This works in two steps.
- Create a html page: "index.htm"
- Locate it from where you want it to load
The web page is a simple web page which must be called index.htm for HD resolution or index_sd.htm if you use a PAL/NTSC SD resolution (typical on older CRT TV's).
The typical location of the index.htm is the root of the local HDD, but it could also be in the root of a USB stick/drive or a network share (SMB/NFS). The last mounted share or drive will automatically load upon boot, so if you have an index.htm there it will load instead of the default GUI.
- Visit the forum for The index.html FAQ and Guide. Download links to all themes in the Forum Skin/Theme Section or on Omertrons NMT/PCH site.
Naturally, you can have different index.htm files in different locations, e.g. point to a Music Jukebox in the /Music folder and a movie jukebox in the /Movie folder etc.
User bym007 created a small how-to in the NMT Forum
In this case the index.htm is located in the root of a local harddisk on a Popcorn Hour A-110 so it loads directly upon boot. A nice background wait image is displayed, and after 5 seconds the GUI is automatically forward to a selected jukebox, in this case Oversight.
The sample code for index.htm is:
<HTML> <HEAD> <META HTTP-EQUIV=REFRESH CONTENT="5;URL=http://pch-a110:8883/oversight/oversight.cgi"> </HEAD><BODY> <center> <img src="http://pch-a110:8883/oversight/templates/babar/images/load_disc.jpg" alt="Loading..."/> </center></BODY><HTML>
In this case the index.htm loads the Oversight jukebox after 5 seconds of displaying the "load_disc.jpg" background wait image. If the image is missing or the path is wrong, there will only be a text saying "Loading..." for five seconds.
Just change (or remove) the background image, the redirection URL and the redirection timing (from 0 to any number of seconds).