Best way to control CyberLink PowerDVD by Neeo
I am running an HTPC with powerdvd 17 and would love to control the Software by Neeo.
So far the solutions i ran into are the following:
FLIRC is an universal IR receiver that connects to the HTPC by USB and mimics a keyboard.
There is a detailed manual on what FLIRC is and how it works: FLIRC MANUAL
Some of the users of planet Neeo (also Andy ) already use FLIRC. There are some preinstalled profiles to choose from. For example a standard "Media Player".
However there is no preset for powerdvd in the GUI of FLIRC nor do we have a related driver in the Neeo library.
I also understand that FLIRC can be used in a generic keyboard mode (advanced pairing) to overcome the lack off a preset. This mode can be used to translate any IR signal to a keyboard press.
In the manual for advanced pairing they state: "Then, email us or start a forum thread and share what you've found. We'll bring official support for your device or application into the GUI."
So to get most from this solution 2 things would need to be done.
- Create a FLIRC profile with all the hotkeys for powerdvd
- Create a Neeo driver with all the commands from the hotkey table
I have also attached a table with all the hotkeys for powerdvd as pdf.
In addition to the table i would love to have one additional Command for starting powerdvd. I could then start powerdvd through a keyboard combination that executes the Programm (additional software e.g. "Hot Keyboard" would be needed)
Also i found that one crutial command is not available with my version of powerdvd 17 or higher.
Crtl+X Close/shut down CyberLink PowerDVD programm
However the Programm could be closed by Alt+F4.
PowerDVD Remote App
Get access to the protocoll used by the powerdvd remote app.
I was not able to find an API for this protocoll but maybe someone from Neeo could get n touch with them.
This is my personal preference, as the software would be controlled over IP and most of the controlls needed are supported through the app.
What do you think would be the most reliable way to control powerdvd (with all the specific commands)?
Hi Andy ,
i have contacted FLIRC and was told that a preset for PowerDVD will be added to the GUI.
Can you please prepare a corresponding driver and contact Jason from FLIRC? So he could integrate the IR codes directly into the software of FLIRC. In this way you would not have to train the IR codes during the setup of FLIRC.
You can contact Jason via this e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
I have told him about this thread.
BTW: I think that if NEEO teamed up with FLIRC, there could be a few more great drivers.
Fonzo I already placed an order for a flirc before your first comment.
That means that I still need a driver that contains all commands. So i have to ask Andy either way to write a driver.
I think the method of using FLIRC is the most convenient (for me) because no other coding/ setup will be required.