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Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000
User Guide
October 2007

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    Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide October 2007...

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    YOUR CISCO REPRESENTATIVE FOR A COPY. The Cisco implementation of TCP header compression is an adaptation of a program developed by the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) as part of UCB’s public domain version of the UNIX operating system. All rights reserved. Copyright © 1981, Regents of the University of California.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    EDIA NCODER TREAMING EDIA NCODER First Start Setup ..................................15 Configuring Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 to Connect to an IP Network..............17 Changing the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 Network Settings ..................18 INTRODUCTION………………………………………………………………………………………….…………...….12 ? ...............................12 HAT IS STREAMING MEDIA ..............................12 TREAMING NFRASTRUCTURE ......................13...

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    Email Settings ..................................67 Idle Screen Information ................................. 68 Default Directory Setting ............................... 69 High Temperature Alert ................................. 69 CISCO DIGITAL MEDIA ENCODER 2000 EASE MENU (LCD DISPLAY) ............. 70 Encode Menu ..................................70 Encode Start................................... 70 Encode Stop ................................... 70 Encode Status..................................

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    Network Card(s)..................................124 Advanced Settings (Network) ..............................124 ............................124 YSTEM ONFIGURATION ETTINGS Restore Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 Factory Defaults....................125 Email Settings..................................126 Idle Screen Information................................. 127 Default Directory Setting ..............................127 High Temperature Alert ................................ 128 .................................. 128 CTIVITY .....................................

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    Niagara SCX Web Interface. The front panel of your Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 can be customized using the encoder Configuration web browser interface. This configuration tool also provides the ability to set many other system parameters for your encoder.

  • Page 8: Package Contents

    If any of these components are missing or damaged, do not continue with the installation. Contact the reseller from which you purchased your Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 system for assistance in obtaining any missing parts or for parts replacement.

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    FCC Notice The Cisco Digital Media Encoder series of devices has been found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment.

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    European Union conforms to the Directive with exceptions using the Category 3 exemption provided in the Annex of the 2002/95/EC directive. Underwriters The Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 device was found to comply Laboratories with the UL’s requirements. Inc.

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    In no event will Cisco Systems be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to use the product or documentation, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

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    This list is nonexclusive. Cisco Systems assumes no liability or responsibility for any encoder still in use that has been damaged in any way, manner or form.

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    Product warranties shall be controlling and shall preempt or supersede the warranty provisions herein. Before installing the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000, read and comply with the following safety warnings to ensure that you do not Safety damage the equipment or cause personal injury.

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    NSTALLATION UIDE (overcurrent) protection, to be provided as part of the building installation. Install only in accordance with national and local wiring regulations. • WARNING: The power supply must be placed indoors. • WARNING: The plug-socket combination must be accessible at all times, because it serves as the main disconnecting device.

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    IP video formats. Then the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 delivers the IP audio and video content to a storage device or streams it over an IP network.

  • Page 16: Connecting To An Electrical Power Source

    Digital Media Encoder 2000 rear panel. The diagram above shows the rear panel of the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000. The Analog Input section of the rear panel is used to connect your audio and video source to the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000.

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    Use these ports to connect USB control devices, such as a keyboard and mouse, or USB memory devices. D Control RS-422 9-pin D connector. Allows you to control the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 via RS-422 protocols providing Connector integration into a broadcast studio master control center. This is a standard RS-422 port that can be used with deck control software.

  • Page 18: Indicator Lights

    Description Power Pressing this button once will power up Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000. When the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 is powered up, pressing this button once will power down the system. Pressing and holding for 5 seconds will perform an immediate power off.

  • Page 19: Connectors

    NSTALLATION UIDE Remote Control This light indicates that another user is accessing the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 across the network from a computer. Audio Activity These lights indicate audio input presence. Connectors Headphone Jack & Volume Buttons The jack allows headphones to be connected to the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 for audio monitoring.

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    Once you are satisfied with your settings, press the <ENTER> button to accept the settings, and move to the next screen to set the system clock. The Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 uses Military Time, which is based on a 24-hour clock format, for its system clock entries.

