Normally, a search for cameras in the network is started for the initial setup of MxManagementCenter, and all desired cameras are then added to the new project.
In some cases, the administrator needs another way to set up the project. For example, if a search for cameras in the network is not allowed, or if the initial setup of the project is to take place outside the camera network.
A solution for this can be the use of an .MXU file. This text file contains the access data to the cameras, data on camera groups and other information for the project, similar to the widely used playlists (.m3u) for Mp3 files.
After creating the file, it is simply dragged and dropped into an open live or player view.
For easy import of cameras, the file must have the following format:
- UTF-8 unformatted text
- Words of a line to add a camera are separated by TAB.
- Multiple consecutive TABS possible for better formatting, fields cannot be
not be left empty
- Line break CR
- Camera line:
- Comment lines start with “//”
- Camera names must be unique, cameras with same name will not be added again
The first line of the document must always be #EXTMXU
dfi-10-9-49-25-Tower 10.9.49.25 admin meinsm dfi-10-8-97-206-T24S 10.8.97.206 admin meinsm dfi-10-8-23-251 10.8.23.251 admin meinsm
This method allows other functions (“extended commands”) besides the simple insertion of cameras.
“Extended commands” always start with #EXT. Parameters separated by “:”.
Valid extended commands are:
|#EXTMXU||File start marker|
|#EXTCLEAR||Delete all previous entries (cameras, views, groups)|
|#EXTGROUP:||Without specifying a name, all following cameras will be assigned to the default group “All cameras”|
|#EXTGROUP:name:f:r:icon:map:info||Group name is created, all following cameras are added to this group|
|f: size focus window (0x, 1x, 2x …)|
|r: Tile ratio (0:4x3, 1:HD, 2:8x3)|
|icon: if numeric, index of internal group icons, otherwise name of file parallel to mxu file|
|map: Name of file for background map|
|info: name of file for info page|
|#EXTCLIP:clip.mxg||Clip is added, clip must be next to mxu file, but can be link|
|#EXTEND||end of file, all following lines are ignored|
Example of complete .mxu:
#EXTMXU #EXTCLEAR #EXTGROUP:Doorstations:2:2:2 dfi-10-9-49-25-Tower 10.9.49.25 admin meinsm dfi-10-8-97-206-T24S 10.8.97.206 admin meinsm #EXTGROUP:Indoor:2:2:3 dfi-10-8-23-251 10.8.23.251 admin meinsm dfi-10-8-45-196 10.8.45.196 admin meinsm dfi-10-9-226-53 10.9.226.53 admin meinsm dfi-10-14-20-75-Q25 10.14.20.75 admin meinsm #EXTGROUP:Outdoor:2:2:4 dfi-10-8-53-19 10.8.53.19 admin meinsm dfi-10-10-140-119-D14Pano 10.10.140.119 admin meinsm #EXTGROUP:Dual Cams:2:2:10 dfi-10-10-106-26-D14A 10.10.106.26 admin meinsm dfi-10-10-152-225-S14 10.10.152.225 admin meinsm dfi-10-13-242-195-S15D 10.13.242.195 admin meinsm #EXTGROUP:Faststreams:2:0:11 dfi-10-2-2-169 10.2.2.169 admin meinsm dfi-10-2-104-130 10.2.104.130 admin meinsm dfi-10-3-11-51 10.3.11.51 admin meinsm dfi-10-3-209-198 10.3.209.198 admin meinsm #EXTGROUP:Clips:2:2:groupIcon.png:groupMap.jpg #EXTCLIP:Fireman.mxg #EXTCLIP:Mast.mxg #EXTCURRENTCAMERA:dfi-10-8-97-206-T24S #EXTCURRENTGROUP:Doorstations