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Title: USBUIRT not transmitting in 10.04 [solved]
Post by: jamo on January 19, 2013, 08:28:26 pm
Afaict, my new USBUIRT is not transmitting. The receiving part is working nicely but when I do a "test code" in webadmin from a device that is a child of the "USBUIRT embedded transmitter" nothing happens (apart from the ok box popping up on the screen). I'm carefully watching the unit with a digital camera to check for any IR flashes but there's not a thing.

Any ideas? Anyone else got a USBUIRT working nicely in 10.04... any tricks I should know about?

thanks
James
Title: Re: USBUIRT not transmitting in 10.04
Post by: posde on January 19, 2013, 09:14:43 pm
Most of the time when the USB UIRT is not working as expected it has to do with the fact, that web admin and the user do not have the same room in their mind.

Make sure the AV device and the USB UIRT device are in the same room.
Title: Re: USBUIRT not transmitting in 10.04
Post by: jamo on January 21, 2013, 08:12:45 am
Thanks, possy, I'll double check the webadmin setup and ensure any and all devices are located in the same room! However, since the receiving part is working... would that not make it unlikely that this is the issue? As I understand it the transmitter is a child of the receiver so they will probably be in the same room? Will check this evening, thanks.
Title: Re: USBUIRT not transmitting in 10.04
Post by: jamo on January 21, 2013, 08:36:20 pm
Nope.. all in the same room - see device tree below.

I see it says "registered: No" whereas the parent device has "registered: Yes" Does this mean anything to anyone?
Title: Re: USBUIRT not transmitting in 10.04
Post by: tschak909 on January 22, 2013, 08:18:31 am
Only devices that have Implements DCE checked (and are thus typically parent devices providing an interface, or direct control to a device), have Registered, set to Yes...child devices which are dummies (generic children, only meant to hold device data), say Registered: No.

-Thom
Title: Re: USBUIRT not transmitting in 10.04
Post by: jamo on February 01, 2013, 07:29:34 am
Haven't had a chance to look into this further yet, still fiddling with the remote mapping for the receiver, but I wanted to ask if anyone has one (USBUIRT) working as a transmitter in 10.04? If so, when you transmit a code (say in "Test" mode when you are entering codes and you press the test button), can you see a flash from the unit? I've tried using my mobile phone camera to watch the unit and I don't see anything so I'm presuming it isn't happening.

I see there was a bug in 07.10 and there are a few references in the wiki (http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/USB_UIRT) to transmission problems and I haven't tried any of those fixes, assuming they are no longer an issue in 10.04?

Anyone care to comment?
Title: Re: USBUIRT not transmitting in 10.04
Post by: jamo on February 01, 2013, 09:14:21 pm
I know the embedded transmitter (usb uirt embedded transmitter) is a child device, sort of a dummy device as referred to by Tshak, but should it still have a log file? Only the parent has a log file in my case (the parent being the receiver, which is working).

I do get the "some devices failed to start" message when I start up my MD. How do I track down which devices? Is it possible that the embedded transmitter is the one failing? Is it supposed to start (being a dummy/child device and all)?
Title: Re: USBUIRT not transmitting in 10.04
Post by: phenigma on February 02, 2013, 08:24:40 pm
Haven't had a chance to look into this further yet, still fiddling with the remote mapping for the receiver, but I wanted to ask if anyone has one (USBUIRT) working as a transmitter in 10.04? If so, when you transmit a code (say in "Test" mode when you are entering codes and you press the test button), can you see a flash from the unit? I've tried using my mobile phone camera to watch the unit and I don't see anything so I'm presuming it isn't happening.

The USBUIRT will flashes the same red led when it emits an IR code that it flashes when it reads an IR code.  You will see it.

I see there was a bug in 07.10 and there are a few references in the wiki (http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/USB_UIRT) to transmission problems and I haven't tried any of those fixes, assuming they are no longer an issue in 10.04?

Anyone care to comment?

