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Using Multimedia

Dell™ Latitude™ D630/D630c User's Guide

  Playing Media

  Copying Media

  Adjusting the Volume

  Adjusting the Picture



Playing Media

NOTICE: Do not press down on the media tray when you open or close it. Keep the tray closed when you are not using the drive.
NOTICE: Do not move the computer while playing media.
  1. Press the eject button on the front of the drive.

  2. Pull out the tray.

  1. Place the disc, label side up, in the center of the tray and snap the disc onto the spindle.

NOTE: If you use a module that shipped with another computer, you need to install the drivers and software necessary to play DVDs or write data. For more information, see the Drivers and Utilities media (the Drivers and Utilities media is optional and may not be available for your computer or in certain countries).
  1. Push the tray back into the drive.

To format media for storing data, to create music media, or to copy media, see the media software that came with your computer.

NOTE: Ensure that you follow all copyright laws when you create media.

A CD player includes the following basic buttons:

Play.

Move backward within the current track.

Pause.

Move forward within the current track.

Stop.

Go to the previous track.

Eject.

Go to the next track.

A DVD player includes the following basic buttons:

Stop.

Restart the current chapter.

Play.

Fast forward.

Pause.

Fast reverse.

Advance a single frame while in pause mode.

Go to the next title or chapter.

Continuously play the current title or chapter.

Go to the previous title or chapter.

Eject.

For more information on playing media, click Help on the CD or DVD player (if available).


Copying Media

NOTE: Ensure that you observe all copyright laws when creating media.

This section applies only to computers that have a CD-RW, DVD+/-RW, or CD-RW/DVD (combo) drive.

NOTE: The types of media drives offered by Dell may vary by country.

The following instructions explain how to make a copy using Roxio Creator Plus - Dell Edition. You can also use Roxio Creator Plus for other purposes, such as creating music CDs from audio files stored on your computer or backing up important data. For help, open Roxio Creator Plus, and then click the question mark icon in the upper-right corner of the window.

How to Copy Media

NOTE: CD-RW/DVD combo drives cannot write to DVD media. If you have a CD-RW/DVD combo drive and you experience recording problems, check for available software patches on the Sonic support website at sonic.com.

The DVD-writable drives installed in Dell™ computers can write to and read DVD+/-R, DVD+/-RW and DVD+R DL (dual layer) media, but cannot write to and may not read DVD-RAM or DVD-R DL media.

NOTE: Most commercial DVDs have copyright protection and cannot be copied using Roxio Creator Plus.
  1. Open Roxio Creator Plus.

  2. Under the Copy tab, click Disc Copy.

  3. To copy media:

When prompted, insert a blank media into the drive and click OK.

Once you have finished copying the source media, the media that you have created automatically ejects.

Using Blank Media

CD-RW drives can write to CD recording media only (including high-speed CD-RW media) while DVD-writable drives can write to both CD and DVD recording media.

Use blank CD-Rs to record music or permanently store data files. After the maximum storage capacity of a CD-R is reached, you cannot write to that CD-R again (see the Sonic documentation for more information). Use blank CD-RWs if you plan to erase, rewrite, or update information on the CD later.

Blank DVD+/-Rs can be used to permanently store large amounts of data. After you create a DVD+/-R disc, you may not be able to write to that disc again if the disc is finalized or closed during the final stage of the disc creation process. Use blank DVD+/-RWs if you plan to erase, rewrite, or update information on the disc later.

CD-Writable Drives

Media Type

Read

Write

Rewritable

CD-R

Yes

Yes

No

CD-RW

Yes

Yes

Yes

DVD-Writable Drives

Media Type

Read

Write

Rewritable

CD-R

Yes

Yes

No

CD-RW

Yes

Yes

Yes

DVD+R

Yes

Yes

No

DVD-R

Yes

Yes

No

DVD+RW

Yes

Yes

Yes

DVD-RW

Yes

Yes

Yes

DVD+R DL

Yes

Yes

No

DVD-R DL

Maybe

No

No

DVD-RAM

Maybe

No

No

Helpful Tips


Adjusting the Volume

NOTE: When the speakers are muted, you do not hear the media playing.
  1. Open the Volume Control window.

  2. Click and drag the bar in the Volume Control column and slide it up or down to increase or decrease the volume.

For more information on volume control options, click Help in the Volume Control window.

The Volume Meter displays the current volume level, including mute, on your computer. Either click the QuickSet icon in the taskbar and select or deselect Disable On Screen Volume Meter, or press the volume control buttons to enable or disable the Volume Meter on the screen.

1

volume icon

2

Volume Meter

3

mute icon

When the meter is enabled, adjust the volume with the volume control buttons.

For more information about QuickSet, right-click the icon in the taskbar and click Help.


Adjusting the Picture

If an error message notifies you that the current resolution and color depth are using too much memory and preventing DVD playback, adjust the display properties.

Microsoft® Windows® XP Operating System

  1. Click Start® Control Panel® Appearance and Themes.

  2. Under Pick a task..., click Change the screen resolution.

  3. Under Screen resolution, click and drag the bar to reduce the resolution setting.

  4. In the drop-down menu under Color quality, click Medium (16 bit).

  5. Click OK.

Microsoft Windows Vista® Operating System

  1. Click the Windows Vista Start button, , and click Control Panel® Appearance and Personalization.

  2. Under Personalization, click Adjust Screen Resolution.

  3. Under Resolution: click and drag the bar to reduce the resolution setting.

  4. In the drop-down menu under Colors, click Medium (16 bit) and click OK.


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