Android remote is a web server based remote for the MediaPortal. On top of just controlling the MP as any remote you can browse you pictures or music from the database. The data can be transfered to the phone or you can play the MP3 directly on your phone. In the video section you can browse you files and stream those to the phone.
For more details read the thread. This is only the installer for the web server.
Grab the file for the Android from here or use the barcode to get it:
This is a very useful app and works really smoothly.
However, on a tablet it still only shows up at phone dimensions. plus in landscape it is really small and some features are clipped with no way to scroll. In portrait it fits much better, but still uses very little of the available space.
The app is dead easy to set up and this is good. It is still missing a few functions like the ability to multi select music files to add to play list but I am sure this will come with further development....
This has been a great use for my old HTC Magic phone that was too slow for "real" use!
was never able to get mediaportal remote to work. i installed the plugin from the site and installed the remote on my phone (htc evo). after starting the remote from the phone and starting the program ,nothing happened. i ensured my ip settings and port configurations were all correct, ram again, even un and reinstalled the program, no luck.
i got fed up and installed Unified Remote from android market. Ive tried a couple of remote control devices since, but it is by far the best. there is still point and clicking, but the versatility it showed is worth it for the remote\htpc experience. as matter of fact, i´m using it to post this right now.
I like this application though the UI could be improved. One thing that annoys me is that I couldn't find the equivalent to the Back or Esc keys, which I use all of the time on my MCE remote.
Other than that it is very fast and easy to set up.
It would be excellent if it is was possible to map the buttons and/or change the graphics/icons for the buttons.
Oh, what does the Android button do?
Great attempt :-)