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  1. yawor added a post in a topic Long key press issue   

    Do I understand this correctly that you want to receive multiple signals in a very short time span (or even at the same time) using only a single IR receiver? If yes, then the long press it not the only issue you're going to face.
    1. There's no way to disable key repeat on the Flirc side. You would need to somehow modify the remotes so they only send a single data burst (or only a few of them). This is probably not possible without some deeper knowledge about the remote itself.
    2. Standard consumer IR control schemes don't support any kind of collision detection/avoidance mechanisms. If two or more people press the button in a really short time span (not even at exact same time) then the signals can overlap each other making it impossible to receive anything correctly. It's probably not going to happen all the time but it's very probable and you'll have voting errors.
    There may be some dedicated solutions out there which are using IR signalling for voting but they usually have some kind of collision detection/avoidance mechanism and probably some error correction. They for sure don't use any standard consumer IR control schemes.
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  2. DPaul added a topic in Remote Controls   

    Long key press issue
    Hi,
    I purchased FLIRC yesterday, installed it, it works !
    Maybe what i want to do is impossible, but here it is..
    1. I have flrc usb-attached to a pc with an app that listens to keyboard input. (i used profile "full keyboard")
    2. I have a brand new remote from GRUNDIG, it sends the keys from 1 to zero as "D1", "D2",... fantastic!
    3.The problem with the every other press does not work, is solved by recording the key twice (found that via forum)
    4.BUT, a long key press, fires the same value multiple times: eg. D1, D1, D1......
    5.This is a prob for me: because i did not buy 1 grundig controller, i bought 10 exactly the same. I map #1, and they all work!
    6. I developed a kind of voting system, where all 10 users will press a key (1-9), and a score is calculated. Of course i need only
    one press per user, and with long presses, i often have to many inputs.
    ??
    I do not see how i can resolve this on the app side, because the remotes carry no "ID", that i can use to filter.
    Any bright ideas? How can i eliminate long clicks?
    thx,
    Paul
     
     
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  3. sssst added a topic in General Questions   

    WMC remote waking and controlling Fire TV
    INT-422-3
    Device A: Flirc on 1st Gen Fire TV,
    Device B: Xbox One,
    Device C: WMC,
    Device D, Audio Reciever.
     
    I've tried a lot of different codes (Blu-ray players, Satellite boxes, Roku) and successfully programmed them to the Flirc and I'm able to control the Fire TV just fine with those codes. But when I switch over to Device C or use my original WMC remote, The Flirc dongle is still sending those commands to the Fire TV.    
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  4. Mathead added a post in a topic One Remote press, continued repeating Flirc commands   

    I have an update:
    I can say that it's definitely that damned crApple remote. I don't know what it does but it's the only remote that causes such a stir. Just purchased a Minix remote and it works like a charm.
    Sorry for not trying other remotes earlier – the thing is: I hardly have any and the few I have lack directional buttons so I didn't bother trying them out.
    So there's that. Maybe it helps someone. The same Apple remote works fine with Apple products btw.
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  5. dialatech added a post in a topic FLIRC disconnected after going to sleep   

    Any update to this issue?
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  6. slikvik added a post in a topic One Remote press, continued repeating Flirc commands   

    Very frustrating for us at home as Kodi with PVR backend is my living room primary TV service. This problem only occurs on the back button but that button is used all the time so we're constantly having to give the button the quickest tap possible to stop it duplicating the key press and exiting kodi completely!
    Actually I don't know if that helps in solving the problem but I can "fix" it by pressing the back button as quickly as possible. If you press it at a comfortable speed I get two instances of [browser_back].
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  7. Mathead added a post in a topic One Remote press, continued repeating Flirc commands   

    Hi There. Here I am again after 3 years. Reason it took so long is I gave up on using the Pi as a media centre back then but I returned to using it right now for the simple reason that they changed the TV signal to DVBT2 in my country and now I have very bad reception. So I took my Pi and Flirc out of the drawer and configured it to used ZattooBox over LibreElec.
    So what happened is I first used my TV receiver remote by Phillips to control Kodi via Flirc. No problem whatsoever. But then I got rid of that receiver, so I decided to use my old Apple remote and that's where the trouble came back: endless, chaotic key repeats. Interestingly, the very first day, it worked like a charm. The problem only appeared on the second day and lingered on until now.
    I tried the trick with the grounding cable as suggested in this thread:
    http://forum.flirc.tv/index.php?/topic/1202-potential-fix-for-repeating-keys/
    ...but that didn't change a thing.
    I'm using a 1st gen Flirc (transparent enclosure) with latest Firmware version, a Pi version B and a 1st gen (white) Apple remote.
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  8. Mathead added a topic in General Questions   

