Repository for Amlogic & Meson IR Remote Controllers

Repository for Amlogic & Meson Infrared Remote Controllers

Our goal is to centralize access to original, unaltered, Remote Control Unit (RCU) configuration files for use with LibreELEC, CoreELEC, and other forks of OpenELEC (Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center), and Android Media Boxes.

To achieve this goal, a repository with alphabetical index was created, and made available here:

Amlogic & Meson IR Repository

Quick installation guide:

Amlogic:

copy remote.conf to /storage/.config

Meson-IR:

copy KEYFILE to /storage/.config/rc_keymaps
copy rc_maps.cfg to /storage/.config

Android TV OS:

copy remote.cfg to /etc

Detailed guides are available in the Library section of the repository.

Mapping or re-mapping RCU keys within the Kodi open source Media Center

Since version 17, Kodi (formerly XBMC), has a Keymap Editor Add-on which can be found in the Programs section of the official Kodi Repository.

More details can be found at Kodi Wiki.

Contributions

We envision this project to be community supported under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) license agreement, therefore a few guidelines were established.

Those who wish to contribute to the repository can do so by:

  • reporting inconsistencies with the repository or its contents

  • submitting configuration files for RC Units missing from the repository ("package")

Package contribution guidelines:

  1. Before submitting, please first research if the RCU isn’t already listed in the repository

  2. Unless unbranded, always include name and model of the RCU (ex: L8star G30)
    IMPORTANT: if the RCU came bundled with a TV Box, please also include name and model of the TV Box (ex: Xiaomi Mi Box S), even if the RCU is branded

  3. Always include a picture of the RCU
    IMPORTANT: if the RCU comes with peripherals such as a TV Box or USB Dongle, those must be included in the picture. This is especially important for identical Android TV Boxes bundled with different, usually unbranded, stock remotes.

  4. Our aim is to collect original remote configuration files
    IMPORTANT: Customized remote configuration files must include a text document listing the custom controls (ex: browser button brings up home window, blue button brings up video player)

  5. The minimum picture size is 500 x 500 pixels with the RC Unit and its peripherals clearly visible, preferable in JPEG format. A stock picture is acceptable, as long as it correctly depicts the RCU and the peripherals it originally comes bundled with (ex: TV Box, Dongle, etc.)

  6. The files must be combined in a zip archive (package), and those wishing to be credited should include a completed CREDITS.TXT file

Currently, contributions can only be accepted by posting them >>> HERE <<< in our CoreELEC Forums Thread

Before a package is published to the repository, its contents will be scanned for viruses and file integrity.

Contributors who wish so, will be credited by having their CoreELEC Forums screen name listed in the package. Please remember to complete the required file.

Because our aim is to provide a repository of superior quality, we unfortunately have to refuse duplicates and contributions lacking proper documentation.

Please keep in mind this is an unpaid volunteer project, and it may take up to one week for contributions to become available at the repository.

Disclaimer

The Repository for Amlogic & Meson Infrared Remote Controllers and its maintainers ("The Repository") give no warranty and accept no responsibility or liability for the accuracy or the completeness of the information and materials contained in the repository.

Under no circumstances will The Repository be held responsible or liable in any way for any claims, damages, losses, expenses, costs or liabilities whatsoever (including, without limitation, any direct or indirect damages for loss of profits, business interruption or loss of information) resulting or arising directly or indirectly from your use of or inability to use this repository or any other sites linked to it, or from your reliance on the information and material within this repository, even if The Repository has been advised of the possibility of such damages in advance.

Credits

Kodi is an Open Source media player software application developed and maintained by the XBMC Foundation.

CoreELEC is a ‘Just enough OS’ (JeOS) Open Source Linux distribution based on Kodi technology for popular Amlogic hardware. The software is maintained by Team CoreELEC.

LibreELEC is a non-profit fork of OpenELEC, a discontinued Linux distribution designed for home theater PCs and based on the Kodi media player. The software is maintained by the LibreELEC Project.

Android is an Operating System (OS) based on a modified version of the Linux Kernel and other Open Source software. The software is maintained by various contributors.

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Just a personal thanks to Betatester for a much better organised remote repo.

