Originally Posted by astrogeeker
this is a little geeky, hoping someone has some definitive insight.
i'm about to pull the trigger on a 103, there's one scenario that i don't think it will cover that is holding me back.
i want to be able to control the device from a smartphone/ipad/web app without having my projector/TV turned on.
ie, i want to be able to traverse network attached content and play it via remote control interface. this requires that the oppo be capable of publishing information programatically (via web services or whatever) which can be used by smartphones/web apps/etc.
i emailed oppo support, and they quickly sent me their latest API document, which basically just outlines how you can write a program that will mimic the IR remote control using TCP/IP instead of IR. there looks to be no capability to ask the oppo 'whats your current location?' and 'what track are you playing and what meta data can you tell me about it'?
i realize that this program does not exist currently, but if oppo would publish an API that allowed for this type of bi-directional communication, then 3rd party developers (such as myself) can write apps that will do the job.
If you don't mind spending a little cash.....this is what I am doing:
Download and buy JRiver Media Server onto your PC
Download an APP to your device (Gizmo for android is what I use on my Kindle Fire HD) There are both android and IOS apps out there.
No TV needed, but computer needs to be on running the server.Edited by calpon - 1/22/13 at 10:07am