically.”: allows you to enter the address of a Web site you’d like to visit.“Forward”: will go to the next page that you browsed. tap directly on the corresponding tab. if it has stopped loading. Select a zoom mode. .“Back”: will go back to the previous page that you browsed.0 THE INTERNET fEATURES > P. Enter the address with the virtual keyboard (see: Using the Virtual Keyboard). • To go back to the previous page that you browsed. “Zoom” . Select “OK” to open the website in the current window. .changes the way the web page is displayed. wEb bRowSER MENU ITEMS “Reload” / “Stop” . in the upper left corner of the screen. “Go to” . tap on the Back icon .will stop loading the web page. • When several tabs are displayed. simply tap on it. or select “Open in new tab” to open it in a new window.

 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. 6.will open the “Web Browser” settings screen. etc.”: allows you to enter a search term into one of the configured search engines. Select a favorite and use the “Open in new tab” menu item to open the corresponding web page in a new window. your ARCHOS gives you the possibility to watch. Enter the key words using the virtual keyboard (see: Using the Virtual Keyboard). music or photos) stored in your PC’s Windows Media® Library. • The ARCHOS uses the UPnP (Universal Plug-and-play) standard to stream shared media files from your PC’s Windows Media® Library. • For this to work...2 PlayIng yOur PC’s shared MedIa fIles (uPnP) • When connected to your home WiFi network. “Favorites” . Select “OK” to open the results in the current window. Please note that some Web features requiring special plug-in software or Active X controls may not work in this special version of the Web Browser. directly on your device. delete your Internet history and cookies.“Search. shared media files (videos. Here you can decide whether to accept/ignore popup windows.will open the “Favorites” manager.0 THE INTERNET fEATURES > P. “Settings” . Here you can add favorites. you will need a WiFi connection and Windows Media® Player 11 or higher installed on your PC*. enable/disable Flash™ content. rename or delete them. or select “Open in new tab” to open them in a new window. • This is especially useful when you have a large library of music and video and you cannot fit it all onto the internal hard drive of the ARCHOS. Streaming one of your PC’s shared videos and displaying it on your TV . 40 .

5. . Click on the Library tab. Click on OK to close the Media Sharing window.. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. You will then see this name on your ARCHOS. for example. * ATTENTION: the first time you set your sharing options. it is possible to access and stream your PC’s files from the ARCHOS File Browser. Click on OK to save the modifications. 2. Music or Photo mode. 41 * If you cannot install Windows Media® Player 11 or higher. 6. with a warning symbol next to it*. Open this item to start scanning for devices and computers sharing their media files on the WiFi network. and click on OK. and select Media sharing. 7.. Connect your PC to the same WiFi network and start Windows Media® Player. and start viewing your PC’s shared media files directly on your ARCHOS (see next section). enter a name for your shared media files. PLAYING YoUR SHAREd MEdIA fILES oN THE ARCHoS Your PC needs to be connected to the same WiFi network as the one the ARCHOS will connect to. 4.0 THE INTERNET fEATURES > P. You will notice that the first item in the list is the shared media files: “Network ‘UPnP’”. 3. To modify your sharing settings. You can. it might take a couple of minutes for your PC to display the ARCHOS icon. See Browsing Other Computers on the Network. version 11 or higher. 8. Select the ARCHOS icon and click on the Allow button. 2. You also need to have configured Windows Media® Player’s sharing options (see the previous section). The ARCHOS icon should appear in the window. You can now close Windows Media® Player. 1. On your ARCHOS. enter the Video. Check the box Share my media to. SETTING wINdowS MEdIA® PLAYER’S SHARING oPTIoNS 1. Connect the ARCHOS to your WiFi network (see Connecting to the WiFi). click on Settings.

select the ARCHOS “Media Club” and choose a category. 2. Open it. or for purchase. Make sure you have configured your ARCHOS to connect to a WiFi network (see: Connecting to the WiFi). You can also register on the ARCHOS web site (www. if your ARCHOS is connected to the optional DVR Station. In order to activate the ARCHOS Media Club. If you entered a name for your shared media files in Windows Media® Player. If your ARCHOS is far away from your WiFi box. for rent. 3. and you will see all your shared videos. No need for your computer. you will have the possibility to start playing the video/song you purchased or rented while it’s being downloaded. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2.0 THE INTERNET fEATURES > P.3 The arChOs MedIa Club • The ARCHOS Media Club gives you access to media content directly on your ARCHOS. Note: You may have some video files of very high quality and these require that the WiFi connection transfers data at a high speed. you will be able to select your internet media content directly from your television. Depending on your connection speed.archos. 42 3. you will need to register your product on-line directly on your ARCHOS via the WiFi. 1. it should appear. • If you are in the Video mode. the Music and Photo modes will allow you to access all the music/photos stored in your PC’s Windows Media® Library. songs or photos. . • In the same way. and you can start browsing the content. The videos/songs you get from The ARCHOS Media Club are saved in the “Video”/“Music” folders. On the Home screen.com/register). • Or. it may happen that the connection speed is reduced thus not allowing some video files to stream from your PC to the ARCHOS and the television. This portal gives you access to video or music content that is either free. The ARCHOS connects to the WiFi. you will then have access to all the videos stored in your PC’s Windows Media® Library. 4. the media streams directly off the Internet into your ARCHOS. 6.

