[mythtv-users] reprise: improve frontend usability: working with a slick remote

come se fosse antani antani at gmail.com
Wed Mar 28 13:00:19 UTC 2007

On 3/28/07, Stroller <linux.luser at myrealbox.com> wrote:
> On 27 Mar 2007, at 15:25, come se fosse antani wrote:
> > ...
> > months ago I posted on our ML with a question regarding a possible
> > improvement of the remote interface with mythtv [ I forwarded the
> > entire conversation below].
> > My "dream" is to use a very slick and little remote (like wiimote, for
> > example) to control a rather complex app like mythfrontend; instead of
> > using e.g. 7 buttons for "stream movements" (like stop, play, pause,
> > rew, fwd, ffw, rrw) why not ONE "movement button" and then an osd on
> > screen to use together with the usual up,down,right,left?
> I also like this idea. I don't see the point of 30+ buttons on a
> remote, when you already have the TV available to use as a UI.

Good! We're in two! how many readers are on this ML? :)

> As I said in my previous post, I'm a MythTV n00b, but I think this
> could perhaps be accommodated within the current framework by having
> user-definable OSDs. If one could define an OSD in a text file and
> map it to a key on the keyboard then I think LIRC could take care
> mapping that onto the remote. But I think one would have to be able
> to link one's custom OSD to another custom OSD and possibly execute
> multiple consecutive MythTV commands in response to the selection of
> one OSD element in order to get the desired effect.

I don't know if the way myth use to accept input is easy to change
simply with a different OSD theme. ..
there is any developer that can confirm such statement?

thank you,

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