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Fleischmann2000
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Every external keyboard sends a scancode which is unique for every key. Flirc is basically an external keyboard. So if you program it to send e.g. the key "a" for a specific button of your remote you can let the app "external keyboard helper" translate the incoming "a" to whatever other keypress you want, including all Android Keycodes (like Volume up, volume down, next track etc. etc.) There is an other thread in this forum whith a rather difficult method to get the special Media Keys of android to work with your Flirc.

 

 

External keyboard helper is an elegant alternative to that methode and you don't need to root your device.

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ok so this is kinda specific android treatment for android devices where flirc is connected to!?

 

Flirc receives the command a remote sends to it (e.g. "a") and flirc passes it through to the android device (like an ouya).

The app acts as a "man in the middle" and "translates" the "a" key to "vol up"!?

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Every external keyboard sends a scancode which is unique for every key. Flirc is basically an external keyboard. So if you program it to send e.g. the key "a" for a specific button of your remote you can let the app "external keyboard helper" translate the incoming "a" to whatever other keypress you want, including all Android Keycodes (like Volume up, volume down, next track etc. etc.) There is an other thread in this forum whith a rather difficult method to get the special Media Keys of android to work with your Flirc.

 

 

External keyboard helper is an elegant alternative to that methode and you don't need to root your device.

He's being very specific in this case. Honestly this should have just been posted as a suggestion in the thread linked above. 

 

Because the issue with Android is the hardware specific buttons. IE: Home, Back, Search, Volume up & down. So this would allow someone to tie those specific buttons to keyboard buttons such as backspace = back.

 

Good find though.

 

 

Though, honestly, I dunno what people really use stock android for on the tv. I kind of figured everything would be done through XBMC, or plex if you just feel like spending money, which resolves these issues internally. 

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