remote loosing control of MP (1 Viewer)


Portal Pro
September 4, 2005
Area: Media Portal Program / Plugins
MP Version:
Skin: default
Windows Version: XP professional SP2
CPU Type: intel Northwood 2.8 HT
Memory: 1GB dual channel ddr
Motherboard Chipset: intel 865
Video Card: Gigabyte nvidia geforce 6600GT passive
Video Card Driver: 81.85
Video Card Resolution: 1680 x 1050 @60p (monitor) / 576 x 720 @50i (nvidia custom timings) (tv)
Video Render Type: VMR9 renderless
Video Codec Type & Version: Nvidia purevideo 1.02.177
Audio Codec Type & Version: unshure
TV Card: Terratec T^2
TV Card Type: DVB-T
TV Card Driver: Beta BDA
TV Card: Saphire theatrix 550 pro
TV Card Type: analog PAL cable, hardware MPEG2
TV Card Driver: ATI Theater 550 Pro TV Tuner Drivers -
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Using Silverstone lc 16m-s with iMon VFD and iMon PAD remotecontrol.

VFD running in plugin-mode and controlled by Media Portal LCD plugin as described here:

iMon PAD using a .imo file as described here:

Synopsis: When the remote havent been used for a while, it can no longer control MP. If I use any other input (such as wiggling my mouse), it (the remote) returns to normal operation.

I also have problems with the "pointer" device on this remote. I cant get reliable control over arrow-navigation and the selection goes all over the place.

with regards
Knut Inge


Portal Pro
September 4, 2005
BTW, the remote does not seem to work when loggin in to windows. Anyone have a clever idea so that I dont have to keep my mouse?

I would like a "locked" setup that allows all users to boot up/down the computer and use all features in MP (without ever knowing that its a windows computer), but not allowing:
*to exit into windows
*to step "up" from folders assigned to MP

Currently, I have to use my mouse to log in to windows, then the desktop is shown while windows does all its little things, then MP automatically starts.

with regards
Knut Inge


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  • September 18, 2006
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    I don't know about your remote, but in my case it is supported without any additional drivers within MP.
    In case I want to use it when MP is closed, I have to install a program to be able to use it.

    I don't think that you can prevent someone from closing MP and get your windows environment since with the new version, you always have those 4 buttons in the home screen of MP.
    Have a look at this page to get a beter HTPC feeling:

    Maybe changing the shell is an option but I don't have a clue what the result would be.

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