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Rockbox Development => Feature Ideas => Topic started by: Runstars on April 06, 2010, 09:43:07 PM

Title: Real Remote Control
Post by: Runstars on April 06, 2010, 09:43:07 PM
It is possible to have a plug-in that can show what happen on your computer and that you can control it with Rockbox ???

Sorry for my English I'm not bilingual...
Title: Re: Real Remote Control
Post by: saratoga on April 06, 2010, 09:48:57 PM
You can already use a lot of rockbox players as USB HID devices (such as a remote or mouse).  Theres no way to see whats happening on the computer though. 
Title: Re: Real Remote Control
Post by: Runstars on April 06, 2010, 09:56:53 PM
But this would be nice if this function should be added to rockbox, like on ipod touch , Nintendo ds, iphone,a lot of device have a program that can do it.

I have an idea, If we can make a program that should take a snapshot from the computer, there it is any way to send this image live to the Rockbox player?
Title: Re: Real Remote Control
Post by: Llorean on April 06, 2010, 10:02:18 PM
Rockbox players do not have wireless. If you're holding your player and it's attached to the PC, odds are good it's also within arm's reach of the PC.

There's really not much point in VNC-like functionality in Rockbox.
Title: Re: Real Remote Control
Post by: Runstars on April 06, 2010, 10:12:37 PM
we can at least try to realize this before forsake

Like USB HID Do we can add a function to communicate between both Rockbox and computer?

I think that if we work on it, we can achieve this.

If anybody have an idea for make it possible, post it
Title: Re: Real Remote Control
Post by: saratoga on April 06, 2010, 10:46:51 PM
Yes its possible its just not very useful. 
Title: Re: Real Remote Control
Post by: Runstars on April 06, 2010, 10:55:20 PM
Do you think that Jackpot plugin is more useful? :o

It's just a new feature request and i think it could be interesting. :D
Title: Re: Real Remote Control
Post by: Llorean on April 06, 2010, 11:01:41 PM
Jackpot provides portable entertainment on a portable entertainment device. In one sense, it's very much in line with what this software does.

But, the point is - if it's not particularly useful it's only likely to happen if the person who's idea it is does the work.
Title: Re: Real Remote Control
Post by: Runstars on April 06, 2010, 11:29:36 PM
You're right but I just thought adding this feature can maybe offer a lot of

others possibility; playing computer games on his mp3, surfing internet... A

VNC like program is , I believe, a good idea and I just wanted to know if other

Rockbox users thought like me. :-\
Title: Re: Real Remote Control
Post by: Chronon on April 07, 2010, 04:07:38 AM
As has been mentioned, there's no way to wirelessly connect to the computer.  If I'm going to be within a USB cable length from my PC I might as well just play the game directly on my PC.
Title: Re: Real Remote Control
Post by: Runstars on April 07, 2010, 03:59:31 PM
You're right, I looked on the internet There it's only one way to wirelessly connect to the computer, with WUSB technology;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_USB

But it is not worth the trouble because the maximum distance is 10 meters. :-[

Title: Re: Real Remote Control
Post by: saratoga on April 07, 2010, 04:13:30 PM
You're right, I looked on the internet There it's only one way to wirelessly connect to the computer, with WUSB technology;

WUSB is not USB.  You cannot use it with any rockbox capable player.  There is no way at all to do this.
Title: Re: Real Remote Control
Post by: wintermute23 on April 07, 2010, 07:06:16 PM
Well, you could build a USB/WUSB adaptor, but that would just make it even more pointless...