You should not need any fixes from 0710.  I have been using 2 USBUIRTs on 1004, for a couple of years now, and have never had a problem with them.

As possy says, not emitting a code is usually due to room differences between the device and the UIRT.

J.
Title: Re: USBUIRT not transmitting in 10.04
Post by: phenigma on February 02, 2013, 08:27:46 pm
I know the embedded transmitter (usb uirt embedded transmitter) is a child device, sort of a dummy device as referred to by Tshak, but should it still have a log file? Only the parent has a log file in my case (the parent being the receiver, which is working).

I do get the "some devices failed to start" message when I start up my MD. How do I track down which devices? Is it possible that the embedded transmitter is the one failing? Is it supposed to start (being a dummy/child device and all)?

Hmm, try the log for the Orbiter?

J.
Title: Re: USBUIRT not transmitting in 10.04
Post by: jamo on February 04, 2013, 07:46:34 am
Thanks for the reply, phenigma. I can at least confirm, then, that the UIRT is not transmitting (no red LED flashing on test code).

Will scour the logs on the MD. From memory, though, I believe there is no log for the "child" device- embedded transmitter at all. If you get a moment, would be handy if you could let me know if your MD with UIRT connected has a log for the child device... ie whether I should expect one.

I actually re-installed (ie deleted devices and then re-plugged them in) the UIRT over the weekend but that didn't help anything. Regarding the room association, I posted a screenshot higher up on the log that shows, as I interpret it, that the UIRT is assigned to the correct room.

Will tinker more this evening.
Title: Re: USBUIRT not transmitting in 10.04
Post by: phenigma on February 04, 2013, 10:17:57 pm
No log for the child.  I expect that entries from the child would make it into the UIRT's log, but I don't know.

J.
Title: Re: USBUIRT not transmitting in 10.04
Post by: jamo on February 05, 2013, 07:41:18 am
Thanks for the reply, but no need! It's started working. Maybe the "reinstall" worked after all.

I checked last night and when I did the "test code" the visible LED flashed. Not only that, but I was even able to learn pronto codes from my TV remote. Yahoo!!

Thanks for all the help. I'll mark as resolved and also put one or two things in the wiki about the UIRT that would have clarified for me.

Regarding the logs - I had a close look at the logs before I realised things were working and it seems quite clear that the child device (transmitter) should not and does not - as you confirmed, have its own log. There are references in (I think) the parent device XX_USBUIRT.log log when the system starts up that shows the child device "starting" along with any children it has - AV equip controlled by it. Each one remarks that there are no event handlers but that appears to be OK for these types of devices.

Great stuff.

One last practical question - the UIRT has a receiver and apparently 2 transmitters on the same physical side of the device. This has always struck me as odd because the receiver needs to receive codes from the remote in my hand -> therefore needs to be facing me... whereas the transmitter needs to send codes to my AV devices.. so it needs to face 180 deg away from the reciever? What's the point of it sending IR back at me? How do you handle that?
Title: Re: USBUIRT not transmitting in 10.04 [solved]
Post by: posde on February 05, 2013, 02:03:32 pm
Most people put a little extension IR diode onto the USB UIRT.
Title: Re: USBUIRT not transmitting in 10.04 [solved]
Post by: jamo on February 05, 2013, 02:09:22 pm
Most people put a little extension IR diode onto the USB UIRT.
I plan to do that but it seems a bit like having to cut your own hole in a toilet seat  ;)
Title: Re: USBUIRT not transmitting in 10.04
Post by: jamo on February 05, 2013, 08:49:59 pm
Ohhhh, I spoke too soon.

It is transmitting but... it's rare. Currently, it does so under the following circumstance:
1. When MD has just started up
2. From the AV properties (IR commands) of the TV device screen - Test Command.
It will not do it from the "Test Command" on my media scenario.

