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Controlling HDR-Fox T2 using iPad

Discussion in 'HDR-FOX T2 Freeview Recorder' started by Philip Coles, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. Philip Coles

    Philip Coles New Member

    Hi all, what would you recommend as the best app to use to browse my Humax box from my iPad so I can play video recordings on the TV or, of more interest, radio recordings via my hi-fi (which is already connected up to the Humax)?

    I've searched the archives and the web but I can't seem to find a definitive recommendation. I can find info on how to play recordings on the iPad itself, and whilst that would be useful it's more about using my iPad as a controller of all my media sources (I use Sonos for my music).

    Many thanks.
  2. Brian

    Brian Administrator Staff Member

    If you use the custom firmware, there is a virtual remote control package that allows you to control your Humax from your iPad, PC, or mobile phone.
  3. Philip Coles

    Philip Coles New Member

    Many thanks Brian. I've been considering going down that route, but before I do I'm keen to explore the third-party app options first. Presumably it's not as scary as it sounds? ;¬)
  4. Brian

    Brian Administrator Staff Member

    It's not really scary, there is plenty of help available should you require it.:)

    See THIS THREAD for more details.
  5. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    For a guide to the Custom Firmware (and the ir package) try the WiKi HERE
  6. Black Hole

    Black Hole Theloniuos Abbot

    You will not be able to control the Humax from the iPad unless you install the aforementioned custom firmware and IR package, and then it will be somewhat limited unless you can see the TV screen to navigate menus - trying to play back a radio recording using a simulated remote control handset blind is likely to prove tricky.

    You will have more success accessing recordings to play on the iPad (even without installing custom firmware), you need a DLNA-capable media player and to turn on "content sharing" on the Humax. There are several existing topics about this, I will list them below when I find them:

  7. Philip Coles

    Philip Coles New Member

    Thanks everyone - great advice.
  8. damianiw

    damianiw Member

    For playback on ipad try aceplayer it will work with SD content on my ipad2 (with media sharing set on as noted above).

    ipad2 isn't up to doing the hd content even with xbmc it wont do it
  9. Philip Coles

    Philip Coles New Member

    Thanks Damian. Watching recordings on my iPad is just part of what I'm looking to do. I also (mainly) want to browse the recordings from the iPad and just play/pause/skip them on the TV or hi-fi (ie effectively using the iPad as a remote control).
  10. damianiw

    damianiw Member

    Understood a bit like we can control xbmc from any web browser