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  1. yawor added a post in a topic Problems getting it to work properly - Best device to program One For All remote with?   

    If you don't have a Samsung TV then you can try 2051 in TV mode. On that code both v1 and v2 work really well. It uses NECx2 protocol which works really well with Flirc.
    I don't know how well do you know your remote, but if you don't want to use TV device slot on your remote for Flirc, then you can switch any other device slot to a TV mode (this means you can use codes for TVs on that slot). To do that you can use 9xx codes:
    Just replace SETUP button with Magic button, and when there's an info to tap a specific device button then select the slot using Device button and confirm with Magic.
    For example, if you want to use a TV code on DVD slot, then use following sequence:
    Hold Magic for few seconds, until one of the device slots blink 2 times and stay lit.Enter 992 (the led should blink 2 times after entering last digit).Using device button, select TV slot and press Magic.Using device button, select DVD slot and press Magic (the led should blink 2 times after that operation).After that you can select DVD slot, hold down the Magic button then when in programming mode, enter 2051. If you want to reset DVD slot to a DVD codes repeat the same sequence but in step 3 also select DVD slot (so 2 times the same slot).
    This works the same way on my OFA Smart Control.
    Also on v2, when you record a button, please hold it a little longer. Flirc v2 analyses the delay between signal repeats and saves that value along the button and key info.
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  2. jason added a post in a topic FLIRC disconnected after going to sleep   

    You know what, it looks like a fairly big problem with windows 10. Look at this:
    Go to the bottom and look at similar threads. There are dozens.
    There is an interesting post here:
    On all the hubs, you can uncheck: "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"
    Also, a lot of people are pointing towards video drivers. What's in your system?
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  3. Kevin Cowans added a post in a topic FLIRC disconnected after going to sleep   

    Hello Jason
    I thought Sleep and Suspend were the same?
    I have tried from Sleep and from Hibernate.
    I am unable to Wake from either.
    Each time I need to use the Logitech Keyboard to Wake the PC.
    I unplugged the Flirc from my HTPC (Windows 10 Home x64) and plugged it into my Desktop PC (Windows 10 Pro x64) and it works every time, Sleeping and Waking.
    Could there be an issue with using the Flirc with Windows 10 Home since it works with Windows 10 Pro and also with the Ubuntu Live USB?
    Thanks in advance
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  4. jason added a post in a topic FLIRC disconnected after going to sleep   

    And Sleep vs Suspend? Did one work over the other?
    I've got one other idea.
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  5. Andaho added a topic in How To   

    Problems getting it to work properly - Best device to program One For All remote with?
    I use a one for all essence 4 remote, and have problems with getting flirc (v2) to work reliably on my Fire TV (newest gen).
    Sometimes there's a delay after pressing buttons,Holding buttons doesn't repeat - when using kodi and scrolling through lists I have to fiercely tap buttons dozens of times,Even with the newest firmware, buttons sometimes send a double press.When programming the remote with the "Fire TV" profile, the select button doesn't work in kodi when selecting files to play - it brings up some kind of context menu, rather than just playing the file - however, it does navigate through folders and menus ok. (so I program it using full keyboard, using space as pause - but then pause doesn't work in netflix)Lastly and most annoyingly, sometimes the flirc just seems to stop working, and the only way to get it working again is to unplug/replug. - I can sometimes replicate the problem when constantly and quickly pressing buttons to scroll through lists - it's like it gets overloaded with the amount of presses I'm sending, and dies - but at other times, it just dies for no reason - e.g. I'll be watching a marathon of a show, and when an episode finishes, I'll try to select the next episode, and find it's not working.This is the second flirc I have had these problems with - I sent my first flirc back for a replacement because of these issues (bought from The Pi Hut, UK), but the replacement does exactly the same thing - so it's obviously not a faulty unit.
    I'm hoping that most of these problems are to do with the codes I've tried to program the remote with, and could be resolved by programming the remote as a different device? - I've tried a few different codes: 1708 (xbox), 1272 (media centre remote), 0533 (sony dvd), 0490 (panasonic dvd), but none of them fix the problems...

    So, what I'm basically asking is...

