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The Apsolute App is the first App to be released based on Mede8ers NET API that is included in V2 firmware. We thank Frank our brilliant engineer who developed the Mede8er NET API and Apsolute for his dedication and great effort that he put in over many months in creating this excellent App.

App Store
Apsolute Website

Net API Guide - Apsolute Guide

1. App will only work on X3D series

2. Multiple X3D's on the same Network are supported and each should have its own 'Host Name'.
The 'Host Name' should be one word without any spaces.

3. Install the latest V2 firmware,127.0.html  

4. Users using yaDIS and yaDIS2Mede8er
    If you get any 'Failed to Play' messages when starting s movie and your collection is a Non Aggregated
    Jukebox then download the latest yaDis2mede8er and re-run the xml files as this tool added the filelink
    node that can cause problems if the Dune Path was not correctly filled in.

    Download Latest yadIS2Mede8er  

5. How to kill the App and clear cache on iPad
Under some conditions you may want to close the App and clear its memory from the cache
Suggest you do this if you troubleshooting a problem thus to eliminate a App cache problem.
Step1 - Double-tap "Home." The multitasking tray opens at the bottom.
Step2 - Hold your finger down on any app in the multitasking tray. Release your finger when all open Apps
             starts vibrating in the tray. Red "-" icons also appear on every app.
Step3 - Select the "-" sign on the upper left corner of an app in the tray. The app instantly closes.
Step4 - Tap "Home."

6. NET API works on Favourites

Types of Favourites
    a. Movie JukeBox - Normal Mede8er Movie JukeBox or JukeBox+
    b. Movie Folder Structure 'Share' Type' - Movie Folder structure with Movie file and folder.jpg and about.jpg
        in each folder
    c. Music JukeBox - Normal Mede8er Music JukeBox
    d. Music Folder Structure - 'Share' Type' - Music folder structure - Artist Name Folder with Album folders
        inside - each Album folder should have a folder.jpg of size max 250x250pixels and optional fanart.jpg
        size 1280 x 720 pixels.
    e. TV Series in Mede8er structure - Use TVRename

To refresh the Favourites on the JukeBoxes screen - Select the Refresh Icon top right

7. Image names are case sensitive - about.jpg / folder.jpg / fanart.jpg    

8. Add Remove Favourites - Favourites can be added or removed on the Mede8er Favourites page at any time and the NET API will track this. To show the latest updated Favourites you must do a refresh on the JukeBoxes screen (Icon top right)

9. Limit the Amount of Favourites - Each Favourite has to be scanned by the NET API on each power up and on doing a 'Rescan' from the App so its suggested to limit the amount of Favourites to a reasonable amount otherwise you may well experience long scanning times and crashing on both the X3D and the

10. Favourite Opening Time -  Music JukeBox Shares should be limited to +- 25000 tracks max in order to maintain a reasonable opening time.

11. Favourite Types will be identified on the Apps Jukeboxes screen with Folder Icons ie Music will have a Music Icon, Movies will have a Movie Icon and TV Series will have a TV Series Icon and non JukeBox Favourites will have a Share icon.

12. More functionality using JukeBoxes. Movie JukeBox and Music JukeBox Favourites offer more user functionality on the App than normal Movie or Music Folder Structure 'Share' types so its suggested in preference to to always use a JukeBox type before a 'Share' type.

13. Music on the App - In the following images you can see the comparison between a Music Share and a Music JukeBox. The Music Share type will list all Albums Grouped by Artist in Alpha Name order. For correct sorting it is vital that you use the correct Folder structure ie

Music Collection
            ---> Amy Winehouse
                                           ---> Amy Winehouse
                                           ---> Back To Black
            ---> Avril Lavigne
                                           ---> Let Go
                                           --->  The Best Damn Thing
                                           ---> Under My Skin
            ---> etc etc

The Music JukeBox Favourite will show Artist and Album information on each Album cover and the Share type Music will only show the Album covers.
Online Guide for Mede8er Music JukeBox
View Online Music JukeBox User Guide

Music Search Music JukeBox Favourite
With a Music JukeBox Favourite you can search Track, Album, Artist and m3u Playlists.
Music Search Music Share Favourite
With a Music Share Favourite you can search Album, Artist and m3u Playlist.  

