VNC - Remote control PC from XBMC, and XBMC from PC

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kompressor_uk Offline
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maybe you guys are have thought of this but at this very moment in time im setting up xbox (last nights cvs + other things) but i wanna watch the tv at the same time lol.

could xbmc have a remote desktop type of interface ? could it have an xfree86 exportable xwindow ?

vnc for linux http://www.realvnc.com/what.html

how can you use vnc http://www.realvnc.com/how.html

ready to go .... get me here Smile

just a thought guys in my moment of torment Smile

peace out

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that's what the web(http)server is for, it 'just' need to be extended to feature configuration for xbmc's xml's, it is planned by darkie.

(ps! in my optinion, full vnc would just be overkill and bloat, it would be really silly to implement, plus think of resources it would take).

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xfree86? noooo. sorry x11 is just such a horrible mess i'd rather we stayed well clear of it.

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Confused as frodo said some posts ago, it's a media center not a pc. i agree with this simple concept, because that's the key if we wanna be successfully with xbmc

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i would like to see my pc from the tv , by browising to http://mypc:5900 which will allow vnc browsing

what do u think? [Image: cool.gif] Big Grin
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please use the search button.

http://www.xboxmediaplayer.de/cgi-bin....;hl=vnc

but adding vnc would just be bloat maybe as a standalone app but certainly not as part of a "media" center.
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i don't think realvnc (remote computer management) is open source - but i'm sure there's an open source alternative. how about adding this ability to xbmc?

remotly controlling my computer from my xbox would be so sweet! if it worked fantastic you could even be able to play pc games (as i'm talking about controlling it over lan). but i mainly want the ability to do regular computer tasks, like surfing the web (yeah, i know there's a lameass xbox-app for this).

remotly controlling the computer through lan will open a new perspective to the xbox...
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(ramvi @ may 25 2004,12:13 Wrote:remotly controlling my computer from my xbox would be so sweet!
xbmc is a media player/center!, it's not a os or a thin-client. why would anyone want vnc code inside xbmc?, use xbox-linux instead! Confused

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as it goes the same for weather ( media center ,,, not weather center..) vnc is a very cool and usefull util which i think could be easy implemented
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(turboboy @ may 26 2004,07:41 Wrote:as it goes the same for weather ( media center ,,, not weather center..) vnc is a very cool and usefull util which i think could be easy implemented
not the same thing, many set-on-top boxes have weather, news, etc. but none have "remote control of my home computer" [Image: tounge.gif]
"easy implemented"? then you code it?, i'm sure i speak for eveyone in team-xbmc  that we will not code vnc for xbmc ourselves

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hi,

maybe it's a good idea to build in a terminal server or something? like winvnc you can use the java build maybe? so people can literally control all functions of xbmc on their pc or pda (wirelessly with your lazy ass on the couch!! Smile)!

don't know if it's possible, but it would be very nice though!

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nah, you dont want to control your pc from the xbox, do you? use your pda with vnc! what we want to see is control your xbox from your pc! not with xml but by terminal. is it possible to build in some sort of terminal server in vnc?
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(alfaromeo303 @ july 22 2004,16:10 Wrote:nah, you dont want to control your pc from the xbox, do you? use your pda with vnc! what we want to see is control your xbox from your pc! not with xml but by terminal. is it possible to build in some sort of terminal server in vnc?
i agree with gamester17, if the webserver had more features and could control the most of the functions in xbmc it would be more flexible than a vnc or terminal server-solution, and people wouldnt see as much need for them.

when more functions are added to the webserver (nice to hear that it's planned by darkie) i'll be glad to make a pocket pc-application that takes use of them.

i made this windows-application a while back:
http://www.geocities.com/grundir4/xbmr/

what i would like to see the most in the webserver is:
-be able to see what song/movie is playing
-volume control
-better playlist-control support.
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(salle78 @ july 23 2004,12:44 Wrote:
(alfaromeo303 @ july 22 2004,16:10 Wrote:nah, you dont want to control your pc from the xbox, do you? use your pda with vnc! what we want to see is control your xbox from your pc! not with xml but by terminal. is it possible to build in some sort of terminal server in vnc?
i agree with gamester17, if the webserver had more features and could control the most of the functions in xbmc it would be more flexible than a vnc or terminal server-solution, and people wouldnt see as much need for them.

when more functions are added to the webserver (nice to hear that it's planned by darkie) i'll be glad to make a pocket pc-application that takes use of them.

i made this windows-application a while back:
http://www.geocities.com/grundir4/xbmr/

what i would like to see the most in the webserver is:
-be able to see what song/movie is playing
-volume control
-better playlist-control support.
hi salle78!

well i must agree on that too, hopefully in the near future there will be something like that!

regards,

alfaromeo303
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(salle78 @ july 23 2004,12:44 Wrote:i made this windows-application a while back:
http://www.geocities.com/grundir4/xbmr/
salle78 - you're a god! fabulous little application - i love it!!! much better than the web interface (which hangs quite often)

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