® D-Link DSM-320 Wireless Media Player Manual v.1.4 Building Networks for People Patent Pending...
Rear Panel ......................... 9 Getting Started ........................10 Using the Remote Control ..................... 10 Installing the D-Link® Media Server Software ..............13 Choosing Music, Photo, and Video Files to Share ............. 17 Using the D-Link® Media Server Software ................21 Accessing the Media on your PCs ................
Live365™ ......................... 67 Napster™ ......................... 70 Rhapsody™ ........................72 Current Rhapsody™ Subscribers ............72 For Users New to Rhapsody™ ..............73 Configuring Rhapsody™ for use with the DSM-320 ....... 79 Setup ............................81 Network ..........................81 Wireless ........................... 82 System ..........................84 General ..........................
Safety Information For optimum performance, please read the following information carefully. Safety Precautions The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert users to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
Safety (continued) CAUTION! • DO NOT INSTALL OR PLACE THIS UNIT IN A BOOKCASE, BUILT-IN CABINET OR IN ANOTHER CONFINED SPACE. ENSURE THE UNIT IS WELL VENTILATED. TO PREVENT RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK OR FIRE HAZARD DUE TO OVERHEATING, ENSURE THAT CURTAINS AND ANY OTHER MATERIALS DO NOT OBSTRUCT THE VENTILATION VENTS.
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Package Contents D-Link DSM-320 Wireless Media Player Printed Quick Installation Guide CD-ROM with Manual (Contains D-Link Media Server Software, Quick Installation Guide, and Manual) 2dBi Wireless Antenna Ethernet (CAT5-UTP/Straight-Through) Cable Standard Composite RCA Audio/Video Cable S-Video Cable Remote Control with Batteries...
Features & Benefits Stream media content from a PC or D-Link Central Home Drive to your entertainment center. Listen to digital music on your stereo system. View digital photos, slideshows, and videos on TV. Easily connect to your wireless network using 802.11g at up to 54Mbps.
Hardware Overview Front Panel Wireless LED - Blinks to Power LAN LED - Blinks to indicate activity on the network. indicate wireless activity. Button Rear Panel Antenna Composite Video Connector Optical Composite Digital Audio Audio Reset Button Connector Connectors S-Video RJ-45 Ethernet Connector Connector Coaxial...
Getting Started To begin using the DSM-320 Wireless Media Player, you will need: An existing home network (including a wireless 802.11b or 802.11g router or a router/hub with an available Ethernet port). The DSM-320 Media Server software installed on the PC you will be sharing files from.
Using the Remote Control (continued) Press to navigate to Power the HOME Screen Number and One- Touch Preset Keys Enters a “.” (a period, CLEAR text entry also known as a dot) Go to previous page MUTE sound Page Up or Down VOLUME Adjustment Arrow keys to move the position of the...
Using the Remote Control (continued) Power Turn the DSM-320 ON or OFF. Home Navigate to the DSM-320’s home screen. Number Keys Enter numbers where needed, or use the onscreen keyboard. Number keys 1-9 can be defined as Music presets. To define a...
Media Server software then streams the information to your DSM-320 via your wired/wireless network connection. Currently the DSM-320 only connects to one Media Server at a time. If more than one PC contains files you want to share, you can select one of the following options: ®...
If the screen on the right does not appear, go to My Computer and double-click on the CD-ROM drive. The screen at right will appear. Select the appropriate operating system and click The D-Link Media Server Setup Wizard will appear. Click Next...
The D-Link license agreement screen appears. Click Next Choose a Destination location or accept the default location. This is where the D-Link Media Server software will be copied to on your system. Click Next Choose a Start Menu folder or accept the default location.
® Installing the D-Link Media Server Software (continued) Select the icons you want created. Select Create a desktop icon to access the program from your desktop. Select Create a Quick Launch icon to access the program from your taskbar. Select Create a startup icon so the program launches on startup.
