Multimedia Player

Watching videos in the car (on a standard multimedia car radio) became possible thanks to the multimedia player (CorePlayer) built into the Menaco customware. You can also listen to music with it.

Moreover, CorePlayer has 12-band equalizer, which is a nice addition for lovers of high-quality music.

With the help of CorePlayer you can also listen to Internet radio stations m3u (several radio stations are built into Menaco Customware, you can additionally take it from the website laradiofm.ru, etc.).

The video player is installed in Menaco for all types of multimedia devices except GEN5 devices. There are other audio and video apps for Android in GEN5 Customware.

How To Open The Multimedia Player

Open the video player by clicking the Media Player button in the Menaco menu. In the video player, specify the path to the video or audio files that you previously recorded to the USB Stick. To do this, use the lower horizontal panel of the video player menu. Please note that a flash drive is designated as a disk \MD

File Specifications For Multimedia Player

It should be borne in mind that the car radio is not a computer, the resources of the radio device are limited (processor speed, RAM, CorePlayer has its own peculiarities running under WinCE).

The video file must meet the minimum requirements: file format and video resolution.

Resolution of video files should be no more than 800×480.

Format of video files can vary and must conform to one of the following formats:

Video Formats: H.264 (AVC), AVCHD, MKV, MPEG-1, MPEG-4 part 2 (ASP), DivX, XviD, WMV*, Theora*, Dirac*, MJPEG, MSVIDEO1

Audio Formats: MP3, MP2, AAC, MKA, WMA, Midi*, WAV, OGG, Speex, WAVPACK, TTA, FLAC, MPC, AMR, ADPCM, ALaw, MuLaw, G.729, GSM

Container Formats: Flash / FLV, Matroska, ASF, ASX, AVI, PS, M2TS, TS, 3GPP, MOV, MPEG-4, OGM, NSV*

Helpful Tips

  1. If the source video file does not meet the above parameters, please use converters. We offer a simple and reliable converter X-Media Recode – www.xmedia-recode.de. You can download the program and the configuration file by following the link (copy the link to the browser) http://yadi.sk/d/PdqobgXWCXF7g
  2. For advanced users we offer a multifunctional converter Format Factory (copy link to browser) – http://format-factory.net. Of course, you can use any other converter you like.
  3. We recommend encoding in MP4 or AVI format, video size 800×480 and everything will be fine.
  4. You can also read the post on how to prepare your file for a video player http://forum.dusterclub.ru/showthread.php?t=3025&p=180546&viewfull=1#post180546
  5. For those who love high-quality music, we recommend using the 12-band equalizer built into CorePlayer.
  6. Exit CorePlayer using the exit button before turning off the ignition. Then you can save the playback from the point from which you left. In other words, the next time you turn on the player, you can continue to play your video or audio that you watched or listened to before.
  7. To playback videos one by one, put a “tick” in front of the folder where the necessary files are stored. Then the contents of this folder will be played sequentially.
  8. The video player supports standard channels. The video player does not support YouTube. But sometimes it is possible. Check out the post on how to watch YouTube in a video player http://forum.dusterclub.ru/showthread.php?t=3025&page=638&p=253578&viewfull=1#post253578
  9. Sometimes the sound on the video may suddenly disappear (when viewing a previously checked video file), i.e. the video shows, but there is no sound. In this case:
    • press the RESET PLAYER CONFIG button (for GEN2 devices) in Menaco Settings, or
    • delete the config.xml file from multimedia device memory: in the \USER\Player\CorePlayer\config.xml folder or in the \MMCMemory\Storage Card\CorePlayer\config.xml folder (the path to the file depends on the customware version and the multimedia device type) using the Total Commander file manager.
  10. Sometimes the video player may suddenly stop working (nothing happens when the player button is pressed). In this case:
    • press the RESET PLAYER CONFIG button (for GEN2 devices) in Menaco Settings, or
    • delete the config.xml file from multimedia device memory: in the \USER\Player\CorePlayer\config.xml folder or in the \MMCMemory\Storage Card\CorePlayer\config.xml folder (the path to the file depends on the customware version and the multimedia device type) using the Total Commander file manager.

How To Change The Language In CorePlayer

By default, Core Player is set to English. It can be changed to almost any language you want. The menu items in the player are small, it is not very convenient to change settings with your finger, so we recommend using a stylus. The desired item can be selected by pressing the stylus just above the desired point.

  1. Open the media player by pressing on the player icon in the Menaco menu.
  2. Open the Player Menu by clicking the small triangle at the top left of the video player screen. The Player Menu will open:

File      View      Play      Tools      ? (About the program)

  1. Click Tools, then select Settings from the drop-down list.
  2. Click on Select Page button at the bottom left of the screen. Then select Language from the drop-down list.
  3. Select the desired language by clicking on the left or right arrow (you can also select a language from the drop-down list of languages).
  4. Confirm the selected language clicking on the OK button.
  5. Restart CorePlayer.

Equalizer

Fans of quality music to listen to music files is recommended to use a 12-band equalizer, which is embedded in the video player.

Using the equalizer you can change sound timbres (sound hues) by your wishes to obtain a higher-quality sound.

In the equalizer you can choose 1 of 10 preset sound configuration options or adjust the equalizer manually according to personal preferences.

How To Turn On The Equalizer

  1.  Open the video player from the Menaco menu.
  2. Display the video player menu by clicking the small triangle in the upper left part of the video player screen.

A video player menu opens with these 5 sections:

File         View      Play        Tools      ?

  1. Select Tools / Equalizer (Service / EQ), and turn on the equalizer, putting a “bird” in the Enabled line.

Equalizer Settings

  1. Sound mode presets.

Select the desired range of sound tones from a predefined list:

  • Bass Boost
  • Classical
  • Dance
  • Live
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Soft
  • Techno
  • Trebble Boost
  1. Manual Audio Control mode (Customs).

In the graphic equalizer mode, the user has the ability to independently adjust the frequency equalizer 12 bands in its sole discretion. Setting the equalizer sliders to the required level, you can create your own sound configuration.

  1. Please note that the edited EQ settings are not automatically saved. Save your settings to a file by clicking Save Profile (Save Settings). Such stored settings (files) can be somewhat, then it is convenient to choose as needed.
  2. Press the Reset button to return the equalizer settings to the initial state.
  3. Click the Delete Profile button (deletes settings file) and select the settings file you want to remove, if necessary.