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  1. Hi Burke, The long press firmware doesn't enable you to assigned two different functions to the same button. I believe the aim of that firmware was for better scrolling. Both of the points were during playback. I think vanzan may be right. Something has changed in the XBMC software that means this isn't possible atm.
  2. Ha ha - thanks :) After further reading: The action id we're looking for is "skipnext" and "skipprevious" which skip to the next and previous playlist item (respectively). Looks like by default they're mapped to "page up" and "page down" keys Unfortunately skipnext only skips the whole file. And I can't think of way to combine the two functions - it seems you can only have one or the other :(
  3. Oh. No worries, we could probably figure that usage out so it's more like your old Xbox. I'll have a look when I'm next on my computer (only have my phone at work). See if we can't fiddle with the XML a bit more :)
  4. I don't think you would required apple script. You could program one button on your remote to "apple key+q" that would close the program you were using. Then you could set a keyboard shortcut to open the app (e.g. for XBMC maybe: Ctrl+alt+x) It would take a fair amount of effort as you would have to tell others what you had changed to what in XBMC, then post the keyboard.XML file so they could then figure out what button to map on the keyboard. (Because flirc GUI doesn't provide a way to make a preset). But if you're up for creating a guide, I'll happily help. :) And you get that warm fuzzy feeling inside. No worries if you can't for whatever reason :)
  5. Hi again activate, Probably the best way of doing it would be to change one program to have the same controls as the other (e.g. make XBMC controls the same as eyetv or vice versa) Changing XBMC keyboard controls are discussed here: Or if you're not comfortable doing it I don't mind helping and posting the result for other users to use. Pleasant regards
  6. Hey VanZan, I took another look at it to check and what's been mentioned seems correct. Looking at the xbmc keyboard.xml file: https://github.com/x...ps/keyboard.xml From the XBMC wiki on action id's (i.e. what you can make the keyboard.xml do): http://wiki.xbmc.org...ll_Screen_Video Are you sure the video you're playing has chapters in it?
  7. When you hold down a button when you (used to) hold down a remote button for use with your 'DirecTV' did it continue to scroll or did you have to repeatedly press the arrow keys? (sorry if i'm asking pretty much the same question as before, but I wanted to make sure as the response was a little fractured - i'm guessing english isn't your first language - which is fine, just wanted to check the question)
  8. Hi amarkin2015, The remote needs to keep emitting signals when the button is held down, some remotes don't do this (e.g. virgin media remotes). When you were using direct TV and you held the remote button down did it continue to exhibit a response(such as scrolling)? Another solution is to have a button that skips large parts of the list. E.g. in XBMC map a remote button to 'page up' or 'page down'. That could help for the moment. Pleasant regards
  9. Hi brianoh, I'm not aware of anyone using it but as it's a universal remote the chances of it working well are greatly increased. It emits I/R which is what flirc needs and you can change i/r codes to get it working well. I would go so far as to say it will work. If you're not sure what device to set for Flirc we reccommend TV's as they have a good repeat rate for when a key is held down. For example if you have a Samsung TV, set your remote to a panasonic TV (so it doesn't mess with your TV) Nope, it appears as a USB keyboard, XBMCUbuntu understands USB keyboards just fine :) You may want to do the one-time programming on another computer with a GUI: Hope this helps, Pleasant reagrds,
  10. I'm struggling to download from your link, it keeps sending me on an endless loop to download some video downloading software Probably more convenient is to press "more reply options" in the bottom right of the quick reply then options to attach files will be present. Pleasant regards
  11. Have you tried the steps mentioned in this thread yet? Pleasant regards
  12. EventGhost might be something to look into (http://www.eventghost.org/) As for integrating into Flirc, I don't think it would happen anytime soon as i/r flirc is still being worked on and improved. Pleasant regards
  13. Or if you're uncomfortable with changing in XML files I can elaborate further then post the keyboard.xml file for you to try.
