skunkm0nkee Wrote:Great work Harry! I've been hoping to be able to access SlingBox streams through XBMC for a while now and it's finally happening.
I'm able to view the stream but am having problems changing channels, I presume I have to sniff out the remote control codes for my system. Any pointers as to how I do that?
If you use an IR blaster from your Slingbox to change channels on a satellite box or other box, then yup, you'll have to setup the actual IR codes in the SlingboxSettings.xml file. The problem is that it seems like they are different depending on what you are controlling. Two ways of doing this ... either sniff out the communication between the official Slingbox Player and the Slingbox and then decode things ... fun ... or just do some trial and error testing. I'm recommend starting with 30 to 40 range. It's been a few months but for some reason I remember a lot of the boxes I tried being around or close to that range. Usually all the channel buttons are one after the other also, so you can setup the first SlingboxSettings.xml file with button 1, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, etc. and see if one of those does something and if it does, then narrow down the range. Shouldn't take more than an hour or so of playing around I would think to get the correct settings. If I get a chance in the future I might write up a tutorial on doing the "sniff the traffic" method, but it's quite involved since it involved decrypting the communication between the two after you capture it.