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MPEG-1, 2 & 4
VBrick EtherneTV Set Top Box
Users Guide
Version 3.6.9
November 10, 2003
4410-0099-0000
VBrick Systems, Inc.
12 Beaumont Road
Wallingford, Connecticut 06492
Telephone: 1-203-265-0044
Toll Free (USA Only): 1-866-VBrick-1
www.VBrick.com
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Copyright
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Disclaimer
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statements, technical information, and recommendations in this manual and in any guides or
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right to make changes in the specifications of the product without notice and without
obligation to notify any person of such changes.
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COPYRIGHT........................................................................................................................................... 2
DISCLAIMER .......................................................................................................................................... 2
TRADEMARKS ........................................................................................................................................ 2
TABLE OF CONTENTS ............................................................................................................................. 3
1: VBRICK ETHERNETV SET TOP BOX .............................................................................................. 5
INTRODUCTION ...................................................................................................................................... 5
Stand Alone Applications ................................................................................................................. 6
Media Control Server ....................................................................................................................... 6
FEATURES ............................................................................................................................................ 6
EtherneTV Set Top Box with EtherneTV Media Control Server .................................................... 6
EtherneTV Set Top Box with EtherneTV Video on Demand ......................................................... 6
2: ETHERNETV SET TOP BOX SET UP............................................................................................... 7
CONNECT THE SET TOP BOX .................................................................................................................. 7
IP ADDRESS ......................................................................................................................................... 7
LOCAL MODE ........................................................................................................................................ 7
IP ADDRESS ......................................................................................................................................... 8
SET TOP BOX SETTINGS ........................................................................................................................ 9
Changing Default Settings ............................................................................................................... 9
Enter the IP Address ..................................................................................................................... 9
Login ............................................................................................................................................. 9
CONFIGURATION SETTINGS................................................................................................................... 10
Network.......................................................................................................................................... 10
Network: Network........................................................................................................................ 10
Network: Ethernet ....................................................................................................................... 10
Video.............................................................................................................................................. 11
Video: Setup ............................................................................................................................... 11
Display ........................................................................................................................................... 11
General .......................................................................................................................................... 12
General: Security ........................................................................................................................ 12
General: System Update............................................................................................................. 12
STANDARD ADMINISTRATIVE SETTINGS .................................................................................................. 13
Network Static IP Address ............................................................................................................. 13
Local Mode Settings ...................................................................................................................... 13
Media Control Server (MCS) Settings ............................................................................................ 14
Network....................................................................................................................................... 14
Change Boot Mode ..................................................................................................................... 15
Enter MCS Location .................................................................................................................... 16
Apply Changes i ....................................................................................................................... 16
3: ETHERNETV SET TOP BOX OPERATION AND USE ................................................................... 17
HOME PAGE ........................................................................................................................................ 17
Local Mode .................................................................................................................................... 17
MCS Control .................................................................................................................................. 17
IR Remote Control Unit .................................................................................................................. 18
LOCAL MODE ...................................................................................................................................... 19
Watch Television............................................................................................................................ 19
Full Screen..................................................................................................................................... 19
Select Video................................................................................................................................... 20
Enter Password........................................................................................................................... 20
Enter Video Source Information .................................................................................................. 20
View Video ..................................................................................................................................... 20
Stream Type Entries ...................................................................................................................... 21
Multicast MPEG4 ........................................................................................................................ 21
Full Screen..................................................................................................................................... 22
WWW - World Wide Web Access .................................................................................................. 23
Enter a Location.......................................................................................................................... 23
MCS MODE ........................................................................................................................................ 24
Watch Television............................................................................................................................ 24
Navigation ................................................................................................................................... 24
Message Displays ....................................................................................................................... 25
Menu ........................................................................................................................................... 26
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Video-0n-Demand.......................................................................................................................... 26
Folders c.................................................................................................................................... 26
Files d ........................................................................................................................................ 26
Navigation ................................................................................................................................... 27
Message Displays ....................................................................................................................... 28
Menu ........................................................................................................................................... 28
Scheduled Programs ..................................................................................................................... 29
INDEX ................................................................................................................................................. 30
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CHAPTER one
1: VBrick EtherneTV Set Top Box
Introduction
ICON KEY
Important
Information
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Brick’s EtherneTV Media Distribution System includes the EtherneTV Set Top
Box as part of a total Video on Demand System. Although the greatest benefit
comes when the EtherneTV Set Top Box is integrated with the EtherneTV Video
on Demand through the EtherneTV Media Control Server, the set top box might
also be deployed as a decoder when other functions of the VBrick appliance decoders are
unnecessary. The VBrick EtherneTV Set Top Box enables end users to view MPEG-1,
MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 pre-recorded and live streams, anywhere the network reaches.
