On Tue, 2009-12-01 at 10:08 -0500, Jon Smirl wrote: > While reading all of these IR threads another way of handling IR > occurred to me that pretty much eliminates the need for LIRC and > configuration files in default cases. The best way to make everything > "just work" is to eliminate it. > > The first observation is that the IR profile of various devices are > well known. Most devices profiles are in the published One-for-All > database. These device profiles consist of vendor/device/command > triplets. There is one triplet for each command like play, pause, 1, > 2, 3, power, etc. > > The second observation is that universal remotes know how to generate > commands for all of the common devices. > > Let's define evdev messages for IR than contain vendor/device/command > triplets. I already posted code for doing that in my original patch > set. These messages are generated from in-kernel code. > > Now add a small amount of code to MythTV, etc to act on these evdev > messages. Default MythTV, etc to respond to the IR commands for a > common DVR device. Program your universal remote to send the commands > for this device. You're done. Everything will "just work" - no LIRC, > no irrecord, no config files, no command mapping, etc. You are making one big wrong assumption that everyone that has a remote uses mythtv, and only it.
Many users including me, use the remote just like a keyboard, or even like a mouse. > > Of course there are details involved in making this work. MythTV will > have to have a config option to allow it to emulate several different > DVR devices so that you can pick one that you don't own. It should > also have choices for emulating the common devices defined for the > remotes included with various Linux video board like the Hauppauge > remote. > > For apps that haven't been modified you will have to run a daemon > which will capture vendor/device/command evdev events and convert them > into keystroke commands than work the menus. You'll need a config file > for this and have to write scripts. Instead I'd just go modify the app > the respond to the IR events, it is easy to do. > > Long run, we define a MythTV IR profile, mplayer profile, etc and get > these into the IR database for universal remotes. Now MythTV can stop > emulating another vendor's device. > > For the default MythTV case no external support will need to be > installed if the protocol decode engines are in the kernel. The raw > data will come in, run through the engines, and pop out as evdev > messages with a vendor/device/command triplet. Devices that decode in > hardware will just send vendor/device/command triplets. > -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-media" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html