A new version of eiri – the Extended IR Interface for the Western Digital TV HD (WDTV) – has been released. eiri allows you to use other remotes with the WDTV, to remap keys from the WDTV remote to new key sequences and to execute shell scripts with the remote. For example you can remap a key on your remote to change the movie language with just one key press instead of doing it complicated via the options menu. Furthermore eiri enables you to send commands to the WDTV from the command line or remotely via network.
This version introduces some new features and fixes a bug in the command line interface:
- added support to remap IR commands
- added support to map commands from other remotes to WDTV commands
- added support to execute shell commands triggered by an IR code
- fixed: some sleep intervals did not work with the command line client
To adapt the configuration of eiri simply modify the file
eiri.conf.txt on your USB stick. It already contains some example configurations to get you started. A detailed documentation will follow. A tip, to get the IR codes for a new remote you can connect via telnet to eiri and see all IR codes:
telnet >wdtv IP< 14247
The new application image is available for download at http://sourceforge.net/projects/wdtvtools/files/eiri/eiri-r189-wdtv.zip/download. As always, to use it simply extract all files to your boot USB stick.
All eiri files can be found at http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=261153&package_id=325092.
eiri is part of the WDTV Tools project. For more tools and information take a look at the WDTV Tools homepage: http://wdtv.elmarweber.org.