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  1. Robawesome added a post in a topic Flirc Gen 2 - Fire TV picks up Media center commands   

    With the gen2 plugged in the FireTV would receive directional pad, enter commands from media center and bluray. Never a problem with Gen1. Just plugged the gen1 into FireTV and it worked. Gen2 i used the FireTV profile.
    I still love the product.
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  2. jason added a post in a topic Flirc Gen 2 - Fire TV picks up Media center commands   

    Okay, this is going to take a bit of work to do right, but I'm just going to post a firmware image here that has WMC disabled. I'll make it so you can disable / enable any one of them. Give me a second.
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  3. jason added a post in a topic FLIRC disconnected after going to sleep   

    Okay, so I've been looking at this all day with a USB analyzer and scope. Unfortunately, everything is looking correct, but I have some ideas.
    Here is what I'm seeing. When the host is sleeping, gen1's USB+ and USB- lines go into the resume state. When the 'wake' signal gets sent. It's sending a K-state for roughly a second, well beyond the spec. All this is, is when the D+ and D- signals switch polarity. You can see that in the image where it says keep alive.

    Now with Gen2, I see the exact same thing. It's much shorter, and controlled via the chip. The spec only says 1second to 15 seconds.Fully within spec, here it is:

    The two obvious things that are different are:
    Gen1 is out of spec, too longGen2 is reversedGen2 being reversed is okay. Gen1 is operating at low speed USB while gen2 is operating at full speed. 
    So there could be a few things causing this:
    Gen1 is out of spec, but it's a good thing?Gen2 is full speed vs gen1 low speedGen2 is not actually detecting when your computer is going to sleep.I'm suspecting that it's not 1. It would be crazy to think that you have to run the device out of spec in order for it to wake the host.
    I'm hoping it is 2. as that's a relatively easy fix.
    3 is hardest to prove. I would need to send you guys a modified unit with an LED that turns on when the host is sleeping. When it's not working, is the led on? If it's not, than flirc is not detecting the host go to sleep.
    So attached is a firmware image to try with flirc running in low speed mode. (the bootloader will still be full speed, so upgrades will be fast still).
    Let me know if this seems any better. If not, we'll figure out how to do #3.
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  4. sssst added a post in a topic Flirc Gen 2 - Fire TV picks up Media center commands   

    Device A: Flirc on 1st Gen Fire TV,
    Device B: Xbox One,
    Device C: WMC,
    Device D, Audio Reciever.
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  5. jason added a post in a topic Flirc Gen 2 - Fire TV picks up Media center commands   

    @sssst okay, that's good to know. And so I'm guessing you have a WMC remote or setup in the same room and it's conflicting?
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  6. sssst added a post in a topic Flirc Gen 2 - Fire TV picks up Media center commands   

    The Inteset but I don't remember which device code I ended up pairing with the Flirc for the Fire TV. Possibly DISH 00775???
    I randomly picked, tried several, most of them worked fine controlling the Fire TV. 
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  7. jason added a post in a topic Flirc Gen 2 - Fire TV picks up Media center commands   

    Thanks! our second girl, been a tough month to say the least and the office was necessary because I couldn't get anything done at home anymore.
    @Robawesome, can you clarify, when it was receiving commands from your Blue Ray player, was that gen1 or gen2?  Can you fire up advanced settings with gen1 plugged in, do you have built-in-profiles enabled?
    @sssst, okay, this makes sense. I actually have a WMC profile built in, particularly for streacom, but it should work with inteset remotes. What remote are you using with firetv? Inteset?
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  8. sssst added a post in a topic Flirc Gen 2 - Fire TV picks up Media center commands   

    No Harmony. Inteset INT-442-3 with 02049 for the device code for Media Center.
    The original OVU4003/00 WMC remote sends commands also to the Fire TV.
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  9. Robawesome added a post in a topic Flirc Gen 2 - Fire TV picks up Media center commands   

    Congratulations on the baby!
    I have used the Microsoft - Windows Media Center, and HP - OVU400103 (that's the part number of the HP IR receiver) profiles.
    The FireTV with FLIRC was even receiving commands for my Blu-Ray player (in the uploaded image above). The only profile it didn't seem to pick up commands from was my Comcast Cable box (also see above image). 
    I hope that helps!
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  10. jason added a post in a topic Flirc Gen 2 - Fire TV picks up Media center commands   

    I am going to fix this. It's just me, I just move the business out of the home, and into an office, and am back at work now. Plus we had a baby two weeks prior to this thread. 
    Can you guys give me some information on the WMC profile that's on your harmony? How did you add it, manufacturer, and device. I'll reproduce this and push out a fix.
    Sorry for the delays. No need to return it, just need a nudge.
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  11. Robawesome added a post in a topic Flirc Gen 2 - Fire TV picks up Media center commands   

    I kept mine for a different environment, it's very useful. My solution was to buy a generation 1 FLIRC for nearly $90 from another source. I will continue to monitor for updates.
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  12. sssst added a post in a topic Flirc Gen 2 - Fire TV picks up Media center commands   

