Cisco Systems 1.1 User's Manual

Cisco Systems 1.1 User's Manual
User Guide for Cisco Digital Media Player
Device Manager 1.1
February 27, 2008
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CONTENTS
Preface
v
Document Conventions
v
Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines
CHAPTER
1
Introduction
vi
1-1
Environmental Tolerances and Safety Guidelines 1-2
General Precautions 1-3
Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge 1-4
Understanding DMP Modes of Operation
Supported Attributes for Digital Video
Limited Support for MPEG-4
1-5
1-5
1-6
Supported Attributes for Digital Audio
1-6
Supported Filetypes in the Embedded Browser
1-6
Understanding the Difference Between ‘Apply’ and ‘Save’
Understanding Content Substitution (Failover)
1-6
1-7
Preconfiguring Your DMP To Run Without a Local DHCP Server
Basic DMS Concepts and Vocabulary
CHAPTER
2
Using DMPDM
1-7
1-9
2-1
Using One-Click Options for a DMP Display 2-1
Viewing the Assigned DMP IP Address 2-1
Viewing Video Content in Full-Screen Mode 2-2
Viewing HTML Content in Full-Screen Mode 2-2
Configuring Settings 2-2
Adjusting Basic Network Settings 2-2
Adjusting Embedded Browser Settings 2-4
Adjusting DMP Display Attributes Settings 2-6
Enabling or Disabling Centralized Management 2-9
Adjusting the Placement and Proportions of Content on a DMP Display
Enabling or Disabling Types of Access to Your DMP 2-11
Managing Permissions for Internal Storage 2-12
Selecting the Content to Show 2-13
Showing or Stopping Video Content from a UDP Multicast Stream
2-10
2-13
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Showing or Stopping Video Content from an HTTP URL 2-14
Showing or Stopping Video Content from a File Stored on Your DMP
Adjusting the Transparency of the HTML Content Plane 2-15
Specifying the URL to Show on the HTML Content Plane 2-16
Supported Fonts 2-17
Supported X11 Bitmap Fonts 2-18
Supported TrueType Fonts 2-19
2-14
Using Administrative Options 2-20
Editing the DMPDM User Account 2-20
Editing the DMP Service (ftp) User Account 2-20
Saving Settings That You Configured 2-21
Restoring Factory Default Settings 2-21
Restarting Your DMP 2-22
Upgrading the DMP Firmware 2-22
Common Scenarios for Using DMPDM 2-23
Showing Content Files That Are Stored on the SD Card 2-23
Showing Content Files That Are Stored on a USB Flash Drive 2-24
Viewing the Cisco UDI for the DMP Model That You Use
2-24
Viewing the Hardware and Firmware Versions for Your DMP
2-24
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Revised: October 7, 2007
Cisco Digital Media System is the collective name for a product family that consists of Cisco Digital
Media Manager (DMM) appliances, Cisco Video Portal appliances, Cisco Digital Media Player (DMP)
endpoints, Cisco Digital Media Encoder (DME) devices, and all associated software components.
This guide describes how to use Cisco Digital Media Player Device Manager 1.1 (DMPDM) software
that is embedded on every Cisco Digital Media Player 4305G device.
The intended audience for this guide is systems or network administrators who install, configure, or
troubleshoot DMP device hardware, and anyone who owns or uses fewer than three DMPs.
Tip
If you you own more than three DMPs but do not understand why you should use DMM-DSM instead
of DMPDM to manage a digital signage network, see Understanding DMP Modes of Operation, page 5.
See Cisco.com for related DMS and DMM user documentation.
Document Conventions
This guide uses these text formatting conventions:
Note
Item
Convention
Commands and keywords
boldface font
Variables for which you supply values
italic font
Displayed session and system information
screen
Information you enter
boldface screen font
Variables you enter
italic screen
Menu items and button names
boldface font
Selecting a menu item in paragraphs
Option > Network Preferences
Selecting a menu item in tables
Option > Network Preferences
font
font
Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to material not covered in the
publication.
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Caution
Tip
Means reader be careful. In this situation, you might do something that could result in equipment
damage or loss of data.
Means the following information will help you solve a problem. The tips information might not be
troubleshooting or even an action, but could be useful information, similar to a Timesaver.
Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and
Security Guidelines
For information on obtaining documentation, obtaining support, providing documentation feedback,
security guidelines, and also recommended aliases and general Cisco documents, see the monthly
What’s New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical
documentation, at:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html
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Introduction
Revised October 7, 2007
This guide describes how to use your DMP device and how to use the preinstalled DMPDM software.
DMP devices can show networked digital video streams and multicast, high-quality MPEG video on any
television receiver or monitor (NTSC, PAL, LCD, plasma, or VGA) that you attach.
Tip
To learn what other filetypes your DMP can render, see Supported Filetypes in the Embedded Browser,
page 1-6.
DMPDM helps you to deliver compelling digital media to one DMP display for many possible purposes:
•
Marketing — Describe products and services directly to your in-store customers.
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Customer experience — Deliver entertainment and information to reduce perceived wait times.
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Messaging — Broadcast executive and internal communications in real time.
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Training — Deliver cost-effective, flexible training.
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Information — Deliver real-time schedules, news, and way-faring information where people need it.
•
Advertising — Sell advertising time and space to third parties.
•
Branding — Communicate about your brand consistently.
This guide assumes that you already completed the procedures in Quick Start Guide for Cisco Digital
Media Player 4305G and therefore all of the following are true:
•
Your DMP is connected to:
– A network with a DHCP server.
– A DMP display.
– A 120V AC electrical socket.
•
You already:
– Checked the LEDs to confirm that your DMP has power and has obtained an IP address.
– Learned what dynamic IP address the DHCP server assigned to your DMP.
– Used your browser to log in to the DMPDM administrative account.
– Used DMPDM to configure video output settings for the DMP display.
– (Optional) Used DMPDM to identify the one trusted DMM appliance from which your DMP
should accept centralized management instructions and file transfers.
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Environmental Tolerances and Safety Guidelines
If any of the preceding is not yet true for you, we recommend that you obtain Quick Start Guide for
Cisco Digital Media Player 4305G and complete all of the procedures in it before you use this guide.
This introduction contains the following sections:
•
Environmental Tolerances and Safety Guidelines, page 1-2
•
Understanding DMP Modes of Operation, page 1-5
•
Supported Attributes for Digital Video, page 1-5
•
Limited Support for MPEG-4, page 1-6
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Supported Attributes for Digital Audio, page 1-6
•
Supported Filetypes in the Embedded Browser, page 1-6
•
Understanding the Difference Between ‘Apply’ and ‘Save’, page 1-6
•
Preconfiguring Your DMP To Run Without a Local DHCP Server, page 1-7
•
Basic DMS Concepts and Vocabulary, page 1-9
Environmental Tolerances and Safety Guidelines
Caution
Your DMP might malfunction or be severly damaged if the temperature drops too low or climbs too high
at the physical location where you deploy it, or if other environmental tolerances are exceeded.
Table 1-1 describes environmental tolerance ranges for a DMP 4305G.
Table 1-1
DMP 4305G Environmental Tolerance Ranges
Environmental Characteristics
Tolerance Ranges and Levels
Temperature, ambient
US Customary Unit
Modern Metric Unit
Minimum
Maximum
Minimum
Maximum
Operating, long-term or short-term
41°F
104°F
5°C
40°C
Nonoperating or storage
–4°F
140°F
–20°C
60°C
Humidity, relative (noncondensing; ambient)
Minimum
Maximum
Operating, nonoperating, and storage
20 percent
85 percent
Altitude (above sea level)
US Customary Unit
Modern Metric Unit
Operating, nonoperating, and storage
Minimum
Maximum
Minimum
Maximum
0 feet
13,780 feet
0 meters
4,200 meters
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Warning
The device is designed to work with TN power systems.
