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Frequently Asked Questions (aka F.A.Q.) - freezy - 2010-03-19 01:08
Okay, these are the questions we had to answer over and over again in our monster thread:
- Kalash - 2010-09-22 00:47
How can I select files in file manager/que?
Title select all doesn't work when I only want to transfer a handful of files but not a whole directory.
I don't have a computer right now, and xbmc on the are tv connected to my evo with the android remote are all I have. I've tried about erring I can think of already.
Great tip on the device volume buttons though. Made me feel really stupid though.
- Flomaster - 2010-09-22 00:53
im not sure you can transfer more than one dir or file at a time. I have yet to see the option to do so.
- Kalash - 2010-09-22 01:43
Flomaster Wrote:im not sure you can transfer more than one dir or file at a time. I have yet to see the option to do so.
Title, select all...they turn greenish yellow (color probably depends on your skin) and the files all begin to transfer. With the xbox (a million years so...) Either the 0 or 5 changed the color of the hilighted file, and this change was persistent; you could select multiple files or directories to transfer, they all had to be in the same folder though...
You could select multiple files or directories in a single directory to transfer...just not multiple files from different directories (the selection was cleared whenever you changed the directory being viewed).
It also worked to que files for play, one at a time, allowing for easier playlist creation. The remote program currently requires two passes to que a song or video, or changing the base select function to que rather than play, which doesn't seem like the best solution...
The color change on"select all"makes it look like the functionality is there, just that the remote doesn't have the right button fir this feature.
If not, can it please be added?
This works so great - guyf - 2010-10-08 23:19
Last night I was struggling to get Allshare to discover either the xbmc or the qnap dlna servers.....
Strange thing with this Samsung android I9000 phone is that it finds the servers the first time....and then never again....but anyway back to your neat program...
It works not only the remote....but also the rest GREAT so GREAT....
Very kind regards
Event server / Dharma - McIce - 2010-11-21 10:54
I have Dharma and I am trying to make the XBMC Remote to work.
There is mentioned the event server at the instructions, but I can´t find event server at Dharma settings?
Is there an Dharma for Dummies -type instructions somewhere?
I am familiar with portforwarding etc. but I seem to have problems with configuring the Dharma.
Other question is about phone app settings: Access Point and Mac Address. What should I put in those? The LAN card´s mac of the xbmc pc?
I am using wlan router: Phone WLAN --> ROUTER --> Wired connection to HTPC (portforwarding)
(Win 7, Dharma + HTC Desire, xbmc remote v0.8.4-beta1, rev 703)
- gfoldv - 2010-11-21 11:40
If you're using the remote in the local network then why do you need port forwarding?
The MAC address field is for the mac of the htpc, the access point is used if the Wifi_only field is checked. This case the remote turns on the wifi access and tries to connect to the given AP. Most of the time can be left blank.
- McIce - 2010-11-21 13:14
ok, I removed the port forwards and trying now to connect only via local wlan, but it keeps saying:
(I/O Exception (java.net.SocketException) No route to host
I disabled my htpc lan adapter and put an usb wlan adapter instead.
Same static ip that my old wired land adapter had before and XBMC remote woke up immediatelly!!
So I think the problem was the Buffalo W300N wlan router. It did not handdle this: phone wlan --> wlan router -->wired adapter of htpc.
But it did handdle WAN/Internet (phone 3g) --> wlan router (port forwarding) --> wired lan adapter of htpc.
Anyway, now that htpc has a wlan adapter instead of wired lan adapter, everything works.
- super_sobbie - 2011-01-11 19:02
Quote:Can I use the remote with my 3G mobile internet? I want to show off the features to my buddies in the pub.
OK but does this mean that your entire library is available offline? Is there a "Sync" button somewhere that I can get all my movie information from my XBMC and then carry it with me? Does that include actors/plot/ect.?
Basically can you explain how the information you see on your phone is presented?
One other question, when I click to install the latest version, why does it need the following:
Your Personal information
I understand the network storage and system but why would this application require my personal information. I probably will not install it until that is removed or explained.
- GoshkyGosh - 2011-02-01 03:36
I've got a problem with android app.
So i downloaded this app, launched XBMC, turned all what instructions says (Allow control of XBMC via HTTP, Allow programs on this/other system/s to control XBMC, same ports on soft and app, and passwords, in app i wrote my IP...)
And ... NOTHING!
It's didn't work.
just says: "Error while connecting to XBMC. Please check configuration. XBMC should be configured to allow control of XBMC via HTTP."
And red cross image)
XBMC installed on laptop, using Wi-Fi.
Android app installed on Samsung Galaxy TAB
What i need to do, to make the app work correctly?
P.S. Sory for grammar. I'm russian.
- gfoldv - 2011-02-01 11:49
You have two choices:
1. Download the Official XBMC Android Remote from the Market, because you are using another one.
2. Keep using that, but then ask support from the developer of that application.
- aurel81 - 2011-05-17 16:25
Great App ! unbelievable that it works that smoothly!
One quest left, is there a way to power up via remote? i can power on my htpc (which finally boots with xbmc) and i can close xbmc via remote ... but starting ?
Firewall config - Franzzzz - 2011-08-24 13:48
This app is great, indeed!
I finally got it work but I have to disable the firewall of my Xubuntu multimedia computer. I think it's not a big security problem because this computer is only for multimedia purpose. But I suppose it's better to configure the firewall instead of disabling it as this computer is on my home network.
I don't see anything about configuring a firewall for "xbmc remote android" in this FAQ or elsewhere.
Could someone help?
- Majorbean - 2011-09-12 15:28
great app, and works almost flawlessly. My only issue is the timeout warning comes up continuously at any value. any way to turn it off completely?
- ykhehra1 - 2011-10-20 19:22
I need help to app without wifi on phone (i mean via 3G). Following is what I tried:
setting in router port forwarding
starting port 9777
ending port 9777
LAN IP address: IP of apple tv with xbmc
2.Set the remote port and IP information. (Optional)
Set Remote IP Address:
(I left these settings blank)
settings on xbmc remote
name of this instance:
host/IP: apple tv IP
HTTP API port: 8080
eventserver port: 9777
wifi only: unselect
access point: I tried all shown on router (Modem IP Address, Default Gateway,
DNS Address #1, DNS Address #2), nothing works
Mac address: mac address of apple tv
Please help me to find out what I am missing.
PS remote works perfect via wifi and I don't have any xbmc server on my computer.