XBMC HTTP-R, Remote Control Web App for PDA, PPC, or Smartphone (developers wanted) - Printable Version
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- achoke - 2009-01-12 20:15
I was spending too much time on the computer last night and the fiance was getting a little heated...
hopefully i can finish setting this up tonight.
just a thought...
you might want to post this in forum.xda-developers.com, maybe this could gain a larger following...who knows?
- XiniX88 - 2009-01-13 10:57
achoke Wrote:I was spending too much time on the computer last night and the fiance was getting a little heated...
I'm still hoping someone else will promote it... Since I haven't got time to really promote it. I'm almost having a full time job, I'm still studying and in the spare time I have (which is almost none) I try to develop this script.
- DragonFly - 2009-01-22 16:13
first of all: great achievement!!
Got some issues though....maybe I'm doing something wrong.
I can browse and play music/video's etc., but this is what's not working:
Some other questions:
@Hicaricore. Maybe you can give some pointers or share your effort.
Anyway, again, great piece of software!!
- XiniX88 - 2009-01-23 12:26
DragonFly Wrote:Some other questions:
I've created a new rotate function for the "touch" feature, it should work better (here it is working great).
screenshot of android, running xbmc http-r , it is optimized for 320x240, but Opera on a 640x480 is emulating a 320x240 resolution, so it should be the same if you are using opera 9.5 on winmo.
I'm still hoping someone else will see this, and create different skins (since you can create a webbrowser based version of xbmc using my tools on a PC, might be handy if you are playing music and want to change a song (if you are having a PC in the living room, else you grab your iPhone/G1/HTC phone and change the song )) The benefit of this version is that it is running on almost all phones.
Nokia isn't working btw (only the linux based phone's (E61?)) since the browser doesn't even support stylesheets.
http://xbmc.denhaas.info/?m=Downloads You can download the new 0.3.1 version here.
The next version will also support Mediaportal (not really XBMC related) I want it to be an all round control center.
About your last suggestions, I will place it on my Todo list
- DragonFly - 2009-01-23 15:51
Thanks XiniX88, it's working now
XiniX88 Wrote:I'm still hoping someone else will see this,
The whole XBMC community should see this! This is great stuff
Could you give me some pointers as to where in the script I can change the chosen albumview of a given Artist (Artist > Artist > Information> Songs) to display [album] - [trackname] instead of [artist] - [trackname]?
Could it be possible to have a "Play" button in the upper right corner? In many cases, I think, the user makes his choice on first glance without having to read all the info about a particular move or album. One could press play immediately instead of scrolling all the way down
- XiniX88 - 2009-01-24 12:58
DragonFly Wrote:The whole XBMC community should see this! This is great stuffWhy don't you show them
Sorry I'm not replying that fast... About your last suggestion, I was planning to make some info to fold and only unfold if you click on more info. If you do this, the "play" button will be directly on your screen (you don't have to scroll). So you can play the song/movie/serie straight away.
The other question:
Change (interface/ppc/inspire/pages/artist.php) line 45
And you have your album - title displayed...
- tetsuo1248 - 2009-01-25 23:14
I have installed
- Installed HTTP-R in xampp\htdocs\xbmc
- modified includes\config.php
Web interface Xbmc is working on the port 8080
when I go to localhost/xbmc/index.php, I have :
Warning: include(interface/ppc//index.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in G:\xampp\htdocs\xbmc\index.php on line 45
Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening 'interface/ppc//index.php' for inclusion (include_path='.;G:\xampp\php\pear\') in G:\xampp\htdocs\xbmc\index.php on line 45
Please could you help me
- XiniX88 - 2009-01-26 12:07
Don't know what kind of browser you are using... includes/config.php line 18 must have:
If so, change index.php line 40 from:
Else you've probably ruined your config.php, please configure it again...
If it still isn't working you have to edit index.php line 15, change:
- DragonFly - 2009-01-26 17:02
Thanx XiniX88, It's working beautifully.
Working with HTTP-R, pops another thing to mind for your (or a theme creator) todo list.
HTTP-R is great for remote controlling XBMC with the use of remote devices. It would also be great for controlling XBMC through a touch screen attached to your HTPC as a secondary monitor running a web browser in Kiosk mode.
Imagine having a large music collection and every time you want to play something you'll have power up your power consuming Plasma/LCD TV to play some music. A tap on your attached touch screen could wakeup your HTPC from S3 and show a HTTP-R interface (optimized for 1024x768, 800x600, 800x480) in which the user can browse through his music collection and play his selection. Obviously there would be no need for a movie browser, but a large buttoned interface (or just the touch function) showing your music and playlist (perhaps for streaming radio) collection would suffice......
- XiniX88 - 2009-01-26 18:46
DragonFly Wrote:Imagine having a large music collection and every time you want to play something you'll have power up your power consuming Plasma/LCD TV to play some music. A tap on your attached touch screen could wakeup your HTPC from S3 and show a HTTP-R interface (optimized for 1024x768, 800x600, 800x480) in which the user can browse through his music collection and play his selection. Obviously there would be no need for a movie browser, but a large buttoned interface (or just the touch function) showing your music and playlist (perhaps for streaming radio) collection would suffice......
Great input, and yes, it is all possible, the biggest part is already written (the classes to speak with XBMC). So you can create any kind of template using all the features XBMC "ppc" (the current template) already has. Also you can adjust the size of the images to larger sizes (for example a 1024x768 version of "Touch" is possible by adjusting 1 line of code), or create larger fanart.
The code can already see what kind of browser you are using (so are you on a PPC, PC or whatever) and can detect the screen size... Still hoping to see a developer who is willing to create such things.
This by the way is why I've chosen a stand alone (centralized) server, so you can speak to multiple mediacenters and create multiple theme's to support almost any device in an easy way (using minor PHP code and HTML and CSS to create it).
Here a new screenshot of the mediaplayer skin of XBMC, to the left you will see your saved playlists, and on the right side... well see the picture.
So the possibilities are endless...