tap on the Home icon . 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. .set an account as a favorite . in Outlook: “Tools” > “Accounts Settings”). 43 6. .delete an account ToUCHSCREEN CoNTRoLS • • • • • You can use your finger to scroll the screen up and down.set an account off-line/on-line . The menu icon allows you to: . If you select “Gmail” or “Yahoo” as the protocol. The first screen shows your different email accounts. similar to ones used on a regular computer. tap on the Back icon . • From the Home Screen.create a new account . To go back directly to the Home screen. tap on the menu icon and select “New account”.“In server” (the server that receives your mail) / “Out server” (the server that sends out your mail): you can find these parameters in your e-mail account information (for example. tap in the field. IMAP and IMAPS. To display the available menu items. Set the following parameters: .4 MaIl • This built-in e-mail application. To fill in a field. then use the virtual keyboard to type the required information CREATING AN ACCoUNT In the list of accounts. To go back to the previous page.“Account”: define the name that will appear in the list of accounts. then you will only need to enter your login and password. allows for e-mail accounts of the type POP. POPS. tap on the Menu icon .modify the settings of an existing account . select “Internet”. then “Mail”.0 THE INTERNET fEATURES > P.

You can also select a ring tone by tapping on the “Notification” button (you will then have to find and open your music/ audio file in the ARCHOS list of folders). 44 . 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. tap on the “To” button. “Forward”). save an attachment ( ). etc. . • Use the different icons to search for an address from your list of contacts using the virtual keyboard ( ). search for a specific e-mail using the virtual keyboard. attach a file to your message. • To insert a carbon copy (“Cc”) or a blind carbon copy (“Bcc”). a preferred “Address” which the recipients will always reply to. You will then see all of your e-mail account folders. “Reply to all”. • Tap on “Send” when you have finished typing your message.0 THE INTERNET fEATURES > P.buttons). REAdING YoUR E-MAILS • In the list of accounts.“Other properties”: here you can define your “Nickname” (the name that the recipient will see). and an electronic text “Signature” that will be automatically inserted at the bottom of your e-mails. . tap on the menu icon . sort your e-mails. etc. select “Send”. “Reply”. open an HTML message using the Web browser. • The menu icon will allow you to send a new e-mail. wRITING AN E-MAIL • In your list of e-mails or while viewing an e-mail. • While reading an e-mail.“General e-mail settings”: here you can define how often you want to check your new incoming messages. then choose a sending method (“New mail”. remove/add an address/ attachment (+/. tap on the account you want to use. you can use the different icons to add information to a new or an existing contact ( ). Tap on “Save” to create the account.

You can: . select “Internet”.Import and export your contact list to/from your computer . modify and delete a contact send an e-mail to a contact search for a specific contact using the virtual keyboard sort your contacts export/import your vCard* contacts to/from your computer * . then “Contacts”. The menu icon allows you to: create.Send a message to a particular contact From the Home Screen. 45 6.5 COnTaCTs COnTaCTs This menu will allow you to manage your contacts.vcf format supported . 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. The first screen will display your list of contacts.0 THE INTERNET fEATURES > P.Add information about a given contact .

Plug the ARCHOS USB cable into the ARCHOS. The ARCHOS starts charging and you can start transferring files to it. The ARCHOS icon will appear on your computer.  ransferrIng fIles T 7.0 TRANSfERRING fILES > P. Computer turned on USB 2 ▲ ▲ 1 3.1  COnneCTIng The arChOs TO a COMPuTer 1. . Choose to connect it. If you do not have Windows Media® Player 10 or higher installed on your computer. the ARCHOS will ask you if you want to charge its battery or connect it as a mass storage device (Hard Drive). 4. The ARCHOS will ask you if you want to charge it or connect it. Choose to connect it. 2. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. Plug the USB end of the cable into your computer. 46 7.

It will add video. photos) with Windows Media® Player 10 or higher*: * For best performance.3 dIsCOnneCTIng When you disconnect the ARCHOS from a computer. we recommend that users update to Windows Media® Player 11 or higher. . Music or Pictures folder of your ARCHOS. You cannot copy files larger that 2 GB to the ARCHOS due to the FAT32 file system constraints. 4. windows® xP or higher & wMP10 or higher • Verify that no data are being transferred between your ARCHOS and your computer. The Synchronize button in Windows Media® Player is a one way ‘sync’ button. Music or Pictures folder of the ARCHOS. music. music and photo files to your ARCHOS. Click on the Start Sync button. For advanced users: in “PC Hard Drive” connection modes (mode 2 and 3). • Now unplug the USB cable from your ARCHOS and/or computer. See your Windows Media® Player help instructions for more information. so that the media files you just copied appear in the Music and Photo Libraries. If will give you the possibility to have the same digital media on your ARCHOS as you have in your Windows Media® Player media library. The selected videos. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. the maximum size is 2 GB for . On your computer. songs or photos will be copied directly into the corresponding Video. 1. your device automatically updates the ARCLibrary (not in USB mode 2 “PC Hard Drive”). See Connecting the ARCHOS to a Computer. 2. Copy your media files (videos. See: Storage Settings. 7. 6. 3.0 TRANSfERRING fILES > P. Choose the media files you want to transfer. 5. Select the Sync tab.2 PuTTIng fIles OnTO The arChOs There are two main methods to transfer your files onto the ARCHOS: 1. 47 7. 2.AVI files and 4 GB for any other type of file. start Windows Media® Player. Connect your ARCHOS to the computer. The second method is to use Windows® Explorer to copy and paste your files from your computer to the Video.