  • Page 21: Configuring Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 To Connect To An Ip Network

    UIDE Once you are satisfied with your settings, press the <ENTER> button to accept the settings. The last setting is the selection of the video input format that you will enter into the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000. You will see the following prompt message.

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    The next menu presents the various network settings. Selecting one of these menu items allows you to change these individual settings. Once you modify these settings, the changes will be saved until you modify the settings again or you until restore the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 back to its original factory settings.

  • Page 23: Installation Guide

    Press the <STREAM> button to move to the next field. When you have correctly entered the IP address or Gateway address, press <ENTER> to input the data into the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000. When setting a static IP address, a screen will appear that will allow you to set the subnet address.

  • Page 24: Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 Rear Panel Diagram

    Below is a diagram illustrating the video path starting with the source, like a camera or video player, going through the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000, to the server, across an IP network, to a software player and displayed on a monitor for audience viewing.

  • Page 25: Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 Front Panel Diagram

    Simple Guide to Streaming Audio and Video Types The Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 can create several different types of audio and video streams. Although all are a type of IP video format, each has certain properties that make it more attuned to a specific streaming video application.

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    2 Mbps. The Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 provides preconfigured encoding profiles for different bandwidth connections. The profiles loaded will depend upon how you configure your Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 on its initial startup. Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

  • Page 27: Configuring The Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 Streaming Media Encoder

    Encoder Explorer Software you will need a computer with a current Web browser installed that has an IP connection to the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 via a local network on which both the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 and the computer reside or through a direct IP connection using the included RJ45 cable to connect directly from the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 to a computer.

  • Page 28: Basic Operation: Using The Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 Front Panel

    Panel Startup NOTE: If this is the first time the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 has been started, please read the previous section entitled First Start Setup before continuing. To start your Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 encoder, press the <POWER> button on the front panel.

  • Page 29: Alternate Shutdown Method

    Press the <STREAM> button to start an encoding session using the front panel of your Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000. The Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 LCD readout will display a list of available encoder profiles that can be used together with the current status of each.

  • Page 30: Changing The Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 Network Settings

    By repeating this method, you can quickly start multiple encoders at the same time. The Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 is a two-channel encoder, which means you can connect and stream up to two audio and video sources at any given time. However, you can stream the same audio and video at multiple data rates and multiple formats to provide the best user experience for different viewing audiences.

  • Page 31: Checking Cpu Usage

    Since you are able to start multiple streams, understanding how much of the processing power of the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 is being used is invaluable. If you are using less than 50%, then you should be able to start another encoding session without adversely affecting system performance.

  • Page 32: Connecting An External Storage Device

    You can export your captured video files to an external USB device. NOTE: To export files to a USB device from the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000, you must set a default location for the captured video files via the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 SCX Web Interface, and place those files in that default location.

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    Upon seeing the name of the file you wish to export on the screen shown directly above, press <ENTER>. You will then see the following screens. Once the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 is finished exporting the file, you can remove the USB device.

  • Page 34: Advanced Operation: Using The Niagara Scx Web Interface

    Web browser, including Windows, Macintosh, and Linux machines. The Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 system must either reside on a shared IP network with the computer or can be directly connected to a Windows computer using an Ethernet cable (RJ45).

  • Page 35: Starting An Encoding Session

    To start an encoding session, move the mouse pointer over Encoders in the menu bar and click on All Encoders in the drop-down menu. All of the encoder profiles loaded on the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 will be presented in a list indicating format and current status.

  • Page 36: Stopping An Encoding Session

    Started mode. Stopping an Encoding Session If you are not already on the All Encoders page, move your mouse over Encoders in the menu bar and click All Encoders in the drop-down menu. Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

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    The Web page automatically updates with messages detailing the encoder stop progress. After the encoder has stopped successfully, the Web page will return to the All Encoders page with the encoder status updated to reflect Started mode. Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

  • Page 38: Viewing The Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 Activity Log

    Status in the menu bar and click on Activity Log in the drop-down menu. The log is updated for every event on the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000. The log now includes the starting and stopping events for the encoder from the previous sections.