When the installation of set top boxes includes an EtherneTV-MCS, or Media Control
Server, the set top box is directed to the Media Control Server for user control; the graphics
and user interface reside on the EtherneTV MCS. In instances where the set top box is
deployed independent of the MCS, it comes equipped (in local mode) with a user interface
and internal graphics. The set top box internal graphics are accessed through the set top
box and displayed on a monitor. The set top box is configured through a web browser on a
PC, whether in Local or MCS mode. The main difference is that the set top box uses a
hardware chip to perform the MPEG decoding on a television monitor, while the PC uses
VBrick StreamPlayer components to perform a software-based decode.
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Stand Alone Applications
The VBrick EtherneTV Set Top Box contains software that enables it to work as a standalone device. When used in stand-alone applications, the set top box features and options
are similar to but are controlled independent from an EtherneTV Media Control Server.
Media Control Server
When installed with VOD Video on Demand NXG server, the features and options of the
VBrick EtherneTV Set Top Box are controlled through the Media Control Server. Please
refer to the EtherneTV Media Control Server Users Guide for additional information.
Features
The VBrick EtherneTV Set Top Box is capable of decoding MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4
live VBrick streams and stored content originating from the EtherneTV VOD server.
Browser Control – The set top box interface through the EtherneTV
EtherneTV Set Top Box
MCS enables MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 live streams and
content stored on the entire network to be viewed within web pages.
IR Remote Control – The handheld IR remote control unit, included
with each EtherneTV Set Top Box, controls the display of both live
streams and stored content.
Quality Video – EtherneTV Set Top Boxes provide TV quality video
and high quality audio for MPEG-4 streams and DVD quality for
MPEG-2 streams.
Program Control – Provides a user interface similar to cable TV,
including program selection through an on-screen program guide.
Live Streams:
o
Decodes live or multicast MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 streams decoded
from VBrick Encoders.
o
Decodes MPEG-4 live unicast streams through RTSP.
EtherneTV Set Top Box with EtherneTV Media Control Server
Plays live streams or stored content:
Automatically detects VBrick live MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 multicast streams
and displays previews of the stream in a web page using Session Announcement
Protocols, or SAPs, in a program guide similar to cable TV.
The set top box connects to the MCS server, which provides a list of streams
available on the network.
EtherneTV Set Top Box with EtherneTV Video on Demand
Stored Content Control:
Set top boxes work with a EtherneTV VOD server, using Real Time Streaming
Protocols, or RTSP, to control start, stop, play, pause, fast forward and rewind for
MPEG-1 and MPEG-2. There is currently no fast forward or rewind for MPEG-4.
Decodes MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 unicast streams stored on a Video on
Demand Server.
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2: EtherneTV Set Top Box Set Up
The VBrick EtherneTV Set Top Box is shipped with:
Audio/Video, S-Video and power cables
Handheld IR remote control unit
NOTE: An optional wireless keyboard is available from VBrick.
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Power
VGA
S-Video Video In Audio Left and Right In
Network
PS2 Keyboard
Connect the Set Top Box
Connect the set top box to a video monitor and to the network:
Using the provided cables, attach the set top box video in to a monitor using the left
(yellow) connector or the S-Video connector c.
Using the provided cables, connect the set top box audio out (left and right) to a
monitor (left and right) monitor d.
Using the provided cables, connect the set top box to the network, using the LEFT
Ethernet port e.
The set top box comes configured to assign an IP address using DHCP. To find the
IP address it is necessary to attach a keyboard using the PS2 port connection f.
NOTE: A wireless keyboard is available from VBrick Systems.
Connect the power cord g.
If desired, connect a VGA monitor h.
IP Address
The VBrick EtherneTV Set Top Box is configured for DHCP Dynamic Host Control Protocol
enabled by default, and will automatically obtain an IP address from a DHCP server if one is
present. If a DHCP server is unavailable please use the following instructions to manually
assign a static IP address.