You can now safely unplug the USB cable from your ARCHOS and/or computer. • Wait until the ARCHOS icon disappears. close any computer program that may still be using data on your device. click on the ‘safely remove’ icon in the system tray. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. which will turn into a big eject symbol. and safely unplug the USB cable from your ARCHOS and/or computer. • On your desktop. 48 windows® 2000 or Me DO NOT SIMPLY PULL OUT THE CABLE AT ANY TIME! You must remove/unmount the ARCHOS from the computer before disconnecting the USB cable to avoid loss of data or freezing. right-click on the ARCHOS icon and select Safely Remove. such as media players or Windows® Explorer. telling you that it is now safe to disconnect the device*. drag the ARCHOS icon towards the trashcan. Mac® oS x DO NOT SIMPLY PULL OUT THE CABLE AT ANY TIME! You must remove/unmount the ARCHOS from the computer before disconnecting the USB cable to avoid loss of data or freezing. • A message will pop up. • You can now safely unplug the USB cable from your ARCHOS and/or computer. • Click on the ‘safely remove’ message. • Drop the icon onto this eject symbol: the ARCHOS hard drive will disappear from the desktop.0 TRANSfERRING fILES > P. next to the clock. . • On your computer. Linux DO NOT SIMPLY PULL OUT THE CABLE AT ANY TIME! You must remove/unmount the ARCHOS from the computer before disconnecting the USB cable to avoid loss of data or freezing. • Once all your transfers are finished. * If you get a message saying that the device cannot be removed.

1  “sOund” seTTIngs This screen allows you to adjust the sound settings of your ARCHOS to your personal taste.“ON” / “OFF”: enables/disables the touchscreen click sound. or tap on the Home icon to go directly to the Home screen. • when it is possible. USING THE ToUCHSCREEN Once you are in a settings screen: • tap on a parameter to highlight it. . • when you have finished adjusting your settings. 8. “Touch-Screen Click” . tap on the Back icon to go back to the list of settings. “Built-in Speaker” . Your settings are saved instantly. • tap on the left/right arrows to select a different setting. you can use your finger to scroll the screen up and down to reveal settings that you don’t initially see. 49 8. tap on “Tools”.0 MAIN SETTINGS > P. select “Settings” then choose a setting to open its corresponding screen. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. .  aIn seTTIngs M In the Home screen.“ON” / “OFF”: the built-in speaker remains on or off regardless if headphones are attached.“Automatic”: the built-in speaker automatically turns off when you plug in headphones or connect your ARCHOS to the optional DVR Station.

Select this option to enter the equalizer screen (see next section).resets the sound parameters to the default values. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. “Reset” . “Balance” (not available in HDMI output mode) .defines whether the audio signal is sent out via the “Analog Line-Out”. “EqUALIzER” SCREEN • Your ARCHOS features a 5-band equalizer. It is advised that you change these settings while listening to music. “Preset” . treble or Treble).2 “sCreen” seTTIngs . Mid. Mid. 8. “HDMI”* or “SPDIF”* interface. “Set Equalizer” . • Select a band (Bass. then use the up/down arrows to change the gain level for these frequency ranges. in order to be able to appreciate the sound changes.allows you to quickly select a sound profile.0 MAIN SETTINGS > P. * When connected to a DVR Station. 50 “Audio Output” . Mid. bass.allows you to use a custom sound profile. range.allows you to balance the sound between the left and right stereo channels.

adjusts the level of backlight of the built-in screen. 51 “LCD Backlight” . “Touch-Screen Calibration” . “Component” or “HDMI”).com or from the Media Club).0 MAIN SETTINGS > P. “480p 16/9 (720x480 60Hz)”. 5 “Brightness”/“Contrast”/“Gamma” . If this does not work or if you cannot access the touchscreen settings.select the resolution that best adapts to your TV: “VGA 4/3 (640x480 60Hz)”. “RGB”. “Resolution” * . based on how you have connected the DVR Station to your TV. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2.archos. “576p 16/9 (720x576 50Hz)” or “720p 16/9 (1280x720 50Hz)”. Mini Dock or Battery Dock. * This parameter only appears if you choose the “HDMI” TV connection mode. .you can also reset the display parameters to their default values (“Reset” button).3 “TV OuT” seTTIngs “TV OuT” seTTIngs These settings only appear when the ARCHOS is connected to the DVR Station.use these sliders to adjust the display parameters of the built-in screen (contrast. 8. .If the touchscreen is not responding properly. “TV Connection” . “S-Video”. you can force the touchscreen calibration (see: System Recovery). select the type of video output (“Composite”. use this button and follow the instructions on the screen.when your ARCHOS is connected to the optional DVR Station (available at www. brightness and gamma).

“Audio Output” .defines the color for your wallpaper.4 “aPPearanCe” seTTIngs “Picture name” . .the option “Wide screen” becomes available when you set the “TV standard” parameter to “PAL (Europe)”. . if you have disabled the use of a background image or video. .you can also set a picture as wallpaper from the Photo and Video modes. 8. Select “None” if you do not want any background image or video.defines whether the audio signal is sent out via the “Analog Line-Out”.you can choose between all default backgrounds or the images that you have previously set as wallpapers.choose between the “NTSC (USA)” and “PAL (Europe)” systems (select the one that is compatible with your country’s television system).“4:3” or “16:9” .0 MAIN SETTINGS > P. “HDMI” or “SPDIF” interface depending on how you have connected the ARCHOS to your TV.use this button to discard any changes you may have made since entering this screen. 52 “TV Standard” ** . 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. “Wallpaper color” . “Cancel” . “TV Format” ** . .the format used by your television set to display images. The wallpaper can be either an image or a video.allows you to choose a wallpaper for your ARCHOS. ** These parameters do not appear if you choose the “HDMI” TV connection mode.

