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  1. On 8/3/2022 at 3:32 PM, Googlhupf said:

    Hello!

    First time poster and long time FLIRC user here.  :-D

    I found out about the Skip 1S just hours ago. I've been reading everything I could find about it. My Harmony is on its way out and will need to be replaced soon. :-/

    I have questions. To program the FLIRC USB, you need to have a remote that sends a unique IR code for each button. Even with a very good device database, you can't have buttons for everything. Say I want a button that brings up the audio delay slider in KODI. There can't possibly be a button for everything. Does the Skip app allow creation of a new button that brings its own new IR code? When I needed a custom button on my Harmony, I just grabbed an ancient VCR remote and learned an IR code from that. What's the Skip's approach to that?

    As for the IR database... Is that your own or third party? What about European makes and models?

    Will there be a connection between the FLIRC USB and Skip app?

    Greetings from Germany

    Googlhupf

     

    Welcome.  Let me see what I can answer:

     

    1. There is not a button for everything. However, presumably what you'll do in your audio delay slider example is re-assign some keyboard button or combo to that feature. Which brings us to 

    2. Yes, we very much plan on integrating the Flirc USB and Skip app as much as possible. For non-custom situations, you should simply be able to pick the Flirc USB - Kodi profile when setting up your Skip, and the USB likely won't need any programming at all, save maybe a quick update. For custom situations, you'd likely assign your custom keys as described in the drag n drop portion of the video above. Presumably, every Flirc profile on the Skip App will include all 104/5 keys in the button list. We just won't use most of them in the default setup. This will probably require some work in the Flirc USB app as well, since I don't anticipate Skip having every possible keyboard combination as a listed option. Whether the Flirc App will be able to send newly created combos TO the Skip App is unknown to me. I don't think we were planning on that tight an integration, but it's a good idea, so never say never.

    3. Not sure how much we're allowed to say about the database. 50k devices are supported, and that includes US and EU models.

  2. On 4/22/2022 at 12:38 PM, Langis said:

    Use Fire Tv remote to turn on TV and switch inputs (this is using Fire Tv Cube's functions), then use Fire Tv remote to interface with my HTPC. Is that possible?

    Seems like the problem with this method is that you couldn't stop the Fire TV from listening, so every command you sent to the HTPC would also go to the Fire TV. 

    Easier solution is to use a universal remote, like the Skip 1s by Flirc, then use that to control everything. Then the Fire TV and HTPC could each have unique commands. 

  3. On 1/29/2022 at 6:17 PM, _Shorty said:

    Using the power button in Kodi needs to send a keypress of the letter S.  I do not want my machine to power down.  I want to access Kodi's shutdown menu, which you bring up by pressing S on the keyboard.

    You can flip from the Kodi profile to the Keyboard profile and train a remote button to enter the S command. 

    Screen Shot 2022-08-02 at 3.37.20 AM.png

    edit: Oh, or are you saying you use that now, but it'd be nice if the Kodi profile did that without needing to switch? If so, fair point. 

  4. On 10/22/2021 at 9:41 AM, rsbrux said:

    The flirc.ty website is broken on Firefox (at least as of 93.0 64 bit). It is not even possible to view the flirc.tv homepage, much less log in to the forum. This appears to be independent of OS.  I have the same results in Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and Ubuntu.  I have therefore resorted to using Edge (under Windows 10 Pro x64). However, the forum search function frequently fails to return anything; for all of the following it returns "Found 0 results":

    • MCE
    • RC6
    • WMC
    • rsbrux

    For the first three, the search engine would probably like to have  a search expression longer than 3 characters.  If this is so, why doesn't it say so?

    FWIW, this is a bit late of a response, but we've completely changed the flirc.tv website now. Most of the old problems with it should be gone. 

  5. Hi, we have a video showing off a bit of how the remote works.

    I believe what you call profiles, we call Activities. At the top of the remote, they are labeled A, B, and C. To switch between the activities, you just hit the respective buttons.  Sounds as though you have 2 or 3 different possible activities, so that should would pretty well perfect for you. 

  6. 14 hours ago, Starslayer74 said:

    I have a FLIRC USB but I wasn't sure if the remote itself supported keyboard mapping since it had it's own programming tool. 

    The idea is for the Skip to support any possible command supported by the receiver. If the receiver, in this case, is a USB Flirc, then every command from the Flirc should be drag and droppable onto the Skip, including a full keyboard. At that point, the limiting factor is just the number of buttons on the Skip itself, which obviously isn't 104/5.

    If your goal is for the Skip to instead support LIRC inputs, well, there's a reason the company is called FLIRC. 

