Mira
Mira
1.5.1

3.7

Mira free download for Mac

Mira

1.5.1
23 January 2017

Control any app with the Apple Remote.

Overview

With Mira, you can free yourself from the keyboard to streamline your activities. Take control of yor music from across the room, flip through a presentation in front of an audience, or sit back and relax with a movie. Uses for the Apple Remote are limited only by your imagination.

Mira includes built-in support for over 100 applications, new ones can be given their own specific actions in a few seconds with virtually no learning curve and no additional software or plugins to download or install. The Apple Remote can be used on any Mac using Mira and a supported IR receiver like Twisted Melon's Manta Mini. It automatically detects which application is running and matches it with the correct personal settings. If you know how to use your favorite applications with a keyboard, you can make them work with the Apple Remote.

Features
  • A versatile (and giant) Launch Menu, that you can see across the room, lets you decide what appears inside it and what it should look like.
  • DuoPress Actions supporting short and long press of every button on the Apple Remote for two times the control possibilities. It also supports different actions depending on application state (e.g., DVD Player menu vs. playback)
  • Keystroke sending to foreground or any specific application, transparent AppleScript launching, special system commands including volume control and more actions to give you truly "Personal Control."

What's new in Mira

Version 1.5.1:
New
  • Support for Plex Media Player from Plex
  • Support for Photos from Apple
Changed
  • Added Plex Media Player to default Launch Menu list (on new installs)
  • Revised DuoPress actions for Movist, mpv, MPlayer, MPlayer OSX, MPlayer X

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Cleversimon
05 January 2008

Most helpful

Works erratically, if at all, under Leopard. Workaround for long-standing "double-action" bug only available on developer's forum and requires deleting system files (out of CoreServices!). No bugfix release-or any other-in sight: it hasn't been updated in months. Remote Buddy has more features, and a developer who apparently gives a damn about his software and its users. Adios, mira.
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Version 1.2.9
Cannot get the Mira program to control Adobe Flash Player video clips within Google Chrome browser. Play/Pause is all that works, no Rewind or Fast-Forward. Any others like me?
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Version 1.4.12
1 answer(s)
Twisted Melon, Inc.
Twisted Melon, Inc.
20 October 2016
You can write an email via our site and I can help you with any customizations.

Quick tip: If the player is operating within a plugin-process, then you would need to edit the App profile in Mira that's called "Netflix (Chrome)" and adjust the actions. That profile is actually for any plugin process within the browser and not just Netflix.

