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====Howto use the world wide web interface (webif) built into my DM box ====
==={{color c="gray" text="The main Webif page for the DM7025, DM800, DM8000"}}===

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==={{color c="blue" text="Please note since the 19th of July 2009 these pages have changed"}}===
//Please note these pages are being updated to incorporate the new JADE3 release//

Every DM box has a built in //world wide web server// or **webif** as it is also known as.
This webif is so much more advanced and takes a few minutes to get used to. It even has a PDA webif for your smart phone or PDA.
''Unfortunately, since 5-8-2011 this 3th party plugin is not allowed on VU+ & ET by it's creators.''

**//Please do not confuse the E1 Webif with this //E2 Webif// as they are very different//**.

==This E2Webif allows you do to;==

Watch SD & HDTV on your computer (streaming)
Change the channels on your set top box
Change the bouquets on your set top box
Change the network provider on your set top box
Change the volume on your set top box
Setup timer events to record
Search a movie database in real time - to get more details on the movies you want to watch/record
Send RSS feeds to other EPG devices (popcorn/tivo etc) on your LAN
... and so much more.

In short the webif provides you with control of your DM box from a web browser like [[http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/ Firefox3]] and from your [[WebifPDA PDA]].

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====How to use it (a very simple process)====
===={{color c="gray" text="click on the links to learn more"}}====

- You need to know the IP address of your DM Box. //Most important:// Your DM box needs to be connected to your [[E2Network Local Area Network or LAN]] for it to work
- Open your web browser (on your computer) to the [[E2Network IP address]] of your DM box or as the example shows below simply use the name //dreambox// instead.

In this example below we will use the IP address of http://dreambox (which on my network is 192.168.1.107) and this world wide web site in your DM box will appear.

{{image alt="PLi" title="PLi" url="/images/wiki/000847_e2webif.jpg"}}

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===What are some of these settings===
==={{color c="gray" text="The top bar details"}}===

At the top of the webif we see;
1) To the right of the words webcontrol, in the red box the signal of the current channels //**(satfinder)**//
1) //**""TeleVision""**// - where you select what TV channel you want to watch
1) //**Radio**// - where you select what Radio station you want to listen to
1) **//Movies//** - where you can see, playback, manage the movies you have recorded
1) //**Timer**// - set up edit add or delete timer events
1) //**Box Control**// - where you send messages, do screendumps, power off and on your box and more
1) //**About**// - where you find all the information on your E2 box (DM800 shown below)
1) //**webTV**// - as it says (but a work in progress)

{{image alt="PLi" title="PLi" url="/images/wiki/000847_e2webif_topbar.jpg"}}

===The menus on the left handside of the webif===
This is where all the business happens in the Webif. But before we get into a detailed description there are a few things
you will have need to have done (or not done whatever the case may be).
1) Make sure you have scanned your satellites (otherwise this is all a bit pointless)
1) If you use ""dreamEDIT"" make a series of bouquets. There is an example called "ALL" in the image below
1) If you do not use ""dreamEDIT"" or some other application to do this do not panic as we will get to this below


{{image alt="PLi" title="PLi" url="/images/wiki/000847_e2webif_left_menu1.jpg"}}

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==={{color c="gray" text="What does the TV & radio option allow me to do?"}}===

If you have defined your favorites or added a bouquet to your DM box you can from this menu
do many things. You will note when you have defined a bouquet or favorites list the menu looks
very different from one that does not. below we see what is defined under the ""ServiceList"" where as
if you did not set this up this screen is blank. //(If it is blank look under the Providers TV (or radio)//
//menu below on this wiki page)//

{{image alt="PLi" title="PLi" url="/images/wiki/000847_e2webif_left_menu_tv.jpg"}}

- See what is playing on your DM box
- See the now and next EPG for each channel playing on your DM box
- See all the EPG channels for the channel playing out on your DM box by clicking on the {{image alt="PLi" title="PLi" url="/images/wiki/000847_e2webif_left_menu_tv_epg_button.jpg"}} EPG button
- Stream the TV channel to your VLC player and watch TV on your PC (more on this below).


