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How to install and use OceanKTV?


OceanKTV TVplayer is a karaoke platform running on HybridDesk Station. It enables you to sing along with your friends and family using the NAS. OceanKTV is a karaoke application running on QTS, allowing you to request songs and manage the karaoke content both on the NAS and from the Internet.

Installing OceanKTV

Minimum requirements for using OceanKTV:

  • The NAS must support HybridDesk Station 3.0.0 or later versions.
  • The NAS must have at least 4 GB of memory.
  1. Log on to QTS as administrator.
  2. Go to “Control Panel” > “Applications” > “HybridDesk Station”.
  3. Click “Enable”.
  4. Go to the App Center.
  5. Search for OceanKTV.
  6. Click “Install”.

OceanKTV appears on the QTS desktop when the installation is complete. For details on how to manage your karaoke content, see the next sections.

Opening OceanKTV on HybridDesk Station

  1. Verify that HybridDesk Station is enabled and OceanKTV is installed on QTS.
  2. Connect a monitor to the NAS via HDMI.
  3. Select your NAS account and specify your password.
  4. Click OceanKTV on the desktop.
  5. Connect a microphone to the NAS

Importing Songs and Defining Rules

To import songs, follow these steps:

  1. Open OceanKTV.
  2. Switch to the Manage mode.
  3. Click “Import”.
  4. Select the folder that contains the songs you want to import.
  5. (Optional) Select “Include subfolders”.
  6. Click “Next”.
  7. Specify classification rules for the imported songs.
  8. Click “Next”.
  9. Click “Apply”
  10. Click “OK”.

OceanKTV allows you to define and customize classification rules to meet your needs. You can specify the symbols for separating different artist names and song information. You can also choose to specify information using the file names and folder names, or set default values for the imported songs.

The following examples illustrate several different approaches.

Classification Rules and Examples

【Leave all fields blank】
If you leave all fields blank without specifying any rules, OceanKTV will simply use file names as song titles.

【Specify information using file names】
You can specify the information of a song using its file name and select a symbol to separate different columns. Note that you need to select the source of information for each field and then name the imported files following the rules that you specify.

For example, if you choose to use the symbol (-) to separate columns, and name the file as Adele-Hello-English-female-pop-L, then after the import, Adele will be the artist name, Hellothe song title, English the language, female the artist type, pop the genre, and L the vocal track.

【Specify information using file names and folder names】

You can specify the song information using both file names and folder names. Note that you need to specify the source of information for each field.

For example, you can use the names of the folder and the parent folder as the genre and the artist type, and use the file name to specify the artist name, the song title, and the language. If the path of the file is “OceanKTV/Pop/Female” and the file name is Adele-Hello-English, then Pop will be the genre, Female the artist type, Adele the artist name, Hello the song title, and English the language.


【Set default values and specify information using file names】

You can set default values for all imported songs if these values are shared by all songs.

For example, if the songs in the imported folder are all English songs and their artists are all female, you can select “Use default value” and “Custom” and then specify the values. You can specify other information in the file names as well.

After defining rules, click “Next” to preview the information of the songs. You can modify the data directly

After verifying the data, click “Apply” and then “OK” to start importing songs.

To monitor the import, click “Background Task”. Here you can view the import date, number of songs, and the current progress.

Searching and Importing Songs from YouTube

To search for songs, type keywords (such as song titles or artist names) in the search field. OceanKTV shows the search results in the following three categories: local songs, YouTube playlists, and YouTube songs.

OceanKTV lists five search results (if available) for each category. You can click “View all” to see more results. To add songs, click “+” next to a song or a playlist.


Viewing Import history

To view Import History, click on the top-right corner.

You can view the following details of each import task in Import history:

  1. Task name: Import tasks are named after the import date and time.
  2. Path: the source file path
  3. Import items: the number of songs really imported
  4. Total items: the number of songs selected for the import task
    Note: OceanKTV does not import songs that have been imported. Thus, some selected songs may not be imported.
  5. Status:
    • Complete: the import task is complete
    • Deleted: the import task has been deleted
  6. Action: Click to view import details; click to delete all songs in the import task

Viewing and Editing Songs

You can view the imported songs and their information in Recently imported and Songs. You can add a song to Favorites, or select a song and then click  for the following actions:

  1. Edit: Modify the information of the song
  2. Preview: If the song is imported from YouTube, OceanKTV will open the original YouTube page; if the song is imported locally, OceanKTV will play the video directly.
  3. Add to playlist: Add the song to a playlist you create
  4. Apply to playlist: Add the song to a playlist and remove all the duplicates from other playlists
    * For example, if the Playlist A and Playlist B both have the song Hello, selecting [Apply to playlist] and assigning the song to Playlist C will add the song to the Playlist C and remove the duplicates in both the Playlist A and Playlist B.
  5. Delete: Remove the song

Singing with OceanKTV

After importing songs, switch to the Sing mode for the following actions and features:

  • Recommend
    This section provides popular songs from YouTube. They are classified into multiple categories for easier browsing.
  • Favorites
    You can add your favorite songs to this section for quick access. You can also remove songs at any time.
  • Playlists
    This section includes both the playlists from YouTube and the playlists that you create. Each type of playlists has its own color.
  • Quick request
    This section lists the songs that you frequently request and the songs you recently requested.
  • Request songs
    In this section, you can quickly request the songs that have been imported to OceanKTV and the songs found on YouTube.
  • To be played, Played, and Remote Control
    To use these features, click the icons on the top-right corner.
    • To be played: List all the songs that have not been played or are being played
    • Played: List all the songs that have been played
    • Remote control: Provide many useful features, such as removing vocal tracks, adjusting tunes and echoes, and adding applause.

Selecting Audio Output

Connect your audio devices to the HDMI ports on the NAS. Click on the top-right corner and then select ”Settings”. In “Audio Output”, select the device for audio output and then click “Apply”.

Release date: 2017-09-08
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