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Installing firmware AMP series (r12 and above)

Postby moServices » 15 Feb 2014, 03:03

To install the firmware, you must have:
A player, preferably a LAN connected to the router (with DHCP enabled)
A USB stick with the firmware (install.img file in the root)
preferably, a computer connected to the same local network as the player.

Starting with the AMP_R* firmware installation is completed in two stages:

1. Install a kernel firmware - firmware upgrade to the from USB Flash through a reset or a soft-reset

for xtreamer players | +
Use kernel with ordinary install only!
For installing on iXtreamer rename install.img to install_ixtr.img
For installing on Xtreamer Pro rename install.img to install_pro.img
After installing kernel you must install GUI via Skin Selector


2. Install GUI (Skin)
-After kernel install, on the screen you will see a window with information about the network, free space in memory of the player and a list of available GUI:
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- First, by using IR remote control UP/DOWN Arrow keys* select “Reload Skins (direct)” line. If you see a text "validate" in brackets the skin will be downloaded to a connected flash drive or disk. For direct download alternative, press the Stop button on the remote control and the text in the brackets will change to "direct".
- Press OK to update the list of available GUI and their current status in your player
- By Arrow keys, select different GUI (when you navigate, on right side you'll see a screenshot preview)
- Press OK button to download selected GUI to player’s memory
- After downloading, the selected item will change its color to electric blue
- To remove a loaded GUI from memory, press Stop button
- The unloaded GUI item will change color to white
- To install/activate a GUI item of ones you have downloaded, press OK again
- After that, finally the player will load the selected GUI interface
After that, the player will get overloaded with your chosen interface.

The Forum team member’s choice is VRT(vrtn) GUI. We recommend it as the most stable and the only currently evolving

After successful installation of the firmware and GUI, update the modules list and install the required..

P.S. If your IR remote control does not work initially, you can use a USB keyboard, and then bind your remote control..
P.P.S. GUI can be installed also by the Skin Selector in player's web-interface.

Attention! After installing firmware (or any major update), go to the Web interface to configure the aPower (Actions on Power) module and select your model player! The default is the Asus O!Play R1/R3. Otherwise they will not shut down properly, and likely problems with the audio analogue output!

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What is Skin Selector

Postby moServices » 15 Feb 2014, 03:31

Skin Selector - is a module that allows you to quickly and easily change the GUI of your player to any of the suggested AMP firmware series.

To change the GUI (skin):
1. In the Web interface of the player (player IP in the browser on your computer) in the header, click Resources-Skin selector.
2. In the window that appears, refresh the list of available skins by buttonImage
3. Click on the name of the skin and in the drop menu select "install" to download the GUI in memory of the player
4. When the download is finished, click on the name of the skin and in the drop menu, select the "select" button so the player will restart / refresh to the selected interface.

Important: do not forget to keep an eye on the availability space in the player to load a new GUI.
If space is not sufficient, you must:
1. Install and select NoGUI skin
2. Login to the Web interface, remove the previous installed skin by clicking with the mouse on its name and selecting the corresponding menu item.
3. Download and install the new skin.

All these actions can be done directly on the player. In MoServices menu, choice of skins or on NoGUI (amp_r12 and above) a "choice of skin" appears when you start the player for a couple of minutes, then it moves to nogui-dsp_off line.

To update the GUI (skin):
1. In the Web interface of the player (player IP in the browser on your computer) in the header, click Resources-Skin selector.
2. In the window that appears, refresh the list of available skins by buttonImage
3. Click on green number in righr corner of GUI screenshot and update will start automatically/

If you don't have free space to update GUI - select NoGUI as written abowe, then remove your GUI and install it again.

Also you can do it in from the Services’ menu of moServices player. Once logged in and click Skin selector in moServices menu.

You also can pre-load a skin to an external drive or a USB flash drive that is connected to the player (this is particularly necessary when your Internet is unreliable).
To do this in the Web interface of the player, in the modules list (section Patches), click Skin selector for amp, Settings and select one of the download options. On NoGUI (starting with AMR_r12) go to Reload Skins and by play and stop buttons choose (direct) or (validate) - from a flash drive, see the choice by the text in parentheses.


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What is NoGUI

Postby moServices » 15 Feb 2014, 03:46

NoGUI
1. It takes very little flash memory space in the player
2. A Skin-selector and Linux terminal on your TV (in AMP_r12 and above) is available.
3. Significant decrease of RAM usage (~ 80 MB, in most cases you have only 128 MB in total), which is very useful for torrent fans and for other functions of the NAS mode
4. Switching between it and other skin is just done by a couple clicks on Web interface (or a few clicks in the menu moServices on the player) and 20 seconds waiting to load
5. Power consumption and player heating is lower
6. Be aware that no other than LAN network interface. (starting with the AMP-r12 it is not exactly like that)
IP is provided by DHCP
+ "a backup" IP 192.168.0.9 (always available)

P.S. NoGUI has benefits in players with < 256 Flash memory (without using this skin is not possible put anything else), as well as the player can be used as a NAS or (and) torrent. By the amount of free RAM, it would work without swap.


