IR remote fixed for Snow Leopard

Posted By: Team XBMC on Oct 23, 2009 in Site News

XBMC for Mac is seeing some serious love these days. First up is a working IR remote under Snow Leopard (the crowd cheers). TeamXBMC is extremely grateful to Felix Schwarz (developer for Remote Buddy) for expanding his excellent driver framework and providing Candelair free to all. Candelair resolves the IR remote issues under Snow Leopard and is backward compatible to existing IR clients such has XBMCHelper. Candelair can be found here and is already compatible with the existing XBMCHelper IR client.

Not stopping at Candelair, Felix has also created an new HID remote class that resolves the need to fix up IR client when Apple changes the IR cookies. No more waiting for IR client fixes when Apple plays hide the cookies. Three cheers for Felix. The new HIDRemote class has already been integrated into XBMCHelper in our bleeding-edge builds and more detail about HIDRemote can be found here

Felix deserves a large round of applause for this effort and XBMC for Mac users should check out Remote Buddy for augmenting the capabilities of IR handling under OSX.

XBMC continues to work nicely on OSX and we foresee no problems regarding Snow Leopard for the forthcoming stable release.

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Discussion - 9 Comments

  • Jimbo Oct 23, 2009 

    Thank you, from Mac iFanBoyz

  • redlandmover Oct 23, 2009 

    Awesome, just got xbmc running on 10.6.1, but oh well. good to know :) one thing, is this already incorportated into the svn builds?

  • theuni Oct 23, 2009 

    @redlandmover
    Yup, added as of r23931

  • Jens Christian Rodi Hansen Oct 25, 2009 

    Sounds great – just one thing is not clear to me: does Candelair have to be installed or does XBMC handle IR internally in the latest build (tried 24000 but did not get the IR working)

    I’ve tried Candelair, but it results in different remote functionallity than earlier – ‘Menu’ button stops playback rather than just display some menu as it did in earlier builds.

  • mdd Oct 26, 2009 

    @Jens Christian Rodi Hansen
    1) Candelair needs to be installed for 10.6 and 10.6.1, yep.
    2) Remote mapping on OSX was changed, see http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?t=52851 for the discussion

  • younker Oct 26, 2009 

    when will next release come out? except the IR fix, I would also like to know whether ffmpeg-mt is integrated to the next release?

  • Jens Christian Rodi Hansen Oct 26, 2009 

    @mdd
    Thanks for the answers. I wasn’t aware of the remote changes but a good pointer to where I can find more information on this. I guess I can make my own changes in the Keymap.xml file to match the behavior I prefer.

  • JaccoH Oct 27, 2009 

    Uhm, I infact tried the latest SVN 24059. But the remote wont work anymore at all in snow leopard. Well it works in the OS but not in XBMC.

  • JaccoH Oct 27, 2009 

    Nevermind. Oops ;) works fine.

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