• See the manual of the optional DVR Station. “WiFi Region” .0 MAIN SETTINGS > P.com to check the availability of other languages.6 “TV COnTrOl” seTTIngs • This is where you can set the DVR Station’s Infrared (IR) emitter to communicate with your tuner. and “City/Zone”.7 “ClOCk” seTTIngs .archos. 53 8.if your clock is set to “Automatic” (see “Clock” Settings).5 “language and regIOn” seTTIngs “Language” .visit www. . “Select location” . This will allow you to schedule recordings easily via the ARCHOS TV Program Guide (EPG). New languages are included in the firmware as they become available. 8.choose a language.this is configured automatically according to how you set your location. 8. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. See Updating the Firmware. select your “Country”.

ATTENTION: If the time & date are not correctly set. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. you might not be able to access certain web pages. “Year”.“Manual”: select this parameter to set the current date & time manually. 54 If you use the optional DVR Station to schedule video recordings on your TV system.“Automatic”: select this parameter if you want to set the clock automatically when your ARCHOS is connected to a WiFi network. use this button to set the clock automatically via the WiFi. “Time setting” . tapping the touchscreen or pressing a button again will bring you to the ARCHOS Home Screen. . . “Month” and “Day”. “Month”. “Minute”. You will need to select your location in the “Language and Region” settings screen (see: “Language and Region” Settings).“Enabled”: when your device is externally powered and the screen backlight shuts off.choose between 12h or 24h mode. “Day” .if the “Time setting” parameter is set to “Automatic”.While the time is being displayed. the ARCHOS needs to be connected to a WiFi network.these parameters allow you to set the current time and date manually. “Year”. the backlight will shut off again. “Hour”. .for this to work. “Time Format” . The following parameters will appear: “Hour”. “Synchronize now” .0 MAIN SETTINGS > P. After a few seconds. make sure that the time and date are set correctly! “Display on Standby” . “Minute”. . then tapping the touchscreen or pressing a button will display the current time as well as the time set for the alarm clock (bottom right).

55 8. In battery operation. thus allowing a longer battery autonomy.“Alarm File”: the name of the file to be played when the alarm goes off. select “Disabled”) • The following parameters will appear: . • You can adjust settings for both battery operation and power supply operation (when the ARCHOS is connected to a powered add-on).“Recurrent Alarm”: set this to “on” if you want the alarm to go off everyday at the same time. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. a Web radio or a Web TV station. 8. indicating that the alarm clock is enabled. you will see a symbol appear in the top status bar. “Minute”: set the time you want the alarm clock to go off.0 MAIN SETTINGS > P. on the left of the volume icon.“Change Alarm File”: select this to define a new alarm file. You can choose a video. . Your ARCHOS will consume more power as these parameters are set to higher values. . . .“Hour”.9 “POwer” seTTIngs • These settings will help you save battery power.8 “alarM ClOCk” seTTIngs “alarM ClOCk” seTTIngs • Set “Alarm Clock” to “Enabled” (if you want to turn off the alarm clock. • When you close the window. it is advised to set these parameters to lower values in order to save power. a song.

“Normal Power Off”: while browsing the web.the amount of time of user inactivity before the ARCHOS goes into Standby mode. the ARCHOS will shut down according to the setting selected for the “Power Off” parameter.the display will not turn off while a video or slideshow is playing. or USB connection.0 MAIN SETTINGS > P. . “Backlight Off” . your device will keep using a small amount of battery power to allow a quick start up. or USB connection. or when you are browsing the web. 56 “Device Complete Power Off” . .“Prevents Power Off”: while browsing the web. audio/ video recording.“Normal Standby”: while browsing the web. . use this button to completely turn off your device.the amount of time of user inactivity before the LCD display turns off. the ARCHOS will not shut off automatically from user inactivity. audio/video playback. . “Web Browser” . “PowER SUPPLY oPERATIoN” “Standby” .the device will not shut down during a slideshow. “bATTERY oPERATIoN” “Power Off” .If you do not plan on using the ARCHOS for an extended period of time. * Remember that when you release the Power button during the first “shutdown” message. audio/video recording.the display will not turn off while a video or slideshow is playing. so that there is absolutely no battery usage. “Web Browser” . 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. See ARCHOS Description. .the amount of time of user inactivity before the LCD display turns off.the amount of time of user inactivity before the device shuts off.the system will not go into Standby mode during a slideshow. . . “Backlight Off” . audio/video playback. the ARCHOS will go into Standby mode according to the setting selected for the “Standby” parameter.You can also turn off your device completely by holding the Power button until the second “shutdown” message appears*.

. When set to this mode. Note: reported number of gigabytes is binary-based counting (1KB=1024 bytes). 8.07 gigabytes (decimal). your ARCHOS will be locked. . Thus each reported Gb represents approximately 1. When connected to your computer.“Prevents Standby”: while browsing the web. The ARCHOS will ask you if you want to charge it or connect it as a mass storage device (Hard Drive).displays the amount of free space on the hard drive. the system will never go into Standby mode. Formatting also takes up space.10 “sTOrage” seTTIngs “Free Storage Space” .Mode 1: “Windows Media Device”: Recommended for users of Windows Media® Player (WMP) version 10 or higher. . and your device will update the ARCLibrary (Music/Photo libraries). It allows you to charge your ARCHOS and transfer files onto it at the same time.Your preferred connection mode will be used every time you connect the ARCHOS to a computer.0 MAIN SETTINGS > P. 57 . When your file transfer is finished. You will be able to synchronize your media library automatically every time you connect your ARCHOS to your computer. safely unmount the ARCHOS (See: Disconnecting) and your device will do a quick ARCLibrary update (Music/Photo libraries). Windows® 2000. Your ARCHOS will be locked only when it is opened in Windows® Explorer. but with a full ARCLibrary update (Music/Photo libraries) at disconnection. simply unplug the cable from the ARCHOS. “USB preference” (for advanced users) .Mode 3: “PC Hard Drive (auto-ARCLib)”: Same as mode 2. the ARCHOS uses the Media Transfer Protocol (MTP). Choose to connect it as a mass storage device (external hard drive). May not index all files. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2.Mode 2: “PC Hard Drive”: Recommended for users of Windows® XP with Windows Media® Player 9. Mac® OS X or Linux. Me. The connection mode determines how your device interacts with your computer: . Disconnection: when the file transfer is over.

