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I have a karaoke machine that I use for a media center (The Singing Machine: iSM1028Xa URL:https://www.amazon.com/Singing-Machine- ... B008RWH9MU) It still works but I want it to have a remote control, so of course my first thought was a Raspberry Pi. I have an IR remote (URL: https://www.adafruit.com/product/389) and a receiver (URL: https://www.adafruit.com/product/157) that I got from Adafruit and I want to use them. Could you please tell me what software I should use as a media center (I was thinking about VCL but I'm fine with whatever) and what to do to get the remote working with the Pi. Please note that I am a programing noob. I know a little basic python, html, and css.
So I had another idea. I was probably going to rip out most of the internals in the singing machine anyway and replace them with a RasPi so why not install raspbian (raspi os) so then i can have spotify as well as a media player instead of just a media player. Maybe i can use the number pad on the remote as shortcut keys to the apps, for example, 1 = spotify, 2 = media player. I still don't know how to program the remote. Please Help!