  • Page 39: Select Encoder

    When you access the Encoder Preset A page, you are presented with the configuration option for the EZStream A button. On this page is a graphic representation of the front panel of the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000. The A button is highlighted on this graphic representing you are actively assigning an encoder to this corresponding EZStream button.

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    The Web page will update the Preset A EZStream button and report success. By clicking on the B and C buttons on the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 graphic, you can assign encoders to those EZStream buttons the same way.

  • Page 41: View All Encoders

    To view these changes, click the All Encoders link at the bottom of the page. Edit Preset Encoder Profile After assigning encoders to the EZStream buttons, you can access the encoder editing page by clicking the edit button at the bottom of the Preset page. Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

  • Page 42: Avi Encoder Properties

    2000 UTORIAL ETTING TO NOW YOUR ISCO IGITAL EDIA NCODER AVI Encoder Properties Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

  • Page 43: Flash ® Encoder Properties

    2000 UTORIAL ETTING TO NOW YOUR ISCO IGITAL EDIA NCODER ® Flash Encoder Properties Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

  • Page 44: Mpeg-4 Encoder Properties

    UTORIAL ETTING TO NOW YOUR ISCO IGITAL EDIA NCODER MPEG-4 Encoder Properties NOTE: The preceding image is an example of Mpeg-4 streaming. MPEG files cannot be saved to a file and streamed simultaneously. Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

  • Page 45: Real Encoder Properties (helix)

    2000 UTORIAL ETTING TO NOW YOUR ISCO IGITAL EDIA NCODER Real Encoder Properties (Helix) Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

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    UTORIAL ETTING TO NOW YOUR ISCO IGITAL EDIA NCODER Windows Media Encoder Properties For more information on setting up each type of encoder, proceed to the next section entitled Editing an Encoding Profile. Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

  • Page 47: Video & Audio Settings

    When you create a new encoder, you will be prompted to edit the new profile to your specific encoder settings and requirements. You can also edit the existing encoder profiles provided by default on Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000. The property windows for editing a new encoder or an existing encoder are identical.

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    QCIF resolution are set to Osprey-560 Video Device 1.2. Set Input for both video and audio to match the connectors on the back of the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 to which you have connected your video and audio source. This would be either Composite, S-Video or SDI for video input and Unbalanced, XLR Balanced, XLR AES/EBU or SDI for audio input.

  • Page 49: Advanced Streaming Settings

    NOTE: If you specify a video size incompatible with the color space of your source video, Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 will automatically correct the size to the closest compatible setting when you click the Submit button.

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    In addition, some types of processing, such as deinterlacing and gamma corrections, which are performed once per channel may, in this case, occur multiple times. In summary, an appliance can support 5, 6, or more concurrent filters on one device Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

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    Telecine and inverse telecine only apply to NTSC video. They are not used for PAL and SECAM video. The Auto and Inverse Telecine buttons will be disabled when either PAL or SECAM is selected as the video standard. Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

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    Smooth algorithm is preferred for most applications. The Smooth algorithm uses a bit more CPU. Both algorithms treat still areas in the same fashion, and there should be no loss of detail in still areas. Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

  • Page 53: Avi Encoder Settings

    You can type in a unique name for the generated AVI file and modify the directory path to the location the file will be stored. Clicking the Default Folder link will insert the path of the default folder for file storage on the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000. By default the path is d:\AVFILES\.

  • Page 54: Flash Encoder Settings

    The bit rate settings pertain to the amount of data per second the audio and video are captured. Decreasing the bit rate for both or either will decrease the playback viewing quality. Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

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    After you have input your settings, click the Submit button at the bottom of the page to save your changes. If you click away to another Web page without clicking Submit, your changes will be lost. Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

  • Page 56: Mpeg-4 Encoder Settings

    MPEG-4 compatible devices such as iPods The Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 Web interface provides options for basic and advanced settings for the video and audio options of MPEG-4 available with the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000.

