Remote for MPC (iOS)

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This article is about the iOS application, for the Android application, please see MPC Remote (Android). For the Windows Phone application, please see MPC Remote (WP).
Remote for MPC
MPC Remote ios icon.png
Genresmedia player remote control, MPC
Operating systemiOS
EULAEULA
Privacy policyPrivacy policy
Available inEnglish
German
Available atiTunes App Store
StatePublished
PriceFee-based

Remote for MPC is an app for iOS to remote control your Media Player Classic (HomeCinema) player.

Features:

  • Basic controls like play, pause etc.
  • Video controls like change aspect ratio, subtitles
  • Internal Playlist
  • Different themes and colors
  • Filemanager
  • Server management
  • Wake on LAN (WOL)

Contents


Installation

System requirements on iOS device:

  • At least iOS 6.1
  • WiFi

System requirements on computer:

Web Interface

Enable web interface of MPC

Activate the web interface of Media Player Classic:

  1. Open MPC
  2. Open the settings of MPC (Select from the menu: View » Options...)
  3. Find Player on the left and select Web Interface
  4. Tick the Listen on Port checkbox to enable the web interface
  5. Make sure Allow access from localhost only is not checked, otherwise you cannot control your MPC from another device
  6. Click OK

Test web interface

Optional tests (MPC must be running):

  1. Test the connection locally: Enter http://localhost:13579 (be sure to replace 13579 with MPC's port) in a browser on your computer
    • It is working: MPC's web interface is up and running
    • It is not working: Check if MPC's web interface is correctly enabled
  2. Test the connection locally with IP: Enter http://[IP-ADDRESS]:13579 (replace 13579 with MPC's port and [IP-ADDRESS] with the IP address of the PC where MPC is running) in a browser on your computer
    • It is working: MPC's web interface can be accessed via the IP address of the computer
    • It is not working: Check if Allow access from localhost only is not checked
  3. Test the connection remotely: Enter http://[IP-ADDRESS]:13579 (replace 13579 with MPC's port and [IP-ADDRESS] with the IP address of the PC where MPC is running) in a browser on a different device
    • It is working: MPC's web interface can be accessed remotely
    • It is not working: MPC or its port is blocked by a security program or router/modem

Adjust web interface

To display the current playing title and to update the seekbar (necessary for older versions of MPC):

  1. Open MPC
  2. Open the settings of MPC (Select from the menu: View » Options...)
  3. Find Player on the left and select it
  4. In the group Title bar select File Name only
  5. Click OK

To change the port of MPC's web interface:

  1. Open MPC
  2. Open the settings of MPC (Select from the menu: View » Options...)
  3. Find Player on the left and select Web Interface
  4. Find the text box next to the Listen on Port checkbox
  5. Change the value of the text box
  6. Click OK

Remote for MPC

Download and install the Remote for MPC app. The app is available for purchase on the iTunes App Store.

Connection

Media Player Classic and the app communicate over the local network. Communications over 3G or 4G should also be possible.

Local network (WiFi)

Make sure no firewall is blocking Media Player Classic nor the port and no other program is already listening on that port.

If any port changes were made, you have to tell the app. Inside settings choose Server Settings and you're able to change the port.

For selecting a server are two ways available:

  • Directly
    1. Go to Settings inside the app (left drawer)
    2. Select Server Settings
    3. Enter the IP address of your computer inside the field Address
    4. If applicable, enter any port changes in the port field of the server (make sure they match the one of MPC)
    5. User credentials are currently not implemented inside MPC's web interface
  • Store server
    1. Go to Server Management inside the app (left drawer)
    2. Tap the Edit button from the navigation bar
    3. Tap Add Server
    4. Enter the IP address of your computer inside the field Address
    5. If applicable, enter any port changes in the port field of the server (make sure they match the one of MPC)
    6. User credentials are currently not implemented inside MPC's web interface
    7. Tap the Done button from the navigation bar to save the server
    8. Select your listed server

After selecting your pc you are ready to interact with MPC from your app.

3G or 4G

Connection over 3G or 4G should also work, but didn't have been tested.

Notice: You have to do port forwarding of the Media Player Classic port (by default: 13579 (TCP)). Furthermore you need to set your external IP address inside the app.

Usage

Tap on Tutorial inside the left drawer to get used to the remote circle interface. This theme can be changed inside Settings.

Notice: When you start Remote for MPC for the first time, you're asked whether you need help setting up the connection to a server. A server is a computer running MPC's web interface.

You may find Settings inside the app's left drawer, which will contain a help section and information about the app version and changelog.

Tap on Help inside Settings to display the first steps to get help setting up the app.

more information coming soon...

External links

Disclaimer

Apple, the Apple logo, iTunes, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. iTunes is for legal or rightholder-authorized copying only. Don’t steal music.

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