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RE: [WINDOWS] HOW-TO use MCE remote in XBMC under Windows the easy way - elitegamer360 - 2012-07-15 21:33
(2012-07-15 07:07)bossanova808 Wrote:(2012-07-14 14:50)elitegamer360 Wrote:(2012-07-14 03:38)bossanova808 Wrote: @elitegamer360
Thanks for the info mate, will definitely be looking into the PVR part of XBMC in the near future. And will make sure the keyboard.xml additions will be added in the next release. To tell you the truth I have not looked into the PVR part nor thought of making any additions to keybaord.xml in that regard yet, because I am foucsing on rewriting the scripts with new features and writing a new setup launchers that should decrease the overall package size. I took note of the link you sent about the additions to keyboard.xml but since you told me If you want to share your part then by all means you're welcome to do so, I will review and update keyboard.xml accordingly.
RE: [WINDOWS] HOW-TO use MCE remote in XBMC under Windows the easy way - ThePastor - 2012-07-15 22:16
Thanks for the response.
Yeah, I saw that you were on holiday. I hope it was awesome! I only mentioned Mike in case he was still looking for an answer.
This is the remote, from the Wiki: http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=File:Hpremote.jpg
It's listed as the older version of the HP remote and the button I'm referring to is the one in the upper right which says TV, directly above the "Videos" button and directly to the right of the "power" button.
The troubling aspect is that showkeys does not register a keystroke so I don't know what ID it is.
Thanks for all of your help!
RE: [WINDOWS] HOW-TO use MCE remote in XBMC under Windows the easy way - elitegamer360 - 2012-07-16 02:25
@ ThePastor: yes mate I had a great holiday thank you
I hope I will be solving your issue in this post! I have made a quick registry mod with couple of keys I knew from my research in the past and hopefully I have the correct one listed.
Anyways download Config.v1.28_tester.zip I have included 4 new additions which I suspect one of them will be the TV button I hope. You will find them right at the end of the reg file.
I have randomly set them with different codes, so download the zip file, unzip then double click on the new reg file, press "Yes" to apply then restart. Now after you restart use ShowKey.exe to find out if the "TV" button will send anything at all. If I got it right the "TV" button should send "Ctrl-shift-T", if it does not work I still have couple key codes but I have a feeling that they will not work. Anyways I hope this does.
Please let me know the outcome so I can update the reg file in next update.
RE: [WINDOWS] HOW-TO use MCE remote in XBMC under Windows the easy way - bossanova808 - 2012-07-16 04:00
Ok I will upload a link to my keyboard.xml tonight and you can see if any of it suits you.
Basically, I have modified things such that back is always one step back, exit is always 'big back' -> i.e. goes to home mostly, that during playback the ok button pauses and re-starts (much like pressing space in pretty much any media player), there are custom harmony keys for reloading keymaps and skins if you develop, things like that.
Entirely up to you whether you like these changes of course!
RE: [WINDOWS] HOW-TO use MCE remote in XBMC under Windows the easy way - bossanova808 - 2012-07-16 15:06
As promised - http://code.google.com/p/bossanova808-xbmc-addons/source/browse/repository-downloads/Other%20Downloads/Keymaps/keyboard.xml
RE: [WINDOWS] HOW-TO use MCE remote in XBMC under Windows the easy way - ThePastor - 2012-07-18 19:05
Oh, that's great!!!
I will give this a try, tonight and let you know what happens!
RE: [WINDOWS] HOW-TO use MCE remote in XBMC under Windows the easy way - elitegamer360 - 2012-07-19 00:17
(2012-07-16 15:06)bossanova808 Wrote: As promised - http://code.google.com/p/bossanova808-xbmc-addons/source/browse/repository-downloads/Other%20Downloads/Keymaps/keyboard.xmlOK Cool mate, I had a look and most of the stuff depends on user preference I think, I did the "clean library/Update library" but people complained about it, specially the clean library one is dangerous if you have your media disconnected, so I removed it etc... "just giving you an example" but for sure I will add the PVR section so that it will be standard in every release many thanks for your efforts anyways
(2012-07-18 19:05)ThePastor Wrote: Oh, that's great!!!
Great, let me know the result then.
RE: [WINDOWS] HOW-TO use MCE remote in XBMC under Windows the easy way - bossanova808 - 2012-07-19 02:10
Yeah no worries, I can always merge my changes back in to newer versions although now it's all working so well for me it's kinda hard to see what else can be improved!
Actually, I do plan on modding the autohotkey script so that I can launch my normal xbmc as well as a test AE version all from the remote...have to say I am surprised that once tuned Windows is actually a very felxible platform for XBMC...
RE: [WINDOWS] HOW-TO use MCE remote in XBMC under Windows the easy way - tixx - 2012-07-24 08:21
First off, love this tool, been using it for a while and its the easiest way to config an mce remote for xbmc. Thanks Elitegamer!!.
Ive just recently installed eden, and really wanted to tweak my media box properly. The biggest issue ive got at the moment is when customregis is installed, the remote doesnt work properly on other media playing apps, for example powerdvd. I use powerdvd for some videos and xbmc for others. is there an easy way around this? im sure the question has been asked before, but cant find it amongst all these pages.
p.s. - anyone know why mce remotes dont work out the box with xbmc? you'd think the market share would be big enough to have this implemented.
RE: [WINDOWS] HOW-TO use MCE remote in XBMC under Windows the easy way - elitegamer360 - 2012-07-25 04:20
@ bossanova808: No probs
@ tixx: You welcome use this alternative setup, link clearly available on the end of the first post of this thread.