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    XBMC Remote Control

    Well, my ZyXEL Media NAS arrived a coupel of days ago and is up and running
    I'm off down to CPC later to get a Raspberry Pi (with case: New product and manufacturers highlights | CPC) the only thing I want to know is about how to control it without having to resort to using my wireless KB). I have seen this video here: Raspberry Pi v2 XBMC Demonstration - YouTube and the guy seems to be using a media center remote control. My only question is, how on Earth is it communicating with the Pi? I have seen the XBMC software that utilises iPhones and Android devices (I can get that fine). But does the Pi have an IR connector?

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    pi has an RJ45. Use the wireless or get a bluetooth dongle.

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    Re: XBMC Remote Control

    Wifi dongle and an Xbox remote. Seems to do the trick for my brother

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    But does the Pi have an IR connector?
    Flirc? Then you can use almost any remote control.

    Flirc is a small USB device that plugs into your computer and pairs with your same television remote, or any remote that you want to use. It's basically a universal IR receiver. The best part about flirc is that it mimics a keyboard so every media center application understands it without any drivers. Flirc runs across all platforms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    My only question is, how on Earth is it communicating with the Pi? I have seen the XBMC software that utilises iPhones and Android devices (I can get that fine). But does the Pi have an IR connector?
    The HP remote comes with an IR sensor that plugs in via USB as I used to have one for my laptop, I'm guessing that's whats plugged into the USB socket.

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    Yatse is much better than the official XBMC remote on Android.

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    Yatse is a good remote for Android. You can also use your old Media Center remote to control it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Any idea where you can buy one in the UK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    Yatse is a good remote for Android. You can also use your old Media Center remote to control it.
    But how does the MC remote work? It's an IR remote. I also have a Logitech all-in-one but think that Flirc will be the way ahead. And my iPod Touch is so old none of the XBMC remote packages will install!
    Oh, and I got the Pi today. Amazingly fast install and configuration of XBMC I'm very impressed

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    Any idea where you can buy one in the UK?
    Online via Flirc.tv ($22.95 + $5.28 P&P) or Njoy (€27.77 + €16.47 P&P) are the only two I think.
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    I like the look of that! Can you recommend a "How To" guide as I might give it a go. Has anyone else done this and got the BBC iPlayer add on working on it? I'd appreciate a numpty's guide for that as well.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    But how does the MC remote work? It's an IR remote.
    It came with a big USB IR receiver thingy.

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    I can just use my tv remote, the tv sends the commands to the pi via the hdmi cable. It comes up about pulse eight or something when I boot the pi with xmbc. Have you tried this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpuffMonkey View Post
    I like the look of that! Can you recommend a "How To" guide as I might give it a go. Has anyone else done this and got the BBC iPlayer add on working on it? I'd appreciate a numpty's guide for that as well.

    Cheers
    Download the zip file from Downloads - xbmc-iplayerv2 - XBMC Plugin for IPlayer - Google Project Hosting to a pen drive, plug it into the pi then navigate to settings -> add-ons -> install from zip file. That's all there is to it.

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