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Everything posted by Chris!

  1. If you press the letter "s" it brings up the power options. These kind of short keys are in the xbmc wiki on keyboard shortcuts: http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Keyboard Though you may have to mess about with key mapping in xbmc XML to achieve a one button press = suspend. Chris!
  2. Hi Godzilla, welcome to the forums. In answer to your question, no. I think everyone's been quite happy using the panasonic preset. Though I would like to look into it in the coming months so thanks for reminding me.I'll post any progress I make. Hope you're enjoying your Flirc Pleasant regards Chris!
  3. Hmm, I guess the main draw of Flirc is not needing software installed to use it (other than initial programming it) so a solution that would allow you to control different things would have to be coded within Flirc module. (e.g. XBMC preset: Play on remote = p Powerpoint preset: Play on remote = F5 (or whatever starts a slideshow)) Also I believe Flirc can only store 160 keys, I say only but if you had several presets then it may get used up. But as the idea goes I think it is a good one - you could use the colour buttons on your remote (I don't use them) to switch presets: Red = switch to XBMC preset Blue = switch to powerpoint Green = switch to windows media player Certainly an idea to entertain... how easy it is to implement - I have no idea. Pleasant regards, Chris!
  4. I don't know what it's about, but agree with you completely:
  5. Welcome to the forums mikewest, It would work like any other USB device (from what I read on the reviews on the amazon product you linked to - as various other products worked). For what it's worth my Flirc is on the end of a 2 meter USB extension (due to my unique abode 6 months of the year) also Flirc works fine in my Mac's USB (which is usually pretty rubbish at supplying power). Both work fine - leading me to believe you would be fine. Pleasant regards Chris!
  6. Hi burke, I think I understand what you are saying. Is this is: When trying to find the best remote control/remote control preset you want Flirc to ask you to program the same buttons that you had programmed before. E.g. (Flirc GUI requests you press a button to be mapped with X as it was mapped before). If this is the case, my personal opinion (read: not Jason's), I think this would complicate the GUI. Whilst it is a bit of a pain if you're trying lots of remotes - once it's programmed, that's it! Also some of the presets could help this function (e.g. if programming for XBMC you could use the XBMC preset - that may help). I think Jason is aiming for Flirc to work with as many remotes as possible so this would hopefully try and eliminate this kind of issue. Thanks for taking the time to suggest ideas and I hope Flirc is working out well for you, Pleasant regards, Chris!
  7. I'm not sure, can a USB keyboard be used with event ghost - if so Flirc will work. Pleasant regards Chris!
  8. I'll try this out at some point in the future (read: about a months time) and post back - can't believe I didn't think to look!
  9. I don't think anybody has, but from what i've read Sony remotes seem to have been fine with Flirc. Usually if any problems have occurred they are present across all of that manufacturers range (e.g. Xbox remote and MCE remotes share similar issues and are both microsoft remotes). I reckon sony remotes would work - if you do get a Flirc be sure to test it and post your experiences (I can change the thread title to reflect whether it works if you want) Pleasant regards Chris!
  10. Thanks for confirming it's not just a Mac thing Pleasant regards Chris!
  11. (In case Jason hasn't got back to you:) I think Jason is actively looking into reducing shipping costs: http://blog.flirc.tv/?p=311
  12. Funnily enough I only learnt this today too (for reference: ). It is O/S dependant, as different O/S have different key repeat values. You should see a similar result if you plugged in a USB keyboard and held a button down. It should be possible to change in XBMCbuntu as it is ubuntu underneath though I am not sure how to (I would offer to find out but am not meant to be finding more distractions from my uni work at this time - though Digitalb0y seems like a very knowledgable person with linux so he may know)
  13. Awesome. Thanks for posting your findings HiGhLaNdeR and welcome to the forums. It woud seem that this further supports our general pattern that Microsoft remotes aren't supported: (I'll make sure the thread is more prominent in future and add you're findings) Thanks Again Chris!
  14. Oh no! That's not too good. Not that I want to recommend you buy more stuff just for Flirc but in case you wanted a cheap remote for your basement tv: I use a harmony 300 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Logitech-Harmony-300-Remote-Universal/dp/B003BJTPBW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335294579&sr=8-1) - it's not as flashy as the other harmony remotes but is damn good (I prefer it to the remote my samsung tv came with) and it's only £17. Thanks for reporting back - valuable information for everyone.
  15. Glad Flirc is working so well for you! Thanks again for all the valuable information you've posted. It is most appreciated. Pleasant regards Chris!
  16. I thought an API has been mentioned somewhere on the website/forum so you're not going mad :) Until then...
  17. Happens with my mac - I found it doesn't happen when Flirc is plugged in (i.e. only when it isn't plugged in and the GUI is running does it exhibit this behaviour) So as far as i'm concerned it's a non-issue. If the software is causing these symptoms when Flirc is plugged in then please do start a new thread and we can try to sort something out. hope you enjoy your Flirc when it arrives, pleasant regards Chris!
  18. Welcome to the Flirc forum yawor! You have some very interesting ideas, of course it's up to Jason if they get implemented/are able to be implemented. But they are certainly interesting. pleasant regards Chris
  19. Was also thinking we could replace these: and (http://forum.flirc.tv/public/style_images/master/f_icon_read.png and http://forum.flirc.tv/public/style_images/master/f_icon.png respectively) with and just a random thought. (I've linked the original forum ones so a clever person should be able to find the images then swap them out for those one - for simplicities sake)
  20. Hi adamraz, Welcome to your first forum (glad you chose flirc forum!)), I'll write up a proper step by step at some point but for now i'll write a basic one. I'm assuming you're using FLIRC with your MacMini: 1) Program another device on your harmony remote as a TV (not the same make as the TV you're using) So your remote has 2 tv profiles. One for your TV, one for Flirc (see this post for further explaination) 2) Set-up Flirc plug flirc into a computer then using the flirc gui (http://www.flirc.tv/downloads/) switch to keyboard layout (in the menu at the top of your screen: controllers ---> Full Keyboard) then program each button on your remote to the correct letter xbmc uses (http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Keyboard) e.g. program "ok" on your remote to "enter" on flirc's virtual keyboard which would result in xbmc receiving "select" Repeat this step for all the buttons on your remote 3) Close the one-time set-up software then plug flirc into any computer that works with usb keyboards (virtually every computer) and you have a working remote. (Note you don't have to install the flirc software on every computer - just the one you want to program Flirc with) 4) Post back here with your experiences! Hope the above is helpful, Chris!
  21. Yes please do post back in case anyone else is using a similar remote. I'm going to move this thread to the remotes section (and add Samsung TV (HL-S4266W) to the title) so other people can find it a it easier (hopefully) :) Cheers Chris!
  22. I assume because the manufacturer though when in DVD mode (etc) you wouldn't need your favourite channels. Perhaps the remote doesn't send anything when in a different mode. Possibly. There is only one way to find out though... Can you map a tv device to the dvd category? Try a tv that is different to the model of tv that you have (i.e. if you have a samsung tv, choose a panasonic for the dvd setting to control flirc). That seems like a good bet to get more buttons working. pleasant regards Chris!
  23. Hi vogelap, I would sugest the sticky at the top of the subforum your thread is in: http://forum.flirc.tv/index.php?/topic/22-harmony-remotes/ (That said I would recommend it... I wrote it - credit to Eskro for discovering the content though!) Chris!
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