D-Link DSM-320
Wireless Media Player
Building Networks for People
Introduction ..................................................................................................... 3
Package Contents ........................................................................................... 4
System Requirements ..................................................................................... 4
Features & Benefits ........................................................................................ 5
Front and Back Panels .................................................................................... 6
Getting Started ................................................................................................ 7
Using the Remote Control ............................................................................... 7
Using the Onscreen Keyboard ...................................................................... 10
Installing the Media Server Software ............................................................ 10
Configuring the Media Server Software ....................................................... 14
Using the Media ServerSoftware .................................................................. 16
Hardware Connections .................................................................................. 18
Network Layout ............................................................................................. 21
DSM-320 Setup Wizard ................................................................................ 22
DSM-320 Basics .......................................................................................... 25
Setup ............................................................................................................. 26
Music ............................................................................................................. 29
Photos ........................................................................................................... 34
Videos ........................................................................................................... 36
Online Media ................................................................................................. 38
Search ........................................................................................................... 42
FAQs ............................................................................................................. 43
Troubleshooting ............................................................................................ 45
Technical Specifications ................................................................................ 49
Appendix I-Setting Microsoft Windows Power Options ................................. 51
Appendix 2-Static and Dynamic IP Addresses .............................................. 52
Appendix 3-WEP Configuration .................................................................... 52
Appendix 4-Ad-Hoc and Infrastructure modes .............................................. 52
Glossary ........................................................................................................ 53
Warranty and Registration ............................................................................ 56
Technical Support ......................................................................................... 59
D-Link introduces the latest addition to its multimedia family of products: the
D-Link MediaLoungeTM DSM-320 Wireless Media Player. The DSM-320
unites the network with the home entertainment center, allowing you to share,
access, and enjoy digital media, whether it is music, videos, or photos, in the
comfort of your living room.
The DSM-320 features 802.11g technology for transfer speeds up to 54Mbps,
giving you maximum throughput for sharing and transferring digital media.
Setting up the DSM-320 is simple, and the sleek design makes it a natural
addition to any home entertainment center. AV jacks on the back panel of the
DSM-320 allows direct connection to the TV. Using the included remote control,
access media content stored on the PC, browse music files, watch videos, and
display photos, all on the TV! In addition, the DSM-320 lets you access online
media content on TV through an existing broadband Internet connection.
The DSM-320 adheres to the Universal Plug-&-Play AV specification, and
complies with Intel Networked Media Product Requirements (INMPR), allowing
it to communicate with other UPnP AV media devices seamlessly.
The DSM-320 supports and streams virtually all audio, video, and image formats
stored on your PC. With support for MP3, WMA and WAV audio files, listen to
music on the stereo system. Watch stored videos in MPEG1/2/4, AVI, QuickTime
or Xvid format on TV or enjoy slideshows of your favorite photos in JPEG,
JPEG2000, TIFF, GIF, BMP or PNG formats. Better yet, it’s easy to access all
media files through the TV Interface using the remote control included with the
Experience digital media like never before with the MediaLounge DSM-320
Wireless Media Player. The DSM-320 includes everything you need to instantly
access and play music, videos, and photos using your home entertainment
Package Contents
D-Link DSM-320 Wireless Media Player
Printed Quick Installation Guide
Installation CD (Contains D-Link Media Server Software, Quick Installation
Guide, and Manual)
Ethernet (CAT5-UTP/Straight-Through) Cable
Standard Composite RCA Audio/Video Cable
S-Video Cable
Remote Control with Batteries
System Requirements
Television with composite, S-Video, or component video inputs and an audio
device with composite, coaxial digital or optical digital audio inputs.
A wireless or Ethernet network
Minimum to run the Media Server software: PC with 500 MHz processor,
128 MB RAM and 20 MB of hard disk space.
Windows XP/2000/Me/98SE.
CD-ROM drive
Features & Benefits
Stream media content from a PC to your entertainment center.
Listen to digital music on your stereo system.
View digital photos, slideshows and videos on TV.
Easily connect to your wireless network using 802.11g at up to
802.11b compatible at 11Mbps.
Connect using an Ethernet network cable at up to 100Mbps.
UPnP AV and INMPR compliant for compatibility with other
media devices.
Support for all popular digital media formats.
Remote controlled TV interface for quick access to your media
Experience a world of online media content.
Sit’n click access to your digital media.
Sleek design complements your existing audio/video
Optical and coaxial digital audio output.
Component video output.
64- or 128-bit WEP security.
Convenient one-touch access to preset music.
Supports DHCP for easy connection to your home network.
Color coded one-touch shortcut button on the remote, for
quick access to music, photos, videos, and online media
Built-in screensaver.
Easy setup wizard.
Front and Back Panels
Front Panel
LAN LED blinks to
activity on the
Wireless LED blinks to
indicate wireless
Back Panel
Composite video
Digital Audio
Coaxial S-video
Digital connector
Getting Started
To begin using the DSM-320 Wireless Media Player, you will need:
An existing home network (including a wireless router or a
router with an available Ethernet port)
The DSM-320 Media Server software installed on a PC. This
computer will collect music, photo and video content from
local sources (a digital camera for example) and from the
Internet (downloaded MP3 music, digital photos or video files.)
