[mythtv-users] Nvidia Shield Is the future of Mythtv Frontend

Will Dormann wdormann at gmail.com
Tue Jan 8 14:16:53 UTC 2019

On 1/8/19 5:11 AM, Doug Lytle wrote:
> On 1/7/19 8:42 PM, Phill Edwards wrote:
>> I'm happy to accept this may just be me missing the point of the Flirc
>> as everyone else seems to love them! 
> Phil,
> Not all remotes work well with the FLIRC.  And, I've also found that not
> all buttons on the all remote are active when selecting a function type
> on a universal remote (i.e., DVD,DVR,TV).

I've run into this myself with my Harmony remote.  My goal was to have
*every* button of the remote actively sending out a signal when it's
pressed.  Obviously, if the Harmony itself decides that a button is
unused with a particular profile, there's nothing that can be done on
the receiving end about it.

It was about 10 years ago when I first set it up, but through some trial
and error I found a device that had enough keys available:  Sony

While this gave me all of the keys available to use, the real problem
with this hack is that the majority of the keys' actual usage has
nothing at all to do with how the buttons are mapped out on the physical
remote.  For example, I have the the "guide" button mapped to the
STR-DA5300ES "AmFmToggle".   In hindsight, I suppose I should have found
a DVR-like remote that gave me all of the buttons to use.   In the end,
I have two levels of mappings involved:
1) Sony STR-DA5300ES to physical remote layout.
2) lirc-recorded key to keyboard key to send to mythtv.

I am curious about this FLIRC option, though, in case anything ever
happens to my current remote house of cards.   A little quick googling
didn't really give much detail on the mechanics of how FLIRC is set up
for use with MythTV though.   Does the FLIRC come with special software
to set it up?  Is it just a HID device?   How is it programmed?


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