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Topic # 68397 21-Sep-2010 08:25
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I originally posted under the HTPC forum (http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=84&topicid=68366) but haven't had any responses so I thought I'd raise the question here.

Can anybody recommend a good remote control app for controlling Windows 7 Media Center?

Thanks

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  Reply # 382602 21-Sep-2010 10:22
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I downloaded one called 'ncontrol'. I haven't had a chance to try it yet.

Uses your wifi network and ties to your mediacentre PC (you install a little bit of software on your HTPC).

Might give it a try myself this weekend.




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  Reply # 382644 21-Sep-2010 12:25
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Exactly what are you after?  A straight remote control with just the basic navigation functions, or a two way type setup where you can browse your music library etc from your phone when in another room?

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 382647 21-Sep-2010 12:31
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Satch: Exactly what are you after?  A straight remote control with just the basic navigation functions, or a two way type setup where you can browse your music library etc from your phone when in another room?


I guess I'm looking for a fairly basic remote with navigation buttons, buttons for My Music, Recorded TV, Windows Green Button, DVD etc. The ability to browse the music library, EPG, etc from another room would be pretty cool but are features I don't think I'd use a lot.
 

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  Reply # 382651 21-Sep-2010 12:40
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Have a look at the app listed here: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=34&topicid=65582

iRule app - $70
Global cache GC-100-06 - $265

Not sure what your budget is: http://www.iruleathome.com/




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  Reply # 382667 21-Sep-2010 13:30
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Yikes! An expensive solution. I was hoping there would be something in the free to $5 category! Thanks for the suggestion.  I might still take a look at it.

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  Reply # 382713 21-Sep-2010 15:01
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following the above there is also logmein which has an ipad app so i guess there is one for the touch :S




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  Reply # 382818 21-Sep-2010 17:58
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not much help to you but there are two free remotes apps for mythTV. mythtv can be controlled over the network via WiFi
mythTV is a linux based media centre

there might be something along those lines for windows MC maybe not MC itself perhaps windows

pretty sure I've seen a remote for XBMC and PLEX



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  Reply # 383224 22-Sep-2010 15:25
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I have found HippoRemote which looks like it will do the job. Has anybody used it?

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  Reply # 383241 22-Sep-2010 16:13
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Satch: Exactly what are you after?  A straight remote control with just the basic navigation functions, or a two way type setup where you can browse your music library etc from your phone when in another room?


I have Gmote on my Android Samsung Galaxy S that allows me to "browse music library etc from your phone when in another room" - if that's any help. Using that I can select/control music on my laptop from another room using my phone over the home WiFi. I'm pretty sure you can set it up to control videos as well.

I also have Remote Droid on my phone - that allows me to control the cursor on my laptop from my phone using the home WiFi. The touch screen on the phone replicates the touchpad on the laptop.

They each do different stuff but are both good and cool in their own right. Both are free (or cheap if not free) apps available on Android Market.



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  Reply # 383704 23-Sep-2010 16:51
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In case any other Windows Media Centre users stumble across this thread I've found an app called inControl which looks like exactly what i'm after. Only 1.49 to purchase. Now if I only had an iPhone to install it on. 1 week to go.

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