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Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander 10-09-2007 02:21 AM

The Official Samsung P2 FAQ
 
This FAQ for the Samsung P2 has been compiled from various sources (listed below), but it is not an absolute knowledge on the player so anything else you think should be included please post below. Thanks to the members here at abi>> who have contributed!


Software

Samsung Media Studio is Samsung’s official software, but is not a requirement to transfer data to the P2.

Firmware & Transferring Media

The P2 in most regions of the world is purely an MTP device, but in a few countries mainly throughout Asia it is a UMS (MSC) device. The ability to change to a UMS device is done by a simple firmware change. The link to do this can be found here: http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum...ad.php?t=25784

Music

Supported File Types and Functions
  • Supported file types for music are MP3, Ogg Vorbis (only when using UMS), and WMA.
  • In both UMS and MTP mode, the player sorts files by the ID tags (Artist/Album/Etc) on your digital music files. Alternatively, you can browse by folder arrangement by going to the built in file browser on the main menu screen.
  • Supported playlist formats are SPL. If your player is UMS, you will have to make SPL files on your own. This can be done by following this guide: http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum...ad.php?t=27591
  • A maximum of 400 Playlists can be stored and a maximum amount of 400 files can be stored in each.
  • On-the-go playlists can be made (referred to as a favourites list), but can only be done when locating music files through the Music Browser.
  • Up to 5 OTG playlists can be created and a maximum of 200 files can exist in each.
  • Files can be removed from an OTG playlist independently or all at once.
  • RDS is only supported in the EU version of the firmware, and only on stations that broadcast it.
Sound Enhancement
  • DNSe options included are Normal, Studio, Rock, Classical, Jazz, Ballad, Club, Rhythm & Blues, Dance, Concert Hall and User. Once selecting User you can set an EQ and 3D&Bass levels (each with levels 0-4).
  • Street Mode is designed to allow listening in loud environments by adjusting levels of loud and soft parts of music.
  • Clarity is a function which is designed to produce a clearer sound with improved quality (a level of 0-2 can be selected).
  • The ‘Master EQ’ will have 7 frequency bands (set from -10dB to +10dB).
  • No sound enhancement settings will function when connected to a Bluetooth headset.
Interface and Display
  • Music can be browsed via Artist, Album, Song, Genre, Playlist, and Music Browser.
  • The Now Playing Screen can display 4 visualizations, album art, and album info (from ID3 tag).
  • Album art must be included in the music’s tag (as apposed to a separate image file) and be 200x200 pixels or less.
Video
  • Natively supported video formats are WMV (WMV9 with 320x240 or 480x272 at 30 fps) and SVI (after conversion with Samsung Media Studio).
  • DNSe sound enhancement presets for video include Normal, Drama and Action.
  • The screen size (amount of zoom) can be altered when viewing a video.
  • Up to 100 bookmarks can be set across all videos
Bluetooth
  • The P2 can pair with a variety of bluetooth devices including headphones and cellular phones
  • A paired Bluetooth device must be within a 10 metre radius of the P2.
Other
  • Included in the box is an “Easy Holder” accessory which attaches to the P2 like a clip on a lanyard strap. When taken off it can be used as a stand for watching video (to free your hands) as it is placed on a flat surface and the P2 is mounted on it in a landscape orientation.
  • There is a text viewer (for standard TXT files) which provides alternate fonts and background colors and 100 bookmarks can be set.
  • Up to 7 independent alarms can be set and a music file (amongst other tones) can be used.
  • Calendar and world clocks are also included in the Prime Pack menu.
  • The menu interface can be set to Cosmos, Matrix and any background image.
  • Picture slideshow speed can be set to Slow, Medium, Fast.
  • The Power LED on the player’s face displays red when the player is charging and green when it is done.
  • The outer casing is acrylic glass and stainless steel.
  • Samsung has listed the power of the earphone output as 20mW/Channel at 16 Ohms, and as 22mW/Channel, so who knows which is correct.
Note: Features supported by the P2 may differ in various regions of the world.

Sources of information

exclusive01 12-01-2007 02:05 PM

What the hell is up with the little blue circle blinking all the time?

Rockets 12-01-2007 04:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by exclusive01 (Post 188678)
What the hell is up with the little blue circle blinking all the time?

I may be wrong but I think that is Blue Tooth, if you are not using it make sure it's turned off and watch your battery life between charges climb big time.

exclusive01 12-01-2007 05:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rockets (Post 188723)
I may be wrong but I think that is Blue Tooth, if you are not using it make sure it's turned off and watch your battery life between charges climb big time.

My bluetooth is always off & my phones is as well since this firmware still doesn't support the feature that lets you answer calls through your mp3. So I'm pretty sure that's not it

Deviation 12-01-2007 06:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by exclusive01 (Post 188678)
What the hell is up with the little blue circle blinking all the time?

it is just an activity light from what I can make out, showing you that the unit is doing something, but it doesn't flash when you are watching a video. :)

Phoenix-X 12-01-2007 08:15 PM

shows that the device is still on, like on some phones, they have a green light to show you that the phone is on, im guessing this is for when you tke off the headphones or leave it on in your pocket for a while.

