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  1. Check out our knowledge base: https://flirc.zendesk.com/hc/en-us
    11 points
  2. Hi All, I've been contemplating how best to make sure users don't buy Flirc is it doesn't suit their needs, equally encouraging them to buy it if it does. To this end I think it would be a great idea to involve the great community here on the forums so you can chime in with your pro's and cons. Ideally i'm trying to make it easy to skim through and read so request we all use the same basic template: Giving something to easily read through. Note: This isn't a requests, support or questions thread - please start a new thread for these. Any posts will be moved out by Myself, Jas
    8 points
  3. farewell, but point is, just add a profile of a device you dont have in your HTPC setup, and as the author JASON suggested, i too, strongly suggest you add a TV profile, example either a Panasonic TC-P65VT30 or SAMSUNG LN46C650L1F!! i tested both of these TV profile and they work %100!! No repeat key issues and if you hold down left or right arrow, it'll scroll fast!! then using the HARMONY software or MyHarmony.com just make sure to not leave buttons un'asssigned on which ever profile you use becuz if u do, those un'assigned buttons wont be map'able using FLIRC's GUI! So dont go
    8 points
  4. First off I just want to say that I really enjoy using my flirc, thanks for making such a great product! That said, I really think this should be the default behavior of the wake command (to also put the computer to sleep when pressed) but that may not be possible so here is my solution. Sorry this is so long but that's only because it goes step by step by step. :) Obtain the beta firmware and utility. Current ones as of this writing available After you extract the zip you might need to move the firmware file to the same folder the flirc_util.exe file is in. Open a command prompt and
    7 points
  5. How to prepare your Harmony Remote before Mapping it with FLIRC? Hi guys, best thing to do is add a one of these 2 TV profiles to your Harmony remote, example either a Panasonic TC-P65VT30 or SAMSUNG LN46C650L1F!! And of course, dont choose the same TV brand you own. i tested both of these TV profile and they work %100!! No repeat key issues and if you hold down left or right arrow, it'll scroll fast!! then using the HARMONY desktop software or MyHarmony.com just make sure to not leave buttons un'asssigned on your chosen TV profile becuz if u do, those un'assigned buttons wont be
    7 points
  6. Here we go... See attached file for: Windows 7 + XBMC + FLIRC + Harmony 650. I open XBMC when I log into my media account, no password on that since it has no permission rights except read to media folders. Shut down XBMC when I leave or let the laptop sleep. XBMC Keyboard FLIRC.rtf
    6 points
  7. The basics of how it all works, just in case: Start with the Harmony config since this seems to be tripping you up. You only need to pick one device for your Shield profile, and (ironically enough) you don't want to pick "Shield TV" WITH the Harmony since that profile is for models that have IR (or WiFi/BT if you have the Harmony hub) and you don't want that since you are using a FLIRC. Just pick something that has a lot of buttons available (for flexibility) and won't interfere with any other devices you have. A lot of us here us the ViewTV AT-163 profile. Pick it and name it whatever you wan
    5 points
  8. OK. I was able to get it working by right clicking the Flirc device in the Device Manager and select Update Driver Software. Then select Browse My Computer and point it to Program Files (x86) > Flirc > Driver > usb_driver All working good now.
    5 points
  9. 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 re
    5 points
  10. It's exactly the same feeling. Right now, with the Harmony, if I quickly press, say 6 times the right button, after I have lifted my finger the last time I still see on screen three right button events. Wheres with the Hauppauge RC5 remote, with each key configured twice which doesn't allow me to use all the keys due to lack of space, if I do the same, press six times the right button, when I lift my finger the last time, nearly at the same time (I think it is less than 50ms) the sixth right button event completes on screen. The lag is there and it is noticeable. Sigh. I'm not un
    5 points
  11. 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.
