Wrong IR codes for Freebox v6 (aka Freebox Revolution)
I've just received my Neeo remote (yesterday in fact), and after messing around trying to add my gear I have found that your database does not have the correct IR codes for the Freebox v6 set top box (the most popular one in France, it is included with the subscription to the French ISP Free).
By default it is not an IR ready set top box, it uses a bluetooth remote and can also be controlled through the network. But if you add an IR dongle, it indeed supports IR codes.
I have tried all freebox devices in the database and none work, the set top box does not power on. My previous remote had the capability to control it so I now that IR codes are available (previous remote was an Harmony one).
Since it is a very wellspread gear in France I think it would be wise to better integrate it, how can I help to get the correct IR codes ?
I will also try to make a plugin with the SDK for the network remote part, but I can't seem to make it work either :D
Tahnk you for your help!
I agree also, I received the IR Dongle but it is not working with any of the configuration in the database. Few searches through the internet are mentioning "Alice TV / L-HD03A" for the good IR codes, but this device is not in the NEEO database.
I will keep using the HDMI-CEC for now. It would be so much more reliable with network API. I'm about to send the dongle back.
OK, so there it is.
I remembered having look at some simple way to control the freebox.
Even though the API has changed a lot version after version, there is one old that is still working, and damn simple to use.
You just have to make http requests following this pattern :
http://<hd1 ou hd2>.freebox.fr/pub/remote_control?code=<ici votre code de telec>&key=<bouton><&long=true>
The "code de telec" can be retrieved directly from the settings in the freebox UI. And the list of keys is also dead simple.
Everything is explained here :
Now the "sad" thing is I do not have anymore rasp pi to implement my own driver. And actually, it's too bad we cannot just create a new device with commands doing just http calls - without setting up a full server -.
Let's just hope it will be possible in the future.
If a have time - maybe during holidays -, I'll implement the driver.
OK, so here is what I did (didn't have much time) : https://github.com/Milredel/freebox_driver
Buttons are working, I checked them by creating shortcuts, as suggested here
Another Freebox V6 Player driver for NEEO Remote with advanced features. All remote commands are supported, capabilities: Power, Volume, Special (Menu, Back), Channel Zapper, Color Buttons, Controlpad, Numpad. Support for power status detection (Standby/On) to improve the user experience in recipes.
GitHub: Freebox V6 Player driver for NEEO Remote
Have fun :)
Hi all !
If some of you don't wan't to use an external node server, you can now use the Alice TV L-HD03A profile : https://planet.neeo.com/t/x11x48 !
Hi all, just received my Neeo and found this thread related to controlling a Freebox Revolution via IR. It seems that it should work with the Alice TV profile mentioned above but I’m not sure how to attach the IR receiver. Would someone who has this working please explain - thanks a lot.
Do I need to plug the IR receiver into the USB port at the back of the Freebox using something like this:
Coiled Cable USB 2.0 A Male to DC 3.5mm*1.35mm Female Converter Jack Power Plug https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01L8QY5FU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_.hvuAb6DT774F
Or perhaps simply using this:
i use this one : Récepteur infrarouge IR605Q https://www.amazon.fr/dp/B00DT0Q8RW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_KOjEnyjP2qwQQ
( the one you mentionned) plugged into the front usb port of the freebox player and the alice profile.
working well but currently trying to set up the driver given by Jean-christophe Vermandé on a PI to make the freebox not stupid anymore