Using the media activity action keys
The media activity action keys control the play of an audio CD or a DVD or BD that is inserted into an
external optical drive (purchased separately).
NOTE: The external optical drive must be connected to a USB port on the computer, not to a USB
port on another external device, such as a hub.
When an audio CD or a DVD or BD is not playing, press the play/pause action key (f6) (2) to play
When an audio CD or a DVD or BD is playing, use the following keys:
To play the previous track of an audio CD or the previous chapter of a DVD or BD, press the
previous track action key (f5) (1).
To pause or resume playing the disc, press the play/pause action key (f6) (2).
To stop the disc, press the stop action key (f7) (3).
To play the next track of an audio CD or the next chapter of a DVD or BD, press the next
track action key (f8) (4).
Your computer includes preinstalled multimedia software. Depending on the hardware and software
included with the computer, the following multimedia tasks may be supported:
Playing digital media, including audio and video CDs, audio and video DVDs, and Internet radio
Creating or copying data CDs
Creating, editing, and burning audio CDs
Creating, editing, and burning a video or movie to a DVD or video CD
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