VLC based TV remote control script - Work in progress
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This is the start of a VLC based TV remote control script. Work in progress.

I have this working in Ruby, but I'm porting it to Java for the learning experience.

It works roughly something like this:

  • script accepts command line arguments
  • if the command line arguments correspond to a fixed command (ex: stop, pause, etc) then execute it
  • else, the command line arguments are assumed to be search keywords
  • take the keywords and ssh into the media server and use 'find' to locate matching media.
  • script presents results to user
  • user selects one
  • if needed the script maps the path of the file from the media server to something the media player can use to access the file over the local network
  • script sends correct VLC command sequence to the media player to play the file