Xr3 is package of Linux tools for the RedRat2 serial port based Learning IR Remote Control. It was initially developed for use with a ReplayTV Personal Video Recorder(PVR) but has now been expanded to handle any kind of IR controlled A/V equipment. The package includes:
A separate ReplayTV package includes:
Here is a screenshot showing ALL the remote control panels that I have built for my A/V stack. I have a TV card in my Linux machine and am watching the ReplayTV on it. The screenshot shows remote panels for my DVD/VCR/PVR/TV as well as a number of TV Channel Selection panels. Also shown is a Control Panel for the Gatos TV viewing program and a prototype skins based remote based on K-jofol. The replaySearch program had just been run via the command line and the ReplayTV is showing the results of the search. In the background is my treeps process monitor.
Creating a control panel is a simple three step process:
Capture the IR codes from the devices Remote Control. Create some Icons for the desired buttons. Create a simple flat file that defines the Remote.No Programming required!!! You can create a custom remote control panel in just a few minutes! Each panel can have any number of buttons and labels arranged to your preference, separators can be used to distinguish functionally different areas. Each button and label has a tooltip, also an option menu or combo box can be used for mode setting type commands.
The actions, i.e. buttons and menu selections, are bound to a simple shell command, by default the ir perl script from David Kramer. This excellent script forms the current backend interface to the RedRat2 and is also used to perform IR captures. You can call other programs as well, for example I also use this toolkit to remotely drive a slightly modified Gatos TV viewing program.
All Remotes 1280x1024 (470k) And Gatos with replaySearch Results All Remotes 1000x800 (302k) Dito but smaller image Coming Attractions 1000x800 (250k) Skined Remotes Artsy Screenshot 1000x800 (279k) "Millenium Wall" Individual Remotes: ReplayTV Remote(Gtk) 38k ReplayTV Remote(Motif) 37k TiVo Remote 22k DVD Remote 32k VCR Remote 32k Gatos Remote 26k Channel Selector 136k Sneek Peek at Some Next Release Remotes
xr3-0.3.tgz (~175k) The program sources, ir codes, panels ... replayTVSearch-1.0.tgz (~31k) Program Sources, search string DB ChangeLog, README, INSTALL, LICENSE, HowTo Use
The xr3 programs requires Gtk or some flavor of Motif, replayTVsearchTool requires Gtk.
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