[mythtv-users] Universal Remotes

Chad masterclc at gmail.com
Fri Sep 8 00:28:35 UTC 2006

On 9/7/06, Chris Moewes-Bystrom <chris.moewes at gmail.com> wrote:
> OK, I'm a little confused. If I want to use a universal remote (like the
> radio shack kameleon) do I program it to be something and then use that
> remotes lirc file or do I need a lirc file that is specific to the actual
> remote?
> --
> Christopher Moewes-Bystrom
> www.moewes.com
> chris.moewes at gmail.com
> _______________________________________________

Hopefully someone will show me how wrong I am, but here's what I
gather from experience and reading:

You need an lircd.conf for the remote itself (or remote transmitter
type anyway) and then an lircrc for the buttons to interface with your
applications (which is not specific to a remote, but specific to an
lircd.conf definition of what button is what).

Creating either of these files is actually quite trivial assuming you
have a working lirc receiver (such as the IR Reciever from
irblaster.info).  irw will show you if the buttons are being 'seen'
and then irrecord will record the buttons, and you can name each one
whatever you want (this creates your lircd.conf).  Then you can use
the lircd.conf to create an lircrc that makes sense to you for any
applications that will use your lircd.conf file (such as a defining
the play button to 'play' ;-]  ).


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