UMP (Unified Media Platform)

13.7 Settings



Besides the numerous system configuration parameters, the Web Interface also allows full configuration of the OSD. Almost all of the relevant parameters are listed under Settings and are explained below.




Before changing settings in the Web Interface, it is recommended to read this section and backup your settings. The Settings tab in the Web Interface provides a number of different pages:






-         TV                               TV specific parameters for the OSD


-         Video                          Video specific parameters for the OSD


-         Audio                          Audio specific parameters for the OSD


-         Image                          Image specific parameters for the OSD


-         WWW                          Web Interface specific parameters


-         All                               Global/other parameters for the OSD


-         Device Info                 Date/time settings and device information


-         Torrents                      Torrent client configuration parameters


-         Network                      Network configuration parameters


-         EPG                            EPG and channel selection


-         Power                          Power and Wakeup management






TV, Video, Audio, Image, WWW, All




The settings on these tabs are almost exclusively for the OSD, with the exception of the TIMEZONE parameter. Below is a brief explanation how to use the various controls on these pages.




Every parameter (line) is built up of the following elements and possible one or two more, depending on the type of data that must be supplied. To the left of the parameter’s name is a status field which has three different states:




-         OK                              The value is accepted as valid.


-         ERROR                      The value is incorrectly formatted or otherwise invalid.


-         MISSING FILE         The value points to file/directory that is not accessible.




Note that the MISSING FILE state only applies to parameters which require a filename, directory or other path as a value. If the location is not always accessible, the value may be listed as incorrect, despite the fact that it’s valid.




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Parameters that list a True/False drop down menu are Boolean values and therefore do not feature any checks or advanced functions.




On the right hand side of the state message, there is a red cross (‘X’), which allows you to delete a parameter. Parameters should NEVER be deleted under normal circumstances. To disable a value or parameter, remove the tick from its checkbox and it will be commented out in the configuration file.




Beside the value for some parameters which require a file or path as a value, there is a button labeled Check which verifies whether the entered data is valid. After changing the value for a parameter, highlight another field or item on the page, and an Update button will appear next to the altered parameter. Press this button to submit the changes to the configuration file.










As well as ‘single field’ values, there are a number of parameters which accept lists of items, also referred to as arrays. These arrays are indicated by an arrow pointing to the right ‘>’ on the right hand side of the parameter’s name. Click on this arrow to display to contents of the array. The arrow will then point downwards. To hide the array, click on the arrow once again. At the bottom of the array data there is an empty line, allowing you add additional entries. Click on the Update button discussed previously to submit the configuration. Some arrays include Up and Down directional controls next to each item, which allows you to re-order them.






Controls Overview


Below is short summary of the controls described in the previous paragraphs:






‘X’                               Deletes a parameter from the configuration.


‘V’ (tick)                     Enables or disables a parameter (also referred to as commenting and uncommenting).


‘>’ (right arrow)          Expands an array or listing.


Check                         Checks the entered value and indicates a warning is required.


Update                        Submits the alteration to the configuration.






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Device Info




The Device Info page displays the current system time and date, as well as a comprehensive overview of the device’s characteristics. This information can also be accessed in the OSD by selecting About this UMP in the Status menu. See chapter 1, section 2 for more information on setting the device’s date and time.










This page allows you to configure the integrated Torrent client. For more information on configuring the Torrent client, see chapter 11.








This page allows you to configure the networking subsystem of the device. For more information on configuring the network settings, see section 10 of this chapter.








Here you can specify an XMLTV data source for the EPG and select the applicable channels. See chapter 1, section 5 and chapter 3, section 1 for more detailed information on configuring the TV_CHANNELS and the XMLTV EPG source.




Note that you can have save a configuration for each XMLTV source. When you select a new source and modify the channel list, the old configuration file will still be available.




User Mgmt


Here you can add or remove users for the device. Any user listed on this page has access to the FTP, Samba and SSH2 services of the device, though access to the Web Interface is configured separately under Settings -> Www -> WWW_USERS. To change a user’s password, tick the Change Password box, fill in the new password and select Save User. Note that changing a user’s password will automatically enable that user. To disable the user, select Disabled from the dropdown menu next to the user’s name and select Save User.