I recently bought a Flirc and am using it to control Kodi running on a Windows 7 laptop/docking station connected to my TV/AVR setup. My plans are to migrate eventually from the laptop/docking station to a Raspberry Pi. I'm using an RCRP05B remote running extender 1.05 and have chosen a Samsung TV upgrade that uses the NECx2 protocol to control the Flirc. So far, I'm happy with the Flirc, but I did have a couple questions for the collective.
First, I'd really like to be able to view my configuration. I've forgotten how I've mapped some of my keys. I see that Yawor has alluded to flirc_util, but I can't seem to find such a program anywhere. Any help with that?
Second, I've tried to map the same function to different remote keys and the FLIRC setup program won't let me do that. Here's the background: Kodi uses the arrow keys on the keyboard for navigation unless you're watching a video; e.g., a recorded TV program. In that case, the right and left arrow keys skip forward or backward, commands that are commonly used to skip commercials. Most remotes have separate buttons for navigation and transport; e.g., skip forward/backward. I'd like to allow my wife to control Kodi exactly as she controls our dish receiver when watching a recorded TV program through Kodi; i.e., using the same buttons for navigation and skipping. My initial thought was to program the left and right arrow keys to both the left and right arrow keys on my remote and the skip forward/back keys on the remote, but, as I said, the Flirc setup program won't let me do that. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Anyway, I'm pleased with the Flirc and look forward to using it with Kodi.