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[500c] Set Up Recording

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How Do I Setup A Mount for Direct Recording?

This guide will outline how to setup mounts for direct recording.

We will assume that the dreambox is setup and you are able to connect via FTP/Telnet and can access the web interface.

Whether we are mounting to a PC or a NAS, we will need a shared folder to record to. For these examples we will use Recordings.

To share the folder...

  • Right click the folder and select Sharing and Security
  • Check the box that says Share this folder on a network
  • Check the box that says Allow network users to change my files
  • The Share name: should be the same as the name of the folder

Enable File and Printer Sharing on the PC hosting the shared folder.

  • Open the Control Panel and select Network Connections
  • Right click the network card and select properties
  • Check the box next to File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks
  • Select OK and close Control Panel

Direct Recording to a PC

Using the remote select MENU > SETUP > EXPERT SETUP > COMMUNICATION SETUP > MOUNTS

IP: <ip.address.of.pc>
Select CIFS form the pulldown menu on the right hand side
Dir: <name of shared folder on pc><press yellow for capital letters>
LocalDir: /hdd/movie
Options: rw,soft,udp,nolock
Extra: nolock,rsize=8192,wsize=8192
User: <account on pc>
Password: <password on account, if no password leave blank>
Select Automount
Select Mount



A message should appear saying CIFS mount OK!

Save settings and exit from all the menus.

  • To start direct recording, select Start Direct Recording from the Blue Button menu.
This may vary depending on what image you are using.
  • To stop direct recording, select Stop Direct Recording from the Blue Button menu.

Check your shared folder on the PC and hopefully you should have a recording.

Direct Recording to a NAS Drive


Open your browser and enter the ip address of your dreambox into the address bar. This should bring up the web interface. To mount to a Samba share we have to use the web interface and not the remote menus.

Select CONFIG > MOUNT MANAGER > ADD

Fill in the settings to match your network



The User Name: will be the admin account on the NAS...usually admin.
The Password: will be the admin password on the NAS...usually admin.
(I would advise changing this in the NAS web interface to something other than admin)

If you have given the Recordings folder a password of it's own, you will need to use this in the mount settings.

Select Save.

Click Mount and if all is correct a GREEN tick should appear. This can take about 10 seconds to mount.
  • To start direct recording, select Start Direct Recording from the Blue Button menu.
This may vary depending on what image you are using.
  • To stop direct recording, select Stop Direct Recording from the Blue Button menu.
Check your shared folder on the NAS and hopefully you should have a recording.

To Playback Your Recording

Using the remote select MENU > FILE MODE >RECORDED MOVIES

A list of your recordings should come up.
Highlight the recording and press OK to start.



 
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