[WINDOWS] HOW-TO setup Sony PS3 Bluetooth Remote Control to work with XBMC - Printable Version
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- superarcan - 2010-02-04 15:04
sIRwa2 Wrote:Very Nice Work superarcan. im glad somone picked up the ball. i dont use eventghost. but i'll give it a try.. this feature is the last thing that makes the remote app finished..
Please keep me up2date.
PS what u are using?
more info - superarcan - 2010-02-05 03:37
the usage @ BDRemotePowerFix:
download and unzip all components in one folder
run BDRemotePowerFix.exe, when all work fine it start writing back
the output @ BDRemotePowerFix:
the loop time is according to status of device (longer -60s when in "sleep mode" , shorter -20s when awake)
if u see a short black window flashing when try to run, this mean a exceptions is throw. Please open the application from a cmd/dos window and read (coppy and replay here the exceptions text).
if u see:
- sIRwa2 - 2010-02-05 14:58
i can seem to run the app. i Get:
Quote:[bt] Search for BD Remote...
i use the normal drivers hat came with my Bt dongle Win XP Pro and Cheetah's BD app no other apps
- superarcan - 2010-02-05 18:17
sIRwa2 Wrote:i use the normal drivers hat came with my Bt dongle Win XP Pro and Cheetah's BD app no other apps32feet.NET it is the lib i use to connect to bluetooth.
This must work with Microsoft Windows stack see here.
I think u:
1. have not Microsoft Windows stack but Widcomm or BlueSolei. (if this is the case u can force, in 95% of devices, usage of Microsoft Windows stack (google for it or see this = work for Widcomm and BlueSolei)
2. your bluetooth is not connected, if so just connect and run app.
- sIRwa2 - 2010-02-05 19:42
Yep You are right.. i was using Widcomm
But i used this link you gave and now i am using the Microsoft drivers.
and it seems to work fine. May i suggest when you make it a taskbar app can you use a red and a green icon to indicate if the device is awake or asleep. and maybe give the option to choose the timeout seconds..
very nice, im impressed
- superarcan - 2010-02-06 11:19
Yes, of course, I come to same ideea now that i used a little: taskbar app, 2 ico, options....
i also try to put a battery level indicator. But this can be manage from EG too.
hope to do this in next days.
Till then you van make a run.bat file like this:
- sIRwa2 - 2010-02-07 00:18
- sIRwa2 - 2010-02-07 00:22
battery level would be awsome.. can these two apps be united into one? maybe cheetah is interested into co-development.
p.s. i some how double posted.. ehh oeps?
- superarcan - 2010-02-07 13:36
sIRwa2 Wrote:Whats EG?EventGhost
BDRemotePowerManager.1.0.1 - superarcan - 2010-02-09 04:03
Ok i transform the BDRemotePowerFix in BDRemotePowerManager.
BD Remote Power Manager 1.0.1 put PS3 BD Remote to sleep mode / sniff mode / low-power state mode, after a time of inactivity to save battery life and show status of remote in systray.
Application work in Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (tested only in 32bit env)
Application work ONLY with Microsoft Bluetooth Stack because it use 32feet.NET warpper. ( To use Microsoft Bluetooth Stack with your device on XP see here.)
Application work well with EventhGhost last version an last PS3 plugin.
At first run you need to setup Bluetooth address / Device of your BD remote: click on "Populate Items", wait to finish, the application try to find this data for you, if fail you must choose from lists.
After, you can change time in minutes to wait befor put to sleep the remote.
Now, you can start the loop with "Start" button. For any new changes (Bluetooth address, Device, time to wait) to take effect you need to stop and start the loop.
Application save the settings for late use.
Application can be minimize to systray icon and start like this when "auto start at startup" option is used .
Systray icon change color from gray - loop not started, red - Awake, green - Slipping.
The "auto start at startup" option is to start looping when application start, is not connected with windows startup. For application to run at windows startup you need to set this manual.
- show in main window a log with all operations.
- have build-in UAC manifest to can easy run with full rights (need to manage devices), and MUST be run with full rights.
- make use of treading to work and interact with users in same time.
- can interact with other HID Bluetooth device like: Bluetooth Mouse, Bluetooth Keyboard.
- is not working with some applications that block device like HIP.
An AnaAreMere Project.