QPL (Quick Play List)
With a Music JukeBox Favourite you make a QPL from a mixture of Tracks and Albums. With a Music Share Favourite you can make a QPL from Albums only. To use the QPL function select the Playlist Icon bottom right and the screen background will change into turn a grey colour - now you can select the Albums or Tracks in the order you want them to play. Once selected the Album or Track will be highlighted with a blue tint and then you can select the 'Play' icon top right to play the selection .

Music Player
With a Music JukeBox Favourite the Track information, Album Name and Artist Name is taken from the Data Base. With a Music Share Favourite the information is taken from the File Name and the Folder Name.  

Now Playing
The 'Now Playing' screen will display the Album Cover of the current playing track.

If you are using a Music JukeBox Favourite and make a QPL then you you can view the Album Cover of the current playing track. If you require to change the view to show the current tracks of the Album then select the icon bottom left on the 'Now Playing screen' and the App will display the Music Player View with the Current Playing Album.  

m3u Playlists
App will display m3u Playlists as made and saved on the X3D GUI. You can also make compatible Playlists with Playlist Creator 3 as explained in the Music JukeBox User Guide.

14. Movies on the App

For maximum functionality we suggest you use the Movie JukeBox or Movie JukeBox+ Favourite for Movies. Share type Movies can be used but functionality will be limited.

Online Guide for Mede8er Movie JukeBox
View Online Movie JukeBox User Guide
Share Type Movie Structure  
Each Movie must be in its own folder and each folder should contain
 a. Movie File
 b. folder.jpg ( size 158 x 237 pixels)
 c  about.jpg  (1280 x 720 or 1920 x 1080 pixels)

In the following images you can see the comparison between a Movie JukeBox and a Movie Share type. JukeBox type shares have an additional sort Icon bottom left that allows you to sort by Alpha Order - Date Added - Star Rating

Movie Sheet Information
Select a Movie Thumbnail and the Movie Sheet (about.jpg) will be displayed in a new screen. You can pinch zoom on the Movie Sheet if you require to enlarge a section of the image. To Play the Movie select the 'Play' Icon top right of the screen.

Watched Indicator
If enabled in the App Setup Menu then the Watched Indicator will be displayed on Movie Thumbnails. You can also Set or Unset the Watched Indicator manually from the Movie Sheet

QPL (Quick Play List)
With a Movie JukeBox Favourite or a Movie Share Favourite you can make a Movie Playlist using the QPL function. To use the QPL function select the Playlist Icon bottom right and the screen background will change into turn a grey colour - now you can select the Movies covers in the order you want them to play. Once selected the Movies covers will be highlighted with a blue tint and then you can select the 'Play' icon top right to play the selection .

Now Playing
The 'Now Playing' screen will display the Movie Poster of the current playing Movie.

15. TV Series on the App
Mede8er TV Series wall is supported on the App with the correct Mede8er folder structure. It is suggested to use TVRename for all your TV Series scraping as this program conforms to the Mede8er structure.

TVRename thread on the Mede8er Forum

You can manually mark a Episode as Watched or Unwatched - Press the eye icon continually and a dialogue window will open allowing you to Set as Watched or Set as Unwatched.

16. Many Video Files in One Folder - Share Type
For Home Videos or any structure where you need to display multiple Videos in a Folder on the App there is a work around
Follow the structure in this demo and do not remove the Series.xml files. Wall.rar

17. Remote Control on the App
All Mede8er X3D functions can be controlled from the remote screen on the App and this should be self explanatory

18. Standby Mode. A new function called Discreet 'off' and Discreet 'on' is available on the App. This function is only available for models MED600X3D and MED1000X3D - (Not supported in MED800X3D). Discreet mode is a Standby mode where some functions in the Mede8er are turned off but the processor continues to run in order to be able process Network Commands. A 'Discreet off' command will always do an internal 'Stop' function so that any media that is playing is stopped before entering Standby Mode. A 'Discreet on' will take the unit out of Standby mode and display the same screen as when the unit entered Standby mode.        

19. App Setup


App will display all X3D units on your Network and you can select the one you want to connect to. The Host Name and IP Address of all the the X3D's on your Local Network is listed.  


Remember JukeBox
If enabled the App will open the last used JukeBox by default

Audible sound feedback on App remote

You can select to use the navigation swipe pad or the traditional navigation buttons

Watched Indicator
Enable or disable to show the Watched Indicator Icons

Double Tap
For the Swipe Pad you can select single or double tap for the 'Enter' Command

Power Off
You can select to hide the complete power down command so that the X3D only shows the Discreet on/off commands.



« Last Edit: May 29, 2013, 05:34:14 AM by Mede8er1 »

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