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  1. After much learning and help from Chris!, I am happy to report that my Charter Cable system remote, made by Universal Electronics (see attachment), works like a champ to control XBMC using FLIRC. This remote is a little unique from the Harmony in that there is a master System Power button that cycles through all the devices for turn-on or turn-off - very handy. The issues to be resolved to get this bad boy to work may be common to lots of other cable and satellite remotes, so hopefully this helps others: 1) My Win7 HTPC has a DVD player installed, so I assigned XBMC to the DVD mode. Diff
  2. Yeah - that link kinda went over my head. Hopefully PrintScrn it will show up on the keyboard in a future GUI update so we can stop having so much fun with this.
  3. I know this has been discussed in the forums before (see XBMC setup), but I though maybe I could add some new information to everyone's understanding of why this is so difficult. The ASCII beyboard has been around a very long time, and each technology "revolution" has modified special keys and how they operate. For example, the keyboard on an original Teletype machine has a "BREAK" key that literally broke the circuit connection as a special control command. The advent of the video display was another one of these revolutions. One problem with implementing a screen capture key is that
  4. Thanks, and thanks to Jason and everyone else supporting FLIRC - it's a great device that certainly fills a need in the HTPC community!
  5. Some of the key sequences reported by Showkey are pretty wierd. Have you published the mapping of the GUI Console buttons (XBMC, Windows Media, etc) to keyboard equivalents?
  6. Problem solved thanks to Showkey! The table below shows the differences between the FLIRC WINDOWS MEDIA console programming (as reported by Showkey) and the MS Windows Media Center keyboard shortcuts. After correcting by direct keyboard programming of the player buttons, the remote works fine in both WMC and XBMC. Maybe the GUI (v0.96) is corrupted ??? BUTTON FLIRC-WM MS-WMC-SHORTCUTS PLAY CTRL-SHIFT-8 CTRL-SHIFT-P STOP CTRL-SHIFT-ALT-8 CTRL-SHIFT-S PAUSE CTRL-8 CTRL-P REPLAY CTRL-OEM-COMMA CTRL-F
  7. Next chaper - started over and programmed the remote to Windows Media. General controls work in WMC but the player buttons don't work. Executing the published keyboard shortcuts for the player functions works as expected, however. I'll run ShowKey tonight and see what it is putting out for the player buttons before I change to the WMC keyboard shortcuts.
  8. I may have found the answer - Windows Media Center uses different keyboard shortcuts for player controls than XBMC: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ID/windows-vista/Windows-Media-Center-keyboard-shortcuts http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Keyboard XBMC is supposed to be able to handle Media Center keyboard shortcuts, but not vice-versa. http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Using_an_MCE_remote_control_in_Windows So maybe if I reprogram the FLIRC to MCE remote controls, it will work for both? I will try this tonight and see what happens. And just to make things interesting, Windows Media P
  9. Good suggestion - remote works like keyboard in Explorer. I can move up/down file lists, enter to select, etc. We're getting closer.....
  10. I programmed mostly from XBMC Controller plus a few full keyboard keys: assigned MENU button to Mm, PAGE+ button to page-up, etc. None of the remote buttons seem to work in Windows.
  11. Thanks - that fixed XBMC! However, now it doesn't do anything in Windows Media Play or Windows Media Center. Should I expect it to work in WMC?
  12. Hi - fresh new user here. Programmed new Flirc with my Universal Electronics remote (Charter cable system) for DVD device and plugged into HTPC running Windows 7 and XBMC. XMBC is set for "remote generates keyboard commands". All the functions work except it takes 2 keypresses for anything to happen. I think this is a Windows issue as I have seen it mentioned on other sites but I can't find how to fix it. Any ideas?
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