//[note we have posted the TV OSD message in the image below]//
{{image alt="PLi" title="PLi" url="/images/wiki/000847_rs101.jpg"}}


From the Electronic Program Guide menu displayed below you can further;

- Add timer events (recording, channel change etc)
- Add Zap events (channel change at a defined time/date)
- Edit and Add timer events
- Get a RSS feed from the channel so you can use with other applications or devices
- Search the [[http://www.imdb.com IMDb database]] for details on the program/movie being played (more details below)

{{image alt="PLi" title="PLi" url="/images/wiki/000847_e2webif_left_menu_tv_epg.jpg"}}

**Get the movie details as shown below**

{{image alt="PLi" title="PLi" url="/images/wiki/000847_e2webif_left_menu_tv_epg_imdb.jpg"}}


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==={{color c="gray" text="What does the Provider TV & radio option allow me to do?"}}===

This menu provides the same features and functions as the TV & Radio menu option above, however in this case
it lists all the providers on the satellites you have scanned as shown in the image below. Simply click on the
provider to see a list of channels (radio or TV).

{{image alt="PLi" title="PLi" url="/images/wiki/000847_e2webif_left_menu_ptv.jpg"}}


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==={{color c="gray" text="What does the Movie menu allow me to do?"}}===

This is where you can;

1) Look at all the movies you have in your hard disk
1) Play them back on your PC via a download
1) Delete a movie


{{image alt="PLi" title="PLi" url="/images/wiki/000847_e2webif_left_menu_movie.jpg"}}


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==={{color c="gray" text="What does the Timer menu allow me to do?"}}===

This is where you can;

1) View the active timer list
1) Delete a timer event
1) Edit a timer event
1) Activate a timer event
1) Cleanup your timer list
1) Write your timer list to memory
1) Manually add a timer event to the timer list

//Please note you will have to added [[channel a bouquet list]] to your box to use this option//

{{image alt="PLi" title="PLi" url="/images/wiki/000847_e2webif_timer.jpg"}}

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====Sidebar menu - BoxControl ====
==={{color c="gray" text="What does this menu allow me to do?"}}===

You can with the aid of these menu options, you can;

- Send a message to your TV
- Use a web based remote control on your set top box
- Turn the DM box off, restart enigma 2, shut the box down and more
- Make a screen dump of the TV channel playing out
- Use the web based Remote Control, to do RC things on your E2 box


{{image alt="PLi" title="PLi" url="/images/wiki/000847_e2webif_left_menu_extra.jpg"}}

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==={{color c="gray" text="Sidebar Menu - Box Control - Power Menu "}}===

With this menu option you can from remote;

- Toogle Standby
- Put your DM box into Deep Stand by
- Reboot your DM box
- Restart Enigma2 //(this is an option I use allot after mucking around with my box)//

{{image alt="PLi" title="PLi" url="/images/wiki/000847_e2webif_extra_power.jpg"}}

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==={{color c="gray" text="Sidebar Menu - Box Control - Message Menu "}}===

This is a really great feature and one I use all the time to send a message to the kids TV.
You can send a message via the Webif no matter where you are (if you have port forwarding set up)
to a TV in your home. The kids get a kick out of this when daddy says "hi" from work.

You can send 4 type of ODS skinned messages to the TV from remote, being;

1) Info //(OSD message type)//
1) Yes No //(OSD message type with a yes/no option)//
1) Warning //(OSD message type)//
1) Info //(OSD message type)//

**Warning:** //unlike the E1 version these messages stay on the TV screen until you dismiss them or use the//
//timer to make them go away, so do not stack up to many messages else the family will go nutty as they//
//can not watch TV//

//[note we have posted the TV OSD message in the image below]//
{{image alt="PLi" title="PLi" url="/images/wiki/000847_e2webif_left_menu_osd.jpg"}}


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==={{color c="gray" text="Sidebar Menu - Box Control - Remote Control "}}===

This is a great menu for those of you have kids (smile) and they have hidden the [[E1RemoteAll remote control]]
on you. Simply click on this option and up will pop a normal remote for you to use. Use it exactly
the same way as you normally do.