Local Mode
The set top box is sent with DHCP enabled and in Local Mode, ready to view the video
selected by the administrator. The settings that do not affect the operation of the set top box
in VBrick stand-alone or MCS applications are not covered in this section.
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IP Address
To determine the IP address of the set top box when configured using DHCP:
1. Connect a keyboard and TV monitor to the set top box and apply power, or use the
(optional) wireless keyboard.
2. Wait for the set top box to completely power up before continuing to the next step.
3. Press CTL-ALT-F1 on the keyboard to reach the command line.
4. Enter ifconfig at the prompt. This lists the network interface configuration and some
statistics.
5. All set top boxes are shipped with DHCP enabled. If there is a DHCP server the set top
box will report its assigned address as inet addr. If no DHCP server is available
proceed to the next step.
NOTES:
After finding the IP address, it is preferable to exit the set top box and use the
web interface to complete the changes.
Press CTL-ALT-F2 to return to the Home page.
To continue making the entries in the Command Line of the set top box:
6. Enter pman to enter the setup program.
7. Select Parameters (using the down arrow and the enter key).
8. Select Network (using the down arrow and the enter key).
9. Select Ethernet (using the down arrow and the enter key).
10. Select IP address (using the down arrow and the enter key). Enter the IP address
using the keyboard and the enter key.
NOTE: To change entries indicated with a “*”, use the down arrow to move to the
correct entry and use the spacebar to select.
11. When prompted for a User name and Password (lower case and case sensitive):
User name: root
Password: admin
Select enter key to reach OK and enter key.
NOTE: The first units, shipped on 7/18/03, were given the (case sensitive) default
password: tuxia. If this is an upgrade, and this is a set top box that requires the
password tuxia, please contact VBrick Support Services at (203) 303-0222.
12. Enter other parameters at this time: Gateway address, netmask, Current Configuration
using the keyboard and the enter key.
13. To set the IP address to a static IP address:
Change DHCP Enable to Static.
NOTE: To change entries indicated with a “*”, use the down arrow to move to the
correct entry and use the spacebar to select.
14. If DHCP Enable is configured as Static, or if DNS via DHCP is no: Enter the IP address
of the Nameserver as follows:
Select Network (using the down arrow and the enter key).
Select Network again (using the down arrow and the enter key).
NOTE: If there is more than one Nameserver, separate the entries with the pipe or
vertical bar (‘|’), e.g. 172.16.1.11|172.16.1.10.
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15. Use the up arrow to reach <. . . > and select using the Enter key on each screen.
Answer Yes when prompted to apply changes and Exit to return to the user prompt
level.
16. Press the ESC key until reaching the main screen, answer Yes when prompted to apply
changes, and then select Exit to return to the user prompt level.
17. Wait until the changes are applied.
NOTE: It is important to WAIT until the interface returns. Configuration changes
might be lost if the set top box is rebooted too soon.
18. Press CTL-ALT-F2 to return to the Home page.
Set Top Box Settings
Changing Default Settings
Enter the IP Address
Once the IP address is obtained through the
Command Line Interface (please refer to the
previous section to find the IP address),
access the set top box by typing the IP
address into the Address line of a PC
browser c and select the enter key.
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Select Log in d:
Login
Enter User name and Password:
Default User name: root
Default Password: admin
NOTES:
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User name and password are
lower case and case sensitive.
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The Password tuxia was used in
the prerelease. If it is necessary
to enter this password, the set top
box was shipped prior to product
release. Please contact VBrick
Support Services at (203) 3030222.
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Select the Start button e.
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Configuration Settings
Configuration settings c for the set top box
are:
Video
Network
Display
General
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Network
Network: Network
These settings d are used to enable or
change the settings that specify the set top
box location necessary to perform an
upgrade:
FTP server login name – Login name of the
FTP server on the set top box. Not set by
user.
FTP server password – Password of the
FTP server on the set top box. Not set by
user.
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FTP home directory – The home directory
for FTP files on the set top box. Not set by
user.
Default Nameserver – Nameserver
addresses:
Used to enable or change the DNS
configuration when configuring a
static IP address
Used when not configuring the
Domain Nameserver through DHCP.
Network: Ethernet
These settings e are used to enable or
change these changes:
DHCP Enable – To change to Static, uncheck
the box.
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DNS via DHCP – When using DHCP: If the
DNS settings should come from the DHCP
server, check the box (for yes). If not,
uncheck the box (for no).