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  7. On 7/29/2022 at 7:22 AM, norrishh said:

    It's just an IR remote so no bluetooth keyboard commands are possible. It has a bunch of buttons not really used in kodi though, and you can remap them to do whatever you want inside Kodi with an addon. You may be able to map press and hold to different IR commands too, I don't know if the skip1s supports that functionality. A good FAQ question, actually.

    https://kodi.wiki/view/Add-on:Keymap_Editor

    I'm trying to make sure we're on the same wave length here. Do you know what the Flirc USB is and that it can translate any IR input into any command - keyboard or otherwise - your computer can accept via USB? Given the existence of the Flirc USB, the need for the Kodi Keymap editor is likely nonexistent in a Skip + Flirc USB combo. 

  8. 7 hours ago, Starslayer74 said:

    Will there be input commands for keyboard emulation or Kodi?

    Not sure if I entirely understand this question. But if I'm following you, the remote is absolutely going to work with the Flirc USB, which does keyboard input already. 

  9. 2 hours ago, Starslayer74 said:

    Curious, is the remote smooth or textured, or grippy? Or something else? I have sensory OCD issues and I find myself rubbing the plastics. On most of my other remotes I've tried, I either pick up a silicone textured case, or use calm strips on the back of them so I have something I can touch without wearing it out. 

    It's smooth. I'd guess calm strips on the back would be the way to go.

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  10. Please feel free to ask your questions here. We'll try to keep a running list of answers.

     

    What is Flirc's range?

    Like all infrared (IR) devices, Flirc works best when it's placed in the line of site of the remote control.

    What Operating Systems are supported

    Windows 10/11, MacOS with support for native Apple Silicon and x86. Linux support is planned.

    Does the Skip 1s support Bluetooth?

    No, the Skip 1s only supports IR (infra-red) remotes. 

    How many buttons can I store?

    TBD

    How many devices are in the Skip database?

    50k

    What happens if I can't find my device in the Skip database?

    Please provide us feedback. It is possible you are looking in the wrong area, but for uncommon devices we are happy to add a profile via support. In the future, it will be possible to map unknown devices directly in the setup software.

    Can I map more than one remote button to the same Skip button?

    Yes, each button supports multiple devices and buttons at once.

    When will new software features get released?

    Skip setup software and firmware will be released quite frequently as we continue to update. Auto-update functions have been built into the software, so you should always be up to date.

    Does Skip work with the smart devices that have no IR input?

    Two workarounds exist for these devices. Most support HDMI-CEC, which means you can control them using your TV remote buttons on the Skip 1s. Many also support USB in, including the Fire TV Stick, Raspberry Pis, and any other HTPC. For those, we suggest pairing your Skip with a Flirc USB for ultimate control.

    Does Skip 1s use a hub?

    No

    What sort of batteries does it take?

    2x AAA batteries

    What is the battery life?

    Easily 6 months, but will be closer to a year once final design changes are complete.

    Are the keys backlit?

    No, we decided against this, it is hard on the battery. The profile Keys light up, and there are RGB leds in each segment of the cursor. All LEDS are designed into the plastic, no weird bumps, or separate pieces. All continuous pieces of beautiful plastic. See attached.

    How do macros work?

    Any button can be anything. Further, any button can be a macro. Each button is a list, where the user can adjust the timing of the button.

    Is the Apple TV Gen4 supported?

    Yes, definitely. The AppleTV has built in IR support.

    What devices are supported?

    Everything, we have one of the largest and well kept IR databases in the world. Further, the remote has our extremely sensitive IR receiver we use in our flirc product. We are adding support to learn any device that isn't supported. We will also publish a web tool to browse and search for devices.

    Is there a hard activity limit?

    Right now, we have 3 profile buttons for activities. This is not a hard limit. We could possibly use the 'color wheel' button as a shift key and create more profiles, but currently, our initial soft limit is 3.

     

     

     

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  11. Not sure what's happening then. I've just gone through the process again to make sure. Show in finder. Right Click. Select Open from the top of the list. Then select Open again. Did the app fail to pop up after that second open, or did you run into a problem before that? Do you have admin access on your Mac? 

  12. What version of the Flirc app are you running? I'm on v3.25.3 and having zero problems running on an M1 MacBook Air. Only Security/Privacy settings I've enabled is giving Flirc access to the Documents and Desktop folders. Also, are you using a v2 or v1 flirc?

  13. On 4/27/2021 at 2:29 PM, Pedrovski125 said:

    Hi Mr. Yawor i´m new at this with Flirc but i wanted to create a key pressing using FN+F4 with on the full keyboard but i don´t know how to set it up. could you please explain to me how to do it?

    Thanks in Advance

    As he said, the fn button doesn't actually do anything, it just changes what command your keyboard sends. So if you can tell us what command fn+f4 on your keyboard sends, we may be able to help

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