The TV application I'm using on my Shield TV also supports the keyboard multimedia keys: http://imgur.com/GRExu6I Could you please confirm I will be able to control these keys via a Flirc USB 2nd gen receiver?
It won't help in case of Flirc. It's not the issue of the IR signal but the USB interface communication with the device. As I've mentioned in my previous post Flirc is basically an USB keyboard (it acts as one). It would need to emulate a different device type (a gamepad) to be able to send HID codes associated with gamepads and be understood by the Shield.
@drloser Flirc acts as an USB Keyboard. Keyboards don't have Shield gamepad bumpers. Unless you know the key combination on Shield that emulates bumpers then there's nothing Flirc can do right now. I'm not saying that it's totally not possible, but would not hold my breadth waiting for such support, because it would require a quite a few changes in the firmware.
I have two new Flircs and they don't wiggle in any way so it seems there's something wrong with yours if it does that. The packaging for new Flirc is not sealed in any way. At least I also got mine not sealed, but I've got them directly from @jason.
Yeah, I know. The documentation is lacking in a lot of areas. But @jason (the single guy behind creating and working on Flirc) has to split his time between his family and Flirc and I'm just helping here on the forum in my free time. I'm thinking about starting making some more robust documentation but this requires a lot of time to do it well. Also, I don't have edit access to the support articles (also not much time at the moment to edit them anyway). There was another guy (@Chris!) who helped a lot here on the forum and sorted a lot of support articles but he's not been active for quite some time now :(. You should be able to add comments on the support articles, so you're free to do so. This also helps.
Looked at it again this morning, It's the male end that plugs into the usb port that is wiggling... Is this normal or should I return it? Maybe site admin can advise whether this is just play in the IR casing or if I should return it. Thanks
I'd found this page before: https://support.flirc.tv/hc/en-us/articles/203392079--Universal-Remote-Control-brand-remote-controls - hence why I had tried the Sony DVD code 0533 - but it was one I had problems with - an update to that support article with the info you've provided here would surely be of good help to others. My OneForAll Essence does have those jumpers under the battery cover :D - cool to know about RemoteMaster, I had always wondered what those jumpers were for, but for now I'm just happy that it's working properly :D
Hello Jason I will update you on Monday. As a quick test though I unplugged the v1 whilst the computer was Sleeping and that did not Wake the computer either. Also, congratulations on your new arrival :) Kevin
@Andaho I'm always recommending a Samsung TV remote :). This can also be any other device which uses either NECx1 or NECx2 protocols. They are simple (both have the same structure, NECx2 differs in that it also have a subdevice id in addition to only device id in NECx1 - so more possible, non-conflicting codes). In comparison to NEC1 and NEC2 (without "x") they also use full frame repeat (when you hold the remote button down, it sends the same signal over and over again) where NEC (without "x") protocols use only a special repeat short signal. Do you use RemoteMaster software with your remote? I think your remote doesn't have the serial port exposed and needs to be opened to access the port. But this gives a lot of possibilities. You can edit almost anything in your remote, even create your own device profiles, where you can select everything from the protocol to a code each of the buttons sends out. I don't know if there's an extender for your remote (a piece of additional software you can install in it to give it additional capabilities like long press etc).
You can record Eject button with flirc_util record_api 184 102But you won't be able to add modifier keys to it because this is not a key from HID Keyboard usage table (only keys from that table support modifier keys). Because of that this key will act ONLY as an Eject for your DVD drive. I think that Mac keyboard's controller (inside the keyboard) doesn't send an Eject code when you press option+command+eject, but it sends something else. Maybe it's just a standard Sleep code. Try recording a Sleep button using that command flirc_util record_api 50 102
Thank you for the quick reply. I think if I can get a replacement. It doesn't seem right, the courier package was sealed but the product box was not sealed. Maybe I'll order one directly from the flirc site.
Hi All, The courier just dropped off my new Flirc USB (the new style I believe) it's the one with the black end. I already have plugged it into my PC and updated the firmware, which was no problem, I haven't tested the IR yet. So it seems OK but sounds like something is loose inside the cap. Is this normal? Thanks can't wait to build my media pc and try it :)
It took me a while to get around to trying this new code, mostly because I didn't have much faith that it would work (after trying a few other codes unsuccessfully)... But I'm reporting back to say that IT WORKS! Of my bullet points above, the first 4 are definitely fixed by using my remote programmed as a Samsung TV (code 2051) - Thank you again yawor! - It's awesome to finally have flirc working as it's supposed to! Now only time will tell if my final bullet point of it randomly stopping responding is sorted too... I hope it is! - It does seem that all these problems were just due to using 'less compatible' and troublesome codes. As a suggestion, you should make a point of recommending the most compatible devices/codes - I imagine there are a lot of users that have a universal remote like myself, and have also struggled by having it programmed with a troublesome code.
okay, keep me posted. I'll try and replicate what I do electrically with that one, it works a bit differently, but essentially, this is the same thing as unplugging and plugging it in. But you said that didn't work and it through me off.
Work may be a bit slow over here though, Our Lily was just born Tuesday, so a bit tired. = )