WingsOTWOrld 12-13-2007 05:31 PM

So I just read that Best Buy P2s have to have their own "offical" upgrades? Then what's the newest firmware right now? Cause I have 1.15...obviously waiting for the 1st Bluewave.

Phoenix-X 12-13-2007 09:58 PM

yes... and no (i think), look back at other threads in this forum about this, you can change it so that it is read as a regular version and you dont need the BB ones, (this is done almost the same as the UMS change)

ragnarok999 12-14-2007 04:54 PM

Is it possible to sort Videos like music is sorted by Artist and Albums ?
In music we can put in a Artist and when on p2 clicking on a artist we see all songs from that artist

Is this possible with videos?

Say i want Video album for "Live Concerts " one for "Movies" and one for "Music vids" can i have it?

And is there someway to TAG the videos so one is played before the other
see i want my own MTV chart list LOL
how can i do this on P2?

Phoenix-X 12-14-2007 04:59 PM

not as of yet

ragnarok999 12-14-2007 05:01 PM

Some Questions:

1 whats up with The Clock on some skins is White and on some black
does it detect what skin you using and become black or white depending on it?

2. Is it possible to change main menu Characters colors
or is the text reader the only that can change character colors?

3. How do i remove the wallpaper from showing up in the background
of the album art ?

4. Also sometimes some album art show up transparent Whys that?
is there a function that turn On/OFF the Album art transparent

5. Whats the best EQ setting for Classic Rock music and modern Rock?
and best EQ for Jazz?

ragnarok999 12-14-2007 05:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Phoenix-X (Post 192948)
not as of yet

Ok so No video sorting by artist all goes inside same place
But atleast is there a way to Tag the videos so i can sort them the way i
Like:

01 - The best video
02 - Next best video
03 - another video

and so on....

ragnarok999 12-14-2007 05:13 PM

Have many question so i try post them here in Faq:

I got my P2 in europe how do i know if the Volume is cropped?
by law in europe the volume is lower , but on the back there is a Sign stating
is not good listening on high volume, does that means they used a warning sign instead and volume is not cropped lower?

I heard P2 has 20mW per channel but what about here in europe
i remember my K5 is about 7Mw by channel so i probaly wont be disapointed

ragnarok999 12-14-2007 05:18 PM

I buyed my P2 on a French retail store in spain
so dont know if P2 comes from Spain,germany, france.....

So how do i know if it have the sound limitation
and if it has i want to get rid of it way fast

Update my firmware:
1.15 EU
relese 2007/10/15

Does it has the sound limitation?

ragnarok999 12-14-2007 06:33 PM

Is there a way to Transfer Text files by drag & drop without using the SMS
i cant find a folder where my text files are , are they hidden?

Is there a way to Disable or remove the Format button in System i realy hate it
since i acidently pressed it once already

Phoenix-X 12-15-2007 12:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ragnarok999 (Post 192950)
Some Questions:

1 whats up with The Clock on some skins is White and on some black
does it detect what skin you using and become black or white depending on it?

2. Is it possible to change main menu Characters colors
or is the text reader the only that can change character colors?

3. How do i remove the wallpaper from showing up in the background
of the album art ?

4. Also sometimes some album art show up transparent Whys that?
is there a function that turn On/OFF the Album art transparent

5. Whats the best EQ setting for Classic Rock music and modern Rock?
and best EQ for Jazz?

1- probably detects the lightness of the bckground

2-text reader only for now

3- i dont know if thats possible, maybe under settings and display (if there is a display icon IDK)

4- same as #3

5- rock mids/treble high, bass medium highs moderately low.
jazz- high bass low mids, low highs

Phoenix-X 12-15-2007 12:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ragnarok999 (Post 192958)
Have many question so i try post them here in Faq:

I got my P2 in europe how do i know if the Volume is cropped?
by law in europe the volume is lower , but on the back there is a Sign stating
is not good listening on high volume, does that means they used a warning sign instead and volume is not cropped lower?

I heard P2 has 20mW per channel but what about here in europe
i remember my K5 is about 7Mw by channel so i probaly wont be disapointed

change the firmware through the UMS method (change the letters to another country/area)

Quote:

Originally Posted by ragnarok999 (Post 192960)
I buyed my P2 on a French retail store in spain
so dont know if P2 comes from Spain,germany, france.....

So how do i know if it have the sound limitation
and if it has i want to get rid of it way fast

Update my firmware:
1.15 EU
relese 2007/10/15

Does it has the sound limitation?

yes all european FW have sound limitation

ragnarok999 12-15-2007 02:54 PM

I dont think it sould lesser than my K5 but am not sure.
I just though it was the FR firmware that have it.

I dont want UMS firmware i want MTP

Phoenix-X 12-15-2007 03:08 PM

you dont have to change the MTP tp UMS, its just that the steps to change it are almost identical, just at the end instead of changing it from mtp to ums, you change the FR FR to KR KR

MrGroover 12-16-2007 03:29 AM

Quote:

yes all european FW have sound limitation
Only French do, European do not...


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