[WINDOWS] HOW-TO use MCE remote in XBMC under Windows the easy way - Printable Version
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- srdegnan - 2010-12-21 13:33
elitegamer360 Wrote:Ok if you want to change a button on the remote with a specific action that is listed in keyboard.xml then use MceRemoteMapper app found on my remapping page on site. All you need is to find out what keyboard press required and map it to any button you want on the remote.
Thanks- I'll try later.
- elitegamer360 - 2010-12-21 13:38
srdegnan Wrote:Thanks- I'll try later.
If you want to know what your remote button sends and display a string that can be used in keyboard.xml download showkey.exe as well. Every thing you need to know is on site, as I said earlier let me know what you want & I will help you if it's easier for you that way.
- Tunak - 2010-12-21 16:53
i have done my homework
EventGhost was not working so good i was expected. after all i have changed the keyboard.xml to my remote commands read by ShowKeys (my remote is sending some commands - keyboard presses otherway like the original MCE Remote) and all functions are ok now. it was the only way to controll the XBMC - no reg file, no 3rd party sw. thx for your help.
- elitegamer360 - 2010-12-21 19:05
Tunak Wrote:i have done my homework
I'm glad you sorted it Very good indeed "good thinking" and thank you for reporting back This will be remebered in case any one similar to your situation asks for help
- silvine - 2010-12-22 01:23
Got the start button working after following your helpful instructions. However, the remote still won't recognise when I press the volume key and it won't let me rebind the guide button. I've tried using the MCE app in XBMC and the one provided via your website.
I tried pressing the volume buttons just before I closed XBMC. Log file here.
I am using Windows 7 64 bit, an MCE remote and XBMC 10.0.
- jhsrennie - 2010-12-22 12:16
The key part of the log is:
DEBUG: SDLKeyboard: scancode: 0, sym: 0, unicode: 0, modifier: 0
DEBUG: WinEventsWin32.cpp: APPCOMMAND 10
Your volume buttons are sending APPCOMMAND messages. APPCOMMAND 10 is volume up and 9 is volume down. XBMC does not handle the APPCOMMAND volume messages. Instead it passes them on to Windows where they should be changing the Windows volume settings. This is by design, because when I added a patch to XBMC to have it trap the volume APPCOMMANDs I got shouted at and had to take the patch out again.
I've lost track of what config changes you've made (this thread is becoming a bit of a monster!). I normally configure the volume buttons to send F8, F9 and F10, which Dharma recognises as Mute, Volume Down and Volume Up respectively. I can't remember how EliteGamer360's config sets the volume buttons; the MCERemote add-on configures them to send the function keypresses.
- silvine - 2010-12-22 14:01
I tried changing it from OEM to F8, F9, and F10 in the XBMC app and in the app for Windows but it didn't work. I also tried changing the guide button to 'i' but this didn't work either.
Am I doing something wrong and/or how do I do it in the XML file?
- elitegamer360 - 2010-12-22 14:05
silvine Wrote:Got the start button working after following your helpful instructions. However, the remote still won't recognise when I press the volume key and it won't let me rebind the guide button. I've tried using the MCE app in XBMC and the one provided via your website.
Sounds like you are not using a compatible MCE eHome driver as well similar to Tunak's situation. I looked at your Debug log and like JR said your volume keys send WM_APPCOMMAND that XBMC don't trap.
If you look back one page (23) you will see a similar problem to yours, if you do not have an eHome compatible driver you will be out of luck. You wont be able to configure some of your buttons. Double check your drivers pls.
Five posts above, Tunak said that he solved the volume buttons problem, you might want ot contact him to find out what did he did.
- elitegamer360 - 2010-12-22 14:08
silvine Wrote:I tried changing it from OEM to F8, F9, and F10 in the XBMC app and in the app for Windows but it didn't work. I also tried changing the guide button to 'i' but this didn't work either.
Do not worry about this detail my config v1.24 takes care of all that, but if you use my config and your remote does not work then you have an compatible MCE remote.
Please check your drivers and let me know what Remote/Receiver you are using. I made it very clear in my site, if you do not have "Microsoft eHome Infrared Transceiver" in Device Manager_> Human Interface Devices then you are outa luck. Sorry.
- elitegamer360 - 2010-12-22 14:12
srdegnan Wrote:Sorry - been through this whole thead and I still can't figure out an answer to some of this.
New Step by step remapping tutorial up and running, I thought that it might not be needed but I can be proved wrong. :-)
page can only be accessable from the Remmaping Options page.