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 Navigator A Control4 Navigator used with the Control4 system to control lights, music, videos, etc. Navigator is software that the customer interacts with using a Universal Remote Control, On-Screen Navigator, or Touch Screen.s.
In the Media pane, when you highlight Disc Changer, if the options are available on your disc changer, you will see following active buttons:
Scan—Lets you add and scan media located on your disc changer, and add it to the Media Database Media information is stored in the Media Database, which will permit users to view the media from the Navigators. (recommended if available).
Search—Lets you search for media titles located on your disc changer, and add them to the media database.
New DVD or New CD—Lets you add new DVD (Digital Versatile Disc) – A media format for video and data storage.s and CD (Compact Disc) - An optical disc that stores digital data. This format is compatible with Control4 products.s to the media database.
Edit—Lets you edit by Type, Title, Artist, Genre, etc.
Delete—Lets you delete an entry.
The following sections demonstrate how to add a disc changer to the media database with these options.
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.
To scan media on the disc changer to the media database:
In the Disc Changer pane, click Scan. The scan results appear.
Refresh the Navigators. You are ready to play music now.
To search media on the disc changer and add it to the media database:
Repeat these steps for the DVDs/CDs in the disc changer that you want to add to the media database.
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:
In the Media view, select Disc Changer in the Media pane.
Click in the empty box for the New DVD and New CD buttons to appear.
Click either New DVD or New CD as appropriate. The New Movie or New Album dialog appears.
In the Title box, enter the DVD you want to play, for example, 'A Beautiful Mind.'
When the Search dialog appears, use the scrollbar if necessary to find the appropriate cover art, and then select it.
(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.
You can choose which information to import, and then edit any associated information before adding it to the media database.
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.
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
Editing Media Information
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