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  1. 5 points
    Let me start out by saying my problem only occurs with a specific remote code which I am trying to use to get more buttons working. Flirc works quite well when I used any other code with my BellTV remote and my fallback is to simply reload a previously saved configuration. However, I would like to get more keys working. Specifically, I want to get all the PVR (DVR) keys to work on this remote. It's similar, if not identical, to Dish remotes. I am using FW1.0 with GUI0.96. The issues also occur with the recent Release Candidates including 1.0.0.3 release hours ago. I'm trying to use the remote code as described but get the issues as mentioned in the subject line when trying to record buttons. Here is a very simple demonstration using the command line: C:\>flirc_util.exe format Formatting Device, please wait... Done! C:\>flirc_util.exe record 1 Press any button on the remote to link it with '1' Error: button already exists It's appears to be random how many buttons I can record before I get that error message. If I try again, I'll be able to record the button. After this, however, the buttons will not be mapped correctly. Pressing 9 will send a 7, for example. I've uploaded the config file from this particular example session. Flashing to new/old firmware and erasing/formating the configuration hasn't helped. I have a second flirc and it exhibits similar behaviour with this remote code. Doug flirc.fcfg
  2. 5 points
    I know what you mean with project butter - you don't notice it until you have it and look back. I think I understand better what you mean now regarding flirc. Progress on newer versions of Flirc isn't as quick due to Jason being the main developer (as you mentioned), however if you are really unhappy with Flirc get in contact with Jason and i'm sure he'll sort something out - he wants you to be happy with flirc.
  3. 5 points
    I will try using an MCE profile and report back. Indeed, you can´t change that setting on the Harmony 300i. I can´t say it doesn´t work. It does, but after having used a remote which is buttery smooth, you do notice the difference, like going from a 2.x to a JellyBean (4.1) Android ROM. I like the Harmony but unless I can make it work as smooth as the remote bundled with the tuner, I know I won´t use it. Concerning Jason´s post describing how Flirc is coded, I know in LIRC you can configure the gap between button presses. Once configured you don´t have this sort of problem. That is, it is something which has already been done within LIRC; it can be adjusted to work reliably with quite different remotes. I´d love to help him getting it right, but the code within Flirc´s firmware is closed, so only he can do it.
  4. 5 points
    At the moment Flirc uses a "best fit" approach for detected when the user holds down the button or presses it quickly. I embedded a response from Jason describing it some more: //forum.flirc.tv/index.php?/topic/220-better-support-for-multipleheld-down-keypresses/ Another thing to investigate would be using myharmony.com to program the remote as an MCE remote, something like: Manufacturer: Microsoft Device: MCE Keyboard Though the gap between packets sent by the harmony may be a setting set my logitech and Hauppauge decided to go for something different (even if they both emit the same packets). In more expensive harmony remotes inter key delay can be changed but I don't think it can in the cheaper ones (unfortunately). Sorry if I made you buy a harmony 300 unnecessarily, I have a harmony 300 and find it great (I use the panasonic profile), whilst the scrolling isn't absolutely perfect it's better than my TV and other devices I have so i'm happy with my flirc.
  5. 5 points
    Changed to use the Samsung profile (had been avoiding it as I have other Samsung stuff) and this seemed to fix up my double-pressing problems with the FLIRC and the Harmony One. I used the default key delay (which is 0ms, so nice and responsive) Thanks for the advice !
  6. 5 points
    Welcome to the forums, You should be able to program Flirc to recognise the buttons on your remote (programmed as a panosonic device) then it will work. Unless that wasn't what you were asking - if not can you try explaining it in a different way? Cheers Chris!
  7. 5 points
    Im having some trouble getting things setup maybe you guys could help. I have a Harmony one. I added the Panasonic tv as suggested. Now when I go to my activity of watch movies I cant control XBMC but if I choose devices and choose the Panasonic it works. How do I get it to control when in the activity. Thanks for any help.
  8. 4 points
    I'll go first :) Remote being used Harmony 300 Pros + Easy to set up + I'm able to control way more functions of XBMC with it. + Great signal reception Cons - Repeat rate isn't as smooth as possible, i.e. when a key is held down for an extended amount of time sometimes it will go too far. There is a request for this to be tweaked () Overall I think Flirc is great - very happy with my purchase. Way better than the other receivers I tried (including HP receiver for MCE remotes).
