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FLIRC + Harmony One + MythTV

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Hi There,

 

After struggling with CEC adapters and various LIRC configurations, I bought a FLIRC for my parents to use with their MythTV setup.

 

Set up is a Mythbuntu HTPC, Logitech Harmony One, FLIRC, TV etc etc

 

I live overseas, so I sent them instructions on what to do (and set up the Harmony profile online for them so they just had to update it).

 

I used the Computer > HTPC > FLIRC > XBMC Harmony Profile, and mapped things that MythTV doesn't use (like switching zoom level, switching subtitles etc) for some more MythTV like functions (PIP, PIP control/swap, aspect ratio, switch tuner etc). I can't remember exactly what I used, but it won't matter for your setup.

 

The parents set up their FLIRC with their Windows 7 PC, using full keyboard mode. I sent them a subset of the key map found in the MythTV wiki, with a list of the Harmony buttons they should program for each key. They then unplugged the FLIRC and plugged it into the Mythbuntu PC, and reported back that it was working great! Good news for them (and less troubleshooting for me).

 

The FLIRC seems like a great product - I see there are a few questions about which Harmony profile to use on the forum - I would recommend using the XBMC one, and customising the buttons to your own individual needs, this gave a good result.

 

Cheers,

 

Andrew

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Hi There,

 

After struggling with CEC adapters and various LIRC configurations, I bought a FLIRC for my parents to use with their MythTV setup.

 

Set up is a Mythbuntu HTPC, Logitech Harmony One, FLIRC, TV etc etc

 

I live overseas, so I sent them instructions on what to do (and set up the Harmony profile online for them so they just had to update it).

 

I used the Computer > HTPC > FLIRC > XBMC Harmony Profile, and mapped things that MythTV doesn't use (like switching zoom level, switching subtitles etc) for some more MythTV like functions (PIP, PIP control/swap, aspect ratio, switch tuner etc). I can't remember exactly what I used, but it won't matter for your setup.

 

The parents set up their FLIRC with their Windows 7 PC, using full keyboard mode. I sent them a subset of the key map found in the MythTV wiki, with a list of the Harmony buttons they should program for each key. They then unplugged the FLIRC and plugged it into the Mythbuntu PC, and reported back that it was working great! Good news for them (and less troubleshooting for me).

 

The FLIRC seems like a great product - I see there are a few questions about which Harmony profile to use on the forum - I would recommend using the XBMC one, and customising the buttons to your own individual needs, this gave a good result.

 

Cheers,

 

Andrew

Thanks so much for the post! 

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Just thought I'd jump in to second S_13Mills' comment. I just got through setting up Flirc so my Harmony One remote can control my MythTV system (running on Fedora 21, 64 bit) together with my TV, Amplifier and Blu-ray player. I also used the Computer:MediaPC, Flirc:XBMC profile from the Harmony software. It was very easy to remap buttons from that profile and create new ones to cover all the MythTV features I wanted to use from the remote and thereafter use the full keyboard mode in the Flirc GUI to bind the remote's buttons to the corresponding MythTV keyboard commands. Once I figured out how to install the Flirc GUI software under Fedora (rpm package on the downloads page is still broken!), I got everything done in 15-20 minutes (including the time it took to look up dozens of MythTV keyboard commands).

 

The last time I set up my Harmony One to control a MythTV system, I practically sweated blood before I got it working; this time, thanks to Flirc, it was a breeze. Thanks!

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sorry for bringing this topic back to life just wanting to know the best and easiest way to map MythTV keyboard commands using my Harmony One?

 

eg if I want to send "M" or "P" to MythTV app.

When I added XMBC I don't see any keyboard commands

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