Tomas De Leon Tue, 11/03/2009 - 11:05
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If you had access to a Digital Media Manager(DMM) with a

Digital Signage Module(DSM), you could perform the following Steps:

* Add the Media content item to the Media Library on the Digital Media Manager(DMM)-Digital Signage Module(DSM)

* Create a Playlist or Presentation with this Media Content item

* Go to the DMM-DSM, Under the ADVANCED TASKS Tab select the Application Type "File Transfer to DMP or server"

* Select "Add New Application"

- Select the appropriate Presentation or Playlist

- Press the "Select Application" Button

- Press the "Submit" Button

* Once the "File Transfer to DMP or server" is added, you can run this Task to copy the content locally to the DMP.

- Go to the DMM-DSM DMP Manager and select the desired DMP

- Under the Actions Drop Down, Select the "File Transfer to DMP or server" Task you created and Click GO.

- The Files will copy the presentation or playlist information to the selected(s) DMPs.

* The DMM-DSM will GENERATE a "(Go to) URL entry" in the Advanced Tasks.

In order to see the NAME & URL PATH of the "FileTransfer..." Task, Go to the DMM-DSM, Under the ADVANCED TASKS Tab select the Application Type "(Go to) URL entry"

and it will list the NAME "LOCAL--" playlist\presentation name.

- Select "Edit Application"

- Record the LOCAL URL PATH

ie. file:///tmp/ftproot/usb_1/deployment/xTAS-core/api/xml/app/playlist/http_pull_86_start_playlist_85_.htm

* You can RUN this Task LOCALLY using the DMP-Device Manager(DM) or Under the Actions

Drop Down on the DMM-DSM DMP Manager.

Also, Check out:

Showing or Stopping Video Content from a File Stored on Your DMP:

UI Reference: Elements to Play Locally Stored Video:


If you do NOT access to a Digital Media Manager(DMM) with a

Digital Signage Module(DSM), you could use a Custom HTML file

or JAVA Script to use for a Playlist of Locally Stored Video Files.

Note: This method is NOT officially supported and the Cisco TAC

will not support issues with the DMP in relation to the javascript

or custom htmls.

Checkout the Following Sample HTML files:


The "Local-mpg-file.pdf" is a sample of HTML code that plays

the Locally Stored Video File(s):

ATTACHED: Local-mpg-file.pdf

The "Local-mpg-http.pdf" is a sample of HTML code that plays

the Remote Video File(s) that are locate on a Web Server:

ATTACHED: Local-mpg-http.pdf

Note: The ".HTML" file & the Video Content File(s) will need

to be ftpd to the Local Storage device on the DMP(s).

sharpgate Tue, 04/13/2010 - 06:27
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Hi Thomas,

I am aware of the new Content Delivery (CD)  functionality in DMM5.1.

However, I wonder how can one create a playlist with URL items pointing to local files on DMPs like before. Earlier, I used to use the format:  file:///tmp/ftproot/usb_1/file.mpg when adding items to a new playlist and DMM would accept it.

Now when I try to add a new media asset and select URL as the source, DMM won't accept the URL format file:/// and gives the error message:

"Please enter a valid URL starting with http://, udp://, or rtsp://"

Please advise for a work around.


Tomas De Leon Thu, 04/15/2010 - 12:38
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You can’t add a file:// reference in the media library.

But you can add it manually in the DMD. 

In the playlist, use “add url” (see attached screenshot)

It would be nice to be able to add a file:// reference to the media library

Hopefully this will be added in future releases.

sharpgate Fri, 04/16/2010 - 06:02
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Thanks Tomas for your reply. Will use DMD as you advised.


carlos_canepa_2 Wed, 08/18/2010 - 08:43
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Hi tomas, I want to ask you about the document Local-mpg-file.pdf

I´m testing it with a local video located on "tmp/ftproot/usb_1/deployment/Videos/Game_trailers_V1_1920x1080_000910_mpg2_TS.mpg"

but l´m getting a butterfly

The http url from the dmp is pointed to the file: file:///tmp/ftproot/usb_1/Video_from_local.html

I´m doing something wrong.

Regards and Thanks

Carlos Cánepa

sharpgate Thu, 08/19/2010 - 06:14
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Hi Carlos,

The playlist item URL is mistyped. You should replace the syntax at line 37 as follows:





Also make sure you remove the extra "<" in < at the top HTML tag.

Give it a try.

panayiotiscy Thu, 08/19/2010 - 07:02
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I'm posting  another issue related with the locally stored content.

I'have deployed succesfully several playlists,presentations to the DMPS using "deployment package" in "Advanced tasks".

The "go to url" have also been created automatically succesfully.

When selecting any of the related "go to url" actions the content is visible on the lcd.

But, in case that i schedule all these "go to url" under "play in the future" it's impossible to see any content on the lcd- instead i see a black screen.

Has anyone else experienced this situation?


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