I have only been using VOX for a few days since I got the invitation to trial it from ProStudio Masters. Up untiI now, I have been using both Amara and Fidelia. Both sound great but have some serious stability issues. So far, I've found VOX to be a better alternative in many ways and hope that I can continue to use it as my default player.
Here’s my situation. I have a late 2013 MacBook Pro with a 500gb SSD and 16gb of RAM with an intel i7 processor that I use exclusively as a music server. It plays through a NAD M51 DAC into a Classe Twenty Five amp and B&W 802 speakers.
My entire system, apart from the TV screen and the speakers (which are in the living room) is in the spare room behind the living room. In order to change a track in VOX, I have to physically go into the spare room and change the track on the MacBook screen.
Fidelia, on the other hand, offers an app for the iPhone that (much like Apple’s “Remote”) works through my wifi network and allows me to change tracks and search my entire library and more from the comfort of my couch in the living room. I wish to replicate this convenient feature using VOX.
To that end, I was thrilled to see that one could download a number of “extensions” for VOX, one of which promised to pair mmy Apple TV remote to VOX and potentially allow me to control VOX on my MacBook in the next roomfrom my couch in the living room.
Sadly, when I downloaded the Extensions installer, it would not allow me to check the box next to “use remote controls” even though I could check the other two options. See below.
Could you please advise whether I can get that checkbox to work or whether you have an alternative solution to remotely control the VOX app and the music playlist?
I'm impressed. You have deathly audio system!
Unfortunately You missed one important fact. MacBook Pro late 2013
have NOT infrared port, required for Apple remote. I think there
must be an usb infrared adapters for that. You can try search in
If You have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
I had a conversation with team and apparently we can't give You any
advice in this case. It works fine with native infrared adapters
but we haven't tested with third party external adapters, so we
can't guarantee that it will work... Maybe You can borrow it from
someone for tests? Or take You MacBook to shop and test there
RE:" Also, does VOX have any plans to develop an iOS app that cam
control the VOX player via wifi? "
Yes, we are considering, but it's not on our roadmap currently. You
can use "Rowmote" app from AppStore. It has great features and it
works with VOX. There are a lot of them. It might be a solution for
on 08 Oct, 2017 12:30 PM
The Apple Remote option has been continually grayed out this is not an issue of infrared capability in the Late Mac Mini 2012 hardware. I cam currently using the Apple Remote on this computer with Audirvana Plus - all versions and ROON.
There is something wrong with the VOX software and its related preference pane.
I’m impressed that you are still working on this ticket since April. Thank you.
When you say, "There is something wrong with the VOX preference pane” do you mean on my computer or VOX in general?
In any case, Rowmote and Remote Pro can mirror my MacPro music server’s screen on my 55” TV and can emulate the mouse and keyboard. Although the mouse movements are a little clunky, they provide a reasonable solution to my problem.