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  • sealight
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TouchRemote DACP and Windows RT app‏
I was trying to use rtRemote, a Windows 8 app, to control my mediacenter running Foobar 2000 TouchRemote DACP plugin.
(I already do that on Windows Phone with this other great app - http://wp7remoteapp.com/  )

I used the rtRemote Pairing Helper Tool to pair with TouchRemote DACP but I had no success.
 
I enter the pairing PIN 0000 as the rtRemote Pairing Helper specifies but I receive a "Device didn't return a valid pair code" error.
 
TouchRemote: Looking for device...
TouchRemote: Found device "" (rtRemote) @ 169.xx.xx.xx:44936
TouchRemote: trying to pair with  "" (rtRemote)
TouchRemote: Pairing failed: Device didn't return a valid pair code
TouchRemote: Pairing cancelled
 
Any clue?

  • leland
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TouchRemote DACP and Windows RT app‏
Reply #1
+1 - trying to accomplish the same task.
Guinness for strength!

  • sealight
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TouchRemote DACP and Windows RT app‏
Reply #2
+1 - trying to accomplish the same task.

I contacted the footouchremote author (the foobar add-in which implements DACP) and he explained me how to manually pair a device by adding the pairing-guid on windows registry.

After I added the rtRemote device this way (on foobar remote machine) I was able to use the win8 app to remotely control foobar!

The rtRemote team is also analyzing the pairing procedure.

  • danryd
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TouchRemote DACP and Windows RT app‏
Reply #3
+1 - trying to accomplish the same task.

I contacted the footouchremote author (the foobar add-in which implements DACP) and he explained me how to manually pair a device by adding the pairing-guid on windows registry.

After I added the rtRemote device this way (on foobar remote machine) I was able to use the win8 app to remotely control foobar!

The rtRemote team is also analyzing the pairing procedure.

How did you find the pairing guid? And what about the cookie-value?

TouchRemote DACP and Windows RT app‏
Reply #4
I've just wasted a few hours to install Win8 into a virtual machine and test foobar with rtRemote. There are a few crucial points here:

1) rtRemote uses a hardcoded port 3689, so you need to set it in plugin settings.
This won't allow you run both iTunes and foobar at the same time (in case you'd like to).
I tried to add host like <host>:7000, but rtRemote failed to recognize it.

2) Pairing Helper tool just doesn't work as expected.
Its TXT record is announced empty, so there's neither device name nor pairing guid present, and pairing fails with the error above.

3) The rtRemote itself succeeded to pair with foobar though.
But I had to kill the process and restart it before pairing (probably because I forgot to install Bonjour in the beginning).


So it basically works, but the experience seems to be somewhat poor.