|I use WIRC a lot. Go to http://zorxx.dohnut.org , download and run it. Page through the panels dedicated to individual programs such as WinAmp, select a function and hit the button on your remote you'd like to assign to that function. With WIRC running in your system tray, remote keys can launch programs, run batch files, mount playlists, control volume, etc. |
LIRC is purportedly similar on Linux, but I cannot vouch for it as I rarely need to adjust the volume on my server from across the room.