This is a community cookbook for the KiSS HD recorder.
Please feel free to add your knowledge and experience, so we all can get the most out of our devices. If you are a new user: put all the things you wish to know or discover in here. Maybe someone else will fill out the empty pages.
Preface Introduction Initial Setup: Setup Mapping Channel Scheduling recording Network & PC-link: Wireless ADHOC connection (without Internet/Router) Transferring files to and from the KiSS player PC-Link 3.0.5 - Adding support for new extensions in PC-Link PC-Link alternatives PC-link port 8000 test Other PC link issues Online Services: Local news in local languages List of available online services EPG setup Editing and files Editing recorded video Recording form DVD (Ripping) Recording from video tape Audio recordings File formats Compressing (Re-encoding) files Fixing files for KiSS Others: Getting movies from bit-torrents SCART to ??? connection Firmware update Change and repare the player How to rebuild the Linux kernal (FW) Reparing the Power supply PSU KiSS DP-558 Diagram Change FW to Stage 2 Disk full problem
The KiSS is a nice Multimedia player, but there are a lot of things it cant do, like compressing movies, connecting to externals disks, retrieve stuff from bit torrents etc. If you don't want to do all that manually on your PC, you need to set up a server to work as an extension to KiSS, performing the missing functionality.
If you are familiar with Unix, you can set up a very old PC or portable as a headless Unix server and place it in the cellar. (Headless = no screen or keyboard needed) If you prefer MS windows, you will probably need a much less old machine...
The following are guides to install and configure a multimedia server, that can do most of those tedious functions:
UNIX server Operating System Setup for use with a MS windows desktop Set up a streaming server Automatic retrieval and encoding of video recordings Set up bit-torrents Adding to the KiSS menus with a KML server Attaching Network disks (NAS) Serving KML menus and pages Editing videos on the server (with KiSS CE) Attaching a WD MyBook World disk (NAS) dp500serv Windows server EZlink How to use KML Start Page kissdx on FreeNAS
KISS 1600 Special:
Firmware: Firmware Upgrade procedure Firmware downgrade procedure Others: Ejecting the tray Supported H.264 video files with latest firmware v1.1.4