[mythtv-users] lirc with Netflix

Chris Purves chris at northfolk.ca
Wed Jan 5 17:58:49 UTC 2011

I recently configured MythTV to launch Netflix following the instructions at http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/NetflixStreaming.  All is working very well, except that the remote doesn't work when watching a show or movie.

I launch Netflix from within MythTV using a custom menu item that executes vmware player.  Vmware player loads Windows XP and then Internet Explorer which has Netflix set as the home page.  When browsing the Netflix webpage the remote is working.  I can scroll up and down on the page; however, once Silverlight is started up the remote stops working.  All I really want is to be able to pause without having to get up and use the keyboard.  It's like 8 feet away!

Does anyone else have this working or have any ideas?  Thanks.

Chris Purves

"Men will always prefer a worse way of knowing to a better way of learning." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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