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[PLUGIN] IR Remote Controller feedback thread

Postby wolfram » Tue May 23 2017 16:23

JustBoom wrote:You need to use BCM 25 (pin 22) currently as BCM 18 (pin 12) is already used by most I2S audio cards.

See here for details - https://pinout.xyz/pinout/amp_hat

Ok, I tried it on GPIO pin 25 today and still got no reaction. To be sure, I wrote an image of a version of Volumio before I installed your plugin on my card and installed it fresh. Still nothing. I loaded the codes for Apple TV, Apple Mediaplayer and Apple Dock on my Harmony, but none worked. When I use the mode2 -d /dev/lirc0 command, I get responses on every key I press, but when I run irw nothing happens.

To be clear, I didn't change anything in any config file or so. All this should be taken care of already, right?

JustBoom wrote:For the next update of the IR plugin, we are working with Michelangelo / Volumio to deliver capability for more​remotes by standard, capability for changing GPIO pin for IR receiver and maybe we should also add ability to upload a lirc config file and have it automatically appear with proper name in the drop down menu. Also the ability for the system to learn remotes too.

Basically what we want, is all of the functionality of lirc but in a really easy to use graphical interface.

That would be fantastic. I'm looking forward to updates of your plugin and will try them, when they arrive. I'm still very keen on having IR control over Volumio playback.

Thanks for your efforts so far.
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[PLUGIN] IR Remote Controller feedback thread

Postby michel8166 » Tue May 23 2017 17:51

wolfram wrote:
JustBoom wrote:You need to use BCM 25 (pin 22) currently as BCM 18 (pin 12) is already used by most I2S audio cards.

See here for details - https://pinout.xyz/pinout/amp_hat

Ok, I tried it on GPIO pin 25 today and still got no reaction. To be sure, I wrote an image of a version of Volumio before I installed your plugin on my card and installed it fresh. Still nothing. I loaded the codes for Apple TV, Apple Mediaplayer and Apple Dock on my Harmony, but none worked. When I use the mode2 -d /dev/lirc0 command, I get responses on every key I press, but when I run irw nothing happens.

To be clear, I didn't change anything in any config file or so. All this should be taken care of already, right?
I had the same problem with the apple remote and also have gpio pin 4 move to pin 25 also without result.

Then created a folder with the lirc files for the squeezebox3 and also the software for my harmony one remote control and after some adjustments in the lirc files I now have a working remote.

What exactly goes wrong with the apple remote i do not know but i just do not get it working and with the squeezebox files it works fine
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[PLUGIN] IR Remote Controller feedback thread

Postby wolfram » Tue May 23 2017 22:41

Ok, so I finally got it working too. After finally finding the Odroid Remote codes in the Harmony Database, it worked with these. Man, that was a hard ride, but I'm pretty happy now. :D

What's making things a little complicated is that I installed the Kodi plugin as well (I need it for multi-channel music) and both players at the same time make the IR control a little unreliable. Either Kodi blocks the signals or Volumio and Kodi both react to the IR signals at the same time. I would be happy to keep controlling Kodi through the USB receiver, but that only works after I de-activated the IR plugin. When I finally find out how to create a folder for Kodi and configure an own set of IR signals (different from the Odroid Remote) I might be done with any workarounds, but so far I'm happy I can remote control Volumio.
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[PLUGIN] IR Remote Controller feedback thread

Postby michel8166 » Wed May 24 2017 10:30

wolfram wrote:Ok, so I finally got it working too. After finally finding the Odroid Remote codes in the Harmony Database, it worked with these. Man, that was a hard ride, but I'm pretty happy now. :D

What's making things a little complicated is that I installed the Kodi plugin as well (I need it for multi-channel music) and both players at the same time make the IR control a little unreliable. Either Kodi blocks the signals or Volumio and Kodi both react to the IR signals at the same time. I would be happy to keep controlling Kodi through the USB receiver, but that only works after I de-activated the IR plugin. When I finally find out how to create a folder for Kodi and configure an own set of IR signals (different from the Odroid Remote) I might be done with any workarounds, but so far I'm happy I can remote control Volumio.

Can you tell me which device you have chosen for the odroid remote in harmony remote Database?

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I have found it (hard core ODROID C2)

Thanks.

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[PLUGIN] IR Remote Controller feedback thread

Postby wolfram » Thu May 25 2017 07:55

michel8166 wrote:Can you tell me which device you have chosen for the odroid remote in harmony remote Database?

edit:
I have found it (hard core ODROID C2)

Thanks.

Michel.

Yes, that's the one. I had to insert ODROID as brand and C2 as model.
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[PLUGIN] IR Remote Controller feedback thread

Postby geek007 » Thu May 25 2017 15:34

Hi Wolfram, can you please guide step by step how Hardkernal odroid or r oremote works on volumio.
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[PLUGIN] IR Remote Controller feedback thread

Postby wolfram » Thu May 25 2017 17:38

geek007 wrote:Hi Wolfram, can you please guide step by step how Hardkernal odroid or r oremote works on volumio.

In the end there wasn't much to it. I use a TSOP 4838 IR receiver and connected the three cables as shown in the pic in my post on page two, but the blue cable got connected to the GPIO pin 25 instead of 18.

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I updated Volumio to its latest version (not sure if that's neccessary), installed the IR plugin and selected the Odroid Remote profile in its settings. I made a habit of restarting Volumio after pretty much every change, no idea if that's helping, but it sure can't harm.

If you have an Odroid Remote it should work right away. Ok will Play/Pause, Direction Left and Right will jump to the previous or next track and Direction Up and Down will jump 10 seconds ahead or back. I use a Harmony Ultimate One, so I had to install the codes (Odroid/C2).

Does that answer your question? If you have any specific questions, please ask.

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[PLUGIN] IR Remote Controller feedback thread

Postby geek007 » Thu May 25 2017 22:29

Thanks for quick reply. Is there any idea this plugin works odroid ir remote directly with odroid C2 on board ir receiver.
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Postby kaptainen » Wed May 31 2017 19:40

im about to buy a ir reciever , problem is that i have a rpi3 with a allo reclocker and a piano dac on top.. can i mount the ir reciever on the piano dac? will the plugin work with a usb ir reciever or? sorry if this is a little of topic
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[PLUGIN] IR Remote Controller feedback thread

Postby wolfram » Wed May 31 2017 21:35

kaptainen wrote:im about to buy a ir reciever , problem is that i have a rpi3 with a allo reclocker and a piano dac on top.. can i mount the ir reciever on the piano dac? will the plugin work with a usb ir reciever or? sorry if this is a little of topic

I coudn't get it to work with a USB IR receiver on my PI 3. Not sure if that means, that it's not possible in general.
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