The power supply must be placed indoors.
Do not work on the system or connect or disconnect cables during periods of lightning activity.
Read the installation instructions before connecting the system to the power source.
This product relies on the building's installation for short-circuit (overcurrent) protection. Ensure that
the protective device is rated not greater than: 120 VAC, 15A U.S. (240 VAC, 10A international)
The plug-socket combination must be accessible at all times, because it serves as the main
disconnecting device.
To avoid electric shock, do not connect safety extra-low voltage (SELV) circuits to telephone-network
voltage (TNV) circuits. LAN ports contain SELV circuits, and WAN ports contain TNV circuits. Some
LAN and WAN ports both use RJ-45 connectors. Use caution when connecting cables.
Installation of the equipment must comply with local and national electrical codes.
This equipment is intended to be grounded. Ensure that the host is connected to an earth ground
during normal use.
When installing the unit, always make the ground connection first and disconnect it last.
Ultimate disposal of this product should be handled according to all national laws and regulations.
To reduce the risk of bodily injury, electrical shock, fire, and damage to the equipment, observe the
following precautions.
•
General Precautions, page 1-3
•
Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge, page 1-4
General Precautions
Observe the following general precautions for using and working with your system:
•
Observe and follow service markings. Do not service any Cisco product except as explained in your
system documentation. Opening or removing covers that are marked with the triangular symbol with
a lightning bolt may expose you to electrical shock. Components inside these compartments should
be serviced only by an authorized service technician.
•
If any of the following conditions occur, unplug the product from the electrical outlet and replace
the part or contact your authorized service provider:
– The power cable, extension cord, or plug is damaged.
– An object has fallen into the product.
– The product has been exposed to water.
– The product has been dropped or damaged.
– The product does not operate correctly when you follow the operating instructions.
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Keep your system components away from radiators and heat sources. Also, do not block
cooling vents.
•
Do not spill food or liquids on your system components, and never operate the product in a wet
environment.
•
Do not push any objects into the openings of your system components. Doing so can cause fire or
electric shock by shorting out interior components.
•
Use the product only with other Cisco-approved equipment.
•
Allow the product to cool before removing covers or touching internal components.
•
Use the correct external power source. Operate the product only from the type of power source
indicated on the electrical ratings label. If you are not sure of the type of power source required,
consult your service representative or local power company.
•
Use only approved power cables. If you have not been provided with a power cable for your DMP
or for any AC-powered option intended for your DMP, purchase a power cable that is approved for
use in your country. The power cable must be rated for the product and for the voltage and current
marked on the product's electrical ratings label. The voltage and current rating of the cable should
be greater than the ratings marked on the product.
•
To help prevent electric shock, plug the system components and peripheral power cables into
properly grounded electrical outlets. These cables are equipped with three-prong plugs to help
ensure proper grounding. Do not use adapter plugs or remove the grounding prong from a cable. If
you must use an extension cord, use a three-wire cord with properly grounded plugs.
•
Observe extension cord and power strip ratings. Make sure that the total ampere rating of all
products plugged into the extension cord or power strip does not exceed 80 percent of the extension
cord or power strip ampere ratings limit.
•
Do not use appliance or voltage converters or kits sold for appliances with your product.
•
To help protect your system components from sudden, transient increases and decreases in electrical
power, use a surge suppressor, line conditioner, or uninterruptible power supply (UPS).
•
Position cables and power cords carefully; route cables and the power cord and plug so that they
cannot be stepped on or tripped over. Be sure that nothing rests on your system components' cables
or power cord.
•
Do not modify power cables or plugs. Consult a licensed electrician or your power company for site
modifications. Always follow your local or national wiring rules.
Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge
Static electricity can harm delicate components inside a DMP. To prevent static damage, discharge static
electricity from your body before you touch any electronic components. You can do so by touching an
unpainted metal surface on the chassis.
You can also take the following steps to prevent damage from electrostatic discharge (ESD):
•
When unpacking a static-sensitive component from its shipping carton, do not remove the
component from the antistatic packing material until you are ready to install the component in your
system. Just before unwrapping the antistatic packaging, be sure to discharge static electricity from
your body.
•
When transporting a sensitive component, first place it in an antistatic container or packaging.
•
Handle all sensitive components in a static-safe area. If possible, use antistatic floor pads and
workbench pads.
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Handle all sensitive components in a static-safe area. If possible, use antistatic floor pads and
workbench pads.
•
Handle the device carefully, holding it by its edges or its frame.
•
Do not touch solder joints, pins, or exposed printed circuitry.
•
Do not leave the device where others can handle and possibly damage the device.
•
Take additional care when handling devices during cold weather, because heating reduces indoor
humidity and increases static electricity.
Understanding DMP Modes of Operation
You can use any DMP device in isolation, so that it operates independently of every other DMP, or you
can combine multiple DMPs in a digital signage network. If you purchased more than three DMP
devices, we recommend that you deploy them as endpoints in a digital signage network that you can
manage centrally.
•
If you deploy any DMP in isolation, you use DMPDM to configure the DMP and control every
aspect of its daily operation.
•
If you deploy your DMPs in a digital signage network, you use DMM-DSM to configure the DMPs
and control most aspects of their daily operation. The centralized management features in
DMM-DSM support many more options than DMPDM supports and can help you to reduce your
administrative overhead if you manage multiple DMPs.
Supported Attributes for Digital Video
We support the following attributes for digital video in this release.
•
Aspect ratios
– 4:3
– 16:9
•
Video resolution — High-definition (up to 1080 at 16:9), progressive or interlaced
•
Video data rate — Up to 12 Mbps
•
Overall delay — 1-3 sec
•
Video codecs
– MPEG-1
– MPEG-2 —main profile, high level
– MPEG-4 Part 2 —advanced simple profile, level 5
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Limited Support for MPEG-4
Limited Support for MPEG-4
DMP support for the MPEG-4 suite of standards does not extend to every possible aspect, entity, or
variant of MPEG-4. We require explicitly that:
•
You use the MPEG-4 Part 2 codec.
•
Audio and video in your MPEG-4 files are multiplexed in an MPEG-2 transport stream.
Supported Attributes for Digital Audio
We support the following attributes for digital audio in this release.
•
Audio MPEG-1 Layers 1 and 2
•
AAC (MPEG-4) Low Complexity
•
AC-3 Compressed Audio
•
Audio data rate: 64-320 kbps
Supported Filetypes in the Embedded Browser
A version of the Mozilla browser is preinstalled on each DMP 4305G device. The DMP browser is based
on Mozilla version 1.7.13 and supports JavaScript version 1.5.
The DMP browser can work with files of these types, but not with files of any other type:
•
HTML
•
TXT
•
GIF
•
JPEG
•
PNG
•
SWF (Flash 6 or Flash 7)
You cannot install browser plug-ins or any other software on your DMP, whether to support additional
filetypes or for any other purpose. No Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is installed.
Understanding the Difference Between ‘Apply’ and ‘Save’
The graphical user interface for DMPDM contains elements that help you to activate any change that you
make, and it is important that you understand the difference between activating a change temporarily or
doing so permanently.
•
To confirm that you are satisfied with changes that you made to the values for a condition or setting,
click Apply. After you click Apply, the changes take effect. However, the changes are temporary
and the previously defined values for the pertinent condition or setting will return as soon as the next
time that your DMP restarts.
•
To put all changed values into effect permanently, so that they persist even after your DMP restarts,
select Administration > Save Configuration. When the Save Configuration page appears, you
must click Save.
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Understanding Content Substitution (Failover)
If an HTTP status code of 404 or 500 prevents your DMP from obtaining the content that you scheduled
it to show, your DMP has two stages for failover.
Stage-One Failover
In stage-one failover, your DMP shows presentation assets that you uploaded to one of these locations:
•
The SD memory card.
•
An HTTP-accessible location that you specified in the Failover URL field (which is described in
Table 2-2 on page 2-4).
