Composer HE User Guide

Setting up media on a disc changer

When setting up a Control4® Disc Changer to play music or movies, you can add and scan media in Composer HE according to the options available on your Disc Changer. Adding and scanning populates the media information to the Media Database, which lets you view the media from your Navigators.

 

In the Media pane, when you highlight Disc Changer, if the options are available on your disc changer, you will see following active buttons:

 

 

 

The following sections demonstrate how to add a disc changer to the media database with these options.

Prerequisites

Ensure that the Disc Changer driver has been added to the project and identified. Check with your dealer or installer to do this for you.

Procedures

To scan media on the disc changer to the media database:

  1. In the Media view, select Disc Changer in the Media pane.
  2. In the Disc Changer pane, click Scan. The scan results appear.

  3. Refresh the Navigators. You are ready to play music now.

 

To search media on the disc changer and add it to the media database:

  1. Select the Disc Changer in the Media pane.
  2. In the Disc Changer pane, click Search. The search dialog appears.
  3. Type the DVD name in the blank box, for example, 'A Beautiful Mind,' and click Search. The possible DVD title matches from the web database appear in the Search Results window.
  4. Use the scrollbar if necessary to find the appropriate DVD title.
  5. Highlight the appropriate DVD title, drag it directly over the empty line item, and select it.

 

 

  1. Click Finished.

  2. Repeat these steps for the DVDs/CDs in the disc changer that you want to add to the media database.

  3. Refresh your Navigators. The media you added is now selectable for viewing in the Navigators.

 

To add and search using the New DVD or New CD options:

  1. In the Media view, select Disc Changer in the Media pane.

  2. Click in the empty box for the New DVD and New CD buttons to appear.

  3. Click either New DVD or New CD as appropriate. The New Movie or New Album dialog appears.

  1. In the Title box, enter the DVD you want to play, for example, 'A Beautiful Mind.'

  2. Click Search.

 

 

  1. When the Search dialog appears, use the scrollbar if necessary to find the appropriate cover art, and then select it.

  2. (Optional) You can change the search criteria and search again if necessary. The possible matches from the web database appear in the Search Results window.

  1. Click Next.

  2. You can choose which information to import, and then edit any associated information before adding it to the media database.

  1. Click Finished.

  2. Click OK.

  1. Refresh the Navigators.

 

This particular DVD is now selectable for viewing in the Navigators.

 

Note: Use these steps for new CDs also. Similar results occur.

 

Related topics:

Setting Up Your Media and Playlists

Setting Up Media for Broadcast Television Channels

Setting Up Media for Radio Broadcast Stations

Setting Up an Internet Radio Station

Using External Storage Devices

Creating a Playlist

Refreshing Navigators

Editing Media Information

See also:

Composer HE and System Documentation