On 09/08/04 10:10 ET, tanguy75 said...
I'd like to know if any of you tried both possibilities
of Total Remote to work with cff files or in standard
mode, and could share conclusions (pros/cons)
I'd like to know many things (too many for a single
thread maybe :)
Do I get a say, or am I too biased? ;)
1°) Do CFF files allow to use full screen ? I
mean No menus, No tabs, JUST buttons (and of course
a special one to allow switch back to menu mode
Total Remote's CCF mode does allow for slightly more on-screen real estate than an old Pronto when used in "fullscreen" mode, but there is no possible way for the CCF to use the ENTIRE screen at this time. We need to display the on-screen labels/buttons that correspond to hardware keys, and to provide an area for a option menu. We could do something cute like define a fly-out menu when you click and hold on a non-button area of the screen, but I don't really see the merit and it would be a hell of a lot of work. Of course the resulting format would not be a true CCF anymore, but some sort of bastardized Total Remote version, and I am pretty opposed to messing with something that is supposed to be a standard. Perhaps time will change my mind.
(I read that v3 would allow hard button assignments
within cff, so this should not be a problem for
me to wait (Designing the interface takes a lot
of time !:-)
Did I actually say THAT?!? I know I said that there would be options in the next version, but I did not mean to imply that it would apply to CCF mode. Button assignments in CCFs are already more flexible than TR's native mode, so I do not see that it would be necessary.
2°) When you edit cff files can you :
2a) use IR DBs to setup the buttons
2b) edit IR that has been learned thru total
If by "IRDB" you mean the small device database that is included with TR, no. You cannot access it the same way you could access the built-in codes on a Pronto. You certainly can edit CCFs that have TR-learned codes; ProntoEdit should be fine, but I have only used Tonto myself (ProntoEdit sucks).
3°) What percentage of work can you do on the
PC and what % has to be done on the Pocket PC
What do you mean "work"?
4°) Can you do more or less things, or the same
can be done but in a different way ?
Yes... or no, depending on what you mean. Maybe? Please clarify.
Just an example that makes me mad (might be improved
in v3 ?) : I cant copy/paste/ (duplicate) a macro
directly with total remote and I have to do 10
times the same job (channel programming 001-002-003
I am not 100% clear on what you mean. Can you give me an example?
| 5°) Last question (for today :-) If (IF) I decide
to use cff files and tonto edit, wich type of
remote should take as template ? (RCxxx, RUxxx,
TSUxxx, Rav, Custom(!) )
AFAIK, and that isn't much, you should use a TSU2000 color profile. I know SQUAT about CCF editing, and I would love for someone to reality-check me on this. If there is an optimum configuration for Total Remote users that isn't necessarily part of the spec but would likely work anyway it would be cool if some genius of CCF creation could share the love, yo.