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OpenPHT 1.8.0 and High Sierra Remote Issues

andrema2andrema2 Posts: 36Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass


Apple seems to have change the way the remote works on High Sierra. My Harmony remote stopped working correctly after the upgrade. Up, Down and Back are some of the keys that are not working.

I tried the candelair driver and it didn't work. Is there any other means to solve it ?



  • dan-the-man-dan-the-man- Posts: 375Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass


    should be this issue here


    unfortunately there likely no short term fix for this in openpht from the dev

  • clnrclnr Posts: 223Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    One user has submitted a fix for this.

    -- The window will bring the answer --
  • BavagoBavago Posts: 106Members ✭✭

    I'm running OpenPHT on a MacBook Pro with a Logitech Harmony remote.

    Is this one of those issues that affects a handful of people under certain circumstances, or is it pretty much guaranteed that if I upgrade to High Sierra my remote WILL break? I had planned on upgrading but can't be without a remote for Plex.

    I previously figured out how to modify the joystick.Harmony.xml file to remap my remote. I don't suppose this issue can be solved by remapping the remote?

    I know nothing about coding so I don't understand the "fix" that was posted above, or what to do with it. Is there a fix that is simple enough to be explained to dummies like me?

  • PurPur Posts: 48Members ✭✭
    edited December 2017

    @clnr said:
    One user has submitted a fix for this.

    someone try this ?

    i can try if you want but don't kwow which file i have to modify this way :smile: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/commit/1c85ba7f44ba9ffe070a732458c105c8025d7157#diff-a3653327954a5d04a64240f50103ec0d

    i imagine that this file : tools/EventClients/Clients/OSXRemote/HIDRemote/HIDRemote.m is the path in xboxMediacenter, but in Plex where is the config file ... ?

    [ Server: Mac Mini 2.5ghz i5 | OS: OS X High Sierra]
    [ Receiver: Yamaha RX-V471 | Speakers: Focal Dome | TV: Panasonic Plasma 65" | Console: Nintendo Switch ]
    [ Players: 2 x iPhone 7 (iOS 11) | iPad 4th gen (iOS10) | iPhone 4 | iPhone 3....]
    [ Remote: Logitech Harmony one | Panasonic TV Remote 2 (iPhone app) | remoteMousePro (iPhone app) ]

  • lukecrolukecro Posts: 71Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Does anyone know if this might make it into a hot fix in the near future, or is it looking more like we’ll need to wait for the fix to get merged into the Open PHT 2.0 branch? Or is it a relatively easy thing to self-modify on 1.8 by altering a preference file or...? Being an Open PHT user with a Harmony remote, running Plex on a Mac Mini, this is the one thing scaring me off from upgrading to macOS. :#

  • AMGC36AMGC36 Posts: 88Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Check out Remote Buddy... have been using for years and is seriously the best thing for your mac HTPC ... amazing and highly customisable app and highly useful beyond Plex.

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