On the initial run of machines with pre-installed versions of OpenBroadcaster, the user must change the factory default password. Once the password has been set, the user account will login automatically.
Enter the default password ‘obsuser’ (twice to re-enter the password), followed by a new password (you will have to re-enter the new password).
Passwords must be a minimum of 8 characters and contain at least two of the following character types:
If you forget or lose the password, you’ll need to re-image the unit and start over. Be sure to record the password in a safe place.
Change the default (admin/admin) user and password from within the Player dashboard. Save and restart for passwords to take a effect. Password manager will ask to update.
REMEMBER TO CHECK FOR UPDATES BEFORE INITIAL SETUP, AND PRIOR TO REPORTING ISSUES TO ENSURE THE MOST CURRENT VERSION IS RUNNING.
Updating the software ensures the most current version of the application is running. To obtain and install updates, click the Green/White check Update icon located on the bottom right of the Desktop Panel. The update script will run (a terminal window may open temporarily), and an email message outlining any updates will be sent to the mailbox. To view the update message, open Thunderbird Mail.
NOTE: Utilities for updating the Player will now be found on the Admin Tab of the Dashboard.
After updating the Player, restart the Player and refresh the browser (Tip: press F5 on the keyboard) to the load changes to the Dashboard layout.
(Initial setup and testing)
The OpenBroadcaster Player is configured using a secure web browser interface, available at http://localhost:23233. A user/password is required to access the Dashboard (the default is admin/admin). Configuration settings are grouped together on the tabbed pages of the Dashboard.
The Status tab displays the current state of the Player.
For initial setup, disconnect any USB audio device before powering up the unit, and use the green speaker/headphone jack to monitor audio output. The Enable Audio In setting is disabled in the default configuration. If Enable Source In or Enable LED Sign are set on the A/V tab, disable them.
Open the Dashboard and configure Emergency Alerts with a Location Geocode. Adjust Primary and Secondary Languages if necessary. Generate a Test Alert. Try different text-to-speech (TTS) voices. Click the Save button if changes are made to any Tab. The Dashboard must be restarted to load the new settings.
To monitor real alerts, use a high level geocode for your province (Atlantic Canada=1; Quebec=2; Ontario=3; Prairies=4; British Columbia=5; Northern Canada=6). Enable the ‘Play Moderately Severe Alerts’ setting to recieve and play additional warning messages.
Be sure to reset the Location Geocode for a specific alerting locale before proceeding to Operation.
To confirm that Alert messages are working correctly, select one of the four sample messages (each one tests a valid CAP message format):
NOTE English and French are presently the only supported language for on board testing with Audio and Visual alerting
Inject to add the message to the Active Alerts queue; a 20 second countdown begins. If another incoming message is received, the countdown timer is rest at 20 seconds. Once the countdown reaches 0 secs, queued messages will play through the active audio output.
The OpenBroadcaster Duo Server is a media management host that provides scheduled media to properly configured remote Player devices. A Duo Server installation contains both Server and Player components of the OpenBroadcaster framework.
Login to the OpenBroadcaster Server application as the
admin user (default password is ‘admin’). Menu options are found along the bottom of the page.
account menu to access the
admin account settings:
adminuser has access to all media, playlists and schedules. As new users are added, they are assigned to a group with the appropriate set of permissions. For example, a
guestuser may browse, but not add/edit/delete items in the media library.
If a Player cannot locate a schedule of media to be played, it will play the Default Playlist (DPL) in a loop to avoid dead air.
playlist menu to create a new playlist:
Descriptionfor the (DPL).
Total Durationfor all items on the Playlist is updated. Add items to the Playlist until the desired duration is achieved. See Server Documentation for more details on composing Playlists.
admin menu to access the
player manager options:
Expandexisting Player Settings for a defined Player, or create a
Descriptionfor the Player.
Timezonethat will be used for scheduling shows.
Use the Player Dashboard to set the device ID and password, and media sync connection details. Note that the intitial
show lock-in time will require at least 20 minutes of lead time before playout of a scheduled or default playlist, thus ensuring all required media are downloaded before a show begins.