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Exterity avediaCentre
Installation Guide
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1.1.0.61, November 2006
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Contents
1
2
3
Introduction ...............................................................................................2
1.1
Purpose .............................................................................................2
1.2
Document Usage ...............................................................................2
1.3
Scope.................................................................................................2
Getting Started..........................................................................................3
2.1
Installing MPEG 2 Codecs .................................................................4
2.2
Installing avediaCentre ......................................................................5
2.3
Product Key Activation.......................................................................8
Troubleshooting ......................................................................................10
3.1
Starting avediaCentre without a license...........................................10
3.2
Starting avediaCentre with an invalid license...................................11
3.3
MPEG 2 Codecs not installed ..........................................................12
3.4
No channel names shown in the channel list ...................................13
3.5
I am using the Windows firewall but there are still no channels in the
channel list..................................................................................................14
3.6
list
My firewall has opened up the correct port but I still see no channel
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3.7
Channels do not play from channel list ............................................17
Appendix A
ZoneAlarm Firewall ...............................................................21
A.1
Permitting avediaCentre and components .......................................21
A.2
Troubleshooting ...............................................................................22
Appendix B
Mcafee Personal Firewall ......................................................25
B.1
Add IGMP querier to trusted IP address list .....................................26
B.2
Disable Mcafee Personal Firewall....................................................30
B.2.1
Disabling Mcafee Personal Firewall..........................................30
B.2.2
Enable Windows Firewall..........................................................33
B.2.3
Restart ......................................................................................33
B.3
Technical Information.......................................................................34
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1 Introduction
1.1 Purpose
This document describes information to assist a user when installing the
Exterity avediaCentre software to ensure that the installation itself runs
smoothly.
1.2 Document Usage
Integrators and resellers should use this document to understand the
information that is required from the customer in order to perform an
installation.
The end customer should use this document as a guide to compiling the
information required for an installation of Exterity software.
If a certain piece of information cannot be found then this should be raised
with the Exterity integrator or reseller who will provide guidance and seek
assistance from Exterity where appropriate.
1.3 Scope
This guide refers to version 1.1.0.61 of avediaCentre.
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2 Getting Started
The Exterity avediaCentre is a TV and radio playback and recording
application for the PC. To use the Exterity avediaCentre it must first be
installed on your PC.
The installation of the Exterity avediaCentre has three stages
1) Install MPEG 2 codecs – these decode the TV and radio for
avediaCentre to play/record. This must be done before avediaCentre
can be used successfully. See the Installing MPEG 2 Codecs section
below.
2) Install avediaCentre - Install avediaCentre and a channel listening
service (avediaChannelListener service). See the Installing
avediaCentre section below.
3) Activate avediaCentre – license your PC to use Exterity avediaCentre
using the product key supplied. See the Product Key Activation section
below.
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2.1 Installing MPEG 2 Codecs
The Exterity avediaCentre software requires the installation of a set of MPEG
2 codecs which decode the incoming video streams for Exterity avediaCentre
to display. These are not installed automatically and must be installed by the
user prior to installing Exterity avediaCentre.
To install the MPEG 2 codecs insert the CD which automatically starts
Setup.exe shown above. If the CD fails to start, find the Setup.exe installation
program on the CD, use Start -> My Computer. Find the CD drive which will
be marked as avediaCentre (D:) or similar. Right-click on the CD and choose
Open. The setup.exe program should now be listed.
Select the “Install MPEG 2 Codecs” button. The MPEG 2 Codec installation
begins. Follow the on screen instructions to complete the installation.
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2.2 Installing avediaCentre
To install avediaCentre insert the CD which automatically starts Setup.exe
shown above. If the CD fails to start, find the Setup.exe installation program
on the CD, use Start -> My Computer. Find the CD drive which will be
marked as avediaCentre (D:) or similar. Right-click on the CD and choose
Open. The setup.exe program should now be listed.
Select “Install avediaCentre” to start the avediaCentre installation.
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Select Next to bring you to the license page as shown above. You must
accept the license agreement to install the Exterity avediaCentre software
using the Accept button. Following acceptance of the license agreement the
avediaCentre software continues to install on the PC.
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The installation finishes by asking the user to reboot the PC. It is essential
that the PC is rebooted before running the Exterity avediaCentre software.
Select Finish allowing the installation to reboot the PC.