The DSM-320 Wireless Media Player connected to your
television and audio system.
Using the Remote Control
The included remote control is the only means by which to configure and control
the DSM-320.
Information for the Setup Wizard is entered by using the remote control. The
remote is used to enter numbers, letters, special characters and to make
selections from an on-screen keyboard. The on-screen keyboard is activated
by pressing Enter on the remote control whenever the on-screen cursor is
located in a field where text is required.
The following page details the remote control and shows the function of each
Using the Remote Control
Press to Navigate to
the Home Screen
Number and
Preset Keys
Enters a “.” (a period,
also known as a dot)
Clear Text Entry
Go to Previous Page
Mute Sound
Page Up or Down
Volume Adjustment
Use Arrow Keys to
Move the Position
of the Onscreen
Menu of Options
for Current Mode
Enter Key
Setup Menu
Photo Mode
Video Mode
Music Mode
Online Media Mode
Repeat Music &
Photo Slideshows
Audio and Video
Output Selectors
Shuffle Music &
Photo Slideshows
Go to Search Page
Play Functions
Displays File Data
Using the Remote Control (continued)
Power - Turn the DSM-320 ON or OFF.
Home - Navigate to the DSM-320’s home screen.
Number Keys - Enter numbers where needed, or use the onscreen keyboard.
You can use the keys 1-9 to create Music presets. With a music selection highlighted
onscreen, press down on a number from 1-9 on the remote control until the icon displays. Press the number of your preset music, anytime the MediaServer is on, to play
the selection.
“.” (a period, also known as a dot.)
Clear - Delete text.
Mute - Turn OFF the audio.
Return - Return to the previous page.
Volume + - Increase the volume.
Volume - - Decrease the volume.
Page Up or Down - Press Up to scroll up a page, and press Down to scroll down.
Enter - Make a selection.
Setup - Access the Setup menu.
Arrow keys - Move the onscreen cursor, navigate through media file names, and use
for primary navigation through the interface. Right is forward, left is back.
Menu - Used to select Radio@AOL Presets.
Photo - Access the Photo mode.
Music - Access the Music mode.
Video - Access the Video mode.
Online Media - Access the Online media mode.
Repeat - Repeat the current Music or Photo Slideshow selection.
Audio and Video Out - When you have multiple audio and video output connections,
you can select one by clicking on one of these keys.
Shuffle - Shuffle music tracks in a playlist or photos during a slideshow.
Play Functions - While viewing and listening to your media, you can use these keys
to Stop, Play/Pause, Reverse, Fast Forward, go back (Prev), or go to the next item
Search - Enter the Search function.
Display - Display information about a file. For instance, view the type of photo
and the name, date and other information about the photo.
Using the On-Screen Keyboard
Whenever you need to enter text, press ENTER on the remote and the onscreen
keyboard will appear.
The keyboard is used for naming your DSM-320 and performing searches for
music, photos or video. To use the keyboard, highlight a character with the
arrow buttons on the remote and press ENTER. Highlight and select OK when
you are finished entering text.
Note: Before you install the hardware, you must first install the
software as shown below.
Installing the D-Link Media Server
Install the D-Link Media Server Software on each PC that contains audio, video,
or photo files you wish to use with the DSM-320.
To install the software, follow the steps on the next page of this manual.
Installing the D-Link Media Server Software
Click on D-Link Media
Server Installer and
select the appropriate
operating system.
If the screen at right does not appear,
please double-click My Computer on your
desktop; right-click on the CD-ROM drive;
select Open; double-click autorun.exe.
The screen at right will appear.
The D-Link Media Server Setup
Wizard will appear.
Click Next
Choose a destination folder or
accept the default location.
Click Next
Installing the D-Link Media Server Software
Choose a start menu folder or
accept the default location.
Click Next
Select the icons you want created.
Select Create a desktop icon
to access the program from
your desktop.
Select Create a Quick Launch
icon to access the program
from your taskbar.
Click Next
Click Install
Installing the D-Link Media Server Software
The necessary software will be
copied to the specified locations
on your computer.
Check Launch D-Link
Media Server
Click Finish
After you click Finish, the DSM-320 software will be available as an icon in
your system tray or on your desktop. For any configuration needs, you can
access the software by clicking on the icon. After the installation is complete,
please double-click on the Media Server software icon
and begin the
configuration on the next page.
The D-Link Media Server Software Installation has been completed!
Configuring the D-Link Media
Server Software
After clicking on this icon
the software program, shown
here, will open.
The Shared Folders tab is
where you select the folders
that contain your audio, video,
and photo files.
Click Add
Select the folder
containing the files you
wish to share
Click OK
Configuring the D-Link Media Server Software
Select all of the file types that
you wish to share.
Click Apply
Repeat the steps until all of
the folders containing audio,
video, and photos you want
to share have been added.
Click OK
The D-Link Media Server Software Configuration has been completed!
Using the D-Link Media Server Software
Accessing the Media on your PCs
Before you can access the media on your PC, you must install the D-Link
Media Server Software. Simply install the included software on each PC where
you store your music or digital photos. Once the software is installed, the media
server icon will appear in your system tray. To configure the D-Link Media
Server, right-click on the icon.
