Cinegy Route Manager allows you to manage the streams and channels that are being registered by Route Directory Service.
Once Cinegy Route Manager is started, the following connection dialog box appears:
Enter the "localhost" if Route Directory Service is installed on your PC locally; otherwise, enter the Route Directory Service IP address or network name if it is being used remotely.
Once connection is successfully established, the main dialog box appears:
Using Route Manager, you can organize and set up the physical source and virtual destination groups used for managing the IP streams and channels being registered by Route Directory Service.
The left hand panel displays the physical and virtual groups for the currently connected Route Directory Service in the tree-like structure. Below this tree, there is a player where the video stream of the selected network source is previewed.
|You can start/stop the playback by pressing the corresponding buttons.|
To hide the player, remove the selection of the "Show Player" option.
As soon as you click on "Physical Sources" or physical group, all the available network physical sources with their corresponding information will be displayed in the top part of the right hand panel of the manager window. All the available programs for the selected source are listed in the table below.
The virtual destinations structure allows user to classify the incoming physical streams into logical virtual groups. The virtual destinations have no configuration.
All the public visible sources are marked in bold.
All the sources and programs in the tables in the right hand panels can be sorted by pressing the corresponding column header, except for the "Programs" column for the sources and the "Channels" column for the programs.
Objects Copying and Moving
Cinegy Route Manager allows you to copy and/or move folders and channels. To copy objects and paste them to a desired location, use the "Copy" and "Paste" context menu commands respectively:
To move the object(s) from one source group to another, use the "Cut" and "Paste" context menu commands.
|To establish new connection to Route Directory Service or change the service if you are already connected, press the "Connect..." button located in the main toolbar or in the "File" menu. The connection dialog box will appear. Enter the Route Directory Service network name or IP address.|
If connection is successful, the server network name will be shown in the bottom left corner of the window; otherwise, the status will be shown there and all the functions will be disabled.
To renew the physical sources and virtual destinations and groups with the updated ones from Route Directory Service, press the button located in the main toolbar or use this function in the "View" menu. The keyboard shortcut is <F5>.
Grouping the physical sources can help the operator to organize and simplify managing of the multicast IP streams.
|To create a new physical source group, choose the "Physical Sources" object and press the "Add…" button on the main toolbar. The following "Edit physical source group" dialog box appears:|
Enter a group name here and define its visibility parameters using the "Visible To..." button.
|To change the name or visibility parameters of the existing physical source group, use the "Change…" button in the main toolbar.|
|To delete an existing physical source group, select the required group and press the "Delete" button in the main toolbar. The following dialog box will appear asking you to confirm your decision:|
Physical Source Creation
|To add a new physical source, select the physical group, in which you would like to create it, and press the "Add…" button located in the main toolbar of Route Manager. The following physical source dialog box appears:|
Enter a stream name, source IP (multicast group IP) and port number, as well as a default service ID, and define the stream protocol type (RTP or UDP) here.
The "Default service" parameter defines which service, i.e. program, from the stream will be used by default. Defining this parameter (when it is not 0), provides you with the ability to manage the whole stream as the program and this very program will be used as the default service for this stream.
When working with the single-program stream, the only existing program is always used as the default service.
The defined service ID is automatically updated after the program reloading.
Press the "Visible To..." button to define the visibility parameters for the current network source.
|To load the stream information directly from the DVB stream, press "Load" and use the "Load from DVB stream" option to create the list of all available channels automatically:|
|To add a channel manually for the current physical source, use the "Add…" button in the "Edit physical source" toolbar. The following "Edit Program" dialog box appears:|
Enter the program name, service ID and a Program Identification (PID) number here.
|Press the "Add..." button to add a new stream to the "Streams" list for the program you are creating. The following "Edit Stream" dialog box appears:|
Enter a name for the new stream and define its type (video or audio) and PID number. Press "OK" to create the stream.
|Press the "Change..." button to edit the selected object.|
|Press the "Delete" button to remove the selected object.|
In this dialog box you can also define which streams to use in the current program by selecting the corresponding stream(s) in the "In Use" column:
Virtual destinations are intended to create source IP streams using the dynamic physical source IP streams switch. This allows operator to change the physical source IP stream any time without the necessity for re-configuring all the clients to listen to the new IP stream. When the virtual destination IP stream is changed, all the clients will receive the updated info in a few seconds without interrupting the playback.
Virtual Destination Groups
Virtual destination groups are intended to organize the incoming IP streams into logical groups.
The virtual destination groups will be shown as separate tabs in the Cinegy Route Control application.
Virtual Destination Creation
|To add a new virtual destination, choose "Virtual Destinations" or select a desired virtual group, in which you would like to create a destination and press the "Add…" button in the main toolbar. The following "Edit virtual source" dialog box appears:|
Enter a virtual destination name here and define its visibility parameters using the "Visible To..." control.
|To edit the name or visibility parameters of the existing virtual destination, use the "Change…" button in the main toolbar.|
|To delete an existing virtual destination, select the required one and press the "Delete" button in the main toolbar. The following dialog will appear asking you to confirm your decision:|
Processing nodes are intended to create and edit sets of various video and audio streams. You can select only one video stream from the primary video sources and up to four audio streams from the secondary audio sources. In processing nodes it is possible to mix audio streams, edit the audio delay and signal level values. When the set of video and audio streams is changed, all the clients will receive the updated information in a few seconds without interrupting the playback.
The processing groups and nodes can be created, edited and deleted in the same way as virtual destination groups and nodes.