Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Apple TV and Home Theater

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jan 3, 2011, 02:18 PM   #1
Sensamic
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Apple Remote configuration for Plex and Boxee at the same time

Hi everyone.

A while ago I remember I had some sort of configuration on my Apple Remote where I could start Plex and Boxee without having to change the settings of one player or the other.

I mean, for example, hitting the menu button once opened Plex. If I hit it longer then Boxee would open. Im trying to set that configuration back again, but theres no way.

Does someone know how to do this?

Ive tried setting the configuration on Plex and Boxee the same, different, etc. What I want is to be able to decide to open Plex or Boxee without needing to use the keyboard or mouse to access one player and the remote to access the other one.

Also, I would prefer not to use one of those programs like Buddy Remote. This configuration I want was done with the Candelair driver and thats it.

Thanks!
__________________
27" iMac i5 + 240GB OWC SSD; Mac Mini HDMI 2010 as Media Center; SGS5; Nexus 7 2013 32GB Wi-Fi.
Sensamic is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 3, 2011, 02:45 PM   #2
Acidglaze
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
I've never heard of this working like that before, but I may have another solution. I favor Plex highly over boxee, but if you want to use both, try using plex as your default media center app (set it to load when you press menu on the apple remote), but then add the Boxee.app to the programs list that you can launch from plex. Thisshould then allow you to launch boxee from within plex. What's nice about this is when you are finished with boxee (quit the program from their menu), plex will resume.

I think that might work best for your situation. Why do you need both media programs? They double dip a lot for the most popular apps.
Acidglaze is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 4, 2011, 03:16 PM   #3
Sensamic
Thread Starter
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Hey! Thanks for the suggestion.

I like Plex more, but I miss the feature of file navigation that Boxee still has. I have a lot of media in different folders and not all is correctly named for Plex.
__________________
27" iMac i5 + 240GB OWC SSD; Mac Mini HDMI 2010 as Media Center; SGS5; Nexus 7 2013 32GB Wi-Fi.
Sensamic is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 4, 2011, 03:24 PM   #4
ZilogZ80
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sensamic View Post
I like Plex more, but I miss the feature of file navigation that Boxee still has. I have a lot of media in different folders and not all is correctly named for Plex.
Have you upgraded to Plex 9? The scraping is vastly improved as are search functions.
ZilogZ80 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 4, 2011, 05:34 PM   #5
Sensamic
Thread Starter
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Yeah, I have the latest version installed. However, this new version uses the Media Manager, so, if for example, I added a new source but the content is not properly named, then it will be a mess.

I have all my movies properly named and about half of my tv shows content also properly named, but there is a lot of video content which is not labeled, so there is not a good way to display that content on Plex 9. On Plex 8 I just added my external hard drive as a source in Videos and from there I could access all that extra content.

Thats why I want to use Boxee for that particular feature.
__________________
27" iMac i5 + 240GB OWC SSD; Mac Mini HDMI 2010 as Media Center; SGS5; Nexus 7 2013 32GB Wi-Fi.
Sensamic is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Apple TV and Home Theater

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First time caller questions re: upgrade from Plex to aTV system coocooforcocoap Apple TV and Home Theater 0 Sep 20, 2013 08:04 PM
Remote for Plex Client (not server) - Plex iOS app KylePowers Apple TV and Home Theater 2 Jul 31, 2013 01:39 PM
Apple TV Remote opening Plex manutd27 Apple TV and Home Theater 2 Jul 29, 2013 12:57 PM
Optimize new Time Capsule to stream files (Plex) within the house GizmoDVD Mac Peripherals 3 Jun 15, 2013 12:59 PM
MKV player capable with subs with (external / remote) plex server RustyTank Apple TV and Home Theater 6 Feb 28, 2013 06:23 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:20 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC