Pause button (from IR)

I use an IR remove with the AppleTV. It seems that the action that happens when the Pause button is pressed is “Stop” meaning, it stops playback and returns to the page showing what content I’m watching.

This is incorrect behavior.

It may help to provide the brand and model of the IR remote.

Also, does it work correctly using the Apple remote?

The original remote has only play/pause or OK. Both work correctly.

It’s a controller based IR signal but it’s using the original Pause IR signal for “pause”. I use it because it is discrete and deterministic (unlike play/pause or OK which are both toggle, so you don’t know which state you end up with).

It may still help if you provide manufacturer and model number. Maybe other users have encountered this issue and can help.

It’s the original IR codes that Apple posted. There is no physical remote

So do you shoot the IR beam out of your eyes when you read the code?

What is generating the IR?

Edit to add: Maybe post a link to the Apple page with the codes also?

FWIW, I use a Harmony 670 IR remote with the codes from Logitech’s database, and the play/pause works as expected.

Will it help if I post the IR hex codes here? I am using an RTI controller.

Again, play/pause is fine. It’s specifically the pause only button this misbehaving on o fuse only.

0000 006C 0022 0002 015B 00AD 0016 0041 0016 0016 0016 0041 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0041 0016 0041 0016 0041 0016 0041 0016 0041 0016 0041 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0041 0016 0041 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0041 0016 0041 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0041 0016 0016 0016 0041 0016 0016 0016 0041 0016 0016 0016 0622 015B 0057 0016 0E6C

This is the controller: XP-3 Control Processor | RTI Control Processor | RTI Control

Is this helpful?

Just to repeat, this is all irrelevant, the code I’m sending is Pause (it might be marked as “stop” on some remotes), maybe the wrong marking is the reason it was assumed this was correct behvior?

BTW, it’s really easy to reproduce this. Just pick up any remote control you’re not using and the Apple TV has a “learn remote” feature, under Settings: Go to Remotes and Devices > Learn Remote, then follow the onscreen instructions.

Amazon also sells an original IR codes:

I’m trying to follow what you’re asking and I’m not doing very well. Remotes always seem to fight me and this sounds interesting.

I can’t find any Apple Remote for ATV that has an OK on it. Could you point me in the right direction?

Also which apple remote has just a pause command? The only ones I can find all see to have a play/pause combo button.

Ok= center Dpad key (not sure it has an official name, I always called it OK or ENTER)

To reproduce do this

  1. Get any IR remote you want. Preferably an old one or one you are not using in your living room

  2. Open Apple TV settings. Go to remotes

  3. Select learn a new IR remote. Follow the instructions. The flow starts by having the Apple TV learn your remote’s Dpad keys.

  4. Continue to the transport control phase. That gives you access to the stop, pause, play, etc.

Now you can test the stop and pause buttons.

Btw, this also gives access to the next and prev tracks which would be amazing if they could skip to the next movie or episode in a series …

any luck reproducing this?

Trying another approach, which seems to be working at the moment. The issue seems to be that the original button ir codes may not be exact enough. I taught the Apple TV an alternative ir remote and trying to see if that works consistently.