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  1. JoshFink added a post in a topic Contextual menu Kodi   

    @markb81, it's relatively easy to just select the keyboard as he mentioned and just program it yourself. It probably took longer to ask this question than to just program the key. 
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  2. yawor added a post in a topic Contextual menu Kodi   

    Since Kodi 16, Context menu is accessible by long pressing the Enter/OK key. Also it's not that hard to record the C key on the full keyboard controller in the GUI.
    As this issue wasn't critical in any way it probably got lost between other, more pressing issues. Anyway, I'll ask @jason if he could look into it.
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  3. markb81 added a post in a topic Contextual menu Kodi   

    When will it be added ? It's been 2 years since this first request. Can't be that hard to resolve this issue. Just add another button to the layout.
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  4. rjdriver added a post in a topic Flirc and Fire Stick   

    With well over 2000 views, there is apparently a lot of interest in this topic, and I am surprised that Jason or one of the Flirc moderators has not replied with a definitive answer. Obviously no one wants to invest in another $300.00 remote control with a unifying "hub" if they don't have to.  I have the original Harmony One and I was loath to give it up as, IMHO,  none of its successors has duplicated the button placement, touch screen placement, and usability of that unit.  If other peripherals start to make use of Bluetooth remotes it might be necessary to bite that bullet, but not yet.
     It has taken a lot of digging and reading of other threads here at Flirc to verify, some of them going back two years, but the statement made by Dave_O a few posts up is true.  I can't speak for that particular OTG dongle he links, as I purchased a different but similar one.  But if you have the new V2 Fire stick, you can use the Flirc USB to program your IR remote to control it, and connect it with an OTG dongle.   Getting it to work perfectly with all the Fire TV apps, including those that have to be side loaded, can be a challenge, but it can be done. Unfortunately, from what I read, the original Fire stick's USB port cannot be used for anything other than a power source, so this only applies to V2.
    Here's a short tutorial. Any references to procedures that work with the Fire TV box should also work with the stick as of V2.  Jason Kotzin is the go to guy, although he is probably not too popular at Logitech :-)
    https://support.flirc.tv/hc/en-us/articles/200712568-Logitech-Harmony-Remotes
    And for the historical process that got Flirc to the software version of today, which was not easy, some light reading:

     
     
     
      
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  5. vardman added a topic in General Questions   

    Flirc SE problems. Windows 10 won't recognize. Help please!
    Hi there,
    I recently purchased a FLIRC SE edition. Unfortunately I'm having a lot of problems and can't get Windows 10 to recognise the device.
    The flirc SE shows a blue light and I can power on the system with the physical power switch but windows 10 does not recognise it and the Flirc settings application shows DISCONNECTED. 
    The device shows in device manager as UNKNOWN USB DEVICE (Device Descriptor Request Failed)
    I have tried different USB headers on the motherboard, I have tried different wiring and every other thing I can think of but it still won't recognise. I followed the steps outlined on the Flirc website to manually install the device driver, but that won't work. 
    My system build is listed below
    Asus z270g mATX motherboard
    Windows 10
    i5 7600k
    16gb ram
    Corsair cs 550w psu
    I would really appreciate any support you can offer.
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  6. ixian added a post in a topic Adding support for Nvidia Shield TV   

    Mine goes to sleep when I power off via Harmony like the rest of my devices. When in doubt completely delete the Shield profile from the Harmony, re-add it, and for good measure wipe the FLIRC and re-run setup for it too like I posted.
    Or just live with it - the Shield draws very little power at idle, will auto-sleep anyway as you discovered, and in general isn't a big deal.
    Question: If it's asleep (via auto) does it turn on with your profile? If so something is messed up in it and you should start over.
    Record in what app? Live Channels? If there's a keyboard shortcut for that then it's just a matter of mapping it to a discreet IR code (doesn't matter what device) in the Harmony app. If there are no keyboard shortcuts for record in the app in question then not much FLIRC can do. 
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  7. Prodeje79 added a post in a topic Newbie, am probably missing something obvious   

    I am running the same setup (v2 Flirc, AFTV, and Harmony 650).  Do you experience any delay or lag or missed button presses?
    The original AFTV remote is extremely responsive.  Has someone found a fix?  I've found numerous older threads and even a kbase on Flirc Zendesk (https://support.flirc.tv/hc/en-us/articles/203081659-Individual-keypresses-feel-slow-laggy-) .  If definitely sounds like it is Logitech's fault, but I am still wondering if there is a fix now.
    I've also seen some posts talking about changing delay.  Another issue is that it appears my remote must use the old legacy harmony software.  When attempting to use the new version I get a serial number error.
    You stated that it works perfectly, so that caught my eye. Thanks!
     
