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OhPinchy

Possible to launch and control both MediaPortal and XBMC?

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I use Media Portal for some things, XBMC for others. I use a Microsoft MCE remote (also have an oldish Harmony that I'm not made about as the touch screen is very slow). I would love to be able to program the Flirc so that one button would launch Media Portal (currently the green Media Center button does this) and another button would launch XBMC and that by pressing the relevant button I could then switch between the two applications (launching them if not opened, switching focus to them if already opened) and control them with the remote.

 

Is this possible? I can't see any way to associate a key with a .exe file, is this possible? Or does it need something like a hotkey application running on Windows that detects a certain key combination and launches the application?

 

Now sure if this is possible but would be delighted if so! Thanks

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Take a look at this post to see how to launch an .exe on windows. I use this method to launch XBMC.

 

 

I know you can change which keys perform which functions in XBMC so you could set up the flirc for mediaportal and change the key layout in XBMC to match the same keys.

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