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    H.264 – 3GP This setting will create an H.264 stream stored in a 3GPP container. MPEG4 – MP4 MPEG-4 is the basic MP4 compression which can be used for Web (streaming media) and mobile Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

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    This setting will create an H.263 stream stored in a 3GPP container. Also included under Advanced MPEG Video Settings are drop-down boxes for Encoder Quality, ranging from Real-time to Highest, along with Frame Rate and the Bitrate (kbps). Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

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    You should make your choice based on the requirement of the playback software or device. The most widely supported format is LC profile. The Audio Encoder settings provide you with a drop-down box, which includes two choices, as follows: Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

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    The Audio Bitrate drop-down box provides you with several choices, as can be seen in the figure below. The Web interface for the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 includes options for Streaming Properties and Advanced Streaming Properties. As to the broadcast type you choose, you have the option to check the Enable Streaming box.

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    When SCX Manager and SCX Explorer are not on the same computer, always start your browse for files at My Network Places and work down or enter the entire file pathname beginning with the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

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    After you have input your settings, click the Submit button at the bottom of the Web interface page to save your settings. NOTE: If you click away to another Web page without first clicking Submit, your changes will be lost. Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

  • Page 63: Real Encoder Settings (helix)

    Real (Helix) is both a storage format and a streaming format. In addition to the ability to output to a file, the Real Encoder can stream to a Helix Server. The settings for the Real Encoder include the ability to adjust parameters for connecting and streaming to the server. Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

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    Account-based, push broadcasting allows you to send a stream to Helix Server version 9 or later. In this method, Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 maintains a monitoring connection to Helix Server. This connection allows it to pass a user name and password to authenticate access to the server.

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    HTTP port. If multicasting, indicate the range of ports on the Helix Server receivers where the broadcast packets will be sent. Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 and Helix Server negotiate the actual ports to use once the broadcast begins. The default range is from 30001 to 30020.

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    After you have input your settings, click the Submit button at the bottom of the page to save your changes. Warning: If you click away to another Web page without first clicking Submit, your changes will be lost. Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

  • Page 67: Windows Media Encoder Settings

    Windows Media encoder can stream to a Windows Media Server. The settings for Windows Media encoder includes the ability to set parameters for connecting and streaming to the server. Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

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    2000 to pass a user name and password to authenticate access to the server. To enable clients to pull the stream from the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000, set up a session and begin broadcasting directly from the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000. Clients (Windows Media servers or players) can connect to the stream at any time by using the following URL format: •...

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    You can also choose to output to file at the same time you are streaming to a server. However, you can set the server to archive the file and streaming, allowing the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 to reserve its system resources for encoding. Refer to the Windows Media Server documentation for details.

  • Page 70: Deleting An Encoder Profile

    NCODER Deleting an Encoder Profile You can also delete encoder profiles from the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000. It is valuable to remove encoders you will not use, as every encoder profile, regardless if active or idle, uses active memory.

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    UTORIAL ETTING TO NOW YOUR ISCO IGITAL EDIA NCODER Then, click the Delete Encoder link at the bottom of the page once you have verified it is the encoder you want to delete. Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

  • Page 72: My Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000

    The Computer Name field contains the current network name for the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000. This is the same name you typed into a Web browser to access the Niagara SCX Web Interface. You can change the Computer Name by clicking the Click to change name link next to this field.

  • Page 73: Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 Properties

    NCODER Click the Submit button at the bottom of the page. The page will refresh, and you will be prompted to reboot the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000. Your changes will not take effect until the system is restarted. Click the Reboot Now link to restart the system and apply the Computer Name change.

  • Page 74: Restoring The Login Password To The Factory Default

    Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 handles application alerts that may occur during streaming or other operations. The Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 can optionally send an email to multiple recipients and light the alarm light on the front panel of the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000.

