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Micca MPLAY-HD 1080p Digital Media Player (Discontinued)

Micca MPLAY-HD 1080p Digital Media Player (Discontinued)

Micca makes 1080p video playback affordable with the compact and convenient MPLAY-HD digital media player. Just connect it to your TV or HDTV as you would a DVD player and enjoy your videos, music, and photos from a USB drive or flash memory card.

Powerful

The MPLAY-HD plays many more video and audio formats than other players on the market. Built on the newest generation Realtek hardware and software, the MPLAY-HD is simply the most powerful media player in its class. Go ahead and compare the specifications – don’t settle for less!

Convenience

The MPLAY-HD makes finding and playing your media files quick and easy. Its media library feature is like Google for your videos and music, finding exactly what you want is just a quick search away even when you have thousands of files.

Performance

The MPLAY-HD is a true next generation digital video device with broad video/audio codec and file format support at up to 1080p and 40-80mbps. Its high performance Realtek 1055 decoder chip ensures smooth playback of high definition videos with exceptional visual quality.

Compatibility

The MPLAY-HD can be used with all TVs, HDTVs as well as home theater systems with its extensive connectivity. Use it to play a video anywhere: kitchen TV, living room HDTV, or dedicated home theater. Whatever the intended use, the MPLAY-HD has the necessary audio and video connections to work seamlessly.

Feature Highlights:

  • Universal media player, powerful enough to handle high bitrate 1080p Full-HD videos!
  • Supports standard and HD audio formats such as Dolby True-HD, and DTS-HD.
  • Easy to use media library function eliminates need to navigate folders
  • Play media files from external USB drives or SD/SDHC flash cards
  • Convenient resume from last stop point and continuous multi-file playback
  • Ultra low-power consumption of only 10 Watts

  Files Codecs/Format Notes
Video Video Files AVI, MKV, TS, TP, TRP, M2TS, M2T, MPG, MP4, M4V, MOV, VOB, ISO, IFO, DAT, WMV, ASF, RM, RMVB, FLV 1920x1080p 30fps Max

40-80mbps Depending On Video

Video Codecs H.264/AVC, VC-1(WMV9-HD), MPEG1/2/4, DivX, Xvid, RV8/9/10
Audio MP3, OGG, WMA, WAV, AAC, FLAC, AC3, DTS, True-HD, DTS-MA/HR
Subtitle SRT, SMI, SUB, SSA, IDX+SUB  
Photo JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIF, PNG 8000 x 8000 Max

 

Storage Interfaces

  • Two USB 2.0 Host Connectors
  • SD/SDHC Flash Memory Card Reader
  • USB Drive Support: 128MB to 2TB
  • Flash Memory Card Support: 128MB to 32GB
  • File System Support: Fat32, NTFS

Audio Video Connectors

  • Video Connection: HDMI 1.3, Component Video, CVBS/Composite
  • Output Resolution: NTSC, PAL, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
  • Audio Connection: SPDIF optical, analog stereo

What’s Included:

  • Micca MPLAY-HD Digital Media Player
  • IR Remote Control
  • RCA AV Cable
  • 110-240V AC Adapter

User’s Manual:

icon-pdf-small Micca MPLAY-HD User’s Manual (opens in a new tab/window)

Firmware:

Micca MPLAY-HD Firmware 2013-11 (For players with Realtek 1055 decoder)

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Installation Instructions:

  • Please follow the detailed instructions in the “FAQ” tab on this page

Relase Notes:

  • Fixes subtitle settings memory issues

Micca MPLAY-HD Firmware 2013-07 (For players with Realtek 1055 decoder)

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Installation Instructions:

  • Please follow the detailed instructions in the “FAQ” tab on this page

Relase Notes:

  • Restores missing Autoplay function
  • Changes default output to 720p when performing factory reset
  • Improved playback reliability

Micca MPLAY-HD Firmware 2013-02 (For players with Realtek 1055 decoder)

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Installation Instructions:

  • Please follow the detailed instructions in the “FAQ” tab on this page

Relase Notes:

  • Fixes remote button functions for DVD menu navigation.
  • Fixes issue where player reboots while playing DVD folder or ISO files.
  • Improves SMI subtitle compatibility.
  • Fixes sound volume output issues.

Micca MPLAY-HD Firmware 2012-07-26 (For players with Realtek 1055 decoder)

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Relase Notes:

  • Maps left-right buttons for multi-purpose video playback control
  • Adds subtitle setting default settings in the settings menu

Known Issues:

  • DVD menu navigation not possible
  • Player reboots when playing certain DVD ISO, VIDEO_TS, or VOB files.

Micca MPLAY-HD

Micca MPLAY-HD Firmware Update Instructions

Please follow the steps below exactly as described to perform a firmware update on the Micca MPLAY-HD digital media player:

  1. Download the latest the firmware from our website.
  2. Find an empty USB flash drive and format it as a FAT32 drive. Do not use a SD/SDHC memory card.
  3. Unpack the firmware ZIP file and copy the “install.img” file onto the USB flash drive. (Mac users, please use a free utility such as Stuffit Expander which will ensure that the file is unpacked into an .img file rather than a folder.)
  4. Connect the HDMI cable to the player and set the TV to the appropriate input.
  5. Unplug the AC adapter from the player, wait 10 seconds.
  6. While pressing and holding the power button on the front of the player, plug the AC adapter into the player. Continue to hold the power button for 5 more seconds.
  7. The recovery mode will begin upgrading the firmware from the USB drive while displaying the following screen.

