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#1 blumamba OFFLINE  

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 08:21 PM

I have a htpc that I replaced with a new win10 and flirc due to a new case without the ir.  The old pc would go into emby and no issues with harmony remote.  New pc will not allow use of the same remote without moving the mouse first?  While on my Skull Canyon NUC using another Harmony remote on win10 no issues.

 

What am i missing here?



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Posted 05 December 2018 - 10:52 PM

How does flirc work?



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 04:50 PM

Here is the site.  It is an soc basically and is simple enough.  I cant tell you exactly how it works, if that is what you were asking?  I just programmed it using the commands already in my Harmony and it works.  It just wont work at bootup until you physically move the mouse.

 

https://flirc.tv/more/flirc-usb



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 01:16 PM

Does keyboard input work?



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 08:43 PM

Yes Keyboard works, no issues there.



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 11:28 PM

If the keyboard works then that means Theater has focus and can receive input. I'm afraid I do not know what is preventing flirc from controlling the app. What kind of signals does it send, do you know?



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 11:35 PM

I believe it emulates a MCE remote. It can also send keyboard pressses if you choose to set it up that way.

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 12:07 AM

I believe it emulates a MCE remote. It can also send keyboard pressses if you choose to set it up that way.

 

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 12:08 AM

Yes Keyboard works, no issues there.

 

can you give an example of what button isn't working?



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Posted 08 December 2018 - 05:03 PM

When I boot the system, it automatically loads emby.  The Harmony will not work at all until the mouse is powered on AND used.  No buttons will work at all until the mouse is used first.  I do have it set up for the MCE remote.


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Posted 08 December 2018 - 05:06 PM

I also found that I have to hit a button twice, like double click on a mouse on both htpcs now.  Where my NUC allows me to boot and use the remote my win10 pc will not but they both now seem to want double button presses?



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Posted 08 December 2018 - 06:29 PM

That's odd because i have a harmony for testing and don't see that problem at all.



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Posted 10 December 2018 - 09:18 AM

I have some theories on this and will be testing this week as time permits and will let you know what I find, if I find the issue?



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Posted 10 December 2018 - 02:26 PM

Great, thanks !



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Posted 13 December 2018 - 10:51 PM

I believe it was due to the inclusion of the cec drivers after the initial install.  I uninstalled on both machines and did not install (which I did install knowingly) them this time and the issue is gone.  Now on both systems, they respond to and boot up as it should.  

 

On a side note,  why do some of the images disappear and reappear after entering the item on the home screen?



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Posted 15 December 2018 - 12:25 AM

That's interesting, thanks.

 

 

 

On a side note,  why do some of the images disappear and reappear after entering the item on the home screen?

 

Which images exactly?



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Posted 21 December 2018 - 01:20 AM

Can you please try this version:

https://www.dropbox....heater.zip?dl=0

 

Just unzip and run it portable. Thanks.



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Posted 17 January 2019 - 12:05 PM

The images issue is mostly gone now with several of the last few updates.  I posted on this in a couple of newer threads relating to this.  I dont think I am of help in this though because for me it was random, for giggles I resized the art and still a no go.  If I download new art via emby it will display, however If I replace the poster with my art it may or may not display for a day or so.  Then it does display but moves to a different movie and wont display its art?  IDK......It has gotten considerably better the last few releases and its not displaying 5% of the time and its 1 or two movies on the home screen where as it was several in a row on past releases.  I had to enter them and exit them to have the art be displayed.  After exiting one movie most of the other art is displayed with the exception of 1 or 2.  This was even after an hour or so just sitting idle.  

 

Again after the last few updates it now is only 1 - 3.



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Posted 18 January 2019 - 12:35 AM

Thanks for the feedback !






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