Media Server software enables you to share the files from your computer with the DSM-320. By sharing the files, there is no need to copy the files from your computer to the unit before they can play. The data is streamed directly from the files on your computer over the network to your DSM-320.
Choosing Music, Photo, and Video Files to Share (continued) The File Types tab is where you select the types of audio, video, and photo files that you want to share.
Choosing Music, Photo, and Video Files to Share (continued) The Shared Folder tab is where you select the folders that contain your audio, video, and photo files. Click Add a folder Select the folder containing the files you wish to share. Click...
® This is what your PC should look like when the D-Link Media Server software configuration is complete! The Media Files tab will show all your audio, video,...
Accessing the Media on your PCs ® Before you can access the media from a PC, you must install the D-Link Media Server software (See Page 13). Simply install the included software on each PC where music, video, or digital photos are stored.
Refresh all folders: All folders can be refreshed by clicking on the Refresh all button. Scheduler: You can schedule the D-Link Media Server software to automatically refresh the contents of all of your folders.
Using the D-Link Media Server Software (continued) Click Scheduler if you want to setup an automatic refresh interval. Click Time and select a time period. This is how often the server will refresh the folder contents. Naming the Media Server The Media Server name is entered here.
Using the D-Link Media Server Software (continued) Upgrading the Media Server Click Update, near the lower right corner of this screen, to update the Media Server. The Media Server Update pop-up screen will appear only if a newer version is available. Click Yes.
® to your DSM-320 only if the D-Link Media Server is running. Online media content that does not require PC-based software (such as Radio@AOL) can still be accessed from the DSM-320 without running the D-Link ® Media Server software. D-Link Media Server Menu...
Software Windows XP users with Service Pack 2 can utilize the Windows ® Media Connect software in addition to or instead of using the D-Link Media Server software. ® The Windows Media Connect software allows the DSM-320 to playback DRM ®...
® Using Windows Media Connect Software (continued) The Sharing tab is where you configure the folders that you want to share with your DSM-320. Click Add Click Browse Select the folder that you want to share Click OK...
Click OK The Shared Folders will appear in the window. Repeat the steps until you’ve shared all of the folders that you want the DSM-320 to access. Click Automatically start folder sharing when Windows starts The Settings tab allows you...
® Using Windows Media Connect Software (continued) The DSM-320 supports additional file types that are not supported by the ® Windows Media Connect software. The file types shown below are supported ® by both Windows Media Connect and the DSM-320.
Video Connections Be sure the PAL/NTSC switch is set to NTSC if you are located in the USA. Select one of three ways to connect video to your DSM-320: • Composite Video Connector Plug the supplied yellow video cable into the DSM-320 and the matching opposite end of the cable to your television input.
• Optical Digital Audio Connect an optical audio connector into the DSM-320 and the matching opposite end of the cable to the audio input of your audio system. Note: This cable is not supplied.
Connecting the DSM-320 (continued) Network Connections Select one of two ways to connect a network to your DSM-320: • RJ-45 Ethernet Connector Connect the supplied Ethernet cable to the network cable connector, and attach the other end to the network.
Network Layout Below is a diagram displaying what your network might look like once all of the ® connections have been made to the D-Link DSM-320 Wireless Media Player.
Whenever the cursor is in a text field and you need to enter text, press ENTER on the remote control and the on-screen keyboard will appear. The keyboard is used for a variety of functions such as naming your DSM-320 and performing searches for music, photos or video. To use the keyboard, highlight a character with the arrow buttons on the remote control and press the ENTER button.
The DSM-320 Setup Wizard The DSM-320 Setup Wizard is navigated using the directional arrows and the ENTER button on the remote control. To toggle between the configuration options, use the up and down arrows on the remote control. To toggle between the Back, Next, and Rescan buttons, use the left and right arrows on the remote control.
The DSM-320 Setup Wizard (continued) Select Your Network Connection The connection type defaults to Wireless. Wireless If using a wireless network, press the down arrow on the remote control to navigate to the Next button. Once the Next button is highlighted, press ENTER on the remote control to proceed to the next screen.
