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by gab
Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC
Replies: 143
Views: 32774

Re: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC

nickk wrote: Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:30 am Reminder that we don't allow discussion of patents on the forum.
Fair enough. Let's get back to the topics of WMC keyboard bindings and support for MCE remotes on Windows 10 using a Desktop Extension. Any ETA on the former and/or the later? Thanks!
by gab
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC
Replies: 143
Views: 32774

Re: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC

Ok, I'm going to beat the dead horse. A grid guide is what is keeping me from switching over to the DVR from Silicon Dust. I did just buy a Plex Pass for local OTA TV, just wish they would have DCM channels. A grid guide would be great. I assume that everybody would rather have a grid guide instead...
by gab
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC
Replies: 143
Views: 32774

Re: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC

A third party helper app already exists: https://www.howtogeek.com/247332/how-to-control-any-software-in-windows-with-your-mce-remote/ The third-party helper would indeed work, but users would have to download it, and then map the MCE remote buttons to the keybindings. It would be good, much better...
by gab
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC
Replies: 143
Views: 32774

Re: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC

Also, I'm 100% all for using the keybindings mentioned for being able to go directly to various parts of the HDHR app. Using the Kodi keymap is a great idea. Whatever we come up with should, in theory, be cross platform, as an added bonus. Great. The Kodi keymap is apparently the same as the Window...
by gab
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC
Replies: 143
Views: 32774

Re: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC

Looking at this further, it seems that getting access to the RegisterRawInputDevices() API is probably something that can be done by adding a Desktop Extension within your app package and having it pass the info to your UWP app. Running a Desktop Extension requires the runFullTrust permission. Apps...
by gab
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC
Replies: 143
Views: 32774

Re: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC

After realizing that keyboard support is pretty much non-existant in the current HDHR app in the first place, I would like to suggest adding a few entries to kyl416's list: original list: Green Button = Windows logo + Alt + Enter [return to "Starting Page" defined in Settings] Info/Details = Ctrl + ...
by gab
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC
Replies: 143
Views: 32774

Re: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC

Hi nicck So, is there hope to get the keyboard shortcuts proposed by kyl146 at https://forum.silicondust.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=366584#p366584 implemented by Christmas? And do you think that SD could investigate packaging a Desktop extension with your app that would handle the "raw" inputs from M...
by gab
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC
Replies: 143
Views: 32774

Re: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC

Good find! Unfortunately it looks like that API is only available to Desktop apps. The HDHomeRun app is a UWP app. Looking at this further, it seems that getting access to the RegisterRawInputDevices() API is probably something that can be done by adding a Desktop Extension within your app package ...
by gab
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC
Replies: 143
Views: 32774

Re: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC

A good way to reach out to Microsoft so that RegisterRawInputDevices() is one day available to UWP apps might be to make a feature proposal for project Reunion?

https://github.com/microsoft/ProjectReunion
by gab
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC
Replies: 143
Views: 32774

Re: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC

[...] our app isn't notified of the button press. I wasn't aware of this and have not gotten a chance to try it but apparently it IS possible to get notified for those buttons but registering with RegisterRawInputDevices() See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/desktop/windo...
by gab
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC
Replies: 143
Views: 32774

Re: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC

[...] our app isn't notified of the button press. I wasn't aware of this and have not gotten a chance to try it but apparently it IS possible to get notified for those buttons but registering with RegisterRawInputDevices() See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/desktop/windo...
by gab
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC
Replies: 143
Views: 32774

Re: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC

You might be better off programming the keys to the official Windows Media Center keyboard shortcuts instead of arbitrarily assigning the F13-F24 keys. Kodi is programmed to respond to the same shortcuts: Green Button = Windows logo + Alt + Enter Info/Details = Ctrl + D Live TV = Ctrl + T Recorded ...
by gab
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC
Replies: 143
Views: 32774

Re: Having a hard time convincing family (wife) that HDHR DVR can replace WMC

The power button triggers sleep mode / resume at the OS level. Not visible to apps. We agree that power button triggers sleep mode / resume at the OS level. The problem is that the app does not handle nicely Windows going to sleep and resuming. It always complains about something upon resuming, for...