Movie Server Features
Movie Server Features
Movie Server: The Fusion Research Rocket Movie Server lets
you load, store, and playback your DVD or Blu-ray collection in one central
device. Loading all your DVDs and Blu-ray movies onto the Rocket Movie Server
allows you to store away all those discs to save them from getting lost or
scratched. Fusion's Rocket Movie Server is designed as a single zone solution
for the main entertainment area in your home. Once you've downloaded your movie
collection to the Rocket Movie Server, you are able to search, sort, and filter
all of your DVD and Blu-ray titles and
have instant access to any of them with a single button press, from the included
Note: The Rocket System is a hard-drive based server
with the ability to store your DVD and Blu-ray disc collection. The Rocket Movie Server is not equipped with a
built-in DVD/Blu-ray player. The Fusion Research Rocket requires a network
connection and the use of
a computer with built-in DVD/Blu-ray player (connected to the same
network) to load movies onto the movie
1.5TB Storage Capacity: The Fusion Research Rocket Movie Server
features 1.5TB of storage capacity, which can hold approximately 225 DVD movies
or 45 Blu-ray movies.
Additional Storage: You have the option of adding additional
storage to the Rocket system at any time beyond the 1.5TB native storage found
in the server. You must purchase a Fusion Research storage device (810EM4TB,
sold separately). Adding non-Fusion Research extra storage will not work as
special licensing and firmware is required.
Importing Movies: There are 2 ways to load movies onto the
Rocket Movie Server. DVDs generally take 20-30 minutes to import, while Blu-ray
can take 60-90 minutes.
- External DVD Drive (via USB): You can load DVD movies (not Blu-ray) onto
the Rocket Movie Server from the Fusion External DVD drive (810EBDD, sold
separately), using the unit's front-panel or rear-panel (type-A) USB ports.
The unit still needs to be connected to your home network to gather cover
art and movie information.
- PC/Network Connection (Using Disc Import Utility): You
can load DVD and Blu-ray movies onto the Rocket Movie Server from your Windows PC (XP or
later), using the Disc import Utility Software that is on the included "Loading Utilities Disc" CD-ROM. The Rocket Movie
Server and Windows PC must be connected to the same network. You will also need
to download the
AnyDVDD HD software for copy protected movies that you own.
Note: Apple users have two choices for running a Windows
program on their Mac. You can boot into Windows at startup to be in the
Windows environment or you can use a program like Parallels Desktop, which
can run Windows program in the Mac environment.
Sorting, Filter, and Searching Movies: The Fusion Research Rocket Movie Server provides powerful tools for sorting,
filtering, and searching what movie you might want to watch. The design has been
refined over the past 5 years based on user input and is now in its 3rd
generation of release. Even if you have a very large collection of many
thousands of titles, you can always find what you want by first using a filter
to narrow your search, before adding a sort or search.
- Powerful filters narrow down your collection to find what you want. You
can filter by movie director, actor, genre, or actor.
- You can sort your entire collection or filtered group by movie length,
rating, title, or when you loaded it.
- Using the virtual onscreen keyboard, you can search for a specific title
by entering the movie title or just the first letter.
- Using the side detail bar, you can browse movie information. You can
then select a movie and read about it before viewing it.
Note: You can combine two types of functions; for example, you
could first filter a genre (like Comedy), which will remove all movies
except for comedies and then sort the remaining movies by length, rating or
when you loaded it, so that even extremely large collections can be managed
Cover Art, Meta Data and Disc Recognition: DVD's
contain no cover art or metadata on the disc; instead they have a unique
numerical code on them that can be used for identification against a database
for recognition. To have a truly effective system, the meta data (cover
art, actors, ratings, synopsis, etc) needs to be accurate and available. Fusion
hosts its own proprietary database server and full-time staff who aggregate and
correct movie data. Fusion's unique database has tens of thousands of titles
from around the world and that number grows daily.