    I have the same issue with Flirc sending WMC remote commands to my Fire TV. I'm unable to use Flirc because of this. I don't see much support for this device. I will be returning it.  
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  13. yawor added a post in a topic FLIRC Issues   

    The different controllers in Flirc GUI are just sets of predefined keyboard shortcuts in the form of buttons labelled as specific functions. For example, from the point of view of the Flirc hardware, there's no difference at all whether you record either an Info button on Kodi controller or a letter i on a keyboard controller. It will store the exact same thing, because Flirc basically acts as a keyboard in the end.
    As you already know, you can just look at the Kodi wiki page to check default Kodi keymap and record specific shortcuts for the functions you need. But you can also add your own keyboard.xml file in Kodi that modifies and extends default keymap and assign your own shortcuts to a lot of other functions that are not accessible directly from the keyboard by default. Then you can record these new shortcuts in Flirc as well. For example, I've added a shortcut for subtitle delay control so I can easily adjust misaligned subtitles without going into playback menus (single press on specific button pops up the subtitle delay slider where I can adjust the delay using left/right buttons).
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  14. THRobinson added a post in a topic FLIRC Issues   

    Excellent... that worked, was able to power off/on.
    Forced an upgrade for firmware and haven't had the vanishing buttons occur yet, been watching a TV show, shutting down, powering on and testing again, watch a show and repeat to see if anything happens. Few more times and I can swap the drives out. Tested in OpenElec and seems to be working great there as well. :)
    Remote wise, there are a few buttons on there that EventGhost detected and was able to assign when I used that app, that this doesn't seem to detect at all. But for the most part, using the KODI screen to assign most buttons worked, then switched to KEYBOARD and using the Wiki page for keymapping for Kodi, I just assigned a few of the extra buttons on my remote to letters on the keyboard and I think I have about 90% of what I had before. Which is fine... powering on/off with a remote trumps the missing buttons. :D
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  15. yawor added a post in a topic FLIRC Issues   

    1) This should not happen. But there may be an issue with a specific remote. There may be some remotes that don't work that well with Flirc. From what I can see the remote you're using have some capabilities of universal remotes. You can set it to control different equipment. I would suggest you to try some different codes and check if it works better and is more stable.
    2) How did you record the power button? Using the GUI or the command line tool? The GUI doesn't support Flirc-SE's power button capability at this time. It's because both Flirc USB (old one) and Flirc-SE share the same firmware and most of the hardware (SE only adds few elements needed for power button emulation). There's no easy way to differentiate between these two models in the GUI and show the Power button only when Flirc-SE is connected. We're thinking with Jason on how to implement this.
    Right now, to record the Flirc-SE power button you need to use command line utility flirc_util.exe (it's in the Flirc's install folder). You need to start the cmd.exe, change current directory to Flirc's folder and then run
    flirc_util.exe record powerand then press your power button on the remote. Also make sure you're using latest software and firmware version.
    Sorry for asking the obvious but have you connected your power button through the Flirc-SE?
    As for the OpenElec and Flirc GUI, I can't help you much with that as I've never played with OpenElec. From what I know, it's now built around any other Linux distribution, but it's created from scratch just for running Kodi. So there's probably no desktop environment at all. But you should be able to upload a standard Linux binaries and then run them in terminal (command line) using SSH. I think it should be possible to upload flirc_util binary and use it to configure Flirc (from command line) running OpenElec.
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  16. Paul Seay added a post in a topic Logitech Remote & Nexus Player -- Search issues in Google Apps   

    Does anyone have any easy way to do this? I am having a hard time with the flirc and a Nexus Player with a Harmony 650. I'm not sure how to map the home and back keys. I have chosen to use the kodi profile, but not sure what do do after choosing the profile. 
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  17. THRobinson added a topic in General Questions   

    FLIRC Issues
    I have the Flirc Streacom edition plugged into my media server. Was updating a few things today, small SSD drive and decided to give Ubuntu a try, but, nothing seemed to work... uninstalling LibreOffice fails, updates wouldn't work, couldn't get the Flirc install to work either. Never used Ubuntu/Linux before, but I know how to follow directions... just odd errors and such. 
    Finally gave up, and tried OpenEllec instead. Installed, booted into KODI, no problem, but couldn't figure out how to get to the OS to install Flirc. 
    Figured, if what I read was true, I could just hook up the old drive, boot into Win7x64, install and setup Flirc with that, because from what I read, the chip on the Flirc itself saves the keypress info. But, I'm still having issues.
    I'm still in Win7. Until it's working perfect with Kodi I don't want to swap the drives around.
    I setup the remote using Kodi under controllers, and surprised at how many keys that I use daily are missing. I guess I'll have to use full keyboard and in Kodi remap the key functions from there?
    Main 2 issues though are
    1) Every other time I go into Kodi, one or two buttons don't work. I go back to the Flirc setup screen, and most buttons say 'button already exists' but always one or two that aren't setup even though I had them setup and working. It seems that after a restart, or just over time I'm not certain, the Flirc forgets a few buttons. Since not a USB Flirc, I can't fix that easily once I switch drives around if it forgets again.
    2) Power off/on doesn't work. I mapped the PWR button on my remote (Sony RM-VZ320) and saved... but when I click the button while the system is on, I get a Windows 'ding' noise. When the system is powered off, there is a (very) bright blue LED on the board that remains on, so getting power, but when I click PWR, nothing happens at all. Case PWR button works fine.
    Any ideas? I need to get the power on/off working, and make sure that once programmed, Flirc doesn't keep forgetting random buttons.
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  18. jason added a post in a topic FLIRC disconnected after going to sleep   

