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Digital Media Player Usage n00b

I just got my hands on a Cisco Digital Media Player (its a newer one, not sure the exact model) and I need to make it run off a feed URL and have it play a website in TVzilla.  It works, however it is running in .NET and the way I wrote it it runs VERY slowly because I did not realize how stripped down it was.  There is a ticker that is unacceptably choppy, video does not play correctly.  I know there are numerous "Documentations" but they are it bit confusing.  That is what I have working now, so I just have a few simple qurestions:

  • Is there any pre-made example TVzilla sites I can use as a base to play with
  • Should I even be using this method, I keep seeing stuff about a DMM...what is it, how do I get it/use it.

I have had a really hard time getting info on this via Google, so I thought I'd make a post here to at least get myself some search terms.

Thanks for any help in advance!

Cisco Employee

Re: Digital Media Player Usage n00b


Take a look at the following user guides:

These may help you understand better.

Cisco Digital Media Suite

Cisco Digital Media Suite: Cisco Digital Media Manager 5.2

User Guide for Cisco Digital Media Manager 5.2.x

Cisco Digital Media Suite: Cisco Digital Media Player 4400G

User Guide for Cisco Digital Media Designer 5.2.x


New Member

Re: Digital Media Player Usage n00b

Thanks Tom (Good name by the way).  Since I posted that thread I have written some code for this device (the 4400 G).  I have everything working except one piece, the video.  I have tried Google, and these forums and have not come up with much to explain why it is not working.  This is the code I am using to try to get the videos working.  I dont recall what I googled to get it (and Iit was one heck of a manhunt), but if I am not suppost to post this code, please just let me know and I will remove it ASAP:

I have checked and re-checked that code and have found nothing that would make it break.  That is almost word-for-word how I got it so either something is wrong with the DMP or none of my videos dont work. Thomas, if you want I can PM you the actual URL of this page and the videos if you could check them.

Thanks for any replies!

Cisco Employee

Re: Digital Media Player Usage n00b

Take a look at this site:

You can get the API guides that you may need here.

also, I have included some docs that may help you

I am not a programmer so I may not be of any help with code but I think

you will find what you need.

NOTE: the ".mov" & ".avi" will not play on the DMP from a remote site or locally.

Take a look at the DMP-4400G Data sheet to see the supported Content formats and containers



New Member

Re: Digital Media Player Usage n00b

Really?  It wont play avi or mov?  in the DMS_ContentCreationBestPratices.pdf file it says right on there it will read .mov .avi and .mpg. 

I am trying both mpg and mp4 files now.  Will let you know how it goes.