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Accessing System settings

System Settings menu contsists main STB settings. Options for accessing System settings:

  • With Remote Control: Setup button*.
  • In Embedded portal: Main menu SettingsSystem settings.
  • In Select a portal for loading System settings (this option can be useful to change settings immediately before portal loading in STB).

Services or SET buttons can be used in old RC models.

List of system settings

Network

This section of System settings contains STB network connections.

Network Connection Type

Network section contains STB network connections settings. The following network connection options may be displayed:

Network connection parameters

The next network parameters might be assigned (obtained automatically from DHCP-server or specified manually) to every network interface of STB (wired Ethernet or wireless Wi-Fi):

In addition, wireless Wi-Fi interface uses the next parameters:

  • SSID (wifi_ssid) - wireless LAN identifier (Service Set Identificator);
  • Authentication mode (wifi_auth) - wireless security / authentication standards (WPA , WPA2, etc.);
  • Encryption (wifi_enc) - wireless encryption standards (WEP, AES, etc.);
  • Key or passphrase (wifi_psk) - password to acessing wireless LAN.

* - the values in brackets are the names of environment variables

Wired (Ethernet)
Auto (DHCP) Auto (DHCP), manual DNS Manual No IP

ON - enable. OFF - disable. If this mode is enabled, automatic configuration of the Ethernet network interface is assigned from a server by DHCP protocol. In particular, it is used for automatic network settings receiving from the ISP (provider).

Automatic configuration of the Ethernet network interface is obtained by DHCP, excepting DNS server IP address (one or more) that is specified manually by user.

All settings of the network interface (IP address, Mask, Gateway, DNS) are specified manually. IP address is not assigned to the local interface (ability to receive automatic settings by DHCP is forbidden, and previously configured network interface settings (if they were specified) are lost. The option must be enabled if PPPoE connection is used.

PPPoE
Auto (DHCP) Auto (DHCP), manual DNS
ON - enable. OFF - disable. If this mode is enabled, Ethernet network interface settings (IP address, Mask, Gateway, DNS) are assigned automatically; login and password are specified manually by user. ON - enable. OFF - disable. IP address, Mask, Gateway are assigned automatically by DHCP; DNS, login and password are specified manually by user.
Wireless (Wi-Fi)
Auto (DHCP) Auto (DHCP), manual DNS Manual
Wireless interface settings (IP address, Mask, Gateway, DNS) are assigned automatically by DHCP. Wireless LAN identifier (SSID), Authentication mode, Encryption type - are assigned automatically (can be changed afterwards manually), Key or passphrase (wireless LAN password) - is specified manually by user. Wireless interface IP address, Mask, Gateway - are assigned automatically; DNS - is specified manually. Wireless LAN identifier (SSID), Authentication mode, Encryption type - are assigned automatically (can be changed afterwards manually), Key or passphrase (wireless LAN password) - is specified manually. Wireless interface IP address, Mask, Gateway, DNS are specified manually by user. SSID, Authentication mode, Encryption type - are assigned automatically (can be changed afterwards manually), Key or passphrase (wireless LAN password) - is specified manually.

Network info

To control status of STB network connection, Network info window is used. To bring up the Network info window you, being in the connection section (Wired (Ethernet), PPPoE or Wireless (Wi-Fi)), have to click Network info button (at the bottom of the connection window) or press i (Info) button on RC.

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  • Current configuration - indicates the type of network settings assignment (DHCP/manual). In case of Wi-Fi connection, in this line a wireless LAN identifier (SSID) is also indicated.
  • Link status - connection status:
    • UP - connection is established;
    • DOWN - connection is not established.
  • MAC address - physical address (MAC - Media Access Control) of:
    • Ethernet network interface - assigned at the factory where STB was manufactured;
    • Wireless (Wi-Fi) module (internal) or adapter (external) - assigned by Wi-Fi-device manufacturer.
  • IP address - IP address assigned to the networking interface.
  • Network mask - subnet mask assigned to the network interface.
  • Gateway - IP address of default network gateway assigned to the network interface.
  • DNS server - IP address of DNS server assigned to the network interface.

Servers

This section of System settings contains settings of various servers related to STB (NTP, media-Portal, update).

Options of level 1 Options of level 2 Descriptions
General NTP server
(ntpurl)*
NTP server address - see Time and date section.

Portal 1 name The first media-portal name.
Portal 1 URL
(portal1)
The first media-portal URL.
Portal 2 name The second media-portal name.
Portal 2 URL
(portal2)
The second media-portal URL.
More (F1)

Open multiportal mode.


