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I have managed to integrate Vista Media Center, My Movies, and Arcsoft's Total Media Theatre programs all together just fine. They play my archived BluRay movies just fine. However, there is one item I can't believe Arcsoft hasn't added yet, that is, the backspace key to go back one screen. Within VMC and My Movies the backspace key goes back one screen. However, once you open a movie and are in TMT the backspace key does nothing. I've even tried Alt-F4 (close) as a workaround but that does nothing as well. The only option seems to be to activate the mouse and point to the arrow in the top left part of the screen to get back to My Movies. I was hoping to be able to control my HTPC from my remote (Philips Pronto). Has anyone found a workaround or a solution to this issue?
 

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Are you using TMT's VMC Plugin? That does support the "Back" button on your MCE remote and will exit out of TMT.


Additionally if you use MyMovies to integrate with the TMT plugin, pressing the Green button will also give the same functionality (MyMovie hooks this into exiting TMT and going back to VMC).
 

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Are you using TMT's VMC Plugin? That does support the "Back" button on your MCE remote and will exit out of TMT.

Well, I think so. I'm sorry for the pathetic answer. I built this HTPC from the ground up about 4 weeks ago and I can't really remember. What leads me to believe it is installed is that if I run TMT from the desktop the local drop-down menu (right clicking) looks different from the one when watching a movie via VMC/My Movies. It appears to be sort of a scaled down version of the one seen via the dekstop shortcut.


Also, I am currently not using a Media Center remote. In the past I have been able to control everything via my Philips Pronto remote and just assumed there would be a hot key or keyboard shortcut in TMT via VMC that would allow me to exit the program.


You know as I'm writing this I did think of one option I hadn't considered. When building this HTPC the one thing that I've always found frustrating is the ability to cold boot remotely. In the past I built a relay switch to accomplish this but lately Antec leveraged another company's product they called the Multimedia Station Basic. Here is a link to the product and I currently have it installed on my HTPC.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1218006821043


The remote is tiny but might already include some commands to work within VMC, My Movies, and TMT's VMC plug-in. I'll try it tonight and report back. Thanks.
 

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Originally Posted by JP /forum/post/15545769



Also, I am currently not using a Media Center remote. In the past I have been able to control everything via my Philips Pronto remote and just assumed there would be a hot key or keyboard shortcut in TMT via VMC that would allow me to exit the program.

This isn't related to TMT issues, but I was wondering how you are programming/using your remote to emulate the keyboard?


Thanks,

CFC
 

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This isn't related to TMT issues, but I was wondering how you are programming/using your remote to emulate the keyboard?

I use an IR Keyboard that has a receiver which plugs in to the keyboard and mouse PS2 ports on the motherboard. If I am watching a movie I might hit the "F" key on the keyboard to fast forward. I can have the learning remote learn the IR keyboard's IR signal for that key and assign it to a button.


Ultimately, the emulation is used for hotkeys and shortcuts and not for actual typing. Sorry if you thought I was alluding to that.
 

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Well, I tried the remote without installing the imon software and outside of turning on the PC it appears it does nothing. I tried it within TMT and it was pretty much non-responsive. I then installed the IMON software it came with and some of the functionality was being recognized but very poorly. I use an IR receiver that transmits all IR signals to my equipment via ethernet cable. It may have something to do with that but all the rest of my equipment never misses a beat with it. I can type 70 wpm via my IR keyboard and use continuous volume controls with my audio receiver and it never drops a signal. I'm not sure what the issue is here but ultimately it doesn't look like it will meet my needs to simply get out of TMT via VMC. I'll do some more testing.
 
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