Content push

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Introduction

This content deployment method is employed when having a direct network access to the HMP allowing to push the content onto its local storage. You can use the player web interface (or Fusion for HMP200/HMP130), Elementi or other WebDAV clients for this.

Advantages:

  • No dedicated server needed to host the content.
  • Network access to the HMP is needed only during the content update.

Requirements:

  • Direct network access to the HMP. This usually is not compatible with network topography using firewalls and / or NAT.

Built-in web interface

HMP350 and HMP300 only

The HMP Built-in web interface is a content management system (CMS), which can be used to manage the content on HMP device. It allows to:

Using Fusion

HMP200 and HMP130 only

Fusion is a content management system (CMS), directly pre-installed on every Hyper Media Player device, which can be used to manage the content on HMP device, without requiring any additional software installation. It allows to:

Using Elementi

Elementi offers two methods for pushing content on the HMP device:

  • Publish feature
    This is the recommended method because the process of pushing content is optimized (only the content changes are pushed, thus saving time and bandwidth) and can be used to send content to multiple HMP devices in the same time.
  • Direct upload
    It is possible to open an HMP device in Elementi and directly access its content. Using copy & paste, you can upload files directly on the HMP storage, though this is not recommended because:
    • you are modifying "live" content, without testing the changes in advance (see also other advantages of working with local projects)
    • the files are uploaded on the HMP even if they are already there (as opposed to the publish process) and this might take much more time.

Using a WebDAV client

The HMP content server can be accessed using different WebDAV clients - can be Windows / MAC OS X / Linux's built-in WebDAV client or a third-party one, such as: AnyClient, BitKinex, CrossFTP, Cyberduck, NetDrive, Onedisk, WebDrive etc.


Note Notes:
  • Using a WebDAV client to edit the content directly on an HMP is highly discouraged!
  • The HMP content server can be accessed via HTTP - other protocols, like FTP are not supported.
  • HTTPS can only be used with HMP350 and HMP300 devices and a SSL certificate is required - an auto-generated self-signed certificate is available on the player.
  • When Fusion mode is enabled, it is only possible to push content into the "/publish/" folder - in this case, use http://HMP_address:81/publish/ .

Windows built-in WebDAV client

In Windows, it is possible to create a "Network Location" pointing to the HMP content server and use it to access the content on the player. This is done using "Add a network location" (Web Folders feature) or "Map network drive" (WebDAV mini-redirector feature).

For that follow these steps:

  1. Open File Explorer, right-click anywhere and select "Add a network location" option from the contextual menu.
  2. Click the "Next" button until your are prompted to enter a network address.
  3. Enter the HMP content server hostname address (e.g., http://spx-hmp-HMP_Serial_Number.local:81) in the dialog box and click the "Next" button.
  4. Enter a name for this network location and click the "Next" button.
  5. If successful, then you get a message saying that a shortcut for this network location will appear in Computer. Click the "Finish" button to finalize the process.

Mac OS built-in WebDAV client

See the dedicated page: Connect to HMP from OS X.

iPad / iPhone / iPod

For iOS devices, there are various WebDAV clients (e.g., WebDAV Nav) or photo-sync applications (e.g., PhotoSync) that can be used to access the HMP content server.

WebDAV Nav:

  1. Open the WebDAV Nav+ application.
  2. Press the "+" button to add a new device.
  3. You can either enter the device address manually, or press the magnifier button to find all the devices in your network (using Bonjour service).
  4. Once the device has been added, you can access the HMP content server.

List of devices Add new devices Browse for devices Explore an HMP

PhotSync:

  1. Open the PhotSync application.
  2. Under settings, configure the WebDAV target.
  3. Enter the HMP content server address (as specified above).
  4. Once the WebDAV destination has been configured, you can copy any photo or video from your iOS device to the player using the sync button.

List of config protocol Settings Sync images and video

This page was last modified on 16 August 2018, at 10:18.