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2.3 Product Key Activation
The Exterity avediaCentre software requires that the user activates the
product prior to use. This section outlines the steps required to activate an
avediaCentre installation.
The assumptions at this point are that the PC is connected to the internet, all
components of avediaCentre are installed and the user has administrative
privileges on the PC.
2.3.1 Obtaining a License
To obtain a license key navigate to
Start->All Programs->Exterity->Exterity avedia centre-> license activator
This runs the Exterity License Activator
This displays the installed version of the avediaCentre.
Enter your product key as supplied with the avediaCentre package in the
product key boxes. If you do not have this you should contact your distributor.
As the product key is entered the boxes turn yellow and remain yellow until
the data entered is valid. The product key is of the format:
CENTRE-1234-5678-ABCD-EF00
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Once all fields are populated, hit the Activate button. This will gather the
required information necessary for the license, contact the Exterity License
Server and if successful, download your license to the PC.
On successful license download the above dialog is shown. Close the dialog
to complete the license activation.
If an error occurs during activation a detailed error message is displayed in
internet explorer.
Congratulations your avediaCentre is now available for use.
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Troubleshooting
3.1 Starting avediaCentre without a license
If the user has no license installed the following error is displayed.
On exit the license activator starts, follow the instructions in the Product Key
Activation section above to activate avediaCentre.
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3.2 Starting avediaCentre with an invalid license
If the user has a license which is invalid the following error is displayed.
On exit the license activator starts, follow the instructions in the Product Key
Activation section above to activate avediaCentre.
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3.3 MPEG 2 Codecs not installed
If the MPEG 2 codecs are not installed the above error is seen. Follow the
instructions in the Installing MPEG 2 Codecs section above.
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3.4 No channel names shown in the channel list
If no channels are shown in the channel list as above, this is likely to be a
problem regarding the firewall installed on the PC. To view the channel list
avediaCentre requires that a single port be opened in the firewall to allow the
channels to announce themselves. If no channels are seen it is likely that the
firewall is blocking this port: if you are using the Windows firewall the
installation will add this port to the firewall exceptions list.
The port to be added is UDP port 9875.
If you are not using the Windows firewall you will need to consult the
documentation for the specific firewall you are using. Most firewalls will
prompt the user when a request is made by an application to use a blocked
port; however this is not always the case. Here we will describe the steps for
the Windows firewall.
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3.5 I am using the Windows firewall but there are still no
channels in the channel list
If you are using the windows firewall and you are not seeing any channels,
verify that the firewall is correctly configured.
The windows firewall can be found at
Start->Control Panel->Security Center->Windows Firewall. The Windows
firewall has several settings as shown above. You should configure the
General tab as shown above with the On checked and Don’t allow
exceptions unchecked.
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On the Exceptions tab there should be an entry called SAP.
If there is not, use the Add Port… button and enter the details as shown
below.
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3.6 My firewall has opened up the correct port but I still see
no channel list
The firewall is correctly configured there is another error in the system. Please
contact your network administrator or distributor to sort the problem.
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3.7 Channels do not play from channel list
To view video from the channels the avediaCentre application requires access
to the video streamed to it over the network interface. If no video is seen on
any of the channels as shown above it is likely that the firewall installed on the
PC is preventing avediaCentre from receiving this data over the network
interface.
To allow avediaCentre to view the video streams received over the network
interface an exception should be added to the firewall for avediaCentre. If you
are not using the windows firewall you will need to consult the documentation
for the specific firewall you are using. Most firewalls will prompt the user when
a request is made by an application to use a blocked port, however this is not
always the case.
If you are using the windows firewall and you are not seeing/hearing any
video/radio, verify that the firewall is correctly configured.
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The windows firewall can be found at
Start->Control Panel->Security Center->Windows Firewall->. The
Windows firewall has several settings as shown above. You should configure
the General tab as shown above with the On checked and Don’t allow
exceptions unchecked.
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To add the Exterity avediaCentre select the Add Program… button. This will
display another window.
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Use the Browse… button to locate the avediaCentre executable,
avediaCentre. By default this is installed to c:\Program files\Exterity\avedia
centre.
Select OK, avediaCentre is now shown on the list of exceptions.
Close avediaCentre and restart. Select a channel from the channel list and
verify that you can see/hear video/audio.
