Basic Instructions

Jan 9, 2011 at 10:15 AM

Hi All,


This software looks really great, but I am having some basic problems. Although the documentation shows commands for use within telnet etc, what it doesn't give is basic instructions for how to set up the software in order to send the commands. I have installed the program and opened up the ports 40500 and 40510 on my router, but the limited documentation says:

"Every extender creates a unique user account on your Media Center machine. e.g. Mcx1-MachineName. For this extender the port will be 40501.
You can take a look at C:\Users to see which extender users are available.

  • Standard port: 40500
  • Extender port: 40500 + Extender User (e.g. 40501)"

Once installed, I have an Mxc1 folder visible in the directory, but it has no extension stating the PC name and it only shows one folder .... am I right in thinking that it should show two folders ... one for the main pc and one for the XBox 360 extender? The extender was added and registered after the software install. Could this be the problem?

If I explain what I am trying to use this for ... I would like to be able to trigger the playback of a movie held on my main pc on an extender (an XBox 360 sitting on a LAN connection). The documentation doesn't give and example of the syntax to be used for a basic file playback though. Is there any chance that anyone could just give me a small help to get me started. Once I have sucessfully linked the system and sent a play file command I am sure that I will be able to substitute other commands and be up and running!

Many, many thanks for you time.



Feb 2, 2012 at 9:30 AM

I am having the same problem

any help?

Feb 2, 2012 at 7:31 PM

I've never used the software with an extender (I've never had one), and in fact I no longer even have a Media Center machine (another Apple convert). But the way it's supposed to work is each extender increments the port.

So to access a single extender (e.g. your xbox) via the web (http) interface you'd hit the MediaCenter machine at port 40511. In your browser that would be http://your-media-center-name:40511 (for your xbox) or http://your-media-center-name:40510 (for your media center machine)

To access the socket directly (for example, via telnet or PowerHome) you'd open your-media-center-name on port 40501 (to control your xbox) or 40500 (to control your Media Center machine)

Note that when I added the http service I made the arbitrary decision to only support up to 9 extenders - changing that would be trivial in the code.

I don't think there should be any additional folders created.

Sep 28, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Can anyone answer this?  I am in the same boat.  Lots of people seem to be using this OK somehow and it looks like just what I need, but nowhere in the documentation says how to set this up.  Sorry if this is a total noob question but I can't figure out what method is used to send those commands.  Are they supposed to be used in a scripting language (which?)  Is there some direct html sysntax that sends them? I was hoping it was like remote potato or similar, where going to the ip-address:port would open an interface but it doesn't.  Is it supposed to?

I don't really want to use telnet but can't find any info on how to use the http interface beyond a statement identifying the port.  What are people using for a front-end to send all those listed commands?