DSM-320 System Tray Icon
The Media Server software will start whenever you power on your PC. If the
D-Link Media Server software is not running, you can access it from the Start
menu on the Windows taskbar. On the Start menu, click All Programs, then
D-Link Media Server, and select D-Link Media Server 1.xx. The server icon
will appear in your system tray.
Stopping the D-Link Media Server
To stop the D-Link Media Server (and stop sharing your photos and music on
your PC), right-click on the server icon and select Exit from the server menu.
Note: If the D-Link Media Server is not running, your photos, videos
and music will not be available on your DSM-320.
D-Link Media Server Menu
To open the D-Link Media
Server menu, click the
server icon with your right
mouse button. The server
menu will then display.
Using the D-Link Media Server Software (continued)
Sharing Media Content in Folders
The D-Link Media Server will share content
in the selected directory folders. All
subfolders within a shared folder are
shared as well.
To add or change the shared folders, click
on the D-Link Media Server icon in the
system tray or, as in this case, on the
desktop, and select Show Media Server.
A dialog will appear with a list of
shared folders.
C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\My Documents\My Music
C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\My Documents\My Pictures
Add folders where your music and
photos are stored, or remove folders you
no longer wish to share. Depending on
the number of files in your folders, it may
take some time for the player to fully list
the new folder contents.
Sharing a New File while the DSM-320
is ON:
If you wish to share a new file while the
DSM-320 is in operation, you will need
to do the following:
Right-click on the folder that contains the
media that you wish to play on the DSM320. Select Rescan a shared folder.
The media in the selected folder will now
be available. If you do not do this, the
file cannot be accessed by the DSM-320.
Connecting the DSM-320
Video Connections
All audio, video and networking connections are located on the rear panel of the
Select one of three ways to connect video to your DSM-320:
• Composite Video Connector
Plug the supplied yellow video
cable into the DSM-320 and the
matching opposite end of the
cable to your television input.
• S-video Connector
Plug the supplied S-video cable
into the S-video connector and
the opposite end into the S-video
connector on your television.
• Component Connectors
Match the color coded cables
to the matching connectors on
the DSM-320 and into the
component video input of your
Note: This cable is not supplied.
Connecting the DSM-320 (continued)
Audio Connections
Select one of three ways to connect audio to your DSM-320:
• Composite Audio
Plug the supplied red and
white connectors into the
color-coded matching jacks
on the DSM-320.
Plug the opposite ends to
the matching jacks on your
television or audio/video
• Optical Digital Audio
Connect an optical audio
connector into the DSM-320
and the matching opposite
end of the cable to the audio
input of your audio system.
Note: This cable is not
• Coaxial Digital Audio
Connect a coaxial audio
connector into the DSM-320
and the matching opposite
end of the cable to the audio
input of your audio system.
Note: This cable is not
Connecting the DSM-320 (continued)
Network Connections
Select one of two ways to connect a network to your DSM-320:
• RJ-45 Ethernet Connector
Connect the supplied
Ethernet cable to the
network cable connector,
and attach the other end to
the network.
• Wireless Antenna
Attach the supplied antenna
by threading it onto the
antenna connector. Be sure
the antenna is secure and in
an upright position.
Network Layout
Below is a diagram displaying what your network might look like once all of the
connections have been made to the MediaLounge™ DSM-320 Wireless Media
The DSM-320 Setup Wizard
Upon initial startup, the DSM-320 displays the Setup Wizard.
Click Next to begin the
DSM-320 Setup Wizard
Step 1 of 6: Type in a
name of your choice or
select the default setting.
Click Next to continue
Step 2 of 6: Select the type
of network connection.
If selecting Wired,
skip to Step 5 of 6
on page 23.
Click Next to continue
The DSM-320 Setup Wizard (continued)
Step 3 of 6: For wireless
network connections,
select the SSID that is
being used by your
existing wireless network.
Click Next to continue
Step 4 of 6: Your
current wireless
settings are displayed
and can be changed
at this point.
Click Next to continue
Note: Please see the Appendix in this manual for an explanation of DHCP
and static IP addresses.
Step 5 of 6: Your
current network
settings are displayed
and can be changed
at this point.
Click Next to continue
The DSM-320 Setup Wizard (continued)
Step 6 of 6: Select a Media
Server from the list. A
Media Server is any PC
running the D-Link Media
Server software, or a UPnP
AV compliant device on the
Click Next to continue
Click Done to finish
Your MediaLounge™ DSM320 is now ready to stream
music, photo, and video
content for enjoyment on
your home entertainment
Your setup is complete!
DSM-320 Menu
Menu Basics
The DSM-320 uses an onscreen menu interface. As you move through the
menus, you will use the selection arrows to move up, down, right and left.
The highlight bar moves from item to item as you press the selection arrows.
In some instances you will need to click Enter to access the pulldown menu
within an item. You will then see an arrow within the highlighted bar. These
arrow “hints” help you with menu navigation, and show you the possible paths
you may take. For example, a down arrow hints that more items are available
if you move the highlight bar down. To move to the next menu screen, use the
right arrow. Similarly, use the left arrow to move to the previous screen.