Note: Occasionally some DVD's may not be
recognized in Fusion's system, this is most common on television or series-based
DVD collections or a new pressing of an old title. You can use the
video manager utility to correct the information or you can
contact Fusion Research and the information can be added. Fusion Research may be contacted at
925.217.1233 8am - 5pm PST.
Movie Manager: The Movie Manager is a program that can be
loaded onto your Windows PC (XP or later) from the included "Loading Utilities
Disc" CD-ROM. When you launch the
Movie Manager you will get a list of all your movies. The Movie Manager is a useful tool for
adding information to your own home movies or to add custom information to your
regular movie collection.
- Editing Movie Information: After selecting a movie from t he
Movie Manager, you will see a pop-up window, which you may edit. This
feature is especially helpful when you have loaded home movie DVDs, which
won‟t pull information from Fusion‟s online database. You can use this
utility to supply cover art and information to be able to catalog your own
- Owner Rated: In addition to the official MPAA film rating, you
have the option of changing the rating of a movie; this is helpful as the
rating is used to determine if a video will be available on a player based
on the player's rating. This feature adds much more flexibility for the
owner who wishes to restrict viewing of certain movies.
- Participants: Participants are Actors or Directors participating
in the movie. They have a rank, which is their billing order. For example,
Harrison Ford should have a higher rank than John Rhys-Davies in the film
Raiders of the Lost Ark. By right clicking in the window you can add a name
not currently associated with that movie. You may also change the order of
their ranking based upon your personal preference.
- Genres: Genres are used to categorize a video by well-known
groupings, such as Action, Suspense, Western, etc. They also have a rank,
and a video can have more than one genre. You may add, edit or delete genres
at your discretion. However, the actual genres must be chosen from the
- Categories: Categories are similar to Genres. They present an
alternative way to categorize videos. In categories, you can create your own
definitions. This allows you even more ways to quickly sort through large
- Cover Art: Cover art can be changed or added. Simply search for
the cover art on an Internet search engine or web store (Typically, Amazon
is used for
their high resolution cover art) and store the image to your computer on the
Automated Movie Updates: Most DVD's utilize a proprietary encryption
system for protecting their discs. Fusion is one of the few companies in the
world to use a legitimate licensed CSS decoder to playback DVD's. In addition to
the industry standard encryption, some studios have decided to use their own
individual copy protection. These non-standard discs require special
modifications or updates for playback in media server systems. Fusion
automatically posts these updates along with the cover art and metadata so that
they are downloaded onto the system seamlessly in the background while the movie
loads. This way the system never requires software patches or updates
installations to play new movies as many other media servers require.
- Finding the Discs: The difficulty lies in
knowing what discs have this extra protection. Fusion scans the weekly
releases and acquires the movies it believes may need updating. However with
150-200 discs on average being released each week, it is impossible to know
every DVD that requires mapping. Fusion also relies on its largest knowledge
base to alert it to potential trouble discs - the customer.
Updating the Discs: Once a disc is released that
requires updating, it may be available to Fusion's users hours after the
release or take a week or more. It depends on the number of discs in the
queue and the length of time that particular disc requires. If a customer
contacts us by e-mail or phone when they have a particular disc that doesn't
load, we can immediately acquire that disc, expedite it to the front of the
queue and even contact them when it's ready to load.
Backing Up Movies: You can backup your movies through the
Video Manager. These files are fully encrypted and cannot be shared with other
video systems. This procedure is intended as a security measure to protect the
archived files on the Rocket system. This will not however give the ability to
add extra storage. Typically, people use an external USB drive to connect
directly to the Rocket; you may also use a NAS drive on your network for this
Firmware Version: The Fusion Research Rocket Movie Server contained
firmware version 188.8.131.52 (as of 12/9/2011).
Installation Note: Please keep in mind that the
a sophisticated multi-terabyte server. Keeping the unit cool is extremely
important; you may also notice some slight fan sound. This product has been
acoustically tuned to minimize the noise from the integrated fans.
