[mythtv-users] keyspan remote - about to buy

dsnider at thesniderpad.com dsnider at thesniderpad.com
Thu Dec 8 12:13:19 EST 2005

> I am about to purchase a Keyspan remote control.  It's a USB remote
> control using RF.  I have a Mac running the Myth frontend and I'd
> love to get rid of the long keyboard wire.  If anyone knows this to
> not work as expected, please let me know.  Or if there is a
> significantly better solution, I'd love to hear about it.
I use this remote on my Mac Mini and it works well.  The only issue I have
is that there are not as many buttons as I would like.  The Keyspan
software is very good, but I have found that many times I've had to go
into the config file and edit it manually, for example, the Applications
that KeySpan sees is MPlayer OSX, but once mplayer launches, it kicks off
a subprocess called mplayer, but since mplayer doesn't exist to MacOS as
an Application, KeySpan won't let you assign buttons to it.  So, what I
did is setup the buttons correctly for MPlayer OSX, then edit the pref
file, copy the text and button assignments for MPLayer OSX and change the
app name to mplayer.  Restart, and everything works well.

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