Menu Home
The menu home screen is the top level menu. From the home screen, you can
access music, photos, video, and online media. To jump directly to the home
screen, press the Home button on the upper right-hand corner of the remote.
If you want to change the configuration of your setup you can press the Setup
button on the remote control.
For an explanation of the terminology used in the Setup function, please see
the Appendix.
Click Setup on your remote
control to access the setup
features. Using the arrow keys on
your remote control, scroll down
the list to highlight your selection
then click Enter or the right arrow
to select your choice. You can
select from:
Network, Wireless, System,
Miscellaneous, Version or
Press Enter in a text field, to display the onscreen keyboard. You can enter
text either by using the onscreen keyboard, or by using the the digits and
letters on your remote control.
Connection: Select Wired or
Configuration: Select Static or
automatically assigns IP
addresses to the devices on your
network. If you have a DHCPcapable router in your network,
select DHCP here.
If you do not have a DHCP
capable router, you will select Static and provide the following information:
IP: Enter the IP address of the DSM-320.
Netmask: Enter the subnet mask of the DSM-320.
Gateway: Enter the IP address of the router on your network.
DNS: Enter the IP address of the domain name server.
Setup (continued)
SSID: Enter the SSID or click
Site Survey to select the SSID.
Mode: Select Ad-Hoc or
Infrastructure mode.*
WEP: Select Disable, 64-bit, or
128-bit WEP.
Key Index: select keys 1-4. For
each key enter a string of digits
in hexadecimal or ASCII format.
*Ad-Hoc is a Peer-to-Peer network that does not contain a router or an access
point. An Infrastructure network is one that contains a router or an access point.
Device Name: You can name
your DSM-320 here.
Default Server: Select the PC
that you would like to use as
the default server.
View all Servers: Select to
view a list of all the PC’s that
are available to share media on
your network.
System Restart: Restart your
DSM-320 here.
System Reset: Return your DSM-320 to its factory default settings.
Note: You will lose your current settings.
Setup (continued)
Screen Saver Delay: Select
from a 1- 30 minute idle-time
delay before the screen saver
Photo Display: Choose to
display your photos either as a
list or as thumbnails.
Slide Show Delay: Select a slide
show interval from 1 second to 2
Perform Firmware Upgrades
Automatically: Click Yes to be
informed automatically of
firmware upgrades.
Check for Updates: Select to
check for firmware updates.
Wizard: When you click Wizard
in the main Setup window, you
will be directed to begin the Setup
Wizard, as shown here.
Music Quality
Your music listening experience on the media player depends upon the quality
of your digital music files on your PC. Avoid quality settings below 48kbps as
they are unsupported. For CD quality music, rip your MP3s at 128kbps or
higher, with a sample rate of 44.1kHz.
Supported Music Formats
The following music file formats are supported:
MP3 (up to 192 kbps)
MPEG-1,Layer 3 Audio file -The standard Internet music file format, and
the most common.
Windows Media Audio file - Supported by the Microsoft Windows Media
player and some music jukebox programs.
WAV & AIFF (AIFF files must be encoded in PCM format only.)
WAV was developed by Microsoft and IBM. WAV sound files end in .wav
and are compatible with Windows applications supporting audio.
AIFF (Audio Interchange File Format) was developed by Apple Computer,
and is the standard audio format for Macintosh computers. It’s extensions
are .AIF or .IEF.
MPEG 1 and MPEG 2 Audio use the file extension of MP3.
Music (continued)
Organizing Music Files
Your music files can be contained in one directory folder, or organized in several
subfolders. The DSM-320 automatically organizes your music files by genre,
artist, album, and tracks. This information is obtained from the ID3 tags in
each of your music files. The ID3 tag is created for you when you rip (copy)
your music from your CD. However, if your music files have incorrect or
incomplete tags, the tracks may not appear where they should in your music
Playing a Track
Once you enter the music menu, you can view tracks by artist, genre, album,
or track name. Use the selection arrows to navigate to the track you wish to
play. Once you have found your track, highlight it and press Enter or press the
Play button on the remote. The track will begin playing on your stereo or
television speakers. The All Tracks section contains all of your music
tracks...simply scroll or page through the track list to find the desired track.
To play a track starting
from the main home
1. Select MUSIC
2. Select All Tracks
3. Highlight a track name.
Use the selection arrows, or
use the Page Up and Page
Down buttons to quickly
move through the track list.
4. Press Enter or press
Creating a Preset
Select MUSIC; select All Tracks; scroll down to select a track. Press a number
between 1-9 on your remote control. If you select the number 1, hold the number
1 key down until this icon
appears next to your selection. (If you choose
another number, that number will appear within the icon.) You have completed
the creation of a Preset. Now you can play your selection at any time that the
DSM-320 is ON, by pressing the preset number on your remote control.