The cumulative filesize of all assets in this presentation must not be any greater than:
•
900 MB on a DMP 4300G.
•
1.75 GB on a DMP 4305G.
For more information, see the “Developing Presentations and Templates for Signage” topic in Chapter 3
of User Guide for Cisco Digital Media Manager 4.1 on Cisco.com.
Stage-Two Failover
Your DMP enters stage-two failover and starts to play content that is stored in ROM, if:
•
Your DMP is not able to play the presentation assets that you saved for use during stage one.
•
The stage-one failover files are not present at the location you specified.
The content in ROM is video that shows a butterfly, and your DMP plays the video repeatedly in a loop
that persists until one of the following occurs:
•
Your DMP obtains the assets that it is scheduled to play.
•
You use the “Stop All Applications” feature in DMM-DSM. See the “Using Advanced Tasks” topic
in Chapter 3 of User Guide for Cisco Digital Media Manager 4.1.
•
You restart or shut down your DMP.
The video clip in ROM has no other purpose than stage-two failover. You cannot change the stage-two
failover content and you cannot delete it.
Preconfiguring Your DMP To Run Without a Local DHCP Server
The factory default for every DMP is to obtain and use a dynamic IP address from a DHCP server at the
deployment site. However, your DMP must have an assigned IP address even if you will use it at a site
where there is no local DHCP server. In that case, you must preconfigure your DMP to use a static IP
address before you can deploy it.
Step 1
Use a composite video cable (yellow, red, white) to connect your DMP to a display.
Step 2
Turn on the display, then do one of the following:
•
Use a standard, category 5 (10/100) Ethernet cable to connect your DMP to a network segment that
includes a DHCP server.
•
Use an Ethernet crossover cable to connect your DMP directly to a DHCP server (and, if the DHCP
server process is not running, start it now).
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Step 3
Connect the Cisco-provided power supply to your DMP.
You should see two lights through the front panel on your DMP chassis. The solid green light indicates
that a power source is available. The solid red light indicates that your DMP is trying to obtain a DHCP
address from the DHCP server. After your DMP obtains an IP address, the red light stops shining.
Step 4
Make a note of the IP address that you see on the DMP display.
Step 5
Point your browser to the IP address.
Caution
Step 6
We recommend that you change the default username and password as soon as possible. If you do not
change them, an unauthorized user can log in to your DMP and reconfigure it without your knowledge.
In no event shall Cisco or its suppliers be liable for any indirect, special, consequential, or incidental
damages arising out of your use of a weak password.
When prompted to log in, use admin as your username and default as your password.
Digital Media Player Device Manager (DMPDM) loads in your browser.
Caution
Step 7
You must be careful to enter nothing except one dot between any two octets in the static, IPv4
dot decimal (sometimes called dotted quad) IP address. If you mistakenly enter anything other than one
dot between any two octets, then apply and save what you mistakenly entered, your DMP might become
unreachable.
To configure your DMP with the settings that it should use when it runs at the deployment site, do
the following:
a.
From the DHCP list, select Disabled.
b.
In the IP Address field, enter the static IP address to use at the deployment site.
Tip
If your DMP uses a private IP address by way of NAT, enter its corresponding 1-to-1 public
address, which is confgured on the local router.
c.
In the Subnet Mask field, enter the netmask to use at the deployment site.
d.
In the Default Gateway field, enter the gateway to use at the deployment site.
e.
In the DNS Server IP Address field, enter the IP address of the DNS server to use at the
deployment site.
Step 8
Click Apply.
Step 9
To save the configuration changes and use them at the deployment site, do the following:
Step 10
a.
In the Administration list, click Save Configuration.
b.
When the Save Configuration page appears, click Save.
Ship or deliver the DMP to its deployment site, then attach it to its display, its local network segment,
and its power source.
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Basic DMS Concepts and Vocabulary
DMS helps organizations of any size to create, manage, organize, and deliver video content (whether live
or on-demand) and digital signage content over an IP network to any general or targeted audience. With
DMS, you can:
•
Communicate with targeted customers, investors, press, and analysts.
•
Deliver live and on-demand events to audiences in any location.
•
Deliver critical information and training to employees, suppliers, and partners.
•
Deliver educational content to students.
To understand some of the most commonly used DMS terms, abbreviations, and initialisms, see FAQs
and Troubleshooting Guide for Cisco Digital Media System 4.x on Cisco.com.
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Using DMPDM
Revised: May 23, 2008
This chapter explains how to use DMPDM to configure and manage one DMP device in isolation and
describes elements that you see in the DMPDM graphical user interface (GUI). Topics are organized in
these sections:
•
Using One-Click Options for a DMP Display, page 2-1
•
Configuring Settings, page 2-2
•
Selecting the Content to Show, page 2-13
•
Using Administrative Options, page 2-20
•
Common Scenarios for Using DMPDM, page 2-23
•
Viewing the Hardware and Firmware Versions for Your DMP, page 2-24
•
Viewing the Cisco UDI for the DMP Model That You Use, page 2-24
Using One-Click Options for a DMP Display
The following topics tell you how and why to use the Show IP, Video, and Browser buttons in the
DMPDM “DMP Mode” area:
•
Viewing the Assigned DMP IP Address, page 2-1
•
Viewing Video Content in Full-Screen Mode, page 2-2
•
Viewing HTML Content in Full-Screen Mode, page 2-2
Viewing the Assigned DMP IP Address
To see on your DMP display the specific IP address that your DMP received from the DHCP server,
click
. If you have not yet obtained an IP address for your DMP, see Quick Start Guide for Cisco
Digital Media Player 4305G to learn how to connect and set up your DMP.
Note
If your DHCP server changes the IP address assignment for a centrally managed DMP while the DMP
is running, instead of waiting for the DMP to restart, you must restart the DMP. Otherwise, you cannot
use DMM-DSM to centrally manage that DMP.
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Configuring Settings
Viewing Video Content in Full-Screen Mode
To fill the screen on your DMP display with only the video content plane, click
Note
.
You can show video content from any of three possible sources. See:
•
Showing or Stopping Video Content from a UDP Multicast Stream, page 2-13.
•
Showing or Stopping Video Content from an HTTP URL, page 2-14.
•
Showing or Stopping Video Content from a File Stored on Your DMP, page 2-14.
The HTML content plane is not shown.
Viewing HTML Content in Full-Screen Mode
To fill the screen on your DMP display with only the HTML content plane (and show HTML or other
browser-friendly content), click
. See Specifying the URL to Show on the HTML Content Plane,
page 2-16.
The video content plane is not shown.
Note
To stop the full-screen presentation of browser content, click Video.
Configuring Settings
DMPDM options in the “Settings” area are described in these topics:
•
Adjusting Basic Network Settings, page 2-2
•
Adjusting Embedded Browser Settings, page 2-4
•
Adjusting DMP Display Attributes Settings, page 2-6
•
Enabling or Disabling Centralized Management, page 2-9
•
Adjusting the Placement and Proportions of Content on a DMP Display, page 2-10
•
Enabling or Disabling Types of Access to Your DMP, page 2-11
•
Managing Permissions for Internal Storage, page 2-12
Adjusting Basic Network Settings
You can change simple network settings for your DMP.
Step 1
In the Settings list, click Basic.
Step 2
Enter or edit the required values, as described in Table 2-1.
Step 3
To confirm that you are satisfied with the entries or changes that you made and to record them in volatile
memory, click Apply.
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After you click Apply, the entries or changes take effect. However, the previously defined values will
return the next time that your DMP restarts.
Step 4
(Optional) To put all changed values into effect permanently, so that they persist even after your DMP
restarts, select Administration > Save Configuration and, when the Save Configuration page appears,
click Save.
Step 5
Restart your DMP. See Restarting Your DMP, page 2-22.