    Still having that "repeating keys" issue
    Oops. Just realized there was a dedicated thread so: copying my message to:
    http://forum.flirc.tv/index.php?/topic/558-one-remote-press-continued-repeating-flirc-commands/&page=4
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  9. Budwyzer added a post in a topic an ENABLE/DISABLE function   

    Hey Jason,
    I get that you're probably busy designing a new SoC for Nintendo or something, but you did say you would add this into your next release.  :D
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  10. dialatech added a post in a topic FLIRC disconnected after going to sleep   

    Highly appreciated Jason 
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  11. jason added a post in a topic FLIRC disconnected after going to sleep   

    I am moving into my office right now. I will be pushing something this week for you guys to try. Very sorry for the delay guys. Appreciate the patience and support.
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  12. dialatech added a post in a topic FLIRC disconnected after going to sleep   

    Congratulations on your arrival Jason.
     
    i have read all 7 pages hoping for a fix to this problem and I'm glad there could be a fix soon. 
     
    Any update when this may be released? It's a pain to keep unplugging and plugging flirc in and out all the time.
     
    thanks for all your hard work
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  13. yawor added a post in a topic Flirc V2 wmc ctrl-d   

    WMC is really picky when it comes to keyboard control. Please be patient. As Jason has already said, he'll take care of this issue, but he's currently busy moving to his new office. There's nothing you can do by yourself in that matter with v2. It requires changes in the firmware.
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  14. ashbinder added a post in a topic Harmony Profiles - Flirc Kodi vs. Microsoft Kodi   

    Oh never mind!  The command works!  I had the Flirc GUI open at the same time as the command prompt - guess they can't both connect at the same time!
    So the only issue is why the commands don't stay recorded after reboot...and that I can't get the sleep function to work at all (go to sleep or wake up)...thanks for the help!
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  15. ashbinder added a post in a topic Harmony Profiles - Flirc Kodi vs. Microsoft Kodi   

    Thanks yawor!  I received the following error when I tried to execute the above command:
    [D] lib/libtransport/hid.c hid_send_packet(83): I
    Error getting version
    device disconnected, can't run command
    Odd that it says disconnected, as I can connect through the Flirc GUI just fine.
    Thoughts?  I also noticed the new keys I recorded (Esc, Tab) did not stick after I rebooted the computer. 
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  16. grote8aas added a post in a topic Flirc V2 wmc ctrl-d   

    Also tried flirc_util.exe record_api 1 7 (and 16 7 and 17 7) which produced ctrl-d ever so nicely in the command window......but WMC7 wont accept it as ctrl-d. WMC7 sees some input though.....when II move the mouse in the guide-view of WMC, the player controls appear....and disappear when I push the "ctrl-d" button on the remote.
    Question is: What does WMC7 "see" when I press the button programmed ctrl-d in Flirc? I really WANT to use my new XBOX Media remote to control WMC7. How hard can it be......
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  17. dialatech added a topic in General Questions   

    Flirc stopped working after computers wakes
    Good Afternoon
     
    So I got my Flirc device maybe 1 month ago, I bought this to control my HTPC with my Harmony One control. Everything is working fine on it another then a very annoying issue I'm having which I will explain before.
     
