Manually loading Features from USB

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If it is not practical to connect your Humax box to the Internet via a cable or wireless, then software packages can be loaded onto the Humax by placing them onto a USB Disk drive. The packages themselves can be downloaded from Each package is available for download as an individual file or as a bundle. A bundle contains the package itself along with all of its dependencies, and is the recommended and easiest way to install software.

Example Download

HummyPkg Download Example.png

Installation Steps

  • Place the files in the root directory (top-level folder) of your USB device;
  • Make sure the Humax is on and running normally;
  • Plug the USB device into a port.
The USB light will flash while the software is being installed;
The TV may show a menu relating to accessing media on the disk which can be safely ignored (press Exit to dismiss);
  • A log relating to the software installation will be created on the USB device, named opkg_install.log (See Below)

Note Note: Some USB Devices are reported not to work, The reason for this is not fully understood, However the following Tips are known to help :-

  • Remove any other USB devices and power cycle twice (waiting for HDD spin down each time)
  • Do not use a USB extender cable
  • Removing all other files / re-formatting can prevent file fragmentation
  • Try both USB ports (HDR)
  • Try a different USB Device

Here is an example opkg_install.log :-

Preparing bundle youtube-dl_2018.06.04_mipsel.opb
Extracting from /media/drive2/youtube-dl_2018.06.04_mipsel.opb
 Extracting file youtube-dl_2018.06.04_mipsel.opk
 Extracting file ffmpeg_2.8-1_mipsel.opk
 Extracting file bzip2_1.0.4_mipsel.opk
 Extracting file lamemp3_3.98.4_mipsel.opk
 Extracting file wget_1.12_mipsel.opk
 Extracting file python_2.7.1-3_mipsel.opk
 Extracting file libutil_0.9.29_mipsel.opk
 Extracting file libreadline_6.2-1_mipsel.opk
 Extracting file ncurses_5.9_mipsel.opk
 Extracting file sqlite3_3.23.0_mipsel.opk
End of /media/drive2/youtube-dl_2018.06.04_mipsel.opb
Starting installation...
Installing bzip2 (1.0.4) to root...
Installing ffmpeg (2.8-1) to root...
Installing lamemp3 (3.98.4) to root...
Package lamemp3 (3.98.4) installed in root is up to date.
Installing libreadline (6.2-1) to root...
Installing libutil (0.9.29) to root...
Installing ncurses (5.9) to root...
Installing python (2.7.1-3) to root...
Installing sqlite3 (3.23.0) to root...
Package sqlite3 (3.23.0) installed in root is up to date.
Installing wget (1.12) to root...
Installing youtube-dl (2018.06.04) to root...

Log out and in again to set PYTHONHOME

Configuring ncurses.
Configuring libreadline.
Configuring sqlite3.
Configuring bzip2.
Configuring lamemp3.
Configuring ffmpeg.
Configuring wget.
Configuring libutil.
Configuring python.
Configuring youtube-dl.
Finished installation...