M1 mini Operation

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Home Screen

The Home Screen is displayed every time you start the projector. To navigate the Home Screen, simply use the directional buttons on the remote control. You can return to the main Home Screen at any time by pressing the Home button on the remote control.

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NOTE: Picture Mode and Aspect Ratio cannot be adjusted on the Home Screen.
Menu Description
Photo[1] View photo files.
Music[1] View and play music files.
Video[1] View and play video files.
HDMI Switch to the connected HDMI source.
Setting Manage various categories such as: Image settings, Basic settings, and System Information.
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 A USB flash drive with the relevant media must be connected to the projector to use.

Photo

View and display image files on your USB flash drive.

  1. Using the directional buttons on the remote control select Photo, and press OK.
  2. Use the directional buttons to navigate the folders/files. When you find your preferred image file, press the OK button to open and view it.

Music

View and play music from your USB flash drive.

  1. Using the directional buttons on the remote control select Music, and press OK.
  2. Use the directional buttons to navigate the folders/files. When you find your preferred music file, press the OK button.
  3. The media player will open and play the music file.
NOTE: If the audio file includes the album cover, it will be displayed on the right side of the screen.

Movie

View and play videos from your USB flash drive.

  1. Using the directional buttons on the remote control select Movie, and press OK.
  2. Use the directional buttons to navigate the folders/files. When you find your preferred music file, press the OK button.
  3. The media player will open and play the video file.
NOTE:
  • During playback, press the OK button to access the media control bar.
  • Audio soundtrack and subtitles are not supported.

How to Use the Media Control Bar Buttons

The media control bar buttons will appear on screen if a video, music, or photo file are selected to be opened.

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Tips for using USB
When using USB for reading and/or storage please keep in mind the following:

  1. Some USB storage devices may not be compatible.
  2. If you use an USB extension cable, the USB device may not recognize the USB.
  3. Only use USB storage devices formatted with Windows FAT32 or NTFS file system.
  4. Larger files will need extra time to load.
  5. Data on USB storage devices may be damaged or lost. Back up important files.

Supported File Formats

Multimedia Format Video Audio Comment
Movie .avi Xvid, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, Divx, H.264 MP3, WMA, AAC, MP2, PCM Max resolution:

1920 x 1080 @ 30 FPS

.mp4 MPEG-2, MPEG-4, Divx, H.264
.ts/.trp MPEG-4, H.264
.mkv/.mov MPEG-4, H.264
.mpg MPEG-1, MPEG-2
.dat MPEG-1 MP2
.vob MPEG-2
.rm/.rmvb RV8, RV9, RV10 COOK Max resolution:

1280 x 720 @ 30 FPS

Music .mp3 MP3 Sampling rate: 32K~48 KHz

Bit rate: 32K~320 Kbps

.wma WMA Sampling rate: 8K~48 KHz

Bit rate: 128K~320 Kbps

.m4a/.aac AAC Sampling rate: 8K~48 KHz

Bit rate: 128K~442 Kbps

Photo .jpg/.jpeg Progressive JPEG Max Resolution:

1024 x 768

Baseline JPEG Max Resolution:

15360 x 8640

.bmp Max Resolution:

9600 x 6400

.png Non-interlaced Max Resolution:

9600 x 6400

Interlaced Max Resolution:

1200 x 800

HDMI

Project content from your media player, PC, or other HDMI compatible device.

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  1. Connect your media player, PC, or other HDMI compatible device to the projector via an HDMI cable.
  2. Using the directional buttons on the remote control select HDMI, and press OK.
  3. While in HDMI mode, Image and Basic settings can be adjusted by pressing the Settings button on the remote control.
NOTE: If there is no HDMI signal input for 20 minutes, the system will power off automatically.

Setting

Under Setting you can adjust Image and Basic Settings, update Firmware, and view Information.

  1. Using the directional buttons on the remote control select Setting, and press OK.
  2. Use the Up and Down buttons to select the desired setting and press OK. Then use the Left and Right buttons or the OK button to make adjustments or selections.

Firmware Upgrade

Users can update the firmware by USB.

NOTE: Do not unplug the power cord or USB during the upgrading process.
  1. Download the latest version from the ViewSonic website and copy the file to a USB device.
  2. Power on the projector and plug in the USB with the new Firmware.
  3. The system will display a dialog message confirming your wish to update.
  4. After selecting Yes, a progress bar will appear as the update process begins.
  5. After reaching 100% the projector will restart. The whole process will take about five (5) minutes.
  6. After updating the Firmware, it will take a few minutes to restart the projector.