Table 2-1
GUI Elements on the Basic Page
Element
Description
Startup URLs
Video
The URL or local path that points to an encoded digital video file that your DMP should load
automatically and show immediately after every restart. (The video file must be encoded in a way
that your DMP supports; see Limited Support for MPEG-4, page 1-6.) The URL or pathname
cannot contain any more than 254 characters, cannot contain any spaces, and must use
ISO/IEC-8859 (Latin-1) character encoding. The value that you enter is case-sensitive.
Supported transport protocols and URL types are as follows:
•
http://<ip_address>/<path_and_filename>
•
udp://<ip_address_of_multicast_server>/<port_number>
•
file:///tmp/ftproot/usb_1/<path_and_filename> — For files on the internal SD memory card
•
file:///tmp/ftproot/usb_2/<path_and_filename> — For files on a mounted USB flash drive
Note
Browser
To simulate an audio-only file (given that we do not support their use directly), create an
MPEG-2 file that contains all of the audio data that you want to play and contains just one
frame of video data.
The HTTP URL of any document that the embedded browser should load automatically and show
immediately after each restart. For example, the URL that you enter might point to an HTML page
with an embedded Flash file that animates the logo for your organization. The URL cannot contain
any more than 254 characters, cannot contain any spaces, and must use ISO/IEC-8859 (Latin-1)
character encoding.
Tip
We recommend that you do not point to any document or site that requires human
interaction to be useful, interesting, or entertaining, because there is no keyboard or mouse
that you can use to interact with what you show on your DMP display.
Network Configuration
DMP MAC Address
An uneditable representation of the MAC address that is associated with the NIC in your DMP.
Dynamic IP Addressing Indicates whether your DMP uses a static IP address or a dynamic IP address. Options in the list
(DHCP)
are as follows:
IP Address
•
Enabled — Your DMP uses a dynamic IP address that it obtained from a DHCP server.
•
Disabled — Your DMP uses a static IP address.
The IP address that is assigned to your DMP.
Note
Subnet Mask
If your DHCP server changes the IP address assignment for a centrally managed DMP while
the DMP is running, instead of waiting for the DMP to restart, you must restart the DMP.
Otherwise, you cannot use DMM-DSM to centrally manage that DMP.
The IPv4 netmask that the DMP-local network segment uses.
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Element
Description
Default Gateway
The IP address that is assigned to whatever router provides outside network access to and from
devices on the DMP-local network segment.
DNS Server IP Address The IP address or routable DNS name that is assigned to the DNS server for the DMP-local network
segment. We recommend that you enter the IP address, not the routable DNS name.
NAT IP Address
The globally routable IP address that DMM-DSM should use to manage your DMP, if your DMP
has a private IP address due to network address translation (NAT).
HTTP Proxy
Use HTTP Proxy
Indicates whether your DMP uses a proxy server. Select an option from the list:
•
Enabled — Your DMP sends and receives HTTP traffic through the specified proxy.
•
Disabled — Your DMP does not use a proxy.
Proxy Server IP
Address
The proxy server IP address or routable DNS name. DMPDM ignores any address that you enter
unless you selected Enabled from the HTTP Proxy list.
Port
The logical TCP port number through which the proxy server provides HTTP proxy services.
DMPDM ignores any port that you enter unless you selected Enabled from the HTTP Proxy list.
Adjusting Embedded Browser Settings
You can change how the embedded browser in your DMP operates in certain situations.
Table 2-2
Step 1
In the Settings list, click Browser.
Step 2
Enter or edit the required values, as described in Table 2-2, then click Apply.
Step 3
Select Administration > Save Configuration and, when the Save Configuration page appears,
click Save.
Step 4
Restart your DMP. See Restarting Your DMP, page 2-22.
GUI Elements on the Browser Page
Element
Description
Browser
Preferred SWF File
Transparency Source
Note
We recommend that you do not change the factory default for this setting.
Indicates which method determines the amount of transparency that your DMP applies to Flash
content that you show on the HTML content plane.
Adobe Flash Player
Plug-in Version
•
Browser — Your selections while you were Adjusting the Transparency of the HTML Content
Plane, page 2-15, determine the amount of transparency for Flash content.
•
SWF — The author of any given Flash file determines the amount of transparency for that
content element.
Indicates whether the browser should support Flash 6 or Flash 7. Our Flash support extends to SWF
files only, not to FLV files. We do not support audio in SWF files.
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GUI Elements on the Browser Page (continued)
Element
Description
Screen Rotation Angle
(clockwise)
Indicates whether you have rotated the HTML content plane and shows the amount of rotation. You
might choose to rotate the HTML content plane if you have rotated your DMP display.
The rotation feature applies only to content that plays on the HTML content plane. To play video
vertically, you must first encode it vertically.
Browser Alpha Channel Note
Transparency (0-255)
Although this setting might look identical to a setting described in the “Adjusting the
Transparency of the HTML Content Plane” section on page 2-15, they are different. You
use this setting to configure transparency for the browser.
The amount of transparency that you configure for all content that your DMP shows in the
embedded browser. Values can range from 0 to 255, where:
•
0 — Content in the browser is completely transparent.
•
255 — Content in the browser is completely opaque.
Splash Screen Display
Time (milliseconds)
Indicates in milliseconds how long the splash screen persists on your DMP display when you start
or restart your DMP.
Screen Resolution
Autodetection (requires
DMP Display
Autodetection)
Indicates whether screen resolution detection is enabled. You can enable this feature only after you
have enabled the feature to autodetect DMP display attributes (which is available from the DMP
Display Attributes page). If you want to set the browser resolution manually, you must disable
this feature.
Maximum Detected
Indicates the HTML content pane width in pixels, if you are using the autodetected maximum
Screen Width (in pixels) width. Permitted values range from 640 to 1920. You might want to change this value if you know
that your DMP display supports widths greater than the default value of 1366, but 1366 is the
autodetected width. You can edit this value only if you selected Enabled from the Screen Resolution
Autodetection list.
Maximum Detected
Screen Height (in
pixels)
Indicates the HTML content pane height in pixels, if you are using the autodetected maximum
height. Permitted values range from 480 to 1080. You might want to change the value of you know
that your DMP display supports heights greater than the default value of 768, but 768 is the
autodetected height. You can edit this value only if you selected Enabled from the Screen
Resolution Autodetection list.
HDMI-detected Screen
Resolution (in pixels)
Indicates in real time the width and height in pixels that the attached DMP display is showing, if
you selected Enabled from the Screen Resolution Autodetection list and if your DMP uses an
HDMI cable to attach to its DMP display.
Cisco content creation guidelines for digital signage assume that the screen resolution
width is 1366 pixels and the screen resolution height is 768 pixels. If the autodetected
values are different than these, we strongly recommend that you:
Tip
1.
Select DMP Display Attributes.
2.
From the DMP Display Autodetection (requires HDMI) list, select Disabled.
3.
From the Display Standard list, select VESA_1360x768x60.
4.
From the Interface (DMP display output) list, select HDMI.
These selections will apply 1360 and 768 as the width and height values to use,
respectively, ensuring that your content for digital signage works as designed — despite the
trivial 6-pixel deviation in the width value, as compared to the content creation guidelines.
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GUI Elements on the Browser Page (continued)
Element
Description
Custom Screen Width
(in pixels)
Caution
If you will show content simultaneously on the HTML plane and the video plane, you
must not enter any width that is greater than 1366 pixels.
Indicates the HTML content pane width in pixels, if you are using a custom width. Permitted values
range from 640 to 1920. You can edit this value only if you selected Disabled from the Screen
Resolution Autodetection list.
Custom Screen Height
(in pixels)
Caution
If you will show content simultaneously on the HTML plane and the video plane, you
must not enter any height that is greater than 768 pixels.
Indicates the HTML content pane height in pixels, if you are using a custom height. Permitted
values range from 480 to 1080. You can edit this value only if you selected Disabled from the
Screen Resolution Autodetection list.
