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

Jerry Rubinow jerrymr at gmail.com
Wed Nov 28 20:26:56 UTC 2012

On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 3:14 PM, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com>wrote:

> On 11/28/2012 02:15 PM, jedi wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 01:39:09PM -0500, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>> On 11/28/2012 01:20 PM, Mark Greenwood wrote:
>>>> On Wednesday 28 Nov 2012 12:32:09 Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>>>> FWIW, the defaults for volume in MythTV are:
>>>> [deletia]
>>  Which helps with just a few "normal" multimedia keys (i.e. those
>>> that are also likely to exist on a multimedia keyboard).  It doesn't
>>> help at all for all the other remote buttons, as above.
>>      That's also a simple enough case that you could just standardize
>> the button names in the lirc configuration files. Your distribution
>> can manage these and you would never know know anything was "fixed"
>> unless you've got a legacy setup.
> Yeah, LIRC has already moved to a standard LIRC namespace.  Still for
> anything more than simple media players (i.e. for MythTV as opposed to
> MPlayer or xine), without knowing exactly which buttons (and how many) are
> available on a remote, finding the appropriate mapping of those buttons is
> impossible--which is why you will need per-remote configurations for MythTV
> (whether they be ~/.lircrc or MythTV key bindings themes).
> Mike
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