displays your current parental code.You have the choice between 2 modes: .Available only when “USB Preference” is set to “PC Hard Drive” (mode 2).This USB mode only does a quick ARCLibrary update (Music/Photo libraries). 8. the device must be set to “Adult (unrestricted access)”. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2.archos.11 “ParenTal COnTrOl” seTTIngs The parental code system allows you to create a passcode and hide any file or folder from view. you will be required to enter your parental code.tap on this button to define your 4 digit password code. . If you have changed your code and forgot it. . * If you go from “Child” to “Adult” mode. your device is set to “Adult (unrestricted access)” and the default parental code is “0000”. . By default. please contact our technical support team (www. Use the “Update ARCLibrary” button if you want to do a full ARCLibrary update.0 MAIN SETTINGS > P. If you enter it. .com/support). for example. and if you don’t. it will ask for the parental code. the ARCHOS will be in “Child” mode. using the virtual keyboard. the device will be set to “Adult” mode. Every time you connect the device to a computer. This is useful. if you have adult content which you prefer not to be accessible by others. See: Using the Virtual Keyboard. “Parental Code” . 58 “Update ARCLibrary” . “Parental Mode” . . “Change code” .to change your parental code.“Child (restricted access)”: files marked as adult content will not be visible. you will be asked to enter the parental code.“Adult (unrestricted access)”*: all files are visible.You also have the possibility to select “Request (Ask me at startup)”: every time the device turns on.

8. If this does not work or if you cannot access the Repair and Formatting Tools.“Reset Settings” (resets all user settings) .“Full Reinitialization” (erase all data.0 MAIN SETTINGS > P. view the PDF user manual or access the “Repair and Formatting Tools”: “Repair and Formatting Tools” . you can try a system recovery (see: Troubleshooting). and licenses) .“Format Hard Drive” (erase all data. 8. try to reset it (see: Troubleshooting). You can enable/disable the code and change it. media files. licenses and settings) In the event that your ARCHOS freezes or does not respond anymore.“Clear temporary system files and cache” (does not erase any data) . . This screen allows you to do the following actions: . 5 & 7 MANUAL V2.14 “fIrMware and Plug-Ins” seTTIngs “Firmware Ver.12 “seCurITy” seTTIngs “seCurITy” seCurITy” seTTIngs Here you can define a security code that will be asked every time the device is turned on.” .13 “CusTOMer assIsTanCe” seTTIngs “ Here you access the online registration. media files.use this button to access the “Repair and Formatting Tools” settings screen. 59 8.displays the current version of the firmware and Digital Rights Management (DRM) system.

There are two main ways to update your product’s firmware: • Directly on your ARCHOS if your device can connect to a WiFi network.use this button to search for an online update via a WiFi network. 60 “Plug-ins” . select “Settings” and choose “Firmware and Plug-ins”. “Firmware Update” .archos.you will need this number to register your product online if you are using a computer (www. For this to work. . you only need a connection to a WiFi network.archos. Tap on the “Online Firmware Update” button. it will start downloading. tap on “Tools”. On your PC. . and it will be installed automatically. it will be installed automatically.com/register). 8.each ARCHOS has a unique number. go to www. The ARCHOS will connect to the WiFi and search on-line for a new firmware. Search for the latest firmware available for your ARCHOS. If there is one available. 3. UPdATE USING A CoMPUTER (INTERNET CoNNECTIoN NEEdEd) You can also update the firmware using a computer connected to the internet: 1. From to the Home screen. • With a computer connected to the internet UPdATE dIRECTLY oN THE ARCHoS (wIfI CoNNECTIoN NEEdEd) This is the easiest way to update the firmware. 2. If there is one available. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. Compare the latest on-line version with the one installed on your ARCHOS: your ARCHOS firmware version number appears in the “Firmware and Plug-ins” settings screen (see: “Firmware and Plug-ins” Settings). 1. It is periodically updated to bring new features. improvements and bug fixes.use this button to update the firmware manually (see: Updating the Firmware) “Online Firmware Update” . 2.com/firmware.displays the current plug-ins installed on your device. See Connecting to the WiFi.15 uPdaTIng The fIrMware The firmware is the operating system (OS) of your ARCHOS. 3. “Product Key” . See Updating the Firmware to learn more.0 MAIN SETTINGS > P.

some WiFi networks filter MAC addresses. Then go to “Tools” > “Settings” > “Firmware and Plug-ins” and tap on “Firmware Update”. You might need to communicate this address to the person who manages the network.each ARCHOS has a unique number. . 8. . this number will be needed. If the on-line version is more recent than yours. com/register).16 “sysTeM InfO” seTTIngs “Product Key” .0 MAIN SETTINGS > P.If you register your product on-line using a computer (www. ARCHOS has taken precautions to insure that this file will not harm your computer. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. follow the instructions to download it and copy it to your ARCHOS. “MAC address” .each ARCHOS has a unique MAC address. 61 4. Your Internet browser may warn you that the contents of the firmware file could harm your computer. .archos.

