VLC remote control in Dell & HP laptops made easy

It might be understandable but at the same time it is frustrating that the remote control that comes with most laptops these are geared to work only with Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center. So for those of us who are big fans of VideoLAN’s VLC media player it me3ans that the nifty remote control is left largely unused.

This has changed now with some excellent work by Dan Bereanu who developed a plugin that will now let you use VLC in conjuction with that remote control on a limited number of HP and Dell laptops.

Currently it has been tested on the following laptops:

  • Dell XPS  M1330
  • Dell XPS M1710
  • Dell XPS M1530
  • Dell Studio
  • Dell Vostro 1310
  • Dell Inspiron 1520
  • HP Pavilion

You can grab you copy of the plugin over at SourceForge