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  8. Erdbeergulasch added a topic in General Questions   

    Flirc (Streacom) not working on Debian 9 Stretch
    Hy,
    my brand new streacom flirc (ST-FLIRC-SE) device is not working currently (on Debian 9 Stretch).
    If I use flirc_util as root and as normal user, I always get "device disconnected, can't run command".
     
    It happens with both, the debian packages and the Linux binaries.

    also the device doesn't show up in lsusb:
     
    $ lsusb Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub Bus 001 Device 005: ID 8087:0a2b Intel Corp. Bus 001 Device 003: ID 051d:0002 American Power Conversion Uninterruptible Power Supply Bus 001 Device 002: ID 046d:c318 Logitech, Inc. Illuminated Keyboard Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hubBut If I open the case, the Blue LED is lighting, therefore I hope, I have connected it properly:
    I connected it to the MB this way:
    GND <=>GND,
    +5V <=> +5V,
    DX- <=> DA-,
    DX+ <=> DA+
     
    and the 10-Pin USB Header on the motherboard is designed as following:
    Pin 1,2 +5V
    Pin 3 USB DX-
    Pin 4 USB DY-
    Pin 5 USB DX+
    Pin 6 USB DY+
    Pin 7,8 GND
    Pin 9 NC
    Pin 10 NA
     
    I use the GA-Z170N Motherboard: (http://download.gigabyte.eu/FileList/Manual/mb_manual_ga-z170n(h170n)-wifi_e.pdf)
    And a Streacom Alpha FC8 case.
    What can I do now?
    Thanks
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  9. jason added a post in a topic Flirc not responding to remote   

    Remote batteries? Could be the issue. Don't worry. Warranty shwarmanty. I'm the boss. You're covered. 
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  10. binaryboyz added a post in a topic Flirc not responding to remote   

    Hi, 
    I am also facing the exact problem with Flirc with Samsung remote. It worked for almost a year and now suddenly keys doesn't respond even after pressing pressing 10 or more times. I am using Windows 10 box and nothing changed. However to fix the problem, I upgraded Flirc software version to 2.3.1 but it didn't work, then I updated firmware - still no luck. I reprogram keys still no luck.. tried on laptop with same Kodi key mapping, still same issue slow response from remote. I have mapped Samsung F series smart tv remote with flirc. Good thing it worked for a year and now suddenly got slow/ or fully stopped.
    Please help. thanks...
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  11. ccrandall added a topic in General Questions   

    How to use Flirc on a MacBook to replicate how IR works on a MacMini
    I have a MacBook and a silver Apple TV remote.  I wanted to use this remote the same way with my MacBook that it would work on a MacMini.  I just got a Flirc receiver and tried setting it up, but I don't see a controller profile (or even a combination of profiles) that will make my Apple remote act the same way as it would on a MacMini.  Is this possible?
    I'm also running EyeTV 3 and want the Apple remote to act the same way it would on the MacMini with EyeTV.  However, besides the volume buttons, none of the other buttons act the same way.  In particular, the left and right arrow seem to work inconsistently... sometimes it changes the channel other times it skips to live or rewinds.  The way it works on the MacMini is that a simple press of the left/right arrow cycles through the channels and a long press goes to live or rewinds.  I also cannot reliably navigate the EyeTV menu with the remote.
    Is there a trick to get this to work.  I tried searching for something but only see XMBC + EyeTV instructions which isn't what I was looking for.
     
