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    • Splash PRO User ManualAny company, product or service names found in this document may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
    • About SplashThe ultimate HD video player!Thank you for choosing Splash PRO product.With Splash PRO you can enjoy playback of allyour High Definition AVC/H.264, VC-1 andMPEG-2 movies and camcorder clips in anoutstanding quality and without problems.Mirillis puts great effort in providing highlyoptimized, multi-core and GPU enabledaudio/video codecs and advanced video post-processing algorithms. Together with ultraresponsive, stylish and user friendly interfaceSplash PRO lets you enjoy your videos like neverbefore – smooth motion, crisp details and vividcolors. 2
    • TABLE OF CONTENTSMinimum System Requirements................................... 4 Remote Control, Banner, Command line................... 27Recommended System Requirements...................... 5 Operating Systems Restrictions..................................... 28Installation................................................................................ 6 Troubleshooting..................................................................... 29Activation................................................................................... 7 Technical and Customer Support................................. 30User Interface Overview.................................................... 8Control Panel Buttons......................................................... 10Audio & Video Files Playback.......................................... 11TV Mode / Fullscreen Banner......................................... 13AVCHD Playback................................................................... 14AVCHD Camcorder.............................................................. 16Playlists...................................................................................... 17Playback Options.................................................................. 19Picture2....................................................................................... 20General Settings.................................................................... 21Video Settings......................................................................... 22Audio Settings......................................................................... 23Subtitles Settings................................................................... 24EcoMode................................................................................... 25Keyboard Shortcuts............................................................. 26 3
    • MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTSFor Standard Definition audio/video playback. OPERATING SYSTEM Windows® XP(SP3), Windows Vista®, Windows 7 DirectX® and latest graphics card drivers RAM MEMORY 512MB HARD DISK SPACE 50MB GRAPHICS CARD Video Overlay support or DirectX® 9.0c compatible graphics card SOUND CARD DirectX® compatible SPDIF/HDMI output required for audio bitstreaming. CPU Intel® Celeron® 1.4GHz or equivalent processor (SSE2 required) DISPLAY Monitor: 59/60Hz, resolution: 800x600 or higher 4
    • RECOMMENDED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTSFor High Definition audio/video playback OPERATING SYSTEM GRAPHICS CARD Windows® XP(SP3), Windows Vista®, Windows 7 DirectX® 9.0c Compatible Graphics Card DirectX® 9.0c and latest graphics card drivers ATI™ for GPU Hardware Acceleration RAM MEMORY ATI Radeon™ 2xxx, 3xxx, 4xxx, 5xxx, 6xx Series with ATI Avivo™ UVD 1024MB (1GB) support HARD DISK SPACE Intel® for GPU Hardware Acceleration 50MB Intel® HD Graphics, Intel® GMA 4500 (chipsets: Q45/Q43), GMA X4500HD (chipset: G45), GMA 4500MHD (chipsets: GS45, GM45, SOUND CARD GM47) with Intel® Clear Video support. DirectX® compatible SPDIF/HDMI output required for audio bitstreaming. NVIDIA® for GPU Hardware Acceleration HDMI 1.3 output and Windows 7 is required for HD audio NVIDIA GeForce® 8xxx, 9xxx, GT 1xx, GT 3xx, GT/GTX 2xx, GTX 4xx, bitstreaming. GTX 5xx Series with NVIDIA® PureVideo® HD support CPU for Software HD Video Decoding Broadcom® for GPU Hardware Acceleration Minimum dual core Intel® 1.66GHz or equivalent Broadcom® Crystal HD processor (SSE2 required) DISPLAY Monitor: 59/60Hz, resolution: 800x600 or higher 5