  9. 2 points
    Still having problems here on 3.1 final. upgraded from 3.0 last night with 1.2.8 firmware. 30 minutes or so and nonwake up. WIN install no provlems. android matricom mx2 has issues. Swap dongles and problem stays and remains clear on other. Ps: and side note, regardless of issues, jason and crew -thanks for the product and subsequent work. Cant do without it even with a glitch or two. :)
  10. 2 points
    Got my Flirc in the mail today that I picked up on the BF sale. Had some initial difficulty getting the software installed but after about 15 minutes the device was connected and I updated to the rc6 software. Then I proceeded to install the Samsung profile because that was the first forum post I stumbled across. After a bit more searching I found out about the Flirc/XBMC profile for my Harmony 650 and all seems to be working well. I just wanted to say hello to everyone in the community. I'll probably be back with more questions and look for further info on tweaking my setup. So far I'm very happy to have Flirc!
  11. 2 points
    Any progress on this one? Love to add some extra functions :)
  12. 2 points
    Find a big magnet and run it down the side of the PC tower. This will reset user config settings and wipe out his "road block", allowing you to access Youtube.
  13. 1 point
    I'm looking to buy just the thermal pads for the Flirc Raspberry Pi 3b (regular) case Kodi version, but I can't find them anywhere online.
  14. 1 point
    I realise I'm at risk here, because this topic may sound a lot like the 'delay' and 'repeating keys' issues. However, I really think this is different. And I hope there's help out there! I often (have not yet found the trigger that causes this) have the following: I press my Harmony remote button with an XBMC (Flirc in combination with RaspBMC) command, and then the XBMC goes crazy because it starts receiving repeated commands from the Flirc. I have checked the harmony: it is NOT sending out multiple commands (you can see the IR signal when looking at it through an iPhone camera). If during these repeated commands I simply pull the flirc out of the raspberry pi, then the repeating stops. I can then control the raspberry pi with the XBMC app. So this suggests it really is the Flirc sending repeated commands to the Raspberry pi, even though it is NOT receiving any repeated commands from the remote (harmony). Does anybody recognize this and better yet: is there a solution? thanks for the help in advance!!
  15. 1 point
    For Home button, you can try to use Home button from Fire TV controller in the Flirc GUI. Fire TV also uses Android so it should also work with MiBox. For Volume control use volume buttons on Media keys controller in the Flirc GUI.
  16. 1 point
    I've just tested on a Flirc v1 and seems to be working. The wake/suspend key from the Media Keys controller is only able to suspend the computer though. The WAKE key from the Full keyboard controller wakes the computer properly. Make sure you have the Sleep detection enabled in advanced options in Flirc GUI. Also check the Power tab on each USB keyboard device in Device Manager and make sure that they all are allowed to wake your PC.
  17. 1 point
    For anyone else looking for the answer to the sleep wake on usb question the answer is here
  18. 1 point
    Hi, Any software you want to control with Flirc needs to support keyboard controls. So first of all you need to make sure the MediaMonkey can be fully (or at least at satisfactory level) controlled with just a normal (or multimedia) keyboard. As MediaMonkey is not directly supported in Flirc (no predefined controller in the Flirc GUI) you need to know the key shortcuts/key combinations for all functions in the software that you're interested in. On the Harmony side, you can use one of the Flirc profiles, but you need to remember, that they are predefined for specific usages (Kodi, Media Center etc). This means that not all buttons on the remote are even mapped to some function and because of that they are disabled. You can still use them if you really want but you can also choose some 3rd party hardware profile, for example for some Samsung or LG TV (these usually work well with Flirc). Just remember to choose something you don't actually own (if you have Samsung TV, then don't use Samsung TV profile to use with Flirc). On the Flirc side, start the Flirc GUI application. If you want to stick with Flirc profile on Harmony you probably should disable built-in profiles (as MediaMonkey is not supported by these anyway). In the GUI, go to Advanced settings (in menu) and uncheck all built-in profiles. If you choose something else than Flirc profile in Harmony, then you can skip the previous step. Then in Controllers menu, select Full Keyboard or Media Keys (you'll probably need both). Then select a key or key combination which controls some function in the MediaMonkey - you should be asked by the application to press some button on the remote. Press the button you want to assign to the function you've selected. And continue that way until you map everything you need. If some buttons on the Harmony don't record then that means that the button is not used in the Harmony profile you've selected and is disabled (doesn't send any signal).
