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Post 1 made on Wednesday December 27, 2017 at 10:45
motoracer7
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Installed an apple tv in a exercise room so our customer can use a cycling app. The issue is that the C4 remote wont control the directional commands while in the app. When not in the app the C4 remote controls the apple tv like normal. Tried different drivers and different ir hex codes but none of the ones i found worked. The app is "Zwift". Anyone seen this issue?
Post 2 made on Wednesday December 27, 2017 at 22:59
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what C4 driver are you using? are you having trouble in other apps or just this Cycling one?
I'm no engineer, but I did stay at a Motel 6 last night!
Post 3 made on Thursday December 28, 2017 at 13:25
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I have had similar issues with Netflix. Some buttons didn't work. Total buzz kill. We have actually move to the Roku since the AppleTV is such a turd.
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OP | Post 4 made on Thursday January 4, 2018 at 11:38
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On December 27, 2017 at 22:59, Impaqt said...
what C4 driver are you using? are you having trouble in other apps or just this Cycling one?

We are using the "dvd_Apple_TV_IR.c4i" driver. We tried other apple tv drivers and all had the same issue.
Post 5 made on Thursday January 4, 2018 at 11:46
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As much of an advocate as I am for control systems in general I love my Apple TV and it really is a MUCH better experience using the included remote or iPhone app to control it. The swipe gestures and voice control make it much easier and faster to navigate. Punching around on an arrow pad really makes the user experience much less fluid.

The typical array of buttons found on universal control systems (even on touch screens that could use swipe gestures and the like) are really getting to be outdated.
Post 6 made on Thursday January 4, 2018 at 14:17
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I'm pretty sure some "apps" in AppleTV treat swipes on the remote differently than they treat the "arrow" button presses from an older Apple remote and control systems.

While most apps don't care how you input a directional command, I suspect your cycling app only recognizes the swipe... I'd prove this hypotheses by trying to control the app with an older apple remote's arrow buttons. If it responds to the apple remote's arrows then you have some hope of making your control system work. IF not I think your SOL.
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Post 7 made on Thursday January 4, 2018 at 14:34
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On January 4, 2018 at 11:38, motoracer7 said...
We are using the "dvd_Apple_TV_IR.c4i" driver. We tried other apple tv drivers and all had the same issue.

Have you tried the IP driver?
I'm no engineer, but I did stay at a Motel 6 last night!
Post 8 made on Thursday January 4, 2018 at 20:53
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On January 4, 2018 at 11:46, CI256 said...
As much of an advocate as I am for control systems in general I love my Apple TV and it really is a MUCH better experience using the included remote or iPhone app to control it. The swipe gestures and voice control make it much easier and faster to navigate. Punching around on an arrow pad really makes the user experience much less fluid.

The typical array of buttons found on universal control systems (even on touch screens that could use swipe gestures and the like) are really getting to be outdated.

swipe on the ATV remote makes me want to break stuff!!! siri, is not to shabby. i use IP control exclusively and do not have these issues. what is the app and i will try it for you to see if it works.
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OP | Post 9 made on Friday January 5, 2018 at 10:21
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On January 4, 2018 at 14:17, tweetymp4 said...
I'm pretty sure some "apps" in AppleTV treat swipes on the remote differently than they treat the "arrow" button presses from an older Apple remote and control systems.

While most apps don't care how you input a directional command, I suspect your cycling app only recognizes the swipe... I'd prove this hypotheses by trying to control the app with an older apple remote's arrow buttons. If it responds to the apple remote's arrows then you have some hope of making your control system work. IF not I think your SOL.

Ya i guess I never thought that the swipe commands would be different than the directional commands. Makes sense though
OP | Post 10 made on Friday January 5, 2018 at 10:23
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On January 4, 2018 at 14:34, Impaqt said...
Have you tried the IP driver?

Also didnt think of using the ip driver. I dont know why i didnt think of doing that but thanks ill try that and let you know if that works
OP | Post 11 made on Friday January 5, 2018 at 11:15
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On January 4, 2018 at 14:34, Impaqt said...
Have you tried the IP driver?

Just tried the ip driver and still the same issue with control in the "Zwift" app
Probably just an app problem.


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