Media keys support in omPlayer 2.0

October 25, 2013

Many of you have noticed that the recently released omPlayer 2.0 does not support media keys to control playback. That’s because of stupid MAS sandboxing requirements that the new version has to follow and that are preventing access to media keys.

But there’s a solution. I will provide separate component that brings back support for media keys to omPlayer. Just download and install omPlayer Helper package, relaunch omPlayer, and you will have media keys checkbox again on its usual place in omPlayer preferences.

Unfortunately, it seems that you will have to reinstall this package every time you update omPlayer. I don’t know of a better way to implement media keys support until Apple provides a way to access them from sandboxed environment (and I doubt it will happen).