**Tip:** [[E1RemoteAll Click here to learn how to use your remote control]]

{{image alt="PLi" title="PLi" url="/images/wiki/000847_e2webif_remote.jpg"}}
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==={{color c="gray" text="Sidebar Menu - Extras - Screen Shot"}}===

With this option us can;

1) Check from remote (away from the set top box) that the box is working
1) Make a screen shot off the box so you can use it

{{image alt="PLi" title="PLi" url="/images/wiki/000847_e2webif_ss.jpg"}}

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====the About menu ====
==={{color c="gray" text="tell me about my box "}}===

This is a very informative menu with provides six (6) blocks of information being;

//Software//
The current software installed in your DM box. In this casr Pli Jade Final

//Tuners//
Depending on how many tuners you have installed and the type it will tell you which ones are active

//Harddisk//
This will give you your HDD/CIF and USB (as pictured below) details and the free space on each device

//Network//
A great little helper screen. This will give you your network (LAN) details and great for trouble shooting

{{image alt="PLi" title="PLi" url="/images/wiki/000847_e2webif_left_menu_extra_about.jpg"}}

//Google Gears can be used with this version of the Webif to lighten the CPU load//
{{image alt="PLi" title="PLi" url="/images/wiki/000847_e2_gears_webif.jpg"}}

//Google Gears is installed on the computer you use your webif on.//
{{image alt="PLi" title="PLi" url="/images/wiki/000847_e2_gears.jpg"}}
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====the Web TV menu ====
==={{color c="gray" text="the WebTV menu "}}===

Watch TV on your PC, notebook or smart phone(MS based) via this new feature. You must have a
bouquet or series of bouquets set up in your box first, for this to function. If you have
no bouquets set up then webtv will not know what to play on your PC etc...

{{image alt="PLi" title="PLi" url="/images/wiki/000847_e2webif_stream1.jpg"}}

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====the Volume box ====
==={{color c="gray" text="changes the volume on my box "}}===

As the title says, with this menu option you can change the volume on your E2 set top box and TV. Great to wake the kids up with (smile)

{{image alt="PLi" title="PLi" url="/images/wiki/000847_e2webif_vol.jpg"}}

If you click to the left the volume is reduced andif you click to the right the volume is increased

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====the EPG Search box ====
==={{color c="gray" text="a great hidden feature in the E2 webif"}}===

This option will allow you to search the entire active EPG on the satellite you are currently using.
You can also search by keyword like in the example below, where we searched on the keyword "SPORT"
or just select the search option with nothing in the search box for an entire channel epg list

{{image alt="PLi" title="PLi" url="/images/wiki/000847_e2webif_epg.jpg"}}

Now you can do the normal things like setting up timers for recording, or to change channel etc.

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====the Satellite Signal box ====
==={{color c="gray" text="another great hidden feature in the E2 webif"}}===

If you click on the little signal box, the signal data for the transponder / channel you are watching will
appear as this example shows;

{{image alt="PLi" title="PLi" url="/images/wiki/000847_e2webif_sig.jpg"}}

If you have wifi enabled on your LAN you can use this with your notebook to tune your satellite dish rather
than the old fashion ways of doing it.

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====the INSTANT RECORD icon ====
==={{color c="gray" text="The big RED DOT in the top right of the webif screen"}}===

With this option you can record the current channel to your hard or mounted device if you
have set it up in the menu already to do this.

{{image alt="PLi" title="PLi" url="/images/wiki/000847_e2webif_record.jpg"}}

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**TIP:** watch HDTV in VLC on your PC [[e2stream click here]]
**TIP:** [[e2stream Stream your DM box to your PC]]
**TIP:** using your smart phone with your E2 box


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**Info:** the E2 webif is being developed all the time so stay tuned (as this major update shows)
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