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More Debian Squeeze Love: remuco

February 22, 2011

One of my favorite applications is remuco. It allows you to use Bluetooth headphones or similar devices to remotely control multimedia. For example, I can stop, pause, and change tracks with the controls on my headset. Volume control was already possible via pulseaudio (a2dp).

Debian packages are available to control various multimedia applications. I’ve installed it for all the multimedia applications I have installed with the exception of mpd.


p remuco-amarok - duplex remote control for media players -
p remuco-audacious - duplex remote control for media players -
p remuco-banshee - duplex remote control for media players -
i A remuco-base - duplex remote control for media players -
p remuco-mpd - duplex remote control for media players -
i remuco-mplayer - duplex remote control for media players -
i remuco-rhythmbox - duplex remote control for media players -
i remuco-totem - duplex remote control for media players -
p remuco-tvtime - duplex remote control for media players -
p remuco-vlc - duplex remote control for media players -
p remuco-xmms2 - duplex remote control for media players -

Configuration is pretty easy, as remuco functions as a plugin under totem and rhythmbox (which I rarely use). It requires a little more effort under mplayer but is straightforward. In totem/rhythmbox, go to edit-plugins and then click on.

Here’s the rhythmbox plugin dialog:

And for totem:

To reiterate, unlike DW reviewers, I’ve had no trouble getting things working in Debian out of the box or even with the most minimal effort. Audio on the Bluetooth headphones starts when I turn them on and direct the audio to it and stops when I either manually redirect audio or when I turn off the headphones.


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