    • SPLASH PRO INSTALLATION Installation File Associations Please remember to download During installation you will be asked Splash PRO installation file from to associate video file types with trusted sources (eg. from Mirillis Splash PRO. Following file types may website). be associated with Splash PRO automatically: Run Splash PRO installation file and AVI, M2T, M2TS, M4V, MOV, MP4, Splash PRO Installer follow the instructions on the screen. MTS, TS, VOB, M4V, MKV Splash PRO installation should take a minute or two. After installation Splash PRO will be available as a 30 days trial. To continue using the application after this period a Splash PRO license purchase will be required. File Associations 6
    • SPLASH PRO ACTIVATION Serial Number Click "Activate" button to show “Activate” window, enter your name A trial version of Splash PRO can be and product serial number. Please activated with a product serial make sure that you have entered the number. You need to purchase Splash product serial number correctly. PRO to get a serial number. Valid e- Click "Activate" button. mail address will be required for product purchase. “About” window – trial version If you have any questions or problems with Splash PRO activation Remember to keep your serial please read Purchase/Activation number safe! FAQ on Mirillis website or contact us at support@mirillis.com Splash PRO Activation Open "About" window from the right mouse button menu (the "About" window pop-ups automatically when “Activate” window you close the trial version and when your trial period has expired). 7
    • USER INTERFACE OVERVIEWPLAYBACK OPTIONS WINDOW PLAYLIST WINDOW TOP MENU PANEL SPLASH SCREEN / VIDEO AREA PLAYBACK CONTROL PANEL 8
    • USER INTERFACE OVERVIEWTop menu panel Settings Right mouse button menuMenu panel contains several buttons Click this button to check or change To show right mouse button menu your settings.giving fast access to basic actions. please click right mouse button onTo show menu panel move your Playback Options Splash PRO video area.mouse cursor to the top of the Click this button to show/hide playback options panel.Splash PRO window. Right mouse button menu contains HD Camcorder several functions/actions that are also Click this button to browse video clips available from top menu panel and Open File on your camcorder. Click this button to open audio and playback control panel. video files. Open Folder Click this button to open folder with “About” window audio/video files. Use right mouse button menu to Subtitles show “About” window, it shows Click this button to open subtitles information about current version of from a file. Splash PRO and is used for product activation. Right mouse button menu 9
    • CONTROL PANEL BUTTONS / ICONS Show Information (i) Play (Space) Information about current playback. Starts/resumes playback. Capture Frame (c) Pause (Space) Captures current video frame to a file. Pauses playback. Audio Track Next File (PgDn, Ctrl+ArrowDn) Shows alternative audio tracks list. Plays next file in current folder/playlist. Subtitle Track Step Frame (f) Shows internal subtitles list. Shows next video frame. Video Track Show Playlist (p) Shows alternative video tracks list. Shows/hides Playlist window. GPU Warning Message GPU is used for video decoding. Show Warning message window. Motion 2 2 Titles and Chapters Motion is ON. Show titles/chapters menu 2 Motion / GPU Loop (L) Motion2 is ON and GPU is used for video decoding. Playback loop ON/OFF Playback Options (o) Mute (m) Shows and hides Playback Options window Mute ON/OFF Stop (s) Volume (+, -) Stop playback Splash volume control. Previous File (PgUp, Ctrl+ArrowUp) Plays previous file in current folder/playlist.Splash Lite – Quick Start 10
    • AUDIO & VIDEO FILES PLAYBACK Open Files / Open Folder Control Playback To open file(s) use „Open File” or “Open To show control panel in fullscreen Folder” icon on the top menu panel or mode move your mouse cursor to drag&drop files into the Splash window. the bottom of the screen. Control Automatic playback starts after file panel displays information about open. Double click on splash screen or opened file and playback status. video area to set fullscreen mode Play previous or next file in current Video Playback ON/OFF. folder/playlist by clicking or with a keyboard (PgUp/PgDown). Supported video file types: Use Left/Right arrows for seeking. AVI, M2T, MTS, M2TS, MOV, MP4, MPG, TS, M4V, VOB, DIVX, XVID, MKV Smart Seek Discover Smart Seek, advanced Supported audio file types: seek mode designed to find specific MP3, MP2, AAC, M4A movie scenes without interrupting Smart Seek video playback. Smart Seek enable/disable option is available in Settings/General tab. 11
