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    Apple Remote With PPC Mac Mini OSX 10.3 *Working*

    Here is the situation. I am currently using a PPC MAC MINI running OSX 10.3.x as an iTunes media server with a Keyspan IR remote. I am planning on upgrading to Tiger and using either Front Row or Media Central for media duties. I also wanted to use the new Apple Remote rather than the Keyspan remote.

    Well after some research I came across http://www.andrewescobar.com/archive...-and-your-mac/ which in turn lead me to http://homepage.mac.com/rahamana/hom...que-entry-id-5

    Now I had the problem that everyone else seems to have, in that these files don’t work. So after downloading and running RMD napsyeK I got the required info and created a new .REM file

    This .REM file works flawlessly with the Apple Remote (model number A1156) and I am able to edit the buttons to any keystroke using the Keyspan .MAP files.

    I am currently controlling iTunes with it and plan to use it with either the Front Row hack or Media Central.

    Now seeing as I love this site so much I decided I would upload the file here for all you great folks here at Edugeek with non Intel Macs.

    Enjoy
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    Re: Apple Remote With PPC Mac Mini OSX 10.3 *Working*

    erm.
    Might just be me, but where's the .REM?

    I would love it.

    edit: now that i'm registered it's there. my bad.

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    Re: Apple Remote With PPC Mac Mini OSX 10.3 *Working*

    *Update*

    Now have my PPC Mini running OS X 10.4.6, Front Row 1.2.1 and all controlled via an Apple Remote.


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    Re: Apple Remote With PPC Mac Mini OSX 10.3 *Working*

    Were you able to get fast forward and rewind to function properly in Front Row? After downloading and running RMD napsyeK I was able to get it to work, but the Fast Forward and Rewind functions will not work when I am playing a track in iTunes or a Movie in Front Row

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    Re: Apple Remote With PPC Mac Mini OSX 10.3 *Working*

    Quote Originally Posted by lacivicmadness
    Were you able to get fast forward and rewind to function properly in Front Row? After downloading and running RMD napsyeK I was able to get it to work, but the Fast Forward and Rewind functions will not work when I am playing a track in iTunes or a Movie in Front Row
    Run the keyspan remote map editor and set acceleration for the left and right buttons to fast. Worked for me!

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    Re: Apple Remote With PPC Mac Mini OSX 10.3 *Working*

    Now using Front Row 1.2.2 - Fast Forward and Rewind functions work a treat here too

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    Re: Apple Remote With PPC Mac Mini OSX 10.3 *Working*

    Thanks for these files, i was really looking for them.
    My problem is that its not working on my end. Im doing everything you are telling here but when i press one button of the remote it says "unrecognized button". Attached is a picture for you to see.
    Thanks for your help.

    I.
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    Re: Apple Remote With PPC Mac Mini OSX 10.3 *Working*

    Sorry to hear that. The only poss is that different models of the apple remote have different remote codes.

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    Re: Apple Remote With PPC Mac Mini OSX 10.3 *Working*

    I'm having the same trouble with "unrecognized data" after trying the .REM and .MAP files from SYSMAN_MK and rahaman.

    I tried to use the terminal program NAPSYEK to monitor the IR signals sent to my Keyspan IR receiver. This worked initially, but no after updating to the latest Keyspan software (v2.4b4). I updated because the older version somehow stopped working. Now I get this error:

    DesktopRussell:~ srussell$ /Users/srussell/Desktop/napsyek; exit
    0x6CD 0x202 342
    Could not set configuration on device (0xE00002C5) IOKit common error 709(0x2C5) logout
    [Process completed]

    Any ideas? Thanks,

    Scott Russell
    Memphis, TN

    PowerMac Dual 2GHz G5
    Mac OS 10.4.7
    Apple remote model A1156
    Keyspan Digital Media Remote

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    Re: Apple Remote With PPC Mac Mini OSX 10.3 *Working*

    Scott

    Have you made sure that no keyspan progs are running at all?

