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Genius MP-300 Manual

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  1.1 For first time use 


1.2 Introduction 


  1.3 Product overview 


Basic Operation 


Music/Video/FM/Photo modes 


Text /Record/Explorer/Setting modes 




Use MicroSD/T-flash card 


Convert video file 





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For first time use 



Charge the Li-polymer battery 

Turn on your PC and connect the MP-300 USB port with the provided USB 

cable. When connecting to the PC, the display will show the following photo. At 
this stage, you can only transfer data from the PC to this player and it will take 5 
hrs to fully charge the battery. 



In order to 100% charge the battery within 3~4 hours, remove the USB Mass 
Storage Device (don’t unplug the USB cable).   





After you are under “Safely remove the USB Mass Storage Device”mode, a 
battery-detector photo appears. If it is Red or Yellow, it means the player is “under 
Charging”. “Green” color means “100% charge successfully”. At this status, you 
can press any key to access the main menu and operate all the functions but it will 
take longer time to 100% charge it.     



 Warranty NOTES: 

We only provide six-month limited free warranty for the Li-polymer battery. 












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For your safety 



  Use your player properly to prevent explosion, fire, electric shock, etc. 


Do not leave the player in a place subject to moisture or temperature 

higher than 35

  or lower than 5



Do not repair the player by yourself, or it will cause damage. 


Do not get the player wet and avoid any water.   


Backup important data to your PC as repair or other causes may result in 

data loss. 


  When using your player, pay attention to your health, especially your hearing. 


Do not use the earphones while driving or riding a bicycle. 


You may cause a traffic accident if you turn up the volume of the 

earphones while walking down the street. 


Do not turn up the volume too high, as doctors warn against prolonged 

exposure to high volume. 


Stop using the device or turn down the volume if you have ringing in your 



Always use the accessories provided by or approved by our company, 

and do not spray water on the player. 




Features Overview 

Congratulations on your purchase of the new MP-300, MP4 player. 
The player supports MP3 and WMA music file formats. 



Built-in 2.4” 262K true color TFT display 



Internal FM stereo radio and direct recording 



Built-in microphone and stereo speaker 



Supports e-book (.txt) 



Digital voice recording in WAV file. 



Storage media: on-board


up to 4GB flash memory   



File support: MP3, WMA, WAV, AVI (Xvid) and JPEG 



Lyric synchronization and ID3 tag 



USB 2.0 High speed drive 



7 EQ: Normal, 3D, Rock, Pop, Classic, Bass and User EQ 





Repeat One, Folder Once, Folder Repeat, All Once, 

All Repeat, Intro 



Rechargeable Li-polymer battery 



Supports Micro SD Card for memory expansion 



Support OS system:   

  Used as USB drive: Windows Vista/2K/XP; Mac OS 10.3 or above, 

Linux 2.4.2 

  Video converter software: Windows Vista/2K/XP 



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Package contents 

Carefully unpack your package and make sure that you have the following items. 

In the event that any item is missing or if you find any mismatch or damage, 

promptly contact your dealer. 



 USB cable 

 Quick guide 


  Software CD-ROM: Including 

    * Video converter software 
    * Electronic manual (English only) 


System requirements 




Intel Pentium III 200Hz CPU or above 


   Minimum 40 MB hard disk space available 


   One free USB 1.1 port or higher   


   USB storage compatible with Windows Vista/2K/XP, Mac OS 10.3 or above, 

Linux 2.4.2 


   Video converter software compatible with Windows Vista/2K/XP 


  CD-ROM drive 

Product Overview 





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Basic operations 

Turning on/off   

Push the power switch 

  of the player to ON position (the power switch is on 

the right side of the player), press and hold the power key 

  for 3~5 seconds 

to power on the player. (To power off, press the 

  key for 3~5 seconds. If you 

push the power switch to turn off the player, then the settings will return to their 
default value).   

Enter main menu 

After entering the Main Menu, there are eight functions: [Music] [Video] [Radio] 

[Photo] [Text] [Record] [Explorer] [Setting]. Press   or  , and short press the 

mode key    to enter the required mode. 










Volume Adjustment 

To adjust the volume, press 


  to increase / decrease the volume.   


Keyboard lock 

Lock the key function when putting the player in your pocket or bag to save battery 

power. Press the 

 key and 

  button at the same time, and the keyboard 

will be locked. 


Delete files from the MP-300 

Files and FM stations can be deleted in corresponding modes such as Music, 
Voice, FM or Explorer Mode. 
1. Enter the desired mode, at the file list status use   or    to select the desired 


2. Long  press 

  button and it will pop up a “Delete File?” dialogue. Select “Yes” or 

“No” and press    key to confirm. 




