[mythtv-users] Simple cross-platform telnet interface GUI for mythtv remote?

Tom Lichti tom at redpepperracing.com
Mon Nov 6 16:58:44 UTC 2006

Ross Campbell wrote:
> I frequently spend time watching TV with my laptop on my lap and the
> mythtv remote somewhere in the room. I'm usually running a vnc session
> to my mythtv box as well...
> It would be really great to have a simple GUI app that looks roughly
> like a remote control and sends telnet commands to $MYTHTVHOST.
> It would be even better to have it use a cross-platform toolkit so
> that I could run it under Linux and Windows (and MacOS).
> I did find this for MacOS:
> http://web.mac.com/grhowes/iWeb/Generally%20Helpful%20Software/Remote%20Remote%20GH.html
> ... and there is/was MythWebRemote that could be modified to use
> telnet instead of kbde, but...
> I'd really like to have the following:
> - GUI that looks like a DVR remote control that can be controlled by
> mouse clicks
> - when the "remote" window has focus, I'd like to redirect most
> keypresses directly to mythtv so that I can use the entire keyboard as
> if it were my mythtv keyboard
> This would be great for commercial cutting and a lot of other things.
> -Ross

You do know there is a telnet interface to the frontend already, right? 
You could code up a web page with buttons that shell out to expect 
scripts (or use a telnet API to do it directly) and send the appropriate 
commands. I believe someone has already done this, have you searched the 
mail list archives?


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