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Author Topic: MonkeyMote (iOS music remote control) now supports JRiver Media Center  (Read 54070 times)

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Hi,

I'd like to let you all know that I just finished adding support for Media Center in my iOS remote control app.
The app started out as a Winamp remote and is geared towards controlling music playback, so some unique Media Center functions (such as zones) are not supported yet.
Missing functionality and an iPad-interface will be added as time permits. Feedback and feature suggestions are always welcome, either in this thread or via email :)

More information and the required plug-in are available at http://www.monkeymote.com

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Re: MonkeyMote (iOS music remote control) now supports JRiver Media Center
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2011, 09:06:47 am »

Thanks!
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Re: MonkeyMote (iOS music remote control) now supports JRiver Media Center
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2012, 12:19:29 pm »

Hi,

I'd like to let you all know that I just finished adding support for Media Center in my iOS remote control app.
The app started out as a Winamp remote and is geared towards controlling music playback, so some unique Media Center functions (such as zones) are not supported yet.
Missing functionality and an iPad-interface will be added as time permits. Feedback and feature suggestions are always welcome, either in this thread or via email :)

More information and the required plug-in are available at http://www.monkeymote.com

-Martin

Hello Martin, I tried using the Lite version for JRiver.  One quick flaw I picked up is that when you press the PLay/Pause button while playing a song the counter is reset to 0:00 and when you resume the song starts from the beginning!  Maybe you could do a quick fix for this? Best, KB
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Re: MonkeyMote (iOS music remote control) now supports JRiver Media Center
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2012, 04:00:52 pm »

Thanks for the report. I just uploaded a new plugin build that should fix the pause/resume glitch. The time display being reset when paused is an app issue, I'll look into it.
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Re: MonkeyMote (iOS music remote control) now supports JRiver Media Center
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2012, 09:00:06 pm »

Thanks for the quick rebuild.  Look forward to the app fix  :)
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Re: MonkeyMote (iOS music remote control) now supports JRiver Media Center
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2012, 09:23:13 pm »

Does is support any iPod touch genereation? I have an older 2G touch with iOS 4.2.1? If so... I'll give it a try tomorrow!
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Re: MonkeyMote (iOS music remote control) now supports JRiver Media Center
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2012, 03:41:40 am »

I am trying it with an iTouch Gen 3.  Try the free Lite version - you have nothing to lose.  You need iOS4.0 or greater and wifi so it should work
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mmote

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Re: MonkeyMote (iOS music remote control) now supports JRiver Media Center
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2012, 04:09:54 am »

Does is support any iPod touch genereation? I have an older 2G touch with iOS 4.2.1? If so... I'll give it a try tomorrow!
It supports any device running iOS 4.0 or higher.
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Re: MonkeyMote (iOS music remote control) now supports JRiver Media Center
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2012, 06:53:06 am »

Cool!!! I'll give it a try tooooooooooooday!!! Keep you posted on my findings :-)
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Re: MonkeyMote (iOS music remote control) now supports JRiver Media Center
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2012, 03:41:03 pm »

Downloaded and installed... I'll play with it a few days and get back.

One question I have... on the right hand side, there is the alphabets for quick jump to artists. How can we get to letters after "E". Tried punching # but does not seem to work!

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Re: MonkeyMote (iOS music remote control) now supports JRiver Media Center
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2012, 11:50:42 am »

I have the plug-in (V.1.12) installed, but i can't see it in Media Center (V.17.0.064)
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KB

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Re: MonkeyMote (iOS music remote control) now supports JRiver Media Center
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2012, 11:00:54 pm »

Does MonkeyMote work with JRiver MC17?
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Re: MonkeyMote (iOS music remote control) now supports JRiver Media Center
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2012, 10:28:03 am »

no ipod touch 3g mediamote lite
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Re: MonkeyMote (iOS music remote control) now supports JRiver Media Center
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2012, 10:46:30 am »

One question I have... on the right hand side, there is the alphabets for quick jump to artists. How can we get to letters after "E". Tried punching # but does not seem to work!
Can you send me a screenshot?

Does MonkeyMote work with JRiver MC17?
Haven't tested it yet, but theoretically it should.

