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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
    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.
  4. 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 !
  5. 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!
  6. 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.
  7. 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).
  8. 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. :)
  9. 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!
  10. 2 points
    Any progress on this one? Love to add some extra functions :)
  11. 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.
  12. 1 point
    I'm just curious. Did you solve it?
  13. 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).
  14. 1 point
    I found a program, keypose, that worked great. vic
  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
    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.
  18. 1 point
    Were some of these mappings fixed in the 3.6 firmware? Page Up/Page down still don't work for me. Do I need to completely delete my device from the harmony software and redownload? I tried just doing a "update."
  19. 1 point
  20. 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
  21. 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.
  22. 1 point
    In case anybody else gets hung up on this, this is how you record the "pause/break" button: flirc_util record pause The key isn't on the keyboard at the time of this writing, but is basically required for the ps4 (it brings you from the app back to the main playstation menu)
  23. 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.
  24. 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!
  25. 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
  26. 1 point
    This is great yawor ! I can exactly do what I want thank you again for all details, explanation and research ;) I was very far from find that way of USB HID ! Now, I check the HID of the key convert it and record it. For example if I want LEFT WIN + LEFT CTRL + r: MODIFIER_VALUE = LEFT WIN + LEFT CTRL is 8 + 1 = 9 HID_KEY = I check USB HID for 'r' is 15 KEYCODE = convert the hexa in decimal give me 21 (http://www.binaryhexconverter.com/hex-to-decimal-converter) Record my key: ./flirc_util record_api 9 21 For GNU/Linux users you can directly search HID and use: ./flirc_util record_api 9 $(echo "ibase=16; 15" | bc) ./flirc_util record_api MODIFIER_VALUE $(echo "ibase=16; HID_KEY" | bc) It's work like a charm on GNU Linux of course ^^
  27. 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.
  28. 1 point
    Well, after another half hour of messing around it seems to be working again. No idea what finally seemed to do it, but I'll keep my fingers crossed it stays that way.
  29. 1 point
    OMG... think I just figured it out. Of course, it never fails. The same second you finally decide to make your own thread, you solve the problem on your own 5 minutes later. I found this thread a few minutes ago: I realized, maybe I'm getting lots of crazy button presses because the signal is going to BOTH the Harmony hub and the Flirc? In that thread, he mentioned clearing the configuration in Flirc. So I did that, and boom, flawless remote control in XBMC. I would have tried clearing the config days ago but somehow I kept overlooking that option. Staring at the same stuff for so long, everything starts to blur after a bit :) Amazing product, and reading this forum for a couple hours... I can see what amazing support there is. Always so happy to help and quick to apologize for problems. Awesome!
  30. 1 point
    It's sensitive, anywhere that the light can bounce. Mine is behind my computer, behind my TV, never misses a press. http://flirc.tv/downloads You can pair it on everything: windows, linux, mac. I've fixed all the issues so it should work on all versions of windows and the mac (excluding PPC). Any distro on linux is supported, and the rasperry pi supports the commandline interface and xbmc plugin.
  31. 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
  32. 1 point
    Okay guys, I have the same issue with my Harmony 650 and flirc 2.2, none of the builtin profile's keys are working at all. I guess I am blind, but the subject says there's a workaround but I can't see any in this thread? What's the easiest way to downgrade to the previous firmware version? Why aren't the firmware files available as standalone anymore, only bundled with the GUI? While I understand that it's way more comfortable to have it bundled with the GUI and make it upgrade automatically I think they should still be available as seperate files, for emergency situations like this where it is necessary to go back to the previous version... Cheers Bochi
  33. 1 point
    Is there a place where FW past and present can be downloaded. This would be ideal.
  34. 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
  35. 1 point
    I will address this over my break, don't worry.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 1 point
    I have an update to this. You might have noticed that the .kl file gets wiped every time there is a system update if it is put in /system/usr/keylayout/. Since Ouya has had an update a week this is a problem. Here's the solution for that... In the android dev site I found this information about the .kl files: The major difference between /system and /data (not noted here) is that /system is what is wiped and replaced when the Android image is updated, so it is a bad spot to put user fixes. /data is where all your user settings and packages go and they are left untouched on an Ouya system upgrade. So, to put it in a nutshell, but the Vendor_20a0_Product_0001.kl file in /data/system/devices/keylayout. You will probably need to create these directores on your Ouya. I did on mine and it works as this is a basic Android behavior for Android keylayout files. I held off on posting this to make sure that I was correct. After the Ouya system upgrade from this week it still continues to work.
  39. 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.
  40. 1 point
    A little post for info : I had noise problems with my flirc recording keys almost immediately without pressing any key, and after enabling the noise canceller from the last RC2, everything records now perfectly. Thank you very much Jason
  41. 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.
  42. 1 point
    Hi there. Can some kind soul let me have their activity set up for using a harmony with flirc and xbmc on a htpc. I have: A Sony TV A Yamaha ysp 2200 amp Pc with xbmc I've currently got it set up on an activity which switches the tv on, sets the amp to the right hdmi channel (and TV) but doesn't turn the pc on. If I switch the pc on manually and run xbmc, I then have to click on devices on the remote and select (Panasonic TV) to make the remote work with xbmc - this then stops me being able to adjust the volume on the amp!! How do I set up the activity to use both 'tv' devices automatically? Currently feel like chucking the Logitech out of the window! I need it wifey friendly :) Think I need a dummies step by step guide to get it to work :0 I realise this is not a flirc issue (as this brilliant bit of kit works flawlessly) - but looking on the Logitech forums makes me dizzy and I'm hoping someone here has a similar setup to mine and can run me through it play by play :) Cheers
  43. 1 point
    I've installed the 1.1 beta firmware and the situation has improved. It seems I have less "auto-repeat" but still happens sometimes. I wonder if it's not a duplicate of the "sticky" issue, though...
  44. 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
  45. 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!
  46. 1 point
    Ok :) http://forum.flirc.tv/index.php?/topic/301-keyboard-shortcut-for-different-applications/
  47. 1 point
    Yep, I'll add it. Don't know why I've missed it :)
  48. 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!
  49. 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.
  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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