    • AUDIO & VIDEO FILES PLAYBACKSubtitles External Subtitles Video tracks Click „Subtitles” button on the topInternal Subtitles Video track icon displayed on menu panel to open externalAfter opening a video file, there will control panel informs that alternative subtitles. Use subtitle icon to disablebe a subtitle icon visible on the video tracks are available. Click or enable opened external subtitles.control panel, informing that there video track icon to show video tracks Please note, that in this versionare internal subtitle tracks available. list. internal subtitles are not availableClick subtitle icon to show subtitle after opening external subtitles.tracks list. To disable internal subtitle TIP : Re-open video file to make Capture frametrack select “disable” form subtitle internal subtitles available again. Press “c” on keyboard or an icontracks list. on control panel to capture currently Audio tracks displayed video frame. All frames are saved on hard disk (BMP format) in Audio track icon displayed on users Pictures directory. control panel informs that alternative audio tracks are available. Click audio track icon to show audio tracks list. Subtitle tracks list 12
    • TV MODE / FULLSCREEN BANNER Fullscreen Banner Resuming playback Press INFO button on your remote Press GREEN button on your remote control or ArrowDown/BackSpace on a control to resume playback. keyboard to show/hide the banner in fullscreen mode. Banner Playback Options You can use playback options to change Use ArrowUp/ArrowDown buttons to Audio tracks, Subtitle tracks and Display browse playlists, press OK button to start format. Fullscreen Banner playback of selected playlist. Press MENU button on remote control or Use ArrowLeft/ArrowRight buttons to “o” on a keyboard to show banner browse files on current playlist, press OK playback options. Use Arrow buttons to button to start playback of selected item. change options, press OK to hide a banner. Banner icons Remote control button TIPS: Alternative audio tracks are available RED button - next audio track Subtitle tracks are available Fullscreen Banner playback options YELLOW button - next subtitle track Resume option is available 13
    • AVCHD PLAYBACKAVCHD playback start Playback control Resume Use this option to resume playbackAutomatic start Use bottom control panel buttons to of the last played Title.Open Splash PRO and insert the play, stop and pause playback. Youmedium. Splash will automatically can also skip playback to next Titles liststart AVCHD playback. chapter or skip back to previous Use this list during playing or in chapter. Menu to start playback of selectedManual start title.You can manually start AVCHDplayback: Control panel menu● when medium is inserted open RestartSplash and press “Play” button Use this option to play First Playback● use “Open” option from right Title.mouse button menu to select amedium Menu● or use top menu “Open folder” Use this option to start the Menu Title. Shortcut: press “Backspace” during playback to call Menu Title. Control panel submenu 14
    • AVCHD PLAYBACK Menu navigation Overlay bitmap/Subtitles Use your keyboard / remote control Click the icon (if available) to enable arrows and enter/OK buttons for / disable overlay bitmap or subtitles. navigation. Fast Forward and Rewind Chapter search Use keybord buttons Use “Chapter” list from right mouse for fast forward and rewind. Chapter list button menu to start playback of The maximum speed is x128. selected chapter. Time Search Move mouse cursor over the progress Audio tracks bar to show time preview. Audio track icon displayed on Use left mouse button to start playback control panel informs that alternative from selected position. audio tracks are available. Click Time Search audio track icon to show audio tracks list. 15
    • AVCHD CAMCORDER Camcorder browsing Interactive menu Splash PRO automatically detects Select HD Camcorder icon from AVCHD camcorder connected to PC top menu panel to start browsing and provides browsing clips with camcorder clips with interactive interactive menu or with standard menu. Start playback of selected playlists. movie title by a mouse click or press “Enter” on keyboard, press Playlists “Backspace” to return to menu title AVCHD Camcorder interactive HD Camcorder playlist is created during video playback. To disable menu every time when you connect your interactive menu mode press “stop” AVCHD camcorder to PC. This button on control panel. playlist is deleted as soon as you disconnect camcorder from PC. Use control panel submenu to go back to main menu or to browse available movie titles. Switching fullscreen mode with “Enter” is disabled in HD Camcorder Control panel submenu clips menu mode. 16