If on the other hand it runs natively within Chrome, then you just need to edit the buttons i the regular Chrome profile. Try arrow keys or modified arrow keys for FFW/REW. If it can be done with the keyboard then Mira can do it quickly with the Keystroke action.
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JamesB6168
12 February 2014
Mica, Mantra, and Twisted Melon make a great combination. I teach music and needed my Apple Remote to work with my new Macbook Air which doesn't have an IR eye or software. The hardware is simple and very sturdy. The eye is huge and makes remote control much easier than on my old Macbook Pro. The software is simple, even for a non-teckie like myself. Twisted Melon's customer service was superior, respectful, and very prompt (I messed up the settings, not being very good at this sort of thing). Thank you Twisted Melon. I wish you much success.
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Version 1.4.9b8
DM82
20 May 2013
This is some great software and along with Twisted Melon's Manta, completely solved the lack of IR receiver problem in the 2012 iMacs. I use this for Plex and with the default profiles that come with Mira, setup was plug and play. Fully supports long and short press functionality with the Apple Remote (or in my case Harmony 650). The installation includes a Keymap.xml file that you can use to completely customize the button mapping to your liking in the various sections of Plex. The best part is the superb support from the developer. I recently subscribed to PlexPass and downloaded Plex Home Theater. One email to Bruno and he sent me the files to upgrade Mira to fully support Plex HT. He's going to update the software for everyone soon. All in all, I could't be happier with Mira and I recommend it to everyone!
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Version 1.4.8
1 answer(s)
Twistymelon
Twistymelon
07 December 2013
Thanks for the positive comments, they're much appreciated. Mira 1.4.9 (beta6 up for download at the moment, final release very shortly) has support built-in for the release version of Plex Home Theater 1.0 and a number of other new apps and enhancements. It also addresses some installation issues in OSX 10.9 Mavericks, so anyone updating to the new OS should download it immediately. And give it a high rating. ;)
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Does exactly what I wanted. I can use the Apple Remote to control DVD Player on my Mac mini. A little tweaking, I got it set so I can eject the DVD usung the remote, either from within DVD Player or from the Finder. Since I don't keep the wireless keyboard and trackpad powered on, this provides the capabilities I need in the absence of Front Row.
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Version 1.4.8
Xand8r
23 April 2013
I have to say right away support is the best! Any problems I had were resolved literally in minutes of my sending an e-mail. It took a couple of e-mails for me to get things right mostly on my end and now the system is working great on my new iMac 21" OS10.8.3. Any negative reviews I would have to say are from people who never bothered to ask for help. Bruno, my support helper, could not have been more helpful or gracious. I am so glad I did not listen to some of the reviews posted here. It was Twisted Melons replies that made me go for it and glad I am. I now have a remote for my iMac. Lesson here-anyone! Ask for directions instead of driving in circles and staying lost! I gave it a "5" but for some reason it is coming up a 4.5..oh well!
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Version 1.4.8
derwood
03 November 2012
downloaded this software for the simple use of using the Mac IR remote to control netflix, it doesnt do that. as far as i am concerned, this software is a total waste of time.
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Version 1.4.8
1 answer(s)
Twistymelon
Twistymelon
07 December 2013
You're welcome to give it another try and contact me by email as anyone having any kind of issue should always do. I try to reply within 24 hours, but if you don't write, I'll never be able to reply. Mira has supported Netflix in FULLSCREEN Safari and Firefox since December 2011. In Chrome since October 2012. This works now and has always worked 100% For WINDOWED browser control you will need to change the buttons for the respective browser you're using inside Mira's system preference, because they come set by default to control general browsing. All the Netflx-specific commands are labeled with the tag "Netflix" inside the DuoPress sub-menu. If your computer doesn't have an IR receiver built-in, you'll need a USB receiver like our Manta TR1 of course.
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BillHicks
20 October 2012
Does not work in Mountain Lion.
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Version 1.4.8
1 answer(s)
Twisted Melon, Inc.
Twisted Melon, Inc.
30 October 2012
All versions of Mira back to 1.4.5 should be working in Mountain Lion, with 1.4.7 and 1.4.8 including specific attention to Mountain Lion requirements, such as permissions, certificate signing and login items auto-starting. Please let me know via email (contact form on the web site) what issues you may be having and I'll look into them immediately. It doesn't matter whether you're a registered customer or not, I always respond to all email and will help anyone get the most out of the software on their systems.
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JamesHarrisPhoto
13 July 2012
"Taking it beyond Front Row"... wow, now there's some modern technology! Does this also work on the Newton?
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Version 1.4.7b4
1 answer(s)
Twisted Melon, Inc.
Twisted Melon, Inc.
30 October 2012
It was a tag line which has since been updated. Mira continues to support all the latest Apple hardware and software such as Retina Display Macs, as well as older machines running OS releases as old as 10.4 with PPC processors. And while some people may still use Front Row on older OS installations, Mira fully supports Plex and XBMC which are about as current as you can get. :)
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Miocinq
24 December 2011
Mira works as advertised on my Macs, running 10.4.11, 10.5.8 and 10.6.8. No hassles no probs. The Mantra is a great addon to some good old PPCMacs. Thanks for your effort and enthusiasm. J.R.
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Version 1.4.6
Cottser
17 December 2011
I'm a Plex user. On Snow Leopard I've been launching Plex from Front Row, but of course Lion doesn't have Front Row. I wanted something *way* more straightforward than Remote Buddy for launching and interacting with Plex (and perhaps other applications) via my Apple remote. Enter Mira. Much simpler, something perhaps my Mother could use. I was able to launch Plex via the remote without any issues. However, a new version of Plex had just come out (0.9.5) and Plex changed their keymappings in a way that no longer worked with Mira. So I couldn't really use Mira with the new version of Plex. Time to email the developer. Long story short, the developer went above and beyond to create a solution that enabled full functionality with the new version of Plex, and corresponded with the Plex developers as well to attempt a more native solution. Where that will go is still to be determined, but as a user I no longer need to know any of this, Mira just works with Plex! Now I can upgrade to Lion without fear of missing Front Row.
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Version 1.4.5BETA
$19.99

3.7

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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