    What device remote is the most reliable/stable and most compatible to program my one for all remote as?
    Or even better, which code should I use on my one for all remote?
    NOTE: I've also tried different remotes (Sky+ TV remote, and a Panasonic TV remote), but they had the same problems - so my one for all remote isn't the problem. To be thorough, I use a short USB extension cable on the Fire TV (because it's hidden from view), but pulling my fire tv out from behind the TV, and plugging the flirc in directly makes no difference. (the remote I have)
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  6. Kevin Cowans added a post in a topic FLIRC disconnected after going to sleep   

    Hello Jason
    I had some spare time and since there is very little installed on my HTPC I decided to perform a Reset of Windows 10.
    Unfortunately, after the Reset the Flirc was still unable to Wake the computer (putting it to Sleep works every time), however, the Ubunto Live USB continues to work perfectly, able to Sleep and Wake the PC every time.
    I tested the Flirc before I installed anything extra such as Plex etc. to make sure I had a bare Windows 10 installation.
    Just a little more information, hopefully it will help in some way.
    Also, I tried the 4.0.16 FW and still have the issue.
    Thanks in advance
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  7. TheStevester added a post in a topic Adding support for Nvidia Shield TV   

    I still can't figure out how to program keys like Play, Pause, Stop, Rew, Fwd, etc for apps like PS Vue, Plex and all others. What am I missing here?
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  8. Freelance added a post in a topic Libreelec vs Win10 - harmony   

    Thx Yawor, I've read about the keyboard language issues in other treads but did not made the connection, will revert to US QWERTY in Win10 later today and will inform you of the outcome.
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  9. yawor added a post in a topic Libreelec vs Win10 - harmony   

    It's an issue with the keyboard layout you use on Windows. It seems that you use your local keyboard layout on Windows, but at the same time you use an US QWERTY (or compatible) layout on LE8.
    The issue comes from the fact, that Flirc GUI knows only one kb layout: US QWERTY. Because of that there's a problem if you use a layout which is incompatible with it (e.g. you need to press a different key or combination to get the same symbol as on US QWERTY). Flirc hardware only knows standard HID codes which are always the same depending on the physical position of the key on the keyboard (this doesn't depend on the layout). When you press a key on the keyboard, the operating system receives the HID code and maps it to a key code (the code that is assigned to a specific symbol or function) depending on the selected keyboard layout in the system itself.
    To solve your issue, you need to do two things:
    Set the kb layout to be the same on both systems. You would probably still want to use your local layout (as you probably also have a hardware keyboard with that layout printed on the keys) which you use on Windows. Then you should also use the same layout on LE8. I can't tell you how to change it because I don't use LE8.You need to change the way you record your keys. Look at your hardware keyboard you have connected to your PC. Find how to get the minus sign on it (which key or key combination you need to press to print "-"). Then open Flirc GUI, go to Controllers -> Full Keyboad, but instead of pressing a button in the GUI which has a minus symbol on it, press the same key or key combination you use on your hardware keyboard by the keys' position on it. So if on your hardware keyboard the minus sign is right next to the right shift, then in the GUI, to record the minus sign, you need to also press a key right next to the right shift (in GUI its "/" and "?" key). You need to do the same for other symbols that are not achieved in the same way as on the US QWERTY keyboard. There should be no problem with symbols which are the same as on the US QWERTY.There's a plan to add support for different keyboard layouts to the GUI, but that unfortunately requires a full rewrite of the app and probably won't happen that fast.
    If you have more questions related to this problem don't hesitate to ask. I'll try to help you the best I can.
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  10. Freelance added a topic in Firmware Bugs   

    Libreelec vs Win10 - harmony
    there is a strange bug with the volume +/- buttons in Win10 , all works fine under Libreelec 8. Remote is Harmony 350 and V2 Flirc. Standard Flirc/Kodi setup in MyHarmony.
    When i try to map the volume buttons in Win10 GUI  (latest firmware) under Kodi remote both of +/- are responding as volume up, green blink on volume up for both buttons. Win Kodi is also responding in same manner with volume up on both buttons. On same PC I have dualboot with Libreelec and without changing any config the +/- volume buttons works fine in Kodi under LE8. 
    As the fault is clearly visible in latest Flirc GUI i assume it has to with the windows driver. 
    How to proceed?
    / Freelance
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  11. jason added a post in a topic Philips DVD player remote   

    Before we go in that direction, any chance you can give the attached a try and let me know if you yield better results?
    Thanks, let me know.
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  12. Segfault added a topic in Remote Controls   

    Philips DVD player remote
    I'm trying to use a Philips DVD player remote. First, recording buttons failed often, but by repeating the procedure I finally managed to record all buttons. I read this means the frequency is non-standard? Second, when using it the keypresses pretty much give random results. I. e. pressing arrow down moves left instead, so on.
    I'm ready to buy an another remote, can anybody point me to a remote on eBay that works?
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  13. yawor added a post in a topic how to get raspberry pi to boot with flirc se?   

