[WINDOWS] HOW-TO use MCE remote in XBMC under Windows the easy way - Printable Version
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- dimzen - 2011-04-15 03:47
- elitegamer360 - 2011-04-15 23:50
****Just updated the site with Config v1.25****
Every one who used v1.24 does not need to update to v1.25, the new Config.reg brings minor updates to support 2 additional buttons one on a Microsoft remote and the other on an HP HDX remote, therefore current users with such remotes or new users will benefit from this update. Please see the Config.reg Release logs for details.
I promised that I will be bringing an automated setup that has all the files need and contained in one small ".exe" file. I'm still working on it and I hope it will be much easier for new users joining the amazing XBMC community and it will even be better for the current users who need to reinstall the custom configuration again for any reason. I promise this time it would take less than 60 seconds to do with restart time "Depends on how long it takes your PC to restart " instead of the current 5-10 minutes.
I-O DATA Remote - badokun - 2011-04-16 05:54
I had the I-O DATA remote and would also like to enable all the functions on the remote. At the moment only the basic buttons work. Stop, play, ffw, etc.
If you dont mind can you please have a look at this one, and see if it'll be compatible before I start editing the registry and following your outlined steps.
I have the latest version of XBMC, and are running Windows 7 Ultimate-N64 bit.
Please let me know if I should supply further details.
- elitegamer360 - 2011-04-16 06:53
Please Make sure you have "Microsoft eHome Infrared Transceiver" under the Human Interface Devices in the Device manager.
Again in the Device Manager can you please also check that you have "eHome Infrared Receiver (USBCIR)" under the Universal Serial Bus Controllers.
Please let me know if your remote use any of the above drivers or any other driver as shown in the device manager. I've searched the net and seems to be no information about the compatibility of this remote.
- badokun - 2011-04-16 08:35
Yes on all accounts.
I installed the registry setting, copied the new keyboard config, and enabled "Remote Control Sends Keyboard Presses".
I noticed the numbers now work, and takes me quickly to a specific movie title starting with the corresponding letter, however none of the other keys seem to work..
The feature I desire the most is probably the 'i' key, the equivalent of a right-click on a mouse.
The only step i didnt do is "1.2 Green Start Button:", but I dont think this has anything to do with it.
Volume and mute buttons also dont seem to work.
elitegamer360 Wrote:Hi there,
- elitegamer360 - 2011-04-16 12:58
badokun Wrote:Yes on all accounts.weird! The remote acts like a "HID compliant device" that does not use the eHome driver!!
Mmmmmm... Can you be more specific please! I need to know what buttons do not work and/or if all the buttons do not work?! Can you use showkey.exe and tell me if the non working buttons send anything at all.
badokun Wrote:The feature I desire the most is probably the 'i' key, the equivalent of a right-click on a mouse.So what does your "i" button send? Again please use Showkey.exe
badokun Wrote:Volume and mute buttons also dont seem to work.Once again use Showkey.exe and tell me what the buttons send.
Here`s what work - badokun - 2011-04-16 13:53
thanks for helping out.
I`ve marked on this image what works and what doesnt. The buttons in yellow gives no response to the showkey app, and doesnt appear to be working. That said, the volume up and down, and mute button does work in Windows, and brings up a little notification on the bottom right of the screen.
elitegamer360 Wrote:weird! The remote acts like a "HID compliant device" that does not use the eHome driver!!
- elitegamer360 - 2011-04-16 14:49
Sorry to tell you that your remote is not an RC6 compatible or maybe a hybrid of some sort, and it would not accept my registry settings because it does not use the eHome driver. The second problem that you have an additional buttons that I can not identify like "10,11,12" and some other buttons written in Japanese above them that I have never seen in the past!
Now what you can do is revert to your original remote settings by applying the registry backup that you made before applying my Config file.
Then you can use showkey.exe to find what your buttons send and insert them in keyboard.xml accordingly. This is one option, the second option is as follows:-
I assume that you live in Japan and I'm not really sure what hardware is available over there, so if you can afford to get a Microsoft Certified remote then I'm sure if you look around for an RC6 IR receiver and Remote I'm sure you will be able to find one, and at the end of the day it will make your life much easier. :-)
ok - badokun - 2011-04-16 15:10
not exactly what i wanted to hear...
the remote was advertised as microsoft certified. even before making the registry change it already didnt show anything in the showkey app when i pressed the buttons that are not working.
did not know it can be this complicated. is there any other way of capturing what is sent by the remote...(other than the showkey app)?
Could I try and install another driver?
elitegamer360 Wrote:Hi again,
- elitegamer360 - 2011-04-16 15:34
badokun Wrote:not exactly what i wanted to hear...
There are so many clones around the world and I can tell you if you are not careful you can get the wrong hardware pretty easy.
Showkey.exe is the most reliable way of identifying if the remote is functioning or not, If it wasn't for jhsrennie taking the time to write this little app we would have resorted to harder reverse engineering techniques! So thanks to him for his efforts :-)
Now show me exactly what drivers your remote have, post a picture similar to this one please, as you can see this is whats on my system->