The DSM-320 Setup Wizard (continued) Current Wireless Settings Your current wireless settings are displayed based on the SSID you selected in the previous step. If you chose the enter the SSID manually, then the default settings are entered. SSID The SSID name selected on the previous screen appears here.
The DSM-320 Setup Wizard (continued) Key (continued) Keys are defined by entering in a string in HEX (hexadecimal - using characters 0-9, A-F) or ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange – alphanumeric characters) format. After entering the appropriate wireless settings for your network, use the down arrow to navigate to the Next button.
Media Servers. Use the left and right arrows to navigate between the Next and Rescan button. A Media Server is any PC running the D-Link Media Server software or UPnP AV compliant device on the network that can communicate with the DSM-320.
DSM-320 Menu Menu Basics The DSM-320 uses an on-screen menu interface. As you move through the menus, you will use the selection arrows on the remote control to move up, down, right and left. The highlight bar moves from item to item as you press the selection arrows.
Music Music Quality Your music listening experience on the media player depends upon the quality of your digital music files on your PC. Avoid quality settings below 48kbps as they are unsupported. For CD quality music, rip your MP3s at 128kbps or higher, with a sample rate of 44.1kHz.
Music files are located on your PC and can be contained in one directory folder, or organized in several subfolders. The DSM-320 automatically organizes your music files by genres, artists, albums, and tracks. This information is obtained from the ID3 tags in each of your music files.
Music (continued) Playing a Track Once you enter the music menu, there are several ways that you can view tracks. You can view all tracks, playlists, tracks by genre, artist, album, or folder name. Use the selection arrows to navigate to the track you wish to play.
Note: Presets cannot be erased but can be replaced by another selection. After creating a preset, you can play the preset any time the DSM-320 and the PC containing the tracks are powered on by pressing the preset number on your remote control.
Music (continued) Creating an Editable Playlist 1. Select the MUSIC category from the Home page or click on the MUSIC button on the remote control. 2. Select Playlists. Select Editable Playlists. 4. When the Editable Playlist screen appears, click MENU to edit. 5.
Music (continued) Creating an Editable Playlist 5. When the keyboard appears, type in the title for your new playlist. After you have typed in the title, click ENTER. 6. When the Add Songs to the playlist screen appears, make your selection from the following options: All Tracks, Playlists, Genres, Artists, Albums or Folders.
Music (continued) Creating an Editable Playlist 9. You have completed the creation of an Editable Playlist! You can now enjoy your selections.
Music (continued) Browsing for Music There are many ways to browse for a music track. For example, let’s use the following music file located in the following shared location: c:\Documents and Settings\Rob\My Documents\My Music\Violator\Halo.mp3 Halo.mp3 Artist: Depeche Mode Album: Violator Genre: Alternative To browse for this track in the track list: 1.
PLAY button. All tracks will be played in the order they appear in the playlist. Controlling Music Playback Your DSM-320 works just like a stereo or CD player. Controlling your music playback will be an easy and natural experience. Use the remote to PLAY, PAUSE, or STOP music.
Music (continued) Viewing Photos while Music is Playing Your DSM-320 is capable of displaying photos and playing background or preset music simultaneously. Background Music: You can start background music by playing a song in MUSIC mode. Go to PHOTO mode and start your photo slideshow. The 0 key on the remote control stops and starts your background music from the beginning.
Photo Supported Photo Formats The following photo file formats are supported: BMP (non-compressed) Windows bitmap file. Widely used in Microsoft Windows for pictures and backgrounds. JPEG (grayscale, RGB, YCbCy) (Does not support CMYK, YCCK.) The JPEG format is the Internet and digital photo format standard used by most digital cameras.
To simplify browsing on your DSM-320, you can create folders on your PC. For instance, create a folder in the My Pictures directory called Vacation and copy all of your vacation photos into it.
Photo (continued) Playing a Photo Slideshow To start playing a photo slideshow, highlight a folder and press the PLAY button. The first photo will be displayed and then followed by the next photo in the folder. All photos in the folder will be displayed. Controlling Photo Playback Controlling photo playback is very similar to controlling a CD player.
