VLC Player and Apple Remote

Discussion in 'Apple TV Apps' started by kolax, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    I find using the Apple Remote with VLC Player a dangerous game when it comes to pressing the rewind/fast forward buttons. For example, you have to hold it down briefly for it to rewind, but if you don't hold it down long enough it goes all the way back to the start of the video!

    So ideally, I'd like to VLC to skip back 3 seconds (shortcut ⌘^←) when I hit rewind, no matter how short or long I hold it down.

    I've looked in the preferences, and I've no idea what the Apple Remote buttons match up to in the keyboard shortcuts.
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    not sure if you can do it in VLC, but look at remote buddy.

    you can assign keystrokes to any button on the apple remote, on a per app basis.
  3. mitt22 macrumors newbie

    Oct 7, 2014
    Be carefull with that remote buddy, that app only did worse to me. The app is alright but it causes problems if you try to uninstall it.

    After trying and unistalling that app my remote control stopped working with VLC and some other apps.
    I have just spent a few hours trying to find the solution. Well, in my case the problem was Remote Buddy Driver that has left in system even after uninstalling Remote Buddy.
    The only way to uninstall that driver is to install their so called Candelair https://www.iospirit.com/labs/candelair/
    Manual removing Remote Buddy didn't help but you need to to it anyway https://www.iospirit.com/support/fa...al/entry/188/How-do-I-uninstall-Remote-Buddy/

    Also you might wanna install a patch to prevent starting iTunes whenever you press the play button on the keyboard or an external remote control.
  4. kolax thread starter macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    I've abandoned VLC player for movie/tv show use and use Plex running on a hackintosh. The Apple remote works perfectly with it.

    Apple could really learn a thing from the rewind/fast forward in Plex, press it once and it skips ~5 secs. Rewinding/fast forwarding on the Apple TV is a nightmare and useless.
  5. gozulin macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2009
    One year later, it appears Apple listened to you and did exactly that for the Apple TV 4 :D

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