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September 23rd, 2009, 08:47 PM
Hi. I have a Philips OVU420 eHome Infrared Transceiver, and a Philips RC176 remote control that came with my laptop.
With the receiver connected, I am able to control MCE perfectly. As you may know, Girder only picks up the buttons which cause a keyboard even to occur, in MCE, and I want it to detect everything (and be able to send everything).
So I downloaded the only version of the MCE IR Plugin I could find (along with the drivers), 0.18. I tried to update my "remote control driver" with it. First I looked in the Human Interface Devices (in Device Manager), and none of them accepted the .inf file.
And then I tried the USB controllers. The only one that looked like it had anything to do with IR was the 'eHome Infrared Receiver (USBCIR)'. So I tried updating it with the drivers, and it replaced it with 'MCE Infrared Remote Control', so it successfully updated. However, now none of the buttons work in MCE, and Girder can't pick them up either (with the MCE plugin enabled), so I had to revert.
When I tried using MceIrRec.exe, it said "Record failed !".
Could this have anything to do with me using Windows 7 RTM, or that my device is unsupported?
September 23rd, 2009, 11:38 PM
You do not need to update microsoft drivers.
Google or search here:
Mceplugin.dll by Tony Topaz
or Bruno Flunette( i think) mceir.dll 0.18, 0.16 , etc
Mceplugin.dll it's from 2004, work with xbox 360 remotes, hp remote, dell, microsoft remote.
i posted 50 thread on google:
September 23rd, 2009, 11:40 PM
I wasn't actually updating the drivers. I was merely changing the drivers to the one provided by the Girder MCE Plugin.
I'll try Mceplugin.dll out and let you know how it goes.
EDIT: Oh, thank-you so much! Mceplugin.dll was what I needed! Now it works perfectly! But is it possible to get Girder to receive the signals of non-MCE remotes? And to get it to blast IR?
September 24th, 2009, 12:59 AM
girder work with any remote if it has plugin.
If you have an usb remote non mce, try usb hid plugin.
With IR blast i cant help you, i do not use this facility( use search here).
I know that lm remote key work with ir blast, but it's not Girder.
I think that girder work also.
September 24th, 2009, 01:08 AM
So I can still use my 'eHome Infrared Transceiver' for Non-MCE remotes?
September 24th, 2009, 03:06 AM
mce ir work with mce clones, like hp mce remote, dell mce remote, gyration, xbox 360, harmony, etc, etc, etc.
September 24th, 2009, 03:25 AM
Oh ok. So it can only receive MCE signals, but it can transmit any signal?
September 24th, 2009, 04:57 AM
receive and transmit mce signal.
You cant use ANY remote with Mce ir usb.
September 24th, 2009, 07:34 AM
Ok. By using LM Remote KeyMap, I am able to program my MCE remote to control my TV. If I can use my TV remote to program in the codes, why can't the receiver use the remote for everything?
September 24th, 2009, 11:49 AM
You can do that with girder also.
Just digg further.
Because girder have profiles for mce remote, lm remote hasnt.
You cant import profiles in Lm remote, except if you buy it.
Am mce remote is working with an TV like that:
ONLY Ch up/down, Vol up/down , Mute and Power button ( tv button )... that's it, no other buttons is working with the TV,
September 24th, 2009, 12:09 PM
This is your answer:
September 24th, 2009, 07:01 PM
Thanks for your help, but I've ended up using IR Server Suite. It does exactly what I need, and it is like a server and client, so it can be accessed across the network easily.
September 25th, 2009, 04:37 AM
ir server has some bugs, you need to look every week at their forum for alpha version, that's why i do not use that.
MY setup is Girder 5, Intelliremote and Pinnacle game Profiler ( for my xbox 360 pad).
Ir server suite does not have any database for profiles, if you use 20 profiles then you need to make them all.
But it's free, some people use evenghost, ir server suite thill have money for girder.
September 25th, 2009, 04:40 AM
I am unable to find any option that allows for my receiver to receive signals from non-MCE remotes, or even transmit anything...
September 29th, 2009, 08:14 PM
Have a look here:
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