|Type:||Remote control application|
|Website:||[NMT forum thread]|
The MediaTankController allows for NMT remote browse and playback control from any platform that supports the Adobe AIR™ runtime environment, e.g. Windows, Mac OSX and Linux. This application was originally written by user Niels Leenheer.
The main screen of the application is little more than a basic remote. You can use it to navigate around in the interface, start playing a file and basically every thing you would also do with a normal remote.
If you click on the Browse button a second window will appear which will show the contents of your NMT. You can navigate to one of your media files and click on it to start it on your NMT.
How to start
- Make sure the Adobe AIR runtime is installed. Otherwise download it from [adobe.com] and install it.
- Download the AIR package and install by opening it: [MediatankController.air]
- Run the app and click on the 'settings' button. Fill in the IP address of the telnet enabled NMT.
This application requires the busybox26 binary for starting media files. If you already have it installed on your NMT you can enter the location into the settings window. If you don't have this binary installed, no worries: If you leave this setting empty, the MediatankController will automatically download the binary for you and install it on your NMT.
After playing a file the NMT will automatically load the standard user interface again. If you are running one of the Jukeboxes and want to return to your Jukebox you can also configure this in the settings window.
The upcoming version 1.0 of MediatankController will have a feature called Jukebox connector. This feature allows you to browse your Jukebox instead of the plain files on NMT. At the moment it is still useless, because it is not supported by any of the available Jukeboxes. I implemented it in my own homemade Jukebox and it works perfect!
I've also added keyboard shortcuts to make navigation even easier: arrow keys to move around, enter to select, backspace to return to the previous screen, esc to stop, space to play and p to pause.