Photo (continued) Viewing Photo Information To view information about a photo, highlight the photo and press the DISPLAY button.
Photo (continued) Photo Viewing Effects When viewing a photo you can change the on-screen appearance by applying rotate, pan, and zoom effects. These on-screen effects are only for enhancing the on-screen view and are not saved to the actual file. To access the photo viewing effects, press the MENU button on the remote control while viewing the photo that you want to manipulate.
Video Supported Video Formats The following video file formats are supported: MPEG-1 (up to 8Mbps) MPEG-2 (up to 8Mbps) MPEG-4 (ASP - Advanced Simple Profile) AVI (MPEG4 layer only, does not support uncompressed AVI) XVID (with MP3 and PCM) Viewing a Video Once you enter the Video menu, you can view your list of videos.
Video (continued) How to use the ‘Search Video by Time’ feature In addition to a FF/RWD option (the default mode), your media player also allows you to search a video for a particular time frame. This option is called Jump in the Setup menu. If you want to use the Jump mode, you will need to change the setting of the Video Seek Mode before you view the video.
Video (continued) Search Video by Time (continued) 1. To select Jump in Video Seek Mode, click OK. The pop-up screen shown here will display. Click OK. 2. To use the new Jump setting with your video viewing, click MENU on your remote control unit.
Video (continued) Search Video by Time (continued) 1. The video will begin with this pop-up window. Enter the hour (H), minute (M) and second (S) that you want the video to “jump” to, or press Cancel if you choose not to use this feature.
Video (continued) Using the Remote Control with Videos ENTER - Click ENTER to play your highlighted video. PLAY/PAUSE - To pause the video and to resume playing the video. + (VOLUME) - To increase the volume. - (VOLUME) - To decrease the volume. MUTE - To silence the audio portion of the video.
Search Click the SEARCH button on the remote control and the screen below will appear. This screen allows you to search for music tracks, videos, or photos. Use the up and down arrows on the remote control to navigate through the options. Press ENTER on the remote control to make a selection.
DSM-320. New services will be added in the future and made available via firmware upgrades. If your DSM-320 is configured to perform firmware upgrades automatically (see Version on page 88 for details), then you will see new options as soon as they become available.
Online Media (continued) ® After selecting AOL Services (as shown on the previous page), you will be ® given the option to sign in as an AOL Member, or, if you are not a member, ® you can enjoy a Free Trial. AOL members will sign in as follows: ®...
Online Media (continued) ® For AOL Members (continued) Radio@AOL Information about the current selection will be displayed here. Use the up and down arrow buttons on your remote to scroll up and down through the genre list. If a station is highlighted, you will need to press the left arrow on your remote control to navigate to the genre list.
Online Media (continued) ® For AOL Members (continued) Radio@AOL Presets Click Radio@AOL Presets. Switch Screen Name Preset Radio stations are available here. Use the arrow buttons on your remote control to highlight the station of your choice and press ENTER to select it. ®...
Online Media (continued) ® Services for Non-members Click Setup to begin your free trial of Radio@AOL using your DSM-320. Click Free Trial. Click OK. You are now ready to begin your free trial. Please see the previous page for an explanation of your listening options.
Online Media (continued) ™ Live365 Live365 ™ is an Internet radio service that provides unlimited on-demand access to thousands of radio stations. The audio is streamed directly over the Internet. ™ Live365 allows you to select your own preset stations and provides custom station recommendations.
Online Media (continued) ™ Live365 (continued) Editor’s Station Picks: Lists recommended stations based on your preset stations. Press the MENU button to add a station to your preset list. Genres: Lists stations according to genre. Press the MENU button to add a station to your preset list.
Online Media (continued) ™ Live365 (continued) After you login, your stations or presets will be retrieved. Scroll down to select a station or preset. Alll the details regarding your listening selection will be displayed here.