Edit: It's working fine with MC17. If you upgraded from a previous version you'll simply have to reinstall the plugin.
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Re: MonkeyMote (iOS music remote control) now supports JRiver Media Center
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2012, 10:58:30 am »

wherefrom
after installation i see nothing except the normal mc windows
under plagins nothing
when i install the .dll at the plugin manager nothing
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« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2012, 11:18:39 am »

wherefrom
after installation i see nothing except the normal mc windows
under plagins nothing
when i install the .dll at the plugin manager nothing
With MC16 I just copied the .dll file that I downloaded from Monkeymote and pasted it into the JRiver Plugin sub directory (did not use any of the menus inside JR to do this).  Then I restarted MC and it works fine.  Haven't yet tried it with MC17
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Re: MonkeyMote (iOS music remote control) now supports JRiver Media Center
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2012, 11:28:24 am »

It should look like this:


Copying around the DLL won't do anything, it gets registered during installation which creates several registry entries that point to the installation location.
There should be a registry key at
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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JRiver\Media Center 17\Plugins\Interface\MonkeyMoteafter installation.
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Re: MonkeyMote (iOS music remote control) now supports JRiver Media Center
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2012, 12:12:15 pm »

my jriver regitry information is under HKey_Current_User and not under HKey_Locall-machine
under hkey_locall_machine is no entrie
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Re: MonkeyMote (iOS music remote control) now supports JRiver Media Center
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2012, 12:22:33 pm »

If you're running a 64-bit version of Windows it's under
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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\JRiver
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« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2012, 02:05:53 pm »

sorry

deinstalling mc 16 and 17
deinstalling monkeymote
clean registry
install mc and monkeymote

run perfect
now i buy the program
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Re: MonkeyMote (iOS music remote control) now supports JRiver Media Center
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2012, 03:44:27 pm »

Glad you got it to work.
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« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2012, 03:53:02 pm »

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Re: MonkeyMote (iOS music remote control) now supports JRiver Media Center
« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2012, 08:53:50 am »

It should look like this:


Copying around the DLL won't do anything, it gets registered during installation which creates several registry entries that point to the installation location.
There should be a registry key at
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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JRiver\Media Center 17\Plugins\Interface\MonkeyMoteafter installation.
Thanks for the clarification on the dll and MC17.  Looks like I was mistaken about how the dll works
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Re: MonkeyMote (iOS music remote control) now supports JRiver Media Center
« Reply #23 on: January 26, 2012, 03:17:02 am »

Hi,
Now using the full version with JRMC16.  When I press "More" to pull up more playlists, I get a very long list of what looks like everything I have in my library instead of just seeing the specific playlists I had created inside JRMC16.  Is there a way to change some settings to filter so I only see my created playlists (about 6-7 playlists)? To clarify my playlists appear in this long list but I have to search them out using the search bar
Thanks
KB
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Re: MonkeyMote (iOS music remote control) now supports JRiver Media Center
« Reply #24 on: January 26, 2012, 05:07:22 am »

I'm currently returning any playlists and smartlists that are stored in the library.
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« Reply #25 on: January 26, 2012, 05:12:08 am »

thanks.
I have about 7 playlists under Smart Playlists and I have created about 8 of my own playlists.  What I see in MMote are 100s of playlists.  Anyway to avoid that?
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« Reply #26 on: January 26, 2012, 05:13:52 am »

That's weird. Are there perhaps any imported playlists (that you don't actually need)?
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« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2012, 05:23:00 am »

Good point !
.... just checked....there are many imported playlists .... which I don't need.  Should I just delete those I guess..?
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« Reply #28 on: January 26, 2012, 05:26:44 am »

Sure, go ahead and delete them if you don't need them.
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« Reply #29 on: January 26, 2012, 06:10:40 am »

That sorted the problem.  Thanks for the great and timely support. Cheers  :)
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Re: MonkeyMote (iOS music remote control) now supports JRiver Media Center
« Reply #30 on: January 27, 2012, 02:03:50 am »

Hi,

I'd like to let you all know that I just finished adding support for Media Center in my iOS remote control app.
The app started out as a Winamp remote and is geared towards controlling music playback, so some unique Media Center functions (such as zones) are not supported yet.
Missing functionality and an iPad-interface will be added as time permits. Feedback and feature suggestions are always welcome, either in this thread or via email :)

More information and the required plug-in are available at http://www.monkeymote.com

-Martin
All in all a very nice app (which is also priced very well) - easy enough to use and has quite a bit of useful functionality and importantly is stable and predictable.  Thanks for that.  If possible, one small feature that would be nice to have is the ability to add a song as "Next to Play" in Enqueue as opposed to the default where its adds it to the end of the Current Playlist. Thanks
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« Reply #31 on: January 27, 2012, 04:59:33 am »

one small feature that would be nice to have is the ability to add a song as "Next to Play"
Thanks for the suggestion, I'll see if I can fit it in there somehow.
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« Reply #32 on: January 29, 2012, 10:26:22 am »

