[mythtv-users] Control myth by MS Kinect !
ian.latter at midnightcode.org
Tue Dec 28 21:22:46 UTC 2010
Time for the Linux media people to have their Kinect fun
The klirc program was authored to provide a gesture-to-lirc
interface for the Kinect, under Linux. It will work with any
interfacing program (such as XBMC, mplayer, etc), but has been
built/tested for MythTV.
The user interface controls have been mapped identically
recently released "KinEmote" (of which I am not affiliated).
publish an instruction/user guide for klirc, but for now the
guide is just as useful;
In summary, the awake gesture is a "front-back" motion toward
the Kinect with an open hand (palm facing the Kinect).
hand comes "back" to, in space, becomes the centre of the mid
Right: Pause/Play (P)
Up: Menu (M)
The klirc program reads from a configuration file, and has
written to generate the two LIRC configuration files that
To generate the needed lircd.conf from this configuration,
./klirc -l > /etc/lirc/lircd.conf
To generate a mythtv LIRC RC file, run;
./klirc -m > ~/.lirc/mythtv
To run lircd as a UDP listener;
lircd --driver udp
To run klirc with a local configuration file (i.e. in the
The klirc program can run on either the MythTV Frontend or on
a separate host. If klirc isn't running on the MythTV Frontend
server, then change the lirc_server entry in the klirc.cfg
configuration file appropriately.
Additional details on building and running the program can be
found in the README in the tar-ball.
----- Original Message -----
>From: Michelle Dupuis mdupuis at ocg.ca
>To: "OpenNI" <openni-dev at googlegroups.com>
>Subject: [mythtv-users] Control myth by MS Kinect !
>Date: Sat, Nov 13 14:25:45 UTC 2010
> Coming soon to a linux near you! Use Microsoft's Kinect
> controller as a mouse under linux.
> Oooo....I can't wait for my family to control the myth box
> by waving their hands around.
Late night coder ..
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