[WINDOWS] HOW-TO use MCE remote in XBMC under Windows XP with IR Server Suite
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Tutorial: How to use MCE remote under XP with XBMC


This is a tutorial on how the install the Windows MCE remote under windows XP SP3 and how to use ALL the buttons of the remote under XBMC

First download this file. All files needed to get MCE remote working are present.

This tutorial ONLY deals with MCE remote under windows XP SP3.

If you use a different remote please start a different thread



Download Files:


PART 1
Install drivers for windows XP
Make sure that no explanation marks are present in the device driver window
test the remote under windows XP, and check if the mute and volume buttons work under windows XP.

With nothing installed but windows XP SP3 and these drivers you must be albe to do two things:
1: change volume
2: mute volume

If not than the drivers are not properly installed.

PART2
install Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 (link)

PART3
install IR Server Suite - Test Build 1.4.2.1711.exe
1: only select the input service

PART4
Configure the IR Server Suite
Start | Programs IR Server Suit | Input Service Configuration

Input Service Configuration:
Microsoft MCE
Boxes Receive and Transmit are both checked

Configure:
  • Basic
  • Remote
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse

Basic
Learn IR timeout : 10.000
Disalbe Windows Media Center services (check)
All others are greyout (this guide is only for XP Sp3

Remote
Enable remote control input (check)
Disable automatic buttons (check) (this makes the mute and volume buttons work)
use system keyboard rate settings (uncheck)

Keyboard
Enable keyboard input (check)
Handle keyboard locally (check)
Use system keyboard rate settings (check)
Use Qwertz Layout (uncheck)

Mouse
Enable mouse input (check)
Handel mouse locally (check)

PART5
These files are needed to make sure all buttons work and that the IR service starts BEFORE XBMC starts
1:copy the contents of the folder XBMC to the XBMC folder.
2Confusedtart XBMC with the CMD file "start xbmc with MCE remote support.cmd"

Some people have questions about the mapping. Here is the mapping I used that for me looked like the best setup. If you disagree, you can always change the mappings. I wanted to do standby with the powerbutton but the IRSS has troubles with standby, so for now it is Shutdown.

Quote:<remote>
<power>XBMC.ShutDown()</power>
<stop>Stop</stop>
<record>XBMC.ShutDown()</record>

<pause>Pause</pause>
<play>Queue</play>

<forward>FastForward</forward>
<reverse>Rewind</reverse>

<skipplus>SkipNext</skipplus>
<skipminus>SkipPrevious</skipminus>

<left>Left</left>
<right>Right</right>

<back>ParentDir</back>
<info>ContextMenu</info>

<up>Up</up>
<down>Down</down>

<select>Select</select>

<channelplus>PageUp</channelplus>
<channelminus>PageDown</channelminus>

<start>PreviousMenu</start>

<volumeplus>VolumeUp</volumeplus>
<volumeminus>VolumeDown</volumeminus>

<mute>Mute</mute>

<recordedtv>Playlist</recordedtv>
<display>CodecInfo</display> <!-- guide -->
<livetv>ShowTime</livetv>
<menu>Info</menu> <!-- dvd menu -->

<one>Number1</one>
<two>Number2</two>
<three>Number3</three>
<four>Number4</four>
<five>Number5</five>
<six>Number6</six>
<seven>Number7</seven>
<eight>Number8</eight>
<nine>Number9</nine>
<zero>Number0</zero>

<star>Number0</star>
<hash>Number0</hash>
<clear>Close</clear>

<mytv>FullScreen</mytv> <!-- red -->
<myvideo>AspectRatio</myvideo> <!-- green -->
<mymusic>OSD</mymusic> <!-- yellow --
<mypictures>ShowSubtitles</mypictures> <!-- blue -->
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[WINDOWS] HOW-TO use MCE remote in XBMC under Windows XP with IR Server Suite - by idioteque - 2008-09-09, 16:01
[No subject] - by WiSo - 2008-09-09, 16:25
[No subject] - by idioteque - 2008-09-09, 16:31
[No subject] - by idioteque - 2008-09-09, 16:35
[No subject] - by DragonFly - 2008-09-09, 22:51
[No subject] - by gryphon5 - 2008-09-10, 19:35
[No subject] - by daveUK - 2008-09-10, 19:59
It works now! - by maxovride - 2008-09-12, 00:08
[No subject] - by niko7865 - 2008-09-15, 08:35
[No subject] - by Louike - 2008-09-19, 22:50
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update for Beta 1 - by idioteque - 2008-09-25, 10:21
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[No subject] - by idioteque - 2008-09-25, 12:50
thank you. - by snorleif666 - 2008-09-25, 15:47
[No subject] - by nightyy - 2008-09-27, 09:11
Double input - by furto - 2008-09-27, 11:07
[No subject] - by idioteque - 2008-09-27, 15:36
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[No subject] - by sharktech - 2008-10-22, 00:59
[No subject] - by bladr - 2008-10-25, 12:30
HP remote MCE-Clone - by angryjack - 2008-11-01, 10:40
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Getting XBMC to Work with MCE - by rgingo - 2009-06-15, 02:11
broken links - by olexisomar - 2009-07-01, 02:28
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Missing files - by sveinhf - 2009-10-24, 13:43
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