I just bought an Apple remote. What is a good program to download?

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  1. adamvk macrumors 65816

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    I just bought a new Apple aluminum remote for my Macbook Pro. Whats a good remote program to download to use with it? I looked at remote buddy, but that is $20, and I don't want my $20 remote to turn into a $40 remote. So, any suggestions? Thanks.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    ...it doesn't work with FrontRow right out of the box? What added functionality are you looking for?
     
  3. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    So you bought a remote for no reason. Is that what you're trying to say?
     
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    Why not use it with iTunes via front row?

    Habitus :apple:
     
  5. adamvk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm wondering if there is an alternative to Remote Buddy that people know of. Is the Apple remote compatible with VLC out of box?
     
  6. js81 macrumors 65816

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    My old white remote does NOT work with VLC on my old white iMac. :(
     
  7. mikes63737 macrumors 65816

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    Not to be rude... but did you think of trying it yourself? You have the remote, VLC is a free download, and you probably have some media that can be played in VLC. Just try it.
     
  8. adamvk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    You're not being rude. I understand. :). I bought my remote online from my supplier, J&R. So its not here yet.

    I am looking more for something to use with media, but that also looks sweet. Thank you.
     
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    The remote should work with VLC player, as even my white one (10/2007) does it.
     
  10. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Your supplier? Dude, it's a freaking crappy Apple remote, not an eight ball. :D
     
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    Hahaha. This made me actually laugh out loud.
     
  12. JAWWC macrumors regular

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    Download plex and link all your media to it. Absolutely brilliant app, the only problem it has is it can't play iTunes video because of DRM.
     
  13. adamvk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Wow. Grow up. I buy most of my electronics from them for me personally and for business.

    spinnerlys and JAWWC: Thank you for your replies. Spinnerlys: what version of VLC do you use? And yea, I do enjoy Plex, but sometimes I just want to get into the movie and not deal with menus, but maybe if VLC doesn't work I'll just use that.
     
  14. js81 macrumors 65816

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    It does? Mine doesn't... it doesn't do ANYTHING when VLC is open, not even changing the volume. As soon as I close VLC, it works fine with Front Row. Did you do any kind of updates or anything? Or is your remote newer than mine? Mine is from my old Core Solo Mac Mini (early '06).
     
  15. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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    the aluminum remote works with apple tv right ? just wanna make sure ?
     
  16. brendu macrumors 68020

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    ever use Hulu Desktop? It is great if you ever watch hulu
     
  17. adamvk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm not too fond of Hulu. The concept is great, but they only have a few episodes at a time of a show. I really wish they had more episodes.
     
  18. brendu macrumors 68020

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    I agree but I like being able to watch certian shows on my own time, like daily show, colbert, heres, and some others.
     

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