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One way use a Keyspan remote with other audio sources Apps
I often listen to streaming audio from radio stations using Real Audio or Windows Media Player with my Airport Express. Since my audio system does not have remote control of volume, I would like to use my Keyspan remote control to control the volume. Unfortunately, this only works through iTunes, since the Keyspan remote controls the volume by interfacing with iTunes.

Rogue Amoeba makes a product called Airfoil ($25) to intercept audio from any application and stream it to an Airport Express. This allows me to listen to audio from any application, but does not allow me to use my Keyspan remote.

My solution is to use Rogue Amoeba's Audio Hijack Pro ($32), which is designed to record audio from any application and save the output to a file -- MP3, for instance. It has an option to automatically add these files to the iTunes library. By setting Audio Hijack Pro's options to start a new recording every 10 minutes, and to automatically add those recordings to the iTunes library, I can listen to the files through iTunes using Airport Express and my Keyspan remote like any other audio file. Of course, I have to wait until the first file is added to iTunes (10 minutes in this case).
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One way use a Keyspan remote with other audio sources
Authored by: RubberDuck on Aug 09, '05 11:31:20AM

Or you can use Rogue Amoeba's Nicecast, which can broadcast audio from any application. Receive this broadcast in iTunes and send to your Airport Express. You should then be able to control volume with your keyspan remote.



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One way use a Keyspan remote with other audio sources
Authored by: ZeplinCorvex on Aug 09, '05 11:40:59AM
When upgrading to Tiger I downloaded the latest software for the Keyspan remote. Unlike the older version I had been using, the new software adjusts the system volume with no problems. Perhaps try updating your mapping software?

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One way use a Keyspan remote with other audio sources
Authored by: mdale7 on Aug 09, '05 01:20:33PM

I've had really great luck using Keyspan's DMR application to customize how my remote works with my computer. You can easily set it up to run certain applescripts depending on which program is at the front. For example, when in DVD player, I use the remote to play, pause, switch in and out of fullscreen, pause and hide the movie (we're not supposed to be watching DVDs at school). On the other hand, I've set up the global default to play/pause iTunes, change the system volume, move the mouse, and switch between open apps.

Basically, by just tweaking the Keyspan software you can have whatever control you want.



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One way use a Keyspan remote with other audio sources
Authored by: winddog on Aug 09, '05 02:13:01PM

A couple of notes:

1. I am using the Keyspan remote connected to the Airport Express, I believe to use the mapping software the Keyspan remote needs to be directly connected to the computer instead of the Airport Express.

2. I tried Nicecast, it also worked well but required adding the stream url to itunes (not hard to do, but 1 more step). Audio Hijack Pro also allows me to timeshift the program since it is storing files on the drive.



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