September 1st, 2011, 06:43 PM
Externally Launching Boxee Issue
I use Boxee mainly for viewing online content and I have recently upgraded my main HTPC system to XBMC and also upgraded my Boxee version at the same time.
I want to launch Boxee from XBMC but have some issues with how Boxee seems to want to run.
Firstly testing by just launching Boxee from XBMC I received an error about the skin (im at work atm so don't have all the details). A bit of research I found that Boxee needs to be launched by a user so:
I created a script using autoIT3 that closes XBMC and then opens Boxee using a -u USERNAME -p PASSWORD @Computername....
This now works but has caused another issue.
The software I use to remote control my applications (HIP) does not function when Boxee is launched AS a user. If I simply launch Boxee with the mouse it all works fine.
Is there any way of launching Boxee in any other way that doesn't have to be seen from a spcific user? Is there a "portable" mode option that allows boxee to even be copied from one machine to another without installation?
September 2nd, 2011, 01:16 AM
OK so here is what seems to be happening.
I use HIP to send keystrokes to applications from an MCE remote. I have a number of applications I use with the remote and this method has been working perfectly for me for 5 years and is easily interchangable with different remotes (so i'm not changing this).
IF I launch Boxee with the mouse (from the desktop for instance) the remote commands are received by HIP and work as expected.
If I create a script to launch Boxee with windows user privileges, HIP stops working.
I have XBMC, MediaPortal and Meedio all working fine. What is different with Boxee?
It seems as if when Boxee is launched in that state it grabs the driver for the MCE remote and doesn't allow HIP to work