Installing BSRemote app on the Android smartphoneThere are three ways of installing the application on the smartphone:
- From Android Market
- Using an installer application
- Install 'Apps Installer' from Android Market
- Download the .apk file on the phone (or copy the .apk file to the phone from the computer)
- Open 'Apps Installer'
- Select and install the .apk file
- Using the Android SDK - more details here
Using the BSRemote Android app
After installing the app, the first thing you need to do is set the hostname/ip address (the port number used is 2222) of the BSRemote server running on the BSPlayer Windows host. From version 1.2.1 there is an autodetect feature that fills those values automatically. However, it only works on local/private networks. Check the next section for information on how to get the IP and port number
You can now control BSPlayer! Feel free to open a file (Menu->Browse), adjust the volume or change movie position. You may also change the play status (play/pause/stop), rewind or skip ahead (a short or long time slice). You can load subtitles for the movie or set the computer to shutdown automatically after the movie ends.
BSRemote has THREE (3) screens! The first screen controls volume and play/pause status, the second allows control over the current movie position and the third is used for playlist control. To switch from one screen to another, you need to slide your finger left or right. You can also use the trackball, if your phone is equipped with one.