    So when I press the HTPC Activity on my harmony one, Everything turns to the correct signal input but then I cannot use my Harmony to control the computer. Does not respond to any buttons on the remote. But If I pull the Flirc out of the usb port and then plug it back in everything starts working again. I have tried unticking " Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" and the other options in this section. Any help with this would be highly appreciated
     
    Specs of machine is below
    Windows 10 professional 64 bit
    I3 Kabylake processor
    8GB DDR4 RAM
    256 PCI-E SSD
    GTX1060 graphics
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  18. grote8aas added a post in a topic Flirc V2 wmc ctrl-d   

    In the meantime I verified that logitec K400, streacom Flirc and Flirc V2 all send recognizable ^D to the command line editor.....but only the ^D send by K400 and streacom Flirc are recognized by WMC7.
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  19. jason added a post in a topic Flirc V2 wmc ctrl-d   

    I'm going to get to this very shortly. Hang in there. I'm moving into a new office. 
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  20. grote8aas added a topic in General Questions   

    Flirc V2 wmc ctrl-d
    Flirc V2 seems unable to control WMC (info key = ctrl-d). Any solution?
    Streacom Flirc had advanced settings and sequence modifiers allowing ctrl-d to open Info Menu under Windows Media Center.
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  21. kanth added a post in a topic Read configuration   


    Well, that didn't work. At least it seems all the buttons are mapped differently.  When I try the new flirc many buttons do not do the right function.
    I tried to read the settings from my file to do a remapping..
    I put in the NEW flirc, and load it with the config settings file from the old flirc.
    Then I run this: (tried as admin as well)
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Flirc>flirc_util.exe settings
    [D] lib/libtransport/hid.c hid_send_packet(83): I
    Error getting version
    device disconnected, can't run command
     
    I don't mind remapping items, but I would kind of like to know what I put in for the special button presses to make it easier!
    Anything I can do?
     
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  22. yawor added a post in a topic Harmony Profiles - Flirc Kodi vs. Microsoft Kodi   

    The Flirc GUI treats the Windows key as a modifier key, so you can, for example, record a remote button for Win + R, but it won't allow you to assign something directly to the modifier key. For that, you need to use a command line utility called flirc_util.exe. It's where you've installed the Flirc sofware (probably something like c:\program files (x86)\flirc\).
    You need open command windows (win + r, enter cmd, and press enter). Then go to the Flirc software folder (cd "C:\Program Files (x86)\Flirc") and then you can use flirc_util.exe:
    flirc_util.exe record_api 8 0and press enter. The command will wait for you to press a remote button you want to assign to the Windows key.
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  23. ashbinder added a post in a topic Harmony Profiles - Flirc Kodi vs. Microsoft Kodi   

    Okay, so experimenting, I went with the Flirc Kodi profile and also added the Flirc MCE Keyboard as a device, figuring I could assign any key on the keyboard to free keys on the remote.
    Then I went into the flirc app to assign the keys.  I was able to assign the tab and esc buttons (Tab was what I was missing to get the arrow navigation into the Start Menu), but for some reason, no matter what key I try, I can't assign the Windows Start button to anything.  It just acts like I didn't press anything when I click the Flirc Windows Start key in the application to try and assign a remote key.  Tried erasing the key on the remote, then assigning, but still no dice...what am I missing?
    Thanks!
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  24. ashbinder added a post in a topic Harmony Profiles - Flirc Kodi vs. Microsoft Kodi   

    Thanks yawor!  Considering what you've said, I could just take the keys that Harmony has mapped and go back into the firmware and map those that don't work with the keyboard in the Flirc app, correct?
    Or would putting in a fake TV remote (like a Samsung or LG) instead and map all the individual Kodi/Windows keys make more sense?
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  25. yawor added a post in a topic Harmony Profiles - Flirc Kodi vs. Microsoft Kodi   

    Hi,
    Flirc acts as an USB keyboard. You can think about it in terms of a virtual keyboard where you map your remote controller's buttons to specific keyboard keys and key combinations (with modifiers like shift, alt etc).
    Regarding the Harmony profiles, the Microsoft Kodi one has nothing to do with Flirc. All the Flirc profiles (Flirc Kodi one included) are provided for a quick start with Flirc. Their support in Flirc is built into the Flirc's firmware and doesn't even require installing Flirc software for them to work out of the box (at least on a standard QWERTY keyboard layout). These profiles provide basic functionality for people that don't want to set up everything themselves and just control their player right away.
    On the other hand, you are not required to use those profiles in Harmony. You can use almost any device profile (for example for some TV; almost because some IR protocols are not working that well with Flirc - I always recommend Samsung or LG TV as they often use NEC family protocols) and just use Flirc software to teach Flirc to use that profile. And you can map the remote to keyboard keys any way you like.
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