Symbols used by XStream

This topic lists important symbols used by XStream and explains their meaning.

What are icons?

Small pictures or symbols on the user interface are called icons.

Icons can represent functions, features or content.

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General symbols used throughout XStream

Table 1. General symbols used throughout XStream. See more symbols ...
Symbol Description Meaning
Speaker This symbol denotes the XStream view (e.g. Radio) in the navigation pane that currently plays music or video files.
Green plus sign This symbol denotes buttons, with which you may add various elements, e.g. station, wishes, podcasts or files.
Red X This symbol denotes buttons, with which you may delete various elements. For example, you may delete stations from your favorites, delete media files from the player or wishes from your wishlist.
Green arrow This symbol denotes both ongoing recordings, as well as buttons that can be used to start recording or converting.
White hand on a red hexagon This symbol denotes buttons, with which you can stop running processes. You can stop individual recording and conversion processes, or you can click Stop all to stop all recordings and processes currently running.
Gear wheel This symbol denotes files that are currently being finished.
Yellow LED display This symbol denotes views and features that are currently active and ready for activities like recordings and data transfer.
Green LED display This symbol denotes views and features that are currently running with activities like recordings and data transfer.
File folder This symbol denotes folders.
Blue figurine This symbol denotes artists.
Note This symbol denotes songs.
Euro This symbol denotes songs in your playlist that have been purchased from Amazon.

Symbols used for Internet radio stations

Table 2. Symbols used for Internet radio stations. See more symbols ...
Symbol Description Meaning
Yellow star This symbol denotes radio stations that are included in your favorites.
Clock This symbol denotes buttons for scheduled radio recordings.
No circle This symbol denotes both blocked radio stations and buttons that can be used to block stations. Stations that have been blocked will not be used in automatic recordings.
Seal This symbol denotes radio stations that have been properly licensed by the GEMA.
Bar graph This symbol denotes the popularity of a station. The greater the number of bars indicated, the greater the popularity among XStream users.
Green arrow This symbol denotes both ongoing recordings, as well as buttons that can be used to start recording or converting.
Yellow arrow

This symbol denotes stations which are recorded, but their currently playing song will be discarded.

This is because the song would be incomplete, since it began playing before recording was started.

The station will enter normal recording state as soon as a new song begins.

Empty green arrow

This symbol denotes stations that are not suitable for recordings with automatic song cutting features. Anyhow you have the opportunity to record these stations continously. Later you may edit your contious recordings to cut the songs manually.

Note: Generally speaking, every station can be used for recordings. However, the automatic song cutting features are only expected to function for those stations that are indicated as being suitable.
Filled green arrow This symbol denotes stations that are suitable for recordings with automatic song cutting features. The fuller the green right arrow, the greater the amount of songs that can be recorded per hour.

Symbols used for Converter

Table 3. Symbols used for Converter. See more symbols ...
Symbol Description Meaning
Red padlock This symbol denotes copy protected files.
Red exclamation point This symbol denotes files on which an error has occurred during playback or converting.

Symbols used for Wishes

Table 4. Symbols used for Wishes. See more symbols ...
Symbol Description Meaning
Magic wand This symbol denotes wishes, and recordings which were recorded by the Music wishes view. You can add artists, albums and individual songs to your wishlist to get them fulfilled.
Note with a green arrow This symbol denotes songs on your wishlist that are currently being recorded.
Note with a green dot This symbol denotes songs on your wishlist that have already been recorded (fulfilled wishes).
Bar graph This symbol denotes the popularity of a certain artist. Song wishes for popular artists are generally fulfilled faster than those by unpopular artists.
Text "Hit" This symbol denotes popular songs in the artist database. Popular song wishes generally take less time to complete than unpopular songs.
Blue figurine This symbol denotes artists. Once you have placed an artist in your wishlist, every song from every album by this artist will be recorded.

Symbols used in Media center

Table 5. Symbols used in Media center. See more symbols ...
Symbol Description Meaning
Filter This symbol labels the button for setting filter options. If any filter is active, the button is highlighted in color.
CD This symbol denotes albums.
Photo This symbols denotes files that are neither audio nor video files. This can e.g. be cover pictures (image files).
Tag This symbols labels the button for tag editing. If any tags have been edited but changes not yet saved, the button is highlighted in orange color.
Yellow LED display This symbol denotes your Anywhere connection status. Yellow means active and waiting for data transfer.
Green LED display This symbol denotes your Anywhere connection status. Green means ongoing data transfer (your friend downloads songs from your media collection or you download songs from his media collection).

Symbols used for the Player

Table 6. Symbols used for the Player. See more symbols ...
Symbol Description Meaning
Green check mark This symbol denotes reviewed media files in a playlist.
Red X This symbol denotes buttons, with which you may delete various elements. For example, you may delete stations from your favorites, delete media files from the player or wishes from your wishlist.
List with red X This symbol labels the button for removing a media file from a playlist.
Blue arrow

This symbol denotes linked audio files in a playlist. Linked files are not saved on your computer.

Whenever you use the music search, you have the possibility to add a link to your playlist instead of actually downloading the file. Linked files can be played as long as the URL is valid and your computer is connected to the Internet.

You cannot edit tags of linked files.

Filmstrip with blue arrow This symbol denotes linked video files in a playlist.
Tag This symbols labels the button for tag editing. If any tags have been edited but changes not yet saved, the button is highlighted in orange color.