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I see a free application in the App Store but the reviews say it doesn't work.

I have a Snow Leopard MacBook that I hook up to my TV to watch videos sometimes. To control the video and volume, it'd be nice if I could do this from my iPhone. How could this setup be done?

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Something like VLC Amigo (free) or VLC remote for iPhone would probably work!

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I use Remotebuddy. It has controls for VLC and much, much more. You can trial it for 30 days to see how you like it.

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HippoRemote is awesome for controlling VLC, iTunes player, and the Mac.

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What exactly makes HippoRemote awesome? – bmike Nov 22 '12 at 15:04

Have a look at Sybu Data Remote Control for VLC

It works perfectly with OSX and iOS 5 & 6, easy to install, NO ads, and FREE.

A must have App if you have an iPhone and use VLC

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