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Web browser access to the PCH from your PC
08-09-2008, 04:44 AM (This post was last modified: 09-07-2010 03:31 AM by cheaper_popcorn.)
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Web browser access to the PCH from your PC
When your PCH A100 or A110 (and possibly other NMTs with the SMP 8635 chipset) is running or is in Standby mode and connected to your network, you can try accessing the following menu items from your PC's web browser over http. Many of these functions have limited use. They were never intended to be tampered with from a remote PC.

Important: When you try to change a setting, the script calls localhost, but since you are calling it on your PC, the change will not take place in the PCH. For this reason, you should replace the localhost address to the IP address of your PCH instead. It works in some cases.

The IP address of the Popcorn Hour will be unique for each network, so for the below instructions to work, you need to replace "192.168.1.15" with the IP address you have set for the PCH on your network.

NOTE: Not all of these pages will come out perfectly (for example the Start page), i.e. the pictures will not show and the menus will not be fully navigable. You need to enter each menu page address manually in your browser.

Step by step:

1. Make sure your PCH is turned on.

2. Turn on your PC.

3. Run your web browser (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, etc.)

4. In the address field of the web browser, type in the address to the item in the PCH menus you wish to access. Make sure you replace 192.168.1.15 with the IP address your PCH has in your network.

5. Experiment with trying to set menu options if desired. Again, note that this may not work for the links below that are not specifically intended for web browser access.

Specifically intended for web browser access (allows settings to be made):

BTPD Bit Torrent client: http://192.168.1.15:8883/torrent/bt.cgi

Transmission: http://192.168.1.15:8077

NZBGet (Usenet client): http://192.168.1.115:8066/

Not specifically intended for web browser access - do not seem to allow settings to be made:

PCH start page: http://192.168.1.15:8883/start.cgi

Network Setup: http://192.168.1.15:8883/network.html

Audio / Video settings: http://192.168.1.15:8883/display.html

Preferences: http://192.168.1.15:8883/preferences.htm

Network share: http://192.168.1.15:8883/network_share.html

NMT applications: http://192.168.1.15:8883/media_server.html

DVD / Audio CD: http://192.168.1.15:8883/dvd.html

Maintenance: http://192.168.1.15:8883/maintenance.html

If somebody knows any more Popcorn Hour items accessible through the browser, please share them and I will update this list.

Have fun! Big Grin

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Audio:Logitech Z-5500 (Coaxial)
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08-09-2008, 05:57 AM
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RE: Web browser access to the PCH from your PC
Great little list of links, thanks for helping out

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08-09-2008, 06:47 AM
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RE: Web browser access to the PCH from your PC
Now if we could just take control of the A-100 via a web interface we'd be all set. An iPod would become a fancy new remote!
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08-09-2008, 11:42 AM (This post was last modified: 09-07-2010 03:32 AM by cheaper_popcorn.)
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RE: Web browser access to the PCH from your PC
Have you seen this one?

http://192.168.1.15:8088/app/player/webd...irlist.php

It's kind of hidden, you can only access it if you type it in... Interesting stuff though.

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08-09-2008, 05:24 PM (This post was last modified: 08-09-2008 05:35 PM by excal.)
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RE: Web browser access to the PCH from your PC
http://www.mspportal.com/action/showserv...s=1280x720

Thats a link to the MSP portal as seen on the Popcornhour....same menu with links to Radiobox, Picasa, Youtube...etc etc...which can be viewed just as you would on the PCH.
Interestingly....those all work except the "Start" page...i get an error and redirection when i try going to that one.
http://192.168.0.133:8088/app/player/wel...elcome.php

that address takes me to my start page tho...
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08-10-2008, 08:41 PM
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RE: Web browser access to the PCH from your PC
One for the future:-

http://192.168.1.115:8066/ newsgroup GUI for nzbget client

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08-14-2008, 11:10 PM
Post: #7
RE: Web browser access to the PCH from your PC
any reason why i get this message after browsing to this page:
http://192.168.1.18:8883/display.html

making adjustments and hitting the Save button:

Failed to Connect

The connection was refused when attempting to contact 127.0.0.1:8883.

127.0.0.1 is clearly wrong..
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08-14-2008, 11:50 PM (This post was last modified: 08-14-2008 11:51 PM by garp99.)
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RE: Web browser access to the PCH from your PC
List after selecting OTHER files

List after selecting VIDEO files

This next one streams the file it finds, in this case an index.htm file.
Link to YAMJ index page for Videos
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08-15-2008, 06:18 AM
Post: #9
RE: Web browser access to the PCH from your PC
(08-14-2008 11:10 PM)trekker25 Wrote:  any reason why i get this message after browsing to this page:
http://192.168.1.18:8883/display.html

making adjustments and hitting the Save button:

Failed to Connect

The connection was refused when attempting to contact 127.0.0.1:8883.

