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foo_RM1800

Heyas !

So, I recently switched over from winamp to foobar2000; I also recently bought a creative labs X-Fi. On top of being a rather nice sound card, it comes with a remote control (labeled as "RM-1800"). Now, I figured I had everything I needed to make myself a nice little media center...

Except for the fact that the remote only supports creative's own media player out of the box (I think... I didn't test this extensively  ).

After some digging around in these forums and elsewhere, it seems that the main option to use creative remotes with foobar was RM-X. Apparently that is no longer an option with foobar 0.9 though, from what I could gather.

The other option that seemed to be suggested on these forums was Girder; however, since the only thing I want from my remote is to control playback in foobar, shelling out 50$ or so and installing something that would be loaded at all times wasn't exactly appealing.

To make a long story short, I felt like reinventing the wheel  I was curious to see how this remote works, and how foobar components are written, so I went ahead and created foo_RM1800.

So, without further ado : foo_RM-1800 v0.0.1 !

I have no idea if this can be of any use to anyone apart from me, but since I spent a while searching for this, I figured I might as well make it available to others

I'm not sure if this'll work with anything but a Creative X-Fi and RM-1800 remote; I believe the SB Live! and Audigy cards used a similar remote but I'm not sure if the buttons map to the same scan codes. If any can test this with another creative remote, I'd be happy to know what happens !

Now, I'll freely admit this is (for now) a quick hack : it only supports the play/pause, stop, next, previous, seek forward and seek back buttons. (all of which map to the foobar controls you'd expect  ) I didn't really see a need for the rest of the buttons yet, and of course the volume, mute and special buttons/scrollwheels  continue to work as they originally did through the X-Fi driver.

Also, for now, this component assumes that the X-Fi is MIDI device number 0; that'll probably be the case for most people but if it's not, well... the remote won't work

I'll work on making this cleaner when I have some free time (and if there is some interest; not much point in fidling with it if I'm the only one using it); in particular, I'd like to try my hand at implementing a configuration panel to allow the user to map buttons himself.

foo_RM1800

Reply #1
Thanks for the plugin, works very well

foo_RM1800

Reply #2
Great!

Thanks a lot for this gem

bobbel

foo_RM1800

Reply #3
I'll test tonite to see if this works with the RM-1300 as well.

foo_RM1800

Reply #4
Hi

link foo_rm-1800.dll doesn't work

If You have this file on Your computer, please send me
thank You 

foo_RM1800

Reply #5
Hi

link foo_rm-1800.dll doesn't work

If You have this file on Your computer, please send me
thank You 

Link is definitely dead.  Wanted to see if it worked with my RM-1000 remote that came with my Audigy 2.  foo_lirc won't work with it, and foo_rmx never got updated for 0.9.x.

foo_RM1800

Reply #6
I'd really appreciate it if someone would repost this - the X-Fi remote is useless otherwise! 

foo_RM1800

Reply #7
Link should work again now ! Had a little trouble with my web server that I couldn't fix remotely while on holidays, sorry.

foo_RM1800

Reply #8
Yeah!!!

Now it's everything work again 

Thank You very much and best greeting for You Ezekiel 

foo_RM1800

Reply #9
That's fantastic!

I was waiting for this long, long time

Simple, but it works :-)

Thanks!

Hope to see some improvements over time, and if you want some testers, count me in! ;-)
"The brightest flame burns quickest..."

foo_RM1800

Reply #10
Unfortunately it doesn't work with the RM-1500 I got in an Audigy 4 bundle recently. 

foo_RM1800

Reply #11
Unfortunately it doesn't work with the RM-1500 I got in an Audigy 4 bundle recently. 


You can try an alternative sound driver called kX Project. I think it's much better than Creative's. But it do lack EAX, don't use it if you really want it in games.
Best of all, it's FREE  .

If you don't like it or it don't work you can always reinstall your original drivers, of course.

No need for the foo_RM1800 plugin if you use kX Project, it works with the other buttons also, like up/down, volume and more.

What I really like is that you get 4 outputs, e.g. you can have one for fb2k and another for Windows default output etc.

And there's a really impressive DSP you get too, no need for extra in foobar2000(only exception is foo_dsp_delta that I use, cause I really like it and gives you that extra clear sound)

Some screenshots:
http://kxproject.lugosoft.com/shots.php

Supported cards:
http://kb.kxproject.lugosoft.com/list.html

Get newest here, it's only 5MB for the whole driver, impressive:
http://www.driverheaven.net/showthread.php?t=112733

A little DSP guide:
http://members.home.nl/nahutec/kxtutor/kxtutor.html

Hope you like it!
Windows 10 Pro x64 // foobar2000 1.3.10

foo_RM1800

Reply #12
I highly recommend kX drivers.

I got X-Fi now, so I can't use them (that's a shame), but when I had Audigy 2, they were always on my hdd
"The brightest flame burns quickest..."

foo_RM1800

Reply #13
Thanks for the kX recommendations; I'll check that out.  I do very little gaming on that PC and have never cared about EAX support.

foo_RM1800

Reply #14
Any chance this could be made to support the RM-1000W that comes with an Audigy 2?  To the best of my knowledge there isn't much difference.  Nothing beats being able to change tracks with foobar minimized.

foo_RM1800

Reply #15
Any chance this could be made to support the RM-1000W that comes with an Audigy 2?  To the best of my knowledge there isn't much difference.  Nothing beats being able to change tracks with foobar minimized.


Use foobar's global hotkeys 

foo_RM1800

Reply #16
Link needs more workingness, please. Would really like to use this component.


foo_RM1800

Reply #18
sorry, but plugin don't work with foobar v0.9.6.4..
may author recompile it for this version?

foo_RM1800

Reply #19
Yes PLEASE!!!  Running Windows 7 Ultimate, Foobar 9.6.7.  Remote no worky.    Sorry to beg, don't have the first clue how to create/program these apps, must rely on others.  Thanks very much.

foo_RM1800

Reply #20
Does any body have the sourcecode that could be recompiled for 0.9.6.1?

foo_RM1800

Reply #21
I know this thread might be long dead, but there is really no one who could rewrite this plugin? Or write new one?

 
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