[mythtv-users] HDMI-CEC ?
martin at mstubbs.co.uk
Mon Oct 24 20:30:21 UTC 2011
On 10/10/11 10:35, Mark Kendall wrote:
> On 5 October 2011 23:01, Mark Kendall<mark.kendall at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Well mine arrived this morning so you may live to regret that last comment sooner than you expected! A quick compile had the test app switching various things off this afternoon and I'll be tinkering with integrating some code into MythTV over the weekend.
> For those who have a device and are running trunk/master, the attached
> patch should get the ball rolling (it won't apply to 0.24-fixes).
> For my Toshiba TV I had to enable Regza-Link in the setup menu, which
> then has additional options around allowing Auto input switching, auto
> power and auto standby.
> With the patch applied, starting MythTV will turn on the TV and switch
> it to the MythTV HDMI input. The HDMI input is identified as 'MythTV'
> (in the same way that the other connected input is identified as
> 'Playstation 3'). Exiting MythTV will switch the TV off (and the
> Playstation 3!). There are numerous potential ways of dealing with
> standby, poweroff etc (both signalled by the TV to MythTV and
> vice-versa) that I have yet to explore and there will be additional
> complexity for those with AV receivers and amplifiers hooked up as
> On my TV's remote (which has playback controls as well), I can then
> switch it to Regza-link mode. In this setup, it will ignore most
> button presses internally and pass them through to MythTV. I've then
> mapped common actions to the most appropriate MythTV action. My remote
> now works seemlessly between my TV, MythTV and Playstation.
> The main issues are that actions from the remote are passed directly
> to MythTV and hence do not count as keypresses that will clear DPMS
> and/or screensavers and when in 'Regza-link' mode, pressing power on
> the remote passes an action to MythTV (i.e. telling it to turn off)
> but the TV itself doesn't turn off. The last point is no doubt going
> to vary by TV model and manufacturer.
> All told, a bit of a game changer for me. Very nice.
Thank you for the cecadapter cpp and h. I'm struggling with where to
make the necessary changes to get the software to compile and be called
from + linked into mythfrontend. Are you able to provide diffs for that
part as well?
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