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How to stream SDTV & HDTV from my DM box to my computer

For the DM7025 and the DM800 boxes only

DM500,DM56x0,DM600,DM7000,DM7020 users click here for your details

  1. A PC or Notebook running XP/Vista/OSX/Linux (Iphone / Windows Mobile 6 etc)
  2. A web browser - Firefox and Google Chrome (for Windows users)is recommended however Internet Explorer (Version 7 up) does work with limited success
  3. You will need to download and install the application called VLC version 0.8.6i on your computer Click here
  4. You can see a flash movie on Howto install VLC here Make sure you follow all the steps.
  5. Make sure your DM box is connected to your local area network (LAN). Most important
  6. Make sure your PC is connected to your local area network by cable or wifi. Most important

Howto do it

  1. You need to know the IP address of your DM Box. Most important
  2. Open your web browser to the IP address of your DM box or simply use http://dreambox

In this example below we will use the IP address of and this world wide web site in your DM box will appear.


Now we have two (2) options for streaming from your DM box back to your PC or other device.
  1. Onboard streaming (open a stream in your web browser) Allows you to watch one channel on the TV and another Channel in the Web Interface a very cool feature
  2. VLC - open a VLC session on your PC

Option 1 - Open a stream in your web browser

Mileage varies here depending on your computer spec

Warning: do not use VLC 0.9.x for this
Use VLC 0.86i

This will allow you to stream TV from your DM box to your computer. It will even allow you to
pay a different channel than is playing on your TV (for multi tuner users you can even play a channel
on a different transponder ot satellite)

Getting started.
Simply click on the SCREEN icon on the top blue bar as shown below.


Once you clicked on the SCREEN icon this page below will be resented to you. DO NOT PANIC as it is
meant to be a blank screen. Before we get into this to far lets look at the options on this screen.


Which brings us to the final option choose service.


For this streaming tool to work you need to tell it what you want to watch.
So to start with lets select the same TV channel we are watching on the TV.


NOTE: If you have selected the Show Blinking clock in display during record option to be turned on in the System set up screens the current time will be flashing on the LCD when the webif streaming is active!

Known issues:
Always try where possible to use the firefox browser for this application. (I have not tried safari) Not all computers will stream HDTV in the manner due to lack of RAM/processor power. If this is the case
with you please see the next option.

Option 2 - Open VLC via a stream.m3u download

Mileage varies here depending on your computer spec

This is a more straight forward way of streaming, and depending on your computer will happily stream
HDTV to your computer.
  1. Select a HDTV service for your DM box to play on your TV from you DM boxes World Wide Web Interface
  2. Make sure it is playing on your TV (nothing worse than trying to get something to stream if it does not first work on the TV)
  3. Highlight the TV channel in the webif
  4. Click on the SCREEN icon on the right hand side of the highlighted line
  5. Allow the download of the stream.m3u file which should automatically open VLC or the HDTV media player you have set up on your computer
  6. Watch TV


TIP: some of you might find that VLC 0.9.x works better than VLC 0.8.6i for HDTV.

Other Links related to this page;

The world wide web interface for your E2 box
Setting up my DM box on my LAN / what is my IP address
Show Blinking clock in display during record
Multicasting my E2 box to many PC / IPTV set top boxes on my LAN

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