Hostname via DHCP – WHen using DHCP:
If the host and domain name should come
from the DHCP server check the box (for yes).
If not, uncheck the box (for no).
Hostname – Enter a hostname if desired.
IP Address – If the IP address is static rather than set through DHCP, enter it here.
Netmask – Set when using a static IP address.
Gateway – Set when using a static IP address.
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Video
Video: Setup
These settings enable or change these and other selections:
Boot Mode – There are three supported
modes:
MCS – If the installation includes the
EtherneTV Media Control Server,
this selection should be set.
Local – If the installation is for an
EtheneTV Set Top Box connected
directy to a network, this selection
should be set.
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Local-Fullscreen – If the
installation is for an EtherneTV Set
Top Box tuned to one channel, this
selecton should be set.
NOTE: If Local-Fullscreen
mode is selected, a Receive
Address must also be entered.
MCS Location – If the set top box is part of an installation that includes an MCS, enter the
IP address of the MCS server here.
Main Volume – Change the volume level if desired.
Line 1 Volume – Change the volume level if desired.
Receive Address – The receive address or URL of the desired video.
NOTE: A Receive Address must be entered if Local-Full Stream mode is selected.
Display
There are no user configurable parameters
in the Display: General and the Display:
Resolution settings.
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General
Use the Configuration: General settings to set the following:
General: Security
Root password – Changes the root password.
User password – Changes the user password.
Enable WWW – Enable or disable web access from the set top box.
General: System Update
Upgrades to the EtherneTV are handled
through the General: System Update menu.
Please refer to the EtherneTV Set Top Box
Release Notes. Use the General: System
Update settings to enter the location and
change settings when using the FTP for
updates.
FTP Server – Enter the location (folder name)
of the FTP server to be used for updates.
Relative Directory Path – Path to the FTP
server.
FTP User – User name to be used in
accessing the FTP server.
FTP Password – Password to be used in
accessing the FTP server.
There are no user configurable parameters in the General: Language and the General:
Hardware settings.
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Standard Administrative Settings
It is necessary to login before making changes.
Network Static IP Address
The EtherneTV Set Top Box comes configured
for DHCP and set in Local Mode. To change
to a static IP address, Use the Network:
Ethernet settings.
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Uncheck the box for DHCP Enable.
Uncheck the box for DNS via DHCP.
Uncheck the box for Hostname via
DHCP.
Enter a Hostname, if desired.
Enter the static IP address, Netmask
and Gateway.
Apply c must be selected before the
changes will take effect.
Local Mode Settings
Use the Video: Setup settings to enable or
change these and other selections:
Boot Mode – Change the setting to:
Local
Local-Full Screen
Receive Address – The receive address or
URL of the desired video. There are six options
for stream type:
NOTE: It is possible to use a hostname or
numeric IP address wherever an <ipaddr> is
called for (only if the hostname is in the
DNS server).
Multicast MPEG-1
RTSP@MULTICAST_MPEG1://group:port/
Multicast MPEG-2
RTSP@MULTICAST_MPEG2_TRANSPORT://group:port/
Multicast MPEG-4
(a) Please refer to the release notes for information on how to FTP the
SDP file to the SET TOP BOX,
(b) RTSP@ISMA_SDP_FILE:///wfs/<path to file>,
e.g. RTSP@ISMA_SDP_FILE:///wfs/mpg/currentmp4.sdp
RTSP MPEG-1 for
Video on Demand
(EtherneTV VOD)
RTSP MPEG-2 for
Video on Demand
(EtherneTV VOD)
RTSP MPEG-4
Internet Streaming
Media Alliance (ISMA)
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RTSP@KASENNA_MPEG1://<ipaddr>/program
RTSP@KASENNA_MPEG2_TRANSPORT://<ipaddr>/program
RTSP@ISMA://<ip addr>/program
(e.g. RTSP@ISMA://172.22.117.2/vbrickvideo1 or
RTSP@ISMA://172.22.119.119/Complete-Movies/enterprogramname)
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Media Control Server (MCS) Settings
The EtherneTV Set Top Box comes configured for Local Mode. The administrator should
make the following changes if the configuration
involves an MCS.
Network
Select Network c and the enter key.
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Select Network
Select Network again from the left menu d.
2
Select Default Nameserver from the left
menu e.
Enter the Default Nameserver IP address(es) f.
