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Remote Access to MMC Server & Video Files Question

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Post by arrmo » Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:49 pm

Hi,

First, let me say I really like this application - very handy, and does most of what I want. Just a couple questions,
- is there a way to control / access the server from another PC on my LAN? Not Windows 8 (where I could install the app from the store, right?), but rather a Windows 7 machine. Is there a Web Interface for example?
- I have added a directory to Movies, and inside that there are subdirectories with video files. But they don't show up under Movies ... is this expected?

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Post by Crash2009 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:06 am

Have you tried Win7's Remote Desktop?

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Post by sbaeder » Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:24 pm

Not sure I understand - you want to use a PC, and NOT MyMediaCenter to control another PC that has Windows Media Center (and the MMC "server") on it with the goal of setting up a WMC recording????

Isn't that just what something like Remote Potato is for? I don't think that MMC has any sort of "published" web interface, but clearly it uses some sort of communication to the remote server so it can talk to WMC...

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Post by arrmo » Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:44 pm

Hi,

Sorry for the confusion, let me try to clarify. I have MyMediaCenter running on a Windows 8 machine - and want to use another (remote) PC to control it (and in the process, WMC). I bought the app to do this from my phone (and it works great), but want to know if there is a way to do this from a Windows 7 machine.

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Post by Scallica » Thu May 01, 2014 12:52 am

arrmo wrote:I bought the app to do this from my phone (and it works great), but want to know if there is a way to do this from a Windows 7 machine.
Did you try Crash2009's suggestion? Remote Desktop is the way to go.
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Post by arrmo » Thu May 01, 2014 1:07 am

Yep, definitely works ... it's just a bit painful on a low bandwidth connection, that's all. Wasn't sure if there was another interface (like http for example).

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Post by barnabas1969 » Thu May 01, 2014 2:40 pm

Remote Potato.

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Post by arrmo » Fri May 02, 2014 12:17 am

Thanks!

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