Melloware Intelliremote 2 is a Windows (98/NT/2K/XP,Vista) program that gives you control of many windows apps – think iTunes, VLC, GOM Player, Windows Media Player etc – all from your MCE remote. Many other remotes are supported too (including X10). Check it out.
Intelliremote is roughly 900K in size, and it packs the punch of Microsoft’s Intellitype instructions. So any application can be controlled with the IR remote that “listens” for Intellitype messages such as ITunes, Winamp, MediaPortal, SesamTV, Foobar2000, BSPlayer, VLC, GOM Player, Media Player Classic, Zoomplayer, and many more! Each remote key can be assigned to an instruction, a mouse event, application event, or even a windows automation script.
Intelliremote is Shareware available for a 15$ donation.”