[mythtv-users] On the verge of giving up
beww at beww.org
Mon Sep 24 16:49:14 UTC 2007
David Brodbeck wrote:
> On Sep 24, 2007, at 6:51 AM, Brian Wood wrote:
>>> - LIRC: why does it take so much to get a damn remote to work??
>> Mine worked out of the box with a Hauppauge remote.
> I think the correct answer is, "because there are so damn many
> remotes out there." ;) If LIRC came with a remote, as most Windows
> TV software does, and worked with that remote and that remote only,
> it'd be really simple to configure. But that's not how people use
> LIRC; they generally want to make it work with whatever receiver came
> with their card, and whatever remote they found in the bottom of
> their junk drawer. I'm all for that, but it does put the onus on the
> user to find the right driver and map the buttons. There's no auto-
> detection that will tell the computer what remote you have in your
> hand. ;)
Perhaps we could rig up a webcam and some image recognition software.
I can see the screen now:
"Please hold your remote up to the camera"
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