  19. 1 point
    I'm using a service called travis to do building and releasing for me. Kinda new and it looks like I had an issue with the last release. I posted a new version this afternoon, should fix it. You'll need to grab the latest from the downloads section on the website. Very sorry for the inconvenience. Please let me know if all is well, we're on version 3.5.2 now.
  20. 1 point
    Some suggestions to make more script friendly, or just to improve security or missing things. flirc_util options: - format : does not asks for confirmation. It is dangerous. Any "delete all" action should ask for confirmation, if not overridden by a force switch. - keys : does not show which HID code is tied to the key index, if it is not recognized by the default listed keys (it always shows !). It should be anyhow a good practice to show the HID code used, even if the key is recognized. Perhaps by inserting a new column between "ID" and "key" columns, as the "key" column is of variable length and should be the last one. If this is to be implemented, then it would allow to "delete_index" the index bound to the shown HID code, when delete_index would have been fixed (it is not working right now). Scripts could retrieve the list of indexes bound to HID codes that way, and act properly. It should be a good idea, to have a "play_index" or "trigger_index" option, to emulate any recorded key in a script. That way, it should be possible to play a manually recorded special HID code (with record_api), and see if it works as it should, in any application that is receiving that special HID code. And everything without the remote. Keyboard layouts in GUI, do not allow for any special HID codes to be recorded (as numpad keys, for example). So you can emulate a numpad without a numpad in scripting. Inhibit the triggering of the newly recorded key, for, let's say, 1 second (put the FLIRC to sleep?). That way the computer may not sleep itself, just after recording the sleep command, which is annoying. And helps avoiding any side effects, by triggering the key, in the "recording environment" (Alt+F4 should be annoying too, in a Windows environment, as it closes the window). May be it is a side effect, as interkey_delay is not working, and I get lots of double keypresses with FLIRC. Keep the good work going on. It really is very valuable.
  21. 1 point
    one of the major reasons I haven't done this is because of windows. Fuck windows. I spent half my time with the first generation working on stupid driver issues, signing inf's and windows not correctly installing them. It's a gigantic waist of time and I lost a lot of sleep over it. Unless I figure out how to show up as a serial device in windows without a driver, I'm not in a position to do this. I'm working on finishing features for flirc gen2 and new products. I also haven't found a protocol definition for LIRC and UART. I also don't want to be in a position to be debugging LIRC. After all, Flirc stands for F[uck] LIRC. Built entirely out of my frustration with it. Flirc is an embodiment of "This shouldn't be this hard"
  22. 1 point
    Okay, great news, I'll order everything for it today.
  23. 1 point
    I can report that flirc does wake up the Shield TV. The button I have on my universal remote mapped to the 'Enter' key on the full keyboard layout, wakes up the device. Here's what I've learned from tinkering with a Logitech K400r keyboard: Single Keys Esc - Back, Previous Screen/View Tab - Cycles though current row of selectable items in UI. Seems to loop back to the 4th to last item when you reach the end of the row and press 'Tab' again Start - Brings up voice search window. It is a slightly different then pressing the voice search button on the remote. If an app is open that has a search function, the remote will use that. i.e, in google play store allows voice search of store; In ES File Explorer it focus's input on the search field and opens the virtual keyboard. The Start button in contrast always opens up the universal google voice search/command L/R/U/D all do the expected navigation functions Enter - mostly works as expected. Exception is the CBS News 24/7 app. Works to launch app, but cannot select any videos or start the live stream. Only app I've seen like that. Space - again only in the CBS News 24/7 app, Scrolls right, current selection does not change Multiple Keys Alt + Tab - Release Tab and see screen that says "Your recent screens apear here" (i've got plenty of android apps open but none appear). Release Alt and you're back Home. Shift + Tab - Moves backward through the current row in the UI. Loops back to the 4th item. Start + Enter - Home K400r Logitech Keyboard specific: volume up/down - works as expected mute - as expected Search - opens up open apps search, just like voice search on remote Music - launches google play music Home - Home Play/Pause - as expected Next/Previous - as expected Couldn't find anyway to fast forward or rewind. Hope this helps.