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Delete files/folders from PC   

You can use the player as a removable USB storage: 
1.  Connect the PC USB port and the player’s USB port with the provided USB 


2.  Add MP3 files/folders to the USB storage’s folder. 


Open files/folders to transfer from your computer. 


Open My Computer 

  Removable Disk from the desktop. 


Select the files/folders to transfer from your computer and draw and put 
them to a folder of your choice in the Removable Disk (you also can 
transfer files on your PC to the player using the "Copy" and "Paste" 



3.  Delete MP3 files from the removable USB storage (use the "Delete" 






Follow these to avoid damaging the player or data loss: 
1.  Click the left mouse button on the icon on the taskbar at the lower right corner of the desktop. 
2.  Click the "Safely remove USB Mass storage Device – Drive (G:)" column. 
3.  Disconnect the player from your computer. 
4.  Do not disconnect the player from your computer while transferring a file, or it will cause 

damage to the player or data loss



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Music, Video, FM, Photo Modes 


Music mode   

In the 


 mode, press   or    to move to the next or previous file, then press 

  to start playing and press 

  again to pause.   


To start A to B section repeat function, press   key and it will show [A] on the 

screen and press   key again to show [B] as the end. The player will repeat the 

recorded A to B section. To stop it, press  key again. 



ID3 Tag Display 

MP-300 is able to display the name of the current track, artist, album, etc. during 
It displays ID3 tag information in English, Traditional and Simplified Chinese 
languages. However, you may have to configure manually regarding the language 
setting inside MENU (refer to Menu Settings for more details). 
In case the ID3 tag information is too much and exceeds the display area of the 
screen, the rest of the information will be displayed in dynamic scrolling, from right 
to left across the screen. 

Lyric Display Synchronization 

This player supports “*.LRC” lyric files, and lyrics may be synchronous displayed 
on the upper screen while playing music. 
How to use lyric files? 
Save the lyric file with the same name as that of the corresponding music file. 
For example: Music file name: GiGi-Sky.mp3 Lyric file name: GiGi-Sky.lrc 



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Music setting   

Refer to page 10 for [Setting] function for more details. 

Video mode   

In [Video] mode, select the desired movie file and press 

  key to play. Long 



 or    to fast rewind or forward the video file

Press and hold    key to exit 

the submenu and return to Main Menu. 












Note: 1. 

The video file format that can be played in the player is Xvid format, and 

the formats that can be converted directly into Xvid are MPEG, ASF, AVI, 
WMV and so on by the converter tool in the CD.   


Refer to page12 for video converter software installation instructions.   



 Make sure that the video file converted can be played in your computer, 

if not, it cannot be played in the MP4 player. 



FM radio mode   

In [FM] mode, the earphone is used as an antenna, so always keep the earphone 

or speaker connected well. Press


 or    to manually search for radio stations. 


Radio direct record:

 When you listen to the FM radio, press    key once to 

prepare recording and press the    key again to start recording, press   again to 

pause. Press the    key to save the recorded file. 

Submenu options introduction:   

Short press the    key to show the menu function on the left side of the screen: 

Manual, Preset, Mem, Del ,Auto , and press   or    to choose a different function 

and press 

 to confirm.  



Manual search 

Press   or 


button and the player move forward or backward in single steps of 

100KHZ to manually search for stations. 


Auto Search


In FM mode press MODE button to start search stations automatically, then the 

player can auto scan the frequency between 87.5MHZ and 108MHZ (or and 
save to scanned station) 


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 Save the stations 

Enter FM submenu and choose “Mem” option, and then press the   button to 

show all the scanned stations. Use 



to select the desired channel and 

press    to show the “Save Channel?” dialogue. Choose “Yes” or “No” and press 

 to confirm. 

Listen to the saved stations


Enter Preset options and press    to confirm. Press   or 


button to listen to 

the saved stations in sequence. It can save up to 20 stations. 



 The player supports US Band (FM87 - 108MHz) and Japan Band 

(FM76-90MHz), suitable for different areas. Access the Setting mode to choose 
suitable area. Refer to page




for the Setting function. 

Photo mode   

In [Photo] mode, select the desired photo file and press the    key to play. Press 



to view next or previous photo manually. To enable photo slide show, go to 

[Setting] function or short press

  to change to slide show mode. Press 


again to change to manual mode. 

Text, Record, Explorer, Setting modes 

Text mode   

In the [Text] mode, press   or    to choose a text file and press   to start 

playing .You may press   or    to move to the next or previous page. 


Voice record mode   

In the [Record] mode, press    key again to start voice record, press   again to 

pause. Press    key to save the recorded file. 




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Explorer mode   

Short-press    to enter this option, list all stored files in the resource manager. 
You can view all of your files in this mode and choose the desired file, press   to 
play the file. You can also press the    key to delete the file. Select “Yes” to delete 
and “No” to cancel and press   to confirm. 

