[mythtv-users] Universal Remotes

Nick knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Fri Sep 8 01:07:29 UTC 2006

On 08/09/06, Chad <masterclc at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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).

The lircd.conf file contains the IR signals that are received from the
remote and maps these to button names. With a universal remote, the IR
signals will change whenever you program the remote to work with a
particular item or brand. As long as you can either obtain a
lircd.conf configuration for the remote when configured to a
particular brand (that your IR receiver can detect), or create one
afresh with irrecord, you should be well away. You may find that the
remote has more buttons than an existing definition provides so you
may have to record these extra buttons to get the most from your

> 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'

mode2 will show you if the IR receiver is receiving anything from the remote.

irw works once lircd is running with a valid lircd.conf file for your
remote (that you can either obtain from lirc.org/remotes or record
yourself using irrecord).

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