Kontiki Delivery Manager Help

Developers who are customizing the Reference Implementation should contact their Kontiki representative for assistance to modify this page for their version of the KDM client.

The following sections describe the basic features and usage of the Reference Implementation of Kontiki Delivery Manager.

About the Kontiki Delivery Manager

The Kontiki Delivery Manager (KDM) is client software that enables efficient, secure delivery of content to your desktop through the Kontiki Delivery Management System. With the KDM client, you can download, view, and manage content in a wide variety of digital media formats. You can also receive Kontiki-delivered content automatically through subscriptions.

The main page is organized into these sections:

   

Questions about Deliveries and Content

How do I view or play a downloaded file?
To view a downloaded document or play a downloaded media file, simply double-click the content in the Completed Deliveries pane. Or, you can select the content and click the Play button in the preview area.

Can I pause/resume a download in progress?
Yes. When you begin a download, a progress window appears. (You can disable this window). Click the Pause in the progress window to temporarily stop the delivery. The Pause button changes to Resume. To continue the download, click the resume button.
You can also pause and resume downloads by selecting them in download in the Subscriptions and Pending Deliveries pane, and clicking the Pause or Resume buttons in the preview area.
If several files are downloading at once, you can pause all of them by clicking the Pause All button at the bottom of the KDM client window. Click Resume All to continue all downloads.

Can I cancel a download in progress?
Yes. To cancel a download that is in progress, select the download in the Subscriptions and Pending Deliveries pane, then click the Delete button.

How do I delete a download?
To delete a downloaded content, select it in the Completed Deliveries pane, then click the Delete button.

How do subscriptions work?
When you subscribe to some content, the KDM client keeps a record of it and regularly checks the Kontiki server for any new items to download. If a new item is available, the download begins automatically as long as your computer is running. You may receive a "delivery complete" notification when the download finishes.
Your current subscriptions are listed at the bottom of the main KDM client window in the Subscriptions and Pending Deliveries pane. After a new subscription content is delivered, it appears in the Completed Deliveries pane.

How do I cancel a subscription?
To stop receiving subscription deliveries, select the subscription in the Subscriptions and Pending Deliveries pane, then click the Unsubscribe button. Some subscriptions may be designated as mandatory by your Kontiki administrator and cannot be canceled.

Customizing Preferences

Choose Tools>Preferences from the menu to customize the preference settings for your installation of the KDM client. Preferences appear in a tabbed dialog box that organizes the settings into categories.

When you are finished customizing your settings, click the Save button to save your changes.

General tab

The General tab lets you set these preferences.

When a delivery completes:
 Display an alert that will require my attention to closeSpecifies whether or not a dialog box appears for each download when it completes.
 Send an email notification toRegisters the userís email address for receiving notifications of downloads.
Confirm before deleting filesDisplays a confirmation dialog box when deleting a file.
Automatically start when the system startsTells the KDM client to start when the operating system starts.

Delivery Settings tab

The Delivery Settings tab lets you set these preferences.

Accelerate my deliveriesSpecifies whether to enable grid serving by joining the Secure Relay Network.
Deliveries folderSpecifies the local folder where downloads are stored.

Disk Management tab

The Disk Management tab lets you set these preferences that define the size of the local "sandbox" where downloads are stored.

Stop delivering content when...Lets you limit the amount of content you can receive by setting a maximum amount of disk that all the content can occupy, or setting a minimum amount of disk space that you want to remain free on your hard drive.
Automatically delete files not marked "Keep this until I delete it"Enables the "auto-delete" feature which deletes downloaded content when the amount of disk space taken exceeds the limits specified by the Disk Management preferences.

When the amount of disk space taken by downloaded files exceeds the limits specified by these preferences:

Network Settings tab

The Network Settings tab lets you set these preferences that define the size of the local "sandbox" where downloads are stored.

Username,
Password
The username and password are used for connecting through authenticated proxy servers.
Use HTTP tunnelingCauses the KDM client to encapsulate all network packets into standard TCP/IP packets. This is occasionally necessary when the client machine is in an enterprise network that uses a proxy server or firewall.
Port for Secure Relay NetworkSpecifies the port to use to communicate with the Kontiki servers. Port 80 is the default and is usually kept open. You might need to change this value if, for instance, your network uses port forwarding to accommodate a web server.