Having Trouble Configuring this remote (1 Viewer)

Iceman89610

Portal Pro
July 19, 2008
379
28
Ipswich
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Hi guys,

I have been away from Mediaportal for quite sometime and decided to come back and build a new machine for this great program again. I am setting mediaportal up on my laptop to test it before moving it over to a dedicated system and I am having trouble with a new remote I purchased from Maplins : Media Centre IR Remote : PresentersPC Remotes : Maplin

Does anyone know how to get this working? What I press the start button, nothing happens. The remote works fine in Media Centre but I cannot get anything to happen in Mediaportal. I'm assuming that it needs mapping somehow but not sure on what to do so any help you can give would be appreciated.

Many Thanks

Steven:confused:
 

nuthouse

New Member
February 9, 2011
2
0
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I have exactly the same issue with this remote,

I have also tried to select the HID remote and this gives me a little more functionality with sometrickplay functionality while in listening to music. However this is minimal buttons operationg and not everything that i need. I can see the logging of the keys when I have selected the remote type to be in HID mode but where do i see the key presses log when i select the remote to be in the MCE remote mode and extended logging to further this issue with this exact remote.

This remote is nicely built but useless if I cannot solve this functionality or mapping process.

any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
 

madcart

Portal Member
January 20, 2011
19
1
England England
Have you tried using the HID mode with KeyboardInputPlugin?
If your remote outputs keystrokes (which you can see in a DOS prompt), then i would ignore the whole remote section and install the KeyboardInputPlugin instead - it lets you map the CTRLed and SHIFTed keystrokes you'll see from the remote to MediaPortlal functions.
 

Iceman89610

Portal Pro
July 19, 2008
379
28
Ipswich
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I have exactly the same issue with this remote,

I have also tried to select the HID remote and this gives me a little more functionality with sometrickplay functionality while in listening to music. However this is minimal buttons operationg and not everything that i need. I can see the logging of the keys when I have selected the remote type to be in HID mode but where do i see the key presses log when i select the remote to be in the MCE remote mode and extended logging to further this issue with this exact remote.

This remote is nicely built but useless if I cannot solve this functionality or mapping process.

any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Hi mate,

Would be interested to know if you get this working. I don't want to have to buy another remote if this one will work (with some tweaking).

Thanks

Steven
 

Iceman89610

Portal Pro
July 19, 2008
379
28
Ipswich
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Iceman and nuthouse - check this out: https://forum.team-mediaportal.com/mediaportal-plugins-47/generic-keyboard-remote-input-plugin-25755/

As madcart suggested above, this plugin works perfectly. I've assigned all the buttons on the exact same remote as yours and it works a treat. And really simple to set up too.
Hi Simondus,

I've read through all the info and I think I've download the right file but I don't suppose you would be willing to share your xml files and help me out as I really don't have a clue about this at all???? :confused:
 

SimondusMaximus

MP Donator
  • Premium Supporter
  • December 27, 2009
    171
    26
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    No probs bud. I used the mpe1 installer on the first page of the thread to make it nice and easy. Once installed, pop into MP config, plugins, "Keyboard Input Plugin". Click "Import", and in the "remote" folder go to "MCE-Remote based mappings" and select the "keyboard.xml" file.

    Now expand the groups on the left and highlight a function you want to assign to a button on the remote. Then on the right of the window, click the "Key" box and press a button on the remote. The box will populate with whichever key stroke the remote simulates. For example, expand "Generic Buttons", then highlight "Record", click the "Key" box on the right-hand side and press the record button on the remote. It should populate the box with "Ctrl+R". Do the same thing for every function you want to assign to your remote and that should serve you well.

    Hope that makes sense. Let me know how you get on.

    Cheers
    Si
     

    Iceman89610

    Portal Pro
    July 19, 2008
    379
    28
    Ipswich
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    No probs bud. I used the mpe1 installer on the first page of the thread to make it nice and easy. Once installed, pop into MP config, plugins, "Keyboard Input Plugin". Click "Import", and in the "remote" folder go to "MCE-Remote based mappings" and select the "keyboard.xml" file.

    Now expand the groups on the left and highlight a function you want to assign to a button on the remote. Then on the right of the window, click the "Key" box and press a button on the remote. The box will populate with whichever key stroke the remote simulates. For example, expand "Generic Buttons", then highlight "Record", click the "Key" box on the right-hand side and press the record button on the remote. It should populate the box with "Ctrl+R". Do the same thing for every function you want to assign to your remote and that should serve you well.

    Hope that makes sense. Let me know how you get on.

    Cheers
    Si
    Si,

    Many Thanks for that. Its been a big help and I've got most of the buttons sorted out now apart from a few. On the remote, the i button wouldn't respond and i'd like this to be able to show info about the program i'm watching when I press it. Possible?? Replay & Skip I didn't understand so they are blank for now. What do you use these for? Power TV also does nothing but when pressed the pc goes into standby mode??

    Might be handy to know what you have mapped to each button but so far so good so many thanks for that.

    Steven
     

    madcart

    Portal Member
    January 20, 2011
    19
    1
    England England
    Glad its working.

    Replay and Skip are what you would use on a CD player for skipping to the previous or next track. Or advancing chapters in a DVD.

    I have the 'i' button (CTRL-K) mapped to the context menu, so it pulls up a menu when i am playing DVDs etc.

    Power TV does the same for me - i quite like it like that tho so i left it.
     

    Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

    OP Similar threads Forum Replies Date
    P Recording films that have an "intermission" General 3
    V Do you have to have a smart tv for it to work? Newcomers Forum 4
    T [solved] Any idea where Channel 107 (DVB-T2) BBC News HD (and others!) have gone??? Installation, configuration support 12
    C Looking at transitioning from SageTV, but have some questions Newcomers Forum 1
    D media portal 2.2 have movies shown on genre not name General 6
    Terra Videos do not start playing on first attempt, always have to press play twice General Support 9
    G [fixed] [MP2-611] Having problems with subtitles (ATSC) 2.2 Archive 14
    T Moving Pictures...seem to have 'lost' ability to display Movie info. (eg Resolution/Audio) Moving Pictures 2
    N [fixed] Where do I find radio programmes I have recorded MediaPortal 2 1
    J Trying out MP 1 again, have some questions and a few log files Newcomers Forum 5
    BlueMax1916 [Question] What does MP2 Server Service have to do with ...microsoft.com/filestreamingservice...? MediaPortal 2 3
    CyberSimian Do skin variables have global scope? MediaPortal 1 16
    A Do anyone have TV-Server 2
    J upgraded to mp2 but have a few queries! General 17
    The_Stig Sad, but I have just abandoned MediaPortal Team Lounge 3
    G Channel 4 HD have withdrawn from Freesat UK - EPG solution? Electronic Program Guide 28
    G Newb trying MP2, trouble with guide data General 5
    N [Question] Build troubles MediaPortal 2 6
    M 1.25.0 Tv Server Configuration Italian Dvb-t2 test channel preview error Television (MyTV frontend and TV-Server) 2
    toricred [solved] Configuring TV Server to use NAS General 5
    framug [solved] Some changes/fix in MP1 configuration client and server Submit: code patches (MediaPortal/TV-Server/etc.) 14
    W Info on particular configuration Installation, configuration support 2
    horned_reaper MediaPortal configuration error log message General Support 1
    T TV Series Configuration funktioniert nicht Plugins & Erweiterungen 15
    HTPCSourcer [Evaluate] Remove obsolete menu entries from "MP2 TV Configuration" MediaPortal 2 0
    Similar threads

























    Top Bottom