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Remotes; what are people using?

1liminal11liminal1 Members, Plex Pass Posts: 103 Plex Pass
edited February 14 in Rasplex

Hey guys,

As above?

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  • ValdhorValdhor Members, Plex Pass Posts: 502 Plex Pass

    Harmony 700.

  • videotecaCNSUvideotecaCNSU Validating, Plex Pass Posts: 242 Plex Pass

    I made a plugin to use a wiimote using the built in bluetooth of the Rpi3 and you can get those dirty cheap

  • dlanordlanor Members, Plex Pass Posts: 2,215 Plex Pass
    edited February 14

    Personally I've always preferred using Mini keyboards, connected to the RPi through an RF USB dongle.
    This gives a wireless connection without dependency on either IR (line of sight) or BlueTooth (protocol variations).

    Best regards: dlanor

  • WilhelmStrokerWilhelmStroker Members, Plex Pass Posts: 1,581 Plex Pass

    Harmony Touch that works with most of my devices, together with a flirc dongle.

  • sremicksremick Members, Plex Pass Posts: 1,149 Plex Pass

    MeLE F10 Deluxe

    I really need to dig into the files to customize/enable the other buttons on it though to really unlock its full usefulness. I just haven't had the time.

    My server (35W idle, silent):

    Software: PMS 1.7.1.3856 running in a jail on FreeNAS 9.10.2
    Motherboard: ASRock E3C226D2I Mini-ITX Server Motherboard
    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1271 v3 Quad-Core 3.6GHz 8MB LGA1150 (Passmark: 10204)
    CPU cooler: Thermalright TRUE Spirit 120M(BW) Rev.A
    RAM: Crucial 16GB kit (8GBx2) DDR3 PC3-12800 Unbuffered ECC 1.35V CT2KIT102472BD160B
    HDDs: 6x WD Red NAS 3TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" WD30EFRX (RAIDZ2)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum Series SS-400FL2 Active PFC F3 400W ATX12V Fanless 80 PLUS Platinum Certified
    Case: Fractal Design Node 304 (8.27"x9.84"x14.72")






  • 1liminal11liminal1 Members, Plex Pass Posts: 103 Plex Pass

    @dlanor said:
    Personally I've always preferred using Mini keyboards, connected to the RPi through an RF USB dongle.
    This gives a wireless connection without dependency on either IR (line of sight) or BlueTooth (protocol variations).

    Best regards: dlanor

    Yeah I have a few of those,

  • 1liminal11liminal1 Members, Plex Pass Posts: 103 Plex Pass

    @sremick said:
    MeLE F10 Deluxe

    I really need to dig into the files to customize/enable the other buttons on it though to really unlock its full usefulness. I just haven't had the time.

    I have one of these to :)

  • 1liminal11liminal1 Members, Plex Pass Posts: 103 Plex Pass

    What I really want is something like this

    http://www.theverge.com/2016/2/14/10992082/sony-huis-remote-controller-e-paper-price

    But thanks all for the feedback, I think ill stick to the nexus/ Alexa/ iphone for now :)

  • 1liminal11liminal1 Members, Plex Pass Posts: 103 Plex Pass

    For what its worth, I'm not a fan of the Harmony, I think they are over priced for what they are.

  • sremicksremick Members, Plex Pass Posts: 1,149 Plex Pass

    @1liminal1 said:

    I have one of these to :)

    Have you done any custom keymapping to enable the other keys on the main (not keyboard) side?

    My server (35W idle, silent):

    Software: PMS 1.7.1.3856 running in a jail on FreeNAS 9.10.2
    Motherboard: ASRock E3C226D2I Mini-ITX Server Motherboard
    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1271 v3 Quad-Core 3.6GHz 8MB LGA1150 (Passmark: 10204)
    CPU cooler: Thermalright TRUE Spirit 120M(BW) Rev.A
    RAM: Crucial 16GB kit (8GBx2) DDR3 PC3-12800 Unbuffered ECC 1.35V CT2KIT102472BD160B
    HDDs: 6x WD Red NAS 3TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" WD30EFRX (RAIDZ2)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum Series SS-400FL2 Active PFC F3 400W ATX12V Fanless 80 PLUS Platinum Certified
    Case: Fractal Design Node 304 (8.27"x9.84"x14.72")






  • ValdhorValdhor Members, Plex Pass Posts: 502 Plex Pass

    @1liminal1 said:
    For what its worth, I'm not a fan of the Harmony, I think they are over priced for what they are.

    That's why I get them used on Ebay.

  • 1liminal11liminal1 Members, Plex Pass Posts: 103 Plex Pass

    @sremick said:

    @1liminal1 said:

    I have one of these to :)

    Have you done any custom keymapping to enable the other keys on the main (not keyboard) side?