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Appendix A
ZoneAlarm Firewall
A.1 Permitting avediaCentre and components
On installing avediaCentre, ZoneAlarm should prompt you to allow the
avediaChannelListener to accept connections. You should choose Allow,
making sure to check Remember this setting (see below).
On starting avediaCentre, you will be prompted to allow avediaCentre to
accept connections. Again, you should Allow and choose to Remember this
setting.
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A.2 Troubleshooting
In some circumstances, the avediaChannelListener security alert does not
occur on installation. The symptom of this is that no channels are present in
the avediaCentre channels list. In this situation, the following steps must be
taken.
Bring up the Service Manager as follows:
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Click Start.
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Choose Control Panel.
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Choose Performance and Maintenance.
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Choose Administrative Tools.
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Choose Services.
Select the avediaChannelListener as shown above.
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Double-click to bring up the dialog shown above, set the Startup type to
Manual as shown and click OK. This means that the avediaChannelListener
will not start automatically when your PC starts up.
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Next, reboot your PC. Once restarted, start the avedia channel listener service
manually using Start -> All Programs -> Exterity -> Exterity avedia
channel listener -> Start avedia channel listener as shown above.
This should cause the security alert pop-up and should be handled as
described previously, allowing the list of channels to be built. Now that the
avedia channel listener is registered with ZoneAlarm, you can switch the
service back to automatic using the Service Manager as described above, and
the service should run successfully on subsequent start-ups.
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Appendix B
Mcafee Personal Firewall
When using avediaCentre with Mcafee Personal Firewall, users can
experience problems receiving TV and radio channels. avediaCentre can play
back TV and radio channels but after approximately five minutes the TV
picture freezes and the channels list disappears.
Mcafee have so far been unable to provide a satisfactory solution for this
problem. The only solution is to add the IP address of the IGMP querier to the
list of trusted IP addresses. This address must be supplied to you by your IT
department. If your IT department cannot supply you this information, the only
way to get avediaCentre to work is to disable the Mcafee Personal Firewall
and enable the Windows Firewall instead. See below for details.
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B.1 Add IGMP querier to trusted IP address list
You will require the IP address of the IGMP querier on your network. Contact
your IT department for this information.
To open the trusted IP address list, choose Options from the Personal
Firewall section of the McAfee Security Center as shown above.
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Next choose Trusted and Banned IPs as shown above.
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Next choose Add as shown above.
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Now add the IGMP querier IP address as supplied by your IT department in
the A Single IP Address section in the dialog shown above.
Click OK to this and previous dialogs to return you to the Personal Firewall
Plus options page. You may need to restart your computer before all
avediaCentre components will work.
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B.2 Disable Mcafee Personal Firewall
If you do not have the IP address of the IGMP querier, the only way to get
avediaCentre to work is to disable the Mcafee Personal Firewall and enable
the Windows Firewall instead.
B.2.1 Disabling Mcafee Personal Firewall
To disable the Mcafee Personal Firewall, do the following.
Right-click on the Mcafee icon in the system tray in the bottom right-hand
corner of your PC desktop and choose Open SecurityCenter as shown
below.
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Next, choose personal firewall plus from the options on the left hand side, and
click to disable the firewall as shown above.
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The Mcafee security center should now display the above, signifying that the
firewall is off:
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B.2.2 Enable Windows Firewall
To ensure that your computer is still protected, ensure that the Windows
Firewall is enabled as follows by opening the Windows Security Center from
the Control Panel and choosing Windows Firewall at the bottom of the page.
Ensure the settings are as follows.
B.2.3 Restart
To ensure the above changes take effect, restart your PC. avediaCentre
should now be able to view TV and radio channels.
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B.3 Technical Information
The avedia IPTV solution uses multicast IP traffic to transmit both audio/video
data and channel announcements. Multicast traffic is controlled by IGMP
messages between the network switches and the attached devices (e.g. your
PC), and it is essential that these IGMP messages are successfully
transmitted and received whilst viewing a channel. Mcafee Personal Firewall
allows outbound IGMP messages from your PC, enabling you to establish the
initial connection to a TV or radio channel. However, it appears to block
inbound IGMP messages from the switch to your PC meaning that your PC
will not respond to these. The switch will eventually conclude that your PC no
longer wants to receive the multicast traffic and will stop sending it, resulting in
the TV or radio channel stopping playing.
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