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Last Updated: Jul 01, 2014 12:12PM EDT

iRule EventGhost Setup and Control of MCE

This tutorial covers how to install EventGhost and configure it to control Windows Media Center using the app. This tutorial assumes that you already know how to configure the app and create a functional remote..

  1. Install EventGhost – http://www.eventghost.org/downloads/
  2. Do not launch EventGhost after the installation.
  3. Download the Broadcaster Plugin http://video.iruleathome.com/downloads/broadcaster.zip
  4. Download the iRule EventGhost configuration http://video.iruleathome.com/downloads/EG_iRule.zip
  5. Expand the Broadcaster.zip file into the c:\program files\EventGhost\Plugins directory.
  6. Expand the EG_iRule.zip into the c:\program files\EventGhost\ directory.
  7. Launch EventGhost.
  8. Open the iRule project located in the EventGhost directory.
  9. Verify the port is set to 33333 and the prefix is udp.
  10. Open the iRule Builder and Browse for a device called EventGhost MCE.
  11. Apply the commands to buttons.
  12. Sync to the iRule application.
  13. Find the IP address of your Windows MCE computer and make note of it.
  14. Open the Gateways and define a new Gateway with the IP address of the computer but change the last group of digits to 255.
    1. Example if your IP address is 192.168.1.55 for your PC the Gateway will be 192.168.1.255
  15. Set the port to 33333
  16. Please note that this setup is controlling MCE with keyboard shortcuts. Also, the control needs MCE to be the front application.

Step One: Install EventGhost

Download EventGhost from the http://www.eventghost.org/downloads/ and launch the EventGhost installer. Click through the installation steps to complete the installation. Do not launch EventGhost after the installation is complete.

 

Step Two: Download Plugin

Download the Broadcaster plugin from http://video.iruleathome.com/downloads/Broadcaster.zip and save the file to a known location.

 

Step Three: Download the Project

Download the EventGhost iRule project from http://video.iruleathome.com/downloads/EG_iRule.zip and save the file to a known location.

 

Step Four: Unzip the Plugin

Unzip the Broadcaster.zip file into the C:\Program Files\EventGhost\Plugins directory.

 

Step Five: Unzip the Project

Unzip the EG_iRule.zip file into the C:\Program Files\EventGhost directory.

 

Step Six: Launch EventGhost

Double click on the EventGhost icon on the desktop to launch EventGhost.

 

Step Seven: Open the Project

Click on the File menu and select Open. The browse window should default to the EvenGhost folder where you will fine the iRule project file. If you are not in the correct folder, navigate to the C:\Program Files\EventGhost directory.

 

Step Eight: Verify Settings

Double click on the Plugin: Broadcaster and verify the Event Prefix as udp and the UDP port as 33333.

 

Step Nine: Verify Settings

Double click on the Plugin: Broadcaster and verify the Event Prefix as udp and the UDP port as 33333.

 

Step Ten: Verify Settings

Double click on the Plugin: Broadcaster and verify the Event Prefix as udp and the UDP port as 33333.

 

Step Eleven: Verify Settings

Double click on the Plugin: Broadcaster and verify the Event Prefix as udp and the UDP port as 33333.

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