IPTV, part 2.

Aminet 110

I bought an aminocom manufactured AmiNET110 ethernet set top box on ebay. I am trying to get it running on my home network. From what I gather this is a pretty complicated thing to do. It sounds like you have to do a few things. Here is what I have tried.

1) set up a dhcp server so that it tosses out a bunch of special options along with a dhcp lease those options include @ least the following.

option space AMINO;
option AMINO.address code 1 = ip-address;
option AMINO.port code 2 = integer 16;
option AMINO.product code 3 = text;
option AMINO.option code 4 = text;
option AMINO.version code 5 = text;
option AMINO.middleware code 6 = ip-address;
option AMINO.mw_port code 7 = integer 16;
option AMINO.homepage code 8 = text;

2) set up some tool called mcastboot (I don’t even yet know where to get this from)

3) set up some special page on the AMINO.homepage variable, the aminocom goes there to grab the locations of multicast feeds, I think.

4) get some help??

7 thoughts on “IPTV, part 2.

  1. He Brandon, i’m a flash game devellopper and want to get my hands dirty with a set top box: the amino aminet 110. I was hoping you got a bit ahead and could help me out a bit, i can’t get it to get an ip from my normal modem dhcp, so i’m stuck, i don’t even know for sure if it has dhcp enabled or if it has a static ip since it probably been modified for a dutch broadband provider.

    led me know if you might have any leads. much oblige!

  2. Unfortunately no. I still have the AmiNET110 that I have had for months now. I called Aminocom in order to try and get some documentation on them, I even sent them an NDA w/ no response. I have searched the vlc forums and anywhere else I could think of to try and get some intel. I don’t have the remote or keyboard though which I think I need to point it to the streams of my choice. Please let me know what you come up with, as I am still very interested in getting this thing to work.

  3. He Brandon,I bought the AmiNET110 from ebay too. and i have the same problem with you, Contacted with AMINO support page, they wrote my the following: (Thank you for your email. Our boxes are generally sold configured with DHCP and with no software (ready to have the correct software downloaded via our multicast upgrade system).
    Did you find any help how too

    • Exactly… and they want to charge you an arm and a leg for the multicast upgrade system. If anyone gets any further than that this would be a great place to let the world know.

  4. I have been given an Aminet 110 STB but here in my country the software that came with it was by our Telecommunication Authority which provides DVB services, I am asking if there is any way of breaking that custom written software by the company, thank you

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