    • PLAYLISTSPlaylist window Managing playlists SearchTo show/hide a playlist window click Use icons on the top of the playslist Enter text string in the bottom playlistplaylist icon on control panel or window to manage your playlists. panel search box, search results willpress „p” on keyboard. Expand the You can rename playlist, change be displayed as selected items onplaylist window horizontally to playlist, create new playlist, delete the playlist. Please note that searchdisplay more information about an current playlist and import/export. filters only the beginning of fileitem. names. Adding files Use “Add files to playlist” icon from HD Camcorder automatic playlist. bottom playlist panel or drag&drop HD Camcorder playlist is created files onto playlist window. New files every time when you connect your will be added at the end of the camcorder to PC. This playlist is playlist. deleted as soon as you disconnect camcorder from PC. Removing files You can remove files from playlist by Playback resume. using delete icon on the list, by Use button to resume playback using icons on bottom playlist panel of selected file. Playlist window or by pressing DEL on the keyboard. 17
    • PLAYLISTSThumbnail view Selecting files Renaming filesUse “Change mode” button to You can easily multi select files on Select a file that you want to renameswitch to thumbnail view. the playlist with SHIFT and CTRL by left mouse button click. After short buttons. Playlist header timeout click the file name againUse “Capture thumbnail” button shows the number of selected files with left mouse button to rename it.to create a thumbnail with currently and total number of files in playlist.displayed video frame. Sorting Moving files Click the “Name” header to change Click with left mouse button on the sorting method of the playlist. selected file and hold it down, move There are three sorting methods mouse cursor to the top or bottom of available: by Name (ascending), by playlist to move selected file or Name (descending) and manual group of files. A blue pointer shows order. the place where files will be moved, and the number on the file icon TIP : Manual order is saved and will shows how many files will be not be lost. Click header once or Playlist - thumbnail view moved. twice to set manual order back. 18
    • PLAYBACK OPTIONS Playback Options window Audio Boost To show/hide Playback Options window This option allows to boost audio click playback options icon on control volume up to 500%. panel, icon on top menu panel or press „o” on keyboard. Managing Presets The presets are designed to quickly Picture2 - Just stunning video and easily change the entire sets of quality! playback options. Advanced picture post-processing Use icons on the top of the Playback engine, delivering outstanding video Options window to manage your quality. Features: presets. You can rename preset, ● Best Quality (1080i -> 1080p) change preset, create new preset, 2 ● Motion delete current preset and reset all ● Detail Boost settings to default values for current Playback Options Panel ● Light Boost preset. ● Demo Mode Basic video controls Basic video controls: Brightness, Contrast and Saturation. 19
    • PICTURE2Advanced post-processing technologies delivering outstanding video quality Playback Options window Best Quality Detail Boost To access Picture2 options show „Best Quality” setting lets you enjoy Advanced image post-processing Playback Options window by clicking icon on control panel, icon on top smooth video playback by converting algorithms provide sharp SD content menu or pressing „o” on keyboard. 1080i video to 1080p. output on HD display and make your TIP : Required for Motion2, Detail Boost, Light HD videos look even better. Boost, Demo Mode and basic video controls! TIP : It is recommended to disable any Best Quality setting cannot be changed during graphics card picture enhancement video playback. Light Boost features before using Picture2. Intelligent lighting and color Motion2 enhancement for vivid and bright playback experience. Combine Light Experience perfectly smooth video Boost with Detail Boost and Motion² playback with Motion², state-of-the-art for outstanding video experience. technology converting 24/25/30p to 60p. Set Motion² to level 1-5 to double the video framerate. Set Motion² to level Demo Mode 6-10 for ultra smooth 60p video Try Demo Mode to see the difference! playback. Demo Mode 20
