Keyboard shortcut extensions for MCE style remote controls (1 Viewer)

mPod

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I just uploaded a patch to Sourceforge. If some people are interested, maybe it becomes part of the CVS...

[ 1121495 ] Keyboard shortcut extensions for MCE style remote controls

This patch provides an extension for keyboard
shortcuts, which jump directly to certain Media Portal
screens. I wrote this piece of code for mapping the
correct functions to the Media Center Keys of e.g.
Hauppauge Remote Controls (Nova T) and similar. This
remote is a copy of Microsoft's MCE05 remote but
without USB connectivity. Hauppauge's irremote.ini has
to be changed. Draft sample attached.
Most code is taken from Frodo's MCE2005Remote.cs.

- Home Screen
- My TV
- My Movies
- My Music
- My Pictures
- My Guide
- My Radio

http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1121495&group_id=107397&atid=647927
 

Maschine

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    Well done mPod!

    I also have some buttons for the different categories on my remote (X10/Medion), but could not use them so far. I think this is a great usability improvement and should definately find it's way into cvs! Thanks for the patch, I'll try that tomorrow! :)

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    DJ

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    Thx a lot, mpod. Excellent work!!!
    That would make life with MP much easier ;o)

    Waiting for this to become a part of MP.
     

    tourettes

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    This is something that I'm currently missing from MP. I hope this patch will be included in standard MP.
     

    onkl

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    I'm currently working on a Girder GML for MP based on the MCE remote.
    (The build in facility worked, but I needed to use the remote also if MP has no focus.)
    While working on this I noticed there are no global shortcut keys to use.
    It might be an idea to program something so that in the Configure/Plugins menu, one can assign a key to the plugins of his liking, after which CTRL-key will send the user to that plugin. Remotes can then easily map these keys.
    For now however, I'm allready quite happy with this, hope it will make it in a release since I don't think I'll be compiling myself.
     

    mPod

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    It might be an idea to program something so that in the Configure/Plugins menu, one can assign a key to the plugins of his liking, after which CTRL-key will send the user to that plugin. Remotes can then easily map these keys.
    That's the second version, I already coded something similar, which would be perfect for you. Works quite perfect for my Hauppauge 45 button remote, but needs some more stuff to make it user-friendly. I'm trying to built an open interface, so that almost all remotes can be supported out of the box or with a tiny plugin, which would be easy to code.
    Hope you'll like it, although it did not make it into the CVS yet.
     

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