[SOLVED] MCE Remote Stopped Working in 1.0.1 was working in 1.0.0 (1 Viewer)


Portal Member
May 22, 2008
England England
update: I solved it by doing a manual reset on the remote by holding down left and DVD menu button and ok

I have been using media portal for some time now without any real issues :D

But today I upgraded to 1.0.1 and have lost the use of my Microsoft MCE remote. :oops:

It is an official Microsoft (new style) remote with the USB IR. It worked 100% perfectly with mediaportal 1.0.0
and all buttons worked. Now, in 1.0.1 I can use all buttons except UP,DOWN,LEFT,RIGHT,OK,VOLUME ..any other
button I press is fine and works.

I have checked to make sure its enabled in MP config, I have even tried to manually map the missing buttons on the remote to their correct functions but it still does not work. I can see some interesting stuff in the logs tho... first it detects the MCE remote and second, it says that some buttons are unmapped.

However, it also says it recieved an incomming command to put the volume up or down... it does not complain about mapping, but nothing happens. Its logged the command but the command failed to execute.. or there was no result from it executing.

It might be worth noting, that the MCE remote that MP detected is not in the eHome Infrared Transceiver List XP.xml file (I added it in there.. but still didnt work)

Here are some interesting snippets of the log file

2009-04-16 23:16:45.281250 [Info.][MPMain]: MCE: Initializing MCE remote
2009-04-16 23:16:45.328125 [Info.][MPMain]: MCE: Found: \\?\hid#vid_0471&pid_0815&col01#7&23f994bc&0&0000#{4d1e55b2-f16f-11cf-88cb-001111000030}
2009-04-16 23:16:45.328125 [Info.][MPMain]: MCE: Using: \\?\hid#vid_0471&pid_0815&col01#7&23f994bc&0&0000#{4d1e55b2-f16f-11cf-88cb-001111000030}
2009-04-16 23:16:45.359375 [Info.][MPMain]: MAP: using custom mappings for Microsoft MCE
2009-04-16 23:16:45.281250 [Info.][MPMain]: MCE: Initializing MCE remote
2009-04-16 23:16:45.328125 [Info.][MPMain]: MCE: Found: \\?\hid#vid_0471&pid_0815&col01#7&23f994bc&0&0000#{4d1e55b2-f16f-11cf-88cb-001111000030}
2009-04-16 23:16:45.328125 [Info.][MPMain]: MCE: Using: \\?\hid#vid_0471&pid_0815&col01#7&23f994bc&0&0000#{4d1e55b2-f16f-11cf-88cb-001111000030}
2009-04-16 23:16:45.359375 [Info.][MPMain]: MAP: using custom mappings for Microsoft MCE

I would mucho appreciate any tips/help to fix this as Im having to resort to using VNC remote desktop
and that just sucks :p



TV-Server Version: 1.0.1
MediaPortal Version: 1.0.1
MediaPortal Skin: Default
Windows Version: XP SP3
CPU Type: Q660 Quad Core
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F1
Memory: 4096MB DDR3
Motherboard: Asus P5KC
Video Card: Nvidia 8600 GTS
Video Card Driver: 182.50 (April 02/2009)
Sound Card: Realtec ALC883
Sound Card AC3: Realtec ALC883
Sound Card Driver: WHQL
1. TV Card: FireDTV FloppyDTV
1. TV Card Type: DVB-C
1. TV Card Driver: 4.5.N
MPEG2 Video Codec: MPC MPEG-2 (Gabest)
MPEG2 Audio Codec: MPC-MPA Decoder
h.264 Video Codec: ffdshow
Satelite/CableTV Provider: Virgin
HTPC Case: Unbranded
Cooling: Burried under 3ft of ice
Power Supply: 550W
Remote: Microsoft MCE (official) remote RC6 (Model 1039)
TV: Pioneer PDP-508XD
TV - HTPC Connection: HDMI

I should probably also point out

It works if I un-install 1.0.1 and re-install 1.0.0

and one other thing, did the volume keys on the keyboard change?

I always thought it was the bracket keys "[" and "]" to change volume, but in 1.0.1 it seems to be "+" and "-"
Has that always been the case, or did the keys change?


Portal Member
September 17, 2008
Sweden Sweden
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Same problem here when updating to 1.1.0 Alpha. Always used MCE replacement plugin before but that plugin is obsolete and can't be used with 1.1.0 alpha any more.

Using a Harmony 895 but the original remote doesn't work either. Tried your "reset" trick but it didn't help:-(

Anyone with any suggestion?




Portal Member
May 18, 2007
same here.
i recently updated to 1.1.0 and windows 7, and couldn't make MCE remote work. it was driving me nuts.
resetting the MCE remote did the trick. Now it's working perfectly.

thanks a lot..

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