This needs to be a sticky. :grin:

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And also a big thanks to you bubblegum57, for doing all the preliminary work, collecting a majority of the files in your thread, doing research, and working on establishing this repository. :+1:

Excellent work both of you, I have pinned this topic. :+1:

I would organize the remotes into meson-ir and amremote folders as all of the LE7/8 remote configs also work in CE.

Done. Thanks for the suggestion adamg. :+1:

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I leave a few:

Magicsee N5:
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remote.conf: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10ZPnGG0RpdADQ3o3AvY9Y3O_Jbq4P121/view


HK1:
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Meson-IR: HK1 Meson-IR.zip (426 Bytes)
Remote.conf: remote.conf (1.8 KB)


X96 AIR
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Remote.conf: https://discourse.coreelec.org/uploads/short-url/sn5O2SzVesFeqdo7xBJcWVOfEWp.conf
Meson-IR: https://discourse.coreelec.org/uploads/short-url/z375YRv1G2EWDfFVH3fSjl1KEZL.zip

Source: [S905X3] X96Air_P2/P3 4/32GB 1Gbit Lan (How to config)

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Thank you very much for your contribution, we will be adding these over the weekend.

While we appreciate your contribution. From, Repository for Amlogic & Meson IR Remote Controllers

To make things easier to find, there is a new way of packing the files.

Those who wish to contribute to the repository can do so by:

  • reporting inconsistencies with the repository or its contents
  • submitting configuration files for RC Units missing from the repository ( "package" )

Package contribution guidelines:

  1. Before submitting, please first research if the RCU isn’t already listed in the repository
  2. Unless unbranded, always include name and model of the RCU ( ex: L8star G30 )
    IMPORTANT: if the RCU came bundled with a TV Box, please also include name and model of the TV Box ( ex: Xiaomi Mi Box S ), even if the RCU is branded
  3. Always include a picture of the RCU
    IMPORTANT: if the RCU comes with peripherals such as a TV Box or USB Dongle, those must be included in the picture. This is especially important for identical Android TV Boxes bundled with different, usually unbranded, stock remotes.
  4. Our aim is to collect original remote configuration files
    IMPORTANT: Customized remote configuration files must include a text document listing the custom controls ( ex: browser button brings up home window, blue button brings up video player )
  5. The minimum picture size is 500 x 500 pixels with the RC Unit and its peripherals clearly visible, preferable in JPEG format. A stock picture is acceptable, as long as it correctly depicts the RCU and the peripherals it originally comes bundled with ( ex: TV Box, Dongle, etc. )
  6. The files must be combined in a zip archive (package), and those wishing to be credited should include a completed CREDITS.TXT file
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When you say include credits.txt you mean you upload to repo or the creator of remote.conf for exemple?

Betatester did most of the work. I assume, the credit goes to the person who created the original remote file, & I would say, if someone modifies the remote, then both should be credited.
Then zipped up with the remote & picture.
Then Betatester or myself will upload it.

Here is an example: you collected a remote.conf from your Android TV Box and wish to contribute that file to the repository. If you wish to be credited for making this contribution, you should include a CREDITS.TXT file in your zipped package, together with the remote.conf and a picture of your android box and the remote that came with it. The guidelines for contributing a custom remote.conf are same with the additional requirement of a text file documenting the customization.

The file CREDITS.TXT can be downloaded by clicking the link under section 6 of the repository guidelines. Inclusion of this file is optional.

The contents of CREDITS.TXT are as follows:

This package was contributed to the Repository for Amlogic and Meson IR Remote Controllers on 

DD/MM/YYYY by COREELEC FORUMS SCREEN NAME

under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported Licsense

@Betatester could you upload an example zip file of how we have to send you the files?

Sure, here is an example: Jesurun A20

Please be aware that over the next couple of weeks all packages in the repository will be verified for consistency and integrity.

The first maintenance cycle for the repository has been completed.

Out of the packages collected by bubblegum57 and me, some had to be rejected, leaving the repository with 80 packages. But for 3 duplicates, all of the rejected packages were lacking documentation as to the brand, type, or model.

Currently there are 42 Meson IR and 38 Amlogic packages online meeting repository guidelines.

Maintenance overview:

  • All packages have been scanned for viruses in a sandbox
  • Packages with the wrong archive format (7z, rar, gz, etc), have been converted to the correct format (zip)
  • Where missing, pictures have been injected
  • The Library has been updated with samples, tools and tutorials ranking from easy to advanced
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