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In mythweb - settings - keybindings make these changes.
 
In mythweb - settings - keybindings make these changes.
  
TV Recording Playback << add F6
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TV Recording Playback << add F6
Live TV  << add F8
+
Live TV  << add F8
MythGallery  << add F5
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MythGallery  << add F5
MythVideo  << add F7
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MythVideo  << add F7
Teletext Menu  MENURED  >> remove  F2
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Teletext Menu  MENURED  >> remove  F2
Teletext Menu MENUGREEN >> remove F3
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Teletext Menu MENUGREEN >> remove F3
Teletext Menu MENUYELLOW >> remove F4
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Teletext Menu MENUYELLOW >> remove F4
Teletext Menu MENUBLUE >> remove F5
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Teletext Menu MENUBLUE >> remove F5
Teletext Menu MENUWHITE >> remove  F6
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Teletext Menu MENUWHITE >> remove  F6
Teletext Menu TOGGLEBACKGROUND >>  remove F7
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Teletext Menu TOGGLEBACKGROUND >>  remove F7
Teletext Menu REVEAL Reveal hidden Text >> remove  F7
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Teletext Menu REVEAL Reveal hidden Text >> remove  F7
TV Playback  TOGGLEAUDIOSYNC  Turn on audio sync adjustment controls << change to F4
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TV Playback  TOGGLEAUDIOSYNC  Turn on audio sync adjustment controls << change to F4
TV Playback  TOGGLEASPECT  Toggle the video aspect ratio << change to F3
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TV Playback  TOGGLEASPECT  Toggle the video aspect ratio << change to F3
  
 
On the button layout picture, is the info for the setup of these buttons.
 
On the button layout picture, is the info for the setup of these buttons.

Revision as of 19:41, 30 October 2009

cakemote-mythtv.py layout for Sony PS3 Bluetooth remote control.

ps3 remote

ps3 remote - Sony BD Remote is a nice peice of hardware, It is bluetooth so no line of site is needed. This is great for a mythtv frontend that feeds multiple rooms. As a side note, the Logitec Cordless MediaBoard Pro™ is a nice cheap keyboard-touchpad combo that is also bluetooth.

Other methods for setting up this remote can be found at Sony_PS3_BD_Remote. battery life is still short from my tests on the other methods.


Drawback to the cakemote-mythtv.py is battery life of 4-5 days.

I have a 15 minute battery charger which makes it tolerable, yes short battery life is a pain in the butt, but the remote works so good my basement, kitchen, living room... that it is worth it.

Credit to the original authors

Thanks to those below for their hard work.

#cakemote.py - uinput driver for PS3 remote
#Heavily hacked from work by Will Woods, Brett Rodgers and the WMD team
#by Jo Shields <directhex@apebox.org>

I only tweaked it for use with mythtv, all changes i made are commented.

Requirements

This is geared towards k/ubuntu. You will also need sudo privileges.

sudo apt-get install python-bluez

If you do not already have /home/username/bin directory lets make one

mkdir ~/bin

Download the files:

cakemote-mythtv

Please note the script was tweaked for myth .22 and ubuntu 9.10.

If you have tweak it your way and change the svg to match your layout i will host it and add a download link. send to lift28@gmail.com

File List:

cakemote-mythtv.py -- the script, should reside inside your ~/bin.
ps3-remote-cakemote-mythtv.png -- layout of the remote.
ps3remote-start -- command line bash script for starting the remote. should reside inside your ~/bin.
A directory called bd-remote-mythtv-svg -- this has the svg file for editing the picture of the remote layout, if you reassign the keys.

Extract all files into your ~/bin directory

tar -C ~/bin -xvzf filename.tar.gz

Then you must enter the Bluetooth Address of the Remote into the cakemote-mythtv.py on line 563. Use hcitool scan to get the address.

Hold 'Start' and 'Enter' buttons on the remote

 hcitool scan
 Scanning ...
           00:00:00:00:00:00       BD Remote Control
 

then add the address you get to the cakemote-mythtv.py about line 563

nano ~/bin/cakemote-mythtv.py  
################ PS3 Remote address #############################
#### MANUAL PS3-MOTE ADDRESS GOES BELOW!!!
####
#### Type 'hcitool scan' at a terminal prompt to get the address.
   # Manual Input of PS3 Remote address required for now.
   w=Ps3mote("00:1E:3D:1B:60:F9",0)
#################################################################


You must log out and back in to make scripts in ~/bin directory to be seen in your shell.

Starting cakemote-mythtv.py

open a shell and run:

ps3remote-start

After you connect you can close your shell.


Shell startup scripts

ps3remote-start - run from a terminal

#!/bin/sh
##ps3remote-start
sudo   modprobe uinput             # make sure the uinput module is loaded 
sudo   killall cakemote-mythtv.py  # make sure cakemote-mythtv.py is not running
xmessage -center  "To connect the PS3 Remote
PRESS ENTER AND START and KEEP PRESSED DOWN on the remote 
then hit okay Then let go after 5 secs" #helps the wife get it done
sudo  ~/bin/cakemote-mythtv.py  &  #change to your path if this does not work
sleep 10                                # let it get going
exit                                    #see ya

Do what the xmessage says: "To connect the PS3 Remote PRESS ENTER AND START and KEEP PRESSED DOWN on the remote then hit okay- Then let go after 5 secs"

Mplayer key bindings

to make mplayer key bindings match we need to make a input.conf

nano ~/.mplayer/input.conf

and add the following:

##
## MPlayer input control file
##
F3 panscan -0.1 
F4 panscan +0.1
t  sub_visibility
i osd
w panscan +0.1

ps3 remote myth keybindings that need to be changed

In mythweb - settings - keybindings make these changes.

TV Recording Playback << add F6
Live TV  << add F8
MythGallery  << add F5
MythVideo  << add F7
Teletext Menu  	MENURED  	>> remove  F2
Teletext Menu 	MENUGREEN 	>> remove F3
Teletext Menu 	MENUYELLOW 	>> remove F4
Teletext Menu 	MENUBLUE 	>> remove F5
Teletext Menu 	MENUWHITE 	>> remove  F6
Teletext Menu 	TOGGLEBACKGROUND >>  remove F7	
Teletext Menu 	REVEAL 	Reveal hidden Text >> remove  F7
TV Playback  	TOGGLEAUDIOSYNC  Turn on audio sync adjustment controls << change to F4
TV Playback  	TOGGLEASPECT  	Toggle the video aspect ratio << change to F3

On the button layout picture, is the info for the setup of these buttons.