User Interface Updates, Enhancements and Changes by ddh19362


									Meridian Sooloos – Version 2.0

User Interface: Updates,
Enhancements and Changes
Home Screen Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1   Album Detail Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

System Setup Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2   Focus Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Cover Browse Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4   Control PC/Mac/Web Update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8


                                                                                        Messages: The settings icon in the upper right will
                                                                                        turn into a green message icon whenever there is a
                                                                                        message in the system.
Home Screen Changes: The Home Screen                                                    The most important message will be notification
has been eliminated. Settings and information are                                       of updates.
available from the settings icon in the upper right
                                                                                        System updates are no longer automatic. When an
of the screen.
                                                                                        update is available, there will be a message prompt-
                                                                                        ing you to download and apply the update.
                                                                                        We anticipate several updates over the course of the
                                                                                        year. With this in mind, we wanted to avoid some of
                                                                                        the problems that can occur with automatic updates,
                                                                                        for example devices occasionally becoming out of
                                                                                        sync with one another.
                                                                                        It is easier to inform users about the nature of the
                                                                                        update and communicate how new features work
                                                                                        when they are actively involved in the update process.

                                                                                                    Living Room                                     1:59 / 4:38 The Beatles - Magica

 New Onscreen Trouble Communications:                                                   Shutdown Options: Shutdown options are now
“Searching Network for System Core” and “Searching                                      available through the sleep icon located at the
 Network for Sooloos Storage” have replaced the                                         bottom left of the Home screen.
“Locating Sooloos Source” and “Locating Sooloos
 Stores” messages.

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                                                                                    System Settings Changes

System Setup Changes:
The System Setup functions ( previously accessible
only during the Control’s startup sequence ) have
moved to the Device Manager page. To reach these
functions, tap the Settings icon in the upper right of
the cover browser, and tap “Settings.” In the Settings
screen, tap “Devices” in the lower left.

You will notice a great deal of new information here,
including version and build numbers, IP addresses and
other useful information for troubleshooting.

HOME SCREEN / SETTINGS MENU                                       SYSTEM SETTINGS


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  System Settings, Continued...





                                                                  Switchable Visual Themes:
                                                                  Go to “Settings” and tap on the “Themes” tab.
                                                                  To change the theme select an option from the list
                                                                  and then tap confirm.

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                                                                                                       Cover Browse Overview

                                                                                                        MERIDIAN SOOLOOS 2.0 COVER BROWSE SCREEN

                   Focused on 23 of 946 Albums                Reset Focus                 View:   Albums Sorted by Artist

                  Focus Status and Reset Focus: In the upper                         Tap to access settings, information, and messages.
                  lefthand corner, the Focus Status tells you how many
                  albums you are viewing. If your Focus is narrowed
scus                    from the           Playlist: 33:45 will be
                                        Playlist: then there Remaining
           Search away Swim whole collection, 33:45 Remaining
        Search              Swim                                                           vs.
                  a “Reset Focus” option next to the Focus Status to
                  return to viewing the whole collection.
                                                                                     Slider vs. Alpha Navigation: You now have the
                                                                                     choice of two different methods of navigation.
                                                                                     Traditional, alphabetical, navigation displays the
Focus             View:   Albums Sorted by Artist
                                                                                     alphabet from A -Z and allows you to tap in a single
                                                                                     letter, or series of letters.
                  Album Views: Tap here to switch from the default
                  view of Albums listed by Artist. There will be more                Scrolling/Slider based navigation is similar to the
                  options in the near future, including View by Artist               scroll bars on your computer’s operating system.
                  (this will take your 14 Dylan albums and display just              You can toggle between the two methods by tapping
                  one cover) to shrink a large collection to just artists,           on the navigation icon (shown above) located to the
                  and View by Composer, ideal for Classical users.                   left of the navigation bar.

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                     Cover Browse, Continued...

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                     Browser Controls: Tap the previous and next page                   Volume Control is in the Cover Browser, always
                     arrows to advance the browser one page at a time                   accessible, and very usable in its feel and volume
                     or touch and hold the arrow icon to rapidly scroll                 scaling. By default it is disabled and can be activated,
                     through pages.                                                     per zone. Go Home/Settings/Devices and tap on a
                                                                                        zone. Uncheck “Fixed Output Volume”.

                            Explore             Focus            Search              Swim            Playlist: 33:45 Remaining
                                                                                                Living Room            1:59 / 4:38 The Beatles - Magica
                     Explore: This is the same as the folder tree view
                     of Control PC and Control Mac. It is not as useful                 Sleep: Tapping the sleep icon gives you the option
                     as the Cover Browser for finding the album you are                 of opening the screen saver or sleeping the display.
                     looking for but is a very cool way to leaf through
                     genres, decades, etc.
                                                                                        Living Room                    1:59 / 4:38 The Beatles - Magical Mys…

          Explore           Focus             Search             Swim                  Quick Zone Remaining
                                                                                   Playlist: 33:45 Linking: Tap the zone name to bring up
                                                                                       a list of zones. Then tap to select the zone to control.
                     Opens the Focus page.

