Quick Start Guide

Modified on Mon, 18 Dec, 2023 at 3:18 AM


R_video is a video collection management system for media players. R_video automatically analyzes your Movies and TV shows and collects information, summary, poster and wallpaper. All video files are automatically organized by categories. You can then sort your movies using filters and browse them by modules such as 4K, 3D, Top Movies, Recent, Unreleased, etc.

R_video features many advanced technologies and offers a rich user interface like animated backgrounds for movie and TV show content.

Organizing video files

Before you start creating a movie collection, you need to create a folder named “MOVIES” (or MOVIES) on your hard drive. Place all your movies in this folder. If you have TV shows, place them in a dedicated folder called “SERIES” or “TV SHOWS”. If you want, you can add a subfolder but it's optional. But it is very important to have 2 main folders dedicated to your movies and TV shows.

If you have an R_NAS, you do not have to create these folders as they are automatically created.


1. Create a “MOVIES” folder and place all your films and concerts there.

2. Rename your movie files with the exact movie name. For example the movie file

     “Charade” in MKV format should be named “Charade.mkv”.

TV Shows

1. Create a “SERIES” folder and place all your TV Series there.

2. Your episode files should be placed in a folder dedicated to each season. Then the season files must be placed in a folder named “SERIES”.

     The episode files must be named as follows: “TV Show Title s01e01”.

     The “s” stands for “season” while the “e” stands for “episode.”

Note: the “TV Show Title 1x01” format is also supported.

TV shows in ISO / BDMV / VIDEO_TS formats

In case of TV series in Blu-ray or DVD format, please rename the ISO file or folder containing the BDMV or VIDEO_TS structure as follows:

“TV Show Title s01e01 s01e02 s01e03.iso”

Language Settings

Turn on your media player.

To set the player settings language, go to Home > Setup > General. Then, choose the language in the “Interface language” section.

Important note for Zappiti Player users:

For those who are going to launch R_Video for the first time on their Zappiti Neo, Reference or Signature: make sure that the screen saver display setting (black screen with the time moving slowly on the screen) on your Zappiti player is disabled. In fact, as soon as it appears, file identification stops!

Then, on the main page, click on the first button labeled "Video" illustrated with a film icon to lauch R_video.

After a few seconds, R_video will ask you to select your language for R_video app (can be different than the general user interface). Use the DOWN and UP arrows on the remote control to scroll through the list of languages. Then, press OK to validate.

If you are sure you have selected the correct language, press the OK button. Otherwise, click Cancel.

Attention! This setting is only effective on R_video application. 

Create a R_video account

The next screen will prompt you to log in.

If you already have an R_video account, enter your email and password then click on "Login".
Note that if you have created an account on the R_volution Store you will have to recreate one because this is a different account.

If you have forgotten your password, click "I forgot my password" and follow the on-screen instructions. To type your credentials, remember that you can use a connected keyboard.

If you don't have an R_video account, click "Create an account now". Then, follow the on-screen instructions to create your R_video account.

After completing the fields on the Account Creation page, move the cursor to “Register” and validate using the OK button on the remote control.

You will then be asked for a “Token” number. You will find it printed on a label stuck to the bottom of your R_volution player.

Attention! This “Token” number can only be associated with one R_video account. So choose the account to associate carefully before carrying out this operation and write down your R_video id somewhere if needed later.

Note: If you own a media player from another brand such as Zappiti or Dune HD, you will not need any token number. The token number is requiered only for R_volution Players.

The Connection screen will display.


Your account is automatically set by default. You do not have to change it.  


To function, R_video needs a source (server). By default, R_cloud is selected. You do not have to change it.
More options will be available in the future.



By default, R_video automatically creates a collection.

To open the collection, click on Connection button.

Folder Management

The Folder Management screen appears. Click on "+" button in order to add a folder containing your video to identify the movies and the TV shows.

If your files are on local storage (hard drives or USB sticks connected to the R_volution Player), select Local drives.

If your files are accessible through local network, scroll down the list to find the device name.
Please note, we advise you not to use a password containing special characters.

If you can't find the name of your device, click "Add device manually" and enter the IP address of the network device then enter the shared username and password. If your files are located on a network computer, by default the credentials are those requested when the computer starts.
Note: If you are not using a password, you can try "guest" instead of the password.

Go to the “Movies” (or “Series”) folder. After entering the "Movies" folder, click on the "Add Folder" button.

Example: Just add the "Movies" folder. Do not navigate deeper. All the movies contained in this folder, as well as its subfolders, will be analysed.

Note: it is completely normal to only see your folders in this “Select a folder” window. Files are deliberately filtered and made invisible in the list to make configuration easier.

Attention! If you click OK while navigating to a subfolder inside the "Movies" folder, only the movies located in that subfolder will be analyzed.

Your file will be added to the list of files to scan. The name of the added folder must appear in the Folder Management screen. If the folder path does not look correct, you can use the "Edit" button illustrated with a pencil icon. If you want to delete a folder from this list, click on the "Delete" button illustrated with a trash icon (this will not delete your files on the hard drive but only the index folder).

You can add other folders by repeating the procedure.

ATTENTION! You should not add each folder containing a film but only the main folder containing all the films, even if you have subfolders!

For example, if you have a different folder per category, we invite you to put all your category folders in a folder titled "FILMS". Then in R_video, add only this folder. However, adding multiple folders can be interesting when your films are stored on different sources (several external hard drives, or several network folders for example).

Once you have added your "MOVIES" folder(s), exit this screen by pressing the Return button on the remote control. R_video will launch its first analysis and reference all your video files located in the "Movies" folder previously indicated.

An information panel is then displayed showing you the various tasks in progress. To exit it, press the BACK button on your remote control. You can reopen this "Current Tasks" panel at any time using the MENU button on your remote control. All R_video tasks are gathered in the Task Manager accessible from the MENU button on the remote control.

To access other features, please use the MENU button on the remote control when browsing the list of your movies or TV shows.

Adding a movie file

When you add a movie file to your "Movies" folder, R_video will automatically index it the next time you restart the application. To force the analysis, use the dedicated option located in the menu (MENU button on the remote control).

Deleting a movie file

To delete a movie or episode, press the MENU button on your remote, then go to Delete. You will be asked to delete the item from the poster database, or to physically delete the file from your hard drive. Attention! This operation is irreversible!

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