Internet Radio and Other Settings
The MediaMVP can also play Internet radio stations. By default only a single station was listed on my menu, and it played fine, but Hauppauge documents a method to add new stations to the list. Basically, the idea is to use a Web browser on your PC to find and bookmark radio stations on sites such as Shoutcast.com. Once the stations are bookmarked, the MediaMVP Windows utility is used to find and add the bookmarked stations to the list.
Figure 12 shows the Settings menu of the MediaMVP where a few configuration items could be changed.
Figure 12: Settings Menu
The music, videos and pictures settings allowed for browsing the file system of the server system (Figure 13) to change the directories to be exported. By using this feature, the GUI for media selection running on the Windows system didn't have to be used at all.
Figure 13: Video Folder Selection Menu
The Configuration menu, shown in Figure 14, had a few settings such as NTSC vs. PAL output, language selection, slide show display time, etc.
Figure 14: Configuration Menu
The Scheduler item was designed for controlling Hauppauge video capture hardware running on the server. I couldn't check it out since I didn't have a compatible device and my attempt to go into the menu resulted in a system lockup that required a power-cycle to break out of.