[WINDOWS] HOW-TO setup Sony PS3 Bluetooth Remote Control to work with XBMC - Printable Version
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- mzst - 2010-05-06 23:29
broseff Wrote:Hey all
Just change the keyboard action of "playstation" in "PS3 Remote aplication" (right click, configuration, double click on "playstation") to something you want or just delete it. dont forget to save (file, save)
- broseff - 2010-05-07 00:45
hey thanks for the quick reply
i realise i have to change it but what is the appropriate keyboard shortcuts to disconnect the bluetooth?
thats where im stuck
- mzst - 2010-05-07 01:35
broseff Wrote:hey thanks for the quick reply
oh ok. i thought you wanted to launch xbmc with the remote, sorry.
you need to install "BDRemotePowerManager.184.108.40.206" (page 13)
just unzip and execute, then do the steps as discribed in the post. if you have the widdcom stack drivers you need to unistall them first and install the microsoft bt stack. i won't have time to reply until after tomorow, so just try it out
- mzst - 2010-05-09 12:54
so did you manage to make it work?
- sIRwa2 - 2010-05-11 22:07
and if you want to "disconnect" manually, you have to press and hold the PS button for 6 seconds or more. that way the remote will shut down (disconnect)
- wizardcoder - 2010-06-13 12:21
- twotone8 - 2010-06-13 20:03
so... the solution to the power problem is to remember to 'disconnect' the remote whenever it's not in use? i'm using windows 7 64-bit so i don't the ink the power manager application will help me out. seriously considering buying this remote, just want to make sure i'm not buying batteries ever three days.
as far as i understand it, the ps3 remote will work like a charm, as long as i remember to hold the ps3 button for 6-seconds whenever i'm not using it.
am i correct?
- Fleegle - 2010-06-28 23:39
Has anyone tried this method using a BluLink remote? Link
I got my PS3 remote working with the program linked here, so I was hoping that the PS# BlueTooth portion of the BluLink remote would be a working solution to my XBMC remote confusion.
- jitterjames - 2010-06-29 00:30
twotone8 Wrote:so... the solution to the power problem is to remember to 'disconnect' the remote whenever it's not in use? i'm using windows 7 64-bit so i don't the ink the power manager application will help me out. seriously considering buying this remote, just want to make sure i'm not buying batteries ever three days.
that is correct. You will not want to be pressing the ps3 button for 6 seconds all the time though. The solution is simple. If you don't already have a battery charger get one with 4 AA nimH batteries. The remote takes two batteries. They will last you from a few days to maybe a week or two. When they run out, swap them with the other two and throw them in the charger. it takes two seconds.
rinse and repeat.
- djdafreund - 2010-07-02 04:42
I found something odd. I pulled out my PS3 remote to start using it, grabbed the link off first page, but won't work inside XBMC. I got the xbmc setting's set, and the remote is working great in everything BUT XBMC. In firefox, the buttons properly control things, and in wordpad the cursor button's work, and SMS buttons, and the PS button i set to open up XBMC works fine also, but when inside xbmc, XBMC isn't responding to ANY button's from the remote. Weird The moment i exit out manually, and hit a button, it's still working outside XBMC. Any suggestions?
Another thing i noticed, might be helpful or not, but pulling a battery out, then a few minute's later put it back in, and the controls are working fine again without a hitch. I don't know if that's helpful to others being afraid of draining the batteries when not using.
Oh yeah, using Windows 7 64bit, and original sony ps3 BD remote, and an XBMC build from last night's SVN (The 1st. Later tonights changes wasn't warranting a build is all.)