WebGizmo

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Introduction

WebGizmo provides remote streaming and remote control for JRiver Media Center. It runs in a browser but looks and acts like an application. This allows you to run it on an iPhone, iPad, netbook, or any other device that has a browser.

Its interface is nearly identical to that of Gizmo, JRiver's remote control app for Android.

WebGizmo was introduced in JRiver Media Center 17.0.

Instructions

In Media Center

In MC (17.0.64 or greater), turn on Media Network under Tools/Options/Media Network.

In Your Browser

Using MC17.0.122 or higher, you can use this page:

http://jriver.com/webgizmo.html

Or you can enter this link in your browser:

http://wg.jriver.com/your_access_key (replace your_access_key with the six character Access Key that you can find in Tools / Options / Media Network.

You can save this link as a favorite in your browser.

Using older versions

In a browser on your tablet, connect to MC by entering a URL in this form:

[ip address or machine (host) name]:52199

For example, on an internal network, you might enter this:

192.168.1.111:52199 (note the colon before 52199)

You should then see a web page menu that MC has generated.

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On that menu, select WebGizmo.

Alternatively, using the example above, enter 192.168.1.111:52199/Gizmo/mode.html to take you straight to WebGizmo.

WebGizmo

Under "Play to", select the device you will play to. The first one, "This Location", is the remote itself. The second should be the server you're playing from, and would be the usual choice when you're across the room from it.

The home icon in the upper left will take you back to the home page. You can select a different device to play to by tapping the top bar.

Volume and position can be set on the Playing Now screen.

Modifying Views

Do you want to organise the display of TV Series, Seasons and Episodes in you WebGizmo? The following set of instructions will give you that. They insert a new Video Menu item called TV Series. On clicking this, you will see your TV Series listed. Clicking on one of these will list the Seasons in that Series. Clicking on a Season will give you the Episodes in that Season.

So, step by step:

1. Go to Tools > Options > Media Network > Advanced and select "Customise views for Gizmo and WebGizmo.

2. In the pop-up window, on the left, select Video. Click Add and choose Library Item.

3. In this window, change the name to TV Series.

4. To the right of this window, click Add > Library Field and select the field Series.

5. Click Add > Library Field again and select Season.

6. Click Add > Expression. Name the expression Program. In the Expression box, paste this: TVInfo(SeriesDisplay)

7. The order in the box should be Series, Season, Program. If it isn't, drag them to the correct order.

8. Click OK to close all the windows and you are done.

9. You will need to restart MC17 client and server (the server is found in the system tray, probably amongst your hidden icons).

More

A Thread on Interact.

WebGizmo will replace WebPlay and WebRemote.

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