IR remote through arduino to control processing sketch

I'm trying to create a Processing sketch to control video playback (got that part working in Processing with the computer's keyboard as controller already) that is ultimately controlled by an Universal IR remote via Arduino.

I'm pretty sure that I can get the Arduino to correctly read the remote (the IR sensor tests I've done thus far have worked well), but I'm not sure how(or the best way?) to pass the data that Arduino is collecting on what IR remote keys are being pressed to Processing.

Any thoughts on the best/simplest way to do this, links to info etc. would be much appreciated!

thanks!

Any thoughts on the best/simplest way to do this, links to info etc. would be much appreciated!

What ways are there for Processing and the Arduino to communicate other than via the serial port? None that I know of.

As to what data to send via the serial port, that depends on how much parsing you want to do.

"Joe pushed the Up button" is more work to parse than "Up".