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How to install and use OceanKTV?

Introduction

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

System 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.

To install OceanKTV, follow these steps:

  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 type your password.
  4. Click OceanKTV on the desktop.
  5. Connect a microphone to the NAS

Importing Songs

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 rules for the imported songs.
  8. Click “Next”.
  9. Click “Apply”
  10. Click “OK”.

Defining Rules for the Imported Songs

OceanKTV allows you to define and customize import rules to meet your needs.

You can use symbols in file names to separate different song information.

  • Symbol to separate columns: the symbol that separates different song information provided in the file names.
  • Symbol to separate artists: the symbol that separates artist names provided in the file names

Note that QTS does not support using the following symbols as part of file names: /|\:?<>*”

You can define rules to specify the following song information:

  • Artist name
  • Song title
  • Language
  • Artist type
  • Genre
  • Vocal track

For each of the above six sections, you can choose freely from one of the following four options and then specify the source of information.

  • Use column in file name: When this option is selected, OceanKTV uses the information provided in file names for this section. You need to specify the location of the information in file names.
  • Use folder name: When this option is selected, OceanKTV uses the name of the folder that contains the imported songs for this column. You need to specify the location of the selected folder.
  • Use default value: When this option is selected, OceanKTV uses the information that you specify in the text field for all imported songs. You need to select “Custom” as the source of information.
  • Blank: When this option is selected, OceanKTV does not list the information in this section.

You can combine the above options freely for imported songs. The following examples illustrate several possible approaches.

Examples

Leave all fields blank

If you leave all fields blank, OceanKTV simply uses file names as song titles for the imported songs.

Specify information using file names

You can specify song information using file names and then select a symbol to separate different sections. Note that you also need to specify the source of song information and its location in the file name.

For example, if the file name of your song is Adele-Hello-English-female-pop-L, and hyphen (-) is used as the symbol to separate different columns, then after the import, Adele will be the artist name, Hello the 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 also need to specify the source of song information and its location in the file name or in the folder hierarchy.

For example, you can specify the genre and the artist type using the folder name and the parent folder name. If the path of the file is “OceanKTV/Pop/Female” and the file name is Adele-Hello-English, then after the import, 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 and their artists are all female, you can select “Use default value” and “Custom” and then specify the information. 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 information, click “Apply” and then “OK” to start importing songs.

To monitor the import task, 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:

  • Task name: Import tasks are named after the import date and time.
  • Path: the source file path
  • Imported items: the number of the imported songs
  • Total items: the number of the selected songs
    Note: OceanKTV does not repeatedly import the same songs.
    Status:
    • Complete: the import task is complete
    • Deleted: the import task has been deleted
  • 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:

  • Edit: Modify the information of the song
  • 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.
  • Add to playlist: Add the song to a playlist you create
  • Apply to playlist: Assign 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 from both the Playlist A and Playlist B.
  • 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 that 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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