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== Apple Remote ==
 
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The Apple Remote Control can be considered two devices:
 
The Apple Remote Control can be considered two devices:
The actual remote
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The internal receiver
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== About the remote ==
 
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== Linux ==
 
== Linux ==
 
The receiver (and therefore the remote) can be accessed directly (e.g. cat /dev/hidddev0).
 
The receiver (and therefore the remote) can be accessed directly (e.g. cat /dev/hidddev0).
This [http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-399482.html Ubuntu  forum entry] shows an interesting approach using the telnet interface to generate actions in MythTV .
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This [http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-399482.html Ubuntu  forum entry] shows an interesting approach using the socket interface to generate actions in MythTV .
  
 
Lirc has supposedly support for the mac mini receiver but some uncertainty about kernel versions, kernel options and possibly hardware (e.g. Mac Mini) versions exist.
 
Lirc has supposedly support for the mac mini receiver but some uncertainty about kernel versions, kernel options and possibly hardware (e.g. Mac Mini) versions exist.
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== Remotes known to work with the internal receiver ==
 
== Remotes known to work with the internal receiver ==
''Please list remotes that are confirmed to work with the receiver and the method (e.g. cat+telnet, LIRC)''
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''Please list remotes that are confirmed to work with the receiver and the method (e.g. cat+netcat, LIRC)''
 
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<li>Harmony 525 using learned Apple remote codes, LIRC</li>
 
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Latest revision as of 22:01, 6 December 2015

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Apple Remote

The Apple Remote is bundled with all recent Macs including the Mac mini.

The intention of this page is not to recreate the general information about it found elsewere but instead capture information of interest to MythTV users. Wikipedia article Apple's About the Apple Remote Control

General

The Apple Remote Control can be considered two devices:

  • The actual remote
  • The internal receiver

About the remote

The remote has too few buttons to use all (or even most) of the MythTV features directly but could probably work just fine as a secondary control.

About the receiver

The WAF of an internal IR receiver should not be underestimated.
The internal receiver acts as a USB device.
It can be used both in Linux and in MacOS but some differences exist.

MacOS

Please add specifics about installation and use in MacOS


Linux

The receiver (and therefore the remote) can be accessed directly (e.g. cat /dev/hidddev0). This Ubuntu forum entry shows an interesting approach using the socket interface to generate actions in MythTV .

Lirc has supposedly support for the mac mini receiver but some uncertainty about kernel versions, kernel options and possibly hardware (e.g. Mac Mini) versions exist. See this discussion for more information.

Remotes known to work with the internal receiver

Please list remotes that are confirmed to work with the receiver and the method (e.g. cat+netcat, LIRC)

  • Apple remote, LIRC
  • Harmony 525 using learned Apple remote codes, LIRC