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  1. #1
    Torgeir Veimo
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    squeezebox as generic remote control sensor for pc?

    Would it be possible to use the remote control sensor in the squeezebox
    for other remotes, and send any unknown commands via tcp/ip to a pc, to
    be decoded by lirc or similar?

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    Torgeir Veimo <torgeir (AT) pobox (DOT) com>

  2. #2
    John Gorst
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    squeezebox as generic remote control sensor for pc?

    Torgeir Veimo wrote:

    > Would it be possible to use the remote control sensor in the squeezebox
    > for other remotes, and send any unknown commands via tcp/ip to a pc, to
    > be decoded by lirc or similar?


    The raw IR commands recieved byt eh squeezebox (both the squeezebox
    remote and any other ir commands) can be sent by Xap (or is it xpl?)
    over a tcp/ip network and can be used by a variety of software.

    Have a search for xap and xpl on google.

  3. #3
    Torgeir Veimo
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    squeezebox as generic remote control sensor for pc?

    On Sat, 2004-08-28 at 12:59 +0100, John Gorst wrote:
    > Torgeir Veimo wrote:
    >
    > > Would it be possible to use the remote control sensor in the

    > squeezebox
    > > for other remotes, and send any unknown commands via tcp/ip to a pc,

    > to
    > > be decoded by lirc or similar?

    >
    > The raw IR commands recieved byt eh squeezebox (both the squeezebox
    > remote and any other ir commands) can be sent by Xap (or is it xpl?)
    > over a tcp/ip network and can be used by a variety of software.
    >
    > Have a search for xap and xpl on google.


    Ok, I found a few references;

    http://www.xapautomation.org/
    http://wiki.xapautomation.org/tiki-i...xAP+Slimserver
    +Connector (slimserver connector)
    http://www.xplproject.org.uk/index.php

    It seems that xAP can be used to send OSD info to the squeezebox for
    display and also to control it, as described here:
    http://wiki.xapautomation.org/tiki-i...xAP+Slimserver
    +Connector

    xPL is used for sending unknow IR signals from the squeezebox to a
    suitable xPL hub that can do something sensible with them, as
    illustrated by this example: http://www.xplproject.org.uk/modules.php?
    op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticl e&artid=33&page=2

    Is this analysis correct? I need to dig further into this, but for my
    current need it seems that I only need xPL right now. The easiest would
    be to just get the codes through /dev/input/eventX, but it's probably
    not that simple.

    --
    Torgeir Veimo <torgeir (AT) pobox (DOT) com>

  4. #4
    John Gorst
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    squeezebox as generic remote control sensor for pc?

    >
    > Ok, I found a few references;
    >
    > http://www.xapautomation.org/
    > http://wiki.xapautomation.org/tiki-i...xAP+Slimserver
    > +Connector (slimserver connector)
    > http://www.xplproject.org.uk/index.php
    >
    > It seems that xAP can be used to send OSD info to the squeezebox for
    > display and also to control it, as described here:
    > http://wiki.xapautomation.org/tiki-i...xAP+Slimserver
    > +Connector


    Thats right.

    >
    > xPL is used for sending unknow IR signals from the squeezebox to a
    > suitable xPL hub that can do something sensible with them, as
    > illustrated by this example: http://www.xplproject.org.uk/modules.php?
    > op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticl e&artid=33&page=2


    The xpl hub is not there to act on messages as far as I can tell, it is
    there to act asa 'hub' (as the name suggests!). It co-ordinates messages
    between different xpl enabled programs running on the same computer.

    > Is this I need to dig further into this, but for my
    > current need it seems that I only need xPL right now. The easiest would
    > be to just get the codes through /dev/input/eventX, but it's probably
    > not that simple.


    Not sure about linux, as I am a complete newbie to it. But with windows
    I was using the xplhas (or similar name) and was having that recieve the
    ir codes from slimserver, act on them, and send a message back to
    display on the squeezebox display. I believe misterhouse is a home
    automation program for linux (and windows) that can act on xpl messages,
    but it does quite a lot of other things so may be a little complicated!
    Let me know how you get on as I plan to do something similar with my
    linux box soon.

    Cheers

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