How to Power ON/OFF your HTPC using a Remote? - Printable Version
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- voip-ninja - 2012-01-31 01:20
eskro Wrote:yeah but still, i just need to avoid going out on a friday night and
You need to stop drinking 12 year old scotch and start drinking cheap american bourbon.
- Balinus - 2012-01-31 03:11
For shutdown, I just use this "trick" :
In keyboard.xml I add this line :
Then, in EventGhost I add a macro under XBMC folder. The macro is to emulate the keystroke "y" and assign the remote button that you want to use for shutdown.
By pressing the button on the remote, it shuts down the computer. If I'm not in XBMC, I just press the "green" button of my MCE remote, which loads XBMC, then I press the remote button assigned to "y".
So, with that, I can shutdown the HTPC from any situations, even if the TV is not opened.
- eskro - 2012-01-31 03:45
true Balinus, but its still done from within XBMC
and needs you to push 2 buttons
let alone configure macro/eventghost/keyboard.xml
i might reach the developper and ask them for discount price for XBMC users!
(idea from voip)
- bluray - 2012-01-31 06:58
If you have something similar to this "Lenovo Enhanced Multimedia Remote with backlit keyboard N5902 New", you should be able to shut down HTPC the same way as USB mouse. No messy codes required!
- r1lee - 2012-01-31 07:24
voip-ninja Wrote:No, that's not correct.
again, i have no clue what your XBMC is doing. But here's a video I just put together. One is when I press S, it will show that my Shutdown is the one that is highlighted, all i have to do is press enter after that.
in the video, you will see my PC Shut down completely, since that is the sequence on my harmony, S then Enter. If it exited XBMC, the lights to the PC would still be on.
I might not be as experienced as some of you guys when it comes to XBMC, but i don't seem to have this issue you are experiencing.
but yeah, if you have a solution that works, then it's the best solution for you. But to say that he Harmony is incapable of doing this is wrong. I've done mine with no delay, and if you see the angle that i'm currently sitting form the Tv, the HP USB IR still picks it up easily.
- eskro - 2012-01-31 08:28
thanks for the video r1lee
- Balinus - 2012-01-31 17:12
eskro Wrote:true Balinus, but its still done from within XBMC
True, but saving 20$ for 3min of work, that's 400$/hr salary!
Anyway, I still agree that eventghost is complicated, but it can do everything on a computer... for free. Though, I reckon I had to read some "how-to's" to learn Eventghost.
This guide did the trick, fairly easy : http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=48667&highlight=remote
- eskro - 2012-01-31 17:16
yes i've read that same guide, described good.
- voip-ninja - 2012-01-31 17:17
bluray Wrote:If you have something similar to this "Lenovo Enhanced Multimedia Remote with backlit keyboard N5902 New", you should be able to shut down HTPC the same way as USB mouse. No messy codes required!
Are you talking about picking up the keyboard and shutting down manually? Ick.
- bluray - 2012-01-31 20:15
voip-ninja Wrote:Are you talking about picking up the keyboard and shutting down manually? Ick.What you are looking at in the link is a very compact keyboard/mouse/remote in a single unit!