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XBMC Web Server HTTP API

I’ve been using the XBMC Web Server HTTP API, to send commands to my XBMC installations.  The API is not enabled by default, so you’ll have to get into the settings and enable it.  In XBMC you will need to verify your settings.

System > Settings > Network > Services

  1. There you will have to enable Allow control of XBMC via HTTP.
  2. Set and note the Port
  3. Set and note the Username
  4. Set and note the Password

Note: you’ll have to do this for each User on the XBMC machine, and on each separate XBMC machine.

For more information about the HTTP API visit the xbmc.org. It appears that the HTTP API is going to be depreciated in the next version of XBMC (Dharma).

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