Lircmap.xml for MS MCE remote fixes

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Here are some suggestions on getting the Microsoft MCE remote working a bit better. It works pretty well out of the box. There seem to be several versions (see: http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/MCE_Remote) -- I have the center one. I wonder if all of them send out the same LIRC key codes.

1. Play button
Original maps this to "title". I mapped it to "play", like it was on the original Xbox remote.

2. More (or "i") button
Original maps this to "info". I was used to being able to get the context menu like on the Xbox remote control, so I mapped this to "title". I mapped the DVD menu button to "info" so I wouldn't lose that function.

So here's the first part of my Lircmap.xml file:

<lircmap>
<remote device="mceusb">
<play>Play</play>
<pause>Pause</pause>
<stop>Stop</stop>
<forward>Forward</forward>
<reverse>Rewind</reverse>
<left>Left</left>
<right>Right</right>
<up>Up</up>
<down>Down</down>
<select>OK</select>
<pageplus>ChanUp</pageplus>
<pageminus>ChanDown</pageminus>
<back>Back</back>
<menu></menu>
<title>More</title>
<info>DVD</info>
<skipplus>Skip</skipplus>
<skipminus>Replay</skipminus>
<display></display>
<start>Home</start>
<record>Record</record>
<volumeplus>VolUp</volumeplus>
<volumeminus>VolDown</volumeminus>
<mute>Mute</mute>
<power>Power</power>
<myvideo>Videos</myvideo>
<mymusic>Music</mymusic>
<mypictures>Pictures</mypictures>
<mytv>TV</mytv>
<one>One</one>
<two>Two</two>
<three>Three</three>
<four>Four</four>
<five>Five</five>
<six>Six</six>
<seven>Seven</seven>
<eight>Eight</eight>
<nine>Nine</nine>
<zero>Zero</zero>
<mytv></mytv>
<mymusic>Guide</mymusic>
<mypictures></mypictures>
<myvideo>RecTV</myvideo>
</remote>
...

XBMC machine: ABIT AN-M2HD with nVidia 7050 onboard (Ubuntu Hardy + latest nVidia driver), AMD Athlon BE-2350, Microsoft MCE IR Remote, Logitech PS3 USB keyboard, 33w idle, 53w max, 720p plasma over HDMI
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