NOTE: Only necessary if Network: Ethernet,
DNS via DHCP box is not checked or a static
IP is configured.
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Enter Apply f.
After making the required entries, select Apply to
apply the changes. Changes are not active until
they are applied.
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Change Boot Mode
The set top box is shipped by default in Local
Mode, meaning that the graphics and control
are internal. The Boot Mode must be
changed in order to direct the set top box to
the MCS:
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Select Configuration c
Select Video d
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Select Setup e
Select Boot Mode f
Enter the mode:
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MCS
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Enter MCS Location
To configure the set top box to an MCS
address:
Under Configuration, Video, Setup:
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Enter the MCS Location g
Enter the IP Address of the MCS h
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Apply Changes i
After making all the required entries, select Apply to apply the changes. Changes are not
active until they are applied.
NOTE: Use the arrows above menu on left side of the screen to move backwards, or up
through screen levels and enter to select.
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3: EtherneTV Set Top Box
Operation and Use
Home Page
When turned on for the first time, the VBrick EtherneTV Set Top Box displays a Home Page.
If the set top box has not been configured to work with the Media Access Server (MCS), the
home page resides on the set top box. If the set top box has been configured to work with
MCS, the Home page resides on the MCS.
Local Mode
If the set top box is set up in
local mode, internal control
launches this screen for
access. The choices are:
Watch Television
WWW
Select Video
MCS Control
If the set top box is configured
to work with the MCS, control
originates from the MCS and
the initial screen that appears is
different than local mode.
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IR Remote Control Unit
Only the indicated buttons are enabled in this release:
1. Stop, Play, Pause, and Power. Once a stream is selected using
the left IR remote control button e, the buttons along the top of the
IR remote control unit (c and d) can be used to Stop, Start and
Pause live video.
2. When using Video on Demand, the user can Forward and Rewind
MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 using the middle two buttons. Fast Forward
and Fast Rewind do not work in this release, but the center two
buttons are active.
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2
4
3
5
NOTE: Fast-forward and Rewind do not currently work with
MPEG-4 content.
3. Left IR remote button – Corresponds to left button on a mouse.
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4. IR remote control cursor button – Depress and move for control.
Corresponds to mouse movement.
5. Right IR remote button – Not operational.
6. If WWW is enabled in the set top box Configuration: General –
Security, selecting the WWW button provides access to the World
Wide Web.
NOTE: Other buttons will be enabled in the following release.
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Local Mode
Watch Television
The administrator can set a default
channel to be viewed when the unit
is powered on through the web
browser interface in Configuration
Options. This is done by setting the
receive address or URL in the Video
Setup Configurations. Please refer
to the Administrator Settings in the
Chapter Two of this document.
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To watch the programmed channel,
use the IR remote control unit to
Watch TV c and use the left button
to select.
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Full Screen
To set the video to full screen, start
the video in the Preview Window d.
Use the button with the outward
facing arrows below the window e to
select Stop, or Full Screen mode or
use the IR remote control unit to
position the cursor over the button
and use the Left IR remote control
button to select.
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Use the IR remote control unit to
position the cursor over top portion
of the screen until the control bar
appears g. Position the cursor,
using the IR remote control unit, over
the button with the inward facing
arrows and use the Left IR remote
control button to select. To stop the
video, select the square .
NOTES:
In order to leave one stream selection and choose another, it is necessary to first
stop the video.
When playing a new stream, the last frame of the previous stream persists for a few
seconds.
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Select Video
Manually selecting the video to view using local mode of the set top box requires the use of
a keyboard. Attach a keyboard using the directions in Chapter one, or use the wireless
keyboard available from VBrick Systems.
Use the IR remote control unit to Select Video and use the left mouse button to enter.
Enter Password
Entering the password requires
the use of a keyboard.
Maneuver the IR remote control
cursor over the box and use the
left mouse button or the <TAB>
key on the keyboard to select the
box in order to enter text.
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Default password – admin c
select enter from the keyboard.
Enter Video Source
Information
Stream Type d – Choose from
the drop down menu, using the IR
remote control unit or use the
<TAB> and arrow keys.
2
RTSP URL or Multicast Location
e – Enter the URL or location in
the format provided in the
following table.
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NOTE: The format of the text
is not the same as it is for the
web configuration pages.
