View Full Version : New! Control remote iTunes with Apple/Keyspan remote controls!

07-18-2006, 01:53 PM
I've been a huge fan of netTunes for a while, but have lamented the lack of support for controlling a remote server from a client machine with that client's remote control.

Well... turns out the good folks at IOSpirit (http://www.iospirit.com/index.php?mode=view&obj_type=infogroup&obj_id=24&o_infogroup_objcode=infogroup-23&sid=2674736G47cd5b0537067b0e) found out how to interface other applications with the Apple / KeySpan remote controls, and they published a developers kit with which you can extend their system. I wrote an extension for the system that lets you control netTunes. Now you can use your remote control on your desktop to control a remote copy of iTunes! Perfect!

Download IOSpirit's Remote Buddy here (http://www.iospirit.com/remotebuddy/download/).
Download the netTunes extension here (http://www.iospirit.com/index.php?mode=view&obj_type=infogroup&obj_id=24&sid=2674704Gd9e1de4fab552797&o_infogroup_objcode=infogroup-23&o1_infogroup_objcode=html-109).

The Remote Buddy system + my netTunes extension gives you the following functionality from your remote control:

* Play / Pause
* Skip forward
* Fast forward
* Skip backward
* Rewind
* Increase volume
* Decrease volume
* Show / hide server list
* Show / hide remote window

Comments are always welcome. A future version may allow you to choose different servers with the remote control as well.