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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 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 just curious. Did you solve it?
  14. 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).
  15. 1 point
    I'm going to make this public soon. Flirc IR Documentation.pdf
  16. 1 point
    Whenever I try to add the Flirc Streacom Edition to cart it adds 95 of them, I tried changing the quantity to 1 but it still adds 95 of them regardless of what I do.
  17. 1 point
    Actually, since I'll be tied up most of today, you can give this a shot: https://flirc.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/200712548 The utility has been updated for windows 10. Very Sincerely, Jason
  18. 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.
  19. 1 point
    Does your motherboard supply USB power in OFF state ?
  20. 1 point
    It's the same with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0
  21. 1 point
  22. 1 point
    Fresh off the press: Adding functions to Flirc's XBMC/Kodi harmony profile let me know if there are any problems
  23. 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
  24. 1 point
    I know wha you mean. I am in the healthcare tech world (radiology to be specific). I just rolled out 30+ replacement workstattions last week, and then started troubleshooting the issues that always immediately creep up. But, that sinking feeling is always looming, because you don't want to affect patient care...so every phone call is accompanied by a little prayer just before I answer. I hope it goes bettr for you. Take care.
  25. 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
  26. 1 point
    Make sure you guys are on the latest firmware. It's at 3.3 now.
  27. 1 point
    Take a look at this post to see how to launch an .exe on windows. I use this method to launch XBMC. I know you can change which keys perform which functions in XBMC so you could set up the flirc for mediaportal and change the key layout in XBMC to match the same keys.
  28. 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!!
  29. 1 point
    I recently bought an Xbox One, and one of the neat things it can do is control your whole home theatre by voice command. It uses the Kinect as an IR blaster, and it can turn on and control your AV receiver, TV (or projector in my case), and TV set top box. You can even turn the whole shebang on and off by saying "Xbox On" or "Xbox Turn Off". It lets you change channels with your voice, and even gives you a really nice schedule program grid for watching TV, which is something my OTA STB (on the far left of the photo) doesn't do. Unfortunately, there's one thing it can't do, which is change the inputs on anything, or control an HDMI switch. As you can see in the previous photo, I've got a Monoprice 4x2 matrix switch handling all my devices. It lets me take any of my inputs and send them to either the projector, or my PC monitor on the other side of the room. Normally I use a Harmony remote to control everything (to help me remember which inputs are which). The Xbox One was actually a fifth input, but that didn't matter, because the Xbox One has an HDMI input that you run your STB through. Anyhow, I really wanted to be able to turn everything on and off with the Xbox voice commands, and I noticed that the HDMI switch has a serial port on it: It turns out that you can completely control the switch via the serial port, doing anything that the remote can do. Even better, Monoprice publishes (on their website, despite the big "CONFIDENTIAL" label) documentation on the commands you need to send to control the thing: Serial ports are kind of hard to find on modern PCs, but I had an ARM dev board lying around. It's a PandaBoard, which has the hardware of a high-end smartphone from two or three years ago. My original plan was to stick it inside an empty NES case and use it for emulation, but that didn't pan out (not fast enough, and vsync didn't work), so it's been sitting on a shelf for ages. I thought, this thing has serial ports, and some googling turned up FLIRC, and this thing has USB ports, and even though it's got an ARM chip, you can load Ubuntu Linux onto it instead of Android... It would be crazy expensive to buy this just for this project (the board is a few hundred dollars), but since I already had the thing lying around... I figured why not put it to some use for a change. If I was doing this from scratch, I'd grab a Raspberry Pi to do it at a fraction the cost. Anyhow, here's it all wired up (albeit pulled out from the back of the shelf): I programmed the FLIRC to send a keystroke whenever it saw the power command for my OTA STB, because the Xbox One would be the only thing that would ever send that command, and it would only send that command when it was turning everything on or off. Then I configured Ubuntu to run a script whenever it saw the keystroke the FLIRC would send, and I wrote some bash scripts: And what's the result? It all works! The final setup is actually the *first* photo in this post, you can just barely see the PandaBoard and FLIRC hiding at the back of the shelf behind the AV receiver, out of view. I can now say "Xbox On", and the FLIRC will see the Xbox's commands, and cause my HDMI switch to get turned on and switched to the right inputs. It also turns the HDMi switch off when I tell the xbox to shut down, although the scripting on that is a little spotty (it only works about half the time), so I'll need to tweak the script to get that as solid as the power up. Here's a youtube video of everything getting turned on. I've cut out the lengthy wait for the projector to warm up. Keep in mind that the XBox has absolutely no way to directly control the HDMI switch!
