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The Vewd TV Emulator 4.x is a Linux-based virtual machine that runs in the Oracle VirtualBox, which is a freely available, open-source product. You can visit http://www.virtualbox.org to download it and read more about it.

In order to get started with the Vewd TV Emulator 4.x, do the following:

1. Go to https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads and download the latest Oracle VirtualBox binary for your operating system.

2. Go to https://www.vewd.com/products-services/vewd-tv-emulator/ and download the latest version of Chromium based Vewd TV Emulator (Standalone).

3. Unzip the downloaded emulator file and in the VM Image folder you will find:

  • Vewd TV Emulator 4.x-<OS>.ovf: This is the VirtualBox configuration file for the VM.
  • Vewd TV Emulator 4.x-disk1.vmdk: This is the VirtualBox disk image file for the VM.
  • documentation: This is the folder that contains the emulator documentation, including this file.

4. Open the .ovf file in the VirtualBox by either selecting File -> Import Appliance in the VirtualBox UI, or right-clicking the .ovf file, selecting Open With, then selecting the VirtualBox binary. Either way you should end up seeing something like this:



5. Click on Start at the top to launch the Vewd TV Emulator 4.x. Once it boots up, the Vewd Core should load the default 640 x 480 main screen:



6. By default, the Vewd TV Emulator starts in a 640 x 480 resolution. This is because the emulator is built on top of an Ubuntu installation and the default graphics drivers only support this resolution.
    To enable higher resolutions (HD+), you will need to install the graphics driver via the Oracle VirtualBox Guest Additions by clicking on the Install button in the middle of the screen.

7. Click on the Proceed button. As you will be installing a third-party component, you need to agree to a Personal Use and Evaluation License (PUEL) by Oracle.



8. Click Install. You should see a screen where you can follow the progress of the install. Once this is done, you will see a second screen asking you to install the Gstreamer media framework (required to playback audio/video on the emulator)



9. Click Install again to install the GStreamer media framework. After installation, you will then be presented with a last screen to install the libav library to enable playback of H264 videos.



10. After installing the libav library, it will reboot the emulator into the default 1280 x 720 main screen.



11. If you want to find out more about the third-party software used in the Vewd TV Emulator and to read the license information, click on the Documentation link at the bottom of the main screen.

Voila! You're all set to start using the Vewd TV Emulator 4.x.

 

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