In addition, the USBUIRT stops working after a "quick reload". It joins the ranks of "Some devices failed to correctly start..." and even the receiving part no longer works despite the littel LED desperately flashing. Arrrggghh. As you can imagine, this is pretty frustrating because I'm trying to set up commands, scenarios etc and reload/regen needs to happen quite often. Now they have to be replace with a reboot.

Questions-
My age-old question - When some devices "fails to start correctly" and you get that polite little message in the top left... how do I track down the problem? It doesn't tell me which devices... and how do I know which?

2nd question- how do I track down what is causing the USBUIRT to enter the above group of devices on quick reload?

3rd question - why does the unco-operative little begger stop performing (ie transmitting)? I thought it was even after the IR codes are "received" for the first time because shortly after I push the "right" button on my remote to get to the menu, transmit stops working. However, an odd thing happens in between - my TV switches off. It's almost as if the MD is sending the "toggle power" to the TV because I've never had conflict between my MD remote and the TV before. Maybe as soon as I start to "use" my MD it tries to power on the TV because the TV is connected to the MD? But since the TV is already on, that results in a power off? And maybe the entering of that state (scenario, whatever) is correlated to the transmit stopping.

Sorry, all very confusing at this moment.
Title: Re: USBUIRT not transmitting in 10.04
Post by: jamo on February 05, 2013, 08:55:01 pm
Yes, that seems to be it - as soon as I start to use the media director in a normal way - ie play music or whatever, thereafter the transmitter stops working. In fact, it fires something just when I start doing that so presumably it is something to do with my connections - what controls what and / or pipes?
Title: Re: USBUIRT not transmitting in 10.04
Post by: tschak909 on February 05, 2013, 09:03:18 pm
Pipes are interpreted by the Media Plugin. You should look in the Wizard > A/V Equipment page, to make sure your pipes are configured correctly, (either with the Connection wizard, or manually by clicking Edit Pipes)... Check the DCE Router log, when you send soemthing from your remote, to see if your pipes are being traversed.

-Thom
Title: Re: USBUIRT not transmitting in 10.04
Post by: jamo on February 05, 2013, 09:11:46 pm
Thanks, I think one mistake I may have made was to connect the output from my media director directly to the TV HDMI input, instead of connecting it to the "subdevice" HDMI input which, in turn, connects to the TV. I think I've corrected that, although I've made a massive spaghetti mess of the wizard version. Does anyone else struggle to move the devices around on that screen? Pity, because it's a pretty cool wizard.

Anyway, will see if this improves things and scan the logs as well as Thom suggested.  Pain is every time I reload it stops working so each change that requires this essentially requires a reboot as well. Starting to feel like windows.  :P
Title: Re: USBUIRT not transmitting in 10.04
Post by: jamo on February 07, 2013, 03:32:53 pm
Nope, that hasn't improved things.

I have established the following-

The first time I start the media director, absolutely before I do anything with it, the UIRT appears to be transmitting - in other words, if I click the "Test Code" button from the web admin / av DEVICES / AV properties IR codes section of my TV (controlled by UIRT) then I see a "flash" on the transmitter.

That works up until the moment I "play media" on the MD. So I can open a media grid (ie go to media->Audio), browse to a track. Up to that point, UIRT still transmits when I "test code". Then, as soon as I hit play and the media starts playing, the transmitter stops transmitting and won't do it again until (I think) the MD is rebooted. Note that I'm doing all this (controlling the MD) from a weborbiter rather than the IR remote in order not to confuse things by using the UIRT as a receiver.

So I have "clipped" the DCErouter log and the UIRT log from the appropriate MD and shown the entries from the moment I start playing the media. In other words, from the moment the UIRT stops working. Here they are:

dcerouter (http://pastebin.com/umcBHEXF)
usbuirt (http://pastebin.com/eShpHXbq)

So... the usbuirt is the simplest - apart from a bunch of "Cannot find anything for IR 170000F201CA" which is usually associated with IR signals received from an unknown remote/source, the only entry that could be of interest is "#### Pre-Process Queue = 1"
Does that mean anything to anyone?

