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.
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:
Completed Deliveries — The top-left pane lists content that has already been downloaded. Click an item once to see preview information. Click twice to open or play the content.
Subscriptions and Pending Deliveries — The bottom-left pane lists deliveries that are in progress and subscriptions. A subscription delivers content to you automatically.
Preview — The right-most pane displays details for the currently selected item, and provides options such as play and delete.
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.
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.
The General tab lets you set these preferences.
|When a delivery completes:|
|Display an alert that will require my attention to close||Specifies whether or not a dialog box appears for each download when it completes.|
|Send an email notification to||Registers the userís email address for receiving notifications of downloads.|
|Confirm before deleting files||Displays a confirmation dialog box when deleting a file.|
|Automatically start when the system starts||Tells the KDM client to start when the operating system starts.|
The Delivery Settings tab lets you set these preferences.
|Accelerate my deliveries||Specifies whether to enable grid serving by joining the Secure Relay Network.|
|Deliveries folder||Specifies the local folder where downloads are stored.|
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:
If auto-delete is not enabled, a warning dialog box appears and all downloads and subscriptions are paused. After freeing space, you must manually resume any paused downloads or subscriptions.
If auto-delete is enabled, downloaded files are deleted on a FIFO (first in, first out) basis
according to each fileís timestamp. On a computer shared by multiple users, you choose
to download a file that is already downloaded by another user, the timestamp is updated to the
current date and time.
You can prevent a file from being auto-deleted by checking the Keep this until I delete it box for the item on the My Deliveries page. This locks the file to prevent deletion.
The Network Settings tab lets you set these preferences that define the size of the local "sandbox" where downloads are stored.
|The username and password are used for connecting through authenticated proxy servers.|
|Use HTTP tunneling||Causes 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 Network||Specifies 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.|