  • Page 75: Email Alert

    Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 to send email alerts, see the System Configuration section in the following sections. Alarm Light Checking the Light Alarm box will instruct the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 to light the front panel alarm light. Edit Alert Settings To edit the settings for each alert listed, click the Edit link in the row of the alert you want to modify.

  • Page 76: Network Properties

    NCODER Once you have made your modifications to the alert settings, click the Update link to enter your settings and return to the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 Alerts list. Network Properties The Network Properties page provides detailed information on the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000’s current network settings for the Network Interface Card (NIC).

  • Page 77: Network Card(s)

    IP address settings. The Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 network name is a link. If you click this link, you will be directed to the My Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 page. From this page you can change the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000’s network name.

  • Page 78: System Configuration Settings

    Encoder 2000 displays on its front panel when the system is idle. This page also provides the ability to restore your Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 to its original factory disk image returning all of the system settings to their original state. Using the Factory Restore option will remove all custom settings and takes approximately ten minutes to complete.

  • Page 79: Email Settings

    If you are unfamiliar with setting up an SMTP email account for sending email, please contact your network administrator for assistance. To configure the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 email settings, you will need to enter the following information: • The address to which to send the email (separate multiple email address with a comma) •...

  • Page 80: Idle Screen Information

    Check the boxes next to the information you wish to be displayed. This information is cycled as the LCD display alternates between status information and encoder information. At the top of the LCD idle screen is the default message the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 is Ready. You can customize this message.

  • Page 81: Default Directory Setting

    D. If you save your files to another drive on Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000, these files could be deleted if you use the Restore to Factory Defaults feature.

  • Page 82: Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 Ease Menu (lcd Display)

    Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 EASE Menu (LCD Display) This section provides the detail of the LCD menu tree. It is intended to be a complete reference to all levels and functions accessible using the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 front panel LCD display.

  • Page 83: Encode Status

    2000 EASE M (LCD D ISCO IGITAL EDIA NCODER ISPLAY Encode Status Access Health Menu CPU Status Memory Available Temperature Status X 2) Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

  • Page 84: Setup Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 Menu

    2000 EASE M (LCD D ISCO IGITAL EDIA NCODER ISPLAY Setup Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 Menu Network Link Status Network MAC Address View Network Settings Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

  • Page 85: Enable Dhcp

    2000 EASE M (LCD D ISCO IGITAL EDIA NCODER ISPLAY Enable DHCP Set Static IP Addresses X 3) X 4) X 6) X 5) Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

  • Page 86: Set Gateway Address

    2000 EASE M (LCD D ISCO IGITAL EDIA NCODER ISPLAY X 3) X 4) Set Gateway Address X 2) X 5) X 5) X 2) X 5) X 5) X 2) Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

  • Page 87: Set Date & Time

    2000 EASE M (LCD D ISCO IGITAL EDIA NCODER ISPLAY X 5) X 5) Set Date & Time X 5) X 15) X 2) X 16) X 25) Setting Temperature Alarm X 3) Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

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    2000 EASE M (LCD D ISCO IGITAL EDIA NCODER ISPLAY X 2) X 2) Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

  • Page 89: Export Files Menu

    2000 EASE M (LCD D ISCO IGITAL EDIA NCODER ISPLAY Export Files Menu Export to USB Drive NOTE: Filename used for instructional purposes only] Shutdown Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 X 4) Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

  • Page 90: Niagara Scx Web Interface

    Open the Web browser on your computer and access the Web Interface by typing in the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 network name. The network name of the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 is also its serial number and can be obtained from the LCD readout during the power-up process.

  • Page 91: Home Page

    By default, the username and password are admin. NOTE: If you cannot browse to the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 using its machine name, type in the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 IP address instead. This information is available by accessing the LCD menus on the front panel of Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000.

  • Page 92: Home

    The Encoders drop-down menu provides access to the following Web pages that provide the following information: • All Encoders – Lists all of the encoding profiles loaded on the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 and provides management of those profiles •...

  • Page 93: Status

    Status The Status drop-down menu provides access to the following: • View Activity Log – A list of all Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 activities with date and timestamp on each event • View Alert – A list of Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 alerts with date and timestamp on...