RECoRdINGS Display the list of TV programs you have recorded with your DVR Station. Go to www. TV SCHEdULER Allows you to manually schedule a TV recording using the optional DVR Station or TV Snap-on.  Ther funCTIOns O 9.com or in the Media Club to purchase games and learn how to install and use them. you can easily schedule TV recordings from the grid of programs (includes program summary info) using the TV program Guide.2 TV funCTIOns In the Home screen. TV PRoGRAM GUIdE Using the optional DVR Station. you have a choice of add-on that can be purchased at the ARCHOS web site or from the Media Club. . dIGITAL TV Select this icon to watch digital TV (DVB-T) when you have connected the optional TV Snap-on to your ARCHOS. 62 9.archos. • Tap on a Flash™ application to launch it. tap on “Play” and choose “Games”. To benefit from these functions. DVR Snapon. tap on “TV” and choose a category.0 oTHER fUNCTIoNS > P. or TV Snap-on.1 “Play” Menu: OTher funCTIOns PLAYING GAMES In the Home screen.swf) stored in the Flash folder of your ARCHOS. fLASH APPS • Select this icon to display the Flash™ applications (files of type . 9. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2.

See Main Settings. Pdf Touchscreen Controls • To follow a link (red/blue outline). To receive this plug-in. your device will need to be registered.0 oTHER fUNCTIoNS > P. See Using the File Browser. tap in the top right corner of the screen. etc) that add your favorite features to your ARCHOS. • Tap on a PDF file to open it with the PDF reader. ATTENTION: The ARCHOS PDF reader may not implement all PDF features. • To go back to the Home screen. • Your ARCHOS features a PDF reader with hyperlink support. pull the page up to reveal the next page. • To scroll the page up and down. The free Web Browser plug-in comes with several widgets. • Go on www. fILES Select this icon to navigate the file system of your ARCHOS hard drive. • To display the menu overlay while viewing a PDF document. weather forecast. It gives you a fun. wIdGETS • Widgets are little applications (calculator. quick and easy access to hundreds of tools… right on the device.com to learn how to get widgets for your ARCHOS and how to install and use them. Pdf doCUMENTS • Select this icon to display the PDF documents stored in the PDF folder of your ARCHOS. Proceed similarly to go to the previous page. For example. . you will not be able to open password protected PDF files.archos. tap on “Tools” and choose one of the following categories: SETTINGS This menu allows you to configure your device’s settings. currency converter. • Once arriving at the bottom of a PDF page. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. note writer. 63 9. tap on the page and drag it up or down. simply tap on it.3 TOOls In the Home screen. tap the Home icon .

) to only show the PDF document. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2.0 oTHER fUNCTIoNS > P. Important: please check the applicable laws in your country or jurisdiction to know what media files you are allowed to share or copy. a table of contents. “Previous page” . 64 following Hyperlinks • Some PDF documents have hyperlinks (for instance.allows you to select a specific page. fILE SHARING Your ARCHOS allows you to share files with other computers or ARCHOS devices on a WiFi network.goes to the next page in the document.Select “Ok” to go to this page.). Note that hyperlinks referring to an external document or to a URL may not work. etc.goes to the previous page in the document.only appears when you have previously followed a link.use the left/right buttons to select a page number. . select the “Link back” menu item..allows you to adjust the zoom level. A highlighted link (active link) is surrounded by a red outline. menu items. “Next Page” .will take you back to the page that you came from. Pdf Reader Menu Items “Hide text overlay” . . links to an external website.will hide all overlaid graphics (status bar. . “Link back” . etc. “Go to page. “Zoom” . • Links are surrounded by a blue outline.. . • If you want to go back to the previous page (where you ‘clicked’ the link).” .

• To enable the file server directly.normally.see: Using the Virtual Keyboard. While the file server is turned on. other functions of your device are disabled • Your ARCHOS hard drive will then be accessible from your computer’s network neighborhood.tap on this button to turn on the file server. • If you want to set up your ARCHOS device to appear with a particular name in a particular workgroup on the network.“Off” will prevent other computers from writing to your device.0 oTHER fUNCTIoNS > P. using the virtual keyboard (see Using the Virtual Keyboard). or other useful guides. you need to connect to a WiFi network. and tap on the “Enable File Server” button. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. HELP • Select this icon to display a list of useful PDF documents such as this full PDF manual.only appears if the “Write access” parameter is set to “On”. Enable file server . . Password .Type in the password for other computers to be able to write to your hard drive (see Using the Virtual Keyboard). . using the virtual keyboard. you do not need to change this parameter unless more than one ARCHOS device of the same model name is in the workgroup. 65 • First.enter the name for the ARCHOS device in the network. . See Connecting to the WiFi. tap on “Tools” from the Home Screen. Write access .enter the name of the workgroup. . • The documents will be in the language that you selected in the “Language and Region” settings. See PDF Documents. you can change the following parameters (in the “File Sharing” screen): Workgroup . Computer name . • Tap on a document to open it with the PDF reader. The device you want to share files with needs to be connected to the same WiFi network.“On” will allow other computers to write to your ARCHOS hard drive. . choose “File Sharing”.

