IR (infrared) remote control support under Mac OS X?

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krux Offline
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got remote buddy working with XBMC. Just mapped all the buttons to the virtual apple remote.. Now i am just missing the function to launch XBMC with a press (hold) of the "manu" button, instead of frontrow.

Cheers!
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Ok, if you guys really dont want to go through all the trouble of LIRC and porting all that stuff over I believe my setup can help you guys out.

I have a custom made USB adapter for my Xbox1 DVD Playback kit. Very simple its only like 4 wires to solder. I know there is a tut on Xbox-Scene on how to do it. It would make a great weekend project and there is very little you can mess up.

After you sacrifice a spare usb cable and that 15$ IR dongle to make the adapter. I use a mix of Xbox HID Driver
http://xhd.sourceforge.net/
and to assign the buttons
http://www.carvware.com/gamepadcompanion.html
Its very simple as long as you take the time to do it right.

Thats just a cheap alternative to all these other remote's you guy's are wanting support for. I have been using this for years to control everything from iTheater, CenterStage, Front Row, and now all I use it for is XBMC.
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KOiN Offline
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Please share your gamecompanion config Jakob. Big Grin

This is how i solved getting xbox1 IR working in 30 minutes.
http://osxbmc.mindfeeder.net/

And thanks a lot for your efforts devs, i've bought a mini just for osxbmc.
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KOiN Wrote:Please share your gamecompanion config Jakob. Big Grin

This is how i solved getting xbox1 IR working in 30 minutes.
http://osxbmc.mindfeeder.net/

And thanks a lot for your efforts devs, i've bought a mini just for osxbmc.


Would it be possiable to just solder the XBOX IR adapter directly to a spare USB cable. Does one really need the XBOX and a PSP USB cable?

Did it work automatically with OSXBMC or did you need additional software / code?

My bad if I missed something.
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Side question but couldn't one use any IR receiver (Apple excepted) and the XBOX DVD remote and not have to mess with the manual work around to get the XBOX IR adapter on the MAC. USB to IR are easily available for hardly anything.
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jakobmetzger Offline
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jeremymc7 Wrote:Would it be possiable to just solder the XBOX IR adapter directly to a spare USB cable. Does one really need the XBOX and a PSP USB cable?

Did it work automatically with OSXBMC or did you need additional software / code?

My bad if I missed something.


It just has to be a spare usb cable. usb is usb whatever it is
And check my post above. I mention the driver and software to map the keys and where to download them




jeremymc7 Side question but couldn't one use any IR receiver (Apple excepted) and the XBOX DVD remote and not have to mess with the manual work around to get the XBOX IR adapter on the MAC. USB to IR are easily available for hardly anything.

Yea I have always wondered that too but never ran across anything about it. I never understood why the stock Mac Mini IR reciever can't accept just any old IR remote's signal. Maybe someone just hasn't written a driver for it? Or is the stock IR sensor "locked" where no software developed by 3rd parties can access it?




KOiN:

Yea thats the tutorial. Not the same one I used but it would have been a lot easier with yours.
Good Link!Big Grin
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