And then on the dcerouter side, apart from all the subsequent messages showing what music I was listening to, possibly of interest -
"Received Message from 50 (HTC Web Orbiter / ) to 10 (Media Plug-in / Server Closet), type 1 id 43 Command:MH Play Media, retry none, parameters: <0x7bfb4b70>" <- the play media command to the plugin?

Then later " Received Message from 78 (OnScreen Orbiter / TV Room) to USB UIRT 0038(139), type 1 id  687 Command:Set Screen Type, retry none, parameters: <0x777abb70>
08      02/07/13 6:26:22.292              Parameter 48(Value): 0 <0x777abb70>" <- set screen type to USB UIRT?

Then later "Media_Plugin::CheckForAlternatePipes no destination for EA 3 TV Room <0x917dfb70>" <- ??

Shew.... not much to go on at this stage.

Title: Re: USBUIRT not transmitting in 10.04
Post by: tschak909 on February 07, 2013, 03:44:01 pm
No, if you look at the parameter value, Set Screen Type is set to 0, which is the default screen type. This is defined by the first entry in the RemoteMapping table. The command is sent from the on-screen orbiter to the USB UIRT, so that the driver knows which RemoteMapping to use.

-Thom
Title: Re: USBUIRT not transmitting in 10.04
Post by: jamo on February 07, 2013, 08:21:50 pm
No, if you look at the parameter value, Set Screen Type is set to 0, which is the default screen type. This is defined by the first entry in the RemoteMapping table. The command is sent from the on-screen orbiter to the USB UIRT, so that the driver knows which RemoteMapping to use.

-Thom

Yes, but isn't RemoteMapping only relevant for IR receiving? What I'm trying to track down here is why the UIRT isn't transmitting. Am I missing something?
Title: Re: USBUIRT not transmitting in 10.04
Post by: tschak909 on February 07, 2013, 08:25:37 pm
correct, I am merely trying to answer specific questions.

-Thom
Title: Re: USBUIRT not transmitting in 10.04
Post by: jamo on February 07, 2013, 08:28:46 pm
Oh, I see, sorry. Got it.
Title: Re: USBUIRT not transmitting in 10.04
Post by: jamo on February 13, 2013, 07:26:49 am
OK, I sorted out the TV template and the connections pipes and I'm pretty sure everything is going correctly.

MD ====> Audio+Video ====> TV HDMI1 input
STB =====> Audio + Video ====> TV AV1 input

I confirmed that when I start up the media director, as soon as there is action, it transmits a "Toggle power" to the TV because it actually turns the TV on. But as soon as that has happened, there appears to be no more transmitting done. I would think that while using the MD, volume commands would be relayed to the TV but nothing is transmitted.
Then, if I hit the "STB" scenario, I would expect the USBUIRT to try to toggle the input selection on the TV to AV1 but nothing happens.
If I "Test" the TV av commands from the webadmin page, nothing happens.

Going to have to have an in-depth and close watch on the logs while this is all happening to see what the problem is. I gather the MediaPlugin is responsible for handing on IR commands so I maybe have to look at that code a bit and/or its log. Does it have a log?
Title: Re: USBUIRT not transmitting in 10.04
Post by: phenigma on February 13, 2013, 08:47:04 pm
jamo it *should* be working as you expect.

J.
Title: Re: USBUIRT not transmitting in 10.04
Post by: jamo on February 14, 2013, 08:48:36 pm
Ok, so here's what happens when I hit the "test code" from webadmin while my USBUIRT is in its "non transmitting" state:

