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Author Topic: IDEA: Recieve signals from remote control  (Read 2141 times)

wreckedcarzz

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IDEA: Recieve signals from remote control
« on: November 17, 2008, 09:47:20 PM »
After an hour of searching and trial/error, I can not figure out how to get AutoHotkey to recognize my Happauge Windows Media Center remote, so I am turning to the AHK gurus here to see if you all can help me out :)

I have no idea how IR works other than the fact that it is an invisible beam of light and all that... but I simply need to be able to press a button on my remote control and have it open my (one and only) DVD drive. I have skrommel's EjectCD and CloseCD, so it doesn't even need to do anything, just launch those two apps (but if that could be built in that would be just awesome). Not sure if it can be done, but that's why I'm asking ;)

If possible, can it have:
  • User-specified button(s)
  • User-specified action(s)
  • Multiple options (Red button does X, Green button does Q, etc)

Hope someone has the expertise to pull this off, and if nothing else, it should be a challenge :)

kartal

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Re: IDEA: Recieve signals from remote control
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2008, 10:03:04 PM »
Have you tried this? :)

http://www.eventghost.org/

wreckedcarzz

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Re: IDEA: Recieve signals from remote control
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2008, 10:16:54 PM »
I looked into it late last night and the download link was dead (lead to a blank page), and I had to google to find this page with all the releases on it to download it. I'll give it a whirl and see what it can do...

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Re: IDEA: Recieve signals from remote control
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2008, 11:34:05 PM »
Doesn't want to work for me, the X10 plugin complains of some error and not being able to start, so it can't detect my remote. :(

Other suggestions?