Music (continued)
Browsing for Music
There are many ways to browse for a music track. For example, let’s use the
following music file:
With Arms Wide Open.mp3
Artist: Creed
Album: Human Clay
Genre: Rock/Pop
To browse for this track in the track list:
1. Select All Tracks
2. Highlight With Arms Wide Open
To browse by artist:
1. Select Artists
2. Select Creed
3. Select Human Clay
4. Highlight With Arms Wide Open
To browse by album:
1. Select Albums
2. Select Human Clay
3. Highlight With Arms Wide Open
To browse by genre:
1. Select Genres
2. Select Rock/Pop
3. Select Creed
4. Select Human Clay
5. Highlight With Arms Wide Open
Music (continued)
Creating Music Playlists
Use your favorite music software on your PC to create music playlists. A playlist
allows you to specify exactly what tracks to play and in what order to play
them. For example, create a “favorites” playlist and just listen to your favorite
tracks. Save the playlist in the industry standard .m3u playlist format.
The DSM-320 will play tracks from playlists you create on your computer.
The media player supports playlists in two standard formats:
m3u MPEG Playlist File
pls MPEG Playlist File
Software for playing music on your PC can be used to create playlists.
WinAmpTM and Microsoft Windows Media PlayerTM are two examples.
Playing a Playlist
To play all the tracks in a playlist, highlight the playlist name and press the Play
button. All tracks will be played in the order they appear in the playlist.
Controlling Music Playback
Your DSM-320 works just like a stereo or CD player. Controlling your music
playback will be an easy and natural experience. Use the remote to Play, Pause,
or Stop music. Press the Previous and Next buttons to skip to the previous or
next track, or Reverse or Fast Forward through a song.
Music (continued)
Viewing Photos while Music is Playing
Your DSM-320 is capable of displaying photos and playing Preset music
At any point during photo viewing, simply press a number on the remote control
that corresponds with an existing Preset. The appropriate song will begin
Please see page 30 to find out how to create a Preset.
Shuffle and Repeat
Once you play a group of tracks (for example, a playlist), each track will play
in the original order listed.
To change the play order of a playlist, press the
Shuffle button on the Remote Control, or select
this icon in the interactive screen.
To repeat a track, click Repeat on the remote control
or select this icon in the interactive screen.
When you select a music track,
information about the song will
be displayed, as shown here.
Supported Photo Formats
The following photo file formats are supported:
BMP (non-compressed)
Windows bitmap file. Widely used in Microsoft
Windows for pictures and backgrounds.
JPEG (grayscale, RGB, YCbCy)
(Does not support CMYK, YCCK.)
The JPEG format is the Internet and digital photo
format standard used by most digital cameras.
Older format still widely available on the internet
for photos, web pages, and clip art.
PNG (Alpha channel only)
Portable Network Graphics standard created in
response to limitations in the GIF file format.
(Does not support CMYK, YMC, YMCK, KCMY)
Tagged Image File Format is a raster file format.
Organizing Photo Albums
Unlike music files, photos contain very little information about their content.
Therefore, photos are organized by their filename and by the folder they are in.
Each folder will become an album on the player, and all files in the folder will
appear in the album.
Many digital cameras will organize your photos into folders when you connect
and unload them to your PC. Each time you dock or connect, a new folder is
created using the current date and time, and all photos are copied into that
You can also create your own photo albums. For instance, create a folder in
the My Pictures directory called My Birthday and copy all your birthday photos
into it. Your DSM-320 will show the folder as a photo album named My Birthday.
To play a slideshow of the album, highlight it and press the Play button. To
view a list of the photos in the album, highlight it and press the > (right arrow)
Photos (continued)
Similarly, you can give your photos meaningful names by changing the filename.
Most digital cameras will number the photos sequentially. For example, rename
the photo IM001059.jpg to My Birthday Cake.jpg. The photo will be named
My Birthday Cake on your DSM-320.*
You can create as many album folders as you need. Create a folder for the
year, then create folders inside for each of the months, and then folders in
each month for special occasions (birthday, vacation, holidays).
Playing a Photo Slideshow
To start playing a photo slideshow, highlight a folder and press the Play button.
The first photo will display, and it will be followed by the next photo in the
album. The slideshow will display all photos in the album, and all photos in any
sub-albums. When the end of the photo album is reached, the slideshow will
Controlling Photo Playback
Controlling photo playback is very similar to controlling a CD player...instead of
music tracks, there are photos. Once you have started a photo slideshow, use
the remote to Play, Pause, or Stop the show. Press the Previous and Next
buttons to skip to the previous or next photo. To set the slideshow delay time,
click Setup on your remote and select Miscellaneous. You can set the slide
show delay at any interval between 1 second and 2 minutes.
Viewing Photo Information
To view information about a
photo, highlight the photo
and press the Display
*Folder creation and renaming files must be done
on the PC via standard
Windows procedures.
Supported Video Formats
The following video file formats are supported:
MPEG-1 (up to 8Mbps)
MPEG-2 (up to 8Mbps)
MPEG-4 (ASP. - Advanced Simple Profile)
AVI or QT (MPEG4 layer only)
XVID (with MP3 and PCM)
Viewing a Video
Once you enter the Video menu, you can view your list of videos.
Use the selection arrows to navigate to the video folder you wish to view.
Highlight and press Enter to view the video folder.
After you have selected a video folder, scroll down and highlight the video you
wish to view and press Enter or press Play to view the video.
Videos (continued)
Using the Remote Control with Videos
Enter - Click ENTER to play your highlighted video.
