You may change or review the various options for the SnapKast Media Center by selecting Options in the Edit pull-down menu. Whenever SnapKast is run for the first time, the Options dialog is automatically shown at startup.
The Options dialog layout is similar to the Media Center. Each tab in the Options dialog matches a task in the Media Center. This makes it easy to configure things by context. For example all options associated with the Format tab in the Media Center can be found on the Format tab in the Options dialog.
Whenever you make changes to any of the Options, those changes will NOT take effect unless you click the "Save" button. If you forget to click "Save" you will be reminded before you exit the Options dialog. After clicking "Save" a small dialog is displayed to acknowledge the action.
To load the default options simply click the "Defaults" button. This action loads and saves the default settings for the currently selected tab.
To get help on specific tabs, just click the "Help" button to display a help Window on top of the Options dialog. Navigating to a different tab automatically loads the help content for that tab.
Let's tour the various settings made available to you.
It is recommended that audio options be configured before your first SnapKast recording session. Select the Audio tab (1). To test that your microphone is working, click the "Mic Test" button (2). This launches Windows Sound Recorder, which allows you to record and playback audio snippets. The "Recording Volume" button (3) launches the Windows Volume Control program which lets you adjust the recording volume.
For more details on configuring your microphone and recording volume, please refer to the audio configuration document
Click on the Format tab (1) in the Options dialog to set your preferences for formatting SnapKast recording sessions.
Click on the Playback tab (1).
Choose the program you would like to be launched when the "Play" button is pressed (2). During startup, SnapKast scans your computer for six popular player programs: Apple QuickTime, Real Networks RealPlayer, Windows Media Player, Nullsoft's WinAmp, VideoLAN Client, and Apple iTunes. Whichever of these that are found are stored in the "Current" pull-down list. QuickTime is selected as the default program.
To change the current multimedia player program:
Click on the Podcast tab (1) to enter your podcasting preferences:
Click on the Files tab (1).
Use this tab to configure the default folder in which the SnapKast folder will be placed. This is usually My Documents (2).
Note: this creates a new folder named SnapKast in the folder you select. If you wish to consolidate SnapKast data in the old location with the new, you will need to copy (or move) the folders and files from the old to the new directly in Windows (e.g. with you Windows Explorer).
Click on the Miscellaneous tab (1).
This section specifies window placement options relative to the main Media Center window. The Media Center is shifted appropriately, but not resized to accommodate the new window. Choose one of Right, Left, Bottom, or Top (2) to tell SnapKast where to place the help window (launched from the Help > Contents menu). Choose Top or Bottom (3) to specify where to place the Properties window (i.e. the window that appears when "View Properties" is clicked).
Other Miscellaneous Options