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

Chris Ribe chrisribe at gmail.com
Tue Nov 7 04:20:53 UTC 2006

I wrote a konfabulator widget many months ago that serves
approximately this purpose.  The downside is that you need to have
konfabulator installed.  There is (or was) a windows version and a mac
version.  I'll send you a copy if I can find it.

On 11/6/06, Tom Lichti <tom at redpepperracing.com> wrote:
> 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?
> Tom

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