[mythtv] Writing a Keytouch plugin for MythTV

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Mon Feb 19 14:31:56 UTC 2007

On 2/19/07, Eduard Huguet <eduardhc at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>     I've just started to write a Keytouch plugin for MythTV. The idea is to
> be able to use a "media center" - oriented keyboard to control MythTV, so
> some special keys present in those keyboards (LiveTV, Guide, etc...) that
> are specifically designed for Windows MediaCenter actually work with MythTV.
> The plugin is currently nearly finished, and works by using the mythfrontend
> telnet interface at port 6546. It uses the "jump", "key" and "play" commands
> available to control MythTV.
> As said, the current status is nearly finished. I just need the time to set
> up a basic project page at SourceForge and to pack and upload the code
> somewher. However, there's a couple of things that I haven't been able to do
> because of the lack of support on MythTV. Basically these are:
> Mute: I can't mute MythTV sound because there's no 'mute' command through
> telnet interface. Also I can't use the default keyboard shortcut because
> it's "|" and the "key" command doesn't allow to send such a keystroke (only
> simple letters / numbers, and "|" would require AltGr + "1").
> Seek to End: there's no Seek to End subcommand in "play" command. There
> exists a Seek to beginning, seek forward and seek backward option, but no
> seek to end. It simply should be there, I think, as usually keyboards have
> both keys.
> Volume Up / Down: I can control them by using the default keystrokes F10 and
> F11, but this means that if the user remaps those keys it won't work. It
> would be great if there were a "play" subcommand to direct and reliably
> control volume (and muting, as stated before).
> żIs there any possibility that such commands get implemented in any future
> versions of MythTV? If anyone thinks it would be quite simple to do I
> wouldn't main tryint it, if someones provides me with some basic
> instructions.

why not just map those special keys using xmodmap?

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