    5 points
  12. 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
    5 points
  13. 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
    5 points
  14. I have finally bought a Harmony 300 but I can't get it to work smoothly with Flirc. With my other remote from a Hauppauge DVB tuner card, I have to program twice each button, but afterwards it is silky smooth. With the Harmony 300, OTOH, using the SAMSUNG LN46C650L1F profile, since my TV is a Panasonic, there is too much delay between key presses. Reducing Flirc's interkey_delay helps a little bit but not enough. Using a Sony KDL-55HX855 profile the behavior is slightly different. The delay between key presses is shorter, smoother, but there is another noticeable delay before eve
    5 points
  15. 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 points
  16. How odd, can you check to see if multiple buttons aren't mapped to the map function in the harmony software (and therefore the remote) Chris!
    5 points
  17. I followed your guide exactly and used the Panasonic profile, but I have more repeat key issues than I had on my generic MCE IR. Any tips on getting this working like yours? :). Btw, I'm also using a 650, and I dropped the 2 delay types for the Panasonic device to 0. Thanks..
    5 points
  18. I figured it out. When I initially programmed it I did it under the tv instead of programming it when I was in the activity.
    5 points
  19. 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!
    5 points
  20. 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.
    5 points
  21. I'll admit that whilst I could read it RFT is really a Mac text editor thing (as far as i'm concerned) Here it is in PDF XBMC Keyboard FLIRC.pdf
    5 points
  22. Here's my setup with a Harmony 650. Nothing noticable after a few days: ... Tried to post in a nice format... didn't come out. How do I add an attachment here (want to add a table - RTF, doc, or xls)
    5 points
  23. See our knowledge base for help and information https://flirc.zendesk.com/
    4 points
  24. 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).
    4 points
  25. 1) Had the Flirc software loaded on my Windows 8.1 machine and it worked fine, upgraded to Windows 10 and it STILL works. 2) Did NOT have Flirc program loaded on another Windows 8.1 machine, upgraded to Windows 10, installed Flirc program and it will NOT work. When I check the device manager it says that there is a driver problem with the Flirc device. If I start the Flirc program it does not show the device as connected and when I exit it tells me that the program is not working properly and forces a program shut down. Anyone else having this problem or know how to correct the drive
    3 points
  26. No. But you can imagine how hard it's been with the virus. Everyone is at home. My supply chain is constrained, and I have to do everything myself.
    3 points
  27. Is there a way to have a profile created that assigns Android Keycodes to remote buttons? I am using an Inteset remote and want to use the android keycodes in the link below to map each button. This will be for full funtionality on a Nvidia Shield TV. https://elementalx.org/button-mapper/android-key-codes/
    3 points
  28. I ran into the same problem today with my new 2nd-Gen FireTV. I just came up with a solution. I connected my Media Center Keyboard to the FireTV and discovered that the media center home key returned to the Home Screen. I then tried mapping the Home Key from the Windows media template in the Flirc app. That didn't work for me. After further experimentation, here's my solution: From the Flirc app, select 'Full Keyboard' from the controllers menu. Select combination of Left-windows key, left-alt-key, and Enter key (illustrated in attached image) and record as usual to a button on your re
    3 points
  29. This is probably unsupported in any way by Jason so please don't report bugs in other threads when using this solution. If you have any problems with this setup it is better to post them here and I'll try to help if I have time to do so. Hi, This how-to is for users who want to build more advanced control schemes using their Flirc devices. It is mainly directed to Windows users because there is no way in Windows to capture input from a single keyboard, but can be done in Linux. But it should be also applicable in other OS-es when used with correct software. The problem is that not
    3 points
