Pearl-2 User Guide

Enable UPnP

For security reasons, UPnP is disabled for Pearl-2 at the device level and for each channel by default. You can enable UPnP to allow digital media players on the network to browse for recorded media files or live streams on your Pearl-2.

There are two steps to enable UPnP on Pearl-2:

  • Enable UPnP at the device level (including setting a share name)
  • Enable UPnP for channels and recorders

Streams and MPEG-TS recorded files must use the supported codecs: H.264 with MP3 or AAC audio. Having a viewer password could prevent the ability to use UPnP.

Enable UPnP for the device

To enable UPnP sharing for the device:

  1. Login to the Admin panel as admin, see Connect to the Admin panel.
  1. From the Configuration menu, click UPnP. The UPnP configuration page opens.

  1. Enter a name in the Server name field. If no name is provided the server name will be the serial number of Pearl-2.
  2. Select whether you want to share live video and recorded files and click Apply.

If no live stream is available that meets the criteria for UPnP, a message is displayed in the Play on service start section of the page.

Otherwise, the Play on service start section shows a drop-down list of what can be streamed.

Enable UPnP for channels and recorders

After you enable UPnP for the device to allow live stream and recorded file sharing, you need to enable sharing for each channel and recorder you want to share.

To enable UPnP sharing for channels and recorders:

  1. For channels (live streaming):
    1. Click Streaming for the channel. The Streaming configuration page opens.
    2. Check Share via UPnP and click Apply.

      If you have not already enabled UPnP for the device, the message "UPnP live video sharing is not enabled with this device, to fix it, click here" appears. Click to fix it click here. The UPnP service will start when you click Apply.

  2. For channels (recorded files):
    1. Click Recording for a channel. The channel's recording page opens.
    2. Click change under Recorder Setup. The recording setup options opens.

    1. Check Share via UPnP and click Apply.
    2. If you have not already enabled UPnP for the device, the message "UPnP live video sharing is not enabled with this device, to fix it, click here" appears. Click to fix it click here. The UPnP service will start when you click Apply.

  3. For recorders:
    1. Click Recording for a channel. The channel's recording page opens.
    2. Click change under Recorder Setup. The recording setup options open.

    1. Check Share via UPnP and click Apply.
    2. If you have not already enabled UPnP for the device, the message "UPnP live video sharing is not enabled with this device, to fix it, click here" appears. Click to fix it click here. The UPnP service will start when you click Apply.

You can now browse for your server from your digital media player.