  30. 1 point
    I had the same problem. What I did was erase what I recorded as the remote button assigned to the Enter key found on the Flirc app's Controllers->Fire TV UI screen and then chose Controllers->Full Keyboard and assigned the desired remote button to the enter/return key. That solved my problem. I hope this explanation makes sense to you. -Randy
  31. 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.
  32. 1 point
    Hello Yarow, Thanks for the reply. Accouridng to the Google Developers site it does support some USB keyboards ==> http://developer.android.com/preview/tv/adt-1/index.html Can I connect a USB keyboard or mouse to ADT-1? Yes, you can connect a USB keyboard or mouse to the USB port on the back of ADT-1. Note: The ADT-1 device is not compatible with all manufacturers and models of these devices. If a particular keyboard or mouse does not work, try a different model. Cheers Rob.
  33. 1 point
    I will address this over my break, don't worry.
  34. 1 point
    hi, i'm using grub to choose between Windows and Openelec. If needed to switch it is always neccessary to use a keyboard. Isn't it possible to get flirc working already at this stage with some ir kb profile so the selection can be made using remote.
  35. 1 point
    My issue was not just a bad USB port but a combination of a weird USB port problem and that my remote lost it's device config for the DVR-AUX button. Plus the USB port that I was using is not "bad" it seems. It still works fine if I plug in another USB device. It just doesn't work with the flirc correctly.
  36. 1 point
    Hi all! I'm just new on Flirc (received yesterday! ^^) I'm willing to know if there is possible to map full keyboard letters to a TV remote, and make it work as SMS Input mode. E.g: If I press 2 and then 2 again, this will be "B", meanwhile if I press 2 three times, this will be "C". Flirc v0.9.6 on Win7. I've tried to find a related topic, but I haven't found it, so my apologies if is this a repeated topic. Thank you very much.
  37. 1 point
    Works great now, Thanks so much for your help!
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 1 point
    Hi Graham, We like this suggestion too :) It's been suggested a while back () but Jason has been hard at work trying to improve the firmware on the Flirc itself (for a better Flirc experience after it's been programmed. Rest assured your suggestion is on the list. Hope you're enjoying your Flirc
  41. 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
  42. 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!
  43. 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.
  44. 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...
  45. 1 point
    Ok :) http://forum.flirc.tv/index.php?/topic/301-keyboard-shortcut-for-different-applications/
  46. 1 point
    Yep, I'll add it. Don't know why I've missed it :)
  47. 1 point
    Hi spazbob, welcome to the forums! I believe you can adjust various things such as interkey delay etc (http://blog.logitech...he-help-button/) Another test you could do is program the harmony remote as the sony bravia remote (using the model number too) that way you could even more certain it was the harmony remote (as your are trying to emulate a remote that is functioning as expected). Thanks for posting, I do find your findings interesting, Pleasant regards Chris!
  48. 1 point
    If I understand correctly you would like to press button on your remote to power off your xbmc machine - put it to sleep I don't have harmony but i think the way it works is that when you press "all off" it sends code for itch device that is programmed on your remote. Doing this in means of connecting your remote and flir should not be a problem - cause you connect your power button for pc with some key on your keyboard. If you connect it with letter s - that wont work ok cause it will only bring up "power" menu and you need to confirm sleep command with additional enter. I promised Chris to make a short how to and promise top do it as soon as possible. :( Ok there are a lot of hidden functions that can be accessed directly, for those functions to work you need to have keyboard.xml file in your xbmc (there is a folder called keyboard under user data) Now you chose some button on your keyboard that is not in use by xbmc already - lets say f2. You copy text below to any text editor (I use notepad++ it works 10+ and it is free) and save as keyboard.xml. Put it in keyboard folder, you restart your box from now on when you press f2 xbmc should go to sleep. be careful not to use any button already in use from xbmc - cause you will override defoult action! <!--Template XBMC keyboard file--> <keymap> <global> <keyboard> <f2>Suspend</f2> </keyboard> </global> </keymap> [/html] BTW I have Openelec on my machine - Zotac H55 MBO - I wake up my machine with any key on remote.
  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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