[mythtv-users] Getting control of my remote

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Sun Jan 14 08:04:02 UTC 2007

On Jan 13, 2007, at 11:36 PM, Dave M G wrote:
> Some settings don't seem to be having an effect. For example, when
> watching a video file, if I hit "pause" nothing happens. This is  
> what is
> in the lircrc file:
> # Pause playback
> begin
> prog = mplayer
> button = PAUSE
> repeat = 2
> config = pause
> end

It would probably pause a video i f you were using mplayer to view  
it. Change prog = mplayer to prog = mythtv

> I would assume that means that the PAUSE button is configured to pause
> the video. But it does nothing. I can't rewind, fast forward, or stop
> the video.
> Other settings don't behave as expected. For example:
> # Channel Up
> begin
> prog = mythtv
> button = Ch+
> repeat = 2
> config = Up
> end

You have "Browse" turned on. It's on by default because this is the  
preferred method of changing channels. There's no need to tune to the  
channel to see what's on. Just up and down to see the information  
about what's on and hit select to actually change to that channel.  
You can change it to actually tune to the next/previous channel when  
you hit the button but mythtv is notorious slow at changing channels  
so you really are using the best method.

> I would assume this to mean that when I press Ch+ on the remote,  
> the TV
> moves up one channel. But all that happens is that a text box at the
> bottom of the screen comes up, and that displays the name of the next
> channel up. To actually go to that channel, I have to hit the "OK"
> button. How do I get the channels to move up and down directly, as one
> usually does on a regular TV?
> Does anyone have any suggestions about what I might be missing in this
> process?

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