  24. 1 point
    Thanks so much for following up. I really appreciate it and am certainly surprised by the solution. Can I get a little bit more information bout the hardware that was preventing it from sleeping from logitech? Do you have a link? Thanks again.
  25. 1 point
    Does your motherboard supply USB power in OFF state ?
  26. 1 point
    It's the same with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0
  27. 1 point
    With the new version of the firmware, I'm fairly certain we solved the issues with repeaters. I haven't heard any complaints since.
  28. 1 point
    Fresh off the press: Adding functions to Flirc's XBMC/Kodi harmony profile let me know if there are any problems
  29. 1 point
    Hello Chris, thank you very much vor your Work! Yes you are right it was a language barrier. First i am mix up "control" and "Shift" :-( Yeserday I tryed a lot of combinations because I had forgot that the keyboard what I have in flirc is a "english/american" keyboard and it is not a static Keyboard. Unfortunately I am not thinking over this too that the different between a german and a english keyboard is not only the swap from "z" and the "y" . Now it is clear thank you! best regards, MediaCenter Owner
  30. 1 point
    You can't do that directly, but there are some ways to work around the problem: 1. Use an universal remote which can control multiple devices - you can decide which device on the remote control which application and then record the buttons accordingly. To control different app just select different device on the remote. + you don't need additional software running on the Windows - you need to use a device on the remote for each app you want to control (or even buy a new remote if you don't have an universal one right now) 2. Use some automation software between Flirc and the apps you want to control like AutoHotKeys or EventGhost. Record buttons once but use some unused key combinations (with shift, alt, win and ctrl) and then map those combinations in the software to different apps. In the EventGhost you can use a plugin to automatically activate and deactivate action groups depending on which app you currently have in focus. + it is a very flexible solution that can achieve much more functionality than the Flirc alone + you can use your current remote - you need to run additional software on the Windows - you need to find keyboard shortcuts that are not used by other software so you can capture them in the automation software
  31. 1 point
    Make sure you guys are on the latest firmware. It's at 3.3 now.
  32. 1 point
    Yawor, thanks for the reply. I'm using the Samsung Remote that came with my TV (the Wii looking remote). I told the TV that it was an XBOX remote and set it up as such. I guess I could tell the TV that is a DVD player remote or something like that and try it out. Thanks for the advice, I'll try it and let you know how it all worked out. Yawor, just changed the remote in the TV to be recognized as a Sony BD Remote vice the XBOX remote. It worked like a charm. One button press = one movement now! Thanks!!
  33. 1 point
    Hey Guys, Just a followup. I tried quite a few things to get this up and running. I end up using "External Keyboard Helper Pro" from the play store, I had to remap Enter (scancode 28) & Home (scancode 57) So far so good, it seems to be waking from sleep and working good. Cheers Rob.
  34. 1 point
    Okay. Starting to take form. I've rewritten my firmware and I have a new adaptive algorithm that's going to help with noise suppression and all rc6 remotes will now work. I have two more items that need attention for the fw, and then I'll start working on putting together beta packages.
  35. 1 point
    Well, thats a good outcome, I tried to help a fellow Flirc'er and now I've managed to get my XBMC box to suspend, (Alt-S) Reboot (Alt-R) and Power Down (Alt-P) and Resume (Wake) with my remote. Have to take my hat off to Jason, the software has come on leaps and bounds since I first started using Flirc. Must be good as I've updated my Flirc and even my technological philistine of a fiance has commented that the remote seems more responsive, must be good if she's noticed as I can't yet convince her that 1080p looks better than DVD, mind you I suppose if she's half blind might explain why she agreed to marry me.... :P
  36. 1 point
    No problem Brian thanks for the positive feedback. I will have the ability to issue a suspend command with the next release of firmware. I will add media keys, pause/mute/volume up/volume down/eject/suspend etc. I have a handful on my plate, but I would say I'll have a release in the next few weeks. I have most of it done.