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                                                                Living Room             1:59 / 4:38 The Beatles - Magical Mys…
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ore        Focus            Search             Swim              Playlist: 33:45 Remaining
                                                                                        Now Playing Page: Tap the Now Playing info to
                     Opens the Search page.                                             open this page. This page replaces the information
                                                                                        that was previously located on the Play Queue
                                                                                        page (including tapping the progress bar to seek
                                                                                        within the track).
s         Search            Swim              Playlist: 33:45 Remaining

                     Swim is now up front and accessible with a
ng Room                1:59 / 4:38 The tap, you - Magical common
                     new icon. When you Beatles see a list of Mys…
                     focuses to select from to swim in, or can pick
                     a saved focus or tags.                                             Select and Edit: Use this feature to select multiple
                                                                                        items to apply the same action to all of them –
                                                                                        quickly deleting a bunch of albums, changing
                                                                                        ratings, tagging a bunch of albums. Simply tap
ch         Swim             Playlist: 33:45 Remaining
                                                                                        multiple albums, which will turn them blue, and then
                                                                                        pick an action to apply to them all.
                     Play Queue is changing to Playlist: Using both the
                     words Playlist and Play Queue was confusing and                    There is one other very important new action to take
                     Playlist is the more commonly used word, so it is now              note of: “Create Album Set.” This is to make multi-
                     used consistently.                                                 disc sets appear as one cover. Tap the albums of a
                                                                                        set and they will turn blue. Tap “Create Album Set”
                                                                                        and they will now appear as one cover in your cover
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                     Playback Controls: Pause, Stop, Previous Track
                     and Next Track all function as before.

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                                                                                      Album Detail Changes

                                                                                                   ALBUM DETAIL – TRACKS SCREEN

Focus on Similar Albums                                            Edit Album Metadata

Focus on Similar Albums: We’ve changed the cri-                    All Metadata can now be edited from the Control.
teria used by this feature. You will get better results.

                                                                   Artist Information

                                                                   Artist Information: This page has limited use now
Track/Album Picks and Skips: Pick albums and                       but will have more in the future. One very important
tracks are more likely to be played in a swim. But                 aspect of this feature is the ability to change the Sort
what if you never want a track or album to come up?                word for the artist. If you want David Bowie to come
Rap intros or audiobooks or comedy albums are not                  up under “Bowie” instead of “David,” change this
things that keep a party going. So you can make a                  here. This is a valuable tool for Classical users.
track or album a “Skip” track or album. And you can
do it from the Album Detail Page or the Now Playing
Page. Just tap the star to cycle through the options.              Trio in c Minor Op. 1 No. 3

                                                                   Classical Works: In classical music the overall work
Tags                                                               is more important than the individual tracks. We look
                                                                   for words that appear in common across track titles
Tags have replaced Collections. Currently existing                 and automatically create a “Work” title by assuming
Collections will be converted to Tags. To apply tags               they go together. The user can force the creation of
to albums, go into “Select and Edit” mode and tap                  a work or change the title of a work by changing the
the albums you want to tag.                                        titles of the tracks in the work.

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                                                                                                   Focus Changes

                                                                                               FOCUS ON ALUMS – GENRES SCREEN

Included Item                                          +           Saved Focuses:               Load           Save

Adding Items to Focus: If you tap something in                     Save/Load Focus: This Feature allows you to ceate
the Focus page, it highlights blue and is added to                 a complicated Focus and save it for later. Your saved
the Focus Criteria list.                                           focuses are available as a Swim option.

Excluded Item                                          —
Excluding Something from Focus: If you tap an
item twice it will turn red and it will say “Exclude...”
in the Focus Criteria. For example tap “Jazz” and
then go to credits and search for “Kenny G” and
tap his credit twice to make it turn red. Now you
don’t have to be embarrassed that Kenny G shows
up in your Jazz swim.

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                                                                                       Control PC/Mac / Web

                                                                                                               CONTROL MAC

 Control Web:                                                   Control PC/Mac:
To use your home computer or web-enabled mobile                 You no longer have to download the Control PC /Mac
 device as a system control, Tap “Settings” and then            applications from the web. They are now accessed
“Information” in the upper right hand corner of your            locally through your web browser.
 Control 10. The Information screen includes an IP
                                                                 Enter the IP address of your Source or Ensemble into
 address and instructions on how to access your
                                                                 the address bar of any browser.
 system via the internet.
                                                                 Select the “Export” tab.
Control Web enhancements include:
 •   A New Visual Theme and Improved Workflow                   You will see links to download both the Control PC or
                                                                Control Mac applications.
 •   Local Audio Streaming and Playback
Control Web cannot be used for importing CD’s                   Control PC /Mac enhancements include:
or exporting music.                                              •A  New Visual Theme
                                                                 • Improved  import interface and workflow
                                                                 • Local Audio Streaming and Playback
                                                                 • Improved iTunes export integration
                                                                 • High-resolution file import up to 96 khz / 24-bit
                                                                 • New file format import support – including AAC, MP 3
Local Streaming makes any computer sharing                         FLAC, WAV and Apple Lossless.
your system’s network Meridian Sooloos zone.
In the “Zones” dropdown at the upper right hand
corner of the “Play” tab, select “Local Playback
Zone” and you will be able to play music through
your computer’s speakers.

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