    No problem :). We all learn something all the time and I'm certainly not a person who knows everything.
    Yes, you probably should be able to use output from Flirc SE (the one which is normally connected to motherboard's power switch pins) to the reset and it should work just like you expect. But remember that closing or suspending the OS on RPi doesn't really do anything besides closing the OS :). The CPU and other peripherals are still drawing power. But as you later mention, saving power is not your main concern, so this may be an OK solution for you,
    That's not exactly what I've meant. The Y cable just splits the power. What I've meant and what the boards I've linked to do, is a circuit which is able to control power delivery to the Pi. These boards communicate with Pi over GPIO. It's something like this: when power button on the board is pressed, one of the GPIO pins changes state, which is detected by a script or software running in the OS, which in turn executes system halt. Just before system closes some other GPIO pin changes state by software, which is in turn detected by the power management board. This is a signal that system is about to finish shutdown and power can be cut in a moment. Of course every board can use their own technique for this, it's just a simplified description of how this works. The power is delivered to RPi through some kind of relay (mechanic or solid state).
    Wouldn't the reboot function in Kodi be enough? I don't know RetroPie, so I don't know what power options are available in it, but it also probably have a reboot option. This should reboot the hardware so it starts right from the bootloader.
    Of course having a hardware reset option just in case isn't that bad at all. Even if you won't use it as a "wake" function. But it can be nice option if OS freezes and the only other way to bring it back to live is to pull the power plug.
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  14. Kevin Cowans added a post in a topic FLIRC disconnected after going to sleep   

    Hello Jason
    A bit of additional information.
    I tried Booting my PC in Safe Mode and even then I am unable to Wake the PC using the Flirc.
    Hope this helps.
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  15. Kevin Cowans added a post in a topic FLIRC disconnected after going to sleep   

    Hello Jason
    I have attached a text file exported from USB Tree Viewer that shows information concerning the Flirc on my system such as Windows Driver versions etc.
    I do not know if it would be useful to you but if it is then good, if not then just ignore it.
    Thanks in advance
    USB Composite Device.txt
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  16. raspiguy added a post in a topic how to get raspberry pi to boot with flirc se?   

    Thank you for the information, and taking the time to look up the schematics of the case I mentioned, and actually looking into what I am trying to accomplish. I do have a few clarifications/questions. As I said in my original post, I am relatively new to some of this stuff, so I don't mean to sound like I am questioning your knowledge, but rather trying to gain more perspective from it.
    I suppose "Boot" is a loaded and incorrect word in this sense, I should have said "wake" or "bring out of hibernation" or something to that effect. Also, you said there isn't a power button, but there is a place to put a reset switch (it's labeled as RUN on the board). My though is (and my thoughts very well may be wrong) If I could get the RUN pins to connect, this would cause the PI to reset, and reload the operating system, essentially "booting" the pi, but as stated before, "boot" is not really the correct term.
    The adapter cables that I added to the media pi case accomplishes the part where you said "The hardware should have its own power supply port (which should be used to power whole set instead of RPi's Micro USB one)". Just past the power switch, there is a micro usb cable that plugs into the pi. Well instead of plugging directly into the pi, I plugged it into a micro usb y cable that has a male plug on the other side going to the Pi, and the 3rd side is a USB port (so power is coming from a source outside of the pi) so I have the flirc powered, independently of the raspberry pi, as well as connected to a usb port on the pi. Would this not be enough to get the Flirc to be able to reset the pi? (I'm assuming not, from your post, but curious as to what is lacking or needed to make this work theoretically)
    Thank you for linking some of the power management boards.
    My reasoning for wanting to do this is not energy/money based, but rather making a set top box that could be powered on, much like a cable box, DVD player, cable box etc.. Also, it's set up to dual boot between Kodi, and RetroPie, and would need to be restarted/power cycled in some form or fashion to switch over to the other OS.
    Again, I don't mean for any of my comments to sound like I am saying "I know better" or "you don't know what you are talking about"  as I have only just recently began tinkering with single board computers, and very recently got a hold of a FLIRC, so my line of questions and comments is to give clarification and gain a better understanding of what you are saying, and not to question/disagree/argue about it.

