Control with a keyboard emulating remote

I have an IR remote + USB receiver which presents itself as a keyboard (its intended to control XBMC) generating single keystrokes to the rPi when a remote button is pressed. Are there any standard ways to control Volumio with such a remote ?

If volumio recognised it as a keyboard you should be able to type on the command line. If that works you could setup a script that starts on boot that recognises the pressed keys and then control volumio.
If the keyboard has dedicated media keys this would be easier.

If the keyboard isn’t recognised you could try using lirc and set it up as a remote

Thanks for your reply, setting a python menu to run on boot was indeed my plan, it just seems like something many others have done before me.

If no-one else has one I’ll post back when I do it.