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lladnaar
October 23rd, 2008, 04:12 PM
When I'm watching a video and hit the play/pause on my apple remote, while I like the controls which pop up, giving me access to next/pause/stop/etc, what I really want is for the video to pause. Having to always hit pause twice is starting to train me, so that I now often pause+restart my cable box in one action.

That said... thanks heaps for all the work on boxee. For an alpha product the number of problems I'm having so far is very encourageingly small. Great job.

agentlame
October 23rd, 2008, 06:26 PM
you could edit lircmap.xml... but that would remove your access to the 'now playing' menu... the problem is apple's silly remote design. six buttons just aren't enough.

errorik
October 24th, 2008, 01:06 AM
This is actually pretty high up on my preference list for changes to the UI as well.

I think "Instant Pause" would make a good option in the settings screen.

If enabled, hitting the Play/Pause button would pause the video while bringing up the full options menu.

I will try editing the XML file as suggested to see how it behaves.

lladnaar
October 24th, 2008, 01:57 AM
I think "Instant Pause" would make a good option in the settings screen.

If enabled, hitting the Play/Pause button would pause the video while bringing up the full options menu.

This is pretty much my ideal solutian.

you could edit lircmap.xml

Where can I find that file?

Squirell
October 26th, 2008, 08:54 AM
Where can I find that file?

I would also like to know where to find the file to edit.

artdog
January 11th, 2009, 06:32 AM
Currently, when a video is playing, clicking the play pause button on the apple remote brings up the on screen nav system. If pause was the last function used, clicking play pause again activated pause mode. Requiring two clicks just to pause a video is counter intuitive and annoying.

Boxee should make use of click and hold functionality like Sofa Control and Front Row do. Click pause/play should always toggle the pause/play function as would be expected. Boxee could use a click and hold function on the pause play button to bring up the navigation with additional functions.

I find this is the one thing that I really don't like about the current boxee version. Two clicks just to pause is most annoying.

marcel
January 11th, 2009, 07:39 AM
thanks for the feedback ..forwarded this to our product team

agentlame
January 11th, 2009, 07:41 AM
merged... artdog, be sure to check before posting:
http://forum.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=1438

marcel
January 11th, 2009, 07:43 AM
sorry...:)

agentlame
January 11th, 2009, 07:45 AM
sorry...:)

lol... i run your forum with an iron fist. :p

marcel
January 11th, 2009, 07:48 AM
and a great memory..

chucksense
January 30th, 2009, 07:41 AM
+1 for this feature. Because of this behavior, I find myself bailing for Plex most of the time--unless I want to watch internet video sources. It's *that* annoying to me. What can I say though, I'm a picky product guy... ;)

-Chuck

djhomeless
January 31st, 2009, 02:37 PM
Another bump for this feature. This is literally the only feature that keeps me from booting my AppleTV directly into Boxee

Well, that and instant play. It sort of follows the same model, when I highlight a file I don't like having to make two clicks to start it.

Otherwise, love Boxee with a passion.