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User Guide for Cisco Digital Media Player
Device Manager 1.0
May 17, 2007
Americas Headquarters
Cisco Systems, Inc.
170 West Tasman Drive
San Jose, CA 95134-1706
USA
http://www.cisco.com
Tel: 408 526-4000
800 553-NETS (6387)
Fax: 408 527-0883
Text Part Number: OL-12472-01

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  • Page 1: User Guide For Cisco Digital Media Player Device Manager

    User Guide for Cisco Digital Media Player Device Manager 1.0 May 17, 2007 Americas Headquarters Cisco Systems, Inc. 170 West Tasman Drive San Jose, CA 95134-1706 http://www.cisco.com Tel: 408 526-4000 800 553-NETS (6387) Fax: 408 527-0883 Text Part Number: OL-12472-01...

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    OR ITS SUPPLIERS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. CCSP, the Cisco Square Bridge logo, Follow Me Browsing, and StackWise are trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc.; Changing the Way We Work, Live, Play, and Learn, and iQuick Study are service marks of Cisco Systems, Inc.;...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Showing or Stopping Video Content from an HTTP URL 2-11 Showing or Stopping Video Content from a File Stored on Your DMP 2-11 Adjusting the Transparency of the HTML Content Plane 2-12 User Guide for Cisco Digital Media Player Device Manager 1.0 OL-12472-01...

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    Showing Content Files That Are Stored on the SD Card 2-20 Showing Content Files That Are Stored on a USB Flash Drive 2-20 Viewing the DMPDM ‘About Box’ 2-21 Viewing the DMP Device License Number 2-21 User Guide for Cisco Digital Media Player Device Manager 1.0 OL-12472-01...

  • Page 5: Document Conventions

    Preface 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.

  • Page 6: 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...

  • Page 7: Chapter 1 Introduction

    Branding — Communicate about your brand consistently. • This guide assumes that you already completed the procedures in Quick Start Guide for Cisco Digital Media Player 4300G and therefore all of the following are true: Your DMP is connected to: •...

  • Page 8: 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 4300G and complete all of the procedures in it before you use this guide. This introduction contains the following sections: •...

  • Page 9: General Precautions

    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.

  • Page 10: Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge

    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. User Guide for Cisco Digital Media Player Device Manager 1.0 OL-12472-01...

  • Page 11: Understanding Dmp Modes Of Operation

    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. User Guide for Cisco Digital Media Player Device Manager 1.0 OL-12472-01...

  • Page 12: Understanding The Difference Between 'apply' And 'save

    • You use the “Stop All Applications” feature in DMM-DSM. See the “Using Other DMM-DSM • Applications” topic in Chapter 3 of User Guide for Cisco Digital Media Manager 4.0. 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.

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    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.

  • Page 14: Basic Dms Concepts And Vocabulary

    ANSI-style escape sequences to control the presentation of text and other shapes on a screen; they differ from command-line interfaces and graphical user interfaces.) ACNS Cisco Application and Content Networking System. ACNS software runs on the platform for content distribution and interoperates with to greatly reduce redundant digital media traffic over satellite and terrestrial networks.

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    DMPDM Digital Media Player Device Manager. Web-based graphical user interface, served from a DMP, that you use to configure the DMP device during its initial setup or to manage the DMP device in isolation, as an alternative to using the centralized management features in DMM-DSM.

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    In DMM-VPM, a video part is one component file in a video. Video Cisco Video Portal — Web-based graphical user interface that audiences use to browse, search, and view video Portal content, whether live or on-demand. Video Portal fits easily into your existing IT infrastructure and supports established video formats including Windows Media, Real Player, and Flash.

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    A zone template is a “skin” that your organization creates and designs to control how different zones look on a template DMP display. Cisco provides two zone templates in DMM-DSM, but you can create as many other zone templates as you want.

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    Chapter 1 Introduction Basic DMS Concepts and Vocabulary User Guide for Cisco Digital Media Player Device Manager 1.0 1-12 OL-12472-01...

  • Page 19: Using Dmpdm

    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 4300G to learn how to connect and set up your DMP.

  • Page 20: Chapter 2 Using Dmpdm

    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. User Guide for Cisco Digital Media Player Device Manager 1.0 OL-12472-01...

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    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. Subnet Mask The IPv4 netmask that the DMP-local network segment uses. User Guide for Cisco Digital Media Player Device Manager 1.0 OL-12472-01...

  • Page 22: Adjusting Embedded Browser Settings

    Disabled — DMP does not use hardware acceleration when you show Flash content on the • HTML content plane. Flash content is more likely to be positioned correctly on screen, but might run slowly. User Guide for Cisco Digital Media Player Device Manager 1.0 OL-12472-01...

  • Page 23: Adjusting Dmp Display Settings

    (Optional) To put all changed values into effect permanently, so that they persist even after your DMP Step 4 restarts, select Administration > Save Configuration and, when the Save Configuration page appears, click Save. User Guide for Cisco Digital Media Player Device Manager 1.0 OL-12472-01...

