Linux FAQ


I downloaded the .bin file. How do I start the installation?

First add execute permission to the .bin file (chmod +x hidpointmediaserver.bin). Open a new terminal and run the .bin file (sudo ./hidpointmediaserver.bin). which should launch the installation wizard. On the select device page, choose the smart phone option. On the set password page enter a password to connect from your iOS device to the computer. Once the installation is done, you should see the HIDPoint Media Server shortcuts on desktop.For more information please check out the demo


Do I need flash player installed on my computer to watch the YouTube videos?

Yes. Download the flash player and launch HIDPoint Media Server configuration window. Go to Tools -> Settings -> YouTube Settings and specify the file path. Watch this video for further information.


How do I disable the file browser feature?

Launch the HIDPoint Media Server configuration and uncheck "Enable file browser" option.


How do I change the password used to connect to my computer?

Launch the HIDPoint Media Server configuration and change the password.


I am able to connect, mouse keyboard works, but YouTube videos are not playing why?

Step 1: Uninstall the Flash player

Step 2: Quit the HIDPoint Media Server from the system tray. (Right click and exit). If there are 2 instances of the server then please quit both of them.

Step 3: Download and install the Flash Player from here:

Step 4: Now launch the HIDPoint Media Server.

Step 5: Connect and try playing the YouTube movies


Server is running, but I am unable to connect to my windows machine.

There are couple of possible solutions for this:

  1. If you are using an iPhone and have blue tooth on , please turn off blue tooth (Settings -> General ->Bluetooth – off) and try using the YouTube Remote app

  2. Disable any firewall running on your windows machine temporarily to see if the iPhone is able to connect