[WINDOWS] HOW-TO use XBMC and Vista Media Center with a MCE remote with EventGhost - Printable Version
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- CBR900Biker - 2009-04-18 09:20
The site Eventghost ist down .... where can I download the Programm ??
Can anyone help me ?
- LaTropa64 - 2009-04-19 00:00
eventghost.org is working for me but here's a different link to EventGhost_0.3.7.r851_Setup.exe: http://www.mediafire.com/file/omcmwjdymjz/EventGhost_0.3.7.r851_Setup.exe
- ptipton - 2009-05-11 16:48
Am trying this with windows XP MCE 2005 and almost have it working but have the following issues:
1. When in windows media center and start XBMC , XBMC starts "behind" windows media center.
2. With eventghost loaded when I try and play Live tv I get a set top box error saying that the remote sensor is not connected so there seems to be some incompatibility here ( Without eventghost running Live Tv works fine).
I'm using eventghost 0.3.7 r918 as the latest r965 gave errors at the end of installation and would not run.
Any help much appreciated.
- LaTropa64 - 2009-05-11 17:30
1 can be solved by adding "find window: xbmc.exe" and then "bring to front" commands in your EventGhost macro for starting xbmc.
I'm not sure about your 2nd issue. Vista Media Center works fine for me regardless of eventghost running. Did you uncheck the disable HID option when you added the mce plugin to eventghost?
- ptipton - 2009-05-12 16:00
LaTropa64 Wrote:1 can be solved by adding "find window: xbmc.exe" and then "bring to front" commands in your EventGhost macro for starting xbmc.
Thanks. That solved the issue of xbmc opening behind MCE . Cant seem to solve the second problem though. I checked that the diable HID was unchecked and also tried using a a completly different xml file with HID disabled but in both cases when I go to live tv i get the same remote sensor is not connected error
- yunti - 2009-05-12 23:57
Sorry I haven't really used Event ghost before.
How do I import your xml that you have created?
- LaTropa64 - 2009-05-13 00:08
ptipton Wrote:Cant seem to solve the second problem though. I checked that the diable HID was unchecked and also tried using a a completly different xml file with HID disabled but in both cases when I go to live tv i get the same remote sensor is not connected errorHmmm... I'm not sure about that one. Like I said, it works fine for me but I am using Vista. Maybe it's an XP thing. You might want to try asking on the eventghost forum.
yunti Wrote:Sorry I haven't really used Event ghost before.File > Open
- yunti - 2009-05-13 22:16
LaTropa64 Wrote:File > Open
Thanks very simple (for some reason it didn't work the first few times but I can import it fine now.
However Eventghost doesn't seem to pick up any of the remote buttons presses in the log. (The remote is working as it will open Windoes Media Centre etc...)
The log picks up manually opening/closing XBMC etc... and other actions.
Any ideas why evenghost isn't picking up any remote actions?
(I also have the MCE remote plugin loaded)
(and bizzarely I can also move around eventghost with the remote using the directional remote keys)
- LaTropa64 - 2009-05-14 00:22
Make sure you start Eventghost as an administrator. Right click "Run as Administrator".
- Zippo2009 - 2009-05-18 22:11
I am doing your tutorial today, and have been scratching my head here.
How do I get the "play" button on my official MCE remote to "play" a movie in XBMC ?
I don't see it listed on the huge dropdown menu of actions, and these actions are for KEYBOARD... not for a remote... so I'm very confused.
how do I get that "play" to work ?
it would be the same question for "stop" and "rewind" etc, but if I can get an answer on "play" the rest should be self-explanatory :-)
Thanks to you or anyone who can answer !
[quote=LaTropa64]10. Now to start populating the XBMC folder. I