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USER MANUAL

JHANA MUSIC PORTAL SOFTWARE MAC & PC

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Overview
The Jhana Music Portal is an web integrated application that allows you to organize your 5.1 surround music les and albums that you purchase from Jhana Music Group into libraries and playlists. Using the Portal, you can, play your 5.1 surround music les directly from the Portal in both stereo or 5.1 surround either in your computer or externally to your home theater system - or you can create and burn your own DVD music albums that will play in any DVD or BluRay player.

Jhana Portal windows and buttons:


forward/back Navigation/Burn Image Playlists/Disc Burn Browser Hide/Close

Library window

Audio Menu

Playback/Transport

Playlist window

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Installation: Mac or PC: Double click on the Jhana Music Portal Installer and follow the prompts to install your software. Important - On a Mac: The Mac version of the Jhana Music Portal installer places a small le titled sense.txt on the root level of your hard drive. This le is necessary for the Portal to function correctly. Do not move or delete it. If this le is moved or deleted, the Portal will not function properly.

SET UP:
Let's start with the buttons you need to set up rst: "Audio" Menu button

Clicking on the Audio button opens your Audio set up menu. Before using the Portal you will need to set up this menu. You will be setting three things: 1 - your audio outputs, 2 - the location of your le libraries and temp les, and 3 - which CD/DVD burner in your computer you will use to burn DVD albums. The Mac version looks like this:

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The PC version will look like this:

Audio Outputs: Note the "Audio Output Device" on the upper left side. This is where you set the outputs of your computer from which the Portal will play audio from the built in player. There are three sets of two channel outputs. Left/Right Center/Lfe (low frequency effects channel) - and Left Rear/Right Rear (left surround/right surround) Each set of output pairs has a pull down menu. Pull down the menu and you will see the possible outputs available in your computer for that pair of outputs. If you want to listen to your 5.1 surround music les on your computer in stereo have a stereo sound card, assign each output as follows for Mac or PC:

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For Mac: Listening in stereo:

Set only the rst pair of outputs L/R to Built-In Output. Set the other outputs to None. Make sure the Decode AC3 Files is checked so that the les will play in your computer. The Portal will down-mix your 5.1 les to stereo. For PC: Listening in Stereo:

Set all three of the output pairs to the same audio output. Make the Enable AC3 Decode box is checked so the Portal can play your les. The Portal will down-mix your 5.1 les to stereo.

For Mac: Listening in 5.1 surround:

To listen in 5.1 surround from your Mac, you must have a 5.1 audio output device connected to your computer. Macs do not have internal 5.1 outputs, but if you have an external 5.1 channel output box - such as an M-Audio Fast Track Ultra or a MOTU Ultralite Mk3, you can listen to your 5.1 surround music les directly played from your computer. On a Mac for this application, set your output pairs to appropriate corresponding outputs on your external output device. Make sure the Decode AC3 Files box is checked so the Portal can play your les. (note: built in outputs above are just illustrating an example of setting all outputs. Macs do not support 5.1 output internally.)

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For PC: Listening in 5.1 surround:

To listen in 5.1 surround from your PC, you must have a either a 5.1 output device connected to your computer such as an M-Audio Fast Track Ultra or a MOTU Ultralite Mk3 - or a 5.1 surround capable sound card. If you have either of these installed in your PC, you can listen to your 5.1 surround music les directly played from your computer. On a PC, for this application, set your output pairs to appropriate corresponding outputs on your external output device or sound card. Make sure the Decode AC3 Files box is checked so the Portal can play your les.

For Mac and PC: Listening in 5.1 surround to an external decoder and home theater system:

If you have a digital (spdif) output on your computer, the Portal software can stream your 5.1 surround music les from this output to an external decoder and home theater system. Your computer must have a digital audio output, (typically an optical output) and be connected via a digital cable to the digital input of your home theater system. To do this, set the Portal outputs as illustrated below. For a Mac, set only the L/R outputs to Built-In Output. Set the other outputs to None. Make sure you un-check the Decode AC3 Files so that the Portal does play your 5.1 surround les internally, but instead will stream the le to the digital output of your computer. (note: for PC version, PC settings should be similar - set the output to your PCs digital output, and un-check the Enable AC3 Decode box)

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File Locations: The next setting in the audio menu is File Locations. There are two windows here. The rst, Audio Files window is where you select and designate the folder and tracks that you wish to appear in the Portals Library window. You can either type in the directory path to the folder where the les you want to use are on your computers hard drive, or click the browse button and navigate to the folder with your 5.1 surround music les you want to use. On a Mac it will look like this:

On a PC it will look like this:

The Temp les window is where the Portal application puts a folder for the temporary les it creates when it is in the process of creating and burning a DVD disc. The Portal creates this folder and a location for it when you install it. However, you can create a Temp le folder in another location and navigate to it by typing in the directory path or clicking the browse button and selecting it on your hard drive. CD/DVD Burner: This window shows you which CD/DVD burner you are using on your computer, internal or external, to burn your discs created by the Jhana Music Portal. Use the pull down menu to select the burner you want to use. On a Mac it looks like this:

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On a PC it looks like this:

Use the pull down menu to select which CD/DVD Burner you wish to use to burn your discs. You can use internal or external burners. Thats it for the Audio menu ! Click OK or Apply and OK and return to the Portal.

