I have no experience with batch files (but willing to have a go) and only limited experience with regedit.
Failing this, does the MS remote and receiver (USB I think) allow you to configure the above?
Mantis: Hi, there was a post on the MeidaPortal forum about this: http://forum.team-mediaportal.com/mediaportal-1-talk-45/calling-all-mp-new-zealanders-both-you-2321/index116.html check about the third post down. I downloaded that file, renamed it to Irremote.ini and replaced the one I already had. Now I can launch MediaPortal with the green button on the Hauppauge remote. I am using Windows XP but should be the same on vista.
Thanks for the link. I was aware of the hack to irremote.ini and once I turned the UAC off in Vista (UAC- Universally Annoying Component) I was able to modify it. However my mediaportal.exe resides in a separate directory (not windows or program files) so I had to amend the string aiming at the exe to the correct one. Now pushing the green button calls for the exe but then an error comes up with a message saying it is unable to find mediaportal.exe.
For anyone familiar with .ini files, Am I able to use long filenames in the address string or am I limited to the old 8.3 as in DOS? And does the target of the ini need to be in the same directory?