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Installing and configuring the Podcast plugin your OpenVix box

Sunday, 17 May 2015 20:48 Comments 0

This tutorial will describe how to add and configure the Podcast plugin to your OpenViX installation.

To install the Podcast plugin click the following:

Menu - Plugins. Then click the "Green" button to download additional plugins. Navigate to "Extensions" and search for a plugin called "Podcast" click this plugin to install it.

Once installed create a file called "podcasts.xml" in the following location:

OPENVIX_IP_ADDRESS/etc/podcast/podcasts.xml

Replace the obvious placeholder name (OPENVIX_IP_ADDRESS) with your OpenVix IP Address.

The contents of the file should look like this:

  
  <podcasts>
    <language name="English">
      <provider name="Stand-up">
        <podcast name="Joe Rogan Vimeo" url="http://vimeo.com/album/3003261/rss/" />
        <podcast name="Joe Rogan Podcast" url="http://podcasts.joerogan.net/feed/rss/" />
        <podcast name="Joey Diaz" url="http://thechurchofwhatshappeningnow.libsyn.com/rss/" />
        <podcast name="Doug Loves Movies" url="http://feeds.feedburner.com/DougLovesMovies/" />
      </provider>
      <provider name="Development">
        <podcast name="RunAs Radio" url="http://feeds.feedburner.com/RunasRadio/" />
        <podcast name="Hanselminutes" url="http://feeds.feedburner.com/Hanselminutes/" />
        <podcast name="CSS-Tricks" url="http://feeds.feedburner.com/CssTricks/" />
        <podcast name="Nettuts+" url="http://feeds.feedburner.com/nettuts/" />
        <podcast name="Channel9" url="http://channel9.msdn.com/Feeds/RSS/" />
      </provider>
    </language>
  </podcasts>
  

From the main screen of your OpenVix installation click the "Blue" button to access your installed plugins. Here you will see the plugin "Podcast", click that and you will see the podcasts listed from the file above. Selecting this plugin will display the podcasts configured in the "podcasts.xml" file above.

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Adding network shares to your OpenVix box

Sunday, 17 May 2015 20:41 Comments 0

This tutorial will describe how to add network shares (shared folders on your network) to your OpenViX installation.

All OpenViX network shares are stored in a file called "automounts.xml" which can be found here:

OPENVIX_IP_ADDRESS/etc/enigma2/automounts.xml

Replace the obvious placeholder name (OPENVIX_IP_ADDRESS) with your OpenVix IP Address.

See the example below of how network share(s) will look inside the "automounts.xml" file. The example below displays 2 network shares:

Replace the obvious placeholder names (IP_ADDRESS_OF_NETWORK_SERVER, VUDUO_NAME_DISPLAYED_IN_LOCATIONS, NETWORK_SHARE_NAME, NETWORK_USERNAME, NETWORK_PASSWORD) with your network credentials.

  
  <?xml version="1.0" ?>
  <mountmanager>
  <fstab>
    <cifs>
      <mount>
        <active>True</active>
        <hdd_replacement>False</hdd_replacement>
        <ip>IP_ADDRESS_OF_NETWORK_SERVER</ip>
        <sharename>VUDUO_NAME_DISPLAYED_IN_LOCATIONS</sharename>
        <sharedir>NETWORK_SHARE_NAME</sharedir>
        <options>ro,utf8</options>
        <username>NETWORK_USERNAME</username>
        <password>NETWORK_PASSWORD</password>
      </mount>
    </cifs>
  </fstab>
  <fstab>
    <cifs>
      <mount>
        <active>True</active>
        <hdd_replacement>False</hdd_replacement>
        <ip>IP_ADDRESS_OF_NETWORK_SERVER</ip>
        <sharename>VUDUO_NAME_DISPLAYED_IN_LOCATIONS</sharename>
        <sharedir>NETWORK_SHARE_NAME</sharedir>
        <options>ro,utf8</options>
        <username>NETWORK_USERNAME</username>
        <password>NETWORK_PASSWORD</password>
      </mount>
    </cifs>
  </fstab>
  </mountmanager>
  

In order for your network shares to connect you may need to perform the following:
Reboot your OpenVix box and navigate to:

Menu - Setup - System - Network - Mounts Setup - Mount Manager - Mount Point Manager

Click on a network share and then click the "Green" button to save the share. You maybe prompted the share already exists therefore just click "Yes" to update the existing share.

To view your network shares click the "Planner" button and then click the "Yellow" button to navigate to your locations. Here you should see all the network shares you configured in the "automounts.xml" file above.

Click one of these network shares to browse the contents of that folder.

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Changing the default password for your OpenVix box

Thursday, 14 May 2015 22:21 Comments 0

This tutorial will describe how to alter the default password for your OpenVix installation.

Before we begin the tutorial you must ensure you have downloaded an application called PuTTY which will allow you to Telnet into your OpenVix installation.

The default username and password for your OpenVix box is: root / vuduo.
To update the password for your system please follow the steps below:

Open the PuTTY application and enter the IP Address of your OpenVix box into the "Host Name (or IP address)" section and ensure Telnet is selected as the "Connection type".

Configuring PuTTy to connect to OpenVix via Telnet
Fig 1: Configuring PuTTy to connect to OpenVix via Telnet.

Once the details have been entered click "Open".
You will be prompted for a username "root" and the password "vuduo".
To update the password type "passwd" and hit "Enter".
It will then ask you for a new password and for you to confirm the new password:

Setting password on OpenVix via Telnet
Fig 2: Setting password on OpenVix via Telnet.

Type "Exit" and hit "Enter" to exit the PuTTY connection to your OpenVix box.
Your OpenVix box is now secure with your own password!

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