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What is telnet, and how to use it?

Postby moServices » 15 Feb 2014, 04:40

TELNET (en. TErminal NETwork) is a service to implement a text interface to the network (in modern form, using the TCP transport).
Telnet is a simple program with a text interface that lets you connect to another computer (the player) on a local network or the Internet. Telnet allows you to enter commands to access programs and services on the remote computer (the player) as if you are directly on it.

Telnet service as part of MS Windows, but are often turned off by default.
Much more convenient is to do the following:
1. Download Putty http://the.earth.li/~sgtatham/putty/lat ... ttytel.exe
2. Enter the Host Name, address of the player, select Telnet and click Open
3. Enter the user name: root (and press Enter). If asks password is root. (If it doesn't accept it then you or firmware manufacturer have set a password)
4. Type the commands.

To save the log to a text file:
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How to use FTP access?

Postby moServices » 15 Feb 2014, 04:45

In order to access the player by your computer via ftp requires, FTP service of the player should be on, and your computer should have an ftp client (such as Total Commander).
Login to access the system- root. The password is set by the manufacturer of the firmware, it is often also root. On AMR Firmware password is not set.

Package moServices, typically, is at /usr/local/etc/mos/
firmware for 1186 with Android - /data/etc/mos/

HDD drives/USB Flash drives usually are mounted in /tmp/usbmounts/


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Can I attach to the player another remote control?

Postby moServices » 15 Feb 2014, 04:48

In moServices, there is a module for IR Fake RC replacement, which allows you to bind to the player another remote or teach an alternative firmware to use the original remote control of the player.

Detailed description, instruction and discussion is here and here (in Russian language).

In short, it is necessary to install the IR module Fake RC replacement, to scan the buttons of your remote (say by using noGUI' feature to display IR codes) and enter the configuration of the corresponding firmware (or search on the topic had already finished the configuration file generated by another user).
Keep in mind that a wrong configuration may result malfunction.
It is also worth to notice, that on some firmware a protection against irfake is built into the module.


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How to put a password on the Web interface, telnet and FTP

Postby moServices » 15 Feb 2014, 05:04

If you open the external access from the Internet to the player (more on this in the manual for your router), you might want to protect from unauthorized access.

Use an Authorization module. This module installs the password for the Web interface, telnet, and ftp.
1. Install the module
2. In the Web interface of the player at the top, click Advanced-authorization, and in the window that opens, specify the password.


To set manually a password for FTP and telnet only, by using a telnet command, run:
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passwd root

and enter the password (with confirmation).

To remove the password, type in telnet:
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passwd -d root



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How to put a password on Samba

Postby moServices » 15 Feb 2014, 05:11

If you have installed Samba server from the moS and there is a need to set a password, do the following:
1. Set the password for Telnet/FTP
2. In the Web interface of the Player click the SAMBA daemon-settings and in the opened window do the following change:
replace lines
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security=share
guest account=root
guest only = yes
to
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security=user
guest ok=No
force user=root


Access the player then as user root, with the password that was configured for telnet/ftp.


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How to restore the player when flashing is bad?

Postby moServices » 15 Feb 2014, 05:37

If your player from the black list unfortunately, at the moment there is almost No recovery.

In other cases, if the player has failed flashing and the player became the "brick" (i.e. No firmware is not installed "click through"), not everything is lost.

First have to get a USB-TTL cable (adapter).

For players on the chipsets 1073/1283 detailed repair is here (in Russian language).
Discussion on manual/USB-TTL cable selection and more is here (in Russian language).

For players on the chipset 1186 detailed instruction and discussion is here (in Russian language).


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How to watch IPTV

Postby moServices » 15 Feb 2014, 05:58

To watch IPTV playlists you will need one of the modules that process playlists (moS has several).

IPTV can be different:

1. There is Internet TV. The links are like http://XXXXXXXXXXX or mms://XXXXXXXXX, etc. Internet TV quality depends on the quality of your connection to the broadcast server. This is a strictly individually, so to find sources (including premium) which will work well you need to do it by an advanced way.

2. A provider of IPTV Services. Usually this is through multicasting and broadcasting. URL of such sources is udp://@XXXXXXXX:XXXX or rtp://@XXXXXXXX:XXXX. For Playlists with these channels, it is the best to look for a website/forum for your ISP.
For such channels, you need UDP to HTTP proxy, that you should install on your router (if possible) or the player (in the moServices). Obviously, the first option is better to not overload your player with extra work.
Depending on playlists module, you will need to specify the address of the proxy server settings (if there is such possibility) or change the list in a special way:
rtp://@xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:xxxx, you need to change to http://your proxy address/rtp/xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:xxxx
udp://@xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:xxxx, to http://your proxy address/udp/xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:xxxx

A more detailed description of how to configure the IPTV you can find in this article (in Russian language)

Attention! Searching and posting free playlists is irrelevant to the project and it is strongly forbidden by Forum rules.


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