View Video
The stream types are:
Multicast MPEG-1
Multicast MPEG-2
Multicast MPEG-4
RTSP MPEG-1 for Video on Demand (EtherneTV VOD)
RTSP MPEG-2 for Video on Demand (EtherneTV VOD)
RTSP MPEG-4 Internet Streaming Media Alliance (ISMA)
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Stream Type Entries
Enter a corresponding address in the form:
Multicast MPEG-1
group:port
Multicast MPEG-2
group:port
Multicast MPEG-4
(a) See following section for information
on how to FTP the SDP file to the
SET TOP BOX
/wfs/<path to file>
RTSP MPEG-1 for Video on Demand (EtherneTV VOD)
<ipaddr>/program
RTSP MPEG-2 for Video on Demand (EtherneTV VOD)
<ipaddr>/program
RTSP MPEG-4 Internet Streaming Media Alliance (ISMA)
<ipaddr>/program
NOTE: It is possible to use a hostname or numeric IP address wherever an <ipaddr> is
called for (only if the hostname is in the DNS server).
To watch the programmed channel, use the IR remote control unit to Watch TV c and use
the left button to select.
Multicast MPEG-4
To decode multicast MPEG-4 in Local or Local-Fullscreen modes, it is necessary to put an
SDP file on the set top box. This can be done through the set top box internal FTP server.
First, obtain an SDP file for the MPEG-4 multicast stream. When streaming from
VBXcast, see the instructions on page 23 of the VBXcast Supplement Version 3.0.0
on SDP files.
Use an FTP client to place the SDP file on the set top box. A sample FTP session
to use an set top box with the IP address of 172.22.117.70 would be:
NOTE: Prompts are in bold.
C:\> ftp 172.22.117.70
User (172.22.117.70:(none)): root
331 Password required for root.
Password: admin
230 User root logged in
ftp> bin
200 Type set to I.
ftp> cd wfs
250 CWD command successful.
ftp> put vbs1d1
200 PORT command successful.
150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for
vbs1d1.
226 Transfer complete.
ftp: 739 bytes sent in 0.12 Seconds
ftp> bye
...
C:\>
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Full Screen
To set the video to full screen,
start the video. Use the icon with
the outward facing arrows on
toolbar below the window c.
Toolbar selections for Selecting
Video include, from left to right,
Rewind, Fast Forward, Play,
Pause, Stop and Full Screen.
To exit Full Screen mode, use
the IR remote control unit to
maneuver the cursor over the top
portion of the screen until the
control bar appears d. Use the
button with the inward facing
arrows to return from full screen
mode or the square
to stop
the video.
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NOTE: In order to leave one
stream selection and choose
another, it is necessary to stop
the video first.
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WWW - World Wide Web Access
The WWW or World Wide Web feature of the set top box requires the use of a keyboard.
Attach a keyboard using the directions in Chapter one, or use the wireless keyboard
available from VBrick Systems.
WWW must be enabled in the set top box Configuration: General – Security. If WWW is
enabled, select the WWW button to access to the World Wide Web.
Enter a Location
The tool bar at the top of the
screen contains a toolbar.
Enter a web location, either IP
address or URL, in the box
provided c.
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2
Use the IR remote control unit
to position the cursor at the
beginning or end of the text
string and enter a location
using a keyboard. Use the
delete key or backspace to
erase.
Browser buttons are d, from
left to right: Back, Forward,
Stop, Refresh, Search and
Home.
NOTES:
While using this feature to access the World Wide Web, if there are fields on a page,
the tab key can be used, the same as on a computer, to move to the next entry field.
Entries must be made using a combination of the IR Remote Control Unit Navigation
and Left Mouse button and the keyboard.
In Local mode, Home returns the viewer to the Local Mode home page. If the set
top box is working through the MCS, Home returns the viewer to the MCS home
page.
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Watch Television
The Watch Television menu
displays a list of multicast streams.
Unless there is a channel assigned
(see next section), the list is in
alphabetical order and contains brief
information about the program.
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Navigation
Select Channel – Use the handheld
IR remote control to position the
cursor over the Scroll Up and Down
selections c. The single arrow
makes the menu scroll slow; the
double arrow makes it scroll faster.
Once the stream is selected, using
the left IR remote control button,
video will play in the Preview
Window d.
Play Control – To Stop, Start and
Pause the video, use the buttons on
the bottom of the preview window e
or use the buttons along the top of
the IR remote control unit.