  • Page 94: Start Encoder

    NTERFACE The Encoders list has five titled columns, as follows: • Name – Provides the name of the encoder profile (this name is displayed in the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 front panel LCD display) • Description – Defines the type of encoder which are AVI, Flash, Helix Producer, and Windows Media •...

  • Page 95: Stop Encoder

    After the encoder has started successfully, the Web page will return to the All Encoders page with the encoder status updated to reflect Started mode. Stop Encoder Press the blue Stop icon located in the right column of the encoder you wish to stop. Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

  • Page 96: Edit Encoder

    After the encoder has started successfully, the Web page will return to the All Encoders page with the encoder status updated to reflect Started mode. Edit Encoder To edit an encoder, click the Edit link in the first column. The properties page for that encoder will be displayed. Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

  • Page 97: Video & Audio Settings

    Source: This field displays a drop-down list of devices available on the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000. The Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 is a two channel encoder, so there are two physical sets of audio and video inputs can be used at any one time. However, you can capture multiple streaming formats and resolutions simultaneously from this one set of video inputs.

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    IAGARA NTERFACE Set Input for both video and audio to match the video and audio inputs on the back of the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 to which you connected your video and audio source. This would be either Composite, S-Video or SDI for video input and Unbalanced, XLR Balanced, XLR AES/EBU or SDI for audio input.

  • Page 99: Advanced Streaming Settings

    NOTE: The Custom Setting is not available with the Flash video codec. NOTE: If you specify a video size incompatible with the color space of your source video, the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 will automatically correct the size to the closest compatible setting when you click the Submit button.

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    In summary, an appliance can support 5, 6, or more concurrent filters on one device if the processing per filter is light. However, only 2 or 3 simultaneously running filters can be supported if the processing load inside or outside the driver is particularly heavy. Deinterlace Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

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    Telecine and inverse telecine only apply to NTSC video. They are not used for PAL and SECAM video. The Auto and Inverse Telecine buttons will be disabled when either PAL or SECAM is selected as the video standard. Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

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    Smooth algorithm is preferred for most applications. The Smooth algorithm uses a bit more CPU. Both algorithms treat still areas in the same fashion, and there should be no loss of detail in still areas. Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

  • Page 103: Avi Encoder Settings

    You can type in a unique name for the generated AVI file and modify the directory path to the location the file will be stored. Clicking the Default Folder link will insert the path of the default folder for file storage on the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000. By default, the path is d:\AVFILES\.

  • Page 104: Flash Encoder Settings

    Decreasing the bit rate for both or either will decrease the playback viewing quality. The Flash encoder creates a Flash format audio and video file. You can type in a unique name for the Flash file (.flv). Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

  • Page 105: Mpeg-4 Encoder Settings

    Warning: If you click away to another Web page without clicking Submit, your changes will be lost. MPEG-4 Encoder Settings NOTE: The preceding image is an example of saving to a file. MPEG files cannot be saved to a file and streamed simultaneously. Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

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    The Niagara SCX Web Interface provides options for basic and advanced settings for the video and audio options of MPEG-4 available with the GoStream. The figure below illustrates the screen you will see after creating an encoder through the Niagara SCX Web Interface. Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

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    NOTE: By default, H.263 uses Simple Profile unless you select the “Enable B Frames” option. If B frames are enabled, then the resulting stream will be Advanced Simple Profile. H.263 – 3G2 This setting will create an H.263 stream stored in a 3G2 container. Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

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    The Advanced MPG Audio Settings, provide you with several Audio Formats, Audio Types, Audio Encoders, and Bitrates from which to choose. These choices include several options as to audio sampling, and whether the audio is to be encoded monophonically (mono) or stereo. Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

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    NOTE: When you select AMR Encoder for audio, the audio will automatically be encoded using 8KHz mono for playback on cell phones. The Audio Bitrate drop-down box provides you with several choices, as can be seen in the figure below. Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

