You can use TELNET or any other socket client to connect to status updates on your Media Center. This connection will supply your client with status informations.
The informations are Key=Value pairs. The possible keys can be found in the MEDIASTATUSPROPERTYTAG Enumeration


The network server runs on port 40400. this is the default port for the local Media Center. Every Extender is connected by adding the extender user numeration to the default port.

Every extender creates a unique user account on your Media Center machine. e.g. Mcx1-MachineName. For this extender the port will be 40401.
You can take a look at C:\Users to see which extender users are available.
  • Standard port: 40400
  • Extender port: 40400 + Extender User (e.g. 40401)

Last edited Oct 21, 2009 at 1:04 PM by pantarhei, version 1


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