[WINDOWS] HOW-TO easily get MCE Remote working flawlessly in XBMC with EventGhost - Printable Version
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[WINDOWS] HOW-TO easily get MCE Remote working flawlessly in XBMC with EventGhost - F3d0r - 2008-10-07 21:42
As the stickied tutorial seems to be outdated and cumbersome I just want to share an alternate approach on this widespread problem with you.
To get your MCE remote working with XBMC and many more applications of your choice just take the following steps:
(no need for alternate drivers, .NET 3.5 etc)
The described method should work for XP32/64 and Vista32/64, please also note that EG also supports many more remotes/other input devices.
Some additional information for Vista:
The current version of the MCE Remote Plugin in EventGhost stops working after suspend/resume.
However, I have fixed this bug and if needed you can download the fixed version of the dll from the EG support forums.
This fixed version of the dll is included in Eventghost v0.3.6.1483.
- kirs - 2008-10-08 00:41
Latest version of the XBMC event client for Event Ghost available here:
- ptipton - 2008-10-08 04:04
F3d0r Wrote:As the stickied tutorial seems to be outdated and cumbersome I just want to share an alternate approach on this widespread problem with you.
Until the xbmc mythtv frontend project is finished I need to use both XBMC and Windows MCE 2005. With the standard XBMC for windows install this is a bit of a nightmare as when your in XBMC if you hit the wrong button by mistake ( eg Live TV, Guide etc) it fires up Windows Media Center.
The perfect situation for me would be to have the remote only work with XBMC when in XBMC with perhaps one button ( say the green button) that started MCE and if possible one button when in MCE that would fire up XBMC.
Would this be possible with Event Ghost? What I really want to avoid is messing up the remote in MCE as the family still use this a great deal for line TV.
- Livin - 2008-10-08 05:01
Does this work with other IR Receivers (USB-UIRT) and a Harmony programmed like an MCE remote?
What doe you mean... connect the action with the events? Can you elaborate?
- Broads - 2008-10-08 08:50
Where can I find the xbmc plugin for event ghost?
I have the lastest beta but looking under program plugins I can not see it?
- F3d0r - 2008-10-08 08:59
Broads Wrote:Where can I find the xbmc plugin for event ghost?
A reasonable version of the XBMC plugin is part of beta 0.3.6.1479.
Context Menu Config Tree -> Add Plugin -> Program Control - XBMC
The latest version of the XBMC plugin is available at
However, as most functions of XBMC are available via keyboard shortcuts the plugin is not even needed to control most aspects of XBMC if you map the remote control events to Emulate Keystroke actions.
- F3d0r - 2008-10-08 09:04
Livin Wrote:Does this work with other IR Receivers (USB-UIRT) and a Harmony programmed like an MCE remote?
Yes, have a look at the supported IR-Receiver list.
Livin Wrote:What doe you mean... connect the action with the events? Can you elaborate?
After you have loaded the MCE and the XBMC plugin simply press a button on your remote.
After this, drag and drop the resulting event from the log window of EG to the corresponding XBMC macro on the right.
A tutorial with some more info on EG is available on the following page:
Controlling Your Living Room with EventGhost
- Livin - 2008-10-08 09:23
F3d0r Wrote:Yes, have a look at the supported IR-Receiver list.
cool, thank you for the pointer!
- Broads - 2008-10-08 13:57
MCE remote moves cursor up / down / left / right
But no events are trapped in VISTA.. do I need to apply a different mce driver?
- F3d0r - 2008-10-08 16:27
Broads Wrote:MCE remote moves cursor up / down / left / right
When enabling the Microsoft MCE Remote plugin make sure to check the "Disable HID service for this remote" option.
With this option it works with the standard Vista drivers.