More**

Use DHCP portal
(use_portal_dhcp)
  • ON - enable DHCP portal feature (receiving of URL of external media-portal, to which STB should connect, from DHCP-server);
  • OFF - disable DHCP portal feature.

See additional description.

DHCP portal
(portal_dhcp)
URL of external media-portal that was received from DHCP server in case DHCP portal feature is enabled (see Use DHCP portal description). This value is specified in dhcp configuration file.
See additional description.
Bootstrap URL
(bootstrap_url)
Bootstrap file net address. Used for debugging.
Update URL
(update_url)

Network location (URL) of imageupdate file:

  1. If the value is set in http URL format (for example http://example.com/mag/254/imageupdate or http://10.1.3.1/mag/254/imageupdate), this value will be set in URL option of System settings Software update section instead of default STB image setting.
    Note. To take effect after value changing, Embedded portal must be restarted.
  2. If the value is set in igmp URL format (igmp://<IP address>:<port>, for example: igmp: //224.40.0.51: 9001), this value will be used as multicast group address from which STB will expect imageupdate file instead of default address STB setting. Update by Multicast is descrided in:

The range of valid values of <IP address> for multicast address is specified in RFC 5771 (the valid address range: 224.0.1.0 - 238.255.255.255).
<Port> parameter defines TCP/IP port. The value of this parameter can be taken from the range of 1024 - 65535.

* - the values in brackets are the names of environment variables
** - these options are used not for all STB models

Portals

In addition to embedded media-portal STB can operate under control of external media-portal that uploaded to STB by HTTP network protocol. Addresses of the external portals are set in Portals window.
In Portals window by default it is possible to specify two external portals (name, URL). In addition, the system can store information about more (up to 8) external portals - see Multiportal mode.

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Multiportal mode

In Multiportal mode, rules of loading external media-portal are set. Additional (more than two) external media-portals can be specified as well.

To edit settings of multiportal mode:

  1. Open System settings Servers  Portals More (F1);
  2. Set the option Multiportal mode to ON.

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Options Descriptions

Multiportal mode
(useExtPortalsPage)*

  • ON - gets enable multiportal mode - additional options appears in the window (described below).
  • OFF - disable multiportal mode.

Default portal

Default portal - which automatically loads into the STB (see description of Portal load delay option). User can set embedded or external portal as default portal. The external portal must first be configured (see options Portal N, Use portal, URL N).

Portal load delay

Option values:

  • Without auto start - portal will not be loaded automatically. The portal to be loaded will be selected manually by user: during the STB loading the Portal loading window will appear. User has to select the portal (Embedded or external) from the list.
  • 10 s, 10 s, 1 min. or 2 min - the portal to be loaded is selected automatically after the set delay value. Portals loading window will display during the specified delay time making user possible to choose a portal manually. If user does not select any portal before this time expiration, default portal automatically loads (see option Default portal). 

Portal N

A number (N = 1 ... 8) of current portal whose settings are currently viewed or edited - see options below.

Use portal N

  • ON - permission for current (see Portal N) external portal to be used;
  • OFF - don't use current external portal.

If the option is set to ON the portal will be displayed in Select a portal for loading window (it can be loaded in STB).

Name N

Name of current (see Portal N) portal (optional parameter).

URL N

URL of current (see Portal N) portal (required parameter) in http format. For example: http://example.com/stalker_portal/c/index.html

* - the values in brackets are the names of environment variables

Video

This section of System settings contains settings of STB digital videooutput that are applied when STB finally loaded (not during booting). See detail in Video output mode and Graphics Resolution section.

Options of level 1 Options of level 2 Descriptions
Video output mode
(tvsystem)*

Defines a set of parameters for displaying video (display resolution, scanning type, frame rate, aspect ratio). Default value:

  • Auto - video mode autodetect. If this value is assigned, STB will detect video mode by its own while every connecting TV receiver.

Description of remaining values see in Video output mode and Graphics Resolution / Supported Video Output Modes (TV System)

Graphic resolution
(graphicres)

Defines display resolution to "draw" graphic objects (text, images, etc.) on the TV screen. Default value:

  • Same as video / TV system resolution - autodetection of the graphics resolution value, depending on the Video output mode value.

Description of remaining values see in Video output mode and Graphics Resolution / Graphic Resolution (Graphic Res.)

More (F1) Auto frame rate
(auto_framerate)

Auto frame rate feature is intended to set required Frame rate value on HDMI video output, depending on video content being played. The required Frame rate value is selected from one of pre-indicated variants.
Default value:

  • Disabledapplied frame rate value depends on the value of Video output mode.