Cache (only when
Indicates whether the browser is caching content to local storage on your DMP. Caching is possible
Internal Storage Access only when you have selected the Read and Write option from the Internal Storage Access Mode list
Mode is “Read and
on the Internal Storage page.
Write”)
Syslog
Indicates whether you have enabled the logging of system messages on your DMP.
Syslog Collector IP
Address
The IP address of the device that should collect syslog messages from your DMP.
Failover URL
The URL for the content that your DMP will show during stage-one failover. If the value is wrong,
you can edit it. If you edit it, your edits will not take effect until you restart your DMP. See
Understanding Content Substitution (Failover), page 1-7.
Failover Timeout (in
milliseconds)
The number of milliseconds that your DMP should wait after each failed attempt to load the content
from a URL, before it tries again.
Maximum Number of
Failover Attempts
The number of times that your DMP should try to load the content from a URL before it considers
that URL to be unreachable.
Recovery URL
The URL to show immediately on a DMP display after its attached DMP restarts for any reason,
unless other content is scheduled to be shown. If the value is wrong, you can edit it. If you edit it,
your edits take effect as soon as you click Apply.
Recovery Timeout (in
milliseconds)
The maximum number of seconds that your DMP will wait for a response from the server that you
identify in the Recovery URL field.
Adjusting DMP Display Attributes Settings
You can configure DMP to optimize content for transmission to your particular DMP display.
Step 1
In the Settings list, click DMP Display Attributes.
Step 2
Enter or edit the required values, as described in Table 2-3.
Step 3
To confirm that you are satisfied with the entries or changes that you made and to record them in volatile
memory, click Apply.
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After you click Apply, the entries or changes take effect. However, the previously defined values will
return the next time that your DMP restarts.
Step 4
(Optional) To put all changed values into effect permanently, so that they persist even after your DMP
restarts, select Administration > Save Configuration and, when the Save Configuration page appears,
click Save.
Example Settings
If you use a composite/S-Video cable to connect your DMP to an ordinary television:
•
Display Standard — NTSC_M
•
Display Output Interface — Composite/S-Video
•
Color Space — None
•
Color Component Order — RGB
If you use an HDMI cable to connect your DMP to a 1920 x1200 LCD television:
Table 2-3
•
Display Standard — VESA_1920x1200x60RB
•
Display Output Interface — HDMI
•
Color Space — RGB_16_235
•
Color Component Order — RGB
GUI Elements on the DMP Display Attributes Page
Element
Description
DMP Display Attributes
DMP Display Autodetection
(requires HDMI)
Indicates whether you have enabled automated detection of the DMP display type.
Autodetection Status
Indicates whether autodetection succeeded.
Frame Rate
Indicates whether your display uses PAL (50 Hz) or NTSC (60 Hz). Most displays that support
HDMI connections also support both the PAL and NTSC frame rate standards. If you select
the wrong value, image quality is degraded.
Composite Display Standard The possible values are:
•
NTSC_M
•
NTSC_M_Japan
•
PAL_60
•
PAL_M
•
NTSC_M_Japan_714
•
NTSC_M_714
•
PAL_60_714
•
PAL_M_714
•
PAL_BG
•
PAL_BG_702
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Element
Description
Display Standard
The name of the standard that your DMP display uses. Generally, this attribute names the
manufacturer and the type of display (such as plasma or LCD), in combination with other
information. To learn which option is the correct one for you to select, see the manual that
came with your DMP display.
Interface (DMP display
output)
The type of video cable that connects your DMP to your DMP display. The options are:
•
Composite/S-Video — Either of these:
– Composite — Analog cable that binds three wires together and terminates in three
separate plugs. There is one plug each for:
~ The video signal.
~ Signals in the left audio channel.
~ Signals in the right audio channel.
– S-Video — Analog cable with a 4-pin connector. Transmits separate
standard-definition video signals for brightness and color.
•
Note
Color Space
HDMI — Digital cable with a 19-pin connector. Transmits standard-, enhanced-, or
high-definition video signals uncompressed and transmits multi-channel digital
audio signals.
You must use a composite/RCA cable for the left and right audio channels if you use
HDMI-to-DVI for the video signal.
The absolute color space that your DMP display uses. To learn which option is the correct one
for you to select, see the manual that came with your DMP display. The options are:
Color Component Order
•
None
•
RGB_16_235
•
RGB_0_255
•
YUV_601
•
YUV_709
The order in which to store red, green, and blue data if you selected RGB as the color space.
The color component order is sometimes also known as a left-to-right additive color model.
Most modern displays use RGB. To learn which option is the correct one for you to select, see
the manual that came with your DMP display. The options are:
•
RGB
•
RBG
•
GRB
•
GBR
•
BRG
•
BGR
Brightness
The setting that compensates for any deficiencies in the on-screen brightness of your
DMP display. Brightness compensation values can range from –128 to 127.
Contrast
The setting that compensates for any deficiencies in the on-screen contrast of your
DMP display. Contrast compensation values can range from 0 to 255.
Saturation
The setting that compensates for any deficiencies in the on-screen color saturation of your
DMP display. Saturation compensation values can range from 0 to 255.
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GUI Elements on the DMP Display Attributes Page (continued)
Element
Description
Audio Channel Volume (left) The setting to control how loudly or softly your DMP delivers (to its attached DMP display)
the sound from the relevant audio channel. Volume can range from 0 to 100, where 0 is silent.
Audio Channel Volume
This is separate from the volume setting for the DMP display, which you might adjust with a
(right)
remote control.
•
If you set the volume to 0 on your DMP, you cannot compensate for the silence by
adjusting the volume setting on your DMP display. Instead, you must set an audible
volume on the DMP.
•
If you set the volume to 0 on your DMP display, you cannot compensate for the silence
by adjusting the volume setting on your DMP. Instead, you must set an audible volume on
the DMP display.
HDMI Display Information
Manufacturer
Shows the manufacturer name and the year in which your DMP display was manufactured.
Blank if you used any interface except HDMI to connect your DMP to its DMP display, or if
HDMI autodetection failed. You cannot edit this value.
Description
Shows the native resolution (width and height in pixels), the scan type (progressive or
interlace), and the frame rate in Hz. The value is blank if you used any interface except HDMI
to connect your DMP to its DMP display, or if HDMI autodetection failed. You cannot edit
this value.
Version
Shows the version number of the EDID protocol or the CEA protocol by which autodetection
occurred. Blank if you used any interface except HDMI to connect your DMP to its
DMP display, or if HDMI autodetection failed. You cannot edit this value.
Connector Type
Shows the connector type (HDMI or DVI) that is in use. Blank if you used any interface except
HDMI to connect your DMP to its DMP display, or if HDMI autodetection failed. You cannot
edit this value.
Supported Standards
Shows all of the standards that your DMP display supports and shows which standard you
selected. Blank if you used any interface except HDMI to connect your DMP to its
DMP display, or if HDMI autodetection failed. You cannot edit this value.
Enabling or Disabling Centralized Management
You can enable a remote DMM appliance to manage your DMP as part of a digital signage network.
Step 1
In the Settings list, click Centralized Management.
Step 2
Enter or edit the required values, as described in Table 2-4.
Step 3
To confirm that you are satisfied with the entries or changes that you made and to record them in volatile
memory, click Apply.
After you click Apply, the entries or changes take effect. However, the previously defined values will
return the next time that your DMP restarts.
Step 4
(Optional) To put all changed values into effect permanently, so that they persist even after your DMP
restarts, select Administration > Save Configuration and, when the Save Configuration page appears,
click Save.
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GUI Elements on the Centralized Management Page
Element
Description
Centralized Management
DMM-DSM Server
Timeout (in seconds)
The maximum number of seconds that your DMP will wait for a response from the DMM appliance
that you identify in the DMM Host text box.