Setting mode   

In [Settings] mode, you can do advanced settings for different functions. Press the 

  key to enter different function setting. Follow the detailed instructions below. 




Music Play 
1. Repeat Mode 


Stop after playing all the songs in each directory. 

Repeat 1 

Repeat playing a single song. 

Folder once 

Stop after playing all the songs in the folder. 

Folder repeat   

Repeatedly play all the songs in the folder. 

All once 

Play randomly the songs in the current folder. 

All repeat 

Repeatedly play all the songs. 


Play all the songs for the first 10 seconds in the current 



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2. Play Mode: 

order/ shuffle 

3. EQ Select  

Natural/3D/Rock/Pop/Classic/Bass/Jazz/User EQ, these eight options will 
bring you different music effects; also, you can edit your favorite EQ effect 
with the [User EQ set] option.   

4.  User EQ Set 

a. Press   or 


  to choose a frequency band 


b. Press   / 

  to adjust the value for that frequency band. After you 

finishing the setting, repeat steps a, b in order to set up different 
frequency bands. After all the bands have been set, select “Yes”, then 
press    to confirm and return back to the upper level menu. 





1. Stereo SW



Set FM Radio in stereo sound. 


Set FM Radio in mono sound. 

2. FM Region 

a. China/Europe/U.S.A.: the total frequency range is from 

87.0-108.0MHz. Select correct area.   


Japan band: Select it when you are in Japan. It ranges from 





REC Quality: high quality, common quality (the first one has larger REC 

file and better effect; the second one is opposite). 


REC Volume: five options of +1, +2, +3, +4 and +5. The higher the level, 

the larger recorded volume. 





Backlight time: six options: 5 sec., 10 sec., 15 sec., 20 sec., 30 sec., and 

always on. 


Lum: five options of +1, +2, +3, +4 and +5, the higher the level, the 

brighter the screen. 


Backlight mode: two options of Normal and Electricity-saving modes. 


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Auto play setting   

There are 2 options – Text or Jpeg to choose: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 seconds for the 

time segment under the Auto-play mode of Text or Jpeg.   



Three sub-options:

 Language, about





 Choose the language you want and press


 to confirm. 



player storage memory, remain memory and system software 

version no., this information is read-only, short press [MODE] key to exit. 



In this menu, eject out the dialog box, confirm whether to upgrade 

Firmware, select “Yes” or “No”. 



Power Off Time 

Select and enter “Power Off Time”. With this ”Off time” control, you may set 
the standby time for the player to power off automatically when it remains idle 
for a period of time. This aims to save battery power especially when the 
player is switched on but remains unattended. “Off” disables this function. 
In this menu, there are six options: Power Off, 10 min., 15 min., 30 min., 60 
min. and 120 min.   



Defaulted Set 

In this menu, eject out the dialog box, confirm whether to resume the default 
value, select “Yes” or “No”. 

MicroSD/ T-flash card 

MicroSD/T-flash card: 
1. Insert the MicroSD/T-flash card into the slot of device, then "Power ON".  


2. Short press " " to go into MENU - Movie, Music, Photo or Explore 



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3. Short press "VOL+/VOL-" to select go into built-in flash memory or MicroSD 
card memory.   
4. Short press " " to go into MicroSD card memory to play the files inside. 
5. In music function, if you’ve already inserted MicroSD card, it will play the music 
stored in MicroSD card. To go back to internal flash memory, short press   key to 
go back to song list and press    to enter memory selection mode. 



Software installation 


1. Insert the software installation CD into the CD-ROM. If the auto-run program 

does not run automatically, go to steps 2 to 3. Otherwise, skip to step 4. 

2. Click [Start] / [run] menu. 
3. In the run dialog block, type D:/Show Menu.exe (where D:/is your CD-ROM), 

click [OK]. 

4. Click “Video Converter Software” button when the welcome window appears. A 

video converter software installation will activate, follow the directions to finish 
the installation. 


Convert and Play Video files 

This player can convert the following video format into AVI (Xivd) video format via 

the attached video convert software. 


  The AVI format file with the extension name AVI   


  The Windows Media format file with the extension 


  The MPEG1 format file with the extension name mpg, mpeg;   


  The Real play format file with the extension name rm; 


  The QuickTime format file with the extension name mo 


  The MPEG2 format file with the extension name vob. 



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1. Click 

 icon on the desktop or run [Start]->[Program]->[



Converter Package]->[AVI Converter], shown as follows: 




2.  Click “Add” to pop up the following window: 




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3.  Select your desired video/audio file and AVI video file routine to be generated, 

click “Save” button, then click “Close” button return to the following window: 



4. Click “Convert Now” button, then begin to convert to AVI file. Once you 

successfully converted the AVI video file, click “ok”. For more details, see