Boxee: Fusion has integrated a new streaming technology from Boxee
into the Rocket Movie Server. Boxee is one of the leading streaming content
platforms in home entertainment today. Now you can have a single product
solution for all your digital entertainment.
Entertainment Apps: With Boxee, there are literally hundreds of
streaming applications available, with more being added all the time. You can
stream music from Pandora, watch movies from Netflix, or choose from any of the
latest new apps that are being added frequently.
Social Networks: Boxee is fully integrated with social networking
sites (like Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube) so that you can share your favorite
movies, video clips or songs with your friends.
Customizable User Interface: Boxee also offers an interface which can
be customized by the user so that all your most popular apps are arranged just
the way you want them. You can pick from the large assortment of apps and move
them to your "home page" or simply remove all by your favorite ones to make the
interface simple and easy to use.
IP Control: Fusion has also developed direct IP control over Boxee, so
that using it with systems like Control4 are fully integrated and seamless for
the end user.
IR Remote Control: The Fusion Research Rocket Movie Server includes an
IR remote control for wireless operation of the music server system.
iOS Remote App: You may also control the Rocket Movie Server
iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, using the free iOS remote app from iTunes. This
free app provides complete two-way control of the Rocket Movie Server using your
iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. You can browse your collection, filter, and sort
through hundreds of movies directly on your Apple device before choosing the
movie that you'd like to watch.
Note: Compatible with iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch (running iOS
4.2 or later).
Parental Control: Built-in Parental Control lets you better
what movies your kids are watching. It limits your children's access to your movie collection,
so they can only watch the "kid approved" movies. The Parental Control
setting is protected by a 4 digit pass-code.
Video Outputs: The Fusion Research Rocket Movie Server is
equipped with high-definition (HDMI/Component) and standard definition
(composite) video outputs.
- HDMI 1.3 Output: The Fusion Research Rocket Movie Server is fitted with a
rear-panel HDMI 1.3 output that supports both video and audio signals together, in up
to 1080p resolution and Dolby Digital 5.1ch surround sound. Your TV must
support 720p, 1080i, or 1080p; older standard definition (480i/480p) TVs are not supported.
- DVI Ouput: The Rocket Movie Server also features a rear-panel DVI
output for connection to your TV or PC.
- Component Video Output: The Rocket Movie Server also includes a
rear-panel component video output which consists of three 3.5mm minijacks
(Red/Green/Blue). The unit's component video output requires the FR-COM
adapter kit (sold separately). The component video output supports video up
- Composite Output: The Rocket Movie Server features a rear-panel 3.5mm
composite video output which supports video resolutions of 480i only.
Audio Outputs: The Fusion Research Rocket Movie Server is
equipped with both digital (optical) and analog (3.5mm) audio outputs.
- Optical Digital Output: The Rocket Movie Server is fitted with a
rear-panel optical digital output (Toslink) to connect to your home A/V
receiver, if you receiver does not offer an HDMI input. The optical digital
output supports up to 5.1ch surround sound.
- Stereo Minijack: The Rocket Movie Server is also fitted with a
rear-panel stereo minijack audio output to connect to your to your
television or home receiver.
Ethernet (RJ-45) Port: The Rocket Movie Server is equipped with a
rear-panel Ethernet (RJ-45) port to connect to your home network, in order to
download movies from your Windows PC (XP or later) - using the included "Loading
Utilities Disc" CD-ROM. The Ethernet port also provides access to Boxee, an
online entertainment streaming service.
PC Input: The Rocket Movie Server features a rear-panel PC input
(15-pin) to connect your PC directly to the movie server.
6 USB Ports: The Rocket Movie Server is equipped with 6 total USB
(type-A) ports. There are 2 USB ports on the front-panel and 4 USB port on the
rear-panel. The USB ports can be used to connect The Fusion Research add-on
external hard drive (810EM4TB, sold separately) or the Fusion Research
DVD/Blu-ray player (810EBDD, sold separately).