DMM Appliance IP
Address
The IP address or routable DNS name of the one DMM appliance that your DMP trusts.
Adjusting the Placement and Proportions of Content on a DMP Display
You can adjust the proportions, horizontal position, and vertical position of content that you show on a
DMP display.
Step 1
In the Settings list, click DMP Display Dimensions.
Step 2
Enter or edit the required values, as described in Table 2-5.
Step 3
To confirm that you are satisfied with the entries or changes that you made and to record them in volatile
memory, click Apply.
After you click Apply, the entries or changes take effect. However, the previously defined values will
return the next time that your DMP restarts.
Step 4
Table 2-5
(Optional) To put all changed values into effect permanently, so that they persist even after your DMP
restarts, select Administration > Save Configuration and, when the Save Configuration page appears,
click Save.
GUI Elements on the DMP Display Dimensions Page
Element
Description
DMP Display Dimensions
DMP Display X Axis
(abscissa) Center Point
(in relative units)
DMP Display Y Axis
(ordinate) Center Point
(in relative units)
The absolute center point of your DMP display, as measured from left to right (on the x-axis),
in pixels.
•
Reduce the value to move displayed content closer to the left edge.
•
Increase the value to move displayed content closer to the right edge.
The absolute center point of your DMP display, as measured from top to bottom (on the y-axis),
in pixels.
•
Reduce the value to move displayed content closer to the top edge.
•
Increase the value to move content closer to the bottom edge.
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GUI Elements on the DMP Display Dimensions Page (continued)
Element
Description
Displayable Width (in
relative units)
The total width in pixels of your DMP display. The maximum value is 4096 pixels.
Displayable Height (in
relative units)
•
Reduce the value to reduce the width of displayed content.
•
Increase the value to increase the width of displayed content.
The total height in pixels of your DMP display. The maximum value is 4096 pixels.
•
Reduce the value to reduce the height of displayed content.
•
Increase the value to increase the height of displayed content.
Enabling or Disabling Types of Access to Your DMP
You can enable or disable various kinds of administrative access to your DMP.
Step 1
In the Settings list, click Management Services.
Step 2
Enter or edit the required values, as described in Table 2-6, then click Apply.
Step 3
Select Administration > Save Configuration and, when the Save Configuration page appears,
click Save.
Step 4
Restart your DMP. See Restarting Your DMP, page 2-22.
Note
Table 2-6
If you use the FTP service to save a file to /tmp/ftproot/, the file will be deleted automatically the next
time your DMP restarts. If you want the file to persist, upload it to /tmp/ftproot/usb_1/, instead.
GUI Elements on the Management Services Page
Element
Description
Management Services
Enable Cisco TAC
Indicates whether DMP login access is enabled or disabled for Cisco technical support staff.
Troubleshooting Access
• Enabled — Your DMP allows Cisco technical support staff to log in.
•
Disabled — Your DMP does not allow Cisco technical support staff to log in.
This feature is enabled by default but, in most cases, we do not support any use of this feature by
anyone except a Cisco employee.
Note
This feature must be enabled during firmware upgrades. For information about upgrading
your DMP firmware, see Upgrading the DMP Firmware, page 2-22.
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GUI Elements on the Management Services Page (continued)
Element
Description
Event Notifications
Indicates whether you enabled or disabled the feature to send event notification messages to one,
trusted DMM appliance that you can choose.
•
Enabled — Your DMP sends notification messages.
•
Disabled — Your DMP does not send notification messages.
For more information about centralized management, see Enabling or Disabling Centralized
Management, page 2-9.
FTP Server
Indicates whether you enabled or disabled the feature to run an FTP server from your DMP. You
might enable the FTP service temporarily, for example, when you want to create a local copy on
your DMP of a content file that you stored at a remote site.
Note
We recommend that you disable the FTP service when you do not plan to use it.
Managing Permissions for Internal Storage
You can set the permissions for internal storage in your DMP.
Step 1
In the Settings list, click Internal Storage.
Step 2
View or edit the values, as described in Table 2-7, then click Apply.
After you click Apply, the entry or change takes effect. However, the previously defined value will return
the next time that your DMP restarts.
Step 3
(Optional) To put all changed values into effect permanently, so that they persist even after your DMP
restarts, select Administration > Save Configuration and, when the Save Configuration page appears,
click Save.
It is not necessary to restart your DMP.
Table 2-7
GUI Elements on the Internal Storage Page
Element
Description
Present
Indicates whether the internal SD card is present.
Note
Access Mode
This value does not indicate anything about the presence of any external USB flash drives
or USB hard drives that you might have mounted.
Indicates whether the internal SD card is writable or if it is read-only.
Capacity (in megabytes) Shows the total capacity:
Free Space (in
megabytes)
•
For a DMP 4300G — 960
•
For a DMP 4305G — 1,931
Shows the total free space.
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Note
If you enter URLs for both video content and browser content, the actual result depends on a
combination of these factors:
•
Whether you click
or
(to show only that one kind of content). See Using One-Click
Options for a DMP Display, page 2-1.
•
What height and width values you enter for the embedded browser. See Adjusting Embedded
Browser Settings, page 2-4.
•
What amount of transparency you assign to the HTML plane. See Adjusting the Transparency of the
HTML Content Plane, page 2-15
URLs cannot contain any more than 254 characters, cannot contain any spaces, and must use
ISO/IEC-8859 (Latin-1) character encoding.
Topics in this section explain how you can select the video or web-based content to show on your
DMP display and how you can show both kinds of content simultaneously.
•
Showing or Stopping Video Content from a UDP Multicast Stream, page 2-13
•
Showing or Stopping Video Content from an HTTP URL, page 2-14
•
Showing or Stopping Video Content from a File Stored on Your DMP, page 2-14
•
Adjusting the Transparency of the HTML Content Plane, page 2-15
•
Specifying the URL to Show on the HTML Content Plane, page 2-16
•
Supported Fonts, page 2-17
Showing or Stopping Video Content from a UDP Multicast Stream
To show on your DMP display the video content from a UDP multicast stream, or to stop showing that
video content, do the following:
Step 1
In the Display Actions list, click Video Multicast.
Step 2
Enter or edit the required values, as described in Table 2-8.
Step 3
Do one of the following:
• To start showing the video content immediately, click Start.
• To stop showing the video content immediately, click Stop.
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GUI Elements on the Video Multicast Page
Element
Description
Video Multicast
Multicast Group IP
Address
Port Number
The IP address:
•
To which the encoder or streaming server must send content.
•
From which all client systems will receive the UDP multicast stream.
The logical port on your DMP that receives the stream.
Showing or Stopping Video Content from an HTTP URL
To show on your DMP display the video content from an HTTP URL, or to stop showing that video
content, do the following:
Step 1
In the Display Actions list, click Video URL.
Step 2
Enter or edit the required values, as described in Table 2-9.
Step 3
Do one of the following:
• To start showing the video content immediately, click Start.
• To stop showing the video content immediately, click Stop.
There might be a delay of as long as 3 seconds.
Table 2-9
GUI Elements on the Video URL Page
Element
Description
Video URL
URL
The HTTP URL. You can enter either an IP address or a routable DNS name for the server and must
also enter the full pathname that points exactly to the video file on that server. The URL cannot
contain any more than 254 characters, cannot contain any spaces, and must use
ISO/IEC-8859 (Latin-1) character encoding. If the HTTP service runs on a nonstandard logical
port, use the typical method (:80, for example) to include a port number in the URL.
Showing or Stopping Video Content from a File Stored on Your DMP
To show on your DMP display the video content from a file that you stored locally on your
DMP — whether it is stored on the internal SD card or on an external USB flash drive or USB hard drive
that you mounted — or to stop showing that video content, do the following:
Step 1
In the Display Actions list, click Play Video File Stored Locally.
Step 2
Enter or edit the required values, as described in Table 2-10.