127.0.0.1 is clearly wrong..

Ahh... 127.0.0.1 is localhost. I guess the command is sent to the PC instead of the PCH, and cannot be performed for that reason? Not sure if there is a workaround.

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Audio:Logitech Z-5500 (Coaxial)
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08-15-2008, 06:28 AM
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RE: Web browser access to the PCH from your PC
(08-14-2008 11:10 PM)trekker25 Wrote:  any reason why i get this message after browsing to this page:
http://192.168.1.18:8883/display.html

making adjustments and hitting the Save button:

Failed to Connect

The connection was refused when attempting to contact 127.0.0.1:8883.

127.0.0.1 is clearly wrong..

I was under the impression that you cannot use the web interface to actually make changes to the PCH as is, it's just available for viewing. The device itself needs to initiate the save 'link', because that's its local host address, 127.0.0.1, which means it's referring to itself. If you click that from the computer you are using to view the html file, then it would be attempting to find that setups.cgi file on your device.

Am I right about this?

So this is what I did. I saved a copy of every file onto a folder in my computer. I edited the html with Notepad to change every 127.0.0.1 address with that of the IP address of the NMT on my network, 192.168.1.xx

I have been able to submit changes because it is a simple cgi form input submission. For instance, I can change the display on my PCH from my local version of the display.html file, and when it submits, it looks like this...

http://192.168.1.xx:8883/setups.cgi?hiDe...&Save=save

It works successfully, though it won't work during PLAYBACK, but rather applies after you stop playing a file.

Popcorn Hour C-200 wired into Linksys WRT610N with 50 ft CAT-6 and displayed 720p 60 Hz via HDMI onto a 42" HP LCD. Anime series watcher, YAMJ user, PlayOn user, MSP user. Externally managed torrents, running FTP and Samba server.
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08-15-2008, 07:26 AM (This post was last modified: 08-15-2008 07:27 AM by chris57.)
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RE: Web browser access to the PCH from your PC
Can you write a little step by step guide and in a bit we'll tidy the thread up and sticky it. If there are conditions needed such as a mapped drive, network etc a quick statement on that would also be good.

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08-15-2008, 12:51 PM
Post: #12
RE: Web browser access to the PCH from your PC
You *can* make changes to the box from the PC, which is why mapping port 8883 through your firewall is such a risky business - with no password you are exposing all functions of the box, and with a bit of playing the filesystem too, to anyone who happens across it.
see:
http://www.networkedmediatank.com/showth...p?tid=3721

This also explains a simple procedure for modifying settings via your PC without needing to modify the pages - simply modify the URL.
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08-17-2008, 04:59 AM (This post was last modified: 08-17-2008 05:10 AM by mjmacky.)
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RE: Web browser access to the PCH from your PC
(08-15-2008 07:26 AM)chris57 Wrote:  Can you write a little step by step guide and in a bit we'll tidy the thread up and sticky it. If there are conditions needed such as a mapped drive, network etc a quick statement on that would also be good.

Was this directed to me?
(08-15-2008 12:51 PM)Squeek Wrote:  You *can* make changes to the box from the PC, which is why mapping port 8883 through your firewall is such a risky business - with no password you are exposing all functions of the box, and with a bit of playing the filesystem too, to anyone who happens across it.
see:
http://www.networkedmediatank.com/showth...p?tid=3721

This also explains a simple procedure for modifying settings via your PC without needing to modify the pages - simply modify the URL.

Yes when I worded that, I meant you cannot make changes by default properties. I first started changing to the NMT's IP address in the URL, then wanted something a little more simple and personal. So that's why I made my own htm pages, a 1 time deal. I also use my own background and images... basically tailored it to my viewing preferences. It works just fine now.

I used my own images because I have no idea how to map the the PCH's images through http, for instance...
file:///opt/sybhttpd/localhost.images/hd/divider.png
How in the world I can point to that using http://PCHIP:8883/ is unknown to me.

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08-17-2008, 02:25 PM (This post was last modified: 08-17-2008 02:27 PM by pjdaley.)
Post: #14
RE: Web browser access to the PCH from your PC
awesome, thank you for the list!
The first link for the start page, forwards me to this link:

http://localhost.drives:8883/HARD_DISK/?home=0

IS that normal? IT returns a 404
Also, the images will not load just red X's
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08-24-2008, 08:47 AM
Post: #15
RE: Web browser access to the PCH from your PC
Same result for me with last firmware.
Regards
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