To configure the IR Translation mechanism of the latest Hijack kernels, first use the "Button Codes Display" to see what codes your remote control is sending when you press the button(s) of interest. Then, use Emplode->Tools->Edit_config.ini (read this first) to access the player's configuration file. At the bottom of the file, append lines in the following format, where each instance of xxxxxxxx is replaced with the code your remote actually sends, and yyyyyyyy is replaced with the code you want it to send (any valid code sent by the standard Kenwood or Rio remotes). A single entry handles both the "press" and "release" codes of a button, so there is no need to enter both codes for a button (release codes always have the first bit set to "1", so the xxxxxxxx would typically have an '8' as the first digit).
[ir_translate] xxxxxxxx=yyyyyyyy ;comment xxxxxxxx=yyyyyyyy ;this is the play buttonEach value is specified as a hexadecimal number or button name. Don't forget to do a "sync" after you finish editing. The new codes will take effect immediately after the sync.
Button macros (single button translated to a sequence of buttons) are also possible. These get defined by supplying multiple "new" codes on a line in config.ini, as in:
[ir_translate] xxxxxxxx=vvvvvvvv ;this button just sends "v" xxxxxxxx=yyyyyyyy,zzzzzzzz,wwwwwwww ;this button sends "y","z", and "w"
Separate translations can be entered for long and/or short presses of the same button. To have a special translation for a long (one second or longer) press, include a .L modifier at the end of the "old" code, as in:
xxxxxxxx.L=vvvvvvvv ; applies only to a long press of xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx=vvvvvvvv ; applies to short presses of xxxxxxxx
The .L modifier can also be used on one or more codes to the right of the equal sign, indicating that a long press should be emulated for the indicated button(s).
xxxxxxxx.L=yyyyyyyy.L ; convert a long press of xxxxxxxx into a long press of yyyyyyyy xxxxxxxx=yyyyyyyy,vvvvvvvv.L,zzzzzzzz ; convert any xxxxxxxx into short-y, long-v, and short-z
Translations can also be made specific to a particular input source of the player, by using one of .T (Tuner), .A (Aux), or .M (Main/mp3) as a modifier on the "old" code, as in:
xxxxxxxx.A=vvvvvvvv ; applies to long/short presses when listening to the Aux source xxxxxxxx.LT=vvvvvvvv ; applies only to a long press when the Tuner is active xxxxxxxx.M=vvvvvvvv ; applies to long/short presses when Main/mp3 is active
xxxxxxxx.S=yyyyyyyy ; this translation applies only when the "shift lock" is active xxxxxxxx=xxxxxxxx.S ; pressing xxxxxxxx toggles the "shift lock" state, as well as sending xxxxxxxx zzzzzzzz=null.S ; pressing zzzzzzzz toggles "shift lock", and sends 0xffffff, ignored by the playerAs of v83, .C (Car) and .H (Home) can be used on the left of the = sign to specify button behaviours specific to car and/or home usage.
There are also .U (menus are active) and .N (menus are not active) modifiers, which can be used on either side of the equal sign -- for best results, use them in combination to the right of the equal sign, rather than on the left (buggy on the left -- to be fixed someday).
The various modifiers can all be combined (any sequence) in ingeneous ways to produce a variety of IR behaviours.
[ir_translate] 006=20df14 ; make "bottom" button act as "info"or one could do this instead:
[ir_translate] Bottom=Info ; make "bottom" button act as "info"The complete set of Button names/aliases known to Hijack is listed here. Note that many of the examples on this page have yet to be converted from hex to the symbolic button names.
[ir_translate] PopUp0=Clock,Info,KnobSeek,Mark,NextSrc,Shuffle,VolAdj,VisualSeek,KnobThis creates a PopUp menu for the most commonly needed Rio-Remote and other buttons for situations when the remote is unavailable (usually in the car). To attach this menu to the "quick knob press" just go into the main Hijack menu and select "PopUp0" in the "Knob Press Redefinition" menu. If you want to assign a PopUp menu to a button other than the knob, then just translate it:
[ir_translate] PopUp0=Shuffle,Info,Mark,Swap,Repeat,SelectMode,NextSrc Bottom.L=PopUp0 ; long press of front-panel bottom button pops up a menuAnd for the real hacker types, here is a more complex example, featuring nested menus:
[ir_translate] PopUp0=Shuffle,Info,Mark,Swap,Repeat,SelectMode,NextSrc,PopUp1,Search PopUp1=Time,Artist,Album,Genre,Year,Cancel,PopUp0 Bottom.LU=PopUp1 Bottom.LN=PopUp0Items on a PopUp menu are never translated, which means they are restricted to sending a single button code at a time. While it might be useful sometimes to have a menu item send multiple button codes, this was not possible to implement in any reasonable fashion inside Hijack, so it ain't there.
The PopUp menus can be given different names as follows:
[hijack] PopUp1=Tweak ; rename PopUp1 menu to "Tweak" insteadNote that this is done in the [hijack] section of config.ini, not the [ir_translate] section. Names are restricted to eight characters or less, so that they will fit in the PopUp box on screen when activated.
If you are unsure whether or not your translations are being accepted, then connect to the serial port and then restart the player. The IR translations that failed will be dumped out as errors on startup.