    Thanks!
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  12. ccrandall added a post in a topic Using Flirc Receiver on a MacBook to Simulate MacMini IR Capability   

    Sorry, I posted this in the wrong forum.  I will move it.
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  13. yawor added a post in a topic Wake On USB , any signal from harmony wakes computer   

    One more post to clear some things. There's no "software keyboard" mode in Flirc. What you're referring to is probably that you've selected the Full Keyboard controller in Flirc GUI. Switching controllers in the GUI doesn't do anything besides changing the view in the GUI. Controllers are just different views. Both Full Keyboard and Multimedia keys controllers give you access to all the keys. All other controllers (with some small exceptions) are just something like wrappers on full keyboard and multimedia controllers. They just provide preconfigured key combinations for specific applications or hardware. But they are still sending keyboard keystrokes. You can switch and mix keys from different controllers anyway you like.
    I think the issue you have is with the "Power Off" key. You've probably set your "Watch a Movie" activity in a way that when you exit that activity the remote sends the power off command. Maybe it's also being sent on entering other activities which causes your PC to turn on (as explained earlier, right now any code recognised by Flirc will wake the PC). So when the PC is up, the power off will turn it off, but when it's already off the power off key right now will turn it on.
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  14. GregL added a post in a topic Wake On USB , any signal from harmony wakes computer   

    Hi yawor,
    Thanks for the reply. I can wait for the update, I'm sure it will solve this for me :)
    My set up is as follows:
    Harmony Touch: Flirc/Kodi Profile
    Mobo: Set to power on via USB Keyboard or USB Mouse
    Flirc: Set to software keyboard
    Wake button on flirc keyboard mapped to the click when I click on "Watch A Movie" activity on the remote touch screen. This could be the issue, I will look at the KODI profile closer, maybe there is a wake command already in the activity. If it gets fired while running the activity that would probably correct it without the update.
    Power Off: Via a hot key combo on flirc software keyboard, mapped to the harmony remote off button, this triggers a shutdown command on a desktop shortcut. This is a great solution works every time. I think I may have to change this to some other command so kodi shuts down properly then windows shuts down. I'm not sure if the kodi softare will get corrupted some way if I just power off the pc, instead of exiting Kodi first.                           
    Anyways, I'm really surprised at how stable this device is, I did not expect it to be so consistent! It never doesn't do what it's instructed to do. That's why I was asking, I'm sure this is just a configuration thing, because I'm new to Flirc :) 
    On that note, I find it silly that Harmony can't be programmed easily to send keystrokes or mouse clicks! They have the activity functionality pretty solid, if they added keystrokes and mouse clicks you could do anything with this remote!
     
     
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  15. yawor added a post in a topic Wake On USB , any signal from harmony wakes computer   

    @GregL you need to give more information on your setup. What Harmony profile do you use with Flirc? Do you use one of the Flirc/* profiles on Harmony or something else? Did you use Flirc GUI to record the remote?
    I see that you are little confused when it comes to how Flirc operates.
    First of all, Flirc is a device which emulates an USB Keyboard. It maps signals from remote controls to key or key combination (key + one or more modifiers like alt, shift etc) presses. You use Flirc software to record the signals a remote sends and map them to specific keyboard keys.
    Flirc has some built-in profiles which are hardcoded and they work out of the box with Harmony remotes. To use a built-in profile you need to select one of the Flirc profiles in your Harmony (for example Flirc/Kodi). This means that there's some amount of predefined IR signals which are known by Flirc and they are translated to specific keyboard key presses.
    If you don't use one of the Flirc/* profiles in Harmony, then you need to use Flirc software to map your remote to specific keyboard keys.
    Now to answer your questions:
    Flirc is not classified as a mouse, so this is not something you should worry about right now. Every action Flirc does IS a keyboard keystroke. Flirc doesn't do anything else at this moment. So for any signal that Flirc recognises (one of the built-in or recorded ones) it sends a key press to the system.
    Like @jason has already said, the option to limit keys which are allowed to wake will eventually be available, so you need to wait until then. For now make sure you don't send any signals that are known to Flirc if you don't want to wake/turn on your PC. So don't record a signal that is sent when you press Watch Movie activity. Flirc won't turn on your PC if you send a signal that is not recorded in it.
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  16. ccrandall added a topic in How To   