Description of remaining values see in Video output mode and Graphics Resolution / Auto frame rate

HDMI/DVI
(force_dvi)

Type of digital video output:

  • HDMI (as default)
  • DVI

The value is chosen depending on a type of digital media port used on TV device.
Attention! In case you connect STB to device with HDMI-input, HDMI option must be set. Otherwise (if option DVI is set) no audio signal is transferred on STB HDMI output.

* - the values in brackets are the names of environment variables

Audio

This section of System settings contains audio settings of STB.

1 level 2 level Description
Initial volume
(audio_initial_volume)

Level (in %) of STB volume when playing media resources (the default is 100%). This option value is set as start player volume after every STB reboot.
Audio output mode
(audio_stereo_out_mode)

Audio output mode of STB. Option values:

  • Stereo
  • Mono
  • Mono left
  • Mono right
  • Lt / Rt




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Operating Mode
(audio_operational_mode)

Standards (profiles) of dynamic audio stream compression:

  • RF Mode (as default);
  • Line Mode.
SPDIF Mode(audio_spdif_mode)

Audio output work mode of the optical SPDIF interface. Option values:

  • Bitstream - non-decoded compressed stream (as default).
  • PCM (Pulse-code modulation) - decoded uncompressed stream.
HDMI Audio
(audio_hdmi_audio)

Audio output work mode of the digital HDMI interface. Option values:

  • PCM (as default);
  • SPDIF - the same audio stream as to the SPDIF interface will be outputed to the HDMI interface.

* - the values in brackets are the names of environment variables

Advanced settings

This section of System settings contains additional settings of STB.

1 level 2 level Descriptions
Language
(language)*

Choice of required language of Embedded portal for displaying commands and information.
Description is given in Embedded Portal / Localization of user interface / Interface language section.
Time zone
(timezone_conf)

Choice of a time zone for time setting in STB. Depends on country (region) where the STB is used.
See also Embedded Portal / Localization of user interface / Time and Date section section.
UPnP client enabled
(upnp_conf)

Choice of UPnP client mode:

  • Disable - UPnP client is disabled (as default);
  • LAN - UPnP client enabled on wired (Ethernet) interface;
  • Wireless network - UPnP client enabled on wireless (Wi-Fi) interface.
Buffer size, ms
(input_buffer_size)

Size of the input buffer for media streams. Used to eliminate short-time delays during playback. Depends on the type of media traffic, rate of streaming, etc.
HDMI-CEC
(cec)

Enabling CEC feature (Consumer Electronics Control) on the HDMI interface. CEC allows user to control both TV and STB with a single remote control unit (TV's RCU). Option values:

  • Disabled - disable CEC permanently (default value);
  • Enabled - enable CEC permanently;
  • Enable once - enable CEC until reboot STB. This option should be used when STB is connecting to certain TV at first time. It makes user possible to check CEC operation between STB and TV during first connection. In case of positive checking (if CEC works correctly), option Enabled must be set.
    After STB reboot, the option sets to Disabled.

Make sure your TV supports CEC feature to use it on STB.

See also developer information - CEC-HDMI

More (F1)



Storages access mode
(mount_media_ro)

Sets the access rights to work with contents of USB storage devices that are connected to STB:

  • full access - read (in particular, play back), write (recording), delete operations are allowed;
  • read only - only read operation is allowed. Writing and deletion of data located on USB-drives are forbidden.

Full access to USB-drives is required for the folowing functions:

  • Channel recording;
  • Downloading files;
  • TimeShift (USB-drive is used as a memory buffer);
  • Export of playlists (copying from STB to USB-drive).
IGMP version
(igmp_conf)
Selecting IGMP protocol version (multicast data transfer control). Used to receive media streams (IPTV channels) in multicast broadcasting mode. IGMP is required to build a Multicast streaming route for service delivering.

Multicast proxy enabled
(mc_proxy_enabled)

Enabling / disabling support of "multicast proxy" mode for specific Wi-Fi router models. By default, this option is disabled. For description, see Support for proxy-server UDPXY.

The option should be enabled only if STB is connected to Wi-Fi router with proxy server setting enabled (and if such setting is provided on the router). Otherwise, this option should be disabled, since it affects multicast media streams addressing on STB.

Multicast proxy URL
(mc_proxy_url)
The network (IP-)address of Wi-Fi router that supports the multicast proxy mode. For description, see Support for proxy-server UDPXY.

* - the values in brackets are the names of environment variables

Keyboard layout

This section of System settings is used to add/remove required languages support for STB keyboard ( screen keyboard and external keyboard).

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Note. List of supported languages depends on STB software version.

