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Configuring your system for Remote Control through Girder

Girder v5 - Setup:
The first thing you must do is setup your input device (remote control/wireless keyboard/etc...). To do this go to the "Tools" menu (top of screen) and click on the "Add Remote Wizard". If you girder doesn't identify your input device, you can try looking on the Girder Forums for help.

On the top-left section of the Girder Window, you should be able to see a "File" menu, click it and then select the "Open" menu command. With the file browsing dialog opened, browse through your hard drive to the Zoom Player directory (usually "C:\Program Files\Zoom Player\"). Once inside the Zoom Player directory, you should be able to see a "zplayer.gml" file. It should be the only file listed (other than the directories which do not concern us). Select it, and click on the "Open" button.

Once opened, you will either see a "Unnamed GML" or "Zoom Player" entry added to the right-hand pane. In order to assign remote keys to Zoom Player functions, you must now switch Girder to Expert mode. To switch to expert mode, click on the "View" menu (top of screen) and select "Switch to Expert Interface".

Girder v5 - Learning Events:
The right-hand pane should now switch to a tree view mode, allowing you to open the Zoom Player entry. Within this entry, you should see the following sub-items:
1. Zoom Player - Navigational Commands
2. Zoom Player - Standard Interface Functions
3. Zoom Player - Standard Control Functions
4. Zoom Player - Standard Interface Functions
5. Zoom Player - Extended Functions

To attach a Remote Control Button Event to a Zoom Player function, you must first select the Zoom Player Function within the Girder function listing. Open the "Zoom Player - Standard Control Functions" tree by clicking on the little plus sign next to the entry.

In this example you will learn how to assign a button on your remote control to the Zoom Player "Play / Pause" function. Assigning additional commands to your remote device works the same, regardless of the Zoom Player function. Once you have a button assigned to the "Play / Pause" function, you can easily continue with any other function you want assigned.

Under the "Zoom Player - Standard Control Functions" tree, scroll down until you see the "Play / Pause" entry. Right-Click this entry and you should see an "Add Event" option. Clicking it will open an event configuration dialog. Within this dialog there should be a "Learn" button.

Clicking this button will put Girder into a learning mode with the caption on the Button changing to "Cancel Learn". Girder is now waiting for you to press a button on your remote device. Once pressed, the button caption should change back to "Learn Event" and below the button the "Event String" text entry should fill with either a number or a text message indicating an identification value for the remote button pressed. If using your Remote Button has no affect on Girder then most likely, the Girder plug-in for your Remote Device is not configured properly or your Remote Device is not properly installed (for example, with "IRMAN" Remote Devices, the COM port may not be configured to the correct port).

With the button successfully assigned to a Zoom Player function, the newly created tree sub-entry is now the link between Zoom Player and the specific Remote Button you used. With the sub-entry highlighted, you can press on the F2 key to rename the entry to something meaningful that will help you remember which button was used.

Zoom Player may not receive the Remote Control events if the Girder Window is focused, so after you've finished configuring the events, minimize Girder.

Make sure to take advantage of the Zoom Player Navigational Interfaces using your remote control.