. They can be purchased from the ARCHOS web site (www. the DVR Station will allow you to: • schedule TV recordings easily via the ARCHOS TV Program Guide (EPG) (available for most countries) • record video directly to your ARCHOS. from your cable box. on the Home screen. dVR STATIoN When connected to your ARCHOS and to your home entertainment system. changes so that you can access the particular functions of the add-on. satellite receiver. Read the manual of your add-on to learn how to use its functions.com or in the Media Club to check what plug-ins are available for your ARCHOS device and to learn how to install and use them. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2.archos. 10. digital camera. digital tuner.com) or from the Media Club.2 arChOs add-Ons When you connect one of the following add-ons. or most any standard video source • connect to your ARCHOS a compatible USB device (Mass Storage or PTP): external hard drive. 66 10. the DVR Snap-on will allow you to: • record audio/video. arChOs Plug-Ins and  add-Ons You can purchase the following add-ons or plug-ins to extend the functionality of your ARCHOS. etc.archos. directly on your ARCHOS. the “Add-ons” icon.1 arChOs Plug-Ins arChOs Plug-Ins Go to www.0 ARCHoS PLUG-INS ANd Add-oNS > P. 10. from most any standard audio/video source. • play video back to your TV • charge your ARCHOS dVR SNAP-oN When connected to your ARCHOS.

GPS CAR HoLdER Transform your ARCHOS into a full-fledged car GPS (Nav Sat) navigation system. etc.0 ARCHoS PLUG-INS ANd Add-oNS > P. It also allows you to record from its built-in microphone. remote control and microphone. TV SNAP-oN Digital TV receiver which allows you to watch and record digital TV (DVB-T) directly on your ARCHOS. • charge your ARCHOS. For ARCHOS 5 only. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. HELMET CAMCoRdER Mini video camera with headmount. • connect to your ARCHOS a compatible USB device (Mass Storage or PTP): external hard drive. bATTERY doCk The battery dock is like the Mini Dock but also includes a battery to give your ARCHOS extra play time. . digital camera. 67 MINI doCk When connected to your ARCHOS. fM REMoTE FM remote control which allows you to listen to the radio directly on your ARCHOS. the Mini Dock will allow you to: • display the image of the ARCHOS on your TV (S-Video and composite outputs).

You can use the end of a paper clip to press the button in the hole.0 TRoUbLESHooTING > P. ARCHOS 5 Slim ARCHOS 5 Regular ARCHOS 7 Note: Resetting your ARCHOS will not erase any data from your device. try to reset it: press the button for 15 seconds (the ARCHOS will shut down completely) and turn it on as usual. you can try a system recovery. 1. try using the “Repair and Formatting Tools” (see: Customer Assistance Settings). 2. It allows you to repair the hard drive. sysTeM reCOVery • If your ARCHOS does not respond correctly. etc. use the volume buttons. To move from an option to another. press the ON/OFF button. 68 TrOubleshOOTIng reseTTIng yOur arChOs • In the event that your ARCHOS freezes or does not respond anymore. format it. • If using the “Repair and Formatting Tools” did not solve your problem. The system recovery mode gives you several options: “No” . 5 & 7 MANUAL V2.cancels the system recovery. the touchscreen is currently disabled. or does not show certain songs or videos that you have copied to it. However some settings will be reset to their factory defaults. Press and hold the button to turn on your device. Since the system recovery mode is activated. . To validate an option. immediately press and hold the Volume + button until the Recovery mode starts (white screen). you can also press the “master reset” button located underneath the device as shown below. When the screen turns on. • If this does not work.

).does not erase any data. and follow the instructions on the screen. . you can force the touchscreen calibration (see: System Recovery). TOuChsCreen PrObleMs • If the touchscreen is not responding properly try to go to the “Screen” settings screen. 69 “Repair Disk” . 5 & 7 MANUAL V2.follow the instructions on the screen.use this option if the touchscreen does not respond correctly and if you cannot access the touchscreen settings (see: Screen Settings). If this does not work or if you cannot access the touchscreen settings. photos. videos.0 TRoUbLESHooTING > P. . rePaIr and fOrMaTTIng TOOls . licenses and settings are erased. • Then use the “Touch-Screen Calibration” button.formats the hard drive. etc. “Force Touchscreen Calibration” . “Format Disk” . .all data (music.attempts to repair the file structure on the hard drive.

tap on “Tools”.“Reset Settings” (resets all user settings) . Then use the “Repair and Formatting Tools” button. 7 rePlaCIng The baTTery The ARCHOS has a removable battery. Caution: if the battery is incorrectly replaced or short-circuited.com. you can try a system recovery (see: System Recovery).“Clear temporary system files and cache” (does not erase any data) . this could result in damage to the product and/or serious injuries to the user. You can purchase extra batteries from www. and licenses) . follow these steps: . licenses and settings) In the event that your ARCHOS freezes or does not respond anymore. 70 . If this does not work or if you cannot access the Repair and Formatting Tools.“Full Reinitialization” (erase all data.0 TRoUbLESHooTING > P. This screen allows you to do the following actions: . try to reset it (see: Resetting your ARCHOS).“Format Hard Drive” (erase all data. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2.archos. media files. media files. Replace only with an original ARCHOS battery. select “Settings” and choose “Customer Assistance”.to access the “Repair and Formatting Tools” settings screen: from the Home screen. To replace the battery.

PNG. May not implement all PDF features.264 up to DVD resolution with AAC.High resolution touch screen.archos. Pdf VIEwER • Reads PDF documents. 800x480 pixels. 800x480 pixels. 71 TeChnICal sPeCIfICaTIOns CAPACITY • See packaging.0 TECHNICAL SPECIfICATIoNS > P. With optional plug-in (downloadable from your tablet or on www.com): .High resolution touch screen. VIdEo PLAYbACk** • • • • MPEG-4(2) (ASP@L5 AVI. 7’’ TFT LCD. .Video podcast: H. 16 million colors. WMV (MP@ML. 4.com): .archos. PHoTo VIEwER*** • JPEG.1). BMP & GIF.1 sound files (via SPDIF output of DVR Station). AUdIo PLAYbACk** • Stereo MP3 decoding @ 30-320 Kbits/s CBR & VBR. dISPLAY 7 5 .HiDef: MPEG-4 (ASP 720p) & WMV HD (MP 720p). WMA pro 5.AC3 stereo audio and 5. WAV (PCM/ADPCM). up to DVD resolution) including WMV protected files.1.8’’ TFT LCD. WMA. • With optional software plug-ins (downloadable from your tablet or on www. . . Protected WMA.AAC(3) + stereo audio files. . 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. 16 million colors. up to DVD resolution). M-JPEG (Motion JPEG Video) in QVGA resolution.Cinema: MPEG-2 MP@ML up to 10 Mbps (up to DVD resolution) and AC3 stereo sound (5. .