Another small bug (also related to the time slider).... while playing a song if you hit the << to re-start the song from the beginning.... the song restarts but the time slider doesn't reset to 0:00 but keeps ticking away.   If you then visit another screen and then come back to the 'playing now' screen with artwork, the slider adjusts itself.
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« Reply #33 on: January 29, 2012, 12:08:20 pm »

Thanks for the report. This was a side-effect of MC not reporting seek events, I implemented a workaround in the latest plugin build.
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« Reply #34 on: January 30, 2012, 02:23:10 am »

ok cool, will download the new version
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Re: MonkeyMote (iOS music remote control) now supports JRiver Media Center
« Reply #35 on: February 01, 2012, 02:16:49 pm »

Ok....my turn...!! I've downloaded the app shortly after the Holidays and played with it a bit. I use it only for my audio system with MC 17 and I simply think it is great. Simple, easy to use, provides me with what I want. The only glitch I have is... to get to an artist / album using the alphabet on the right hand side... I either don't know how to do it or it is not working... Any advice??? This is NOT a show stopper and I highly recommend this app. Next step is to post this on the AppStore!
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« Reply #36 on: February 02, 2012, 04:55:38 am »

Yosemithe, what happens when you touch the index list and move your finger? Does it work on any of the different views (artist, album, genre)?
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« Reply #37 on: February 02, 2012, 11:27:42 am »

Yosemithe, what happens when you touch the index list and move your finger? Does it work on any of the different views (artist, album, genre)?
Let's say I go in "Albums" view, then I get a list of all albums in alphabetical order. If I slide my finger, then I scroll downs (or up) the list to the album I want. On the very far right hand side though, there letters of the alphabet are listed from top to bottom (# a b c d e #) when held vertically. If I touch "C" than it will get to the album beginning with the letter "C". But I am not able to get the other letters of the alphabet beyond E to be displayed, even when scrolling down the main list or by touching the # sign. If I slide my finger on the alphabet, all I get is the albums beginning with the letter a quickly changing to b then to c etc... I am not able to scroll down the alphabet and see F-G-H-I for a quick jump at the album beginning by these letters...
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« Reply #38 on: February 02, 2012, 11:56:52 am »

Must be a weird naming/sorting issue. Does this happen on the albums view only, or also with artists or genres?
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« Reply #39 on: February 02, 2012, 12:18:04 pm »

In artists but while we are at it... in Album I only get # A # displayed and no alphabet in genre...
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« Reply #40 on: February 02, 2012, 01:38:37 pm »

Would you be willing to send me your library data? That way I can hopefully reproduce this bug locally. Just PM me.
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« Reply #41 on: February 02, 2012, 02:04:43 pm »

Not sure what you mean by that exactly.... How can I do that?
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« Reply #42 on: February 07, 2012, 01:06:43 pm »

Bug will be fixed in the next app update.
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« Reply #43 on: February 07, 2012, 02:05:05 pm »

If I read you correctly... it is not me who is having a sorting / naming issue right?
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« Reply #44 on: February 07, 2012, 02:15:34 pm »

The app simply doesn't handle certain characters correctly (e.g. , and the like). So no, that's not your fault ;)
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« Reply #45 on: February 07, 2012, 06:49:53 pm »

Damn french and their "accent"!!!! Anyway, I would not have ripped or modify the tags of all my albums...!
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« Reply #46 on: February 28, 2012, 07:34:59 am »

Good day mmote. Any approximative date on an updated version of the app? And I was wondering also if it would be possible to have a navigation with the art cover in the album and genre mode (once you are in one genre). Would it be too heavy to handle for the app/device/network?

Thks

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« Reply #47 on: February 28, 2012, 08:07:49 am »

Any approximative date on an updated version of the app?
I submitted an update a week ago, so it should become available very soon.

And I was wondering also if it would be possible to have a navigation with the art cover in the album and genre mode (once you are in one genre). Would it be too heavy to handle for the app/device/network?
It's certainly possible. I've got some proof of concept code working already, but am not 100% happy with it yet.
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Re: MonkeyMote (iOS music remote control) now supports JRiver Media Center
« Reply #48 on: March 03, 2012, 12:56:42 am »

Hello Mmote:

The software did not work after I installed it to the j.river plugin directory,when try to connect ,it shows "server did not respond.....". BUT the server is already enabled in the j.river.what else can I do?

Thanks.

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« Reply #49 on: March 03, 2012, 04:34:18 am »

Please make sure 'Server enabled' is checked in the plugin settings

and that your firewall is allowing incoming TCP connections on the configured port.
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