[mythtv-users] What is inputlirc and how is it used

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Thu Nov 3 22:11:14 UTC 2011

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On 11/3/2011 16:45, Gary wrote:
>> On 10/31/2011 11:03 AM, Robert McNamara wrote:
>> And, with the info provided in your question, the /best/ answer is:
>> http://lmgtfy.com/?q=inputlirc
>> (and, in fact, it gives many /very/ good answers).
>> Mike
> Also FYI  The first thing I tried was to search for "inputlirc" -- at 
> least the first page full returned did not even come close to 
> providing an answer.

Actually, the first response to that google search was very telling.  
Inputlirc is a stripped down fork of LIRC, and it's clearly not very 
popular because the first page of results didn't even respond with a 
project page.  I had never heard of it until you started asking about 
it, and I would bet neither had most of the people in this mailing 
list.  You would likely be a lot more lucky looking for help with the 
standard LIRC.

Looking back, you actually had asked for help with LIRC in the past, but 
you were asking about IR blasting to control an STB.  Odd because that 
is one of the capability explicitly stripped out of inputlirc, and the 
entire reason for its name.

> _/*I have inputlirc installed; it appears to work (using IRW)
> so, why, when I enter a channel number from the keyboard. and mythtv 
> responds showing the guide entry for that channel,
> but does not change to that channel???*/_

Finally, we get a real question that can actually be answered.  Read the 
user manual...


You have browse mode enabled, which lets you search through the guide to 
find something to watch, and then hit SELECT to change to that channel.  
It is used to compensate for the fact that between tuner delays, 
recording buffers, and communication due to the frontend/backend split, 
it can take several seconds to change channels in MythTV, making 
frequent channel changes painful.

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