5 mm stereo mini jack for headphones and audio output • DC-in for power adapter • Add-on connectors to connect DVR Station and other ARCHOS add-ons MISCELLANEoUS • A single built-in speaker (ARCHOS 5) or two built-in speakers (ARCHOS 7) • Built-in leg stand . • USB 2.0 Host: Mass Storage Class (MSC) and Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) with optional Mini Dock. EMAIL CLIENT • Compatible with email accounts supporting POP3 or IMAP services • Import/export of vCard contacts INTERfACES • USB 2.0 TECHNICAL SPECIfICATIoNS > P.0 High-Speed Device (compatible USB 1. Battery Dock and DVR Station. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. 72 VIdEo RECoRdING(4) • Via the optional DVR Station/ DVR Snap-on: Records NTSC/PAL/SECAM in MPEG4 AVI format with ADPCM stereo sound. VGA resolution (640 x 480) @ 30 or 25 f/s. CoNNECTIoNS ARCHOS 5: • WiFi (802. Free Web Browser (Opera® Web browser with Adobe Flash® 9 video support) upon registration • 3. WAV (IMA ADPCM or PCM) format. • Voice recording via the optional FM remote and its built-in microphone in WAV format (IMA ADPCM).5 mm stereo mini jack for headphones • Add-on connectors to connect to the DVR Station and other ARCHOS add-ons ARCHOS 7: • WiFi (802. AUdIo RECoRdING • Via the optional DVR Station/ DVR Snap-on: Stereo line-in.11 b/g) connection.1): Mass Storage Class (MSC) and Media Transport Protocol (MTP).11 b/g) connection. Free Web Browser (Opera® Web browser with Adobe Flash® 9 video support) upon registration • 3.

Quick Start Guide (QSG). CoMPUTER SYSTEM REqUIREMENTS • Microsoft® Windows® Vista.com PACkAGE INCLUdES ARCHOS 5: • ARCHOS 5. (2) . 2000 or higher • MAC OS X and Linux (with Mass Storage Device Support). ARCHOS USB cable. screen cleaning cloth. headphones. (3) Does not read AAC protected files. legal and safety notice. and/or file variations may not be compatible.archos. DVR Station adapter. ME. headphones. • USB 2. 73 PowER SoURCE ARCHOS 5: • Internal: Lithium Polymer battery • Device charges via computer USB port • External: Power adapter/charger (via optional add-on) ARCHOS 7: • Internal: Removable lithium Polymer battery • Power adapter /charger ARCHOS SCALAbILITY • Device automatically downloads latest firmware updates when the WiFi connection is activated • Updates can also be downloaded directly on www. Quick Start Guide (QSG). DVR Station adapter.0 TECHNICAL SPECIfICATIoNS > P. AVI: audio/video file container by Microsoft) without GMC and Quarter Pixel. resolutions. *** Certain resolutions and file sizes may not be compatible. ** Certain bitrates. screen cleaning cloth.0 interface. XP. ARCHOS 7: • ARCHOS 7. legal and safety notice. MPEG-4 ASP@L5 AVI (MPEG-4: ISO standard by Moving Picture Experts Group. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. power adapter/charger. Check your operating system compatibility. ARCHOS USB cable. (4) External video output disabled for protected contents.

Thus. A single dot stuck off is the least noticeable. ARCHOS will repair or replace your product at its cost. three or less defective pixels is not grounds for replacement or repair of the product. your LCD screen may have slight imperfections. This is not particular to the ARCHOS screen. but to all devices which have LCD screens regardless of the original manufacturer of the LCD. . Nevertheless. if the screen on your product has four or more defective pixels. Each product vendor guarantees that his screen will contain no more than a certain number of defective pixels. All three dots of a pixel stuck on is the most noticeable. 74 LCd PIxEL PoLICY The LCD screen on your ARCHOS unit has been manufactured to rigorous standards to provide a high quality viewing experience. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2. One or all of the dots in a given pixel may be stuck on or stuck off.0 TECHNICAL SPECIfICATIoNS > P. This means that during the period of guarantee for your country or jurisdiction. Each screen pixel contains three dot elements (Red. Blue. and Green). ARCHOS guarantees that this device’s screen will have no more than 3 defective pixels (regardless if these pixels have one or more defective dots).

.com/faq • By asking our technical support team: visit www.0 TECHNICAL SUPPoRT INfoRMATIoN > P. 75 TeChnICal suPPOrT InfOrMaTIOn Need Help? You can find the information you need: • On our Website: see the frequently asked questions section on www. All the information contained in this manual was correct at the time of publication.com/support for e-mail support. • U. Specifications are subject to change without notice. Windows Media® and Windows® are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All rights reserved.archos. Images and illustrations may not always match contents.S. 5 & 7 MANUAL V2.archos. All brands and product names are registered trademarks and the property of their respective owners. Errors or omissions excepted. COPYRIGHT ARCHOS © 2008. & Canada: Call 877-300-8879 (toll free).

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