    • GENERAL SETTINGS LANGUAGE SMART SEEK After installation Splash PRO Discover Smart Seek, advanced automatically sets application seek mode designed to find a language basing on your operating specific movie scenes without system language. You can change interrupting video playback. user interface language if required. Smart Seek is not available when General settings window CHECK FOR UPDATES video playback is started from This option enables automatic updates. optical discs. Product update availability is checked on application start and application will CAPTURE FRAME ask you to install the update when it is This option lets you change available. destination folder for frame capture. JUMP INTERVAL Jump interval for seeking with arrow keys. TIP : hold SHIFT button to double Smart Seek the interval. 21
    • VIDEO SETTINGS MOTION² Enable Motion² Ultra 1080p option for Display format the ultimate video quality. This feature Specifies how different video formats is designed for processors with 4 (or (4:3, 16:9 and Cinematic video) are more) cores. displayed on selected “Screen Format” in fullscreen mode. Automatic interlace detection Enable this option to automatically “Cinematic video” includes 1.85:1, 2:35:1, 2.40:1 Video settings window etc. switch Motion² off for interlaced video playback. HARDWARE ACCELERATION Hardware acceleration setting changes Please note that some progressive videos may VIDEO OUTPUT will take effect after stop & play or be encoded as interlaced. Disable this option to Setting „Force Video Overlay” on may fix jump/seek for video files. enable Motion² for this kind of videos. some problems with older graphics card models. It may also resolve DEINTERLACING FULLSCREEN DISPLAY SETTINGS performance issues on some graphics You can use this settings to disable card models when using Hardware deinterlacing when required. Screen Format Acceleration combined with Motion2. Auto setting selects the best available “Screen Format” describes aspect ratio deinterlacing algorithm when needed. of your display devices (monitors, Setting change will take effect with next TV sets, etc.). application start. 22
    • AUDIO SETTINGS OUTPUT MODE LIPSYNC ADJUSTEMENT Output modes available: You can use this option to adjust audio Stereo video synchronisation if required. Stereo with surround effect 5.1 Channel 7.1 Channel SPDIF / HDMI Bitstream Audio settings window AUDIO BITSTREAMING S/PDIF or HDMI output is required for audio bitstreaming. HDMI 1.3 compatible output and Windows 7 is required for HD audio bitstreaming. 23
    • SUBTITLES SETTINGS FONT PROPERTIES DISPLAY SUBTITLES ON VIDEO You can change subtitles font Enable this option to display subtitles properties: on video area. Disable this option to ● Font type display subtitles on area outside video ● Font size (if possible). ● Font color You can adjust subtitles position Subtitles settings window ENCODING manually using Right SHIFT + Arrow In this version only system default Up/Arrow Down. encoding is available. SYNCHRONISATION AUTOMATICALLY LOAD ADJUSTMENT SUBTITLES FROM FILE You can use this option to synchronise Application will automatically open subtitle track with video track if required. subtitles when internal subtitles are available (excluding PGS) or external subtiles are available in video file folder and external subtitles file name is similar to video file name. 24
    • ECOMODE SETTINGS ADVANCED POWER BATTERIES INFO MANAGEMENT With batteries info you can check: ● Power Source Advanced Power Management is ● Battery life designed for mobile devices to ● Expected battery life time minimize batteries power consumption. ● Current battery power consumption or Save energy, save your money and enjoy longer video playback on battery charging power ● Battery vendor EcoMode settings window batteries. ● Battery type ● Battery wear level Advanced Power Management works during the video playback. You can control your display brightness level if required. Remember that higher display brightness level means higher power consumption. TIP: Use hardware acceleration for video decoding when available to significantly reduce power consumption. 25
    • KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS FILES PLAYBACK CONTROL OTHER CONTROLS Play/Pause Space Enter Full-screen Enter Stop S Exit Full-screen Enter, Esc Open Next File PageDown, Ctrl+ArrowDown Default Window Size 0 Open Previous File PageUp, Ctrl+ArrowUp 50%,100%, 200% Video Size ~,1,2 Frame by frame F Open/Close Info Panel I Jump Forward ArrowRight Open Settings Window Ctrl+S Jump Backward ArrowLeft Open File Ctrl+O Jump Forward (x2) Shift + ArrowRight Open Folder Ctrl+F Jump Backward (x2) Shift + ArrowLeft Load Subtitles Ctrl+L Loop On/Off L Open/Close Playlist P Resume playback Ctrl+Space Open/Close Playback Options o Capture Screen C Capture thumbnail SHIFT+C VOLUME CONTROL Exit Alt+F4, Shift+X Volume Up + Volume Down - Mute On/Off M AUDIO TRACK & SUBTITLES Next audio track A AVCHD / HD CAMCORDER MODE Next subtitle track Z Backspace Move subtitles up Right Shift + ArrowUp Return to menu Back (MCE remote control) Rewind , Move subtitles down Right Shift + ArrowDown Fast Forward . 26
    • REMOTE CONTROL, BANNER, COMMAND LINE BANNER KEYBOARD SHORCUTS COMMAND LINE OPTIONS Show banner in fullscreen mode ArrowDown SplashPRO.exe [filename] Hide banner Backspace Starts SplashPRO application and playback of [filename]. Browse playlists ArrowDown/ArrowUp Browse files on current playlist ArrowLeft/ArrowRight Show banner playback options o Resume playback Ctrl+Space Next audio track A Next subtitle track Z REMOTE CONTROL BUTTONS Show banner in fullscreen mode INFO (i) Hide banner INFO (i) / BACK Browse playlists ArrowDown/ArrowUp Browse files on current playlist ArrowLeft/ArrowRight Show banner playback options MENU Resume playback GREEN Next audio track RED Next subtitle track YELLOW 27
    • OPERATING SYSTEMS RESTRICTIONSOperating systems and hardware configurations restrictions.Windows® XP Windows Vista®, Windows 7CAPTURE FRAME CAPTURE FRAME● Not available with Motion2 enabled. (TIP: disable Motion2) ● Not available with Motion2 enabled. (TIP: disable Motion2)● Not available on Windows® XP with hardware accelerationenabled. (TIP: disable hardware acceleration ) PICTURE2 - BEST QUALITY ●Best Quality setting cannot be changed during video playback.DETAIL BOOST, LIGHT BOOST Stop playback to change Best Quality setting.● Not available on Windows® XP with Motion2 disabled andhardware acceleration enabled. (TIP: enable Motion2 or disable HD AUDIO BITSTREAMINGhardware acceleration) ●HDMI 1.3 compatible output and Windows 7 is required for HD audio bitstreaming.HARDWARE ACCELERATION●H.264 and VC-1 hardware acceleration for video decoding is notavailable on Windows® XP for Intel® graphics cards.PICTURE2 - BEST QUALITY●Best Quality setting cannot be changed during video playback.Stop playback to change Best Quality setting. 28
    • TROUBLESHOOTINGMotion2 GeneralPERFORMANCE Video hardware vendors regularly update drivers. If youIf you experience any performance problems with Motion2 experience any problems during video playback pleaseand hardware acceleration enabled, please try to use update to the latest drivers.“Force Video Overlay” option (Settings/Video). DisplayMULTIDISPLAY PERFORMANCE If you experience not smooth video playback pleaseIf you experience any performance problems with Motion2 make sure that your display device refresh rate is setand hardware acceleration enabled on multidisplay setupplease try one of the following solutions: to 59 or 60Hz.● use “Force Video Overlay” option (Settings/Video tab),● disable hardware acceleration,● disable/disconnect one display device. 29
    • TECHNICAL AND CUSTOMER SUPPORTPurchase/Activation FAQ Mirillis ForumIf you have any questions or problems with Splash PRO Join Mirillis community and discuss about Splash andpurchase or activation, please read product purchase and other Mirillis products. If you have a problem or questionsactivation FAQ or contact us if you do not find an answer for not answered on FAQ pages you may find an answer onyour problem/question. the forum. Feel free to share with us your experience, ideas and suggestions.Pruchase/ Activation FAQ page:http://www.mirillis.com/en/support/purchase_faq.html Mirillis Forum: http://www.mirillis.com/forum/Technical Support ContactIf you have any questions or problems with Splash PRO http://www.mirillis.com/en/company/contact.htmlplease read Splash PRO FAQ or contact us if you do not findan answer for your problem/question.Splash PRO FAQ page:http://www.mirillis.com/en/products/splashpro_FAQ.html 30