IR / RF Remote Controls for Windows: Links to Explanations, Tutorials, and Guides - Printable Version
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- ArturDent - 2009-04-08 14:00
New Tutorial: MCE Remote control on Win XP - The fastest way (All in One)
1. Download http://econs.rousse.spnet.net/Download/XBMC/XBMC_MCE_Remote.zip
2. UnZip Contents
3. Install EventGhost_0.3.7.r851_Setup.exe
4. Run “XBMC Remote.exe”, this will automatically start EventGhost
5. Load in EventGhost “XBMC_OK.xml”. File->Open…
6. Minimize EventGhost and XBMC Remote.
X. Be sure: XBMC Event Server is running. Home->Settings->Network->Event Server->Enable event server.
P.S. If you want be free to change source or/and XBMC_OK.xml
P.S.S. You can see keyboard events in XBMC Remote and TriggerEvent in EventGhost.
The captured keys (numpad1, numpad2..,Return, Escape….) will NOT work in keyboard. To enable keys again, please pause or close “XBMC Remote”.
08 April 2009, ArturDent
- gquiring - 2009-04-11 18:57
ArturDent Wrote:TO ADMIN:I just tried these steps and it bombs on running XBMC Remote.exe. "The application failed to initialize properly". I am running XP/SP3 with the MCE remote. After you install EventGhost is there anything you must configure before step 2?
- ArturDent - 2009-04-15 14:14
gquiring Wrote:I just tried these steps and it bombs on running XBMC Remote.exe. "The application failed to initialize properly". I am running XP/SP3 with the MCE remote. After you install EventGhost is there anything you must configure before step 2?
"2. UnZip Contents" - Did you have in directory "XBMC Remote.exe" AND "Gma.UserActivityMonitor.dll" or you run application from the Zip?
After you install EventGhost is there anything you must configure before step 2?
Did you have .Net Framework installed?
1. Stop XBMC Remote.exe and EventGhost.
2. Open Notepad or MS Word.
3. press number keys on MCE remote - you must see chars in Notepad/Word
Try to stop All other applications for MCE remote;
- slekkas - 2009-04-16 13:16
Half the buttons don't work with XBMC..
The play/pause, fastforward, backward etc (basically the top half of the MCE Remote) doesn't work.
Someone has solved this before but doesn't explain how. Please help. I've been asking about this for two days and nobody is replying.
- ArturDent - 2009-04-16 13:21
slekkas Try my solution HERE
Keyboard emulated Remote - langmarker - 2009-04-20 09:33
I have a remote that acts like a keyboard to windows. Most buttons work, but one, that is acknowledged as "h" to windows fails to work. I map it under keyboard section like other buttons (which works and takes the remaps), but this one button seems to fail.
On my usb keyboard, also connected to the computer, the key is acknowledged as exactly the same key-down code, and that works. What can I do?
- Vorm - 2009-04-21 12:26
steford Wrote:I'd like to add my experiences on getting the Cyberlink cheap remote (£5.99 Play.com) set up for use with XBMC using EventGhost.
Steford, I have one of these remotes and I started to try and set it up for XBMC last night. The remote that came with my Silverstone case using the iMon software is next to useless.
I have read your short tutorial for setting up this remote but being new to this whole scene (and Eventghost), it is all a little confusing.
If you (or anyone else who uses this software) could help a little it would be greatly appreciated.
I appologise in advance for being "dim"?
steford Wrote:I used this site for the basics and added 3 Mouse HID device plugins in XBMC giving them separate prefixes of 1, 2 and 3.
When you say "in XBMC" do you mean the folder for XBMC within the Eventghost set up? If so, I cant see how to do this. There doesn't seem to be a plugin for "HID Mouse".
steford Wrote:It's now worth going through every button on the remote and seeing what event it triggers in Eventghost so you'll have a nice list on the left which can be dragged to wherever you like when creating actions. I jotted down the corresponding event on the chart from the site above.
I tried using the advice from that site but just got confused when it referred to saving .dll files and exe files in the folders within mediaportal. I couldn't see any corresponding folder to use in XBMC.
steford Wrote:In Eventghost it was then just a matter of adding a macro to catch a remote keypress (drag the event across from the left) and emulating a keystroke eg the Play button on the remote is detected as "2.Button.1" which should emulate a "p" key for use in XBMC. This was repeated for each button that wasn't seen as a keypress - only 12 buttons for my setup. I made a folder called "Remote" in the "Context Folder" to house all this to keep it neat. The XML export is below
I have copied the XML you quoted, thanks, and created an xml file with this in but cannot see how, or where to import this into Evenghost.
steford Wrote:Hope this helps someone get into EventGhost which can seem quite daunting at first and utilise cheap remote hardware.
You're not kidding.
I know I'm asking a lot but could someone please help? :o
- ArturDent - 2009-04-21 12:39
Vorm Wrote:Steford, I have one of these remotes and I started to try and set it up for XBMC last night. The remote that came with my Silverstone case using the iMon software is next to useless...........
1. Uninstall all software and...
2. Try my solution HERE
The application that I made works perfectly with all tested versions of XBMC.
I capture and then filter events from MS-clone remote. You must have .NET 2.0 installed.(I thing you have )
- Vorm - 2009-04-21 12:50
ArturDent Wrote:1. Uninstall all software and...
Thank you. If you think it will work I will try it this evening if I get chance (Going out very early for the evening :cool.
I have remotely accessed my home HTPC, uninstalled the iMon software and installed the XBMC Remote.exe and loaded the XBMC_OK.xml.
I obviously cannot try it out until I get home though.
Placing a shortcut for XBMC Remote.exe in the startup folder and run it as minimized should be all I have to do to start this automatically?
- Vorm - 2009-04-22 01:13
Nope - doesnt work - only get the standard forward backward left right and enter commands working the rest are not recognized as commands from remote on the xbmc remote logger