Setup, Configure and Use Remote Potato: Detailed Screenshot tutorial

You may have heard of Remote Potato, a free application that lets you stream all kinds of media over your LAN or WAN. Though very useful, it is not very easy to configure and setup Remote Potato Server. We have already seen in brief, how Remote Potato turns Windows Media Center into a web server, thereby allowing you to access your media from any PC with a browser and an internet connection. In this easy-to-understand screenshot tutorial, we will guide you in setting up and configuring Remote Potato on your Windows computer.

Set up Remote Potato server

  1. Click here to visit to Remote Potato download page.
  2. Click on the Windows download option.potato server 11 400x284 Setup, Configure and Use Remote Potato: Detailed Screenshot tutorial
  3. In the next page, enter the email if you want to, else hit the “Begin Download” button.potato server 2 400x284 Setup, Configure and Use Remote Potato: Detailed Screenshot tutorial
  4. Run the downloaded file.
  5. If you haven’t installed Net Framework 4.0 on your machine, then it would prompt you to do so.potato server 3 400x150 Setup, Configure and Use Remote Potato: Detailed Screenshot tutorial
  6. Now the setup will run – hit the Enter button as usual and it will move to next step.potato server 4 400x327 Setup, Configure and Use Remote Potato: Detailed Screenshot tutorial
  7. Click on I Agree and then click on “Next” button.potato server 5 400x327 Setup, Configure and Use Remote Potato: Detailed Screenshot tutorial
  8. Now in this screen enter the username and password that you use to login into your Windows user account. potato server 6 400x327 Setup, Configure and Use Remote Potato: Detailed Screenshot tutorial
  9. In this step, choose the directory where you want to install Remote Potato. Te installation will now commence.potato server 7 400x327 Setup, Configure and Use Remote Potato: Detailed Screenshot tutorial
  10. After the installation completes, you will be required to click on Close.potato server 8 400x327 Setup, Configure and Use Remote Potato: Detailed Screenshot tutorial
  11. Now the setup Wizard will begin automatically. Click Next on the first screen. You can if you wish, Enable Security first.potato server 9 400x219 Setup, Configure and Use Remote Potato: Detailed Screenshot tutorial
  12. Follow all the steps which the wizard will guide you through.
  13. At the end, you will see a “All done screen”. Check out and note your IP if you want and click on Close finally.potato server 10 400x219 Setup, Configure and Use Remote Potato: Detailed Screenshot tutorial
  14. Now you could see a “Server is stopped” screen.potato server 111 400x49 Setup, Configure and Use Remote Potato: Detailed Screenshot tutorial
  15. Click on the Settings icon.potato server 12 400x259 Setup, Configure and Use Remote Potato: Detailed Screenshot tutorial
  16. Under Share media, tick all the check boxes if you want to stream all your content and click on any of the button for the settings of that particular media.
  17. Now to get the channels available, go to “Channels” Tab and click on reload from the Media Center button, your channel list will be ready.potato server 13 400x259 Setup, Configure and Use Remote Potato: Detailed Screenshot tutorial
  18. Now click on the Play button near the Settings button.

Now you have successful configured your Remote Potato Server and now it’s time to view your server and stream the media shared.

Connect and test Remote Potato server

  1. If you are connecting via a LAN PC, then open your browser and type out your LAN address that generally starts with 192.168. After your LAN address enter “:9080” and hit Enter. You might get be redirected to the following page:testing server 400x284 Setup, Configure and Use Remote Potato: Detailed Screenshot tutorial
  2. If you dont have Silverlight installed on your Windows 7 computer, you will be prompted to install Silverlight. If you want you can download and install it,the  otherwise you can continue with HTML version. But I would recommend that you go for the Silverlight option, as is good.Silverlight 400x185 Setup, Configure and Use Remote Potato: Detailed Screenshot tutorial
  3. After installing Silverlight, you will be able to see this beautiful interface.Web Interface 400x284 Setup, Configure and Use Remote Potato: Detailed Screenshot tutorial

If you are streaming your content over the internet then instead of your LAN IP you need to type your original IP.WAN IP 400x284 Setup, Configure and Use Remote Potato: Detailed Screenshot tutorial

Now you have connected to your server and you can stream your content all over the world and can even watch TV, if a TV tuner is attached with you Home PC or Server PC.

You will also be able to perform the following tasks:

  • Listen to your music
  • Watch your movies
  • Watch the recorded TV
  • Watch your Pictures
  • Watch live TV
  • Remote Control for Windows Media Center

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You can select different themes for your Web UI, which pretty easy to use.

Remote Potato comprises of many features that you would love to use when you get familiar with them. Remember all the applications used in this tutorial were free of cost, thus no money is spent.

That was all about configuring, setting up and using Remote Potato. Hope you liked the tutorial. If you have any questions, please feel fre to ask them in the comments section.

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Lavish, when not attending school, loves to follow up on the latest happenings in technology. He loves to try out new Windows based software and gadgets and is currently also learning JAVA. He also loves to develop new software for Windows. Creating a System Restore Point first before installing a new software is always recommended, he feels.
  • Carl P

    Great tutorial, thanks very much!

  • lee

    i don’t use a user and password . it’s my home computer-so what now? shaferlee@aol.com

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