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Step 3
Do one of the following:
• To start showing the video content immediately, click Start.
• To stop showing the video content immediately, click Stop.
Table 2-10
GUI Elements on the Play Video File Stored Locally Page
Element
Description
Play Video File Stored Locally
Local Storage Path
The local path to the video file:
•
For a file that is stored on the Secure Digital (SD) flash memory card inside your DMP, the
pathname starts with: /tmp/ftproot/usb_1/.
•
For a file that is stored on an external USB flash drive that you attached to your DMP, the
pathname starts with: /tmp/ftproot/usb_2/.
Note
Cisco has completed tests with 2 GB USB flash drives for this purpose and they work as
described. However, we have not tested any flash drives that have a storage capacity any
greater than 2 GB. In addition, we have not tested any other USB storage medium. We
recommend that you do not use any USB flash drive that has a storage capacity any greater
than 2 GB and we recommend that you do not use any other USB storage medium.
Adjusting the Transparency of the HTML Content Plane
You can make the HTML content plane more or less transparent in relation to the always-opaque video
content plane under it.
Step 1
In the Display Actions list, click Transparency.
Step 2
Enter or edit the required values, as described in Table 2-11.
Step 3
To confirm that you are satisfied with the entry or change that you made and to record it in volatile
memory, click Apply.
After you click Apply, the entry or change takes effect. However, the previously defined value will return
the next time that your DMP restarts.
Step 4
(Optional) To put all values into effect permanently, so that they persist even after your DMP restarts,
select Administration > Save Configuration and, when the Save Configuration page appears,
click Save.
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Table 2-11
GUI Elements on the Transparency Page
Element
Description
Transparency
Browser Alpha Channel Note
Transparency/Opacity
(0-255)
Although this setting might look identical to a setting described in the “Adjusting
Embedded Browser Settings” section on page 2-4, they are different. You use this setting to
configure transparency for the HTML content plane.
The amount of transparency that you configure for all content that your DMP shows on the HTML
plane. The HTML plane and the video plane can overlap and you will see the video content plane
through the HTML content pane if both of the following are true:
•
You show video content and HTML content simultaneously.
•
The HTML content plane touches any of the same x-axis and y-axis coordinates that the video
content plane touches.
Values can range from 0 to 255, where:
•
0 — The HTML content plane is completely hidden and only the video content plane is visible.
•
128 — The HTML plane overlays the video plane and content is equally visible on both planes.
•
255 — The video content plane is completely hidden and only the HTML content plane
is visible.
Note
If the HTML content plane contains a graphic that is already partially transparent in its own
right (so that, for example, its rounded edges look smooth against the background color),
that kind of transparency pertains only to interaction between that graphic and other objects
on the same plane. If you then change the Browser Transparency value to 255, for example,
that does not mean you will be able to see the video plane through the partially transparent
graphic on the HTML content plane; in that case, the video plane is still completely hidden,
as expected.
Specifying the URL to Show on the HTML Content Plane
You can load a web page or other content on the HTML content plane.
Step 1
In the Display Actions list, click URL to be Displayed.
Step 2
Enter or edit the HTTP URL, as described in Table 2-12, then click Go.
Step 3
(Optional) To stop showing the specified content, do one of the following:
•
Click
.
•
Enter an HTTP URL that points to different content, then click Go.
The HTTP URL that you enter persists until you use this procedure again to enter a different URL or
until the next time that you restart your DMP. You cannot save the URL entry so that it persists after
a restart.
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Table 2-12
GUI Elements on the URL to be Displayed Page
Element
Description
URL To Be Displayed
URL
The HTTP URL that loads a web page (or other content) on the HTML content plane. The URL
cannot contain any more than 254 characters, cannot contain any spaces, and must use
ISO/IEC-8859 (Latin-1) character encoding.
Supported Fonts
The browser that is preinstalled on DMPs supports some bitmap fonts and some TrueType fonts. The
browser will substitute an installed font for any unsupported font.
Note
Other typographic representations that you might show on a DMP display, such as the opening titles for
a theatrical film, do not require that any font be installed. Similarly, when a font is embedded within a
Flash file that you show, the Flash file will load correctly even if the corresponding font is not installed
on your DMP.
•
Supported X11 Bitmap Fonts, page 2-18
•
Supported TrueType Fonts, page 2-19
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Supported X11 Bitmap Fonts
Family
Name
Weight
Name
Slant
Add Style
Name
Pixel
Size
Point
Size
Resolution X
Resolution Y
Spacing
Average
Width
Charset
Registry
Charset
Encoding
adobe-
helvetica-
bold-
r- normal-
-
0-
0-
75-
75-
p-
0-
iso8859-
1
adobe-
helvetica-
bold-
r- normal-
-
12-
120-
75-
75-
p-
70-
iso8859-
1
adobe-
helvetica-
bold-
r- normal-
-
14-
140-
75-
75-
p-
82-
iso8859-
1
adobe-
helvetica-
bold-
r- normal-
-
18-
180-
75-
75-
p-
103-
iso8859-
1
adobe-
helvetica-
bold-
r- normal-
-
24-
240-
75-
75-
p-
138-
iso8859-
1
b&h-
lucida-
bold-
l- normal-
sans-
0-
0-
75-
75-
p-
0-
iso8859-
1
b&h-
lucida-
bold-
l- normal-
sans-
12-
120-
75-
75-
p-
79-
iso8859-
1
b&h-
lucida-
bold-
l- normal-
sans-
14-
140-
75-
75-
p-
92-
iso8859-
1
b&h-
lucida-
bold-
l- normal-
sans-
18-
180-
75-
75-
p-
120-
iso8859-
1
b&h-
lucida-
bold-
l- normal-
sans-
24-
240-
75-
75-
p-
152-
iso8859-
1
misc-
fixed-
medium- r- normal-
-
7-
50-
100- 100- c-
50-
iso8859-
1
misc-
fixed-
medium- r- normal-
-
7-
70-
75-
c-
50-
iso8859-
1
misc-
fixed-
medium- r- normal-
-
8-
60-
100- 100- c-
50-
iso8859-
1
misc-
fixed-
medium- r- normal-
-
8-
80-
75-
75-
c-
50-
iso646.1991- irv
misc-
fixed-
medium- r- normal-
-
8-
80-
75-
75-
c-
50-
iso8859-
•
•
•
•
•
Setwidth
Name
Foundry
These X11 bitmap fonts are preinstalled as part of this release:
75-
1
5x7
5x8
6x13
cursor
fixed
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Supported TrueType Fonts
These TrueType fonts are preinstalled as part of this release:
Name
Filename
Vera Sans Vera.ttf
Vera Sans VeraBd.ttf
Bold
Vera Sans VeraBI.ttf
Bold
Oblique
Vera Sans VeraIt.ttf
Oblique
Vera Sans VeraMono.ttf
Mono
Vera Sans VeraMoBd.ttf
Mono
Bold
Vera Sans VeraMoBI.ttf
Mono
Bold
Oblique
Typographic Sample
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefgh
[email protected]#$%^&
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabc
defghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz1234567890
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabc
defghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz1234567890
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefgh
[email protected]#$%^&
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghij
[email protected]#$%^&*()
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghij
[email protected]#$%^&*()
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghij
[email protected]#$%^&*()
Vera Sans VeraMoIt.ttf
Mono
Oblique
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghij
[email protected]#$%^&*()
Vera Serif VeraSe.ttf
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcd
[email protected]#$
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZab
cdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz1234567890
Vera Serif VeraSeBd.ttf
Bold
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Using Administrative Options
Topics in this section explain administrative tasks in DMPDM:
•
Editing the DMPDM User Account, page 2-20
•
Editing the DMP Service (ftp) User Account, page 2-20
•
Saving Settings That You Configured, page 2-21
•
Restoring Factory Default Settings, page 2-21
•
Restarting Your DMP, page 2-22
•
Upgrading the DMP Firmware, page 2-22
Editing the DMPDM User Account
You can change the username, the password, or both, that you use when you log in to DMPDM.
