[mythtv-users] USB IrDa Dongles vs. LIRC

David Collett david.collett at gmail.com
Thu Aug 4 10:40:30 UTC 2005

I suspect the issue has little to do with usb vs lirc and more to do
with IrDA vs Consumer IR. There is difference between IrDA and the IR
used to control AV equipment.

FWIW: I use a USB IR Reciever (the one that came with my DVICO DVB
card). It DOES work with LIRC (though I had to patch lirc to add the
DVICO driver) but it is NOT an IrDA dongle.

Did any of that make sense?

On 8/4/05, Russel Hill <russh347 at gmail.com> wrote:
> The LIRC FAQ says "it's technically not possible to use USB IrDA
> dongles with LIRC".  However, on the LIRC home page there's a link to
> http://usbirboy.sourceforge.net/ which claims to be LIRC compatible.
> Can anyone explain the disconnect?  Is there something fundamentally
> different about the usbirboy?  Is it just a com port implementation
> with a USB back-end?
> I'd ask on the LIRC list, but their server doesn't seem to be
> responding to subscription requests.
> TIA...
> Russel Hill
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