UMP (Unified Media Platform)

9.1 Commands Overview

 

Because the UMP devices are basically Linux based computers, running a media and entertainment oriented visual environment, they have been designed to uphold some of the basic advantages provided by the underlying operating system, such as avoiding the necessity to restart the entire device on a frequent basis, though energy efficient operation by means of hibernation and low power components has also been taken into account.

 

One of the almost unique feature of the UMP is that it allows you to execute commands on the device, not only via the Helper scripts in the Web Interface, but also under Commands in the OSD. When you open the Commands Menu, you will see a list of available commands which are explained below:

 

Adjust Gamma Settings

This opens the Gamma Utility in the Desktop Mode. It allows you to adjust the individual color channels up and down, adjust all 3 simultaneously or reset to the default settings.

Adjust Screen Resolution

This opens the UMP ResTool in the Desktop Mode which allows you to select a screen resolution. Please read the notes regarding the usage of this tool in chapter 12 of this manual.

Browse the Web

This opens the Web Browser in the Desktop Mode and works exactly like the Browse the Web item in the Main Menu.

CleanUp

This is a script which is executed in the OSD. It removes temporary and other superfluous files from the filesystem.

Connect Network Shares

This opens the UMP/OS Samba Client in the Desktop Mode, which allows you to connect SMB (Samba) network shares. Please read the notes regarding the usage of this tool in chapter 12 of this manual.

Eject CD/DVD

This command is executed in the OSD and forcefully ejects the optical drive (if present). You may need this if you manually entered a disc, or if the regular Eject function fails.

Enter a CD/DVD

This forcefully mounts an optical disc if possible. Use this if autoplay doesn’t support the disc type.

 

 

9.1 Commands Overview (continued)

 

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EPG Update

This task is executed in the OSD, and can take a very long time to complete, depending on the source. Please note that updating the EPG can take a very long time, up to several hours in a lot of cases. See the notes about the EPG in chapter 3 of this manual.

File Manager (Desktop Mode)

This opens the File Manager in the Desktop Mode which allows regular file management and manipulation.

Help (Desktop Mode)

This opens the user manual (this document) in the Desktop Mode as a PDF file.

IM Client (Desktop Mode)

This command launches the IM Client in the Desktop mode which provides instant messaging for a wide variety of services.

Mount USB Drives

This command is executed in the OSD and forcefully mounts all connected USB drives. You may need to use this if you connected a USB storage device and it’s not displayed in the OSD.

PDF Reader (Desktop Mode)

This opens the PDF reader in the Desktop Mode with no file opened.

Rebuild UMP Media Cache

This command is executed in the OSD mode and rebuilds the entire UMP Media Cache. This can take a few seconds, and even several minutes if there are stale connected shares of mounts. Note that network paths are NOT included in the UMP Media Cache.

Reset Permissions on Shares

This command is executed in the OSD and resets all permissions in the public file structure. You shouldn’t need to use this in general.

Restart Audio

This command is executed in the OSD and forcefully restarts the audio subsystem of the device. If you experience audio playback issues or there are stale Media Processes in the background you can run this command to end them.

Restart FTP Server

This command is executed in the OSD and restarts the device’s FTP Server. Use this if the server is unresponsive or you have altered its settings.


 

9.1 Commands Overview (continued)

 

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Restart NFS Server

This command is executed in the OSD and restarts the device’s NFS service. Use this if the server is unresponsive or you have altered its settings.

Restart Samba Services

This command is executed in the OSD and restarts the device’s Samba services. Use this if the server is unresponsive, you have trouble browsing the network or you have altered the settings.

Restart Torrent System

This command is executed in the OSD and restarts the device’s Torrent client. Use this if the client is unresponsive or you have altered its settings.

Restart UMP

This restarts the UMP. It provides an alternative to the Shutdown Menu.

Restart UPnP

This command is executed in the OSD and restarts the device’s UPnP services. Use this if the server is unresponsive or if you have problems finding and accessing other UPnP devices or when you have altered its settings.

Restart Web Interface

This command is executed in the OSD and restarts the device’s web interface. Use this if the server is unresponsive or you have altered its settings.

Restore Default Settings

This restores the factory defaults on the device. Note that you will need to restart the device for the changes to fully take effect.

Restore User Settings

This restores a previous backup made by the user and stored in ~/Config/_backup_settings.

Save and Backup Settings

This saves the current settings so that they can be restored at a later date. These backups are stored in ~/Config/_backup_settings as tar.gz files.

Unmount USB1

This command is executed in the OSD and forcefully unmounts to the first USB storage device.

Unmount USB2

This command is executed in the OSD and forcefully unmounts to the second USB storage device.

 

9.1 Commands Overview (continued)

 

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Unmount USB3

This command is executed in the OSD and forcefully unmounts to the second USB storage device.

Update Shoutcast Stations

This command is executed in the OSD and updates the static Shoutcast playlist. Note that the Shoutcast plugins supersedes the playlist as it is uses information generated on the fly.

zSNES Emulator

This command launches the SNES emulator in fullscreen mode with the menu visible.

 

 

Some of these commands are also listed on the Helpers page under Plugins in the Web Interface.

 

When you select a command that is executed in the Desktop Mode, the OSD will be hidden and only become visible again by default when you close the application that was launched. The UMP ResTool is a slight exception, as it forces the entire graphical environment to be restarted.

 

To abort a command, press the Start/Stop OSD button on the remote control (UMP-R-1XX) or select stop_osd from the Helper scripts under Plugins in the Web Interface.