    Using Flirc Receiver on a MacBook to Simulate MacMini IR Capability
    I have a MacBook and a silver Apple TV remote.  I wanted to use this remote the same way with my MacBook that it would work on a MacMini.  I just got a Flirc receiver and tried setting it up, but I don't see a controller profile (or even a combination of profiles) that will make my Apple remote act the same way as it would on a MacMini.  Is this possible?
    I'm also running EyeTV 3 and want the Apple remote to act the same way it would on the MacMini with EyeTV.  However, besides the volume buttons, none of the other buttons act the same way.  In particular, the left and right arrow seem to work inconsistently... sometimes it changes the channel other times it skips to live or rewinds.  The way it works on the MacMini is that a simple press of the left/right arrow cycles through the channels and a long press goes to live or rewinds.  I also cannot reliably navigate the EyeTV menu with the remote.
    Is there a trick to get this to work.  I tried searching for something but only see XMBC + EyeTV instructions which isn't what I was looking for.
     
    Thanks!
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  17. GregL added a post in a topic Wake On USB , any signal from harmony wakes computer   

    Hi Jason,
    Thank you for the quick response!!! Here's a thought, it might be a dumb question, but could be a simple solution. 
    What format does Harmony sends it's commands, would it be classed as a keyboard or mouse click?
    I'm wondering if it's because i got both enabled power on from usb keyboard and mouse .. If in my harmony activity I can say "Send" left mouse click OR "Send" keystroke for spacebar... then that signal would only be sent when I trigger the "Watch Movie".
    AND if I can bind the wake button to that signal that would solve it :)
     
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  18. jason added a post in a topic Wake On USB , any signal from harmony wakes computer   

    Also, thank you for the feedback, really means a lot. It's just me here, and helps keep me pushing forward.
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  19. jason added a post in a topic Wake On USB , any signal from harmony wakes computer   

    Hey Greg, I'm a bit backed up at the moment, but this is the current functionality. Soon, I will add a feature which will allow you to use a single key as the wakeup button, so the other buttons will be ignored.
    Sorry for the inconvenience. I'm also going to add a section to my website that shows what I'm working on for better visibility. This is probably going to get done in the next couple weeks as a firmware update.
    Thanks Greg, sorry for the inconvenience. 
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  20. GregL added a topic in General Questions   

    Wake On USB , any signal from harmony wakes computer
    Hi All,
    I got this cool little device working great with Power off to S5 state and Power on from S5 State works perfect everytime using my Harmony Touch Remote!
    I am so please with this, I almost bought another IR solution and drilled holes in my nice new HDplex H1.s case for the IR EYE,
    but no need with my ASrock h270m-itx mother board and Flirc !!!
    The ASrock h270m-itx supports power on via usb keyboard and usb mouse, I have both enabled.
    The only issue I have is the system seems to power on via any signal from my harmony remote and flirc. I bound the flirc "wake" button on the flirc keyboard to the signal the gets sent from my harmony remote when I press my "Watch Movie" activity on the touch screen.
    But not when I click "Watch TV" it wakes the pc as well, and I don't want this. I only want it to boot up when we click "Watch Movie" activity.
    Anybody have any suggestions?
     
     
     
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  21. Andaho added a post in a topic Problems getting it to work properly - Best device to program One For All remote with?   

    Just quick update - It's been been a week and this hasn't happened since (would usually have happened a few times in a normal week), so all problems fixed by just using the right code.
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  22. Foxxi added a post in a topic FLIRC disconnected after going to sleep   

    Hi Jason,
    i´m back and today i get the V1
    i test a bit and it wakes up the pc everytime without any problem.
    the only thing is cant send it to sleep with the power button vom the media controls, funny thing :)
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  23. BlackBurn added a post in a topic Adding support for Nvidia Shield TV   

    Just connected my Flirc and configured my Harmony, awesome job!
    The only button which isn't working yet is the record, if someone has a fix for this, that would be great.
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  24. brunoland added a post in a topic New features for the old FLIRC   

    OH, I've missed that. My bad.
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  25. yawor added a post in a topic Sending IR commands through script?   

    @KenJs unfortunately there's no timeline yet on when that feature will be implemented. There's still no consensus on how the blaster will be accessible to the OS and apps/scripts.
    @brunoland I've already answered your question about that in a different thread about a month ago: http://forum.flirc.tv/index.php?/topic/2393-new-features-for-the-old-flirc/&do=findComment&comment=13015
     
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