  30. 100% confirmed. I just got my own copy of windows 10 yesterday and I will work on solving this over the weekend. I'm very sorry for the inconvenience. The biggest lesson for me, is that I need to start signing up for developer access for windows and mac. Thanks so much, hang in there. I believe you can pair it on another machine and use it in windows 10 just fine, can you confirm? Very Sincerely, Jason
    3 points
  31. It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon when I received my Flirc. I mention this because on this beautiful day I decided to start drinking and I must admit I was feeling pretty good. Let’s just say I would have had a very hard time walking a straight line. So once I got my Flirc I figured I would give it a try. In the back of my mind I'm thinking if this gets to be too involved I'll just put it down till I'm sober. I swear that all I did was to plug it in, start the app, punch the buttons on my remote and that was it! Seriously - if a 60 year old intoxicated man can set this thing up tha
    3 points
  32. Hi, I'm trying to find some information on how to set up apple remote style long press handling. For example if I press "up" once on remote then it means Up, but if I hold "up" on remote it means Volume up. To be honest I'm getting frustrated from your forum based documentation. I've read through many forum threads and some blog posts but in the end I usually find out that those threads are outdated. My current impression now is that at first long press was supported by custom beta firmwares which are now outdated (and no longer available) by official beta release of gui which contains la
    3 points
  33. I just want to express my positive feedback on the Flirc SE (Streacom Edition), wow it just works! After reading the posts of Jason (his follow up in cases there are bugs in a release) I was very confident about the product and bought it this weekend. After adding my Xbox one remote I am now a very happy user / customer. So thanks and keep up the good work! Regards, Mark
    3 points
  34. This was the easiest to use out of the box experience of any product I have ever purchased. I opened it and plugged it into my Windows 8.1 system. Went to the web site, downloaded and ran the software. When it finished installing, I browsed through the various controllers, choose the Windows Media Center, selected several buttons and pressed the same button on my remote. After configuring about 8 different buttons, I unplugged it from my system and plugged it into my new RASPLEX box and booted. As soon as the RASPLEX came up to the main screen the remote was working. Start to finish, les
    3 points
  35. Hello to every one, this "how to" guide is writen for people who are new both to flirc and XBMC, and to all who want to personalize their flirc/xbmc expirince. I would like to thank Jason for flirc an all of his hard work on it, to jhsrennie for his Keymapedit and to Chris! for his help with this guide. Keep up the good work guys! I am just an end user like you guys - so I don't know how all of this things work, but i know they work - that is important. INTRO XBMC can be personalized to the smallest detail - keyboard also. You can program flirc as minimal remote, xbmc r
    3 points
  36. Hi all- I'm trying to record just the Windows button- just the basic press of the Windows key (between Ctrl+Alt)... It doesn't seem to be listed in the command line record options and the GUI seems to only want me to be able to use it for shortcuts like Windows+R, etc... What am I missing?
    3 points
  37. Same problems here. Was working fine until yesterday evening. I was working on programming a Harmony then adding buttons to flirc, when it started disconnecting at every key press. It will say transfer error and immediately crash the gui. When I do get it to stay open, I can't erase a particular button. Have tried downgrading, upgrading, clearing config, loading config, can't seem to get it to work like it did for the past week. All of us with this same problem can't be experiencing a bad usb port, that would be too much of a coincidence. Maybe it's a government conspiracy. Are there cert
    3 points
  38. I bet it's a physical block. You might be able to get around it if you know how to crimp a network cable. Make sure you have an RJ-11 end for your network cable to replace Unplug your network cable cut the end off unwind the "twisted pairs" Find the one with a white stripe Peel it back, away from the others Place all of the other cables back into the new RJ-11 prong Crimp that end down Plug it back in White = RCA video. Removing that connection will allow you to circumvent any firewall setting saved in your NIC chipset that is related to video. Since your monitor and the PC are still abl
