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change keyboard mappings to control MD?
« on: October 26, 2010, 11:31:13 pm »
I've been scavenging old parts to make a cheap media director: an old laptop and a USB IR receiver and remote from an old DVB card (no model or brand markings on either). The laptop works fine with UI1 but my USB IR receiver and remote seem to behave like a keyboard (USB HID) not an LIRC: the arrow keys on the keypad do the same as cursor keys on the keyboard and when video is playing it makes the video about 1/4 size and puts soft keys on screen to navigate a cursor around to push the on-screen buttons.

I can see that when I push pause on the remote it is the same as typing "t" on the keyboard, fast rewind types "i" and fast forward types "n".  Is is possible to map these keys so the media director receives a fast rewind or fast forward command like a conventional IR remote?

Or is is possible to convince the MD to somehow see this as an LIRC device?

thanks for any advice...