itunes remote control for wifi blackberry/mac os

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by rec370, May 22, 2009.

  1. rec370 macrumors newbie

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    a. enable web services
    b. modify httpd to set the user name of the account where itunes is running, uncomment php.
    c. put these files in the username/sites folder.
    d. hit the web site /your ip/~user/remote.php

    you can try this locally first to be sure its working.

    enable wifi on your bb and hit the site. sized for bold.
     

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  2. michaelzz macrumors newbie

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    can you elaborate on "b. modify httpd to set the user name of the account where itunes is running, uncomment php." i dont understand what to do in the httpd.conf file
     
  3. JTellier macrumors newbie

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    Does this exists for PC users?

    It would be great to have this app for PC users and BB.

    Already have a iPod nano and would like not to have to purchase the iPod Touch just for the remote

    Thanks,
     
  4. NotrePoubelle, Jan 1, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2011

    NotrePoubelle macrumors newbie

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    More details

    First thanks to rec370 for posting the basic idea and a sample script. Using his script and a few other resources, I was able to get this working perfectly. Here's a few links that I used, which other people might find helpful.

    1. http://www.whatsmyip.org/itunesremote/

    This link provides the theory and some pretty good setup instructions. Unfortunately, things have changed in newer versions of OS X, and things like file locations, PHP version, etc, have changed. So, some other links below might be helpful.

    2. http://www.simonwhatley.co.uk/setting-up-php-on-mac-osx-10-6-snow-leopard

    This describes how to setup PHP on Snow Leopard.I had trouble restarting the webserver from the command line, but rebooting the computer worked for me.

    3. http://www.blackberryforums.com/wifi-hotzone/99413-wifi-lan.html

    I had some trouble getting my blackberry to see my local webserver, which is behind a firewall and doesn't have a public IP. This link gave some tips on the need to setup my blackberry as a client of my local LAN (I used the blackberry Wifi setup wizard application).

    4. I lost the link, but one thing that was driving me crazy after doing the above was I could browse to the web page from my computer, but still not from my blackberry. There were two things (as I recall) that were problematic:

    1) Use Internet Browser or Hotspot browser, rather than Blackberry browser. (I'm not 100% sure about this one, in hind sight).
    2) As I was accessing a local resource, I wanted to use the IP address. I tried something like this:

    http://192.168.0.5/~MyUserName/remote.php

    where 192.168.0.5 was the IP address of my Mac. The trick when using an IP address with a Blackberry is to NOT use http:// prefix. Instead, do this:

    192.168.0.5/~MyUserName/remote.php

    NOTE: I also found this link

    http://code.iamcal.com/php/iTunesRemote/

    which looks really interesting. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to follow the link to get the sample script. On the page, the author notes that there are COM interfaces and a Python library one can use from Windows, if you are technically inclined. Finally, I noticed this open source project:

    http://itunesremote.sourceforge.net/

    which looks to have a Windows version, although I've not tried it.
     
  5. tiggit macrumors newbie

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    iTunes Controller for BlackBerry

    I have just released a remote control for iTunes (and other DAAP servers) for the BlackBerry Smart Phone.

    This is an implementation of the publically available DAAP protocol and provides the ability to browse and select music and video from within your iTunes library. It provides play/pause/forward/back/repeat/shuffle functions. It also provides a mute function (which is not available within iTunes).

    Pairing works just like an iPhone or iPad

    Further Tiggit Controller for iTunes is integrated with the core BlackBerry functions: You can use the volume and mute buttons on the BlackBerry to control iTunes. When the phone rings, Tiggit Controller can pause or mute iTunes for the duration of the call.

    The pictures illustrate the pairing process, and the main screen of Tiggit Controller. The top portion shows what is playing, the play status, progress and volume control, and the lower portion allows navigation of the iTunes Library. Here we see a list of PlayLists.

    Tiggit Controller for iTunes can be downloaded OTA by pointing your BlackBerry browser here http://www.tiggit.com/preview
     

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  6. Abrax macrumors newbie

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    Help with tiggit controller

    Hi i downloaded the tiggit controller in my blackberry and i have a macbook with lion. but the iTunes doesn't recognize my blackberry as a device. any help?
     
  7. tiggit macrumors newbie

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    Support

    Hi, please contact me directly tiggit at tiggit dot com and I will try to help you out.

    So far there has been one customer who could not get Tiggit Controller to pair with iTunes and I am keen to learn more so that the problem can be fixed.
     

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