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Stop Windows remote Controlling iTunes?

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    Posts : 56
    windows 8.1 Pro

    Stop Windows remote Controlling iTunes?


    I purchased a GMYLE Windows media remote to control dvd software on my computer which works fine but the remotes nav, play and pause buttons etc also at the same time controls iTunes, is there a way to stop the remote controlling iTunes?


    Just some info, obviously it does not happen when iTunes is closed but I like to keep it running all the time to download podcasts in the background and don't really want to keep closing it when I want to watch a dvd.

    Also I went into iTunes/preferences/devices and ticked the box "only allow paired or home sharing remotes to control itunes" but every time I open iTunes preferences again the box is un-ticked.

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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Isn't there a way to remove iTunes from the device? I mean, it must have support software running on the PC, can't it be configured to exclude iTunes?

    I use VLC Remote, VLC Streamer, VLC Amigo, WmpRemote, Mobile Mouse, Remote Mouse and Windows 8 Mouse to control various programs on my computers from my iPhone. For special programs I program them into Mobile Mouse Launcher. I also have a stand alone remote for iTunes, ti connects to my iTunes Share and controls the whole app.

    If I don;t share the iTunes Library, then iTunes can't be added to the remote, so you could try un-sharing your itunes library and see if that makes it stop responding to the controller.

    PowerDVD also makes a remote to control that program from an iPhone or Droid.

    I can't believe that a remote like that cannot be configured! Is this the product in question?

    GMYLE Infrared wireless Vista MCE Remote Control | GMYLE

    Because it looks like that remote was designed for XP MCE through Windows 7, and not 8.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I asked them directly abut this:

    GMYLE Infrared wireless Vista MCE Remote Control | GMYLE


    PS, welcome to Windows 8 FOrums!
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  4. #4


    Posts : 56
    windows 8.1 Pro


    XweAponX thanks for your help, that is the remote I have. It did not come with any configuration software just plug n play but I will keep an eye out for a reply from their website.
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