Best way to Control Windows 7 Media Center

sijonessijones Junior MemberPosts: 16
I wondered if someone could offer me some advice on the best method for controlling Windows 7 Media Center?

Thanks in advance,

Steve

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  • TurnipTruckTurnipTruck Junior Member Posts: 1,485
    If you're brave, you could try the MCS software from Autonomic Controls.
  • Andrew MartinAndrew Martin Junior Member Posts: 11
    MCE controller software

    I use MCE controller at home on a Win 7 media centre - a freeware program by Kindle systems. Basically, after you install this program on your medie centre Win 7 or Win XP machine, stick it into the startup folder.

    Configure the port on the PC side, and then program in an IP device into the NI (including the port number).

    The list of commands is included in the docs, and its real easy to use. You send it a string ( 'play') and it then translates this and sends the keyboard shortcut to the medie centre.

    you can download it at

    http://www.kindel.com/products/mcecontroller/

    Hope this helps, but I'll post sample code if you want it.

    Regards,

    Andrew
  • sijonessijones Junior Member Posts: 16
    Thanks Andew! I'll give it a go.

    Kind regards,

    Steve
  • udiudi Junior Member Posts: 107
    How can I do command CTRL + O , meaning CTRL key is holed when i press the letter o letter on the keyboard?
  • ericmedleyericmedley Senior Member - 3709 Posts Posts: 4,155
    udi wrote: »
    How can I do command CTRL + O , meaning CTRL key is holed when i press the letter o letter on the keyboard?

    It, like everything else you send, is nothing more than a hex char (ascii) I think cntr-c is $03.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASCII
  • udiudi Junior Member Posts: 107
    i meant with the MCE controller how can i sent it? it doesn't work according to what you said
  • DraugarDraugar Junior Member Posts: 25
    udi wrote: »
    How can I do command CTRL + O , meaning CTRL key is holed when i press the letter o letter on the keyboard?

    http://mcec.codeplex.com/documentation "For example, the following causes a Ctrl-P to be sent to the foreground window, and if that window is Media Center, the My Pictures page appears:"

    <SendInput Cmd="mypictures" vk="73" Shift="false" Ctrl="true" Alt="false" /> "(The VK code or 'P' is 73 decimal)."
  • udiudi Junior Member Posts: 107
    but what command i need to send on the netlinx?
  • viningvining X Member Posts: 4,348
    Not current thread but this link should help

    http://www.physics.udel.edu/~watson/scen103/ascii.html
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