I am running into a sort of annoying issue every time I use Kodi to watch media and then use the TV remote (using Lirc) to tell my TV to turn up the volume. Here is how my setup works and what I know:
- Raspberry Pi with latest Pimatic and Lirc plugin
- Lirc with an IR-LED and a IR Receiver (on the Pi)
- Television Set, registered with Lirc
- Kodi/XMBC running
To describe what happens: I use Pimatic to control Lirc and send commands to my TV, to turn it on, change channels and control volume. So far, so good.
I can also launch Kodi, and control it from the webinterface (Kodi’s own, btw). Also very lovely and neat.
Now the weird and annoying part happens: When Kodi is running and I trigger any sort IR command, Kodi is responding to it. For example, when I turn up the volume, Kodi interprets it as a: “Oh, go right / go forward”, which obviously can be really annoying, when you skip through a movie by just turning up the volume.
My first guess was, that it might be the CEC adaptor, but the TV is too old and the HDMI cable does not support it.
So it has to be Lirc that it is listening to. Sadly I have not yet really figured our how to turn it off. I deleted some of the mapped remotes in Lircmap.xml (to stop Kodi from mapping the signal) but it still keeps doing it. I also found the built-in functions overview but I am not an expert on Kodi’s architecture.
Any help or tips on how to stop Kodi from listening on the Lirc remote on startup would be appreciated!
Thank you guys and a good day!