Here is a very useful translation some folks like, to allow switching between the Tuner and MP3 player with a "long press" of the front panel BOTTOM button:
[ir_translate] ; hold down BOTTOM button to alternate between Tuner/player. ; The ".N" and ".U" allow normal function when menus active. ; The trailing "null" forces immediate action, ; instead of waiting for you to let go of the bottom button. Bottom.LT=Player.N,Bottom.LU,null ; Tuner active, switch to player Bottom.L=Radio.N,Bottom.LU,null ; Player active, switch to Tuner
Here is another real life example of how some of this stuff might be used:
[ir_translate] ; Multiple mappings for TapeSelect button on Pioneer cu-vsx043 IR remote a15e4c.LT=20df07 ; If (L)ongpress and (T)uner active, then toggle AM/FM a15e4c.A=b9461e ; If (A)ux active, then select Main/mp3 a15e4c.M=b9461c ; If (M)ain/mp3 active, then select Tuner a15e4c=b9461d ; default: select Aux ; Somewhat more mundane mappings for other buttons on the Pioneer remote ; Use the kenwood codes here cuz they're faster responding than the RIO ones a25d11.L=b9460c ; rewind a25d10.L=b9460d ; fast forward a25d11=b9460a ; prev track a25d10=b9460b ; next track a25d1d=20df12 ; disc select = menu a25d17=20df16 ; play/pause
The IR translator normally delays sending the final "release" of a translation sequence until you actually release the physical button. If you want the final release code to not wait for you to let go of the button, then append a "null" button code to the end of the new sequence.
[ir_translate] ; Program the Pioneer "CD Power" button to simulate the front-panel TOP button a25d1c.L=00000000.L,null ; power down (standby) the player (00000000 == top button) a25d1c.L=00000000 ; pause/play
With very long macros, the player software may sometimes discard button presses mid-sequence. To help prevent this, the translation code inserts small delays between button press/release pairs in the data stream it feeds to the player. In the event that the default value proves too short, it can be modified using config.ini, as follows:
[hijack] button_pacing=20 ;default value shown (1/100ths of a second)
20DF00 ;1/Time 20DF01 ;2/Artist 20DF02 ;3/Source 20DF03 ;Source/Power 20DF04 ;4 20DF05 ;5/Genre 20DF06 ;6/Year 20DF07 ;Tuner-Bank 20DF08 ;7/Repeat 20DF09 ;8/Swap 20DF0A ;9/Title 20DF0B ;Select Mode 20DF0C ;Cancel/Mark 20DF0D ;0/Shuffle 20DF0E ;Search 20DF0F ;Sound/EQ 20DF10 ;Prev-Rew 20DF11 ;Next/Ffwd 20DF12 ;Menu(OK) 20DF13 ;Volume+ 20DF14 ;Info/Details 20DF15 ;Visual/VisFavs 20DF16 ;PlayPause/Hush 20DF17 ;Volume- Kenwood Remote (RCA-R6A) codes: b94600 ;0 b94601 ;1 b94602 ;2 b94603 ;3 b94604 ;4 b94605 ;5 b94606 ;6 b94607 ;7 b94608 ;8 b94609 ;9 b9460A ;PrevTrack b9460B ;NextTrack b9460C ;AM b9460D ;FM b9460E ;Prog b9460F ;DirecT b94614 ;Volume+ b94615 ;Volume- b9461B ;Star * b9461C ;Tuner b9461D ;Tape b9461E ;CD b9461F ;CD-MD-CH b9465E ;DNPP Front panel codes: 000000 ;Top 000002 ;Right 000004 ;Left 000006 ;Bottom 000008 ;Knob pressed 00000a ;Knob Right 00000b ;Knob Left Translation example for the Pioneer CD-SR77 / CD-SR80 (courtesy of TonyC): [ir_translate] ; The shift key AD520C.L=20df03.L,null ; press and hold "ATT" = standby AD520C=null.S ; "ATT" = Shift Key ; ; These are needed to ignore the "Func" button sending out a bogus code AF5067=null 80AF5067=null ; ; Search macros ; used when shift-lock is active and long press AD5212.LS=20df0e ; "1" PIN AD5243.LS=20df0e,20df0e ; "6" year AD520A.LS=20df0e,20df0e,20df0e ; "9" title AD521A.LS=20df0e,20df0e,20df0e,20df0e ; "2" artist AD5241.LS=20df0e,20df0e,20df0e,20df0e,20df0e ; "5" genre AD5242.LS=20df0e,20df0e,20df0e,20df0e,20df0e,20df0e ; "3" source ; ; Numbers ; Shift lock active, short press AD5212.S=20df00 ; 1 AD521A.S=20df01 ; 2 AD5242.S=20df02 ; 3 AD5240.S=20df04 ; 4 AD5241.S=20df05 ; 5 AD5243.S=20df06 ; 6 AD5219.S=20df08 ; 7 AD520D.S=20df09 ; 8 AD520A.S=20df0a ; 9 AD520B.S=20df0d ; 0 ; ; volume up / down AD520A.B AD520B.A AD520A=20df17,20df17,20df17,20df17,20df17 AD520B=20df13,20df13,20df13,20df13,20df13 ; ; The "source button" AD520D.LT=20df07,null ; AM/FM in tuner AD520D.LM=20df0B,null ; select mode in player AD520D.T=b9461e ; switch to player from tuner AD520D.A=b9461e ; switch to player from Aux AD520D.M=b9461c ; switch to tuner from player ; ; Setting the Prev/Next buttons to emulate front-panel allows ; press-and-hold to do manual tuning in tuner mode AD5242.T=4; AD5243.T=2; AD5242.LM=b9460c.L ;Prev Track / Rewind AD5243.LM=b9460d.L ; Next Track / Fast Forward AD5242.M=20df10 ; Prev Track AD5243.M=20df11 ; Next Track ; ; ; Normal functions AD5212.L=20df15,null ; press and hold cancel = visual (makes no sense) AD5212=20df0c ; cancel AD521A.L=20df12.L ; menu/OK AD521A=20df12 ; menu/OK AD5240.L=20df16.L ; play AD5240=20df16 ; play AD5241.L=20df14.L ; info AD5241=20df14 ; info AD5219=20df0e ; search