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    Re: Apple Remote With PPC Mac Mini OSX 10.3 *Working*

    I've decided to abandon my efforts to get the apple remote to work with my Keyspan IR receiver. Why?

    Because I was able to remap my Keyspan remote to work BEAUTIFULLY with EyeTV's front row-like interface.

    Menu = launch front row (cmd-escape)
    Cycle = move back in front row menu (escape)
    Arrow_Up = move up in front row menu (UpArrow)
    Arrow_Down = move down in front row menu (DownArrow)
    Select = select front row menu choice (Return)

    Now I still have the other buttons available on Keyspan's digital media remote to do things like changing volume, fast-forwarding, etc. It's working very well for me.

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    Re: Apple Remote With PPC Mac Mini OSX 10.3 *Working*

    I also wasted some time getting the keyspan IR receiver to recognize Apple Remote codes, until I realized that the problems were caused by noise in the receiver. Moving the receiver from a USB hub to a USB port on my g5 reduced the error rate to acceptable limits. Even so, errors occur frequently at the end of the code sequence for each key, and do occur (less frequently, with 2-3% rate) at the beginning. Fortunately the beginning and end of each codeword appears to be padding that does not really distinguish the codes for different keys. Removing this padding produces a reliably working REM file. I am attaching it to this post, and also inlining it below.

    I would appreciate if someone could point me to a matching .map file, since I haven't figured that out yet, and I can't seem to find the files that were uploaded to this site.

    FRQ 38000

    BIT 342

    CMD MENU 0202 0205 0205 0205 0202 0205 0205 0205 0205 0205 0205 0202 0202 0202 0202 0205 0202 0205 0202 0202 0202 0202 0202 0202 0205 0205 0205 0205 0202 0202 0205 0205

    CMD PLAY 0202 0205 0205 0205 0202 0205 0205 0205 0205 0205 0205 0202 0202 0202 0202 0205 0202 0202 0205 0202 0202 0202 0202 0202 0205 0205 0205 0205 0202 0202 0205 0205

    CMD RIGHT 0202 0205 0205 0205 0202 0205 0205 0205 0205 0205 0205 0202 0202 0202 0202 0205 0205 0205 0205 0202 0202 0202 0202 0202 0205 0205 0205 0205 0202 0202 0205 0205

    CMD LEFT 0202 0205 0205 0205 0202 0205 0205 0205 0205 0205 0205 0202 0202 0202 0202 0205 0202 0202 0202 0205 0202 0202 0202 0202 0205 0205 0205 0205 0202 0202 0205 0205

    CMD UP 0202 0205 0205 0205 0202 0205 0205 0205 0205 0205 0205 0202 0202 0202 0202 0205 0205 0205 0202 0205 0202 0202 0202 0202 0205 0205 0205 0205 0202 0202 0205 0205

    CMD DOWN 0202 0205 0205 0205 0202 0205 0205 0205 0205 0205 0205 0202 0202 0202 0202 0205 0205 0202 0205 0205 0202 0202 0202 0202 0205 0205 0205 0205 0202 0202 0205 0205

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    Re: Apple Remote With PPC Mac Mini OSX 10.3 *Working*

    As a newbie, I wasn't shown the link to download attachments until I logged in for the second time. Go figure. Well, ignore my request to get the map, since I have it now. Thanks a lot!

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    Re: Apple Remote With PPC Mac Mini OSX 10.3 *Working*

    On Leopard 10.5.1 i also get a problem trying to reverse engineer the rem file

    Last login: Sat Nov 17 23:01:40 on ttys000
    /Users/tve/Downloads/napsyek ; exit;
    TvE-TiBook:~ tve$ /Users/tve/Downloads/napsyek ; exit;
    0x6CD 0x202 342
    Unable to find an Interface
    logout

    [Process completed]

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    how to ?

    Can someone help a newbie?

    Exactly what are you supposed to do with these two files once you have them?
    Are they placed into certain folders? where?

    or loaded into software somewhere?

    please help
    Thanks@!
    Andy

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