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WINDOW AREAS

Browser Window The Portal Browser window connects to a Portal website. The Home window will always take you to the beginning window you seen when you launch the Portal application. Here there will be news and interest items about new artists, albums and promotions from Jhana Music Group.

The Portal Browser will also take you to the Radio section of the Portal site where you can listen to podcasts, interviews with artists, or radio style presentations of music available from Jhana Music Group. Most of the programming on the Portal Radio will be presented in personal surround where the 5.1 surround music tracks are processed with a virtual headphone algorithm that simulates a 5.1 surround music experience on any set of headphones or earbuds to give you a taste of a 5.1 surround music experience.

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The Help button takes you to a help section on the Portal browser where you will nd a users manual and video instruction on how to use the Portal.

Library and Playlist Library

Windows: Playlist

The Portal has two window areas below the browser. These are the Library window (on the left) and the Playlist window (on the right). As described in the rst section, (Set Up) when you designate a folder containing your 5.1 surround music les in the File Location in the Audio Menu, the les in that folder will show up in the left side window - which is your Library window. From the Library window, you can drag and drop or double click on the les to move them to the right side window which is your Playlist window. From the Playlist window, you can either play the les in the Portal, or Burn a DVD album.

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BUTTONS

LEFT SIDE: Navigation and Burn Image Buttons On the left side of the Portal you will see four buttons. From top to bottom they are, Home, Radio, Help and Burn Image. The rst three, Home, Radio and Help, are direct navigation buttons for the Portal browser Clicking on them will take you to specic locations on the Portal site.

Home: Takes you directly to the start page of the Portal Browser site.

Radio: Takes you directly to the Radio Jhana area on the Portal site where you can listen to podcasts, and preview artists, and music in personal surround

Help: Takes you directly to a help and instruction page where you can nd a user manual and video instructions on how to use the Portal.

Burn Image: This button is for burning a DVD or CD directly from a disc image.

RIGHT SIDE: Playlist and Make My Disc Buttons

On the right side of the Portal, there are four buttons. These are to create, manage and save Playlists, and to create and burn DVDs from your playlist.

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Make My Disc: This button is a one click solution to burn your own DVD 5.1 surround music albums from your les. Follow the steps below to create and burn a 5.1 surround DVD Album.

1 - Insert a blank DVD into your computers DVD burner drive. Do this rst.

2 - Create and add tracks to a playlist by double clicking or dragging and dropping tracks from your Library list in the left window to the Playlist window on the right.

3 - Now, click the Make My Disc button, and the Portal will prompt you to give your disc and album a title. Fill in the title - click OK.

4 - The disc burning process will begin. This will take a little while as the Portal creates and burns your your disc. The Portal will give you periodic status of your disc, and will eject it when its nished. You will see: The Portal rst makes the disc

Burns or writes the disc

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Finishes and ejects the disc

Note that while the Portal is burning a disc there is an additional status display on the lower left below the Library window

New Playlist: Click on this button when you want to clear the Playlist window and start a new Playlist. You can then begin adding tracks from the Library window by dragging and dropping across or double clicking on les in the Library that go into the Playlist. Drag or double click les you want in the playlist from the Library in the order you want them to appear in the Playlist Save Playlist: Once you create a playlist, you can save it for future use to play or burn a DVD in the Portal.

Click on Save Playlist and the Portal will ask you to give the playlist a name with a save as window, and to select a folder or location to store it on your hard drive. Give the playlist a name, pick a location on your hard drive and click save. You now have the playlist saved for later use. Its is recommended that you save all your playlists in the same folder for easy reference.

Open Playlist: Once you have created and saved a Playlist, with the Save Playlist button, you can open that Playlist anytime and the tracks you assembled in that Playlist will re-appear in the Playlist window for you to edit, play or burn a disc.

When you click on the Open Playlist button , the Portal will ask you for the location of the playlist you want to open. Navigate to it and click open, and the Playlist will appear in the Playlist window.

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Transport / Playback: On the lower right area of the Portal, you will see the Playback transport buttons Stop, Play, forward, rewind, begin and end playback buttons to play the les. The knob and bar on the top allow you to scroll back and forth in your song le. The digital readout tells you the time of the track playback.

Forward/Back Buttons On the left hand side at the top of the Browser window are two buttons, Forward and Back. These are additional navigation buttons for navigating in the Portal Browser to previous or next pages.

Hide/Close Buttons: In the upper right hand corner, the hide/close buttons operate like on any standard application. Click on the - button to hide or minimize the Portal - click on the x button to close the Portal application completely.

Notes & Tech Information


PLATFORMS SUPPORTED: MAC: OSX Tiger (10.4) Leopard (10.5) and Snow Leopard (10.6 and above) PC: XP and Windows 7 recommended AUDIO FILE TYPES SUPPORTED: Dolby Digital: up to 640 kbs - up to 5.1 channels (Mac & PC) REQUIREMENTS: Internal 5.1 capable sound card or external I/O device required for 5.1 surround playback DVD/CD disc burner

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