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    Under the Advanced Streaming Settings feature, you have the options to output to a file or to stream content. For file creation, you must type in a unique name and location for this file. Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

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    After you have input your settings, click the Submit button at the bottom of the Web interface page to save your settings. NOTE: If you click away to another Web page without first clicking Submit, your changes will be lost. Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

  • Page 112: Real Encoder Settings (helix)

    Real (Helix) is both a storage format and a streaming format. In addition to the ability to output to a file, the Real Encoder can stream to a Helix Server. The settings for the Real Encoder include the ability to adjust parameters for connecting and streaming to the server. Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

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    Account-based, push broadcasting allows you to send a stream to Helix Server version 9 or later. In this method, Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 maintains a monitoring connection to Helix Server. This connection allows it to pass a user name and password to authenticate access to the server.

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    The next series of fields activate the Real encoder’s filters to improve video and audio quality. These filter settings will depend upon the type of content you are streaming and your subjective preference. ViewCast recommends you experiment with these settings and view the results on a test capture. Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

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    The Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 features integrated de-interlacing and inverse telecine filters that automatically apply when needed. This allows the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 to perform at maximum efficiency. ViewCast recommends you do not enable the Real Encoder de-interlace and inverse telecine filters since applying filters multiple times can produce undesirable results and consume additional system resources.

  • Page 116: Windows Media Encoder Settings

    Windows Media is a storage format and a streaming format. Besides the ability to output to a file, the Windows Media encoder can stream to a Windows Media Server. The settings for Windows Media encoder include the ability to set parameters for connecting and streaming to the server. Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

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    Windows Media Server. This connection allows it to pass a user name and password to authenticate access to the server. To enable clients to pull the stream from the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000, you simply set up a session and begin broadcasting directly from the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000. Clients...

  • Page 118: Digital Rights Management (drm) For Windows Media

    You can also choose to output to file at the same time you are streaming to a server. However, you can set the server to archive the file and streaming, allowing the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 to reserve its system resource for encoding. Refer to the Windows Media Server documentation for details.

  • Page 119: Importing A Drm Profile

    Windows Media Encoder is included in Niagara Streaming Systems that have Niagara SCX version 5.0 or later installed. To access the desktop of the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000, use Windows Remote Desktop Connection on a computer that resides on the same network.

  • Page 120

    • Copy the DRM profiles to a protected location on the encoding system to ensure they will not be accidentally removed or erased. ViewCast recommends you create a new directory on the D drive on the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 and use this directory to store your DRM profiles.

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    IAGARA NTERFACE • Start the Windows Media Encoder application on the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000. • Start the Windows Media Encoder application on the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000. When the New Session Wizard appears, click the Cancel button.

  • Page 122: Setting A Drm Profile In Scx Web Interface

    • Restart Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000. Setting a DRM Profile in SCX Web Interface To set the DRM Profile using the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000’s SCX Web Interface, complete the following steps: • Either add or edit an existing Windows Media Encoder from the All Encoders page.

  • Page 123: Delete An Existing Encoder

    Delete an Existing Encoder To delete an existing encoder listed, click the Del link next to the name of the encoder you wish to remove. The encoder profile with its settings will be immediately removed from the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000.

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    SCX W IAGARA NTERFACE Alternatively, you can click the Edit link to view the encoder profile, verify it is the encoder you wish to remove. Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

  • Page 125: Create An Encoder

    All Encoders page. Create an Encoder The Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 by default has encoding profiles loaded and ready for use. You can create a new encoder for your custom streaming requirements.

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    NTERFACE On the next screen, select the encoder type from the drop-down menu. There are five different types of encoders installed in the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000, as follows: • AVI – An uncompressed audio and video file format •...

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    SCX W IAGARA NTERFACE Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

  • Page 128: Encoder Preset (a, B, & C)

    When you access the Encoder Preset A page, you are presented with the configuration option for the EZStream A button. On this page is a graphic representation of the front panel of the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000. The A button is highlighted on this graphic, which sets forth you are actively assigning an encoder to this corresponding EZStream button.