Play/Pause - To pause the video and to resume playing the video.
+ (Volume) - To increase the volume.
- (Volume) - To decrease the volume.
Mute - To silence the audio portion of the video.
FF - To fast forward through the video.
Display - To view the track time; the resolution and the bit rate.
Repeat - To repeat the video after viewing it.
Online Media
From the main menu, select Online Media.
The screen above will appear. Select AOL Services. This service allows you
to listen to online radio. When you select AOL Services, a setup wizard will
appear, leading you through the simple steps required to listen to Radio@AOL.
Online Media (continued)
AOL Services
After selecting AOL Services (as shown on the previous page), you will be
given the option to sign in as an AOL Member, or, if you are not a
member, you can enjoy a Free Trial. AOL members will sign in as follows:
For AOL Members:
Click AOL Members - Sign In.
Click OK.
Enter your AOL screen
name and password.
As an AOL member, you are now ready
to use Radio@AOL or Radio@AOL
If you click Radio@AOL, the
following screen will appear.
Online Media (continued)
For AOL Members
Information about the current
selection will be displayed
Use the arrow keys on your
remote to scroll up and
down, and across lists, to
make your music selection.
Radio@AOL presets can be
selected here by pressing
the Menu button on the
remote control when
listening to the desired
Radio@AOL Presets
Click Radio@AOL Presets.
Preset Radio stations are
available here. Use the
arrow keys, on your remote
control, to highlight the
station of your choice, or you
can setup your own selection
of stations. (Free trial users
are not able to select their
own presets.)
Switch Screen
Online Media (continued)
AOL Services for Non-members
Click Setup to begin
your free trial of
Radio@AOL using your
Click Free Trial.
Click OK.
You are now ready to begin your free
trial. Please see the previous page for
an explanation of your listening
options.Non-members have access to
Radio@AOL Presets, and can select
from five pre-set stations. (AOL
member are able to configure their own
Click the Search button on the remote control, and the screen below will appear,
allowing you to search for music tracks, videos, or photos. Shown below is an
example of a search for a music track.
Searching for Media files
Some music track lists can be very long and therefore tedious to scroll
through...especially if the song you are looking for is at the bottom of the list.
The Page Up and Page Down buttons can help you move more quickly. You
can also search for a particular song.
You can click the Search
button on the remote
control. The screen at
right will appear.
the Media Type
pulldown menu, select
In the Search For field,
enter the music title you
are seeking.
Select Search and press
Frequently Asked Questions
What is D-Link’s DSM-320?
The DSM-320 is a complete digital entertainment center. Enjoy
music, video, and photo content when and where you want it in your living room, bedroom, den, or anywhere you have a TV.
Once attached to a network, the DSM-320 allows you to access
media content, and play it on a big screen televison. Additional
media can be accessed online with AOL Services. Enjoy the
convenience of fast, wireless data transmission, and control the
audio and video entertainment on the TV, with the remote control!
What kind of files are supported by the D-Link’s
Audio - MP3, WMA, WAV, AIFF
Video - MPEG 1, 2, and 4, AVI, QT, XVID
Images - JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, JPEG2000
What do I need to set up the D-Link’s DSM-320?
You must have a Microsoft Windows-based home network in
place, with at least one PC running Microsoft Windows XP/
Will any software need to be installed on my
Yes, the D-Link Media Server Software needs to be installed
on a networked Windows-based PC. From this PC, you can
choose the media files to be streamed to your TV.
Frequently Asked Questions (continued)
What operating system do I need to run the server
Windows XP/2000/Me/98SE
How does the D-Link DSM-320 get its files from
my computer?
As soon as you have installed the D-Link Media Server Software
on your PC, the server software will be launched, allowing you
to add media files. You may then select folders containing music,
photos or videos that you want to play.
Can I access AOL without Media server software
Yes, by pressing the Online Media button on the main menu
screen, you can access AOL.
What about Copy Protection?
Some music files are copy protected and can only be played
on your computer. Copy protected files cannot be played on
your DSM-320. If a file is copy protected, it will not appear in
the DSM-320. If you plan on sharing and playing music files on
your DSM-320, turn copy protection off when ripping your own
CDs to your PC.
Can I use my Universal remote control?
No, the DSM-320 is not compatible with the universal remote.
I cannot see the Home Screen when I turn on my
DSM-320 player for the first time.
Make sure your TV is displaying the appropriate video source. You may
need to use the AV Input, Source, Select, or TV/Video button on your
TV or TV remote to change video sources. If you are having trouble
changing the video source, refer to the instructions that came with your
If you did not connect the player directly to your TV, but are instead
passing the signal through your VCR, make sure your VCR is displaying
the appropriate video source. You may need to use the Input or Source
button on your VCR or VCR’s remote control. Some VCRs only pass
the signal through when they are turned off. If you are having trouble
displaying the correct video source, refer to the instructions that came
with your VCR.
Make sure cables are connected to the IN jacks on your TV or VCR,
not the OUT jacks.
The cables you are using to connect your receiver to your TV or other
equipment may be damaged or defective. Try exchanging the cables
connected to the receiver with other cables that you know are working
Make sure you have firmly attached the power adapter plug to the back
of the player. Also, verify the power adapter is plugged into a working
power outlet and that the outlet is not controlled by a light switch.
