[mythtv-users] MyMote is now available!

Joel Means means.joel at gmail.com
Wed Jul 23 17:36:14 UTC 2008

Do you think you could post (or e-mail me) your serial control files
for your TV?  I have been wanting to see about setting up serial
control for my receiver from my Myth box.  If I could see your setup,
that would give me a great jump start.

On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 10:24 AM, Chase Douglas
<chasedouglas.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jul 23, 2008, at 12:17 PM, Craig Partin wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>> You might remember I sent out a notice of an upcoming iPhone/iPod Touch
>>> application I've been working on called MyMote. It is a MythTV specific user
>>> configurable remote control with a program guide built in. I am pleased to
>>> announce that MyMote is now available. Please
>>> see http://trac2.assembla.com/mymote/wiki for details. Note that although
>>> MyMote is now available through ad hoc distribution, it has not been
>>> approved by Apple for their App Store. Please read the information about ad
>>> hoc distribution on the main page for instructions on how to acquire MyMote.
>>> Feel free to comment, suggest, or constructively criticize!
>>> Thanks
>>> P.S.: The screenshots and video at the MyMote site are a little out of
>>> date. I will be updating them shortly, but MyMote has only undergone
>>> improvements without restructuring the user interface or general flow.
>> That's really exciting, I hope to try it soon.  Thanks!
>> What do you think the possibility of getting something like this working?
>> http://features.engadget.com/2004/07/27/how-to-turn-your-ipod-in-to-a-universal-infrared-remote-control/
>> If it could do volume control on the amp it would definitely be a killer
>> app for remote control.
>> It's certainly possible, but I'm not sure how many users would find it
>> useful. I'll gladly accept patches to add extra functionality. I think the
>> better route, however, is to use LIRC with an IR blaster from another
>> machine. That way the user doesn't have to carry around another attachment
>> to the iPhone just for the remote control.
>> Thanks
> Would that work with the LIRC buttons already in the code? That is a better
> idea.
> The LIRC buttons in MyMote send the configured remote "button" key press to
> the LIRC daemon on the master backend. For instance, I have a TV with a
> serial port which I can send control commands to. I set up LIRC on my
> backend to run my tv_remote program to tell the tv to turn on or off when
> lircd receives a "pc_power" key press. So, on MyMote I created a LIRC button
> named "Power" which sends the "pc_power" key press to the master backend's
> lircd.
> An IR blaster would work just as well as the serial port control I have on
> my TV. Also, lircd messages can be rerouted to other lircd servers I
> believe, so MyMote is not confined to commands being sent only to the master
> backend.
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