I had VLC 1.1.7 before I installed VLC remote and VLC setup helper. I did re-run the setup helper before posting here. What exactly do you mean by "check the step about the status.xml" file? I would really appreciate it if you could elaborate on that.
Have exactly the same problem as pike666db. Want to do the setup manually but cannot find the step about status.xml because it isn't in the instructions. Actually, I cannot find it anywhere on our site. Where am I suppose to look?