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    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: None • RGB_16_235 • RGB_0_255 • YUV_601 • YUV_709 • User Guide for Cisco Digital Media Player Device Manager 1.0 OL-12472-01...

  • Page 25: Enabling Or Disabling Centralized Management

    (Optional) To put all changed values into effect permanently, so that they persist even after your DMP Step 4 restarts, select Administration > Save Configuration and, when the Save Configuration page appears, click Save. User Guide for Cisco Digital Media Player Device Manager 1.0 OL-12472-01...

  • Page 26: Adjusting The Placement And Proportions Of Content On A Dmp Display

    The total height in pixels of your DMP display. The maximum value is 4096 pixels. Window (Relative • Reduce the value to reduce the height of displayed content. Coordinates) • Increase the value to increase the height of displayed content. User Guide for Cisco Digital Media Player Device Manager 1.0 OL-12472-01...

  • Page 27: Enabling Or Disabling Types Of Access To Your Dmp

    Disabled — Your DMP does not allow Cisco technical support staff to log in. • We do not support the use of this feature by anyone except a Cisco employee. Note MIB Event Notification Indicates whether you enabled or disabled the feature to send event notification messages to one, trusted DMM appliance that you can choose.

  • Page 28: Selecting The Content To Show

    The IP address or routable DNS name of the server that transmits the UDP multicast stream. Multicast Port The logical port on your DMP that receives the stream. User Guide for Cisco Digital Media Player Device Manager 1.0 2-10 OL-12472-01...

  • Page 29: Showing Or Stopping Video Content From An Http Url

    (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. User Guide for Cisco Digital Media Player Device Manager 1.0 2-11 OL-12472-01...

  • Page 30: Adjusting The Transparency Of The Html Content Plane

    /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.

  • Page 31: Specifying The Url To Show On The Html Content Plane

    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. User Guide for Cisco Digital Media Player Device Manager 1.0 2-13 OL-12472-01...

  • Page 32: Supported Fonts

    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 2-15 • Supported TrueType Fonts, page 2-16 • User Guide for Cisco Digital Media Player Device Manager 1.0 2-14 OL-12472-01...

  • Page 33: Supported X11 Bitmap Fonts

    100- 100- c- iso8859- misc- fixed- medium- r- normal- iso646.1991- irv misc- fixed- medium- r- normal- iso8859- • • 6x13 • cursor • • fixed User Guide for Cisco Digital Media Player Device Manager 1.0 2-15 OL-12472-01...

  • Page 34: Supported Truetype Fonts

    Bold ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghij Vera Sans VeraMoBI.ttf Mono klmnopqrstuvwxyz1234567890!@#$%^&*() Bold Oblique ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghij Vera Sans VeraMoIt.ttf Mono klmnopqrstuvwxyz1234567890!@#$%^&*() Oblique ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcd Vera Serif VeraSe.ttf efghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz1234567890!@#$ ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZab Vera Serif VeraSeBd.ttf Bold cdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz1234567890 User Guide for Cisco Digital Media Player Device Manager 1.0 2-16 OL-12472-01...

  • Page 35: Using Administrative Options

    Your DMP, page 2-9. Step 1 In the Administration list, click FTP Server Account. Enter or edit the required values, as described in Table 2-13, then click Apply. Step 2 User Guide for Cisco Digital Media Player Device Manager 1.0 2-17 OL-12472-01...

  • Page 36: Saving Settings That You Configured

    (Optional) If you will deploy your DMP at a site where there is no local DHCP server, complete the Step 3 “Preconfiguring Your DMP To Run Without a Local DHCP Server” procedure on page 1-6. User Guide for Cisco Digital Media Player Device Manager 1.0 2-18 OL-12472-01...

  • Page 37: Restarting Your Dmp

    Using Administrative Options Log in with the factory default username admin and the factory default password default. Step 4 Reconfigure your DMP. See Quick Start Guide for Cisco Digital Media Player 4300G. Step 5 Restarting Your DMP You can restart your DMP.

  • Page 38: Common Scenarios For Using Dmpdm

    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. Cisco has completed tests with 2 GB USB flash drives for this purpose and they work as described. Note However, we have not tested any flash drives that have a storage capacity any greater than 2 GB.

  • Page 39: Viewing The Dmpdm 'about Box

    To see information about your copy of DMPDM, click About. You cannot change the information. Viewing the DMP Device License Number To see the license number for your DMP, click User Unique Device Identifier. You cannot change the information. User Guide for Cisco Digital Media Player Device Manager 1.0 2-21 OL-12472-01...

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    Chapter 2 Using DMPDM Viewing the DMP Device License Number User Guide for Cisco Digital Media Player Device Manager 1.0 2-22 OL-12472-01...

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