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Old 04-30-2006, 11:08 AM   #1
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PC Remote for Video


There is Media Player Daemon for audio, but which program is for video? I have a box hooked up to my tv and I want to be able to start a video with my laptop. Not play a video on my laptop, just start one on the computer hooked up to my tv.
 
Old 04-30-2006, 02:03 PM   #2
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what about VLC? i think it does that kinda stuff. why not check out mythtv or something similar, all in one place and quite convenient for use with lirc and remote controls.
 
Old 04-30-2006, 08:10 PM   #3
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I think VLC on handles streaming video. I could be wrong though. I tried mythtv and there is no remote feature except for an actual remote control. I want something so i dont have to actually pick up the key board on my box.
 
Old 04-30-2006, 11:01 PM   #4
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Assuming box has mplayer or some other keyboard controlled app, and IP address 192.168.xx.yy, just ssh from laptop to box and run

$ mplayer -display 192.168.xx.yy:0 video.avi

Image/sound is then generated on the box, and at least with my mplayer you can control it either with the k/b attached or with the remote k/b. Not sure if this is exactly what you want.

Later: In fact you don't need the IP number, just

$ mplayer -display 0:0 video.avi

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