When you start the program all lists on the screen will be empty.
Now there are two options to load the 'services' and the 'bouquets'
1. If it's the first time you use DreamBoxEdit (or when you want to
start with the fresh Dreambox files again, for instance after you did
a new transponder scan on the Dreambox) you can choose the FTP option
to get the file-set from the Dreambox.
On the FTP functions screen first choose browse to select (or create)
the directory to hold the files on your PC.
Make sure the correct IP-address is entered and choose Receive to get
the files to your PC. The progress (and, hopefully not, errors
are displayed in the FTP log window.
2. If the file-set is already on your PC you can just choose Open to
select the directory where the file-set is located. Be aware that you
only have to choose a directory and that you cab NOT select the files
themselves. Both 'services' and 'bouquets' files must at least be present
in the directory. After selecting the correct directory you can click
OK to load the file-set.
Above the services list there are two pull down boxes: Type and Satellites
. They define what services are actually shown in the services list.
All three lists on the screen (services, details and (user) bouquets)
have there own popup menu with the options specific for that list.
In all lists you can start typing a name and the list will scroll to
that name (so, type ZDF without too many pauses, and the list scrolls
You can start a search through the services list (on all columns) by
clicking the 'Search' button beneath the services list or by pressing
Ctrl-F. To repeat the search (search for the next occurrence) press
By selecting a bouquet the Detail window will show the list of services
in that bouquet. You can now manually sort the services in that bouquet
by dragging and dropping services within the detail window.
Clicking on a column header in the services list sorts
the view on that field.
Most options accept multiple selected lines!
How to edit
Editing is basically done by dragging and dropping items from one
list to another. Services can be copied with Cut & Paste (either
right click or use Ctrl-C, Ctrl-X and Ctrl-V).
For instance: you can drag and drop:
- entries from the services list to:
-> the details list
-> a (user) bouquet in the bouquets list
- entries from the details list to:
-> the details list itself (to change the order of the services
within that list)
-> a (user) bouquet in the (user) bouquets list
- entries from the bouquets list to:
-> the other sections of the bouquets list.
You can Cut & Paste:
- services to, from and between the services list and the details
- as above, between multiple instances of DreamBoxEdit.
Editing Service details
On the main screen you can right-click a service in the services list
and select 'Show/Edit Details'. On this screen you can change ALL
settings of the service, including transponder settings and the various
Sort order and sorting entries yourself
The Dreambox normally automatically sorts most lists but this doesn't
apply to the user bouquet entries. So DreamBoxEdit allows you to put
the services in a user bouquet in any order you like.
The standard Bouquets are normally sorted by the Dreambox when displayed
on screen. However, after you change the order of the entries within
a standard bouquet with DreamBoxEdit, the Dreambox with not do that
When you use drag and drop to add services or bouquets to the user
bouquets, the dragged item will be inserted before the entry that's
highlighted when you drag the item over it.
Within the user bouquet itself you can use drag and drop to move items
to the desired place. If this place is outside the current view, move
your mouse pointer (while dragging) to the top or bottom of the list
to scroll the whole list up or down.
The Open option lets you select a directory on you PC where the file-set
to open is.
The FTP option let's you:
- retrieve the file-set from the Dreambox,
- send a copy of the file-set from your PC to the Dreambox,
- reboot or reload the Dreambox (to activate the changes).
The arrows beside the FTP button can be used to retrieve or send the
files in a quick way with a minimum of dialog screens.
The Save option lets you save the changes you made.
The Options option gives you a screen where you can set some preferences.
The Files options shows you what files are present in the directory
you choose with the Open function.
On this screen you can choose to discard you're changes and restore
the last saved versions of the files or to restore to the files to
the state as they came originally from the Dreambox.
The Log options lets you inspect the changes you made since you started
the program and the errors the program found. You can save that log
The Help option shows you the help info you are now reading.
The About options shows you the version number of this program and
the credits to other people helping me.
The Exit options lets you leave the program. If you changed the data
but didn't as yet save it, you will be asked if you want to save before
Clicking the LlamaWare DreamBoxEdit logo opens your Internet Browser
and directs it to the DreamBoxEdit internet page. It's an easy way
to check for a new version of this program.
Extra options through the menu bar
The Import option let's you import individual User Bouquets or SatcoDX
settings files from a directory on your PC.
The Export option let's you export Services and Bouquets in a tab-delimited
The Tools provides some extra functions like:
- updating or editing the satellites.xml file,
- comparing the loaded file-set with the current set on the Dreambox
or another set somewhere on the PC,
- clear ALL parental Locks..
The Language option lets you select a different language for DreamBoxEdit