The InfraRed Server Suite (IRSS) plugin expands support to 28+ more remotes, from iMON to Wii and MacMini. With IRSS you can create layers for your remote so one key can perform many functions.
IRSS offers a suite of applications to expand the functions you can perform with your remote.
ShortCut'er - create keyboard shortcuts to any MP screen, like TV, Videos, Music, or extensions etc..
Generic Keyboard/Remote Input Plugin enables you to use a "simpler" MPC or other remote, that sends key strokes
You might also use the Message Plugin in combination with other software, like EventGhost or Girder. Let EventGhost or similar software, send messages (read: keypresses or actions), to MediaPortal. So, when your remote is supported by EventGhost and you want to have complete control on what happens with your button presses, use this.
MediaPortal supports the following categories of remotes and input devices.
You will need to enable one of those handlers for your input devices to interface with MediaPortal. Most users should simply enable the HID handler.
For more information please visit the pages relevant to your setup.
Note: Make sure you do not enable more than one of the input handlers unless you know what you are doing. Do not enable both HID and Media for instance.