Because there seems to be no simple, functional and easy to use remote control for windows media center on windows mobile devices out there, I've decided to build my own. At the moment it is an interim release, mainly to see how well the new WMC plugin and connection process are working. The current release only allows basic control of Windows Media Center, as i am still working on the media information code.
*I should have files up for you to download in the next few days.
As this is still in the beta stage, there will be bugs, so i need testers to test it and provide any feedback possible.
0.8 Beta - 05/08/10
-now using WMCRC Server - Media Center plugin instead of VMC Controller0.7 Beta - 29/04/10
-no media information feedback - only controls work
-faster searching and connection process
-added automatic searching of networked media centers (easier connection)0.6 Beta - 16/04/10
-better QVGA support!
-minor performance improvements
-improved stability (hopefully!)
-fixed d-pad landscape bug. can only be used in portrait mode0.5 Beta - 12/04/10
-minor performance improvements
-minor UI adjustments
-volume button now more responsive
-added hardware keyboard input, which needs to be enabled in the settings screen (keys work fine for x1, other models need testing, works with SIP)
-removed menu from start screen, left softkey now brings up settings. the ok button will exit the program. pressing ok while connected will minimise (exit can be accessed using the menu) as normal.
-now says "<device name> connected" message when connected to media center instead of IP address:port
-fixed bug where settings were not applied until application restart0.4 Beta - 31/03/10
-added support for handsets without a d-pad; touch d-pad can be enabled in the settings menu.
-fixed landscape startup bug
-fixed volume bug
-will ONLY connect using the ip address of your PC in the settings window, do not use hostname.
-changed font to match WMC standard.
-increased auto-connect timeout - now 20 seconds
-now installed using cab file
-fixed problem where addresses were resolved to ipv60.3.2 Alpha - 08/03/10
-only works with ipv4 addresses, hostname not working correctly yet
-minor performance fixes
-fixed loading error0.3.1 Alpha - 07/03/10
-fixed config file bug0.3 Alpha - 07/03/10
-added haptic feedback with touchscreen0.2 Alpha - 18/01/10
-added d-pad mode switch using camera focus button
-added automatic connection on launching the program
-more stable when connection dropped
-controller window now minimizes properly
-added track length and track number to display0.1 Alpha - 14/01/10
-optimized code, runs slightly quicker
-removed 'now playing' option in menu
-initial releaseTO DO IN FUTURE RELEASES:
-improve interface (especially QVGA scaling)SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
-improve searching performance
-add media extender support
-add wake on lan functionality
-add option to stop handset from entering standby mode while connected
-Windows Vista or 7 - editions with Windows Media CenterINSTRUCTIONS:
-Wifi, Bluetooth/USB activesync connection
-Windows Mobile 6.x Pro, (may work on older versions)
-480x800 (WVGA), 240x320 (QVGA) screen resolution
-.NETCFv3.5 installed on handset
1. - Download and install WMCRC Server 0.1b on your PCREVIEWS:
2. - Download and install WMCRC Client 0.8b on your handset
3. - Connect phone to PC using Wifi or activesync (USB/Bluetooth) connection
4. - Run Windows Media Center on your PC
5. - Launch the "Windows Media Center" from your start menu on your Windows Mobile Device
6. - Wait for a list of computers to appear
7. - Select computer from list then hit "connect"
8. - Start controlling!
Check out what people in other forums think about this app...
WMCRC Server (PC):
WMCRC Client (Phone):
Software developed by Mike Debney
Graphics designed by Jordan Debney
Thank you to Sean Kelly for his technical advice + and everyone who has downloaded / tested the app and provided feedback!