(9/1/00) Custom Pronto Screen for remote control of PowerDVD, WinDVD,
"This is for Airboard keyboard users and WinDVD/AsusDVD/PowerDVD users.
This includes AVSCIENCE HTPC users! I have made a bare bones .ccf file that works with
Airboard keyboard users of WinDVD/AsusDVD/PowerDVD. Instead of using the default DVD
buttons included with the Pronto, I have also merged all the common DVD stuff into one
Pronto screen for convenience.
For WinDVD/AsusDVD/PowerDVD compatible with Airboard's receiver.
Compatible with all current versions of WinDVD/AsusDVD/PowerDVD.
Uses the Airboard wireless keyboard receiver.
Just install and play: Everything except the 'On' button works "out of the
box" without modifications to your HTPC!
Extra large WifeFriendly<tm> Play/Pause buttons.
Left/right buttons at bottom of Pronto remote are also Play/Pause.
Fast Forward/Rewind/chapter skip well-spaced away from DVD
directional arrows to reduce accidental button presses.
Sub button allows you to select DVD subtitle. If menu pops up, use DVD arrow keys
and Ok to select the language.
Ext button displays the same popup submenu accessed by a right-button mouse
click. Useful for enabling/disabling items or going to various DVD menus, use the DVD
arrow keys and Ok button to select menu item.
Mute button on Pronto controls DVD player's mute.
Volume +/- buttons on Pronto controls DVD player builtin volume.
You can use any other computer if preferred, HTPC or otherwise, even if
it does not have a DVDROM drive.
Note: The device names for this pronto configurations are WinDVD
and PwrDVD so it will not overwrite your existing 'DVD' screen.
Select "Download to Pronto" from File menu.
You've now installed the custom screen on your Pronto remote!
Tips about Optional User Customizations
You can have just one of the two DVD players, or both DVD players simultaneously
installed. Just make sure you pre-select the WinDVD or PwrDVD device button
on the Pronto remote first!
By default, the Off button closes the DVD player.
By default, the On buttons transmits an F11 keypress for PowerDVD, and an F12
keypress for WinDVD. You should assign the F11 and/or F12 hotkeys to the WinDVD and
PowerDVD shortcuts respectively (right click icon, select Properties, and assign F11 or
F12). Then, when you press On, the DVD player will automatically launch!
You can replace the volume and mute codes with your receiver's own codes instead of
WinDVD's own codes.
Volume control is duplicated into Channel up/down because a lot of people fumble with
these buttons in the dark. You can reassign other functions to these buttons if you wish.
BONUS: Includes an 'Airboard' device to use your Pronto remote control as a
keyboard. For those rare times you need to transmit specific keypresses or enter numbers,
and the keyboard is not within convenient reach! Credit goes to whoemever donated this to
me (You know who you are - please let me know, so I can give credit).