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  17. Budwyzer added a post in a topic New Flirc Doesn't Work   

    Marked it resolved instead of deleting.  Never know when this may help someone else.
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  18. Kevin Cowans added a post in a topic FLIRC disconnected after going to sleep   

    Hello Jason
    Something new this morning.
    I used the Keyboard to Wake my computer (Flirc would not Wake it) and after it was on the Remote would not work.
    After checking in Device Manager the items related to the Flirc under 'Human Interface Devices' all had the error stating that no Drivers were loaded for the Device.
    This is the first time this error has occurred.
    I unplugged the Flirc, Deleted all the associated Devices in Device Manager, Rebooted and plugged in the Flirc after which the Flirc worked again, no Wake but the Device was recognised, the Drivers loaded and the Remote worked again.
    I am still using 4.0.15.
    Thanks in advance
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  19. Foxxi added a post in a topic FLIRC disconnected after going to sleep   

    the last days its working good, im always able to wake up the pc. only when i press win + safe energie its not working. 
    then yesterday i try the v15 to check if its working, but with 15 i cant wake up the pc at all.
    im watching in the device manager and i see there is no tab with power settings, i remove the flirc and put it back, and after that the power/energie settings are back and its working.
    we will see how it is the next days
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  20. yawor added a post in a topic how to get raspberry pi to boot with flirc se?   

    First of all, Raspberry Pi (any version that is available up to this date) does not have any power management by itself at all. So as long as you have power connected directly to the RPi it will draw it no matter if the OS is running or not. There's also no power button support on the board, so it's not directly compatible with Flirc SE - as RPi doesn't support power states you can't control them with Flirc SE.
    To actually use Flirc SE with RPi you'd need additional hardware. The hardware should have its own power supply port (which should be used to power whole set instead of RPi's Micro USB one) and probably should also connect to RPi's GPIO pins. It would also probably need additional software running on the Pi which would communicate with extra hardware over GPIO (for example to notify it that the OS has been properly closed and the power can be cut). The hardware should support power button by itself.
    I've read the manual for MEDIAPI+ and the board inside of it doesn't support any of the requirements I've described. It looks like it connects the external power supply port directly to RPi, with just a simple hardware power switch in between. This is not enough for properly interfacing RPi with Flirc SE (actually it doesn't add anything helpful in this topic).
    There are some extension boards which add power management functionality to RPi. Some examples: don't know if these boards can be adapted to properly work with Flirc SE though. I don't have any of them as there's really no need to do that. My RPi 3 is always on behind my TV. I've been doing some calculations on the power consumption and cost when RPi 3 is running constantly and it was only a few dollars per year (I don't remember exactly how much, the calculation is somewhere on the forum). Of course the cost is also dependent on the cost of electricity in your area (mine is around $0.13 per kWh).
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  21. raspiguy added a topic in General Questions   

    how to get raspberry pi to boot with flirc se?
    First, I want to say, I have covered the issue of no power to the flirc to be able to boot...
    I have a media pi+ case ( or I am not using the onboard IR that came with it, as there's no power to it when the raspberry pi shutsdown. So I bought a flirc SE, and I have a couple adapter cables plugged in that allowed me to have the flirc se powered off of the incoming power, and it also splits to power raspbery pi (internal usb cable that came with FLIRC SE going to adapter cable that gives me standard usb plug, going into female usb plug that splits into 1 male, 1 female micro usb) so I have power going to everything, My question is, how do I set the IR remote to "boot" or wake from sleep or wake from hibernate?
    also, I am assuming I will need to connect one of the power switch pin pairs up to the raspberry pi for the actual boot command to work, Can I connect it to the run pin holes as that does a reset?
    sorry for the rather noobish question, I am trying to teach myself this stuff as much as possible, I have searched first, and did not see anything that covered this, so if it is covered elsewhere, could you please direct me to it? thanks in advance for any information or guidance anyone is able to give.
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  22. Kevin Cowans added a post in a topic FLIRC disconnected after going to sleep   

    Hello Jason
    As far as Windows Configuration is concerned there is nothing special done to it, just the basics for Windows 10.
    Let me know if you need any more information.
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  23. jason added a post in a topic FLIRC disconnected after going to sleep   

    windows configuration or a windows driver related issue 
    great find and good step in the right direction. 
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  24. Kevin Cowans added a post in a topic FLIRC disconnected after going to sleep   

    Hello Yawor
    Thanks for the offer.
    I have managed to create the Bootable USB for Ubunto and have been able to Boot the HTPC with it successfully.
    I have tested the Flirc and I am able to successfully put the HTPC to Sleep and also Wake it using my Harmony One Remote every time I have tried.
    Now, the question is, what does this prove?
    It would seem that the hardware, Flirc, USB Ports, BIOS etc. are all good so what would this point to, an issue with Windows 10 or?
    Thanks in advance
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  25. yawor added a post in a topic FLIRC disconnected after going to sleep   

    @Kevin Cowans as we are only 1 hour apart timezone wise, in case you have some problems running ubuntu let me know using private message here on the forum. I'll try to help you then.
    As for using keyboard over BT, you'll unfortunately find that you can only use it when the OS is fully booted. You also need to pair the keyboard in the OS. So for booting Linux from USB you need to use Unifying (or some other keyboard).
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