Step 1
In the Administration list, click DMP Web Account.
Step 2
Enter or edit the required values, as described in Table 2-13.
Step 3
To confirm that you are satisfied with the entries or changes that you made and to record them in volatile
memory, click Apply.
After you click Apply, the entries or changes take effect. However, the previously defined values will
return the next time that your DMP restarts.
Step 4
Table 2-13
(Optional) To put all changed values into effect permanently, so that they persist even after your DMP
restarts, select Administration > Save Configuration and, when the Save Configuration page appears,
click Save.
GUI Elements on the DMP Web Account Page
Element
Description
DMP Web Account
User Name
The login name for DMPDM.
Password
The password that is associated with the DMPDM username. You must enter the password two
times on the DMP Web Account page to confirm that you typed it correctly.
Repeat Password
Editing the DMP Service (ftp) User Account
If you configured your DMP to run the FTP service, you can create a user account with FTP login
privileges. For information about enabling the FTP service, see Enabling or Disabling Types of Access
to Your DMP, page 2-11.
Step 1
In the Administration list, click DMP Service Account.
Step 2
Enter or edit the required values, as described in Table 2-14, then click Apply.
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After you click Apply, the entries or changes take effect. However, the previously defined values will
return the next time that your DMP restarts.
Step 3
Table 2-14
(Optional) To put all changed values into effect permanently, so that they persist even after your DMP
restarts, select Administration > Save Configuration and, when the Save Configuration page appears,
click Save.
GUI Elements on the DMP Service Account Page
Element
Description
FTP Server Account
User Name
The login name for the DMP Service user account. The factory default is to use the login name ftp.
Password
The password that is associated with the DMP Service account login name. The factory default is
to use the password admin, but we warned you to change it when you first set up your DMP. See
Quick Start Guide for Cisco Digital Media Player 4305G on Cisco.com.
Repeat Password
You must enter the password two times on the FTP Server Account page — one time apiece in each
of these fields — to confirm that you typed it correctly.
Saving Settings That You Configured
You can save every change that you made to the values for every option in DMPDM since the last time
that you clicked Save or the last time that you restarted the DMP.
Step 1
In the Administration list, click Save Configuration.
Step 2
When the Save Configuration page appears, click Save.
The saved configuration persists even after your DMP restarts.
Note
Changes to some DMP configuration settings do not take effect until after the DMP restarts. Check the
instructions for a procedure to see if you must restart your DMP after you change a setting.
Restoring Factory Default Settings
You can restore factory settings to your DMP.
Caution
When you restore the factory settings to your DMP, you delete every setting that you have configured.
If you delete your settings accidentally, you must reenter every value manually.
Step 1
In the Administration list, click Restore Default Settings.
Step 2
When the Restore Default Settings page appears, click Restore.
Your DMP restarts automatically and its factory settings are restored.
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Step 3
(Optional) If you will deploy your DMP at a site where there is no local DHCP server, complete the
“Preconfiguring Your DMP To Run Without a Local DHCP Server” procedure on page 1-7.
Step 4
Log in with the factory default username admin and the factory default password default.
Step 5
Reconfigure your DMP and change its default passwords. See Quick Start Guide for Cisco Digital Media
Player 4305G.
Restarting Your DMP
You can restart your DMP.
Step 1
In the Administration list, click Restart DMP.
Step 2
When the Restart DMP page appears, click Restart.
Upgrading the DMP Firmware
You can install an update to the firmware for your DMP.
Before You Begin
Do the following:
•
To check for the availability of DMP firmware updates and to learn about any possible effects from
them on the operation of your digital signage network, log in to your Cisco.com account, then go to
http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/dms. You can download an update and use it if it meets
your requirements.
•
Confirm that the “Enable Cisco TAC Troubleshooting Access” feature is enabled. For information
about this feature, see Enabling or Disabling Types of Access to Your DMP, page 2-11. If you see
that the feature has been disabled and you then enable it, you must restart your DMP before the
change can take effect.
Step 1
In the Administration list, click Upgrade Firmware.
Step 2
When the Upgrade Firmware page appears, click Browse, navigate to the binary file that contains the
firmware update, then select that binary file.
Step 3
Click Start Upgrade.
Note
Until messages in DMPDM tell you that your DMP has loaded the firmware image and started
to burn it, do not click any link or button to move away from this page. If you move to any other
page before your DMP tells you that it has started to burn the upgraded firmware image, the
upgrade does not occur.
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Table 2-15
GUI Elements on the Upgrade Firmware Page
Field
Description
Upgrade Firmware
Image File
The full pathname to the binary file. If you do not know the full pathname, click Browse.
Upgrade Status
Status
Indicates whether a firmware upgrade is in progress:
Progress
•
Firmware upgrade not active — There is no upgrade in progress.
•
Burn in progress — An upgrade is in progress.
Status indicator for an upgrade in progress.
Common Scenarios for Using DMPDM
This section describes common scenarios for using DMPDM:
•
Showing Content Files That Are Stored on the SD Card, page 2-23
•
Showing Content Files That Are Stored on a USB Flash Drive, page 2-24
Showing Content Files That Are Stored on the SD Card
You can upload supported file types to the SD card in your DMP, then show them on the attached
DMP display.
Caution
Note
If you upload files to the /tmp/ftproot subdirectory instead of using /tmp/ftproot/usb_1, performance
might be degraded temporarily. To restore your DMP to its normal operating condition, unplug it, wait
15 seconds, then plug it in again. (This method deletes the files that you uploaded.)
The total amount of available space for local file storage on the SD memory card is:
•
For a DMP 4300G — 1 GB.
•
For a DMP 4305G — 2 GB.
If you will use DMM-DSM to show an asset in a presentation, the filesize limit is:
•
For a DMP 4300G — 1.9 GB.
•
For a DMP 4305G — 3.8 GB.
For purposes of stage-one failover, the combined size of all files cannot exceed:
•
For a DMP 4300G — 900 MB.
•
For a DMP 4305G — 1.75 GB.
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Viewing the Cisco UDI for the DMP Model That You Use
Step 1
Enable FTP access. See Enabling or Disabling Types of Access to Your DMP, page 2-11.
Step 2
Configure login credentials for the FTP user account, then use an FTP client to log in to your DMP. See
Editing the DMP Service (ftp) User Account, page 2-20.
Step 3
Upload the media files to the /tmp/ftproot/usb_1 subdirectory on your DMP.
Step 4
Show the media files on the attached DMP display. See Showing or Stopping Video Content from a File
Stored on Your DMP, page 2-14.
Showing Content Files That Are Stored on a USB Flash Drive
You can save supported media files to a USB flash drive, attach that drive to your DMP, then show the
files on the attached DMP display.
Note
Cisco has completed tests with 2 GB USB flash drives for this purpose and they work as described.
However, we have not tested any flash drives that have a storage capacity any greater than 2 GB. In
addition, we have not tested any other USB storage medium. We recommend that you do not use any
USB flash drive that has a storage capacity any greater than 2 GB and we recommend that you do not
use any other USB storage medium.
Step 1
Move copies of the relevant media files from their source device to the root level of the USB flash drive
that you will use.
Step 2
Unmount the USB flash drive from the source device, then attach it to your DMP.
Step 3
Show the media files on the attached DMP display. See Showing or Stopping Video Content from a File
Stored on Your DMP, page 2-14.
Viewing the Cisco UDI for the DMP Model That You Use
To see the Unique Device Identifier that Cisco has assigned to your DMP model, click Unique Device
Identifier (UDI). You cannot change the information.
Viewing the Hardware and Firmware Versions for Your DMP
To see information about your DMP, click Hardware and Firmware Versions. You cannot change
the information.
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