DCERoute.log:
Code: [Select]
08      02/14/13 21:44:49.070           Received Message from 0 (unknown / ) to 157 (USB UIRT Embedded Transmit / TV Room), type 1 id 191 Command:Send Code, retry none, parameters: <0x6a09eb70>
08      02/14/13 21:44:49.070             Parameter 9(Text): 0000 0073 0000 000C 0020 0021 0020 0021 0040 0021 0020 0021 0020 0021 0020 0021 0020 0021 0020 0041 0040 0021 0020 0021 0020 0021 0020 0CC7 <0x6a09eb70>
05      02/14/13 21:44:49.120           Socket::ReceiveData 0xaeff6f08 failed, bytes left 0 start: 2320000 1: 0 1b: 0 2: 0 2b: 0 m_Socket: 175 Incoming_Conn Socket 175 ::ffff:127.0.0.1 <0x6a09eb70>
05      02/14/13 21:44:49.120           Socket::ReceiveString2 ReceiveData failed m_Socket: -1 Incoming_Conn Socket 175 ::ffff:127.0.0.1 <0x6a09eb70>
05      02/14/13 21:44:49.121           TCPIP: Closing connection to -1003 (Router Dev #0) 0xaeff6f08 m_Socket: -1 <0x6a09eb70>
05      02/14/13 21:44:49.121           Router::RemoveAndDeleteSocket 0xaeff6f08 -1003 <0x6a09eb70>


Help? Socket::ReceiveData failed. Why?
Title: Re: USBUIRT not transmitting in 10.04
Post by: jamo on February 16, 2013, 12:13:47 am
More info... OK, I don't think the Socket::ReceiveData failed is actually the problem because with further testing I see that successfully sent codes (the ones I can send prior to using the MD) show the same thing in the log but the code is sent, the UIRT flashes and the TV responds. So I *think* that's a red herring.

However, I had a closer look at the DCERouter log between the time I can send and the time I can't send and it seems that as soon as all the "on commands" are sent to the xxxxxx, the UIRT stops working immediately after:

Code: [Select]
05      02/16/13 0:08:02.902            Socket::ReceiveString2 ReceiveData failed m_Socket: -1 Incoming_Conn Socket 175 ::ffff:192.168.80.1 <0x69fdeb70>
05      02/16/13 0:08:02.902            TCPIP: Closing connection to -1003 (Router Dev #0) 0x9fab0028 m_Socket: -1 <0x69fdeb70>
05      02/16/13 0:08:02.902            Router::RemoveAndDeleteSocket 0x9fab0028 -1003 <0x69fdeb70>
08      02/16/13 0:08:14.431            Received Message from 156 (USB UIRT 0038 / TV Room) to 78 (OnScreen Orbiter / TV Room), type 1 id 203 Command:Move Right, retry none, parameters: <0x737f1b70>
08      02/16/13 0:08:14.434            Received Message from 78 (OnScreen Orbiter / TV Room) to 78 (OnScreen Orbiter / TV Room), type 1 id 192 Command:On, retry none, parameters: <0x79ffeb70>
08      02/16/13 0:08:14.434              Parameter 21(Force): 1 <0x79ffeb70>
08      02/16/13 0:08:14.434              Parameter 97(PK_Pipe): 0 <0x79ffeb70>
08      02/16/13 0:08:14.434              Parameter 98(PK_Device_Pipes):  <0x79ffeb70>
08      02/16/13 0:08:14.434            Received Message from 78 (OnScreen Orbiter / TV Room) to 76 (Zotac AD04 TV Room / TV Room), type 1 id 192 Command:On, retry none, parameters: <0xacdf9b70>
08      02/16/13 0:08:14.434              Parameter 21(Force): 1 <0xacdf9b70>
08      02/16/13 0:08:14.434              Parameter 97(PK_Pipe): 0 <0xacdf9b70>
08      02/16/13 0:08:14.434              Parameter 98(PK_Device_Pipes):  <0xacdf9b70>
08      02/16/13 0:08:14.434              Parameter 125(Already processed): 1 <0xacdf9b70>
08      02/16/13 0:08:14.434            Received Message from 78 (OnScreen Orbiter / TV Room) to 170 (40V86PE / TV Room), type 1 id 192 Command:On, retry none, parameters: <0xb77a8b70>
08      02/16/13 0:08:14.434              Parameter 98(PK_Device_Pipes):  <0xb77a8b70>
08      02/16/13 0:08:14.434            Received Message from 78 (OnScreen Orbiter / TV Room) to 170 (40V86PE / TV Room), type 1 id 91 Command:Input Select, retry none, parameters: <0xb77a8b70>
08      02/16/13 0:08:14.434              Parameter 71(PK_Command_Input(HDMI)): 361 <0xb77a8b70>

