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Old January 2nd, 2009, 08:54 AM
iBeech iBeech is offline
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Thumbs up [BETA UPADTE] Ultimate Remote Guide for Windows

Hey everyone,

This post is for you if you want to get your remote control working 100% with Boxee (Source code is attached). It has the added benifit of working with PowerDVD 9 for blu-ray playback. The following configuration, by default, will make Boxee work with Microsoft MCE remotes. If you want support for more, just PM me.

Buttons which work:
  • Power Button calls up the power menu
  • Up / Down / Left / Right
  • Select
  • Back
  • Play / Pause
  • Pause
  • Stop
  • Channel Up / Down control skipping lists
  • Skip forward / backward perform big step forward / backward
  • Fast forward / backward perform small step forward / backward
  • Number 5 will stop Power DVD 9 (if running) and start or restart boxee (Full Screen)
  • Number 6 will stop Boxee (if running) and start or restart Power DVD 9 (Full Screen)

All you need to make this work is the following:

Now, you have all of these, follow these instructions!

  1. Plug your IR receiver into your PC / HTPC
  2. Extract the replacement driver from Media-Portal's web-site.
  3. Delete all .bat and .ini files which don't match your OS
  4. Run 'install_%OS%_x86.bat' as an Administrator
  5. Restart your machine
NOTE: If the above did not work, try to manually select the driver from device manager

Download Support Files
  1. Download
  2. Ensure the files extract to C:\HTPCHelper

INSTALL EVENTGHOST (Updated for Boxee Beta)
  1. Install EventGhost
  2. Click File->Open
  3. Open C:\HTPCHelper\EventGhost.xml
  4. Click File->Options
  5. Check 'Launch on Windows Startup'
  6. Click OK
  7. Click Save

Don't forget to minimize EventGhost, and not to close it

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Last edited by iBeech; August 18th, 2011 at 04:10 AM.
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