How can I access my xbmc from another pc

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ladca Offline
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Hello, my first thread did not go to well but I learn quickly. I have installed my xbmc on ubuntu and the whole experience was like day and night. I had the install done within one hour if not mistaken even with the little exp. I have.

My problem is that when I access the xbmc from another computer in the network I can see say the picture file, I have access and see the tree but I only get the file name. No picture from the remote location. I don't have a choice of slide show or nothing like when I access the program in the linux box. I'm accessing the xbmc from a windows pc using http://ipaddress:port.

Can someone help me please or direct me to a tutorial. I have googled for the answer but can't get nothing clear or I'm still too new. Thank you.
(This post was last modified: 2009-06-19 06:38 by ladca.)
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What exactly are you trying to do? The webinterface is for controling xbmc on the box itself, not streaming media. You can use a daap and/or upnp client for this.

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ladca Offline
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Thanks Haggy. What I want to do is not only to organize my media but I thought I would have acces to for example my pictures, and that I would be able to go a computer at a friends house type in my address and bingo, show my friends a slide show of my pictures. Or, have my movies backed up in xbmc box and be able to choose a movie and watch it on my tv. Mainly remote access to this media.

Thank you.
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you may not have noticed but xbmc is a media center, not a server
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still don't understand exactly what you want, but I think you may want to look at the following subjects:

UPnp sharing - http://www.xbmc.org/wiki/index.php?title=UPnP_Sharing

Samba - service to share media to other computers
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well, as he has an open linux system underneath XBMC, he's invited to try his own solution. I'd suggest a DynDNS provider together with VNC Wink

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Free NX is faster than VNC. You won't be able to watch movies at your friend's house, but pic slideshow and maybe even music playback should work.
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ladca Offline
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Thank you all so much for the help. I'm a beginner with linux well, I have used CentOS before and this gives me a chance at other flavors. Spiff brought a good point"Not A Server" and that's what I'm looking for more or less however, mythmaster and hannes make a good point for a solution. I'm familiar with DynDNS but have to get familiar with vnc and free nx. I will give it a try and see if I can make it work.

Thank you all again I sincerely appreciate the help.
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mythmaster Wrote:maybe even music playback should work.

OT: How can Free NX deliver audio? Is that a feature?

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just as an added notice: the buffalo linkstations have a web-based (god awful) webserver including a proprietary buffalo dyndns system. but at least you have web access to your files on the NAS from anywhere. streaming of media on the other hand, expecially videos, needs a really good bandwidth, so most of these solutions are not that practical.

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Haggy Wrote:OT: How can Free NX deliver audio? Is that a feature?

Yes, and video, too, if you have the bandwidth. It's also secure (ssh tunnel) unlike VNC.
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