Posts posted by Chris!
How did you program the remote? Using the pre-pared flirc profile on myharmony?
Your amp is controlled by IR too?
Easiest way to think of it:
Flirc is just a USB keyboard.
If you tried pressing XBMC/Kodi keyboard buttons on windows desktop it would do the same.
What would you like flirc to do when it's on windows desktop? Open Kodi by pressing a button on the remote?
Modmypi/the pi hut should be easier as it's based in the EU so has free trade of goods (you shouldn't be taxed). They're good as well.
There is a good chance you would get charged tax if Jason sent it from US (even if it were just one Flirc), the more flircs you buy the more you will be taxed.
Also if it's sent from Jason then it's going to take weeks to arrive.
If I left my iMac in Safari, for example, and then I sit on my couch and want to use Plex Home Theater, my remote keypresses would be sent to Safari, right?
However you could assign a button on your remote to open the plex app
You would have to figure out how to open plex using a keyboard combination.
e.g. tell mac that when you press ctrl+p to open plex app
then assign a remote button to ctrl+p using the Flirc GUI
Does this help?
Best way to understand the strength and weaknesses of Flirc is to understand how it appears to the computer as a regular usb keyboard.
You could always not press the remote when you are using iTunes. Could you describe your usage scenario a bit more and how flirc isn't fitting in?
Thanks Yawor, amended the help doc - just need to replace the screenshots
@Marcus: Sorry for hijacking your thread
Sorry, not sure how to answer your question. However I want to jump on this thread to ask Jason/Yawor/anyone else about a helpdesk article about Wake that I've marked as out of date as it mentioned some old releases of Flirc.
How applicable is this still? https://flirc.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/200904676--Out-of-date-Getting-flirc-to-wake-up-your-computer
My manufactures have been a bit bad about this
You're saying they... screwed up
bootldr should come up as one of the devices attached if it is there.
In theory if the main flirc part breaks it should still have the bootldr as a device in the device manager.
In case it helps:
Hi, I think there might be a bit of language barrier here so i'm going to try making a quick step by step video.
Give me 2 mins
Strange. Glad it's working now.
Did it stop working out of the blue or after a firmware upgrade?
Is there a "bootldr" device detected at all?
Isn't that more of a workaround though ?
It is a work around. Should work fine though
Maybe try asking the guys at myharmony, i've done all I can to help
Where abouts in the world do you live?
I wonder if your flirc is just defective in someway - we had a thread a few years ago where nothing was making it work, then we tried a different device and it was fine. Though the circumstances maybe different, I'll get Jason involved
In the video I didn't right click at all.
I clicked on the volume button then pressed setup (everytime you hear a "thunk" sound in the video - that's my trackpad clicking)
Ok, I didn't do anything fancy but hopefully it helps.
forgot to mention to sync the settings too
(I did this quickly in bed, my voice sounds weird though on this video)
I'm just going to make a youtube video, hopefully it'll help. Might take some time - bear with me
By chance they weren't captured every 2 presses were they?
e.g. Press "ok" - no response
Press "ok" - a response
Press "ok" - no response
What HPTC do you have? Raspberry pi?
Understandably, and Jason would give you a refund
@Jason: Is there a chance that this Flirc is defective? It doesn't seem to have any common symptoms to fixes we usually suggest. Could we tell from a configuration file?
(I'm going to assume the latter)
If you program the harmony TV profile to your TV (e.g. samsung), then program another device onto the harmony as per our help article (either a different tv brand or Flirc profile.
In the harmony settings you can click on the buttons in one profile and tell it to use another profile for those buttons.
Your using the flirc profile on your harmony, but when you press the volume it uses the TV profile
Or am I missing something from your issue?
When prograaming, very sensitive. After it's been programmed it's less sensitive to stray commands.
Do you have a 3D TV?
New sub forum?
[edit, so there could be different threads for different keymappings?
e.g. Keymappings for Netflix
Keymappings for Plex
I've compiled all the info in the help document so far: https://flirc.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/203167509-Setting-up-Flirc-with-PS4
I'll have another quick scan of this thread and update that doc, i've also requested the spreadsheet clotter sent you (couldn't find it in the helpdesk tickets)
You're using the TV remote to control the tv and the harmony remote to control PHT?
Or is the harmony programmed for both (one profile for tv and a different profile for Flirc?)
You mean this?
Where is the power on/off functionality in Flirc-SE?
in General Questions
It's ok when people are reasonable and nice about it.
Enjoy your flirc!