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  1. 8 hours ago, Dax said:

    Just to clarify, I am using Harmony smart control and elite universal remotes.  

    I have been doing more reading and found that since Harmony's database already has codes for FLIRC/FireTV and FLIRC/Shield, there is no need to reprogram anything using FLIRC software, is my understanding correct?  (see option 1 in this article:  https://mediaexperience.com/flirc-remote-control-companion/). 

    I have 8x8 HDMI matrix with 6 different devices connected to it, two of them being Shield and FireTV.  Currently if I am on FireTV activity, and press right, left, up, or down keys, it also does same on Shield device.  So, somehow both devices appear to understand same set of codes.  Not sure how can I fix this. 


    Oh shit, I know what's going on. Sorry.

    You have two devices. For convenience, each device is setup to work with the harmony profiles out of the box, but can't know what it's plugged into. So all are enabled.

    Download my software,

    insert Flirc1. Go to file->Advanced. Disable All but Shield. Plug back in shield.

    insert Flirc2. Go to file->Advanced. Disable all but firetv. Plug back in firetv.

    So sorry about that.

  2. 14 hours ago, Polarfox said:


    "by a window": day or night it's the same behaviour --> i think that's not the problem

    "by a TV": of course i have a TV near by HTPC :), a Philips TV with ambilight (LED-light). Do you think that this can be the problem?

    "lights that may be flourescent": What do you mean with flourescent light?


    try in another room. Probably the lights. Let me know how that goes.

  3. On 3/27/2020 at 2:19 PM, dude said:

    Hi Jason,

    unfortunately there is no way to re-record the buttons since the original remote supports bluetooth only. 
    The codes were taken from here, the thread starter found them by trial and error method I guess.

    Is there an easy and supported way to downgrade to previous firmware probably in the mean time?

    What version did you need?


  4. It's written, I haven't had time to finalize it. This virus really messed up schedule. Our new case is behind schedule, my supply chain is constrained, and everyone is staying home so I spend a majority of my time fulfilling orders. I should be done with this project I'm working on next week and will get back to firmware.

  5. 1 hour ago, steve1977 said:

    First of all, thanks for the development of FLIRC and active forum support. Quite a cool little dongle.

    I've been reading trough most of this thread and also through the manual. Unfortunately, I cannot get to work what should be a very simple application of FLIRC.

    My setup: Nvidia Shield TV (2017), FLIRC connectde to the USB of the Shield, ATV Remote (gen 2, silver one). I've updated the FLIRC dongle to the latest firmware by connecting it to my Macbook and launching the FLIRC config tool.

    I'd prefer to use the ATV Remote to control the Shield. I don't want to use the Shield remote control at all (planning to unpair it). I am only looking for basic features.

    I'd need some help with a step-by-step guide.

    1) Do I need to program the keys? I tried doing so on my Macbook with the tool. But none of the clicks of my ATV remote are getting recognized. Not needed or doing anything wrong?

    2) Do I need to do anything to let the Shield know that I'd like to use the FLIRC dongle? Anything to do in the settings? The Shield remote obviously works, but that's blueotooth. Anything to do to activate the dongle and allow control over IR?

    Anything else I'd need to do?

    Thanks in advance for your help!


    Make sure adb debugging is off

  6. If you upgraded to the latest firmware, you'll have re-pair many of these keys. I changed the way the report ID's work in USB to be more compatible with other devices, and the way the old config sent them up doesn't work with newer firmware. So what I'd recommend is loading this file. Hit delete in the GUI, and re-record the button / function again. Let me know if that helps.

    There is a ton of work I want to do with Flirc that's in the pipeline. I am at a standstill with my employees at home, the virus disruption in life and my supply chain (since january), and all the stress that comes with this. I'm really sorry. Still alive, working just as hard.

    Let me know how this goes.

  7. I believe I use the media center 'play/pause' keys, which are global. You need to determine the common keys for pause. Here are the shortcuts according to Netflix:


    • Space - Toggle Play/Pause

    • Enter - Toggle Play/Pause

    • F - Full-screen
    • Esc - Exit full-screen

    • Left arrow - Rewind 10 seconds

    • Right arrow - Fast Forward 10 seconds

    • Up arrow - Volume Up

    • Down arrow - Volume Down

    • M - Mute toggle

    So is it enter or kodi that is doing the pause? You just need to record over the current play/pause keys to either space or enter. I'm assuming it's space. You can do that in the keyboard controller of the GUI.


    I have only seen this in one place before, which is on Cortex ARM-A7's, there seems to be a bug in the upstream kernel. The only way I was able to circumvent this was by increasing my USB-Poll time. I need to have time to continue to debug it, but it's a fairly complicated issue. 

    I wouldn't rule out that there is something wrong with the hardware just yet. Can you try different ports on the computer? Is this a hub? Directly on the PC? USB 2.0, or 3.0 Hub?

    The bug is just with the pairing software, should not prevent flirc from working correctly. The issue with the double record is most likely the protocol you have setup on the harmony. Some alternate patterns on every press to help detect when the user let go of the button, or someone walked in front of the remote. 

    On the harmony software, add manufacturer Flirc, device: Kodi.


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