The log section above shows what happens as soon as I try to do something on the MD. Note that immediately prior to this, the UIRT was sending.
The first entry is the "move right" command, as received from my remote. This triggers an "On" command to the onscreen orbiter followed by an "On" command to the Media Director, followed by an "On" command to the TV and then an "Input select: HDMI" command to the TV.

That all makes sense.... (apart from the fact that the MD is already on and so is the TV).

But why, following this sequence, should the UIRT stop transmitting?
Title: Re: USBUIRT not transmitting in 10.04
Post by: phenigma on February 16, 2013, 11:56:31 pm
But why, following this sequence, should the UIRT stop transmitting?

This all looks normal to me.  I see nothing that points to the problem here.  I'm not sure where to go from here.

Does the UIRT continue to receive from the remote when it stops transmitting?  Ie. does dcerouter get commands from the uirt/mce remote still?

J.
Title: Re: USBUIRT not transmitting in 10.04
Post by: jamo on February 18, 2013, 06:55:37 am
Cautiously optimistic....

Not going to mark it solved just yet but I'm holding thumbs here...

So looking at the log section below I figured that the transmission problem must be related to one of the 3 "on" commands that were sent prior to transmission failing. I tried manually sending the first (Onscreen orbiter) but that automatically fires the second and third so that doesn't help isolate the problem. I then tried just the 3rd (On to the TV) and that did cause the transmission to fail. So I began to suspect the TV device/template.

So I deleted the USBUIRT device from my tree (and hence the TV beneath it) and then re-added the USBUIRT.

Now, before adding the TV, I was able to test transmission using the webadmin and/or MessageSend commands directly. These worked, no matter what "state" the media director was in. So I figured the TV template was the problem. I created a new one, added it and, SO FAR SO GOOD! Transmission and Receiving seems to be working. Not only that but I think my receiving problem (after dcerouter reload) seems also to be resolved, yay!

Will wait a while and do a few more checks and tests, as well as deleting the old template (no mean achievemnt) before marking resolved.

Now if the TV would just respond to the IR commands... it seems pretty unreliable.
Title: Re: USBUIRT not transmitting in 10.04
Post by: phenigma on February 18, 2013, 04:31:19 pm
Excellent!  I don't suppose you have an example of the IR code that was causing your uirt to fail and the new one that is not?  (To try and trace this back further).

You may wish to get an emmiter for the uirt that will sit immediately in front of your televisions ir receiver window.  Improves reliability.

J.
Title: Re: USBUIRT not transmitting in 10.04
Post by: tschak909 on February 18, 2013, 05:43:35 pm
I've used the Xantech 286-M mouse emitters for this purpose.

-Thom
Title: Re: USBUIRT not transmitting in 10.04
Post by: jamo on February 18, 2013, 08:16:36 pm
J: I don't think it was an IR code as such... not sure exactly what it was.... just something funny about the way I set up the device, perhaps. Possibly related to the stuff-up I made with all the embedded devices in the beginning. Still have to clean that all out of the DB.

Thom: Thanks for the tip- will check it out. I see from Xantech.com that there may even be a distributor on the s. tip of Africa!
Title: Re: USBUIRT not transmitting in 10.04
Post by: phenigma on February 18, 2013, 09:39:24 pm
Thanks jamo.  Hope things are all still working for you.

J.
Title: Re: USBUIRT not transmitting in 10.04 [solved]
Post by: jamo on February 19, 2013, 07:16:39 am
Thanks for the help.

