Apple Remote + XBMC + Itunes

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superyo Offline
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Hi all,

For a long time I have a problem with the management of the Apple Remote on my MacMini (10.6.8) and XBMC / Itunes.

When I start the Mac and I use iTunes directly I have no problem. The remote works well.

I quit iTunes. I run XBMC and the remote does not work anymore!
So I'm going in the options and I disable support for the remote. Then I reactive the remote in the same menu. There, from time to time, the remote working again. Otherwise I am forced to restart the Mac for everything to work properly with XBMC!.

I do not understand why it works that way here.
Normally this should not happen like that.
I tried Candelair (iospirit.com) but this does not change.

Do you have any ideas?

Thank you.
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You could use SleepWatcher and add a script telling to reload XBMCHelper when the Mac resume from standby, as mentioned earlier in this forum, or you could manually "killall XBMCHelper" before you start XBMC.
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superyo Offline
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Torroa Wrote:You could use SleepWatcher and add a script telling to reload XBMCHelper when the Mac resume from standby, as mentioned earlier in this forum, or you could manually "killall XBMCHelper" before you start XBMC.

OK I understand. Thank you Smile

It is unfortunate that the cohabitation between Itunes and xbmc is not more optimal.
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Yes, sleep watcher is also someme thing that I am considering but to resolve some of the sleep issues with how i want to use the mac mini.

When you said you tried candelair, did you try remote buddy.

I have remote buddy running. The purpose of this is to easily switch control XBMC, Eye TV, iTunes etc. It is a very flexible piece of software. I know that it means additional software but so far I have found it ideal to coordinate multiple apps. eg. You can set global keys as well app keys. Full featured trial for 30 days.

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activate Wrote:Yes, sleep watcher is also someme thing that I am considering but to resolve some of the sleep issues with how i want to use the mac mini.

When you said you tried candelair, did you try remote buddy.

I have remote buddy running. The purpose of this is to easily switch control XBMC, Eye TV, iTunes etc. It is a very flexible piece of software. I know that it means additional software but so far I have found it ideal to coordinate multiple apps. eg. You can set global keys as well app keys. Full featured trial for 30 days.

No I have not tried Remote Buddy. As you stated it is powerful.
But I am afraid to have the same problem (iTunes / XBMC). I hesitate greatly ... but it is free for 30 days!

Unless I am mistaken I do not remember this problem with Leopard 10.5 and XBMC. Surely Apple has made poor choices with SN ...
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I wrote an AppleScript and saved it to the dock (so the wife can fix it herself when I'm not home Wink ) as an app bundle.

Quote:do shell script "killall XBMCHelper"
tell application "XBMC 11.0 Eden Beta 3" to activate

I really hope this is the last fix for the Apple remote issue...

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XBMC System: Mac Mini (mid-2011) • 2.3GHz Intel Core i5 • 8Gb RAM • OS X 10.7.4 • XBMC 11.0 Eden RC2
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