  37. 1 point
    long presses can mean two things: Originally, when you held a button down on an apple remote, it wouldn't do anything. I now support this and commonly referred to this as long key presses, let's name this detecting button holds. Firmware 2.0 has this. Then there is this which will eventually make it to the firmware: https://flirc.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/200837116-Long-Key-Presses
  38. 1 point
    I will address this over my break, don't worry.
  39. 1 point
    Greetings. I can now confirm that the Microsoft DVD Remote (original XBOX) won't work properly thanks to the older posts that mentioned it It is very skiddish and most keys will not program at all or if they do they are erratic and seem confused (sends two or more commands and not even the correct key pressed). :( I bought 2 flircs (and would have needed two more) but since this remote doesn't work correctly with flirc, isn't as cool as I hoped. I guess it's my bad for not searching the forums before buying a product that touts "Any Remote". Should have an * on that tag line. Sorry. However, it has the same basic issue using Scientific Atlanta Explorer remotes (model 8300hd and 4250HD ) which is a second strike. :( :( I can get it to work on the tv remotes I have with no problem, but where I need them the most, the controllers lack media control buttons so they are useless with the WAF factor as well. Bummer really. Strike :( :( :( I really thought though my flircs were defective since I tried to program on (2) Win 7 64 PCs and an Ubunutu 32 bit box using 6 different remotes (albeit that 3 were the Xbox, 2 were the 4250HD and 1 was the 8300HDs). I tried beta firmware, Win command line and linux command lines as well. I spent way too much time on something I didn't think to check out - the forums; well, at least in the case of the MS XBOX remote. I was about to give up before I thought to try my crappy TV remotes (Samsung, Mitsubishi and some other generic LCD I have [cheap brand - forget which]) and they all worked. Who woulda thunk it? :huh: Anyway.... To summarize.... FLIRC DOESN'T WORK PROPERLY WITH: original XBOX DVD Playback Remote Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300HD DVR Scientific Atlanta Explorer 4250HD Cable Box - Optimum Is there any possibility of the MS support increasing? Same for the SA boxes (very popular cable boxes)? Anyway... great product, but for me, not so great to make use of my existing WAF approved remotes.
  40. 1 point
    For curiosity sake where is Flirc shipped from?
  41. 1 point
    Works great now, Thanks so much for your help!
  42. 1 point
    Hi, new FLIRC user, just received 4 units. I am trying to get reliable XBMC/openELEC control using URC MX-890 remotes. I am using Zotac ZBOX ID84 machines, they do come with USB IR receivers, but the URC Complete Control programming app does not include a standard MCE profile that works with the Zotac IR remote. I did learn program the remote, but its operation is unreliable, especially the play and up keys. I am trying to use FLIRC and as recommended in the Harmony Remote thread, I am using a Panasonic TC-P65VT30 remote as template. Seems to work ok, but I am missing a few useful buttons that are present on the Zotac MCE remote, and most other MCE remotes. MCE button: Go to XBMC / MCE home page. Power on button: Wake the machine from sleep. Power off button: Put the machine to sleep. Context button (c key): Context menu. Info button (i key): Item info or OSD info OSD button (o key): On screen display and diagnostic info I did see the two threads on power commands, but since openELEC/XBMC and Windows MCE work out of the box with the MCE remote power on/off buttons, I'm wondering if it is not possible to implement whatever native power wake/sleep commands are already supported? Thx P.
