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HP Slate 7 Tablets - Listening to Music, Watching Videos, and Viewing Photos on Your HP Tablet (Android 4.1/Jelly Bean)

This document applies to HP Slate 7 tablets with Android 4.1/Jelly Bean operating system.

HP tablets come with preinstalled media player apps for music, videos, and photos. This document is a guide to the media player apps on your tablet. To find other media player apps, search the Google Play Store Non-HP site (in English).

Supported media file types

Refer to the graph below for the media file types supported by the tablet:

Media
File types
Audio
.3gp, .mp4, .m4a, .aac, .ts, .flac, .mp3, .mid, .xmf, .mxmf, .rtttl, .rtx, .ota, .imy, .ogg, .mkv, .wav
Images
.jpg, .gif, .png, .bmp, .webp
Video
.3gp, .mp4, .ts, .AAC , .webm, .mkv

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Listening to music with Google Play Music

Your tablet comes with the Google Play Music app preinstalled. With this app, you can listen to music that you copy onto your tablet from your computer, or add music to your Google Play music library and purchase songs online. For information about using the app, see How to use the Google Play Music app Non-HP site (in English) from Google Play support.

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Playing videos in the Gallery app

When you record a video on your tablet, the video is saved in the Gallery app. Use the following steps to play videos in the Gallery app:

  1. Touch the All apps icon, and then touch the Gallery app.

  2. Touch the album where your video is located. By default, videos recorded with the Camera app are stored in the Camera album.

  3. Touch the play button icon in the center of the screen.

  4. While the video is playing, touch anywhere on the screen to briefly display a pause button icon at the center of the screen and a progress bar at the bottom of the screen. Touch the pause icon to pause playback, or touch and drag the white circle along the progress bar to skip back or forward in the video.

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Playing videos in the Google Play Movies & TV app

Your tablet comes with the Google Play Movies & TV app preinstalled. You can use this app to play the videos you record with your tablet, or use it to watch movies and TV programs that you either stream online, or purchase and download for offline viewing. For information about using the app, see About the Google Play Movies & TV app Non-HP site (in English) from Google Play support.

Viewing photos in the Gallery app

When you take a picture on your tablet, the picture is saved in the Gallery app. Use the steps in this section to view photos you have taken, and learn about options for working with individual images in the Gallery app.

  1. Touch the All apps icon, and then touch the Gallery app.

  2. Touch the album where your photo is located. By default, photos taken with the Camera app are stored in the Camera album.

    If you have other camera apps or photo-editing apps, the photos used in those apps may be stored in separate albums within the Gallery.

  3. Touch a thumbnail to open a photo, and do one of the following:

    Desired result
    Action
    Zoom in or out
    Place two fingers on the screen. Spread your fingers apart to zoom in, or pinch your fingers together to zoom out. Alternatively, double-tap the screen to zoom in or out.
    Delete the photo
    Touch the trash can icon in the upper right corner.
    Print the photo
    Touch the Menu icon, and then touch Print . See Printing from Your HP Tablet for more information.
    View a slideshow of images
    Touch the Menu icon, and then touch Slideshow . The Gallery app plays a slideshow of the images in the currently selected album. To end the slideshow, touch anywhere on the screen.
    Edit the photo
    Touch the Menu icon, and then touch Edit . See Editing photos in the Gallery app for more information.
    Rotate the photo
    Touch the Menu icon, and then touch Rotate left or Rotate right (repeatedly, if necessary), until the image displays correctly.
    Crop the photo
    Touch the Menu icon, and then touch Crop . Drag the edges or corners of the crop tool to resize. Touch and drag inside the crop box to reposition it over the image. When finished, touch Done .
    Set picture as a contact photo or tablet wallpaper
    Touch the Menu icon, and then touch Set picture as . Touch Contact photo or Wallpaper .
    View image details
    Touch the Menu icon, and then touch Details .

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Editing photos in the Gallery app

The Gallery app features basic editing tools for your photos. For example, you can change the lighting, add a photo effect, or crop the image. Other apps for photo editing are available in the Google Play Store Non-HP site (in English). Use the following steps to edit a photo in the Gallery app:

  1. Touch the All apps icon, and then touch the Gallery app.

  2. Touch the album where your photo is located. By default, photos taken with the Camera app are stored in the Camera album.

    If you have other camera apps or photo-editing apps, the photos used in those apps may be stored in separate albums within the Gallery.

  3. Touch the thumbnail image of the photo you want to edit.

  4. Touch the Menu icon, and then touch Edit . Photo editing tools appear at the bottom of the screen.

    Figure 1: Image editing tools in the Gallery app

    Image editing tools in the Gallery app
  5. Use the available tools to edit your photo, and then touch Save in the upper right corner of the screen to save your edits. The edited photo is saved as a copy.

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Frequently asked questions about playing media

Find answers to FAQs about media player apps on your tablet.

Where can I get other media player apps for my tablet?

To find other Android media player apps, visit the Google Play Store Non-HP site (in English).

How do I surf the Internet while listening to streaming music?

To browse the Internet while listening to a streaming music service, use one of the following solutions:

  • Use separate browsers . There are two Web browsers preinstalled on the tablet: Chrome and Browser . Open one browser and start streaming music, then touch the Home navigation button. Open the other browser and start surfing the Internet.

  • Install a streaming music app . Search for your preferred streaming music service in the Google Play Store Non-HP site (in English). If there is an Android app available for the music service, install it, and use the app to listen to streaming music rather than streaming from a browser.

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