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O.P. Looking for a remote control
I'm looking for a remote control like one of these:

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-012-CP&tool=3
http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/6372024/Cyberlink-R...eiver/Product.html

The thing is I don't want to use it for Windows Media Center. In fact I don't want it to be designed for any application in particular - all I want is to plug in the receiver, install the driver, and map buttons to actions on the computer.

It will primarily be used with MPC ("Media Player Classic") so I would just like to map functionality like volume (mouse wheel up/down), skip ahead X seconds (ctrl + left/right), pause (spacebar), etc. Stuff like that.

Does anyone know of one that works like that?

This post was edited on 07-05-2009 at 10:06 AM by segosa.
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RE: Looking for a remote control
I used to have a Pinnacle PCTV remote with serial IR receiver (not the one that plugs into the TV card) in combination with uICE to control my entire system. It can map keys in global, send keys to specific windows/applications and perform certain window management and system tasks. It has its own OSD menu to browse your media and launch applications with the appropriate remote control profile and it supports quite a few remote controls (see their website)

Only downside is that I never got it to work on a 64 bit system (probably due to one of the dlls it uses)
The website does not say it works on Vista, but it does work on the x86 version.

I also heard good things about Girder, but never tried it.

EDIT: lol, drifted off a bit towards the software side there. But if you use uICE or Girder you can ofcourse choose any of the supported remotes

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