To enable / disable specific language(s) of keyboard:

  • Enter SettingsSystem settings in Embedded portal (or press Setup on RC);
  • Select Keyboad layout;
  • For required language options set (by pressing Left or Right on RC):
    • ON - language must be enabled;
    • OFF - language must not be enabled.
  • Set sequence of switching languages in keyboard (by pressing Vol- or Vol+ on RC);
  • Select Save (OK).
Additional description is given in Keyboard layout subsection of Localization of User Interface section.
Information for developersHow to add localization for virtual keyboard

Network info

This section of System settings is intended to display current status of active STB network connection. Possible connection types (see Network):

  • Wired (Ethernet)
  • PPPoE
  • Wireless (Wi-Fi)

Example of Network Info window for Wired (Ethernet) connection (network parameters are the same as described in Network / Network info section).

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Device info

This section of System settings displays current software and hardware information of STB.

Model STB model.
Serial number
(serial#)

STB serial number (SN). Unique SN values are assigned to every STB at the factory where STB was manufactured.
SN format is: <MMYYYY>N<XXXXXX>, where
MM - month of STB manufacturing (2 digits);
YYYY - year of STB manufacturing (4 digits);
XXXXXX - serial number (6 digits).

For example:122017N005353

MAC address
(ethaddr)

MAC (Media Access Control) address of STB wired Ethernet network interface. Unique MAC address values are assigned to every STB at the factory where STB was manufactured.

MAC address format is: 00:1a:79:<XX:XX:XX>, where

00:1a:79 - manufacturer (Infomir) code
XX:XX:XX - device code (six hexadecimal digits)

For example: 00:1a:79:51:08:b1

Vendor Manufacturer of STB (Infomir).
Hardware version Version of STB system board. Assigned by the manufacturer.
Active bank

Active bank of flash-memory from which software loading was done (Bank1 / Bank2). See description:

Image version Version of STB software image (also called as main software, firmware). This value is assigned by STB manufacturer or operator when image creating.
Image description Detailed description of version of STB software. It is formed by STB manufacturer or operator when image creating.
Image date Date of STB software image creation.
Версия RootFS Version of RootFS (Root file system) that is a part of STB software image.
JS API version Version of JS API related to current build. See STB API.

* - the values in brackets are the names of environment variables

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Restart portal

This section of System settings is designed to make forced (manual) restart of Embedded portal. Performed after confirmation. This command does not reload entire STB but Embedded portal application only. It can be used:

  • to bring up Select a portal for loading window whereby a new Portal connection can be run;
  • to give effect a newly changed settings (for example, language change), etc.

Reboot device

This section of System settings is designed to start software STB rebooting. Performed after confirmation. It can be used for various purposes:

  • entering Bootloader / System Recovery Utility menu;
  • restarting STB player, etc.

Software restart of STB causes restart of Embedded portal application as well (see Restart portal).

Reset settings

This section of System settings is designed for making programm reset of specific STB settings. Performed after confirmation.
After resetting the following STB environment variables are reset to initial (factory) value:

Note. After programm resetting, the STB does not reboot.

STB full reset to initial factory set values is performed:

Clear user data

This section of System settings is designed to clear user settings of STB. Performed after confirmation.

User data refer to particular settings of Embedded portal and applications of Embedded portal (see list below). User data are stored in specific memory section of STB. They must not be erased after STB reboot, STB software update or STB factory reset.

Clear user data command deletes the following user settings:

Software update

This section of System settings is intended to carry out manual update STB software from local storage (USB-drive) or network storage (HTTP server).

Update method

  • HTTP - update via the network by HTTP protocol. The latest software version image (imageupdate file) is located on Web-server (see URL option). See description in Update from System Settings menu section.
  • USB - update from USB-drive. Software version image (imageupdate file) should be pre-downloaded and written to the USB-drive. See description in Software update from Portal by USB section.
URL
(update_url)*
URL of t he latest s oftware version of the STB. In the standard software version (factory image) the following update address is specified (<number of model> - base model number: 250, 254, 256, 270, 322, ...):
http://update.infomir.com/mag/<number of model>/imageupdate

Example for MAG322: http://update.infomir.com/mag/322/imageupdate

Note. For debugging purposes, you can change this value one time (the value is editable) or permanently with Update URL option.

* - the value in brackets are the name of environment variable

Remote control

This section of System settings is designed to configure Remote control feature on STB side. This feature is used to control STB (that acts as manageable device) from mobile device (that acts as control device).
Various portable devices (smartphones, tablets, etc.) based on Android and iOS OS are able to act as a control device. Special Magic remote application should be installed on a control device.

Use remote control
  • ON - enable remote control,
  • OFF - disable remote control.
Device name STB name. This name should be entered in the Remote control application on the mobile device.
Password (numbers only)

STB password. This password should be entered in the Remote control application on the mobile device.

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