Files downloaded with Napster ™ are in the Windows Media DRM format. This is a type of copy protection. These files can be played on the DSM-320 if you use the ® ® Windows Media Connect software. This software can only be run on Windows ®...
. Please see page 26 for details. ® Be sure to select the Windows Media Connect server as the default server in the DSM-320 System Setup if you want to access content downloaded ™ from Napster . To do so, press the SETUP button on the remote control.
™ Current Rhapsody Subscribers ™ ™ If you already have an account with Rhapsody and have the Rhapsody software installed on your computer, please skip to page 79 - Configuring ™ Rhapsody for use with the DSM-320.
Online Media (continued) ™ For Users New to Rhapsody The D-Link DSM-320 CD-ROM contains a link to the latest version ™ of the Rhapsody software. Click Online Media Services Note: You can also get to the link by visiting our website at http://support.dlink.com...
Online Media (continued) ™ For Users New to Rhapsody (continued) Select a destination folder for the software installation or use the default location. Click Next If you are connecting through a proxy server you can enter the settings here. If you are unsure, leave it as is.
Online Media (continued) ™ For Users New to Rhapsody (continued) By default the options are configured to create shortcuts on your Desktop and on the Quick Launch toolbar. Click Finish Click Register Now! Fill in the blank fields to begin the registration process.
Online Media (continued) ™ For Users New to Rhapsody (continued) Complete the registration information on this page. Click Next Click Finish...
™ Now that you’ve installed the Rhapsody software and created an account, you need to configure the software for use with the DSM-320. Please follow the steps on the following page to configure the software.
™ Configuring Rhapsody for use with the DSM-320 ™ To use Rhapsody with your DSM-320 you need to enable the UPnP Server ™ within the User Settings. To do this, launch the Rhapsody application and follow the steps below. Go to Options and select...
To add a song to your library, click on the down arrow icon next to the selected track. Once your library is configured, you can access the Rhapsody ™ content on your DSM-320 just as you would with media stored on your computer.
Setup If you want to change the configuration of your setup you can press the SETUP button on the remote control. For an explanation of the terminology used in the Setup functions, please see the Glossary. Press SETUP on your remote control to access the setup features.
The CLEAR button will erase the entire field. Use the left arrow to erase one character. IP: Enter the IP address of the DSM-320. Netmask: Enter the subnet mask of the DSM-320. Gateway: Enter the IP address of the router on your network.
Setup (continued) WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy): An industry standard encryption technology used by wireless devices. When using WEP, you must determine the level of encryption. The type of encryption determines the key length. 128-bit encryption requires a longer key than 64-bit encryption. Keys are defined by entering in a string in HEX (hexadecimal - using characters 0-9, A-F) or ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange –...
System Restart: Navigate to this button by using the down arrow on your remote control. Press ENTER on the remote control to restart the DSM-320. System Reset: You will lose all current settings when selecting this option.
Setup (continued) General The General option contains a submenu of four options: Audio/Video Aspect ratio: The aspect ratio can be adjusted to match the capture settings of your video clips. Display mode: Interlace is the default setting. Progressive scan should only be selected if your television or monitor supports this feature.
Setup (continued) Miscellaneous Screen Saver Delay: Select the amount of idle time before the screen saver appears. Choose a time between 1-30 minutes. Use the up and down arrows on your remote control to navigate through the list. Press the ENTER button on your remote control to make a selection.
Setup (continued) Check Internet Connection Check Internet Connection: Select this option to check the validity of your Internet connection. Press OK to proceed with the test. The phrase Connection test succeeded! will appear at the bottom of the window when your Internet connection is valid.
Please visit http://support.dlink.com for the latest version of the Media Server software. Note: If you have a version of the D-Link Media Server already installed on your system, please uninstall the software and restart your system before installing a newer version of the D-Link Media Server software.
Video - MPEG 1, 2, and 4, AVI, XVID Images - JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, JPEG2000 What do I need to set up the D-Link’s DSM-320? You must have a Microsoft Windows-based home network in place, with at least one PC running Microsoft Windows XP/2000/Me/98SE.