I've marked this as solved because as far as I can tell, all is working correctly. Sadly I can't be sure if the problem was on the USBUIRT device or related to the TV device template that I originally built (and hacked). The reason I can't isolate is that I deleted all these devices and re-added the USBUIRT and then, subsequently, a new TV template so I didn't isolate the problem. I would put it down to the TV template except for the fact that a related issue (see other thread) of USBUIRT dying on router reload has gone aways as well which makes me wonder.

Nevertheless, all appears well in the land of USBUIRT - it is receiving 100% and transmitting as, I believe, it should although I'm still having lots of fun getting the codes right and ensuring the IR is delivered etc etc. As suggested by Thom, I'll probably invest in a dual-head emitter to target my devices more accurately for a start and, do my level best to get discrete codes. Toggle is a nightmare!! My TV goes on and off all the time to the degree that I've taken the power code out of the template and I'm controlling it manually at this stage!
Title: Re: USBUIRT not transmitting in 10.04 [solved]
Post by: phenigma on February 19, 2013, 09:16:43 pm
Nevertheless, all appears well in the land of USBUIRT - it is receiving 100% and transmitting as, I believe, it should although I'm still having lots of fun getting the codes right and ensuring the IR is delivered etc etc. As suggested by Thom, I'll probably invest in a dual-head emitter to target my devices more accurately for a start and, do my level best to get discrete codes. Toggle is a nightmare!! My TV goes on and off all the time to the degree that I've taken the power code out of the template and I'm controlling it manually at this stage!

Great to hear that its working!

J.
Title: Re: USBUIRT not transmitting in 10.04 [solved]
Post by: joerod on July 30, 2013, 11:48:07 pm
This is marked as solved but I am having the exact same issue on a fresh install of 10.04.  I dont quite understand the solution and I was wondering if anyone could give me a hand.
Title: Re: USBUIRT not transmitting in 10.04 [solved]
Post by: jamo on July 31, 2013, 08:44:01 am
This is marked as solved but I am having the exact same issue on a fresh install of 10.04.  I dont quite understand the solution and I was wondering if anyone could give me a hand.
The reason you don't quite understand the solution is because I never quite understood the solution myself! My contention is that it was something to do with all the other device templates I created along the way. I would get the UIRT working first of all (receiving) before mucking with any transmission. Are you trying to transmit or receive when you're getting the errors?
Title: Re: USBUIRT not transmitting in 10.04 [solved]
Post by: joerod on July 31, 2013, 05:16:22 pm
receiving works fine (altho it seems to cutt out at times), but in general receiving works.  The problem is sending.  The uirt learned the codes from my remote and sometimes testing the commands it'll send, but then it'll suddenly turn off the tv and never send again (even though receiving works).  I believe its the same exact problem you had.
Title: Re: USBUIRT not transmitting in 10.04 [solved]
Post by: jamo on July 31, 2013, 07:31:16 pm
I think my problem was somewhere in the original TV template I created (or possibly the pipe connections I had setup beween MD and TV). Are you using an existing tv template or have you created your own? Do you have any other electronic devices you have set up at the same time? I had also built a set-top box template, if I recall, and I think one or both of these or perhaps the audio/video pipes between them and the MD were incorrect.

My solution was to delete and re-create the USBUIRT and then I also deleted my TV template and created a new one (much simpler and more correct) and thereafter it started working. Sorry I can't be of more help.
Title: Re: USBUIRT not transmitting in 10.04 [solved]
Post by: tschak909 on July 31, 2013, 07:33:05 pm
Do I need to make a video tutorial about the pipes system?

-Thom
Title: Re: USBUIRT not transmitting in 10.04 [solved]
Post by: jamo on July 31, 2013, 07:45:22 pm
Do I need to make a video tutorial about the pipes system?

-Thom
Absolutely.... right after you commit my template changes  for that Rii remote ;D
I believe Bushtech has ordered one and you know how he is about things working otb!