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[PLUGIN] IR Remote Controller feedback thread

Postby michelangelo » Wed May 17 2017 00:23

As you know, JustBoom and Volumio are working together to bring new amazing functionalities to our beloved music player. They are sponsoring some new plugins, and the first one is the IR Remote Controller:

This Plugin allows to control Volumio playback with an IR Remote and it works out of the box with JustBoom IR Remote, Odroid Remote and Apple remote. Controls: Play, pause, mute, volume, next, previous, seek, repeat and random

First of all, thank you JustBoom for supporting Volumio and sponsoring this plugin. In this thread we are collecting feedbacks and suggestions for this plugin!
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[PLUGIN] IR Remote Controller feedback thread

Postby JustBoom » Wed May 17 2017 00:41

Thanks Michelangelo - we are very excited to be helping with the development of Volumio and to bring new features to Volumio and JustBoom Player users. We are very excited about this first plugin as part of this collaboration.

We are excited to hear everybody's feedback.

And the remotes should also be in the Volumio shop soon as well to make it easier for people to get them!

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[PLUGIN] IR Remote Controller feedback thread

Postby Warter » Wed May 17 2017 08:28

hi,

Thanks for your work!

I have an rpi zero w + justboom zero digi. As far as I know for working IR I have to add two more lines to the config.txt. But it is missing from the installer.

dtoverlay=lirc-rpi
dtparam=gpio_in_pin=25

Is there any chance to add it to the next version? Or I have to do it manually?

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[PLUGIN] IR Remote Controller feedback thread

Postby michelangelo » Wed May 17 2017 08:52

You don't need to add anything, since the plugin will load automatically the required dtoverlay and relative parameters.
Just enable it, click on configure, then select your IR and click Save (even if its the JustBoom Remote) and it will just work

Let me know how it goes
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Postby Warter » Wed May 17 2017 16:50

Thanks! It works like a charm!

I have an A1156 remote and if I add my config files under "/data/plugins/system_controller/ir_controller/configurations/", I can use it from the UI.
But it would be much nicer if it is part of the installer. Is there any way to add it to the installer?
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Postby michelangelo » Wed May 17 2017 22:07

Sure, just send a pull request to the volumio-plugins repository ;)

https://github.com/volumio/volumio-plug ... igurations
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Postby geek007 » Thu May 18 2017 01:42

Hi, thanks for your support, I downloaded ir remote controller plugin in my C2+ hifishield plus, and selected odroid remote (which I have), but no luck l, it is not working. Plz help.
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Postby geek007 » Thu May 18 2017 01:46

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Postby wolfram » Thu May 18 2017 18:33

Hi, new member here. I've been using Volumio for a few days now and I'm quite new to Raspberry and Linux. This Remote plugin looks exciting, since all I'm really missing from Volumio right now ist the ability to use my Harmony remote for basic playback commands as I can with Kodi. I installed the plugin, but so far I couldn't get it to work. I downloaded the remote codes for an Apple TV 3rd gen and selected Apple remote A1294 in the plugin settings. So here is my question:

Does this remote plugin only work with an IR receiver connected directly to the Raspberry's GPIOs? Or can I use an IR receiver connected via USB (which I do now and it works fine with Kodi)?

I've been going through a couple of web tutorials for setting up an IR remote for Volumio, but it all sounds very complicated for someone who has never accessed anything through SSH or has any idea how these commands work. That's why I was so thrilled about the prospect of just having to install this plugin.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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[PLUGIN] IR Remote Controller feedback thread

Postby joe_l » Fri May 19 2017 09:15

In response to wolfram, I believe the harmony remote works with lirc so in theory you should be able to get it working. You would have to get/build some config files and myabe modify the index.js. If you let us know the exact model numbers of your hardware we can probably help you set it up.

I got my volumio box working with this plugin last night (I have had it working with a manual lirc setup for the last year or so). I had to make a folder for my configs (I'm using a Denon RC-1204 remote) and I have a PiFI Digi board which has an IR sensor on GPIO pin 26, so I had to modify the line which sets the dtoverlay. I also had to update volumio as I was running an older version that didn't have the new cmd line client!

Maybe as a plugin suggestion we give the user the option to select the driver and specify the GPIO pin if they are using an ir sensor which uses GPIO in the UIConfig? What do people think?

I started looking at adding this last night but didn't finish.
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