Media Connect, please see page 26. Can I use my Universal remote control? No, the DSM-320 is not compatible with a universal remote but you can use a remote with learning ability. Can I connect the DSM-320 directly to a PC without...
I’ve updated the firmware on my DSM-320 but all of the features do not work. Be sure you’ve updated to the latest version of the D-Link Media Server software as well. You can download the latest version at http://support.dlink.com...
If using a wired network, verify the Ethernet cable is properly attached to your DSM-320 and to a network switch, hub or router. Verify that the switch, hub or router is powered on. If you are using static IP addresses, verify the IP address and netmask are in the same range as other addresses on your network.
Some of my MP3 and WMA files don’t appear. The DSM-320 supports the most common music file formats. However, there are almost an infinite variety of bit rates and sample rates. If a file does not appear on the receiver, it most likely uses an unsupported rate.
Copy the playlist to your shared music folder or click on the Media Server icon to add or change your folder options. How do I reset my DSM-320? Under normal circumstances, you should not need to reset your media player.
Napster audio files. ® ® Make sure you have validated the D-Link player from within Windows Media Connect. I was able to browse and play content from my media player, but now I can no longer browse or play any content from my media server.
If you are sharing gigabytes of content, especially videos, please make sure that you are not running any other software that requires high CPU usage. It takes a long time to share files with the D-Link Media Server. If you are sharing gigabytes of content with your media server software, it may take several minutes depending on the size of the content you are sharing.
Technical Specifications Network • TCP/IP (DHCP or Static IP Address) • 802.11g Wireless (Supports up to 54Mbps transfer rate) • 802.11b Wireless (Supports up to 11Mbps transfer rate) • Wired LAN: 10/100Mbps Media Streaming Protocol • HTTP Supported Audio Formats: •...
Technical Specifications (continued) Antenna: • Type: 2.4GHz swivel-type monopole antenna • Frequency: 2.4G to 2.5GHz • Impedance: 50 ohms • Gain: 2dBi Dimensions • H x W x L: 1.5” x 11.25” x 16.75” • Weight: 5.5 pounds Security: • Hardware based WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) •...
PC’s power settings. Do not allow your computer to enter a standby power state, or you will have to “wake up” your PC to view music or photos on your DSM-320. However, your monitor can be in a low power state or turned off. To change your power settings on Windows XP: 1.
RF (radio frequency) noise in your home or business. The key to maximizing wireless range is to follow these basic guidelines: Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the DSM-320 and other network devices to a minimum. Each wall or ceiling can reduce your DSM-320’s range from 3-90 feet (1-30 meters).
Appendix (continued) Audio and Video Cables Guide...
Connection Sharing software. If you are using a DHCP-capable device in your network, you will not need to assign a static IP address to your DSM-320. However, if you do not have a DHCP-capable device in your network, you will need to assign a static IP address to your DSM-320.
Internet. Key: Encryption keys allow you to easily change wireless encryption settings to maintain a secure network. The DSM-320 supports 64-bit and 128-bit keys. Netmask: Commonly referred to as subnet mask, this is used to determine what subnet an IP address belongs to.
Glossary (continued) Music AIFF is short for Audio Interchange File Format, an audio format that was developed by Apple Computer and is the standard audio format for Macintosh computers. AIFF use a .AIF or .IEF extension. M3U is a playlist format and is the default playlist format of WinAMP and most other media player software.
Glossary (continued) Photo BMP: The standard bit-mapped graphics format used in the Windows environment. By convention, graphics files in the BMP format end with a .BMP extension. GIF: Pronounced jiff or giff and stands for graphics interchange format, it is a bit-mapped graphics file format.
Glossary (continued) Video AVI: Short for Audio Video Interleave, the file format Microsoft’s Video for Windows standard. See under Video for Windows. DivX: Is a video format that is MPEG-4 compliant and widely used on the Internet for encoding video files. MPEG: Short for Moving Picture Experts Group, and pronounced “empeg”.
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