This is completely beyond my abilities as a whatever, but perhaps you’re handy with The DIY? It’s a step-by-step on how to create a USB-based remote control receiver. Or, in English: you plug this doodad into your PC and then you’re able to use a remote control (“channel changer” or “clicker”) to control your media player.
The methodology can be applied to Windows, Mac and Linux-based systems.
The best part is that the whole setup costs $12 to create. Even I have $12!
via Make Blog