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Friday, 19 April 2024, Welcome to the OpenPLi Wiki


Current version: 9.0

• Release notes

OpenPLi - Installation and configuration:

• Supported receivers

Overview of all supported receivers. Don't be alarmed with the many "No manufacturer support!" notices. Many of these brands like the Xtrend are not supported by the Vendor for many years, yet lots of people are using them happily with OpenPLi for the same as many years as the support has stopped. So don't be alarmed.

• How to flash your receiver

Here is for many brands and types explained how to flash them. Also there is a comparison table were many receivers are listed and are compared right down to component level, so you can make an easier choice if you want to buy one. Also there is a special table that gives the power consumption of many receivers.

• OpenPLi installation

Here will be explained how to install OpenPLi on your receiver, various methods are explained and below are the various links that you might need. The link to the what, how and why a backup is recommended.

• OpenPLi configuration

Here is explained how you can configure OpenPLi

• . • Backup

As they say; "No backup – no pity", so before you update, upgrade or change anything it is good to have a backup. Here the plugins "Autobackup" (by default installed), the "BackupSuite" (has to be installed) and some models which have an internal backup function are explained.

• . • Cable settings information

Looking for network ID's, symbol rates and frequency's to scan your cable channels..? Here you can find the information of our cable provider.

• . • Channel settings for satellite receivers

Channel settings file for various satellites.

• . • Data sharing (using Mountmanager)

If you want to share your data like a NAS, your OpenPLi receiver, PC (desktop, notebook) or any other medium using NFS, CIFS (SMB/Samba), this is were to look.
So here the mountmanager in OpenPLi is explained. It is used to mount (create) accessible external drives, like with a NAS or (the harddisk of) other receivers. Mounting means associating a storage device to a particular location in the directory tree.

• . • External device support

Here you will find a list of known external devices that are known to work with OpenPLi.

• . • Multiboot

OpenPLi supports Multiboot, here the basics concerning it.

• . • Vu 4K Multiboot

OpenPLi supports Multiboot for Vu 4K here the basics concerning it.

• . • Softcam Wiki

When you want to look at encrypted channels and not only Free to Air (FTA) you can use a softcam. In this section is explained how to install and use a few.

• Update OpenPLi

Follow this link and read the how and what on updating OpenPLi

• Upgrade OpenPLi

Follow this link and read the how and what on upgrading OpenPLi

• Tips and Tweaks

Many useful tips on various stuff on working with OpenPLi, Putty, SSD useful or not, debugging, how to crashlog, etc. etc.

• Problems and Solutions

This section deals with all kind of problems and possible solutions. If you run into a problem using OpenPLi you can take a peak here to find a solution.

OpenPLi - Functions and default plugins


Everything you need to know about the EPG and it's settings.

• Hidden functions

Some functions are not easy to find, but can be very helpful, here there are a few.


This feature can make your devices work better together, so like using one remote to control TV and receiver. Note it is turned off by default

• Hotkey

With this function Hotkeys can be (un)selected to make things easier.

• Media playing

Although a SetTopBox (STB) isn't a media player most media files can be played. These files can be played using Gstreamer. Gstreamer isn't something you have to select or install, the only thing you have to do is go to the file you want to be played and press OK or use the Play' button on your remote control and the file will start playing. To access your media files use the remote control, as most remote controls have a button like PVR, Playlist, Recording list, Media or something that points to playing recorded files. These names are chosen, as it is a STB (SetTopBOX) and thus meant to play recordings and not all kind of media files. If you want to read more about Gstreamer follow the link. If for some reason the media file is not playing please read here: media files not playing.

• Plugin browser

If want to extend the functions of OpenPLi you can install plugins from the feed (=the technical name where the plugins are stored). Remember these plugins are not maintained by OpenPLi, so always backup before installing.

• . • Plugins

In the OpenPLi feed are many plugins. Here is explained, like what these plugins can do and how some of these plugins work, Refresh Bouqet, Autotimer, etc.

• Fallback remote receiver

This function gives you the option to use the tuners from another OpenPLi receiver, whether they are wired or wireless (WiFi) connected. This way you can watch TV when there is no access to satellite or cable or expand your number of tuners.

• Webif

Webif makes it possible to access your receiver from any “node” (PC, tablet, phone, etc.) as long as they have a network connection, wired or wireless (WiFi or UTP). Here there is Information about the Webif (webinterface) and how to access and configure it.

OpenPLi - Information for advanced users

• Knowledge base

Many useful information on various subjects, to name but a few; GStreamer, HbbTV, Overscan, Satfinders, TV-headend, Unicable and VPN

OpenPLi - Information for developers

• Information for developers

Info for developers and some basic Git commands.

• List of hardware per kernel version

OpenPLi - Information for translators

• Information for translators

OpenPLi is always looking for help to have it translated properly in many languages. Here there is information, FAQ etc. to help you along the way.

OpenPLi - Faits divers

• History

• UP-Download magazine (Dutch language)