  14. All your questions are related to XBMC keyboard.xml, the flirc is pressing the right button but XBMC isn't choosing the function you want. (for this reason uploading my Flirc configuration wouldn't help) Find your userdata folder: Android: Android/data/org.xbmc.xbmc/files/.xbmc/userdata/ iOS/ATV2: /private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/XBMC/userdata/ Linux: $HOME/.xbmc/userdata/ Mac OS X: /Users/<your_user_name>/Library/Application Support/XBMC/userdata/ Windows Vista/7: Users\%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\userdata\ Windows XP: Documents and Settings\%userprofile%\Application Data\XBMC\userdata\ [/CODE] [color=#000000][font=sans-serif][size=3]- Go into the keymaps folder[/size][/font][/color] [color=#000000][font=sans-serif][size=3]- Make a new text document and call it [b]keyboard.xml[/b][/size][/font][/color] [color=#000000][font=sans-serif][size=3]- Cut and paste this into the document: https://raw.github.c...ps/keyboard.xml[/size][/font][/color] [color=#000000][font=sans-serif][size=3]For example your first question:[/size][/font][/color] (I'm assuming 2 things: You mean jump backwards a specified amount of video and the the back key is mapped to [u][i]backspace[/i][/u]) Your question translates to: [b]Globally[/b] you want XBMC to use backspace as [b]back[/b] [b]Full screen video[/b] you want XBMC to use as [b]step back[/b] So we need to way attention to the appropriate parts: [b]Global[/b] I've highlighted the bit we didn't need to change as it's the function you want. Scroll down the XML file until you get to "[color=#000000]FullscreenVideo" and change the highlighted bit below:[/color] Close and reopen XBMC and it should work as you wanted. Let me know if you want help with questions 2 - 4 :) I haven't found it - but if you find it again let me know :) I use myharmony.com - perhaps that's something to do with it? Pleasant regards!
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  16. Hi Jason, welcome to the forums, Flirc does have great range, I myself use a harmony 300 (i.e. not shiny), you don't have to point it directly at it. All comments in this review thread seem impressed with signal recepetion: I also had a HP USB IR receiver and hated it, limited functionality, Windows media center device sends non-standard frequencies so each remote press may need to be recorded twice () so we recommend using a tv profile (http://forum.flirc.t...armony-remotes/) Don't hesitate to ask anything else, Pleasant regards
  17. I guess I should have also asked this in the first place: Is the reason you're adjusting the sensitivity of Flirc because buttons are repeating too quickly in XBMC? @Jason: Does sensitivity affect repeat rate?
  18. I'm confused, in post 3 you said you didn't unplug it - that was the only reason I mentioned it. Anyway, i'm not strong on the Flirc sensitivity settings questions so i'll flag this thread to Jason for a more knowledgable response. Pleasant regards
  19. Hi gmoflip, I haven't much experience on the forums of this happening. I would speculate increasing sensitivity would help but I'm really not too sure. If Jason doesn't chime in soon I'll point the thread out Pleasant regards
  20. No, as your changing the settings in the Flirc not the software. When you unplug the flirc it effectively "restarts", with the new settings. I can't find he thread it was mentioned in but I think i'm correct.
  21. Hi peratu, which thread? When you change the sensitivity I think you have to unplug the flirc then plug it in again for the new settings to take effect - did you do this? There isn't a software version later than that I think but there are beta firmwares (at the top of the forums) Pleasant regards
  22. EDIT: Check out our knowledge base: https://flirc.zendesk.com Here are three simple guides to installing the flirc app and programming the flirc. Remember you only need the software to program Flirc, not to use.
  23. I know what you mean with project butter - you don't notice it until you have it and look back. I think I understand better what you mean now regarding flirc. Progress on newer versions of Flirc isn't as quick due to Jason being the main developer (as you mentioned), however if you are really unhappy with Flirc get in contact with Jason and i'm sure he'll sort something out - he wants you to be happy with flirc.
  24. At the moment Flirc uses a "best fit" approach for detected when the user holds down the button or presses it quickly. I embedded a response from Jason describing it some more: //forum.flirc.tv/index.php?/topic/220-better-support-for-multipleheld-down-keypresses/ Another thing to investigate would be using myharmony.com to program the remote as an MCE remote, something like: Manufacturer: Microsoft Device: MCE Keyboard Though the gap between packets sent by the harmony may be a setting set my logitech and Hauppauge decided to go for something different (even if they both emit the same packets). In more expensive harmony remotes inter key delay can be changed but I don't think it can in the cheaper ones (unfortunately). Sorry if I made you buy a harmony 300 unnecessarily, I have a harmony 300 and find it great (I use the panasonic profile), whilst the scrolling isn't absolutely perfect it's better than my TV and other devices I have so i'm happy with my flirc.
  25. Bingo :) let us know how you get on if you get a Flirc, Chris!
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