Windows MCE remote and Frontrow

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dragon2611, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. dragon2611 macrumors regular

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    I bought a Cyberlink remote for my pc

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/129977

    Thought I might try it with the mac and It seems to work although the Unidentified keyboard wizard did popup when I plugged the receiver in.

    I only tested basic navigation (using the direction keys) and selecting stuff.

    But the play and next/back , skip fwd/skip back all work as did volume and mute. Didn't try the numeric keys or anything.
    Pause doesn't work but you can pause by pressing the Play button again when something is playing.

    This is with the leopard Frontrow, now tempted to buy a 2nd one to use with the mac (as it's in the living room).

    Not sure if the unidentified keyboard wizard would popup everytime though, I only briefly plugged it in to check the remote worked before bothering to take it upstairs to use on the pc.
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Solon, OH
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    This is good to know - I'm sure people who either have an old MCE remote left over from switching to the Mac or people who prefer the MCE style remotes to Apple's, will find this helpful. :D

    That said, I'm not one of them, and I don't use Front Row much...
     

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