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File Management

When starting to work with PureMedia normally the first task is to get some content into the device. For this purpose there are 2 recommended methods:


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1. Transfer Content Directly from Connected Media

Connect a USB media to the PureMedia, e.g. via the front USB port. USB media could be a USB stick, a hard-disk or even an Android smart-phone. USB3 devices will have higher transfer speed than USB2, but both work.

Go to the file manager and select the connected USB device.
PureMedia can use the following file systems:
NTFS, FAT, exFAT, HFSPlus (Apple, read only), EXT2, EXT3, EXT4, BTRFS, several ISO-filesystems and more.

PureMedia has a basic folder structure which can't be changed. Inside of those folders you are free to organize your data the way you like. Please note that the music player will only find files within the “music” folder, movies should be placed inside “movies,...

Just copy the content and paste it into your location within the PureMedia.
After copying make sure you unmount the media before removing (right mouse click).
The same way you can also transfer files from the PureMedia to a device.

Not properly unmounting the USB device may cause file-system corruption and loss of data!

Advanced user's hint: To make sure the music player can scan the new music files check the permissions by a right mouse click (properties) on a file or folder. You are “bmcuser” and should have read and write permission. All others at least read permission. The group should be set to “mpd”.


2. Transfer Content Via Network

PureMedia is a true file server and available within the home network.

Example for Apple MacOSX:Apple Network Share 1

PureMedia shows up in the network shares section. A click on the link will open a dialog asking for username and password. Your PureMedia username is always: “bmcuser”
The password: “puremedia”
In case your computer is supposed to constantly exchange files with PureMedia you should let the computer store the authentication data.
Now you can browse, play, copy and paste content.Apple Network Share 2





This is an example for Windows 8.1:Win-Net1

If the network browser can't find the PureMedia, just type the LAN-IP number (displayed on PureMedia's desktop) with 2 leading backslashes like this: \\192.168...

You may connect PureMedia as a network drive and assign a drive letter. This way it will always be automatically connected.







Same for Linux using the ThunarLinNet-1
file manager:

Since Linux can be connected in various ways this example specifies the Windows / Apple SMB protocol with smb://192.168.... Alternately you may use sftp://...