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Posts posted by ImCoKeMaN

  1. Does the new Flirc store the IR codes the same way, or would it be possible to use to dump remote commands as some were asking previously?  I see it has arm, and looks like it's able to store more codes than before.  with an Arm proc can it be it's own computers? hehe

    Will the beta software for the new flirc be a full replacement?  meaning would you like testers for previous flirc devices as well?  I still have the old ones and would like to test the new software to help if you would need that. 

    Also, seeing you have a Black Friday special coming up I may just pick up the new one to help support you anyway.

  2. I would actually think it will work anyway without a repeater and you should try that first. FLIRC is quite sensitive and can respond to reflected IR signals.  If that doesn't work I'd go with a usb extension cable or even a hub if you happen to have one of those it could provide additional functionality for the fire tv too.

  3. I just loaded up Flirc on my win 10 test box to see what happened and it doesn't look like the flirc Gui was recognizing my device, flirc_util.exe did list keys like you are stating so it could just be a gui issue for win 10. 



    Did you ever get any response in win 10 from the remote, is it just these commands that aren't working?  I'm curious about the sequence modifiers setting too, but are you able to configure, test and use it on a win 7 install and then test just how it reacts in win 10?


    Just some things to think about.


    also, if there is a new GUI or more to test I'd be open to running it through a few paces

  4. So out of curiosity, do these codes overlap?  Like would xbmc (Kodi) up = firetv up?  I can see benefits to storage space on the flirc to combine them, but also benefits to having 100% unique codes if there were multiple flircs in the same house and only having the one you want to respond.  they are pretty sensitive =)

  5. I have a harmony and that one remote can control all of my Home theater equipment.  It wasn't able to control the fire TV before the Flirc though.  If I had bought a wmc remote that may have worked, but it could have interfered with my xbox which uses similar commands.  The benefit of the Flirc is it's flexibility.  When paired with a Harmony or other universal remote you have added flexibility in one control device.  With a universal (or extra nonconflicting) remote and the Flirc you an pretty much configure your setup however you like.  Harmony and URC are excellent for ease of use and "macros", but even a budget $9 universal remote could get similar effects depending on your setup and goals.


    Is there a particular goal you have in mind?  We may be able to help you with that, but a TV will always respond to it's own remote.  That's one part of the equation you can't really change without completely covering the TV's IR port. 

  6. I mentioned using the Roku profile on my Harmony, and it definitely acts a little odd as I've mentioned, but so far I think I'm an edge case user so if addressing Roku remote profiles doesn't solve other problems, or at least make your code more robust, I hope it's low on the priority list =)  


    Actually it's quite impressive to have a product where a one man show is able to interact with single user requests as much as you've done already.  So here's a small keep up the good work to let you know it's not going unnoticed.

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  7. Jason, this is similar to what I've seen since your new firmware update that reduced repeat keys I don't have keys repeat even when holding the buttons on my device (I did have occasional doubles before).  I'm that edge case using a roku profile on my harmony if you want to test that, or want me to do some tests.  For me interkey delay of 0 3 or 6 doesn't ever get me double presses or repeat keys (even when I want it by holding the button) though anymore.

  8. For the harmony profile in particular I would think it could almost be a drop down selection per button as it's a code that is known to flirc for built in profiles, it could at least say what the "name" of the button is per the harmony profile, but that may not coincide directly with how it's programmed for different harmony remotes, still could help in some cases perhaps.

  9. Wasn't using Xbox launcher just the flirc profile for my harmony and built in profile in the flirc gui. The standard sleep button should work though if you record it to any key in the remote and flirc gui and set it up in the power down settings for your harmony activity

    Power on can be other buttons but im not sure if firedTV takes any over. I would try home or menu to wake and see how it works.

  10. I mean I used the flirc xbmc profile for the harmony remote.  it has a power off button, that is what I use to make the device sleep.  the device happens to be rooted, but you can load xbmc without rooting, and it doesn't really have any affect on powering on or off.

  11. It looks like this works for me, but I have had success with it programmed as esc too.  Not sure why I'm not seeing the errors others are, but I just now confirmed that the new firmware return key also works on both XBMC Gotham and Kodi Helix for me.

  12. So I'd like to help test this firmware as I have a firetv, but I'm not sure I'm seeing the same issues.  Is everyone that sees an issue using Kodi?  I am still on XBMC Gotham, and actually from my tests it appears to be working.  It could be that I'm testing different functions though.  Can someone share the steps to reproduce the issues they are seeing and we are talking about the back/return button (the button to the left of the home button on the fire tv remote) right?  Is the issue only when playing a media file?


    I have my device set up with dvr and the recordings seemed to back out one step at a time using the buttons I had previously recorded .  If I'm testing properly and it works in gotham, but not in Kodi that's fine, i'll probably just confirm the new firmware works on gotham then upgrade.

  13. Once you set your harmony up with the XBMC profile you can still customize how any of the buttons act in the Flirc Gui.  The remote just has to have some key mapped to that button so that it sends a signal.  The Flirc can then assign that to any action in the GUI.  The XBMC profile is nice for XBMC users that want most default keys mapped without having to use the Flirc gui, but it can still be customized.


    For example the info button if you don't care about seeing the info, could be mapped to a different key combination like with key modifiers to do the shortcuts you are talking about by using the Flirc gui to record that action and button.

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