  • Page 129: Select Encoder

    Select Encoder The Select Encoder field provides a drop-down menu, which presents the complete list of all encoders available on the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000. To assign an encoder, select an encoder from the list and click the Submit button.

  • Page 130: View All Encoders

    IAGARA NTERFACE By clicking on the B and C buttons on the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 graphic, you can assign encoders to those EZStream buttons in the same way. NOTE: It is not possible to assign the same encoder to two EZStream buttons simultaneously. If an encoder is already assigned to a button and you assign it to another button, Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 will remove the association to the previous button in favor of the most current request.

  • Page 131: Encoder 2000

    The Computer Name field contains the current network name for the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000. This is the same name you typed into a Web browser to access the Niagara SCX Web Interface. You can change the Computer Name by clicking the Click to change name link next to this field.

  • Page 132: Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 Properties

    IAGARA NTERFACE The page will refresh and you will be prompted to reboot the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000. Your changes will not take effect until the system is restarted. Click the Reboot Now link to restart the system and apply the Computer Name change.

  • Page 133: Restoring The Login Password To The Factory Default

    If you have forgotten or lost your password, you can restore the default password by running the Restore Factory Defaults option. For more information, see Restore Factory Defaults in the System Configuration section in the following sections. Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

  • Page 134: Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 Alerts

    Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 to send email alerts, see the System Configuration section in the following sections. Alarm Light Checking the Light Alarm box will instruct the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 to light the front panel alarm light. Edit Alert Settings To edit the settings for each alert listed, click the Edit link in the row of the alert you wish to modify.

  • Page 135: Network Properties

    Please see The Help, or “i” Button, the Niagara SCX Web Interface, and their Alert Settings later in this user guide. Network Properties The Network Properties page provides detailed information on the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000’s current network settings for the Network Interface Card (NIC). Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

  • Page 136: Network Card(s)

    IP address settings. The Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 network name is a link. If you click this link, you will be directed to the My Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 page. From this page you can change the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000’s network name.

  • Page 137: Restore Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 Factory Defaults

    IAGARA NTERFACE This page also provides the ability to restore your Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 to its original factory disk image returning all of the system settings to their original states. Using the Factory Restore option will remove all custom settings and takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.

  • Page 138: Email Settings

    IAGARA NTERFACE NOTE: Restore to Factory Defaults rebuilds the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 primary disk drive (C:) with the original system image. All custom settings and any files saved to drive (C:) will be lost. This process cannot be reversed but you can manually re-enter your custom settings once the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 restore process is completed.

  • Page 139: Idle Screen Information

    (D:). If you save your files to another drive on the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000, these files could be deleted if you use the Restore to Factory Defaults feature.

  • Page 140: High Temperature Alert

    Any modifications to these drives can permanently damage your system and void your warranty. The Default AV Folder is the directory on which the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 stores AV files created whenever you select the Save to File option in an encoder profile. Refer to the Save to File option under AVI, Flash, Real, and the Windows Media Encoder Properties section for information on setting an encoder profile to create an AV file.

  • Page 141: View Alerts

    Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000. Directly below is a diagram of the Help, or “i,” button, which is located on the front panel of the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000. The Help, or “i,” button allows you to view alerts of many types that can occur on the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 based on the types of alerts you request of the system to notify you.

  • Page 142

    You can be notified of alerts, such as the ones indicated below, i.e., exceptions, encoder errors, encoders started, encoders stopped, alarm tests, SCX service stopped, SCX service started, and high temperature alerts, in addition to other alerts you set yourself. Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

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    To set your System Configuration Settings as to how you want to receive your alerts, please see the figure below. Click on System Configuration. See your Network Administrator to set your email configurations if you decide to receive email alerts. Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 User Guide...

  • Page 144

    Alternatively, the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 informs you of an alert when the Alarm Indicator Light on the front panel of the system turns red. When this occurs on the Cisco Digital Media Encoder 2000 system, to determine what the alerts are, you must press the Help, or “i,”...

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