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    I'd like to be able to use my HP Touchpad to control my XBMC installation via http. As the PC running XBMC also acts as a web server, I have elected to configure XBMC's webserver on a different port, say 90. In most browsers I can just 192.168.x.y:90 and get at the xbmc web server. I get a blank screen if I try this on the HP so I am thinking this may not be implemented. Any ideas? I tried setting XBMC to 443, and prefacing my 192 as https://192.168.x.y but my local webserver also grabbed that by default. This is kind of a unique issue, there is a post from 2003, but no replys. Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks!
    Martin
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    I was just messing around with this tonight!

    Mine is set to 8080, and I had the same issue of a blank screen. Turns out the browser doesn't support website logins. You have to disable the user/password in xbmc (clear the fields) and then it works fine.

    I can't remember if my Pre supported website logins, but the TouchPad doesn't and who knows if it ever will.


    Side thought: Is there any decent xbmc, or general PC remote controll apps? The only xbmc app hasn't been updated for the TouchPad, is super awkward to use, and doesn't support menu configuration items (subtitle control or deinterlacing).
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    Hey Brain_ReCall, Thank you so much for getting back to me, I didn't think about that I will give that a try. Good luck with finding an app!

    Martin
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    Follow up, I had to use 8080, but that worked! Thanks again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brain_ReCall View Post
    Turns out the browser doesn't support website logins. You have to disable the user/password in xbmc (clear the fields) and then it works fine.

    I can't remember if my Pre supported website logins, but the TouchPad doesn't and who knows if it ever will.
    Unless I misunderstand you, you are mistaken.

    Web login is possible by entering the relevant information as a prefix to the address, as in:

    http://exampleusername:examplepassword@192.168.x.x:8080/

    I know this because I use the method to monitor my uTorrent webUI from the TP browser.

    Just wanted to keep people from removing security features unnecessarily. Of course, the irony is that this method will store your username and password in plain text on your TP, but that is a risk you'll have to calculate for yourself.
    Last edited by Cash Machine; 08/26/2011 at 11:25 PM. Reason: stupid smilies
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    Good call Cash Machine, I'm using the firewall to only allow XBMC to accept connections from local addresses, but this is definitely another option.

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