Troubleshooting (continued)
My remote control isn’t working.
Make sure the batteries are inserted correctly.
Try removing the batteries and reinserting them without touching any
buttons on the remote control.
Replace the batteries with new ones.
I can’t find any of my music, photos, or video.
Make sure your computer is powered on and that it has not entered
standby mode. Change your computer’s power settings if you want
your content to always be available.
Make sure the server software is running on your computer. Look for
the media server icon in your system tray. If necessary, start the server
software again.
Click on the server icon and select Settings to Verify you are sharing
the correct directories.
Verify the receiver network cable is properly attached
to your network switch, hub or router, and that the
switch, hub or router has power.
If you are using static network addresses, verify the
network address and netmask are correct for your
network, and that the address is not already in use by
another PC or device.
Make sure the file you are sharing is of a supported file
format and encoding scheme.
Troubleshooting (continued)
I can’t hear any sound when I’m playing music.
Make sure the audio cables are properly connected.
If the audio cables are connected to your TV, the TV
must be on to hear any music.
If the audio cables are connected to your stereo, make
sure the stereo is on and you have the correct stereo
input source selected. If you are having trouble
selecting the correct audio source, refer to the
instructions that came with your stereo.
Some of my MP3 and WMA files don’t appear.
The DSM-320 supports the most common music file
formats. However, there are almost an infinite variety of
bit rates and sample rates. If a file does not appear on
the receiver, it most likely uses an unsupported rate.
The files may be copy protected. To share your files,
turn copy protection off when you rip them.
The following MP3 sample rates are supported:
4, 8, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96 kHz.
For best results, rip your MP3 files at 128 kbps or
higher, with a sample rate of 44.1 kHz.
Troubleshooting (continued)
Checking the bit and sample rates of a music file.
To check the bit and sample rates of a
music file, in your PC’s Windows folder,
right-click on the filename and select
Select the Summary tab and scroll to
the bottom of the list.
The file to the right has a bit rate of 128
kbps and a sample rate of 44 kHz.
In most cases, you don’t need to worry
about the sample rate unless you come
across a file that will not play or appear
on your player. Use the above procedure
to check the file settings for supported
I created a playlist on my computer, but it doesn’t
appear on my media player
Make sure the playlist file is located in a folder shared
by your media player. Copy the playlist to your shared
music folder, or click on the media server icon to add
or change your folder options.
How do I reset my DSM-320?
Under normal circumstances, you should not need to
reset your media player. However, to fully reset the media
player, turn the toggle switch on the rear panel to OFF.
Wait a few seconds, then toggle the switch to ON.
What version of software do I have?
From the main home screen, press the SETUP button
and select Version. The software version will be
Technical Specifications
Media Streaming Protocol
Supported Audio Formats:
• MP3 up to 192 kbps
• WAV & AIFF (PCM only)
• MPEG 1/2 - Audio
Supported Image Formats:
• JPEG (Grayscale, RGB, YCbCy only -does not support CMYK, YCCK)
• BMP (Non-compressed)
• TIFF (RGB only - does not support CMYK, YMC, YMCK, KCMY)
Supported Video Formats:
• MPEG 1 (up to 8mbps)
• MPEG 2 (up to 8mbps)
• MPEG 4 (asp- advanced simple profile)
• XVID with MP3 and pcm
• AVI or QT (MPEG4 layer only)
Audio Playlist Formats:
• M3U
• RCA audio jacks
• RCA video
• S-Video
• Component Video
• Optical Digital Audio
• Coax Digital Audio
• 802.11g Wireless
• Supports up to 54Mbps
transfer rate
• Wired LAN: 10/100Mbps
• DHCP or Static IP Address
Technical Specifications (continued)
• Hardware based WEP (Wired
Equivalent Privacy)
• Up to 128-bit encryption
• UPnP-AV 1.0 Enabled
• INMPR Compliant
PC System Requirements
• Connection to 802.11g
wireless or Ethernet network
• Windows 98SE, Me, 2000 or XP
• 500MHz processor
• 128MB memory
• 20MB available hard disk
• Broadband Internet Service
(cable or DSL modem) - For online media access and firmware updates
Environmental specification
• Operating temperature:
0°C to 45°C
• Storage temperature:
-25°C to 55°C
• Operating relative humidity:
10% to 95% non-condensing
1 Year
Appendix 1
Setting Microsoft Windows Power
If you want access to your music and photos all the time, make sure to configure
your PC’s power settings. Do not allow your computer to enter a standby power
state, or you will have to “wake up” your PC to view music or photos on your
DSM-320. However, your monitor can be in a low power state or turned off.
To change your power settings on Windows XP:
1. Click on start
2. Select Control Panel
3. Select Performance and Maintenance
4. Select Power Options
5. Change both System standby and System hibernates to Never
6. Click OK
To change your power settings on Windows 2000/Me/98SE:
1. Click on start
2. Select Settings
3. Select Control Panel
4. Select Power Options
5. Change both System standby and System hibernates to Never
6. Click OK
Appendix 2
Static and Dynamic IP Addresses
DHCP-capable routers will automatically assign IP addresses to the devices on
the network, using DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) technology.