  8. When finished, the player will reboot and display the initial setup screen

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SD cards or USB drives not showing up on media players

Micca digital media players support the vast majority of commonly used storage device types, including SD cards and USB hard drives. There are, however, limitations that users should be aware of. The SD cards and USB drives must meet the following requirements:

  • Not password protected or encrypted.
  • SD cards up to 32GB, USB drives up to 2TB.
  • USB 3.0 drives are supported if the drive is USB 2.0 compatible.
  • File system must be FAT/FAT32 or NTFS.
  • Partition type must be Master Boot Record (MBR).

While it is easy to determine the size of a drive, users often don’t know what file system or partition type is being used. This tutorial shows how a Windows PC can be used to find out the file system and partition type of a drive.

Dowload Tutorial:

icon-pdf-smallDetermining Drive Properties Tutorial (opens in a new tab/window)

Mac Users:

Below is an excellent tutorial on how to determine drive properties on OS X:

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-view-information-about-partitions-and-volum.html

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Deleted videos, photos, or music files still show up

If you’ve deleted some media files from a USB drive or SD card, yet the deleted files still show up, the issue is likely caused by the presence of Windows Recycling Bin or MacOS Trash Can folders on the USB drive or SD card. Fixing this issue requires emptying the contents of these folders permanently.

Warning: The purpose of the Windows Recyclin Bin and MacOS Trash Can is to allow you to recover previously deleted files that you later need. The steps below permanently empties these folders so you will not be able to recover these files again. Proceed only if you are certain that you do not need these files.

To empty the Recycling Bin folder created by a Windows PC, plug your USB drive into the PC, wait for the drive to show up in Windows Explorer. Right click on the drive and select “Properties”. In the “General” tab, click on “Disk Cleanup”. Place a check mark for “Recyclin Bin”, and click “OK”. This will delete the contents of the Recycling Bin on the USB drive.

For MacOS, there is unfortunately no built-in way to empty just the Trash Can on a USB drive; all Trash Can folders on all drives are emptied by default. To empty the Trash Can for all drives, plug your USB drive into the Mac, wait for it to mount. Next choose Empty Trash under the Finder menu or press Command+Shift+Delete. A pop up will ask you to confirm that you wish to empty the Trash Can.

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How to remux videos into MKV format

The MKV container file format is quickly becoming the most popular choice for digital videos. Consequently, MKV is also the format that is best supported by HD-capable Micca digital media players. This tutorial will show you how to quickly convert a video that’s currently in a different container file format to MKV. It is also useful to remux an existing MKV file to fix any errors that may have been in the original file.

First, download and install the free MKVToolnix software from the following URL:

http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/mkvtoolnix/downloads.html#windows

After installing the the software, run the “mkvmerge GUI” program that’s now available from your Start->Programs->MKVToolnix menu. Follow the directions below to quickly convert videos into MKV:

  • Click on the “add” button and find the video file you want to convert into MKV. Once the video has been succsfully added, it’s audio and video tracks will be shown in the “Tracks, chapters and tags” box.
  • Click to select the video track in the “Tracks, chapters and tags” box. The video track is identified by “type: video” in parenthesis.
  • With the video track highlighted, go to the “Extra options” tab and change the “Compression” field value to “none”. This is a very important step.
  • In the “Output filename” box, specify the output file. By default, the program will use the same directory and file name as the original file but with MKV file extension.
  • Click “Start muxing” button to begin the conversion. Depending on the size of the original video file, this process should take just a few minutes.
  • Click on the “Ok” button once the conversion is complete.

And that’s all there is to it. The resulting file should be about the same size as the original and there is no decrease in video or audio quality. MKVMerge is a very powerful tool and it can do a lot more than what’s described in this guide. For example, it is also possible to add additional audio and subtitle tracks to the video file by adding them in step 1. If these additional capabilities are of interest to you, read the help documentation that is supplied with the software for more information.

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720p/1080p HD Video Encoding Tutorial

Encoding a video in 720p or 1080p high definition format is easier than ever thanks to the availability of free and well working tools like Handbrake. This tutorial will show you how to use this wonderful tool to recode videos into popular MP4 or MKV formats for playback on Micca products that support 720p and 1080p video playback.

Dowload Tutorial:

icon-pdf-smallMicca HD Video Encoding Tutorial (opens in a new tab/window)

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Mac Computer Owners – Photo and Video Playback Issues

Mac computers are great but Mac owners often report odd behaviors when they share a SD card or USB drive between a Mac and non-Mac devices, including Micca digital photo frames and media players. The issue is most likely caused by the following:

If you are using a Mac to copy photos or videos to a SD card or USB drive, it will create a small thumbnail in the same folder as each image/video, preceded by a “._” in the file name. These extra files cause problems on non-Apple devices. There are utilities like this one:

http://www.zeroonetwenty.com/blueharvest/

To remove these extraneous files so that non-Apple devices can work correctly. It is also possible to erase these files without running a utility, such as described in the following web tutorial:

http://www.wikihow.com/Remove-.Ds_Store-Files-on-Mac-Os-X

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