[WINDOWS] HOW-TO setup Sony PS3 Bluetooth Remote Control to work with XBMC - Printable Version
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- choochee - 2010-11-06 15:16
cheetah05 Wrote:This should work absolutely fine.
cheetah05 I know how it works, all commands are set up properly other wise none would work. Like I said, CTRL + B and CTRL + F which makes MCE7 jump forward or back a few seconds on the keyboard works fine, via remote, ONLY those commands don't work.
- cheetah05 - 2010-11-06 21:01
choochee Wrote:cheetah05 I know how it works, all commands are set up properly other wise none would work. Like I said, CTRL + B and CTRL + F which makes MCE7 jump forward or back a few seconds on the keyboard works fine, via remote, ONLY those commands don't work.
Which remote buttons have you assigned those keyboard buttons to so I can test them. A screenshot of your configuration would be nice.
- choochee - 2010-11-07 01:13
cheetah05 Wrote:Which remote buttons have you assigned those keyboard buttons to so I can test them. A screenshot of your configuration would be nice.
*note* I don't use them at the same time, just comparing, 1.0beta mapping works fine on all buttons.
- hamish910 - 2010-11-07 03:13
I've installed the experimental release (along with a friend at a different location) and it initially seems to work well.
Keymaps are easy to configure, the PS3 remote hibernation feature is working and in general it seemed to be pretty perfect.
Unfortunately we have both found that if you leave the remote idle for more then about 2-3 minutes it will start to register random key presses in whatever app has focus.
This happens regardless of if remote hibernation is switched on or off but oddly seems to be less of an issue if I turn off triple tap.
I originally thought it was an issue with XBMC but I closed that and opened up notepad and after a few minutes it started adding key presses in there as well.
In this case, both computers are running windows 7 (32 bit) as basically stock installs apart from XBMC and the PS3 BluMote software.
Is anyone else having this issue and does anyone have a fix?
I've also included the config file below if its of any help.
That mapping works out as: http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l524/hamish910/PS3Remote-Marked-Updated.jpg
- hamish910 - 2010-11-07 04:03
OK, so pretty much ignore all the above.
Connected the PS3 remote to my laptop and it worked perfectly, nice fast responses from the buttons and no random key presses.
Looks like the issue is with the bluetooth dongles we have been using, we will have to find some decent broadcom ones to match what's in my laptop.
I'll leave the above post intact in case anyone wants to use the config file as it's fairly complete and functional.
For the record, the part we had the issue with was: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=6186 although the dongle does seem to work fine with other devices like my phone for example, just not the PS3 remote.
- LonelyTV - 2010-11-08 05:07
I've been using the experimental version of the program, and every time I wake the remote (rather every time I USE the program) my CPU usage goes from ~0% to 100% and stays that way until I quit the program even if I turn off the remote. Anyone else experiencing this or am I the only one?
I'm running the program on Windows 7 Ultimate with a IO Gear USB Bluetooth dongle.
- trouble2000 - 2010-11-26 20:56
Is is possible to wake the pc with this remote?
And where can i get the ps3 remote application, the one on choochee's post (the one on the right).
- jitterjames - 2010-11-26 21:06
It may depend on what you are using for a bluetooth dongle / stack but as far as I know it is not possible to wake a pc with the remote.
I don't know the answer to your other question. I use eventGhost with the ps3remote plugin, and it works great.
- mach170 - 2010-11-26 21:16
hamish910 Wrote:I've installed the experimental release (along with a friend at a different location) and it initially seems to work well.
This is happening with my setup as well. I'm using a Trust 15542 Bluetooth dongle (http://www.trust.com/products/product.aspx?artnr=15542). With mine it will stop the movie that is playing after about 2-3 minutes.
I'll have to turn of triple tap and see if that helps with mine.
- mach170 - 2010-11-26 22:18
Well... I turned off triple tap and have played a movie for 1 hour without it stopping on it's own, so there must be a bug with triple tap and some Bluetooth dongles.