[Settings] Zappiti Video : Quick Start Guide (Full Process)
Zappiti Video is a system for managing collections of movies and TV series for multimedia players (compatible with Zappiti 4K HDR and Zappiti Player 4K ranges). Zappiti automatically analyzes your movies and TV series and collects info, summary, poster and wallpaper. All video files are organized automatically by categories. You can then sort your movies using filters and find them through a powerful search engine.
Compared to previous versions (Zappiti Media Center), Zappiti Video offers many advanced technologies and many new features. To learn more about the power of Zappiti Video, please visit the dedicated page by clicking here.
1. On your local drive (or your NAS if you have one), please create a movie folder named "Movies". Place all your movie files in it.
2. Your movies should be named with the title of each movie. For example, the file of the title "Metropolis" should be named "Metropolis.mkv". You can create subfolders in the folder " MOVIES " if you want.
TV Shows / TV Series
1. On your local drive (or your NAS if you have one), please create a "TV Shows" folder.
2. Then, create a subfolder for each TV Show / Serie. You can create a subfolder by season if you want. Then , place all your TV Show episodes in it.
3. Your episodes must be named as: "Seriename s01e01".
Note: the filenames such as "Seriename 1x01" are also supported.
TV Shows / TV Series in ISO / BDMV / VIDEO_TS
In case of TV Show in Blu-ray or DVD format, please rename the ISO or the folder containing the BDMV or VIDEO_TS structure as following:
"Seriename s01e01 s01e02 s01e03.iso"
Start your Zappiti media player.
On the main page, click on the firt button named "Video".
After a few seconds, Zappiti will suggest you to select your language. Use the DOWN and UP arrow buttons on the remote control to scroll through the list of languages. Highlight your language and press OK to validate.
Then you will see an info panel about the remote control. If you have computer mouse connected to your Zappiti for third party applications, please note that is not compatible with Zappiti apps. But you can use a keyboard in Zappiti apps (for instance to enter your credentials).
Create a Zappiti Account
The next panel will invite you to create a Zappiti Account.
If you have forgotten your password, click on "Forgotten password?" and follow the instructions on the screen.
If you do not have a Zappiti account, click Create an account now. Then, follow the instructions on the screen to create your Zappiti account.
After completing the fields on the Account Creation page, move the cursor to Register and confirm with the OK button on the remote control.
Then, enter your Token number. You will find it on a label located on the underside of your Zappiti unit.
Warning! This "Token" number can only be associated with one Zappiti account. So please choose carefully before associating the Token number to an account, and please note your Zappiti Login (your email address) / Password associated to the Token Number somewhere to remind it if needed later.
Note: If you see "This token number is already used," perhaps you have already registered your player with a different email address. In this case try a different email address. If it stll does not works, please contact Zappiti user support.
You will then come to the server selection and collection page.
By default, Zappiti Cloud is selected. But if you prefer to use Zappiti Server on your computer or your NAS instead Zappiti Cloud, please download Zappiti Server here...
Zappiti Server is available for:
- Mac OSX
- Synology NAS
- Asustor NAS
> Click here for more info about Zappiti Cloud and Zappiti Server...
A first collection is created by default. But you can rename it. To rename a collection, just click on it then use LEFT/RIGHT to select the dedicated TAB.
After selecting your account, your server, and your collection, please press Connection button.
Then you'll see this screen:
To add a folder containing movies or TV shows, please click on the dedicated button located on the first tab (Folder).
- If your files are accessible through the local network, go down the list to find the name of the machine. Caution, we advise you not to use password containing special characters. If you want to share a folder on Windows, right-click on the folder and select the "Share" option.
- If you can not find the name of your network device, click "Add a device manually" and enter the IP address of the network device and enter the username and password of the share folder (not your Zappiti credentials). If your files are located on a networked computer, by default the credentials are the ones you are prompted for when you start your computer. Note: If you do not use a password, you can try to enter "guest" instead of the password.
Then explore it at locate you folder containing your movies (or TV shows) and click on it.
Example: If you want to add the "Movies" folder, do not browse deeper than this folder. Indeed, you can have subfolders in the "Movies" folder, but it's only the Movie folder you need to add, not a subfolder. In this way, all the films contained in this folder and its subfolders will be scanned.
Note: only folders are displayed. The files are purposely filtered to make the configuration simpler.
Warning! If you add a subfolder within the "Movies" folder, only movies in that subfolder will be scanned.
If your path is incorrect, you can modify it by using "Edit" button. Press "Delete" button to delete the folder from Zappiti. (Don't worry! Your movies will not be deleted).
If you want to add another folder containing movies or TV Shows, please click on the dedicated button.
Then, press RETURN if you don’t want to add another folder containing movies. Zappiti will start to scan your folders and analyse your video contents.
You can see the current scan taks in a dedicated panel. To close the current task panel, press RETURN button of your RC.
If you close it, you can display it again through the MENU button of your RC.
Done! Now you can enjoy your Zappiti collection!
> How to use the new home page Zappiti Video...
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To access to additional features, press MENU button of your IR remote control.
Adding a movie file
When you add a movie file to your "Movies" folder, Zappiti will automatically index it durin the next restart of the application. To force the analysis, please use the dedicated option located in the Zappiti Menu. (Please use Menu button on the remote).
Deleting a movie file
When you delete a movie file from your 'Movies' folder, Zappiti automatically remove his cover and descriptive page from your Zappiti collection during the next analysis.
Warning! You can manually remove a movie cover using the "Delete" option located in the Zappiti menu. But this does not delete the movie file. Thus, in the next analysis, the movie cover is regenerated. To permanently remove a movie cover from your Zappiti collection, please physically delete the file stored in your "movies" folder or move it to another folder outside the "Movies" folder.
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