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2
5
3
4
NOTE: Video must be playing
before control buttons on the IR
remote control unit or on the
screen can be used.
Play
Stop
Record
Full screen
Channel Assignments – If the entry
has been assigned a specific
channel assignment, it will appear to
the left of the text f. Channel
assignments are made in MCS
administration. For more
information, please refer to the MCS
Users Guide.
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Full Screen Mode – Once the clip
has begun playing, Full Screen
mode can be selected by positioning
the IR remote control cursor over the select Full Screen icon, and using the remote control
left mouse to select g.
Exit Full Screen Mode – To exit full screen, use the IR remote control to position the cursor
over the lower portion of the screen until the toolbar h appears. Select Exit Full Screen.
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Record – Once the stream is playing it can be recorded. The location of the recorded files
is entered through the administrative area of MCS. For more information, please refer to the
MCS Users Guide.
WARNING: Recorded files are stored in the root area of the VBrick EtherneTV Video
on Demand server. If this area becomes filled, it can overwrite and corrupt system files
causing a catastrophic failure. Please monitor the amount of disk space remaining on
the server at all times and frequently remove unnecessary files.
Record from the Preview Window – To start recording, use the IR remote control
unit to position the cursor over the selection and use the left mouse button to select.
When recording is initiated, the button changes from a red circle on a dark blue oval,
to a red circle on a lighter blue oval. To stop the recording, move the IR remote
control unit cursor over the record button and use the left mouse button to select.
The icon changes back to a red circle on a light blue oval.
Record in Full Screen Mode – Use the IR remote control unit to position the cursor
over the lower portion of the screen until the toolbar h appears. Select the oval with
the red circle. When video is being recorded the oval changes from red to yellow
and the oval from the background color to blue. To stop the recording, position the
IR remote control unit cursor over the record button and use the left mouse button to
select.
NOTES:
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In both cases, move the cursor away from the icon to correctly determine the
state (record or no record).
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If the maximum record time is reached, the set top box must be refreshed in
order for the record button to indicate the correct state. To refresh the screen,
access a different screen or menu and return to the current screen If the record
button is pressed again after reaching the maximum record time, a new
recording will begin.
Message Displays
Title Message Display c – If a
title message is entered in the
server administration MCS
configuration options, the text
entered will be displayed in this
area. For additional information,
please refer to Chapter 3 of the
MCS Users Guide.
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Message Board d – The Message
Board can be used to convey
additional information about a
selection, such as details about the
channel, a general message or a
security camera display containing
date and time. Please refer to
Chapter 3 of the MCS Users Guide.
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Menu
Viewers may select from the
menu at the bottom of the screen
i to switch between selections
using the left mouse button.
Home – Returns the
viewer to the MCS home
page.
Watch TV
Video on Demand
Scheduled Programs
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Video-0n-Demand
The System Administrator
determines which channel to
make the default through the Options/Features menu. For example, s/he might make the
local free-air channel the default. If no default is specified then the first alphabetical channel
in the SAP list is displayed first. This default channel is displayed in the video preview
window located in the upper left hand section of the display screen.
Folders c
When the installation includes
Video-on-Demand, this menu
presents a list corresponding to
the folders located on EtherneTV
VOD server. This folder file
information is obtained from
EtherneTV VOD by the Media
Control Server, or MCS, and
presented in an HTML page.
The folders are listed in
alphabetical order by default.
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NOTE: The interface can be
modified to eliminate support
for folder name at the toplevel interface so that the
user can skip folder
navigation and search
through the filenames
directly. This is only
recommended if the size of
EtherneTV VOD asset
library is relatively small.
Files d
The Video on Demand folders
contain files that can be
requested by and played back
either on a computer or through
a set top box on a monitor. The
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File selections can either be indicated by an Icon or by a Thumbnail image from the video.
Thumbnail images are created in the Administrative Section of the MCS. Please refer to the
MCS Users Guide for information on how to create a Thumbnail.
Each listing displays a thumbnail image of the clip, as well as information entered in the
MCS when the file is created. Please refer to the MCS Users Guide.
Select a folder by using the left button on the IR control, which corresponds to the
left button on a mouse.
Use the folder icon on the menu bar to navigate up a level e.
Navigation
Navigation through the file system
can be made using an optional
keyboard or through the provided
handheld IR remote control unit.
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Select Video – Use the handheld
IR remote control cursor button
over the Up and Down c arrows to
until the on-screen cursor can be
positioned over the desired
selection.