    Yes, it's in progress. A bit tricky to figure out what exactly was going on for certain in gen 1. I'm almost there guys. Going to scope thi signals tomorrow.
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  19. Fatfool added a post in a topic Still cannot power on/off with a Flirc SE   

    Hello Jason, I tried the administrator mode but this was the message received:

    And the GUI works though mapping the power button to the power button on the FLIRC KODI profile leads to the Power button on the remote causing a 'back' or 'previous track' effect instead of bringing up the power down menu. (I understand that the power button in the GUI does not perform the power on/off but I expected it to pull up the menu for Kodi or something)
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  20. DPaul added a post in a topic Long key press issue   

    You pointed me in the right direction, with some additional work , what i want will be possible.!
    In "accessability options" on the pc, i can stop repeats for eg. 2 seconds.
    If i now add some visual "OK sign" on the screen, each time somebody voted, they will "stop pressing" the key.
    The concession i have to make is that voting cannot not be random, but i will call the voters one by one.(max 10)
    The advantages are bigger than this disadvantage.
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  21. jason added a post in a topic Still cannot power on/off with a Flirc SE   

    Can you make sure that you are running your command prompt in administrator mode? I think you right click and 'run as administrator' Does the GUI work?
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  22. DPaul added a post in a topic Long key press issue   

    OK, thanks for this info.
    I do have the latest FLIRC, and i did try to long-confirm during the learning process.
    The basic prob lies in the fact that people press a remote key (for the TV eg.) until they see/hear something happening.
    They don't do that on a keyboard. They type like on a typewriter. One obvious solution on the app side is to make people vote in turn, but then the "anonimity"
    factor gets a little compromised. (Although i can do without showing the individual result)
    I will look into this JP1 thing, but that is new to me. Identifying the remote is the surest thing !
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  23. yawor added a post in a topic Long key press issue   

    As Flirc simply works as a keyboard, you should be able to tune your system settings for key repeat delay and speed. As long as Flirc properly detects that the key is being hold down (and not that it is being repeatedly being pressed and released) then you can make the key repeat delay much longer in the system which should prevent multiple reports in your app (unless you do something funny with the keyboard input).
    BTW, which Flirc do you have? The older (clear plastic) one? Or the new, metal one? If your Flirc doesn't detect that the key is actually being held (in opposition to being pressed and released repeatedly) then in case of older Flirc you can tune this by changing Interkey delay in the Advanced settings in Flirc GUI.
    In case of the new Flirc, there's no such setting available, but it has much better long press detection. To set it up properly, when you record a key, don't just quickly press and release it, but hold it until the Flirc GUI shows info about successfully recording the key. New Flirc measures the time span between signal repeats and stores it besides the signal hash.
    But you need to remember, that even if you are able to lower the chance of vote repetition caused by a key being held longer (by tuning system keyboard settings), when one person keeps the key pressed, another one won't be able to vote until no other signals are emitted from other remotes.
    Also without the ability to discern different remotes you won't know if someone has voted multiple times.
    You could look into getting some older and cheaper UEI remotes with JP1 interface, which you can connect to PC using some adapter cable and reprogram them in almost any way you want. You could for example program all of them to use NECx2 protocol with the same key codes but every remote could use different subdevice number, so Flirc would see the buttons as different ones. You would need then to assign the remotes to different key combinations and map these combinations in your voting software as different voters.
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  24. Fatfool added a topic in Remote Controls   

    Still cannot power on/off with a Flirc SE
    Hello, well, I'm sure this has been gone on over and over again with various posters so I'll cut to the chase.
    I've followed the instructions here:


    But naturally, pressing that button on my MCE remote does nothing. The other buttons work fine through Kodi as they do for most other people with this problem.
    For reference I am using a VIA EPIA M920 and the firmware version is already 3.8.0
    Any other information needed?
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  25. DPaul added a post in a topic Long key press issue   

    I may be able to handle the short time spans (several people in a short time),
    but i cannot handle the repeated sending of the same info by somebody who presses a key for a second or two.
    A normal PC numeric pad does the same thing, but people press it only for a brief moment, probably because they see an immediate response.
    It may help if i find a remote that physically has "clicking keys", so you know that there is "contact".
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