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GENERALQ: What is the ABOX42 Mobile App?

A: The ABOX42 Mobile App is an application for mobile devices, either Android or iOS, that communicates with the Smart STB and enables the user to stream/send content from the cloud or the device's local storage to the TV screen.


M30Q: Are there examples for the usage of the ABOX42 Mobile App and where can I find them?

A: We have an instruction on how to use the ABOX42 Mobile App. You can find it here - Please follow the instructions and note that you need an Android device (on which the ABOX42 Mobile App is installed) and it has to be in the same network as the box.

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M30Q: Where can I get the ABOX42 Mobile App?

A: The ABOX42 Mobile App is available for download. Please visit the Developer IDE and see the "Resources" on the summary page of "Chapter XV - Mobile Toolkit".

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M30Q: Can I create my own app which shows media files on the box?

A: Yes. We already created a branded app for displaying content from a mobile on the box - please contact us for details.

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M30Q: What is the difference of the commands inside the Mobile Workbench and those commands presented in the section “JS-API” on the ABOX42 developer website?

A: There should be no differences regarding the way the functions work. Using the REST API is similar to calling the commands from the Javascript API, with the difference that you can call these javascript commands from a remote device now.

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M30Q: How are the files transfered to the box?

A: The Javascript API can make use of a dlna object, which handles playing videos automatically for us. Events which get executed when a video gets played can get caught. The way MP3 files and images are played and displayed can be adjusted by the programmer using javsacript inside the application. When images are to be shown, an event handler retrieves the URL of the image on the mobile and displays it using the img tag. See here for more details.

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M30Q: The video is stuttering. What can I do?

A: For a playback without stuttering you need a normal router with a transfer capacity of 45MBit/s. In order to transfer the video to the box, it is getting sent from the smartphone to the router, and from the router back to the box. Therefore you need a fast WLAN with a good reception. One help can be to connect the box to the router using a LAN-cable, then there is one transmission path less. Some mobile devices don't have enough computing power to display a video without stuttering.

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M30Q: The media content is not displayed on the screen. What can I do?

A: Check if you are connected to your box using the same network. Images with more than 20 Megapixels currently cannot get displayed.

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M30Q: How do I use the Mobile Viewer?

A: In Chapter XV - Part 3 you can find a description how to use the Mobile Viewer with the ABOX42 Mobile RCU. In case you want to use a third party application with the Mobile Viewer, please proceed to Part 4 in the same chapter.

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M30Q: I have installed ABOX42 MobileRCU on my Android Mobile and configured the device serial number correctly, but when i select a video file available in the DLNA tab, it shows “No DRM selected”. Can you please let me know how to rectify this error?

A: Did you make sure that the „Mobile Viewer“ was running on the M30 as well?
If not, please try again with the „Mobile Viewer“ running simultaneously on the Smart STB while selecting content in the MobileRCU app. For more details please see Chapter XV in the Developer IDE.

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