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3
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Play the clip by highlighting the
selection using the handheld IR
control unit and use the left mouse
button to select. The selection will
play in the Preview Window d.
Play Control – Use the buttons on the bottom of the preview
window e or those along the top of the IR remote control to Stop,
Start, Pause Fast Forward or Rewind the video, or use the IR
remote control unit to maneuver the cursor over the lower portion
of the screen until the toolbar g
appears.
e
Fast Rewind
Play
3
Pause
Stop
Fast Forward
Full screen
NOTES:
The file must be playing
before control buttons on
the IR remote control unit or
on the screen can be used.
Fast Forward and Rewind
are not currently available
for MPEG-4.
Full Screen Mode f – Once the
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clip has begun playing, the user can
select Full Screen mode through the
IR remote control unit by positioning
the on-screen mouse cursor over the icon, and using the remote control left mouse to select.
Exit Full Screen Mode – To exit full screen, use the IR remote control maneuver the cursor
over the lower portion of the screen until the toolbar g appears and use the icon with the
inward facing arrows to exit full screen mode.
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Message Displays
Title Display c – If a title message
is entered in the server
administration MCS configuration
options, the text entered will be
displayed in this position. Please
refer to Chapter 3 of the MCS
Users Guide.
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Message Board d – The Message
Board can be used to convey
additional information about a
selection, such as details about the
channel, a general message or a
security camera display containing
date and time. Please refer to
Chapter 3 of the MCS Users
Guide.
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Menu
Viewers may select from the menu
at the bottom of the screen i to
switch between selections using the
left mouse button.
Home
Watch TV
Video on Demand
Scheduled Programs
In Local mode, Home returns the
viewer to the Local Mode home
page. If the set top box is working
through the MCS, Home returns the
viewer to the MCS home page.
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Scheduled Programs
Select Scheduled Programs from
the Menu to access the content.
When connected to an MCS, the
set top box allows a viewer to view
scheduled content directly from
this page. If there are scheduled
programs, information is displayed
indicating the time of schedule.
NOTE: When a program is
playing, it will be displayed in
the Live Video selection.
Scheduled programs can be
played directly from this location,
the same as they would be from
Live or Video on Demand.
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Index
address, 21
Apply, 3, 13, 14, 16
Boot Mode, 15
Browser Control, 6
cables, 7
Change Boot Mode, 15
Channel, 23
Channel Assignments, 23
command line, 8
Configuration settings, 10
corresponding address, 21
cursor button, 18, 26
DHCP, 7
exit Full Screen, 21
Exit Full Screen Mode, 23, 26
Files, 25
Folders, 25
full screen, 19, 21
Full Screen Mode, 23, 26
General: System Update, 12
Global Message Display, 27
Handheld IR remote control, 7
hardware, 5
Home, 3, 8, 17, 22, 25, 27
hostname, 21
hostname or numeric IP address, 13
ifconfig eth0, 8
IR Remote Control, 6
IR Remote Control Unit, 18
live VBrick streams, 6
Local, 5
Local Mode, 7, 14, 17
Local Mode Settings, 13
Location, 22
Manually selecting the video, 20
MCS, 5
MCS Control, 17
MCS Location, 11, 16
MCS mode, 5
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MDS, 5
Media Control Server, 5
Media Control Server (MCS) Settings, 14
Media Distribution System, 5
Message Board, 24, 27
MPEG-1, 5, 6, 18, 20
MPEG-2, 5, 6, 18, 20
MPEG-4, 5, 6, 18, 20, 26
Multicast Location, 20
Navigation, 26
Network, 10
numeric IP address, 13, 21
Password, 20
Play Control, 23, 26
Receive Address, 11
receive address or URL, 13
Record, 24
RTSP URL or Multicast Location, 20
Scheduled Programs, 4, 25, 27, 28
Select Channel, 23
Select Video, 20, 26
Set Top Box, 5
Source, 20
static IP, 7
Static IP, 13
stored content, 6
Stream Type, 3, 20, 21
stream types, 20
Title Display, 27
Toolbar, 21
URL or Multicast Location, 20
Video on Demand, 3, 5, 6, 18, 20, 25, 27, 28
Video: Setup, 11
Watch Television, 23
Watch TV, 19, 21, 25, 27
wireless keyboard, 7
World Wide Web, 22
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