    Yeah I did, it works very well. I was using it as my bedroom TV remote/ HTPC control.

  • 1liminal11liminal1 Members, Plex Pass Posts: 103 Plex Pass

    @Valdhor said:

    @1liminal1 said:
    For what its worth, I'm not a fan of the Harmony, I think they are over priced for what they are.

    That's why I get them used on Ebay.

    Ill have a look :)

  • sremicksremick Members, Plex Pass Posts: 1,149 Plex Pass

    @1liminal1 said:

    Yeah I did, it works very well. I was using it as my bedroom TV remote/ HTPC control.

    Would you mind chiming in on this thread and sharing what you learned/did?

    http://forums.plex.tv/discussion/201421/custom-keymaps

    Thanks

    My server (35W idle, silent):

    Software: PMS 1.7.1.3856 running in a jail on FreeNAS 9.10.2
    Motherboard: ASRock E3C226D2I Mini-ITX Server Motherboard
    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1271 v3 Quad-Core 3.6GHz 8MB LGA1150 (Passmark: 10204)
    CPU cooler: Thermalright TRUE Spirit 120M(BW) Rev.A
    RAM: Crucial 16GB kit (8GBx2) DDR3 PC3-12800 Unbuffered ECC 1.35V CT2KIT102472BD160B
    HDDs: 6x WD Red NAS 3TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" WD30EFRX (RAIDZ2)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum Series SS-400FL2 Active PFC F3 400W ATX12V Fanless 80 PLUS Platinum Certified
    Case: Fractal Design Node 304 (8.27"x9.84"x14.72")






  • Steve_SansumWrightSteve_SansumWright Members Posts: 8 ✭✭

    i7 Rii mini and its very awkward it almost works, what i really need is the home button to go straight to the main home screen no matter where i am. Have any of you had this problem?

  • Steve_SansumWrightSteve_SansumWright Members Posts: 8 ✭✭

    i7 Rii mini and its very awkward it almost works, what i really need is the home button to go straight to the main home screen no matter where i am. Have any of you had this problem?

    I have this in my remote.xml file




    Play
    FastForward
    Rewind
    Stop
    Left
    Right
    Up
    Down
    Select


    Back


    #ActiveWindow(Home)
    ActiveWindow(Home)

    Sorry for hijacking this thread is this ok?

    Regards

    Steve

  • benjaminwolfbenjaminwolf Members, Plex Pass Posts: 978 Plex Pass

    I use this little wifi airmouse keyboard remote with IR learning.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N0SUUZS/

    I also have this little probox2 remote I'm going to use a with a dual boot emulation system.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NAUMOMO/

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  • benjaminwolfbenjaminwolf Members, Plex Pass Posts: 978 Plex Pass

    @Steve_SansumWright said:
    i7 Rii mini and its very awkward it almost works, what i really need is the home button to go straight to the main home screen no matter where i am. Have any of you had this problem?

    I have this in my remote.xml file

    <keymap>
       <global>
         <remote>
           <yellow>Play</yellow>
           <blue>FastForward</blue>
           <red>Rewind</red>
           <green>Stop</green>
           <left>Left</left>
           <right>Right</right>
           <up>Up</up>
           <down>Down</down>
           <select>Select</select>
        </remote>
        <mouse>
         <rightclick>Back</rightclick>
        </mouse>
        <keyboard>
         #<home>ActiveWindow(Home)</home>
         <key id="172">ActiveWindow(Home)</key>
    

    Sorry for hijacking this thread is this ok?

    Regards

    Steve

    @Steve_SansumWright where's the rest of your XML code? You don't close the rest off.

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  • Steve_SansumWrightSteve_SansumWright Members Posts: 8 ✭✭
    edited February 18

    My apologies I was pasting from the terminal. I have attached the xml file.
    Im using Ubuntu Server 16.04
    ZFS Raid 5
    Plex Server Version 1.3.4.3285
    Rasplex 1.7.1.137

    I originally use OpenElec and Plex as a DLNA server which strangely the remote worked as it should. But I really do not want to go back to having no media info. Apart from this Rasplex runs wonderfully on my mildly overclocked Pi3

  • 1liminal11liminal1 Members, Plex Pass Posts: 103 Plex Pass

    @sremick said:

    @1liminal1 said:

    Yeah I did, it works very well. I was using it as my bedroom TV remote/ HTPC control.

    Would you mind chiming in on this thread and sharing what you learned/did?

    http://forums.plex.tv/discussion/201421/custom-keymaps

    Thanks

    Sorry mate, I thought you meant the IR learning bit on the other side. I haven't tried to custom map any of the keyboard. Looking @ your post though, I would say it would be far less time consuming to change the PMP values, whats the reason to keep them?

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