[mythtv] Mythtv & Lirc

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Feb 18 01:52:22 UTC 2008

On 02/11/2008 07:52 AM, Ronald Frazier wrote:
>> Ronald Frazier wrote:
>>> I find that I manage to accomplish most of the things I need to do
>>> without problem, but I've done a bit of tweaking to get it to that
>>> state. For a few of the keys, I've written a perl script that monitors
>>> lirc for certain remote event and then connects to mythfrontend via
>>> the telnet port and issues command.
>>> For instance...the guide button. I tried mapping it directly to bring
>>> up the program guide but ran into a problem. I couldn't figure out a
>>> way for it to use the LiveTV guide while watching LiveTV, but use the
>>> regular guide when not in LiveTV. What my script does is watch for the
>>> key, connect to the telnet port and query the current status of
>>> mythfrontend, and then issue commands to switch myth to the
>>> appropriate version of the Guide.
> Sorry for the delay. It took me a while to get the time to clean up
> the script and turn in from the Frankenstein that it was into
> something a little more suitable for public consumption.

Sorry I didn't notice this earlier, but what will soon be 0.21 handles
the guide button properly.


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