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CM Player Configuration General Settings

CM Player Configuration General settings allow you to configure settings that govern the functionality of the CM Player.

Network Settings

This section configures the connection settings of the CM Player, mainly the node server settings, proxy server settings, trigger settings as well as suspension of Campaign distribution.

To setup the node server, select the Use node server checkbox. Then enter the node server IP address as well as the port number. Default node server port is 7500. By default node server checkbox is unchecked.

To setup the proxy server, select the Use proxy server checkbox. Then enter the proxy server IP address as well as port number. Default proxy server port is 80. You can also enter proxy server username and password. By default proxy server checkbox is unchecked.

To enable trigger port on the CM Player, select Enable external trigger events checkbox. Default trigger port is 9500. By default, this option is unchecked.

You can select different network interface for the CM Player to connect to the network. By default, it is set with default interface. Note that network interface cannot be changed from Campaign Manager side.

To suspend CM Player from receiving Campaign metadata and media during a certain period (known as suspension time), select Suspend campaign distribution between these times checkbox and enter the appropriate time. Player will not download any Campaign or new content during this period. The device list view will show the CM Player as Blacked out under Status column.

General Settings

Select appropriate settings for CM Player.

Enable process monitor Select this checkbox to start process monitor when CM Player is started. Process monitor monitors the health of the CM Player process. By default, this is checked.
Automatically start on system reboot Select this checkbox to start CM Player upon windows startup.
Show player status Select this checkbox to show player status icon on top right corner of the screen. Player status icon has three states: (1) green- indicates all metadata and media has been downloaded (2) amber – indicates player currently downloading media (3) red- indicates player lost connectivity to CM Service.
Disable top-most Select this option to disable CM Player being the top most window. By default, this checkbox is unchecked thereby making CM Player the top most window.
RSS feed scroll text to the end Select this checkbox to scroll text in RSS feed to the end
Preload web resource Select this option to preload web resource before playing on screen. By default, this is checked.
Disable screensaver (recommended) Select this option to disable screensaver so that screensaver is not started thereby interrupting CM Player playback. By default, this is checked.
Auto update Select this option to auto update CM Player when CM Service is upgraded. By default, this is checked.
Invisible Select this option to make CM Player run in invisible mode. This checkbox applies if you are running third party applications and want to display that application instead of CM Player. By default, this is unchecked.
Use image blending Select this option to enforce image blending effect as player switches across images. By default, this is unchecked.
Use Windows Media Player for video and audio Select this option to play audio and video content using windows media player. By default, this is unchecked.
Playback mode Select this option to execute trigger campaigns based on different screen interaction. This setting has three states: (1) default – screen interaction has no effect (2) mouse activates the pending trigger campaigns – This option activates the trigger campaign with mouse activity – by mouse clicks or touch on the Player Screen (in case it is a Touchscreen) When this option is selected it activates “Mouse Inactivity Buffer”. In that option we can set time/seconds after which non-triggered Campaign returns in place of triggered Campaign in specified amount of inactivity time we already set.(3) mouse stays playing the current content – mouse click or touch interaction with screen will initiate trigger campaign. As long as screen is refreshed with mouse click or touch, the current content will continue to play. Same as with previous option above, when this option is selected it activates “Mouse Inactivity Buffer” with same functionality.
Intel AIM Settings Select the checkbox Enable Intel AIM Conditional Play to turn on Intel AIM for the player. Enter the IP address and the Intel AIM Suite Port number on the machine where Intel AIM suite is installed. By default, port is 12500. Intel AIM suite can be installed either on the player device or on a remote device.
Process Monitoring Set this option to take appropriate action when CPU usage is more than the set percentage. This option has three states: (1) write a warning event log only – when CPU usage exceeds the set value, a windows event will be recorded (2) write a warning event log and kill process – when CPU usage exceeds the set value, a windows event log will be recorded and process monitor will restart the player process. (3) do nothing – when CPU usage exceeds the set value, process monitor will do nothing. By default, write a warning event log only is selected. You can configure the percentage value from the dropdown menu.
Root Folder Location You can change the root folder location of Player using this option by selecting “…” button. To revert back to the default folder location, click Default button. Note that this option cannot be changed from Campaign Manager side.

