Ask anyone who runs the eye-catching Plex media centre on their Mac about Snow Leopard, and you might see them wince. A new update fixes that painful Apple Remote incompatibility and also improves audio for those without 5.1 sound systems.
The most important fix in Plex 0.8.3 is the successful integration of a Candelair driver to prevent the Apple Remote from launching iTunes, FrontRow and other apps while a user's simply trying to navigate their Plex media centre. Also worth noting, though, is a "Mixdown Volume Boost" that makes dialogue and other audio more audible in films with 5.1 sound playing over standard stereo speakers.
There's a few other goodies included in Plex's latest release, including a sophisticated sleep/shutdown timer that media centre fans should check out. Plex is a free download for Mac OS X systems only.