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

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Sun Nov 25 19:53:54 UTC 2012

On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 8:41 AM, Mark Greenwood <fatgerman at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sunday 25 Nov 2012 19:34:49 Simon Hobson wrote:
> > 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".
> >
> Have a look at this:
> http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=104541
> Its' from the XBMC forum but it describes how to get a remote working with
> the in-kernel mappings instead of LIRC. (Section 2.2). It might just be a
> case that those buttons are not generating anything and you need to install
> an appropriate configuration for ir-keytable. If yours is an MCE remote
> then this will be the work of a few minutes.

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