If you are using a DHCP-capable router in your network, you will not need to
assign a static IP address to your DSM-320. However, if you do not have a
DHCP-capable router in your network, you will need to assign a static IP address to your DSM-320. You can do this through the Setup feature on your
remote control.
The IP addresses on your network must be within the same range. For example,
if one PC or device has an IP address of, the other devices should
have IP addresses that are sequential, like and
The subnet mask must be the same for all the computers on the network.
Appendix 3
WEP Configuration
When you create WEP keys for security purposes, (as you can through the
Setup button on the remote, under Wireless), you may be asked to enter a key
phrase. This phrase will consist of Hexadecimal or ASCII digits, as described
Hexadecimal digits consist of the numbers 0-9 and the letters A-F.
ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) is a code for
representing English letters as numbers from 0-127.
Appendix 4
Ad-Hoc & Infrastructure
Ad-Hoc mode means that two PC’s are communicating in a Peer-to-Peer
network, without a router or an access point.
Infrastructure mode means that two or more devices are in a network with
a router or an access point.
MP3 = Is the file extension for MPEG-1, audio layer 3. Layer 3 is one of
three coding schemes (layer 1, layer 2 and layer 3) for the compression of
audio signals. Layer 3 removes the redundant and irrelevant parts of a
sound signal, which the human ear does not hear. It uses Modified Discrete
Cosine Transform to implement a filter bank, increasing the frequency
resolution 18 times higher than that of layer 2.
WAV = Is the file extension for sound files and was developed by Microsoft
and IBM. WAV sound files end with a .wav extension and is compatible with
Windows applications supporting audio.
AIFF = Is short for Audio Interchange File Format, an audio format that was
developed by Apple Computer and is the standard audio format for
Macintosh computers. AIFF use a .AIF or .IEF extension.
WMA = Is short for Windows Media Audio and is a audio format that was
created by Microsoft. It is similar to MP3, although WMA can compress at a
higher rate than MP3.
M3U = M3U is a playlist format and is the default playlist format of WinAMP
and most other media player software. It allows multiple files to be queued in
a program in a specific format.
PLS = A proprietary playlist format used for playing Shoutcast and other
audio streams.
Glossary (continued)
JPG = Short for Joint Photographic Experts Group, and pronounced jay-peg.
JPEG is a lossy compression technique for color images. Although it can
reduce files sizes to about 5% of their normal size, some detail is lost in the
JP2 = JP2 is the file extension for the new image format called JPEG2000
based on the latest image compression technology.
GIF = Pronounced jiff or giff and stands for graphics interchange format, it
is a bit-mapped graphics file format. GIF supports color and various
resolutions. It uses data compression, but it is limited to a 256-color palette.
BMP = The standard bit-mapped graphics format used in the Windows
environment. By convention, graphics files in the BMP format end with a
.BMP extension.
PNG = Short for Portable Network Graphics, is a bit-mapped graphics
format similar to GIF. In fact, PNG was approved as a standard by the World
Wide Web consortium to replace GIF because GIF uses a patented data
compression scheme. In contrast, PNG is patent and license-free.
TIFF = Acronym for Tagged Image File Format, and is one of the most
widely supported file formats for storing bit-mapped images on personal
TIFF graphics can be any resolution, and they can be black and white, grayscaled, or color. Files in TIFF format often end with a .tif extension.
Glossary (continued)
AVI = Short for Audio Video Interleave, the file format for Microsoft’s Video
for Windows standard. See under Video for Windows.
DivX = Is a video format that is MPEG-4 compliant and widely used on the
Internet for encoding video files.
MPEG = Short for Moving Picture Experts Group, and pronounced “empeg”.
MPEG generally produces better-quality video than competing formats.
MPEG achieves high compression rate by storing only the changes from one
frame to another, instead of each entire frame. MPEG uses a type of lossy
compression, since some data is removed. However, the reduction in the
resulting video quality is minimal. There are three major MPEG standards:
MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4.
The most common implementations of the MPEG-1 standard provide
a video resolution of 352-by-240 at 30 frames per second (fps).
MPEG-1 is used with Video CDs (VCD) and results in video quality
slightly below the quality of a VCR video.
MPEG-2 offers higher resolution with CD-quality audio. This is
sufficient for all the major TV standards, including NTSC, and even
HDTV. MPEG-2 is used by DVDs. MPEG-2 compresses a 2 hour
video into a few gigabytes of data on a single disc.
MPEG-4 is a video compression standard based on MPEG-1 and
MPEG-2. Videos encoded with MPEG-4 technology are considerably
smaller when compared to videos encoded with MPEG-1 or 2.
MPEG-4 was standardized in October 1998.
Quicktime = A audio and video compression technology developed by Apple
Computer and is widely supported on Macintosh and Windows PC
computers. The latest Quicktime implementation is MPEG-4 compliant.
XVID = XviD is an ISO MPEG-4 compliant video codec. It’s an open source
project which is developed and maintained by many people from all over the
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interference, in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
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device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communication. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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modifications to this equipment; such modifications could void the user’s authority to operate the
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