Restart and Exit Settings

To configure the CM Player so that it auto logs on using windows login credentials, select Allow PC Reboot checkbox. The associated fields will become enabled. Enter the username and password credentials to login to windows. The username syntax is devicename\user or domain\user. For example, if the machine name is demo-pc then username will be demo-pc\admin. Alternatively, if windows login has domain credentials, then username will be ryarc\admin where domain name is ryarc.

Note that Allow PC Reboot checkbox needs to check to execute Reboot PC command.

To set a password to close the CM Player, check Prompt for password when exiting CM Player check box. Enter a valid password.

If you select the right click on the player and try to close the player, you will need to enter the password to close it.

If you enter a wrong password, then task dialog will inform you about the error.

Set the following checkbox to configure process monitor to restart the process/pc if available RAM falls below the set level. By default, this is checked. You can change the RAM level from the dropdown menu.

Log Settings

To configure CM Player log settings, select Overwrite Domain settings checkbox. The associated options will become enabled. Note that normally you can set these settings from Domain control panel. But if you want to override the domain control panel settings, use this option on the Player Configuration. This setting therefore applies to this device only.

To record play logs, select Record what has been played checkbox. By default, sequential logging is checked. In sequential logging, every single media playback is recorded in play log file (.csv file located in player default log folder). To reduce the size of the play log file and play log upload data, select cumulative logging. In cumulative play logs, media playback is recorded per hour in cumulative manner.

Note that by default, play log postback schedule is set as 1 hour. This means that CM Player uploads the play logs every 1 hour. You can edit the play log postback schedule.

To force the CM Player not to record any play logs, select Play log blackout period checkbox and enter an appropriate period. Player will not record any media playback in csv file during this period every day.

To record errors to windows event logs, select Write events to the Windows event log checkbox. Note that by default, activity log postback schedule is set as 1 hour. This means that Player uploads event logs every 1 hour. You can edit the event log postback schedule.

Media Cache Settings

Media cache settings is used to delete unused media from CM Player media folder when free disk space falls below certain value. Note that normally you can set these settings from domain control panel. But if you want to override the domain control panel settings, select Overwrite domain media cache settings.

This setting therefore applies to this device only. By default, useless cache media is deleted when free disk space falls below 10% which is configurable.

Player Monitor Settings

Player monitor settings is used to configure the frequency at which process monitor manages the health of the CM Player. The settings define the screenshot interval in minutes by default this field is 0 which means that screenshot is disabled, the number of samples taken, at what interval samples are taken, prediction level for future memory usage etc. The default settings can be retained in the absence of any specific changes for the process monitor.

RS232 Settings

The RS232 settings in CM Player Configuration is used to return back the status of the screen. If properly configured for a specific monitor with RS232 capability, it will return bac status of whether the monitor is turned on or not.

For example, for a SyncMaster LCD TV screen, the following values are used in the RS232 settings to report screen status. The specific values used in the below image are used to execute RS232 command for screen off status. Please consult the manufacturer to gather the required data for that specific model.

Execute interval (seconds) This interval determines the frequency of CM Player reporting back to the CM Service about the status of the monitor. By default, this is set as 60sec.
Select screen Select the monitor from the dropdown menu for which you want the CM Player to return screen status.
Enable RS232 Enable this checkbox to turn on screen status report back.
Data Consult manufacturer manual for the hexadecimal data to execute RS232 command.
COM port Select the appropriate COM port on the player device.
Parity Consult manufacturer manual for the parity value of RS232 command.
Stop bits Consult manufacturer manual for the stop bits value of RS232 command.
Data bits Consult manufacturer manual for the data bits value of RS232 command.
Baud rate Consult manufacturer manual for the baud rate value of RS232 command.
Flow control Consult manufacturer manual for the flow control value of RS232 command.
Power code Consult manufacturer manual for the power code of the specific RS232 command.

The screen status returned by the CM Player (at interval specified in the CM Player Configuration RS232 settings) will appear under the Screen Status Column in device list view.


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