PS3 Remote

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

ps3 remote

10 minute install time 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 and 10 min install

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.


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.

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