HTTP Music Station

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By xaxamy, Junior Member on 7th June 2014, 02:36 PM
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Hello, xda!
I broke my old smartphone a month ago and I have been struggling to find a new use for it. By broke I mean totally unresponsive touchscreen, everything else works fine. That’s why I thought I could use it for something useful.

Now, my particular use case is that my hi-fi system is really far from my setup and I could only connect to it via a cable. So, the solution was to create a HTTP server to control the phone and play music.

That’s when I found I-Jetty which lets you do a lot of useful stuff like:
  • Access/update/modify/remove your contacts
  • View your call logs
  • View some system settings
  • Access all of your media content – photos,videos,music,etc.
  • Find your phone! There’s a button you can press to make your phone start ringing. Really cool in my book.
  • It can also track the location of the phone? Might be useful to someone

Anyways, with the original version, accessing a file meant playback was started on the client (i.e. in the browser). I modified the code so that it would start playback on the host(i.e. the phone) as well. There is a lot more to be done to repurpose the app into a player, but this is a minimal working edition.

Let’s get to the good stuff. You need:
  • I-Jetty from the Playstore :
  • My modified web app

Installation instructions:
  • Install I-Jetty
  • Install my web app
  • Run the web app. It will be called I-Jetty Console Installer.
  • Click Install
  • After installation finishes, go back to App drawer and select I-Jetty
  • Click Start Jetty
  • Go to your phone’s browser and access
  • Click on Network
  • Username : admin , password:admin
  • Find your local IP address. It looks something like under wlan
  • Et voila you can access your phone via the local network at the IP address you found in step 10. For me this is
All that is left now is to put on some good music and hook it to the hi-fi system.

Hope you like it and thanks for reading. Any feedback will be appreciated

I will open-source the code sometime next week and keep you updated.

P.S. This is my first post so any suggestions/criticism are welcome.
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