using a remote with my computer

By cillian4 ยท 5 replies
Nov 5, 2005
  1. Hi, I love to play dvd on my computer I love the colors the movies have but I miss my
    remote control that I use when I was playing the movies on the television. I
    was wondering is there some kind hardware I can buy that has remote
    so when I want to fast forward the dvd I want have to click the mouse
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6


    <silly padding to get over the 10 letter mark>
  3. cillian4

    cillian4 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    where is it

    Okay what the name of it where do I buy it from
  4. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    I have an ATI Remote Wonder - and I've also ordered a Firefly from - either one should do what you want.
  5. cillian4

    cillian4 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks do I need more memory

    Thank for the help I just had one more question will adding this slow my computer down I have already up
    the memory to 256 but I was wondering if this would slow down.
  6. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,019

    The remote wonder software takes about 2-5mb of memory to run. It's a little systray icon that supports plug-ins for most popular DVD software. It works well with WinDVD with a 3rd party plug-in.

    I'd say all together- the device driver, tranceiver, USB drivers and remote wonder software- maybe 10-12mb total memory usage. It doesn't slow your computer down though as it runs mostly idle until used. It is also nifty as the little arrow dish on the remote steers your mouse pointer so it makes a nice, radio frequency wireless mouse as well.

    They are about $20 on NewEgg. There are two models Remote Wonder and Remote Wonder-II. The II has more buttons, a more tactile mouse thumb control and longer range (about 15-20' max).. whereas the RW-I has about 8-12' range and the mouse dish is flat with a different feel. Both work great as I use both here.

    Both only need a free USB port to work- USB 1.0 or 2.0, doesn't matter.
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