December 29, 2005
Controlling a SlingPlayer with a remote Email this entry
This is not really a joke or a funny video, but I thought I'd publish it since it might be useful for some folks.
I have finished setting up a system on which I can control a SlingPlayer with a remote to change channels on my ReplayTV even if I�m thousands of miles away from my living room! For those that don't know, the Slingbox is an amazing device that allows you to watch your TV (live or recorded) from anywhere where you have an Internet connection. For more details, point your browser to:
Below I publish instructions on how to use a remote control with your SlingPlayer to control a ReplayTV.
For another article, where I describe how to control multiple devices with one Slingbox, click here. For the rest of the instructions see below.
Let the fun start
Below you can find some notes on how to control your SlingPlayer with a remote. The original idea was posted on the Sling Community web site:
Computer Remote control for Slingplayer
Gunther posted a link to the Keyspan remote control:
Here�s what it looks like:
It comes with a USB �base� that you plug into your laptop or desktop and a remote control. Once you configure everything, here�s what you might look like when controlling your ReplayTV through the SlingPlayer, even thousands of miles away from home:
Here are the steps you�ll need to execute to get such a system working:
2) Download and install the latest Windows software for your Keyspan remote from here
3) I have already mapped the keys on the Keyspan remote to the functions for a SlingPlayer controlling a ReplayTV. Click here to download the KDMR17-Slingplayer.map file.
Right click on the above link, choose �Save As�� and save it in �C:\Program Files\Keyspan\Remote�. You�ll then have the file KDMR17-Slingplayer.map in the �C:\Program Files\Keyspan\Remote� directory as shown below:
Note: For other devices, you�ll need to map the keys yourself. If you have created a map file for other devices controlled through SLINGPLAYER.EXE and you�d like to make it available to others, send your .MAP file to firstname.lastname@example.org, with a subject of �Keyspan MAP file for Slingplayer�. Let me know which device you�re controlling.
4) Click on Start > All Programs > Keyspan Remote > Remote Assistant.
You should then see the following:
Click �OK� and save the changes. Reload the mapper if needed.
That�s it! Now plug-in your Keyspan USB base, start your Slingplayer, connect to your Slingbox and start your ReplayTV. You can now change channels, pause, rewind, etc� from the comfort of your hotel bed. For the full list of remote keys you can use, see above.
Sling Media: http://www.SlingMedia.com/
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