[mythtv-users] Programming remote button bindings (WAS: What major features are planned for 0.27?)

Simon Hobson linux at thehobsons.co.uk
Sun Nov 25 19:34:49 UTC 2012

Doug Lytle wrote:

>If you have a All-In-one type of remote, depending on what function 
>you've selected (DVR/TV/VCR/Satellite), will cause some button 
>functions to work, while others to not produce any output.

This is a basic remote that came with the PC - it has a green 
"Windows logo" button on it and is I think an MCE remote ?

Mark Greenwood wrote:

>Well, as far as I can tell, myth is being told about them but it 
>doesn't understand them (as evidenced by them working in other 
>applications). You need to set up LIRC and remap those buttons from 
>e.g. KEY_PLAY (or whatever) to KEY_P, or whatever myth uses.

I don't have anything else I run, so I don't know if anything else 
will "see" the codes or not.
But it doesn't make sense to me. The dialog asks for a key to be 
pressed - what is pressed, and what "code" is given to Myth shouldn't 
really matter, it just needs to record whatever was delivered. So if 
I had a Coffee key and wanted to map that to pause, then that ought 
to work. If Myth is artificially filtering the codes it accepts, then 
that does sound like an odd way of handling things.

I guess this is where it needs someone who understands how stuff gets 
from me pressing a button to "something happening".

Simon Hobson

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