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I am having the issue whereby my Play & Pause buttons on my Harmony Companion remote don't work in Flirc. I've erased them and re-recorded them a 100 times now, and they never begin working. All other keys on the remote generate a respective green key press flash in the Flirc GUI, except Play & Pause. They used to work fine, and unfortunately I don't know what changed to stop them working :-( The PC is running Win10 x64 21H1. Here is my device log output after re-recording the two keys: Mon May 31 2021 16:50:54 Flirc GUI Version v3.25.3-15-gc366d26+ Operating System: Windows *** Device Disconnected *** *** Device Connected *** Firmware Version: v4.9.3 SKU: Flirc 2.0 [dori] Git Hash: 0xcb185bde <3>record_hash(473): hash exists <3>record_hash(473): hash exists <3>record_hash(473): hash exists <3>record_hash(473): hash exists If I enable IR Debugging and then press the Play button on the Harmony, I get this: Mon May 31 2021 17:32:45 Flirc GUI Version v3.25.3-15-gc366d26+ Operating System: Windows :e:10668 0,4935,4778,916,1562,901,1577,901,1581,896,743,896,1581,901,1577,901,1577,901,4356,901,738,901,738,901,738,901,742,897,742,897,743,896,743,901,1577,1739,1577,1739 :e:25 0,4935,4773,902,1581,896,1582,897,1581,897,747,892,1581,897,1581,901,1577,902,4357,897,742,897,743,896,743,897,742,901,739,901,743,896,738,901,1581,1736,1581,1735 :e:25 0,4935,4780,897,1581,897,1581,897,1641,838,742,897,1582,897,1581,897,1581,897,4362,897,743,896,743,897,742,897,743,897,785,855,742,897,747,897,1582,1735,1582,1768 So it would seem the key press is making it to the Flirc software OK?
This problem has left me stumped. At first I had the Harmony Companion setup with the Intel Compute Stick it's supposed to control as a separate device, and it was working fine. I decided to order a Flirc USB to try to get a bit more control over the situation since some of the buttons on the remote weren't detected in that configuration. My flirc arrived and it worked pretty well out of the box without having to change anything in the myHarmony software, and things were looking up. I still was not satisified with the performance however, since some buttons were getting grouped together, as reported in this thread: http://forum.flirc.tv/index.php?/topic/2152-harmony-companion-650-some-buttons-not-responding-some-buttons-are-grouped-together-as-one/ This is when it all took a turn for the worse, when I decided to try out the flirc profile for the Logitech Harmony line of remotes. Suddenly, the flirc stopped recieving any and all input from the Harmony and I can't seem to find what is wrong. I've tried adding a new Compute Stick device and using it as input in myHarmony, but to no avail. (Also, there seems to be quite a big gap between current myHarmony software and the latest flirc/Harmony setup guide. The myHarmony software now asks for a model number, with no drop down list in sight.)
Both remotes have some issues with the Flirc software. Here's a summary of what I've found so far: Remote of the Harmony Companion Buttons that are read as duplicates: Exit and Back/Previous Channel. Guide and OK (button in center of D-pad). Buttons that don't get read: Menu, Source, E, DVR and Record. Buttons of the Harmony 650 Buttons that are read as duplicates: Guide and OK (button in center of D-pad). Buttons that don't get read: Back/Previous Channel, Menu, Source, E, and Record. I've found a workaround for these issues though. I'm currently using my telecom provider's TV remote (but any random remote will most likely work as well), and go through all the commands to see which get picked up by the Flirc software. I then teach the commands that work to my Harmony remotes, and bind the learned commands to the buttons that had an unrecognized signal. Still, I have to express this: as Flirc company states that... ...my solution in this context is not a pretty one. Having such flaws is excusable if it were pertaining to any random X brand remote, but considering my issues are in regards to remotes of a company that Flirc have been partners with for quite a while, this is definitely not. I'd kindly like to suggest to refine the support of at least the 650 and Companion (I say at least, as I don't know if other Harmony remotes suffer from the same issues). The suggestions for refinement are: Let the software be able to recognize all buttons from these remotes (not just the ones that you've pre-programmed), and make sure that each button is read as unique.Talk to Logitech to expand support on their side as well. Their button layout is not a carbon copy of your Kodi layout. For instance: 'Home' is called 'Back' in the Harmony software (goes for both remotes, as well as well as the virtual remote in the Harmony app). And some buttons are missing: for example there's no button present in the Harmony software that represents the functionality of the 'Go Back' button in the Kodi layout.