View Full Version : Apple Remote HATES VLC

Guy Fawkes
21st September 2008, 12:31 AM
When I switched to Mac from PC I needed a media player to view all my videos. I downloaded VLC player and it was perfect. A few months ago I upgraded from Tiger to Leopard. Now my Apple Remote won't work with VLC at all. Before the upgrade I could skip, pause and control volume. Now, nothing.

What's up?

21st September 2008, 12:57 AM
I don't have an answer... but have a kind of related question.

When I got my TAM, it shipped with 7.6.1, but came with OS 8 on a CD as well. But, upgrading to 8 required the retention of several apps in order to be able to still use the TAM's front buttons properly (ie sound/tv/cd).

This was pretty easy, as it was just a few control panels, extension files, or applications.

Looking at Guy's issue... I'm guessing it's going to be more than just a simple single extension file that's causing the problem...

I recently became frustrated trying to find a prefs file... having already searched in one location's "Preferences" folder... I then found another, elsewhere...

Has OS X made things too difficult for the little guy? Was it unavoidable?

One thing I always loved about "Mac" was that (most of the time) when you installed a new app, it was just 1 file - the application file. Ok, that may not always have been the case, but even say - Dark Castle - was no more than 5 files. These days any given app may have "support" files in what feels like half a dozen places...

Well it's 1am and I'm rambling and have gotten off track but... meh to OS X, or yay to OS X?

21st September 2008, 03:28 AM
There's a new version of VLC: 0.9.2 (http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-macosx.html)
Give that a go and I hope it helps. Good luck.

Guy Fawkes
21st September 2008, 12:14 PM
There's a new version of VLC: 0.9.2
Give that a go and I hope it helps. Good luck.

That worked perfectly. Thanks foonster.

7th October 2008, 10:56 PM
Thats the reason why you update your software when moving to Leopard, Guy Fawkes. Just don't do it on my internet like last time :p (or did you?)

7th October 2008, 11:25 PM
Why are you using VLC?

Download these two plugins for quicktime and you will be set for life.

Perian - The swiss-army knife of QuickTime components (http://perian.org/)

Flip4Mac WMV Products (http://www.flip4mac.com/wmv.htm)

13th October 2008, 07:37 PM
Hmm..I'm using 10.5.5 with 0.92 version of VLC - remotes doesn't work for me.
i use VLC due to native subtitles support. Does QT recognise .srt files?