    3 points
  39. If you are familiar with running Command Line, "fdisk /mbr" should have nearly the same effect.
    3 points
  40. Hi All, Thought i'd let you know that Jason is concerned about the "sticky key" effect sometimes observed (e.g. when a key on the remote is pressed multiple times in quick succession resulting in a lot more scrolling than anticipated). This is due to the way Flirc currently implements how it receives a signal, Jason explains it beautifully below: As you can see there are significant variables in there: As you can imagine and appreciate it will take a lot of Jason's work and (personal free) time, so your patience is appreciated - rest assured it's on his list, at the earliest after
    3 points
  41. Okay guys, I think I figured it out. I pushed an update, GUI version v2.3.8 which has new firmware in it. So confident, I made it public, however, this may in fact just fix @Montas system. But I'm fairly confident. Seems to be a windows only thing, they send a set remote wake up feature request down to the device, in which case I would send a stall/nack. Windows said, 'oh yeah, fuck you' and then disconnected me. I'm now returning OK. This is not a required feature, apparently windows 10 says it is. Please don't leave me hanging if it works, please report back here and let me know. This was bo
    2 points
  42. In case anybody is interested, I have figured out how to turn off the Shield TV with Harmony 650+Flirc (or more precisely, put the Shield TV to sleep.) Yes, I'm THAT OCD about keeping my power bill down (not to mention keeping my house cooler in Phoenix summers.) What you'll want to do is tell your Harmony that in fact you do want to control the power of your Shield TV, and then set the Flirc to recognize your profile's power off button. Different profiles have different defaults in this regard, and I know people use different ones, so I'm just going to tell you how I configured mine: 1. I use
    2 points
  43. Sorry for resurrecting an old thread, however I thought this was sort of related: I recently (few months ago) upgraded my MS Surface Pro 3 to Win10. I also have another SP3 that came with Win10 installed by MS. I also have a Windows7 nano-pc (amd fusion e350 apu based nettop) on which I run Kodi and WMC, which is where I primarily use my FLIRC. Recently, I tried to program the FLIRC on one of my surfaces (don't recall which one). I installed the FLIRC software/gui on the surface and plugged the flirc into it. I was able to program it normally. However, when I then plugged the flirc back i
    2 points
  44. How to use EventGhost and Flirc for maximum XMBC awesomeness. OK folks, I’ve been really waiting for a way to interface FLIRC with XBMC. Unfortunately, the buttons that the FLIRC program provides for XBMC are pretty limited; most universal remotes come with a bajillion buttons that aren’t used under normal conditions for XBMC. Additionally, some buttons don’t really have counterparts in FLIRC or the keyboard, such as YELLOW, BLUE, RED and GREEN. Finally, the practice of editing keymaps.xml or whatever XBMC uses is painful. Because of this, I wanted to interface EventGhost’s XBMC2 plugin as
    2 points
  45. By "modified Generic HID plugin" I mean that I've copied original Generic HID plugin code, changed its internal ID and name (added a suffix to its name) so both plugin versions can coexist in a single EventGhost install and changed the code so it works better with Flirc sending custom HID codes. The EventGhost differentiates between single events (short events) and enduring ones, which can have extended length. The original HID plugin for EG uses only short events so when you hold down the remote button you get a lot of short events. I've modified the code so HID plugin is generating an enduri
    2 points
  46. 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. :)
    2 points
  47. Just to clarify: You should have added a new device to your Harmony Remote configuration (using the Harmony Software or the myharmony.com website) . This device would be identified in Harmony by having a manufacturer of "Flirc" and a device/model of "XBMC". We'll refer to this as the device "XBMC Device". Then you should have created an activity that uses the "XBMC Device". We'll refer to this as "XBMC Activity". The beta firmware for the Flirc device itself is preprogrammed to respond to the "XBMC Device" and send the appropriate key presses to the XBMC software. You should not have to use th
    2 points
  48. Hello, I am having an issue with Flirc/Plex with using an on-screen keyboard. When I try to pull up, say Apple Trailers" in the Video Channels selection and go to search it comes up with an on-screen keyboard when this is displayed none of the arrow keys work and neither does the enter button. The only keys that work are the number keys and the back key (to get off of the on-screen keyboard). Everything else in Plex/Flirc is working great and always has been, this has been my last hurdle. Does anyone have any suggestions? Remote - Harmony One Flirc Programming - Full Keyboard
    2 points
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