  43. 1 point
    Well, I have been dealing with setting up Flirc with an Ouya and a Harmony One today. Part of the reason I bought the Ouya was promises it will work with XBMC. It seems like it will work pretty well, especially when there is an Ouya optimized version. Anyway, I've got everything pretty much working in XBMC by remapping some keys in Keyboard.xml (such as mapping "b" to back and "c" for context menus) and then setting Flirc to emulate those keys. Other mappings are quite easy, like mapping the Harmony's "ok" key to "return" on the keyboard. This works nicely in XBMC. I'd like to get it to work fine with the OUYA interface as well. I've tried some ways to do this, but the problem that OUYA UI hasn't quite standardized itself yet. For instance in the "Make" menu, you can hit the return key and it selects, but in the other a keyboard return does nothing. Android itself usually has trouble with the ESC key, but oddly in OUYA it works in some circumstances and doesn't work in others. So the next idea is to use an Android program like Exernal Keyboard Helper to do some internal Android remapping so that those Harmony keys emulate keys on the OUYA controller. However I haven't been successful in that yet either. Here is part of the generic.kl file. key 304 BUTTON_A key 305 BUTTON_B key 306 BUTTON_C key 307 BUTTON_X key 308 BUTTON_Y key 309 BUTTON_Z Do constants like BUTTON_O work in this file? Does anyone know? They aren't present in External Keyboard Helper... has anyone tried to edit the generic.kl directly to emulate the controller buttons.
  44. 1 point
    Received my Flirc a couple of days ago. At first I had troubles assigning keys, switched from .96 to .95 version. But had issues. Then I saved one config and when tried to restore it, my Flirc stopped responding. I had to use my old PC with Win XP, attached Flirc, it appeared only for a second. I tried to catch that moment and clear the config, then moved to Win 7 and it worked. Sometimes I have to assigned keys a few times in a row. The product is untested and that's a fact. Hope you guys will work out some kind of solution. Also mute button for XBMC doesn't work, as well as power button. No skip chapter button and I had to assign C key for context. menu.
  45. 1 point
    Backstory: So 24 hours in and I have my Flirc doing everything I want (Ill make the appropriate thank you in another post). I wish I could say the experience of setting it up didn't come with a few speed bumps. I ended up running into an issue where the Flirc would program on my Windows 7 box but when I'd get it on my XBMCbuntu system it wouldn't respond. I tried all the USB ports (some are on different hubs) but alas it would not work. I tried rebooting several times, I tried re-flashing / wiping then re-importing / upgrading-fw / downgrading-fw, nothing helped ... finally I tired a very simple setup (arrows only) and it seemed to be fine. So, I decided to watch the raw input and noticed that the device would initialize in linux but the first time I sent an IR command the driver would crash and the input would disconnect with my full config. At this point I had to simply go through and re-map all my keys and custom buttons from my Harmony One Suggestions: Basically all this is why I think some sort of configuration validator would have fixed this, obviously there was something in the config that was not correct. The reason for XML would be: 1) XML would make it easy for an advanced end-user to look through config, manually edit and fix issues. 2) XML validation could pick up on 99% config errors. 3) XML would make it easy to share configuration (mappings) with other users via the forum. Thanks, Clad
  46. 1 point
    If you struggle with the Flirc software, God help you with the Harmony software, one of the least intuitive pieces of software I have the misfortune to use!
  47. 1 point
    Hi comatose1978, welcome to flirc foforums. Don't have Android my self so I am not 100% but flirc is HID to system, so if Android OS supports HID devices, which I think it does I see no reason why not. As far as programming flirc - you can program it on a nother machine ( not shore that there is an Android Ap for progrmaing) win, osx, linux. Complete config is saved to flirc dongle so you just plug it from lets say your friens laptop with win 7 to your Android box and it will work. If I am wrong somebody will surely correct me.
  48. 1 point
    Printscreen isn't like the modifier keys, Flirc already understands it. If it's not shown in the full keyboard layout on your OS, try programming it from the command line. On a Linux box I use: flirc record printscreen On Windows it should work with: flirc.exe record printscreen I'm sure there's a way to program from the CLI on OS X too but not finding the location of the flirc command at the moment...
  49. 1 point
    It's just that when setting up "activities" for the harmony remote, things go a lot more smoothly if the device type is actually similar to the actual functionality of the device. For example, if I set up an activity for watching XBMC media with a Panasonic TV as the device type, the software wants to know what input the Panasonic TV needs to be on to do this. My xbmc box has no inputs of course... so I have to assign it some input and then remember to not assign that function to anything important for the actual xbmc box. Ideally, there should be a generic XBMC device in the Harmony database. Short of that, it would be nice if someone had the time to find a media center device already in the database that worked well. If I ever had the time I'd do it, but I don't.... :P
  50. 1 point
    That's definitely planned, and not too challenging. We'll make sure we get this in by the 1.0 release.
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